Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
All smoking must be outdoors but not on the street
Some exceptions can be made depending on breed
Please, only the guests staying on the property unless it is agreed to before the booking.
The local laws require no outdoor noise after 10pm on weekends 9pm on weekdays. Breaking this rule can result in fines and or loss of deposit.
The local laws require all cars must be parked, loaded and unloaded behind the gates of the property. Only 6 total cars will fit.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Christmas in Santa Barbara
We spent the week of Christmas at this wonderful property and had a fabulous time. The grounds are spectacular and the amenities are too many to list. The huge kitchen is well stocked with any appliance, pot , bowl or utensil you could possibly need so preparing meals couldn’t have been easier. The living room was incredibly cozy and had plenty of room to relax, read and watch TV. The master bedroom/bath is wonderful and we loved having the fireplace. The game room was a big hit with all the kids and the house is well stocked with all kinds of games. Unfortunately the weather was not ideal for most of our trip so we weren’t able to enjoy the pool and grounds as fully as we would have liked but the house has a fabulous outdoor entertaining space to enjoy. The koi pond gives the property a lovely, serene feeling and we enjoyed feeding the fish. The hosts were so easy to work with and quickly responded to any questions and needs that we had. Dani is the property manager and made sure all our requests were quickly met. She was so helpful whether it was answering questions or setting up activities. She is also an excellent chef. We had her prepare dinner for us the first evening we arrived and it was outstanding. Thanks so much for sharing your unique property with us. We thoroughly enjoy our stay!
Wonderful Work Retreat Location
We have a large group of 20 scientists in our laboratory at a SoCal university so this property was perfect for us! A few of the students brought sleeping bags and there was plenty of space to spread out. The pool was awesome! The kitchen was huge and well stocked including a Kitchen Aid and huge griddle on the stove which we put to good use. Cooking in assigned cook-teams was part of our weekend bonding and we had a lot of fun in the kitchen. I was also impressed with their huge TV that was PowerPoint presentation ready. We just plugged our laptops right in (everyone in our group carries their own laptop specific adapters, so whatever the TV had, it was a common plug that everyone could use). We had brought a screen & projector but didn't need them. The living room was very comfortable and spacious for 20 people to listen to science talks/lectures. We pretty much spent the weekend talking about science, cooking, eating and playing in the pool. The pool-table also got good use in the evenings. The on site manager, Dani, was incredible. Whenever I had a question I could text her and she responded almost immediately. She also came over to take a group picture at the Koi Pond. A few of us enjoyed feeding the Koi each morning. I highly recommend this property for a group work retreat. Once of the student's commented to me that it felt like an all inclusive resort.
This property and hosts were amazing and wonderful to work with. We will try and return another time!
Rundown Neighborhood with an Oasis???
VRBO should let renters use Google Earth to view neighborhoods, as we would never have rented this house if we knew the poor location! I wish I had been able to cancel and rebook something else, and I was ashamed to share the home with my family.
The home must have been nice at one time, but it's run down and dated. Cabinet knobs in the kitchen are falling off and the edges or the doors are worn and marred. The driveway is very difficult to navigate and it would be impossible to park 6 cars in the courtyard as touted in their advertisement.
The hostess was nice, but I will think twice before I rent from VRBO again!!!
I am sorry that your first experience on VRBO was not what you expected. I am sorry that our neighborhood is not filled with large estates like ours, although there are a few very near. The neighborhood is wonderful, safe and near many fun places. Your children or grandchildren were very complimentary so we were shocked to see your review.
It actually takes thousands of things to go right to make all of the wonderful stays we have had. We have had so many 30 day and longer stays and had the guests sad to leave and still referring friends and family to stay. I am glad you pointed out the loose knobs on the cabinets. We can tighten those quite easily. In fact we already have. We take any feedback from guests and implement it. That is how we ended up stocking our shelves with boardgames and buying card tables with game table felt so happy families could play games together. We try hard and care about everyone who stays. We are sorry you couldn't find a way to enjoy the property enough to mention anything good. We rejoice knowing the only real issue was some kitchen cabinet knobs. Thank you for staying.
Great place to relax
great open courtyard surrounded by ample living space and plush landscaping. close to town, airport, beaches. had a great time with the group. property manager was friendly and easy to reach
How do you describe paradise?
From my initial contact with house manager Dani , I had a good feeling.
We arrived to a beautiful home that was spacious and comfortable.
The kitchen is set up for entertaining , a beautiful dining room, French doors all around...
The pool area and koi gardens were so fabulous, we enjoyed every inch of the home.
Location is great from airport and @ 10 mins to the funk zone.
We were so happy there and can not wait to return.
Thanks for the hospitality and all the kindness.