|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Welcome to the Summerland Double Dolphin! This NEW, completely modern 2 Bedroom/1 Bath relaxing vacation custom home is within walking distance to the beach & downtown Summerland!
This perfect oasis offers many custom features including all hardwood floors, vaulted wood ceiling, extensive cabinetry, comfortable new reclining sofa furniture, flat screen T.V.’s (both including Direct TV), WiFi, fully stocked kitchen (including dishwasher), indoor & outdoor tables for dining, ceiling fans in every room, walk-in shower & a private washer and dryer. Each bedroom offers queen beds, a double door closet & plenty of space so you can really feel at home.
This rare, brand new single family home comes with screened, double-pane windows for a majestic ocean view and possible dolphin sightings! There are multiple private outdoor seating options, private 3-burner propane grill & secure private brick stone driveway offering parking for two vehicles. Fully fenced in yard.
This is the home you need for your vacation! It's located in a charming beach town that offers restaurants, shopping, markets, post office & convenience stores all within walking distance. The Summerland beach is operated by the County of Santa Barbara and is less than 1/2 mile from the Summerland Double Dolphin home. The beach (currently under maintenance) and park offers a playground, horseshoe pit, sand volleyball, picnic tables, grills & free parking.
The town of Summerland may be quaint but it offers something for everyone; whether you want to hike/bike the well groomed trails and back roads, surf the world famous Rincon, lay on the quiet beach, sip a glass of wine at the Summerland Winery, take the public bus to Santa Barbara or Carpinteria (world's safest beach!) or stay at home and watch the ocean - this is the place for you.
We are very proud of this home and have made every effort to supply everything you will need to make your vacation UNFORGETTABLE!
We are owner operated and live in a separate home on the property. If you have any special requests, please don't hesitate to call us. We want your stay to be very relaxing, enjoyable & worry free.
Please check out more of the accommodations that are listed in the amenities section.
We are able to accept last minute reservations, just give us a call!
Debby & Rick
We have been in Summerland for about 10 years moving here from Arizona by way of Massachusetts. Rick has been in construction for over 30 years and we designed and custom built the Summerland Double Dolphin to be the ideal vacation home that it is. We put our heart and soul into a place where people could come to relax, enjoy the beach and the town that we fell in love with 10 years ago. We are very proud of our home and we think it shows. A special thanks to family, friends, subcontractors, suppliers and the County of Santa Barbara that made this dream possible! Please read all our guest reviews that we just started to get this last July, we really do care about our guest having a great vacation stay at the Summerland Double Dolphin! Debby and Rick
Debby and Rick purchased this house in 2011
We chose this location because it allowed us to build a second home on the property to fulfill our vision of one day being able to build a new custom home that family and guests could enjoy for many years.
Being that we built this home in 2014 from the ground up we were able to truly choose the amenities that are important to us and to our guests as well. These amenities include a great ocean view allowing you to relax and watch the boats and sea life pass by. We also incorporated hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, comfortable furniture, and a kitchen dinette in a place that gets magnificent natural light. We know that everyone congregates to the kitchen so we built a great extended seating counter with backed bar stools that allow for everyone to come together and enjoy each other’s company. The home also has a customized bathroom with a large inlay glass walk in shower. The bedrooms are roomy and offer plenty of light. All the switched lighting throughout the home is customized so you can create your own mood through dimmer switches and we included ceiling fans in all the rooms. The home is very quite as it has all double pane windows with screens and solid interior alder wood doors. We put a lot of thought into the footprint of the home so that it would be very private including the patio off the master bedroom and the seating area in the backyard. We have even installed a complete fire sprinkler system for your safety.
We really enjoyed our at Summerland. Rick and Debby were gracious host and have provided in the house everything you need . The best part though are the views, we got to watch sunrise over the Pacific Ocean from the home which made our stay even more magical. Will hope to stay there again.
We got a surprise visit from our Navy son and wanted to get away with our family for a few days. On arriving at the Double Dolphin we were greeted with a sign welcoming us. The house is new, clean, comfortable and accommodating. It was well stocked with everything we needed. There were six of us and still felt like there was plenty of room. The owners, Rick and Debby, responded quickly to our questions and are very friendly. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Very well built and very well kept property. Exactly as described. Quick jaunt to the beach and a quick drive to Santa Barbara. Rick & Debby are excellent and responsive hosts. There were zero problems during our stay; Rick even checked in to see that everything was going well. I'm not a review writing kind of guy, but I feel obligated to recommend the property.
We had a great stay at the double dolphin and would definitely stay here again. Summerland is so cute and there are convenient restaurants and stores within walking distance. The back yard is perfect for grilling and hanging out with a stunning ocean view!
My daughter and I stayed at the Double Dolphin twice (6 days each time) while we were apartment hunting and then waiting for her move-in date in Santa Barbara. I was considering staying at an Extended Stay hotel and then found this home which has SO much more to offer. The rental home has everything you need. The kitchen includes so many things that make meals easy to prepare: lots of utensils, spices, vinegar, oil... Touches like this make the difference between a good and great rental. The cute backyard includes a gas grill as another benefit. I often found myself staring out the window and thinking, "Wow, I can see the ocean from here." Along with being near the ocean you also hear the train go by, but you get used to it. The owners, Debby and Rick, are VERY nice and take pride in the home that they, obviously, put a lot of thought into. They ensured our stay was comfortable and were available for any questions we had. Beds are comfy, shower is beautiful, kitchen perfect... The Summerland Beach Cafe which is walking distance serves a great breakfast as well. I would certainly come back again and highly recommend this rental. Thank you Debby and Rick!
We stayed here over a Friday through Sunday. The owners were very friendly and helpful when we made our reservation and prepared for our arrival, even making an allowance for a last-minute request. The house is very well thought-out and built, with quality, durable materials throughout, and immaculately clean. Even being new construction, we found it to have a pleasant homey feeling. We found the place to be quite spacious considering other rentals we have stayed in with similar capacities. The view out the front window was great, we would love to have stayed a week looking out that window every day. The home has convenient freeway access, yet sits up on a hill so as to feel quite far from the hustle and bustle going on down below. It made a drive into Santa Barbara very easy, plus there were some great beaches within just a few minutes drive that the kids loved.
Overall this was one of the best rentals we have stayed in, and we would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay in the Santa Barbara area. We'd love to come back for a longer stay next time.
Summerland is a quaint little beach town nestled between the mountains and the ocean! This little town has it everything you need for a fabulous vacation retreat.
You can walk to Outlook Park, the portal to the beach, which has a playground for the kids, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit, formal picnic areas, restrooms and parking is free. Outlook Park is operated by Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation, so it is very well kept and clean. The beach at Outlook Park is a hidden gem. It is rarely busy, so you can have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy yourself. Currently this beach is under maintenance. However, there are three other equally as nice beaches within a 2-mile radius.
Summerland also has plenty of restaurants that are all within walking distance from the Summerland Double Dolphin. The Nugget is a “locals” delight and offers a full menu and bar. Summerland Café is wonderful for breakfast and lunch. If you are in the mood for “beach fare” then we would recommend Tinkers or Stacky’s. Both have great burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, shakes and much more. Stacky’s also offers a fabulous breakfast burrito but you better be very hungry.
If you want to do a little wine tasting, there is the Summerland Winery. The winery has 14+ different varietals from 9 renowned vineyards. Some of their wines were recognized by The Wine Advocate's Robert Parker.
You can also spend time shopping in Summerland. The town has clothing stores including the Bikini Factory as well as other unique boutiques. You can also find plenty of jewelry at the Sacred Space, Wax Poetic and other stores. There are also a variety of antique stores that have an abundant array of unique items.
Summerland has it ALL and the Summerland Double Dolphin is ideally located in the midst of it all. We are far enough from the highway yet close enough to town to walk to everything. You can park your car and never have to get into it again.
We are close to many neighboring towns (Santa Barbara-5 miles, Montecito-2 miles and Carpinteria-4 miles). There is public transportation available to all the neighboring towns and is easily accessible within 3 blocks from the vacation home.
The Summerland Double Dolphin is private and is all on one level. It is not connected to any other unit. It offers a great view, clean interior, off-street private parking, fully equipped kitchen, customized bath complete with towels and toiletries, beach accessories (beach towels, umbrellas, chairs), full on-site private laundry, private BBQ gas grill, private patio area which is great for entertaining or intimate dinners.
We, the owners -Rick and Debby, are readily available if you need us. We want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
If you choose not to elect the Damage Protection Policy, we will require a $350.00 fully refundable deposit 2 weeks prior to your stay.
A deposit of 25% of the total rental is due upon booking. Full payment is due 30 days prior to check-in. 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.