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Spanish Colonial - Big Ocean View -- Available for 6-12 Mo. Starting Oct. 2016

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Last updated: 02/21/2017

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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House: 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) + optional self contained studio (1/1)


This is a breathtaking, supremely livable, architectural gem, designed by Santa Barbara’s architect extraordinaire, Jeff Shelton. You’ll find nothing like it. The house was built in 2003, and was given the award for Best New Home of the year by Santa Barbara Beautiful, an independent organization created to enhance the City’s beauty. Spanish Colonial with an attitude. Three bedroom; 2-½ bath upscale rental in THE perfect Santa Barbara setting.

The Upper Riviera is an enclave of quiet meandering roads, stonewalls and fine homes, all sharing the ocean view. Stroll and discover for yourself the best and most beautiful neighborhood in Santa Barbara. This IS the California Riviera.

About this house: The spacious all in one indoor “public” living area (with half bath) has top-of-the line cooking and dining facilities with teak countertops and a huge teak covered island. A TV/family/reading room, nestled to the side the kitchen, is stocked with books, a 50-inch flat screen TV and streaming Netflicks. The dinning table sits in front of a ceiling-to-floor window overlooking the ocean. The indoor space opens onto a comfortable outdoor patio with awe-inspiring views of nearby tile rooftops, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. This is an great place to entertain.

Set away on it own private wing, the master suite (queen) consists of a romantic coved sleeping room adjacent to a more formal reading area (with piano!). The master bath has a washer and dryer (one of two in the home), tub, glass-tiled shower and his and hers dressing areas. Two other bedrooms (queen and double) are located on a separate wing on the first floor. These rooms share a single, fully tiled bathroom and have their own washer and dryer. One of the bedrooms has a private door that opens onto a patio. One bedroom is small and, although very beautiful, it does not have a closet. A closet is located in a hallway across from the room.

Beautiful furnishings and quality paintings collected from local plein-aire artists blend with the award-winning architecture to create a great place to come home to. We are only minutes to downtown, beaches and mountain trails.

In addition to the house, there is a private, attached and self-contained Studio apartment with a full bath and kitchenette (no stove), rented separately and currently occupied. The Studio could be rented with the house . There would be an additional fee. This would be a perfect situation for long-term guests or visiting family with young children. The Studio would only be available if the house was let for a year.

Keywords: Villa, Ocean view


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Sorry - no young (under 40), unrelated groups....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Two stories, living/dinning on second floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • House Master bedroom: Queen bed in alcove with sitting room. Bedroom 2: Queen and Bedroom 3: Double Studio (400 sf) - queen - (available for long-term with house only but not included) has separate bedroom from living/kitchen....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Glass tile, live-in closet, washer and dryer....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Creamy subway tile and green granite....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Powder Room....moreless

  • Separated Studio has full tiled bath.

Other Amenities

  • Small dog run.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games can be provided if requested....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Roof-top view to downtown and the harbor....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Big ocean view from almost all directions....moreless

  • Water View:

    Santa Cruz Island faces you across the Santa Barbara Channel....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dinning table can seat 10. Normally has 6 chairs. Others in house....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer:

    One upstairs, one downstairs ( plus one in Studio. (Studio not included but may be available.)...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heat....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Beautiful, very prominent ocean view....moreless

  • Parking:

    Two off street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    As this is the only house on the street there is always ample parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    One upstairs, one downstairs ( plus one in Studio. (Studio not included but may be available.)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Extensive collection....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All there....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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31 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $9,500
  • Pet Fee $150
  • cleaning $350
  • Taxes Not included


Long Term Only! No guests under 4 months. Thanks!

Full payment to hold reservation. Deposit due at move in.

Can pay with personal check or PayPal.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
2.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Santa Barbara Amtrac
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
E. Cabrillo Beach

Car: Recommended

This is a walker’s paradise! Put on your shoes and step outside to a variety of walks through gorgeous Santa Barbara foothill neighborhoods. Short strolls to intensive hikes - it starts just outside the front door. Wilder trails in the National Forest are minutes away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I am a professional botanist and mother to my 28-year-old daughter. I built this great house in 2003 and Santa Barbara’s been my home for over 30 years. I love art and nature. I also love to travel, and renting out my place helps me get going on my journey.

Why the Owner Chose Riviera, Santa Barbara, CA, USA:
This is my primary home. I go on long trips and rent it out while I'm gone. I first came to Santa Barbara from the East in 1973 and knew immediately this was home. There have been changes here, like everywhere else, but those of us who live here will tell you (and “commiserate” amongst ourselves), that we are the luckiest of people. I confess I feel so grateful every day to be surrounded by the beauty and happiness that envelopes this area. This house is less than ten minutes from downtown and it’s a lovely walk (or drive). But the separation is a good thing because it can get a little hectic in town. You’ll never know “hectic” up here on the Riviera.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is so very peaceful. The palest of blue coved ceiling nook in the master bedroom is lined with French doors opening to the ocean. It’s a great place to nap, with breezes floating through the linen curtains. The ocean view from the main living area is BIG. The kitchen, dinning area (with fireplace) and den (with library and TV/DVD), sits in the center of this view, although almost any window will offer up the Pacific. The couch in the den is also an excellent place to nap.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • fireplace into open living area

    fireplace into open living area

  • Kitchen


  • Den/TV/Gazing at Ocean Room

    Den/TV/Gazing at Ocean Room

  • Patio with Ocean View

    Patio with Ocean View

  • Master Bedroom - Sleeping Nook with Coved Ceiling

    Master Bedroom - Sleeping Nook with Coved Ceiling

  • Master bath.

    Master bath.

  • Whimsical stair railing.

    Whimsical stair railing.

  • Top of the staircase.

    Top of the staircase.

  • Smaller Bedroom; Sleeping Nook

    Smaller Bedroom; Sleeping Nook

  • to the south Patio

    to the south Patio

  • Entry


  • Another view of the kitchen.

    Another view of the kitchen.

  • A cozy corner of the patio to gather and watch the views.

    A cozy corner of the patio to gather and watch the views.

  • Master bedroom; sitting area. The coved sleeping area is opposite.

    Master bedroom; sitting area. The coved sleeping area is opposite.

  • Master bath with sea-glass tile.

    Master bath with sea-glass tile.

  • Entry from street.

    Entry from street.

  • This is the ocean, island and clay tile roof-top views seen from the house.

    This is the ocean, island and clay tile roof-top views seen from the house.

  • Handmade front door.

    Handmade front door.

  • Garden Path

    Garden Path

  • Kitchen Window

    Kitchen Window

  • Stone Bird Bath

    Stone Bird Bath

VRBO #352645

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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