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Francesca

Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens

34 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Santa Barbara County Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3BR/2BA Oceanview, sleeps 6

This romantic three-bedroom, two-bath cottage offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands and is located two minutes from one of the classic beaches in the Santa Barbara area. Summerland, on the edge of Santa Barbara and Montecito, has a delightful village atmosphere with unique shops, a local winery, several restaurants and coffee shops.

The cottage has an open and airy feeling with vaulted ceilings, a large inviting kitchen, hardwood floors and wool carpets, decks off the kitchen and master bedroom, fireplace, heated tile floors, digital cable, high-speed wireless Internet, DVD/VCR and is furnished with antiques. Landscaping is extraordinary with palm trees and an English garden with roses and numerous flowering plants year-round.

The romantic master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and an antique queen-sized bed with the highest quality bedding. French doors open onto a private deck and enclosed patio. This property is owned by Santa Barbara Cottages.

The second bedroom has two twin antique French walnut beds, also with high quality linen accessories. The spacious third bedroom, with a king-size bed, is perfect for extra guests and has a private bath, TV, and can double as separate recreation area, if desired.

The living room and kitchen offer expansive views of the ocean and islands offshore. The living area features comfortable seating, wood floors with oriental rugs, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, DVD/VCR, and CD player. The kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances, new cabinets, wood floors, and a sweeping view of the ocean through French doors that lead to an adjacent deck and the cottage garden. The enclosed garden offers additional seating areas for picnics and barbecues.

Summerland Beach and Lookout Park is less than ¼ mile from the cottage.

The owners of Paradise Cottage are fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau and have been members of the Santa Barbara Area Chamber of Commerce for several years.

Typical guest comments regarding the cottage:

'A lot of thought, care and many charming touches were put into this cottage. It definitely made a little paradise for our family.' -- Rob, San Luis Obispo, CA

'Great detail, great color, everything you need for just about everything ... and so clean!!' -- Paul, Los Angeles

'You have made the cottage warm and inviting and a beautiful place to spend a vacation ... we will return' -- Ron, Glendale, AZ

'We have rented many homes in the past and have never found one so clean and so welcoming.' -- Carolyn and Dwight, New York

'We had a great week enjoying this beautiful home, the beauty of the area and the pace of a small town. Everything here is a visual delight.' -- Marie, Altadena, CA.

We offer all the amenities you would expect in a 5-star hotel and more: fireplace, wireless high-speed Internet service, digital cable with 32' HDTV, DVD/VCR, stereo with CD player, full kitchen with every conceivable appliance, cooking utensils and china, top quality mattresses with down blankets and fine linens, washer and dryer, gas grill, beautiful gardens, fountain, beach equipment and towels, porta-crib, high chair, sand toys, etc. On request, bicycles are also available. Visiting Paradise Cottage is reminiscent of times past, a place to get away for a few days, experience 'America's Riviera', return home rested and renewed. While away your days overlooking the ocean, taking in the star-lit nights and enjoying the incomparable events from world-class wineries, Old Spanish style architecture, incomparable whale-watching, and delectable treats from our many farmers markets and restaurants.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Francesca (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

Paradise Cottage - Ocean Views and Delightful Gardens
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
Grass Valley, CA
5

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I've lost count of the number of times our family has returned to Paradise Cottage over the past few years. Our kids just refer to it as "our vacation house" and don't believe us when we tell them it's not really ours! We love knowing a dish of warm brownies and lots of fresh fruit will be waiting for us when we arrive that first day, and throughout the week we are made so comfortable with the little details that always seem to be covered. Many thanks to Francesca and John for all the work they have done to make this such a cozy, beautiful cottage.

Chris and Sarah and the kids

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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5

Paradise is Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Paradise cottage was everything and more than we expected. Love the quaintness and the location. Really enjoyed the gardens especially the varieties of succulents. This vacation was exactly what we needed.......relaxation.

We will be back.

Dave, Diane and Skipper

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Denver, Colorado
5

Delightful Paradise Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Paradise Cottage the first week in June, 2016. The house was thoroughly lovely with special touches such as brownies and champagne on arrival and fresh flowers in every room! The lay-out of the cottage was comfortable for six people. In fact, we felt the house and the gardens were larger than they seemed in the pictures. The garden area was spectacular with plenty of space to enjoy the fresh air, view of the ocean, sunbathe, read and picnic. Wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A charming, fully equipped cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time at Paradise Cottage. Francesca has added all the personal touches to make for a welcoming and comfortable stay. We were two couples who booked to attend a wedding in Santa Barbara. We were minutes away from our scheduled activities and enjoyed relaxing in the beautiful garden between events. This property is well maintained and fully stocked if you want to cook some of your meals.

For anyone visiting the area , I would highly recommend a tour of Lotusland, advance reservations are required.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis, Mo
4

Loved the garden area

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything we needed to have a wonderful stay, even a riding toy for our toddler! Everything was inviting and homey including the brownies and treats on the counter and drinks in the fridge with fans on to cool the rooms when we arrived. All the linens including beach towels were provided. The house was spotless and well maintained. The living room area felt a little crowded with an active toddler so we moved the furniture a little during our stay.

I could have spent all my time on the patio is was so beautiful with plenty of space to relax and children to play.

We were disappointed that the nearest beach had a warning about oil smells and oil in the water. I understand that is not something that can be controlled by the owner but did impact our visit because we drove to other beaches rather than walk.

We didn't go to many restaurants and used the BBQ and found everything we need in the kitchen. The market nearby had a great selection of items and was an easy walk away.

We found a place we loved called Padaro Grill on Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria. It was perfect for adults and young children, outdoor dining with a play area in the center!

I would recommend this house to anyone wanting a calm place to visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved Paradise Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in Paradise Cottage with three generations of our family. The April weather was superb, the hills were green and covered with flowers. This Summerland location is perfect if you like a little bit of quiet, yet a handy location for exploring the beaches of Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito and Santa Barbara. We also took our grandkids to the delightful Santa Barbara Zoo, three gardens and parks in Santa Barbara as well as the handy park and beach not far from the cottage. We also enjoyed exploring the shady roads above the cottage, through Montecito and Santa Barbara. We found whatever we needed to purchase in Montecito.

The cottage has nice ocean views, a lovely garden/patio area with roses blooming all around and every convenience: three TVs, laundry facilities, a bright kitchen with great views and every thing you need for meal prep. Each bedroom had its own delightful personality - and all beds were comfortable. The linens were nice. The place was spotless when we arrived. We enjoyed those extra-mile touches Francesca provides: fresh brownies and some food basics in the fridge upon arrival; little treats and fresh flower arrangements or orchid plants in each room. The chairs and couches are comfortable. The information left for us to peruse was complete and helpful. There are plenty of places to dine, shop and explore nearby. We had a great stay and we will be booking this cottage again!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Santa Barbara

Other Activities: whale watching, wineries, golf, tennis, shopping, restaurants, live entertainment, museums, polo

Golf: There are numerous golf courses in the immediate area.

Ski: Water skiing nearby.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
Low Season 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,795
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
Winter Break 2016
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,795
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,820
$6,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

TBID - per night $2
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $0
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

In the summer, weekly rentals are only Saturday to Saturday Check-in time is 4pm, check-out 10am.
During the non-summer season, weekly visits are preferred, however, nightly rates are available with a 3-night minimum and you can arrive whatever day you chose. Check-in time is 4pm, check-out 10am. Earlier check-in or later check-out may be possible if guests are not leaving or arriving during your requested dates.
Santa Barbara has imposed a new $2/night fee which will be added to the tax for payment.
Holidays include Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's weeks. Only weekly reservations are accepted during the holidays.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel and your dates are rebooked, you will be reimbursed 100%. However, if you cancel within 60 days of arrival and your dates are not rebooked, reimbursement is not possible. In dire cases, it may be possible to rebook another available time depending on availability.

Rates are subject to change.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Barbara County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom has french doors opening to private deck. Graco porta-crib and high chair also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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