About This Listing
The Downtown Victorian Villa is a 3 story Queen Anne Victorian villa with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms right in the heart of downtown! Walk to State St with all the boutique shops & restaurants, Paseo Nuevo shopping center & East Beach!
The Downtown Victorian Villa consists of 6 bedrooms (1 bedroom is double with a Queen bed in 1 area and a full bed in another area) and 3 full bathrooms. The Villa sleeps 12 guests in beds.
PLEASE NOTE: UCSB GRADUATION REQUIREMENT IS 5 NIGHTS MINIMUM RENTAL.
Gorgeous 3 story Victorian Villa in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Walk everywhere: 3 blocks to Downtown, State St, Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, 10 blocks to East Beach, Harbor, Pier!! Great for families, reunions, wedding parties, birthdays, holidays, large groups, children, adults, seniors. The bus station is approx. 2 blocks from the Villa. The train station is approx. 8 blocks from the Villa. The freeway is approx. 5 blocks from the Villa.
This is a couples and family friendly property. Please: No Smoking inside or outside, No Pets, No parties or weddings.
(minimum stay - 3 nights)
The Downtown Victorian Villa: 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. 4000 sf. WiFi, expanded cable tv with 72 channels on 5 tvs, books, dining sun porch, many large windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, beautiful architecture and lots of Victorian details and charm!
As you approach the Villa, walk up the steps onto the front porch and in through the front door on the first floor where you will find the Princess Suite bedroom, the living room, the kitchen, the breakfast sun porch, a full bathroom and the large elegant dining room!
The Princess Suite is on the left as you enter in through the front door. It is a large beautiful room with a Queen bed and gorgeous furnishings. It faces Bath St with a large bay window and 2 other large windows with high ceiling and hardwood floor.
Ascend the staircase to the 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms on the 2nd floor. The Bay room faces Bath Street with Queen sized bed. This room is large with a bay window, 2 more large windows and hardwood floor. Go down the hall to the Yellow room. This room is good sized and bright with 3 large windows. It has a queen bed and carpeted floor. The next room across the hall is the Pink room. It is darker, good sized and has 2 large windows and carpeted floor with a Queen bed. At the end of the hall you will find the Pee Wee Room. This is a small room with a small window, carpeted floor and a double bed.
Take the next set of stairs up to the gorgeous Artist's Loft on the 3rd floor! This room is approx 500 sf with 2 partially separated areas. There is a queen bed in 1 area and a double (full sized) bed in the other area. This room has a small living room with TV, sofa, coffee table, dining room table with 4 chairs, large desk and chair, 2 dressers, 3 night stands and a small refrigerator.
There is a small balcony on the 2nd floor that overlooks Bath St. where 2 can share a glass of wine in the evening or have coffee in the morning!!
Back to the main house 1st floor: Walk through the foyer, past the Princess Suite and enter into the bright and comfortable living room and beyond to the magical kitchen with the breakfast sun porch to the left. From the living room enter through the beautiful antique doors on the left to the incredible dining room with seating for 12! On the adjacent sun porch there is a small table and chairs with seating for 4. There is also a full bathroom on this floor with clawfoot tub / shower combo!
There is Laundry in the 2 car garage (garage is shared with me, 1 parking spot is for guest) + 2 more parking spots onsite and more parking on the street.
There are 5 comfortable Queen beds, 2 full beds, 1 full futon bed, large bedrooms except 1, the Pee Wee room. Remodeled kitchen and bathrooms with new cabinets, sinks, faucet. You will love staying at the Villa and I will do everything I can to make your stay wonderful and comfortable!
All bathrooms are full bathrooms with shower/tub combos in each. 2 have charming clawfoot tubs. All have beautiful tile floors, high ceilings, granite counters in some, designer faucets and more!
The Villa is fully furnished with quality linens, blankets, pillows and comforters with covers! There are full sets of fluffy towels for all 12 guests. The main kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, silverware, bowls, serving dishes, cooking utensils and full sets of dishes for 12! There is also gourmet coffee, creamer and honey!
You will find a Weber charcoal BBQ in the garage. (Please pull the BBQ outside when using.) Washer & dryer are also in the 2 car garage shared with me. Park your car and walk everywhere!! The Downtown Victorian is very special because it is right in the heart of downtown and you can walk everywhere: 2 blocks to downtown 3 blocks to State St with all the boutique shops and restaurants, 2 blocks to world renowned Paseo Nuevo shopping center, 10 blocks to East Beach and the harbor and pier! It is also unique because it is large and can accommodate 12 guests with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms!
TAX IS INCLUDED IN THE RATES ON THE RATES PAGE. RATES BELOW DO NOT INCLUDE THE TAX.
CLEANING FEE FOR THIS LARGE VILLA IS $300.
3 Nights Minimum 1 week minimum @ the summer rate for Christmas, Thanksgiving and UCSB graduation weeks.
Cleaning fee: $300 Refundable Deposit: $900 Tax: 12% of rental rate
Spring (Apr 01-June) .. $675/night .. $3800/week $11,400/month
Summer (July-Aug + holidays) .. $850/night $5500/week 16,200/month
Fall (Sept -Dec) .. $515/night .. $3500/week .. $9,000/month
Winter ( Jan 1-March) .. $525/night .. $3300/week.. $9,700/month
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
We do not rent to non family groups under the age of 40.
THE DOWNTOWN VICTORIAN VILA RENTAL RULES:
THE DOWNTOWN VICTORIAN VILLA IS LOCATED IN A FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD. PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO YOUR NEIGHBORS AND PLEASE KEEP NOISE TO A MINIMUM. LOUD MUSIC AND PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. ALL ACTIVITIES AND NOISE MUST CEASE BEFORE 9 AM AND AFTER 9 PM.
SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.
THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF GUESTS ON THE PROPERTY IS 12 UNLESS PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FROM ELLE. THERE WILL BE A PENALTY IF THIS RULE IS VIOLATED AND GUEST MAY LOSE DEPOSIT.
People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any of the guest party or other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest. The Downtown Victorian Villa is privately owned; the owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
Only use appliances for their intended uses.
Pets are NOT allowed.
If complaints of noise, more guests than the limit or smoking are received from neighbors or detected by owner guest may lose deposit.
Guest access is very easy. There is a lockbox on the property and instructions will be given upon booking shortly before arrival.
Interaction with Guests
I live part time in the Guest House in the back of the property. There is not much interaction with me, the owner, unless you need me! Just a phone call away!
Right downtown! Walk everywhere!
No need for a car! You can walk everywhere!
THE DOWNTOWN VICTORIAN VILLA IS LOCATED IN A FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD AND YOUR NEIGHBORS LIVE CLOSE. PLEASE BE COURTEOUS OF YOUR NEIGHBORS. LOUD MUSIC AND PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. ALL NOISE IS TO BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM AND SHALL CEASE BEFORE 9:00 AM AND AFTER 9:00 PM DAILY INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. COMPLAINTS FROM NEIGHBORS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF DEPOSIT.
THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED INSIDE OR OUTSIDE. THANK YOU.
1.Smoking is NOT allowed inside or outside.
2.People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Guest party is limited to 12 total (including children) unless otherwise agreed upon by me prior to check in. Penalty will apply if this rule is violated. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3.Downtown Victorian Villa is privately owned; the owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4.Complaints of noise & smoking, unauthorized guests and / or other complaints from your neighbors or violations detected by me may result in loss of your deposit.
5.Keep the property and all furnishings in good order. Please treat the property as if it were your own. Remember, this is my home. Thank you. elle
6.Only use appliances for their intended uses
7.Please keep noise to a minimum especially before 9:00 am and after 9:00 pm.
8. Pets are NOT allowed.
The wildlife at the Channel Islands, kayaking, hiking, dining (Downey's), and shopping were fantastic, and we enjoyed our stay in Santa Barbara immensely. The downtown location of this house was perfect for our large group - we were able to come and go to restaurants, shops, and the beach without driving. However, the accommodations were ok but not great. What was stated in the listing was accurate but not quite enough info - for example, there's no dishwasher, which in a very tiny kitchen is a problem. The coffee maker didn't work and one of the showers gave only cold water; when we called Elle, she said she'd get us another coffee maker, but that there was a Starbucks around the corner. If you are looking for a room in which to hang out with a group, there really isn't one - there is a small sitting room with old brown futon, seating or 3 others, and an old brown rug. The listing asked us to be respectful of the quiet neighborhood - but there was incredibly loud live music at a local bar until late. Our group cheerfully made the most of it, and chose not to spend much time at the house.
Great location. As for the house ... leaking bathrooms, old TVs, no dishwasher, everything is turned into a bedroom so no place to sit for a large group except for the dining room.
The 1st I heard of leaking bathrooms was from these guests. I immediately phoned them and had the plumber ready to go fix the leaks. I spoke with them and they did not want the plumber there until after they left. TVs are the large style but they all work well and there is expanded Cable viewing with many channels in all rooms. There is a living room that seats 6 (you can bring in extra chairs provided in the closet if you like) which is right next to the dining room that seats 12. There is also a sun porch that is adjacent to the dining room that seats 4. The bedrooms are all bedrooms. They are not changed into bedrooms from something else. I never advertised that there was a dishwasher. All is exactly described in the listing. These guests were difficult. elle
The house was great and more than enough room for 11 women. The location is amazing and within walking distance to great shopping and restaurants... (Highly recommend checking out Santa Barbara Public Market and Scarlet Begonia!)
Elle was very accommodating, I would come back !
The house worked very well for us. It was much larger than expected. Location is hard to beat. Very clean and love the style. We'll be back next year!
The owner made us feel welcome even though she was not there when we arrived. She gave very detailed instructions on how to get in the house even without her around. The listing description was accurate and the neighborhood was very safe and walking distance or close to everything.
Elle's place worked out perfectly for a large group of us that were staying in SB for a wedding. Would definately recommend.
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About the Host, Elle
I am a Doctor of Chiropractic. I practiced for 16 years and then retired. During the time I had my practice I bought real estate in Santa Barbara! They were fixers so I fixed them and rented them. I now manage my apartments and 2 vacation rentals!!
I was addicted to buying real estate! My last purchase was in 2007 when i bought an 8 unit apartment building in Santa Barbara. Now I am trying to keep them!! I love remodeling the properties and furnishing them!! My mother recently moved to Santa Barbara and helped me with my remodel of the Downtown Victorian Villa! It turned out beautifully.
My favorite travel was when I went to Japan and traveled there for 1 month! It was incredible! The Bullet train, the nightlife little pubs, the fun, loving people, the beautiful ocean and much more! I love taking short trips to Las Vegas and cruises to Mexico! I also loved my travel to Europe visiting 9 countries!!
Stephen King was 1 of my favorite authors! I also love some of the movies that were made from his books! I love Italian food and Sushi! Pascuzzi and Aregato are 2 of my favorite restaurants!
When you stay at the downtown Victorian Villa you will feel like Kings and Queens! You will step onto the front porch and enter through the front door inside the gorgeous Villa which is comfortable and inviting! I may not meet you there but I will be a phone call away! I will call you to make sure you checked in OK and to see if you have any questions. I will be available 24/7 for you!