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Rent as 2 separate rental units or one whole house. RIGHT ON THE SAND!

Rent as 2 separate rental units or one whole house. RIGHT ON THE SAND!


Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps. Can be divided into 2 units.

PLEASE NOTE: This property can be rented as a whole house or 2 separate units. The rates quoted are for the Upper Unit only. Please inquire for other rates.

Be Sure to See More Pictures at Bottom of Rate Page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sitting on the sands of the exclusive Miramar Beach in Santa

Barbara, California, this unique, two-story wooden beach house is

one of a kind on this semi-private beach. The current owners bought

this home 18 years ago from the actor James Brolin.

Constructed of teak, mahogany and white spruce...accompanied

by etched and stained glass windows, it has been designed to look and

feel like a well-built custom sailing vessel.

Fully appointed, the two units can be used as a single family

home as both units are connected by an inside stairway. While the

upstairs unit does have the larger deck and the fireplace, the lower

unit sits right on the very high tide you could dangle

your feet in the water!!

Miramar Beach is a beautiful, clean beach that stretches for

miles in each direction. At low tide, you can walk West to

the Biltmore Hotel(2 miles) and Stearns Wharf(3 miles)and East to

the little town of Summerland to visit antique stores and


The Coastal Village of Montecito and its neighbor, the Upper

Village, are each just a mile away...shops, salons, spas and

restaurants abound in these quaint areas.

Walk on the beach, enjoy the sunrise and maybe see and swim

with the dolphins during your stay! The surfing is great and it's right outside your door!

To those who visit, this seems like Paradise. To those who

live here...its just another Tuesday.

We are 15 minutes from the Santa Barbara Airport and an 5

minute drive to downtown and the harbor/marina. Los Angeles is 1.5 -

2 hours to the South.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Rent as 2 separate rental units or one whole house. RIGHT ON THE SAND!
Montecito Santa Barbara County
South Pasadena

Perfect End to the Summer

  • 5 of 5
I will start with a word about Robbin. She was tremendously gracious, accommodating and generous with the way that she worked with me and my family. She did not have a renter the day that we were arriving and met us at the unit early with a bottle of wine in her hand...what a great welcome! She walked us through the property and briefed us completely - to the point where I did not have any additional questions. She is a fantastic host!

Now for the location and the unit...we were there with another family, a total of 4 adults and 4 kids. The beach is actually perfect for the ages we had - 8-12. The ocean was inviting and warm (by CA standards) with surf that was fun to play in, but not crushing for the kids. There was a nice surf break (albeit small) a 2 min walk down the beach which I took advantage of.

The unit was the perfect size for the group. Comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, great balcony/outdoor eating area on the top balcony, very nice BBQ on the roof deck and you just cannot beat the location. I will also say that we brought chairs and umbrellas, but that is not necessary, Robbin has the place well stocked for a day of lounging on the beach.

I also have to point out that the beach is populated by some of the friendliest people you could meet. Got to know the neighbors and other owners/renters and it really felt like an open and welcoming environment. The folks next door were going home and left us some food that they could not take with them while other locals were generous with the dining recommendations. Definitely a old-fashioned small town feel to the area.

I am giving this 5 stars simply because I cannot give it more. A great way to wrap up the summer and we will surely be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am go happy you enjoyed your stay! I'll look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for such a wonderful review
Rent as 2 separate rental units or one whole house. RIGHT ON THE SAND!
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5
I took my husband here for a surprise Birthday gift. It was absolutely perfect. Very romantic. We had a private chef come and prepare us dinner. We sat on the deck at sunset. He said it was his best birthday EVER. The house was very clean and charming. A night to remember!!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Rent as 2 separate rental units or one whole house. RIGHT ON THE SAND!
Montecito Santa Barbara County
santa barbara ca

santa barbara beach ecpierence

  • 5 of 5
Tahnks to Robbin I had one of the best weekends with my grand kids and cousin from Italy. We arrived late in june which are generally foggie months in Santa Barbara... The sun was shining, it was the best of the weather.. we spent so much time on the beach and in the water. The mornings were mignificent! with sunrise and low tide, sitting out on the deck wtih the first cup of coffee is the just the best, a must, to be expieranced. The house is fully equiped, every thing from towels, beach chairs to all cooking utincels,pots and pans.. just add food and personal items. Such a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable weekend..
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Rent as 2 separate rental units or one whole house. RIGHT ON THE SAND!
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara

Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed there a couple or three times and a million would not be enough.

We live in Santa Barbara and when we want a nice, easy and beautiful couple of nights away from home, but not too far, we call Robbin and she always takes care of us. We never want for anything, it's clean, quiet and Robbin is always around if we need something or have questions. The amenities, like beach equipment are too many to describe and all are in good condition, between that, the Wi-Fi and the flat screen T.V., we feel like we are a million miles's perfect!

I am sad to see the comment by the visitor from Texas. I've been to Texas's Texas... it's fine, but Miramar Beach it's the best! Like all beach communities Miramar Beach has its quirks, which I think is to be expected and part of the charm. Ants? hadn't noticed, I imagine they are there, they are everywhere I have ever been, but there haven't been enough to notice and I probably would (notice).

FYI: we sleep with all of the doors's beautiful, the sound of the surf, especially in the winter, is so relaxing and it's safe...

Thanks for all you do to make us feel so comfortable!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Rent as 2 separate rental units or one whole house. RIGHT ON THE SAND!
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Dallas, Texas

Good Things and Bad

  • 3 of 5
Good things: House is in a good location on a nice beach. Owner has the house well stocked with paper products, beach chairs, umbrellas, toys, even a kayak.

Bad things: Significant ant problem in the freezer and a portion of the refrigerator. Less significant ant problem in kitchen and bathroom. The houses are right on top of each other so if you have a noisy neighbor it can be loud. We stayed in the bottom portion so you could not really leave the door open at night because anybody could wander in off the beach. Unfortunately this was the only way to get air into the house without the bedroom becoming stuffy.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ants are an inherent problem with the beach. We all have them. Some years are worse than others. We do everything we can to control them. This is the first guest that has had a problem this year.

The houses are close to each other but everyone tries very hard to be considerate of neighbors.

I lived at the beach for 4 years and slept with the doors open all the time. It is a semi-private beach and no one is wandering around at night. If I had known it was too hot, I would have happily supplied fans. I had one in the upper unit in the closet and there should have been one in the lower unit also. It rarely gets too hot. The temps are usually in the mid 70s during the summer. This particular week it was very hot.
Rent as 2 separate rental units or one whole house. RIGHT ON THE SAND!
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Chapel Hill, NC

Beautiful views! Great Location

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I spent the weekend at The Boat House in March. I can't even describe how beautiful the beach views were from the property.

The owner was very accommodating and it was just a terrific weekend all around. Can't recommend it enough.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway


From the Owner

This is a fantastic property! It can be rented as a whole house - OR - each floor can be rented as a separate rental unit.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara at 12 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : US 101 at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Miramar Beach Car: recommended

So much to do!! OR just sit on the beach and soak in the sun and watch the surfers and dolphins.

Kayaking,Windsurfing, Parasailing, Hang Gliding, Salons, Gyms and Spas, Soaring,



From $350 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 1
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter Savings!
Sep 1 2015 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Tax Rate 10.0%

Deposit in full is due to immediately to hold the reservation. Balance of rental cost due 30 days prior to arrival. If reservation is less than 30 days in advance, payment in full is due at time of reservation.


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Updated: May 25, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining Area


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


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • UPPER UNIT: (top 2 pictures) 1 bedroom with queen bed 1 bath with stone and slate shower Living room with fireplace and queen sleeper sofa Complete kitchen with US Gas Range and microwave Large deck with Table and chairs LOWER UNIT: (bottom pictures - blue/wht striped sofa,wht bedding) 1 bedroom with queen bed 1 bath with tub and shower with custom inlaid tiles Living room with queen sleeper sofa Complete kitchen with gas range and microwave small deck down to the sand and step to the water EACH UNIT: is complete with all linens, beach towels and chairs color TV and VCR in the living room and TV in bedroom indoor/outdoor sound system BBQ and washer and dryer shared by both units

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