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The Santa Barbara Grand with Spectacular Ocean and City Views

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Lower Riviera House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 full bath comfortable for 5, sleeps 6

Perfectly located on the Lower Riviera, this property offers spectacular ocean and city views from the living room, breakfast nook and front & side decks. Walking or biking distance to downtown, the historical Mission Santa Barbara, Parks, and Restaurants. Close by car are botanical gardens and hiking (15 min), Solvang (45 min) and wine country (60min).

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Daniel Michalak
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About Daniel Michalak

We are a family of 6. We lived here after we got married and before we had kids. We now live in Huntington Beach and visit as much as we can. We can't wait to move back to Santa Barbara. We are so happy to open up our home so other can take in and enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara.

Daniel Michalak purchased this house in 1989


based on 24 traveler reviews

The Santa Barbara Grand with Spectacular Ocean and City Views
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 reviews

Lovely home in a nice neighborhood! Enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was great. We came for a wedding and it was the perfect stay. It is affordable and the view is lovely.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, older property - but beware the ants

  • 2 of 5

Unfortunately, what should have been a really nice stay in a charming older property was marred by the presence of ants in the house.

One of us (in the bed in the living room) was bit several times at night by them, and the ants got into our stuff and were tracked into the vehicle. While I'm sure this isn't _always_ a problem, it was for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buenos aires

Excellent place, just as we expected.

  • 5 of 5

Daniel, our stay in your place was really a pleasure. The house was very confortable. We enjoyed the terrace with a full moon. Ken who was living next door was really a great host and always ready to help. You were also available by mail when we needed you. Thanks for all.

Adriana and family

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place, but a little old and not super clean

  • 3 of 5

I can't say this place is terrible, because it wasn't. It was in a cute little area about a mile & half above State St (downtown area). I wasn't really happy with the cleanliness of the place. It was not at all dirty, however little things caught my attention. There was a hair int he bathtub for one. That tells me whoever cleaned, didn't really do a thorough job and made me wonder if the tub was even thoroughly cleaned (that's a huge sanitation issue). I noticed the bed sheets had some yellowish spots on them. There were spider webs throughout the house. Considering that we are charged a cleaning fee, I would have expected a much cleaner place. Since cleanliness is most important to me, I had to take away 2 stars for that.

Other than the cleanliness, the place is neat & has everything you need. Kitchen is a little outdated, but not a big deal. The owner forgot to send me all the information prior to arriving, so on my way to Santa Barbara I had to scramble to search for a phone number (the Homeway application kept saying his email was not working). I was getting nervous, but after looking for a while I was able to find a phone number so the owner gave me the information I needed to get into the place.

Like I said, because cleanliness is super important to me, I don't think I would stay here again, but I don't have any other complaints. The place is well furnished and cute. It was also nice that the owner allowed us to book a two night stay, most other places required a 3 night minimum stay.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great bungalow, very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The casement windows in the kitchen have a beautiful view down into the city, and the decks are quiet and calming. The beds are clean and comfortable. The neighbor was super friendly and helpful. Everything is a short drive away. We stayed with our 4 year old daghter, and she would help to open (and close) the windows for the br of zen to blow through.

Also, the owner was very accords ring, answering questions before and during our stay.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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culver city

The property had one of the best views, the house was great for a weekend stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend was amazing, the house was great for a weekend stay and Ken was helpful in all we needed. We were able to bbq out in the balcony and enjoyed the amazing view that comes with the property. The house was clean and had everything we needed to stay. It was about less than 10 minutes away from the beach and State street, which was the location we spent our most time at. We will come back and stay at the property again on one next visit to Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Santa Barbara
Car: recommended

Perfectly located on the Lower Riviera this property is walking or biking distance to the historic Mission Santa Barbara, county bowl, parks, restaurants and downtown. From the Living Room, Deck and Breakfast Nook enjoy spectacular views of both the ocean and downtown, providing for the total Santa Barbara experience.

Other Activities: Site Seeing, Whale Watching,


Rates & Availability

Lower Riviera House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee (< 3nights) $80
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our property is newly furnished with modern appliances and convienences. We have a 2 night minimum stay. Our maximum nightly rate is $250 + tax. For stays more than 2 days the rates are less. The peak season and peak rates are May through September. The City of Santa Barbara requires us to charge 12% hotel tax for stays less than 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lower Riviera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We provide hand soap, hair shampoo and hair conditioner for your stay.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The Master Bedroom has a queen size bed, the 2nd Bedroom has a double size bed and the Living Room has a convertable couch that makes into a very comfortable double size bed. All the beds are very comfortable.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our property has all the amenities of home. We provide fresh linens and towels. We provide hand soap in both the kitchen and bathroom as well as mini bottles of shampoo and conditioner. We do not allow pets because of sensitivity guests with allergies. If you have any special requests please inform us on your inquiry so as we can attempt to accomodate.

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