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Sunny Condo-Close to Beach, U.C.S.B. & Ellwood Preserve

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Sunny condo immediately adjacent to the Ellwood Mesa Preserve.

Walk to the uncrowded beach. Bird watch at the Devereux Slough. See one of the the largest US Monarch Butterfly roost (in season). Attend lectures, sporting and cultural events at UCSB. Downtown Santa Barbara is only 15 minutes south while Santa Ynez Valley wine tasting is approximately 45 minutes to the north.

Downstairs the living room opens up to a Mediterranean inspired sunny courtyard that leads out to the 650 acre Ellwood Mesa - Devereux Preserve. An open kitchen with granite counter tops, laundry room and 1/2 bath complete the downstairs.

Upstairs the master bedroom provides a panoramic view of the former Ocean Meadow golf course* and beyond that the Ellwood Mesa Preserve. The guest bedroom, with two single beds, has views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The full bath has recently been remodeled with tumbled stone details.

Community pool and spa.

Close to the Santa Barbara Airport.

This is a non smoking unit.

This condo is verified by UCSB's KITP.

*On March 14, 2012 the Trust for Public Lands (TPL) announced it was in negotiations to acquire the Ocean Meadows Golf Course. Once escrow in completed, expected to be after October, 2012, the land will be transferred to UCSB's Cheadle Center for Biological Diversity and Ecological Restoration. As stated on the TPL website:

'The Trust for Public Land is working alongside the California State Coastal Conservancy and the University of California at Santa Barbara to purchase the Devereux Slough and restore it to its natural splendor.

Located at the eastern gateway to the Gaviota Coast, Ocean Meadows is the final acquisition in an open-space strategy known as the Joint Proposal that will link more than 600 acres of land together for people and wildlife to use and enjoy. When it is restored, the site will be used for environmental education, research and gentle recreation.'

Restoration is expected to commence sometime in 2017 therefore our rate will be discounted from $3,300 to $3,000 for ALL of 2017.

However, both the Glen Annie and the ocean front Sandpiper Golf Courses are within 3 miles of the condo.

Keywords: Townhouse, Ellwood, Beach, Golf, Santa Barbara, Devereux

More Details

Owner
Mary
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Mary

Born during Fiesta, I would roll my eyes when my Dad said 'this is the most beautiful place in the world'. Having now lived abroad and traveled extensively my husband and I have to agree Dad was right. We love it here and take pride in our hometown. We are now raising the 4th generation of south coast locals. We would love to share it with you as we know you too will fall in love.

Mary purchased this condo in 2011

Why Mary chose Goleta

The condo provides a perfect balance between quiet country with city closeness. Steps from 100s of acres of public nature preserve and uncrowded beaches yet only a few miles from the airport, UCSB, shops, restaurants, movies theaters.

Amenities

Goleta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On one side you are close to everything from gourmet restaurants, movie theaters and Costco. On the other side 700 acres of open space and Ann uncrowned (even in summer) beach.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

The condo looks out onto a newly created refuge. The Pacific ocean lies beyond. Very peaceful, with lots of bird activity. All amenities: well stocked kitchen, comfy bedrooms and baths, lots of closet space.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed in this beautiful place for 5 weeks this summer for work at UCSB. The owners were excellent and helpful, providing extra information on restaurants, hiking trails, etc. and easy to communicate with. The unit itself was perfectly set up - light and airy, beautifully decorated, and well appointed (towels, sheets, kitchen). Beds were great and it felt like home away from home. The neighborhood was fun for all of us and we met some really great families, pool/spa area was well kept and clean, and all in all a fantastic place to stay. We rode bikes to campus, went for walks/bike rides/runs to beach, strolled to restaurants, etc. Easy living and would love to stay here again for work or play!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

I was a little reluctant to write this review because I wanted to keep this place to myself. But as my wife and I have gotten to know the owners, who we like very much, it seemed only fair to them to let other people know how great this place is. Suffice it to say that we love the place. We come here often and would be loathe to stay elsewhere. Bring you bicycles. You can ride down to the beach or along the beach cliffs - spectacular. The Ellwood Preserve is also a great attraction. Shopping is bicycle close.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here a month to be close to my father who is in a nursing home in Goleta. The owners were really nice and helpful. It's a lovely place with great sunlight and a backyard that overlooks a nature preserve with walking/riding trails. The house is fully equipped (e.g., washer and dryer, coffee maker, internet, basic TV with on demand). It's located in a townhouse development about a mile or so from the main shops/supermarket. Goleta is fairly low key, not far from downtown Santa Barbara. There is a public beach nearby and the UCSB is a short drive away. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Recommendable Condo

  • 5 of 5

We highly enjoyed our stay in this house. It is lovely situated on

the edge of a former golf course and it is only about 15 minutes walk

away to an almost lonely beach. The garden is small but nicely

equipped and the view on the easily accessible nature reserve is

great. The owners are a very nice and helpful family. The

neighborhood is very friendly and quiet, and our kids thoroughly

enjoyed the community pool. Shops are just around the corner, good to

reach even without a car. All in all an uncomplicated, pleasant stay

which we greatly enjoyed and would always return to if the occasion

arises.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo, close to shopping, restaurants, UCSB

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 10 weeks, while we were working at a research program at UCSB. The condo is both beautiful and comfortable, and we really enjoyed it. I especially liked the view of the open nature area right behind the condo, and took many long walks there. The condo is conveniently located near a shopping center with a supermarket and several restaurants, and it's just 2-3 miles from UCSB. I definitely recommend it for university visitors and for vacationers!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hollister Brewery
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Sandpiper
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Union Pacific
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
It Suki
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Devereux

birding, beach walking, UCSB campus activities - sporting events, concerts, lectures

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $200

To confirm the booking, the lessee pays the sum of $500.00 (+ 5% processing fee if paying by bank draft, bank wire or credit card) as a non-refundable holding deposit. The holding deposit is non-interest bearing. If you must cancel your reservation your holding deposit will be forfeited. Rental payment subject to 5% processing fee if paying by bank draft, bank wire or credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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