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Santa Barbara California 93110 United States of America

Listing # 112575

Rates From USD 2300 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Bike or bus to UCSB! Quiet, sunny, spacious guest cottage surrounded by fruit trees and garden

This is a 1300 square foot cottage/guesthouse, located on a large 0.9 acre lot, behind the main house where the owners, a UCSB professor and a research scientist, live. The house is 150 feet from the dedicated coastal bike route, a great way to get to UCSB 5.5 miles away. It is also 1/4 mile from Hollister Avenue, where you can catch the #11 bus directly to UCSB or downtown Santa Barbara. This is a very quiet, peaceful location, great for writing, thinking.

It is located in the Hope Ranch Annex, a very quiet, rural and pleasant neighborhood, developed primarily in the late 1930s. We hear owls at night! This is a rustic, cottage-style rental, completely furnished with solid wood furniture.

The cottage features:
• Living room/dining area, with table and chairs, couch, TV, and stereo radio/CD/tape player;
• Office with full size desk, a Herman Miller Mirra adjustable office chair, a futon couch (which folds out into a queen bed);
• Complete small kitchen, including cooking equipment, dishes, silverware, gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster (there is no dishwasher);
• Full bathroom, with sink, shower, tub, electric wall heater;
• Bedroom with queen bed, bureau, large closet;
• Gas wall heater in hall between bedroom and kitchen;
• Wireless internet (Cox Cable); renters are responsible for configuring their computers for the internet access;
• Large laundry/entry room with clothes washer and dryer, and plenty of room to keep bicycles;
• Private outdoor garden area with table and chairs;
• Private driveway/parking.

No pets, max 2 people (occasional exception can be made for very short-term additional guest), not suitable for small children.

Please note: this rental is offered only to visitors who do not smoke anywhere, at any time, including smoking away from the premises. We do not want to have any issues with the odor of smoke in clothing, or the presence of any smoking materials in the cottage.

Rent is $2300 per month for one or two persons (additional persons if staying more than one weekend trigger a higher rent), after 1 month any additional time less than a full month is $650 for each additional week or part of a week. Minimum rental is one week for $700. Rent includes utilities. There is a $1000 security deposit. Please plan to leave the cottage as you found it – if not, a $250 cleaning fee will be deducted from the deposit. Excessive cleaning or damages, including grease residue from cooking, will be an additional deduction from the deposit above the $250 cleaning fee.

For over ten years we have rented to visitors from UCSB’s KITP who have been enthusiastic, and we have had many people returning. In January 2017 KITP’s new on-campus residence opened, and so we now rent to other UCSB visitors, in addition to many returning KITP visitors.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1300 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Thursday, April 30, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Santa Barbara
Postal Code - State or Province 93110 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Hope Ranch Annex
Closest University UC Santa Barbara
University nearby Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, Cal Poly SLO, UC Los Angeles, CSU Northridge, CSU Los Angeles

Rental Price:

USD 2300 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
minimum stay 1 month
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Other: Adjacent to car-free bike path to UCSB


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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We are a research professor in the Environmental Studies Program and an associate research scientist in the Geography Department at UCSB. This cottage has been rented to visitors to UCSB's Kavali Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) for 15 years. KITP has now opened its own housing, though returnees are still requesting our place.

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