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1 MIN BEACH, 5 MIN DOWNTOWN,HUGE YARD, VIEWS, DOGS OK, KIDS PLAYLAND!

Rebecca Brand

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Rebecca Brand

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014
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1 MIN BEACH, 5 MIN DOWNTOWN,HUGE YARD, VIEWS, DOGS OK, KIDS PLAYLAND!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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, Hendrys 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 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.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rebecca Brand (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014

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 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.7
based on 35 traveler reviews

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1 min Beach, 5 min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland!
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews
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1 min Beach, 5 min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
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TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE & PROPERTY NOT AS DESCRIBED

TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE & PROPERTY NOT AS DESCRIBED
  • 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: This guest had to be removed by the Sheriff's department. Please disregard this review. I am working with VRBO regarding the removal of this review since the claims are unfounded and untrue.
business
1 min Beach, 5 min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
san francisco

Amazing place with HUGE backyard

  • 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
business
1 min Beach, 5 min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Arlington, VA
5

Wonderful Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Some friends and I stayed here for last weekend's Santa Barbara Marathon and this spot couldn't have been more perfect. The cottage itself is very nice, big bedrooms, open kitchen to the dining room so everyone could hang out together during meals, very clean, tons of towels and extra blankets. The porch is perfect for an early morning read with your coffee or grilling out at night. The yard is HUGE and great for the dogs to run around; the swings and hammock were an added bonus too. Location is great! It is close to the race, grocery shopping and downtown SB, but secluded enough for a quiet weekend away. The owner, Rebecca, made us feel right at home from the moment we rented. I highly recommend this rental and we look forward to coming back!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
1 min Beach, 5 min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
San Luis Obispo, CA
5

Great place!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying here with a couple of friends! The location was great, the house had all of the amenities that you'd need on vacation (maybe even more than I have in my own home), our bed was super comfy, and the yard was fantastic! Thanks for opening your home up to visitors! Will refer friends for sure!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
1 min Beach, 5 min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
california
5

30th Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Brought my girlfriend here for her 30th birthday with a couple of friends. Awesome house that is a 2 minute drive to the beach. Price is right! Fantastic yard with lots of fun activities and area for dogs to run around. House has everything that you need for a comfortable stay. The only minor complaint was that we couldn't figure which WiFi account belonged to the house (not a strong signal), but weren't to concerned since we were busy doing other activities. Rebecca was extremely nice and helpful. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Dear Marc, how lovely you wrote such a great review! Thank you! I've solved the wifi problem with your great feedback by buying a few wifi extenders/amplifiers. I'm so happy you mentioned that, it was an easy fix! Please come again! Rebecca
business
1 min Beach, 5 min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs OK, Kids Playland!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401412vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Great family property

  • 5 of 5
My extended family loved our stay in this unit combined with the upper unit at this property. Excellent layout with the bedrooms seperated by the living area. Great kitchen, we prepared dinner for a large family gathering. There is plenty of space to entertain. The backyard is amazing. It is like your own park. Rebecca, the owner, made my family feel welcomed and appreciated. Our comfort was her top priority. Staying in a VRBO was a more affordable option than hotel rooms because we could prepare meals. There is an excellent Whole Foods store nearby.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Patty, I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. I really try to hit the mark every time for guests to thoroughly enjoy their stay. Thank you for your wonderful review. Rebecca

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
Boathouse Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Municipal
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.

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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
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$350
From
$390
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$290
From
$390
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$390
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 7 2015 - Jun 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$290
From
$330
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,500
$5,900
 
 
Mid June
Jun 10 2015 - Jun 16 2015
5 night minimum stay
$390
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Late June
Jun 17 2015 - Jun 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$360
From
$390
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
$490
 
 
Late July
Jul 8 2015 - Aug 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$360
From
$390
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fiesta
Aug 4 2015 - Aug 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 11 2015 - Sep 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$360
From
$390
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 22 2015 - Nov 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$290
From
$390
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$390
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$220
 

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.
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Amenities

Santa Barbara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
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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