1 Min Beach, 5 Min Downtown,Huge Yard, Views, Dogs Ok, Kids Playland!

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Deck with dining table, sofas, and BBQ to the left of photo. Master Bed to Left


Last updated: 11/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


2 Beautiful bedrooms, fantastic deck with BBQ, full kitchen and all cooking equipment, new TV's, and amazing yard for fun!

Spectacular nature property one minute from the best beach in Santa Barbara, Hendry's Beach, and 5 minutes to Downtown State Street/Shopping/Historical District. Huge Park Like Back Yard, Swings, Tetherball, Zipline, and luxurious inside, in a rural upscale neighborhood. Great Value!

Children and pet friendly!! The yard is as big as a park! The lawn alone is as big as a football field. The place is stocked with all sports equipment for fun on the amazing lawn as big as soccer field! Footballs, soccer balls, wiffle ball, Zarts, Bocce Ball, Croquette, horse shoes, you name it, the equipment is there! Plan you family competition!

The property sits on a secluded oak tree setting, with hillside views, enormous yard that feels like a park. The property has a special garden to protect the endangered Monarch Butterflies with milkweeds galore among Eucalyptis and Sycamore trees. Almost every day of the year you will see Monarch butterflies, hummingbirds and many species all over the property.

You walk down your private entry into an oak grove one flight of stairs from street level to enter. Your large deck overlooks an oak grove to the left and the expansive lawn and gardens to the right.

There is a zipline for kids (200 lb limit), tree swings, ropes to climb, hammock, tetherball, and a Tarzan rope hanging amongst the oak trees for swinging.

There is a historic rose garden with 33 specimen roses of varieties no longer being bred, saved from a horticultural society closing down. Cut away and bring these colorful and scented beauties inside for your stay! There are beautiful walkways, staircases cascading into the gardens for you to meander around and enjoy the serene natural beauty. Fruit trees galore! Navel orange, tangerine, lemon, avocado, apricot, plum, loquat, kumquat and more. Pick away organic tree ripened fruit if your stay happens to fall during their showcase of nature's bounty!

The property is children and pet friendly. KIDS will have lots to do, lots of toys and games inside and yard toys, games outside, and your puppies will enjoy frisbee or fetch running on the huge lawn.

There are 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, King & Queen beds, with 2 futons and a rollaway stored in the closet for 6 sleeping total. The linens are plentiful, and the beds extra comfortable for a good night's sleep. The bedrooms are on opposite ends, with the living room in between the bedrooms. Relaxing is easy with all the serenity around you and in the unit itself.

All new HDTVs, cable TV on HD, NEW UPGRADED WIFI - highest speed, strongest signal, game box, books, and assorted toys.

This unit is below another unit on VRBO (478773). The property is built in a way that each are completely private with separate entry ways, and built into a hill, so they are insulated for sound. The yard is shared, but is as big as a park with separate accesses to the lawn and gardens. The owner or a caretaker is available to help if needed. The owner often stays on the property if not traveling in other unit.

This property is behind the fog line, and is 1/2 mile from the water/beach so this property is SUNNY, even when beach, 1/2 mile a way is foggy, yet there is lovely shade from the grove of oak trees on one side of the property for when days are warm in Santa Barbara.

It is a 2 minute drive to a scenic surfing beach, Hendry's Beach, that has on one end - a dog beach, and one of California's most scenic oceanfront restaurants 'The Boathouse'. The heart of Santa Barbara is very close to this property, It is 5 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara by car, the harbor, pier, etc. Montecito is 8 minutes South, the SB Airport is 8 minutes North.

For stays of one week or more, there is a cleaning helper that will come one time during your stay to clean and do wash and fold personal laundry, all included in your price of the stay. It really makes your stay a vacation...! Extra maid service is available at very reasonable rate, ask for more details.

DOG RUN: If you want to use it: Newly installed chain link secured dog run so you can let your doggie (s) rest comfortably while you sight see in an area secured from top to bottom. Shaded area, big enough for multiple dogs.

This is a very special unique property. There are very few lots as large as this one in Santa Barbara, so natural, so vast in landscape.

Deposits are promptly refunded upon departure to the credit card you used to book the property with no damage to unit.

Maximum occupancy for unit --- 6 people.

No events. No weddings or extra guests for parties. This is not available to be rented as an event house. Strictly enforced, so please do not plan any events with extra guests invited. This is not a student party house.

Property is not childproofed inside or out. If you have a crawler, or toddler, please be advised that this property is not set up for the safety features necessary for young children. It is a basic home with normal features, but no safeguarding for toddlers or infants has been installed. The outside deck has barriers, but the opening on the fence is not the current standard of size, the rails are more than 4 inches apart. The electrical is high quality but there are no childproofing stoppers or other details for childproofing installed.

Use the zipline, the climbing rope, the tree swings, hammock, tarzan rope, and all play equipment at your own risk. Parents, please supervise your children and realize that these fun toys can be dangerous as can climbing the big oak trees. So be careful!

NON SMOKING UNIT IN THE INSIDE, feel free to smoke on the balcony and deck area.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) Super comfy with luxury linens, top quality., Queen size Beds (1) Top quality, super comfy., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two twin size futons are stored in the closet for extra sleeping areas. The couch is also large and OK for sleeping....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Very large lawn large enough for ball sports, oak grrove with zip line, tetherball, tree ropes and swings, hammock, hiking on adjacent hillsides, 3 HD Tvs with premium cable channels, new furniture and carpet, outside deck sitting area to enjoy secluded private setting, coffee maker, all kitchen equipment, maid and laundry service available, iron, hairdryer, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs, please note: *unit is down one flight of stairs from street level....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    The wifi system has been upgraded recently for the highest speed and best signal. All premium channels are on the TV system from the cable provider....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 HD TV's, One in living room, and each bedroom has one as well with DVD players attached to each. HBO and all cable channels included....moreless

  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games


  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    1 -2 minute drive, 15 min walk, Hendries Beach, left side dogs off leash, the other side, recreation dogs on leash. Amazing Restaurant, Boathouse, on the shore!...moreless

  • Downtown:

    5 min drive, easy to get to downtown, State Street, Mission 4 minutes....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    There is an amazing view from the large balcony of trees and hillsides, lots of wildlife....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    1/2 mile, 1-2 minute drive, 15 min walk, Hendries Beach....moreless

  • Rural:

    Special property because it backs up to 27 acres of wild land, but super close to beach and downtown. Feels like you are on a nature vacation....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking space in driveway next to stairway down to property...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.7
from 40 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay
December 2015
Dec 1 - Dec 16, 2015
1 night min stay
$199 $350
Fri, Sat
Christmas 2015
Dec 17 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay
Winter 2016
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$295 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,900 $5,900
Spring 2016
Apr 1 - Jun 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$310 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,900 $5,900
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350 $425
Fri, Sat
$2,500 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
  • Pet Fee $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


Accepts Online Payments, Deposit of $400 refunded promptly with no damage, $90 cleaning, $200 Dog Fee (no cats allowed), 10% Occupancy Tax if under 30 days. 50% to book reservation.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 11/26/2015
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boathouse Restaurant and Bar
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US FWY 101
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boathouse Restaurant, on the water!
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hendry's Beach

Car: Recommended

Surfing, 2 mins away, public tennis courts 5 minute walk away, Dog parks close by, Scenic waterfront restaurant with great sunset views 2 minutes drive, 5 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara, Property has beach equipment, boogie boards, and lots of play equipment. Tether ball in the back yard, rope swings, hiking on hills adjacent to property, oak trees to climb on property.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Artist, MBA, TV show producer, chef, gardener, French Impressionist Oil Painter, I teach oil painting and show my work. I have a You Tube cooking channel called Rebecca Brand Recipes. I went to school at UCLA, and grew up in Northern California.

Why the Owner Chose The Mesa (Beach Area):
This property is very unique because of it's large yard, views, serenity. Rare in Santa Barbara, very rural setting, but 2 minutes to the beach. No neighbors can see into your unit.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Bird watching, wildlife, peaceful setting, seclusion, nature setting. Kids will love the huge yard to run around and play in. There are all kinds of rope swings, a hammock, and a Tarzan rope set amongst the oak trees. The backyard is big enough to play soccer, frisbee, and more. The lawn is huge. Watch the kids play while you lounge on the deck sipping wine. Run your doggie. The property is partially unfenced in the backyard, so you can just walk through the back yard to take long walks and hikes on the adjacent hillsides for spectacular views. For dog owners, the yard is 70% fenced...but since the flat area of the yard, the huge lawn is at the bottom of the property, for your dog to run away during a walk it is very inconvenient for your puppy to find his way to the road way above, or anywhere else, there are natural boundaries of brush. The property house sits on a hillside over looking the yard and hills. It is 1/2 a flight of stairs to lawn level, so the overview of the yard and your group from your deck is lovely. Close to go to downtown Santa Barbara (5 mins), Montecito (8 mins), harbor (7 mins), closest beach is 2 mins. 8 mins to SB airport and UCSB, It is very easy to get to all the scenic tourist spots, within minutes.

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  • Deck with dining table, sofas, and BBQ to the left of photo. Master Bed to Left

    Deck with dining table, sofas, and BBQ to the left of photo. Master Bed to Left

  • Master Bedroom, view of Oak Grove

    Master Bedroom, view of Oak Grove

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen with breakfast counter.

    Kitchen with breakfast counter.

  • Old 60's working record player with big record collection.

    Old 60's working record player with big record collection.

  • Backyard with house in distance

    Backyard with house in distance

  • Deck with dining table, BBQ, and seating overlooks the property and views.

    Deck with dining table, BBQ, and seating overlooks the property and views.

  • View from lawn of property and part of rose garden. Kennel is behind lattice.

    View from lawn of property and part of rose garden. Kennel is behind lattice.

  • Deck area and access to yard and gardens below.

    Deck area and access to yard and gardens below.

  • Enjoy a game of tetherball

    Enjoy a game of tetherball

  • Relax on the Hammock

    Relax on the Hammock

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Table

    Dining Table

  • Living room with access to deck

    Living room with access to deck

  • Oak Grove view from your deck.  Stairs shown are to your entry. 1 flight to door

    Oak Grove view from your deck. Stairs shown are to your entry. 1 flight to door

  • View from your balcony of your yard to play in.

    View from your balcony of your yard to play in.

  • Play area on lawn, swings, hammock, fun!

    Play area on lawn, swings, hammock, fun!

  • guest on tree swing

    guest on tree swing

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Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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