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La Sirena - Downtown Convenience and Designer Style

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 57 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

La Sirena - Downtown Convenience and Designer Style

NOTE: 30-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY EFFECTIVE 1/1/17

The Mermaid's song has long been a mystical sound beckoning humans to the sea. Equally irresistible is “La Sirena” (The Mermaid) in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Newly restored with careful attention to detail, this 1920's classic California bungalow will surely draw guests to this beautiful coastal town. Framed magazine covers from the 1920's highlighting watery images of mermaids help carry the theme, along with other art and sculptural pieces. The love of the sea and desire for a tranquil environment are the focal point of the décor.

Do not be fooled by its compact size! There is a smart place for the many amenities provided, and the ideal urban location speaks for itself. Sit on the covered front porch or dining patio to enjoy the downtown neighborhood scene. Ready for a walk after a delicious meal? Pop out the white picket gate and explore all there is to see on foot. Shopping and plenty of nightlife are nearby, and easily within walking distance.

Relax in the Living Room with flat screen TV, or simply curl up in the corner of the sectional sofa to read or nap. A library of books has been provided if guests wish to escape into a good literary adventure.

For a great night's sleep, both Bedrooms are outfitted with Sleep Number beds, black-out blinds, and ceiling fans. The Master Bedroom has a queen-size bed, MP3 speaker, and features a door to the enclosed deck with barbecue and bistro table. This is a cozy place to enjoy a morning cup of green tea or quiet conversation. The washer and dryer are a practical addition, and are housed in an outside closet on the deck. Beach chairs, beach umbrellas and other recreational items can be found in the box next to the Laundry closet,

The second Bedroom features a queen-size bed and corner windows, making this room bright and sunny. A Jack and Jill style Bathroom is nestled between the two Bedrooms. Splashes of color dot each room with whimsical flair.

The owners of La Sirena love to cook, and have outfitted the Kitchen with essentials to prepare wonderful meals at home. A breakfast bar that seats two is provided for informal dining.

With its convenient location, shopping for unique and delicious ingredients is made simple with a plethora of local purveyors nearby. The new Santa Barbara Public Market is creating quite a buzz, where locals and visitors alike gather to enjoy hand crafted, regionally sourced and sustainably delicious food and wine. There is even a full service gourmet grocery here, or venture out to weekly local Farmer's Markets in varying locations around town.

There is no better location to be close to local festivities. Annual events like “The Santa Barbara International Film Festival”, “Summer Solstice” and “Old Spanish Days Fiesta” draw visitors to Santa Barbara each year. Concerts at the Santa Barbara County Bowl are a great way to spend a warm summer night and just a 10 minute stroll. La Sirena is the ideal home base from which to enjoy the festivities and feel like a local!

Whether for a months stay, or a longer escape from the winter chill back east, this sweet and charming cottage is sure to become a beloved “home away from home” in the heart of the city. Surrender to the welcoming song of La Sirena.

(Please note there is no off-street parking available. Timed and untimed street parking is available around the neighborhood.)

POLICIES

Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

30-Night minimum stay.

Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

$225 Cleaning Fee (after 14 nights bi-weekly cleaning is required at an extra fee)

$2,500 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout.

30+ night stays do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks english
Manager indicates their response time is
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

reservations@paradiseretreats.com

www.paradiseretreats.com

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guest comments)



Super cute, clean, cozy house. Small at 620 sq. feet, but very well stocked with everything you could need including beach gear. Safe neighborhood where you can walk to shops and restaurants. Our 10-year-old daughter loved Alameda Park which is just blocks away. We will be back, for sure!
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Laguna, California

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 57 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom #1 - toilet , bath with shower , Jack and Jill Bathroom w/shower tub combination, sink,
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 large double bed , Master Bedroom w/queen-size Sleep Number Bed
    Bedroom #2 - 1 large double bed , Bedroom #2 w/queen-size Sleep Number Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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La Sirena - Downtown Convenience and Designer Style
average rating of 4.714286 based on 26 reviews
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Great Location, but ...

  • 3 of 5

This is a cute little house (especially from the outside, as the plantings and decks are lovely) in a very good location for strolling and exploring Santa Barbara. And the property is generally comfortable, but definitely not designer or luxe in any way. The negatives for your consideration follow: 1.) there is no parking, and parking on all streets around the property is restricted. Therefore, if you have a car, you must move it around constantly to comply with the regulations posted on the signs. This is totally a pain, and required us to be careful about our plans in order to assure that our car wasn't where it wasn't supposed to be. 2.) Location is VERY noisy (meaning, you may have problems sleeping at night). The road is an arterial heading to and from downtown to the high school and the bowl, amongst other destinations. Bus stop is right outside the house. Broken glass and weird people most of the time. 3.) House is very damp. In spite of turning on the heat, all our clothes, towels, and bedding (even under the duvet) stayed cold and clammy. 3.) Nice to have a washer and dryer! But they are locked in an exterior cupboard on a narrow walkway, with a combination lock located up over your head. 4.) Cable TV and internet were constantly a problem. Property management was unable to help. Cable lineup is so basic, "normal" channels unavailable. Netflix and Hulu apps would come up on black screens and so had to be constantly reinstalled. TV finally "lost" it's internet connection (it was hardwired!) and our WiFi went as well. Resolved this problem by looking on the router for its "name" and wirelessly connecting the TV using a password we saw scratched out in the rental's instructions.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A very cozy and comfortable cottage superbly situated just east of central State Street. Easy to walk to great shopping and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little two bedroom cottage just four blocks east of State Street. The convenience to everything in the mid-State Street part of Santa Barbara was excellent.

The cottage is completely and fulsomely furnished, very comfortable, quiet. Would be ideal for a couple with a child or children.

We look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and efficient. Beds were comfortable. Would stay there again. Management company had their act together and could not have been more helpful..5 stars to them.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lot bigger than it looks!

  • 5 of 5

This property was both absolutely beautiful and had the perfect location. I stayed here because my friend was getting married at the Riviera Mansion (which happened to be down the street) which was so convenient. The house was impeccably clean, the beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked with plenty of glassware for wine drinkers. I would definitely recommend this to a small family (parents, two kids) or a small and quiet group of close friends. It's still small-ish but it's a lot bigger than it looks in pictures. They provide a parking pass for one car and street parking isn't as frustrating as it looks either! I didn't move my car once the entire time we were there. State Street was in walking distance, as was a bunch of great restaurants. I would definitely stay here again :)

Thanks for the wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So cute and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Super cute, clean, cozy house. Very well stocked with everything you could need including beach gear. Safe neighborhood where you can walk to shops and restaurants. We will be back, for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
East Beach
Car: recommended

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