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Rancho Vista - Stunning Views on Hillside Ranch

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 6 Sleeps

At the edge of the vast Los Padres National Forest, and high above the stunning coast, Rancho Vista is a hidden retreat away from it all!

Behind private gates, this Guest House on a 29-acre working avocado ranch, has carved out a special spot in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The true stars of the show, however, are the unobstructed panoramic views of the coast and Santa Barbara landscape. The location is serene and quiet, yet offers close proximity to explore the city life and coastal beaches. Additionally, with it's keen location just off the scenic San Marcos Pass (Hwy 154), the relaxed countryside of Santa Ynez Wine Country is also a mere 20 minutes away. Avid cyclists and hikers will also find this location especially enticing!

Nature's gifts are everywhere. Birds of all kinds routinely sing and splash about in the entry courtyard fountain just outside the Living Room window. With a warm fireplace to cozy up to, evenings here are magical as well. A full-size sofa sleeper and 60" flat screen TV complete the main room appointments.

The Kitchen has been outfitted fully for guests seeking to cook up something special while enjoying time together around the large table. Just outside, a complete Viking barbecue center features a 7-burner grill, rotisserie, refrigerator, and ice maker with "crush-rite" feature.

The Master Suite, with a luxurious king-size bed and 60" TV, features French doors that open to the view terrace. Inside the en suite Bathroom, an authentic clawfoot tub and walk-in shower create a sanctuary of luxury. On equal par with the Master Suite, the second Bedroom has ocean views and French doors to seating just outside. A hallway Bathroom with Spanish tile accents is spacious and features a walk-in steam shower.

More spectacular views will be experienced from the rooftop deck. Created as an epic location to enjoy the landscape and seascape, the deck delivers, with an enormous spa, seating area, and seating area for four guests. With the stars overhead at the end of a busy day, there is no denying the spectacular gift of this amazing property. Mother Nature has provided a painting of colorful and memorable proportions.


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Weekend rate applies to Sunday night of any legal holiday weekend.

Minimum Nights

-3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:

High Season (Jun 17 - Sep 2)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.

Thanksgiving Week (Any dates booked within the week of Thanksgiving)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.

Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)

7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.

3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2.20/night Tourism Tax.

$325 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at property) This beautiful house was the perfect home base for our spring break vacation. There was something wonderful to do every day. We especially enjoyed the trip to Los Olivos and Solvang (drive up route 154 along the mountains and drive back on route 101 along the coast). Lotusland was fascinating and worth the price of admission. We enjoyed excellent dinners at Toma and Bouchon. Thank you for your hospitality!
Mar 2018
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Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom #1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , Steam Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/king-size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom #2 w/queen-size bed
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Rancho Vista - Stunning Views on Hillside Ranch
average rating of 4.8 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful home with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

Well kept property with all the necessary amenities. Terrific location close to UCSB.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views and very serene.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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San Diego, California

Quintessential Santa Barbara!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property! The view is amazing as is the quaint house. The home has everything you need - kitchen well stocked, plush bath towels, great TV’s in each room. The location is perfect to access all that Santa Barbara and the coast have to offer. We definitely will be back!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Canada

Santa Barbara’s Best Extended Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling to Santa Barbara regularly for six years to visit our son, and now our daughter-in-law, who are graduate students at UCSB. Until now we parked ourselves at local hotels. What a blessing to discover Rancho Vista. We were within minutes of our children. They could come up and share the ranch with us and still attend to their studies and classes. So private. So cozy. Such beautiful views. Shhh! Don’t tell too many people. We want to make sure it is available when we nest return.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

The house and surrounding grounds are beautiful. It is beautifully maintained, including great weekly lawn mowing, shrub trimming, etc. It is well furnished, and the rooftop deck and hot tub are and added bonus. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting with 270 degrees of view

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable stay. Weather was perfect to enjoy the beautiful setting with views of the ocean and the Channel Islands. Great location on the edge of the National Forest but only a few minutes to town.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
8.1 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
7.2 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 154
Nearest Beach
6.4 Miles
Hendrys Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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