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Santa Barbara/Montecito Beach , Sleeps 5-7, Jacuzzi/Maid/Kayak


Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Santa Barbara/Montecito Beach , Sleeps 5-7, Jacuzzi/Maid/Kayak

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Montecito Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 2+3+2 on Convertible LR sofabed, 2 Baths. Sleeps 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, through shatter proof glass. Both bedrooms are on the lower floor, with 2 baths, and each bedroom has doors to the lower porch, also with shatter proof glass. The kitchen is modern with all amenities, and a pass through to the outdoor BBQ. A side yard houses an array of sports equipment (kayaks, surfboards, boogie boards, beach furniture), and has a small dog run.

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 sleeps up to 7; 2 bdrm/ 2 bath, plus Convertible bed for 2, on Miramar Beach, 270 degree views, hot tub, classy renovation, canine friendly with dog run.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pat (Owner)
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Why Pat chose Montecito

Stunning views, protected area on beach with great surfing. Canine friendly with private dog run. All Original 1920's wood refinished, new stone baths and kitchen -- sliding doors to decks on both stories. Front deck for BBQing w/passthrough to kitchen. Private gated parking, maid service....

What makes this cottage unique

Owner always available for assistance, advice on area activities. House is really awesome winter and summer..

Guestbook comments from the owner


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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based on 9 traveler reviews

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Santa Barbara/Montecito Beach , Sleeps 5-7, Jacuzzi/Maid/Kayak
average rating of 3.8888888 based on 13 reviews
Newhall, California

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed out stay at this beach house. The house has a lot of charm. There are 2 large decks that look out at the ocean. The lay out of the house is perfect, including the shower access for coming in from the beach. We took advantage of all the 'toys' - kayak, surf boards, etc. The owner was great, very helpful. We look forward to staying here again and would highly recommend this beach house.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Best View Ever

  • 3 of 5

We were in search of a special place, close by and needed to feel the ultimate get-away without the commute, baggage or potential flight delays so we to book this beach bungalow for 3 nights. We are locals and also operate 2 VRBO's in downtown Santa Barbara. We did appreciate the 8 minute commute. Communication about the key was a miss and we waited about 45 mins for the key to arrive. This place is in one of the special places to be for a "beach" getaway and in a very "locals" beach area for Santa Barbara.

However, after experiencing our stay, we would like to make a few recommendations. Kitchen area needs to be cleaned out of all old appliances, lids, pots and pans that don't match and organized a bit. It's a great galley kitchen, very functional, however for longer stays, you need space in cupboards for functional kitchen pots and pans, etc. We didn't want to leave for 3 days and would have enjoyed being able to fry up some eggs for breakfast, there currently is not a decent fry pan. The bathrooms are great and well set up with plenty of beach towels provided. The regular towels and bath mats are ready for a change, they are very tired. The bed linens need to be updated or at least bedding with large stains should not be used.

The equipment room, which is where all the beach activity gear is, is bit over loaded with outdated and/or broken stuff that should be removed so that no guests are hurt moving it around to get to the stuff that is functional.

The hot tub is non-functioning and it won't be functioning anytime soon. However, there is a nice soaking tub in one of the bathrooms, which made up for this feature not being available.

With this being said, we did feel like we were completely removed for 3 days and enjoyed our stay and looked beyond how we would have offered up this magical location.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Scottsdale, AZ

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

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
New York


  • 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, making it both child and dog friendly!!!

We can't wait to come back!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Santa Fe, NM

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.


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


Rates & Availability

From $428 Per night

Montecito Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Notes Bookings normally begin/end on Fridays and Mondays. Bank/other holiday weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas weeks charges are at Summer rates. Canines are welcome with an extra cleaning charge of $150 each--we have a nice gated dog run.Owner welcomes travelers on arrival for a tour and refreshments. Private gated parking is provided.
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.
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Montecito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Baths are Stone and Glass construction -- master bath has large walk in stone shower. 2nd Bath has tub/shower.
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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