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Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Ladybug Cottage Santa Barbara

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1/1- + Convertible bed-Lg patio & garden setting

SPECIALS AVAILABLE! Ladybug Cottage is a studio/1 bed room and sleeps 4 people. Animals OK as well. High-speed wireless internet, Phone with unlimited local calls, All Kitchen Appliances & Tools Provided, Coffee Maker and Grinder, Salt/Pepper/Spices, Dishes, Pots, Pans, Beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, umbrella, cooler, beach toys Note, If you are a group of two couples, There is one Queen and one Futon. Perfect for Couples, Family reunions, Wedding parties, business events or any group. We offer 3 Eco friendly separate detached charming Craftsman Cottages to pick from. 2/2 Butterfly Cottage and 2/1 Hummingbird Cottage. Rent one or all three. All cottages are perfect for couples, families, weddings, reunions and corp. events.

Please call for specials on last minute bookings occurring within 10 days of arrival.

What Guests are saying: Testimonials

'We had a wonderful time in your cottage. Everything was perfect! Our memories of this quaint home will be with us forever because our daughter was married Saturday, and our stay here will be mingled with her sweet day. Thank you,'

Elena Johnson -Feb. 2009

'We enjoyed your cottage so much! It was our home and working base for the week of our daughter's wedding. This cottage gave us all a place to be at home-away-from-home. Thank you so much for such a wonderful memory.'

Frank and Kathy - June 2008

We really liked this place. We actually live in Santa Barbara but our house got flooded so we were staying here and we loved it! -May 2008

We had a wonderful time in your cottage while visiting our daughter and sister who lives in Goleta. It was a very special time since we celebrated our father’s 80th birthday. The cottage is a lovely place to stay. It was very warm and cozy. We’ll definitely keep it in mind for the next time. (The Netherlands – Europe) March 20-Ap

'Beautiful home! Everything was more than expected! Santa Barbara is a gorgeous place. Have memories to last a lifetime. Recommend you home to anyone. Thanks, John and Stacey. May 2008

'Wonderful Cottage. Was a home away from home! Thanks for making our family vacation wonderful. What a relaxing weekend.

Thank you. Johnson Family

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Cherise (Owner)
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Calendar last updated:
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About Cherise

My wife & I have lived in Santa Barbara for 29 yrs and invite you to come visit our Charming Cottages. There is no place like Santa Barbara in the world and we think you will agree with us after you have stayed with us in the heart of the Santa Barbara. Known as the American Riviera.

Cherise purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Cherise chose Santa Barbara

Our three Cottages are very charming inside and out. The landscape area surrounding the three Cottages matches the Cottages them selves. The San Roque area neighborhood is a very desirable area for locals to purchase Real Estate because of its family oriented life style and sought after school district. Also its proximity to beaches , shopping and Wine Country. We invested here because of all of these reasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a lovely stay! Nice neighborhood away from the busy-ness of downtown. We enjoyed the garden and quiet patio. Would stay again.
Feb 2014
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based on 12 traveler reviews

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Ladybug Cottage Santa Barbara
average rating of 4.0833335 based on 16 reviews
Orange County, CA

Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here and would love to come back again. The neighborhood was peaceful and having our dog there worked perfectly. We thought we were going to miss being right in the middle of town, but it turned out that we had such easy access to places like the Arroyo Dog Beach and avoided being stuck in rush hour traffic as we decided to drive up the coast. The cottage was very clean and well kept, a perfect getaway for our spring vacation. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying a Ladybug Cottage in beautiful Santa Barbara.

Cute but a bit warned.

  • 2 of 5

We were really excited on arriving to Santa Barbara. Decided to take a family road trip from Los Angeles. It was just the two of us with our toddler. When we arrived , there wasn't anyone there to meet us, earlier in the week I got a e-mail from Charisse about instructions. OK? Instructions doesn't cover all aspects of the cottage. Street parking means the path parking off the property, there's no signs. The cottage is cute, but inside is smaller than expected, especially the bathroom. It's not new as it says on the website and only our toddler enjoyed it because the fixtures were her height. This cottage would work for people who like to stay in and relax, maybe cook in. You would definitely need a car because the property is a bit far from the rest of the highlights of Santa Barbara. It's more of a residential neighborhood. We're the type to go out and enjoy the beach and do activities around State Street. Maybe we'll just book a hotel next time, it's about the same price if not cheaper.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry the two nights you stayed at Ladybug Cottage was not what you expected. Thank you for your review, it helps let us know what to address for our future guests. We appreciate all comments!

Peaceful and close to Excitment

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as it said it would be. Not far from town, but out of the way so as not to be in the midst of it. All the amenities were there even laundry machines and soap. The BB-Que was convenient for the times we felt like hanging around the cottage. The property was clean and well maintained outside with a great deal of nature.

The costumer service was out and out, excellent. More than once, we had extra requests and needs during our stay and she was on it!

The beaches were only 10 min away (by car) and plenty to do. Hiking is a skip away, and bike trails are not far off either. You could walk or ride bikes to stores and there are plenty of great restaurants and shopping. The TEE OFF ( an impressive restaurant) is close by and has great service with absolutely delicious food.

I am recommending Lady Bug Cottage to my friends!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Santa Barbara, CA

Blissful & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

I had the most lovely time while staying at this quiet cottage. It was the perfect place for me to get some much needed rest & relaxation! I would love to come back again. The owner's assistant was very helpful and made me feel welcome. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
San Francisco, CA

Great flexible property

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our group. We actually rented the Ladybug cottage and one of the others. We had a couple with a baby that were able to use the Ladybug cottage so that the baby could take naps and be awake at different times, while the rest of us could be in the other cottage. The patio areas were perfect for relaxing in the lovely Santa Barbara weather.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear back from our guests having a wonderful experience at our cottage! We appreciate your business and thank you for staying with us.


  • 1 of 5

Our spring break vacation was RUINED when a septic tank from next door "Butterfly Cottage" overflowed SEWAGE into patio entrance to our "Ladybug Cottage." Furthermore, there were no sheets for the beds, and the water fountain in the garden area was broken. Upon arrival, when we called for sheets, I even reported to the manager, Cherise, that I saw water discharging out of a white PVC pipe sticking up next to the fountain (ALSO not working!). She insisted it was nothing to worry about, just "grey water." She said she ought to look into it. Then, 48 hours later, we came back from a daily outing around 5pm to see OBVIOUS RAW SEWAGE AND WET SOILED TOILET PAPER gushing out of the same pipe all over the patio area we had to walk through to enter the Ladybug cottage. We called every phone/cell number listed in the cottage, sent emails to the addresses listed, even the EMERGENCY Contact info, but NO ONE RESPONDED for 2 HOURS! Email addresses and some of the numbers were even INCORRECT, had not been updated for over a year! Finally manager moved us to a small hotel room way across town (they paid for one night). They promised to send a plumber, "clean" patio and shampoo carpet. They didn't call us until 1:50 pm the next day. Manager said we could move back into the cottage because it was "clean." We know that "black water" sewage discharges typically require much more to decontaminate. The owner and manager did not seem to take this very seriously. When we refused to return to the cottage, they refunded ONLY the 3 nights remaining in the weekly rental. They refused to refund the entire week, and they even kept the CLEANING FEE! They ABSOLUTELY RUINED OUR FAMILY VACATION. We brought our kids to SB for spring break, and DID NOT EXPECT WE WOULD ENCOUNTER A HEALTH RISK BY EXPOSURE TO HUMAN WASTE IN THE LADYBUG COTTAGE WE RENTED!! How do you find another rental suitable for a family with young active kids in the middle of the spring break holiday?! We also observed wash water from the clothes washer on the driveway, which is for Butterfly Cottage use, being discharged directly out onto the driveway. According to SB Co. Health Dept website, even that "grey water" from the washing machine could contain bacteria that could be harmful to humans. This place is a nightmare! If I could give it negative stars, I would.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry to hear you were not fully satisfied with your experience while staying at the Ladybug Cottage. We always try to ensure the cottages are well maintained and it was an unfortunate plumbing emergency that created this disaster. We always try our best to get these issues resolved in a timely manner and there were a few bumps in the road. This was an emergency plumbing situation at the cottages in which the pipe was clogged. This caused overflow onto a small portion of the patio area only. Pop ups avoid overflow into any living space and they are a code requirement. This had never occurred in the last 5 years of management of the property. The next morning the completion of all repairs were implemented: the plumbing repairs & a thorough cleaning of the patio. A full refund has been issued to amend this situation. Once again, we are very sorry this has been a difficult experience for you.


Car: recommended

Lady Bug Cottage has a unique location for vacation pleasure. There is a flat, easy walk to both La Cumbre and Five Points shopping malls, Whole Foods Market, and Famous Sideways Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tasting 20.7 miles. away. Beach access is nearby.

Near scenic beaches (4.2 miles), the Harbor, Pier, Arts & Crafts Fair (Sundays at East Beach), Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens, the Historical Courthouse, the Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and world-class dining and shopping.

-30 Scenic Miles along Route 154 through the hills of the Los Padres National Forest, past Lake Cachuma to Solvang/Buelton and the Santa Ynez Valley famous Wine Country where the movie Sideways was filmed(20.7 miles).

-30 Scenic miles south on Route 101 along the ocean to Ventura/Oxnard

-120 Scenic miles north on Route 101 through Wine Country to Hearst Castle

-90 miles (some scenic) south on Route 101 to the San Fernando Valley/Los Angel

Other Activities: WINE TASTING in the famous movie (Sideways) Santa Ynez Valley 30 min. drive


Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes All holiday rates are the same as high season rates!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Santa Barbara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower
  • Very Charming bathroom. Very clean and new.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon Queen Size
  • Studio has shower. Enjoy water fountain sounds by opening your windows. Enjoy outside breeze by opening double French doors leading to enclosed patio. Very charming settings.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 buggie boards for children or adults. Cottage is at ground level with no steps (call for details). Cottage is fenced for pets.

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