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Private Paradise with amazing views, 15 minutes from downtown SB and UCSB

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A luxurious and private retreat with an open floor plan for families & friends

A serene and secluded horse ranch on the legendary Gaviota Coast of Santa Barbara, CA. With its lush grounds, and Hawaiian flare, this private, yet luxurious property is behind 2 gates, and has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Barbara mountains. The parcel was originally part of the historic Rancho Dos Pueblos, yet it is only 11 miles from the Santa Barbara airport, and 14 miles from downtown Santa Barbara. The Bacara Resort and Sandpiper Golf course are only 1 exit south, and Solvang is a 20 minute drive to the North along the coast. This modern masterpiece home offers the ultimate in comfort, with high quality linens and beds, and 2 indoor jacuzzis. The open concept floor plan has 2 master suites, with a 3rd bedroom/bathroom that can sleep a total of 6 guests, or 3 couples. Additionally, there is a fold out queen bed that can comfortably sleep another 2, and an attic loft that can sleep an additional 3 guests if necessary. There are large IPE decks surrounding the house, with an outdoor barbecue and natural waterfall to enjoy the outdoors. There's also a covered stable that can house horses for that next local polo match. Celebrate your family wedding, college graduation, or special occasion in style and comfort, while taking pleasure in the gorgeous views and natural habitat that surrounds you.

Naples Ranch
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Naples Ranch

We live in Southern California and have 3 grown children. We eventually want to retire to Naples.

We've been married for 24 years, and hope to eventually have more time to travel and enjoy the outdoors together.

Naples Ranch purchased this house in 2016

Why Naples Ranch chose Goleta

We graduated from University of California at Santa Barbara in the 1980's, and have wanted to retire here ever since. We found the remote ranch property by chance, and fell in love with it immediately. It's beautiful, modern, spacious, and has the most amazing views of the ocean and mountains. There is no other property like it in all of Santa Barbara, so we hope to retire there someday, but also share the natural and beautiful serene setting with other travelers.

What makes this house unique

The property is situated in between 2 private ranches, so there is always a view of grazing cows on the hills surrounding the ranch. The house overlooks a lake, which makes you feel like you are on a boat, watching the sun glisten across the water every afternoon. There are many outdoor spaces to enjoy the surroundings, including a hiking trail to see the 180 degree ocean view, and a waterfall that trickles through the lush Hawaiian gardens. It is so relaxing that you immediately feel both your stress level and blood pressure drop.


Goleta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Attic loft with 3 additional XL Twin beds, for extra $100
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Private Paradise with amazing views, 15 minutes from downtown SB and UCSB
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our son was getting married at the Orchid Farm this weekend above Goleta. We needed somewhere for our relatives to stay because they were doing the BBQing for the wedding. They, totally thought it was unbelievable! Beautiful setting, flowers blooming, and just perfect for what we were looking for. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!! Pat and Suzie O'Toole

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain View, California

Beautiful Property, Relaxing Stay, Spacious

  • 5 of 5

Property was absolutely stunning - pictures do not do it justice. Amazing kitchen supplies and everything you could ever need was provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do the home justice, it is truly one of a kind! Andrea was an incredible host, she is extremely detail oriented and welcoming. I'd stay at Naples Ranch again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This is a truly spectacular and very special property on all fronts. I will be yet another guest who says the pics, which are GREAT, don't capture all this lovely property has to offer. The property itself is huge, with a hiking trail around the lake, and lots of lovely little pathways. The location is totally private (as well as gated) and although you are "away from it all," you are actually close to everything. Freeway access is close so you can be in town within minutes.

The home is perfection with 360 degree views of the ocean and lake. The design is flawless and everything is modern & impeccably maintained - this home was clearly well planned down to the smallest details and the owners skimped on NOTHING. We took the advice from other reviewers and brought in food to cook-- each couple taking one night. The kitchen is a foodie's dream with top end appliances and cookware (Calphalon), tons of space to spread out, two sinks and EVERYTHING you need to cook a spectacular meal, including panty basics like olive oil, spices, condiments, etc. We particularly loved the beautiful serve-ware which made food presentation amazing. And we loved having our Nespresso in the morning out on the patio.

Andrea, the homeowner, was so welcoming and totally responsive to questions. We were greeted with a beautiful bouquet of red roses, such a nice touch. She has clearly put her heart into this property and is so generous to share it. There were so many little touches-- games, movies, cozy blankets, super comfortable beds and linens- we lacked for nothing.

We feel so fortunate to have stayed at Naples Ranch. We will DEFINITELY want to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded home

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home for our short family getaway. The views from this house are beautiful and the home itself is an architectural wonder! Just as the other reviewers stated, the photos do not do this place enough justice. You feel completely secluded with only the gorgeous surrounding nature in view. With 360 degree views of the ocean to the mountains opposite you'll feel like you're in a perfectly enveloped glass bubble. Our host Andrea was amazing and very responsive throughout our stay. They were very accommodating of our requests and even set up a crib for our baby. Our family had a wonderful time using the kitchen and backyard grill. We only wished there was a pool or hot tub! I cannot recommend this place enough! Thank you Andrea!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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360 degrees of view: ocean, lake and mountains. Beautiful and natural.

  • 5 of 5

The Architecture is well thought out. Many design details. It has a waterfall which is a beautiful place to enjoy a cocktail or meditate. I loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Bacara Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
El Capitan Beach, Bacara Resort, and Goleta Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Additional Guest Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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