This house is a beautiful 2+ bedroom, 1.5 bath home with a stand-alone detached room in the backyard that has a full size convertible bed that can sleep 2 as well. This pet friendly home boasts a beautiful manicured yard, hot tub, outdoor shower, beautiful and comfortably furnished.
We are within walking distance to State Street and all the downtown shops (9 blocks or 0.9 miles) and easy nearby access to the beach - about 1 mile depending on what beach you'd like to enjoy.
The house has a large backyard lawn with a free-standing hammock for you to enjoy the gorgeous Santa Barbara days. You can eat breakfast and drink fresh squeezed orange juice (from our 2 huge orange trees) on our redwood deck that receives perfect morning sun or have wonderful family dinners outside in the backyard. We also have a full front porch which gets great evening sun so you can sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by. We also have a hot tub that you can enjoy while you sip some great local Santa Barbara wine and gaze at the moon or beautiful SB sunsets. Included also is a nice gas grill at your disposal. You can also enjoy a rinse after hitting the beach with our beautiful outdoor shower! We also have badminton, croquet and horse shoes to pass the the time.
You will have never ending hot water no matter how many baths or showers you take. We have a front loading washer/dryer at your fingertips.
The house sleeps 6 including the convertible sofa bed in the living room but can sleep up to 8 including the small detached room. One bedroom has a king size bed, the other a a queen size bed. The living room also has a nice queen size convertible bed with memory foam which makes it more comfortable. We also have a small (150 sq. ft) stand-alone detached room that has a full size convertible bed that can sleep 2 as well, however, you will have to come inside the house for bathroom access from this room. .
We have a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances. We also have a large flatscreen TV in the living room and another large flatscreen in one of the bedrooms and a blu-ray/DVD player with access to Netflix, Hulu, etc. (using your own sign in) . We also have wireless internet available throughout the property.
We are pet-friendly to well behaved dogs. Having 2 wonderful dogs that we enjoy traveling with ourselves, we know that it is important to find a place that is nice to stay at and accommodating to dogs. We have a dog door leading to the backyard which is fully fenced and we are within 0.5 mile-1 mile of three different off-leash open spaces including the beach, a park overlooking the ocean and one with amazing ocean and mountain views.
We use eco-friendly cleaning products throughout the house and have incorporated several eco-friendly features throughout.
**Please inquire about our grocery shopping service. We'll be happy to have all the basics and whatever else you need such as local and organic produce and wines ready and stocked in the fridge on your day of arrival at an additional cost.***
****Baby items such as strollers, portable cribs and car seats available at a small additional cost as well....Read more
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Tax rate | 12% of rent | tax rate
Cleaning fee | $125 per stay
Pet | $50 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
Minimum 3-night stays on the weekends, will consider shorter stays for last minute or select openings...feel free to ask.
We sleep 6, but can accomodate up to 8 at additional charge.
Please let us know if your stay includes a dog. Pet Cleaning Fee of $175 (instead of $125) applies in place of regular cleaning fee when staying with a pet.
Higher Holiday Rates subject to owners discretion apply such as SB Film Festival, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day, UCSB Graduation Weekend, 4th of July, Fiesta/Old Spanish Days, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Left on 04/17/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | barry & familyReviewed Apr 17, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
we had a wonderful time at this accomodation.jogged through the leafy streets early morning and soaked up the sun in the garden by afternoon if we weren't just going out to the centre or sea front promenade - both near.the house has ample space and stuff you always need on vacation.had a jacuzzi - wow! recommended.
Left on 02/04/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 4, 2014Stayed Nov 2013
We were in Santa Barbara for an extended stay (3 months). We stayed at the Ramakers home and enjoyed their cozy house. We were able to walk to town and loved walking through some beautiful neighborhoods. The backyard and deck are wonderful and warm with the morning sun. We were able to enjoy breakfast almost every morning and took advantage of the delicious oranges from the tree. The house is a great place to stay if you want to have all the comforts of home.
Left on 08/06/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 6, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
We spent four nights in this lovely bungalow in Santa Barbara. The colors and textures Shruti and Tim have used to decorate the house are soothing and tasteful and everything was tidy. The front yard looks like a spread from Sunset Magazine and the porch was a perfect perch for afternoon drinks. Our daughter loved sleeping in the extra room in the backyard and the whole family made use of the hot tub and outdoor shower. We were a little disappointed initially about how far the bungalow seemed to be from State Street but quickly got over that after easily walking downtown. There's a city shuttle that runs right in front of the house if you're too tired to walk home with all of your State Street shopping. There's also a grocery store,hardware and liquor store nearby for last minute necessities. We rode our bikes to the beach one day which was fine for my husband and me but it was a bit tiring for our 8 and 11 year old to do the entire round trip. We were pleasantly surprised to find out it was La Fiesta, a four-day celebration of Old Santa Barbara, and had a great time watching the dancing, mariachis, parade and sampling all of the Mexican Fare. We also happened to be there on the 1st Thursday of the month when museums are open at night for free. We visited the beautiful Santa Barbara Museum of art and did a family art project. Having a grill in the backyard was so handy that we only ended up eating dinner out once - though there are plenty of great looking places to eat. There was so much to see and do, we hardly had time to relax! But what a wonderful dilemma to have.
Left on 06/14/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | SKReviewed Jun 14, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
A lovely 2 Bedroom home, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, close to restaurants, shopping and beach
turned out to be a get-away paradise. Helpful owners,
who helped with recommendations and were kind and
courteous made my stay comfortable. The home has great amenities, large yard with fruit trees, and comfy 2 bedrooms. Designer kitchen, with state of the art appliances make for a cozy stay. I look forward to returning to this secret hideaway.
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