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Fabulous Downtown Living, 1 BR/1 BA

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1bed/1bath Deluxe downtown location 1.5 blocks from State Street

Amazing CA style bungalow that is gorgeous, well done, impeccably clean and an amazing covered front porch for just relaxing and people watching. Hardwood floors, fabulous furniture, including a completely stocked kitchen and formal dining area and fireplace. The bathroom includes a fabulous soaking tub with bath salts just awaiting your arrival.2 Units--1bed/1bath . Please feel free to my office 805-899-4379 prior to making any reservation.

Located 1.5 blocks west of State Street, x-street Chapala.

*Modern, quiet and Safe

*Fabulous double pillow top queen bed with high quality linens & pillows

*Fluffy Cozy Robes and Slippers

*Hardwood Floors

*37' Flat Screen TV with full cable

*WiFi Available with unit no charge

*Full Kitchen/Granite Counter top

*Full Complimentary Washer/Dryer Private Facility

*Large Bathroom w/great Tiles and Large Soaking Tub

*Ground level, however steps up to front door

*8 minutes from Santa Barbara Airport(Pick up available on request)

*Walk to town, no need for a car!

*2 blocks from the Arlington and Granada Theaters

*Many fabulous Restaurants in the neighborhood

*1.5 Mile walk each way to the beach & the wharf area

*Special Occasion Packages Available

*Spa Services (Massage & Facials) In House

Keywords: Relaxing, amazing location, VERY CLEAN.

More Details

Caron miller
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Caron miller

Caron and Doug are fabulous hosts, and details are very important to them. They have gotten nothing but rave reviews about their first VRBO property #180978 and what they offer. They have just added this unit to their property. Caron is women's accessory designer and Doug is an architect and their place emits both of their love and talents. Feel free to call 805 899 4379 prior to making any reservations.

Please call us to find out about additional rental opportunities.

Caron miller purchased this house in 1991

Why Caron miller chose Oak Park

Best location to downtown and the beach. It's really in the heartland of active part of Santa Barbara that includes theater, great dining, great museums and shopping. You really don't need a car if you stay at this location. Very safe neighborhood and quiet. Nice bicycles available to borrow to cruise around town. Please call us to find out about additional rental opportunities.

What makes this house unique

We have just completed the front unit, which is great if 2 couples or 2 family groups want to be close but not in the same space. Front unit has amazing patio, middle unit has great garden area to hang in, read and enjoy an amazing succulent garden with water features and cozy furniture. Please call us to find out about additional rental opportunities.

This place is impeccably clean and the standards that are kept by the owners makes this place so special.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oak Park in Santa Barbara

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Beautifully tiles with copper glass tiles and grey porcelain tile accents. Nice soaking tub, plenty of hot water and nice towels. Great window which allows excellent lighting for that afternoon soak and good book.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Amazing bed, top of the line mattress, great pressed and high quality linens and pillows, along with custom faux fur blanket. Large bedroom, great for lounging the day away.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hiking is nearby. The owner goes regularly and knows the trails well, you might even be able to have her take you along. There are many good bicycles available to borrow along with beach chairs and umbrellas.


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Fabulous Downtown Living, 1 BR/1 BA
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Webster, SD

Wonderful location, wonderful hosts, wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying here - each year we stay longer! We were here for over two months this time and have booked for next year. The cottage is well appointed (looks just like the photos) and the location is ideal. It's about a block to State St for shopping, restaurants, movies and museums. The beach is at the end of State. There are bicycles available to use and Santa Barbara is very bike friendly. Plus, Caron and Doug are great hosts, offering everything you need and more! Thanks to you both - see you next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love you both like family. We'll block you in for 2.5 months next year. Before you know it, you'll be living with us full time! xoxoxox
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Brussels, Belgium

I will definitely give this home five stars!

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous house is in a great location. It's home away from home - but (almost) better! The decor is top of the line, the light is divine, and there is loving attention to detail and comfort. Caron and Doug are amazing hosts. Bootsie is a very welcome visitor; she is a dog with character and charm. Just like this house.

Highly recommended. Best vacation rental in downtown SB.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for being such an amazing guest and appreciating all that we do! xoxox
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Downtown living at it's finest

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I just got back from spending 2 nights at the house and we are already thinking about when we can go back. The house is located just blocks from State street where all the fun and activities are located. We even walked up to the Mission, but I'd probably recommend using the complimentary bikes that are available to use. Yes, I said complementary bikes. A very NICE perk. My wife and I grabbed them Saturday morning and rode them down to the beach and pier. It's a must do.

Doug and Caron are great hosts. The house is equipped with everything one would need for a comfortable stay. Don't hesitate to book this house if you want to experience downtown living and everything it has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your visit. come back again, maybe you'll give us 5 stars! xoxoxo
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Princeton, NJ


  • 5 of 5

Caron and Doug, along with kitchen-crumb-cleaner-upper Bootsy, made our month long stay in this wonderful, spacious, comfortable apartment theavenly. A very quick walk into town, restaurants, shops, grocery stores -everything- easily accessible! And the apartment, with its front porch and dining space plus a large fully stocked kitchen--what can we say?! It was so thoughtfully put together that we can't imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We miss you already, as does Ms. Bootsie you crumb picker upper! We are working on your contract for next year. Such a gift and pleasure to have spent a month to get to know you. xoxo Caron, Doug & Bootsie. xoxox
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Fun cottage near downtown

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came here for our 35 th wedding anniversary. The property is very welcoming and comfortable in a craftsman type architecture. Close to everything downtown. Walking distance to 5 star dinning. Owners were very friendly and accommodating. Felt very much like home.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So loved having you both. Much love and come back when you are ready. Hugs, Caron & Doug
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New York, NY

Wonderful hospitality

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Caron and Doug's place (front unit) for a work project. I can't say enough about Caron and Doug's hospitality -- they were truly exceptional. In addition, the unit was beautiful, just as in the photos; and very nicely decorated. (It turns out I know one of her sources for ceramics; we have similar taste.) The new fireplace is really very pleasant; I was working very long hours (both at the cottage and at the office), and being able to zone out in front of a fire for a bit in the living room while decompressing was really very pleasant.

A car is definitely not needed if you plan to mostly wander around downtown; I was there for three weeks, and only had a car for a few days -- and it was more trouble than it was worth. It's very nice to find a place in California where you don't need a car.

It is definitely a city location. No problem for me, I'm from the big city, but bear in mind that during the day there is traffic (automobile and foot) out front. (It was quite quiet in the evenings when I was there.)

By the way, there's a café about fifty feet away; I found myself having lunch there on a daily basis. Good food, good coffee, great staff.

I will certainly recommend this property to any friend going to SB; and I hope to be able to stay there again.

Thank you, Caron and Doug, for your kindness and warmth during my travels (& travails)!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your stay. we appreciated you very much as well. we look forward to your return visit. Happy holidays and a great new year. xoxo caron and doug
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Tons, 1.5 blocks from the main restaurant/bar area
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
Santa Barbara Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
1.5 blocks from the heart of the main restaurants
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
West Beach/Stearns Wharf
Car: not necessary

We are 1.5 blocks from the heart of the best part of downtown SB. You don't need a car, it's safe, gorgeous, clean and well done. We offer great bikes to borrow and can even pick you up from the train station or airport.

This is our second unit at the same location as our VRBO#180978, which you can review. Our area is really a special get-away for any occasion.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning (Varies) £216.63

Rates are subject to change by owner. No Bed Tax on rentals of 31 nights or more. TBID tax is $2/day, required by the city of Santa Barbara.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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