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Cota Hideaway

Location: 1240 1/2 E Cota, Santa Barbara, California, 93101

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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.


  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Double Bed
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Children friendly
  • Pets access considered
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Spices
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Satellite or Cable (TV)
  • Television



by Samantha Daly on 2020-02-14
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.
by Jeremiah Kovacs on 2019-09-01
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.”
by Claes Lundstrom on 2017-01-17
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.
by Michael Garland on 2017-01-17
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.

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