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Santa Barbara Riviera Ocean View Cottage

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 31 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 31 nights


Lower Riviera Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Baths, (Sleeps 4)

We have a completely rebuilt cottage on the Santa Barbara Riviera with a fabulous ocean view. The property has been in our family for 70 years, and we are now offering to share it for your vacation. The cottage has 2 bedrooms. It is in a park-like setting with an ocean-view deck running the length of the cottage and a separate private patio. Every detail has been taken care of.

The beach is 2 miles away. Downtown is a 5 minute drive. This cottage is amazingly close to everything, yet you feel like you are away from it all.

The amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds, a gas grill, 2 outside eating areas, washer and dryer, flat-screen cable TV and Wi-Fi. Linens are included.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for if you would like more information.

Keywords: Santa Barbara Riviera Ocean View Cottage

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only

Virginia Rubsam
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Virginia Rubsam

This cottage has been in our family for four generations. We love it and now would like others to enjoy it when we aren't using it.

Virginia Rubsam purchased this cottage in 1975

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at the cottage. It is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Thank you for sharing a haven of tranquility. We will definitely be back.
Jun 2014
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Santa Barbara Riviera Ocean View Cottage
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews

Riviera Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled with my 89 year old mother to visit our son and celebrate our birthdays. It was our first trip to SB but definitely won't be our last. The drive from LA was the worst part - but once we arrived at the cottage, everything changed. The serenity and beauty of the place is beyond what the pictures can show. Every morning we enjoyed coffee on the patio, watching the hummingbirds and overlooking the hillside and bay below. The night of the lunar eclipse was spectacular, as were the occasional wafting sounds from the SB bowl down the hill. The cottage was spotless, the kitchen well equipped and split BR plan with 2 full baths gave us a space to breathe. The neighborhood was peaceful and proximity to town and groceries was easy. The off-street, cottage-side parking made it easy for mom and was convenient for carrying bags, etc. in and out, as everything is on one level (no stairs!) It was about as perfect a trip and accommodation as it could be. We would definitely book this spot again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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50th Anniversary

  • 4 of 5

What a place to spend our "2nd " honeymoon. Well built, comfortable "cottage" was roomy and fit all our needs. The deck and patio were beautifully landscaped and so comfortable with the furniture provided. The views were spectacular. We would recommend renters check the schedule of the Santa Barbara Bowl. It is close by and can be plainly heard at the cottage. Even though there are other residences near, you don't feel their presence. Our son and his wife joined us and fell in love with this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting cottage!

  • 5 of 5

An enchanting cottage with beautiful views, tasteful and highly functional furnishing and lay out. One instantly feels at home. The terrace offers a panoramic view of Santa Barbara and is very private. The property is well located nearby the Mission and various hiking trails. Our family of four had the most relaxing and pleasant stay in this very attractive setting.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite getaway with an amazing view. Loved that our dogs could go too!

  • 5 of 5

I just got back from this cottage after a 4 night stay. I have to say, it was perfect. There were two couples and we each brought a small, well behaved dog. The cottage was the perfect size, and with 2 bathrooms you had a ton of personal space. The patio/deck is where this place really shines, with dazzling views that stretch from the hill you are on, all the way to the ocean.

For the price I found this stay to be very affordable in comparison to other listings. In terms of proximity we were about a 6-8 minute drive from State Street, or a $10 UBER. The cottage is very private, really no one can see you so it feels like you're all alone.

The owner was very easy to work with and returned our deposit promptly.

Do yourself a favor and book your next stay at this amazing cottage, you won't regret it I promise!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, CA

Very Nice Stay at this Cute Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice Memorial Day weekend stay in this beautiful Santa Barbara cottage! It was very quiet and relaxing (if you stay during the week in 2014, you may want to ask if the nearby construction is complete). Although the cottage was on the same property as the 'main house', it felt very private and was secluded by trees and plants. The two bedrooms (one with a view towards the ocean) and two full baths were very nice to have. The kitchen, tho' small, was very nice and well stocked with everything we needed. The stackable washer/dryer were a nice bonus--we didn't anticipate using them, but ended up having to wash some things during our stay. The living room sat 4 comfortably, had a nice flat panel TV and iPod/iPhone dock. The couch was a pull-out, but we didn't use it. We loved keeping the large french doors open to the beautiful deck, overlooking town with an ocean view. (SB faces south, so no sunsets over the water in the summer.) We enjoyed a few meals and glasses of wine on the large deck, and even used the gas grill one night after a long day of sea/cave kayaking at the Channel Islands (AWESOME tour!). The rental process was easy and the damage deposit refunded promptly. I highly recommend this vacation cottage and I wouldn't hesitate to go back in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kailua, Hawaii

A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this fabulous guest house and loved our stay there. Being former Santa Barbara residents (we were visiting family) we were familiar with the area but we so appreciated how quiet it was and the great views. The house is very clean, well kept and comfortable and we look forward to returning in the future. Mahalo, Ginger, and Aloha!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lower Riviera Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
31 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
31 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 5 2017
31 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 1 2017
31 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
31 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

SB Tourism Bd $2.00/nite $2
Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

$750 - $850 weekend, $1800 per week, $5250 - $6400 per month
Credit Cards accepted with PayPal - 3% up charge.
12% Tax for guest staying less than 30 days plus $2.00 per night SB Tourism District Assessment
Minimum Age Limit for Renters

1/3 of the rent amount is due to reserve the cottage. The remainder, including cleaning and damage deposit are due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Lower Riviera Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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