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Ladybug Cottage Santa Barbara

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1/1- + Convertible bed-Lg patio & garden setting

SPECIALS AVAILABLE! Ladybug Cottage is a studio/1 bed room and sleeps 4 people. Animals OK as well. High-speed wireless internet, Phone with unlimited local calls, All Kitchen Appliances & Tools Provided, Coffee Maker and Grinder, Salt/Pepper/Spices, Dishes, Pots, Pans, Beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, umbrella, cooler, beach toys Note, If you are a group of two couples, There is one Queen and one Futon. Perfect for Couples, Family reunions, Wedding parties, business events or any group. We offer 3 Eco friendly separate detached charming Craftsman Cottages to pick from. 2/2 Butterfly Cottage and 2/1 Hummingbird Cottage. Rent one or all three. All cottages are perfect for couples, families, weddings, reunions and corp. events.

Please call for specials on last minute bookings occurring within 10 days of arrival.

Rate Information:

Low Season rates: $135 nightly; $745/week; $2095/month

High Season rates: $150 nightly; $845/week; $2495/month

$100 cleaning fee; 12% tax; $500 refundable security deposit

What Guests are saying: Testimonials

'We had a wonderful time in your cottage. Everything was perfect! Our memories of this quaint home will be with us forever because our daughter was married Saturday, and our stay here will be mingled with her sweet day. Thank you,'

Elena Johnson -Feb. 2009

'We enjoyed your cottage so much! It was our home and working base for the week of our daughter's wedding. This cottage gave us all a place to be at home-away-from-home. Thank you so much for such a wonderful memory.'

Frank and Kathy - June 2008

We really liked this place. We actually live in Santa Barbara but our house got flooded so we were staying here and we loved it! -May 2008

We had a wonderful time in your cottage while visiting our daughter and sister who lives in Goleta. It was a very special time since we celebrated our father’s 80th birthday. The cottage is a lovely place to stay. It was very warm and cozy. We’ll definitely keep it in mind for the next time. (The Netherlands – Europe) March 20-Ap

'Beautiful home! Everything was more than expected! Santa Barbara is a gorgeous place. Have memories to last a lifetime. Recommend you home to anyone. Thanks, John and Stacey. May 2008

'Wonderful Cottage. Was a home away from home! Thanks for making our family vacation wonderful. What a relaxing weekend.

Thank you. Johnson Family

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Cherise

My wife & I have lived in Santa Barbara for 29 yrs and invite you to come visit our Charming Cottages. There is no place like Santa Barbara in the world and we think you will agree with us after you have stayed with us in the heart of the Santa Barbara. Known as the American Riviera.

Cherise purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Cherise chose Hope

Our three Cottages are very charming inside and out. The landscape area surrounding the three Cottages matches the Cottages them selves. The San Roque area neighborhood is a very desirable area for locals to purchase Real Estate because of its family oriented life style and sought after school district. Also its proximity to beaches , shopping and Wine Country. We invested here because of all of these reasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a lovely stay! Nice neighborhood away from the busy-ness of downtown. We enjoyed the garden and quiet patio. Would stay again.
Feb 2014
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Hope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read reservation agreement prior to finalizing booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Futon
  • Studio has shower. Enjoy water fountain sounds by opening your windows. Enjoy outside breeze by opening double French doors leading to enclosed patio. Very charming settings.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 body boards for children or adults. Cottage is at ground level with no steps (call for details). Cottage is fenced for pets.


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Ladybug Cottage Santa Barbara
average rating of 3.826087 based on 27 reviews
Orange County, CA

Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here and would love to come back again. The neighborhood was peaceful and having our dog there worked perfectly. We thought we were going to miss being right in the middle of town, but it turned out that we had such easy access to places like the Arroyo Dog Beach and avoided being stuck in rush hour traffic as we decided to drive up the coast. The cottage was very clean and well kept, a perfect getaway for our spring vacation. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying a Ladybug Cottage in beautiful Santa Barbara.
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Lafayette, CA

Comfortable and convenient location

  • 4 of 5

My teenage daughter and I rented the Ladybug Cottage to spend a couple of days in Santa Barbara before moving my eldest daughter home from UCSB. When we arrived at the cottage, we found the front door unlocked and were able to push it open. I figured that the maids had forgotten to lock it up, so it wasn't until we had unpacked and were leaving that I found that the front door could not be locked or secured. I let the property manager know and she finally stopped by the next day to take a look at the door. In the mean time we just didn't leave anything of value inside the cottage when we left. Since the door was not easily fixable, she let us move into one of the larger units for the remainder of our stay which was nice. My biggest complaint about the Ladybug cottage was that the bed was so soft that it hurt my back to sleep in it. Luckily we found firmer beds in the larger unit.

These cottages are not close to the beach, but if you don't mind driving they are a nice place to stay close to restaurants and shopping. The on street parking can be a challenge, but since we were the only ones staying on the property, we were able to park in the driveway. The hammocks, beach gear and outdoor areas are a nice place to relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oceanside, CA


  • 4 of 5

We would stay there again. Good location.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outdated amenities, lots of bugs, broken fridge, parking is tricky...

  • 2 of 5


- Cute location, nice outdoor patio, good lighting in the cottage


- Fridge is super old, smells bad, and would not get cold even after 2 days of being turned on (Fridge is turned off and is warm when you arrive). Had to throw away food and drinks that we expected to keep in the fridge. Also, there was a random old egg inside the fridge.

- If you don't park directly in front of the cottage you risk getting your car towed. It's a private street, and not well kept. Tons of huge pot holes, and it is not clear where parking is allowed.

- Bugs, lots of them. One of the windows didn't have a screen, which we didn't realize until it was too late.

- Hot water took a long time to come on. Hot and Cold faucets weren't labeled in the shower. Normally this isn't a problem, but when it takes 5 minuets for the hot water to turn on, you start wondering which faucet is hot and which is cold.

- The TV is super old and useless. I mean, even the cheapest hotels have decent LCD TVs. This was a tiny old CRT TV from the 90s. Of no use.

- Make sure you take out your own trash before you leave, as the owners require it. Not really something I want to think about when packing up to go home after a short vacation birthday weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chico, California

Beautiful little gem

  • 4 of 5

This house was almost perfect for my small dog and me. The yard was well fenced and quite large. I enjoyed coffee and the morning sun on the patio. It was exactly as pictured. TV reception included many great music channels which I appreciated and used all the time I was home.

The only drawbacks were no comfortable chair and no working freezer. I don't mind buying ice but there was no way to keep it frozen. The ice chest provided some help. The futon was very uncomfortable to sit on.

All in all, I liked it but a new refrigerator is vital and not that expensive.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladybug Cottage

  • 2 of 5

We rented this place as a temporary place to stay because we had a water leak at our house and waiting for construction to be finished. We ended up not staying at all because it was a studio. It was advertised as a one bedroom, but once we got there it was teeny. Tiny fridge with almost no freezer and no bathtub. We have a one year old and a dog so a one bedroom was key for us. It just didn't work for us. It would be a great alternative though than staying at a hotel with a kitchenette because it's much cheaper. Just read the details of the home.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Lady Bug Cottage has a unique location for vacation pleasure. There is a flat, easy walk to both La Cumbre and Five Points shopping malls, Whole Foods Market, and Famous Sideways Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tasting 20.7 miles. away. Beach access is nearby.

Near scenic beaches (4.2 miles), the Harbor, Pier, Arts & Crafts Fair (Sundays at East Beach), Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens, the Historical Courthouse, the Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and world-class dining and shopping.

-30 Scenic Miles along Route 154 through the hills of the Los Padres National Forest, past Lake Cachuma to Solvang/Buelton and the Santa Ynez Valley famous Wine Country where the movie Sideways was filmed(20.7 miles).

-30 Scenic miles south on Route 101 along the ocean to Ventura/Oxnard

-120 Scenic miles north on Route 101 through Wine Country to Hearst Castle

-90 miles (some scenic) south on Route 101 to the San Fernando Valley/Los Angel

Other Activities: WINE TASTING in the famous movie (Sideways) Santa Ynez Valley 30 min. drive


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rate Information:
Low Season rates: $135 nightly; $745/week; $2095/month
High Season & Holiday rates: $150 nightly; $845/week; $2495/month
$100 cleaning fee; 12% tax; $500 refundable security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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