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Exceptional ocean views, gardens and privacy, less than mile to beach and town


Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015
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Exceptional ocean views, gardens and privacy, less than mile to beach and town

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Santa Barbara House Rental Photos and Description

4BR, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 people in luxury

The Eucalyptus Cottage and Guest House are set in a serene, secluded location between Santa Barbara and Montecito, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara Bird Refuge. Five minutes to the beaches and downtown, the location offers the perfect getaway with rare tranquility, yet is very much in the center of things.

With four bedrooms and 3 baths, the cottage and guest house will accommodate up to eight people in luxury. The houses offer every conceivable amenity: stunning views, a fabulous kitchen with the latest commercial appliances, oriental carpets over wood, travertine and limestone floors, several outdoor terraces and patios, wireless high-speed Internet service and a great deal more.

The master bedroom, with its cathedral ceiling has sliding doors that look out on a beautiful terrace adjacent to a lovely waterfall that cascades to a beautiful pond. King and Queen size beds throughout, each with the finest imported linens. Santa Barbara Cottages.

The second bedroom has wonderful views of the ocean and a private bath. Through French doors, the bedroom leads to a private patio and beautiful garden.

The large living room has wood floors, a beautiful Italian wood-burning fireplace and cable TV with a flat panel display. French doors offer stunning views of the ocean and lead to a patio with a barbeque and teak chairs and table.

The guest house is located a few steps from the main cottage and offers two additional bedrooms, each luxuriously appointed. The guest house also has a kitchenette, flat panel TV and two additional private patios.

Both houses are nestled on an approximately one half acre lot, offering total seclusion. The lot is extensively landscaped with several species of trees and flowering plants.

Overall, the houses and landscaping are truly stunning, even for Santa Barbara. They offer an idyllic setting that will be difficult to leave.

May - November, Blue Whale watching in the Santa Barbara Channel;

June - August, Music Academy of the West Summer School

June 24, Santa Barbara's Summer Solstice Parade;

Throughout the year:

Santa Barbara County world famous vineyards;

Sailing Trips from Santa Barbara Sailing Center;

Carpinteria tide pools;

Santa Barbara weekly arts fair;

Historic area walking tour every weekend;

Santa Barbara areas Farmer's Market every day;

Contact us for even more to do in Santa Barbara!!


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

We offer every amenity of a 5-Star hotel and more. 4 bedrooms with private patios and terraces, a luxury kitchen with Wolf, Sub-Zero and Meile appliances (and all the cookware you will need to prepare and serve a gourmet meal), Italian fireplace, digital cable TV, high-speed wireless Internet, washer and dryer, top quality imported linens, wood, travertine and limestone floors with oriental carpets, a beautiful central terrace with an adjacent waterfall, beach towels, chairs and umbrellas.

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:
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We have stayed at this property 4 times. We have brought friends and family with us and each of them has nothing but good to say about the experience. I highly recommend Eucalyptus Hill and John and Francesca. We hope to return in 2009. The extra touches have been greatly appreciated. Fresh brownies, upscale linens and toiletries, etc. Very nicely done! Mesa, AZ
Feb 2009
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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 21 traveler reviews

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Exceptional ocean views, gardens and privacy, less than mile to beach and town
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Clovis, CA

Eucalyptus Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time!! What an incredible property - the cottage and yard are completely captivating and serene! Our only regret is not staying longer! So, we hope to return soon! Francesca, you have a gift ....we felt so welcomed and pampered it will be hard to go anywhere else! Many thanks from the Whitlow Family.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
San Diego, CA

60th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Family and friends from California met at this amazing home to celebrate my mother's 60th birthday. We were absolutely amazed at the home and all of the personal touches that came with it. The separated main home and cottage worked perfectly for our group. The flowers, baskets of fresh fruit and snacks and brownies were a great welcome treat. The views from every room were amazing. We were there during a heat wave and lucky for us the houses were stocked with many personal fans for our use. We spent as much time as possible at the home, not wanting to leave. The driveway was tricky, but we mastered it after a few times. On our drive home from our wonderful weekend, we were already planning our trip back. I would stay here again and again. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. I am thrilled we were able to host your special birthday and share this magical home with you. I look forward to welcoming you back! Francesca


  • 5 of 5

Came up from San Diego with 3 other couples to celebrate my sister's 60th Bday...what a great time we had. The house was perfect and we enjoyed hanging out and soaking up the beautiful view from all of the patios. Everyone in the group was so comfortable at the house that we ended up cooking dinner "at home" every night. The kitchen is very well equipped and has plenty of dishes etc., and the dinner table easily fits 8 to 10. I highly recommend this house and will definitely return. Francesca does a great job and goes out of her way to make you feel right at home in this wonderful vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful Wedding Week!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this wonderful property for a week in order to attend my son's wedding. When we arrived at the location, the driveway was a bit of a surprise, as it is small and cannot accommodate too many vehicles. This really did not turn out to be a problem. We climbed the stairs and were charmed by the beautiful landscaping and the two cottages. There was a babbling brook and a cute bridge separating the two homes. The furnishings were nice, the beds were really comfortable and the kitchen has everything you could need to create some nice meals.

We opened the beautiful French doors in the living room and soaked in the ocean views. I could have easily spent all of my time at the house looking at the plants and cute little stairways.

Francesca left wonderful personal touches throughout the house. There were fresh flowers in every room, little bowls of chocolates, cava in the fridge, a fruit and snack basket, coffee, and best of all, freshly baked brownies. What a treat!

We had a family dinner up at the house, including the bride and groom, her family and members of our family. I was able to make a nice dinner and everyone enjoyed themselves so much.

Also, I thought I would be bringing my dog and was so happy that Francesca agreed that he could stay with us. Luckily, I found a nice place to board him, so I did not bring him after all. It's too bad, because I think he would have enjoyed the yard and the family of bunnies that were in the back.

The only downside of the week was the rare heat wave Santa Barbara was experiencing the week we were there. There was a nice fan that we moved from the bedroom to the living room, so we were able to cool off a bit.

I would highly recommend this beautiful property. It truly is a unique and beautiful home and Francesca is a lovely host.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always wonderful to hear that someone has enjoyed our home so much. We do have a 2-car garage and parking in the driveway, so that we can accommodate 4 cars; so for most guests this is enough. However, our focus is on the many amenities and the very special landscaping and ambiance of this magical property. Nestled between a George Washington Smith landmark home and a small mansion that was part of the Mannington Estate, this property exudes charm and privacy. The property across the street is on 14 1/2 acres giving you fantastic views of both the ocean and the mountains. We believe the garden was laid out by Lockwood de Forrest. On top of that, typically, we have the best climate in the world. Days in the 70's, nights in the 60's. And, world class restaurants, wine, theater and music make Santa Barbara a special destination. There is something to do for every member of the family. We look forward to welcoming you back to Santa Barbara Cottages. Many thanks again for coming to visit.....Francesca

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay. We've stayed at many other rentals but this home was the best by far. The Cottage and guest house were clean and well maintained. The stunning views and lush gardens were so beautiful and serene. The nice little touches such as homemade brownies, fresh fruit, food basket, beverages, etc. were so appreciated and welcoming. We were content not leaving the property our entire visit. A true retreat. We've sent the property link to our friends and family. We look forward to our next visit.

Yolanda M.

Santa Clarita, CA

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and comments on the many amenities that we provide. Our goal is to pamper you and make your visit special. I am delighted to hear that we have succeeded. Francesca
Walla Walla, Washington


  • 5 of 5

Everything about this beautiful cottage took our breath away. We rented the cottage (which is actually two cottages, 2 bedrooms in each) for a mother-daughter weekend and everything was perfect. Francesca stocked the kitchen with coffee, left wine in the frig and brownies on the kitchen counter for us. The bedding is beautiful and luxurious, the art work is stunning, the views amazing. Gardens everywhere, gorgeous landscaping, several outdoor areas for meals and relaxation -- just perfect in every way. I cannot sing the praises of this cottage highly enough!!! Our deposit was also returned within days. Truly a stunningly beautiful place to stay -- a lovely home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always incredible to hear back that our guests have had such a magical experience staying at Eucalyptus Hill Cottage and Guest House. It is our hope and goal that each visit will be special and create lasting memories. Thanks so much for coming to visit us and I hope to welcome you back on another visit to Santa Barbara. Francesca


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

Golf: Many golf courses in the immediate vicinity.


Rates & Availability

From $495 Per night

Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Jan 3 - Jun 8
3 night minimum stay
Summer and holidays
Jun 9 2015 - Sep 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0.00
Cleaning $300.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Cancellation Policy: If you cancel and your dates are rebooked, you will be reimbursed 100%. However, if you cancel within 60 days of arrival and your dates are not rebooked, reimbursement is not possible. In dire cases, it may be possible to rebook another available time depending on availability.

Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Cribs available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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