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Butterfly Beach Cottage - Peaceful & Private with 2 Person Spa

Bedrooms Studio
Space 585 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Studio Cottage close to the beach (Sleeps 2)

Come and enjoy some peace and serenity at our Butterfly Beach Studio Cottage in Montecito! Tucked away down a quiet lane, but close to all amenities, we know you will love it here. Less than a 10 minute walk to Coast Village Road, you will find everything you need... coffee, food, shopping, and groceries. Just a couple minutes farther, you will find paradise on Butterfly Beach, near the Four Season's Biltmore Hotel.

Situated on our property, but not attached to our home, is our unique cottage with private entrance and patio for your enjoyment. This studio has always been a long term rental, but after a beautiful renovation we have decided to make it a vacation rental so others can enjoy as much as we do.

Sit back in the spacious, private patio and barbecue after a lovely day at the beach or enjoy a movie on the 40' flat screen TV. There is a mini kitchen with granite counter and sink plus small appliances for all of your needs. We have recently put in a washer/dryer unit for your convenience as well.

The cottage is cozy and can fit 2 adults comfortably, and 1 child or 2 small children. We have everything you need for the beach including towels, beach chairs, umbrella, and boogie boards. We also have bicycles for your enjoyment including 2 stylin' beach cruisers. We have also added a 2 person spa/jacuzzi. Great for relaxing after a day at the beach or for star gazing with a glass of complimentary wine and your favorite someone!

We know you will love it here and we look forward to meeting you soon. Bob & Athena (and Nicole)

More Details

Robert & Athena (owners), Nicole (daughter/online manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018

About Robert & Athena (owners), Nicole (daughter/online manager)

After meeting in Santa Barbara and marrying here in 1979, we decided to find the perfect property for us. We love the beach and wanted a location that we could walk to most everything or be a few minutes drive away. We bought this property in 1982 and have remodeled and renovated to make it a wonderful home and environment for raising our 3 children. We decided to share this ideal setting with others so that you may enjoy this part of California as much as we do.

Robert & Athena (owners), Nicole (daughter/online manager) purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Robert & Athena (owners), Nicole (daughter/online manager) chose Montecito

We love the beach, biking, beach volleyball, kayaking, hiking, tennis and our grown kids also enjoy surfing, yoga, paddleboarding and rock climbing when they visit as well. All of these activities are withing a 10 minute walk or car ride from our property. This area has so much to offer, including cultural events, wine tasting, and plenty to see and do in downtown Santa Barbara day and night. It's amazing to return to our peaceful home afterward to relax. Not to mention the wonderful weather we get year-round!

What makes this cottage unique

We live on this property and this is a separate, private guest cottage that we are using for a vacation rental.


Montecito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 585 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful new tile and appliances throughout. Fresh, clean extra bath towels of all sizes and mat provided. Soap, sustainable large bottle shampoo, conditioner and body wash, and extra amenities provided. Hair dryer and extra medicine cupboard space as well.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed with comfy Tempurpedic mattress topper. Baby Port a crib available, as well as 1 person mattress pad for 1 older child. I-Home alarm clock and music player on bedside table.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Everything you need for a fun day at the beach- beach chairs, umbrella, towels, and boogie boards. Tide calendar in cottage too! Beach cruiser bikes! 2 available for guest use with locks provided.


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(62 traveler reviews)

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Butterfly Beach Cottage - Peaceful & Private with 2 Person Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews

Cozy Backhouse

  • 5 of 5

We rented this back house for 2 months this summer. It was private, clean and well amenitized in a great location. The owners were great and I highly recommend this because of its great value.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect oasis

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful guests and wonderful home! 10-15 min walk to the beach. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Montecito

  • 5 of 5

Butterfly Beach Cottage is the perfect getaway location. Located just up the hill from downtown Montecito the location is perfect! We enjoyed using the cruisers provided and riding down to Butterfly beach and then into Santa Barbara. The hot tub was wonderful. Can't say enough about the cottage and Bob and Athena were terrific!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Desert, CA

Perfect stay in Montecito

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your perfect little cottage with us over Thanksgiving weekend. So peaceful, clean, has everything we could think of & walking distance to beach, restaurants, & stores. Look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA USA

Butterfly Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful in all areas. Owners were thoughtful and place was well furnished. Quiet, private and charming. Walk to restaurants and walk to beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Butterfly Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for my husband and I and our dog.

It had every convenience and a comfortable and beautifully landscaped patio.

We enjoyed walking to the beach and stopping in Montecito on our walks for breakfast

and lunch at the charming casual restaurants .The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet

and it is convenient and easy to drive into Santa Barbara.

We will look forward to our next visit. We have stayed in several rentals in Santa Barbara and Montecito ad we visit often

and Butterfly Cottage has been our favorite.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13.3 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cava Restaurant & Bar,
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Montecito Country Club,
Nearest Train
3.1 Miles
Amtrak Station-SBA, State Street
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Jeanines, Los Arroyos, Lucky's Steak, Sakana Sushi
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Butterfly Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pedestrian Tunnel Under Freeway to Butterfly Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Butterfly Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Four Season's Biltmore
Nearest Point of Interest
Municipal Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike/Pedestrian Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Vons Grocery store and pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Music Academy of the West
Nearest Point of Interest
CVS Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Montecito Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Jeaninne's Cafe and Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
East Beach Grill
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50

Long Term rate negotiable. 1-2 night stays considered at a higher rate.

$100 Refundable Deposit and payment of equal to half total rent is required to hold and confirm a reservation.
PayPal preferred! Checks ($50.00 fee for returned checks), cashiers checks, traveler’s checks, and cash also accepted.

Small, non-shedding dogs considered with signed Pet Agreement, additional $100 Refundable Pet/Damage Deposit and $10/night fee.

Availability and rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with received deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.