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Chiquita Road - Lower Riviera pad with ocean/city views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath With Ocean/City Views

This inviting two bedroom house on Santa Barbara's riviera is the perfect paradise retreat. The large rear deck has ocean and city views and is perfect for sunbathing, outdoor dining or just relaxing in the hot tub.

The interior is very warm and inviting with it's wood floors, comfortable furnishings, fireplace and cozy beds. The outdoor living space is what makes this house exceptional with it's great views of downtown Santa Barbara and the ocean.

A very functional and well stocked kitchen is perfect for cooking and entertaining while the outdoor grill and deck furniture make for great outdoor dining experiences.

The house comfortably sleeps four in the two bedrooms each which has a very comfortable pillow top queen bed. The bed in the master bedroom is also toped with a feather bed. Additional people can be accommodated in a pinch on the floor of the living room with the use of an Aero-bed that is available for your use.

There are many high-tech features with a built-in sound system throughout the house and the deck with individual room volume controls which you can connect to from your iPod, computer or using AirPlay or by plugging in directly. A surround sound home theater exists with BlueRay DVD as well as Cable TV and Apple TV with Netflix, Pandora and other services as well. This is all connected to a 46' LED TV added new in 2014.

As a guest you will have access to everything in the house as shown in the photos, plus exclusive use of the deck and the hot tub. The house is on a downhill slope with the two bedroom rental house on the upper level which is the street level. There are a few small steps up into the house from the walkway. I live on the lower level which I access down the driveway and around the rear of the house. There are no shared interior spaces or entries so you will have privacy.

This is a pet-friendly house that has a secure outdoor deck area. Dogs may be permitted with advance arrangements. No cats please. My beagle Dudley lives with me on the lower level and hangs out in the rear yard on the lower level. There is a staircase with a gate that separates the upper deck and lower rear yard.

There are laundry facilities in the house for your use.

PLEASE NOTE: As of Jan 1, 2017, due to changes in city regulations, this house may only be rented for periods of 31 days or longer. If you would like more information these regulations or would like to discuss the conditions under which this house may be rented, please inquire directly through this site.


The house is at the end of a cul-de-sac and is a very cute and quiet street on the lower riviera of Santa Barbara. There is parking easily available on the street and you will have space to park one car off-street in the driveway.

You are walking or a short driving distance to:

The beach: 1.5 miles (30 min walk)

Eastside restaurants: .5 miles (10 min walk)

Downtown: 1.3 miles (30 min walk)

Getting around is easiest by cab (about $10-12 to downtown). This bus is available with about a 10 min walk.

More Details

Bradley Bennett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Bradley Bennett

I am a Santa Barbara native and have owned this house since 2001. I live on the property in the lower unit below the house with my beagle Dudley, but I am easy going and will remain as invisible to your stay as possible. You have total privacy in the house and there is no shared space between the units.

Bradley Bennett purchased this house in 2001

Guestbook comments from the owner

Brad's house overlooking the Santa Barbara coastline was perfect for my weekend trip with my boyfriend, dog, another couple, and their 7 month old baby. Upon arrival, we found a welcome gift of wine, pistachios, and pickled carrots (all local, all delicious) on the table with a note from Brad. It was a thoughtful gesture, and a great way to start the trip. Our dog loved the big fenced-in yard, and got along well with Brad's friendly beagle Dudley. Despite our somewhat large group (6 if you count the dog and baby) the house never felt crowded, and his spacious living room and large patio were great for relaxing with our friends. I wish we could have spent more time at the house, as we were in town for a wedding and did not have the chance to barbecue on the deck or lounge in the hot tub. I will definitely come back to this house next time I am in SB.
Jun 2013
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Eastside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is tiled white and has toilet, shower (no tub) and lav.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Second bedroom - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed, dresser, night stands and closets. This room is very light from the french door and sidelights that open up onto the deck and hot tub. Second bedroom is next to the master bedroom and has a queen bed, night stand and closet. This room has two corner windows with views to the ocean and city. While the bedrooms most comfortably sleep two couples in the queen beds, it is possible to sleep an additional person or two either on the couch or on an available Aero-bed in the living room as long as you are willing to set it up and take it down each day as it would otherwise likely be in your way as the living room is the primary living space. There is room to set up small children's beds or cribs in the bedrooms if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Chiquita Road - Lower Riviera pad with ocean/city views
average rating of 4.86 based on 51 reviews
Edmonton, Canada

A piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Brad’s lovely home for 3 months early this year. In short: We loved it! The location is fantastic; close to downtown and the beaches, and about 20 minutes from the University. It’s on a quiet street with parking on the premises. The layout of the apartment is lovely and spacious, with light filtering beautifully through all the rooms; the kitchen is extremely well-provisioned (including spices!); and the deck is amazing! Brad himself is a great host – available and attentive but also “hands off” if that’s what you want. We have already made plans for another long-term stay next year, and are very much looking forward to it.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, not clean

  • 3 of 5

The owner was easy to work with. The view from the deck was truly amazing. That was definitely the highlight of this property. It was a while ago when we stayed, so perhaps the inside has changed, but it was rather dirty. It really needed a deep cleaning, layers of dust on every window ledge, cupboards, etc. The fridge was full of crumbs and general gunk, so I had to clean it upon arrival which is disappointing. It's just not as comfortable to stay in a property that presents itself this way.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica - I am so sorry you had this experience. I wish you had notified me at the time as I would have insisted on letting me make it right for you. We take pride in having a clean and comfortable space, and are now especially aware to keep an eye on those deeper spring cleaning items as needed. Travelers please note that is the only review with a mention of this kind of experience and that we do our best to provide a great and clean experience for all our guests. -Brad
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Albany, CA

Great get away, comfortable, deck makes for lazy morning coffee time.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend for comfort, good sound system, friendly host offering assistance when needed. We appreciated being able to bring the family dog for our Christmas holiday.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in Santa Barbara!

  • 5 of 5

The owner of the home is great to work with, and if you're traveling with pets it's a perfect place to stay !

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful view from the amazing deck. Everything was clean and in working order.

  • 5 of 5

The house was located in a nice quiet neighborhood with beautifully kept homes and a million dollar view.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara CA

Great vacation rental!!

  • 5 of 5

I booked his place for my friends who was in town for my wedding. They enjoyed everything about this place. Brad was good communicator. Got deposit refund very quick too. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown bars and restaurants
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Montecito Country Club
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Amtrak - Santa Barbara Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Milpas area restaurants
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
East Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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