Private Downtown Cottage-Outdoor dining, lounging

“ Excellent ”
1 Review



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Santa Barbara vacation cottage rental
ROMANTIC COUPLE DEAL: $200 OFF for 5 Nights or more. Through Nov. 18.

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, remodeled 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. Enjoy the morning sun from the front porch with your own Starbucks coffee made on the included Keurig machine.

The living room boasts plenty of comfortable seating as well as a 40' large screen HDTV and wireless Internet. There is also 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.

Ask about the possibility of a 2 person discount. Available for some weekly stays
Area Information
Craftsman Cottage is close enough to walk to the scenic Santa Barbara Mission or even downtown. Set in the middle of a block it is tucked away from the street and thus very quiet and peaceful, it is like you have your own private retreat and yet you are close to everything.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Wendy Rockwood

Wendy Rockwood

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    About Wendy Rockwood

    Wendy and Chuck Rockwood are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share their love of these communities with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We...
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  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Beach Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (1 mile)
  • Pool
    (2 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Zoo
    (5 miles)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Surfing
    (2 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Lake
    (25 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (2 miles)
  • Winery
    (25 miles)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
beach chairs and towels and cooler
High Chair can be provided
iPod Docking Station
Make your own espresso & latte with premium machine provided.

Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Santa Barbara, California

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“ Excellent ”
1 review
Gaye Williamson

Gaye Williamson

Cottonwood, CA, Eureka, CA & Lake Havasu, AZ

Perfect! Perfect! Perfect!

June 23, 2012

Perfectly furnished...all the comforts of home provided, even coffee beans to grind for morning coffee. Perfect to sit outside and drink a glass of wine in a quiet garden patio setting...just like home. Perfect ambience for an estranged family, our 75 year old father, his two oldest daughters and his two oldest granddaughters who were the Graduates...the reason for our stay, to get re-aquainted! All my family could say is the place is Just Perfect! Thank you to Wendy!

Wendy Rockwood

Owner's reply:

What we love about being vacation home rentals is the fact that we are providing relaxing, comfortable places for our guests to make great memories! We are so glad you had a great celebration! Wendy

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"Heart of Santa Barbara"
This is our second time renting this charming home.
Wendy is so helpful and quickly responded to
our phone call. The house is truly in the heart of
Santa Barbara... Minutes from the beach, state street and
restaurants. We felt at home in this Craftmans
Style house with its old wood floors, and vintage windows
and doors. We will be back and highly recommend.
Kelli M., AZ 3/23/14

Lovely two bedroom house in a quiet part of Santa Barbara, it had all the facilities I needed and especially liked the washer and dryer. Wendy was great to deal with and I would like to thank her for quick responses via email and sorting us out last minute after being let down by another owner. Would definitely recommend this property with its two double bedrooms and well stocked kitchen. Will hopefully be stopping again. Thanks
Mark B., Lancashire, GB 12/3/13

We spent a week at This Santa Barbara Craftsman Cottage in September. Everything was welcoming from the moment we arrived. The cottage is very private, quiet and wonderful to return to after a day on the beach or a day wine tasting. The linens were luxurious and the beds comfortable. I would recommend this retreat for anyone visiting Santa Barbara.
Barb S., Oletha, KS 9/25/13

"Lovely Cottage"
We had a great time in Santa Barbara. The cottage was lovely. My in-laws and wife enjoyed the accommodations. Thank you for your professionalism and courtesy. The cottage was significantly superior experience and homely feel as compared to a hotel room. Truly a great stay. Hope to return for a longer stay in the near future.
Jerry T., Claremont, CA 8/10/13

We loved your place! It was quiet, clean, the beds were comfortable, and it was a perfect size for the four of us. It was an easy drive to State Street, the beach, and other places of interest. We'd be happy to stay there again. The place is great--thanks again!
Tai C., CA 8/2/12

A lovely little cottage in a convenient location. Fully equipped with everything you need in a vacation home and more! Lots of thoughtful touches like good supply of towels, hair drier, soaps, coffee beans and 2 coffee makers. Better than a high quality hotel. Lots of helpful information provided by Wendy. I recommend this cottage to anyone looking for an oasis in Santa Barbara.
FK and family. London, UK, 7/18/12

Dear Wendy,
We were pleasantly surprised when we pulled up to your cottage. Just perfect for our weekend celebration. Our housemates just found out they're having a baby girl & we are getting married in a few short months--perfect time to celebrate. Thanks for sharing your home for our special weekend!
Tristin K., San Diego, CA 10/9/11

Dear Wendy,
Thanks for hosting us so well without ever meeting you! All we wanted was here: comfort, warmth (very!) and a lovely space from which we could enjoy Santa Barbara in our week here. It's a lovely home, in a lovely town--thanks again! Will recommend and hope to return...
The R. Family, Northamptonshire, England, 10/17/11

This place was perfect. It was spacious, clean, and well appointed. Everything you could need was provided, right down to whole bean coffee with grinder/maker. It was also child-proofed and came with a pack-and-play and high-chair. Our 9 month-old loved it!

I will definitely use again if I come to Santa Barbara.
Rowan M., 9/11/11, Hermosa Beach, CA

The cottage is lovely, well-equipped, and its location is just perfect. We had a nice and comfortable stay in Santa Barbara. We visited a lot and did many activities:
--Surf at Santa Claus Lane beach
--Horseback riding at Circle Bar B Ranch
--Shopping at Camarillo outlets
State Street is nice shopping area too. There are also many good restaurants. For groceries, we went to Ralph's and Gelson's Market. There is also a Von's. Thanks Wendy!
Carine D., Belgium, 8/13/11

My mom & I had an amazing time here at the cottage! It was a perfect place to recover from jaw surgery! So quiet, peaceful & a great location. Totally feels like a home away from home. Thank you! We will be back...for a vacation though! :)
Dani & Patti D., San Clemente, CA 7/27/11

We had a great time here in your charming and quiet cottage. The location is good and the property has everything we need. Alejandro, Chicago, IL, May 31, 2011

Your cottage felt like a home away from home. From its location to the decorations it's great. It was perfect for our needs and we look forward to coming back. With my granddaughter here at the university for another 2 years, I'm sure you will hear from me again. Thank you. Nancy P., 6/18/11

Wonderful place for family reunion with grandparents and 17 month old. That one can close off access to the yard was a big plus for the toddler. John R.,PA, 5/11/11

We really enjoyed our stay at your cottage. It was a great size for 3 people and we appreciated the attention to detail you provided, not just with a thoughtfully stocked house but with your emails and information about the area.
Mary Ann T., La Jolla, CA 3/31/11

What a well-appointed, well located, cozy house. The house and Santa Barbara's great beauty made for a wonderful vacation despite the torrents of rain. Many thanks! Elaine, Los Angeles, CA 3/25/11

We had such a special time here! Santa Barbara is just beautiful and your charming home was the icing on the cake! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The M's, Spring, TX 3/17/11

"Great family reunion to see the old year out and the new year in! Great to have our kids come for dinner. Excellent accommodation!" --Lynn B., New Hampshire, Dec. 2010

"This is a most charming oasis to relax and close enough to downtown to enjoy. The cottage is very well equipped and beautifully appointed. Beds very comfy!" Joana O., San Diego, CA

"Darling!! Reminds me of Carmel. My daughter and I had two wonderful nights together here. I slept very well. Many mahalos!!" Jacelyn R., Kona, HI

"Wendy, We had an absolutely wonderful time! We fell in love with this homey cottage right away. your attention to detail and the cleanliness was the icing on the cake. We just can't wait to come back to this cozy haven!!" The D Family, Arizona

"Thanks so much. We truly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was clean, cozy, and very convenient. We will definately recommend this property to others, or other properties of yours to anyone visiting the area."

The Orcione Family, 8/15/10

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

"Wendy, thank you very much for the wonderful accomodations. Everything was just as we expected and more!" - Stephanie E., Los Angeles, CA 09/07/2009

"Oak Park Cottage is clean, cozy and very private. The Cottage was well-appointed; during the quite cool weather during a rare Santa Barbara 'storm' we enjoyed using the fireplace and watching movies on the HDTV. The location permits easy access to the Mission and to the beaches in the area. Absolutely lovely!! - NCB, Illinois, 10/17/2009

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  • About:

    About Wendy Rockwood

    Wendy and Chuck Rockwood are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share their love of these communities with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We...
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