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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

Veronica Springs Cottage - Lower rates if you book a week or more! Currently offering special discounts for February & March, 2018! Contact Chrissy at 805 455-6965 or

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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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 County Property

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

Rating - 5 out of 5

Review Submitted May 6, 2008     

We had a great time at the cottage. The house was gorgeous and the location couldn't have been better. The house has a beautiful view of the hills and it is a short 3 minute drive to the beach. The owner was friendly and very helpful. We will definitely return.

Feb 2008
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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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 4.88 based on 60 reviews

Guest cottage and main house were absolutely impeccable! 10/10! All amenities compliment the home!

  • 5 of 5

Chrissy is an incredible host she worked with our complicated situation and we couldn't have been happier. The first night we were in the guest cottage which was to my surprise had a very spacious interior, beautifully designed kitchen, and super comfortable beds and sofas. Everything was up to par and beyond it in fact. Bathrooms were A+ I have stayed many places that leave nothing but hand soap in the bathrooms, but here every shower had a lovely body wash, adequate toilet paper, and extra towels in every closet. We had many activities planned throughout our stay so it felt amazing to not have to use a wet towel to shower again! I can't emphasize enough how beautifully designed the entire property is, from the garages, the sounds of the fountains, cozy great room, cohesive backyard w/ the fire-pit and bbq, and can't leave out the jacuzzi on the deck steps away from the Master Suite. The property is also perfect for a private chef (Highly recommend) My party of 8 thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this property and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a higher standard of living and can appreciate the details of this house to make your time most memorable. If you get this property enjoy your time here, you won't want to leave!!! My only regret is that we spent a decent amount of time on activities and couldn't spend more time enjoying and appreciating the views and the home. In all honesty we are lucky as renters that homes as great as this one are available as vacation rentals, I truly felt if I were entering home that was built with the same quality, creativeness, and luxuries as my own home. I will 100% be booking this property time and time again. Thank you again to Chrissy for making her beautiful home available for us to enjoy! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Christine was a very gracious host! Couldn’t have been happier with our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 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: July 2016
  • 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

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

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