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Charming Beach Cottage W/ Glancing Ocean Views- Near Beach-La Vista Del Oceano

Charming Beach Cottage W/ Glancing Ocean Views- Near Beach-La Vista Del Oceano

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 13, 2014
2 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath1, 4 Sleeps Close To Beach, Ocean Views

La vista Del Oceano (view of the ocean) named for the many spots you'll catch ocean glances in this lovely, quaint California beach cottage home. Built in 1928, but lovingly restored with modern features in 2007, while keeping the original charm of the era. From the classic O'keefe & Merritt stove in the exceptional kitchen to the hardwood floors throughout to the glass door knobs and push button light switches, it's a nostalgic journey with all the modern amenities.

Both bedrooms have a queen sized bed with comfortable mattresses and luxurious bedding to assure a restful nights sleep in this very quiet neighborhood.

A very short 10 minute walk to the beach or cruise downhill 2 minutes by car or the provided pair of beach cruisers with baskets. If you wish there are beach chairs (4), beach umbrella, boogie boards(2) and wet suits(2) provided with our home.

For relaxing after a day of adventure there is a lovely patio with hot tub spa in the back under the shade of the sprawling avocado tree (feel free to sample as many as you please, along with sweet oranges from the front yard).

Along with the close proximity to the beach, La Vista Del Oceano is very close (5 minutes) to the convenience of the many shops, restaurants, and amenities in the mesa 'village'. If you desire to eat healthy and cook in there is the Lazy Acres grocery, as well as, an exceptional fresh, organic produce market nearby.

The west beach, wharf, downtown state street areas are all within a 5 minute drive and there are safe bike lanes should you choose to cycle. Be sure to make the short walk up the street above our home (3 hundred yards) for the most spectacular view of the ocean and channel islands you are likely to see anywhere in the Santa Barbara area.

Whether you are seeking a romantic couples getaway, a fun family time or have just learned to love the area as we have, La Vista Del Oceano should meet all of your needs.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are newcomers to Santa Barbara having fallen in love on a recent visit and within a month had returned and purchased our retirement home. It quickly became apparent that the small town feel with the world class culture, outdoor adventure opportunities, and beautiful scenery with mountains meeting ocean was a great fit. The Mesa area was the best of the best for us and this was confirmed when we quickly met several lovely neighbors. We know that you to will be enchanted by Santa Barbara's allure.

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Reviews

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Charming Beach Cottage W/ Glancing Ocean Views- Near Beach-La Vista Del Oceano
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453886vb
-5205483375
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Bay Area
5

As Advertised and More!

  • 5 of 5
My family enjoyed a wonderful getaway at this charming home. My daughter LOVED searching for avocados in the backyard; my wife and I enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub after the kids went down; our entire family enjoyed eating dinner on the back patio. The home is a short walk to a great local coffee house (very impt!) and a 10min walk to beautiful beaches. This home has everything a family of four would need: a fully stocked and functional kitchen, a laundry with all the detergent you'd ever need, extra bath towels, and beach towels. We'll be back soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Beach Cottage W/ Glancing Ocean Views- Near Beach-La Vista Del Oceano
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453886vb
-5205483375
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
-
5

True definition of perfection!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot begin to describe the beauty and charm of this house. It is perfect for our trip. Everything you could possibly need to cook, have a holiday dinner, relax, unwind...the house and the neighborhood has it. I felt like I was walking and staying at my own house. The furniture and kitchen gadgets, dinnerware...everything is top quality. It is clean beyond description.

The owners are very, very responsive and friendly from inquiry to actual arrival and stay. I felt like I am a close friend borrowing their beautiful house for the weekend instead of a "renter".

Thank you for allowing my boys and I to capture some memories for a lifetime. I will definitely come back when I'm visiting my son in college again.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Beach Cottage W/ Glancing Ocean Views- Near Beach-La Vista Del Oceano
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453886vb
-5205483375
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Perfect for this family of 4

  • 5 of 5
We spent 4 nights at this property with our two sons (age 6.5 and 2.5) and it was perfect for us. The back bedroom is plenty big for a pack & play (which we brought for the younger boy) in addition to the queen bed that's already there. From the front bedroom, we were greeted in the morning by bird song and (on a couple of the days) distant foghorns. There's also a bunch of family games (Monopoly, Cranium, and a few others) plus some children's books. As other reviewers have stated, the kitchen is VERY well stocked (comment from my wife: "This is the first house we've ever rented where the knives are actually sharp"). The neighbors are friendly and the location is great - there's a good selection of restaurants nearby and (if you're into such things) you can go for a run/jog run along the shoreline (about 5 miles roundtrip from the house to the end of the Marina jetty and back). Little touches, like having sand toys available, and super comfy beds with soft sheets, made this a very special home to stay in.
We'll be back...
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Beach Cottage W/ Glancing Ocean Views- Near Beach-La Vista Del Oceano
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453886vb
-5205483375
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

What a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
We'd like to thank the owners of this beautifull property for making us so welcome during our week in Santa Barbara. There was not a single thing that did not meet the expectations we had from the Internet and it all even exceeded our ideas by far once we got there.
The cottage is so beautifully furnished and with such a lot of taste that we found it hard to leave it for sightseeing from time to time. We felt at home from the moment we entered it as we love places that have a soul and story to tell.
The kitchen is excellenty equipped and for those who like to do their own cooking the nearby Lazy Acres Food Market is a must. We couldn't believe our eyes when we first went there.
Among so many other things we truly enjoyed our morning or afternoon coffees on the front porch with its amazing ocean views and always a juicy orange at hand from the beautiful tree in front of the cottage. What else could you expect for a happy day?
We will surely be back one day!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Beach Cottage W/ Glancing Ocean Views- Near Beach-La Vista Del Oceano
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453886vb
-5205483375
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Seattle, Washington
5

Bungalow in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
Steve and Paula's bungalow was wonderful! The location was ideal. Steve was super helpful and accommodating. Plenty of amenities to enjoy from the hot tub and patio areas to soak up some much needed sun to the ample towels and beach equipment. We loved using the bikes. Everything was very comfortable for our family of 3. We biked, hiked, shopped, ate and our last evening was spent at nearby Arroyo Burro Beach watching a gorgeous sunset. We hope to be back.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Charming Beach Cottage W/ Glancing Ocean Views- Near Beach-La Vista Del Oceano
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453886vb
-5205483375
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Authentic Santa Barbara Charm & Comfort

Authentic Santa Barbara Charm & Comfort
  • 5 of 5
This Santa Barbara seaside cottage is our new favorite vrbo rental in CA! Hosts Stephen and Paula created a charming and comfortable environment that feels like home. Like to cook? The spacious, updated kitchen offers plenty of room for cooking (with room for "helpers") and the dining room's view of the backyard make entertaining a delight. Like to eat out? This Mesa location is close to small cafes, a Thai restaurant and only minutes from downtown and harbor restaurants. Like the beach? Arroya Burro Beach is a magnificent walking beach with an up-close view of the Channel Islands and passing whales. The beach accommodates those with dogs (walking South) or those without (walk North) and hosts Hendry's, a restaurant frequented by locals and tourists. And you'll find plenty of beach gear in the garage.

We loved sitting on the front porch, drinking coffee and gazing at the Pacific. The house offers plenty of room for four adults (and we brought our dog who loved the front yard, the back yard, and 2 beach walks every day!). This lovely home includes a really top-notch bed in each bedroom. The neighborhood is very quiet at night, with birdsong during the day. And the walk up the hill (to the north of the house) gives you a glimpse of how upscale the neighborhood has become.

The owners have furnished this house with seaside living in mind with plenty of beach toys, a couple of bikes and a truly authentic Santa Barbara vibe. They kept in touch during our stay to be sure we were having a great time and didn't need a thing. Client service doesn't get any better than that! We can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

Our home was love at first sight for us. We have lived in a historic neighborhood and have a great appreciation for the quality and charm of 'turn of the century' home. We are only the 3rd occupants of this home built in 1928, and also appreciated that all of the heavy lifting in terms of remodel had already been done, quite tastefully by the previous interior decorator owner. Lastly, this neighborhood (the Mesa) has a wonderful energy and friendly spirit.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 11 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 101 at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Leadbetter and Hendry Beaches at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

If you enjoy the outdoors, beach activities from boggie boarding, surfing, kayaking, etc., nearby world class shopping from high end to antiquing, sight seeing,hiking, bike riding with super off street trails, whale and dolphin excursions, fabulous concert venue (Santa Barbara Bowl-limited season), wine tasting locally with excursions to nearby wine country. Several very nice restaurants withing walking distance in the 'Mesa Village' and for those who like to eat healthy a super fresh, organic produce market along with Lazy

Acres market is a short walk or use the beach cruisers with baskets. Endless possibilities!

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Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $95
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

We DO NOT require both a refundable security deposit and Property Damage Protection, choose the method of protection that best suits your needs Rates are guaranteed after initial down payment is made.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

The combination of location and charm were an appeal and when we walked up the front porch steps and realized the neat view of the ocean and islands; combined with the beautiful restoration of the interior, we were sold on La Vista Del Oceano. The previous owner had a background in interior design and obviously put a lot of attention to detail in the lighting, utilization of space. and amazingly clever kitchen. It really is hard to say that any one element created that 'this is the one' feeling, but it was hard to give any other properties we'd seen consideration after our first visit.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • 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
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1150 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
  • Subway tile and glass block are perfect accent in this cute full bath.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Front bedroom has a computer desk with computer monitor/TV, PC, and printer for your use. 2nd bedroom has flat screen TV.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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