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, beach gear, surfboards & Yoga zone!
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.
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.
Experience the carefree and convenient lifestyle that staying in the heart of Montecito’s “Lower Village” offers. Don’t settle for near the village when you can stay in the village. Here, it's all about lifestyle, being close to the most beautiful beaches and amazing shops and fine restaurants, markets, and shopping.
• Adjacent to Coast Village Road
• Private, dead-end road
• Plenty of private parking
This is a mellow, relatively quiet neighborhood away from the train and freeway noise, just blocks away. Expect the sounds [and food smells] of a semi-urban setting. This is a tight-knit community, with friendly neighbors in close proximity, but you will have plenty of privacy.
• Walk or bike to everything you need
• .5 miles / 644 meters to the beach
• We provide cool "beach cruiser" bikes
• 5 minutes [by car] to downtown Santa Barbara
• Bus stop is feet away
Other Things to Note
• High-speed (6 Mbps!) WIFI Internet Access
• Digital Cinema Home Theater (All Sony, all digital HDMI, Internet connected Blueray, Roku)
• Sony XBR2 1080i High Definition Monitor
• Commercial-grade juicer
• Kenmore Elite HE refrigerator with icemaker
• 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)
• 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
• 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!
• 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.
• READ AND UNDERSTAND THE PROPERTY DESCRIPTION AND THESE RULES.
Policy note: I protect everyone's privacy by not releasing the street address until just prior to your arrival. This protects you too...
From Dec 18, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
The Eco-Surfshack is the perfect Montecito getaway, even better in person than the pictures! Location is right off of Coast Village Road, and Butterfly Beach is a short stroll away. We stayed for several days with our 4 month old. Chris is a friendly, thoughtful, responsive host. The house is fully-stocked with everything one needs for a family vacation (even baby-friendly laundry detergent and a crib!), beautifully furnished, and the Trader Joe's amenities were an especially nice touch. We ran into a shower drain issue, which Chris addressed immediately. We look forward to staying there again during our next visit!
Chris couldn't have been more welcoming and thoughtful. It truly is a beautiful and special space. You will feel transported but comfortable at the same time. We absolutely will be back! Thank you!
We've stayed here many times because it's perfect. It's comfortable and the location really can't be beat.
We did notice that the place needed a good cleaning however. There was dust (cobwebs) on the kitchen faucet and everywhere actually and the shower curtain needs to be replaced.
It's a great place for two couples to have a relaxing weekend.
Comments about cleanliness come as a shock and a monumental disappointment. All one has to do is to read our various reviews to know that cleanliness is something that we take very seriously and is a huge source of pride.
"Cottage was clean with all the amenities … !"
“...all the fine details and utilities, the cleanliness…”
"On the inside it was clean, well stocked…”
“...it is very clean, quiet, and spacious.”
"The cottage was neat, clean, comfortable and quiet…”
"Everything was very clean and Chris was easily accessible.”
"The overall feel of the home was very clean and comfortable."
"Great location, clean and well stocked…"
"The location of the house, cleanliness, and experience were all what we loved about the place."
"Everything was meticulously clean and very accessible.”
"Great location, clean and wonderful owners.”
"Clean, clean, clean.”
"It was so clean and well stocked, with everything we could have needed.”
"It was beautiful, well appointed and clean serving our needs very well."
"It was really nice and cleaner than most summer rentals”
Maybe our wonderfully competent and thoughtful maids missed something? Maybe something blew in an open window? If this was the case, please accept our deepest apologies. But either way, the time to mention a problem is right away, when it can be remedied. It is extremely rare that anyone has had a problem of any kind, but we are totally and completely responsive and available.
Lisa met us early and showed us around plus gave us lots of tips on local shops etc. The 'Surf Shack' is a delightful cottage close to the beach and loads of great restaurants, we spent a very relaxing long weekend at the house and would definitely recommend it!
We also found some great mountain bike trails within a few miles of Santa Barbara and that helped make it a perfect weekend.
Adrian and Alison
We had the most exceptional weekend at Chris's surfshack in Montecito! The location couldn't have been more perfect - just steps away from the main street - and the house was absolutely adorable. There's a great outdoor fireplace where we enjoyed a fireside glass of wine in the evening and beach cruisers so you can bike on down to the beach. The house is so much more than we could have even imagined! Thank you so much for a great weekend Chris! We hope to come back soon.
Me, my wife and 3 kids came here for a three night stay in SB.
Chris was a great host, met us and showed us around the place and provided us with all the information we could ask for.
The place is amazing. The location is excellent, it is close to shops as well as the beach. Nice restaurants are just around the corner. It has great indoor space, and the outdoor space is simply fantastic.
I would love to come back!
We're hesitate to write how great this place was because we don't want it to become so popular that we can't return. But...the Eco-Surfshack exceeded our expectations, was beautiful beyond its description, and Chris was an amazing host.