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Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!

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Enter through old Mesquite Gates


Last updated: 05/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located in the hills above of Santa Barbara between the city and the sea, this authentic adobe was built in the mid 1950's by master Adobero, Senor Aguilar. With panoramic views of the city and mountains and a peek of harbor, this welcoming home will provide you with the quintessential Santa Barbara vacation! You enter the property through old Mesquite Gates and descend to the private courtyard, complete with fountain, citrus trees and barbecue. This is a perfect spot for morning coffee, afternoon naps or a casual dinner. The main house has two bedrooms, each with a private bath. The master has a king bed, and the second bedroom has a queen. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with a Viking range and professional appliances for any discriminating cook. On the view side of the property you will find a terrace and 'sit in' stone fire pit with stunning vistas of the city and mountains. The property also has a guest cottage that can accommodate two more persons. It contains an extra long twin trundle, full bath, and secluded terrace with mountain and city views. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE USE OF THE GUEST COTTAGE IS ONLY AVAILABLE WITH STAYS OF 30 DAYS OR LONGER, EXTRA CHARGES APPLY. ALSO, IT IS NEVER RENTED TO A SEPARATE PARTY FROM THE MAIN HOME. ) The home is less than a 7 min drive to the beach or downtown and has three flat screen TV's with satellite HD TV service, internet access, central heat and off street parking.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    It has been my policy not to rent to groups of adults under the age of 40 (for certain exceptions please contact me). PLEASE NOTE: Guest Cottage (3rd bdrm) avail for bookings of 30+ nites only....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Bedroom #3 (Guest Cottage) is for bookings of 30+ days only...moreless

  • Master : 1 king

    with en suite...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    with claw foot tub and shower...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV provided in Master Bedroom, Great Room and Bedroom #3...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sonos system in Great Room, Master Bedroom, Guest Room and Courtyard. Internet music provided by Pandora Radio, iheartradio, Radio, Songza and others. iPod docking station included. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Seven minute drive to the nearest beach...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Eight minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Located in the hills between the city of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean...moreless

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There are three dining areas - Kitchen Island (seats 4-6), View terrace table (seats 4) and courtyard table (seats 6) ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living Room can seat 4-6 persons comfortably. The house has been professionally decorated and is filled with beautiful antique furniture, rugs and art. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is off street parking as well as street parking for this property. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, Kitchen and Beach towels are provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The home has a washer and dryer in the laundry area....moreless


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

    Fully equipped with professional appliances and cooking utensils ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and paper goods provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Built in with filtered drinking water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Viking range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 14, 2015
3 night min stay
May 15 - Sep 15, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,770 $6,495
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 12%


Please inquire for Holiday rates and availability.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax.

$175 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees)

Maximum occupancy: 6 persons (with Guest Cottage only), 4 persons with Main House only. PLEASE NOTE: Guest Cottage is only avail for bookings of 30 or more nights, extra charges apply.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
3 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hendry's Beach

Car: Recommended

Welcome to Santa Barbara! Imagine London, Sydney or Buenos Aires - great food, great shopping, great culture. Now shrink it to about 20 square miles. Delete traffic and noisy, crowded streets. Keep the pedestrian-friendly, easy-to-get-around part plus the great architecture. Add wine. Now surround it with beautiful mountains, rolling valleys and miles of beautiful beach. Don't forget beautiful hotels and outstanding restaurants! Welcome to the American Riviera®.

Whatever your passion, there's always something to do in Santa Barbara, which combines big city culture with backwoods outdoor adventures, all set off by a culinary tradition that puts its name and flavors on the lips of food and wine critics across the country.

Love the outdoors? Ride horses, wind or waves! Patron of the arts? Explore our galleries and year-round arts events. Shopping? Food? Wine? Wellness? Family fun? It's all here, to explore on your own or with guided tours, served up in a laid-back elegance that's distinctively Santa Barbara.

This charming adobe is located above the Bel Air Knolls and at the edge of Elings Park. Very private and quiet but only minutes from the beach or downtown. The exact address will be given once booking is confirmed.


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  • Enter through old Mesquite Gates

    Enter through old Mesquite Gates

  • Welcome!


  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Custom Kitchen

    Custom Kitchen

  • Kitchen Island - Perfect for entertaining!

    Kitchen Island - Perfect for entertaining!

  • Master Bedroom with en suite.

    Master Bedroom with en suite.

  • Guest Bath (with claw foot tub and shower)

    Guest Bath (with claw foot tub and shower)

  • Guest Cottage & Terrace (with X-Long twin trundle bed and full bath)

    Guest Cottage & Terrace (with X-Long twin trundle bed and full bath)

  • Fire pit looking back to home.

    Fire pit looking back to home.

  • Private Courtyard

    Private Courtyard

  • Foyer


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen view to Great Room

    Kitchen view to Great Room

  • View terrace (just outside of great room and kitchen)

    View terrace (just outside of great room and kitchen)

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Welcome to the Guest Cottage! (3rd bedroom & bath)

    Welcome to the Guest Cottage! (3rd bedroom & bath)

  • Fire pit below Guest Cottage

    Fire pit below Guest Cottage

$295 - $425 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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  • Response time Within 12 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 05/03/2015
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Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!

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