About This Listing
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!
Experience a peaceful nature-based retreat, close-in, and a world apart. Get the best of Santa Barbara and Montecito 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 1 Cal-King bed (sleeps up to 2) and luxury linens, spacious living area with a good quality queen sofa sleeper (no springs or bars). Typically, the cottage sleeps 2 persons. Though if you have an extra person, it is $30 extra fee per person). Also, there is only one bath which is by the king bed area. There is a dining area indoors and out, fully-equipped modern kitchenette, 1 full bath with tub and shower, a spacious desk area, safety deposit box, robes, free Internet & Wi-Fi, Blu-Ray, flat screen TV, library and free private parking. You will 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 umbrella and access to outdoor heater enhance your time in nature. Your free private parking area is adjacent to your cottage. There are often coupons for 24 hour fitness center and classes 10 minutes nearby. You are welcome to use the free laundry, gas BBQ, beach chairs and 18 speed bicycles. These amenities are also shared by the hosts or caretaker. 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, hiking or cycling vacation, 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), include recommend hidden gems to see, do, and dine in your guest guide, 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.
Enjoy your own private upscale cottage with the open bedroom area a few steps above the open 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 in your private cottage, and 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.
You will be above the fog, typically, be wide open to nature and expansive ocean views. 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 amid the spacious nature in the Santa Barbara foothills, next to hiking, popular Gibralter Loop cycling, 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.
A car is necessary, as you will be 10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and a few minutes to 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 printer, and just about anything you can imagine, available on request.
Join the select group of travelers 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. This Peaceful Retreat appeals to lovers of nature, discreet privacy, incredible views and high quality experience.
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.
Super Hosts, Diane and Steve, have been in the luxury hospitality profession for over 25 years. Our former property in Alaska was featured in a 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. So, while there are two separate buildings within close proximity on the property, privacy is respected, and hospitality is available as appropriate.
•Have fun, relax, and enjoy the amazing benefits and views, reminiscent of Italy’s coastal countryside, just 10 minutes to both Santa Barbara and Montecito downtown centers and the beaches.
•This is a quiet, peaceful, gated nature retreat 700’ above the beach in the foothills, on 1.3 acres with panoramic ocean, coastline and island views, and every imaginable amenity. Perfect for romance, creative inspiration, healing and restoration.
•Access is by reserved guests only. No events, parties or invited guests unless details are pre-approved at time of booking.
•For groups and weekly/monthly stays, consider combining with detached home #433952, also within the gated estate, where hosts often reside.
•Check-in time after 3 p.m. and out by noon.
•Pet-free, smoke-free property. This quiet retreat is perfect as a quiet sanctuary. Toddlers and small children may not be a good fit.
•Inquire about multi-month discounts that are tax free and further discounted.
•Resort-like amenities including private building, your own deck with teak loungers and dining area, hot tub and parking area. Access to bicycles, basketball hoop/balls, bbq, firepit, beach chairs, umbrellas, deck heaters on site and more. The high quality of your rental inside and out is superb, as it should be since the owners have been luxury property managers, teachers and consultants of hospitality for a quarter century.
•Your rental includes a library with birding, hiking, history, and written recommendations for restaurants, gardens, architectural wonders, beaches, music, wine tasting, road trips, adventure sports, wildlife and more.
•Please Enjoy our gift to you of a Welcome Package with a snack and refreshment in your rental upon arrival, as well as starter supplies of basic essentials (oils, flour, spices, cereal, coffee/tea, soaps, etc.), and everything you need for kitchen, bath (robes and hair dryers), and access to the laundry room, an outdoor freezer and another fridge lightly stocked with condiments.
•Your detached rental is self-catered, self-serviced, and un-hosted; though the hosts are happy to meet, greet and help as needed during your stay.
•Your privacy is respected - always, and enhanced by tinted reflective windows and coverings, lush gardens and koi pond with soothing sounds of the waterfall strategically placed between buildings. The 2 buildings are detached, pivoted 180 degrees in opposite directions away from each other. One of the several house decks is open to you to access few shared amenities like BBQ by the garage.
•Your departure cleaning fee is included as a separate item in the price you paid. Interim cleaning supplies are stocked in your rental. Please leave your rental in good condition ready for maid to perform standard cleaning of surfaces, sanitize & linen services. If excess cleaning is required to bring it back to the excellent condition provided at the time of rental, excess fees will be applied against security/damage deposit.
A perfect stay at this cottage with beautiful ocean view in the distance. Diane and Steve are gracious hosts, quite experienced in hospitality. The cottage was well appointed, with no detail missed. Diane and Steve call the cottage 'peaceful' and it is all of that and then some. Great place to relax and destress. We highly recommend this amazing cottage and its amazing hosts. We would gladly return.
Frank and I have together or separately traveled to every corner of the world... we have been fortunate and are grateful to have had the means to experience so much. We both agree however that this vacation ranks as one of our best ever in large part because of our stay in this spectacular property. Diane & Steve Pearson are the preeminent hosts who have realized their incredible vision, and they are happy to share it with the world. The description of the property and the photos are breathtakingly accurate... yes... but being there is x100. It is magnificent! The only negative was the fact that we had to leave!
The experience of staying here is wonderful. The propery is peaceful with amazing views of Santa Barbara. Staying here was an experience of a lifetime.
The short, windy drive up from SB Downtown/State street area up to this spot is well worth it -- you arrive at an oasis in the hills with breathtaking views of the Santa Barbara hills and the ocean. In the evening, star-gazing + jacuzzi is a must. Diane and Steve were also very responsive, addressing any questions/concerns we had. For example, the internet was not working when we arrived, and they worked quickly to have someone over and resolved the issue for us. Overall, this spot is definitely memorable and it was such a pleasant stay -- the photos, as wonderful as they are, don't quite do both the cottage (impeccably kept up, Diane and Steve have great taste) and the views justice.
Highly recommend staying here for your next romantic Santa Barbara getaway.
Words cannot describe how peaceful and perfect this place by all means! This is an awesome getaway for couples to relax and enjoy the ambiance. Diane and Steve are great hosts and have maintained this place really well. We look forward to our stay here again in near future.
Thank you again, Abhay and your wife, for staying at Pacific Peace ocean view cottage in Santa Barbara. You are great guests and we very much look forward to your next visit. And to reward you for being wonderful guests, you now have a credit of $50 toward each future stay. We hope to see you again soon.
Diane and Steve
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About the Host, Diane & Steve
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.
In addition to careers in law, quality, contracts, and teaching, we founded the AAA 4 Diamond property of Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa in Juneau Alaska, as seen in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Sunset, Modern Bride and dozens of print and on-air venues. We are blessed to have planned over 1000 destination weddings and travel itineraries to Alaska. We still go back to visit the inn to enjoy the peace, romance and adventure in Juneau, Alaska.
We now enjoy an active retirement in Paradise and love to explore, entertain, garden, and teach. Fitness, hiking, music, writing and design are still passions as well.
Both Steve and Diane are travel consultants, (Steve is a great travel writer and blogger) and both are a great resource if you want to see the highlights and the hidden gems in/near Santa Barbara, California, Juneau, Alaska, and globally.
We like authentic travel throughout the world, and often plan extended stays to experience a destination, its people and culture in real-time. After being in luxury travel/lodging business for 25 years, we realy appreciate great quality and value in our travel and lodging experience, (although we also have enjoyed camping in Bhutan, Grand Canyon, Mt. Whitney and atop a glacier!)
We enjoy relaxing at home enjoying the water gardens, birding, amazing views, high and low adventure and all things in nature.
We also enjoy meeting new people locally and globally. We 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. We look forward to honoring your privacy, as well as meeting or connecting with you if the opportunity arises.
Carpe Diem! Be present in the moment and live each day to the fullest.
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