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Veronica Springs Cottage, Luxurious, Mediterranean, Views, Near the Beach & Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

This luxurious Spanish Mediterranean style cottage with travertine flooring throughout, state of the art kitchen, stone fireplace, and private patio is set on a hillside in the beautiful Las Positas Valley, the last rural area in the center of Santa Barbara with views of the surrounding Oak Forest and Channel Islands. The Veronica Springs Cottage is classical Santa Barbara at its best.

Located in the county of Santa Barbara the private setting is a short distance from the local Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry’s). Central to the City you are 5-10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, the Harbor, upper State Street, the Mesa, Goleta and all the restaurants and entertainment Santa Barbara has to offer.

Great Room

Designed for comfort, conversation and entertainment the elegant great room combines a seating area including a leather couch, love seat and side chair with valley and island views. The adjacent dining area is designed to comfortably accommodate six and adjoins the state of the art kitchen.

Master Bedroom

The cozy master bedroom has views of the islands, the valley and oaks. The room features a king-size bed with side tables, the finest linens and a large closet. The attached master bathroom was custom designed with tumbled travertine stone, a large walk in shower, porcelain pedestal sink and mirror vanity.

Second Bedroom

The second bedroom also features a king-size bed with side dressers, the finest linens and a large closet.

Third Bedroom

The third bedroom with two full size beds will accommodate two adults or up to four children. It also includes the finest linens and another large closet. The room looks out to the patio and the beautiful Hope Ranch hillside.

In the area...:

The outgoing can take a bike ride to the beach or anywhere in the city from this one of a kind location or enjoy a casual tour of the City then return home for a view of the glorious sunset over the ocean from the master bedroom, great room or the tile roofed veranda.

The San Marcos Pass taking you past Lake Cachuma is close by should you decide to spend a day in the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley or you can drive the 101 along the spectacular Gaviota Coast.

More Details

Chrissy Melton
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Chrissy Melton

I am the Principal Designer & Owner of CM Designs. We purchased this property in 2004 put a team together and designed and built the cottage from the ground up completing the main structure in August of 2006.

Chrissy Melton purchased this house in 2004

Why Chrissy Melton chose Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is an ideal place, the weather is unbeatable and the location of the cottage is unique, it is central to Santa Barbara yet in a rural setting with views of the beautiful Las Positas Valley, Channel Islands and Mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner


The house is absolutely fabulous! Perfect amount of homey-ness without compromising any style. They have all the kitchen gadgets you could want if you are interrested in cooking while at the house. The owner was very nice and made sure we were well taken care of. I can't wait to stay here again!
May 2009
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County Property House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms were custom designed of tumbled travertine stone, designer fixtures and highest quality linens.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Finest quality linens throughout.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Veronica Springs Cottage, Luxurious, Mediterranean, Views, Near the Beach & Town
average rating of 4.87234 based on 49 reviews

Amazing Stay In Santa Barbara!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation with 5 adults and 1infant. This house was in a quiet convenient location, away from downtown, but not too far.. It was very nice. The house had some of the basic kitchen supplies (spices, oils, coffee, salt and pepper) which was also a nice surprise. We cooked at least 1 - 2 meals a day at the house. I would definitely recommend this house for a stay and will likely book it again for our next Santa Barbara Stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

We had a relaxing vacation at the Veronica Springs Cottage. I would recommend no more than 4 adults stay here, as we had 6 and it was a little tight on space. Also, not having a yard could be an issue if you choose to bring a dog, so keep that in mind. Other than that, the house was well appointed, beds were comfortable and the location one mile from Hendry's Beach couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Santa Barbara Perfection

  • 5 of 5

The Veronica Springs Cottage provides the absolutely perfect Santa Barbara experience. I grew up in SB and now live in Oregon. I planned a family get together with my two adult children, their spouses and a new grand baby. I knew the location would be perfect, and could see the cottage was beautiful by the pictures. It was better than expected. The architecture is stunning as is the landscaping. The views are classic SB, channel islands in the distance. Every amenity was provided and exceeded my expectations.

The owner could not have been more accommodating. You will love the Veronica Springs Cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan guests

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Santa Barbara to celebrate our daughter's wedding, and to take a much needed vacation. We stayed at Chrissy's rental home, and thoroughly enjoyed its accommodations! First, the home is well-constructed and immaculate. Second, the beds are incredibly comfortable and covered with quality linens, along with lots of pillows. In addition, Chrissy added thoughtful touches such as quality coffee, an excellent bottle of red wine, and wonderful soaps and body washes in the kitchen and bathrooms. The location of this home is another bonus. It is close to the beautiful Arroyo Burro Beach, as well as the downtown area. Best of all, Chrissy was very responsive, easy to deal with, and honest. We loved our stay at this beautiful home and would give it six stars if we could! We will definitely be staying at her house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation Rental and Exceptional Host!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 4 other women rented this beautiful home for 8 nights and we have nothing but good things to say. The house was better than I had expected, everything was spotless and the towels and sheets were, as promised, high quality. We loved the decor, the location (about 15-20 min walk to the beautiful beach) to the grocery store, shopping etc. Christine is an amazing host and in my opinion went above and beyond when we made a few requests for things we needed they magically appeared on our doorstep. She shared her local knowledge with us and showed us the beautiful property next door also. We loved being able to sit outside in such privacy and of course the weather was exceptional. Thank you also for letting us use the beach chairs they came in very handy. I'm probably not saying enough here but it was well worth the money spent and we felt safe and well taken care of...thank you Christine!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My Husband, son and 3 grandchildren 12, 7, and 8 enjoyed a week's stay. The home is perfect and so comfortable. Everything top notch and so well equipped. The location was great so close to beach, parks and downtown. We could not have been more pleased! Hope to stay again next summer! Thanks Chrissy!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The private setting is approximately 1.3 miles from the local Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry’s). Central to the City you are 5-10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, the Harbor, upper State Street, the Mesa and all the restaurants and entertainment Santa Barbara has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Accepts online payments
A refundable $500.00 security deposit required. Cleaning fee $150.00 - 12% Transient Occupancy Tax does not apply for stays over 30 days. Check-in 3pm, checkout 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund