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Private 2 Bedroom Cottage, where you're the only renter on the property.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 maximum, studio can accommodate 1 more

The Mermaid is 5 blocks from the ocean and the main town of Summerland. The house is just far enough from the fwy where you wont be disturb by the noise.This is a stand alone house, not a multi rental. The house has 2 bedrooms, 1 queen size bed and one full size bed, with 1 full bathroom in main house.The house is newly furnished. If you have extra guest, there is also a separate guest house with loft that sleeps 1,guest house has 1/2 bath no shower. extra cost of guest house 100.00 per night. Guest house can only be included by the renters of the main house, or it stays empty, no one else will be sharing you space.The house has beautiful Ocean views from the living room, kitchen and bedroom, from the entire back of house and guest house. Panoramic views. The house opens up to 2 decks and a lovely yard with 2 fruit trees and organic garden. Outside also includes an outdoor fireplace, BBQ, and outdoor dinning table for 4, and a large hot tub. enjoy romantic sunset dinners every night from the deck. There is a privacy fence around the whole house. There is parking for 2 cars at house. Summerland has many places to eat, shop and easy access to the beach. Owner is able to accept last minute reservations. please contact owner, 805-660-0502 Thank You, Corinne

Corinne or Scott
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Corinne or Scott

My Husband and I live in Summerland, I fell in love with Santa Barbara County the first time I went there, and hoped some day in my future I would have a place there. We recently bought this house and did a lot of DIY hard work but worth it. We hope to retire here. Hope you love it too.

Corinne or Scott purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Corinne or Scott chose Summerland

We chose this property because of the ocean views and the privacy, The quaint town and the neighbors are great. It's close enough to come to when ever we want and enjoy with friends. It feels like the Ocean is your backyard.

What makes this cottage unique

Walk to the beach and town for something to eat, even buy some cute clothes or go wine tasting without having to drive

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Mermaid exceeded all of our expectations! The incredible Deck, Grill, Hot Tub, were used like crazy. We had great trips to Montecito and Santa Barabara, but always ended up at "home". We were able to cook like chefs in the kitchen that had everything.... Ceviche, Stone Crab, and Shrimp Scampi, all straight from the Santa Barbara Harbor. We visited the Summerland Beach a couple of times and watched Dolfins from our blanket and almost knocked down from the waves! Thanks for everything! Can't wait to come back! David and Colleen
Feb 2015
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Summerland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave house in same condition as when you entered, except for used towels, and leave beds unmade, you may leave dirty dishes in dish washer.
  • There are no parties allowed at house or loud music after 10:00 pm. This is a quite Nieghborhood. There is only parking available for 2 cars.
  • Please follow spa rules, recommend shower first, this will insure keeping water clean, if spa has to be drained, it will cost you 150.00.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1 full bathroom in main house
    Bathroom 2 in guest house - toilet , sink, 1/2 bath in guest house, Guest house is 100.00 nightly
  • Main House has full bathroom, The guest studio has a toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The bedroom with the queen size bed has a 32' TV.Second bedroom has a full size bed and vanity. There is also a detached studio guest house which can sleep 1, studio includes a mini fridge, coffee pot, a nice seating area, studio has a sink and toilet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Owner is able to accept last minute reservations, up to 5 days prior of visit. please contact owner for details. Thank you Corinne 8056600502 phone 805-660-0502 No parties allowed, this is not a long rental, 2 weeks max


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Private 2 Bedroom Cottage, where you're the only renter on the property.
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful home for a weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this home! They went above and beyond to make our family feel comfortable and welcome. The house is convenient to Santa Barbara, the cafe and coffee shop in town, and the beach at Lookout Park. And, if you want to relax at the house, the indoor and outdoor space is great. The view from the deck is as beautiful as advertised. We'll definitely be coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, very much for kind review. You and your husband and beautiful baby were a pleasure to have. Thank you for being mindful of the rental contract and check out list. Everything was left in proper order. I do hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Crystal
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Summerland retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage in Summerland! The house was updated and clean, and felt very private. The location was great as well. We would definitely stay there again!


  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet, I'm so glad your stay was good, and we were able to work out, the changes vrbo has implemented, phone number, email. Please just give me call, on your next stay to the area, The house was left great. Thank you for recovering all the outdoor furniture. The privacy and the quietness, is also what I enjoy there. Thank you for your stay again, Corinne H.
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San Anselmo, CA

Cute, clean and comfortable

  • 3 of 5

We loved this little house with only a couple of reservations. The photo of the view is photoshopped to cut out telephone pole and wires smack in the middle of the picture.

Also, we were kind of surprised to find out that "8 blocks from the beach" omitted to mention that they are 8 vertical blocks up a steep hill! We are new to Summerland and didn't know the geography of the place. Also, since there were only two of us and we used the hot tub once and only one bedroom, not even the stove, we felt that the cost of cleaning fee was excessive.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear it wasn't what you totally expected. I did ask if you had any questions before your stay, the pictures are as the house appears, the view at my house is the best view in Summerland , not blocked by large trees, yes there is a telephone pole, that's how people get service there. It is a small quaint town, a bit old fashion, but that's what gives it, The beach side charm. I never received a 3 star since owning the house. Very sad by that. The house is exactly five blocks up, and they are the short side of the block, maybe 1 or two houses wide. All of Summerland is on a hill. I did appreciate your care of the house your stay was 5 days, the cleaning fee is very reasonable, less then most. The house always gets a top to buttom cleaning after every stay. If you view all my photos of property, you will see the telephone pole is there. It was only removed in tump nail photo.
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Riverside, CA


  • 5 of 5

Cute, Cute Cute!!! The cottage was an excellent choice for my little getaway with my best friend. Very clean, exactly as pictured and the owner was fabulous to work with. Complete privacy & quietness surrounds you as you enjoy the deck overlooking the water. The sunsets in the hot tub were a great ending to picture perfect days. Would definitely rent here again!!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Crystal was so friendly and helpful to work with. She has decorated the perfect beach house.

  • 5 of 5

The ocean views are gorgeous and it is a really peaceful and quiet home. We loved our time here.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing the Mermaid for your visit to Summerland. Please come and stay again. Your review is much appreciated.
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Escape from Reality

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed escaping to this Summerland cottage for the weekend. Corinne met us for check in and showed us how everything worked: the spa, the locks, etc. The cottage is pristine and comfortable. We spent most of our stay on the deck, watching the ocean in the day and the stars at night. Proximity to the neighbors is a nonissue--we felt secluded in the quiet Summerland neighborhood. We feel revitalized and ready for the work week. Thank you, Corinne!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brittany, you guys are the prefect renters, truthful, respectful, and took care of some else's hard work, to be able to provide a nice place for renters like you and me, to come and enjoy. I do hope you keep it in mind for your next visit to Summerland. Yes the neighbors are close but very quite. With the tall fence around the house you feel very secluded. All you see is Ocean.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Carpinteria or Montecito
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Summerland Beach Cafe 1/4 mile, The Nugget in town
Car: not necessary

The Mermaid is a 1946 Mediterranean style 2 bedroom cottage.

Plus a detached studio Guest House with loft. The studio has a sofa and full size bed in loft area. Mini fridge and coffee pot, there is a sink and toilet in studio, no shower.

Summerland is 3 miles before downtown Santa Barbara or after depending on which way your traveling.

Summerland is a very quaint and accommodating town, with many eateries, boutique shops and lots of antiquing. Summerland has their own beach called Lookout Beach and park which includes a play ground for children and many BBQ's. There is also a local market so if you forgot something the market is only a minute away.

Enjoy the great views of the Ocean and Islands from the living room, kitchen and bedroom. The house opens up to 2 spacious decks with panoramic views of the ocean and a large outdoor fireplace. Enjoy Bar-B Que and sunset dinners right on the deck. After a long day at the beach or site seeing, relax in the 6 person spa overlooking the ocean. This house and spa is totally private.

The house is newly furnished and new beds. The kitchen is fully equipped for you to cook at home if you desire.

The Mermaid is 5 blocks up from the ocean, and the town, a nice walk and chance to see the area. Places to eat in Summerland, Red Kettle Coffee., Tinkers, Summerland Beach Cafe or The Nugget are great places to have lunch or dinner. The Nugget has a great bar and lots of sports TV, a great place to also meet the locals. If you enjoy wine tasting there's that too, something for everyone.

If you forgot your bathing suit don't worry check out the Bikini Factory. Summerland provides 2 fitness centers for those of you who hate to miss a work out day. There's hiking trails and many bike trails. Biking is a great activity here so bring your bike. You can also horse back ride right on the beach, or just Relax enjoy sunning on the deck. I'm sure you will love it here as much as we do.

Not recommended for parties or graduation parties, quite neighborhood.

Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful stay.

Please call for additional information 8056600502


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

fee for over 3 people $25
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee house $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

additional information, detached studio has an extra fee of 100.00 per night if renters of main house would like to include it in their stay. With a 50.00 cleaning fee.
Discounted rates of 7 nights or more, please contact owner for details. You will be sent a contract that you and the owner will sign, full refund if canceled before 7 days. no parties, graduation parties or wedding parties are not allowed, this is not an event house. Usage for house for small family rentals. Please be mindful of parking areas, parking is only on one side of street the South side. This is a family neighborhood. We are in a severe drought, please respectable when using the spa. I will send a rental contract to be signed. Please keep house in same condition as when you entered.Thank You

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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