USA California Gold Coast Summerland Listing #56428

Summerland Cottage - Summerland, CA

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Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Summerland Ocean-View Cottage

Admire mesmerizing ocean views in this bright, 1950’s, 3BR/2BA, vintage bungalow rental home in prime Summerland.

Shimmering ocean views of the Pacific Ocean are never far from the living room, kitchen, dining room, den, king bedroom, front porch, and side yard. A 10-minute walk brings you to the sandy shores of Summerland Beach, where there is always a beautiful beach to walk or play in the water. A 5-minute walk and you’ll find the antique/home shops, restaurants, and cafes of Summerland, a seaside town just as quaint and lovely as it sounds. Lookout Point, just above Summerland Beach, has a playground, a large grass area for picnics, and stunning views. Just 6.5 miles south of Santa Barbara, Summerland sits on the mountainside of Highway 101.

California sunlight spills into all of the home’s corners, including the fully equipped kitchen with all the appliances and utensils you need to skip the restaurants and work some culinary magic at home. Grab some fresh fish from the Santa Barbara Fish Market and go outside to BBQ, eat at the outside dining area, and relax at sunset around the fire pit. A bottle of wine from the Summerland Winery down the street adds the finishing touch to your meal.

The home’s three bedrooms include an ocean-view king bedroom, a queen bedroom, and the third bedroom has two twin beds. There are two full bathrooms. The first ocean-inspired bathroom has a shower/tub combination surrounded in seagrass tile. The smaller back bathroom has a walk-in shower.

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You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Deck

Firepit

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

74 reviews

Deb w. Jan 2023
Comfortable beds, we loved the fire pit!
Roslyn H. Dec 2022
We loved the location and views that this home provides. We did not like the beds-more than one person felt like their bed was too soft. Also no one in our group could figure out the dishwasher. Other than that, it was lovely.
Manager response:
Hi, Roslyn, thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback! While we are pleased that you loved the location and views this property provides, we are saddened to know about your experience with the bed that felt too soft and the dishwasher. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience these have caused you and your party, and we will take your feedback as a means to continually improve. We will follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience to discuss preventative measures and ensure the continued enjoyment of our future guests. Thank you again for this valuable information, as we always welcome the opportunity to improve. We hope to have the opportunity to better impress you in the future!
ELIZABETH C. Nov 2022
Super cute cottage and a great place to stay for the weekend.
Michael M. Nov 2022
Very nice, beautiful.
Ronald L. Nov 2022
View amazing. Side yard perfect for breakfast outside. I would stay again.
Diego G. Nov 2022

House is within walking distance to the beautiful look out beach and to town for breakfast lunch or dinner and 7-10 minutes from State street and 3-5 minutes from Coast village road in Montecito via car for more awesome food and shopping and the prettiest beaches in California!
Annie C. Oct 2022
This cottage was perfectly located for walking into town. It's very nicely decorated and with a beachy feel.
The layout is spacious and the outdoor area very large. It was foggy most of the weekend, so we didn't get to enjoy the outdoor area, but it's perfect for a family BBQ. The kitchen was well appointed, and it was nice to have an extra room off the kitchen with a washer and dryer- also good for storing coolers, etc.
Elizabeth E. Sep 2022
This home is charming, clean and conveniently located to Santa Barbara. Quite comfortable and accommodating, even with a record-breaking heat wave. Staff was responsive to our concerns and made us feel very welcome.
Cord G. Jul 2022
LOVED LOVED LOVED
ARA S. Jul 2022
The porch overlooking the ocean was amazing, especially with the cool breeze coming in. House was well appointed, the outdoor seating area is great, and the “beach room” (where the washer/dryer are located) was very valuable for managing our beach outings. The popcorn, water, and cookies were a nice welcoming touch. Only minor qualms were the couches are not in great shape and the knob controlling the shower temperature is very sensitive and difficult to get just right. If extra paper towel rolls were available that would’ve been great too.
Manager response:
Hi Ara. Thank you so much for your kind review. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your feedback about the couches and they have since been replaced. Thank you for being such wonderful guests. We hope to see you again soon.
PATRICIA S. Jun 2022
We really enjoyed the home ~ ocean view/ yard.
The location was great.
FREDERICK N. May 2022
This property has the the feel of a hotel and a home at the same time. I like that the staff pays close attention to detail and makes you feel at home. I highly recommend this property!
Katrina K. Feb 2022
Cute 1950`s bungalow. Great ocean view from living room. Very nicely appointed amenities. Absolutely spotless! 1950`s bungalows had small rooms and bathrooms, close to 101 freeway (noise), and walking distance to great downtown. Take the good with the less than good... This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Rebecca V. Dec 2021
We read the reviews and knew it was close to the freeway. It wasn’t as nosying as I expected. Once in the home it’s not noticeable. The view is worth it! We loved the vintage feel with some updates. Grateful for the heaters in the closet. Clean ��. A little musty smell. But that’s to be expected from a vintage bungalow. Thank you for sharing! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jill R. Nov 2021
We stayed here for Thanksgiving weekend five adults one toddler. There is a spectacular view of the ocean from many rooms and porches, but the noise from the freeway make a sitting outside much less appealing. But that’s not my complaint. The beds in the twin bedroom were lumpy and full of springs, very uncomfortable. My daughter reported the queen bed was also very uncomfortable. All three sofas were covered with slip covers which came off easily and made it very uncomfortable to sit on the surface. The location is great Summerland sweet an interesting small town with beautiful beaches. The kitchen is very well stocked to cook in. The dishwasher did not work, it filled with water and leaked slightly. The promised maintenance people never showed up. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Amy Y. Oct 2021
WE requested to cancel our reservation due to an active wild fire. The roads were closed, the fire was 5% contained and moving toward the rental. On Thursday, the evacuation zone was less than 30 miles from the rental, so we requested to cancel our Friday reservation. They refused any sort of refund or credit. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sheila S. Oct 2021
Well located, cozy hone. We had a women’s trip with 4 of us- all of us very comfortable! It’s a quick ride to Downtown Santa Barbara, and nice restaurants in Montecito well! Beautiful views from the patio to enjoy with a glass of wine! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Griselda D. Oct 2021
Rented the property for a short getaway for myself and my 5 Sister. We had a great time. Accommodations were great. Property was great Very clean. My only issue was the sofa in the TV room was very uncomfortable. You may make that a priority for replacement. I will absolutely come back though.
Fantastic view.
This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Fan K. Sep 2021
The vacation home is not properly maintained. It is just like a one-star motel. Light bulbs with different colors are all mixed in every rooms. Couches are worn out and now covered by cheap cloth cover. Low-end window frames cannot isolate noise from the freeway nearby. Even worse, we are forced to keep the window open because of no air-conditioning. The only way to avoid the noise is to escape from the house.

However, I have to give the cleaning team a 5-star. They did a great job to keep the house clean.
This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Aislinn S. Sep 2021
We had a wonderful vacation weekend in the home - was clean, well decorated and equipped and an easy walk to a couple cute food spots and beach access. Plenty of room for our family of 5, would rent again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Carol P. Aug 2021
Wonderfully designed outdoor space.
Mesmerizing ocean views from living room, dining room, den, front porch and side yard This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Rudy W. Aug 2021
We very much enjoyed the home. Everything was clean, everything worked and the patio was very nice to enjoy the cool evenings by the fire pit

I was concerned about there being a long term renter in the upstairs studio but he is very nice, quiet and was out of our way. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jeffrey L. Jul 2021
Loved the cottage and location. Would enhance the soap and shampoo amenities to handle a 3 BR home. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
James N. Jun 2021
This property worked out perfect for our Father`s Day family get together. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Andrea K. Apr 2021
The outdoor area is nice with a lovely view. The house is clean and has everything you need. No fault of the home but the highway is very loud. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Patricia S. Mar 2021
We loved everything about our stay at Summerland Ocean-View Cottage. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Meredith K. Feb 2021
We had a great time at this lovely clean well situated little cottage. We would love to stay here again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Angela L. Nov 2020
Beautiful view, fun yard, convenient location. Turnkey representatives were responsive and helpful. Kitchen would`ve been better with pots and pans that weren`t scratched and peeling. Road noise is loud. But we had a great time and all enjoyed the property and many things we can do together as a family that were all a short drive away. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Brooke W. Oct 2020
Took my family to CA for vacation and stayed in this house so we could enjoy Santa Barbara and wine country. Great location (the 101 close by is loud, but we overlooked that) with a great view of the ocean. Ideal place for lounging, making dinner, enjoying firepit and porch. Also easy 10 minute drive into Santa Barbara. Would stay here again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Monique E. Oct 2020
My family and I wanted to get out of the usual routine during COVID, so we rented this home away from home. It was such a beautiful home and gave us such great memories together vs staying in different hotel rooms. We brought our own food and mini-grill, then walked into town for a little break. Was such a great weekend away! Everything was clean and calm, just like we had imagined it would be. Would recommend for anyone to go! Side note: the treatment we received from Turnkey was superb. They respond very quickly with any concerns you may have. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Ike A. Jul 2020
Overall, the unit was just perfect for our family. It was clean and had all the amenities wee needed including dish soap. Although the parking was on the street it was safe and the neighborhood, in general, was great. We just could hear the freeway from where we were. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
John A. Jun 2020
We will return. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Karen C. May 2020
We really enjoyed our stay. The property was very clean and full of charm. Tastefully done. We took full advantage of the fire pit and enjoyed spending a few lazy afternoons enjoying the view of the ocean from the porch. The beds we very comfortable, which we think is important when on vacation! The property is just above the 101 freeway, so yes the traffic noise is quite loud. We slept with the windows closed and thankfully had a speaker with us so we could play music when we were outside to somewhat drown it out. At times it did make having a conversation a little difficult. We cooked all of our meals there as the kitchen was well appointed. We had a problem with the washing machine and got an immediate response from Turnkey, which was much appreciated. Overall, a nice place to spend the weekend! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sonia P. Apr 2020
the place was wonderful! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Madalienne P. Nov 2019
There were five of us staying in a lovely beach cottage with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. The cottage is well appointed both inside and out. Family members and our guest from Kenya kept exclaiming at its beauty. We all were comfortable, feeling quite at home. The patio area was spacious with a dining table and barbecue, making it convenient to enjoy meals outside. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Tina W. Nov 2019
This charming cottage not only has beautiful views, but is well appointed with everything you will need. There are new appliances and attention to detail. I felt like my family and I were staying at a friend’s home who wanted us to feel welcome and comfortable. We hope to return! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Julie V. Sep 2019
Beautiful home with stunning ocean views. Walkable to great coffee and quick eateries. About 10 minute drive to Carpenteria and Santa Barbara. Also walkable to beaches. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kimberly H. May 2019
I chose this cottage for a 2 night getaway with 3 girlfriends. Their wishlist was beds for all and 2 bathrooms! The cute decor, beautiful patio, front porch and gorgeous view made this cottage the winner! Yes, the hwy 101 traffic noise can be noticeable, but when inside with windows closed, it was very quiet. A few glitches with the gas fireplace and fire pit were handled immediately and very courteously by Joslyn from the property management team. Great kitchen, comfy beds and furniture and very clean!! We really enjoyed being surrounded by all the beautiful landscaping and abundance of flowers on the property! The town of Summerland and the close proximity to Montecito and Santa Barbara gave us plenty to see and do during our short stay! Due to the natural occurrence of oil seepage on the ocean floor which can create a tar build up on shoes while walking the beaches in this area, pack your least favorite sandals and use the tar kits provided at the cottage. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Amy B. Apr 2019
Comfortable, great outdoor space- we used both the fire pit and the grill. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Teresa F. Mar 2019
This Summerland beach house was lovely, spotless, ideally located, and in all ways, as advertised. As others have stated, and the only reason it does not receive 5 stars, is the road noise from the 101 and the occasional Amtrak train. We enjoyed the Summerland winery, Lookiut Oark and the beach for sunset and the Nugget for dinner, all within walking distance of the house. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Enrique G. Feb 2019
Easy process. Very clear about rental conditions and property instructions This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sylvia R. Jan 2019
stay @ your beach rental home was very relaxing, much needed and everything I expected. It was in memory of my loving husband for his birthday in January as he would have loved it.`

REST IN LOVE..ROBERT G. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Karen M. Nov 2018
Beautiful cottage / bungalow rental that was easy to relax in and it felt like home!! Ocean views, clean, well stocked, great outdoor space, beds were comfy, this place was lovely!!! Yes we heard the train whistle as it rolled into Santa Barbara, but we didn’t mind that at all. In fact one of our guests rode the train in from Anaheim. It’s something we might do the next time we rent this place because we liked it so very much!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Beverly L. Oct 2018
We liked this 3 bedroom cottage very much, would return. It was a great place for a reunion of 3 old friends who live far apart. We had beautiful October weather. This vintage cottage has been beautifully and tastefully updated. It is well appointed and supplied with the basics. Nice art on walls, very clean. Loved the ocean view, the spacious patio and the comfy front porch. Only surprise was that the noise from the freeway just down the hill and the train was really loud! But we got used to it, and the bedrooms were quiet if the windows were closed. Loved Santo Mezcal Mexican Restaurant in Santa Barbara (119 State St.), highly recommend! Go during happy hour for excellent prices. Dinner at the Nugget Bar and Grill in Summerland was also good. We did the self-guided tour at the Santa Barbara Mission and took a short hike along the beach. Lots of relaxing and talking and reading. A very pleasant time. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michele G. Sep 2018
It was very lovely! Clean and quaint. I would definitely stay there again. The only thing that needs to be done was the shrubs needed cut back. The view is gorgeous and they were too overgrown. Overall it is a perfect spot! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kathryn C. Aug 2018
Not so great. The rodent infestation was disgusting. They ate our food and pooped all over the counters every night. The furniture was old and several things need repair. The steps up and down throughout the house were dangerous and a couple of us tripped and fell. There wasn`t much of an ocean view since the hedges need trimming. It was not stocked with essentials very well. No laundry soap, or kitchen supplies like extra paper towels and storage supplies like baggies, foil, wrap and garbage bags. Since we had to take trash out every night to hope it would keep the mice away, and since we had to clean the counters and floor every morning, we needed alot of those. The manager did come out promptly to remove a live mouse from the cupboard and a dead one on the patio. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Brenda S. Jul 2018
We all enjoyed this beauty of a beach house. The cleanliness and set up allowed for a very enjoyable experience for our families. The opportunity for practicing deeper meditation and focus presented itself with the freeway being so close. The staff is professional and prompt in attention. The clothes left in the dryer were mailed to me and that was an extra plus. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
John H. Jun 2018
Overall, it was a fun four days at a iconic style beach cottage for my family with beautiful grounds and view. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Janet M. Jun 2018
Comfy cottage near Lookout Point park and bach in Summerland. Minutes from East Beach and the rest of Santa Barbara. We had a wonderful stay with our daughters and 2 of their friends. If you ar sensitive to noise at night, bring ear plugs or your white noise app for the master bedroom. The price of the spectacular view is the proximity to the 101 freeway. The house is just as it portryaed in the pictures. The rental managers were very responsive to texts and very helpful. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jamie K. May 2018
We loved this little cottage! Perfect for families! Walking distance from the little town and beach. We will be back This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Franck G. Apr 2018
very cosy abd comfortable inside but too much noisy outside. Merely impossible to enjoy the outside day or night due to the proximity of the freeway 101. Excellent equipments. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Heather D. Apr 2018
We had a wonderful time, property was as described. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kaley V. Feb 2018
Perfect spot for a girl`s trip. Quiet street and charming village, easily accessible to the Santa Barbara area. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Christopher T. Jan 2018
The experience was good. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Arlie H. Jan 2018
We enjoyed alot of things about this rental. The view is incredible and the sunsets were amazing. We loved the outdoor area and the fire pit. The rental was clean and nicely decorated. The best part of the experience was the great communication with the rental company. The property is located in an area that was effected by the Thomas Fire and the company was very supportive in making sure all our needs were met. The property is close to the freeway so you will hear that in the background but it didnt bother us. The only real issue we had is the bed in the second bedroom. It was very uncomfortable and sags in the middle with two people. The house also was not very well stocked with basic cooking supplies or household items like detergent and there could have been more bath towels. All in all it was a great stay but a new mattress and a bit more stocking of the house would have made it perfect. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Pamela A. Nov 2017
Loved this house. It is very well decorated and has everything you need for a short stay. The view is nice, the highway noise is noticeable but not bothersome, the beds were comfortable and everything was clean! What more can I say... I definitely recommend it. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kristina G. Sep 2017
Beautiful view and the house was in great condition. The only downside was the lack of AC. It was unseasonably hot during out stay which made sleep quite difficult. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Leona B. Sep 2017
Beautiful home, traffic noise didn`t bother us with such an amazing view. Home was stocked with everything we needed.. kitchen supplies, beach toys and towels. Backyard was great, we loved sitting by the fire in the evening. Will definitely be back. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Vicki F. Aug 2017
Our family of five spent the weekend at the Summerland beach cottage. It was clean, comfortable, and had an amazing ocean view. The cottage was well equipped with everything you would need including beach items such as a cooler, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and towels. The cottage is within walking distance to the shops and restaurants in Summerland as well as Lookout Park. We drove into Santa Barbara and spent time exploring State Street and Sterns Wharf. We also visited the campus of UC Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Mission. We enjoyed our stay in the Summerland cottage and hope to be back sometime soon. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sandra D. Jul 2017
The place has great amenities, washer dryer, beach towels, two boogie boards, and games, TV, wifi etc. Staff very friendly, prompt, professional. Place is pretty, and clean, great windows with spectacular view .There is an upstairs tenant, though we never saw him. The 101 freeway is the only drawback to this place. Very loud for outdoor activities, though you can get used to it. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Antoinette A. Jul 2017
After the long drive from Vegas, this cute Summerland cottage greeted us with open arms. The colors, the decor, the amenities, and the view were perfect. Everything was thought of...how to work the grill/fireplace/fire pit/tv, how to remove tar from your feet after the beach, beach towels, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, and even snacks! We enjoyed relaxing in the living room, having big breakfasts, taking walks to the beach and our new fave coffee shop, and just taking in the ocean air. We couldn`t have asked for a better stay and hope it`s available next year! We loved every moment. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Bret W. Jul 2017
Our family really enjoyed staying In your home for a few nights. The home was so pretty, with a beautiful ocean view outside the living room window. It was also walking distance to the beach. The home was really clean and set up very nice. Thank you for opening your home up for us to rent. We throughly enjoyed it.
The Wells family This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Grace E. Jun 2017
We were made to feel very welcome by TurnKey Vacation Rentals. The property was clean and in a great location in Summerland, very close to Santa Barbara. It was within walking distance to local shops and the beach which was a bonus. It had a lovely outdoor area and BBQ which we enjoyed. The property is very close to the main road which was very noisy but apart from that everything was perfect. I would definitely recommend this property. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jamila G. Jun 2017
Our stay here was so relaxing. We loved every room of the house, the beautiful view of the ocean, and the quaint town. The welcome package left for us was so thoughtful. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
David&june C. Mar 2016
Had a great time! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
James C. Mar 2016
This ocean-view cottage is a lovely property in Summerland, near to Montecito, Santa Barbara, etc. Check-in was very easy to coordinate with Turnkey. The house is a nice three bedroom, two bathroom. The furnishings are charming and the property was spotlessly clean and prepared for our visit. There is a great outdoor porch and patio with a grill and gas-fired fire pit for outdoor cooking and fun. Two things to note: the property does look down over the Route 101. There is the low sound of cars day and night. To our family, this was just white noise and did not bother us at all. Something to bear in mind if you are seeking absolute solitude, however. Second, you will need a car to get into Santa Barbara / Montecito / etc. This is California. Bottom-line: was a great rental for our family winter vacation! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Mary P. Nov 2015
Your place was cozy and so clean. Loved the decor and all the effort that was put in to making it a great place. We were extremely pleased. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Eloy S. Sep 2015
Great location with ocean views. Definitely a place to go to relax. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kate W. Aug 2015
Charming beachy vibe, well appointed kitchen, laundry and bathrooms. Lovely decor and attention to details. Outdoor dining and firepit. 101 freeway is noisy but did not bother us at night as bedrooms are in the back of the house. Iively township with great eating, the Nugget is a slice of Americana! Antique stores and walking distance to beach. Sadly beach was closed with oil spill. I would never have known this quaint township was here! We had a lovely stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jennifer L. Aug 2015
The house is absolutely beautiful. Perfect space for five or six people. About a 10 minute drive into downtown Santa Barbara. Clean, spacious, great backyard and view. We had a great time! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Diane P. Aug 2015
Mistakenly I believed I was renting a house on the beach meaning on the west side of the 101 with immediate access to the beach. This is bittersweet because the noise from the 101 was overwhelming and the ocean view delightful. I had the master bedroom with the high bed and discovered the reason for the bed height was to access the view! The house itself was delightful. With access to convenience stores and restaurants. Also enjoyed the Sacred Space store. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.