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The Cottage at West Beach - Coastal Designer Style in the Heart of SB

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/1 Bath - Sleeps 4

The Cottage at West Beach - Coastal Designer Style in the Heart of Santa Barbara

Located just half a block off the beach and 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, The Cottage at West Beach is a sleek contemporary jewel in the Paradise Retreats' exclusive collection.

Completely redesigned and rebuilt in 2013, this unit has been completely transformed into a cool modern version of the classic beach bungalow. Gracious and comfortable, the design choices have taken world travelers' needs into consideration with upscale amenities and a dash of coastal whimsy.

An enclosed private outdoor deck is a natural extension of the stylish vaulted Living Room. Giant 8 foot tri-fold doors virtually disappear, magically blending the indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly. The melding of art and architecture is further enhanced by the presence of a uniquely beautiful original painting by renowned artist Gregory Beeman, commissioned specifically for the property. A tranquil fountain, dining table for 4, Weber propane grill, and bar seating at the Kitchen pass-through window adds to the practical aspects of this wonderful outdoor living space. Facing the Santa Ynez mountains and the neighborhood, a Sun porch with antique white iron table offers a fresh and sunny location for any meal. A wall of hinged awning windows can be opened to allow fresh breezes to permeate the space.

A luxurious king-size bed offers divine comfort in the Master Bedroom. The Guest Bedroom is on equal par with the Master, and features a queen-size bed and antique armoire. Both rooms boast flat screen TVs, full premium satellite television, and Blu Ray 3D entertainment. The Bathroom, with high-tech Toto Neorest washlet system and Robern uplift lighted cabinet, is pure decadence as if at the finest European hotel.

The Kitchen is a dream in which to cook, and everything is within reach. The designer's choice in appliances, dishes and serving pieces echoes the contemporary feel of the home with sleek and practical sense.

A visit to Santa Barbara would not be complete without exploring the city on foot. With the home's wonderful location just a half block off the ocean, Stearn's Wharf, The Harbor, State St. and local beaches are literally a stone's throw away. The palm tree lined Ambassador Park of the historic Burton Mound is right next door. It's the perfect spot for a game of Bocce Ball, or a picnic under the majestic shady palms and the fresh ocean breeze. Santa Barbara's place of the moment is the Funk Zone, just a short walk a couple blocks away. This eclectic sub-culture of artisan shops, nook wine tasting rooms, award-winning micro-breweries and trendy restaurants always offers something tasty and unexpected.

The Cottage at West Beach, The Hideaway at West Beach, and The Lookout at West Beach comprise the three units of this triplex. All 3 units are available through Paradise Retreats. Imagine a wonderful family reunion and rent all three!

Note: Parking for 1 car in shared double garage. There is street parking with time restrictions on the weekends. The Kitchen wall of this unit is shared with the Living Room wall of The Hideaway at West Beach.


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Minimum Nights

-3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:

High Season (Jun 15 - Sep 7)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.

Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.

Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)

7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.

3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2.20/night Tourism Tax.

$225 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)

The Cottage at West Beach was just perfect! Like other guests mentioned, the location can't be beat! Interior design, construction, and technology in the home was top notch! We appreciate the Property Guide book as it was thorough and helpful. Staying at the cottage was perfectly a high point of our vacation in Santa Barbara!
Apr 2016
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West Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bathroom w/Toto Neorest Washlet (heated electronic toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/king-size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom #2 w/queen-size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
One unit of triplex, ideal location 1/2 block from beach, Completely re-built and designer decorated (2013), Living Room w/tri-fold doors open to enclosed patio for seamless indoor/outdoor living, Nest Air Conditioning system, Bocce Ball, Sand toys, Tennis rackets and balls, Volleyballs and football,Beach chairs, Beach umbrella, Bathroom w/Toto Neorest Washlet (heated electronic toilet system), Robern LED uplift fogless medicine cabinet w/integrated outlets, Fully equipped Kitchen, Blender, Ice cream maker, FULL 7.1 Surround Sound, Apple Airplay (Living Room), iHome alarm clock radio with Blutooth interface, aux in, and iPod/Android charging (Master Bedroom), iHome alarm clock with aux in, USB charging (Bedroom #2), High chair w/tray, Port-a-crib Sheets/blankets for port-a-crib.


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The Cottage at West Beach - Coastal Designer Style in the Heart of SB
average rating of 4.875 based on 36 reviews

Clean, we equipped, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, cooking meals in the well equipped kitchen, walking to the beach and biking into old town. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A California Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything and more. It was so comfortable and convenient. One block from the beach, walking distance to State Street, the wineries in the Funk Zone and so many great restaurants. The sunny outdoor patio was great for meals and relaxing with a glass of wine. The neighborhood was very friendly, quiet and safe. The Paradise Retreats staff was always available if we needed anything. We would highly recommend this cottage when visiting Santa Barbara!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Beach CA

great find in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

This place is extremely well appointed, great furniture, fixtures etc, nothing chintzy like in some rentals. The location is also very convenient for a Santa Barbara, you can walk or ride your bike to most places around town. Also pretty quiet, considering how close it is to the action.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect In All Ways

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our family Christmas holiday. You can't beat the location...walk to State St, Stearns Wharf, Brophy Bros, the Funk Zone and the beach! Everything you could ever want or need is provided. Clean, private and quiet. I could go on and on...don't look any further if you're looking for a place in SB. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Great cottage, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I'm so in love with this little cottage... I can't imagine a better place to stay in Santa Barbara. I have tried many other rentals before, in different parts of the city, but now I don't even consider staying anywhere else.

First, the location is ideal -- steps from the beach, steps from beautiful State Street. It's quiet, because in a residential area, but close to everything you could want. You can take a sunset walk on the Pier, walk to my favorite SPA (Alchemy), have a gorgeous lunch at Anderson’s, etc. I don’t like driving, so this is a dream to me, I can really walk everywhere.

West Beach is my favorite beach in the area; it's super nice, with the bike path. And I love that it's so wide. I have stayed close to other beaches before, and when the tide is high, you can't really walk on the beach -- or you can't walk very long without having to turn back. When you're at West Beach, you know you'll be able to go for a walk anytime you want without checking the tide chart.

The house itself is super charming. Beautiful but relaxed. Exactly like on the pictures.

I have rented with this company many times now, and I have always been happy with the service, the cleaning, etc.

Santa Barbara is my favorite place on the planet, and this is my favorite place to stay when I’m lucky enough to spend time there.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage at West Beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Cottage at West Beach! Great location just a short walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.4 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club - Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
101 freeway
Nearest Beach
West Beach SB
Car: recommended

Wine Tasting, Shopping, Local Spas, Coffee Shops, Restaurants, Clubs, Stearn's Wharf, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours, Whale watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching. Funk Zone. For detailed info on all local leisure activities, please visit Paradise Retreats website.




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