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This romantic three-bedroom, two-bath cottage offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands and is located two minutes from one of the classic beaches in the Santa Barbara area. Summerland, on the edge of Santa Barbara and Montecito, has a delightful village atmosphere with unique shops, a local winery, several restaurants and coffee shops.

The cottage has an open and airy feeling with vaulted ceilings, a large inviting kitchen, hardwood floors and wool carpets, decks off the kitchen and master bedroom, fireplace, heated tile floors, digital cable, high-speed wireless Internet, DVD/VCR and is furnished with antiques. Landscaping is extraordinary with palm trees and an English garden with roses and numerous flowering plants year-round.

The second bedroom has two twin antique French walnut beds, also with high quality linen accessories. The spacious third bedroom, with a king-size bed, is perfect for extra guests and has a private bath, TV, and can double as separate recreation area, if desired.

The living room and kitchen offer expansive views of the ocean and islands offshore. The living area features comfortable seating, wood floors with oriental rugs, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, DVD/VCR, and CD player. The kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances, new cabinets, wood floors, and a sweeping view of the ocean through French doors that lead to an adjacent deck and the cottage garden. The enclosed garden offers additional seating areas for picnics and barbecues.

We offer all the amenities you would expect in a 5-star hotel and more: fireplace, wireless high-speed Internet service, digital cable with 32′ HDTV, DVD/VCR, stereo with CD player, full kitchen with every conceivable appliance, cooking utensils and china, top quality mattresses with down blankets and fine linens, washer and dryer, gas grill, beautiful gardens, fountain, beach equipment and towels, porta-crib, high chair, sand toys, etc. Visiting Paradise Cottage is reminiscent of times past, a place to get away for a few days, experience ‘America’s Riviera’, return home rested and renewed. While away your days overlooking the ocean, taking in the star-lit nights and enjoying the incomparable events from world-class wineries, Old Spanish style architecture, incomparable whale-watching, and delectable treats from our many farmers markets and restaurants. View more

The property was perfect inside and out. Not a detail was overlooked in preparing for our visit. Delightful little touches were found throughout the cottage as well as plenty of everything–stacks of beach towels & chairs, snack items, beverages and much more. We all could have just slept the nights away on the oversized living room couch which was perfectly positioned to view the morning sunrise over the ocean.

The gardens are spectacular, filled with colorful flowers, fountains, and every variety and arrangement of succulents. Outdoor table seating in the warm sunshine was perfect throughout the day. We enjoyed the vistas from the sunny deck for breakfasts and snacks along with afternoon cardgames.

We took many trips into Summerland and the town of Santa Barbara-so much to do, see, and eat- We filled our days and nights and were so very sorry to leave this better than perfect home away from home. Thank you Francesca for sharing your sweet cottage. Your love for it is very evident in all its loving details. Our best to you from Ann & Scarlett Bermingham and Andrew Rhymer.