NEAR BEACH, HUGE YARD, HILLSIDE VIEWS, DOGS OK, KIDS PLAYLAND

Rebecca Brand

Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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NEAR BEACH, HUGE YARD, HILLSIDE VIEWS, DOGS OK, KIDS PLAYLAND

Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bed/1 Bath, Expansive Property with Breathtaking Hillside Views

Mid week, 1 night minimums so inquire about that in spite of the minimum nights you see on the site.

Huge Park Like Back Yard, Swings, Tetherball, Zipline, and luxurious inside, in a rural upscale neighborhood, very close to the beach, 1/2 mile, which is a 2 minute drive. Downtown is only 5 mins. Great Value!

Children and pet friendly!! No extra charge for pets! The yard is as big as a park!

The property sits on a secluded oak tree setting, with hillside views, enormous yard with a lawn the size of 1 acre that feels like a park. It's as big as a football field.

You walk down your private entry into an oak grove one flight of stairs from street level enter. Your large deck overlooks an oak grove to the left and an expansive lawn and gardens to the right.

There is a zipline for kids (200 lb limit), tree swings, ropes to climb, hammock, tetherball, and a Tarzan rope hanging amongst the oak trees for swinging.

There is a historic rose garden with 33 specimen roses of varieties no longer being bred, saved from a horticultural society closing down. Cut away and bring these colorful and scented beauties inside for your stay! There are beautiful walkways, staircases cascading into the gardens for you to meander around and enjoy the serene natural beauty. Fruit trees galore! Navel orange, tangerine, lemon, avocado, apricot, plum, loquat, kumquat and more. Pick away organic tree ripened fruit if you stay happens to fall during their showcase of nature's bounty!

The property is children and pet friendly. KIDS will have lots to do, TONS OF TOYS AND GAMES, PLAY EQUIPMENT IN THE HUGE YARD, and your puppies will enjoy frisbee or fetch running on the huge lawn.

There are 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, King & Queen beds, with 2 futons and a rollaway stored in the closet for 6 sleeping total. The linens are extra fine in quality, and the beds extra comfortable for a good night's sleep. The bedrooms are on opposite ends, with the living room in between the bedrooms. Relaxing is easy with all the serenity around you and in the unit itself.

The unit is decorated with all new furniture, new carpets, new HDTVs, all cable channels on HD, NEW UPGRADED WIFI - highest speed, strongest signal, game box, books, and assorted toys.

This unit is below another unit on VRBO (478773). The property is built in a way that each are completely private with separate entry ways, and built into a hill, so they are insulated for sound. The yard is shared, but is as big as a park with separate accesses to the lawn and gardens. The owner or a caretaker is available to help if needed.

Behind fog line, which is about 1/2 mile from the water/beach so this property is SUNNY, even when beach, 1/2 mile a way is foggy, yet there is lovely shade from the grove of oak trees on one side of the property.

It is a 2 minute drive to a scenic surfing beach that has on one end a dog beach, and one of California's most scenic oceanfront restaurants 'The Boathouse'. It is 5 minutes to downtown by car, the harbor, pier, etc. Montecito is 8 minutes South, the SB Airport is 8 minutes North.

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, King & Queen beds, with 2 futons and a rollaway twin stored in the closet for 6 sleeping total. The bedrooms are on opposite ends, with the living room in between the bedrooms. Relaxing is easy with all the serenity around you and in the unit itself.

For stays of one week or more, there is a cleaning helper that will come one time during your stay to clean and do wash and fold personal laundry, all included in your price of the stay. It really makes your stay a vacation...! Extra maid service is available at very reasonable rate, ask for more details.

DOG RUN: If you want to use it: Newly installed chain link secured dog run so you can let your doggie (s) rest comfortably while you sight see in an area secured from top to bottom. Shaded area, big enough for multiple dogs.

This is a very special unique property which makes your vacation stay here special as well.

Deposits are promptly refunded upon departure to the credit card you used to book the property with no damage to unit.

PLEASE NOTE:

Maximum occupancy for unit --- 6 people.

No events. No weddings or extra guests for parties. This is not available to be rented as an event house. Strictly enforced, so please do not plan any events with extra guests invited. This is not a student party house.

Property is not childproofed inside or out. If you have a crawler, or toddler, please be advised that this property is not set up for the safety features necessary for young children. It is a basic home with normal features, but no safeguarding for toddlers or infants has been installed. The outside deck has barriers, but the opening on the fence is not the current standard of size, the rails are more than 4 inches apart. The electrical is high quality but there are no childproofing stoppers or other details for childproofing installed.

Use the zipline, the climbing rope, the tree swings, hammock, tarzan rope, and all play equipment at your own risk. Parents, please supervise your children and realize that these fun toys can be dangerous as can climbing the big oak trees. So be careful!

NON SMOKING UNIT IN THE INSIDE, feel free to smoke on the balcony and deck area.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rebecca Brand (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english

About Rebecca Brand

Artist, MBA, TV show producer, chef, gardener, French Impressionist Oil Painter, I teach oil painting and show my work. I have a You Tube cooking channel called Rebecca Brand Recipes. I went to school at UCLA, and grew up in Northern California.

Rebecca Brand purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Rebecca Brand chose Santa Barbara

This property is very unique because of it's large yard, views, serenity. Rare in Santa Barbara, very rural setting, but 2 minutes to the beach. No neighbors can see into your unit.

What makes this cottage unique

Bird watching, wildlife, peaceful setting, seclusion, nature setting. Kids will love the huge yard to run around and play in. There are all kinds of rope swings, a hammock, and a Tarzan rope set amongst the oak trees. The backyard is big enough to play soccer, frisbee, and more. The lawn is huge. Watch the kids play while you lounge on the deck sipping wine. Run your doggie. The property is partially unfenced in the backyard, so you can just walk through the back yard to take long walks and hikes on the adjacent hillsides for spectacular views. For dog owners, the yard is 70% fenced...but since the flat area of the yard, the huge lawn is at the bottom of the property, for your dog to run away during a walk it is very inconvenient for your puppy to find his way to the road way above, or anywhere else, there are natural boundaries of brush.

The property house sits on a hillside over looking the yard and hills. It is 1/2 a flight of stairs to lawn level, so the overview of the yard and your group from your deck is lovely.

Close to go to downtown Santa Barbara (5 mins), Montecito (8 mins), harbor (7 mins), closest beach is 2 mins. 8 mins to SB airport and UCSB, It is very easy to get to all the scenic tourist spots, within minutes.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Near Beach, Huge Yard, Hillside Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews
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Near Beach, Huge Yard, Hillside Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Great place,wonderful host .

  • 5 of 5
Amazing!
Rebecca house was absolutely perfect! We could not wish for anything, best location close to beach and shopping and restaurants. We all loved the huge yard with the swings and zip line Very clean plenty of towels, beach chairs, umbrellas and toys for the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed this home and its close proximity to the beach. Rebecca was a gracious, personable host who made sure that we were comfortable and Thank you to our lovely host, we hope to come back again soon.I wish I could give her ten stars!!!! Thank you Rebecca for being such a wonderful host .
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Tara, you and your family were wonderful guests! I was so happy with your long stay that I got to know you. I know we will be friends for a long time. Thank you for your kind graciousness. I appreciate the amazing terrrariums you made from the back yard findings, and thank you for leaving me so many for future guests to enjoy!! They are just beautiful.
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Near Beach, Huge Yard, Hillside Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Boulder, CO
5

An amazing home with a breathtaking yard

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed this home and its close proximity to the beach. The owner was a gracious, personable host who made sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The yard is indescribable, it is probably one of the largest properties in the area and has something fun for everyone including a zip line and rope swings. Thank you to our lovely host, we hope to come back again soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Near Beach, Huge Yard, Hillside Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Rocky Mountains
4

Child's paradise reminiscent of Swiss Family Robinson

Child's paradise reminiscent of Swiss Family Robinson
  • 4 of 5
The owner is quite hospitable and truly went out of her way to make us welcome. The fun to be had in the backyard is the stuff memories are made of (we devoted half a day just to playing "at home"!) Stearn's Wharf is a quick drive and between the Ty Warner Sea Center and the house our kids barely talk about anything else from our trip ! This is an older home, cozy enough, but picture 1990 with current touches in decor. We also enjoyed the artwork...truly fit with the childhood memories theme (sweet and engaging original paintings.) Another head's up...check things out for your kids. Someone before us had slid the zip line' s break (a chunk of garden hose) to the uphill side, it only slows you down if it's on the downhill side
:-)
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, Thank you for the lovely review. I designed the backyard for just what you are describing! A fun nature experience for kids! I'm so glad you enjoyed the yard and your stay. Rebecca
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Near Beach, Huge Yard, Hillside Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Fantastic yard!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay very much and can't wait to return. The yard was great for the kids and the house had everything we needed!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay!
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Near Beach, Huge Yard, Hillside Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Hailey, Idaho
4

Great back yard for dogs and close to Hendry's dog beach

Great back yard for dogs and close to Hendry's dog beach
  • 4 of 5
The lower unit of this house is very cozy, and had great pictures throughout painted by the owner, but due to the time of year we came, we were a little chilly. The portable heaters worked, but didn't really heat up the place. Beds and couch were very comfortable. The back yard was beautiful and private, we even saw a coyote run through the yard. I would like to come back when the flowers are in bloom. The only problem I had was trying to get the TV to work in the bedroom. We never did get it working. I think we would prefer the upstairs because you get sun up there, but overlooking the yard was beautiful.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Near Beach, Huge Yard, Hillside Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Something for Everyone

  • 5 of 5
For our week escape we chose this oasis. We had invited our 11yearold god daughter to spend the weekend and from the moment she arrived she ran from the house to the incredible back yard and said "This is the best place ever." We relaxed on the lovely deck every morning with coffee and also barbecued most every night for visitors and family. We walked to the beach every day and found that all of Santa Barbara was within 10-20 minutes.
All our friends and family want to know when we're going back. Not soon enough but we will be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Sue, how very nice of you to write such a heart warming review. I'm so happy you and your friends enjoyed the yard so much! I'm glad to hear you walked to the beach a lot, I'm lazy and always drive! Great that you enjoyed your Santa Barbara stay!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US FWY 101
Nearest Beach
Hendry's Beach
Nearest Barpub
Boathouse Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Municipal
Nearest Restaurant
Boathouse Restaurant, on the water!
Car: recommended

Surfing, 2 mins away, public tennis courts 5 minute walk away, Dog parks close by, Scenic waterfront restaurant with great sunset views 2 minutes drive, 5 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara, Property has beach equipment, boogie boards, and lots of play equipment. Tether ball in the back yard, rope swings, hiking on hills adjacent to property, oak trees to climb on property.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 8 2014 - Dec 11 2014
2 night minimum stay
$260
From
$280
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$6,200
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 12 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$290
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$5,900
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$290
From
$330
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,500
$5,900
 
 
Summer
Jun 12 2015 - Sep 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$360
From
$390
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes If it gets close to the date and there are no reservations, I will sometimes allow less than the minimum nights at a weekend rate. Send an inquiry and I will reply.
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Barbara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Super comfy with luxury linens, top quality., Queen size Beds (1) Top quality, super comfy., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two twin size futons are stored in the closet for extra sleeping areas. The couch is also large and OK for sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Child's Swing
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
Notes:
Very large lawn large enough for ball sports, oak grrove with zip line, tetherball, tree ropes and swings, hammock, hiking on adjacent hillsides, 3 HD Tvs with premium cable channels, new furniture and carpet, outside deck sitting area to enjoy secluded private setting, coffee maker, all kitchen equipment, maid and laundry service available, iron, hairdryer, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs, please note: *unit is down one flight of stairs from street level.
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