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Captain's Cottage – Stunning Ocean Views, Close to the Beach


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


Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Captain's Cottage – Stunning Ocean Views, Close to the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Summerland House Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 bedroom/ 3 bath

The Captain’s Cottage is an irresistible 3 bedroom / 3 bath getaway overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands in Summerland. On the edge of Santa Barbara and Montecito, Summerland has a delightful village atmosphere with unique shops, a local winery, several restaurants and coffee shops. The cottage offers an ideal accommodation for those seeking privacy and tranquility.

The 2,400 square foot home has been beautifully furnished in a nautical theme, with careful attention to every detail. Enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the one of three decks overlooking the ocean. Enjoy an armchair view of the ever-changing ocean panorama with sea breezes to keep you cool on warm, balmy days. Or curl up with a book in front of one of the three fireplaces located throughout the home. Managed by Santa Barbara Cottages.

The home is organized around three living areas connected through a stunning oak spiral staircase. At the top is a spacious master bedroom suite with a king-size bed and beautiful master bath with Jacuzzi tub and stand alone shower, and walk in closet. A separate seating area and freestanding fireplace complete this self-contained living area. Off the suite is the “Wheelhouse”, a private deck offering stunning views of the ocean.

The second level of the home includes a kitchen, dining area, office and living room with a beautiful two-story rock fireplace as well as a second bedroom with a queen size bed and second bath. This level of the home includes another spacious deck overlooking the ocean, as well as a deck on the back of the house which faces a quiet park-like setting with many trees and open space.

On the entry level of the home is another bedroom suite complete with a queen-size bed, private bath and sitting area complete with a separate entertainment system.

The Captain’s Cottage offers all the amenities you would expect in a 5-star hotel yet is a world away from a bustling hotel atmosphere. The home offers wireless high-speed Internet, 4 TVs with cable, DVD player, Bose IPod base, luxurious linens and towels, gas bar-b-que, extraordinary furnishings and beautiful wood floors. The peaceful garden offers additional seating areas for picnics and barbecues. The cottage is just a short walk to the beach along a trail that meanders by the property down to the ocean. Summerland beach and adjacent Lookout Park is world renowned as one of the country’s premier beaches.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Francesca (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great stay here for our cousin's wedding! The Cottage was an amazing home and a great base for all the activities of the week. We couldn't have imagined anything more perfect. Betsy and family from Minnesota
Jan 2010
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Captain's Cottage – Stunning Ocean Views, Close to the Beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 17 reviews
Hollis, NH

This is an outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

Our Family of 5 stayed in the Captains Cottage for two weeks in July 2009. The transaction and booking went flawlessly and everything was described 100% accurate. Upon our late arrival we found the house fully stocked with enough food and goodies to allow for a casual first day before visiting the market. The owners even supplied a welcome basket and fresh cut flowers along with fresh home baked goods upon our arrival. The house is newly renovated, furnished, extremely clean and well laid out with lots of privacy consisting of a bed room and private bath on every level. They have lovely gardens and a stunning lemon tree right off the deck loaded with fresh lemons. This house is unbelievable with every possible amenity and all the comforts of home. The beds were extremely comfortable and the house location was both private and quiet. We found our hosts Francesca and John to be extremely helpful and an absolute pleasure. They were available at all times and a wealth of information regarding must see places to visit. We have rented several properties but this property was the best by far. We would definitely return and rent this home again.

Francesca and John, thanks so much for sharing your lovely home with us. See you next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very kind words. We were absolutely delighted to be your hosts and provide all the treats for a special visit!! We are looking forward to your return. Francesca and John
Lafayette, CA

Everything was perfect - loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented Captain's Cottage for Thanksgiving week, and we could not have been more pleased with everything. I booked the house through Francesca, and she could not have been more helpful. The house was very well-stocked with everything we needed. The house is nicely decorated, clean and well-maintained. There is a bed/bath on each of the three floors. It was nice for the teenagers to have their own first floor, complete with a cozy sitting area. The weather was warm so we spent much of our time on the decks, which overlook the water. The little town of Summerland is cute, with good restaurants. One night we went to Cafe Luna for dinner and sat out on the patio with live music playing - lovely. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Turning 60 is so fun when you are in Summerland,CA

  • 5 of 5

Seven sister (3 of which turned 60) came to celebrate our birthdays together. We have NEVER been on a trip together. The Captain's Cottage was perfect for us. Francesca helped me pick from among all her properties. She said we would really enjoy this cottage. And we did... When I returned home I learned that Francesca had gone and picked up a wine and cheese gift box that my friend had purchase as a birthday gift. That gift box was waiting with a box of food, drinks and champagne. We were tired and hungry after a day of travel and I was 'wining' about wanting cheese and wine. I have been around the world and never got that service with my accommodations. Francesca was more then generous and gracious, she is the perfect owner and manager to work with before, during and after your trip to the Captain's Cottage. Having planned the trip for seven sisters, I was a little nervous that it would not be what I saw and read on the internet....but what a surprise it was so much more. Words and pictures can not do justice to the beauty and energy of this vacation.

The space is amazing as we were together as much as we wanted to be and we had private space where ever we wanted choosing from the many fabulous decks or gardens. We eat together around the kitchen table just like home. We cooked together just like home. We sang and danced together just like when we were 20 years old....and of course we even watched some TV together. That is just the cottage experience.

Summerland is this quiet special quiet place sitting a hill overlooking a beautiful beach with the most stunning ocean view. The friendly people, the coffee shops and the antique shops were all an added attraction.

Summerland is 10 minutes from Santa Barbara and the ride along the coast to get there and back is awesome... We drove to and from at least once a day and sometimes two times. The wineries were a wonderful road trip as well.

I am planning another trip for a group I belong to and will be contacting Francesca for another stay. There is so much to see in this region and the Santa Barbara/Summerland area is centrally located for side trips in all directions. Bridgit O'Sullivan, Ohio (sisters from Denver, Cleveland, Chicago and Louisville)

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - I always hope that Santa Barbara Cottages meets our guests expectations, but this is over the top and very gratifying. Thanks so much for sharing your birthday experience and birthday vacation with us. Wishing you a very happy year and looking forward to welcoming you back!! Come back and continue your adventure to explore Santa Barbara and everything we have to offer. Until then, safe travels....Francesca
Agoura Hills

Fun Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

My family of 3 couples rented the Captains Cottage in Summerland for a wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo in October. This was a fun place to stay. The nautical theme with numerous seaworthy knick knacks made the place feel like a real vacation. The location close to the beach was perfect. Although, guests have to deal with a bit of tar on the feet afterwards. A couple items reduced the rating from excellent to very good. The shower in the downstairs bathroom turned cold after 5 minutes which Francesca informed us was probably due to a new on demand water heater. She promised to alert the plumber to this problem for future guests. Also, there was an odor coming from this same shower after awhile which the plumber will probably correct as well. 2 dehumidifier bags located in the closet and bathroom had a very strong fragrance which was easily corrected by moving them outside temporarily. All in all, we had a fabulous time and would rent one of the cottages again!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Scottsdale, AZ


  • 5 of 5

Nothing could have been better during our stay at the Captain's Cottage. The size and layout of the home was perfect for us, our two daughters and their spouses. The home was clean, bathrooms updated and furnishings high-quality and comfortable. Francesca's freshly-baked brownies, drinks and snacks made us feel instantly welcome and relieved we didn't have to immediately find a grocery after our 7-hour drive. The views were spectacular from every level and the beach was clean, uncrowded and only two blocks away. Summerland is quiet and quaint and only ten minutes from the hustle-and-bustle of Santa Barbara. This was the most pefect vacation our family has ever had and we are hoping to make a return visit soon!

Kim R, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming and I am delighted that you enjoyed the house and your visit. The Captain's Cottage is a very special place with ocean views and the perfect location to explore all of Santa Barbara. Whether you walk to the beach or take advantage of the many things to do in Santa Barbara, this house is perfectly located. Minutes away from hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Barbara, you are in a village atmosphere of quaint shops and small eateries. Yet a mile away is the famous San Ysidro Ranch, where the Kennedys honey mooned and the recent winner of the Wine Spectator award. We look forward to welcoming you back and hope to see you again soon....Francesca

Lovely home with beautiful views and privacy.

  • 5 of 5

This charming home was perfect for our vacation with 3 teenage children. Everyting feels new and well maintained, with lovely sitting areas throughout. Well located for an easy drive to Santa Barbara and nearby beaches. The owners welcomed us with kitchen provisions and flowers throughout. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed all the amenities of our lovely ocean view cottage. Thanks very much for your kind words and encouragement. We look forward to welcoming you back! Francesca


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Summerland Beach

Other Activities: Wine country tours


Rates & Availability

From $393 Per night

Summerland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season
Jan 17 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer & Holidays
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Weekly rentals are normally Saturday to Saturday Check-in time is 4pm, check-out 10am.
During the off-season, weekly visits are preferred, however, nightly rates are available with a 3-night minimum.
Holidays include Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's weeks.

Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cottage offers every amenity you would expect in a 5-star hotel and more - complimentary wine, soft drinks and baked goods on arrival; fresh flowers in every room; Penhaligon soaps and toiletries; large-screen TV; superb quality linens and towels; and a fully-equipped kitchen with every conceivable appliance and cooking need - nothing has been overlooked. We are fully available during your stay to meet any need that may arise.

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