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Amazing Ocean View Retreat, Private Cottage and Starlit Hot Tub on Shared Estate

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Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights

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2 - 31 nights


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Oceanview Housekeeping Cottage, deck, hot tub; extended stay on shared estate.

It won't get better than this! Get the best of both worlds, away from the crowds, yet just minutes to the action. Your peaceful retreat with expansive ocean views. Here's why.

1. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Your private cottage with your own private relaxing deck and private hot tub surrounded by gardens is nestled within a gated estate in Santa Barbara tucked between the ocean and the foothills of nearby Las Padres National Forest and Montecito.

This site was selected to enjoy infinite million dollar views of the coastline, Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands National Park and mountains from 750' elevation. Enjoy convenience to downtown, as well as nearby hiking, biking and parasailing. Bird watching, colorful gardens, sunrises & sunsets prevail. You'll be away from the crowds and yet just a 5-10 minute drive to downtown, Mission, museum, gardens, wine tasting and the beach!

2. Luxury Amenities: Everything you would expect at a self-catered luxury all-suites hotel or resort, at a fraction of the price, with ample privacy, and astounding ocean views from your private cottage, deck, hot tub and gardens.

Perfect for extended stays, your private large detached 600’ sf open concept housekeeping cottage with every imaginable amenity, including fairly private screened deck and hot tub surrounded by beautiful gardens and ocean/mountain/coastline/island views within the shared estate on 1.3 acres which also includes the detached owners home nearby.

Your plush Cal-King bed with luxury linens, fluffy down comforter and pillow library are incredible.

Your full bath with tub and shower combo, with lots of fluffy white towels, hair dryer, and starter supplies are next to your bedroom area. The bedroom and bath are just 2 steps up from your open-concept living area. Robes & slippers provided for use indoors.

The endless ocean views from the bedroom continue through large windows of the living area just beyond the two-steps. The 8' convertible built-in desk area separates the bedroom and living areas. The sofa converts to a superior quality queen sleeper.

Tables and dining chairs inside and out are great for enjoying food or drink. Free secure Internet & Wi-Fi, Blu-Ray, flat screen TV, library, and battery-operated candles, as well as a combination safety deposit box. Your parking is private and next to your cottage.

Your fully-equipped modern kitchenette includes starter supplies, coffee/tea, etc. and an filtered ocean view. Easily prepare and meals for months (oven/broiler and full refrigerator/freezer available.). A shared-use gas BBQ is near the rear of your cottage.

3. In addition to your spacious cottage, relax in teak loungers and outdoor dining area by your own private hot tub on your deck with the waterfall sounds of the koi pond beyond. You are surrounded by beautiful gardens, Coastal Live Oaks and stunning ocean views. Your outdoor umbrella enhance your time in nature. Just a few steps up from your private deck, you are free to transit the deck beyond to access the shared laundry, gas BBQ, beach chairs behind the koi pond.

Your Welcome Note provides basic info, and your printed Guest Guide binder, sometimes has coupons available for fitness center, wine tastings, etc. as well as suggestions for dining, sights, hiking, beaches, culture, photography, etc. Hiking, walking and birding books in your library help you enjoy the local area. Trail access to adjacent Parma Park, and easy access to nearby Sheffield Reservoir, Botanic Gardens, and Old Mission/Rose Gardens, Lotusland, and just 10 minute drive to downtown.

4. This scenic location and private cottage, deck and hot tub is a perfect for adventure, romantic getaway, relocation, extended stay, business or restorative retreat.

Knowledgeable hosts have over 25 years in luxury lodging and travel advice in AK and CA and can recommend hidden gems to experience helping you enjoy the most from your trip to Santa Barbara. You can even take a parasailing lesson and soar high over your cottage.

5. Take the convenient road less traveled now along the American Riviera and discover why guest reviews and ratings top the charts. Stay a weekend, a week, or month (no tax on monthly stays, and they will be the only stays possible starting Jan 1, 2017. Come, create joyful memories lasting a lifetime.

6. BOOK NOW! Easy on-line booking and payment. Or call Diane and Steve at 805-637-2382 to book Pacific Peace's Amazing Ocean View Cottage with hot tub in Santa Barbara. Enjoy extended stay rates and future Loyalty/Frequent Stay discounts.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Diane and Steve Pearson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Diane and Steve Pearson

Steve and Diane worked in management, law and luxury destinations in Alaska for 35 years before retiring to beautiful Santa Barbara. For fun, Steve writes and plays a variety of music and loves hiking, music and fitness. And Diane enjoys gardening, hiking, fitness and jazz. Both have served on many community boards. Steve is now retired and still writing and singing, and Diane provides relocation assistance to Santa Barbara area, is a certified wedding consultant, and has a California real estate license.

The same attention to detail is evident in Pacific Peace vacation/corporate rentals in Santa Barbara is what won our former inn, Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa in Juneau most travel journals' designation as 'Best of' in accommodations, destination wedding, honeymoon, and adventure vacation destination, and which was featured in hundreds of magazines, dozens of films and much more including Sunset, BackRoads, AAA, CNN, 1,000 Places to Stay Before You Die, etc.

We want to host you so you can ensure you get the best quality and value. With our extensive experience, we can help guide you in creating your ideal vacation! And we look forward to serving you.

Diane and Steve Pearson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Diane and Steve Pearson chose Santa Barbara

After a worldwide search for the perfect destination for active retirement, we found Paradise in Santa Barbara. This specific property called Pacific Peace, which translates to 'Little Heaven', captured their hearts and their exact vision of paradise on earth. The expansive scenic views of ocean, islands, coastline and mountains will take your breath away.

The home, cottage and town has everything needed for active retirement while providing visual beauty and intellectual stimulation. We can help YOU relocate too!

What makes this cottage unique

Great for honeymoon, corporate rental or monthly rental.The incredible views of coastline, ocean, night lights and mountains is unique. You will enjoy being away from the fog which is typical at the beach until noonish. You'll be away from the noise and dense neighborhoods, and instead, revel in the quiet and exclusive upper Riviera Estates area, near the heart of hiking/biking/paragliding areas, and still close-in (10 minutes to beach, 5 minutes to mission, 10 to galleries, museums, shopping, theater, etc.), enjoying Santa Barbara which is a world-class vacation destination, and finding space and nature to enjoy and relax.

Within just two separate detached resident buildings on this gated estate away from the crowds, you can rest assured of privacy and security, whether for your honeymoon, a healing or creative retreat or escaping cold winters or relocating. And, after 26 years in luxury resort management and catering to discerning guests, we truly enjoy sharing our piece of paradise. We can also facilitate concierge service and share info about the hidden gems in the region beyond that shown in your rental, its deck, gardens, and hot tub.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Amazing Ocean View Retreat, Private Cottage and Starlit Hot Tub on Shared Estate
average rating of 4.927273 based on 55 reviews

Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place to stay! It was exactly what my boyfriend and I needed. It's peaceful, secluded, and not to mention, RELAXING. Also, it has a PRIVATE HOT TUB. What more could you need? The only thing is that I wish we stayed for longer. Would definitely recommend as a relaxing getaway rental. Thanks so much to Diane and Steve for having such a wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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A perfect experience

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was fabulous-clean, quiet and beautifully appointed. Views were fantastic. Such a relaxing stay- can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Relaxing weekend, great place!

  • 5 of 5

The only thing wrong with our stay was how short it was! The property is close to the beach and downtown (State Street) and the wharf if you have a car. Also nearby is the botanical gardens that proved to be a nice nature walk.

While close to so much, it's also just far enough away to be a quiet and peaceful retreat. Away from the city lights, the night skies were beautiful as we sipped mimosas in the hot tub! The sunsets were gorgeous as well. The unit itself is very nicely decorated and has very comfortable bed. Luxurious robes, plenty of towels (even beach towels) and a nice couch and small dining table. We were greeted with a nice welcome plate of cheeses, crackers and fruit along with prosecco and orange juice!

The kitchen (no oven, but there is a stove top) allowed us to make coffee, have breakfast etc. We did try to watch the Giants playoff game and realized that the cable package is very basic, but you probably aren't going here to sit in the unit and watch tv! (we were able to find it online on my computer). It was a wonderful getaway for us. We didn't have the opportunity to meet the owners, but their thoughtful touches are an indication of how gracious they are.

Shannon & Mike

San Francisco

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Soquel, CA

Relaxing, peaceful, and absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so amazing! It was just what my husband and I were looking for. The view is spectacular. The experience was so much more than we ever could have asked for. Thank you so much for a wonderful getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, private, relaxing, beautiful gardens, Diane and Steve are gracious hosts.

Looking forward to our next stay.

Linda and Brian.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Diane and Steve were great hosts. The property and area are beautiful. Would definitely recommend this cottage rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport 15 min. LAX 90 minutes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
El Encanto, Honor Bar, Funk Zone, Wine Tours
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Stearns Wharf and Harbor shuttle
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
La Cumbra, Municipal, Montecito,Fairview,Sandpiper
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak Santa Barbara Station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Freeway 101, Hwy 192, Hwy 154
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Encanto, Hundreds within avg 10 minutes drive
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Mammoth, Big Bear, Mountain High, Mt. Pinos
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
East & West Beaches, Stearns Wharf, Harbor, Hendry
Car: recommended

The awe inspiring panoramic views call you to be present in the moment, relax on the deck with a beverage. Discerning travelers appreciate the stunning views. Tucked in foothills of Santa Barbara near to Montecito billionaires. Your private cottage and owners private home are close. screened and share a gated estate in Santa Barbara.

Year round sunshine, spectacular ocean views and laid-back luxury are all compelling reasons to stay here at Pacific Peace Cottage in Santa Barbara, the American Riviera. Unlike a typical ‘neighborhood’, these multi-acre Riviera estates are in the scenic foothills of the Las Padre mountains, between where the mountains meet the sea. The expansive 270 degree ocean, mountain and coastal views are unparalleled in this area of Santa Barbara and specifically at this estate.

To help you enjoy your stay, your In-Room Guest Guide provides you with Insider Tips, as well as discount coupons or passes for a variety of attractions, festivals, wineries, dining, fitness centers and more. All of the key attractions in Santa Barbara and Montecito are nearby and just a few minute drive from your private retreat. Bicycles, beach chairs, BBQ, etc are all available on-site.

Explore the nearby unique and world-famous Lotusland Gardens, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Harbor and Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara Zoo, Old Mission Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Barbara Historic State Park, Santa Barbara Wharf and Pier, Ty Warner Sea Center, Downtown/State Street scene, wine & culinary, performing arts , polo fields, Westmont, UCSB, Cottage, Issel & more.

Experience the lively Farmers Markets and unique world-class shopping available throughout Santa Barbara and Montecito Village. Enjoy al fresco lunch in the courtyards of Paseo Nuevo, a charming outdoor mall downtown SB and La Cumbra Center on upper end of State St. as well as Upper and Lower Village shopping areas in Montecito.

Golfing? Enjoy a game of golf at any of the many public golf courses, including the spectacular Sandpiper golf course overlooking the Pacific Ocean, known as the poor man's Pebble Beach. It also has great lessons for improving your long and short games at a great price.

Tennis anyone? This is a perfect location for a game of tennis at the nearby Santa Barbara Tennis Club, complete with swimming pool. You can rent a membership during your stay, or enjoy any of the public courts nearby.

Whale watching, sunset cruises, dinner cruising, sailing, surfing, SUPing, kayaking, paragliding over the ocean, jet-skis and yachting are popular and just minutes away. Lessons and rentals are available. The harbor, wharf and beach are great destinations for water sports as well as dining and walking. The heated outdoor swimming pool by the waterfront is wonderful as well. Of course you can borrow any of our beach chairs and umbrella to enjoy a picnic on the beach.

Santa Barbara is a cultural icon for the visual and performing arts. There is always something special happening in town. The local calendar is filled with dozens of events – enough to keep you coming back for more.

Santa Barbara is a foodie & wine heaven. From casual to fine dining, explore the best with the freshest ingredients, perfectly paired with local and world-class wines. Fresh fish from the Pacific Ocean is offered in many restaurants. Mexican food is a popular favorite as well.

Enjoy wine tasting at the many local wineries, as well as those in nearby wine country including Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Solvang and more. We provide tips on our favorites.

If you will be staying during the first Thursday Art Gallery Walk each month, the Sunday art and craft show, or any of the many festivals throughout the year in Santa Barbara, you'll be amazed at the dynamic energy and creativity. Popular Festivals include the star-studded Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Summer Solstice Parade and festival, Harbor and Seafood Festival, Vitner's Festival, Food Festivals, Earth Day Festival and so much more.

Live music at the Music Academy of the West, the Santa Barbara Bowl, and the many other local venues provide a diversity of music enjoyment from professional classical, opera, choral, symphony, jazz, blues, rock, & more world-reknown professional musicians.

Nearby you will also find many health inspired destinations, including spas, aesthetic and beauty salons as well as the nearby and successful Issel Integrated Oncology Treatment clinic, Cottage Hospital, fitness, yoga and meditation centers, and much more.

This gated estate area is very popular for bicycling (loans available), paragliding & hang-gliding (which provide lessons and land in the park below us), hiking (adjacent and nearby), watching wildlife and soaring hawks, enjoying nature, birding (hundreds on site), all with space and freedom to roam. There are dozens of trails in adjacent and nearby park


Rates & Availability

Cielito Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Winter-Spring
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
31 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
31 night minimum stay
2017 Fall-Winter
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
31 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
31 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Monthly 31+ nights $0
Property Damage Protection $59
Departure Cleaning Fee $69 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Tax/License 71312. Starting 2107 local rules require rental agreements to be 31 or more nights. Monthly rates are pre-discounted; any tax shown will be adjusted Out before contract. Terms changes for monthly rentals include increase to $3,000 damage insurance (typically $75), 45 day advance cancellation policy, and increase cleaning fee to $149. Questions? 805-627-2382. Guests remain responsible for any damages beyond insurance and excess cleaning fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cielito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Your starlit hot tub on your deck is for your exclusive use.
  • Marble, ample storage, lighting and mirrors. Ample countertop. 1 sink, 1 tub with shower, 1 toilet. All the necessities included, such as hair dryer, fluffy towels for bath and hot tub, luxury robes, slippers, emergency supplies and starter supplies for extended stays.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Pacific Peace Cottage with ocean view hot tub and deck - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Luxury beds & bedding. 1/2 wall separates king bedroom
  • Wake up to spectacular ocean view sunrises. Enjoy benefits of a good night sleep as you are enveloped in lofty down comforter, luxury linens and hypo-allergenic pillows (pillow library). Luxurious Cal-King size Presidential Series bed in the raised bedroom open to, yet separated by bar height wall and built-in desk from sunken living area. If needed, in addition to King-Size Bed, there is also a -size American Leather Ultimate Comfort Perfect Sleeper sofa-bed, only the best for our guests. Ample storage for extended stays.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Relaxed luxury for discerning travelers, including those may seek anonymity behind locked estate gates, away from the crowds and media. Panoramic ocean, coastline, island and mountain views. Tucked on a shelf between the Las Padres National Forest foothills and the Pacific Ocean. Upscale furnishings and amenities, including robes, slippers, hair dryer, starter suplies for kitchen and bath, safe, and most anything you might need for a private escape away from it all in nature, yet just 5 minutes to town, 10 to beach. So close, yet a world apart. You'll never want to leave. 5 star reviews and 25 years luxury inn management experience take the guesswork out of indecision. Come, stay, enjoy and reward yourself with another stay with our exclusive Guest Loyalty Rewards Program.

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