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Perfect Family Getaway!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Relax and enjoy ocean and harbor views from this beautifully landscaped California cottage style home situated on a very quiet double lot (half acre) on Santa Barbara's famous 'Riviera'. This warm and family-friendly four - five bedroom three bath home offers the luxury of a fine hotel and all the comforts of a home. Just one an one half miles from East Beach and State Street you are moments away from both the ocean and the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. (You are also moments away from the world famous Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, the Natural History Museum, the Art Museum, the Botanical Gardens, and the beautifully restored Grenada Theater and the Santa Barbara County Bowl.)

The beautifully decorated living room boasts hardwood floors, an Italian marble fireplace (with all the firewood you will need) and a baby grand piano. The living room opens up to a casual dining room that easily accommodates eight for dinner. Both of these rooms offer a beautiful ocean view. The separate TV/entertainment room is great for the kids with large 52' High Definition Samsung flat screen TV, Blue Ray DVD, multiple CD player, VHS, and surround sound - it's also at the opposite end of the house so Mom and Dad can enjoy the Master Bedroom which has its own top of the line entertainment center.

There are hardwood, travertine and tile floors throughout keeping the home cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. The large bay windows and four sets of French doors provide plenty of natural interior light. The bathrooms and laundry room have recently been beautifully remodeled and upgraded.

In the backyard you can enjoy the large salt water pool (20 feet x 40 feet) and eight person Jacuzzi surrounded by beautiful flagstone. The pool comes with a fully retractable cover which keeps the pool safe, warm and clean. There is also a full size trampoline (with a safety net) and a basketball net for the more active. The back yard deck and patio area is surrounded by attractive planters and is perfect for summer meals with friends and family; the deck table sits eight comfortably. Grill or sear (think ahi tuna!) on the 52 inch Vintage gas barbecue grill or cook in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen which boasts top line appliances (Viking, Thermador, etc.). Enjoy your meal watching the sailboats cruise in and out of the harbor with the spectacular Santa Barbara Channel Islands as a backdrop.

The front yard has a covered brick patio with a his and hers rocking chairs opening to a large lawn which can easily accommodate a full Croquet field (we have had many a wicked tournament here!). The lemon, lime, persimon, mandarin, cherry guava and orange trees provide additional ambiance and tranquility to this charming property.

There is enough parking for three cars in the driveway and plenty of additional parking is available 24 hours on the streets both in front and behind the property.

We love our home and have made every effort to make it as warm and inviting as we possibly can. We have entertained many family and friends in the twenty-two years we have lived here and are always striving to improve each experience. We believe our home is an ideal get away for a family or group of close friends who seek the true 'Santa Barbara Experience'. NO ONLINE BOOKINGS WILL BE ACCEPTED OR HONORED UNTIL OWNER HAS BEEN ABLE TO COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THE TRAVELER AND HAS EXPLICITLY AGREED TO ALL DATES AND RENTAL COSTS. NO EXCEPTIONS .

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chris haskell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About chris haskell

I am a dual-national (French/American). My five children were born in SB and have lived here their entire lives. I am a practicing attorney and enjoy traveling. When in town I surf, play tennis, hike, mountain bike-- and swim in our pool. I also enjoy going out to movies, concerts and trying out new local restaurants.

chris haskell purchased this house in 1988

Why chris haskell chose Santa Barbara

I purchased this beautiful home in August 1988. I fell in love with it immediately, and never had any desire to sell or live anywhere else.

What makes this house unique

Swimming early in the morning, hot tubbing after a long day at work, and sharing a meal with friends and family on the rear deck, while listening to all the birds and watching the sailboats.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
santa barbara
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
montecito country club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
santa barbara train station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
East beach
Car: recommended

you are 30 minutes from some of the best wine tasting in Santa Barbara County-- and 5 minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in California!


Eastside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 1 bath tub, 3 showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) There is an additional queen bed available which can be installed in either the Master bedroom or bunk room., Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) available through a local rental company, Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect Family Getaway!
average rating of 4.893617 based on 47 reviews

Almost 5 star

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for one month with my sister and brother in law joining us for 2 weeks.

House was large and spacious with an airy but cosy feeling. Pool and hot tub area was really lovely! We would have enjoyed a couple more chaise loungers, there were only 2. Gardens were lovely and I regretted not being there to see buds turn into blooms in April.

Kitchen had everything one needed. Gas cooktop was a dream to use, as was the outdoor cooking area complete with beautiful barbecue and outdoor fridge and sink.

Beds were comfortable in the two bedrooms we used ( king and Queen) but certainly new linens are over due.

Some of our evenings were cold and the crackling fireplace added to the ambiance, as did the excellent California Cabernet.

Chris' love for his house was evident and he was very responsive to any concerns or questions we had which was very much appreciated.He ensured the house was looked after but gave us the freedom to enjoy the property as if it was ours for the month.

This house could easily be a 5 star with a little freshening up. We certainly would not hesitate to return again!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a fun getaway 👍🏼

  • 5 of 5

My family had such a great time, we thought we were going to spend most of our time in nearby downtown Santa Barbara, 7 minutes away, but ended up hanging out at the pool and jacuzzi, having multiple barbecues and just having fun!! I look forward to returning as soon as possibly!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for family get together

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and were met by the owner, who welcomed us and gave us his contact information. The pool was heated and the spa was so warm and delightful. We enjoyed the separate outdoor area in front of the home for two small children and two small dogs. No worries about the pool for either. The home was perfect for out family. We would love to return for another reunion. Loved the huge outdoor grill.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for family and fun in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just finished up a month in this really functional vacation home. We were there with our four kids ranging from 9-18 years old and the house is designed perfectly for everyone to have their own space but still hang out together. It is a very private yard and the pool/hot tub/grill setup in the back is wonderful. The view from the outdoor patio is of the ocean and very nice as well. Everything works easily in the house. The location is close to downtown Santa Barbara, Montecito, mountains and the beach.Chris was very responsive throughout the process from booking to while we were there to returning the deposit. We highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We were nothing but thankful about the time we spent in this home. Everyone in our family loved this house; it's the kind of place you'd want to live. In fact, in all the places I've been over the years, I think I felt the most "at home" here. It's a great balance between beautiful and comfortable.

The set up is great, with the bedrooms far from the (perfect family) kitchen and entertainment center, so people can rest or hang out as they please. The kids loved their rooms and we all slept well in the downy beds. I loved the book selection and piano, too. I think it's the first time I've played while looking out over the ocean.

Staying here definitely made our trip. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara

Incredible property, functional design, epic views

  • 5 of 5

This property is THE place you want to stay when you vacation in Santa Barbara. First of all, the property is beautiful and well-maintained. The house is super-nice but not overly opulent. The views are stunning-waking up and seeing the sunrises in the morning and sunsets at night were worth it alone. Spa, pool, and fireplae are beautiful amenities. Also, it's close to the beach, downtown, the zoo, the wharf, Montecito, and everything else fun in the area. The property is also great for a family or a group because of it's gated front and back yards, separate TV room, and plenty of bunks, and a separate girls room. We had our extended family with multiple small children, and everyone had their space but also had a large living area to join together for Christmas fun. There's really no drawbacks for this vacation rental, so reserve it as soon as you can!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000


50% down within one week of booking, final payment 61 days before arrival. Personal checks, cashier's checks or wired funds. We do not accept credit cards or paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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