Beautiful Refugio Canyon Hideaway, a Rural Location in Santa Barbara

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Front view of the Red House from Refugio Road...


Last updated: 11/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come stay in our vacation home away from home...A short drive north of Santa Barbara on Hwy 101, just up the canyon from Refugio State Beach and down the hill from President Reagan's Ranch.

This newly renovated home is spacious and has 2 nice size bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, right in the middle of mountains and two creeks on this 214 acre Ranch. It has a screened in porch for morning coffee or drinks at sunset...It also has a large kitchen and living room perfect for entertaining. This is a surfer and wine enthusiast paradise. Come and breathe the fresh air and drink the cool clear water from our own spring.

We have Limousine service that can pick you up from Los Angeles and other airports in Southern California and bring you straight to us.This Limousine service can also take you to other destinations, including the Santa Ynez Wine Country. For reservations please ask for Luigi's contact information
I also have a one bedroom cabin. Listing # www.vrbo/508816


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1475 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur


  • Events Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen


  • Master bedroom has new carpet and private bathroom. The house also has an extra small room that would be perfect for a babies crib or storage....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Hall bathroom...moreless

  • All new fixtures and tile in showers.

Other Amenities

  • We have a limousine Service or a driver for your personal car available upon request. For additional information and fee please contact me for Luigi's info....moreless


  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:

    There is a TV in the living room and each of the bedrooms...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    We are in a canyon surrounded by beautiful steep mountains...moreless

  • Rural:

    Very secluded but many nearby towns...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    The table is expandable so can seat up to at least 12 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a Dryer at the main house....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wild blue...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Just let the owner know....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is room in the yard for 2 cars and more on the street......moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone for local calls only. Calling card for long distance calls would be advisable. Long distance for nationwide calling available at ranch house....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washer on the property at the main house....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cups...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Just about anything you could need to cook a nice meal......moreless

  • Dishwasher


  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a patio in the front of the house. There is also a closed in back porch and a nice size screened in side porch. ...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas / New years
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2016
1 night min stay
Jun 10 - Jun 18, 2016
2 night min stay
Jun 19 - Sep 15, 2016
1 night min stay
$325 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2016
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$295 $335
Thu, Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 11/29/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sandpiper Gulf Course
28 Miles
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bacara Resort & Spa
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Refugio State Beach

Car: Necessary

Above there are several activities that are 15-35 minutes from my vacation rental to give you a better perspective what kind of activities are close even though a bit farther than 15 minutes.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1896

About the owner: I grew up here on this ranch with my 5 sisters and 2 brothers. I am granddaughter to Ramon Mateo Saralegui from Spain, who originally homesteaded this Ranch in 1886. He met my grandmother Dolores also from Spain, here in Santa Barbara and they were married.Together they had two children. My father Bernard and his sister Anne. My dad was a very hard working man. He met and married my mother Maxine in 1946. He was a Rancher and built the main Ranch house while working full time at the Gas Co. My mother Maxine was a homemaker and designer of the Ranch house that my dad built... As children we spent a lot of time outdoors, especially in the creek and at our Refugio Beach in the summertime...What fun! I currently live here in the Ranch house where we have had most of our family gatherings throughout the years. We have also had several weddings on the property so if you are interested in having a wedding here or some other small event please let me know. There are many beautiful sites to choose from that could potentially be perfect for you.

Why the Owner Chose Goleta:
I own this property because it was passed down to me. We have owned it since the 1800's and I have the honor of being the caretaker of this unique piece of heaven on earth...

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Not only do I love my home and this property because I grew up here and have so many memories but it's really the perfect location. If you want quiet relaxation it's as good as it gets. It's only a short distance to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. If you want to go horseback riding it's only 5 minutes away. In just 20-30 minutes South you can go to Goleta or Santa Barbara, where you can find any number of activities. You can also go North to the Santa Ynez Valley where there is a nice variety of eatery's and winery's to visit or see a movie...

Contact us

Speaks: english, italian



  • Front view of the Red House from Refugio Road...

    Front view of the Red House from Refugio Road...

  • Side yard

    Side yard

  • Livingroom


  • Dinning room

    Dinning room

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Hall Bathroom

    Hall Bathroom

  • Nearby Creek on Ranch

    Nearby Creek on Ranch

  • Reagan Ranch tour right up the hill from my house...Myself with family & friend.

    Reagan Ranch tour right up the hill from my house...Myself with family & friend.

  • Another Front View

    Another Front View

  • Living room view from Dinning room

    Living room view from Dinning room

  • Livingroom


  • Dinningroom


  • Kitchen


  • Screened in sun porch

    Screened in sun porch

  • Another view of Master Bedroom

    Another view of Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Shower hall bathroom

    Shower hall bathroom

  • View of Cachuma Lake from West Camino Cielo just up from our Ranch

    View of Cachuma Lake from West Camino Cielo just up from our Ranch

  • Refugio Road in the Spring in front of main house during a Family gathering...

    Refugio Road in the Spring in front of main house during a Family gathering...

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

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