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Speaks: english

Bright, Sunny Oceanfront Beach Cottage in Santa Barbara!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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2 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Sleeps 6 comfortably.

WOW! This is the view you've dreamed of...walking into this home you'll feel like you're on a ship! Situated on a mesa with 180 degree ocean views, spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Birds fly at your eye level while whales and dolphins play below. The entire home is newly remodeled with charming cottage style, brand new kitchen with all new appliances, pillowtop beds, hardwood floors, a fireplace and outdoor shower. You're in the heart of Santa Barbara, 5 minutes to the harbor or State Street shopping and 10 minutes to Montecito. Numerous golf courses, wine tasting in the infamous San Ynez Valley and world renowned restaurants are all close. Walk to neighborhood parks. The Santa Barbara Zoo, Stearns Wharf, Oceanfront Skateboard Park are just a few of the numerous activities available for the kids. Back at the house, you'll enjoy the BBQ outside and lounging on the brick deck or the chaises on the grassy area. Perhaps best of all is being lulled to sleep to the sound of crashing waves

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english


based on 16 traveler reviews

Bright, Sunny Oceanfront Beach Cottage in Santa Barbara!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Simply the BEST place on the planet :)

  • 5 of 5

Laura was very pleasant and easy to work with, and the home was, well, outstanding feels like an understatement. One could not help but feel good while staying here. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and the views took my breath away. We could sit on the back lawn and watch the dolphins play, the sailboats go by, and the snorkelers in the water below. Through the telescope in the dining area, we could appreciate the terrain of the Channel Islands. There's a grocery store nearby (Lazy Acres) with great food, and the kitchen was well stocked with everything you need for cooking. We took the Mesa stairs to the beach and did the short walk to the vibrant and delicious Boat House restaurant for dinner. The house was meticulously clean and beds were all very comfortable. Would I change anything? NO! Thank you, Laura, for sharing this gorgeous and very special property with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This Arizona family had the most wonderful time. Pictures do not do the property justice. It is beautiful in every way --- quiet, well maintained, updated.....Laura, you have obviously put a lot of thought, time and money in your wonderful home. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an absolutely amazing stay! This house is simply amazing! From the moment you walk in the door and take in the incredible view you begin to relax and unwind. This house is so well equipped with everything you could possibly need for your trip. From towels to beach chairs. It's all there. We found the view so mesmerizing that we didn't want to leave the property. Even the check out instructions were simple and easy. I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Santa Barbara. It is well worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Anniversary Destination

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying here last week for our 10 year wedding anniversary. No kids, and no work, a couple of Okies staring at the Ocean all day. Just what we needed. Didn't read all the reviews but in case it wasn't mentioned the walk down the steps and to the Boathouse Restuarant was ideal. We did it four times! Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Girls Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The best thing about this place is the view. We were entertained by wales and dolphins swimming by, the sound of crashing waves and just the beautiful view so close up. The location was also great for us... A short drive to the beach where we took a walk and had lunch at the restaurant there, quick drive to shopping on State Street and the Pier and shopping for necessities just down the main street.

I was expecting 2 sitting areas based on the pictures (my fault). It appeared from the angle and the different slipcover that were separate. The sofa bed in the sectional was very uncomfortable. It would have been nice to have a tv in the living area so we could watch as a group rather than in the bedrooms.

Overall, we were very satisfied. The kitchen was spacious, the decor cute. The outside patio area was a great place to talk and read and just check out the view.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We always strive to provide our guests with a "5 Star" experience. You are absolutely right about that sofa is not a very comfortable place to sleep. We in fact discourage our guests from using it, I do apologize for not giving you a heads up about that! We are glad the views and the overall experience was enjoyable.
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Gifts From the Sea

  • 5 of 5

I spent a blissful week here by myself and have already booked my return trip for next year. As you enter the cottage you feel like you're falling into the ocean. Blue, blue, blue as far as the eye can see. The furniture/bed is comfortable, the lighting is excellent, the kitchen is well stocked, the outdoor patio is divine, the outdoor shower was fabulous. In short the entire experience was excellent.

Best of all there is enough of everything - towels, linens, dishcloths in kitchen, pots & pans, dishes, etc.,

The owners have lovingly prepared a real sanctuary for their guests.

I confess that i did not walk down the 250 plus steps to the shore, but I did drive a mile to the easy free beach parking at Hendry's Beach. Mostly though I enjoyed sitting on the bluffs in one of the giant chairs, reading, stargazing, watching the moonlight on the water, hearing the surf all day and night. I could go on and on...

Laura, the owner, is easy to work with and very responsive. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Carrillo and Highway 101
Car: recommended

This home is on the coastline, in the heart of Santa Barbara. Five minutes to downtown and State Street, the wharf/harbor area, the Santa Barbara Mission and The Santa Barbara Zoo. It is located on a bluff above the ocean, public stairs to the beach are a block away. There are several museums, wonderful restaurants, amazing shopping and wine tasting. Many golf courses, parks, and a great gourmet grocery store are all close. Spa services are also available at Baccara or The Four Seasons Biltmore in Montecito.


Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer & Holidays
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

We require a $1,000. deposit to hold the date. This amount converts to the security deposit and is fully refundable within 14 days of departure, pending the guidelines provided. 50% of the rent is due 60 days out and the remaining 50% is due 14 days out.

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Santa Barbara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , outside with hot water
  • There are two full bathrooms inside. The master has a shower and tub. The children's bathroom has a shower. There is a full outdoor shower with hot and cold water on the side of the house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size in livingroom
  • The master has a California King pillow top bed. It is on the ocean side of the house with windows that open to allow for that wonderful breeze and the sound of the crashing waves to help you sleep! (There is an HDTV with cable in the master.) The children's room has 4 twin beds. 3 have pillow top mattresses, 1 is firm. This is a large room with a 42' HDTV, DVD and CD system. There is cable and direct TV.
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 12 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Parking is available in the driveway and on the street in front of the house. The driveway has a steep slope and we suggest any large vehicle/SUV back in to avoid scrapping the bottom of your car.

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