This townhouse is in a charming Queen Anne Victorian style duplex (two separate vacation rentals) situated behind the owners 140 year old home, one of Santa Barbara‘s oldest Victorians, which was built in the mid 1800’s. The owners restored the house in 1998, and then the townhouse was completed in 2001 in the same style as the main house. It even has a tower, complete with “witches cap.” It is tastefully furnished with an eclectic mix of family heirlooms and new craftsman style furniture. The two bedrooms are upstairs above the living area and have cathedral ceilings. The owners have also converted the second floor of the cottage into a studio. It will sleep 2 in a queen bed, a youngster on a cot, and an infant in a crib. It’s perfect for a couple or a young family! So this property has three options for potential renters to choose from.
These charming vacation rentals are within walking distance to downtown and the beach. State Street, Arlington Theatre, restaurants, shops are only two blocks away. You could enjoy some ‘water’ related activities at nearby Stearns Wharf, East and West Beach, the Maritime Museum or one of the many ocean side restaurants that are only about a mile and a half away. Or, if you prefer to venture a bit further, check out these easy driving distances: 30 scenic miles along Rte 154 through the hills of the Los Padres National Forest, past Lake Cachuma to the Danish village of Solvang; and on a few more miles to Buellton for Andersen’s famous pea soup and other good food. 30 scenic miles south on Rte 101 along the ocean to Ventura/Oxnard. 120 scenic miles north on Rte 101 through wine country to Hearst Castle. It’s also not too far to travel to the perhaps more famous San Fernando Valley/LA area.
- The Santa Barbara Scene (skedazzles.com)