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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 - 4 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

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 Santa Barbara County

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 phone 805-660-0502 No parties allowed, this is not a long rental, 2 weeks max


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Private 2 Bedroom Cottage, where you're the only renter on the property.
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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: Feb 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: Jul 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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Just like home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. Corrine was very easy and flexible to work with. It was very nice of her to take the time to meet us at the house upon arrival and show us around. Home is very clean and well stocked with basic needs. I was able to enjoy flavorable hot tea each morning and my husband enjoyed delicious Pete's coffee.

The highlight of our stay was the spectacular view we had of the ocean----such a glorious way to start your morning. In the evenings we enjoyed the cool breeze and the beautiful sky wihile sitting in the warm hottub. The deck is great for just relaxing on and catching the wonderful view.

Summerland is a beautiful little town where all were very friendly. I would recommend Salon Oliver if you need any hiar/styling needs. My stylist, Jeri, was wonderful and fixed my hair beautifully for the wedding we attended.

I would highly recommend staying here--location is perfect and close to other areas--especially Santa Barbera.

Thank you Corrine for your welcoming, inviting VRBO!

Theresa Bartoni

St. Louis, MO

June 2016

P.S----Try climbing the hill to get to the house--it is quite the workout :)

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Theresa and Jim, I would just like to say you guys were the best, Thank you very much for your kind words and keeping house in good condition, you were the only ones who ever washed the sheets :) the BBQ looked the same as when I showed it to you. The hair salon down the road is great, Oliver is wonderful. for such a small town thier is alot there. I do hope you keep The mermaid in mind for your next stay.Thank You, Corinne H
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los alamitos, ca

Peaceful and Serene

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid Cottage was such a pleasure to enjoy. Very peaceful quiet neighborhood and tucked away for quiet solitude. The Cottage is decorated with care and feels very warm and inviting. The views are gorgeous. Waking up and enjoying the morning watching the ocean views is quite special. Corrine is very helpful and attentive. The Cottage is stocked with all you could possibly need and is impeccably clean. Summerland is such a quaint small town with wonderful little boutique shops and antique shops to browse through. I absolutely enjoyed my time at the Mermaid and look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so much for your review. I'm so glad you had an enjoyable stay, and have already booked your return trip. Should be all sunny days then. The views is what sold us on the house, it is just enough for a great peaceful weekend away from it all. Take care and see you this summer😊
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Amazing View and backyard Deck

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid. My highlights were all about sitting on the deck and enjoying the amazing view. The house was decorated very tastefully. The bed was extremely comfortable. The place was furnished with everything we needed. We enjoyed the coffee maker and the Peet's coffee which was supplied. We also enjoyed bbqing and eating out on the deck. The bbq worked great, and the deck had a table with an umbrella, and Adirondack chairs. We watched a dvd and played some of the games too. We had great weather while we were there from Feb 10-14th. We rode our bikes to Santa Barbara, and walked the Summerland beach. The owner's Corrine and Scott are really nice people. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim and Micheal, I really appreciate your wonderful review. I hope you come to visit again. The house was left exactly per check out list. Very much appreciated. I have tried to make sure the house is equipped with the essentials so your stay is more like being in a home and not a hotel. I want the visitor to feel like this is their vacation house, relax, enjoy the peace and privacy. Thank you, hope to see you again.
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Cute cottage with great ocean view

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything we were hoping for and more. Quite community and a great place to spent very relaxing evenings with great views. Enjoyed a short drive to Santa Barbara and local wineries. Truly well equipped, maintained and very private! We would not hesitate to rent the Mermaid if ever back in Summerland. Corinne was very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandra and family, thank you for your kind review, I know your stay was short, hopefully you'll come back and stay a little longer. Thank you for leaving the house clean and using the check out list, you are the kind of renters we hope for, just as you said you have had good luck with VRBO and were happy with the houses you choose, We as Owners hope for the same. Because you were such great renters I will give you a discount on your next stay. Thank you again, Corinne H.
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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
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 from the ocean, and the town, a nice walk and chance to see the area. Places to eat in Summerland, Stackeys, 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.


Rates & Availability

Summerland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 20 2017 - Jun 18 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
memorial Day weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
July 4th weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall Rates
Sep 22 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter rates
Dec 17 2017 - Mar 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee house $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
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.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.

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