Luxury Vacation Retreat and Spa by the Ocean

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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Casa das Palmas – Luxury Vacation Retreat and Spa by the Ocean.

As you approach this property, you know a special Santa Barbara Experience is about to begin. Set amid a lush palm grove with exotic and fragrant gardens, this expansive California Hacienda has a pool, spa and lighted tennis court.

An open central fireplace that warms both the living and family rooms, a fully outfitted gourmet kitchen, and large rooms with Cathedral ceilings and skylights throughout are just some of the features of this luxury home.

Just three blocks from the ocean in Santa Barbara’s Coastal Zone, you will breathe clean Pacific air, relax in year round moderate temperatures and witness stunning sunrises and sunsets.

Outdoor living is fun at Casa das Palmas with day beds, Brazilian wedding hammocks, and an outdoor eating area complete with gas fireplace. You can join friends on the newly refinished doubles tennis court, take shots on the basketball hoop, swim in the therapy pool or bathe in the spa.

The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream (and a private chef is available upon request). Twelve-foot cathedral ceilings and skylights create a feeling of total spaciousness. Granite counter tops have plenty of working space and twin sinks.

Pull up a stool for great family times at the large center island. Enjoy breakfast at the large breakfast nook overlooking the gardens and crystalline pool. Appliances include Sub –Zero fridge and freezer, 2 Decor broiler/ovens, Bosch dishwasher and ample cabinetry. French doors open up to an outdoor dining area with fireplace.

The master suite has its own fireplace, en suite bathroom and French doors that open onto lush fragrant gardens. A short pathway connects to the heated spa at night or an invigorating swim in the morning. Pastel blues and greens promote peace and wellbeing in the open and spacious master suite.

The living room is lovely with front and back French doors, a faux stone fireplace and fully stocked honor wet bar. With its 13 foot pitched beam ceiling and no two walls parallel, the acoustics are outstanding. The living room quickly converts to a large open area great for yoga, dance, or gaming area.

Casa das Palmas is filled with interesting furniture, artifacts and books from South America and South East Asia. The property is located walking distance to the famous Hendry’s beach (a local's favorite with a nice restaurant), the Douglas Family Preserve, and it is next door to the elite estates of Hope Ranch. Casa das Palmas offers the perfect private sanctuary for you and yours to relax, enjoy and rejuvenate.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


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

    30 year of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Other (See Description)


  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Daybed double (1) Daybed single (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We offer, maid services ,Babysitters services ,Massage Therapy ,private Chef or cook for a adicional charge. *Outdoor shower, *basketball hoop, *ping pong table, *fire pit . ATTENTION: Casa das Palmas is situated in a very quiet neighborhood and it is extremely important to preserve the peaceful environment around us and to keep a good relationship with the neighbors. Dinner parties are restricted to the houseguests only and no additional guests should be invited (occasional exceptions for a few additional guests can be made after consultation with the owners and depending of the circumstances). There cannot be any loud music past 10PM outside and only reduced noise up to 12:30 AM inside. Cars should not leave later than 12:00 AM Please also keep in mind that Casa das Palmas is often rented back to back and that it is impossible to deliver the house in prime condition to new arrivals after a large venue, with only 5 hours cleaning time between guests....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Seasonal use...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    5 cars parking off the street...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

    extra fee...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless Steel appliances: Stove, Refrigerator/Freezer/Ice maker, Double Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Toaster, Blender, Coffee maker, coffee grinder, spices, cooking utensils, pantry....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Can be heated to a 84 degree temperature or more for an additional charge of $60 a day....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.7
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 2 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$3,950 $14,000
Mar 31 - Jun 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$5,200 $14,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$7,200 $14,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $400
  • Pet Fee $500
  • Tax Rate 12%


Summer rate of $1375 a night for UCSB and Westmont College Graduation and major holidays or a $7200 a week.

Our refundable security deposit for 3 nights is $1,000 and for week long $1,500

my summer rate is for during major holidays, UCSB and Westmont graduation.

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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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Year Purchased: 2000

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  • Pool and Spa

    Pool and Spa

  • Our beautiful turquoise blue pool and Spa

    Our beautiful turquoise blue pool and Spa

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Aromatic garden of the master suite

    Aromatic garden of the master suite

  • Breakfast Nook

    Breakfast Nook

  • Welcome to Casa das Palmas!

    Welcome to Casa das Palmas!

  • Master bathrrom

    Master bathrrom

  • 3rd bedroom~ a double and a single beds

    3rd bedroom~ a double and a single beds

  • Outdoor daybed

    Outdoor daybed

  • Garden and pool

    Garden and pool

  • Santa Barbara Hacienda Style

    Santa Barbara Hacienda Style

  • Air view of the property

    Air view of the property

  • Our large cozy Living Room

    Our large cozy Living Room

  • Powder room

    Powder room

  • Door to the garden and pool

    Door to the garden and pool

  • Our gourmet kitchen

    Our gourmet kitchen

  • Mastersuite


  • 2nd bedroom~ Queen and a single beds

    2nd bedroom~ Queen and a single beds

  • 4th bedroom~ King and Queen beds

    4th bedroom~ King and Queen beds

  • Outdoor fireplace~

    Outdoor fireplace~

  • tennis court at night

    tennis court at night

  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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4 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 10

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