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Charming California cottage in an ideal location for walking in downtown SB!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,146 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Cota Casita

Charming California cottage in an ideal location for walking in downtown Santa Barbara! Just two blocks from the center of Santa Barbara and the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center. Enjoy shopping at Nordstrom and casual dining at one of the many restaurants such as Eureka and California Pizza Kitchen. Or stroll through to State Street for night life, fine dining, art museums and theatres including the Granada, Lobero, and Arlington-- all only a few blocks away. The nearest beach is only one mile away--catch the trolley ride from State Street to Stearns Wharf and miles of walking and bicycle paths along the water.

This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Spanish style bungalow is full of charm with hardwood floors, rounded interior arch ways and crown moulding. Although the home has the charm of an earlier era, the house has been updated with all of the necessary modern features. Gather around the fireplace in the main living area and relax on large couch in front of a flat screen television for a night at home.

Adjacent to this living space, guests will find plenty of room for dining at a large table for 6. Through the next archway, the newly remodeled kitchen features all new cabinetry, countertops and stainless steel appliances. There is even a little breakfast counter for two!

For guest convenience, there is an indoor laundry room adjacent to the kitchen with a full size washer and dryer. This room leads to the back patio with a sitting area and fruit trees for your enjoyment.

For comfortable sleeping, each bedroom features a queen size bed and a flat screen television for quiet relaxation.

Perfect for a small family getaway or a home base for an extended business trip. Come and enjoy the best of Santa Barbara in the heart of downtown!

More Details

Property Manager
Samantha Ireland
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Lower State House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1146 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Charming California cottage in an ideal location for walking in downtown SB!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Such a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, and extremely well maintained. We booked for Thanksgiving and the kitchen did not disappoint for our holiday meal prep - the stove is a dream! Very impressed with the remodeled features in the home, but it also has classic Santa Barbara charm. One traveler tip - the driveway is quite narrow, so I wouldn't recommend any large vehicles. Street parking was easy to find though. Would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to leave a review for this quaint cottage! We're glad you had a great stay and hope you will consider staying with us again on your next vacation to Santa Barbara!
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Great, quiet location but close to State St action. Very clean and nice spacious 2BR.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Nice kitchen and living space.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to leave a review - please visit us again soon!
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My three girlfriends and I rented this place for a long weekend for some rest and relaxation without our young children. Although we did not cook, we found the kitchen well stocked. The space is perfect for hanging out and we even had some guests over for a glass of wine before heading out to dinner. The furnishings and decor were great. The beds are comfy and there were even extra blankets for the chilly night we had. The house is located very conveniently to the cafes and restaurants on State Street. The Funk Zone is within walking distance. We didn't rent a car and never had to call for a cab/Uber/Lyft. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

However, there were a couple hiccups. The welcome book indicated that there was a complimentary bottle of wine in the refrigerator. There was not. The bathroom sink and shower drain were slow draining. The cleaners showed up at 9:30 and entered as he knocked! Checkout was supposed to be 10am and we were still getting ready. After a quick apology, the house cleaner left and we were able to continue with our packing. The rental company apologized as well.

Despite these minor offenses, we all found this cottage to be thoroughly charming and well equipped. We will definitely stay here again if we come back to Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review for our lovely home. We're glad to hear the home was well stocked and that the location was convenient for your stay. Thank you for letting us know about the slow draining bathroom sink and shower - we've had a plumber resolve the issue. Also, we deeply apologize for the cleaner showing up early. This never happens and we took steps to discuss the breakdown in communication with our cleaning crew. Please consider visiting again, we'd love to have you!
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Lovely house, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay at Cota Casita. The house in a quiet street was very stylishly equipped with lots of nice touches. The kitchen was very well stocked with very modern equipment. The garden was quiet and enclosed and we enjoyed fresh lime and oranges from the trees. The location - a few blocks from State Street - was ideal. The property managers were very prompt in responding to any issues we had. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving a review! We're thrilled to know you had a wonderful time. Please visit again soon.
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Nearest Airport
9.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional