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3BR/2BA Oceanview, sleeps 6

This romantic three-bedroom, two-bath cottage offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands and is located two minutes from one of the classic beaches in the Santa Barbara area. Summerland, on the edge of Santa Barbara and Montecito, has a delightful village atmosphere with unique shops, a local winery, several restaurants and coffee shops.

The cottage has an open and airy feeling with vaulted ceilings, a large inviting kitchen, hardwood floors and wool carpets, decks off the kitchen and master bedroom, fireplace, heated tile floors, digital cable, high-speed wireless Internet, DVD/VCR and is furnished with antiques. Landscaping is extraordinary with palm trees and an English garden with roses and numerous flowering plants year-round.

The romantic master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and an antique queen-sized bed with the highest quality bedding. French doors open onto a private deck and enclosed patio. This property is owned by Santa Barbara Cottages.

The second bedroom has two twin antique French walnut beds, also with high quality linen accessories. The spacious third bedroom, with a king-size bed, is perfect for extra guests and has a private bath, TV, and can double as separate recreation area, if desired.

The living room and kitchen offer expansive views of the ocean and islands offshore. The living area features comfortable seating, wood floors with oriental rugs, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, DVD/VCR, and CD player. The kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances, new cabinets, wood floors, and a sweeping view of the ocean through French doors that lead to an adjacent deck and the cottage garden. The enclosed garden offers additional seating areas for picnics and barbecues.

Summerland Beach and Lookout Park is less than ¼ mile from the cottage.

The owners of Paradise Cottage are fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau and have been members of the Santa Barbara Area Chamber of Commerce for several years.

Typical guest comments regarding the cottage:

'A lot of thought, care and many charming touches were put into this cottage. It definitely made a little paradise for our family.' -- Rob, San Luis Obispo, CA

'Great detail, great color, everything you need for just about everything ... and so clean!!' -- Paul, Los Angeles

'You have made the cottage warm and inviting and a beautiful place to spend a vacation ... we will return' -- Ron, Glendale, AZ

'We have rented many homes in the past and have never found one so clean and so welcoming.' -- Carolyn and Dwight, New York

'We had a great week enjoying this beautiful home, the beauty of the area and the pace of a small town. Everything here is a visual delight.' -- Marie, Altadena, CA.

We offer all the amenities you would expect in a 5-star hotel and more: fireplace, wireless high-speed Internet service, digital cable with 32' HDTV, DVD/VCR, stereo with CD player, full kitchen with every conceivable appliance, cooking utensils and china, top quality mattresses with down blankets and fine linens, washer and dryer, gas grill, beautiful gardens, fountain, beach equipment and towels, porta-crib, high chair, sand toys, etc. On request, bicycles are also available. Visiting Paradise Cottage is reminiscent of times past, a place to get away for a few days, experience 'America's Riviera', return home rested and renewed. While away your days overlooking the ocean, taking in the star-lit nights and enjoying the incomparable events from world-class wineries, Old Spanish style architecture, incomparable whale-watching, and delectable treats from our many farmers markets and restaurants.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
Run, don't walk to Paradise Cottage in Summerland. It lives up to its name in every way. The location is within close proximity to the beach and wonderful restaurants and an easy, quick drive to Santa Barbara, Carpenteria, etc. The home is beautiful, spotlessly clean, and has so many ammenities not offered at other rentals. Extra surprises greeted us when we arrived -- warm brownies, fresh fruit and flowers. We enjoyed an extraordinary week and will return. Sandy, San Jose, CA
Jun 2009
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Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens
+1 8059666312
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Grass Valley, CA

home away from home

  • 5 of 5
I've lost count of the number of times our family has returned to Paradise Cottage over the past few years. Our kids just refer to it as "our vacation house" and don't believe us when we tell them it's not really ours! We love knowing a dish of warm brownies and lots of fresh fruit will be waiting for us when we arrive that first day, and throughout the week we are made so comfortable with the little details that always seem to be covered. Many thanks to Francesca and John for all the work they have done to make this such a cozy, beautiful cottage.

Chris and Sarah and the kids
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens
+1 8059666312
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Beautiful home and relaxing settings

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this property for a week. Very beautiful house with a New England charm. Nice ocean views from the back of the house. The house was very clean and spotless when we got there. The pictures online accurately represent the condition of the house. The owner had left a basket with fresh fruits and delicious chocolate brownie. The location was perfect, and less than 10 minutes away from Santa Barbara, Montecito and many quiet beaches. The owner allowed us to bring our pet which made the place very homey. We would definitely come back and stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our California ocean view cottage was inspired by my many trips to England and New England. We have tried to provide every comfort you would expect at a fine hotel, with all the touches of home to make your visit as perfect as possible. We are so lucky to be located within walking distance of the beach, with great ocean views without leaving the house. The entire side of the house faces the ocean [really it is the front of the house, the side that doesn't overlook the street]. And, our location allows you to be close to all the things to do and see in Santa Barbara. I am delighted that you were able to stay with us and have such a wonderful vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks for your kind words and encouragement....Francesca
Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens
+1 8059666312
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
New Albany

What a hostess

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed in a dozen homes rented from online sites. No hostess compares to Francesca. Brownies and fruit on the kitchen counter, champagne, soda, butter, & milk in the fridge, full-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion & soap in the bathrooms, chocolates on the pillows. And, my favorite, the toilet paper. I know this seems simple and silly, but not having to run out to the store for toilet paper because the house is really FULLY stocked was wonderful. Plenty extra rolls in the cabinet under the sink!

We actually arrived about two hours before our check in time and after a call to Francesca, we were told that if the housekeeper was gone (finished) we were welcome to enter the house. The garden wraps around the house and is obviously cared for by someone who loves it. Places to sit in the sun, places to sit in the shade, places to eat. It was just lovely.

One of my favorite things about staying in a home is having access to a washer and dryer if we need one. Yup, you guessed it, fully stocked with detergent, bleach, fabric softener, and dryer sheets. You are not going to find a house that will make you feel more like you are in your own home (just one cleaned for you!) than this one.

Great location, great weather, great company, and a great hostess. All made for a lovely holiday. Jump on this one.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a great pleasure to welcome new guests to our special home. And, to make sure they have everything they need for a wonderful visit. Thank you very much for coming to Santa Barbara and your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again to explore the California coast and everything it has to offer. Until then, safe travels.....Francesca, Santa Barbara Cottages
Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens
+1 8059666312
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Charming Place filled with special touches

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is beautiful very relaxing and I must
say the beds were extremely comfortable. It is very special when someone takes
the time to make you feel at home. We were welcomed with homemade brownies,
a gift basket filled with goodies from Trader Joes and organic fruits. In addition,
each room was filled with flowers. Thank you for making our daughter's graduation
special. You are like the Nordstrom of rental properties. I would defintely
reccommend your property to my relatives and friends.

Thank you
Joe and Cathy and family
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cathy and Joy,

What a very special review! Thanks so much for your kind comments and also to be compared to Nordstrom's - that is over the top. I look forward to welcoming you and your friends on another visit to Paradise...Cottage....Many thanks, Francesca
Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens
+1 8059666312
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Chicago, IL

One cute place with a terrific owner

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for 5 nights and liked a lot of things - fresh flowers everywhere, freshly-baked brownies, fruit and champaign waiting for us, as well as other grocery items. Francesca has thought of everything - great linens including robes, several beautiful outdoor seating areas, fully-equiped kitchen, etc. When we asked if there was an espresso machine, she said no, but there would be one by the time we arrived! How thoughtful is that? I rate this place 5 stars, but I do have to mention that the proximity of the expressway makes the outdoors (and indoors when windows are open) quite noisy... There were so many, many positives that we overlooked this one small negative.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed all the many extras that make this property so special. Our unique geography, view of the ocean and ability to walk to the beach, makes this a special place to visit.

Many thanks for your comments.

Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens
+1 8059666312
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Paradise Cottage was the perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
The moment we walked into Paradise Cottage we were so pleased to find that it was just as perfect for us as it appeared in the photos. We arrived mid-January for a six week stay, driving cross country with our chocolate lab. After the long drive we were thankful for goodies stocked in the kitchen--dark roast coffee from Trader Joe's, milk, yogurt, granola, local fresh fruit and Francesca's signature brownies. We spent the next six weeks exploring the Santa Barbara area and spent alot of time on the beach at Summerland with our lab--a beautiful beach where we could walk for miles. We hit all of the farmers' markets in the area and so had fresh local produce and gorgeous flowers everyday. The kitchen is well equipped and had everything we needed to prepare both everyday meals and dinner for guests, including a nice gas grill outside. We also found lots of staples such as spices, olive oil, balsamic vinegar etc. Cooking in the bright and airy kitchen (the french doors open to the sunny deck) was literally a breeze. When we did not have guests we made ourselves at home, enjoying time spent in the sunny, beautifully landscaped garden (fully enclosed so our dog could roam around) and nosing around in the many antique shops in Summerland. We also enjoyed lunches at the Summerland Beach Cafe and Cafe Luna--both pet-friendly. When we had guests they appreciated the privacy of the guest bedroom and bath downstairs but everyone loved the sunny deck for morning coffee. We often dined at Santa Barbara's best downtown restaurants--Downey's, Buchon, Opal etc were less than 15 minutes away. For fun we went sailing and visited local sights such as Lotusland, art museums and galleries. Driving though the mountains to the wineries was a great experience--many wineries are quite picturesque and are perfect to bring a picnic lunch while they serve you tastes of their wines. Demetria was our favorite--don't be put off by the fact that reservations are required--it was a fabulous experience! All in all, we enjoyed Francesca's hospitality and found the cottage perfect for our needs--so much so that we have reserved again for next year. We can't wait to return to Paradise Cottage!
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that you enjoyed Paradise Cottage and all that Santa Barbara has to offer. It certainly was a pleasure to have hosted your winter get-away and make sure you had everything that you needed.

Looking forward to your return.

Thanks so much for your kind words.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Santa Barbara

Other Activities: whale watching, wineries, golf, tennis, shopping, restaurants, live entertainment, museums, polo

Golf: There are numerous golf courses in the immediate area.

Ski: Water skiing nearby.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 15
7 night minimum stay
Nov 23 - Nov 30
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santa Barbara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom has french doors opening to private deck. Graco porta-crib and high chair also available.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Canoe
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • winery tours
  • playground
  • water parks
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
  • golf privileges optional
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing

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