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Sunny Condo w/Water Views on Ellwood Preserve near UCSB & Beach

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


About the property

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

Sunny condo immediately adjacent to the Ellwood Mesa Preserve with water views of the new expanded Devereux Slough.

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 began in 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

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

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.


Goleta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • 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
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.


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Sunny Condo w/Water Views on Ellwood Preserve near UCSB & Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

This sunny condo was a super place.

  • 5 of 5

Our month stay was very nice. The condo location was close to shopping, short drive to most beaches, close to main transportation routes, and a very nice and safe place to walk. We recommend this to all .

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a well appointed condo in a beautiful location right on the Ellwood Mesa Preserve and Devereux Slough. Will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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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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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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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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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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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hollister Brewery
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Union Pacific
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
It Suki
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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