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

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Casa Ray is a home away from home, a spacious, comfortable, & relaxing retreat.


Last updated: 05/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


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

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

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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, tub, shower


  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

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


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    DVD/VCR player in the family room....moreless

  • Game Room:

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

  • Stereo:

    Stereo with ipod plug....moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Toys:

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

  • Video Library:

    Some DVDs and videos....moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Ocean View:

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

  • Water View:

    Peek-a-boo view of the ocean and the islands....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Indoor and outdoor fireplaces...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced Air heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wireless internet and cable TV. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood Burning fireplace on the patio....moreless


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

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator freezer combination....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Porch / Veranda:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 8 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
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2015
3 night min stay
New Years
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
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


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning Fee $165
  • 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: 05/29/2015
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14 Miles
Nearest Airport
15 minutes to the Santa Barbara airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several bars and restaurants in the Mesa Center
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 minutes to golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
7 minutes to the Amtrak Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 minutes to the 101 Highway at Carrillo Blvd.
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 minute to the nearest restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 minutes to the beach

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 other 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.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Casa Ray is a home away from home, a spacious, comfortable, &  relaxing retreat.

    Casa Ray is a home away from home, a spacious, comfortable, & relaxing retreat.

VRBO #442220

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Date last modified - Friday, May 29, 2015

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Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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Casa Ray, Artist's Retreat, Only 5 Minutes to the Beach

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