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Little Palm Cottage, Steps to the Beach and Shoreline Park!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy your California beach vacation in style at Little Palm Cottage.

Feel the ocean breeze on your face as you dine from the backyard deck of this sunlit Cape Cod-style cottage. With peeks of the ocean, views of the mountains, this cottage is a true getaway that has it all.

The unique location allows you to be within steps to famed Shoreline Park and Ledbetter beach. Come, relax and enjoy the spirit of Santa Barbara!

Located in the desirable coastal Mesa neighborhood, this property is centrally located to all that Santa Barbara has to offer. The Mesa retail area (a 5 minute drive) has all you need for dining, shopping, and gourmet groceries.

Downtown Santa Barbara, with its many attractions, beaches and Harbor, is an easy 5-minute drive away. The beaches: West Beach, Santa Barbara Marina, Ledbetter (walking distance) and Hendry’s are just 5 minutes away. For those who want to venture farther out, there is the wine country and many other worthwhile attractions.

Little Palm Cottage is a Non-smoking, Two-bedroom (Sleeps 4) and one-bathroom, offering all the amenities of a tropical getaway.

Master Bedroom (Queen size bed), Bedroom 2 (Two twin beds), Top quality mattresses with warm blankets and cozy linens, Wood floors with wool rugs, Wireless high-speed Internet service, Digital cable-flat screen TV, DVD, Stereo/CD, Gourmet Kitchen (Fully equipped), Washer/Dryer and Bath Towels. There is a large private backyard with Deck, Barbeque, and Lounge and Teak patio dining, in a tropical setting. Off street parking provided.

No smoking. No vaping. No e-cigarettes.

No animals allowed, please.

On request: Port-a-crib and 2 Beach cruiser bicycles are available.

Little Palm Cottage will become a place in your heart. It will be a place, which holds memories of an intimate relationship with the ocean, and times of relaxation and renewal.

Please visit us soon to begin making those special memories.

Keywords: house, cottage, home, beach rental, vacation rental, Little Palm Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About The Owner

We're very active people and enjoy the outdoors. We're avid bikers, hikers, kayakers, sailors, skaters, SUP, swimmers and surfers. Santa Barbara offers everything we love to do, with a plus of year round nice weather.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose The Mesa (Beach Area)

Santa Barbara is a premier vacation spot to visit, with so many things to do and see. The climate is very agreeable all year long, stunning mountain-to-the-sea vistas, farm-to-table cuisine. Santa Barbara is classy, yet laid back. We love to vacation at the beach and be outside, being active, so this was a natural choice. The location of the property is right next to the beach, parks, close to downtown and wineries.

What makes this house unique

The property is close to everything, so for location, you can't beat it. The cottage is comfortable and cozy, with a tropical flair. Great for couples, friends and family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was great as we celebrated a wedding of a good friend and introduced our infant daughter to the beach ~ Pacific Ocean. The Champion-Morton Family, Boston, MA
Sep 2011
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The Mesa (Beach Area) House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • Hair Dryer provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Bedroom 2 – Two twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) On request only
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • 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
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Little Palm Cottage, Steps to the Beach and Shoreline Park!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 43 reviews
Santa Cruz, CA

Awesome bungalow in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Second stay here at the Little Palm Cottage and couldn't be happier. The owners do everything to make your getaway perfect. Lush, tropical, private backyard and comfortable, clean, bright interior make the vacation complete. Convenient location to the beach, downtown and Lazy Acres Market. See you next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, pristinely manicured private back yard with lush California plantings. Walking distance to Shoreline drive, it's parks, and the ocean. Convenient to stores and everything on the Mesa. Comfortable beds. Fully equipped kitchen. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Collins

The perfect family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Little Palm Cottage. Our family of four felt very really was a home away from home, and situated a block from the ocean! The finishes and thoughtful details from the owners of this recently renovated house really made our vacation extra special. Highly recommend Little Palm Cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd stay

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we have rented Little palm cottage. We had another great stay. If we are in Santa Barbara this is our spot to stay. Clean, great location and nice quiet street.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a quaint little gem!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 totally loved our stay in this very well appointed cozy cottage. Just a block off shoreline drive so cars aren't passing by day and night, yet close enough to the beach and state street to enjoy what SB has to offer. Such a nice little find in SB.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain View CA USA

Great getaway home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Santa Barbara. We are a very active family of 4 and walked cycled or Skateboarded everywhere we went. The house is neat and clean will all the facilities you could need. I would recommend bring your bike or asking to borrow the cruisers, its only a short ride into the main part of Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ledbetter Beach and Park
A family beach, close to the Marina and Harbor. Picnic and barbque facilities. 10 minute wal...
Lazy Acres Market
A wonderful shopping center. Gourmet groceries, pharmacy, coffee shop, hair salon and Thai r...
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station (SBA)
East Beach Grill
A great family beach
Shoreline Park
A stairway down to the beach from Shoreline Park.
Douglas Family Preserve
A great place to go for a hike.
Arroyo Burro Beach County Park
Also, called Hendry's Beach. A great family beach. This beach typically has pretty good wave...
Mesa Shopping Center
Paseo Nuevo
A beautiful outdoor mall, complete with high end stores, restaurants and movie theaters.
Alameda Park
A great family park - "Kids World" play facilities.
Mission Santa Barbara
Chase Palm Park
A great family park with an old fashioned horse carousel, koi pond, kids play facilities and...
Butterfly Beach
Elings Park
A great park for hiking, playing baseball, soccer, riding bmx bikes on a track, childrens p...
Ty Warner Sea Center
Ty Warner Sea Aquarium is located on Stearns Wharf.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Located behind the Santa Barbara Mission and across from Rocky Nook Park.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
A great place to walk and enjoy natural habitats.
La Mesa Park
A great park for the whole family. Picnic and barbque amenities and kids play area. About a ...
Cottage Children's Hospital
One Thousand Steps
A stairway down to the beach.
Pershing Park
Tennis courts and Baseball fields.
Shoreline Cafe
A nice outdoor restaurant on Ledbetter beach.
Los Arroyos
Carlitos Cafe y Cantina
Brophy Bros.
Paradise Cafe
Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
Los Banos Del Mar
Swimming Pool
Santa Barbara Sailing Center
SEA Landing
Whale Watching Cruises
Natural Cafe
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Little Toot in the Santa Barbara marina
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Santa Barbara City Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Santa Barbara - State St. near Cabrillo Blvd.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 101 - going north or south
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
On the Mesa and on the Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lazy Acres Grocery and CVS Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Ledbetter Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
East Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
West Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Thousand Steps
Nearest Point of Interest
Shoreline Park & Stairway
Nearest Point of Interest
Douglas Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Hendry's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Mesa Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Paseo Nuevo Shopping Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Pershing Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Alameda Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Santa Barbara Mission
Nearest Point of Interest
Chase Palm Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Butterfly Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Shoreline Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Elings Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Ty Warner Sea Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural History Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Shoreline Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
La Mesa Park
Car: recommended

Stand-up Paddle Boarding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Damage Deposit - $1000 (Refundable)
Cleaning Fee - $200.00
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
The City of Santa Barbara collects a "bed tax" of 12% for stays of 29 days or shorter.
For stays longer than 30 days, there is no tax.
Cleaning fee & security deposit are subject to change on stays of 30 days or more.
Please contact owner for a more accurate final quote via email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.