Cota Hideaway Santa Barbara

Cota Hideaway is a two bedroom, one bathroom cottage on the Lower Riviera. As you enter this cozy cottage, you feel right at home with the warm, sunny spaces, and chic comfortable decor. 

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Welcome to Cota Hideaway--a two bedroom, one bathroom cottage on the Lower Riviera.  As you enter this cozy cottage, you feel right at home with the warm, sunny spaces, and chic comfortable décor. This lower unit duplex is perfect for two or a small family in transition needing a short or long term option.  Full of character and tasteful furnishings, every nook and cranny has been made useful.  There is even an alcove with a built- in desk for a private work space. The front guest bedroom is furnished with a full size day bed, and the master bedroom has a queen sized bed.
For the cook in the house, the kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary culinary items for meals at home.  Out the backdoor of the kitchen, the property opens to a large grassy space and private patio.  This unique patio is one of the highlights of this property! Surrounded by hanging French glass doors for privacy, but allowing plenty of sunlight, this additional space makes a perfect place for a morning cup of coffee or for dining under the chandelier for a romantic dinner at home. 
When you are ready to explore the sites of Santa Barbara, this location is ideal.  It's only a few miles from downtown State Street shops and restaurants and the same distance to the popular East Beach.  Take along some beach chairs and towels provided and enjoy the day in the sun!  

Laundry facilities are shared between three units on property. Please be advised that this unit is located underneath the owner's home, and some light foot traffic may be heard through the ceiling. 


  • Television
  • Satellite or Cable
  • WIFI
Kitchen & Dining
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • French Press
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Other small appliances
  • Internet
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fans Provided
  • Free Street Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Magnifying Cosmetic Mirror
Outdoor Amenities
  • Garden
  • Gardener
  • Patio
  • Grill/BBQ
Recreation Equipment
  • Beach Towels
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • 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
January 2023 01/01/2023 - 01/31/2023 30 $140.00 $4,200.00
February 2023 02/01/2023 - 02/28/2023 30 $140.00 $4,200.00
March 2023 03/01/2023 - 03/31/2023 30 $140.00 $4,200.00
April 2023 04/01/2023 - 04/30/2023 30 $140.00 $4,200.00
May 2023 05/01/2023 - 05/31/2023 30 $140.00 $4,200.00
June 2023 06/01/2023 - 06/30/2023 30 $163.33 $4,900.00
July 2023 07/01/2023 - 07/31/2023 30 $163.33 $4,900.00
August 2023 08/01/2023 - 08/31/2023 30 $163.33 $4,900.00
September 2023 09/01/2023 - 09/30/2023 30 $140.00 $4,200.00
October 2023 10/01/2023 - 10/31/2023 30 $140.00 $4,200.00
November 2023 11/01/2023 - 11/30/2023 30 $140.00 $4,200.00
December 2023 12/01/2023 - 12/31/2023 30 $140.00 $4,200.00
January 2024 01/01/2024 - 01/31/2024 30 $0.00
February 2024 02/01/2024 - 02/29/2024 30 $0.00
March 2024 03/01/2024 - 03/31/2024 30 $0.00


Nice getaway
We enjoyed the nice little hideaway very much. It was perfect for a couple and their dog. The owners are gracious hosts. We will be back.
Sep 2022
Your place is amazing!
I highly recommend this long stay for all Santa Barbara visitors and families who want to rest! It has all that you need!
Jun 2022
A Cozy Hideaway in SB!
I grew up in Santa Barbara and was coming back for a high school reunion so I decided to stay for a longer time. This place was exactly as described, even better. I met the owner, and complimented her on her impeccable taste in creating a totally cosy environment. There was complete attention to every detail. The kitchen was stocked with EVERYTHING, even a coffee bean grinder!! When I was there alone, I felt totally safe. The location is close to everything in town. I recommend it highly to everyone.
Dec 2021
Cota Hideaway Feels Like a Big Hug!
From the moment I arrived, I felt like I was in Europe! So many charming details from the adorable entry way to the old world charm of the windows that open outward and all the cozy furnishings—the space is beautifully designed and thoughtfully appointed. Not a detail is missed! The kitchen has EVERYTHING you need and more, including a cast iron skillet! The backyard was perfect for my Boston Terrier to run around and sun herself. It's simply the perfect spot to “just be.” I would stay there again and again!
Nov 2021
We enjoyed our stay at Cota Hideaway. The hideaway is well-appointed and nicely designed, we had everything we needed in a lovely atmosphere. The backyard space was perfect for our 4-year old to get outside.
May 2021
Great Spot!
I stayed in this place for a long term stay and it was great. The unit has a full kitchen and is equipped with many appliances. It also provides many towels, sets of sheets, an air mattress, and just nice things to have in a house long term (e.g., place mats! wine decanter!). The size of the unit is perfect for two people if you are spending a lot of time there. The outdoor space is a really nice, enjoyable touch. The neighborhood is quiet but is walking distance to some great restaurants and all necessities (grocery store, drug store, etc.). In addition, the unit is close to downtown Santa Barbara (~20 min walk or ~5 min drive). Parking on the street is plentiful and we didn't have any issues with it. VROSB was responsive while we were there. Short or long term, this is a great spot to stay in SB!
Mar 2021
Everything you need and more
Cota Hideaway is fantastic! Great location- biking distance to State Street and very close to Milpas, which has a Trader Joe's and everything else you'd need. The unit itself is cozy with enough space to spread out for 2-4 people. Besides the great interior and exterior design choices, the space has all of the amenities you'd need and more. Even items we didn't expect to have- like a smoothie maker, a wine decanter, and an air mattress- were present on the property. We could not have had a more enjoyable 2 month stay.
Mar 2021
Cota Hidaway Review
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. It was quiet and the beds were comfortable, which were huge plusses. The landlords seem exceptionally nice and live on the floor above. The backyard and patio are really wonderful, and it's really pleasant and quiet to be out there for dinner or just to relax. Here's a list of pros and cons: PROS: Landlords live upstairs and seem really nice Beautiful back yard and patio Nice neighborhood Nice neighbors, lots of kids Quiet Walking distance to Trade Joes, CVS, etc. (less than a mile; we walked our kids 8 and 5 yo there and back no problem) Plenty of street parking Good management company Very comfortable beds with good mattresses (a huge plus) Dog friendly Good trash and recycling, easy to take out Apartment is small but well appointed and laid out; we had 2 adults and 2 kids and it was fine space-wise. Bathroom was small. CONS: There is no heat in the apartment (or A/C). There are oil based space heaters that are not effective. People drive down Cota Street very fast – it's a tight street with cars on both sides, and people drive far too fast down it; just need to be aware with small children. Laundry is shared by 3 units (Cota Hideaway – this one; Cota Cottage – across the way; and the landlords upstairs), and is located across the backyard; Cota Hideway was allowed to use it Saturday, Monday, and Thursday and we were asked to keep it to 3 loads a week. We had 2 adults and 2 kids and this was tough to do (with towels, sheets, etc) – we really tried to keep it down, but it was more than three loads per week. The landlord was understanding and nice about this, and told us to do what we needed. OTHER NOTES: Sharp corners and transitions in the apartment; would not have kids younger than 3 years old stay here, but it was fine for our kids (5 and 8). Low doorways – not a problem for us, except that my husband (6'1”) hit his head on the second bedroom doorway a number of times; just something to be aware of.
Feb 2020
Highly Recommended
“We had a wonderful stay! A very beautiful, quaint, and quiet home. Easy and fast communication. The neighbors were great, but parking is on a busy street and drivers drive fast. Overall, highly recommend.”
Sep 2019
Gorgeous house!
Really lovely, and quite comfortably furnished. My friends and I wished we could have stayed and enjoyed it longer after our conference! The two upstairs bedrooms can get pretty hot, but there are window AC units to cool them off. The kitchen is well stocked. Bathrooms have plenty of towels, plus basic toiletries. This home is rented out by a property management group, so it's not the same personal touch that you sometimes get with private owners, but we didn't have any issues.
Jan 2017
They made us feel welcome
The Cota Hideaway is the lower level on a house in a quiet neighbourhood about 20-25 minute walk from State street. It is very nice and a perfect hideaway for a cosy weekend. The host is very nice and even though they left when we came, they made us feel welcome. We had some bad luck with being the first guests in some time so it was not perfectly cleaned when we came but easily solved and the host waived the cleaning fee for us which was very nicely done. We are a family with two small children and I would not recommend having children below three in the house since for example it has stone floors and narrow high beds. The living area is quite small but well set. The bathroom is very small but nicely renovated. The place would be perfect for two couples without children to spend a fun weekend away from home. Then the biggest disadvantage is the small bathroom but otherwise a great place to enjoy. If you plan to make food, there is no dishwasher but with lots of restaurants not too far away, that is not a major issue. It is handled by a vacation home rental company that did a very good job. First they handled the reservation very fast and were very responsive and they handled all our questions in a very professional manner.
Jan 2017

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