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Santa Barbara Coastal Utopia

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Nestled in the heart of sun-drenched Santa Barbara, our coastal utopia is perfect for all travelers. Our charming family-friendly home will offer you the comfort of a completely updated and professionally decorated setting with which to enjoy your stay. With a fully equipped chef's kitchen, unique micro climate, lush garden and green landscape, this home is ideal for entertaining. The home is located in a safe, quiet and peaceful cul-de-sac. You will be delighted by the views of the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains from every room in the house. Our private backyard with spa, gas grill and spacious sandstone patio will be ideal for your next vacation.

Located just a few minutes from downtown Santa Barbara with it's shopping, restaurants, historical sites, and charming atmosphere. Centrally located, UCSB and all beaches are within a 5-10 min drive.

Relax on the patio with a drink and your loved ones while watching the sun set.

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More Details

Jill Rearick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our vacation rental home is beautifully remodeled, freshly furnished and features gorgeous landscaping.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

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Santa Barbara Coastal Utopia
average rating of 4.6037736 based on 53 reviews

Too many ants and silverfish

  • 1 of 5

Immediately after arrival we contacted the owner about the problems with the ants and silverfish, but she refused to communicate even after half a dozen attempts to contact her by email, text, and voice message. Additionally, the dishwasher would not drain, leaving dirty water in the bottom of the dishwasher and the floors were in properly cleaned leaving us with black feet or socks. The house was not properly cleaned overall from the last guests, with used dental floss on the floor and dirty sheets. These are issues she could’ve remedied within the first day but her refusal to contact us led us to leave on day three, forfeiting an additional two night stay there and leading us to find other accommodations. Had she been willing to resolve this issue immediately to our satisfaction we would’ve remained in the home. Don’t choose this home over others just save a dime because you will regret it. We have filed a formal complaint with VRBO and our credit card company.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In response to your Review, you did NOT contact me upon your arrival with any of these complaints. The Cleaning Company that I have been using for the past seven years has always left the house immaculate; and all linens have always been clean, and ready for the arrival of Guests, and I have never had any complaints. I was unaware that the dishwasher was not working. Had you called me, I would have had someone there to have it repaired! As far as the ants are concerned, sometimes right before it rains, we have a few ants as does the neighborhood. As far as your leaving early, according to my documented message, it was your choice to leave early, because of the 101 Freeway possibly closing because of the rainstorm, NOT because of any of your complaints listed above!
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Terrific Experience for first time using VRBO!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at this Santa Barbara utopia! It was our first time renting something on VRBO but Jill was super great to work with, she was prompt with her replies and super friendly. The house itself was exactly what we were looking for for our family, nice three bedrooms with very comfortable beds and a great kitchen and lots of space in the backyard for our daughter to run around. Had a wonderful weekend thanks to Jill :)

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Choice

  • 5 of 5

This home is conveniently located close to the freeway, but is set back in quiet residential neighborhood. Which felt safe and homey to me. Grocery Store and CVS a mile away. Open floor plan ,good sized rooms ,comfortable, lots of windows. Big back yard with patio, BBQ and hot tub. Making for a very comfortable stay. We came for a family wedding, 3 adults and 2 children. This home was perfect or us. Several other family members who stayed in vacation homes near the beach complained their places were too small, lacked privacy and that the landlords were intrusive. Santa Barbara Coastal Utopia gave us a home away from home, peaceful, spacious; comfortable and private. Room for the kids to play and the adults to visit. Jill was exceptionally easy to deal with. I would absolutely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind Review Tamara! I hope we can do business again sometime!
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Great Santa Barbara Home!

  • 5 of 5

6 family members stayed in this home for the weekend while attending a wedding. It's in a very quiet neighborhood with easy access to the freeway and to the grocery store. Everyone found the beds comfortable in all 3 bedrooms. There was a blow up single mattress in the linen closet which we also made use of. The kitchen was really well stocked with spices, pots, pans, utensils, etc. Everything was very clean and there were great directions on how to use the TV, open the patio doors, etc. There's a wonderful patio with an outdoor grill and fridge. There's a hot tub and the backyard feels very private with a fence and lovely vegetation. I found the owner, Jill, very easy to work with. She responded to my questions and needs within a day. She allowed us to have a later checkout since we had a brunch to go to on checkout day. I took a walk around the neighborhood and found a cute little public trail through a "wilderness" area to walk through, and my son found a handy set of stairs, also from the neighborhood, straight to an In-and-Out Burger joint. I would absolutely stay here again and would highly recommend this home for anyone staying in the Santa Barbara area.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Girls' getaway

  • 5 of 5

We went for a long weekend birthday celebration for one of our good friends. This house is quiet, cool, and complete as far as the kitchen goes, we were able to cook, etc. It's not a fancy house, but it had everything we wished for.... it is consistent with the price of other Santa Barbara properties. Everything was clean and tidy. We played cards on the patio, and watched some movies.... as well as saw some of the sights of the city. I would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I felt cheated after staying at this home

  • 1 of 5

After arriving at this home, I quickly realized that it was not matching it's owners statements in its VRBO listing. Over the next 24 hours my observations only got worse and to the point of feeling CHEATED. Here are some of the issues:

1)The water filter at the sink and in the refrigerator did not work.

2) The bed in the guest room nearest the master is terrible.

3) There are ants in the master on the floor and crawling on the hanging towels in the bathroom.

4) there's peeling paint on the walls and ceiling in the master bath.

5) the master bath has rough patched unpainted holes in the master bath.

6) there's mold growing between the shower glass and cabinet in the master bath.

7) the floor mat in the master bath is stained with what looked like blood.

I contacted the owner with my concerns and asked for a credit, but have yet to hear back from her. I would never stay in this home again and this home does not meet VRBO's standards.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house was checked out by the Housekeeping Staff after you left, and they insisted that there were absolutely no ants in the Master Bathroom, or anywhere else in the house! The house is treated regularly by a pest control service. Regarding the water filter on the refrigerator, it had not been brought to my attention and it has been replaced. You should have contacted me right away and I would have taken care of it, but I did not hear from you while you were staying at the house.There is no water filter at the sink.The bed in the Guest bedroom was also checked out and it was absolutely fine. It is the same mattress that is on the other beds and all were purchased at the same time. We have had some repairs done and have not had a chance to have the bathroom repainted yet, because the house has been occupied. The rugs in the bathrooms have always been cleaned prior to guests arrival. Perhaps you soiled it! Well, you seem to be the only one disgruntled with my home as it has always a had a 4 or 5 star rating. Perhaps it was too expensive for you to rent my home, and that's why you want credit back. I do not make a habit of giving back the rental amount of money after staying at my home! My home most certainly does meet VRBO standards. Perhaps it just did not meet your standards!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Hendrys (Arroyo Burro)
Car: recommended

Chumash Casino, Santa Barbara County Wine Country, Santa Barbara Zoo, Golfing, Sailing, New Ice Skating Rink in Goleta as of Oct. 2015.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

***Holidays are subject to higher list pricing, please contact owner for details***
*** There is an additional tax of $2.00 per night per reservation that will be assessed in accordance with local law***
*** International credit cards will be charged a 5% convince fee.***

I accept Checks, Visa and MasterCard only. Final payment must be made no later than 14 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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