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Architectural Gem!Featured in Sunset Mag.

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 31 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)

Award winning architecture. Cota St. Studios is a treasure of a vacation rental in SB. Enchanting, fun and whimsical-- you will enjoy the building itself. Walk to Farmer's Market, State Street, Restaurants, and Beach. Unlimited fun is just minutes away.

Spending the night in? Bring your groceries and libations back to #5 and create a fresh & wonderful meal in the state-of-the-art kitchen. It's equipped with new cookware, dishes, utensils & has quality stainless steel appliances & marble counters. At night climb

up a flight of stairs to the Master Bedroom retreat & enjoy a view of the foothills. From your balcony, see the beautiful fountain & courtyard below.

Enjoy Santa Barbara's best!

Keywords: Unique architecture, Jeff Shelton

More Details

Property Manager
Sunny Ingalls
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Because you are in the heart of beautiful, downtown Santa Barbara you have an abundance of unique choices to make your stay the most memorable. The sky is the limit!


Lower State Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Security gated entrances


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Architectural Gem!Featured in Sunset Mag.
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Totally awesome!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent several nights in this beautiful condo and loved everything about it! From the unique architecture, amazing courtyards, beautiful balconies and comfortable atmosphere to the fact that State Street is just a few blocks away- we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay.

The bed was very comfortable and the ensuite bathroom was perfect. It was awesome having a laundry facility in the bedroom. Off street parking- wow! We had coffee every morning on the big back porch and loved having the rolling door open to let the breezes come through.

When we come back to Santa Barbara we will definitely stay here again. Sunny couldn't have been easier to work with and provided lots of great information. I could go on and on- but in summary, I HIGHLY recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice condo

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Great restaurants are within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful space for two

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay for five nights in mid-August! It was a wonderful property, from arrival in the small but secure parking garage to the two-story condo space. The garage is accessible via a code that you must exit your car to input. The garage was very clean & felt very secure. The parking space is literally a few steps from the entrance to the lower courtyard & the steps up to the unit are just inside that entrance. Very easy to get to (if you can climb stairs) & the feel is very private. The complex is very quiet & serene, with water features and lots of succulents/ornamentals to make things lush & relaxing. There were no noise issues even in this busy part of Santa Barbara thanks to the structure of these units. We slept with our windows open every night and enjoyed the fresh Santa Barbara air.

The kitchen is well equipped with tools/cookware for basic meal prep. A nice spice rack is available plus basic salt/pepper mills. There was a small amount of olive oil already in the kitchen as far as cooking fats go. There is a drip coffee maker with a metal perma-filter basket inside plus paper filters available if you choose. There were plenty of plates, bowls, pasta dishes, coffee mugs, drink tumblers, wine glasses, etc for our whole week cooking approximately one meal per day. (We limited water use by placing dirty dishes in the dishwasher for one wash load at the end of our stay so if we had cooked more meals we may have had to run 2 loads.)

The living room is comfortable and well-equipped with local magazines & reference guides, plus a few DVDs near the television. The track door and french doors on the opposite walls of the living area on level one make for great breezes when open. Again, great fresh Santa Barbara air! The bedroom, master bath & laundry/closet upstairs are well-equipped. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. The bath has a small door inside that opens, again for fresh air flow/ventilation. The shower was stocked with soap/shampoo/conditioner if we had not brought our own. Plenty of towels was a plus. The closet/laundry room was very spacious, with plenty of shelves & hangers for clothing and shoe storage. Laundry soap available near the washer/dryer if needed.

The unit is within walking distance to lots of great Santa Barbara favorites. The gate exit by foot on the Cota street side of the property is very convenient for coming & going by foot. Sunny was so easy to work with! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay in Santa Barbara. The pictures didn't do this place justice. Beautifully appointed, clean, amazing architecture, close to State Street, covered parking, and thoughtful details. We hope to come back to stay soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feels like you are in a different country!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo! Our dog did too! Great spot for everything you want to do in Santa Barbara! When you open the doors - the ocean breeze is so wonderful...bed is totally loaded! It was a great place to celebrate our anniversary!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A gem in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

This development is an architectural gem! Our one bedroom unit was very reasonably priced particularly compared to local hotels which will not have the benefit of a spacious full kitchen, separate downstairs living room and upstairs bedroom. The unit is wonderfully unique which we thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lower State Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Year round
Jan 26 2017 - Jan 26 2018
31 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $250

Cleaning Fee of $100 will be charged to your visit.

Check is the preferred method of payment. Pay Pal is available upon request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SB Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many bars within a block or two
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
SB Munincipal
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrack 10 minute walk
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants with in a block or two
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
West/East Beach 10-15 minute walk
Car: not necessary


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