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An Enchanting Beach Home Right on the Sand Yards from the Sea

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

An enchanting 4 bedroom/3 bath beach home located directly on the sand merely yards from the sea.... One starts to expect a nightly water show at sunset led by the dolphins and usually followed up by a seal or two as the finale. Mermaid spotting will take a little more time and patience....

The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a separate guest cottage/1 bath attached to the garage. The master bedroom and guest room each have Queen beds. The second guest room has twin beds and a full bed can be found in the outside cottage.

There is a large kitchen that is ideal for entertaining, and the living room has a flat screen television, cable TV, and a DVD player perfect for curling up on the comfy sofa and watching a movie at night with the waves crashing in the background. And wireless internet is available throughout the house so you can stay in touch with the outside world (if you even want to) while you're in your ocean oasis. There is a large deck for entertaining, an outside shower, kayaks, beach chairs and towels galore - all you need is a swimsuit.....

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Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

About Marla

I'm an extremely optimistic beach loving gal (and I use the word 'gal').....My family comes first in my book overall with the ocean as a very close second. I have been in the music business all of my life and still love it. As a matter of fact, I have a passion for many things in life and an extreme curiosity about what is around the next bend. I hope that never stops.....

Marla purchased this house in 1999

Why Marla chose Carpinteria

What's not to love about The Mermaid Cottage? Beautiful sunsets, a calming ocean, leaping dolphins, an uncrowded beach and the best family and friends gathering spot imaginable!

What makes this house unique

I love being at The Mermaid Cottage as I am surrounded by almost everything I hold dear while at the same time being able to hear my favorite sound (outside of 'mom') which is the ocean......The serenity found at the Serena cove which is our beautiful Padaro Beach is unlike any other beach I have ever experienced. It is rarely crowded, often I see only one other person walking but it can also can be filled with kids and laughter within mere hours.....both of these sensations rate high on my Richter scale of life......


Padaro Lane House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Master en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Full Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Outdoor Shower, Beach Chairs, Beach Toys, 4 Car Parking, 1 Car Garage


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

An Enchanting Beach Home Right on the Sand Yards from the Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

My Family was Very happy - we will return! Worth every Penny

  • 5 of 5

I want to return to the Mermaid Cottage as soon as I can schedule the trip - so "that says it all"! I felt like I had won the jack-pot - It had all the elements of the private beach vacation that I had dreamed of: The location, Padero Beach, is wide (and pretty darn flat) with fine, clean sand for the most rewarding of beach walks (check). Given the day, weather and tide, you can do most every saltwater sport right out your back door - kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing, sand castle construction, shell seeking (check, check, check....), driftwood collecting, bird watching, dolphin befriending (well sort ' my mind....we did see a lot of them). There are houses on both sides (you should know that) but the feeling of the cottage is intimate and private. It is enviably decorated but relaxed, comfortable and cozy. If it is important to you, it is very nicely appointed with the kitchen appliances, tableware and counter space to cook and serve a meal for fifteen or four (check). Beds are different configurations - all very comfortable. Worth noting, the favorite room request was the little studio and bath off the garage - adorable - the kids liked the independence of it and it became a slumber party room for the older girls as it has a little sitting room attached to it. There is no doubt in my mind.......Mermaids do swim off these shores. Thank you to the helpful and courteous hostess ( she has a great supply of suggestions and insider tips on stores, restaurants and outings in the "hood". I am a hiker and there are an endless array of mountain hikes that offer the ocean view - really enjoyed those tips and...She doesn't really emphsize that there really are excellent family friendly restaurants a blink away - so you do not have to cook............ I am pretty sure she is a Mermaid, herself.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mermaid Enchantment!

  • 5 of 5

We had the time of our lives! Imagine a family wedding, the 4th of July, and Mermaid Cottage!

This is a recipe for pure joy!

We came from as far as Boston, and San Francisco, and found a true paradise in a well stocked, and comfortable home.

Mermaid cottage has every amenity possible, kayaks, boogie boards, lots of fun water toys, generous heaps of towels, comfortable beds, and linens.

The kitchen is filled with lovely dishes, and cooking utensils. We had lots of dedicated cooks who loved working together there.

We had the rehearsal dinner on the 4th of July there, and had no problem serving 40 + guests on the patio. Our guests were thrilled to be right on the beach within view of visiting dolphins, and an occasional sea lion.

The interior of the cottage is filled with enchanting art objects. We were constantly discovering and enjoying another unique mermaid treasure.

It's hard to imagine, a beach home that brings together convenience, elegance, and comfort.

But that Truly describes Mermaid Cottage.

We are already booked, and anticipating another magical summer stay with our family.

Thank you for all of your help in making this a memorable time for our bride and groom and entire family!

See you next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The owners of this home have done everything imaginable to make this the most welcoming and warm vacation spot. The house emanates love and magic and simply has the best spot on the beach you can ever imagine. We literally swam with dolphins daily and frolicked in the waves joyfully. At night we gathered around the outdoor fire pit and sang songs. We have been there in the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall and each visit is a highpoint of our lives. Rarely do you get much more than you paid for. In this case the loveliness of the setting, the comfortable and beautiful decor, the attention to fun and magic make this a priceless vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Padaro Beach
Car: recommended

Wine Tasting, Pottery, Fruit Picking, Local Farmers Market every day of the week


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