SANTA BARBARA/MONTECITO BEACH , SLEEPS 5-7, JACUZZI/MAID/KAYAK

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SANTA BARBARA/MONTECITO BEACH , SLEEPS 5-7, JACUZZI/MAID/KAYAK

Montecito Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

You are greeted at this '5 Star' beachfront property, on the sand, with welcome refreshments and a tour of the property. This completely remodeled 1930's cottage has been transformed into a year round vacation paradise by meticulous owners. The living area upstairs is enhanced by sliding glass doors leading to a dining porch, with magnificent ocean views.

A fully equipped and stocked kitchen, outdoor gas BBQ, hot tub overlooking the ocean, and living room gas fireplace offer a luxurious getaway. Bedrooms on the lower floor facing the ocean share access to a large porch overlooking the ocean. Includes: gated parking area, maid service, beach 'toys' including a kayak, boogie boards, beach chairs/umbrellas. Exclusive neighboring Upper and Lower Montecito Villages offer a wide array of shops, restaurants, and galleries to 'see and be seen'.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, 2 bdrm/ 2 bath, Convertible bed, on Miramar Beach, 270 degree views, hot tub, classy renovation, canine friendly

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
THE PERFECT MIRAMAR BEACH VINTAGE BEACH HOUSE!



We have probably been to Santa Barbara over a dozen times the last few years, and always have stayed in a different house or hotel each time, as we have never found the "perfect" spot.



This is it! It has it all. It is a beautifully redone vintage Santa Barbara beach house. It has the

looks and feel and of a house built in the 1920's, which it was, but everything has been upgraded

to modern standards. So great plumbing, electrical, lighting, heat
Feb 2012
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Pat

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Speaks french, italian, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

3.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Santa Barbara/Montecito Beach , Sleeps 5-7, Jacuzzi/Maid/Kayak
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Santa Barbara/Montecito Beach , Sleeps 5-7, Jacuzzi/Maid/Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321591vb
(805) 8964313
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Scottsdale, AZ
5

GREAT BEACH FRONT COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
The location can't be beat....two generous decks and a great view of the crescent shape beach...the furniture inside is a bit dated, but we spent our time outside walking to the Lower village, and walking the beach....the two bathrooms worked nicely for easy living....Pat was very accommodating top our arrival schedule....and the Hot tub is a nice bonus...
  • Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Barbara/Montecito Beach , Sleeps 5-7, Jacuzzi/Maid/Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321591vb
(805) 8964313
Montecito Santa Barbara County
CA
5

BEAUTIFUL EASTER AT A BEAUTIFUL BEACH

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this Miramar home for 10 days and had a wonderful stay! The owner greeted us personally upon our arrival with cookies for the kids and wine and snacks for us. She was at our disposal for any question, no matter how small, with an immediate response. The housekeeper came 3x a week. The kitchen and pantry were very well stocked which I really appreciated. My deposit was returned without hassle 2 weeks after our stay was over. The home has been completely renovated (nice appliances/split level heater) but still has maintained it's original charm (loved the lead windows). The hot tub was a perfect way to end each day and the ocean view from the hot tub was beautiful. The beach was perfect for seeing dolphins, whales, and sea lions... we loved our daily walks with the family and tide pools for the kids, they even found an octopus! Unbelievably beautiful beach and really charming, very comfortable home.
My only concern would be for anyone elderly- the stairs are a bit steep (as it is originally from the 20's or 30's?) so my elderly father had a hard time getting downstairs when he came over. I can't imagine getting him up and down those stairs more than once- but for our immediate family it was great. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Barbara/Montecito Beach , Sleeps 5-7, Jacuzzi/Maid/Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321591vb
(805) 8964313
Montecito Santa Barbara County
New York
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying here. The benefits of being ON the ocean and watching the dolphins and sometimes whales frolicking in the water was amazing. The hot tub any time of the day was not only refreshing but relaxing. The house has been beuatifully restored with all the original 1920's wood plus all the modern conveniences including two zone heat, a cooks kitchen, wonderful bar-b-cue, decks with shatter proof glass protecting children, dogs, et.al. making it both child and dog friendly!!!

We can't wait to come back!!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Barbara/Montecito Beach , Sleeps 5-7, Jacuzzi/Maid/Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321591vb
(805) 8964313
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Santa Fe, NM
2

NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE

  • 2 of 5
We have stayed at several VRBO properties and this was the first bad experience. One of the main reasons we chose this property was because of the hot tub overlooking the ocean. The owner really "sold" me over the phone about how wonderful it was. I even emailed her a few days before our arrival to ensure it was working. The first evening of our stay, we popped some champagne and headed out to the deck. We had been told it was a constant 103 degrees, but when I stuck my foot in the water it was ice cold. I called the owner and had to leave a message. She did not return my call, so I called again the next day. She claimed she did not get my message, but would look into it. That was the last I heard and subsequent phonecalls went to her voice mail. This was, mind you someone who seemed to always be available via Blackberry until we had a problem. It took 4 days to resolve the issue and get a repairman out to fix the hot tub. The only thing that is "5 star" about this property is the location. The furnishings are worn and tired. We tried to open the umbrella on the deck, but it was moldy and broken. There are signs around the property such as "Break a wine glass and you WILL be charged" or "Get any sand in the washing machine and you WILL be charged.," so beware of that. The other issue was check in/check out times. You are not allowed to check in until 5 pm the day of arrival, but must be out by 10 am the day of departure. We were still packing up when the cleaning lady knocked on the door at 9:45 am. It is pretty hard to eat breakfast and get packed up after a week for a long trip home that early. Finally, they was the issue of our deposit. Per the lease, it is to be returned within 4 weeks. It was not. A quick google search of the owners name will tell you all you need to know about her financial responsibility. After emails and a phonecall, I finally got my money back 5 weeks after we checked out. She also, with pressure from me, agreed to give a very small refund for our trouble. I was told her "lawyer" thought that a very token amount (can't share due to VRBO policy) was fair, and they are amending the lease so that next time the hot tub doesn't work, they have NO liability.
This was a big splurge for us financially, and a special birthday for me, so the stress from our experience definitely took away from it. It pains me to write a bad review, because I own a VRBO property myself. Unfortunately, I feel I need to share my experience.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that this guest was unhappy with the stay at our beach house.
...The primary issue was that the hot tub was not heating the morning of this tenant's arrival, and we had not been notified of this. The service company immediately ordered a part that had broken which took several days to arrive at which time it was restarted. This was clearly beyond anyone's control.
...The property is furnished with beach style furniture, a stocked kitchen/pantry, and an array of beach/sports equipment which most clients appreciate.
...As the property is literally ON the beach we have very sturdy outdoor furniture to weather the elements which may have been difficult for this tenant to manage. We are available to assist our tenants during their stay, but received no requests from this tenant.
...We have many tenants with children/teenagers and thus post signs regarding house rules to avoid disruptive issues with appliances, supplies, etc.
...The arrival/departure times are set to provide time for thorough cleaning for incoming tenants, and are clearly spelled out in the contract which each tenant receives and signs.
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Santa Barbara/Montecito Beach , Sleeps 5-7, Jacuzzi/Maid/Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321591vb
(805) 8964313
Montecito Santa Barbara County
4

GREAT BEACH LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
We have stayed at this great little beach cottage twice in the last couple of years. The location is perfect--we spent a lot of time just vegging out on the deck enjoying the sea views. We love Santa Barbara and the little village of Montecito and this house is in a perfect spot to get to both in short order (we especially like the restaurant Cava in Montecito, and never tire of walking on State Street in SB). The kitchen is small but is wonderfully outfitted. The entire house is small, not appropriate for a large group, but for the two of us, it is a magical place.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Barbara/Montecito Beach , Sleeps 5-7, Jacuzzi/Maid/Kayak
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321591vb
(805) 8964313
Montecito Santa Barbara County
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1

DISAPPOINTING EXPERIENCE (2 MONTHS LATER)

  • 1 of 5
We were very excited about the property. Unfortunately the property didn't meet our expectations. The photo for the master bedroom was not accurate. The only thing this property has going for it is the views. It is run down and many of the basic appliances didn't work (dishwasher, stereo, bar-b-que and garbage disposal). When we arrived we had to clean the house...it hadn't been dusted in weeks. We left a day early. I would not rent this property again.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an owner managed property with high standards. The writer of this review appeared happy with his stay at the time, and we are sorry that he is now disappointed. Indeed, we have been fully booked, and the house was thus fully cleaned the morning of his arrival. All appliances are new and/or in good working order, and the photos are current.
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport -- 11 minute drive away
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Santa Barbara station 5 minutes away
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 101 is 1/4 mile away
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
1/4 mile
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Santa Barbara public courses-- 10 minutes away
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
1/4 mile
Car: necessary

Owner can arrange swimming/dining at local private club. Surfing and kayaking at your back door. Wine Tasting -- Santa Ynez valley 45 minutes away, and downtown Santa Barbara's new 'funk zone' features winery tasting rooms.

Horseback Riding, Polo -- Available nearby, includes trail/ocean/enclosed ring.

Golf and tennis -- exceptional public facilities.

Biking -- easily rented, bike trails everywhere-- to Ojai, Carpinteria...

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Availability & Rates

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Montecito Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July,August,Holidays
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$714
From
$765
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$571,625
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$428
From
$520
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Travelers pays $500 refundable security deposit when signing lease by check or wire transfer. Remaining amount is due when owner returns signed lease to travelers, by check or wire transfer, 60 days prior to arrival.
Notes Bookings normally begin/end on Fridays and Mondays. Canines are welcome with an extra cleaning charge of $150 each--we have a nice gated dog run. Property is fully furnished including an array of beach and sports equipment. Owner welcomes travelers on arrival for a tour and refreshments. Private gated parking is provided.
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Amenities

Montecito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • ISDN Access
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Baths are Stone and Glass construction -- master bath has large walk in stone shower. 2nd Bath has tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Beds are futons, with twin on top and queen on the bottom
    Pull out bed -- Living room couchhConvertible bed(s) - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Can be ordered on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleep sofa in living room available for 1-2 persons, at additional charge, Bunk Beds (1) 2nd bedroom: Bunk Bed has twin futon bed on top and queen futon bed on bottom
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Welcome refreshments and a tour by owner upon arrival: maid service, all linens, kayak, boogie boards, full supply of beach chairs, umbrellas, canines welcome.
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