Boat House at Miramar Beach - Upper Unit Santa Barbara

The property consists of two separate one bedroom/one bathroom units joined by a connected stairway inside and a common entrance from the outside. Each unit can be rented separately (sleeping 2 adults and 2 children) or together for a maximum of 6 to 8 people.






The Boathouse—Upper 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"

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 a connected stairway inside and a common entrance from the outside. Each unit can be rented separately (sleeping 2 adults and 2 children) or together for a maximum of 6 to 8 people. 

The Upper Unit features a fireplace and larger enclosed 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 barbequing pleasure! (Deck is shared with lower 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 Boat House is truly a relaxing place to get away for it all!  Come and escape to Miramar Beach!

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
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • 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
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • 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 $450.00 $2,700.00 $9,000.00
June 2024 06/01/2024 - 06/30/2024 4 $550.00 $3,300.00 $12,000.00
July 2024 07/01/2024 - 07/31/2024 4 $775.00 $4,600.00 $18,000.00
August 2024 08/01/2024 - 08/31/2024 4 $775.00 $4,300.00 $18,000.00
September 2024 09/01/2024 - 09/30/2024 3 $650.00 $4,300.00 $9,000.00
October 2024 10/01/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $650.00 $3,300.00 $9,000.00
November 2024 11/01/2024 - 11/30/2024 3 $650.00 $3,300.00 $9,000.00
December 2024 12/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 3 $650.00 $3,300.00 $9,000.00
January 2025 01/01/2025 - 01/31/2025 3 $650.00 $3,300.00 $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


Great Stay!
Nice weekend getaway, great location!
Feb 2024
Amazing place right on the beach within walking distance to the Rosewood Miramar. We had a great stay!
Jan 2024
This place was amazing and had so much character. The location was perfect to everything in Montecito and Santa Barbara. The unit was very clean and had everything we needed. Don't miss out by staying somewhere else! The communication from the management company was great. We will be back!
Oct 2023
It was Perfect!!
I needed a place to stay for a retreat and decided to rent a beach house rather than stay at a hotel. The Boat House was adorable and cozy - right on the sand. You could sleep to the sound of the waves and drink your coffee as the sun rose over the surf.
Oct 2023
Perfect Place!!
I love this place! Right on the sand, this tiny gem is more like a handmade boat than a house. Beautiful woodwork, special details, everything has been thought of by whomever built the space. It's a perfect spot for a getaway with everything you'd need for peace and quiet. Can't wait to go back!
Oct 2023
I Loved it Here!
I loved it here. The small charming unit upstairs was clearly built by a woodworker in the 1950s & feels like a boat. Really well laid out with bespoke design that has lasted all these years. Although Miramar beach is crowded on the summer weekends you can take a walk anytime regardless of the tide. It’s heavenly to be right on the beach and have a view of the ocean from inside. There’s a unit downstairs and neighbors directly on either side so the deck is attached to other decks & therefore semi-private. Typical for beach houses in the area. This place is super special. I didn’t want to leave & can’t wait to go back!
Aug 2023
Lifetime Memories!!
Unique, beautiful one in a kind beach front home. We made memories here to last a lifetime.Thanks for having us! We hope to be back one day!
Aug 2023
Great Place!!
We had a great time. The beach access is right off your door. Great place to stay!
Jul 2023
Amazing Views!
My best friend and I stayed at this beautiful little home for a long weekend and it was a perfect getaway. From the location of the home that's close to plenty of restaurants and hikes, not to mention being literally on the beach to the comfort of the home and amenities, nothing was lacking. Enjoying that amazing view any time of the day was the highlight of the trip. Will go back here if I got the chance. Thanks for having us!
Jun 2023
May 2023
We had an AMAZING getaway at this beautiful beach house!
Apr 2023
Breathtaking Ocean Views!
“The Boathouse” was delightful, with breathtaking ocean views and the sound of crashing waves. The beach was very walkable in both directions, North & South. Very cozy and small but perfect for two. My only suggestion would be to put a propane firepit on the upper rooftop deck where there is seating and a great gas BBQ. We can't wait to return. Thank you!!
Apr 2023
The Location is Perfect!
We stayed here last year (Feb 2022) and loved it so much we decided to do it again this year. Can't say enough good things. The location is perfect, the rental is superb. Such craftsmanship, uniqueness, comfort. I love being able to sit on the couch on a cool night with the fireplace on and the doors open to hear and see the surf. Morning coffee on the deck while watching the sunrise is the best. We will be back again next year.
Feb 2023
A Week In Paradise
We loved the property. It was perfect for our family vacation. Our kids were at the Santa Barbara Zoo camp all week and spent the afternoons in the ocean. We couldn't have found a better place for us.
Aug 2022
We loved every minute of our stay!
The location of this place is amazing. We really enjoyed the uniqueness of the property and having direct access to the beach. Being so close to the Miramar and San Ysidro is an amazing perk. We loved every minute of our stay and would happily come back.
May 2022
Built Like a Custom Sailing Vessel on The Sand!
Very thoughtfully recreated boat interior but anchored so you can just walk out to the beach and it is a great beach with long beautiful walks at low tide!
Apr 2022
This is the Most Stunning Location!
This is the most stunning location- all we saw from the beautiful big windows is water because you are so close to the ocean! The unit is so artfully decorated with natural wood and great detail that makes it truly look like a boat. Size of unit is accurately described- just big enough for our family of 4 with 2 kids. Would definitely stay again!
Apr 2022
Built Like a Custom Sailing Vessel on The Sand!
Mar 2022
We Love this Rental!
We love this rental. The doors wide open to see and hear the ocean while the fireplace keeps you warm. Very cozy with everything you need. Comfortable bed and great shower. Rooftop deck with grill was an added bonus. We will return!!
Feb 2022
Will Want To Return!
Cannot say enough great things about staying at this home. This is our second time and we will want to return. It's clean and well taken care of. You feel like the owners care about their place and about the quality of your stay. I recommend this to anyone. Also great location. Few doors down from the Miramar Rosewood hotel where restaurants are wonderful
Aug 2021
Steps To The Beach.
The Boathouse is a wonderful place to stay. We had a great time and plan to return soon.
Jul 2021
The Rental Was Amazing!
Great views of the water and a beautiful space. I had my family of 4 and we fit perfect!
May 2021
Upstairs boat house
What a beautiful spot. Perfect for two adults. Location is amazing, views are incredible. Easy to ignore the train and shared hallways When you focus on the sounds of the ocean instead. Comfortable space with a well equipped kitchen. We were sad to leave and will definitely be back.
Mar 2021
Always a treat
Fifth stay at the Miramar boathouse. It's magnificent. Best views and sounds of waves all night long. Easy check in and check out. Terrific property maintenance and management. Thank you.
Oct 2020
Enjoyable Experience
“Jill and company made the experience so enjoyable. Yes, the location and view is beautiful, but their availability without being intrusive provided peace of mind and a wonderfully relaxing stay. The check-in was easy and seamless and they provided very thoughtful personal touches. Thank you again!”
Mar 2020
This very special hide-away is right on the beach and every room affords you a beach view. The house feels like a quaint ship with unique design elements. Comfortable mattress and seating allows you to 100% relax.
Feb 2020
We booked this property for three days over Valentines weekend. The property was everything we hoped for and more. Soon as we opened the door we were in love with it. The first thing that you see is the incredible view of the ocean. The decor is a lovely nautical theme with lots of rich dark wood. Go out the lower door and you step right on the beach. It was just perfect, so much so we inquired about staying an extra day. They were able to accommodate us and we enjoyed one more day of paradise
Feb 2020
Beautiful Views
The Boat House (upper unit) was great. It's a very good vibe with beautiful views. The upper unit was perfect for 2 adults but could probably hold 3. The neighborhood is really quiet and beautiful. Would recommend the Boat House (upper unit) to anyone looking to have a peaceful relaxing get away.
Jan 2020
Great place!
Very cozy and perfect for 2! The kitchen is spacious for cooking and the living area has plenty of seating to watch the waves. Easy access to the beach and perfect location!
Dec 2019
Holiday Magic
The Upper Boat House was a true delight. I rented this for the Christmas Holiday and was joined by both of my adult children. The proximity to The Rosewood Resort was an added bonus, just a short walk from the house. The stretch of beach is ideal for a leisurely stroll. The house is comfortable and was stocked with everything we needed to make it a truly special stay.
Dec 2019
Very Cozy!
“Very cozy and perfect for 2! The kitchen is spacious for cooking and the living area has plenty of seating to watch the waves. Easy access to the beach and perfect location.”
Dec 2019
The location is exactly what we were looking for.. it is small (perfect for 2 people- crowded for 4 people) and it's directly on the ocean. The property is located only a 10 minute drive from downtown SB and the beach is wonderful. We will be back.
Nov 2019
Loved this charming boathouse on the beach!
A great location, wonderful views, and a charming perfectly set up beach bungalow.
Apr 2018
Gorgeous spot right on the best beach
Gorgeous spot right on the best beach of Montecito, you can hear the waves, walk and enjoy the ocean and all Montecito has to offer. The bed is a little hard and uncomfortable if you have back issues, but you can see the ocean from your bed and you truly feel like you are on an old sailing vessel, I loved having a fire going and hearing the waves, it is very tranquil and magical! I shall return I hope!
Barbra (Airbnb Booking)
Jan 2017
Great experience!
Great experience!
Jan 2017
An unrivaled get away destination
Wonderful location for peace and quiet reflection. An unrivaled get away destination. The extremely responsive team helped make my stay a joy.
Jan 2017
This house is absolutely gorgeous
The pictures do not do the location and feel of the house justice. Functional kitchen with an incredibly cozy main room. Perfect fireplace for cooler evenings on the beach. The bedroom actually had a view through the unit to the ocean. Perfect location on Miramar beach. Could not have asked for better stay.
Dec 2016
A typical perfect stay at Miramar Beach
We've been vacationing here for close to 20 years, at least four in this location, and find it better than ever. Thank you for your good care and service.
Sep 2016

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