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Island View Cottage - Oceanfront Restored Classic Cabin

Island View Cottage - Oceanfront Restored Classic Cabin


Property Details

Updated: Nov 25, 2014
3 Bedroom/2 Bath plus 1 half bath - Sleeps 6

Island View Cottage - Oceanfront Restored Classic Cabin

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Mesa neighborhoods are loved for their proximity to Santa Barbara's local beaches, quiet neighborhoods, and amazing ocean views. This quaint home will surprise and delight guests with its rustic cabin feel blended with upscale, contemporary amenities.

Located on a quiet acre in a private 5 acre enclave, the home was once home to a former University Professor whose art and book collection still remain. It is a very special spot and has a warm and welcoming appeal.

The home was recently restored (2014) with a mind to keep the original 1930's beach cabin look and feel. This understated masterpiece features original knotty pine paneling, all new furnishings, select precious antiques, and brand new oriental rugs in 1930's style. The owners' design aesthetic is steeped in a desire to maintain the traditional rustic feel of a remote cabin, but richly appointed for today's discriminating traveler.

Perched on the bluffs above the blue Pacific, there is no question where the heart of this home is...anywhere a window faces the sweeping ocean and island views. A brand new spa sits on the oceanfront terrace offering a relaxing reward after a long run on the beach, or, a busy day of sightseeing. The surrounding yard with pathways of brick and garden beds filled with blooming flowers and tropical plantings add the finishing exclamation point to a home that displays true pride of ownership.

The Dining Room features a fireplace, a wall of windows, and a wonderful supply of special dishes and serving pieces to set an amazing table. The sunset from here will be the only dessert one needs!

The newly remodeled kitchen was professionally designed for ease of use. Its antiqued blue finished cabinetry mirrors the blue Pacific. The kitchen was designed with outdoor eating and entertaining in mind.

The Living Room is appointed with new white linen couches that face the fireplace and a large flat screen TV. Walls are lined with vintage books of classic English and American literature - many dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

All bedrooms are outfitted with luxury linens. Each feels romantic and special. The Master Bedroom offers a fireplace and a walk-in closet. Bedroom #2, with a king-size bed, faces backyard views and opens to a large deck overlooking lush gardens. Bedroom #3, with 2 full-size beds, shares the same views and deck.

There are two Hall Bathrooms, one with a bathtub and walk-in shower; the other with a shower/tub combination.

Set apart from the main house, ensconced in the garden, is a redwood Garden House. This sweet spot is perfect as an escape to just sit and read or, for vacationing/working professionals, a quiet place to get some work done. This one room getaway has cable internet and a portable space heater - no water or bathroom facilities. It also comes with a pair of blue Jays that may occasionally be looking for a handout of peanuts!

This beloved home will have happy travelers returning year after year. Island View Cottage is sure to become everyone's favorite 'home away from home' above the blue coastal waters with captivating island views in the distance!

Note: Due to the bluff top location, children ages 1-9 are not allowed at this home.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

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(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)

Stunning view, quiet, peaceful, adorable house and decorations. I loved all the fresh flowers! I'm going to miss the sunrise and sunsets from the patio. There is so much more water here than in Tucson! It's beautiful! Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay here--I'll be recommending this wonderful place to everyone I know!
Nov 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 10.4 Miles Nearest Golf : Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course at 5.2 Miles Nearest Train : Santa Barbara Amtrak at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 Freeway at 1.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Mesa Shopping Center at 0.8 Miles Nearest Beach : Hendry's Beach at 1.2 Miles Car: recommended

Mission, Courthouse, Beach, Zoo, Art Museums, Galleries, Natural History Museum, Botanical Garden, Parks, Wharf, Harbor, Wine Tasting. For detailed info on all local attractions & events visit the Santa Barbara visitor center or local websites.


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Updated: Nov 25, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $2,000
  • Booking Fee $75
  • Cleaning $400
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Prices in US Dollars
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax
$300 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), $50 Booking Fee
$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 with purchase of Damage Waiver.
30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

7 Night Minimum
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 2300 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Bathroom #1 w/bathtub, walk-in shower, sink, toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Bathroom #2 w/shower tub combination; sink, toilet
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, Powder Room w/sink, toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king, Master Bedroom with king-size bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Bedroom #2 with king-size bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double, Bedroom #3 with 2 full-size beds


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Unobstructed Oceanfront views, Completely refurbished, Gourmet Designer Kitchen, 3 fireplaces, Beach chairs, Beach umbrella, Beach towels, Boogie boards, No Air Conditioning
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