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Island View Cottage - Oceanfront Restored Classic Cabin in Santa Barbara

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Island View Cottage - Oceanfront Restored Classic Cabin

NOTE: We do not use the availability calendar on this website. Please visit Paradise Retreats website for availability information. Use the 'For Property Information and Availability Calendar' link located at the bottom of this page.

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 desert 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.

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Paradise Retreats (805) 275-1851(California, USA)

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 2300 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beach view
    • waterfront
    • water view
    • mountain view
    • ocean view
    • oceanfront
      • On the bluffs above the ocean
  • Theme
    • away from it all
    • romantic
  • General
    • fireplace
      • Living Room with fireplace Master Bedroom with fireplace Dining Room with fireplace
    • telephone
      • Telephone with National long distance
    • parking
      • Parking for 4 cars in driveway
    • living room
    • parking off street
    • wireless internet
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • iron & board
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • shampoo
    • toilet paper
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • heating
    • linens provided
  • Kitchen
    • dishwasher
      • Bosch Dishwasher
    • refrigerator
      • Kitchen Aid Refrigerator
    • stove
      • Wolf 5 burner gas cook top
    • oven
      • Whirlpool convection oven
    • microwave
      • Whirlpool microwave
    • dishes & utensils
      • Wonderful dish and serving piece collection
    • kitchen
      • Fully equipped kitchen All New Stainless Steel appliances
    • freezer
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • ice maker
    • pantry items
    • cooking utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining
      • Formal Dining Room seats 8 Kitchen breakfast table seats 4 Kitchen center Island seats 2
    • dining room
  • Pool / Spa
    • hot tub
  • Bathrooms
    • 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
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, beds for 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
  • Entertainment
    • television
      • 60' flat screen TV w/DVR & Sound Bar (Living Room) 40' flat screen TV (Master Bedroom ) 40' flat screen TV (Bedroom #3)
    • books
      • Extensive vintage book collection
    • games
      • Games, Puzzles
    • satellite / cable
  • Outside
    • beach chairs
    • beach towels
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
      • Bluff top location Oceanfront brick patio with rockers Outdoor table seats 8
    • lawn / garden
      • Front and back lawn Flowering gardens with native and tropical plants
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
    • non smoking only
    • not suitable for children
      • Note: Due to the bluff top location, children ages 1-9 are not allowed at this home.
  • Notes
    • Unobstructed Oceanfront views, Completely refurbished, Gourmet Designer Kitchen, 3 fireplaces, Beach chairs, Beach umbrella, Beach towels, Boogie boards, No Air Conditioning

activities and attractions in Santa Barbara Central Coast

  • Attractions
    • museums
    • cinemas
    • winery tours
    • zoo
    • restaurants
    • live theater
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • festivals
    • library
    • marina
    • playground
    • recreation center
  • Leisure Activities
    • photography
    • boating
    • shopping
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
    • paddle boating
    • sight seeing
    • whale watching
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • antiquing
    • walking
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • equestrian events
    • golf
    • roller blading
    • kayaking
    • cycling
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • sailing
    • fishing
    • wind-surfing
    • water skiing
    • mountain biking
    • surfing
    • swimming
    • tennis

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
May 15 2014 - Sep 15 2014
$900
$5,000
$18,000
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$725
$4,000
$12,000
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
$525
$3,000
$9,000
3 nights
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
$725
$4,000
$12,000
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $400
Booking Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
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.
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks
3 night minimum (1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks)
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Guest Comment entered by owner

Perfect in All Aspects

Review submitted: August 31, 2014   Date of arrival: August 26, 2014

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)

What a wonderful "cottage!" What a perfect location! Our family has rented vacation homes for years and yours is as near perfect in all aspects as possible. The cottage is furnished with all your needs and with quality. The grounds are beautiful, quiet and quaint..and the view is too gorgeous for words. We thoroughly enjoyed our month's stay and wanted more. Please allows us to return.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Absolutely Perfect

Review submitted: June 20, 2014   Date of arrival: June 16, 2014

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)

Thank you for making our stay in Santa Barbara so enjoyable! The house was absolutely perfect - you have thought of everything! We loved sitting out on the patio watching the birds, dolphins, whales, and surfers and thoroughly enjoyed the comfy beds and wonderful hot tub! You have obviously put a lot of yourselves and your hearts into making this home so welcoming and enjoyable! Thanks again - and we will definitely be back!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Amazing Stay

Review submitted: May 30, 2014   Date of arrival: May 24, 2014

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)

Such an amazing stay! From the whale sighting the first night to the 100's of dolphins the next morning, we couldn't have been more thrilled! We will be back! Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

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This vacation rental has been listed since 12/12/2011.