Beach, Huge Yard, Roses, Oaks, Garden, Wildlife Pets Ok
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Special offer: WINTER SPECIAL $100 OFF THRU JAN 31 Details
The Mesa (Beach Area) house description
Special property on land with a backyard of an acre of lawn, oak trees, an arboretum, 33 specimen roses, fruit trees, with expansive views from the large balcony overlooking your park like yard. Great for dogs, kids, and kids at heart.
There is a Zipline, tree swings, a Tarzan rope, cross train rope to climb, hammock, tetherball, croquette --- and a lawn as big as a football field. It's a huge play land.
The rental is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with a wood burning fireplace, wood provided, all newly done with new carpet, drapes, furniture, bedding, and floors. There are luxurious hotel linens and towels for ultra comfort during your stay. HD TV's with DVD's in every room, high speed internet, Cable TV with HBO throughout.
Full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and new appliances. All contraptions for cooking and serving!
This is an artist's house with original French impressionist oil paintings throughout. The scenes in the paintings are landscapes from around Santa Barbara county.
The location is 2 minutes by car to Hendry's Beach, an amazing expansive sandy beach framed by beautiful cliffs. A Dog beach is on the left side, Boathouse restaurant and miles of beach to walk on the right. 5 mins to downtown State Street, the Pier & Harbor.
The house is extremely private. No neighbors can see in. The house is built into a hill so it's naturally quiet. The lawn alone is about one acre and is bordered by 27 acres of wild land. It is mainly fenced. The top deck has a gate to contain your dog for your stay in the house. This rental is above the yard and overlooks it for a breathtaking view. There is a stone staircase to take you on a garden walk down to the yard, the zipline, rope swings, and relaxing time in the hammock.
The specimen trees are amazing! Pick fruit for you stay: apples, plums, avocados, oranges, lemons, peaches, loquats.
There is a specimen rose garden of 33 never to be bred again roses saved from a historic garden. Enjoy their beauty and cut them for your stay to fragrance your property.
For larger groups, there is a second unit below (the entire structure is built into a hillside. The second unit is VRBO 412410, and is a 2 bed/1 bath. The yard is shared with the unit below. The yard is as big as a park, so there is plenty of room. The entry to each unit is completely separated, private, and you may not see the other party except maybe on the driveway, which is shared, or in the play land yard, that's as big as a park.
For a group, you can rent both units based on availabity and a passage to open both up to one another will be made available.
For stays of 1 week or more, a housekeeper will come one of the days to clean and do wash and fold personal laundry, all included in the price.
The management of the unit is done by a good owner/manager with a 5 star rating for the lower unit and a 4 star rating for this unit (recently became a rental).
Maximum occupancy for unit --- 8 people.
No students with wild parties. This is a special property for peaceful stays for romance, families, kids, puppies, reunions, but absolutely not a 'party' house.
Use of tree swings, ropes, hammock, zip line, all at your own risk, so parents tell your kids to be careful, and please supervise! It's a lot of fun for all, but be careful!
No events. No weddings or parties, forfeiture of deposit will result, or other claims may be made.
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. All electric is like a normal house, there is a fireplace not secured for kids, the deck outside was built before child safety codes, so openings in the fencing is larger than 4 inches apart.
NON SMOKING UNIT IN THE INSIDE, FEEL FREE TO SMOKE ON THE BALCONY AND OUTSIDE.
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Master bedroom: King sized super comfy bed. 50 inch HD TV w/DVD is mounted on the opposite wall. The view from the bed is of the corridor of trees, palm trees, pine trees, oak trees. It's magnificent. Mirrored wardrobe doors and a bureau for clothes complete the room. Queen bedroom:---- ocean room Soft sea tones compliment this room, an orange tree with wisteria and jasmine view, HD TV w/DVD. Queen bedroom: ----- lavender room Landscapes and accents of lavender for a relaxing romantic bedroom. 2 roll away beds are in the closet for 2 extra sleepers if needed....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable:
Lawn / Garden:
The most amazing lawn and garden! Lawn is about 1 acre! Shady arboreteum, specimen trees: Oaks, fruit, apple, plum, orange, lemon, birch, sycamore, loquat, avocado... Pick what you like! Roses!...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Gambling Casinos
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- This house is located 1/2 mile to the Beach, 5 minutes to downtown, 5 minutes to the Mission, 1 mile from the 101 Freeway, 8 minutes to Montecito, 10 minutes to the Airport, 5 minutes to the Pier and Harbor. It's just North of the Stearns Wharf by a few exits. It's a super convenient location. Must See's: Hendry's Beach -- right down the road Santa Barbara Mission, State Street for Shopping and nightlife, the Courthouse, Stearns Wharf, SB Harbor, SB Zoo, and SB Botanical Gardens. FOR DOG LOVERS: Hendry's Beach (2 mins) has a dog beach on the left side that goes on for miles! Also, there is a Dog Park -- 'The Wilcox Property' AKA 'Douglas Preserve' where dogs can run along unleashed on a beautiful cliff property with Eucalyptus trees over looking the Ocean. It's a big park....moreless
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Santa Barbara Visit (3 nights)
Santa Barbara Visit (3 nights)
Location was excellent, close to both the beach and 101 freeway. Size/space was fully adequate for our group of 5 adults & 2 small children. House desperately needs more maintenance/upkeep. BBQ is almost inoperable, one of the worst I have ever had to use. Screen doors and some window screens are broken/unworking. Umbrella at table on large deck is bloced by edge of roof, cannot be angled to keep out direct sun. Yard is spacious and comfortable but needs a picnic table and chairs. Sharing yard with the downstairs tenants was OK but not great (we had to ask them to clean up after the droppings left by their two dogs). Owner was VERY responsive and gracious in responding to my request about our problems with her refrigerator and in explaining about the absence of air conditioning.
- Guest PackerDave (Sonoma, CA)
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/06/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners.
Owner response: Dear David, Thank you for taking the time out to mention what needs attention. Besides myself, I have 2 people who help me with the property, so everything you mentioned is being addressed, fixed, or handled in some way. It's unfortunate about the heatwave during your stay, that hardly happens here in SB, so air conditioning hasn't been an issue, so glad the fans helped. It is my intention to only get 5 star reviews, so I am on it! Thank you for staying.
Wonderful Family Stay!
Wonderful Family Stay!
We had a great time staying at this wonderful property. Rebecca (Property manager/ owner) ensured we felt very welcome, with a welcome bottle of wine. She left Popsicles for the kids to enjoy. The bedrooms have ample space for the family to spread out. Well kept and very homely! Will definitely be back for a longer stay.
- Guest Agarwals (San Jose, Ca, )
- Date of stay 07/18/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Dear Rajat, I'm so very happy for your enjoyment of your stay! I strive to provide the very best hospitality, most maintained property, and every creature comfort I can think of for guests, it's very important to me, so thank you so much for writing a kind review! Hope your next stay is even better ;) !
The home was perfect for our family, it was clean and comfortable and we felt very at home there. It was a great location for us. We rode our bikes to the beach and it was a short drive for some shopping on State St. The outside area was so large and absolutely lovely! The kids spent many hours playing out there and my husband took a nap on the hammock. It is very private and quiet. The patio overlooking the backyard is the perfect place to bbq and hang out in the evening or to watch the kids play. The owner has every imaginable kitchen utensil and appliance and we cooked in every night. There are plenty of wine glasses and plates and all the things we needed which was such a plus for us. The bedrooms are comfortable and stocked with extra blankets, books and games for the family. The owner is very attentive and thoughtful and I look forward to staying there again!
- Guest judith r.
- Date of stay 06/19/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Dear Judy, I'm so excited to see your glowing review! Thank you so much! I'm so very happy that you had a great experience here! You were my first guests, so I was so very nervous I could have missed some major things! Your feedback during your stay was so helpful! Thank you!
Special offer: WINTER SPECIAL $100 OFF THRU JAN 31
Dec 2013 - Jan 31, 2014: $100 dollars off a night, a huge savings. Amazing property and incredible value even at full price. This is the first winter on VRBO so I'm offering this special to show it off.
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Jan 2 - May 25, 2014
2 night min stay
May 26 - Sep 14, 2014
3 night min stay
Sep 15 - Dec 12, 2014
2 night min stay
- Cleaning Fee: $60 + tax
- Tax Rate 12%
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- Nearest Airport: SBA at 8 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak at 4 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 101 Freeway at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Municipal Golf Course at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I am an oil painting artist, a TV producer, and a You Tube Cooking host of the channel Rebecca Brand Recipes and Santa Barbara California - a tourist channel. I have managed another listing with a 5 star rating, so I'm very responsive and caring about my guest's stay. I went to UCLA, (MBA), and grew up in Northern California.
Why the Owner Chose The Mesa (Beach Area):
When I first saw this house I walked straight from the front door through the home as the breathtaking view drew me to the balcony. I was overwhelmed with emotion as I saw a park below (the huge lawn and trees!) that my children could play in. I had never seen, and still haven't seen a house central in Santa Barbara with an expansive yard like this property has.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is unique for it's large parcel of land, yet a moment from the beach. It's ultra private. I watch birds, hummingbirds, robins, little yellow canaries, fly through the garden every day when I'm there.
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Living Room with Fireplace
Master Bath, has shower (no tub)
Hall Bath, Tub/Shower combination
Upper Deck Seating Area with Barbeque
Dining Table on Patio overlooking yard. Seats 6 - 8
Stairway from lawn area to upper deck.
Rose Garden, 33 Specimen Roses
View of Lawn from Deck
Stone Stairway to lawn and gardens
View of house from lawn
Lawn area with Hammock in Foreground, tree swings in distance
Seashore Bedroom, 2nd Bedroom
Lavender Room, 3rd Bedroom
Deck with view -- it's very long
Lawn play area with hammock swing and rope swings in distance.
View of house from yard.
Hammock Swing, Tree Swing, Cross Train Rope in yard
Side Stairs overlooking Oak Grove area
View of Lawn from left stairway, in the distance the swings and hammock
Overview of deck seating area
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