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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

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Last updated: 12/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

The Mesa (Beach Area) cottage description

Spectacular nature property one minute from the best beach in Santa Barbara, Hendrys 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 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, caterpillars and chrysalis all over the property.

You walk down your private entry into an oak grove one flight of stairs from street level 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 you stay happens to fall during their showcase of nature's bounty!

The property is children and pet friendly. KIDS will have lots to do, TONS OF TOYS AND GAMES, PLAY EQUIPMENT IN THE HUGE YARD, 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 extra fine in quality, 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.

The unit is decorated with all new furniture, new carpets, new HDTVs, all cable channels 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.


Behind fog line, which is about 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.


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

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, King & Queen beds, with 2 futons and a rollaway twin stored in the closet for 6 sleeping total. 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.

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 which makes your vacation stay here special as well.

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

PLEASE NOTE:
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

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

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

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

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Bedroom 2

                    ...moreless

                  • Convertible bed(s)

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                  • 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

                      Entertainment

                      • 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

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Sports & Activities

                      Attractions

                      • 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
                      • 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

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • 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

                          Kitchen

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

                          Outside

                          • 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

                          Payment Type

                          • Discover
                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          Forms Of Payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              House Cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Included
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Christmas Holidays
                                  Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  $350 $390
                                  Fri, Sat
                                  Winter
                                  Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $290 $390
                                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  Early Spring
                                  Mar 1 - Apr 6, 2015
                                  7 night min stay
                                  $390
                                  Late Spring
                                  Apr 7 - Jun 9, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $290 $330
                                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                                  $1,500 $5,900
                                  Mid June
                                  Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  $390 $450
                                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                                  Late June
                                  Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2015
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $360 $390
                                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  July 4th Week
                                  Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  $490
                                  Late July
                                  Jul 8 - Aug 3, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $360 $390
                                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  Fiesta
                                  Aug 4 - Aug 10, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  $595
                                  Late Summer
                                  Aug 11 - Sep 21, 2015
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $360 $390
                                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  Fall 2015
                                  Sep 22 - Nov 17, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $290 $390
                                  Fri, Sat
                                  Thanksgiving 2015
                                  Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  $390
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $220
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

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

                                  Notes:

                                  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.


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                                  Last updated: 12/26/2014
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                                  Location

                                  8 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Santa Barbara Airport
                                  The Mesa (Beach Area)
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Boathouse Restaurant and Bar
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Municipal
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  US FWY 101
                                  The Mesa (Beach Area)
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Boathouse Restaurant, on the water!
                                  The Mesa (Beach Area)
                                  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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                                  Speaks: english
                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • 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

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

                                    View from your balcony of your yard to play in.

                                  • Living room with access to deck

                                    Living room with access to deck

                                  • Kitchen with breakfast counter.

                                    Kitchen with breakfast counter.

                                  • Master Bedroom, view of Oak Grove

                                    Master Bedroom, view of Oak Grove

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

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

                                  • 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

                                  • Partial view of rose garden

                                    Partial view of rose garden

                                  • Deck area and access to yard and gardens below.

                                    Deck area and access to yard and gardens below.

                                  • Rope to climb, tree swing, and hammock swing, FUN!

                                    Rope to climb, tree swing, and hammock swing, FUN!

                                  • Living room

                                    Living room

                                  • Kitchen

                                    Kitchen

                                  • Dining Table

                                    Dining Table

                                  • 2nd bedroom

                                    2nd bedroom

                                  • 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.

                                  • Tree swing and Tarzan rope to play on with yard in the background.

                                    Tree swing and Tarzan rope to play on with yard in the background.

                                  • 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.

                                  • Swings and Hammock

                                    Swings and Hammock

                                  • Deck area for dining and relaxing.

                                    Deck area for dining and relaxing.

                                  VRBO #401412

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                                  Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

                                  $220 - $595 per night (USD)
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                                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

                                  View calendar: Updated 12/26/14
                                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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