Blue Door Retreat Santa Barbara

Step into an otherworldly environment without leaving comfort and contemporary convenience behind! This condo, nestled in the famous Cota Street Studios, is a brainchild of renowned architect Jeff Shelton and is bursting with unique features and stunning attention to detail.

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Step into an otherworldly environment without leaving comfort and contemporary convenience behind! This condo, nestled in the famous Cota Street Studios, is a brainchild of renowned architect Jeff Shelton and is bursting with unique features and stunning attention to detail.

The Blue Door Retreat is a three story, 2 bed/ 2 bath home located conveniently near downtown Santa Barbara. Enter the gated, semi-private courtyard and be greeted with lush greenery and a peaceful fountain. Once inside the Blue Door Retreat, you are greeted with a vibrant parlor, complete with comfortable seating, desk, and wine fridge. Tucked behind the dividing wall is the first bedroom, outfitted with a California King and plenty of storage space. The first bathroom is on this level as well as a private outdoor patio featuring a seating area and built-in BBQ!

Up the Spanish-style stairs takes you to the second floor, the main entertainment space of the home. The expansive kitchen lives on this level, as well as the living and dining areas. The kitchen is well-equipped, sure to delight even the most discerning chef. The open floor concept makes entertaining a breeze in this sun-drenched space.

On the third floor is the laundry room and master bedroom/ bathroom. The master bedroom has two patios, the main of which perches over Cota Street and offers retractable shade and comfortable outdoor lounge chairs. The second features wonderful mountain views!

Just blocks from downtown, the home also boasts of a private garage and gated guest parking for you to leave your car at home on the days you want to stroll through Santa Barbara’s most iconic scenes. The Blue Door Retreat is also mere steps away from the Santa Barbara Farmers Market on Saturdays- but because of how serene the gated complex is, you’d never be able to guess just how close!

Take advantage of all that Santa Barbara has to offer while staying in one of the most locally acclaimed works of art! The Blue Door Retreat in the Cota Street Studios is more than a home- it is an experience… an experience that you won’t want to miss out on!

Blue Door Retreat requires a stay of minimum 30 nights. 


  • Television
  • DVD
  • Satellite or Cable
  • WIFI
  • Streaming Enabled (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.)
Kitchen & Dining
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Stove Top
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Wine Fridge
  • All new Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Dining Table
  • Other small appliances
  • Hand Mixer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Covered Parking
  • Gated Community
  • Fans Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Reverse osmosis system
Outdoor Amenities
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Garden
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Grill/BBQ
Recreation Equipment
  • Beach Towels
Optional Services (Provided Upon Request)
  • Personal Training
  • Concierge
  • Child Care
  • In-home Massage Therapist
  • Private Chef
  • Private Pilates or Yoga Instruction
  • Car Service
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Private Swim Lessons
  • Luxury
Sports & Adventure Activities
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • Wind Surfing
Leisure Activities
  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Bowling
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Churches
  • Synagogues
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo
  • Health Beauty Spa
Local Features
  • ATM Bank
  • Babysitting
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
September 2021 09/01/2021 - 09/30/2021 30 $210.00 $7,000.00
October 2021 10/01/2021 - 10/31/2021 30 $210.00 $7,000.00
November 2021 11/01/2021 - 11/30/2021 30 $210.00 $7,000.00
December 2021 12/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 30 $210.00 $7,000.00
January 2022 01/01/2022 - 01/31/2022 30 $210.00 $7,000.00
February 2022 02/01/2022 - 02/28/2022 30 $210.00 $7,000.00
March 2022 03/01/2022 - 03/31/2022 30 $210.00 $7,000.00
April 2022 04/01/2022 - 04/30/2022 30 $216.67 $7,000.00
May 2022 05/01/2022 - 05/31/2022 30 $220.00 $7,000.00
June 2022 06/01/2022 - 06/30/2022 30 $300.00 $9,000.00
July 2022 07/01/2022 - 07/31/2022 30 $300.00 $9,000.00
August 2022 08/01/2022 - 08/31/2022 30 $300.00 $9,000.00
September 2022 09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022 30 $266.67 $8,000.00


Fun way to live in SB!
This home has everything you need and nothing extra. It was impeccably clean, had all of the kitchen implements we could want, including a burr grinder for coffee and everything needed to bake cookies or make a margarita, including a great juicer. The beds were comfortable, the location was unbeatable, and the space a delight to live in and from which to enjoy myriad views of the courtyard and sky. Living in a Jeff Shelton-designed building was fun, as was living two blocks off of State Street. The locked garage made parking and storing bikes and surfboards easy. One note, the downstairs bedroom does not have full walls, so the sounds from the second floor do travel downstairs and vice versa, but with the door on the third-floor bedroom, privacy at night was no problem. This home is light-filled and coming and going through the beautiful courtyards was always a delight. Centrally located with a 15-minute walk to the beach or a five-minute walk to State Street, and Dune Coffee and the Saturday Farmer's market a block away, this was a fun way to live in Santa Barbara.
Jan 2021
This location is primo!
“This location is primo! You're blocks from great coffee shops, amazing restaurants, plenty of local breweries and wine tasting, and of course the bike path along the ocean. The space is very comfortable for even 4 people to WFH as there are 3 floors and two outdoor spaces. The house seemed to have everything we needed (coffee grinder, beach umbrella and towels, second table that we used as a desk) and some delightful extras (like great mattresses, strong water pressure, and fun courtyard lights). The Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara team was friendly and communicative. We would love to come back and stay again!”
Cambria & Chris
Sep 2020
Unique. Beautiful.
Wish we could’ve stayed longer! Blue door is an artistic, architectural treat. Great beds. Great linens. Everything you need in the kitchen. Convenient garage parking. Beautiful upper patio space.The whole complex is beautiful. Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara is professional and easy to work with. Hope to stay here again.
Mar 2020

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