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Casa Ray, Artist's Retreat, Only 5 Minutes to the Beach

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Last updated: 09/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

The Mesa (Beach Area) house description

Atop the Mesa, this newly redecorated and refurnished home is accented with original art by the homeowner, a 50 year resident of Santa Barbara. It is centrally located, close to the 101 freeway, local neighborhood shopping and restaurants, five minutes to downtown,
beaches and parks. It has a peek-a-boo view of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. Choose from three patios for your morning coffee, tanning in the afternoon, quiet relaxation, or meals. Solid oak floors
flow through the entry, living room and hallway. The family room and bedrooms have new carpet. The living room has a gas fireplace. A large dining table easily seats six. A comfortable family room is perfect for
TV and movies.The master bedroom is romantic and relaxing, with it's own bathroom. The second bedroom has a double bed with a nautical theme.
The third bedroom has surfer decor and trundle style twin beds. A second bathroom is off of the hall. The quiet and secluded backyard has a table for six, a wood burning fireplace, BBQ,and restaurant style grill. This is a no-smoking property and we do not accept pets.

Three private patios
Indoor and outdoor fireplaces
Comfortable furnishings
Complete kitchen with new stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher, gas stove top, and microwave
Full size washer and dryer
Stereo CD player
Cable TV with DVD player and VCR
Videos, games, puzzles, books and magazines
Wireless internet
Free local and long distance phone calls within the continental U.S.
Linens, towels and beach towels, and plenty of blankets and pillows
Also included are many discount coupons for restaurants, fast food, museums & attractions, movies, wine tours, and more.
The Mesa neighborhood shopping area is very convenient and has 2 grocery stores, two drug stores, Starbucks, great restaurants, fast food, hair and nail salons, and many other services.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum Age Limit for Renters is 23 yrs old....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                2nd bedroom has a double bed w/a nautical theme....moreless

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Master bedroom is romantic & relaxing, with its own bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                3rd bedroom has surfer decor & trundle style twin beds. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, tub


              • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Grab bars in shower and bathroom. One low step into shower. ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Complete kitchen with new stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher, gas stove top, and microwave. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Refrigerator freezer combination....moreless

              • Dining:

                Dine indoors or outdoors....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Parking:

                Parking for up to 4 cars in the driveway, additional parking on the street....moreless

              • Living Room seats 6:

                Seating for 6 in the family room and in the living room....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Clean Linens, blankets and pillows are provided,...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                All bath towels and beach towels are provided....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Wood Burning fireplace on the patio....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Indoor and outdoor fireplaces...moreless

              • Heating:

                Forced Air heating...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board


              • Television:

                Cable TV in the family room with VCR and DVD player, and TV also in 2 bedrooms....moreless

              • Game Room:

                Assorted Board Games. Cards and Jigsaw Puzzles....moreless

              • Toys:

                Some childrens games, puzzles, toys and videos....moreless


              • Telephone:

                Free local and long distance phone calls within the continental U.S....moreless

              • Internet:

                Free Wireless internet and cable TV. ...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Porch / Veranda:

                Covered back patio with seating, dinning, wood fireplace and BBQ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Santa Maria style grill and sm. Weber grill...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) Three private patios...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden


              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Mountain view from the top of the Mesa....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Peak-a-boo island and ocean view....moreless


              • Botanical Garden
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Rock Climbing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Groceries
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing


              Write a review 4.7
              from 7 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Mar 15 - Sep 13
              2 night min stay
              $300 $350
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,164 $8,538
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $275 $275
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,925 $8,250
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning Fee $165
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
              • Taxes Included


              Holidays are the same rate as summer. Fri. or Sun.

              will be included in weekend rates if it falls on Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years. Weekdays, Sun.-Sat.,will be at the Summer/Holiday weekend rate. Two night minimum stay. A deposit of $200.00/each week or less, is required to hold a reservation. Check with us for discounts on stays of 7 days or more.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 09/21/2014
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              14 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              15 minutes to the Santa Barbara airport
              3 Miles
              Nearest Train
              7 minutes to the Amtrak Station
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              2 minutes to the 101 Highway at Carrillo Blvd.
              2 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              5 minutes to the beach
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Several bars and restaurants in the Mesa Center
              4.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              9 minutes to golf
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              1 minute to the nearest restaurant

              Car: Recommended

              Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, daily

              Santa Barbara County Farmers Markets, weekly, Tues. - Sun.

              Alternative Film Festival, July - Aug.

              International Film Festival, February

              French Festival, July

              Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Aug.

              Check the Santa Barbara, CA website for many other events and attractions.

              Mission Santa Barbara and rose gardens

              Sight seeing with many historical sites and museums

              Art museum and botanic garden

              Horse shows, the Orchid Show and many other events at the Santa Barbara

              County Fairgrounds

              Ocean and beach, water sports, jet ski and boat rentals, and fishing

              Stearn's Wharf, the Yacht Harbor and Breakwater

              Restaurants and shopping

              Day tours and cruises

              Santa Barbara Trolley

              Golf nearby

              Hiking, biking and rock climbing

              Horseback riding

              Hang gliding and hot air balloons

              Theater, concerts and movies

              Close to the San Marcus Pass, Lake Cachuma and Solvang

              Wineries and wine tasting

              Carousel and skate park

              Bike and surrey rentals


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1956

              About the owner: The original owners of this property raised their children in this home, and lived here during their retirement years. The home serves as a gallery for many of the family art pieces.

              Why the Owner Chose The Mesa (Beach Area):
              Casa Ray is a great place for a family vacation or a girls getaway. Enjoy dinner by the fire on the quiet covered patio or curl up with a book by the fireplace inside.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This is your comfortable home-away-from-home. Our home is close to downtown and the beach. It is easy to get to any event in the Santa Barbara area and the perfect place to come to relax after a busy day. A map in the family room leads to many of our favorite places in Santa Barbara.

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              Speaks: english

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Sunday, September 21, 2014

              $275 - $350 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 09/21/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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