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Summer Specials Available!-Spacious Creekside Veronica Springs House!

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This is our beach! Less than a mile away, protected among trees, our home!!!

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A gorgeous kitchen, beaches nearby, open expansive yet very private environment. Your family will love it! Read our reviews! We are currently looking for renters during our spring break, from Mar 28 - Apr 5. We will also be renting for a few weeks over the summer (July 28 - Aug 11 for sure, for example), but most of our summer rental dates have not been set yet. Please check back later or feel free to inquire!

Our house is a beautifully designed and crafted large home in the rural-feeling Los Positas valley only 2 minutes from Hendry’s Beach and 5 minutes from downtown. 3 bedrooms upstairs, finished basement, 3.5 baths. Huge high quality kitchen with large Wolf stove. Kitchen opens to spacious living room surrounded by windows. Total privacy once you enter the home.

Henry David Thoreau would have loved to have done his writing from our living room, kitchen, dining room, or balconies. This home is beautifully designed and crafted with the highest quality materials. The architects and builder put primary effort into creating a natural, open environment that connects very well to the gorgeous outdoor space, which is a natural corridor down to Hendry's Beach. At the same time, the home is located only 5 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, and less than a mile to the beach.

Architectural details include a sensitivity to light and space that makes the interior of the house appealing at all times of day, high end stonework and woodwork, mahogany floors, arched custom-built wooden doors, hand made stair banister, and a gorgeous master suite.

The kitchen features a granite countertop island with second sink, soapstone countertops, beautiful walnut cabinets, and a six-burner Wolf range/stove with a built-in griddle. Other built-in features include a high-quality hi-fi system with speakers in each room, a recreation room entertainment center with large flat-screen TV, and a high quality surround sound system.

We purchased the home because of the natural setting. Arroyo Burro Creek (a trickle in the summer) wraps around two sides of the property, down a steeply sloped 30' stepped bank lined with eucalyptus trees. The outer part of the yard is frequented by birds and lizards, and the evening resounds with owl hoots and the chirping of tiny frogs. We have also seen a beautiful bobcat, herons, a coyote, a beautiful gopher snake, and multiple other bird species. We share a driveway with four other houses, but you hardly know they are there, as the backyard is huge, wraps around the house, and is very large and private.

Given the open forest feel of the property, it might be surprising as to how close we are to many Santa Barbara attractions. Hendry's beach is a five-minute bike ride away and one of the best local surf spots. The Boathouse restaurant here serves a great meal (fresh fish, salads, burgers, desserts), and you are just 50 feet from the water as you eat. It's our favorite place to take our kids.

Eilings park (http://www.elingspark.org) is across the street and down about 100 yards. It is full of mountain bike and hiking trails, tennis courts, a BMX course, and athletic fields. All the attractions of down-town area Santa Barbara (Mission, Courthouse, other historic downtown sites, State Street restaurants & shopping, harbor, zoo, art museum, Natural History Museum & planetarium, farmers markets) are within biking distance or a five to ten-minute drive. Although you would never know it, we are 2-3 minutes from the freeway, which makes getting anywhere (to the airport, other beaches, shopping centers, UCSB, or City College) extremely easy and quick.

Because we are a real family who lives here most of the year, we have some other things that might interest some guests. We have a Roland electric piano, a trampoline, several bikes, scooters, hula hoops, rollar blades, and a few boogie boards and surf boards. There is even an outdoor warm water shower for rinsing off after a trip to the beach! We have a full set of Pilates equipment downstairs (including a reformer and cadillac) that we could leave out and available for guests who are trained. Let us know what you would be interested in using, and we can arrange to make it available.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    We ask that the person booking the house is 25 years old or over....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Wonderful home for a family. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Even outside, please no smoking at all....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    Tree house feeling, huge, open, balcony, walk in closet...moreless

  • Second large bedroom: 1 queen

    Danica style, very large, open, spacious, but cozy...moreless

  • Third bedroom: 1 queen

    Very sweet, beautiful natural light, with balcony...moreless

  • queen bed downstairs in basement: 1 queen

    Queen Bed as needed. Very quiet, spacious, bath with shower...moreless

  • Master bedroom: spacious and naturally well lit, with a large SE-facing picture window and SW-facing balcony. Custom lighting includes ceiling reading lights for each side of the bed. King bed, Walk-in closet, fireplace. Washer & dryer are in the walk-in closet. Balcony has its own shower and privacy from neighbors. Mahogany floors. This is a room to enjoy by night and to leisurely wake up in by morning! Ample floor space for crib(s) and/or a twin or double floor mattress for children. Second large bedroom: Queen bed, mahogany floors, ceiling can lighting, small closet, dresser. Windows face SE and NE. Ample floor space for crib(s) and/or a second twin or double mattress on the floor. Third bedroom is charming and smaller than the other two, but it has a SW-facing narrow balcony (standing only) and a 'hobbit hole' behind a secret door where one or two additional kids can sleep on floor mattresses. The main part of the room can be furnished with a bunk or a twin bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    6 shower-head luxurious shower!...moreless

  • end-of-upstairs hallway bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Rec room bath: toilet, shower

    Off the finished basement TV-rec room...moreless

  • Main floor half bath: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Master bath is luxurious with 6-shower head glass-and-travertine-tile shower and separate jacuzzi tub. Dual sinks with large mirror and more than ample drawer and cabinet space. End-of-upstairs hallway bathroom is a full bath with shower-bathtub and travertine tile. Would typically be used by second large bedroom and third bedroom occupants. Rec room bath is in the finished basement and would serve guests sleeping on a futon couch or bunks in the rec room. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Simple, elegant beauty, and great privacy with close proximity to beach!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A few misc cookbooks, bird books, novels, and other books will be left out for guests....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Risk, electronic Monopoly, Scotland Yard, Gobblet, a few others ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Plus Sonos...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Apple TV & Netflix...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD, tape deck, tuner (Dennon with QSC speakers) + ipod docking station in Great room and speakers in each room in the house and on master balcony (for outdoor sound)....moreless

  • Television:

    52' flat-screen TV in finished basement rec room....moreless

  • Toys:

    trampoline (use to be negotiated with owners), body boards, balls, frisbee....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Sony Playstation 3...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Rural:

    We are at the edge of neighborhoods and 0.3 miles from a mini shopping center, but the property is edged by a creek and riparian habitat frequented by birds and other wildlife....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Round table seats 6-8, with three leaves to make it oblong. Beautiful summer light. Part of great space....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacked washer-dryer (Kenmore Elite, HE-4t) in master bedroom walk-in closet...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    In great room and master bedroom. Great room fireplace takes actual logs. Master bedroom fireplace is gas....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Finished basement rec room has 52' flat-screen TV, high-quality sound, Netflix, Apple TV, and space to sleep 2. Pilates studio w/ reformer & cadillac option to be negotiated with owners....moreless

  • Garage:

    Two-car garage with space available to park one car. Automatic garage door opener....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Part of great space flowing into kitchen and dining area. Amply lit, high ceilings, surround sound hi-fi. Angled wide-cushion couch can sleep an adult + a child. Very spacious!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Space for one car in garage and two cars in driveway. Driveway is not long enough for a trailer. Additional street parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line with free long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, plus beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked washer-dryer (Kenmore Elite, HE-4t) in master bedroom walk-in closet...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    An eclectic mix of flatware, plates, bowls, glasses, mugs--designed for functionality (owners cook a lot). Some beautiful serving bowls....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Miele Platinum, very quiet....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Spacious and luxurious, with huge granite countertop island, Wolf stove, island sink, pasta pot filler faucet, and plenty of cabinet space and cookware. Accent lighting and natural lighting by day....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in, drawer-style microwave (Sharp Insight-Pro)...moreless

  • Oven:

    Two gas ovens: a half-size and full, both with convection option. Electric broilers. (Wolf)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We will leave basic cooking and baking items (oil, baking powder & soda, spices, etc.)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub-zero fridge with drawer-style freezer and automatic ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf stove (gas) with six burners plus a six-pancake built-in griddle. My wife and I can both cook on it and not get in each other's way, and the lighting and venting is top-notch!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-slot toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off master bedroom. Includes an outdoor shower, recliners, and sun umbrella...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    A few bicycles will be available for guest use....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Sandstone-tile patio off kitchen with outdoor table and chairs for eight, and two shade umbrellas. Great for entertaining!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Mowed green-grass yard is small. Main yard (beyond watered yard) is native grasses and other plants that we mow but let go dry in summer....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Yes...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Not on property but at Eelings Park, a few-minute walk away ($5.00. No racquets provided....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Three body boards and one small surf board....moreless

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$475 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $250 + tax
  • Pet Fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

An additional charge of $300 per stay will be applied for each additional guest beyond 8. An additional charge of $50.00 will be added if there are more than 6 guests.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boathouse at Hendry's Beach; others 1.5 - 2 miles
1.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Golf Club
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boathouse at Hendry's Beach & Empress Palace
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hendry's Beach (aka Arroyo Burro Beach)

Car: Necessary

This property is amazingly situated close to many amenities (3 miles/5 min from downtown, 1 mile/2 min from the beach, 2-3 min to the freeway, and within walking distance of the tennis courts at Elings Park), and it is at the edge of residential neighborhoods, yet it is the back lot of a cluster of four houses surrounded on two sides by Arroyo Burro Creek, and feels like the wilderness. The back yard is frequented by many birds, chirping frogs and other wildlife. Being so close to downtown and the freeway, it is only a short drive to attractions such as the Santa Barbara Mission, the zoo, many other area beaches, the Botanic Gardens, the Museum of Natural History, as well as excellent hiking and mountain biking.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We (Betsy and Bill) and our two boys moved to Santa Barbara in 2012 for Bill to pursue his dream career at Santa Barbara City College as a professor of geology. We rent the house out for just a few weeks a year while we are on vacation, hoping to give some other family or families the same joy of experiencing this amazing house as we do. We are a simple family who feels lucky to have been able to buy this house and property, and we have already had the pleasure of entertaining many friends and family here.

Why the Owner Chose Las Positas:
Although we live in this house ourselves most of the year, the property screams 'vacation rental!' It is modern and architecturally beautiful, with many extravagant details that the builder-owner from whom we bought it put in himself, and the kitchen is to die for to cook and entertain in. Plus, it has a finished basement with ample sleeping space for large families or two families at once and a surround-sound entertainment center.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The stonework, the woodwork, the quality of the kitchen appliances, and the overal architectural design are what you will probably first notice. The house was designed to maximize the sense of sunlight, space, and the feeling of having no neighbors. You might love to cook restaurant-style pancakes on the griddle built into the Wolf stove or to experiment with the six shower heads in the master bath! Bring your binoculars and birdwatch from the great room or master bedroom window, and take a walk down to the creek. If you like the beach, Hendry's beach is a short bike-ride away, and we are across Los Positas Road from Elings Park, which has tennis courts, athletic fields, paragliding, and mountain biking trails.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • This is our beach! Less than a mile away, protected among trees,  our home!!!

    This is our beach! Less than a mile away, protected among trees, our home!!!

  • View of living room from the kitchen

    View of living room from the kitchen

  • Master bath dual sinks

    Master bath dual sinks

  • Finished basement area.  (Pilates equipment available with special arrangement.)

    Finished basement area. (Pilates equipment available with special arrangement.)

  • View of balcony from master bedroom (facing SW)

    View of balcony from master bedroom (facing SW)

  • Back yard from patio off kitchen.  (Tramp available with special arrangement.)

    Back yard from patio off kitchen. (Tramp available with special arrangement.)

  • Kitchen (6-burner Wolf stove) with living room behind

    Kitchen (6-burner Wolf stove) with living room behind

  • Main floor half bath

    Main floor half bath

  • Master bath--jacuzzi tub & six-shower head shower

    Master bath--jacuzzi tub & six-shower head shower

  • Basement 3/4 bath

    Basement 3/4 bath

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/25/2015
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