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Private Family Pool Home on Acre Property-Close to Town

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A private 'Shangri-La' in beautiful Santa Barbara

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Last updated: 07/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Now Special rates for small groups. Save $1000 a week if you are 4 people or less. You must email the owner to get the quote with these special rates.
For more reviews/guest comments, go to 'About Wendy Rockwood' in the owner info below.

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.
--Laundry room
--Full kitchen with breakfast nook and separate full dining room area
--Outdoor Gas barbeque
--Outdoor dining area and lounge chairs
--High speed wireless internet
--Access your Netflix account on wifi DVD player
--Desk area
--Linens and towels and soaps
--Self grinding Cusinart coffeemaker and single serve Keurig (bring your pods)
--Spices


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 theater, 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.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • All beds are equipped with luxury linens and down comforters with duvet covers. Pristine white bed linens make for everything clean and comfortable for your stay....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double basins...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double basins...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Exercise equipment, reclining bike and treadmill Filtered Water Ping pong table/table tennis Foosball table Yamaha studio grand piano. Catering/Personal Chef Available...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) 55' 3-D smart HDTV in family room with DVD; Large TV in Master bedroom, small TV in kitchen...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    55' 3-D Smart HDTV...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Additional dining area in kitchen for 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large front loading style...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) Living Room and Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury linens. Egyptian cotton sheets; thick, soft towels, down comforters...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Additional seating in adjoining family room....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Space for 4 cars...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large front loading style...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Including gourmet coffee, spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Large enough for swimming laps; Solar Heated...moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 15 - Sep 14, 2015
5 night min stay

$4,500
Fall
Sep 15 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay

$3,800 $10,000
Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2015
5 night min stay

$3,500 $10,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay

$4,000
Winter
Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
5 night min stay

$3,500
Holiday
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay

$4,500
Winter
Jan 5 - Mar 24, 2016
5 night min stay

$3,500 $10,000
Spring
Mar 25 - May 12, 2016
5 night min stay

$3,800 $10,000
Summer
May 13 - Sep 12, 2016
5 night min stay

$4,500 $15,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • SB Tourism fee (per day) $2
  • Cleaning $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

SPECIAL RATES FOR SMALL GROUPS OF 4 PEOPLE OR LESS SAVE $1000 A WEEK!

Weekly rate is min rate, Guests may stay 5-7 nights for this price.

Security deposit returned within 14 days.

10% Tax is for stays under 31 days.

$250 Cleaning fee.

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All booking transactions outside the U.S. must be on a credit card.

Returnable security deposit and may vary with length of stay.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Location

Car: Recommended

Whale watching.

Wine Tasting

 

Manager info

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!

Why Downtown:
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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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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Photos

  • A private 'Shangri-La' in beautiful Santa Barbara

    A private 'Shangri-La' in beautiful Santa Barbara

  • Views only of the hillsides from everywhere on the property

    Views only of the hillsides from everywhere on the property

  • Large kitchen with plenty of counterspace and nook dining

    Large kitchen with plenty of counterspace and nook dining

  • Large Dining room that opens to the patio.

    Large Dining room that opens to the patio.

  • Lounge by the rose rose garden and take in all the beautiful flowers.

    Lounge by the rose rose garden and take in all the beautiful flowers.

  • Marble fireplace, walk-in closet, built-in armoire in master bedroom

    Marble fireplace, walk-in closet, built-in armoire in master bedroom

  • Large Bedroom #2  with own TV and views of the Garden

    Large Bedroom #2 with own TV and views of the Garden

  • Peaceful quiet setting for great sleeping

    Peaceful quiet setting for great sleeping

  • Interesting architecture with great flow between indoor and outdoor areas

    Interesting architecture with great flow between indoor and outdoor areas

  • Large 55' 3D Smart TV.  Access your Netflix and other accounts.

    Large 55' 3D Smart TV. Access your Netflix and other accounts.

  • Vegetable garden you are welcome to enjoy

    Vegetable garden you are welcome to enjoy

  • Your own peaceful Shangra La

    Your own peaceful Shangra La

  • Unique Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home

    Unique Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home

  • Large sunny poolside/jacuzzi area.

    Large sunny poolside/jacuzzi area.

  • Mountain view from kitchen sink for cooking in a relaxed beautiful environment

    Mountain view from kitchen sink for cooking in a relaxed beautiful environment

  • Enjoy dining outside in the fantastic California weather

    Enjoy dining outside in the fantastic California weather

  • Luxury bedding & down comforters. French doors open to pool/patio in master BR

    Luxury bedding & down comforters. French doors open to pool/patio in master BR

  • Master Bath with dual sinks and spacious shower

    Master Bath with dual sinks and spacious shower

  • Bedroom #3 with queen bed and garden views.

    Bedroom #3 with queen bed and garden views.

  • Three  full bathrooms. #2 Bath with dual sinks and shower/bath

    Three full bathrooms. #2 Bath with dual sinks and shower/bath

  • Three large skylights bring the sun and sky inside

    Three large skylights bring the sun and sky inside

  • Shaded side of house for ping pong and exercise equipment

    Shaded side of house for ping pong and exercise equipment

  • Enjoy the yard from so many vantage points. Gazebo for taking in more views

    Enjoy the yard from so many vantage points. Gazebo for taking in more views

  • Soak in the view and relax.

    Soak in the view and relax.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/23/2015
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