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Large Private Historic Spanish Home on Lush Grounds Near Beach

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Classic Spanish style architecture from the 1920's with private tropical grounds

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Last updated: 01/27/2014

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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

The Mesa (Beach Area) house description

This fully restored, 3000 square foot, 1927 Spanish-style home is the essence of Santa Barbara living. Full of architectural interest including cove ceilings and hardwood floors throughout, this four bedroom stucco home with tile roof features a fully remodeled kitchen, dining room, formal living room, cozy family room with wood fireplace, as well as office and two and a half baths.

The very private master suite sits perched on the second floor and has windows on all four sides with views of the ocean, Channel Islands and mountains. Step out the French doors onto your private roof top deck complete with hot tub! Perfect for those starry nights!

Downstairs, another bedroom with queen bed has large windows on three sides to view the gardens and adjacent outdoor courtyard. The third bedroom with queen bed also opens with Jack and Jill doors to the spacious bathroom with loads of charm. An oversized antique tub, tiled shower, pedestal sink and original ceramic tile floor give this room a lot of character. The sitting room/guest bedroom with trundled day bed (two twin beds)can accommodate two more guests.

The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, remodeled in 2002, retained the commercial six-burner range with griddle, oven, and broiler. It also features reverse osmosis filtered water, Subzero frig, Miele dishwasher, an assortment of small appliances (toaster oven, citrus juicer, blender, coffee maker etc.) Henckels knives and limestone countertops. For your convenience, a laundry room (with supplies), linens, beach and bath towels are provided.

When you're not out enjoying all Santa Barbara has to offer, you'll enjoy relaxing at home. Outside, you have a six foot adobe walled yard surrounded by lush tropical landscaping on all sides and featuring fountains, sculptures and a rose garden. There's a full size trampoline (with safety net)to entertain kids of all ages. Comfy lawn and porch furniture make it an easy place to pass time. Choose your meal at our outdoor dining area with gas grill or our favorite lunch spot in the enclosed courtyard.

When you're done relaxing, take a short three block walk to the steps to the beach. We often see dolphins and whales when we visit. Walk the beach 15 minutes to the West and have great chowder at a fantastic seafood restaurant, or spend time playing in the water, strolling the beach for shells, or watching the kids play in the waves with the boogie boards we have left for you.

From your home, you can also take a five minute walk to the Douglas Family Preserve - an ocean front public undeveloped area for walking and bicycling. In the other direction, a five minute walk will get you to Lazy Acres, voted among the best Natural/Gourmet stores in the country!

Their deli makes eating home simple and delicious. Our local Mesa Village shopping center (a pleasant 10 minute walk) includes Starbucks, Manhattan Bagel, a pizzeria, Mexican, Thai, Japanese and Chinese food, ice cream and smoothie shop, Drug Store, Grocery Store, fast food and the Mira Bella Salon.

Our local park complete with play structure and swings is a 10 minute walk and good for kids of all ages. A public bus stop is also available just one block from home and which takes you downtown.

Downtown Santa Barbara is just two miles away, and we often ride bikes. Santa Barbara is a very special place. Bordered by the ocean and mountains, it retains it's small community feel while offering all the culture of a much bigger city. Full of activities for people of all ages, its natural beauty draws visitors from all over the world.

As we hope you can tell, ours is a very special home. When built in 1927, it was the 'manor' house of the area. It is still considered by many to be the 'jewel' of the neighborhood. It is our primary residence during the school year, and we've worked hard to make it a comfortable, beautiful and enjoyable place to spend time. We share it during our summer travels, and hope it can make your travels to Santa Barbara even more special.

Keywords:

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2.5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • wood burning fireplace, massage table, phones, full gourmet kitchen with top of the line applicances, Miele dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator& ice maker, custom cabinets, kitchenware & linens provided, beach towels, extra large capacity washer & dryer, private roof top hot tub, bicycle built for 2, childrens bikes, boogie boards, Trampoline, No Pets...moreless

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Parasailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Golf
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                   

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                  $2950 per week, plus 12% TOT tax RESERVE NOW FOR SUMMER 2011!
                  Rentals from Saturday to Saturday only
                  Outclean fee: $295 No Smoking, No Pets; $700 Security Deposit required
                  maid service required for stays longer than one week $125/week
                  Not available during school year other than summer vacation
                  

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                  Location

                  Santa Barbara offers great swimming, rock climbing and fishing, Rollerblade, walk or bike our famous paved beachwalk, Stroll the every Sunday beachside craft show, Rent bikes, surreys, kayaks, sailboats, electric cars and tour the downtown area, Visit botanical gardens, art museums, zoo, or the many unique shops, restaurants of the bustling State Street area, Enjoy all Santa Barbara has to offer from our convenient location!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Why the Owner Chose The Mesa (Beach Area):
                  Since this is the home where we live during most of the year, we put much thought into its purchase. Having lived elsewhere in Santa Barbara, we specifically chose this neighborhood for many reasons - proximity to the beach means we walk the beach almost every day; it's quiet since we don't have the freeway or train tracks nearby like much of SB; it's flat so we can ride our bikes; it has a great neighborhood center and it's close to nature with the Preserve and the beach. Being such a short drive to everything in Santa Barbara is another plus! We love our neighborhood and home and hope you do to while we're away in the summer!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We love waking up to our roof top hot tub while the birds chirp! Then a nice breakfast cooked in our fabulous kitchen, enjoyed in our 'secret garden' courtyard! What a way to start the day! Our private yard is a nice quiet place to enjoy any meal, or just sit on the porch for a cup of tea. Our home has so much character, it's a joy to be here. All this and Santa Barbara too!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Classic Spanish style architecture from the 1920's with private tropical grounds

                    Classic Spanish style architecture from the 1920's with private tropical grounds

                  • Living room with fireplace and entrance to sitting room/guest bedroom

                    Living room with fireplace and entrance to sitting room/guest bedroom

                  • Spacious guest room with queen bed

                    Spacious guest room with queen bed

                  • New Gourmet kitchen!

                    New Gourmet kitchen!

                  • Quiet, private BBQ and seating area for relaxing at home

                    Quiet, private BBQ and seating area for relaxing at home

                  VRBO #24561

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                  This listing was first published here in 2003.

                  Date last modified - Friday, February 14, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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