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!