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Seaside Cottage - Romantic Haven by the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4

Seaside Cottage - Romantic Haven by the Beach

Embrace the Montecito Beach lifestyle with your first step into Seaside Cottage.

Completed updated and restored in 2008, no detail was left untouched in this romantic escape. The designer furnishings, new kitchen , new bath, and cozy master bedroom all combine to make this the best in Montecito beach living. Authentic antique touches are everywhere; including 1880's stained glass windows, vintage Roycroft 1903 hand made chandelier, and a 1903 electric fireplace with glowing glass embers.

The beauty and comfort continue as you walk outside to the creek side sandstone patio area. The river-rock fireplace can be used to warm you on chilly winter nights or just to create a mood for peaceful night time conversation. To the right is the colorful Tuscany inspired lion's-head fountain, crafted on-site by talented artisans. Lounging and dining are easy in the quality hardwood teak furniture. A grand 200 year-old sycamore tree offers partial shade during the heat of the day. There is an herb garden which is flanked by Meyer lemon and Tangelo citrus trees and which provides rosemary, thyme, chives, and spearmint to be used in the gourmet kitchen.

The brand new kitchen boasts a custom cobalt blue Viking range, new Fisher-Paykel refrigerator featuring a fast chilling wine rack, dishwasher, and many other amenities. Fresh cold drinking water is provided by the Everpure micro-filltration system. The surfaces are beautiful; natural maple wood cabinets are contrasted with colorful and detailed tile work. Even doing the dishes is a pleasure while looking over the patio to the creekbed below.

The living areas are colorful and comfortable. The bedroom feels like a fine hotel room and if you want to shut out the sunshine in the early morning or for an afternoon siesta, just use the remote control to operate the "Solar powered" shade in the skylight. The new bathroom has a special porcelain, oversized claw-foot tub and all new fixtures. The Living Room and Dining room are well designed and offer plenty of room for lounging and dining.

Two of Montecito's best beaches, Miramar and Hammond's, are just a 1/2 block away. Montecito Lower Village is an easy 2 minute drive. Santa Barbara, with its many attractions and beaches, is an easy 10 minute drive.

Seaside Cottage is certain to satisfy your need for the perfect beach getaway. Please consider it for your next Montecito escape.

NOTE: This property can be combined with the adjacent cottage (Seashell 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:

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 12% Lodging Tax.

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

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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

We've had a great time! Enjoyed the house, especially the patio, fireplace, and fountain. It was wonderful to escape our very hot temperatures at home and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Jul 2017
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Montecito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 w/claw tub/shower, sink, toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom w/Queen Bed
  • Queen sleeper sofa in Living Room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • 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:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • 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
  • wind-surfing
NOTE: This property is a duplex that shares a wall with our other vacation rental, Seashell Cottage (VRBO #137905). 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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Seaside Cottage - Romantic Haven by the Beach
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 69 reviews

Secluded Cottage for Two

  • 4 of 5

This place was terrific. The patio and creek side location are terrific. Loved the birds and train sounds. Easy walk to Mira Mar and Hammond's beaches.My only suggestion would be to provide some smaller vessels in the kitchen. Bowls, cups etc. to too big for our liking.

Also the antique iron bed was not to our liking; wobbly and noisy when you move. Charming to look at, but not enjoyable to sleep in.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, well appointed, nice details, skylights, pretty back yard overlooking creek area.

  • 4 of 5

Love the location! Sweet neighborhood three min walk to beach. You can hear the train go by, which we actually liked! The house is a duplex, which would be perfect for a larger group; we were alone mostly and it was very quiet, though when the other side was occupied, we could hear the occupants.

Property managers were helpful and responsive; communication regarding entry and exit well organized.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the month of Feb. in the Seaside Cottage and really enjoyed the experience. The location is wonderful, as it is a short walk to the beach and very convenient to the Village. We loved Montecito and Santa Barbara. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Hill, CA

Montecito Bliss Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage exceeded our expectations in every way. It is full of charm and so adorable. The location is perfect; the gardens both front and back adorable. So quiet and peaceful. Love the lemon trees! I was here with my two daughters celebrating my birthday and we had so much fun. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Munich, Germany

Wonderful sanctuary by Santa Barbara Miramar beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at seaside cottage by Paradise Retreats in Santa Barbara. The beach house is cute with seaside decorating themes throughout, wonderful patio with fireplace and fountain, overlooking a creek. The Cottage is 5 minutes' walk from the beach and another 20 minutes along the beach to Four Seasons hotel Biltmore and Monticeto Village. A great stay to explore the best of Santa Barbara. We also enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen for cooking !

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Great time! Charming!

  • 4 of 5

We've stayed at Seaside Cottage before. Love it's decor and charming ambience. All perfect except double bed still has a very squeaky frame!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • 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 Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Miramar Beach
Car: necessary





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