Downtown Quaint Cottage Santa Barbara

This 19th century home is tucked away on a quiet lane 3 blocks from State Street, the center of downtown. Enjoy a quiet morning in the inviting front porch, hardwood floors, classic molding, plantation shutters, cottage windows and a private fenced backyard. 

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Live like a local at Downtown Quaint Cottage!

Built in 1890 and refurbished top to bottom in 2007, this Quaint Country Cottage shines like a Gem!  Tucked away on a quiet lane 3 blocks from State Street, the center of downtown, this home away from home offers every amenity you want when vacationing.  19th Century Charm includes an inviting front porch, hardwood floors, classic molding, plantation shutters, cottage windows and a private fenced backyard.   

The location of this cottage is hard to beat when it comes to taking in Santa Barbara’s downtown area.  With the best restaurants and famous theaters 3-4 blocks away, the town is literally at your doorstep.  Santa Barbara’s world famous beaches, Mission, Pier, and Rose Gardens are all within a 5 minute drive!  Biking and walking are definitely conducive for much of your local destinations or you can ride the quaint  trolleys that zip up and down State Street.   This cottage is centrally located to everything the city has to offer which is key for your vacation enjoyment!  
The owners have gone out of their way to ensure your comfort.   Brand new furnishings and appliances are for you to enjoy and the kitchen is stocked with everything the budding chef might need.  The living room has a 42” flat screen TV along with DVD/Blu-ray player, HD cable, streaming apps & stereo system.  This home best accommodates no more than 4 adults and you can put a few small children on the queen size sofa sleeper.  There are 2 remodeled bathrooms and a bedroom on each level (including a private master suite upstairs).   Take advantage of the convenience of a private 2 car driveway, which is a value in itself in Downtown Santa Barbara.  
You will want to make this your destination to come back and visit with family and friends exploring all that Santa Barbara has to offer in this inviting home away from Home!


  • Television
  • DVD
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Wifi
  • Blu-Ray
Kitchen & Dining
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Stove Top
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dining Table
  • Other small appliances
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fireplace
  • Covered Parking
  • Pet Friendly (Dogs Only)
  • Fans Provided
  • Sleeper Sofa
  • Free Street Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
Outdoor Amenities
  • Grill
  • Garden
  • Deck
  • Gardener
  • 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
  • Downtown
Sports & Adventure Activities
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • 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
  • Long Term
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
April 2024 04/01/2024 - 04/30/2024 30 $163.33 $4,900.00
May2024 05/01/2024 - 05/31/2024 30 $163.33 $4,900.00
June 2024 06/01/2024 - 06/30/2024 30 $183.33 $5,400.00
July 2024 07/01/2024 - 07/31/2024 30 $240.00 $7,200.00
August 2024 08/01/2024 - 08/31/2024 30 $240.00 $7,200.00
September 2024 09/01/2024 - 09/30/2024 30 $180.00 $5,400.00
October 2024 10/01/2024 - 10/31/2024 30 $180.00 $5,400.00
November 2024 11/01/2024 - 11/30/2024 30 $180.00 $5,400.00
December 2024 12/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 30 $180.00 $5,400.00
January 2025 01/01/2025 - 01/31/2025 30 $180.00 $5,400.00
February 2025 02/01/2025 - 02/28/2025 28 $180.00 $5,400.00
March 2025 03/01/2025 - 03/31/2025 30 $180.00 $5,400.00
April 2025 04/01/2025 - 04/30/2025 30 $180.00 $5,400.00
May 2025 05/01/2025 - 05/31/2025 30 $0.00
June 2025 06/01/2025 - 06/30/2025 30 $0.00
July 2025 07/01/2025 - 07/31/2025 30 $0.00
August 2025 08/01/2025 - 08/31/2025 30 $0.00


Charming From Start to Finish!
We recently spent a month at the “Downtown Quaint Cottage” and from the moment we walked through the front door we were charmed and knew it would be a fantastic stay. Everything was spotless, organized, and carefully thought out so that anything we could possibly want or need was readily available… including the staff at Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara who were extremely responsive and great with follow through. The cottage is even better than the photos show - light and bright throughout - it makes you feel like the spaces are larger than they appear in the photos. The upper story master suite offers a separation of space you don't expect in a smaller house. The location is wonderful - so convenient - yet quiet and private. It was a perfect home-away-from home for my husband, myself and our dog.
Apr 2023
Wonderful place to stay at!
Feb 2023
Our stay at Downtown Quaint Cottage was wonderful!
Our stay at Downtown Quaint Cottage was wonderful! Everything was perfect, we enjoyed dinners in the cozy back yard. The house was well decorated, comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the linens, towels, etc was really nice. The house was clean and beautiful. We had a great communication with Lydia Perez, she was kind, professional, attentive, friendly and welcoming. We couldn't ask for a better service. Thank you very much!
Jun 2022
Great March in Santa Barbara
The cottage is perfect for walking downtown and in the surrounding neighborhood. It is quiet and well-equipped. We were lucky to have good weather all month long.
Apr 2022
Curley Cottage
Thoroughly enjoyed the Curley Cottage & our dealings with with Santa Barbara Vacation Rentsls. Thank you. The Cottage was clean, well appointed, with great back yard & front porch. The proximity to downtown was a real plus. I would recommend it to anyone.
Aug 2021
Very Happy With Cottage
We just spent 5 lovely weeks in Santa Barbara and were very happy with our cottage. It was a short walk to downtown and a medium walk to the beach. Easy to get to a car rental location and a well-stocked kitchen. The garden and outdoor eating space was wonderful! It's small - ideal for 2.
Paula R Or Kurtis
Mar 2021
Very Pleased!
One of the best, very pleased.
Shirley F.
Feb 2020
Cute cottage
Small but attractive and functional. Great location. Good parking.
Jan 2020
GREAT Location!
Great location. We could walk to many places. The home was well stocked. Very clean. We would book this again!
Dec 2019
Beautiful, Cozy place to stay.
“Such a beautiful, cozy place to stay. We had Thanksgiving here and it felt like we were in our own home. Sparkling clean, amazing location to State Street. Porch and backyard are such great bonuses. Loved it!”
Nov 2019
Highly recommend
Beautiful cottage. Would highly recommend.
Oct 2019
Wish we could stay longer!
We had a great time at this cottage. Very clean, beautiful space and the little backyard area was great for the kids to hang out. Very well located, with only a short walk to State St and about 2.5km to the beach. We loved it here and wish we had another few days. :)
Oct 2019
Cozy Cottage in Santa Barbara
“My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this adorable, nicely sized 2 bedrooms cottage. The unit is very well appointed with everything you could possibly need; all around, a super thoughtful set up. Location is also nice in a sleepy neighborhood 3 blocks from mid State Street. Just got back to LA and my 6 year-old daughter is already missing her cottage in SB!”
Sep 2019
Wonderful Location!
Everything was wonderful and we loved our stay. The highlights for us were the adorable backyard, super comfortable beds, and wonderful location. I would definitely stay here again.
Sep 2019
Great stay in Santa Barbara!
All communication and instructions were timely and easy to follow. The house was charming and the backyard was a great place to hang out and eat meals. We were very appreciative of the very well stocked kitchen since we love to cook. The location was perfect, it allowed us to walk just about everywhere. The beach chairs and towels were an added plus. We would definitely stay there again!
Aug 2019
Perfect cottage in downtown SB!
This house is absolutely lovely, a true gem in the heart of SB! It was a perfect getaway for my family and I. The house was super cozy and comfortable and stocked with everything we needed. You can tell the owners put a lot of TLC into the house because the place was very clean and well maintained. We located walking to the shops and restaurants every day. The management was also very accommodating and quick to respond. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others!
Aug 2019
Highly recommended!
We loved the central location of the cottage. It was easy to get to everything in town. The cottage was exceptionally clean, comfortable furniture and beds and had plenty of room for 4 people. It would have been just fine to have a 5th. Highly recommended!
Jul 2019
Wish all my experiences were like this
Great place. Use to live in SB and this is an amazing location. Close to state street but quiet. And close to highway if you want to access other parts or towns. Place was great. People were above and beyond. Wish all my experiences were like this.
Jul 2019
Best Airbnb I have stayed at in a while!
Best Air Bnb I have stayed at in a while! This home was even nicer than I expected. Clean, beautiful and modern. Added bonus that there is a driveway, and key-less entry makes your arrival nice and easy. Great location close to lots of things in Santa Barbara. I would stay here again in a heart beat.
Jul 2019
Great place!
Used to live in SB and this is an amazing location. Close to State Street but quiet. And close to highway if you want to access other parts or towns. Place was great. People were above and beyond. Wish all my experiences were like this!
Nov 2018
Very comfortable home with all amenities included
We had a wonderful stay in the home. It had plenty of room for us (3 adults) and we enjoyed the beautiful weather in the lovely private backyard setting. We could walk most places in town and got in a lot of steps! We will definitely consider renting the home again on our next trip to Santa Barbara. Thank you!
Nov 2018
Adorable house, perfect location
There is nothing I can say bad about this property. Very clean, in a walkable location, and easy parking.
Nov 2018
Perfect fit, well stocked, and great location!
This cottage was a perfect fit for our group (4 adults and 2 kids)! We were so impressed with how well stocked the property was - plenty of towels, great kitchen, washer/dryer, etc. Everything was very comfortable! The location was perfect - central to State St. and great restaurants. It was an incredibly easy check-in/check-out. We couldn't have been happier - everything went smoothly!
Nov 2018
A home away from home!
Curley Cottage was our home away from home. We were in Santa Barbara for my daughter's maxillofacial surgery. The home was outfitted with everything we needed post-surgery including a great kitchen with a blender and two recliners! We stayed for 5 weeks and after the initial recovery, we thoroughly enjoyed walking to shops, restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, museums, and theaters. We even walked to the Funk Zone and beach. We were just blocks from the Doctors office which was also convenient. My husband was able to work remotely and it was nice to have the front porch, backyard and upstairs bedroom for phone calls. I would love to come back and stay at Curly Cottage again under better circumstances.
Apr 2018
Perfect accommodation!
Jan 2018
Great place to stay - walking distance to most of Santa Barbara!
This property was well cared for and had everything we need for our 6 night stay. The washer dryer was a godsend for the 4 of us. The back garden was quiet and tranquil as was the area in which the property sits. Thoroughly recommend this property for 2 couples or a family of 4. Only suggestion I have is that the mattresses need replacing.
Jan 2018
Walk to State Street from the Curley Cottage
Wonderful 2 bedroom and 2 Bath location with an easy walk to State street. The Kitchen is well equipped with everything needed like your home kitchen. The check in process is simple. Access the home with a keypad, although check out is early at 10am. The home is located off an alley with a driveway to fit one care. The home experience could have been better if the WiFi connection was stronger. WiFi originated from the living room but signal strength dropped to 0.4 Mbps at the Master Bedroom and almost at similar strength from the 2nd Bedroom, so there was really zero connection outside the living/dining area. Overall a great cottage. I hope changes are made to the WiFi (easy upgrade). Would definitely stay here again!
Nov 2017
Very clean and tastefully decorated
Had everything we needed for our stay. Living room area a lot smaller then we thought. Seating for four was not that comfortable for socializing and watching TV. We did enjoy our stay.
Jan 2017
A cute home and perfect for 2 couples
This quaint cottage was in a perfect location. We walked downtown every day . Parking is provided which is great. Also we used uber a lot and they easily picked us up here. The place was clean and well stocked and had a nice back yard and front porch. It is tucked away on an alley but easy to find
Nov 2016
Cute and Cozy
We really enjoyed our stay here. It was perfect for 2 couples. The place was clean and stocked with everything you need. It is an easy walk to downtown. If you have a car, having parking included was great. We used Uber a lot and they can easily find this location.
Oct 2016
Great Place to Stay in Santa Barbara
We stayed at the cottage for a four-day girlfriend long weekend. The turn-of-the-centuryhouse has been updated so thoughtfully and had everything we needed for a few days in the area. The location was close to shopping and restaurants and we were able to walk practically everywhere we wanted to go. We would definitely recommend to our friends.
Oct 2016
We loved it
We were or of our house due to a pipe leak and we loved this place! We felt at home and comfortable. The back yard is great and good size! Thank you for having us! Would recommend to anyone
Oct 2016
This cottage is indeed quaint and lovely, quite comfortable for four or five, and so wonderfully convenient to downtown restaurants, coffee shops and entertainment.
Sep 2016
Great location and comfortable home
The home has a great front porch with rockers and vining flowers, a great place for watching the full moon while we were there! It is fully remodeled and had everything we needed in the home. We were planning to hit the store to buy some basics, but surprisingly everything was there. The house faces an alley so it is quiet with limited traffic and only three blocks to the middle of State St. where we found everything. We only moved the car to go out to the harbor one evening. It is very easy to walk to everything.
Aug 2016
The decor is 1st class
Curley Cottage was a great location for 2 weeks of exploring Santa Barbara and the Central Coast area. We kept busy during the day, heading up to wine country, over to the Channel Islands, hiking in Ojai and Carpenteria and Montecito. A high-energy trip: good things we had a well-equipped kitchen to start the day and super comfortable beds to recover from the day's adventures. With great shopping and restaurants within walking distance, the location was perfect, The decor is 1st class. It's obvious that the owners want their guests to feel at home--and we did!
Jul 2016
Very easy to walk to everything
The home has a great front porch with rockers and vining flowers, a great place for watching the full moon while we were there! It is fully remodeled and had everything we needed in the home. We were planning to hit the store to buy some basics, but surprisingly everything was there. The house faces an alley so it is quiet with limited traffic and only three blocks to the middle of State St. where we found everything. We only moved the car to go out to the harbor one evening. It is very easy to walk to everything.
Jul 2016
Wouldn't have to think twice about coming back
The house is clean, location is just off the streets so is quiet close to everything. Kitchen was actually a working kitchen in that it was stocked so you could cook if wanted (we mainly did breakfast). Wouldn't have to think twice about coming back. Our daughter goes to school here so would sight see by day and visit by night.
Jul 2016
Clean and comfortable and classy
Curley Ave is a lovely hidden gem in Santa Barbara. High-end amenities like granite kitchen, washer-dryer, landscaped yard with outdoor dining. Small details like toiletries, a Wii and kitchen necessities are all at your disposal. About 5-7 minutes from downtown on a quiet, safe side street. Clean and comfortable and classy. I highly recommend.
Jul 2016
You will not be disappointed in this cottage
You will not be disappointed in this cottage. Entire cottage is well stocked and so delightful. Amazed on how clean this cottage is. Had parking which was great. Walk to State Street which is a must. Many wonderful restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Traveled to the piers which is not far. The scenery is so beautiful you cannot stop taking pictures. Plenty of restaurants as well. Recommend taking the trolley tour of Santa Barbara. You learn a great deal about this beautiful city. Of course, you can do wine testing which is a must. Went to the Farmers Market and found that very interesting. Vendors must grow their produce in Santa Barbara and be from Santa Barbara. A unique market. Fresh produce. Not a typical farmers market. Everything is not far from this cottage. Definitely would stay there again and recommend it highly. This was first time in Santa Barbara and was not disappointed. Owners definitely took pride in making you feel welcome in this cottage.
Jul 2016
We will definitely rent this place again
My husband and I and another couple rented this cottage for a weekend getaway. The house is so charming with lots of amenities for all. We were very comfortable and felt right at home the minute we entered the cottage. The home has been done up very well with nice appliances, paint colors and bedding! I travel for my job so I am very picky about hotels and rentals that are clean and with updated (newer) bedding. They have movies, music, games, etc. if you want to stay in and a lovely backyard if the weather is nice. The walk to State Street (main strip with shops and restaurants) is not bad at all, very easy walk and a nice area. The size worked out perfectly for two couples since there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. We will definitely rent this place again and use Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara as they were great agency to work with!
Jul 2016
The management company was super easy to work with
This cottage was perfect for our girls getaway weekend. There were 5 of us- just enough room in the house. The decor was nice and the home is fully stocked with whatever you need. It was super clean and we had no problems whatsoever. This home is within walking distance of State Street- perfect for shopping and dining. Its a short drive to Sterns Wharf and the beaches. We also took a drive up to Solvang- about 45 minutes away. The girls and I highly recommend this property and would love to stay here again should we make Santa Barbara a destination. The management company was super easy to work with- no problems there either.
Jul 2016
Everything was so clean when we arrived!
I came here with my sisters for a weekend getaway. Everything was so clean when we arrived! We were hoping for a tranquil getaway and this place was perfect. The cottage was charming, the neighborhood was so quiet and peaceful and walking distance to state street. We spent our mornings going for runs on the beach and the afternoons eating McConnell's ice cream. Counter productive but hey, it makes us happy. Location was great for both. It was so nice not to hop in the car every time we wanted to go somewhere. Thank you for a perfect backdrop for our sisters' retreat!
Jul 2016
This quaint downtown cottage was so COMFORTABLE!
This quaint downtown cottage was so COMFORTABLE! We did not want to leave! We were really tired when we arrived and didn't even unpack. We just opened the sleeper sofa downstairs and popped in a DVD. We (me, my husband and son) were all asleep within 30 minutes. The owners have put in a lot of time to make sure you are very comfortable. You can tell they have very high end taste and the living room blankets were the softest we have slept with.We napped for awhile and then walked downtown with ease (my 4-year old had no problems walking everywhere- that is how close you are to parks, shops, restaurants, trolley, etc.). Everything in the cottage is top of the line: Adirondacks on the porch, patio furniture outside, casing around the doors, light fixtures, molding, linens, towels, plantation shutters, kitchen utensils, etc. I think two families would be SO happy here and we have already booked our next trip! To sum it up: Luxury, comfort and location location location for sure! We can't wait to come back and will bring more people next time. The home would comfortably sleep 6.
Jul 2016
I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a Santa Barbara getaway
It rained the whole time we were in Santa Barbara and I'm still giving this review 5 stars! The cottage is up to date and has everything you need. It's a short walk to fantastic restaurants and shopping. If you don't stop in for pizza at Olio Pizzeria right down the street you're doing yourself a disservice! The neighborhood was quiet and clean and it's very easy to get around town by foot, free shuttle or car. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a Santa Barbara getaway.
Jul 2016
It will be our Santa Barbara "home" from now on
Everything was wonderful. The home was very, very cute and comfortable. Best location. We could walk to anything down town. The manager was very attentive. It will be our Santa Barbara "home" from now on.
Jul 2016
The people who made the arrangements were 100% professional
My family and I stayed for 8 days and we found the accommodations more than wonderful. The location is two blocks away from State Street, a nice quiet neighborhood but close to everything. The bedrooms were nice sized, the kitchen had every thing you can ask for, the nice secluded backyard was well kept and perfect for sitting outside and enjoying the sun. I really was impressed. My wife is usually somewhat more critical but even she commented on how well the property was clean, well maintained and comfortable. We had three young children and my daughter with us (6 total) and never once felt crowded. I would recommend this condo to anyone - and the people who made the arrangements were 100% professional.
Jul 2016
Loved the house and the location
Loved the house and the location. It was everything the listing said. Beautiful little yard. what little we needed from manager was provided quickly and cheerfully. Only problem: too close to too many great restaurants. Gained 5 lbs. over the week.
Jul 2016

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