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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: 11/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 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

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

      • Children Welcome:

        Absolutely!...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • 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

      • Wheelchair Accessible

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

      • Bedroom 1

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 2

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 3

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 4

        ...moreless

      • Den

        ...moreless

      • 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

      Entertainment

      • Books
      • CD Player
      • DVD Player:

        blue ray and 2 normal DVD players...moreless

      • Games
      • Music Library:

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

      • Satellite / Cable:

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

      • Stereo
      • Television
      • VCR
      • Video Library:

        Large varity of family friendly movies...moreless

      Theme

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

      Attractions

      • Botanical Garden
      • Churches
      • Cinemas
      • Health/Beauty Spa
      • Library
      • Live Theater
      • Marina
      • Museums
      • Playground
      • Restaurants
      • Ruins
      • Synagogues
      • Winery Tours
      • Zoo

      Local Services & Businesses

      • ATM/Bank
      • Fitness Center
      • Hospital

      Leisure Activities

      • Antiquing
      • Beachcombing
      • Bird Watching
      • Boating
      • Gambling Casinos
      • Horseback Riding
      • Horseshoes
      • Miniature Golf
      • Outlet Shopping
      • Paddle Boating
      • Scenic Drives
      • Shelling
      • Shopping
      • Sight Seeing
      • Walking
      • Whale Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Location Type

      • Mountain View:

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

      • Ocean View:

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

      Sports & Adventure Activities

      • Basketball Court
      • Cycling
      • Deepsea Fishing
      • Equestrian Events
      • Fishing
      • Freshwater Fishing
      • Golf
      • Hiking
      • Jet Skiing
      • Kayaking
      • Mountain Biking
      • Mountain Climbing
      • Paragliding
      • Parasailing
      • Pier Fishing
      • Rock Climbing
      • Roller Blading
      • Sailing
      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
      • Snorkeling
      • Snorkeling/Diving
      • Surfing
      • Swimming
      • Tennis
      • Water Skiing
      • Wind-Surfing

      Dining

      • Dining Area
      • Seating for 8 people

      General

      • Broadband Access
      • Clothes Dryer:

        Brand new appliance...moreless

      • Computer Available:

        one computer...moreless

      • Fireplace:

        wood burning, plenty of wood ...moreless

      • Free Long Distance
      • Garage:

        not available....moreless

      • Hair Dryer
      • Heating
      • Internet:

        wifi throughout entire property...moreless

      • Iron & Board
      • Linens Provided:

        100% cotton towels provided...moreless

      • Living Room
      • 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

      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

      • Telephone:

        (5)...moreless

      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine:

        Brand new appliance...moreless

      • Wireless Internet:

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

      • 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

      Kitchen

      • Catering Available:

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

      • Coffee Maker:

        regular and a express & cappucino ...moreless

      • Cooking Utensils
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Dishwasher
      • Pantry Items
      • Refrigerator
      • Stove:

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

      • Toaster

      Outside

      • Deck / Patio
      • Lawn / Garden
      • Outdoor Grill

      Pool / Spa

      • Heated Pool
      • Hot Tub:

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

      • 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

      House Cleaning

          • Housekeeper Optional
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          summer
          May 22 - Sep 8, 2015
          4 night min stay
          $650
          $4,200 $11,000
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $550
          $3,750 $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
          • Tax Rate 12%

          Notes:

          50% down within one week of booking, final payment 60 days before arrival. Personal checks, cashier's checks or wired funds. we do not accept credit cards


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 11/03/2014
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          Location

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

          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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          This listing was first published here in 2007.

          Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

          $550 - $650 per night (USD)
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          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 12

          View calendar: Updated 11/03/14
          Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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          Member since: 2007
          Speaks: english
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          • Calendar last updated: 11/03/2014
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