Kid Friendly -Riviera Retreat with Pool, Ocean & City Views.
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Upper Riviera house description
This beautiful ocean and city view home was built in 1919 and is located in one of Santa Barbara's most desirable neighborhoods. A two minute walk to the recently re-opendend luxury El Encanto Hotel and still within walking distance to the Santa Barbara Mission & Rose Gardens. For the more ambitious, Alameda Park and State Street are less than 1.5 miles just down the hill. One of the sunniest spots in Santa Barbara, it is the perfect location from which to soak up the sun while relaxing by the pool & jaccuzi or drive the 5 minutes to the downtown and beach areas and discover why Santa Barbara is considered one of the most beautiful and desirable places to live, vacation and play.
This home is perfect for your family's month long vacation in paradise! Awaken to a magnificent view of the city, harbor and ocean while enjoying your coffee on the large deck adjacent to the updated and fully equipped kitchen. The perfect entertaining home, enjoy alfresco dining on that same deck at sunset with a table large enough to accommodate ten and a built in outdoor heater.
The kids will love the outdoor play structure with swings, slide and sandbox or roasting marshmallows over the gas fire pit in the evenings. The adults are sure to find hours of entertainment on the bocce ball court or playing horse shoes. It is sure to be a vacation you don't want to end.
Keywords: Santa Barbara Riviera City and Ocean View Home with a Pool, Kid Friendly & Pet Friendly.
- 2700 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Gas Fireplace
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable:
- Game Room:
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Medical Services
- Rock Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Botanical Garden
- Massage Therapist
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Literally a two minute walk from the recently re-opend El Encanto Hotel, (by luxury Hotelier Orient Express). Skip dinner and walk over for appetizers and signature cocktail before catching an Independent film next door at the Riviera Movie Theatre. You will love the convenience of this easy-to-get-to, riviera property....moreless
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From the guest book...
"We had a wonderful month in your beautiful home. The girls loved the chickens and the baby loved the playroom. Thank you for sharing your home with us."
- Guest The Martin Family
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 06/11/13
Naomi (Long Island, New York)
Naomi (Long Island, New York)
Renting this house with our 3 children was perfect! Our 2 week vacation in Santa Barbara was one of the best we have had ever and being in this house made it spectacular. The house was spacious and comfortable for all of us. The kids loved the pool and outdoor grounds. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook up great meals. The house was clean on arrival and having Rosa clean it twice a week kept it very clean throughout our stay. The house had an amazing view and was minutes from the greatest beaches in Santa Barbara. Meg and Dan made it very easy to find everything we needed both in the house and locally in Santa Barbara. We would highly recommend renting this house for families with kids who want to enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara!
- Guest Naomi (Long Island, New York)
- Date of stay 08/17/11
- Review Submitted 09/17/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Perfect Family Vacation Home
Perfect Family Vacation Home
Everything about our stay at this lovely home exceeded our expectations. The view is amazing, the solar-heated pool area, with a built-in bar and mini-refrigerator is like having your own private resort. Our younger daughter enjoyed the sturdy, well-built play structure and the children's art and music room.We all had fun playing Bocce Ball and horse shoes! The high-quality bicycles that the hosts left for our use were great as well. The mattresses on the beds were very comfortable and complimented by high-quality sheets and comforters. There were so many things that added to our comfort and enjoyment: the plush towels, the outdoor heaters on the patio, the kitchen with excellent appliances, dishes and cookware, the downstairs bedroom and bath with a private entrance where our nanny stayed, wifi, cable TV and Apple TV, but most importantly we appreciated the hospitality of the owners, Dan and Meg. Whenever we had a question we called or emailed them and they always responded quickly. When we arrived they had a gift basket and card waiting for our family, and fresh-cut flower arrangements from the beautiful rose bushes on the property were found throughout the house.The house was very clean when we arrived, and having Rosa come to clean twice a week was wonderful. We appreciated her kindness and thoroughness. We would recommend this home to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful family vacation in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Santa Barbara.
- Guest Wendy (San Marino, CA)
- Date of stay 08/04/11
- Review Submitted 08/20/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
LOVED EVERY MOMENT AT THIS HOUSE!!
LOVED EVERY MOMENT AT THIS HOUSE!!
This house was perfect for our 2 week vacation!! The views, pool, neighborhood, play structure, furnishings and well basically everything about this house was amazing. My boys did not want to leave this wonderful home.
- Guest Tracey M. (Novato, CA)
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 08/11/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
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30 night min stay
Discounts: 31 nights or more: $492 Nightly; 35 nights or more: $492 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact owner for rental rates less than 30 days. Minimum of a two week rental usually required.
$2,500 damage/reservation deposit required. Balance due 60 days prior to check-in.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Note, owner will consider stays under 30 days but subject to TOT, (transient occupancy tax), of 12%. Required 2 week minimum stays in most cases.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: My husband and I were raised in Santa Barbara and met at Santa Barbara High School many years ago. It took us more than a decade to make our way back after we left for college but have never regretted returning to this wonderful community and beautiful city of family and friends.
Why the Owner Chose Upper Riviera:
Purchasing this property was a dream come true for us. We had spent many a Sunday driving riviera neighborhoods but had long ago fallen in love with this particular street due it's easy access, larger lots, usable yards and the unique views of this incredible city. This home has welcomed many in it's nearly 100 years and has wrapped it's arms around all who have lived and stayed here. You cannot help but wake-up feeling grateful here and are happy to share our home with you.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property is comfortable and clean. It is a great spot to relax and soak in Santa Barbara from the large deck or to splash around in the pool with the kids. It boasts character, charm and architectural integrity, without being overly fussy and formal.
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Take in the views of the city & visiting cruise ships from the deck of this home
Living Room View #2
Formal Dinning Room
Keep refreshments close at hand with the pool bar.
Gardens and yard.
Reasonably equipped playroom/sunroom keeps little ones happy and entertained.
Light and bright master bedroom w/ spectacular views.
Low double bunk up and twin down makes a perfect shared kids room.
Upstairs bathroom 2 w/ shower is conveniently located off the kitchen and office
Fully equipped kitchen with updated stainless appliances is extreamly functional
View from the kitchen sink!
Pool & Spa have a built in bar and mini refrigerator.
Enjoy spectacular sunsets.
The back yard has been described by renters as a resort-like.
The front of this charming 1919 cottage boasting 2,700 sq ft. on 1/2 acre!
Jack and Jill bath is shared by the Master and Childs room and has a bathtub.
Children's Room #2 with a low double bunk up and twin down.
BR 3 (down) has a QB, french doors, attached bath & is great for nanny/in-laws.
Office w/ queen sleep sofa, TV double desk and big views!
Kitchen also has a small low toddler table that seats 4 and a chalk wall.
The perfect place to enjoy alfresco dinning with a table that can seat up to ten
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