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Designers' Mesa Beach Cottage Steps Away from Leadbetter Beach (29 night minimum


Property Details

Updated: Sep 18, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This beautifully remodeled designer beach home is across the street from one of Santa Barbara's premier surf/paddle board beaches. Discover all that Santa Barbara has to offer from this perfectly located home. Walk to some of the best restaurants Santa Barbara has to offer or jump on one of the beach cruisers that come with the house and ride for miles on the bike path that starts across the street. This is an A+ beach location that can't miss. Spa and firepit make the outdoor entertainment area. Minimum rental period, 30 days.

Keywords: beach cottage, modern, newly remodeled, comfortable, bright, walking distance to restaurants and shuttle, spa, bikes, firepit, quiet, cozy, stereo, tv,

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am an interior designer who just became an empty nester. I'm looking forward to traveling and renting my home while doing so. I take pride in my home and think you will find it very comfortable.

Speaks: english

7 Reviews

based on 7 traveler reviews


Santa Barbara get away

  • 5 of 5

The beach bungalow rental was exactly as it is pictured on the website. Excellent location with close (one block) proximity to Shoreline Park. Extremely quiet neighborhood. Fully stocked kitchen and plentiful linens. Closeness to town, great restaurants, and the Harbor .

The 2nd bedroom which is not featured on the website has bunk beds. Beautifully landscaped outside areas that are well maintained with interesting seating areas. Owner easily assessable and responsive. After 4 weeks still didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamburg, Germany

Just great!

  • 5 of 5

After 1,5 years, this was our second time at this wonderful place - and it really couldn't have been any better.

Our two little ones settled in immediately and for us it kind of felt like coming home.

Everything was perfectly maintained and Lori - the owner - was as responsive and helpful as one can be.

So thank you so much for this wonderful 10 weeks. It was hard for us to leave and we would definitely love to come back again :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to host your beautiful family. Thank you for being the perfect guest.
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Calgary, Alberta

Outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 weeks in this remarkable property. It is exactly as the photos suggest and in many ways better. The entire house is modern, clean and well positioned. The kitchen is appliances, fully outfitted. There are 3 outdoor eating areas which make the visit so wonderful. The outdoor fire pit and hot tub area really add to the property. The location is close to all amenities and extremely quiet. The owner, Lori, although not in Santa Barbara, was responsive to any requests for assistance.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the property during your stay. Thank you so much for the great review
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Austin, TX

I Never Wanted to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

I will start by saying I am doing this under protest because I am afraid that word will get out and this place will be in such high demand that it won't be available when I want to stay! I have rented in Santa Barbara for the past three summers. I did not have a great experience in the first two rentals--they were not well appointed nor well taken care of. So I purposefully sought out a place that looked really nice in the pictures--and the Mesa Beach Cottage fit the bill. Imagine my surprise, however, when I arrived and it was even beyond what I had envisioned! I walked in, took a tour of the indoor and outdoor living space, and immediately felt my blood pressure go down. I felt 100% at home and relaxed. There is almost twice as much outdoor living space as indoor living space. My visiting guests and I spent hours sipping cocktails on the patio. We drank wine around the fire pit, enjoyed the clear SB night skies in the hot tub, and fought over whose turn it was to use the outdoor shower! This home would have been perfection in any neighborhood, but now picture yourself just 100 yards from one of SB's best beaches and nicest parks. Lori has stocked her home with all the necessities--we boogie boarded, stand up paddled, and rode our bikes to Montecito for breakfast. Lori is very responsive to any needs you might have (for example, we couldn't find the bike pump and one showed up within the hour!) I had one of the most memorable months I can remember and I am crossing all my fingers that another trip to this delightful home is in my future!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamburg, Germany

The perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three month in this wonderful house - and for us it was really the perfect place to be! Modern but cozy, beautifully designed (indoor and outdoor) and perfectly located!! Everything is exactly looking like on the provided photos.

The owner is the perfect host as well. Although she was not in town, she took care of any issues immediately. We'd definitely love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the property and your stay. Would love to host you anytime. I was able to respond to your needs because of my property manager who lives in Santa Barbara as well as Luis, the perfect "fix everything" gentleman. Thank you for the great review.
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The best rental EVER

  • 5 of 5

This stunning home is literally ONE block from Shoreline Beach! The owner provides bicycles and Stand Up Paddleboards for the adventurous and beach loving guests and waking up to the fresh beach air is magical. The owner is a very well known interior designer and the house does not disappoint- a laid back, casual beach vibe that incorporates indoor/outdoor living with an open and breezy backyard featuring a hot tub, fireplace, outdoor furniture, a beautiful tented gazebo for Alfresco dining- this place has it all! I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I bought this property because of the LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Plus, it was gutted when I bought it which meant I could do anything I wanted with it. It is incredibly light, bright and comfortable. Just what I wanted for my beach home.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 15 Miles Nearest Train : train station at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : US 101 at 1 Miles Car: recommended

The location of this vacation rental can't be beat. Across from Leadbetter Beach, Walking distance to the Harbor and local favorite, Brophys, Shoreline Cafe and Chucks Waterfront Grill. Walk to downtown. A bike path starts across the street that goes for miles. Pretty perfect for all activities.


Rental rates

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29 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
check out cleaning fee $300
Property Damage Protection $79

I am zoned for a minimum of 30 day rental. If you would like to stay fewer days, please contact me directly to discuss options. 805-895-8650

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

What I love most about my home is that I was able to completely remodel the home and make it exactly as I wanted it. Modern, clean, open, light and many outdoor living areas. The second thing I love is walking across the street to the beach with my dogs, paddle boarding, surfing, biking or just walking to the many restaurants which are right down the beach.

Property Type

  • house


  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Master Bathroom in Master Bedroom Second Bathroom is shared by the rest of the house


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Other (See Description) - sleeping nook could sleep 2 comfortably
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 bunk bed, bunk bed is a twin
  • Queen size Beds (1) In Master, Double Beds (1) lower bunk bed in second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) upper bunk bed in second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) TV/Sleeping nook off living room can sleep 2 people,


  • backyard firepit, easy beach access, outdoor furniture, exterior dining room, spa

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