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Large family home in the city of Santa Barbara

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

Two-story, 3450 sq' home, 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 6-8, mountain views!

This 3,450 square foot, two-story home is centrally located in Santa Barbara and has beautiful mountain views and is perfect for weekend getaways, weekly-monthly stays, or to rent for families who need a place to stay for wedding weekends, showers, or dinners. It has just been lovingly remodeled on the lower level, with new hardwood floors, paint, and kitchen.

Downstairs, the formal living room is a south-facing, bright and sunny room gracefully appointed with plush furnishings in a quiet pallete of sky blue and earth tones, all complimented by a gas fireplace. The ajoining dining area, which faces the mountain views, has a generously-sized dining table and a buffet that is filled with table cloths and dinnerware, ready for entertaining. The kitchen and informal dining areas have new, custom cherry cabinets and cesarstone counter tops, and is fully stocked with everything you need to cook gourmet meals. The kitchen is complete with a gas stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, garbage disposal, hot and cold filtered water, and a planning desk. The den/movie room is equipped for watching dvd movies, which you can choose from the selection in stock. It also has a futon that opens to a double size bed and can sleep one or two people, and a chess/checkers table with two chairs. There is a large game room that also has a futon, treadmill, piano, and ping-pong table. Lastly, the lower level has a full bath and a laundry room.

Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The master suite is the largest bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and has a separate sitting area and fireplace, wet bar, two balconies (one to the south and one to the north), television with cable, and a dressing area and full bathroom. The front, south-facing bedroom is generously sized with a queen size bed, television with cable, and has a full bath across the hall.

The rear bedroom is a suite that has its own attached bathroom and two twin beds.

The entire home is on wifi, there are telephones for local calls, and has gas heat, air conditioning, and a water softener. There is an attached garage but it is not included in the rental. There is room in the driveway for two cars to park side by side, and off-street parking as well. The front porch is covered and has bench seating.

Originally built in 1969 and still owned by the original family, the style of the home is ranch but with a Mediterranian feel with stucco exterior and a tile roof. This home has much to offer and is ready to be enjoyed by friends and families.

More Details

Property Manager
Vicky Garske
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Vicky Garske

Our parents built this home in the late 60's when Bel Air Knolls still being developed and had many vacant lots. Five siblings were raised there and our precious Grandfather lived with us as well. Our mother has since moved into smaller accomodations, making our family home available for others to enjoy. Over the years many improvements have been made. All who enter say: 'This is really nice.' We hope you will feel that way as well.

Vicky Garske purchased this house in 1969

Why Vicky Garske chose Santa Barbara

We keep this property in the family because we love the convenient, central location in Santa Barbara. It is a large home and accomodates many people, perfect for large gatherings.

What makes this house unique

The neighborhood is quiet and the mountain views are beautiful. It is a very close jaunt to anywhere in Santa Barbara.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Large family home in the city of Santa Barbara
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

What a fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our son's wedding weekend, and this home was very well appointed, clean and perfect for our needs. Folks had plenty of privacy while also providing wonderful common areas for eating, talking, games, etc. The master suite is very large, and the upstairs bedrooms are spacious -- each with their own bathroom. The views off the back of the property are wonderful. The owner is very easy to work with and attentive to renters' needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay. Very nice house in great condition.

  • 5 of 5

House is close to the beach and easy to get to and from downtown area. The group enjoyed the stay at the house which is in great shape.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Temecula California


  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately we were there for my brother-in-laws memorial service but Vicky's home gave our family an opportunity to all be together at this time.

It was perfect in every way and we plan on returning again under much happier circumstances ....

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect home for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this home in Santa Barbara. The spacious floor plan accommodated our family very well. The teens loved the ping pong table, card table and piano in the game room. The adults gathered in the beautiful backyard( backs up to a green belt) or front room. The large kitchen is laid out well and with the bar, table and another table in the dining room it was easy to feed everyone. We found everything we needed and more. Including crock pots, pots and pans, serving dishes, spices ect. Vicky was very friendly & helpful yet didn't hover or make us feel like we were being watched. The home is located in a quite neighborhood on a hill yet it is only a few minutes drive to the beach, the zoo, & shopping. Everything was clean. There were plenty of towels and bedding. The master suite has a beautiful collection of classic books. Loved having the washer and dryer to wash swim suits and towels after a day at the beach. This was the perfect vacation home for our family! (Bring your own reusable grocery bags~ Stores in this area charge you if you need any type of bag~even paper~ to carry your groceries out of their stores. Baby oil takes tar off of your feet ;) )

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Mountain View, CA

Great house in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family. We all had a wonderful time. The kitchen was large and well stocked so we had some great meals during our stay. We seated 10 people at the dining room table without a problem. The backyard was fantastic with great views. It was nice to relax out there after a busy day of activities. Vicky, thank you so much for making our family vacation a great success.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful home, well-maintained with peaceful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property. It is located in a peaceful neighborhood with a short drive into the heart of Santa Barbara. It is close enough to take advantage of all that Santa Barbara affords and yet is nicely removed from the hubbub. There is a wonderful backyard with tables and chairs for outdoor dining or just relaxing. The home is well-maintained, clean and well-furnished. It feels spacious, elegant and yet also functional. The owner was very helpful and responded quickly to resolve plumbing issues. Our family would definitely enjoy staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
SB Municipal
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Bel Air Knolls is a hilltop neighborhood centrally located 5 minutes away between the ocean and the 101 freeway, and 7 minutes from Downtown, and Uptown. It is very close to the Mesa, though it is out of the fog that is commonly on the Mesa because of its hilltop location. A very short car drive on city streets will take you to the beach, foothills and mountains, restaurants, shopping, and many of the beautiful sight-seeing opportunities Santa Barbara has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Bel Air House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 28 2017
30 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee >peeps/nite $200

This house can only be rented for 30 days minimum starting 1/1/17. No animals or smoking allowed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bel Air House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3456 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , In the master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In the hallway upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Connected and private to the rear bedroom upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs off of the playroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite is double wide w/dressing area, full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Faces south with 2 windows, large closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Faces north and has its own bathroom with a shower
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house and property is only for the use of the occupying renters. No parties allowed above and beyond the size of the group renting the house. Meaning, if 10 people are staying there, 10 more people cannot be invited over for partying. No smoking or pets anywhere on the property. Only 4 cars allowed.

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