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1 min Beach, 5 min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland!

Rebecca Brand

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Rebecca Brand

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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1 min Beach, 5 min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Spectacular nature property one minute from the best beach in Santa Barbara, Hendry's Beach, and 5 minutes to Downtown State Street/Shopping/Historical District. Huge Park Like Back Yard, Swings, Tetherball, Zipline, and luxurious inside, in a rural upscale neighborhood. Great Value!

Children and pet friendly!! The yard is as big as a park! The lawn alone is as big as a football field. The place is stocked with all sports equipment for fun on the amazing lawn as big as soccer field! Footballs, soccer balls, wiffle ball, Zarts, Bocce Ball, Croquette, horse shoes, you name it, the equipment is there! Plan you family competiion!

The property sits on a secluded oak tree setting, with hillside views, enormous yard that feels like a park. The property has a special garden to protect the endangered Monarch Butterflies with milkweeds galore among Eucalyptis and Sycamore trees. Almost every day of the year you will see Monarch butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalis all over the property.

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 the 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.


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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rebecca Brand (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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based on 39 traveler reviews

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1 min Beach, 5 min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 39 reviews

"Best Spring Break Ever"

  • 5 of 5

My 10 year old daughter said this was the best family vacation we have ever had. We spent our spring break here visiting friends and playing at the beach and it was great. Our three kids fell in love with the backyard, as did our dog. The house feels like a cabin and was very comfortable and worked well for our family of 5. The location is convenient to a beautiful, dog-friendly beach and also to stores and restaurants. We usually stay closer to East Beach but found this to be a more central location.

Rebecca was very hospitable, leaving us wine and coffee, lending us beach toys, and responding to questions quickly.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

House in santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

This place was great. had a great backyard with lots of things to do. The house was equipped with everything you will need for a great stay. i would for sure stay her again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Santa Barbara, CA

Amazing Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

I had come to Santa Barbara for a family trip with another couple and kids. Location was important to me, and found this house very close to an amazing beach. Downtown was only 5 minutes and the Historic Mission even closer. Upon arrival there was wine, and a beautiful woodsy cabin for us. The kids immediately ran down to the back yard which is huge, and played on the swings, hammock and played tether ball. They loved their stay here! It was like having a private park!! The host was welcoming and accommodating, I had asked about a few kitchen items, and she was very accessible and wonderful. The kitchen had all kinds of spices, foil, napkins, and fully stocked with appliances and gadgets. There were all kinds of extra towels and linens (we had the kids sleep on cots, which were great!!) The huge TV in the living room (they connected a game box to it) kept them happy late at night so my husband and I could rest. The two bedrooms are separated by the living room so the other family we traveled with had their privacy as well (we put the kids in the middle in the living room on the cots). The deck was huge as well which was great for a family BBQ, stocked with propane. We enjoyed hanging out on the outside deck with a glass of wine while the kids were right below on the lawn playing, it was magical. I've never seen my kids so much in their element, we felt like the Swiss Family Robinson! Everyone in the family was happy, especially the kids, but us grown ups appreciated the beauty of all the shady oak trees, and the garden walks, there must be 30 variety of trees at this place. We missed the rose garden being in bloom, but, there is always next time! I would highly recommend this property, the pictures do not adequately describe what you get, and the price is less than what you'd expect for this category especially considering the amazing yard -- which we didn't really understand until we arrived, what a bonus. Lauri elle

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a kind review. Thank you so much, it is so rewarding because I really want to make all my guests happy. Glad your whole group enjoyed themselves so much!
Fullerton, Ca.

Base Camp for an Adventurous Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience. This residence was the perfect base for our Adventurous group. During our one weekend we made it to the Beach to race canoes, enjoyed the Zoo, sampled the nightlife of State St. while visiting local friends, and all within an easy 10 minute drive of each other.

The property was just as stated in the VRBO bio. A private, clean, quite residence to get away from the city for people looking to experience Santa Barbara. The kitchen was fully stocked with utensils, we never wanted for towels or linen and the owner was very accessible to answer any questions we may have had. I especially appreciated the free off street parking for our vehicles.

The highlight of the house is the spacious backyard to unwind in. Complete with swings, tetherball, hammock, and zip line. (I don't care how old you are, your going to try the zip line.)

Breakfast on the patio deck, wine and candles in the evening, and a comfy King size bed to end the day in.

Our group of 6, can not wait for our next excursion to Santa Barbara.

We have already recommended this house to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 1 of 5

Property not at all as described: not a home or individual "property" it is the basement/downstairs of very run-down 70's home. "Private entry"" is a sliding glass door to backyard; broken when we arrived. For 2 days we had to leave the unit unlocked until this was fixed, Renter was annoyed this bothered us. Rented this to recover in SB after major surgery; needing a pet-friendly and private place. My 78 y/o uncle was my caregiver. Septic tank on the property, its pump woke us up every night & the smell of sewage wafted into the rooms. Marijuana smell wafted down from the upper deck nightly. While pot may be legal, ad states its “children friendly.” Walls between up and downstairs are THIN: keeping us awake by walking/talking upstairs. Due to these issues we asked to be let out of contract 2 weeks early. After request, when I was in an 8 hour surgery/I renter and 3 accomplices entered rental property found my car keys, move my car and threw all of our personal items out, putting some in my car and leaving recklessly on deck. Much of my jewelry and personal items were never recovered. We called police. I should have gone straight to bed, instead with blood dripping from my nose and extremely ill I had to carry rest of luggage up to my car. Renter video-taped me doing this while laughing at me. Renter told police eviction was because we had only rented property for 4 days (we easily proved we rented and paid for 3 weeks.) Renter then “double-booked” keeping my payment and filling property 2 days later. My 3 weeks rent was never refunded. “Acre” yard like a “football field” is mostly dirt with aunt hill and gofer dirt mounds. Dogs were groomed day before arrival and flea free. When home (after only 3 1/2 days) dogs were full of fleas and ticks. Perusing traumatic situation through all proper legal channels.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I BELIEVE THIS GUEST WAS SETTING ME UP TO GET A FREE STAY AND MONEY, AS THIS GUEST TRIED TO DO JUST THAT. THE GUEST THREATENED LAWSUITS WITHIN THE FIRST DAY OF HER STAY AND WAS OUT OF CONTROL UPON ARRIVAL. PLEASE INQUIRE IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE EXPLANATION. This guest had to be removed by the Sheriff's department. Please disregard this review. Nothing was stolen from this guest, this was just another attempt by the guest to threaten legal action. My housekeepers have been with me over 13 years. There was no drugs like the guest states, nor anything else, please read the other reviews.
san francisco

Amazing place with HUGE backyard

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with some friends and had an excellent experience! Checking in and gaining access to the rental was a breeze, and there were even some welcome amenities provided for us like a bottle of wine and some fruit.

Rebecca is extremely easy to get a hold of and is very responsive to all your needs. The rental is fully equipped with everything you could ever need: fully stocked kitchen for cooking, a large selection of games (including video games), and lots and lots of towels. The best part for us was the expansive backyard that has a hammock, multiple swings, rope swings, and even a tether ball and zip line!

The property is also in a great location that is close to the beach and downtown State street. We took Uber and Lyft to get to State St. in the evening where all the bars are for about $10.

I highly recommend staying here and will definitely be recommending it to all my friends and family.

Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


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


Rates & Availability

From $220 Per night

Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
May 1 2015 - Jun 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
Mid June
Jun 10 2015 - Jun 16 2015
5 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 17 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
Late July
Jul 8 2015 - Aug 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
Aug 4 2015 - Aug 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 11 2015 - Sep 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Sep 22 2015 - Nov 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
December 2015
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 17 2015 - Jan 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Accepts Online Payments, Deposit of $400 refunded promptly with no damage, $90 cleaning, $200 Dog Fee (no cats allowed), 10% Occupancy Tax if under 30 days. 50% to book reservation.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Santa Barbara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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
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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