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Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown 'It just doesn't get more central'

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4)

Caza de Coco is waaay cute, walkscore of 98% (walker's paradise). Brand spanking newly offered, cute as a button, short term rental smack dab in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara steps to the western entrance of the Paseo Nuevo Outdoor Mall on State Street. Fresh as a daisy (or red geranium), Fresh paint, Fresh linens, cozy wood floors, fancy formal dining room, sun filled eat in kitchen, people watching porches, sky high ceilings, fido fenced yards, laundry, completely furnished all the way downnnnn to the dog beds and bowls.

Keywords: bungalo, casita, cottage, house

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Mimi Greenberg
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Mimi Greenberg

I moved to Santa Barbara 25 years ago after spending a mere four day vacation here. I now, and have for the last 20 years, sell real estate and manage my own rentals. All are long term, except for Caza de Coco which I converted to a vacation rental recently. It is too cute and located in an A+++location

Mimi Greenberg purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Mimi Greenberg chose Santa Barbara

This property was converted to a vacation rental because of the location. It sits in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Everything is steps away, yet it fronts on one of the coolest streets in Santa Barbara. The house was built in the early 1900s so it is extremely charming with very large windows and beautiful natural light. There are fenced yards and viewing porches both front and back. It is an oasis, a secret spot, a hold-out, a gem peaking out of a downtown corridor. You won't want to leave Santa Barbara and ESPECIALLY Caza de Coco.

What makes this cottage unique

The proximity of Caza de Coco to everything that is Santa Barbara is A+. You can walk for an evening at the theatre, stroll for a little live music and wine tasting, shop till you drop, partake in two weekly Farmer's Markets steps away, or dine from coffee, breakfast, to 5* restaurants. The lovingly chosen eclectic decor, friendly floor plan, and sun filled room will warm your heart. Caza de Coco will wrap its arms around you and make you feel special and welcome in her fair city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cozy & convenient

Reviewed by: Lorahawaii from Honolulu

Reviewed on: 03/28/2013 for their stay in 03/2013

312352 - Caza de Coco - Huba Huba Get Down Downtown

Location can't be beat. Easy to walk to shopping, restaurants, the beach but on a quiet street. No off street parking which concerned us at first but we never had a problem finding a space. The house is cozy & well furnished - although a little less "decorating" so guests have more room to put their things would be nice. Loved sitting out on the front porch. The owner was wonderful - a very gracious "hostess" and very easy to work with.
Mar 2013
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Santa Barbara Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , key central location
  • Tub with shower, black and white ceramic tile floor and very very tallll ceilings
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Favorito front Boudoir - 1 queen , Antique iron bd, pillowtp mattress, soft white cottn sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Antique wd sleigh bed/pillowtp mattress, cottn sheets
  • One Queen and one Double Bed-- Antique beds in both bedrooms with pillowtop mattresses and fluffy soft white sheets and oodles of pillows
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Boutique abode - a nest on the coolest street downtown. Cozy eat in kitchen, formal dining for fancy dinners, fenced yards front and back, relaxing porches both front and back, hi ceilings, early l900s wood floors, black and white ceramic tile floors all cozied up smack dab in the middle of town! As a recent guest wrote 'It just doesn't get more central than this!'. I couldn't have said it better.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Hubba Hubba Get Down Downtown 'It just doesn't get more central'
average rating of 4.826087 based on 37 reviews
San Francisco

A fabulous experience

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in one of the cottages in front with my visiting Mum & my Westie, over Christmas 2014. The cottage was the perfect size for us and the fenced in, dog-friendly garden just perfect for Hamish!

The cottage has everything you could need - and more - with the kitchen perfectly stocked so you don't have to bring anything with you if want to cook. Mimi is a wonderful host - friendly, helpful, and available if you have questions or need anything.

The location is perfect - a block from the buzz of downtown and just a short walk to the beach. I highly recommend it and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jackie: Thank you for your kind words! I hope you and your Mom are well this holiday season. Do give that little Hamish a holiday smooch from me. Hope to see you all again soon. Mimi
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Another Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second trip to one of Mimi's cottages. This time we were in the back in the smaller, Bungalulu. We absolutely loved it. It was the perfect size for the two of us and our little dog. The kitchen is perfectly stocked, the master bedroom cozy and comfortable, the front sitting room sunny and bright and the bathroom is adorable. I fell in love with the claw foot tub! There is a second small bedroom, and a storage area next to the bathroom, so there was plenty of room to stash away suitcases and such. The gated porches and the shared backyard make this an easy place to bring your dog. That being said, the houses are clean and no sign of excessive dog wear. The location is perfect for walking to the grocery store, restaurants, bars, shopping and even down to the wharf. Mimi is a great resource for things to do and restaurants to try. Our second stay was every bit as perfect as our first. Thanks, Mimi!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Victoria: Always great to have you. I hope to see you again soon. Mimi
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Best location and amazing host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Annex for a long weekend, and couldn't have asked for a better spot. The house was spotless and very cozy and the location couldn't be beat. We were literally able to park our car when we got there and not get in it again until it was time to leave. We could walk to tons of restaurants, bars and the beach, and even the grocery store was only a block and a half away. The furniture and beds were very comfortable, and there were even hotel-like perks like plush bathrobes and tons of pillows on the bed. The outdoor space is great too, and we were able have drinks and even nap undisturbed in the backyard.

The hostess was very friendly and helpful. We were traveling with a 5-month old baby and a 55 lb. dog, and she was very accommodating for both. She is clearly an animal lover, and we very much appreciated being able to stay someplace that was so pet-friendly. She gave us restaurant and bar recommendations, as well as places where we could take to the dog and good activities for the baby. We would absolutely stay here again, as it made our weekend very enjoyable and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katharine: Such a nice review! I thank you for that and for your stay as well! You all are welcome back anytime, and of course, bring BOTH babies! As you could probably tell, I have a special soft spot for the four legged wet nosed ones! I must say, your little niece was very dainty, pretty and sweet, I don't think she will remember much from this trip, but perhaps you can bring her back in a few years. There is much to see and do here for toddlers. Thanks so much for writing. Mimi
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chandler, AZ

Bungalulu is the best!!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Bungalulu for a nice two week vacation. Mimi is absolutely the BEST! She made sure I had everything I needed. The kitchen had plenty of topnotch supplies, and it was so cute and retro I loved cooking in it. The house itself was absolutely perfect and SO adorable! Everything was so clean. I am a hard person to please when it comes to clean, and Bungalulu did not disappoint! The beds were so comfy and cozy, it was hard to leave! But when I did manage to get out of the cottage, there was so much to do. I walked to the beach, to the park, the Santa Barbara Mission and there were so many amazing places to shop! I had different friends visiting the area at the time and Mimi was sure to leave me newspapers of the events around Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas. My stay at Bungalulu was honestly one of the best vacations I've had and I can't wait to come back to Bungalulu!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamie: So nice of you to write! Thank you for all of your kind words. You are certainly welcome back anytime and I do hope your family comes with! Stay cool this summer and hope to see you soon. Mimi
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Palo Alto

Well located and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

I took a last minute trip with my family and we are glad we stayed at Mimi´s place in Santa Barbara. Mimi was really helpful with tips and ideas, and her place is perfectly located in downtown SB. A big plus is that even our dog was comfortable! The house had a fenced backyard well he played safely, and he even had a few new toys to play with. Great place, gracious host, very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabiola: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It was lovely to host you and your family. Your son's shoes are in the mail but I had to throw the "half ball" away. Your Olympian ball retrieving furry 4-legger wonder dog (and so sweet!) worked it over pretty good, so I 86d it, but do come again! I will make sure to have a giant pile of fuzzy new ones for him.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at Bungalulu in Santa Barbara, CA, for a few enjoyable days. Upon entering the cottage, there was an immediate connection. It felt cozy and inviting. Every room was completely functional. Our every need was met.

Because we did not have a vehicle, the location was perfect. We were in the heart of downtown and could walk to shopping areas or take the shuttle down State Street.

The owner was very welcoming and made sure we were comfortable in our temporary abode.

We would definitely stay at Bungalulu during any subsequent trips to Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write during this busy holiday season. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope that you are able to do so again soon. Happy Holidays Mimi
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Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara Downtown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 11 2017 - Jun 1 2017
30 night minimum stay
2017 summer
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $500

A lease is required by the City of Santa Barbara for all stays of any length. There is a $500 damage and security deposit required for actual stays of less than 2 weeks. The deposit is $1,000 deposit for longer stays, it is refundable at the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
7 blocks, easy walk or the electric shuttle $.50
Nearest Point of Interest
Paseo Nuevo Outdoor Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Funk Zone
Nearest Point of Interest
El Paseo
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Courthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Sterns Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Tuesday Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Saturday Farmer's Market
Car: not necessary

Walk to shopping, wine tasting, farmer's markets, movies, restaurants, coffee, beach, marina, historical Santa Barbara (red tile walking tour begins on street), take the electric trolly to the zoo, Montecito or just for fun, hike in the foothills, water sports just blocks away. The amazing location of Caza de Coco makes it the perfect 'forget about the car and ENJOY and EXPLORE your visit to Santa Barbara'. Perfect for a car-free carefree stay smack dab in the heart of the city. Use your precious vacation time to explore our fair city and forgetabout the car!


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