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The Home

Miramar Dolphin Den
Where bohemian meets cosmopolitan...on the beach
  • Master Bedroom #1
  • Guest Bedroom #2
  • Guest Bedroom #3
  • Living Area
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Full Bathrooms
  • 1186 FT2
  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • house

Let’s take a step back in time for a moment. We’re headed to a beach home that harkens back to the old California beach lifestyle at Miramar Beach. It’s a place where the charm of the train tracks on one side of a home is only elevated when you see the stunning beauty of the Pacific with views of the Channel Islands on the other. Inside, the natural light shines bright on the bohemian lifestyle with intricate pottery, classic photos, and old-time surfboards making good use of the high ceilings as they hang across all three floors. There’s just a different vibe around here. And you’ll know it when you feel it. It’s something you just get. And you only get it here.

Now let’s jump to the modern day, though strangely, you’re still in that special home. Head upstairs first. Because the views are always best from the top. This upper level consists of a bedroom with an elevated king-size captain’s bed. Lie down for a bit. No one will notice. There’ an adjacent bathroom with a single sink and shower stall. The full, modern kitchen features the latest appliances like a Bertazzoni stove and Miele dishwasher. And for those looking to relax even more than a little bit, the living area has two sofas that also double as Tempurpedic twin size beds. This is how you truly maximize space. And when it comes time to breathe it all in, simply open the glass doors, where you’ll find a small deck with spiral staircase leading all the way down to the sand for that quick escape. Pour yourself a glass of wine, because you’ll be spending plenty of time here. This is all about a relaxing retreat. A way to escape. Just don’t forget to look up. The curved glass roof is one of the most unique features of the upper level, as all the natural light that emanates from every room provides such a special feeling of warmth. We suppose the radiant, heated floors on every level help a little, too.

From the upper level, walk down a few stairs lined with the aforementioned unique artwork and old coral to the middle level, which is the main shared space. The fully stocked main kitchen has the same top of the line appliances and a dining table that can seat up to 8. The kids will especially get a kick out of the tall leather chairs, but the adults are encouraged to take advantage as well. The L-shaped sofa faces the ocean, just in case you’re not staring at the 43” flat screen with a BluRay player and extensive cable package. Not bad for a day indoors. But you’ll eventually want to head outside to see all the dolphins, seals, birds, and occasionally whales enjoy their special place just yards from the shore.

The lower level hosts the two other bedrooms, and they both come equipped with queen size beds. Yes, the vibe is present down here as well. Great for the kids as the first bedroom leads into the second bedroom, and they share a bathroom and shower as well. But this home is all about the beach. The experience. The overall feel. Truth is, we all deserve this kind of vacation at some point. That point is now. So whether you’re playing in the ocean, exploring the tide pools with the kids, or just listening to the ocean as you stroll along the beach, at Miramar Dolphin Den, you’ll soon realize what you’ve stumbled on in this tiny little cove...just might be the best kept secret in California.

The Layout

Third Floor

Miramar Dolphin Den Third Floor Living Area Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Living Area

Miramar Dolphin Den Third Floor Kitchen Santa Barbara | Invitedhome


Miramar Dolphin Den Third Floor Master Bedroom #1 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Master Bedroom #1

Miramar Dolphin Den Third Floor Master Bathroom #1 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Master Bathroom #1

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Second Floor

Miramar Dolphin Den Second Floor Living Area #2 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Living Area #2

Miramar Dolphin Den Second Floor Dining Area Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Dining Area

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Miramar Dolphin Den Second Floor Kitchen #2 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Kitchen #2

First Floor

Miramar Dolphin Den First Floor Guest Bedroom #2 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Guest Bedroom #2

Miramar Dolphin Den First Floor Shared Bathroom Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

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Miramar Dolphin Den First Floor Guest Bedroom #3 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Guest Bedroom #3

Outside Area

Miramar Dolphin Den Outside Area Beachfront Access Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Beachfront Access

The Neighborhood

Santa Barbara California

The InvitedHome Difference

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Your Escape Squad

Meet the People Who’ll Be Taking Care of You
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Guest Reviews

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Wish we were still there!!!

My husband and two children (8yrs and 2yrs) spent a wonderful week at the Miramar Dolphin Den. We had never been to this beach before and were so happy to have experienced it. Its a private beach where your dogs can run off leash and the waves are perfect for kids to play in the waves and boogie board. We woke up to watching paddle boarders, swimmers and dolphins from the 3 level ocean view of the house. It can't get better than being in a house right on the beach. The home looks quaint but is actually very spacious and manageable.The decorating is fun and eclectic. We really appreciated the craftsmanship. The stairs were a concern, but the kids managed great. The outdoor spiral staircase has a gate on every level which helps. And the inside staircase has railings which is the one the kids used. The house comes equipped with everything you need. There were parking spaces available for guests to come and visit which are very convenient. And the house is very close to all the restaurants, grocery store and shops in Montecito. One morning we all took a short walk along the beach and had breakfast at the Four Seasons. The experience with Invited Home was easy and hassle free. We truly do wish we were still there!


The Amenities

You’ll enjoy all the amenities you would expect at a fine hotel

From fresh towels and linens to soap and shampoo -- they’ll all be waiting for you upon arrival. But because each one of our vacation homes is so unique, you’ll also enjoy some you might not expect. Take a look below to see what some of this home’s top amenities are.

Top Amenities

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Beachfront
  • Boogie Boards
  • Outdoor Grill (Gas)
  • HD TV
  • Queen
  • King
  • Wine Fridge
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dish Washer
  • Security System
  • Binoculars
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Chairs
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Deck
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Kids Toys
  • Ipod Hookup
  • DVD
  • Sleeper Sofa/Futon
  • Commercial Grade Appliances
  • Gas Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide

What You Should Know

What We love

  • Walking straight down from our sliding glass doors to step onto the sandy beach
  • Spending countless hours just checking out all the oceanic decor
  • Two fully stocked kitchens make preparing family sized feasts easy breezy

What to know

  • During the winter months, the lower beach facing doors are covered to protect the home in case of high winds and swells.
  • There is construction going on next door that may impact your stay.
  • The home is quite close to the train tracks. This is part of the charm of beachfront properties in Montecito.

What to expect after booking

  • You'll receive a confirmation email shortly after booking.
  • If you've booked more than 60 days prior to your arrival date, we'll send you an email requesting your final payment as that date gets closer.
  • Once you're paid in full, we'll send you an email with the check-in information for your stay, including property access and who to call in case of a problem.

The Particulars

Check-in is at 4:00pm & CHECK-OUT 11:00am

We’re always happy to make you happy. In some cases, it may be possible to grant an earlier check-in or later check-out depending on the booking and maintenance schedule. However, early check-in and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed until 24 hours prior to check-in or check-out date. Please “check-in” with our team for further details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Hit the "Book Now" button a bit too soon? No worries. We offer a 24-hour grace period where any reservation made is eligible for a full refund. Hey, it happens.

  • Your initial payment is 50% of the total, with the remaining balance due 60 days out from checkin. After the 24 hour grace period, all payments become non-refundable.

  • We encourage you to double check everything before you book to make sure you've selected that perfect home, at the ideal time. And while we're on the subject of peace of mind, ask us about our travel insurance package. It's just another amenity we offer to make booking your stay as relaxing as possible.

Rules to stay by

  • Everyone in your group must be over 30 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at this property
  • The maximum occupancy is 8 people
  • The maximum number of cars at the property is 2
  • A credit card preauthorization of $1,500.00 is required at the time of check-in as a damage deposit
  • A credit card charge is required for the security deposit, and pet deposit if applicable, at the time of checkin for stays of 30 days or more
  • This property cannot be used for weddings, parties or organized events and only 12 people may be in the home at any given point.
  • REGISTERED PERSONS CLAUSE-Guest’s visiting the home will be limited to four above the registered guests staying at the property. Violations of this will result in the forfeiture of the security deposit and/or removal of unauthorized guests from the home.
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Still Have Questions?

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