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Classic Beach House, Great Back Yard. Walk everywhere!

Elizabeth Winthrop

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Elizabeth Winthrop

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015
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Classic Beach House, Great Back Yard. Walk everywhere!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Santa Barbara House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 8 to 10

Seashore Cottage is a beautifully maintained beach house in one of the best locations in Santa Barbara. The property is circa 1940 in an art nouveau style and has been carefully restored to its original charm while offering the comforts of first class accommodations. It is half a block to Santa Barbara's East Beach, and a short walk to the world renowned Santa Barbara Zoo. It is about a mile walk to both State Street (Stearns Wharf) and Montecito. Very close to a scheduled stop on Santa Barbara's Electric Bus Route that takes you to the wharf and downtown (25 cents, includes one transfer!).

Seashore Cottage is a single family home which includes three bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with two twins, and two sleeper sofas which convert to queen beds. The house is equipped with new appliances, a private washer and dryer, fine quality linens and bedding, and attractive furnishings. The cottage is filled with light, decorated in a beach motif and welcomes you to relax, kick your shoes off and make yourself at home.

The property offers a lushly landscaped and wonderfully private,fully fenced rear yard, which is very rare for this location. The yard includes a vine draped pergola under which there is a fountain and furniture for lounging and dining, a private and secluded Jacuzzi large enough for 6 people, a ping-pong table and BBQ. Whether traveling solo, with friends, extended family or small children, Seashore Cottage really makes your vacation stress free!

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR TWO OTHER BEACH PROPERTIES IN SANTA BARBARA: HOMEAWAY # 963746 (SPRING HOUSE AT BUTTERFLY BEACH IN MONTECITO) AND VRBO #510209 (SEASHORE VACATION WITH SWIMMING POOL).

Have any special requests? Let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please send an email to inquire.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elizabeth Winthrop (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

About Elizabeth Winthrop

We have lived in Santa Barbara for over 30 years. My husband is a well-known and popular ophthalmologist and I am a retired attorney. We have raised three children in Santa Barbara and now that they are all off doing their own thing, I have embarked on a new career owning and operating my two vacation rentals (the other one is near the Biltmore Hotel in Montecito - VRBO #382419.) Although we have traveled all over the globe, we are always so glad to come home to this magical place. We think you'll feel the same! I manage my vacation rentals with the same care that I have devoted to our own home on the Riviera, and they are both impeccably maintained. We have enjoyed staying in properties like ours that offer the comforts of a first class hotel, with a lot more space and convenience. Santa Barbara offers the most fabulous lifestyle, and Seashore Cottage will give you the opportunity to 'live like a local.' Welcome to paradise!

Why Elizabeth Winthrop chose Santa Barbara

Location, location, location! A short block to Santa Barbara's East beach, walking distance to downtown Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Zoo, and Montecito. A great market on the corner, Trader Joe's two blocks away. Easy freeway access. Three hotel spas, bike rentals, visitor information all within walking distance. This is the place to be.

What makes this house unique

Seashore Cottage is a 1940's era art nouveau style single story cottage that has been lovingly and painstakingly restored and renovated to its original charm. We have salvaged all original hardware and there are hardwood floors in the bedrooms and living rooms, slate floors in the kitchens and carrera marble in the bathrooms. Rare for the area, Seashore Cottage features a beautifully landscaped and fully enclosed rear yard with an indoor/outdoor playroom which is wonderful for small children. Every interior surface has been re-finished, without sacrificing the unique appeal of an older home. The layout of this property is great for two families or multi-generation extended families with plenty of separation for the youngsters to play while the adults relax. The primary kitchen is adjacent to the backyard and the BBQ, and there is a secondary 'entertainment/wet bar/laundry' kitchen in the front living room area.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Classic Beach House, Great Back Yard. Walk everywhere!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
5

Great Girl's Weekend House!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so close to the beach, and there is a GREAT little grocery store at the end of the block. Easy to ride bikes to downtown Santa Barbara and the house itself - so well decorated and comfortable. Great back patio and grill. We just had a FABULOUS time and will go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

East Beach, Santa Barbara, 3 Bedroom + Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The occasion was our daughters Wedding. Our extended family and ourselves (8) enjoyed the occommocations very much especially the roominess, the ourside area for our pets and the orange trees, we enjoyed fresh fruit juice every morning. We also received other family members for an open-house after the wedding. This was a great find in accommodations for our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fabulous get away

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better place - location was perfect, house was great - plenty of room and well kept. Great parking and the backyard was a hit with the kids. We loved every minute of it and will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Need a 6th star for far exceeding expextations

  • 5 of 5

I wish we could have stayed longer--what a great place. We rented this cottage for our daughter's graduation. Having had a hard time finding hotels every year for move-out, I thought ahead for graduation (UCSB) and arranged this 9 months ahead. I wanted to be able to bring family to graduation without it requiring them to reserve a hotel ahead of time. This was so far superior to hotel rooms, I can't even express it. The space was great. For what we would typically pay for 2 hotel rooms, we had a 3 bedroom house. The inside was phenomenal (2 living rooms) and having a grill outside was perfect. After graduation, we went and bought fresh local fish--at the pier--and grilled it at the house (I almost typed 'home'). We didn't use the spa, or the outside space, but it looked great. Being a block from the beach, we took advantage of the opportunity to walk on the beach.

So, long-winded review...bottom-line, awesome. Large enough for people to be able to seek quiet or conversation; so perfect for family and friends to stay together. We had both with us, and would go again in a heartbeat. A few extra nice touches: lots of essentials in the pantry--way beyond salt and pepper. Washer and dryer were a bonus. When we read reviews, a criticism was that there were DVD players, but no DVDs. While we didn't watch any tv or movies, I noticed that there was a decent set of DVDs. Remembering the criticism, I was impressed that the owners had responded by filling the gap. I honestly have absolutely no recommendations for improvement. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great proximity to beach - perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We loved the beach house and did not use our car during the entire time we were here! 2 minute walk to the beach, walk to the zoo, shopping, coffee, etc. The house had everything we needed and was in an ideal location.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Washington DC Metro Area, District of Columbia
5

Huge house! Amazing backyard!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house b/c I was in town for a wedding and all hotel accommodations in the SB area were much more pricey. We fit 9 adults in the house and we were pretty comfortable for the three nights we stayed. The house was even larger than I had pictured. There are two large living rooms and a huge outdoor patio that we were able to relax in at night. The house is about a 5 min walk to the beach and about a mile walk to the SB pier/ State Street. The owner, Betsy, was extremely helpful. Both times I called her she answered her phone and agreed to both move up the check-in time and move back the check out time a couple hours to accommodate different plane times guests had.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fess Parker's Double Tree Hotel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
U.S. Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bistro 1111 in Hyatt Hotel
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Big Bear Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
East Beach
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to Santa Barbara Zoo. One short block to East Beach with volley ball, bike paths, weekly art shows. Half block from one of Santa Barbara's favorite locally owned farm fresh produce and grocery stores. Walking distance to State Street and Montecito. Quiet street with spacious private back yard area and plenty of street parking.

Please see our other two Santa Barbara beach properties at HomeAway #963746 and VRBO #510209.

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking

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Rates & Availability

From $550 Per night

Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$550
$3,600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$600
$3,800
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$600
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Visa, MC, Personal Check.
Available year round.

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Amenities

Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathrooms are newly remodeled with carrera marble, subway tile and new sinks and fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom also contains a flat screen television
  • The two sofas in the cottage have trundle-type beds that are queen sized. We also provide a Pack and Play (please bring your own crib bedding) and a high chair. Additional infant/toddler equipment available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets are welcome with prior consent. A separate pet fee will apply. Please inquire.

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