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Private Craftsman Cottage-Walk or Bike Downtown!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms,1 bath, sleeps four, 900 sq ft

For more reviews/guest comments, go to 'About Wendy Rockwood' in the owner info below.

Nestled off the street, this cozy cottage offers a true retreat feel, with being downtown. Five minutes to the beach & ten blocks to downtown, you can walk or bus anywhere. Spacious accommodation with luxurious bedding and an all new kitchen and bath make for a pristine experience with all the comforts of home.

Additionally there is a private outdoor area for 'fresco' dining and barbecuing or just taking in the sun. The living room boasts plenty of comfortable seating as well as a 40' large screen HDTV and wireless Internet. A gas fireplace to provide a wonderful ambiance. The 900 sq ft make this the perfect size for a group of four or a romantic retreat for a couple. Two bedrooms both have queen beds complete with luxury bedding and down comforters.

Set in its own garden setting this private cottage has off-street parking and its own private fenced yard. Relax under the flowering trees and take in the wonderful California weather.

Guest Comments in guest book: 'Wendy, Thank you very much for the wonderful accommodations. Everything was just as we expected and more!' '- Stephanie E., Los Angeles, CA, 09/07/2009;

'Great location Great furniture and grounds house had everything we needed, very comfortable ' - Brian G., Austin, TX, 08/26/2009

'Simply perfect, we loved the house, the yard and the location!' Courtney O., Denver CO, 9/18/2009

More Details

Property Manager
Wendy Rockwood
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Wendy Rockwood

Wendy and Chuck are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share our love of these areas with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We have made many happy memories in all of our properties (we have lived in each one of them) and can share all the special features and local ideas with guests.

We love gardening, biking, walks on the beach and spending time with our own family which includes three grown children and five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way

Wendy Rockwood purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Wendy Rockwood chose Oak Park

Craftsman Cottage is a tucked away jewel in downtown Santa Barbara. Down a private driveway, this is an off-street location, not attached to any other property. Enclosed by hedges and greenery there is a tremendously private feel and quiet setting. A sunny open porch make relaxing the great Santa Barbara weather a pleasure

What makes this cottage unique

Featuring outdoor and indoor dining areas there is plenty of room to stretch out. Families with young children love that the yard can be gated giving toddlers a great outdoor play area. Oak Park is a close walk with more for kids.

With having a direct relationship with the owner/manager you will deal with one person from your booking to any necessary details during your stay.

Couples love the romantic setting of the cottage decor and the fireplace right under the great large screen TV in the living room.'

A true retreat from which to begin your Santa Barbara adventures.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“The cottage was such a restful and beautiful space. We really enjoyed our time there and the enclosed yard area (with a cluster of trees in the back) was perfect for our family with small children. Wendy was an amazing host and great communicator and even helped us find a baby sitter! It was a mile or so to the part of State Street with lots of shops and restaurants but there other restaurants that are closer. And the beds are comfortable! We would definitely return. ”
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Oak Park in Santa Barbara

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Newly tiled up to date bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Both bedrooms with queen beds and luxury linens and down comforters. Beautiful light with many windows with views of the outdoor shrubbery. Off street so in very quiet location.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional outdoor dining table with umbrella and four chairs in a private, fenced yard which can be gated. The kitchen is deluxe with granite counters and all appliances and utensils you would need, including spices. Now bring your favorite Keurig pods to enjoy in the morning relaxing in the sun on the front porch. ( A few Starbucks Starter pods provided) The living room has plenty of comfortable seating with a Large HD Screen TV and DVD and stereo. Access your Netflix account on the provided wireless connected DVD player.


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Private Craftsman Cottage-Walk or Bike Downtown!
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 48 reviews

The Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adore this cottage! The location is phenomenal, easy walk to restaurants, the Mission, and downtown, close to the beach, and a very dog-friendly area. The cottage is well-stocked with plenty of nice linens and kitchen items. The owners are the best - very responsive to any issues and with great tips for locations to see! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with this beautiful cottage in Santa Barbara. When we went down the driveway, we were thrilled to see how private and secluded the house was. The location is also excellent. We were able to walk everywhere in Santa Barbara- all along State Street, out to the pier, and along the beach- before returning to enjoy the peace and tranquility that the cottage had to offer. I highly recommend this delightful cottage to anyone visiting Santa Barbara!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage in convenient location - just too warm

  • 3 of 5

Overall, we had a fine stay. The property is adequately furnished, though there were several minor things: a light hanging down in a kitchen cabinet, a loose shower curtain rod, a hair in the tub/shower from the previous occupant, wet bath and kitchen mats washed just prior to our arrival. But our biggest challenge with the cottage was the heat. The days we spent in Santa Barbara were quite warm. The cottage did not cool down in the evenings (only the bedroom windows had screens). We were gone during the days, so the cottage reached 89 degrees inside. Even with 69 degrees outside and fans going with doors and windows open, the cottage did not cool below 79 by 11pm. Screens on other windows may not be necessary in the daytime, but at night we didn't want to attract bugs with open windows and lights on inside. How about more screens? Especially to give a cross-draft to cool off the house. I don't know how often it gets this warm in Santa Barbara, but for our stay, it was too warm.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish you would have contacted me during your stay and I could have advised and reassured you to go ahead and open the windows in the evening, and also to leave them open in the afternoon when you are out. I understand that coming from North Carolina you would never do that there, but Southern California is a very much different arid climate with very few bugs. The fans provided, are sufficient to bring down the temperature in the house as Santa Barbara always cools down in the evening. I myself was staying at the cottage just prior to your stay and used that method and it worked great. You noticed there were no bugs in the house even though we had the windows open for all of our stay day and night. Our purposely selected gauzy and lacy curtains as well as slatted blinds in the living area act very well as screens still allowing air circulation and an aesthetic view of the garden outside. There is also a whole house fan to utilize if you wanted more air flow. We can't help you with problems we are not aware of. Santa Barbara has very few days in the year that temps get over a pleasant 75, so this is usually not an issue. I wish you had contacted me during your stay and I could provided you an answer to your concern.
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We absolutely loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Great location. We enjoyed the privacy that the house provided offset from the road. Can't wait to rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and all facilities you will require

  • 5 of 5

Real homely feel, nicely appointed and a lovely quiet neighbourhood but only minutes from everything you will need in Santa Barbara. Little things, often unnoticed or commented upon - real quality bedding and a super comfy bed, deep pile in the carpets and heaps of quality towels - it's the little touches that a make a difference and a stay memorable from others. Thank You.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great. Satisfied all our needs. I will book it again if we are in Santa Barbara. Thanks Wendy!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Barbara is a beach community with beaches, pier, sailing, swimming, whale watching and a vibrant cultural life of theatre, events, museums and a beautiful small zoo. It is unique because there are also close mountains that offer hiking, wine tasting and a nearby lake for fishing. Known as the 'American Riviera', it is known for its Spanish architecture, and the beauty of the landscape. The semi tropical climate has led many to say it is similar in appearance to Hawaii with so many varieties of trees and vegetation that are spectacular. Fine dining options abound as well as a vibrant downtown with great shopping. There are even islands close by that are protected sanctuaries that make a great day trip. Santa Barbara is the perfect vacation destination!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Oak Park, Santa Barbara County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
16 Nov 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
3 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Security fee-refundable £223.35
Admin fee £148.9
Pet Fee £148.9
Cleaning per month £148.9

Small pets considered with pet fee

We set min nights to 28 days to facilitate guests to find our property when looking for shorter months, but all stays will be edited to 30 days or more. For example when searching for June 1- June 30 guests may think they are looking for a month but it is only 29 days. We will edit the stay once requested to 30 days or more.

$100 out-clean cleaning fee. Additional cleaning fees depending on length of stay. Also $500 security fee required that is returned

All booking transactions outside the U.S. must be on a credit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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