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Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens


Member since: 2001
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015
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Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Francesca (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

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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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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

A wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this property was truly special. After a long day of travel it was great to arrive at Paradise Cottage, hear the fountain near the door, and see the beautiful plants outside. Inside the home is full of sunlight, welcoming and warm. There were fresh flowers in every room, and fresh baked brownies waiting for us in the kitchen. There were snacks and the necessities so we were able to put off a trip to the grocery store for a day.

Summerland is a great community. We walked down to Lillie Avenue several mornings for a breakfast burrito at Stacky's or breakfast at The Summerland Beach Cafe. It's very easy short walk to the beach from either.

The cottage has everything you need to have a wonderful vacation, The kitchen is well stocked. The bedrooms are lovely and the beds are comfortable, the linens are nice. The sectional in the living room is comfortable as well. The courtyard area was great for reading. The deck overlooking the ocean was a great place to enjoy a glass of wine in the early evening as the sun set. We were even able to enjoy cooking on the gas grill a couple times.

Francesca is amazing, she has put so much thought into what her visitors may need. We have been lucky enough to stay at 3 of the properties that she manages on four different occasions. After staying at one of the Santa Barbara Cottages properties, I can't imagine staying anywhere else. Every year when we arrive, it feels as if we are coming home. Even though all of her properties are slightly different and unique, they all have the same level of detail and thoughtfulness.

We are already looking forward to our visit next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a great honor to welcome back returning guests as that way I know that we have truly made their visit special. Santa Barbara Cottages is grateful for all of our many guests around the world who have found our homes and enjoyed their visits. It is always a pleasure to provide everything that is needed for a wonderful visit to Santa Barbara. I look forward to welcoming you again in the coming year....Many thanks for this fantastic review....Francesca

Outstanding Property and Property Owner

  • 5 of 5

We are six woman who graduated from high school together in 1965. This year we picked Santa Barbara and Paradise Cottage. We all agreed this was the best trip ever and that was largely due to Francesca and her wonderful property. We reported some things that were broken when we arrived and she was there to make sure they were fixed. She was by far the best property owner we have ever encountered. Her detailed list on where to go and eat were spot on. Thanks Francesca for a great time and good memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to host your reunion and I am so glad to hear the cottage was a perfect home for you all. I have traveled the world over and realize how nice it is to find everything you need when you walk in. That is our goal. That coupled with our fantastic ocean views, great location and incredible weather always make Santa Barbara a very special place to visit. Many thanks for coming to stay and look forward to seeing you again. Francesca
San Antonio, TX

6 Gals on a Trip

  • 5 of 5

Our 4 nights at Paradise Cottage were wonderful. Francesca has decorated and supplied the cottage with such "homey" items that you feel like you are staying in someone's own home. Her welcoming treats (flowers, champagne, brownies, etc.) are such a touching way to say "I'm glad you're here".

If we return to Santa Barbara, we would jump at the opportunity to stay at Paradise Cottage again.

Thanks, Francesca!

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

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
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


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.


Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0.00
Cleaning $250.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
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:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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