Amazing Ocean View Cottage+ Hot Tub

House - Entire home/apt · El Cielito Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, United States
Diane & Steve

Imagine waking up to spectacular sunrises visible from every room, stepping out to your deck to dine, lounge, soak in your private hot tub surrounded by gardens, viewing the koi pond, listening to the sweet sound of waterfalls and birdsong. Paradise!

Your host, Diane & Steve
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Imagine waking up to spectacular sunrises visible from every room, stepping out to your deck to dine, lounge, soak in your private hot tub surrounded by gardens, viewing the koi pond, listening to the sweet sound of waterfalls and birdsong. Paradise!

The Space

Deciding between a busy downtown or beach stay and a convenient Nature-Based Peaceful Retreat? You can have the best of it all at an incredible value. Here’s why.

1.LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Your private cottage with relaxing deck and hot tub is nestled within a gated estate within Santa Barbara tucked between the ocean and the foothills of nearby Las Padres National Forest and Montecito. Enjoy infinite million dollar views of the coastline, ocean, Channel Islands National Park as well as nearby hiking, biking and paragliding. Enjoy a beverage watching colorful sunrises & sunsets - away from the crowds and yet just a 5-10 minute drive to downtown, Mission, museum, gardens, wine tasting and the beach!
(website hidden) Amenities: Everything you would expect in a luxury all-suites hotel at a fraction of the price. Your 600’ sf private cottage is casually elegant, includes Cal-King bed (sleeps up to 2) and luxury linens, spacious living area with a good quality queen sofa sleeper (no springs or bars, and sleeps up to 2 more for a $30 extra fee per person), dining area, fully-equipped modern kitchenette, full bath with tub, safety deposit box, robes, free Internet & Wi-Fi, Blu-Ray, flat screen TV, library and free private parking. Enjoy expansive views of the ocean, mountains, and night lights from every room.
3.Relax in teak loungers and outdoor dining area by your hot tub on your deck, surrounded by beautiful gardens, Coastal Live Oaks and stunning ocean views. Your outdoor heater and umbrella enhance your time in nature. Your free private parking area is adjacent to your cottage. You are free to use the laundry, gas BBQ, beach chairs and 18 speed bicycles which are shared by the hosts or caretaker, as well as coupons for fitness center and classes 10 minutes nearby. Birding on-site is enhanced by birding books and charts provided..
4.This scenic location and private cottage is a perfect for birding, photography, filmmaking, intimate WeddingMoon, romantic getaway, business or restorative retreat, and access to adjacent Parma Park, and nearby Sheffield Reservoir and Botanic Gardens. Knowledgeable hosts (creators of the highest AAA-rated 4-Diamond lodging in all Alaska, and discreet Destination and Adventure Weddings), will recommend hidden gems to see, do, and dine helping you enjoy the most from your trip to Santa Barbara. You can even take a parasailing lesson and soar high over your cottage.
5.Take the convenient road less traveled now along the American Riviera and discover why guest reviews and ratings top the charts. Stay a weekend, a week, or month and create joyful memories lasting a lifetime.
6.BOOK NOW! Easy on-line booking and payment. Or call Diane or Steve at (phone number hidden) book Pacific Peace Cottage in Santa Barbara. Enjoy extended stay and Frequent Stay discounts.

Keywords: luxury vacation rental in Santa Barbara. Private Cottage, ocean views, hot tub, hiking, biking, California honeymoon, romantic retreat.

Guest Access

Enjoy your own private upscale cottage with a bedroom area a few steps above the spacious living and dining area, as well as full bath and kitchenette. Every room in your private cottage has an amazing ocean view and is fully equipped for a weekend, week or monthly stay. You also have robes, slippers a safe, games, Wi-Fi, tv, Blu-ray, comfortable and casually elegant furnishings. Relax on your exclusive-use deck & hot tub under the stars. Every area has an incredible ocean view.

Enjoy convenient shared access of the laundry area, koi pond, freezer, and BBQ, bicycles, basketball, beach chairs and more with one other detached home within the private gated estate.

Please advise your schedule of arrival and departure times, as we would prefer our greeter to meet you when possible and provide current access codes. Thank you.

Interaction with Guests

Your cottage stay is private, self-serviced, self-catered, unhosted. Experienced hosts(24 years in luxury lodging hospitality) share the best of what to do and see in the area. You will learn the area highlights, beaches, adventures, dining, wine tasting, parasailing (over your cottage even), hiking, biking, whale watching, surf schools, massage/wellness and more.

The Neighborhood

You will be above the fog, open to nature and the ocean. There are just 2 buildings on the private gated estate on over an acre. Enjoy million dollar views, open to 270 degree ocean, coastline, and island views and 90 degree mountain views. Tucked atop a hill in the santa Barbara foothills, next to hiking, biking, and close to botanic and lotusland gardens, historic missions, and adjacent to luxurious Montecito, home of the stars. Theater is 5 minutes, Ocean and beach is 10 minutes, downtown is 5-10 minutes.

Getting around

A car is necessary, as you will be 10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and Montecito, and 20 to the airport at SBA or 90 from LAX. You have your own private parking space next to your private cottage.

So near, yet in a world of nature away from the bustling crowds. Lot.s of adjacent and nearby hiking and biking. Birding everywhere, especially around the decks, waterfalls, and decks.

Other Things to Note

Air conditioner available on request. Join the select group of guests that choose the best of Santa Barbara, at an affordable price for luxury, comfort and privacy, all with a unique expansive view of the ocean. Satisfaction guaranteed. You will stay again and again, like many others. Peaceful retreat appeals to lovers of nature, discreet privacy and the ocean. This destination is a perfect for a honeymoon, adventure vacation, film location or photography paradise. If you like quiet, this is a great place. If you want to party-hardy, please choose differently.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $2299 /week
Monthly Price: $6999 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $89
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Wow. Who knew we'd find heaven on earth? Way above the treetops of Santa Barbara, with ocean views and breezes, we found the peace we were seeking. A perfect retreat from the fevered pitch of our everyday lives, but still close enough to all that Santa Barbara offers (and, in our case, a 10 minute drive to the joys of Music Academy of the West). A lovely spot for early-morning yoga, followed by gorgeous days on our private terrace (and in our private hot tub). Diane and Steve are the quintessential hosts, anticipating their guests' every need. Counting the days until we can return!

    July 2014
  • This place is a little slice of heaven in the hills of Santa Barbara. The cottage is gorgeous with beautiful decor, tons of windows and oh. my. god. VIEWS from every one! I could stay on that patio forever. We will definitely be back!

    Diane is a gracious, attentive and accommodating host. Thank you for allowing us a weekend of relaxation in your beautiful home!

    June 2014
  • We cannot recommend the place highly enough. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The hosts are delightful charming and so helpful. The area is wonderful and the views from the cottage are more amazing than any of the pictures.
    The cottage is very comfortable and the bed is 5 star hotel quality.
    our only regret was having to leave. Thank you

    June 2014
  • Dave and I really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it was very relaxing and Diane and Steve are superb hosts.

    I would definitely recommend staying here and would love to stay again in the future.

    The cottage is clean and has everything and more than you need. Diane and Steve do a great job at making the stay very private. The jacuzzi is very nice in the evening.

    Thank you

    June 2014
  • We spent Memorial Day weekend at Diane & Steve's beautiful cottage. It was our first Airbnb experience, and the place did not disappoint. The gorgeous pictures absolutely held their promise. The place was truly amazing, warm, comfortable and had everything you needed including coffee and lots of hiking books, which I found useful. The bed was likely the most comfortable I've ever slept in, so the place is perfect for a quiet, relaxing getaway. The hot tub is awesome at night. Diane and Steve were wonderful hosts, warm and welcoming, with lots of tips and information for our stay, but also giving you lot's of privacy and full custody of their deck and fish, which was sweet. A car is definitely needed as it's a steep 10 min drive uphill from downtown SB, but the view is priceless. Close to hiking trails and the Mission. It's a bit on the pricey side, but you definitely get what you pay for! Well worth it. We highly recommend it.

    May 2014
  • Had a wonderful time in the Santa Barbara mountains in Diane & Steve's charming cottage. The view was truly spectacular, the bed was divine and the hosts were very accommodating. Couldn't have asked for a more peaceful, rejuvenating stay!

    May 2014
  • Diane and Steve were wonderful hosts. My favorite part about the cottage were the hot tub and the heavenly bed. It couldn’t be better. Our hosts were very friendly and attentive and called us with information about nearby events but also respected our privacy. Overall a great stay!

    May 2014
  • My girlfriend and I wanted a little getaway to decompress and get out of the city. A stay at Diane and Steve's cottage was the perfect solution. We first contacted them less than 24 hours before we wanted to rent their place. They got back to us right away and made accommodations. Upon arriving we were met by Steve who showed us around. The place was very clean and well taken care of. We could tell they take a lot of pride in creating a comfortable stay for their guests. The views from the porch were breath taking. The spa was soothing. So very peaceful and relaxing. We couldn't have asked for a better time. No fault of theirs, our only complaint is we wished we could have stayed longer.

    May 2014
  • I just wanted to thank Diane and Steve for the short day and a half we were able to spend at their cottage. They have an absolutely breathtaking view and the way everything was laid out was perfect. As someone mentioned in a previous review I was bit hesitant knowing the cottage was in such close proximity to their main home, but our privacy was completely respected, and the way the property is set up, it is does give you complete privacy, even when soaking in the hot tub. The grounds were astounding and the amount of detail that was put into the cottage and the grounds was out of a "Sunset" magazine. It was very apparent they have a background in the "hospitality" business. We hope to come back again. One tip is if you are coming up late-bring food to cook or grill. You probably won't want to leave once you get there so make sure you bring the necessary things to have a meal in. It's only about 10-15 minutes from downtown SB but their pretty windy roads, so I felt like once you're there it's hard to want to venture out...but all in all-would totally stay again and I think you would be hard-pressed to be disappointed.

    May 2014
  • Excellent hosts. Quick communications and they provided many food and wine recommendations. They also put me in touch with some key locals in the wine scene for a private tour. Great experience overall.

    April 2014
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Diane: University of alaska-Juneau, colleges in long beach, CA and Reno, NV prior to Alaska
Lynch Communications, State of Alaska, City of Juneau, University of Alaska, SBA, Small Business Development Center
Diane says. I am a peaceful woman living in gratiude and abundance. Love sunshine, sparkling water on the coastline, a harvest moon reflected on the ocean, scenic nature and beauty. I enjoy people, jazz, yoga, hiking, biking, travel, adventure,dancing, teaching and business. I founded Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa in Juneau Alaska, which was chosen as 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. After 20 years of hospitaltiy, travel service, destination wedding, as well as previous career in quality engineering, contracting, teaching business, etc.. I now enjoy an active retirement in Paradise and love to explore, entertain, garden, and teach. I can't live without beauty or learning. Steve is an avid hiker, fitness buff, a musician, singer, writer and retired business attorney. Steve is energized by introspection and likes one-on-one (vs large group) connection as well as making the world a better place in a variety of ways. He likes Einstein, computers, science fiction and history. Steve was a mediator and business attorney in Juneau, Alaska, head of the alpine hiking club and the fitness club, and helped co-found several other organizations. People appreciate his intelligence, productivity, helpfullness and integrity. He can't live without music, creativity and learning. Both are travel consultants, (steve is a great travel writer and blogger) and are a great resource if you want to see the highlights and the hidden gems locally and globally. We like authentic travel throughout the world, and often plan extended stays to really experience a destination and its people and culture. After being n the luxury travel/lodging business for so long, we realy appreciate great quality and value in our lodging experience, (although we also enjoy camping in Bhutan, Grand Canyon or atop a glacier!) We enjoy relaxing at home enjoying the water and gardens, high and low adventure and nature. We enjoy the guest we meet. And have long standing friendships with many of our past and repeat guests of our inn in Alaska as well as folks we've met along our travels.
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