Just steps from the beach

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Overview of Just steps from the beach

Entire home

Just steps from the beach

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Santa Barbara, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCabrillo Pavillion5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara Zoo9 min walk
  • Popular LocationStearns Wharf3 min drive
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)13 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area

Santa Barbara

This cottage is located in East Beach, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara, and is in the city center and near the beach. Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Harbor are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Butterfly Beach and Los Padres National Forest. Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Cabrillo Pavillion - 5 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 9 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center - 2 min drive
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 2 min drive
  • Stearns Wharf - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 13 min drive


  • East Beach Grill — 5 min walk
  • Arnoldi's Cafe — 3 min drive
  • Enterprise Fish Company — 3 min drive
  • Backyard Bowls — 3 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Roasting Company — 3 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Just steps from the beach

Santa Barbara cottage in East Beach, walk to Santa Barbara Zoo
Cleaning Protocol:

As one of the few vacation rentals licensed for short term occupancy, we are dedicated to providing a clean and safe environment for our guests. In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines we have adopted specific disinfection protocols. Housekeeping staff has been instructed to wash their hands and put on impermeable, disposable gloves before they begin cleaning. High-touch surfaces such as counters, doorknobs, tables, hard-backed chairs, remotes, light switches, wardrobe and cabinet handles, sinks, bedside tables are part of a two-step cleaning approach using soap and hot water, followed by disinfectant solution. Low-touch surfaces such as floors, walls are cleaned using hot water and detergent. Towels, linens and other laundry are cleaned on high heat wearing disposable gloves. Following the disinfection process cleaning staff disposes of all gloves and thoroughly washes hands. Before, during and after the entire process the cottage is ventilated.

Welcome to coastal living at Costa Vida Cottage. We are less than 500 steps to the ocean in “East Beach”. This newly renovated cottage, complete with all new furnishings, beds and luxury linens offers two bedrooms (2 queens) each with flat screen tvs. The generously sized living room has a great room effect, including the dining area complete with mountain views and an adorable updated kitchen and vintage charm. Enjoy the recently constructed front courtyard with gas BBQ and dining for 4 guests from this front unit of a cozy duplex. Four sand chairs, umbrellas and a cooler are provided for beach activities! We offer a Kryptonite Evolution Ground Anchor set in concrete for securing bikes in the driveway. Please provide your own bike lock and/or cable.

East Beach offers bike rentals as well as kayak, beach chair & umbrella rentals during the summer season. There are many places to enjoy in the Santa Barbara area including the Zoo which is about a five minute walk from the cottage. Stroll the boardwalk to enjoy miles of coastline. The Funk Zone (revitalized industrial area repurposed with trendy wineries, brew haus and shops) is a 5 minute ride for wine & beer tasting. Just steps away is Convivo Restaurant — fine dining on an ocean front patio. There is plenty of on-street parking in front of the cottage as well as a driveway. See street cleaning Mon/Tues 1-3 p.m. Park your car and leave it for the duration of your stay. Take the waterfront shuttle to Stearns Wharf for oceanfront dining, fishing, a sunset cruise or a water taxi to the the Harbor for live music.

Local Artisans display their wares on Sunday along the coastline. Loads of shopping & dining can be found along State Street. There are concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl under the stars. The Waterfront Shuttle departs in front of The Santa Barbara Inn taking you along Cabrillo for under a buck while the Downtown Shuttle takes you up State Street. The Botanical Gardens are something to see in Santa Barbara and Montecito.

Montecito is a 3-4 minute drive south for some nice restaurants and shopping, also home to Butterfly Beach across from the Four Seasons hotel.

Located steps from the cottage is Tri-County Produce (family owned, local produce) offering an array of goodies to prepare your homecooked fixings.

Enjoy a softball game or a workout at Cabrillo Park around the corner from the cottage. The choices are endless at this East Beach location. Craft the vacation you need as you choose. You’ll find the cottage to be open and comfortable with everything you need to enjoy a memorable stay year after year. Reserve your “go to” vacation spot today.

We hope you enjoy your stay!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

This Santa Barbara cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Music library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near coin laundry


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In the city center
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 900 sq ft (84 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Wish I could give 10 stars!
The owners thought of everything..very clean and comfortable and close to the beach. Has everything you need and more. Great communication. Thanks!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous East Beach Cottage
Very comfortable and well appointed cottage!
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Perfect place to stay!
We had a great time at this East Beach property. It was clean, updated, and included thoughtful additions like chilled champagne in the fridge waiting for us. It’s in a perfect location for everywhere you’d want to go in Santa Barbara and we were thankful for the recommendations they provided for where to go in the area! Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Loved it
Wonderful experience!!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great location
Great ocean close location, full of character with a great patio area to hang out. Would definitely recommend.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021