check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr

Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, One Mile to Downtown and Beach

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 28, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths

This enchanting home has mountain and ocean views in a perfect location; quiet neighborhood less than two minute drive to downtown or one of several popular beaches.

The most popular home in our offering, guests rave about cleanliness, peaceful location, warmly decorated interior and fun extras such as ping pong, boogie board and umbrella, kids toys and hot tub.

With free wireless Internet and washer/dryer a week- or month-long stay is possible and utterly comfortable.

One queen and one king pillow top mattress along with a small twin floor bed (good for 5' 4' or smaller) provide ample sleeping for up to five. All beds have fine linens and comforters, making the space perfect for a group of four adults or five-six with children.

Dining room seats four-five comfortably with kitchen bar seating two. High chair available.

Living room has flat screen TV, DVD player and movie library suited for kids and adults alike including the latest comedy, romance, mystery and action movies. Board games, tour and hiking books as well as coupons for local attractions are provided to make the most of your stay.

Rates vary by length of stay and number in party and range from $179 – $269/night Fall, Winter and Spring and $199 – $325/night during the Summer.

Features:

- Less than a mile to beach

- Just a mile to downtown Santa Barbara and State Street

- 1/2 mile walk to Mesa Village shops and dining

- Gated yard with sunset patio

- Back yard with private hot tub and ping pong

- Flat screen TV

- DVD player and movie library

- Board games

- Maps and tour books

- Fully stocked kitchen with more than the normal blender, toaster and coffee maker (pizza stone, muffin tins, garlic press, veggie steamer, salad spinner)

- Charming architecture with built in vanity, desk, dresser drawers and vaulted ceilings

Looking forward to providing your home-away-from-home here in Santa Barbara.

GUEST COMMENTS

'Perfect 'Home-from-Home' for a Family Vacation in SB' July 2011

The location is great (close to Downtown and the beach yet in a quiet residential area up on Mesa with a great view of the mountains) as are the house and lot (very family friendly with enclosed back yard, ping-pong table, hot tub etc.). Truly 'Home-from-Home'. - Cathal, Denmark

'Santa Barbara Rental - Perfect' December 2011

We rented the house for a week during which our daughter got married. So comfortable and spacious. The house and yards couldn't have been more wonderful for ourselves, the kids with us, and family and friends who visited. The home is complete with everything you need...and more. Ping pong and the hot tub were particular big hits. And fenced yard for our dog! - Bonnie and Ric, Bay Area

'Charming...just perfect!' March 2012

Really nice, cozy place with a great kitchen and toys and movies for the kids. My wife was happy the kitchen had a window to the yard where the kids played so she could cook and they could play. We played ping pong almost every day and liked having a hot tub too. I liked the wireless Internet - was able to take a couple more days vacation that way. We walked to Hilda Rae Park a couple times (took five minutes) where they had great views of the city and good play structure for our five year old. Thank you! - Scott and Judy Mae

'Pleasantly Surprised' December 2011

We had never vacationed using a vac home and we were really happy with what we landed. The house was in a quiet neighborhood and the way the house sits, we didn't have any neighbors, yet we were in a neighborhood. We loved the views (wow!) and the gated yard for our toddler was perfect. She loved the hot wheels car and the dvds. The beds were comfortable and the home was really well-stocked in the linens and kitchen department.

Thanks Lynn and Scott, we'll be back. - Gay and Tom Sheegay, Boise

'Cute, Nice Views' October 2011

We loved this cottage! Just girls for this trip and it was a perfect location. Had fun playing board games, sitting on the patio watching the sunset and bbq'ing. They have a good collection of DVDs. It was close to downtown (loved the shopping) and even though we didn't go to the beach on this trip we noticed they have a boogie board and other beach stuff. We've already planned a repeat girls' weekend for July 2012! Thanks Robinsons, neat place. - Cindy, Jennifer, Megan and Bryce

Keywords: Vacation home, vacation rental, santa barbara vacation rentals, vaction rental for kids, santa barbara vacation homes, santa barbara vacation home, clean, quiet, private, charming, mountain and ocean views, hot tub, wireless, ping pong, gated yard, view, close to downtown, close to the beach, walk to shopping

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Your hosts have been offering two vacation homes for nine years and love meeting guests and helping them create a comfortable and memorable stay.

We love what we do and take great pride in providing a clean, comfortable and well maintained place that will accentuate and improve time away from home.

Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment from TripAdvisor.com:

"We love our February home-away-from-home on Calle Cortita in Santa Barbara. We especially love the location of this small house, in the hills overlooking the city of Santa Barbara. We love getting away from Wisconsin winters and living in Santa Barbara in a neighborhood where we can walk to wonderful stores, to the Ocean, downtown for lunch. We love winter walking without worries about ice and snow. We love looking at the sky over the mountains as we sit at the breakfast table in the mornings. We love the patio at our little house in the hills. This is our Feb. home."
Jan 2010
  • 1 of 3

31 Reviews

4.5
based on 31 traveler reviews

California
5

Cute, quiet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this place and had a great time. The house isn't huge, but there was plenty of space for us especially because of the patio and outdoor furniture which, being right off the living room and kitchen, was like another 500 square feet of living space.

The decor is super cute. We've not experienced a vacation home this well-stocked in our six years of vacation home stays.

Ping Pong was fun as was the hot tub - jets were good at soothing sore muscles after our sailing and body surfing at the beach.

We took walks to the Village for groceries and dinner. If you like to park your car and walk, this house a good one. The "Village" - as they call it - is 15 minutes and uphill on the way home, great after stuffing yourself at Alcazar (tapas bar) or Sczechuan Chinese - yumm

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2007
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
22 2
3

Great Location, Enjoyable Stay

  • 3 of 5

Good location, few recommendations: wifi rarely worked during our stay, trash and recycling were not emptied prior to our visit making it difficult to keep our trash organized, shower water pressure was poor when attempting to use hot water. Accommodations were nice, two bedrooms were very large and spacious.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Matthew, thank you for writing a review. We know it takes time and we appreciate it! Sorry to hear the WiFi was not working the entire time during your stay. The maid service said it was unplugged during your visit so which would explain the issue you were having. We are going to put a larger note about "unplugging" so that guests get full service in the future. The house is set for a party of four or five and with your large group over the number on the contract we did not have enough trash cans for your. We appreciate the time you took to bag up all the extra bottles and cans and separate them for recycle/trash. Hope to host you again in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Cute little house in SB Hills

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this cute little house for a weekend getaway. The check in / check out process is easy. It has a nice lay out and would be great for a family.

Lots of stuff stocked in the kitchen to make meals - although like most vacation rentals (we travel and rent quite a bit) you have to hunt for stuff as things are sort of thrown into drawers in a big mish mash, but not a deal breaker - it was easy to find what was needed.

If you want to walk to State Street this isn't really the spot for you - but it's a quick car ride away and just down the hill is anything you could need as far as supplies go.

The house was very clean and it was lovely to sit with the French doors open and watch the blue jays and woodpeckers and the mountains of SB.

The only drawback for us was the state of the lawn in the yard all around the property. Look, I'm a native California, I get that grass is a no go with the drought, but dead brown grass and dirt is just so bad aesthetically. We didn't use the hot tub, or the outdoor table, or the ping pong because it was just super uninviting out there which is a pity because it really should be a huge part of the rental experience. Digging up the dead grass and putting down fake grass, ground cover, DG or even pea gravel would be better than looking at that. Not to mention the toll it takes on the carpets if you have people tracking dust and dirt in and out.

Anyway, that would probably be the only reason to say we didn't love the house 100%, other than that it's nice place and the owners were very nice to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful, quiet, relaxing & clean

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing vacation to Santa Barbara while staying in Lynn's beautiful beach home. We are a family of 4 and we felt very comfortable here. It was clean, quiet, cozy & had lovely decorations & views, just as described. It was a close drive to everything, beaches, shopping, Mission, Zoo, but was far enough away to be in a nice, quiet neighborhood to get away from it all. We really enjoyed the ping pong table, spa and boogie boards. This is a great place to stay while vacationing in Santa Barbara. Thank you Lynn for such a wonderful home to stay in away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Bakersfield, CA
5

Blissful stay in a great home

  • 5 of 5

First trip to Santa Barbara. Loved the small but sophisticated downtown and State Street. We took the bus from the house (three minute ride) to downtown for shopping, dining and then drinking and ubered home. Was cheap and easy. The house was clean and beds were super comfortable, the good sized kitchen was full of all the stuff we needed for morning cooking (bread and muffin tins) and even for the few times we BBQed. Nice patio area where we ate on nights we weren't downtown. Lots of birds singing and beautiful views of the mountains and peaks at the ocean. Thanks for the hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Lansing, MI
5

Gem of a find on the Mesa

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful Santa Barbara home. Loved meeting you and your staff during our stay. The pictures don't do the house justice. It's much nicer than it looks in the pictures - views and the house itself. Had a great time. Will be back in the fall to visit our son again at UCSB and our daughter at Santa Barbara City College.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo
Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Santa Barbara Bowl
Arroyo Burro Beach County Park
Ledbetter Beach and Park
Hendrys Beach
Lazy Acres Market
Arlington Theatre

From the Owner

We chose all of our homes because of their neighborhood locations, proximity to downtown and the beach and amazing views.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cliff Room at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Municipal Course at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Mesa Cafe, Tapas, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Chinese at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Mesa Lane at 3 Miles Nearest Point of Interest : Downtown Santa Barbara and State Street Nearest Point of Interest : Mesa Village Nearest Point of Interest : Stearn's Wharf and Sunday Art Walk Nearest Point of Interest : Santa Barbara City College Nearest Point of Interest : Santa Barbara Mission Nearest Point of Interest : Santa Barbara Marina

20 minute walk to Thousand Steps Beach

25 minute walk to Hendry's and Arroyo Burro Beach

15 minute walk to Mesa Village for dining, grocery, organic produce, Lazy Acres, drug store and more

25 minute walk to Downtown Santa Barbara (along Carrillo Blvd)

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August September
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$249
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$1,795
$6,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
$269
From
$289
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,495
$5,895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
December Holidays
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$269
From
$279
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,495
$5,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$189
From
$269
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,195
$4,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $275
Pet Fee $65 + Tax
cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Two night stays permitted mid-week or where a hole in the calendar permits.
Rates valid for party of 4, add'l guests add $15/person/night.
Summer: three night minimum unless a hole in the calendar is two or three nights.
Rates will vary based on length of stay, number in party and time of the year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Total amount
Email Owner
Updated: Aug 28, 2016
12
Available arrival
12
Available stay (no arrival)
12
Unavailable

Amenities

From the Owner

Our favorite spot at this particular home is the patio where birds sing, the sun sets and an evening dinner at the patio table is easy with the kitchen close by. It's a relaxing location and when we can get in (very ifew openings these days) we thoroughly enjoy our stay.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 930 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bath 1: tub and shower combo, hair dryer, scale. Bath 2: toilet, sink, vanity, hair dryer.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1) with memory foam toppers. One twin foam floor bed, one twin air mattress, one pack n' play crib. (four additional bedrooms located at home next door - separate address)

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Ping Pong Table

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Find a rental car