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Paradise Retreats

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Seashell Cottage - ON SPECIAL! Charming Hideaway at the Beach

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Montecito Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4

Seashell Cottage - Charming Hideaway at the Beach

SPRING SPECIAL - 20% OFF available nights from now through May 15, 2016

A romantic, secluded, and charming beach hideaway a half block from Montecito's favorite beaches.

This lovely cottage was beautifully updated and remodeled in June 2007. The designer furnishings, bright open floor plan, modern appliances, and peaceful rear deck combine to make a wonderful vacation escape.

The rear deck overlooks Montecito creek, and is shaded by 200 year old sycamore trees.

It is an easy stroll to both Miramar Beach and Hammond's Beach. Beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, beach toys, and a beach wagon are available for your use.

Montecito's Coast Village Road is a 2 minute drive away. Downtown Santa Barbara, with its beaches, museums, boating excursions, and other attractions, is about 10 minutes away.

Please consider this private and romantic cottage for your next retreat from the pressures of everyday life. You will not be disappointed!

NOTE: This property can be combined with the adjacent cottage (Seaside Cottage) to make a 3 bedroom /2 bathroom home. Access passages can be opened between both living rooms and patios.


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 10% Lodging Tax + $2/night Tourism Tax.

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

$1,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $250 with purchase of Damage Waiver.

30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paradise Retreats (Property Manager)
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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)

We rode the Santa Barbara Century and loved it and the weather and the festival. Discovered Foxen Winery and Santa Maria Valley 2012 Pinot! The bedroom was very comfy and the breakfast nook was nice and sunny. Loved Santa Barbara. So relaxed!
Oct 2015
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based on 6 traveler reviews

Seashell Cottage - ON SPECIAL! Charming Hideaway at the Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 62 reviews

Perfect Location plus Beautiful Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The Seashell Cottage is located near Hammonds Beach (which is our family's favorite beach). It's roughly a 3-4 minute walk. The cottage is situated amongst homes in a quiet location that borders a seasonal creek in the back garden. The bed was terrific, the kitchen well-equipped, and the fireplace was enjoyed. Nicely decorated and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seashell Cottage - great beach location in Montecito

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, well equipped. Would definitely go back. The management service from Paradise Properties was excellent. A grab bar in the bathroom bath would be a good improvement. Ideal location providing 5 minute access to beach and quick access to restaurants and cafes in Montecito and Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seashell Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, quiet, well-located and well-equipped.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing as always

  • 5 of 5

we come here every year for our anniversary. this year there was a mix up with our house and it was not ready, we were put into a large home within 20 minutes of the mix up happening with no additional charge. We love these properties, they back up to a greenbelt covered with trees and the walk to the beach is short, less than five minutes. its always hard to leave. the cottages have everything you need, beach towels, umbrellas, cooking utensils, comfortable beds we love it.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago area

Darling Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a charming beach cottage. We stayed here for 3 nights in the Spring of 2015. We would like to rent again someday. It's tucked into a neighborhood but we had no trouble finding it.

There is a front and back area to enjoy a cup of coffee outside. It's a short 2 block walk to a rocky beach.

The property is a home that is divided by a locked door. There were other guests there but we didn't hear them. My only wish is that it had a king size bed!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, OK

Would rent again...

  • 4 of 5

We had a delightful stay. The only misleading statement was proximity to the beach and I would say it is more like a 2 block walk to the beach. The beach is mainly rocks; I recommend Summerland Beach which is about 1 mile away and is wonderful. We love the area and enjoyed Whale Watching along with shopping too. Quiet and peaceful. Restaurants we have loved for years include Cava, Piatti's, Lucky's, Giovanni's Pizza, The Harbor House (Stearns Wharf).

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14.4 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
7.8 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
4.1 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Miramar Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability


  • From $225 - 3 Night minimum
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Montecito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining Area ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom #1 - Toilet, Sink, Tub/Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Bedroom #1 - 1 Queen (an 1890 antique cast iron bed w/ Serta
    Bedroom #2 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom #2 - 1 Trundle (2 twins)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
NOTE: This property is a duplex that shares a wall with our other vacation rental, Seaside Cottage (VRBO #192345). The two cottages can be be combined to make a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home and access passages can be opened between both living rooms and patios.

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