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Mary Ellen Hoffman

Member since: 2015
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The Stone Cottage at Rocky Nook is a secluded Tuscan style stone villa for 2

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of the Upper Riviera vacation cottage rental

1 bedroom nestled in live oaks with both sun and shade & attractions close by

Come to beautiful Santa Barbara and enjoy this gorgeous, historic Tuscan-style stone villa, built in 1935. Quiet and secluded, nestled in a stand of live oaks at the base of the American Riviera in Mission Canyon, you are nevertheless within an easy walk or short drive from Santa Barbara’s many attractions and activities, including the Old Santa Barbara Mission, the Natural History Museum, the Botanic Garden and all that downtown and State Street have to offer. You can also travel by trolley with a stop near the cottage. Everything is close by in Santa Barbara and several of its choice beaches are only a few miles away. Its also perfectly situated between Santa Ynez and Carpinteria to check out valley wineries, galleries and museums.

The Stone Cottage at Rocky Nook is an ideal romantic getaway for two or for a solo retreat or for someone here on a working vacation at UCSB or other business. It is fully appointed with all the amenities of home and then some, such as a regal four-poster Queen bed, all new kitchen appliances, a spectacular slate walk-in shower with skylight and huge, original iron paned windows on all walls. With a wood-burning fireplace and smart TV, you may not want to go anywhere, preferring to stay in for a cozy evening with a brandy or hot chocolate. Two lovely patios with seating, one with a gas grill, will beckon you outside though for dinner, coffee in the morning or an evening glass of wine. Or, you can wander further astray and stroll in adjacent Rocky Nook Park.

So, come experience the magical ambiance of the Stone Cottage and all that it has to offer you during your stay in Santa Barbara!

More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children not allowed
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary Ellen Hoffman (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
El Encanto
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Arroyo Burro ("Hendry's)
Car: recommended

Nestled among live oaks and sycamores, but w/ plenty of sunshine, there is a peek of La Cumbre Peak from the property and a lovely park with walking trails a few steps out the back door. The closest attractions are the must-see iconic Old Mission, the Rose Garden and the Natural History Museum, all an easy 5`10 minute walk from the cottage. The open old-fashioned trolley has stops at all three locations. Walkers can get to downtown in 20 minutes, or it's a quick drive and park, too. Strolling State St is an activity in itself, but wonderful restaurants (such as Opal, Jane, Carlitos), boutiques and shops (Rooms and Gardens, K Frank) or the wonderful Santa Barbara Art Museum will draw you inside. Don't miss La Arcada with its many shops, galleries, restaurants and life-like bronze figures hiding in plain sight. From there, the magnificent courthouse is only a block away on Anacapa and Anapamu. And, for either the morning or afternoon tour, Tuesday-Saturday (closed November 15- February 15) head to Lotusland, considered one of the top 10 most romantic gardens in the world, well worth a 15 minute drive to Montecito. Grab lunch before or after at Jeannine's on Coast Village Rd or on the outdoor patio at the Four Seasons. There is wonderful hiking in Santa Barbara as well for the more adventurous, one of the closest trails to the cottage being the Jesuita Trail to Inspiration Point. Road and Mountain biking options are easy to access from the cottage, too. There are several beaches close by, including Arroyo Burro, East Beach, West Beach and Butterfly Beach (Montecito). Don't miss the Funk Zone for wine tasting and great food, day or night. But if you want to stay closer to "home" there is Los Agaves on de la Vina, Via Maestra 42 (our personal favorite) on Upper State, and last, but not least, do not walk, but run to McConnell's Ice Cream on Mission and de la Vina.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Upper Riviera, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee C$107
Refundable Damage Deposit C$669
Pet Fee C$100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellations prior to 60 days will receive a full refund. 50% refund for cancellation between 30-60 days. No refunds on cancellations less than 30 days. Please check w/ VRBO about their traveler's insurance avaialble for purchase for other refund options.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Upper Riviera, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Brand new all slate large walk-in shower w/ skylight, window and bench. Slate counter top.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Majestic four poster queen bed w/ bedside reading lights, armoir, and grand original iron-paned windows w/ privacy blinds
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • children not allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis