Cozy, comfort and spectaular views draw you in to this charming, housetop hideaway in an 1880's triplex on the hill in Summerland. Perched just above the popular Inn on Summerhill, this cozy getaway features the Pacific and Santa Barbara's Channel Islands with a constantly unfolding display from Mother Nature, sunrise to sunset. From the moment you set foot on the private foot bridge you know you have found a treasure. Once inside the views pull you to the balcony and windows that line the walls. You could whale watch from the bathroom! Artfully furnished, much is new in this charming old house including the bedding, carpet,and custom furniture, with local artists' works throughout. Though wrapped in comfort, should you venture out there is everything you could want close by. Stroll to the beach, or to restaurants, antique shops, wine tasting, art galleries and boutiques through neighborhoods with rows of charming clapboard cottages, gardens and parks all overlooking the sea. Famed Montecito and Santa Barbara are just minutes away. Your host, a native Santa Barbaran, is happy to make recommendations for finding whatever your heart desires. From hiking trails to gourmet restaurants, yoga classes to flower shops, art exhibits, the best beaches for surf or sea shell collecting, the local music scene, wine tours and more, this lovely little community and nearby Santa Barbara has so much to offer.
Keywords: Beachhouse, hideaway, escape,
My name is Beth Goodman. I grew up in Montecito and Santa Barbara and feel deeply connected to this community. Having left for six years with my children, we simply couldn't stay away any longer from those we love and Santa Barbara's unique beauty and way of life.
As a business owner throughout my life; and a floral and event decorator for most of those years, I have created events for many of Santa Barbara's most well known residents. But it is my love of nature, fine things - the handmade and unique that brings me back to business again. In the vacation business, I feel particuarly drawn to the connecting of people to those very elements, the people, places and things that they most want to experience when they come to this truly special place. If you would like I will happily help guide you to that which may be meangingful to you.
While Santa Barbara is known for its popular attractions; to me, it is not just the loved tourist hot spots, though I do love Brophy's at the Harbor, the I Modannari festival at the Mission, Joe's and some of State Street's other offerings. For me it comes back to my love of that special feeling, that special something...that something that might not be able to be named.. the view from a particular stretch of riviera ridge; a quiet but well worn footpath to a secluded beach; the small Italian restaurant tucked away in a courtyard. It's the sacred sunrise spots. The amazing and yet relatively unknown public gardens where you can stroll amongst the rare and profound beauty that man and nature have co-created. It's about the painter, the jewelry designer, the sculptor, the winemaker, the architecture, the best little coffee house, the old adobes lovingly restored. It's those elements and people, that are truly one of a kind. That is what make this place so magical for me. I want to share this with you.
I chose a vacation rental here in the Santa Barbara area because I have wanted to share what is meaningful to me with others.
Having grown up here in Santa Barbara, for years I think I took for granted all that this area has to offer. Since then I have come to deeply appreciate the incredible diversity of the area - the wealth of natural and man-made attractions between the mountains and the sea, the beauty of the climate and topography and the abundance of talented and caring people. We are known for our Native American and Spanish heritage of course, our red tile roofs, our wine region, our flower growers, our beaches, our islands, our 'rich and famous' - but there is all this and so much more.
I have want to host, nurture, entertain and rejuvenate our visitors while also helping to connect them with the best of Santa Barbara. I want to help develop and prosper the wonderful people and natural resources of this community that reflect what we Goodman's love most about our home. I want to be a part of building a world I want to see more of.
Santa Barbara and it surrounding communities, are each so uniquely rich in their individuality and appeal. There is so much to love here.
Our property is in a beautiful seaside community called Summerland, that is tucked between the mountains and the sea. On this hillside overlooking the Pacific the views are expansive and the ocean breezes cool even the warmest days. A walk into our lovely town offers a little slice of Santa Barbara style, in a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere. Sill, to the north we are but a mile from Montecito and all the upscale attractions it boasts and a few miles more to the attractions in downtown Santa Barbara. To the south are the the Polo Fields and Carpinteria. It's out of the fray, but close to everything with the small town feel that is hard to find anymore, along the coast in Southern California.