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Property Details

Updated: Mar 28, 2015
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Centrally located animal friendly cottage in beautiful Santa Barbara, California often referred to as 'The American Riviera'. Enjoy peaceful,beautiful mountain views, just minutes away from Hendry's (the only off leash dog )Beach, and downtown Santa Barbara. The Cottage is privately situated behind the main house on a 2 acre property.

The cottage is surrounded by a beautiful deck where you can enjoy sunrises, sunsets, bbq's, birdwatching or just relaxing . If you are traveling with dogs, we have a nice sized fenced yard to keep your dogs safe.

The bedroom has french doors that opens onto the deck where you can look out onto the horse corral and a beautiful view of the mountains. The queen size bed is dressed in luxurious linens with down filled pillows and down comforter. There is also a comfortable queen size sleeper sofa in the living room, linens provided. The bathroom is directly off the bedroom and has a nice shower with towels and a washer/dryer.

We have a full kitchen with dishes, glasses, pots & pans and utensils. All of our appliances are brand new stainless steel. A very fun place to cook and entertain! Also, for your enjoyment, the living room is equipped with a 55 inch flat screen TV and DVD player.

Keywords: Great mountain views, peaceful refuge, large deck, cozy, lots of windows, hardwood floors, granite kitchen, stainless appliances, private, quite, fenced yard, parking space.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My husband and I met in Santa Barbara and have raised our family here. We live in a wonderful area that is rural but close to downtown, the beach and the foothills. We love our home and have a couple of acres where we use to keep our horses and, have plenty of room to keep our 2 Australian shepherds happy. We have a great little guest cottage on the property as well and thought it would be fun to share it with people traveling to and through SB that have dogs, although, we think people with out animals will love it as well.

Speaks:: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! A stay in your charming cottage has rejuvenated the entire family, especially our pooch!! Your graciousness and attention to detail is unsurpassed. We hope to come back and enjoy your hospitality again!

Thanks so much!!!
Apr 2012
  • 1 of 5

21 Reviews

based on 21 traveler reviews

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Cottage with a View for You & your Dog
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was perfect.
Location was great, so dog friendly and well appointed.
We look forward to our next trip to SantaBarbara.
We hope to make this a twice yearly event.
We had a great time

Thanks so much
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Cottage with a View for You & your Dog
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County

Fantastic find! Great vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this super clean, artistically decorated one bedroom cottage It has large wrap around decks with mountain views. The owner was super friendly and helpful. The Kitchen is good sized and has pretty dishware. My husband and I found the queen size bed very comfortable. My dog was welcome and safe because of the fenced yard and special touches like dog treats and designated dog towels. Our daughter came up to join us for two nights with her dog and they had a great time also. We entertained friends for lunch out on the deck and preparing food and serving from the kitchen was super easy. Beautiful off leash places to hike and dog friendly beaches are minutes away. We look forward to coming back!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Cottage with a View for You & your Dog
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County

The Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5
My husband, 6 year old son, and dog just got back from staying here over the 4th of July holiday. This place far exceeded our expectations. It's a place like you would see in Sunset Magazine. It was a perfect escape for us from Los Angeles. It truly was magical waking up to horses, humming birds, flowers, and the beautiful view off the back porch.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure meeting you guys.
Thank you for the wonderful review and for leaving the cottage in impeccable condition!!!
Hope you come again!!
Cottage with a View for You & your Dog
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
Jacksonville, FL

peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5
What a marvelous cottage home for our trip to visit our daughter in Santa Barbara! Vicki was so kind and welcoming and the cottage was extremely clean, spacious and comfortable as well as being quite attractive. Getting into
Santa Barbara was so easy and we were able to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the SB tourist areas and then return to our peaceful "retreat".
We didn't do much cooking since Santa Barbara has such wonderful restaurants, but the kitchen was very well equipped had we chosen to prepare meals there.
All in all, I would say this was the perfect place for our stay and I would recommend it to any and all travelers.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: And, what fantastic guests you were!!! Such a privilege to meet you guys and have you in the cottage. You guys were so delightful and I hope you come back!
Thanks so much for the wonderful compliments!
Cottage with a View for You & your Dog
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
Northern California

Charming and Private

  • 5 of 5
We travel regularly to Santa Barbara to visit family, and have stayed in a number of highly regarded hotel properties. My daughter discovered The Cottage on VRBO and thoroughly enjoyed her visit, so we thought we'd give it a try. From now on, when we aren't staying with family, The Cottage will be our first choice. Vicki is a warm and welcoming hostess who provides support as well as privacy - just let her know what you are looking for. Returning to The Cottage after a busy day and enjoying a glass of wine on the deck in the evening was the perfect way to end the day. We can't wait to return. The location was just right for us, close to our favorite places and away from the bustle; a quiet and peaceful oasis.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful comments! I'm so glad you guys enjoyed the Cottage! We loved meeting you and having you here and we look forward to you coming back!!!
Warm regards,
Cottage with a View for You & your Dog
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County

Firs Class

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful location. Peaceful setting. First class accommodations and treatment. Our second visit-- and we can't wait for our 3rd!
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So great to have you back! Hope to see you again soon!


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mesa Cafe & Bar, The Boat House, Chucks of Hawaii at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : SB Municipal Golf Coarse at 1 Miles Nearest Train : at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 Freeway at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Boathouse, Cafe Stella, Chucks Steak House at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Hendrys Arroyo Burro Beach at 1 Miles Car: necessary


From $205 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 12 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2016 - May 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 10.0%

There is a $100.00 cleaning charge that is not included in the rate. There is a 12% bed tax not included in rate. Also a $200.00 refundable security deposit not included in the rate. If the stay is longer that 2 weeks, the cleaning fee is $150.00.
We only allow 2 dogs per guest. Dogs must be housebroken. No puppy's please.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Updated: Mar 28, 2015


From the Owner

The best part about our property is the peace, location and being able to have a safe place for pets. We are less than 5 minutes away from one of the only off leash dog beaches in Santa Barbara. The hiking trails in the foothills are all with in minutes from out property, as well. Downtown Santa Barbara, where all the theaters, shopping and restaurants are also just minutes away.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Shower only. Sorry, no tub.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper sofa in the living room.


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • We have a horse corral that will accommodate 2 horses and a fenced yard for your dogs. There is also a place to park your horse trailer if you are traveling with horses.

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