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Perfect Santa Barbara Location at East Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Luxury bungalow with private patio, spa and Tranquility fountains

Casita Orilla del Mar is romantic, elegant retreat one block from Santa Barbara's East Beach – one of the top 10 beaches in America according to Coastal magazine. Completely and expertly renovated in 2013, the open-plan bungalow is elegant, spacious, comfortable, flooded with light and tastefully decorated with an eclectic mix of furnishings from around the world.

The bungalow sleeps four with a queen bed in the master bedroom and a pullout double bed in the living room. French doors off of the living/dining area and the bedroom opens to an inviting, completely private patio, featuring tropical landscaping, built-in spa fitted with ceramic tiles, outdoor shower, Tranquility fountain, and outdoor dining complemented by a built-in barbeque.

The fully fitted gourmet kitchen is a cook's dream featuring top-of-the-line Jennair appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerator and in unit washer and dryer. The location is superb – with access to Santa Barbara's finest attractions, whether by car, bicycle or on foot. There is a Waterfront Shuttle and Santa Barbara Trolley for all your local sightseeing and transportation. The bungalow is within walking distance to the Santa Barbara Airbus stop, which is your transport to LAX airport.

Perfect for a family vacation or extended stay. If you are traveling in a group larger than four, please inquire about the adjoining 'Casa Orilla del Mar', (VRBO# 483330) which accommodates six people. We are dog friendly!

We are a Non-Smoking Property

• Stay of 30 day or more is required by the City of Santa Barbara

Non-refundable cleaning charge of $150

• Security Deposit is a protection policy for $59

• Pet deposit of $500 per pet (refundable, granted nothing is damaged due to pet) with the exception of $50 that will be kept for additional pet cleaning after every pet stays with us.

More Details

Property Manager
Clare Lombardi
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017


East Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is an additional outdoor shower
  • Rainshower, double sinks, soaking tub and plush towels; 2 bathrobes.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , hotel-quality mattress and fine linens. Wide-screen WiFi TV.
  • Master Bedroom sleeps 2. French doors open to the private patio area. Living room: Has Pull-out sofa and sleeps 2.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Close to the best of Santa Barbara, bird refuge, zoo, restaurants, shops. Minutes from the Santa Barbara Airbus, Waterfront Electric Shuttle and the Santa Barbara Trolley stops. Walk downtown or to Stearn’s Wharf in 25 minutes. Santa Barbara’s famous boardwalk Art Show (every Sunday morning) is a 10-15 minute walk. A 10-minute drive to Coast Village Road in Montecito with charming, upscale restaurants and boutiques. One-block to East Beach and activities.


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Perfect Santa Barbara Location at East Beach
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews

Great property still waiting to be reimbursed for expenses

  • 2 of 5

Great place to stay, right near the beach. Clare was extremely responsive at first. But after the dryer stopped working and I repaired the toilet flapper that they said they would reimburse, I did not hear anything from her after that. Still waiting to be reimbursed.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach-side cottage, coudn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5


My wife and I had our vacation for Big Sur cancelled due to highway repairs and decided to stay in Santa Barbara last minute. The host responded in just a few hours which was great because we were scheduled to fly out to LA in 3 short days. We were bummed that our original plans fell through until we arrived at this absolutely wonderful cottage. The weather was a bit cold and gloomy the first two days but we didn't mind because I did not want to leave this house. There were beautiful fresh flowers on the kitchen counter when we arrived and the home had every amenity you could ask for with detailed instructions as well as local recommendations. They also provided us with the option to stock the fridge! The jacuzzi came in very handy since it was too cold to enjoy the ocean and the outdoor patio was a perfect setting to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset. This was our first HomeAway experience and I'm not one to write reviews but I just LOVE this home and I highly recommend it for a romantic getaway. We can't wait to get back next year! (Pet Friendly as well)


  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redwood City, CA

Lovely new property with everything you could possibly need and then some!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cute little cottage for the long Labor Day weekend. We love being so close to East Beach and right next to the TriCounty Produce market as well. It's central to everything you would want to do in Santa Barbara. Wine taste, shop, walk, bike, eat, beach comb, etc. It's all within a few minutes of this gorgeous little place. It was clearly recently remodeled and I love the thought they put in to it. It's the best use of a small space I've seen. It's tiny but doesn't feel tiny. The court yard with the hot tub, built in BBQ, fountain and dining table is perfect. It's private and secure and makes you feel like you have bigger space. The house itself is beautiful with a gorgeous and modern kitchen with top of the line appliances. The family room has a super comfortable couch that turns in to an equally comfortable queen bed. My husband fell asleep out there one night with our son and was amazing at how comfortable it was considering it was a "sofa sleeper". The bathroom is lovely with a huge rain shower and tub, two sinks and TONS of built in storage. I loved how many cabinets there were to tuck your belongings away in. There is even a nice little hanging space as you enter the bathroom. The bedroom had a very comfortable bed and large dressers with plenty of space for our clothes.

This cottage is perfect for a family of 3 or 4 and we would definitely stay there again. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Writer's Escape

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for one person for a 4 week stay. Although small, the guest house is extremely well appointed with top of the line appliances (Subzero, Jenn-Air, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer), electronics (flat screen televisions and Sonos stereo), a beautiful bathroom with exquisite tiles and rain shower, and French Doors from both the living area and bedroom that open on to the slate porch with a fountain and jacuzzi. Everything is simple to operate, requiring a flip of a switch or push of a button. Stephen, the caretaker, made everything perfect when mishaps occurred (dead batteries in remote, alarm on water filter, wrong access code to enter on arrival, etc) with speedy response time and very friendly. Clare was hands off after booking, but Stephen more than made up for her. The location is ideal, a block from the beach, an open air grocery market around the corner, walking distance of Trader Joe's, and a mile from State Street, or a short Uber ride to restaurants or other destinations. It felt like home by day 3. I will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect getaway

  • 4 of 5

This is the third year we have returned to this perfect get away. This home always completes out Santa Barbara experience. From the convenient location , it's close proximity to long walks on the beach ,as well as downtown ,to its beautifully appointed interior you cannot find a better vacation experience away from home.

Our communications with the management has always been seamlessly easy, making us feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose,CA

Perfect for this couple and our dogs

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed everything about this place. The decor is beautiful, the hot tub was great and the enclosed patio was perfect for us and our dogs.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Minutes away from the Santa Barbara Airbus, Waterfront Shuttle and Santa Barbara Trolley.

Our wonderful theaters, ie: the Lobero for theater, the Arlington the Granada for movies and live performances, and the County Bowl for concerts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $500
Damage Insurance $59

Payment thru VRBO using eCheck is free of charge.

Attn: Pet Owners understand that the $500 refundable pet deposit is required and $50 will be held for additional cleaning after every pet has stayed at the property. We will be refunded the remaining $450 if your pet has not damaged the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.