The house is a small 2 bedroom house, mediterranean style. Built in 1946. The Mermaid is 5 blocks from the ocean and the main town of Summerland. The house is just far enough from the fwy where you wont be disturb by the noise.This is a stand alone house, not a multi rental. The house has 2 bedrooms, 1 queen size bed and one full size bed, with 1 full bathroom in main house.The house is newly furnished. If you have extra guest, there is also a separate guest house with loft that sleeps 1, guest house has 1/2 bath no shower. Extra cost of guest house 100.00 per night. Guest house can only be included by the renters of the main house, or it stays empty, no one else will be sharing you space.The house has beautiful Ocean views from the living room, kitchen and bedroom, from the entire back of house and guest house. Panoramic views. The house opens up to 2 decks and a lovely yard with 2 fruit trees and organic garden. Outside also includes a BBQ, and outdoor dinning table for 4, enjoy romantic sunset dinners every night from the deck. There is a privacy fence around the whole house. There is parking for 2 cars at house. Summerland has many places to eat, shop and easy access to the beach. Owner is able to accept reservations up to 5 days prior. please contact owner, Thank You, Corinne
- Cottage864 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 maximum, studio can accommodate 1 more
Corinne or Scott
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 12, 2018
About Corinne or Scott
My Husband and I live in Summerland, I fell in love with Santa Barbara County the first time I went there, and hoped some day in my future I would have a place there. We recently bought this house and did a lot of DIY hard work but worth it. We hope to retire here. Hope you love it too.
Corinne or Scott purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Corinne or Scott chose Summerland
We chose this property because of the ocean views and the privacy, The quaint town and the neighbors are great. It's close enough to come to when ever we want and enjoy with friends. It feels like the Ocean is your backyard.
What makes this Cottage unique
Walk to the beach and town for something to eat, even buy some cute clothes or go wine tasting without having to drive
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 1:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
I rented this little house for a weekend with my daughter and 10 month old grandson! It was perfect. The house is small but very comfy. It was stocked with literally everything we needed. The Ocean views were amazing and the breeze that came through all the windows and doors was wonderful. We barbecued both nights and sat outside to eat. Beds were pretty comfortable also. Owner is a bit over the top with notes and check in and the 5 page rental agreement was a bit much but I understand as you can see her pride in her rental. All in all a great place to stay!!
Thank you, I do take pride in my house, and make sure my furnishings are all in excellent condition, i’d Like to think, that my renters would appreciate that when they come inside the house, they get the feeling of the money they spent wasn’t for run down furniture or a dirty house. The pictures on the site are just as the house looks, yes the house is small, so for being the reason I only rent it to 2 to four people max. The rental contract is for me and the renters, and we know what to expect. But sometimes that still isn’t enough, I do have some notes around because it’s simpiler to read a note close by then having to review your contract, or instructions on a list. Those notes are to help the renters of how things work. Those are positive messages, and to help to insure the renters of getting there deposit back. I have instructions on how to lock the back door, but it wasn’t locked, so sorry if you found my notes to be to much, but I still find them not to be enough. But 90% out of 100 get it and appreciate them. My rental contract is recommended from Vrbo, and I wouldn’t rent to anyone who wouldn’t sign it. If there was a problem legally what would I have? Everyone should have one.
I’m happy you and your daughter, and baby and husband had a lovely stay there.
Wish, the communication and contract wouldn’t have been such an ordeal, I never received any kind of negativity from it before, and this is my 6 year renting. I know everyone is different.
The Mermaid House is a great place to stay in the Santa Barbara area!
My Wife, Daughter, Daughter's Friend and I stayed at the Mermaid House for my Daughter's 16th BDay. The house is comfortable with fantastic views and everything needed for a long weekend stay. It's two minutes to the beach and maybe 8 minutes to State Street. Opening up the house and letting the ocean air in beats AC every day of the week. If you are a cyclist be sure to bring your road bike as Lillie connects with a path into Montecito resulting in great rides! Tinker's is great for lunch and the Summerland cafe is great for breakfast or you can cook at the house. We did all of the above!
Thank you, Peter and family, I’m so happy to hear all of you enjoyed the house.
The wonderful cool ocean air does beat A/C, I was hoping to hear about your bike rides, I love that there are bikes lanes everywhere, that path from Summerland to Montecito does continue to Santa Barbara which I have done. Or you can go the other way to carpinteria, bike riding is a big thing here. When I’m in the house, I picture myself living there and what would I need to make it comfortable and items in the kitchen, glad you made use of it.
Thank you again, hope you come again.
Perfect home for 2 couples or family of 4. Feels like a beach house with the views of the ocean. Close to Summerland, which is a great little town. Owner is very helpful and accomodating. Would definitely come back. Loved it!
Thank you very much, I’m so happy all of you enjoyed your stay.
Wonderful home for a weekend away
We had a great stay at this home! They went above and beyond to make our family feel comfortable and welcome. The house is convenient to Santa Barbara, the cafe and coffee shop in town, and the beach at Lookout Park. And, if you want to relax at the house, the indoor and outdoor space is great. The view from the deck is as beautiful as advertised. We'll definitely be coming back soon!
Thank you, very much for kind review. You and your husband and beautiful baby were a pleasure to have.
Thank you for being mindful of the rental contract and check out list.
Everything was left in proper order.
I do hope to see you again in the future.
Best regards, Crystal
We loved the cottage in Summerland! The house was updated and clean, and felt very private. The location was great as well. We would definitely stay there again!
Thank you Janet, I'm so glad your stay was good, and we were able to work out, the changes vrbo has implemented, phone number, email. Please just give me call, on your next stay to the area,
The house was left great. Thank you for recovering all the outdoor furniture.
The privacy and the quietness, is also what I enjoy there.
Thank you for your stay again, Corinne H.
Cute, clean and comfortable
We loved this little house with only a couple of reservations. The photo of the view is photoshopped to cut out telephone pole and wires smack in the middle of the picture.
Also, we were kind of surprised to find out that "8 blocks from the beach" omitted to mention that they are 8 vertical blocks up a steep hill! We are new to Summerland and didn't know the geography of the place. Also, since there were only two of us and we used the hot tub once and only one bedroom, not even the stove, we felt that the cost of cleaning fee was excessive.
Sorry to hear it wasn't what you totally expected. I did ask if you had any questions before your stay, the pictures are as the house appears, the view at my house is the best view in Summerland , not blocked by large trees, yes there is a telephone pole, that's how people get service there. It is a small quaint town, a bit old fashion, but that's what gives it, The beach side charm. I never received a 3 star since owning the house. Very sad by that.
The house is exactly five blocks up, and they are the short side of the block, maybe 1 or two houses wide. All of Summerland is on a hill.
I did appreciate your care of the house your stay was 5 days, the cleaning fee is very reasonable, less then most. The house always gets a top to buttom cleaning after every stay.
If you view all my photos of property, you will see the telephone pole is there. It was only removed in tump nail photo.
The Mermaid is a 1946 Mediterranean style 2 bedroom cottage.
Plus a detached studio Guest House with loft. The studio has a sofa and full size bed in loft area. Mini fridge and coffee pot, there is a sink and toilet in studio, no shower.
Summerland is 3 miles before downtown Santa Barbara or after depending on which way your traveling.
Summerland is a very quaint and accommodating town, with many eateries, boutique shops and lots of antiquing. Summerland has their own beach called Lookout Beach and park which includes a play ground for children and many BBQ's.
Enjoy the great views of the Ocean and Islands from the living room, kitchen and bedroom. The house opens up to 2 spacious decks with panoramic views of the ocean and. Enjoy Bar-B Que and sunset dinners right on the deck. After a long day at the beach or site seeing.
The house is newly furnished and new beds. The kitchen is fully equipped for you to cook at home if you desire.
The Mermaid is 5 blocks up from the ocean, and the town, a nice walk and chance to see the area. Places to eat in Summerland, Red Kettle Coffee., Tinkers, Summerland Beach Cafe or The Nugget are great places to have lunch or dinner. The Nugget has a great bar and lots of sports TV, a great place to also meet the locals. If you enjoy wine tasting there's that too, something for everyone.
If you forgot your bathing suit don't worry check out the Bikini Factory. Summerland provides 2 fitness centers for those of you who hate to miss a work out day. There's hiking trails and many bike trails. Biking is a great activity here so bring your bike. You can also horse back ride right on the beach, or just Relax enjoy sunning on the deck. I'm sure you will love it here as much as we do.
Not recommended for parties or graduation parties, quite neighborhood.
Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful stay.
Additional information about rental rates
additional information, detached studio has an extra fee of 100.00 per night if renters of main house would like to include it in their stay. With a 50.00 cleaning fee. Please DO NOT USE COUCH IN MAIN HOUSE AS A BED. Discounted rates of 7 nights or more, please contact owner for details. You will be sent a contract that you and the owner will sign, full refund if canceled before 30 days. no parties, graduation parties or wedding parties are not allowed, this is not an event house. Usage for house for small family rentals. Please be mindful of parking areas, parking is only on one side of street the South side. This is a family neighborhood. We are in a severe drought, please respectable when using the spa. I will send a rental contract to be signed. Please keep house in same condition as when you entered.Thank You Contract must be filled in and returned to owner 24 hours after being approved to rent. if you have any questions regarding contract please call owner. The cleaning fee is 150.00 that covers... sanitizing kitchen, bathroom, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, washing towels, bath rugs and sheets. and maintaining necessities in house, like coffee, sugar, seasonings, toilet paper, paper towels, bathroom essentials, like soap, shampoo , hair dyer. whats allowed to left undone... is the beds leave undone, leave towels in hampers or tub, leave dirty dishes in dish washer. all other items in house should be left clean, unbroken, and in its place. as when entered. leave bbq as the way you found it. thank you.