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Veronica Springs Cottage, Luxurious, Mediterranean, Views, Near the Beach & Town


Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2016
3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

This luxurious Spanish Mediterranean style cottage with travertine flooring throughout, state of the art kitchen, stone fireplace, and private patio is set on a hillside in the beautiful Las Positas Valley, the last rural area in the center of Santa Barbara with views of the surrounding Oak Forest and Channel Islands. The Veronica Springs Cottage is classical Santa Barbara at its best.

The private setting on over an acre is a short distance from the local Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry’s). Central to the City you are minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, the Harbor, upper State Street, the Mesa and all the restaurants and entertainment Santa Barbara has to offer.

Great Room

Designed for comfort, conversation and entertainment the elegant great room combines a seating area including a leather couch, love seat and side chair with valley and island views. The adjacent dining area is designed to comfortably accommodate six and adjoins the state of the art kitchen.

Master Bedroom

The cozy master bedroom has views of the islands, the valley and oaks. The room features a king-size bed with side tables, the finest linens and a large closet. The attached master bathroom was custom designed with tumbled travertine stone, a large walk in shower, porcelain pedestal sink and mirror vanity.

Second Bedroom

The second bedroom also features a king-size bed with side dressers, the finest linens and a large closet.

Third Bedroom

The third bedroom with two full size beds will accommodate two adults or up to four children. It also includes the finest linens and another large closet. The room looks out to the patio and the beautiful Hope Ranch hillside.

In the area...:

The outgoing can take a bike ride to the beach or anywhere in the city from this one of a kind location or enjoy a casual tour of the City then return home for a view of the glorious sunset over the ocean from the master bedroom, great room or the tile roofed veranda.

The San Marcos Pass taking you past Lake Cachuma is close by should you decide to spend a day in the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley or you can drive the 101 along the spectacular Gaviota Coast.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am the Principal Designer & Owner of CM Designs. We purchased this property in 2004 put a team together and designed and built the cottage from the ground up completing the main structure in August of 2006.

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Guestbook comments from the owner


The house is absolutely fabulous! Perfect amount of homey-ness without compromising any style. They have all the kitchen gadgets you could want if you are interrested in cooking while at the house. The owner was very nice and made sure we were well taken care of. I can't wait to stay here again!
May 2009
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44 Reviews

based on 44 traveler reviews


Michigan guests

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Santa Barbara to celebrate our daughter's wedding, and to take a much needed vacation. We stayed at Chrissy's rental home, and thoroughly enjoyed its accommodations! First, the home is well-constructed and immaculate. Second, the beds are incredibly comfortable and covered with quality linens, along with lots of pillows. In addition, Chrissy added thoughtful touches such as quality coffee, an excellent bottle of red wine, and wonderful soaps and body washes in the kitchen and bathrooms. The location of this home is another bonus. It is close to the beautiful Arroyo Burro Beach, as well as the downtown area. Best of all, Chrissy was very responsive, easy to deal with, and honest. We loved our stay at this beautiful home and would give it six stars if we could! We will definitely be staying at her house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation Rental and Exceptional Host!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 4 other women rented this beautiful home for 8 nights and we have nothing but good things to say. The house was better than I had expected, everything was spotless and the towels and sheets were, as promised, high quality. We loved the decor, the location (about 15-20 min walk to the beautiful beach) to the grocery store, shopping etc. Christine is an amazing host and in my opinion went above and beyond when we made a few requests for things we needed they magically appeared on our doorstep. She shared her local knowledge with us and showed us the beautiful property next door also. We loved being able to sit outside in such privacy and of course the weather was exceptional. Thank you also for letting us use the beach chairs they came in very handy. I'm probably not saying enough here but it was well worth the money spent and we felt safe and well taken care of...thank you Christine!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My Husband, son and 3 grandchildren 12, 7, and 8 enjoyed a week's stay. The home is perfect and so comfortable. Everything top notch and so well equipped. The location was great so close to beach, parks and downtown. We could not have been more pleased! Hope to stay again next summer! Thanks Chrissy!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for a bit over 2 months this past winter. The property is everything and more than the pictures demonstrate. The location is great and the cottage is well decorated in a tasteful manner; the beds, linens and all furnishings are top notch. Chrissy and Rex keep the property and the cottage in immaculate shape. They are also incredibly kind/attentive if there is ever anything that needs attention. The patio and the house flows so is great for having friends over. The only drawbacks..for some...are that the stairs up to the cottage are steep and uneven and there is no yard space. I would recommend it wholeheartedly though to anyone wanting to enjoy the wonders of Santa Barbara!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an exceptional property!

  • 5 of 5

I am a very picky traveler and had reservations about using VRBO. Staying at this property was a delightful surprise! It was tastefully decorated and as clean as a whistle! It had all of the conveniences that I like while traveling (thick towels, quality sheets, nice soaps etc.) and a few that I did not expect (heated floors, wine on arrival). I had the opportunity to meet the owner who is simply delightful! She recommended a local restaurant (Brophy Brothers) that we loved---not a tourist trap, just great food. She was warm and welcoming.

I look forward to returning to this lovely property!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute perfection

  • 5 of 5

I stay in vacation rentals on most trips I take and this is by far the nicest rental we have ever been to. There is care taken to use nice sheets, dishes and silverware. And everything isn't all tattered and worn in the way a lot of rentals are. The decor is cozy and sophisticated, the landscaping impeccably maintained, and the location perfect for getting to the beach or State Street. I loved my stay at Veronica Springs and hope to make the trip an annual event.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Santa Barbara is an ideal place, the weather is unbeatable and the location of the cottage is unique, it is central to Santa Barbara yet in a rural setting with views of the Channel Islands, City and Mountains.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

The private setting is a short distance from the local Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry’s). Central to the City you are minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, the Harbor, upper State Street, the Mesa and all the restaurants and entertainment Santa Barbara has to offer.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Special
Nov 30 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

accepts online payments
A refundable $500.00 security deposit required. Cleaning fee $125 - 10% Transient Occupancy Tax does not apply for stays over 30 days.
Reservations are typically Friday to Friday for weekly stays. Check-in 3pm, checkout 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 1100 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Both bathrooms were custom designed of tumbled travertine stone, designer fixtures and highest quality linens.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Finest quality linens throughout.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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