|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
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Seashore Cottage is a newly remodeled and beautifully maintained beach house in one of the best locations in Santa Barbara. The circa 1940 art nouveau style has been carefully restored to its original charm while offering the comforts of first class accommodations. It is one block to Santa Barbara's East Beach, and just around the corner from the world renowned Santa Barbara Zoo. It is a short walk to the Fess Parker Hotel, the Funk Zone, State Street and Stearns Wharf, and Montecito. It is also very close to a scheduled stop on Santa Barbara's Electric Bus Route that takes you to the wharf and downtown (25 cents, includes one transfer!).
The floor plan includes three charmingly furnished bedrooms: two bedrooms with queen beds and one bedroom with two twin beds. There are two sleeper sofas which convert to queen beds. The house is equipped with new appliances, a private washer and dryer, good quality linens and bedding, and attractive furnishings. The cottage is filled with light, decorated in a beach motif and welcomes you to relax, kick your shoes off and make yourself at home.
The property offers a lushly landscaped private rear area, which is very rare for beach properties and includes a jacuzzi, a vine-draped pergola for shady lounging next to a gurgling fountain, and a BBQ conveniently located next to the larger of two kitchens in the cottage. The two car garage has been converted into an indoor/outdoor cabana where you can play ping pong while the kids make chalk drawings on the pavement. Our three orange trees bear terrific juicing oranges. Mimosas, anyone?
Whether traveling solo, with friends, or with small children, Seashore Cottage will insure a wonderful time in Santa Barbara.
Have any special requests? Want to arrive to a stocked pantry? Let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please send an email to inquire.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ZONING LAWS, BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017 THIS PROPERTY IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR STAYS OF 30 DAYS OR LONGER (FREE HOUSEKEEPING INCLUDED!). PLEASE INQUIRE FOR DETAILS.
PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER TWO BEACH PROPERTIES IN SANTA BARBARA: VRBO #382419 (SPRING HOUSE AT BUTTERFLY BEACH IN MONTECITO) AND VRBO #510209 (SHORELINE VACATION WITH SWIMMING POOL).
Keywords: beach, kid friendly, pet friendly, casual, great for walking, outdoor entertaining, close to lots of fun!
We have lived in Santa Barbara for over 30 years. My husband is a well-known and popular ophthalmologist and I am a retired attorney. We have raised three children in Santa Barbara and now that they are all off doing their own thing, I have embarked on a new career owning and operating my two vacation rentals (the other one is near the Biltmore Hotel in Montecito - VRBO #382419.) Although we have traveled all over the globe, we are always so glad to come home to this magical place. We think you'll feel the same! I manage my vacation rentals with the same care that I have devoted to our own home on the Riviera, and they are both impeccably maintained. We have enjoyed staying in properties like ours that offer the comforts of a first class hotel, with a lot more space and convenience. Santa Barbara offers the most fabulous lifestyle, and Seashore Cottage will give you the opportunity to 'live like a local.' Welcome to paradise!
Elizabeth Winthrop purchased this cottage in 2009
Location, location, location! A short block to Santa Barbara's East beach, walking distance to downtown Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Zoo, and Montecito. A great market on the corner, Trader Joe's two blocks away. Easy freeway access. Three hotel spas, bike rentals, visitor information all within walking distance. This is the place to be.
Seashore Cottage is a 1940's era art nouveau style single story cottage that has been lovingly and painstakingly restored and renovated to its original charm. We have salvaged all original hardware and there are hardwood floors in the bedrooms and living rooms, slate floors in the kitchens and carrera marble in the bathrooms. Rare for the area, Seashore Cottage features a beautifully landscaped and fully enclosed rear yard with an indoor/outdoor playroom which is wonderful for small children. Every interior surface has been re-finished, without sacrificing the unique appeal of an older home. The layout of this property is great for two families or multi-generation extended families with plenty of separation for the youngsters to play while the adults relax. The primary kitchen is adjacent to the backyard and the BBQ, and there is a secondary 'entertainment/wet bar/laundry' kitchen in the front living room area.
This property is excellent in every way! Working with kind owner was flawless. She was helpful from the beginning to the end. We were a family of six--- grandparents, children and grandchildren. The lovely, immaculately clean house has everything and is ideally located near the beach and grocery. You can walk for miles. It is also puppy friendly for a small fee. Everyone had a great time! Perfect in every way. The owners have gone out of their way to anticipate any possible needs and were very helpful with questions and communication. Would love to stay again!
Our top priority in choosing a property for our pre-Christmas SB getaway was finding a spacious, and dog-friendly, home as close to the beach as possible. (Our pooch is a beach lover!) This house fit that bill perfectly. This was our first time staying on East Beach, and it's a terrific choice for a family with its proximity to both downtown and the zoo (which is walking distance). Though we were there in winter, and didn't have a chance to partake of the hot tub, the back courtyard was a lovely place to get some fresh air. Quibbles: The beds could be a bit more comfortable (the master bedroom really ought to have a king bed), and we couldn't get the kitchen coffeemaker to work. Otherwise, Seashore Cottage was a terrific find!
The house is so cute and lots of room! Very close to the beach! We had a great weekend! :)
The location alone would be enough to consider this place perfect. But what adds even more to the perfect location is the perfect house! It is spacious, clean, and has tons of fun amenities. There are two kitchens, a ping pong room with a fridge, a large outdoor courtyard. This is the perfect place for a large group that wants to be within walking distance of downtown, and only steps away from the beach, a park across the street and an awesome little market on the corner.
Fabulous stay at this beach house / Seashore Cottage! Had three generations of family members to spend time together and have a great time in Santa Barbara. Delightfully furnished, very clean, and large enough to fit eight of us comfortably. Comfortable beds, even the sofabeds. Kitchen was fairly well stocked and we had no difficulties eating several meals here. Outdoor furnishings were comfortable for reading, napping, and chatting. All of us loved the ping pong table!
I wish I could give this cottage more than 5 Stars. It was immaculately clean and had absolutely everything you would need in a home including multiple ice cream scoops, reusable shopping bags to take to the grocery store, a complete kit in a bucket with all personal supplies in case you found yourself with beach tar on your feet (didn't need to use, but it was great that it was there just in case), beach umbrellas and chairs, and much more. The washer and dryer was a lifesaver when traveling with young children and it was wonderful to be able to wash our clothes after days at the beach.
The location could not have been better. Just a few minutes walk to East Beach, which is very family friendly and has a indoor/outdoor casual grill counter service restaurant with a patio that you can visit while you are at the beach for breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks or soft serve ice cream. We were able to walk to the Santa Barbara Zoo which is very close. Maybe a 5-10 minute walk at my 4 year old's pace. Great benefit as the zoo parking lot was full and parking was hard to come by. It is also about a 10 minute walk to a nice playground and an antique carousel and a little farther down is the Santa Barbara Wharf with restaurants, ice cream shops, a marine center/museum and more. We took advantage of the surrey rentals and enjoyed the Santa Barbara bike path that runs for miles along the shore. We kept ourselves busy for days at a time without needing to drive a car as so much is within walking distance.
All of the rooms were very comfortable and even during a heat wave, we had nice ocean breezes with the windows open and ceiling fans on. The backyard patio is wonderful for enjoying lunch or ice cream outside, playing ping pong in the converted garage rec room or just enjoying the peaceful evening outside in a lounge chair.
The owner, Betsy was very pleasant to work with and she was just a text away for any question we had. She went out of her way to check on us to see if we needed any extra fans as we were experiencing a heat wave and gave us great suggestions for restaurants and points of interest. The location is ideal. The cottage is spotless, stylish and comfortable. Great choice for a family vacation.
Seashore Cottage is located one block from a large sandy beach featuring volley ball, bike paths, and all kinds of recreational options. It is also one block from one of Santa Barbara's favorite locally owned farm fresh produce and grocery stores.
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.