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Beautiful Views, Quiet, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Darling Home, Walk 15 mins to Mesa Village or Thousand Steps Beach

This enchanting home on the ocean side of the city has mountain and partial ocean views in a quiet neighborhood, walking distance to the Mesa Village (Lazy Acres, Dining, Albertsons, Good Cup, CVS, Mesa Burger, Mesa Cafe) and less than two minutes to downtown or one of several popular beaches.

One of the most popular homes in our offering, the home is warmly decorated and includes extras such as hot tub, pack n play crib, boogie board and umbrella, kids toys and hot tub.

Wi-Fi and washer/dryer included.

One King, one queen, twin floor bed and pack n' play crib provide sleeping for up to six. Beds are clothed with fine linens, comforters and down pillows.

Dining room seats four-five comfortably with kitchen bar seating for two. Chair mounted high chair provided.

Living room has flat screen TV, DVD player and movie library. Board games, tour and hiking books as well as coupons for local attractions are provided to make the most of your stay.


- Less than a mile to beach

- Single family home. Not shared

- 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.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Lynn

Your hosts have been offering vacation homes since 2004 and we 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.

Lynn purchased this house in 1999

Why Lynn chose Alta Mesa

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

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment from

"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
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Alta Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Bath 1: tub and shower combo, hair dryer, scale. Bath 2: toilet, sink, vanity, hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • 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
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ping Pong Table


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Views, Quiet, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 45 reviews

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month at Casa Cortita and loved every minute. The house is bright and cheery and very well-equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. It is very centrally located and in a nice neighborhood. We even got a great view of the lunar eclipse from our patio! We had a plumbing issue, which Lynn took care of immediately. We would happily go back to this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to welcome you two! Loved hosting you and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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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: April 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very cozy, comfortable and quiet house, a little gem, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We visited our son for Christmas and we loved this house ! It was comfortable, with a nice cozy living room and very comfortable beds in the bedrooms. It was also clean and very quiet so quite relaxing, with all required amenities. It is also very convenient with a very short drive to downtown, the village (walking distance for shopping) or the shoreline, as well as super-easy access to highway 101. We will certainly try to stay there again next time we visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gregory, many thanks for taking time to pen a review. We appreciate your business and the wonderful care you took with the home. Enjoyed hosting you and your family and are excited to host you again in the future! Many blessings for the new year.
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  • 5 of 5

Cute house with great views. Had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, calm, and comfortable in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We love this little place and plan to stay here again. It is very comfortable, with all the kitchen items you would want. Pretty views, millions of stars at night, hot tub, all great. We really wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Cute house, clean and very comfortable. Back yard by hot tub was pretty with gazebo and flowering plants and drought tolerant grass.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Two blocks from the home.
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cliff Room
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Municipal Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mesa Cafe, Tapas, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Chinese
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Mesa Lane
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
Car: recommended

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)




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $495
Pet Fee $75
cleaning $185

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.