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Summerland, CA, USA
  • House850 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Charming/relaxing 2 Bd/1 Ba vacation home within walking distance to the beach.

Welcome to the Summerland Double Dolphin! This NEW, completely modern 2 Bedroom/1 Bath relaxing vacation custom home is within walking distance to the beach & downtown Summerland!

This perfect oasis offers many custom features including all hardwood floors, vaulted wood ceiling, extensive cabinetry, comfortable new reclining sofa furniture, flat screen T.V.’s (both including Direct TV), WiFi, fully stocked kitchen (including dishwasher), indoor & outdoor tables for dining, ceiling fans in every room, walk-in shower & a private washer and dryer. Each bedroom offers queen beds, a double door closet & plenty of space so you can really feel at home.

This rare, brand new single family home comes with screened, double-pane windows for a majestic ocean view and possible dolphin sightings! There are multiple private outdoor seating options, private 3-burner propane grill & secure private brick stone driveway offering parking for two vehicles. Fully fenced in yard.

This is the home you need for your vacation! It's located in a charming beach town that offers restaurants, shopping, markets, post office & convenience stores all within walking distance. The Summerland beach is operated by the County of Santa Barbara and is less than 1/2 mile from the Summerland Double Dolphin home. The beach (currently under maintenance) and park offers a playground, horseshoe pit, sand volleyball, picnic tables, grills & free parking.

The town of Summerland may be quaint but it offers something for everyone; whether you want to hike/bike the well groomed trails and back roads, surf the world famous Rincon, lay on the quiet beach, sip a glass of wine at the Summerland Winery, take the public bus to Santa Barbara or Carpinteria (world's safest beach!) or stay at home and watch the ocean - this is the place for you.

We are very proud of this home and have made every effort to supply everything you will need to make your vacation UNFORGETTABLE!

We are owner operated and live in a separate home on the property. If you have any special requests, please don't hesitate to call us. We want your stay to be very relaxing, enjoyable & worry free.

Please check out more of the accommodations that are listed in the amenities section.

We are able to accept last minute reservations, just give us a call!


Debby & Rick


Debby and Rick

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Debby and Rick

We have been in Summerland for about 10 years moving here from Arizona by way of Massachusetts. Rick has been in construction for over 30 years and we designed and custom built the Summerland Double Dolphin to be the ideal vacation home that it is. We put our heart and soul into a place where people could come to relax, enjoy the beach and the town that we fell in love with 10 years ago. We are very proud of our home and we think it shows. A special thanks to family, friends, subcontractors, suppliers and the County of Santa Barbara that made this dream possible! Please read all our guest reviews that, we really do care about our guest having a great vacation stay at the Summerland Double Dolphin! Sincerely, Debby and Rick

Debby and Rick purchased this House in 2011

Why Debby and Rick chose Summerland

We chose this location because it allowed us to build a second home on the property to fulfill our vision of one day being able to build a new custom home that family and guests could enjoy for many years.

What makes this House unique

Being that we built this home in 2014 from the ground up we were able to truly choose the amenities that are important to us and to our guests as well. These amenities include a great ocean view allowing you to relax and watch the boats and sea life pass by. We also incorporated hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, comfortable furniture, and a kitchen dinette in a place that gets magnificent natural light. We know that everyone congregates to the kitchen so we built a great extended seating counter with backed bar stools that allow for everyone to come together and enjoy each other’s company. The home also has a customized bathroom with a large inlay glass walk in shower. The bedrooms are roomy and offer plenty of light. All the switched lighting throughout the home is customized so you can create your own mood through dimmer switches and we included ceiling fans in all the rooms. The home is very quite as it has all double pane windows with screens and solid interior alder wood doors. We put a lot of thought into the footprint of the home so that it would be very private including the patio off the master bedroom and the seating area in the backyard. We have even installed a complete fire sprinkler system for your safety.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Mirrored closet doors, vaulted ceilings with fans and bedside switches, ample closet space, Master Bedroom has access to a private patio and large flat screen TV with Direct TV.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Stone counter top, all new plumbing fixtures.
      • Large custom glass tiled walk-in shower, tiled floor, linen cabinet, complete with all your towels, customized lighting (including night light and heater).

      Location Type

        • Ocean View
          Ocean view from the living room, kitchen and back yard.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Private including limited supply of dryer sheets with built-in ironing board.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Heater in all rooms.
                    • Internet
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      There is a Fitness center two blocks away. Yoga classes are also available in Summerland.
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens provided.
                    • Living Room
                      Ocean View - Dual reclining coaches (4 recliners), large flat screen TV with Direct TV, ceiling fan with speed control, vaulted wood ceiling, custom lighting including dimming capability.
                    • Parking
                      Private off street parking for 2 vehicles and you can drive right up to the front door and there is only three stairs to get into the home. Very easy for unloading and loading your vehicle!
                    • Towels Provided
                      All towels provided Including beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Private including limited supply of detergent.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Filter-less and Pods makers (both)
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Complete set of dishes for you and your guests. Including serving and prep bowls. ALL utensils for indoor and outdoor cooking.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Stainless steel & very quiet
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen includes refrigerator, stove top/oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, filtered drinking water, double compartment stainless steel sink, extended breakfast bar with seating for 6.
                        • Microwave
                          Stainless steel, upgraded
                        • Oven
                          Gas oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          FULLY equipped - including spices.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel, small bag of Ice provided
                        • Stove
                          4 burner; gas range
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The home offers a variety of dining options including indoor and outdoor dining.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Books for all ages.
                                • Games
                                  Plenty of games for all ages.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV.
                                • Television
                                  2 flat screen TVs with Direct TV. Pre-taped movies for all ages and interests.
                                • Toys


                                    • Boat
                                      Chartered boats for all your needs in Santa Barbara.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio in backyard area.
                                    • Golf
                                      Several Golf Course in the area.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rental company's in Santa Barbara also have paddle boards and jet ski's.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Nice back yard with wood chip ground cover and several plants. Very private.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Private three burner gas grill with extra propane tank - you will never run out.
                                    • Tennis
                                      The Summerland school tennis/basketball court is just down at the end of our street.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Beach umbrella, beach chairs and ice chest for all your beach needs.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • live theater
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Rick and I are happy to discuss any special requests you may have to make your stay unforgettable. Thanks so much and we hope to see you soon!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              105 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Sri Y.

                                                              We really enjoyed our stay at the Double Dolphin! The home is recently built, furnished beautifully and perfectly maintained with thoughtfully provided amenities. Rick and Debby went out of their way to accommodate our stay which we really appreciated. The location is excellent a few miles from Santa Barbara and also close to Carpinteria. We were able to go back and forth from Santa Barbara several times during the day as needed. Would definitely return in the future.

                                                              peaceful and well maintained

                                                              curtina c.

                                                              i loved this property and so did my kids. this house has a perfect view, was spotless, and well appointed. Debby and Rick take great care of the property and the guests. they also take the time to put personal touches such a water bottles in the fridge. 1000% will stay here again.

                                                              Peaceful Stay

                                                              Elizabeth W.

                                                              This VRBO is close to the local shops and winery which was a perfect location. Great view of the ocean. Very comfortable stay. Thank you!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Elizabeth for the nice review and we are so glad you and your friends had a good time at the local shops, restaurants and the Summerland winery. It does make it nice that they are all within walking distance from the Summerland Double Dolphin.

                                                              Sincerely, Debby & Rick


                                                              Paul S.

                                                              It was a perfect place to spend a few days by the ocean everything we needed was there and it was terrific

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Paul, we are so glad you had a fun time in the Summerland area. We hope all you can come back in the near future.

                                                              Sincerely, Debby & Rick

                                                              Perfect to celebrate a friendship

                                                              Cheryl V.

                                                              My friend Jeanne and I , celebrating 58 years of friendship and recent birthdays, loved the convenient location of the Double Dolphin. Debby and Rick are great hosts and supplied us with numerous unexpected comforts. After decades of using time shares, the difference in the little extras was a pleasant surprise. Fabulous view and very convenient to Santa Barbara and wine country. We highly recommend this VRBO site.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Cheryl and Jeanne, yes friendship is so important these days and we are so happy that the both of you got to reconnect at the Summerland Double Dolphin!! We hope to see you both next year for #59.

                                                              Sincerely, Debby & Rick

                                                              Great Cottage near Santa Barbara

                                                              Andy R.

                                                              We stayed at the Double Dolphin for a week during a more extensive trip to California. We really liked this cottage. It was built only a few years ago and we loved everything about it. The cottage was spacious, comfortable and the furnishing were all new. The bathroom was well designed and the shower was great. The master bedroom has sliding glass doors out to a private patio. Although the cottage is behind the main house, we had exclusive use of the driveway and the yard while we were there. In fact, we only saw the owners once during our entire stay.

                                                              The cottage location was very good too. Summerland borders Montecito on one side and Carpenteria on the other. It was a short drive to downtown Santa Barbara, one of my favorite places. Although the cottage itself was right behind the main house, we still had a nice view of the water to the left of the house. You can easily walk to the center of Summerland and even to the beach, which I did one afternoon. The beach was long and sandy. We were there in February, so there were few people on the beach. A couple of people were riding horses, which is allowed in the winter.

                                                              I would definitely stay at the Double Dolphin again if I return to the Santa Barbara area.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Wow,100 Awesome reviews, Andy thanks so much for the great review and for it to be the 100th. Hope you had a pleasant travel back to New England, stay warm and we hope to see you back next winter!

                                                              Sincerely, Debby & Rick


                                                              Summerland, CA, USA

                                                              Summerland is a quaint little beach town nestled between the mountains and the ocean! This little town has it everything you need for a fabulous vacation retreat. You can walk to Outlook Park, the portal to the beach, which has a playground for the kids, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit, formal picnic areas, restrooms and parking is free. Outlook Park is operated by Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation, so it is very well kept and clean. The beach at Outlook Park is a hidden gem. It is rarely busy, so you can have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy yourself. There are three other equally as nice beaches within a 2-mile radius. Summerland also has plenty of restaurants that are all within walking distance from the Summerland Double Dolphin. The Nugget is a “locals” delight and offers a full menu and bar. Summerland Café is wonderful for breakfast and lunch. If you are in the mood for “beach fare” then we would recommend Tinkers, they have great burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, shakes and much more. If you want to do a little wine tasting, there is the Summerland Winery. The winery has 14+ different varietals from 9 renowned vineyards. Some of their wines were recognized by The Wine Advocate's Robert Parker. You can also spend time shopping in Summerland. The town has clothing stores including the Bikini Factory as well as other unique boutiques. You can also find plenty of jewelry at the Sacred Space, Wax Poetic and other stores. There are also a variety of antique stores that have an abundant array of unique items. Summerland has it ALL and the Summerland Double Dolphin is ideally located in the midst of it all. We are far enough from the highway yet close enough to town to walk to everything. You can park your car and never have to get into it again. We are close to many neighboring towns (Santa Barbara-5 miles, Montecito-2 miles and Carpinteria-4 miles). There is public transportation available to all the neighboring towns and is easily accessible within 3 blocks from the vacation home. The Summerland Double Dolphin is private and is all on one level. It is not connected to any other unit. It offers a great view, clean interior, off-street private parking, fully equipped kitchen, customized bath complete with towels and toiletries, beach accessories (beach towels, umbrellas, chairs), full on-site private laundry, private BBQ gas grill, private patio area which is great for entertaining or intimate dinners. We, the owners -Rick and Debby, are readily available if you need us. We want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              If you choose not to elect the Damage Protection Policy, we will require a $1,500.00 fully refundable deposit 30 days prior to your stay. A deposit of 50% of the total rental is due upon booking. Full payment is due 60 days prior to check-in. 100% refund if cancelled at least 60-days prior to arrival date and 50% refund if cancelled 30-days prior to arrival date.

                                                              105 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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