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Luxury Vacation Retreat and Spa by the Ocean

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Casa das Palmas – Luxury Vacation Retreat and Spa by the Ocean.

As you approach this property, you know a special Santa Barbara Experience is about to begin. Set amid a lush palm grove with exotic and fragrant gardens, this expansive California Hacienda has a pool, spa and lighted tennis court.

An open central fireplace that warms both the living and family rooms, a fully outfitted gourmet kitchen, and large rooms with Cathedral ceilings and skylights throughout are just some of the features of this luxury home.

Just three blocks from the ocean in Santa Barbara’s Coastal Zone, you will breathe clean Pacific air, relax in year round moderate temperatures and witness stunning sunrises and sunsets.

Outdoor living is fun at Casa das Palmas with day beds, Brazilian wedding hammocks, and an outdoor eating area complete with gas fireplace. You can join friends on the newly refinished doubles tennis court, take shots on the basketball hoop, swim in the therapy pool or bathe in the spa.

The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream (and a private chef is available upon request). Twelve-foot cathedral ceilings and skylights create a feeling of total spaciousness. Granite counter tops have plenty of working space and twin sinks.

Pull up a stool for great family times at the large center island. Enjoy breakfast at the large breakfast nook overlooking the gardens and crystalline pool. Appliances include Sub –Zero fridge and freezer, 2 Decor broiler/ovens, Bosch dishwasher and ample cabinetry. French doors open up to an outdoor dining area with fireplace.

The master suite has its own fireplace, en suite bathroom and French doors that open onto lush fragrant gardens. A short pathway connects to the heated spa at night or an invigorating swim in the morning. Pastel blues and greens promote peace and wellbeing in the open and spacious master suite.

The living room is lovely with front and back French doors, a faux stone fireplace and fully stocked honor wet bar. With its 13 foot pitched beam ceiling and no two walls parallel, the acoustics are outstanding. The living room quickly converts to a large open area great for yoga, dance, or gaming area.

Casa das Palmas is filled with interesting furniture, artifacts and books from South America and South East Asia. The property is located walking distance to the famous Hendry’s beach (a local's favorite with a nice restaurant), the Douglas Family Preserve, and it is next door to the elite estates of Hope Ranch. Casa das Palmas offers the perfect private sanctuary for you and yours to relax, enjoy and rejuvenate.

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More Details

Property Manager
Vivi de Macedo
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2016

Guestbook comments from the manager

Having made a last minute decision to have a beach family gathering I was realistically not keeping expectations high about finding a place to suit all my needs. This place was everything I could have wished for. The property was inviting from the moment we passed through the gates. The kitchen provided everything for the gathering spot, well equiped, spacious, lots of windows, plenty of seating to visit, couldn't of asked for more there. Beds were numerous [10 of us], and bedding very nice. The grounds provided lots of options for activity for everyone and the gardens were lovely. The neighborhood is a collection of older long established country dwellers with their fruit trees, gardens and animals. I know there was a horse next door but never did distinguish the other animal sounds and I was raised on a farm. The beach, my favorite part. 2 minutes drive down the hill. Would have walked but the road is narrow, curvy and there isn't enough room along the side to safely walk. At the beach there is ample parking, a restaurant that's always hopping,and the best part for me was the long beach where dogs are allowed off leash. That to me was the best part since my dog is a very important factor in my life. All in all a great trip. It was a lovely home and I felt fortunate to have the opportunity to hand my hat there for a week and enjoy Santa Barbara. The hammocks strung outside along the back patios are beckoning me......... Thank You for the stay. Susan and dog Teton
Mar 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury Vacation Retreat and Spa by the Ocean
average rating of 4.75 based on 56 reviews

The perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible family weekend at the house. Big family dinners, morning hottubs, hangs by the firepit and walks to the beach...what more could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving retreat for our extended family of 10

  • 5 of 5

Our family klan just returned from four very relaxing days spent at Casa Das Palmas and we are already hoping to return someday. As a previous reviewer noted, the place is even lovelier in person than in the photos; everything is tastefully decorated with treasures from Bali, the Indian subcontinent, the Mediterranean coast, and Meso-America (n.b., I should add that I was especially impressed with the "smaller" scale decorator touches as well, e.g., real wood doors, beautiful tiling in the Jack 'n Jill bathroom, fragrant flowers). Our 5 kids (ages 4-10) played football and soccer on the great expansive lawn, shot hoops on the basketball court, played tennis (even at night, on the lighted court), had ample places indoors and outdoors to hide (when playing hide-and-seek), and frolicked in the pool and jacuzzi to cool off. The adults enjoyed reading and lounging on their many luxurious and comfortable daybeds (indoor and outdoor), prepped our Thanksgiving feast in their gourmet kitchen, and jogged daily to the nearby beach and back. We loved how we could sit 11 people around their kitchen table and could make s'mores together in their cozy indoor fireplace (n.b., they also had two outdoor fireplaces that we might have used if warmer in the evenings). Everything was perfect and the icing on the cake was the wonderful hospitality of the owners - Vivi was a delight to work with (when corresponding about the rental agreement) and Chris (their property manager) was so gracious in welcoming us on our first day and providing a mini-tour of the house, hand-delivering a copy of the New York Times the following day when my father noted that his copy of the Los Angeles Times hadn't arrived, and returning on our final day to bid us adieu. If our travel plans allow for it, we will return!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Grace and all your family; Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa das Palmas. It was great to meet everyone and terrific to see the tennis court get a daily workout! Glad you where able to have the s'moors too!! See you next year!! Chris and Vivi
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La Mirada, CA

Pictures do not do the place justice! Great stay, great service!

  • 5 of 5

No other way to say it, this is a great place, hosted by great people. Came to Casa in early October to gather together some friends and a few family for a SB getaway, and the place was perfect. Much bigger than expected, very clean, and really just all that our group had hoped for. It's really ideal for a big family vacation, or just some friends trying to enjoy SB for a weekend in style. So many rooms, kitchen is big and fun, and swear there has to be a half dozen lounge areas throughout the house. My group had a great time cooking meals in the spacious kitchen, and playing games in the nearby dining room, easily able to accommodate our group of 10. Outside, it gets even better, pool and attached hot tub are awesome, and the nearby basketball and tennis court were so much fun for us (the courts have lights!). Oh, and did I mention that its about a 5 min walk to the beach? Because , YEAH, it's a 5 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH!

As for the hosts, couldn't ask for more really. The property manager is nearby, and responsive to all requests quickly. She gave us a great tour upon arrival, and was very helpful whenever needed. The owner was great as well. Unlike a lot of owners in SB I spoke to when setting up our stay, who sounded like they resented short-term renters by their negative tone and lack of courtesy (if you don't want renters, don't rent your place!), Vivi (the owner) is very hospitable and a joy to speak with. Unlike many, Vivi and Monica make you feel very welcome and on vacation, which is ultimately the goal!

This is an amazing place overall. If I had one request/suggestion for our gracious hosts, it would be to take some new or add more pictures to the listing that really show it off more! The current pictures don't capture just how great it is. :) As for other renters, please take care of the place, so these fantastic hosts will keep allowing guests, and so it is in one piece when I return! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alex, What can I say after your wonderful review! I have so much gratitude for guests like you. Thank you so much, you guys were great! What a beautiful family and your kids just adorable. Please come back again. Warm regards, Vivi
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Most beautiful house we have ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house this summer for 8 days and it was the perfect end to an amazing stay in the US. The house was beautiful, calm and cool, with a superbly equiped kitchen. The outside was stunning - something for everyone from the tennis (with night lights), to the pool to a choice of seating areas. We all LOVED it!. And Vivi and Monica are amazing hosts - so welcoming, helpful and responsive. Can't wait to return - thank you ladies!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gill, Thank you so much for your great review! You guys are really great, it was a pleasure meeting you too. Warm regards, Vivi
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Los Angeles

Amazing stay...

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house with a couple of families for a long weekend. It completely exceeded our expectations. There was a ton of space for the kids to run around. The property was beautiful. Everyone had so much fun and between the pool, basketball court, and tennis court we got plenty of exercise. Also the owner Vivi was incredibly sweet and made us feel welcomed. So many lasting memories. We are definitely coming back! Thanks again Vivi!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we appreciate guests like you. Looking forward to your return. Warm regards, Vivi
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Fairfax, CA

My friends and I had an amazing time at your incredible coastal Shangrila!

  • 5 of 5

We just had to let you know how wonderful your place is. The gardens! The tennis court! The pool! The proximity to the ocean! It was the total experience at Casa das Palmas, we love it, btw, the beds were very comfortable, we will be back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Campanil House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 6 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Jun 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Pet Fee $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Summer rate of $1375 a night for UCSB and Westmont College Graduation and major holidays or a $7200 a week.
Our refundable security deposit for 3 nights is $1,000 and for week long $1,500

my summer rate is for during major holidays, UCSB and Westmont graduation.

Manager'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.
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Campanil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), high chair, Sleep Sofa (2) Daybed double (1) and Daybed single (1) in the T.V room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We offer, maid services ,Babysitters services ,Massage Therapy ,private Chef or cook for a adicional charge. *Outdoor shower, *basketball hoop, *ping pong table, *fire pit . ATTENTION: Casa das Palmas is situated in a very quiet neighborhood and it is extremely important to preserve the peaceful environment around us and to keep a good relationship with the neighbors. Dinner parties are restricted to the houseguests only and no additional guests should be invited (occasional exceptions for a few additional guests can be made after consultation with the owners and depending of the circumstances). There cannot be any loud music past 10PM outside and only reduced noise up to 12:30 AM inside. Cars should not leave later than 12:00 AM Please also keep in mind that Casa das Palmas is often rented back to back and that it is impossible to deliver the house in prime condition to new arrivals after a large venue, with only 5 hours cleaning time between guests.

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