Private Family Pool Home on Acre Property-Close to Town
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
DownTown house description
Now Special rates for small groups.
Imagine your own private retreat, close enough to walk to the Mission of Santa Barbara and yet when on the acre property you will feel like you are away from it all in your own private Shangralai. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design maximizes the enjoyment of the sprawling one story 3000 sq feet house. The house embraces a spectacular solar heated pool and backyard patio from which you may fully relax in the fantastic Santa Barbara weather.
Peacefully sleep in the quiet setting. Those who are early risers will not disturb those who want to sleep in as the bedroom wing is at the opposite end of the house from the kitchen living and dining areas.
Two gorgeous fireplaces, one in the master suite. The second is a striking cathedral ceiling high edifice in travertine accenting the unique atmosphere of this incredible home.
All the comforts of home with full kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer and the space to stretch out and enjoy yourself after enjoying all Santa Barbara offers.
Incredible Mix of Quality and Value: --Spectacular private pool and jacuzzi
--Outdoor patio and relaxation area
--Four bedrooms, three baths: One king, three queens.
--Luxury bedding and down comforters
--Master bedroom with private bath and marble gas fireplace and entertainment center
--Master bedroom has walk in closet
--Separate living area with comfortable seating for six and gorgeous views of the yard as well as the floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Cathedral ceilings and stained glass.
--Separate play area with foosball, piano available (on request), 55' 3-D smart HDTV and entertainment area
--Outdoor breezeway with treadmill, stationery bicycle and ping pong table.
--Full kitchen with breakfast nook and separate full dining room area
--Outdoor Gas barbeque
--Outdoor dining area and lounge chairs
--High speed wireless internet
--Linens and towels
--Long distance telephone (outgoing only, no voicemail)
Santa Barbara the 'American Riviera': In Santa Barbara you can hike in the mountains and swim at the beach on the same day! This property is located on a beautiful tree filled acre property with views of the mountains. Just a short walk to the Mission and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Walk to downtown Santa Barbara through Rocky Nook Park and distinctive Upper East neighborhoods. The beach and Montecito are just an easy 10 minute drive. Santa Barbara offers a wealth of cultural and athletic activities from kayaking, windsurfing, whale watching, fishing, biking, golf to local theatre, museums and cultural events.
Wendy and Chuck Rockwood: Longtime residents of Santa Barbara, your hosts (owner/manager) Wendy and Chuck Rockwood are happy to recommend restaurants, and activities. Included are directions to favorite beaches and places to walk and shop. If you have questions they are happy to answer them and they look forward to your stay at Poolside.
- 1 story
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Ping Pong Table
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain View
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Iron & Board
- Wireless Internet
- Towels Provided
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Thermos Bottle
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Water Cooler
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Local Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Paper Towels
- Broadband Access
- Covered Parking
- Free Long Distance
- Gas Fireplace:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- Ice Maker
- Lawn / Garden
- Porch / Veranda
- Beach Towels
- Large Cooler
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Small Cooler
- Outdoor Grill
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
ReviewsWrite a review
Beautiful GetawayGuest comment entered by manager
"Beautiful Getaway!" 3 couples recently rented "Poolside" to celebrate our 50th Birthdays...and we are so happy we did. We enjoyed the beautiful gardens, private yard, swimming in the pool, and cooking with the fresh herbs, lemons, limes, and oranges we found on the property. We are from Canada, and spent our days exploring and golfing around Santa Barbara - but we enjoyed coming "home" to cook and eat our meals in the quiet and privacy of the home. Wendy was very helpful in providing suggestions for golf, limousine service for wine tours, and any other info we wanted to know about Santa Barbara. We especially appreciated her professionalism from start to finish in the process - following through in a timely manner with e-mails and phone calls, and leaving us feeling that all is being taken care of. The home was perfect for 3 couples who wanted to be together, but still have our own "space". Thank you!
- Guest Sandra B., Alberta, Canada
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
Relaxing, effortless stayGuest comment entered by manager
Relaxing, effortless stay
Where did the week go? We had such a relaxing time here and loved both your beautiful house and wonderful garden. Thank you for making our stay so effortlessly easy.
- Guest Neil B., Glasgow, Scotland
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/21/13
Wonderful, relaxing, revitalizing week!Guest comment entered by manager
Wonderful, relaxing, revitalizing week!
This place and home will live long in our memory. We have had a wonderfully relaxing, energizing and revitalizing week in your generous slice of paradise. We became thoroughly immersed in the property's balming charms from the first day until our final early morning last swim just minutes ago. The symmetry, architecture and spatial embrace was unique and delightful to us all. What a place, for which our only regret is having to leave! We shall return again, and that thought shall stay with us until the next drive up Mission Canyon road.
- Guest Emmet B., Dublin, Ireland
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 07/21/13
Exceeded Our Expectations!Guest comment entered by manager
Exceeded Our Expectations!
This was our first stay at a vacation home and the visit exceeded our expectations. The house is beautiful, spacious and comfortable to live in. We had 3 generations and all loved it. As stated in the description of the property, it is private with a beautiful garden and pool. Our kids were thrilled to pick oranges, pomegranates, lemons, tomatoes which we ate. The kitchen is well stocked with all things including a spice drawer! As a result we ended up eating almost all of our meals in the house. The bedrooms are well separated from the living room, kitchen allowing us to be up while the kids slept. The owner has left nice "personal" touches - toys for the kids, toiletries stocked in the bathroom, pens/scissors in the kitchen that made us feel like home. There was even a piano that I could practice for an upcoming concert on. The location was good - accessible to all the places in the Santa Barbara area we visited over the week stay. We would like to stay here when we return to the area!
- Guest David D., Ontario, Canada
- Date of stay 11/10/12
- Review Submitted 11/15/12
"A Great House for a Family Vacation!"Guest comment entered by manager
"A Great House for a Family Vacation!"
We had a lovely week in this house during our recent family reunion. The home is large enough that everyone has privacy. It is casual enough for families with small children to feel comfortable. The best part of this house is definitely the outdoor pool area - beautiful fruit trees, a huge deck area, and a fabulous pool. The location is lovely, a short drive to town but removed in the hills. Walking distance to a great park, the Natural History Museum, and the Santa Barbara Mission. The secret perk that makes it feel luxurious is the white towels - there are tons of them in each bathroom!
- Guest The G Family, Montclair, NJ
- Date of stay 08/19/12
- Review Submitted 09/13/12
"Totally Relaxing, Enjoyable..."Guest comment entered by manager
"Totally Relaxing, Enjoyable..."
"Totally Relaxing and Enjoyable; What a Vacation Should Be" This is the second year that we have spent our vacation at 'Poolside' in Santa Barbara. As before, the only thing we needed to do was show up and bring some good books to read and our food and drink. This vacation rental home comes with everything else you might possibly need for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The location is perfect. You fell that you are miles away from everything but in actuality you are only minutes away from downtown, the beaches, restaurants, etc. We hope to be back again next year
- Guest Art & Sherry W., Los Angeles, CA
- Date of stay 08/26/12
- Review Submitted 09/13/12
Lovely, Restful StayGuest comment entered by manager
Lovely, Restful Stay
Dear Wendy & Chuck, We had a lovely, restful stay in your beautiful home--thank you for sharing it & for your warm welcome. We enjoyed the spa, the piano, lunches on the patio, & our daughter at UCSB enjoyed discovering this other aspect of Santa Barbara life. We saw hump-backed whales & dolphins yesterday, lunched at Hendry's Beach today, loved touring the Mission & shopping on State St.! Many Thanks, The Wren Family, Ireland
- Guest The Wren's
- Date of stay 02/20/12
- Review Submitted 02/22/12
A Great Location in a Wonderful DestinationGuest comment entered by manager
A Great Location in a Wonderful Destination
All of our party enjoyed our 5 day stay. While the guys went sport fishing(with Tony from Santa Barbara Sportfishing, a real pro),the ladies went to Lotusland(a beautiful gardenspot). We brought enough fish(18) home for two meals and took advantage of a well stocked kitchen and grill. We went hiking in the Santa Ynez mountains just above the rental and enjoyed a view from 2700 feet or so. A limo picked us up and brought us to 4 vineyards. We enjoyed several fantastic meals, local Mexican fare,El Sitio(taqueria),Los agaves(with fabulous sauces) and Brophy's, a local seafood place with clam chowder that was as good as I've had anywhere. We went to the "Choir Mass"(0900, Sunday) at the Mission of Santa Barbara and the music was inspiring. I recommend this to any visitor to SB. We made good use of the pool, spa and poolside furniture. A bonus was the fruit(oranges, lemons and limes) on the tiered orchard that surrounds the pool area. I can't imagine a better place to spend time while visiting Santa Barbara. We will be contacting Wendy to make arrangements to stay when our daughter gets married in SB next fall.
- Guest Michael M., North Dakota
- Date of stay 10/24/11
- Review Submitted 11/02/11
Great Base To Exlpore SBGuest comment entered by manager
Great Base To Exlpore SB
We had a great relaxing few days at the hourglass. It was a great base to explore the SB area and the house is really well equipped with all you need. Many thanks!
- Guest Andy & Marika, Switzerland
- Date of stay 10/15/11
- Review Submitted 10/19/11
Loved EverythingGuest comment entered by manager
Had a lovely weeks break from being on the road traveling around California. Loved everything about the Hourglass and we think Santa Barbara is lovely. Will definitely try to get back!
- Guest Don & Pat A., Berkshire, England
- Date of stay 09/24/11
- Review Submitted 10/19/11
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|Low season for up to 8 people
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2014
3 night min stay
Notes: Smaller groups of 4 people or under $650 a night, $2500 a week. Holiday weeks higher.
|HIgh season for up to eight
May 1 - Sep 15, 2014
5 night min stay
Notes: Smaller groups of 4 people or under $800 a night, $3500 a week.
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Fees and Taxes:
- Tax Rate 10%
- Cleaning $250
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Year Purchased: 2003
About: Wendy and Chuck are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share our love of these communities with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We have made many happy memories in all of our properties (we have lived in each one of them) and can share all the special features and local ideas with guests. We love gardening, biking, walks on the beach and spending time with our own family which includes three grown children and five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way!
We have lived in Santa Barbara for over thirty years and we think we have the best location in town. We are close to everything and can go to any area, Montecito, downtown, the beach, Goleta, all without having to travel on the busy freeway. Coming home to this property is always like a breath of fresh mountain air. Yet, we can still walk downtown through the historic area around the 'Queen of the Missions.' We often take in it's beautiful rose garden and walk through the distinctive Upper East side which is filled with the elegant historic homes.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our first trip to this home was like falling in love for the first time. We just adore the backyard patio area and pool for relaxing and refreshing ourselves. The sprawling nature of the single story layout is also fantastic for hosting guests as the sleeping areas are separate from the kitchen and active areas. Nestled on an acre the property is truly a private retreat. The hawks fly overhead and the many birds enjoy with us the fantastic gardens and orchards which surround the property. Our piece of Heaven. With having a direct relationship with the owner/manager you will deal with one person from your booking to any necessary details during your stay.
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A private 'Shanghai-La' in beautiful Santa Barbara
Views only of the hillsides from everywhere on the property
Large kitchen with plenty of counterspace and nook dining
Large Dining room that opens to the patio.
Lounge by the rose rose garden and take in all the beautiful flowers.
Marble fireplace, walk-in closet, built-in armoire in master bedroom
Large Bedroom #2 with own TV and views of the Garden
Peaceful quiet setting for great sleeping
Interesting architecture with great flow between indoor and outdoor areas
Large 55' 3D Smart TV. Access your Netflix and other accounts.
Vegetable garden you are welcome to enjoy
Your own peaceful Shangra La
Unique Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home
Large sunny poolside/jacuzzi area.
Mountain view from kitchen sink for cooking in a relaxed beautiful environment
Enjoy dining outside in the fantastic California weather
Luxury bedding & down comforters. French doors open to pool/patio in master BR
Master Bath with dual sinks and spacious shower
Bedroom #3 with queen bed and garden views.
Three full bathrooms. #2 Bath with dual sinks and shower/bath
Three large skylights bring the sun and sky inside
Shaded side of house for ping pong and exercise equipment
Enjoy the yard from so many vantage points. Gazebo for taking in more views
Soak in the view and relax.
4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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