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SUMMERLAND NEWLY BUILT OCEAN VIEW CUSTOM HOME, completed in July, 2014!!!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming/relaxing 2 Bd/1 Ba vacation home within walking distance to the beach.

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!

Thanks

Debby & Rick

More Details

Owner
Debby and Rick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Debby and 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

Why Debby and Rick chose Santa Barbara County

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Summerland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Stone counter top, all new plumbing fixtures.
  • Large custom glass tiled walk-in shower, tiled floor, linen cabinet, complete with all your towels, customized lighting (including night light and heater).
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Mirrored closet doors, vaulted ceilings with fans and bedside switches, ample closet space, Master Bedroom has access to a private patio and large flat screen TV with Direct TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Rick and I are happy to discuss any special requests you may have to make your stay unforgettable. Debby cell 805-284-8866 & Rick cell is 805-896-3266. Thanks so much and hope to see you soon!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

SUMMERLAND NEWLY BUILT OCEAN VIEW CUSTOM HOME, completed in July, 2014!!!
average rating of 4.9452057 based on 73 reviews
5

Outstanding rental property

  • 5 of 5

The home is very comfortable and attractively appointed. Everything you need is provided. The location is away from the hustle and bustle of Santa Barbara but close enough to travel to any venue easily. The Double Dolphin is peaceful respite to reneegize your soul.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin, we are so glad you and your family had such beautiful weather for the Wedding and we really appreciate the awesome review. We hope to see all of you in the near future! Sincerely Debby & Rick
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5

Perfect Spot for quiet vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Debby's property was wonderful. My wife and i spent Memorial day weekend at the Double Dolphin with our adult son and his girl friend. It couldn't have been better. The house was perfect for the four of us. It is conveniently located a short drive or Uber from downtown Santa Barbara (we did both) My wife was able to run from the house to Santa Barbara for a nice work out. Everything was as advertised or better. The house was clean, modern and well stocked with basics. An absolute joy. I recommend for two couples any time.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, thank you so much, we love reading all these awesome reviews as it makes us feel good about what we have built and put together at the Summerland Double Dolphin! We would love to have you and your family, come back anytime! Sincerely, Debby & Rick
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5

Charming Beach Cottage in Summerland

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our staff at Double Dolphin.

Although we didn't meet our host & hostess, we felt their hospitality with a chilled bottle of champagne & fresh flowers in the kitchen when we arrived. The home is super comfortable & the garden is a beautiful way to end a long day.

It is an easy Uber ride to Santa Barbara, although Summerland was a pleasant surprise with great restaurants & shopping a few blocks away.

The view of the ocean is also wonderful from the living room.

I would highly recommend this property & hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Patricia, we are so glad you and your family had a fabulous time at our vacation home. We hope to meet all of you on your next visit! Have a great Summer. Sincerely, Debby & Rick
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Did not want to go home- Prefer Summerland area to stay vs downtown SB. Summerland only 10 min from downtown SB, much more laid back and less traffic. Owners were wonderful and so is their house! So cozy!!!!

One of the best features - I could sit at table- work while looking at ocean- not bad:)

Owners had special touches throughout- can't wait to visit again.

Only watchout- while "nugget" local restaurant had friendly staff- food not so good.

Hope you enjoy your stay !

Chicago girl and Mom

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wendy, we are so happy to hear that your sons grand opening of his new business, in Santa Barbara was a success and you and his Grandmother were here to enjoy the special event!! Enjoy the Chicago summer and we hope to see you in the near future. Sincerely, Debby & Rick
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5

Comfort with a Great View

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time my husband and I have spent part of our winter at the Double Dolphin - that should be a clue as to how fabulous it is. Everything you read in all the other reviews is absolutely true. It really is exactly as advertised (a rarity these days). We especially enjoyed waking up to seeing the sun light up the ocean each morning sitting in our comfortable recliners in the living room sipping our morning coffee. It is only 5 miles to Santa Barbara in one direction and 5 miles to the charming village (and the world's safest beach) of Carpinteria in the other direction. If you are looking for comfort, cleanliness, a private patio, off street parking, great beds, the best bathroom in any rental I have ever stayed in, and the BEST hosts ever, the Double Dolphin should definitely be on your radar.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jean & Denny, you both have become true friends of ours. Enjoy your beautiful Minnesota summer and we hope to see you next year! Sincerely, Debby & Rick
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5

Wonderful Home 3 minutes From Awesome Beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay in Summerland. This home is beautiful and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The beds and pillows were comfortable, everything very clean and lots of extras. For example, we brought down beach towels, chairs, and an umbrella, but they have all of that there for you to borrow. The town of Summerland is cute and a wonderful beach,Santa Claus Lane beach is a 3 minute drive away. Also, State street in Santa Barbara is only 10 minutes away. Thank you Rick and Debby for a wonderful get away for my family.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Julie for your great review! Our goal is to make sure that each guest has everything they need for a comfortable and stress free vacation stay at the Summerland Double Dolphin. We hope to see you and your family in the near future and remember not to pack so much on your next visit. Sincerely, Debby & Rick
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Map

Santa Claus Beach
"No hills to traverse to get to beach. "
Lookout Park
"Walking distance,play area, bathrooms, picnic tables & grills. "
The Nugget
"Full Service, Very popular, walking distance "
Lotusland
"One of a kind estate to visit. They offer tours. Check their website."
Stonehouse Restaurant at San Ysidro Ranch
"Area landmark, very nice place, Hollywood icons frequent"
Mission Santa Barbara
"Fabulous historic mission with terrific rose garden"
Santa Barbara Zoo
"Very nice zoo, small enough to see in a few hours. "
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
"A lot to discover, butterfly exhibit & an Astronomy area "
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Santa Barbara Pier
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak - Carpinteria
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
101
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Summerland Beach - Outlook Park
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Summerland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
June Rate
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$299
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July Rate
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$324
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rate
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$324
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$324
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Rate
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$199
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Rate
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$324
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Special Rate
Nov 26 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$185
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$299
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $145
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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