Boat House at Miramar Beach - Lower Unit Santa Barbara

This property is located on the best part of Miramar Beach! Constructed of teak, mahogany and white spruce, accompanied by etched and stained glass windows, this unique cottage has been designed to look and feel like a well-built custom sailing vessel.






Paradise on the beach! Sitting right on the sand at one of the most beautiful semi-private beaches in Santa Barbara, “The Boathouse” is the perfect retreat! This property is located on the best part of Miramar Beach!  Constructed of teak, mahogany and white spruce, accompanied by etched and stained glass windows, this unique cottage has been designed to look and feel like a well-built custom sailing vessel. The property consists of two separate one bedroom/one bathroom units joined by an connected stairway and a common entrance from the outside to access both units. Each of the units can be rented separately (sleeping 2 adults and 2 children each for example) or rented together for a maximum of 6 to 8 people. 

This Lower Unit sits closest to the sand.  Views are unobstructed from the deck as there is no railing and just sandy beach below. During high tide you may just be able to dangle your feet in the water from the deck!  Relax and enjoy the amazing view as you listen to the sound of the surging waves. Let the waves lull you to sleep in a comfortable queen size bed.  For your entertainment, this cozy cabin is also equipped with a television, cable TV and wifi.  However, you will be too busy enjoying the outdoors!  Just a few steps to the sand, where plenty of beach accessories await for your enjoyment—chairs, umbrellas, kayaks and boogie boards included. 

When you are ready to enjoy a meal, a small kitchen provides all that you need for cooking or step up to the roof deck for your barbecuing pleasure! (Deck is shared with upper unit)  If eating out at great restaurants is more your style, Montecito’s lower Village is only a mile away and downtown Santa Barbara is a short 10 minute drive.

When flying into the area, the property is easily accessible from Santa Barbara Airport (only about 20 minutes away) and Los Angeles (90 miles south). 

The Boathouse—Lower Unit (1 Bed/1 Bath with a sleeper sofa in living room). Please inquire if you would like to book both Upper & Lower levels together (2 Bed/ 2 Bath) or see listing titled "Entire Unit".

Please Note: If both units are rented by separate parties, expect some interaction due to the nature of the internal stairs, upper deck, shared laundry, and common stairs to the beach. This property is equipped with multiple sets of stairs that are required for access down to the unit from the parking lot and down to the beach. It may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.


  • Television
  • DVD
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Wifi
  • Streaming Enabled (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.)
Kitchen & Dining
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • French Press
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fireplace
  • Gated Community
  • Fans Provided
  • Sleeper Sofa
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
Outdoor Amenities
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Deck
  • Grill/BBQ
Recreation Equipment
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrella
  • Boogie Boards
  • Sea Kayak
Optional Services (Provided Upon Request)
  • Personal Training
  • Concierge
  • Child Care
  • In-home Massage Therapist
  • Private Chef
  • Private Pilates or Yoga Instruction
  • Car Service
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Private Swim Lessons
  • Luxury
  • Beach Front
  • View
Sports & Adventure Activities
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Wind Surfing
Leisure Activities
  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Bowling
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Churches
  • Synagogues
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo
  • Health Beauty Spa
Local Features
  • ATM Bank
  • Babysitting
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
May 2024 05/01/2024 - 05/31/2024 3 $400.00 $2,400.00 $12,000.00
June 2024 06/01/2024 - 06/30/2024 4 $500.00 $3,000.00 $12,000.00
July 2024 07/01/2024 - 07/31/2024 4 $725.00 $4,500.00 $18,000.00
August 2024 08/01/2024 - 08/31/2024 4 $725.00 $3,400.00 $18,000.00
September 2024 09/01/2024 - 09/30/2024 3 $600.00 $4,200.00 $9,000.00
October 2024 10/01/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $600.00 $3,000.00 $9,000.00
November 2024 11/01/2024 - 11/30/2024 3 $600.00 $3,000.00 $9,000.00
December 2024 12/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 3 $600.00 $3,000.00 $9,000.00
January 2025 01/01/2025 - 01/31/2025 3 $600.00 $3,000.00 $9,000.00
February 2025 02/01/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $0.00
March 2025 03/01/2025 - 03/31/2025 3 $0.00
April 2025 04/01/2025 - 04/30/2025 3 $0.00
May 2025 05/01/2025 - 05/31/2025 3 $0.00
June 2025 06/01/2025 - 06/30/2025 3 $0.00


Best Beach!!!
Excellent price to be on the best beach! Had a great trip. Would definitely stay here again!
Aug 2023
Amazing beach side patio living!
Amazing beach side patio living! Beautiful home and an excellent patio.
May 2023
Clean and Cozy!
Boat themed apartment directly on the beach in Montecito. Listen to the sounds of the ocean day and night. Clean and cozy.
Feb 2023
Best of Many Vacation Rental Experiences
We have rented many vacation homes all over the world. Viki and the team at VROSB provided, without question, the best overall experience we have ever had. They were super responsive when we had questions. The listings were spot-on in terms of accuracy. Their recommendations for restaurants and other activities were very helpful. We highly recommend them and look forward to our next trip to Santa Barbara!
Jan 2023
Loved everything about it.
Loved it! Loved everything about it. We planted ourselves in front of the roaring ocean waves at the Boat House Lower. It was comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped. We barely moved for 4 glorious days. We will be back!
Jun 2022
Location, Location, Location!
Location, Location, Location. Don't think I need to add much else. The bottom unit opens right up to the north beach side of Montecito. Parking is tight and only a single space is shared between the units (first-come-first-serve). However, guest parking is available if you don't get the spot but I could see this being an issue during the peak summer months. The top of the unit is a shared deck with patio furniture, BBQ, beach toys. Cool spot to cook dinner and enjoy the sunset. The actual units are pretty tight and the giant mirrors in the photos mask how small the place is. It is very well decorated so you feel like you're staying in a captain's quarters on a ship if you're into that; I loved it. A small family or a couple would do well in this unit. Can't beat the beach access and how peaceful this place is with the crashing waves lulling you to sleep.
Apr 2022
Great Get-a-way!
The location and accommodations were fabulous! Loved the motif. Close to everything you need and security was exceptional. This was a gated community!
Mar 2022
Excellent Location
Great location right on the beach! Loved waking up to the crashing waves. Unit was perfect for the two of us and our little baby. Would love to stay here again.
Oct 2021
Loved the Boat House!
“We loved our stay in the Boat House. Location is perfect right on Miramar Beach. We had two young children with us and it suited our needs well. Things to note - kitchen is small making it challenging to cook and there is no dining table - just two counter stools. This wasn't an issue for us, but may be for others. Can't wait to go back!”
Sep 2020
We had a fantastic week. Everything about the house was exactly as advertised. Location, comfort, and communication could not have been better. I consider myself a pretty tough customer when it comes to hotels/accommodations, I only have positive things to say.
Aug 2020
Fabulous Location!
“Fabulous location. I would stay there again.”
Aug 2020
Amazing place! Would highly recommend.
Mar 2020
Beautiful Sunrise
“Perfect beach location. The sunrise each morning from the deck was our favorite part of the day.”
Feb 2020
Sunrise & Sunset
“Fun to be on the water and watch sunrise and sunset!”
Feb 2020
Cozy Place
“Such a cool and cozy place! Steps from the water and you feel like you're on a boat. Highly recommended”
Jan 2020
Great stay
Spent a few days here with my family, the location is great. The bed was comfortable, the overall feel is cozy, but comfortable. The back bedroom tv does not get live stream due to weak internet signal, but not a big deal. There are 2 kayaks, boogie boards, beach chairs and beach toys available for the little ones so don't bother bringing them. Kitchen has all the basics if you plan on cooking. Would love to come back sometime.
Jan 2020
Tranquility at the Beach
Thus beach house called the Boathouse was a perfect choice for our Christmas week. The bedroom feels just like your staying on a yacht...bed is so comfy. Waking up to a sun filled living room watching the waves roll in was so very soothing. The beach walks, the books read, and the fabulous meals prepared made for an absolutely perfect retreat preparing us to enter the next decade. Happy 2020!
Dec 2019
Perfect location, we walked miles on the beach every morning and evening. Just a few doors down on the sand from the glorious Rosewood Miramar Hotel, which we frequented often. Perfect distance to Montecito shops and restaurants, a drive to Rincon, wine tasting in Los Olivos, and a day in the Funk Zone. It was perfection in every way!
Oct 2019
Great place, terrific location
Nov 2017
Miramar Beach is an absolute gem
Fairly secluded but one of the best stretches of beach to walk or run. Love the location of this unit and waking up each morning to the waves crashing 20 feet from our window. Super convenient location to freeway and downtown Montecito.
May 2017
What a great location on the beach
The home is small, but what a great location on the beach. The place had a good vibe and the neighboring homes are also quite nice.
Jan 2017
Greatest spot in the world!
Greatest spot in the world!
Jan 2017
The biggest advantage is the location
The biggest advantage is the location. We enjoyed walking on the beach and the evenings on the terrace.
Jan 2017
The Boat House was perfect for us
The Boat House was perfect for us. Right on the beach, cozy, and fun. We had a great vacation and would recommend it highly. Thanks!
Jan 2017
This place is simply wonderful
A perfect little getaway on a relaxing beach. The communication with Sheri was prompt and helpful at all times. Little issues with the toilet were solved immediately. You can't ask for more, when you're looking for a little time out.
Nov 2016

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