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Enjoy the ocean view as you watch the kids in the pool and sip a Margarita!

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Last updated: 02/05/2014

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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lower Riviera house description

Relax and enjoy ocean and harbor views from this beautifully landscaped California cottage style home situated on a very quiet double lot (half acre) on Santa Barbara's famous 'Riviera'. This warm and family-friendly four - five bedroom three bath home offers the luxury of a fine hotel and all the comforts of a home. Just one an one half miles from East Beach and State Street you are moments away from both the ocean and the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. (You are also moments away from the world famous Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, the Natural History Museum, the Art Museum, the Botanical Gardens, and the beautifully restored Grenada Theater and the Santa Barbara County Bowl.)

The beautifully decorated living room boasts hardwood floors, an Italian marble fireplace (with all the firewood you will need) and a baby grand piano. The living room opens up to a casual dining room that easily accommodates eight for dinner. Both of these rooms offer a beautiful ocean view. The separate TV/entertainment room is great for the kids with large 52' High Definition Samsung flat screen TV, Blue Ray DVD, multiple CD player, VHS, and surround sound - it's also at the opposite end of the house so Mom and Dad can enjoy the Master Bedroom which has its own top of the line entertainment center.

There are hardwood, travertine and tile floors throughout keeping the home cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. The large bay windows and four sets of French doors provide plenty of natural interior light. The bathrooms and laundry room have recently been beautifully remodeled and upgraded.

In the backyard you can enjoy the large salt water pool (20 feet x 40 feet) and eight person Jacuzzi surrounded by beautiful flagstone. The pool comes with a fully retractable cover which keeps the pool safe, warm and clean. There is also a full size trampoline (with a safety net) and a basketball net for the more active. The back yard deck and patio area is surrounded by attractive planters and is perfect for summer meals with friends and family; the deck table sits eight comfortably. Grill or sear (think ahi tuna!) on the 52 inch Vintage gas barbecue grill or cook in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen which boasts top line appliances (Viking, Thermador, etc.). Enjoy your meal watching the sailboats cruise in and out of the harbor with the spectacular Santa Barbara Channel Islands as a backdrop.

The front yard has a covered brick patio with a his and hers rocking chairs opening to a large lawn which can easily accommodate a full Croquet field (we have had many a wicked tournament here!). The lemon, lime, persimon, mandarin, cherry guava and orange trees provide additional ambiance and tranquility to this charming property.

There is enough parking for three cars in the driveway and plenty of additional parking is available 24 hours on the streets both in front and behind the property.

We love our home and have made every effort to make it as warm and inviting as we possibly can. We have entertained many family and friends in the twenty-two years we have lived here and are always striving to improve each experience. We believe our home is an ideal get away for a family or group of close friends who seek the true 'Santa Barbara Experience'.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Chauffeur
      • Concierge
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Pets Considered:

        Front, rear and side yard are gated to be able to restrict pets to certain areas. Also an invisible (wireless electric) fence and dog collar is available to prevent escape artists from roaming the neighborhood....moreless

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        house will not be rented to groups where the max age is 25...moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        Absolutely!...moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Wheelchair Accessible

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

      • Bedroom 1

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 2

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 3

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 4

        ...moreless

      • Den

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      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) There is an additional queen bed available which can be installed in either the Master bedroom or bunk room., Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) available through a local rental company, Bunk Beds (2)...moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Stove:

        viking stove: 4 gas burners with large grill; ovens: a double Thermador oven...moreless

      • Catering Available:

        contact owner . there are several gourmet local catering companies!...moreless

      • Kitchen:

        double oven, Viking gas stove top and grill...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        regular and a express & cappucino ...moreless

      • Oven:

        double oven (Thermidor)...moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Toaster
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Dishwasher
      • Refrigerator
      • Seating for 8 people

      Amenities

      • Wood Fireplace:

        Beautiful Italian marble fire place with plenty of aged firewood available. A great family gathering spot on those cooler evenings (and we have plenty of board games)!...moreless

      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

        The doule lot allows for plenty of off street parking, including for oversize vehicles and trailers....moreless

      • Parking:

        3 cars can park in driveway, and plenty of trouble free street parking...moreless

      • Parking Off Street:

        The doule lot allows for plenty of off street parking!...moreless

      • Fireplace:

        wood burning, plenty of wood ...moreless

      • Towels Provided
      • Living Room seats 8
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      Entertainment

      • Satellite / Cable:

        Direct TV (satellite) huge number of channels and surround sound...moreless

      • Video Library:

        Large varity of family friendly movies...moreless

      • Music Library:

        A variety of CDs/artists available....moreless

      • DVD Player:

        blue ray and 2 normal DVD players...moreless

      • Television
      • Games
      • Books
      • VCR
      • Stereo
      • CD Player

      Communications

      • Wireless Internet:

        Two buffalo routers ensure a strong signal everywhere on the property....moreless

      • Internet:

        wifi throughout entire property...moreless

      • Broadband Access
      • Free Long Distance

      Pool & Spa

      • Private Pool:

        40 X 20 feet salt water pool with retractable cover, solar and gas heating, maintained at 80 F during summer and spring....moreless

      • Hot Tub:

        A large 8 - 10 person salt water Flagstone & gunite hot tub with large jets and hard cover....moreless

      • Heated Pool

      Outdoor Features

      • Lawn / Garden
      • Outdoor Grill
      • Deck / Patio

      Theme

      • Away From It All
      • Family
      • Romantic
      • Adventure
      • Historic
      • Sports & Activities
      • Tourist Attractions

      Location & View

      • Mountain View:

        beautiful view of the Santa barbara foothills from the front patio...moreless

      • Ocean View:

        beautiful ocean,harbor, and channel island view...moreless

      Activities

      • Health/Beauty Spa
      • ATM/Bank
      • Hospital
      • Golf
      • Cycling
      • Sailing
      • Basketball Court
      • Wind-Surfing
      • Mountain Biking
      • Parasailing
      • Kayaking
      • Swimming
      • Snorkeling/Diving
      • Fitness Center
      • Jet Skiing
      • Rock Climbing
      • Water Skiing
      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Tennis
      • Deepsea Fishing
      • Equestrian Events
      • Freshwater Fishing
      • Mountain Climbing
      • Paragliding
      • Pier Fishing
      • Roller Blading
      • Surfing
      • Shelling
      • Boating
      • Sight Seeing
      • Cinemas
      • Museums
      • Zoo
      • Live Theater
      • Restaurants
      • Botanical Garden
      • Churches
      • Library
      • Marina
      • Playground
      • Ruins
      • Synagogues
      • Winery Tours
      • Miniature Golf
      • Wildlife Viewing
      • Beachcombing
      • Bird Watching
      • Gambling Casinos
      • Outlet Shopping
      • Paddle Boating
      • Scenic Drives
      • Walking
      • Whale Watching
      • Antiquing
      • Horseback Riding
      • Shopping
      • Horseshoes
      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
      • Snorkeling
       

      Reviews

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      Rental basis: Per property
      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
      summer
      Jun 1 - Sep 8, 2014
      31 night min stay

      $11,000
      My Standard Rate
      31 night min stay

      $8,500
      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

      Additional information about rental rates

      Fees:

      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
      • Pet Fee $50
      • Taxes Not included

      Notes:

      50% down within one week of booking, final payment 60 days before arrival.


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      Location

      20 Miles
      Nearest Airport
      santa barbara
      3 Miles
      Nearest Train
      santa barbara train station
      1 Miles
      Nearest Motorway
      101
      3 Miles
      Nearest Beach
      East beach
      1 Miles
      Nearest Golf
      montecito country club
      1 Miles
      Nearest Restaurant

      Car: Recommended

      you are 30 minutes from some of the best wine tasting in Santa Barbara County-- and 5 minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in California!

       

      Owner info

      Year Purchased: 1988

      About the owner: I am a dual-national (French/American). My five children were born in SB and have lived here their entire lives. I am a practicing attorney and enjoy traveling. When in town I surf, play tennis, hike, mountain bike-- and swim in our pool. I also enjoy going out to movies, concerts and trying out new local restaurants.

      Why the Owner Chose Lower Riviera:
      I purchased this beautiful home in August 1988. I fell in love with it immediately, and never had any desire to sell or live anywhere else.

      The Unique Benefits at this House:
      Swimming early in the morning, hot tubbing after a long day at work, and sharing a meal with friends and family on the rear deck, while listening to all the birds and watching the sailboats.


      Contact us

      Speaks: english

       

      Photos

      • Enjoy the ocean view as you watch the kids in the pool and sip a Margarita!

        Enjoy the ocean view as you watch the kids in the pool and sip a Margarita!

      • Large 52" BBQ with searing unit-- perfect for family outdoor meals!

        Large 52" BBQ with searing unit-- perfect for family outdoor meals!

      • master bedroom, with top of the line entertainment center and surround sound

        master bedroom, with top of the line entertainment center and surround sound

      • fully equipped gourmet kitchen with two ovens and viking stove top and grill.

        fully equipped gourmet kitchen with two ovens and viking stove top and grill.

      • Dinning Room with Ocean View

        Dinning Room with Ocean View

      • laundry room with fold out ironing board in closet  and clothes' bins.

        laundry room with fold out ironing board in closet and clothes' bins.

      • master bath

        master bath

      • Front patio with Mountain views!

        Front patio with Mountain views!

      • trampoline and side yard lemon and lime trees

        trampoline and side yard lemon and lime trees

      • romantic night view of the pool

        romantic night view of the pool

      • living room with baby grand piano and wood burning fire place.

        living room with baby grand piano and wood burning fire place.

      • Pool and ocean view bedroom

        Pool and ocean view bedroom

      • the girls' bedroom, twin bed with trundle, & lots of pillows

        the girls' bedroom, twin bed with trundle, & lots of pillows

      • Guest Bath

        Guest Bath

      • Entertainment room with 52" flat screen, blue ray, VHS and surround sound.

        Entertainment room with 52" flat screen, blue ray, VHS and surround sound.

      • Bathroom by laundry room, tumbled marble and stone tile

        Bathroom by laundry room, tumbled marble and stone tile

      • large front yard--great  for Croquet and other family games.

        large front yard--great for Croquet and other family games.

      • large front yard--perfect for Croquet!

        large front yard--perfect for Croquet!

      VRBO #129922

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      Date last modified - Friday, July 11, 2014

      $8,500 - $11,000 per month (USD)
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      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
      Sleeps 12

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