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Large Family -friendly home w/ pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxury 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12).

This is a Tropical Paradise. Upon entering the feeling is spacious, bright, with high ceilings and light colors. First level has living room, with sitting room and t.v. across from the kitchen area. There is seating for six at the bar and a table with six chairs. Up the stairs are three bedrooms all about the same size. 12x12 aprox. and one bedroom has a bathroom with shower. There is also a bathroom with bathtub at the top of the stairs. Bedroom with bathroom overlooks the pool and backyard. The downstairs has a den with laundry room and two bedrooms both about 12x12. There is also a bathroom with a shower. Double doors lead to the outside. Pool table, ping pong table, dart board, grass area, and bocce ball court.

This house would be perfect for a couple of families together. So much to do in this house you will never want to leave!!

Keywords: Montecito, heated Pool, Jacuzzi, ping pong, bocce ball, Child Fence -

More Details

Julie Craig
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Julie Craig

Paul and Julie Craig. My husband and I have been married for almost 25 years. Five kids (his, mine and ours) Paul grew up in Santa Barbara and has never lived anywhere else. I grew up in the Los Angeles area.

Julie Craig purchased this house in 2006

Why Julie Craig chose Montecito

We purchased this home in 2003. We spend five years doing renovations while living there! With a eye for design my husband fell in love with it's potential. It was a long road to accomplishing everything he wanted to do but eventually he succeeded. We wanted to stay here but due to the economy taking an unexpected turn we decided to turn our home into a vacation rental. We have enjoyed seeing many many families coming here for celebrations of all sorts and get to enjoy a wonderful place to come together and celebrate each other. This has brought us great joy.

What makes this house unique

One of the best features of this home is the location. We are walking distance to Coast Village Road, Butterfly Beach and Vons supermarket. We are minutes to State Street and the Santa Barbara Zoo.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Butterfly Beach, East Beach
Car: not necessary

Our rental is located about 1.7 miles from Butterfly Beach, The Coral Casino, The Biltmore Hotel and across from Montecito Country Club. We are walking distance to Coast Village Road shops and restaurants.

We are 5 minutes from the Santa Barbara Zoo and about 5 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara - State St.


Coast Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • There are two bathrooms upstairs. One the in master bedroom and one guest bathroom. The other bathroom in downstairs. They all have showers with the exception of guest bath, it is a shower/bath-tub combination.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Port a crib available upon request. Sleeps 10 in beds but will allow more at a charge of 50.00/per person. Blow up mattresses are available also.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bocce Ball Court, Trampoline (in ground)


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Large Family -friendly home w/ pool
average rating of 4.852459 based on 61 reviews

Lovely retreat with great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

A bunch of our girlfriends stayed in this lovely VRBO for a long weekend in March. The pictures don't begin to do justice to the details of this home. It's very comfortable with multiple beds, endless couches, and a wonderful, open layout. We enjoyed sitting around the kitchen stools cooking and chatting. The backyard amenities: a pool, hot tub, fireplace, trampoline, ping pong table, etc... made us never want to leave! It also we well located to grocery stores and a nice walk to the Montecito beach. It's also a short drive to Santa Barbara. Highly recommend this hidden gem!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for the great review! Glad you guys had a good time and we hope to have you back again soon! Julie
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Menlo Park, CA

Wonderful property for families

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth time staying at this beautiful home. It is spacious with so many different places for people to hang out and for kids to play. The best part is the large backyard. It kept our family with kids ages 3-15 entertained so we parents could relax and enjoy our week. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Santa Barbara home and yard for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this Santa Barbara home especially all the outdoor space. In person the outdoor area is even more beautiful than the pictures. Our family reunion group took full advantage of the pool, jacuzzi, pool and ping pong tables and bocci ball court. There was lots of comfortable seating and numerous areas for our group to sit and chat with each other. Beautiful home! Close to grocery. Walkable to beach or short drive. We have done family reunions in various locations for over 20 years. This was one of our favorites! Worth 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach ,CA

Terrific destination

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 generation group loved the property. It was clean and ready to enjoy. The owner was attentive to questions and quickly addressed a couple of small issues. We felt that the photos did not do the property justice! It was more spacious than we had expected, and the outdoor amenities were terrific. Some of our favorite parts were the large outdoor table where we could all enjoy dinner together, the warm pool, and the outdoor fireplace where we ended each night. Who knew how much fun bocci ball was?! It was a pleasant walk to the beach or downtown restaurants, and having Vons and Starbucks within walking distance was a bonus.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family space

  • 5 of 5

This was our return visit, for it worked out so well last summer, we were fortunate to be able to book it again this year. The split level layout works perfectly with our two families....each having their "own space" and the open kitchen/l.r./d.r./family area is great for all. Lots of pool time, but close enough to the beach to make a day of it as well. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home - the outdoor area is AMAZING!

  • 4 of 5

I believe the pictures on the website do NOT do the backyard justice. In fact, I even told Julie she needed better pictures. It is incredible. HUGE. With tons of comfortable seating all around. From right outside the living area, to the beautiful fireplace area, to down by the pool table and ping pong table. The BBQ grill worked great. The pool is gorgeous with lots of seating there too. I love the fence that she adds when there are children there. It made it very secure. The landscaping in the front and back is gorgeous.

Inside the house is really big and comfortable. Again lots of seating. The sliding open doors to the backyard are amazing. We had multiple families and there was plenty of room. Several living areas which is nice. She also has the house stocked with lots of children's activities/books in one area and lots of DVDs in another area which is a nice touch.

The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 are:

1. There was no laundry detergent or dishwasher detergent. So it disturbed me because I don't know how the cleaning crew (who had just left before we arrived) washed the sheets or the dishes.

2 The hot tub was greenish. It should be professionally cleaned after every visit I believe. They did fix it after I mentioned it but that is something that should be done automatically. If the hot tub is not professionally cleaned I wasn't real sure about the pool either.

3. On a smaller note I believe they should add some shelving/cabinets in the bathrooms. Would make it easier with multiple families to put their items.

Overall, a beautiful property - perfect for multiple families. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is concerns I had over cleanliness.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Deposit $500

Pool Fence installed around pool is $125.00.
Thanksgiving Rate - (5 day minimum) 1,000/per night. Christmas (two weeks) Weekly rate 6,500.00,
10% Bed tax does not apply to guests staying over 30 days.
A 500.00 refundable deposit is due upon booking to hold dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.