Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

• Eco-remodeled Tropical garden cottage
• 2 bedrooms+1 bathroom
• Unrivaled location
• Everything you need!
• Great Patios
• Renovated with non-toxic finishes and organic linens etc.
• Go eco-adventure with our Bikes, surfboards, & Yoga zone!

The space

This unique, enchanting private cottage has the relaxed, casual feel of being in the islands – it’s style is distinctly “Surf-Shack-Chic”. It has been lovingly restored using non-toxic and sustainable materials, and furnished with reclaimed teak and Asian antique classics. You will find the finest natural latex beds, along with 100% organic bedding and linens. These “Green” details promote both a sustainable future, and your family’s health. Finishing touches include stunning local art, and hand-crafted masterpieces.

Quite simply, it must be seen to be appreciated.

This classic old Montecito cottage is tropical indoor/outdoor garden living at its best. It's also about moving towards a more sustainable existence, while maintaining all the creature comforts. Enjoy a low-impact, luxury vacation, just park your car, and walk or bike to everything in one of the most beautiful seaside communities in the world.

Guest access

Host has a separate, attached work area with private entrance.

Interaction with guests

Host is available at check-in to show guests where everything is and works in a separate area of the property.

Other things to note

• High-speed WIFI Internet Access
• Digital Cinema Home Theater (All Sony, all digital HDMI, Internet connected Blueray, Apple TV)
• Sony XBR2 1080i High Definition Monitor

• Commercial-grade juicer
• Kenmore Elite HE refrigerator with ice-maker
• Dishwasher
• GE profile Gas/Convection oven/range
• Fully equipped with everything the discerning cook needs.
• Simple Microwave
• Coffee maker
• Seasonal herbs, veggies and fruit trees
• Outdoor Barbeque/Grill (Weber)

Master bedroom
• Premium, All-natural Latex/Wool mattress (Queen)
• 100% Organic linens
• Eco-down comforter
• Organic Wool/Hemp pillows
• Fabulous Natural Cork flooring
• HD TV with DVD player

Second Bedroom
• Premium, All-natural Latex/Wool/eco-cotton euro-style mattress (Queen) with reclining wood spring base
• Platform bed made from 300+ year old Indonesian opium bed
• 100% Organic linens
• Eco-down comforter
• Fabulous Natural Cork flooring

• Separate Laundry room
• Modern, High-efficiency Washer and Dryer

• Outdoor dining on antique, reclaimed teak table/seating
• Work-out/Yoga area
"Tiki" bar with outdoor fireplace
• Teak steamer style chaise loungers
• Lush blend of local and tropical plants and flowers

Look for extras like Iron & Ironing board, Hairdryer, Beach towels, Beach chairs, Body boards...
Beach-cruiser bikes and Soft surfboards!

Business travel
   This listing has essential business travel amenities. 

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $99
Security Deposit: $500
Weekend Price: $250 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

• Use common sense.
• Be respectful of the neighbors.
• No loud partying or disruptive behavior. (10pm is quiet time)
• If there's a problem, say something right away.
• The rates are based on number of guests. You must disclose number of guests in your reservation. Maximum occupancy is 5 people (with advance permission).
• Pets are NOT allowed.
• No cigarette smoking on the property.

Policy note: I protect everyone's privacy by not releasing the street address until just prior to your arrival. This protects you too...



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

149 Reviews

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Kelley User Profile
June 2017
the surf shack was awesome. cute, clean, sunny, with a sweet private/fenced front yard for our seven year old guest to play in- and the house had lots of great light with big windows. we took Chris's recommendation and tried a couple of the great montecito restaurants right around the corner, as well as some favorites in Santa Barbara-just a few minutes away. the house is fairly close to the beach- although inland of HWY 101 / it was closer than anything else we saw on Airbnb when we were looking. it's very near the four seasons/biltmore hotel which put us at the south end of town-close to many of the places we wanted to go- state street, the santa barbara zoo, the new funk zone downtown. i would highly recommend Chris's house and would definitely book it again.

Kevin User Profile
June 2017
The Eco-Surf Shack is super cool! My wife & I spent 3 nights here, celebrating our 20th Anniversary - now we want to move there full-time! Chris & his wife were fantastic hosts. The Shack has a cool surf / island vibe with comfortable furnishings and great outdoor spaces. The location is quiet but very walkable to the village in Montecito (literally just steps away from the house) and Butterfly Beach. We caught some fun small waves at the south end of Butterfly Beach and found some sea glass at low tide. (We actually drove to the beach as parking was easy and free.) Santa Barabara is a short drive or relatively long bike ride away, with plenty of things to see & do. We did some cooking at home after visiting the SB Farmers Market; the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. If you're looking for a cool, quiet place to stay in the Montecito / Santa Barabara area, we highly recommend the Eco-Surf Shack!

Thomas User Profile
June 2017
We needed a place to stay in the Santa Barbara area while visiting for a wedding. And I have to say that my only regret in booking Chris's place for my wife, myself, my daughter and her friend, is that we did not have enough time to spend hanging out there. It is, in a word, fabulous. He and his wife have decorated it beautifully, creating a cozy, laid-back, comfortable atmosphere that just invites hanging out. And not just inside. There is an equal amount of outdoor space that is simply wonderful, with a large amount of greenery. (The banana trees by the entrance to the 'surfshack' elicited a 'wow' from me when we first arrived.) There's also a carpeted deck where my wife and I did yoga every morning, plus a wood-burning outdoor fireplace, lounge chairs, etc. The place is located very close to downtown Montecito, which makes it very convenient. We took full advantage of that by walking to Jeannine's for breakfast, a local institution that I recommend highly. The beach is also close by — just a half mile away. I ran there every morning. It's also a pleasant walk. Or you can use one of the bikes that Chris provides. Lastly, Chris and his wife are very friendly and helpful. They were always responsive when I had questions, and check in was a breeze. If I lived in Montecito, I'd seek them out as friends. In short, this is a great place. I have only positive things to say about it.

Rachel User Profile
June 2017
A great little place to stay in the perfect location for exploring the area. A short walk to fantastic restaurants (Honor Bar) and about a 1/2 mile walk down to Butterfly Beach. Easy access to downtown Santa Barbara and a half hour drive to Ventura. Chris was a wonderful host, and the treats he left for us were an added bonus not provided by many Air BNB hosts!

Cara User Profile
June 2017
The adorably eco-beach cottage was exactly what Chris described it as - but more! The outdoor area is serene, spacious and lush. We spent a great deal of time out there listening to the birds and enjoying the quiet neighborhood. The linens, towels, etc. inside were clean and comfortable - I actually slept as well as I do at home! The cottage was clean and more than enough space for the 3 of us. One of the best parts was the location - SO close to everything Montecito has to offer. It was the most charming neighborhood, cottage and garden we could have asked for! I would book this home again in a heartbeat!

Phyllis User Profile
May 2017
Lovely home, so comfortable with all the amenities you could want in a beach retreat. Chris and his Wife welcomed us and showed us around then we were in our own little haven. Fabulous outdoor space and within walking distance to all the restaurants and shops. We will definitely be back. My only regret is that we only booked 2 nights !

Rebecca User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful place to stay!! Would happily stay there again for several more days.

Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
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Response time: within a few hours
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