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Andalucian Style Santa Barbara Riviera Living Ocean and City View Home

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Taste the experience of living like a Santa Barbara local.


Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lower Riviera house description

Our Andalusian style home was designed and built with local culture and relaxation in mind. The indoor flooring is dark wood plank floors and stone. The countertops are various marbles in beige and gold tones. The master bedroom is downstairs. The size is double the size of regular bedrooms having a King bed on one half and a lounge area on the other half. Down the hall is a master bath with 2 vanities of polished marble and polished nickel trims. There is a body spray shower and jacuzzi tub.

Upstairs are 2 additional bedrooms:
The Garden Room is a queen bed cashmere tempurpedic mattress. There are 2 large windows opening up to the backyard garden view and a door to a private patio.
The Pacific Room is a twin bed cashmere tempurpedic mattress. There are double doors opening to a private patio of downtown Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. There is space on the floor in this room for an Aero-Bed, if this is to be the kid's room.
These 2 rooms each have their own closet, toilet, and vanity sink. They share one shower.

Enter the front door and go downstairs to the master suite/floor or go upstairs to enter the sitting room with indoor and outdoor lounging. There are double doors to the balcony and seating all around to view the sunrises and sunsets over the city of Santa Barbara and the Pacific ocean.

The center of the house is the TV room/family room. It is an open area concept that flows to the kitchen, dining room, and rear yard.

The gourmet kitchen is filled with stainless steel appliances and many cooking tools.

The rear yard is surrounded by stucco walls with a fireplace and lounging area just outside the dining room. There is a kitchen garden on the left side (when in season) and Viking Bar-B-Que set up on the right side. A gentle urn fountain creates a relaxing rear yard experience.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Children Welcome:

                Not baby-proofed. Watch for stairs and balconies...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

              • Garden view: 1 queen

                Cashmere Tempurpedic Mattress...moreless

              • Pacific Ocean view: 1 twin/ single

                Can place Aero bed on floor in this room...moreless

              • Master bedroom and lounge: 1 king

                Luxury Comfort mattress and couch lounging area...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                2 vanities...moreless

              • Upstairs guest rooms Jack n' Jill: toilet, shower

                2 toilets, 2 vanities, one shower...moreless

              • Guest Powder room: toilet

                Upstairs ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                The dining room is next to the outdoor lounging room....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances...moreless

              • Oven:

                Convection, Roast, Bake...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                White dishes...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                At the Santa Barbara Tennis Club.

              • Fireplace:

                Indoors in the front room and Outdoors in the rear yard lounge area...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Fireplace and opens to outdoor covered balcony...moreless

              • Parking:

                1 car or 2 small cars in driveway...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • We have a directory of local services we can email you in advance of your trip....moreless


                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Ping Pong Table


                      • Internet

                      Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        The Santa Barbara Tennis Club has an outdoor family jacuzzi. The ladies locker room has a women over 16 only private jacuzzi. The men's locker room is under construction from March through June. ...moreless

                      • Communal Pool:

                        At Santa Barbara Tennis Club $15 per adult guest per day charge....moreless

                      • Heated Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Tennis:

                        At the Santa Barbara Tennis Club $15 per adult guest per day....moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        2 upstairs balconies facing downtown Santa Barbara and Pacific Ocean...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        At the house and at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club (Cash only)....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Small rose garden metal gazebo...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Rear and front yards...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden


                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget
                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Spa
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                          • Ocean View:

                            View the Pacific ocean and downtown Santa Barbara from outdoor balconies and indoors through the south facing windows...moreless


                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Surfing
                          • Cycling
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Hiking
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Fishing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Shelling
                          • Churches
                          • Library
                          • Marina
                          • Playground
                          • Synagogues
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Zoo
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Boating
                          • Antiquing
                          • Basketball Court


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Sep 1 - Mar 20, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • cleaning $130
                          • Property Damage Protection $89
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Tax Rate 12%


                          The Santa Barbara Tennis Club membership is extended to our VRBO house guests for $15 per day. Please pay them directly on your visits. They are open 8am to 9pm.

                          Cancellation policy:

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

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                          Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                          • Old Mission Santa Barbara

                            "Explore the world famous Santa Barbara Old Mission."

                          • Stearns Wharf

                            "Relax by enjoying a meal outdoors on the patio of the Harbor Restaurant, then walk around t..."

                          • Santa Barbara Zoo

                            "The Santa Barbara Zoo, located near the beach area, has a wide selection of animals and beau..."

                          • The Palace Grill

                            "Great cajun food. The Palace Grill is popular with the locals as well as the tourists."

                          • Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

                            "Pick up some fresh local fish to grill at the house."

                          • State Street Shopping & Dining

                            "Local architecture in an outdoor experience. A great place to spend part of the day wanderin..."

                          • Brophy Brothers

                            "Located right in the Marina. This is a local's favorite because of the casual environment an..."

                          • Arigato Sushi

                            "Arigato Sushi is located on the busy State Street. There are many sushi roll combinations to..."

                          • Santa Barbara County Courthouse

                            "Spend an hour walking inside and outside of the Santa Barbara Courthouse."

                          • Los Agaves Restaurant

                            "Los Agaves Restaurant is a 3 minute drive from the house. The food is fresh and delcious! Th..."

                          • The Natural Cafe

                            "The Natural Cafe is located on the busy State Street. Walk around downtown and enjoy a "heal..."

                          • Boathouse at Hendry's Beach

                            "Enjoy a meal right on the beach....and stay for awhile to enjoy the sand and surf."

                          • Santa Barbara Winery

                            "Located in the newly developed Funk Zone; just 1 block from the beach. After you enjoy some ..."

                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Santa Barbara Airport
                          2.5 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Santa Barbara Amtrak
                          1.5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          1.5 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Santa Barbara Beach
                          1.2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Pickle Room
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Santa Barbara Golf Club Public Course
                          0.33 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          The Shop

                          Car: Recommended

                          Our home is on a quiet street, close to downtown Santa Barbara. Located just 1 mile from the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara; You can drive downtown within 5 minutes or walk within 30 minutes. There are downtown shuttle buses to catch to drive you and your family around the Santa Barbara downtown and harbor attractions.

                          Watch the colorful sun rise and sun set over the city from our house or go to the beach.

                          Shop at the Farmer's Markets; Enjoy lunch al fresco at various ethnic restaurants; Finish your day at a wine bar or in the funk zone at the newly re-developed urban wine trail near the beach area; Pick up some gourmet sandwiches and pack them for a picnic hike in the nearby foothills of shaded canopies and creeks; Stroll around the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens; Visit the historical buildings in the area.

                          Authentic mexican restaurants are on the Milpas Street about 3 minutes from the house. The best Chinese take-away restaurant in town is just at the bottom of the Riviera hill about 2 minutes away.

                          The Harbor area has restaurants, shopping, boating and kayaking rentals or just enjoying boat watching.

                          Santa Barbara has 2 venues for live entertainment and both the Lobero Theatre and the Granada Theatre were recently renovated.

                          There are 3 large stadium seating movie theatres downtown.

                          Our Santa Barbara Tennis Club membership (gym, heated pool, jacuzzi, tennis, ping-pong, basketball, outdoor BBQ, outdoor cafe dining is extended to our guests.

                          Please let me know what you enjoy to do and I will refer the coffee bars, sandwich shops, restaurants, take away restaurants, places to see, tours, etc.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: I Love to cook! Most of our food is purchased at the many Farmer's Market venues in Santa Barbara. We have a kitchen garden when the weather allows to supplement my weekly shopping.

                          Why the Owner Chose Lower Riviera:
                          This property is close and far from downtown Santa Barbara. It is close enough to walk around the charming neighborhood and down into town. It is far enough away that you and your family can relax on our balconies or cozy yard spaces and feel relaxed.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The home is old and new designed with Moorish/Spanish influences that are historic to the city of Santa Barbara: White Plaster, terra cotta roofs, outdoor balconies, gentle water fountains are outside. Tea-stained plaster walls, arch openings, wood plank floors, artisan moroccan tile, hand-forged wrought iron, and comfortable soft furniture are on the inside. Our home was completely rebuilt and added on to in 2007. The charm of the old architecture is blended into modern conveniences. In addition, white lights light up the outside at night to add some additional ambiance.

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

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                          • Taste the experience of living like a Santa Barbara local.

                            Taste the experience of living like a Santa Barbara local.

                          VRBO #556110

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                          This listing was first published here in 2014.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, April 05, 2014

                          $495 per night (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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