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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Relaxing Quality Get-Away Unit. Elegantly Appointed. Great Location

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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PENTHOUSE - Quality, Spacious and Clean. Private entrance.

VERY PRIVATE UNIT WITH SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Quality, new 1,200 Sq Ft NY Loft Style Penthouse on top floor in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara.

Two separate sleeping areas in an open floor plan like a NY loft, one king bed and other with separate twin beds. We offer the best and most comfortable quality for our guests.


-Comfortable Luxurious Bed and Bedding.

-Quality Collection Towels.

-Brazilian Hardwood Floors.

-Fully-Equipped Kitchen with brand-new appliances.

-Large Wood Dining Table for 6.

-Two Private Outside Decks overlooking beautiful Mountains of La Riviera.

-High Ceilings.

Our Penthouse is a perfect private luxury unit that we know you will love.

Check in 3 pm, check out 11 am

Please contact owner to save up to 8% on vrbo booking fees using a check for payment.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Having grown up in Santa Barbara, I truly appreciate everything that has made this town such a wonderful place. Its history, its people, its surroundings. Having traveled the world as a TV producer and director, I can honestly say, it is hard to find a better year-round destination anywhere. I have brought this great appreciation for Santa Barbara to all of the properties that I have built and remodeled. We do everything to make sure you enjoy your visit.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1999

Why The Owner chose Santa Barbara

Uniquely situated between the mountains and the sea, historic Santa Barbara takes you back in time to the years of Missions, Presidios and a casual life-style. Once one of the leading power cities of California, Santa Barbara keeps its early Spanish architecture and character alive. Enjoy the outdoors, excellent restaurants, and a bit of history -- it's a special place.

What makes this cottage unique

A charming Craftsman style complex in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Convenient, spacious and comfortable. One of a kind mountain views. Multiple decks allowing sun or shade any time of the year. We take pride in making your home away from home a memorable stay.


based on 39 traveler reviews

Relaxing Quality Get-Away Unit. Elegantly Appointed. Great Location
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here and enjoyed it very much. Took the Airbus from LAX, very efficient and comfortable, pickup and drop-off right at your terminal, highly recommend. There are always taxis at the end to take you to your VRBO. The owners live 3 houses away from the VRBO and were friendly and forthcoming with info about the place. Very comfortable King bed, nice linens, big windows, everything SQUEAKY CLEAN and in excellent state of repair. We were hoping to get along without a car and we could have, but it was not very convenient to rely on public transport. It is .6 miles to the Starbucks on State Street (the main shopping/dining area) and there is no actual grocery store within walking distance. Once you get to State Street you can take the shuttle (50 cents, 25 for seniors) runs every 15 min. Takes you to the wharf and beach. You can take the MTD bus to Butterfly Beach (GORGEOUS!) in Montecito ($1.75, 85 cents/seniors) but it only runs once an hour. Ultimately we rented a car from Enterprise (just off State Street) for a few days so we could get around more easily. Recommend Jeannine's American Breakfast (walking distance .7 mi) on Figuerero St—we went there EVERY DAY! Just lovely! We also enjoyed the Longboard's Grill atop the Harbor Restaurant on the wharf. It is open-air, surrounded by water, reasonable prices for good seafood. (Try the clam chowder and the shrimp tacos and the warm berry pie a la mode.) We ate there almost every day too. Just what these ocean-starved Denverites needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property in a quiet location close to everything in Santa Barbara

  • 4 of 5

Our four day stay at this property with another couple was most enjoyable and relaxing. The owners provided just about everything we needed in the way of necessities for our four days in Santa Barbara. Owners provided soap and shampoos, paper products, even coffee and dish detergent. We found the Property Manager and owner easy to contact and most accommodating. The property was very clean, nicely appointed, and we enjoyed the great mountain views. There are no ocean views as one might think looking at the preview photos. There are actually four small patios to enjoy in this property located in a quiet neighborhood. Although there are two "sleeping areas", it should be noted that this property is essentially a large studio apartment with "sleeping areas" at either end of the large penthouse room. The bedrooms are not rooms as such, and we did not fully realize this when we rented the property. Couples sharing this property who might want complete privacy in their sleeping area should make note of this set up. It worked for us, however these sleeping arrangements may present a problem for others sharing this property with others.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best customer service ever

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for two weeks. Very nice apartment, well equipped with the essentials. The owner(s) were great.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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It was a great open loft style apartment and very nicely decorated.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. The location is good for getting to the ocean or shopping in Santa Barbara. The apartment is large and has a lot of light which I love. It is nicely decorated and has what you need to stay a couple days or a week like we did. The owners are very helpful and very friendly.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Penthouse was everything as described! We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This property turned out to be better than advertised. Gonzalo and David were very easy to work with and Gonzalo offered many helpful tips upon our arrival. The close proximity to shopping, restaurants, the beach and wine tasting made for a great trip. With the lush landscaping and many trees, we felt like we were in a tree house while looking out the many windows and sitting on the balconies. We will return to this wonderful area and property again!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
El Paseo Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
SB Community Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Paradise Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East Beach
Car: not necessary

PENTHOUSE: Ideal, centrally located downtown top floor NY Loft style spacious unit with sleeping as a 2-bedroom open floor plan NY loft style. (1 king, 2 twins). Classic quality Santa Barbara living ground floor unit conveniently within walking distance of everything that vibrant downtown Santa Barbara has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Tax Rate 13.0%

Upon booking, a Rental Agreement will be emailed to you which must be signed and return to fully reserve the unit. For payment questions, please call 805.284.3986 and ask for David.

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Santa Barbara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Penthouse: Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Penthouse: Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Penthouse: Freshly remodeled, clean and private bathrooms for him and her.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Awesome luxury king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds bringing the sleeping to 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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