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One Block To Beaches, Shops And Restaurants...


Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Mt Views, Close to the beach, Sleeps 4 Comfortable

The Heavenly Beach Cottage is tucked away, centrally located and just a block between, Coast Village Road and the famed Butterfly, Hammond's and Miramar beaches. With plentiful restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, farmers market and grocery stores. These are just some of the conveniences this absolutely charming heavenly beach area cottage offers.

The terrace, accessed from the kitchen/dining area offers plenty of room for tables, chairs and barbecue (with built-in gas supply) and is bordered by lawn and plant landscaping, in addition to having room for many potted plants. A stone pathway swings around from the southern end of the patio and leads across the lawn to the private 'Hot Springs Spa' with redwood deck and built-in benches. Expanded Cable/Internet 'Wireless", 2 small tv's in each bedroom and 1 large 50 inch plasma tv in living room.

Also available onsite are: Two Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs and a Beach Umbrella.

We thank you for your consideration and safe travels to all.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

A few of my talents and interest include multimedia, athleticism, real estate, publishing, musically inclined and some culinary skills... When aim not traveling or working on a freelance job, I try and stay active living the California lifestyle...

-For a better measure of success, leave less to chance.

Speaks: english

10 Reviews

based on 10 traveler reviews

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I just want to keep this gem all to myself...

  • 5 of 5

I just want to keep this gem all to myself...This property is wonderful. It is clean and well maintained. The location is perfect a short walk to downtown or a short walk to the beach. We hardly ever had to take out the car. Not only is this property wonderful the owner himself spent time showing us around and is very kind and you can tell cares about his property. The train is no big deal at all. This is truly a gem in Montecito and we will be returning to this cottage! I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to experience a dream vacation in Montecito! Thanks Alex for letting us experience a slice of heaven in Montecito. Heather

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome Heather M, we appreciate your stay and are glad you had a good time...
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Nice Enough Place, Had Decent Stay, Management Experience Very Poor

  • 1 of 5

The Good:

Nice little complex

Good access to Village

Great little yard

Jacuzzi worked great

Nice breeze

Nice Kitchen

BBQ/patio Nice

The Bad:

The dogs next door bark 10 to 14 hours per day.

TRAINS. This unit is very close to train noise (Amtrak AND freight trains (triple-decker)). These shake the house. The first one doesn't start until about 6:30 AM to 7 AM and the last one at about 10 PM. If you are even a little bit sensitive to noise/seismic activity, you will want to look elsewhere.

The Ugly:

Communication with manager was generally difficult before, during and after our stay.

Manager blamed us for popping the tire of a bike we never used/touched.

Manager shared with us his blame of a broken ice maker on the previous tenet by asking us to take a picture of the model number of the fridge. This forced us to make an exit video to protect ourselves.

We were blamed for a clogged drain (possibly a backed up main sewer line, not sure) we simply didn't create as evidenced by a time-stamped exit video which i (in good conscience) shared with the manager via unlisted Youtube.

Manager threatens legal action when threats are completely unfounded/unnecessary/ridiculous.

My recommendation would be for this manager to find a property manager so things like this don't happen.

Imagine checking out of a room at the hotel of your choice (with visual proof the plumbing is working) and having them call you on the way back complaining that you have flooded the hotel. Oh wait, that would never happen...

Renter beware.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the vibe!

  • 5 of 5

This little slice of heaven is well equipped and tastefully decorated. Beds were comfortable and kitchen had all the necessities.

We loved lounging in the patio lounger, the yard is simply beautiful & relaxing. Walking distance to the beach was a big plus! We thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Sweet spot to stay w family

  • 5 of 5

It was a bit challenging to find the house at first, as we arrived late at night. It would be helpful if there was a light shining on the address. Alex was a dear and very accommodating. He gave surfing tips to my boys which they greatly appreciated. He also allowed them to play with his Guitar & Congo Drums. The livening room offers a spacious layout for enjoying each other company, as do the side and back yards. The boys really enjoyed the train when it came roughly 3-6 times a day and was never an issue. If you live by the beach, you should know it comes with the territory. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was our pleasure. We appreciate your stay and are glad you had a good time.
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Beach Cottage Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We took our Mother to this beach cottage for a quick get-away to celebrate her 80th Birthday. The bungalow was quaint, one-level and allowed her to move around comfortably with her walker. The location is perfect... a nice walk or short drive (in our case) to the beach, shops & restaurants. Our favorite part was enjoying coffee & breakfast in the yard which is beautifully landscaped and like a little slice of heaven!! :)

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great cottage close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this cottage. It is as described and the owner is very accessible. Its a wonderful location with a short 2 block walk to Butterfly Beach. Which we managed at least twice a day. It is close to grocers, shops etc. There is a lovely garden/yard that is very pleasant to sit in and relax. Would recommend this.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Location, location, location, "Totally Remodeled" in 04, three beautiful beaches that are walking distance and a world class surfing wave Hammond's Reef. As well as a block to quaint shops, stores and restaurants. Made this an easy decision for anyone to buy in this area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Montecito Inn Bar & Restaurant at 0.1 Miles Nearest Golf : Montecito Country Club at 0.4 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Train Station at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 fwy at 0.2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Luckys Restaurant at 0.01 Miles Nearest Ski : Big Bear Mt. at 250 Miles Nearest Beach : Walk A Block To Butterfly Beach at 0.1 Miles Car: not necessary

Located just a block to Coast Village Road, The Four Seasons Biltmore, Hammonds, and Butterfly beaches. The Village and it's plentiful restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, farmers markets and grocery stores. Make this absolutely charming 'Heavenly Beach Cottage' very convenient

Attractions & Activities: The Beach, The Zoo, Golfing, Tennis, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara's own 'Funk Zone' and of course the Santa Ynez Valley Vineyards and Chumash Casino 30 minuets north of SB.

Also for your enjoyment there are (2) Boogie Boards, (2) Beach Chairs (1) Beach Umbrella available onsite.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 16 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $165

1. Summer rates apply for Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, Graduations UCSB, Westmont, SBCC Etc...
2. Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.
3. Accepted payments: Cashiers Checks, Square Register Invoices 3.00%, Paypal 3.5% maybe added for admin-processing.
4. Cancellation refund policy: Should funds be cashed or charged and agreement signed from prospective tenant, and he/she decides to cancel for any reason 60 days prior to reservation date, he/she forfeits 100% of the initial ($250.00) deposit and remaining funds to be returned. If cancelled inside 60 days of the reservation date, he/she forfeits 100% of the initial ($250.00) plus 50% of the sub total and remaining funds to be returned.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

The new fully remodeled layout has the kitchen facing south to through the side garden. Making the sun and moon rising, visually stimulating. Also when both front and back doors are ajar, a really nice breeze flows through the house. Fenced side and back yards are beautifully landscaped through out as well. The redwood deck and "Hot Springs" Hot Tub are simply "a little slice of heaven".

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1224 sq. ft.


  • Master Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Additional outdoor shower, for rinsing off sand and debris before entering hot tub or house ).


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen, Biltmore Hotel Collection Mattress.
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 king, 2 twin/ single, Upon request the two Twin Beds can be made to a King Size.
  • Guest Bedroom: Upon request the Two Twin Beds can be made into a King Size Bed with King Linens. Additional auto inflatable Twin Size mattress can set up be for a kids 5-15 for an additional fee of $45.00. Note: The house in equipped with Central Air, not Air conditioning. But is generally cool with moderate temperatures year around, especially with the sea cross breeze when windows are ajar. Also Small & Large fans available.


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • *Items suppled: Towels and Linens, 'A starter pack' of paper products, two garbage bags and two cascade dishwashing packets for dishwasher. *Items not supplied (but sometimes avail): Laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, shampoos, paper products and garbage bags. Available onsite are Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella. Thanks again for your consideration. We hope you have a happy and safe vacation wherever you choose to travel.

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