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Laura Ray

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Casa Micheltorena-Private Award Winning Classic Spanish Casita

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights


Photos and Description of this West Side holiday house

Private House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Quality craftsmanship is evident in every detail of this beautifully remodeled Westside home.

The 1920's Spanish architecture and lush landscaping beckon to see what lies behind the charming exterior. The open floor plan offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths with an abundance of light. The kitchen features a 6-burner Wolf range, Miele dishwasher, and Sub-Zero fridge along with custom cabinets and concrete countertops. Refinished oak hardwood floors in the dining and living rooms accentuate the Saltillo tile hearth and gorgeous plastered fireplace. Four different tiled patios, hot tub, and award winning landscaping by Grace Design Associates make the completely private yard on this corner lot an oasis of outdoor living.

Just minutes to all Santa Barbara offers.

Beginning in 2017, unfortunately, the Santa Barbara City Council has banned all short term vacation rentals in residential zones so we will only be able to offer month long rentals to our clients. If you find this as distressing and unfair as we do please write to the Santa Barbara City Council and share your will make it so expensive for families to visit our fine city and hurt many tourist-oriented businesses in town:

Santa Barbara City Council 735 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

Mayor-Helene Schneider

Council-members- Harwood Bendy White, Gregg Hart, Frank Hotchkiss, Jason Dominguez, Randy Rouse, and Cathy Murillo.

Keywords: Private, Spanish Casita

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Ray (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks english

Why Laura Ray chose Santa Barbara

We love this house and the convenient proximity to all Santa Barbara has to offer. Since we spend time during the year at our cabin in the Sierra Nevada foothills, we chose this classic cozy home because we knew it could be an exceptional occasional vacation rental for visitors to our wonderful town and a great spot for our large family to gather throughout the year.

What makes this house unique

Quiet location with large private and completely secure rear and side yards with hot tub and 1000 square feet of tiled patios. Award winning landscape by Grace Design Associates. Just a few minutes drive to downtown Santa Barbara or the beaches. Crosstown Electric Shuttle pick-up across the street M-F 7am-6pm takes you downtown and the east side of Santa Barbara


based on 29 traveller reviews

Casa Micheltorena-Private Award Winning Classic Spanish Casita
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an ABSOLUTELY wonderful stay at Casa Micheltorena! The house and garden are stunning. The hosts are friendly and responsive. It would love to come back, but unfortunately it sounds like the local city council is not allowing short term rentals in certain areas of Santa Barbara next year. Too bad, because this house is really a gem.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we could have dreamed of...and more!

  • 5 of 5

This home provided my husband, 2 friends, and myself the most relaxing and welcoming stay we could have asked for. Where do I begin? The house itself is quaint yet spacious and allowed plenty of room for the 4 of us to reside for the week. The decor is beautiful, charming, and unique. The house was super clean and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable including plenty of towels, extra blankets, coffee machine, and booklet of all the cool things to do and places to eat around town. The bedroom doors opening to the lush garden was a special treat and sipping coffee on the patio surrounded by the California flora was a fabulous start to our mornings. The jacuzzi was a highlight for sure! In addition, the communication from the family was always swift and personable. This house is a must-see and a must-stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a sweet Santa Barbara Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a sweet spot! 4 of us rented this house for our friend's wedding at the Bakara Spa and it was perfect! Two of my party actually stayed at the house even longer. The backyard is amazing and we spent most of our time at home there. Loved how there was patio access from each of the 3 bedrooms. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property with great amenities

  • 5 of 5

Took the family of 5 to SB for a quick visit and this home was perfect for us. The home has great features, most notably the kitchen. I'd stay here or recommend it again without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Spanish casita. The house was very clean. The beds were all very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and easy to cook in. The most impressive part of this house is the yard. It is a true sanctuary! We all enjoyed sitting outside for most of the day, soaking up the sun and smelling the fresh flowers. I would definitely stay here again. It is a gem of a rental home!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome find right down to the last detail.

  • 5 of 5

My two girlfriends and I stayed here for 3 nights, just a girls get away. It was absolutely perfect. For starters the kitchen was off the hook. Awesome wolf range to play with. I am a chef school grad and let me say this kitchen was impressively well stocked. I only made one dinner there, I think next time I'll do more. Very high end appliances through out. And that farm sink, Love It !! That said, the rest of the

house did not fall short either. beautiful (I believe original) hard wood floors, loved the style of furniture they picked. everywhere a rustic but classy touch.

details all over the house, weather is was in the hardware used or the shape of the doorknobs to the claw foot tub or the push out windows. It has CHARACTER !! This house definitely did not look like a rental at all nor did it feel like one. We all felt very comfortable there. Now for the back yard. all I can say is WOW.

We walked around just looking at the different kinds of plants they used to landscape. All I wanted to do was to land in one of the many comfy chairs and read a good book. Actually I did. Great Jacuzzi, Two separate patios to relax in as well. I also loved that each bedroom had its own door to this amazing back yard. This house shows pride of ownership and passion , it shows up everywhere. Just loved it, we enjoy Santa Barbara for a little getaway to decompress and we will enjoy this home in the future.


  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many establisments along State Street
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Santa Barbara Depot
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many establishments along State Street
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Ledbetter Beach or Hendry's Beach
Car: recommended

Just Minutes by car to Downtown Santa Barbara and Beaches

Other Activities: Shopping, Wine Tasting, Kayaking, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Health/Beauty Spa, Boating, Shelling, Racquetball, Horseback Riding


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in West Side, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 rate
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
31 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning A$230
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,315
Tax Rate 12.0%

One week minimum during Christmas/New Years week, UCSB graduation week in mid June, Fourth of July, and Old Spanish Days Fiesta week in early August

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in West Side, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master Bath has walk-in shower Hall bath has large claw foot bathtub and shower combination
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1-Master - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • King size bed (1) Eastern King Novaform memory foam mattress is in the third bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Master Bedroom and Second Bedroom also have Novaform memory foam mattresses. 400 count cotton sheets are used in every bedroom.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing