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Oceanfront Studio - Perfect getaway for 2 or small family!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 420 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Le Petit Bijou

Le Petit Bijou (the Little Gem) is truly a place to get away from the hectic pace of life! A perfect romantic getaway just for two, or a cozy space for two adults and two small children. Just steps to the sand, this cute little cottage has everything you need to enjoy your beach retreat. A sandbox for adults and children alike, it is perfect for playing in the sea, reading a good book, or snuggling in front of the TV (no cable). No phone land line to disturb your peace and quiet! Relax and listen to the calm ocean waves as you fall asleep in a full size bed. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail on the deck overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches in Santa Barbara.

When you want to explore the area, the lower village in Montecito is simply a mile away with a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Or take a 10 minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara to enjoy the many museums, theatres, and shops on State Street.

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

Le Petit Bijou is truly a gem! Come and escape to Miramar Beach!

No Cable, Internet or Phone. No pets.

More Details

Property Manager
Samantha Ireland
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara County

Property Type:
  • studio
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Very Good! 4/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Oceanfront Studio - Perfect getaway for 2 or small family!
average rating of 4.0 based on 13 reviews
5

This place is awesome !

  • 5 of 5

You can't get any closer to the beach without being on a boat. We loved the placed. Walked to Montecito for breakfast. Surfed twice a day. I could live here.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review for our beautiful beachfront property! We are happy to hear you had a wonderful stay and had plenty of time to surf. Please consider staying with us again the next time you visit Santa Barbara!
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Okay

  • 3 of 5

The greatest thing about staying at this property is that it borders a dog friendly beach - especially since the owner does not allow visitors to bring their dogs. It was great to interact with all the great dogs on the beach. It was also really great to be able to walk out the back door and run on the beach for a couple of hours. The bike path is also a big plus. We saw dolphins and sea lions daily. I understand the trendy idea behind the "cable and internet free zone" but this is really a negative about this property - especially staying here in the winter when the sun sets early and sitting out on the back porch is unrealistic in the cold weather. Owner says that she advertises that there is no cable or internet at the house but I didn't realize that when I booked the house. When we were there a storm was predicted and the area had forced evacuations because of the devastating mud/land slide potential. I heard about the evacuations from a woman walking her dog on the beach. Local news access would have been a big plus. SO everyone there is NO cable or internet at the house. The rabbit ears attached to the TV do not bring in local news channels. The TV is of VERY poor quality, the speakers don't work and the DVD player doesn't work all that well either. So go prepared. Get an app for local weather and channels, load up your devices with movies, etc., so that you will have something to watch after the sun goes down and it is cold outside. I won't go back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most "get away" of any "get away" that we have ever gotten away to

  • 4 of 5

Spectacular location. Yes, the pics are correct. it truly does sit in the wave. train is behind it but you never notice it. you gotta like sleeping to the sounds of the ocean because you have your own ambient noise. it was great. it is a public beach so we really enjoyed watching people walking their dogs and people are super friendly. Nice folks, but not overly crowded. surrounded by other similar sized rentals but all individual and individualized. felt like you were in a little beach community. This place is just five minutes from the Montecito "strip" with shops and restaurants, 10 minutes from Vons and 15 minutes from the Santa Barbara Farmers Market. Amazing. It is small, just right for two, tight for four, but very doable with a double bed and a big futon for a second bed.

Great place to read a book, and let me tell you why. They are honest, there is NO internet here. Actually we found it really difficult to even get bars on our phones. There is no land line, you can get better reception standing out on the beach, but no surfing the web on your phones. They have a dvd player and three dvds --- all the starwars trilogy, so BYODVDs or i suggested they get some more for a nickle in the CVS bin down the street. No TV.

I cook so i am picky about the kitchen. Stove, top burners, drip coffee worked well and lots of fridge space. Nothing to bake anything in so BYOBP (baking pans). i fashioned some tart pasteries by cooking them in molded tin foil. you can make do. Bear Gryll it. Basic kitchen implements, but nothing like a juicer, etc. and as all good cook know, either take a sharpening stone or bring a knife. The toaster gave up the ghost, but they will probably fix this. I do like the management company. they worked with me when i was trying to book from australia and had no good way to get a contract back to them. they we discussed a carpet cleaning charge again after the fact, which they removed. i am not saying they should always give the renters the benefit of the coubt, but willingness to discuss issues with me is the most important thing i think. it tells me that they have ethics and maturity that other agencies often lack. bottom line, sue loved it. good birthday.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Initial surprise leads to love

  • 5 of 5

Let me start this off by telling you we would return to this charming bungalow tomorrow...for as long as we could stay. It was that sweet, that charming, that perfect. We were initially surprised by the fact that there was no air conditioner and no internet or WiFi, but we quickly remembered how to open windows, real books and talk (oh and talk). By the end of our stay we didn’t want to leave. The open windows connected us to the Pacific Ocean that was literally ten steps from the deck. We experienced amazing sunrises, breakfast on the deck as the tide came in, beach walks, wine on the deck in the evening and sleeping to the sound of crashing waves. (The first night my husband got up and opened the door. I asked “what are you doing.” He replied “making sure the waves aren’t coming in.”) The waves weren’t coming in, the ocean is just that close. It was magical. Don’t be surprised by the lack of AC or WiFi. Bring books, wine and the love of your life. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review for Le Petit Bijou. This home is truly a gem and we're so glad you and your family had a fantastic stay. There's nothing better than listening to the waves and surf right outside your window. Please visit us again!
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

Second time to stay here. Needs new flooring and couch.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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On the Beach!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I fell in love with this unique, quirky little studio right on Miramar Beach in luxurious Monetecito. You can not beat this location! Tucked in a row of eclectic beachfront homes, this truly is a little gem. There is nothing better than sleeping to the sound of the waves just outside your window. This beach is great for walking, people watching, sunning, and just soaking in the scenery. It is close to Montecito's boutiques and restaurants, as well as all that Santa Barbara has to offer. The waterfront deck is the perfect place for morning coffee or a glass of wine while the sun sets.

The unit itself is in need of updating, but we spent so little time inside that it didn't really matter. Also, be aware that the row of houses are VERY close to each other, so we did experience some noise from nearby neighbors. We found it to be more entertaining than annoying, but if you are looking for privacy, you may need to find ways to create it for yourself.

All in all, we spent a truly memorable getaway here and will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to know you had a memorable getaway at our lovely beach cottage! This home is truly one-of-a-kind located right on the beach. All of the homes along Miramar Beach are close to each other but fortunately the views and sounds of the ocean waves just outside your door make up for any neighbor noise. Please consider visiting us again soon!
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