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Charming Home W/Views, Hot Tub, Ping Pong, Close to Downtown and Beach

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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

The Mesa (Beach Area) house description

(NOTE: this home sleeps 4-5 on its own, and 4-15 when rented along with the four bedroom home next door).

This enchanting home has sweeping mountain and peaks at the ocean in a perfect location; quiet neighborhood less than two minute drive to downtown or one of several popular beaches.

The most popular home in our offering, guests rave about cleanliness, peaceful location, warmly decorated interior and fun extras such as ping pong, boogie board and umbrella, kids toys and hot tub.

With free wireless Internet and washer/dryer a week- or month-long stay is possible and utterly comfortable.

One queen and one king pillow top mattress along with a small twin floor bed (good for 5' 4' or smaller) provide ample sleeping for up to five. All beds have fine linens and comforters, making the space perfect for a group of four adults or five-six with children.

Dining room seats four-five comfortably with kitchen bar seating two. High chair available.

Living room has flat screen TV, DVD player and movie library suited for kids and adults alike including the latest comedy, romance, mystery and action movies. Board games, tour and hiking books as well as coupons for local attractions are provided to make the most of your stay.

Rates vary by length of stay and number in party and range from $179 – $269/night Fall, Winter and Spring and $199 – $325/night during the Summer.

- Less than a mile to beach
- Just a mile to downtown Santa Barbara and State Street
- 1/2 mile walk to Mesa Village shops and dining
- Gated yard with sunset patio
- Back yard with private hot tub and ping pong
- Flat screen TV
- DVD player and movie library
- Board games
- Maps and tour books
- Fully stocked kitchen with more than the normal blender, toaster and coffee maker (pizza stone, muffin tins, garlic press, veggie steamer, salad spinner)
- Charming architecture with built in vanity, desk, dresser drawers and vaulted ceilings

Looking forward to providing your home-away-from-home here in Santa Barbara.


'Perfect 'Home-from-Home' for a Family Vacation in SB' July 2011

The location is great (close to Downtown and the beach yet in a quiet residential area up on Mesa with a great view of the mountains) as are the house and lot (very family friendly with enclosed back yard, ping-pong table, hot tub etc.). Truly 'Home-from-Home'. - Cathal, Denmark

'Santa Barbara Rental - Perfect' December 2011

We rented the house for a week during which our daughter got married. So comfortable and spacious. The house and yards couldn't have been more wonderful for ourselves, the kids with us, and family and friends who visited. The home is complete with everything you need...and more. Ping pong and the hot tub were particular big hits. And fenced yard for our dog! - Bonnie and Ric, Bay Area

'Charming...just perfect!' March 2012

Really nice, cozy place with a great kitchen and toys and movies for the kids. My wife was happy the kitchen had a window to the yard where the kids played so she could cook and they could play. We played ping pong almost every day and liked having a hot tub too. I liked the wireless Internet - was able to take a couple more days vacation that way. We walked to Hilda Rae Park a couple times (took five minutes) where they had great views of the city and good play structure for our five year old. Thank you! - Scott and Judy Mae

'Pleasantly Surprised' December 2011

We had never vacationed using a vac home and we were really happy with what we landed. The house was in a quiet neighborhood and the way the house sits, we didn't have any neighbors, yet we were in a neighborhood. We loved the views (wow!) and the gated yard for our toddler was perfect. She loved the hot wheels car and the dvds. The beds were comfortable and the home was really well-stocked in the linens and kitchen department.

Thanks Lynn and Scott, we'll be back. - Gay and Tom Sheegay, Boise

'Cute, Nice Views' October 2011

We loved this cottage! Just girls for this trip and it was a perfect location. Had fun playing board games, sitting on the patio watching the sunset and bbq'ing. They have a good collection of DVDs. It was close to downtown (loved the shopping) and even though we didn't go to the beach on this trip we noticed they have a boogie board and other beach stuff. We've already planned a repeat girls' weekend for July 2012! Thanks Robinsons, neat place. - Cindy, Jennifer, Megan and Bryce

Keywords: Vacation home, vacation rental, santa barbara vacation rentals, vaction rental for kids, santa barbara vacation homes, santa barbara vacation home, clean, quiet, private, charming, mountain and ocean views, hot tub, wireless, ping pong, gated yard, view, close to downtown, close to the beach, walk to shopping

Property Type

  • House
  • 930 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Children Welcome:

                Fenced yard off kitchen and living room provides excellent view of child's play. Stroller, pack 'n play crib, high chair and toys provided....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Once in a while a pet is allowed. Please inquire....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking allowed 20 feet from rental property...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 2-17

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1) with memory foam toppers. One twin foam floor bed, one twin air mattress, one pack n' play crib. (four additional bedrooms located at home next door - separate address)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Normal items as well as muffin tins, pizza stone, margarita glasses, blender, toaster oven, coffee maker, bean grinder, electric mixer, garlic press, loaf pan. ...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Catering available from Valerie's Meals delivered daily or weekly. ...moreless

              • Dining:

                indoor seating for five, outdoor seating for six...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Staples (oil, condiments, etc.)...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Child's Highchair
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 5 people


              • Parking Off Street:

                Dedicated parking for this home offers space for two small cars or one large car. Additional parking on street adjacent to home....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                300 thread count, fine linens and comforters, foam and feather pillows...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Stackable washer and dryer perfect for small loads....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Electric fireplace in living room...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Gas dryer and air drying rack...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Ping Pong Table


                  • Video Library:

                    Numerous current movie titles to choose from. Additional choices available by request....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    46 channels, 32' flat screen ...moreless

                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • Toys


                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Bubbly, soothing hot tub seats up to five (if you're very friendly ;-0), comfortably seats three...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Enclosed patio is perfect for little ones....moreless


                      • Adventure
                      • Family
                      • Romantic

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Views from every room in the house except bathroom and laundry room....moreless

                      • Ocean View:

                        Partial views from bedroom and side of front yard...moreless


                      • Restaurants
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Tennis
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Rafting
                      • Surfing
                      • Hunting
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Racquetball
                      • Fishing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Zoo
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sailing
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Boating
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Golf
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Parasailing


                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 19 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jun 12 - Sep 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $299 $325
                      Fri, Sat

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Oct 1 - Dec 20, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $189 $239
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $199 $239
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,493 $5,595
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • cleaning $150 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 12%


                      Two night stays only permitted mid-week or where a hole in the calendar permits.

                      Rates valid for party of 4, add'l guests add $15/person/night.

                      Summer: three night minimum unless a hole in the calendar is two or three nights.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Santa Barbara Airport
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Mesa Lane
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Cliff Room
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Municipal Course
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Mesa Cafe, Tapas, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Chinese

                      20 minute walk to Thousand Steps Beach

                      25 minute walk to Hendry's and Arroyo Burro Beach

                      15 minute walk to Mesa Village for dining, grocery, organic produce, Lazy Acres, drug store and more

                      25 minute walk to Downtown Santa Barbara (along Carrillo Blvd)


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: Your hosts have been offering two vacation homes for nine years and love meeting guests and helping them create a comfortable and memorable stay. We love what we do and take great pride in providing a clean, comfortable and well maintained place that will accentuate and improve time away from home.

                      Why the Owner Chose The Mesa (Beach Area):
                      We chose all of our homes because of their neighborhood locations, proximity to downtown and the beach and amazing views.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Our favorite spot at this particular home is the patio where birds sing, the sun sets and an evening dinner at the patio table is easy with the kitchen close by. It's a relaxing location and when we can get in (very ifew openings these days) we thoroughly enjoy our stay.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Peak at Ocean from Front Yard

                        Peak at Ocean from Front Yard

                      • Sunny Kitchen

                        Sunny Kitchen

                      • Full bath with shower, tub, hair dryer and lots of large towels

                        Full bath with shower, tub, hair dryer and lots of large towels

                      • Back yard with hot tub, ping pong, ocean view.

                        Back yard with hot tub, ping pong, ocean view.

                      • Mountain View

                        Mountain View

                      • View from Mediterranean four bedroom home to charming two bedroom home.

                        View from Mediterranean four bedroom home to charming two bedroom home.

                      • 20 minute walk to Shoreline Park and Leadbetter Beach.

                        20 minute walk to Shoreline Park and Leadbetter Beach.

                      • Kitchen With Cook Stop, Stove, Microwave, Toaster Oven and Blender

                        Kitchen With Cook Stop, Stove, Microwave, Toaster Oven and Blender

                      • Patio with seating for 6, fire pit, BBQ and gated yard

                        Patio with seating for 6, fire pit, BBQ and gated yard

                      • Private Hot Tub In Cozy Corner of Yard; Seats 4

                        Private Hot Tub In Cozy Corner of Yard; Seats 4

                      • Twin foam floor bed good for guests 5' 3' or smaller

                        Twin foam floor bed good for guests 5' 3' or smaller

                      VRBO #46290

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                      This listing was first published here in 2004.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

                      $189 - $325 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 17

                      View calendar: Updated 07/31/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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