Captain's Cottage Santa Barbara

One Block from the BEACH. Newly remodeled with thoughtfully curated design, this one-bedroom unit of a restored triplex is a fresh, modern version of a classic California bungalow. Located one block from the coastal playground that stretches along Cabrillo Boulevard, this back unit is hidden behind private garden gates resulting in a serene setting.






Captain’s Cottage

Newly remodeled with thoughtfully curated design, this one-bedroom plus unit of a restored triplex is a fresh, modern version of a classic California bungalow. Perfect location for a Santa Barbara rental on a quaint and quiet residential street within one block of the beach and harbour and a short walking distance to Stearns Wharf, the famous Funk Zone, and State Street. This back unit is hidden behind private garden gates resulting in a serene setting. 

The living room centers on friendly gatherings, with a large flat-screen television framed by custom cabinetry. Colorful art and found objects bring the nautical theme to life, adding a touch of whimsy at every turn. In the bedroom is a second television and a comfortable queen-size bed to assure a great night’s sleep. The remodeled bathroom is luxurious with dual sinks and a large walk-in glass shower equipped with a safety bar.

The focal point of the galley kitchen is the vintage O’Keefe and Meritt 4-burner range with dual ovens and broiler unit. In a lyrical play on the past and present, the white enamel and shiny chrome stand in contrast to the contemporary grey quartz counters and modern appliances. Well equipped for casual meals or fine dining in a relaxed setting, the eat-in kitchen is a welcoming hub. 

Step down into a friendly sunroom with a daybed and French doors leading to the enclosed backyard.  The daybed has a trundle bed underneath, meaning it can be transformed into a Queen-sized bed for the occasional overnight guest. Enjoying a sunrise cup of coffee, or dining under the stars here, will be the most delightful way to begin and end the day. Laundry room is shared between triplex tenants.

For the active visitor, the coastal beauty is best enjoyed on foot, or hop on the two bikes provided to cruise around. How fun! Explore the surrounding neighborhoods where gentle breezes draw the sun enthusiasts to the wide stretches of sandy beach, volleyball courts, Stearns Wharf, the Harbor, and a myriad of recreation options.

As part of any visit to Captain’s Cottage, there are a couple of “must-do’s.”  Wake up early for a sweet and savory breakfast at the world-renowned local favorite, Sambo’s. Try the 1957 Breakfast Sandwich or irresistible syrup-drenched Tiger Bites! Stroll through The Funk Zone, where the eclectic sub-culture of artisan shops, wine tasting rooms, award-winning micro brewpubs, and trendy eateries offer the unexpected. A visit to The MOXI - The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, makes for a fun-filled day for all ages.

Finally, off-street one-car garage parking and laundry room access add convenience for every guest. In the vibrant West Beach neighborhood, Captain’s Cottage is a welcoming vessel for the coastal traveler. Be swept away by temperate Santa Barbara breezes at this superlative home away from home. Captain’s Cottage assures smooth sailing! (Please note: the garage will accommodate a small sedan only, street parking is available, subject to availability)


  • Television
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Wifi
Kitchen & Dining
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dining Table
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fans Provided
  • Free Street Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
Outdoor Amenities
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Grill/BBQ
Recreation Equipment
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bikes
  • Long Term
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
July 2024 07/01/2024 - 07/31/2024 7 $350.00 $2,450.00 $7,000.00
August 2024 08/01/2024 - 08/31/2024 7 $350.00 $2,450.00 $7,000.00
September 2024 09/01/2024 - 09/30/2024 4 $250.00 $1,750.00 $6,500.00
October 2024 10/01/2024 - 10/31/2024 4 $250.00 $1,750.00 $6,500.00
November 2024 11/01/2024 - 11/30/2024 4 $250.00 $1,750.00 $6,500.00
December 2024 12/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 4 $250.00 $1,750.00 $6,500.00
January 2025 01/01/2025 - 01/31/2025 4 $250.00 $1,550.00 $6,500.00
February 2025 02/01/2025 - 02/28/2025 4 $250.00 $1,550.00 $6,500.00
March 2025 03/01/2025 - 03/31/2025 4 $250.00 $1,550.00 $6,500.00
April 2025 04/01/2025 - 04/30/2025 4 $250.00 $1,550.00 $6,500.00
May 2025 05/01/2025 - 05/31/2025 4 $250.00 $1,550.00 $6,500.00
June 2025 06/01/2025 - 06/30/2025 3 $250.00 $1,550.00 $6,500.00
July 2025 07/01/2025 - 07/31/2025 7 $375.00 $2,500.00 $8,750.00
August 2025 08/01/2025 - 08/31/2025 7 $375.00 $2,500.00 $8,750.00
September 2025 09/01/2025 - 09/30/2025 3 $250.00 $1,550.00 $6,500.00
October 2025 10/01/2025 - 10/31/2025 3 $250.00 $1,550.00 $6,500.00
November 2025 11/01/2025 - 11/30/2025 3 $250.00 $1,550.00 $6,500.00
December 2025 12/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 3 $250.00 $1,550.00 $6,500.00


Charming Stay at Captain's Cottage: Perfect Location and Great Amenities!
Enjoyed our stay at Captains Cottage. Super cute. Awesome location. Great hot shower w good water pressure! Bikes were a nice … touch we rode thru town and up State St. Perfect size for me and my 2 kids. Hope to stay again.
Jul 2024
Perfect Week-Long Stay: Ideal Location, Wonderful Neighbors, and Cozy Comforts!
We absolutely LOVED our 1 week stay here. The location was perfect wit the beach, restaurants and shops easily walkable. The neighbors were just lovely... the man next-door brought us a bouquet of roses that he grows and the woman and her pup in the main house were sweet. The bathroom was spacious and bright. The kitchen was clean and had everything we needed.The beds were all comfortable. The living room was great for us all to curl up and watch movies at night. With family in the area we will definitely be staying here every time we come to Santa Barbara!
Jul 2024
Wonderful Stay - Prime Location and Fantastic Amenities!
We had a wonderful stay at the Captain's Cottage. Great location and well appointed condo with everything you need. Walking distance to many great restaurants and the famous Funk Zone. Would highly reccomend this property. The bikes were a fun added bonus!
May 2024
Book It, You Will LOVE it!
What a wonderful place to spend the holidays! The cottage is exactly as described and even better than the pictures. It is cozy and clean and in a wonderful and quiet neighborhood and close to everything. There is a book of so many local recommendations and I lived in Santa Barbara so I know it was thorough and accurate. If you're looking for something, utilize the book. The hosts were awesome and friendly, proactive and responsive. The unit is in back of a triplex and the middle neighbor introduced himself and was so friendly and helpful. The place is also very quiet. We did not hear any outside noise or neighbor sounds. We did not use it but the laundry room was attached to the unit. The garage was small but we did park in it. Book it, you will love it.
Jan 2024
Amazing Stay!
I've been coming to Santa Barbara for many years, but this is the first time I was able to schedule the Captain's Cottage. Other places I had stayed previously in West Beach had been somewhere between 'pretty good' and ‘outright dismal.' So when I arrived at ‘the Cottage' I was immediately relieved to see how comfortable and attractive and private the place was. But, it was only as I started exploring the kitchen and the bathroom, it sunk in how well maintained and managed this place is. I don't know whom to credit, whether it's the property owner or the management company—Vacation Rentals of Santa Barbara. Undoubtedly both. No shortcuts anywhere. All the dishes matched and the silverware, again, was complete (not the usual rummage sale assortment). Similarly the bathroom was amply laid out and immaculately clean and well supplied, including dedicated beach towels. Outside the apartment is a private courtyard with outdoor dining furniture. And there are even bicycles in the garage with tires perfectly inflated and ready for one's ride along the coastal bike path. Usually one determines a date to travel and then hopes to find something in that time period. For me, I will check the schedule of availability of this wonderful destination and plan my trip accordingly. West Beach is my preferred neighborhood, because it doesn't require having a car. If this apartment is indicative of the quality of VRoSB management, then the good news is there are many other options available.
Dec 2023
Fantastic Stay!
We had a fantastic time at this property. It had everything we needed for a wonderful yet brief vacation. We would definitely book this property again the next time we go to Santa Barbara.
Dec 2023
Super Clean!
Super clean and comfortable We will return!
Oct 2023
Amazing Location!!
Could not have been a better location, so close to state street and literally around the corner from the beach. The cottage was beautiful, actually even better than the pictures and loved opening the French doors in the sunroom at the end of the day. Beautiful large bathroom, more than enough room for two and beautifully decorated combing touches of modern and vintage. Hoping to be able to stay here again soon
Oct 2023
Check Out this Charming Cottage!
This cottage is just as charming in person as the pictures portray. Easy beach access and a short walk to all kinds of restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed the back garden area that sits off the back of the cottage through the French doors. Everything was clean, fresh, and charming. Host was prompt in responding to any questions and very helpful. Laundry area is shared with other tenants, but is super convenient to the cottage and we used the laundry facilities without ever seeing anyone else in there. Our car was too large for the on-site garage, but street parking was very easy to find in front of the house (just be sure to check the signs for designated street cleaning days). Overall, if you are looking for a cozy stay in a quiet neighborhood near the beach, check out this cottage!
Aug 2023
Excellent Location!
Was very clean and the location was excellent.
Aug 2023
We Absolutely Loved Everything!!!
We absolutely loved everything about this property. Location, charm, privacy, friendly neighbors and authentic Santa Barbara atmosphere. Perfect for a couple or a solo getaway. This is a great place to stay during Fiesta! Can't beat one block away from the parades.
Aug 2023
Would stay again!
We loved our stay at the Captain's Cottage. The location was fantastic! Close to a lot, but the street with extremely peaceful. We loved our stay! Thank you for being so accommodating!
Jun 2023
Definitley Recommendt It!
We stayed for 2 weeks and had a great time. The stay was cozy and in a great location would definitely recommend it!
May 2023
Cute & Comfortable!
Wonderful space, perfect location. The host was always available when we needed them. The place is very cute and comfortable. I had a great time.
Jan 2022
Captains Cottage
We had a great stay at the Captains Cottage. Its in a perfect location one block from the beach and a short walk to all the great restaurants in Santa Barbara. The cottage was well stocked and beautifully appointed. The bikes provided were a nice addition. We would definitely stay at the cottage again !!
Apr 2021

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