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El Zapato


Private Home Designed by Jeff Shelton in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara.

El Zapato is an architectural gem – very whimsical – Dr. Suess meets Gaudi with colorful handmade tiles throughout. Three rooftop decks offering stunning views of the city and mountains – from the Mission to the Channel Islands.


  • El Zapato has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths (one ADA compliant)
  • Two kitchens
  • Barbecue
  • Large private courtyard complete with a wall for movie or slide projection.

Light, bright, and airy. The Lobster Studios on the first floor will be decorated with 1950s Paint by Number artwork and Turquoise Penthouse and hallways are adorned with the paintings of artist Howard Lamar. This is the perfect house to rent for families to stay at during their destination wedding.

The front of the El Zapato building is covered with lobsters – consider serving Maine lobsters!!!

Call for a FUN Tour of ElZapatoSB.com!

RATE: $3,000-$7,000*

*Rate varies on housing portions rented.

Photos by Michael Drew Photography & COMPLETE weddings + events

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  • City: Santa Barbara
  • State/county: Santa Barbara / California
  • Neighborhood: Downtown SB, Santa Barbara
  • Country: United States