Huge Property and Lawn, Views, 2 Mins to Beach, Oaks, Kids & Dogs Ok

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Last updated: 10/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Mid week, 1 night minimums.

Property, setting, location is unlike any other VRBO. This is an amazing property on a huge piece of land with a lawn as big as a soccer field, The place is stocked with all sports equipment for fun on the amazing lawn as big as soccer field! Footballs, soccer balls, wiffle ball, Zarts, Bocce Ball, Croquette, you name it, the equipment is there! Plan your family competitiion! Oak trees, an arboretum, 33 specimen roses, fruit trees, with expansive views from the large balcony overlooking your park like yard. Great for dogs, kids, and kids at heart.

2 minutes to Arroyo Burro/Hendry's Beach one of the very best in Santa Barbara, 5 mins to downtown, the Pier, the Wharf, State Street, Court House, and Mission. 10 minutes to the SB Airport next to UCSB.

The property we well maintained and very clean. Dogs are allowed, and great care is taken so you'd never know it! If you have a dog or dogs to bring along, they must be housebroken and not bark excessively.

There is a Zipline, tree swings, a Tarzan rope, cross train rope to climb, hammock, tetherball, and more--- and a lawn as big as a football field. It's a huge play land. FAMILIES WITH KIDS, and there are TONS OF TOYS AND GAMES FOR KIDS, inside too, for hours of entertainment.

The rental is a 2bedroom, 1 bath, with a wood burning fireplace, wood provided. There are extra linens and towels for ultra comfort during your stay, so you don't run out. HD TV's with DVD's in every room, high speed internet, and Cable TV.

The kitchen is made for cooks! All utensils for cooking and serving with platters and all, as well as a full kitchen of built in and counter appliances. It's well stocked with spices and basic pantry items, depending on other guests' use, but so much, so help yourself!

The property is very near an amazing expansive sandy beach, Hendry's, framed by beautiful cliffs. A Dog beach is on the left side, Boathouse Restaurant and miles of beach to walk on the right. The Wilcox/Douglas Preserve is 5 mins away, a great dog park overlooking the ocean.

The house is extremely private in a very rural area, which is unusual since it's close to the beach and downtown. No neighbors can see in. The lawn is about one acre and is bordered by 27 acres of wild land. It is mainly fenced.

Your top deck is huge for dining, relaxing and BBQ's. This deck has a gate to contain your dog for your stay in the house, so your pup can go in and out. This rental is above the yard and overlooks it for a breathtaking view. There is a flagstone staircase to take you on a garden walk down to the yard, with the huge lawn, the zipline, rope swings, and relaxing time in the hammock.

Upon arrival, you will see a Butterfly Garden with special plants to sustain the life cycle of the endangered Monarch Butterfly. Caterpillars, and Chrysalis and flying Monarch's abound. Hummingbirds visit daily!

The specimen trees are amazing! Pick fruit for you stay: apples, plums, avocados, oranges, lemons, peaches, loquats.

There is a specimen rose garden of 33 never to be bred again roses saved from a historic garden. Enjoy their beauty and cut them for your stay to fragrance your property.

This is an artist's house with original French impressionist oil paintings throughout. The scenes in the paintings are landscapes from the area.

For larger groups, there is a second unit below (the entire structure is built into a hillside. The second unit is VRBO 401412, and is a 2 bed/1 bath. The yard is shared with the unit below. The yard is as big as a park, so there is plenty of room. People often ask about the sharing of the yard, and from my experience as a vacation rental manager there isn't much crossover. Many travelers sightsee, but sometimes, with children, it's a great advantage if other children are nearby playing! The entry to each unit is completely separated, private, and you may not see the other party except maybe on the driveway, which is shared, or in the play land yard. The yard is as big as a park.

For a group, you can rent both units based on availability and a passage to open both up to one another will be made available.

For stays of 1 week or more, a housekeeper will come one of the days to clean and do wash and fold personal laundry, all included in the price.

The management of the unit is done by a good owner/manager, on site, with a 5 star rating.

Maximum occupancy for unit --- 6 people.

No students with wild parties. This is a special property for peaceful stays for romance, families, kids, puppies, reunions, but absolutely not a 'party' house.

Use of tree swings, ropes, hammock, zip line, all at your own risk, so parents tell your kids to be careful, and please supervise! It's a lot of fun for all, but be careful!

No events. No weddings.

Property is not childproofed inside or out. If you have a crawler, or toddler, please be advised that this property is not set up for the safety features necessary for young children. All electric is like a normal house - there are no toddler safety features added to this house, there is a fireplace not secured for kids, the deck outside was built before child safety codes, so openings in the fencing are larger than 4 inches apart.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    I created a wonderland of fun for kids in the yard! Zipline, crosstrain rope to climb, tree swings all over, a tarzan rope that swings through the oak grove!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted on balcony and throughout yard....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    This house is made for pets and kids!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    There is a rollaway bed in the closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    There is a rollaway bed in the closet....moreless

  • Queen bedroom:---- Vineyard Themed An orange tree with wisteria and jasmine view, HD TV w/DVD. Queen bedroom: ----- lavender room Landscapes and accents of lavender for a relaxing romantic bedroom. 2 roll away beds are in the closets for 2 extra sleepers if needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2 sinks...moreless


  • Books:

    Assortment of books: Cookbooks, Wildlife, kids books, paperbacks. If you start a paperback, take with you when you leave to finish! Don't worry about returning it....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Attached to every TV....moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of board games, dominos, yachtzee, Life, Monopoly, etc....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cox cable with lots of channels, music stations too....moreless

  • Television:

    HD TV's in every bedroom and in the living room there is a TV. Each with a DVD attached to play DVD's or Music. Cable system has channels for music only as well....moreless

  • Toys:

    Assorted toys located in the bedroom closet....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning, wood provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High Speed Internet service provided by Cable company....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Fireplace in the living room...moreless

  • Parking:

    1 space in driveway, lots of easy street parking, free, no time limits, for extra cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, and beach towels, lots provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen with all cooking equipment, plates, cutlery, paperware, spices, flour, oil, very basics....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    See above description for deck....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Amazing deck with a BBQ, Table for 8, Loveseat, chairs, tables all overlooking amazing yard. The highlight of the property. Umbrellas for shade....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The most amazing lawn and garden! Lawn is about 1 acre! Shady arboreteum, specimen trees: Oaks, fruit, apple, plum, orange, lemon, birch, sycamore, loquat, avocado... Pick what you like! Roses!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane tank BBQ, Propane provided....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards, chairs for the beach, beach buckets and toys for the toddlers....moreless



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from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350 $390
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 10%


Accepts Online Payments, Deposit of $400 refunded promptly with no damage, $90 cleaning, $200 Dog Fee (no cats allowed), 10% Occupancy Tax if under 30 days. 50% to book reservation.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/03/2016
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Municipal Golf Course
4 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101 Freeway

Car: Recommended

This house is located 1/2 mile to the Beach, 5 minutes to downtown, 5 minutes to the Mission, 1 mile from the 101 Freeway, 8 minutes to Montecito, 10 minutes to the Airport, 5 minutes to the Pier and Harbor. It's just North of the Stearns Wharf by a few exits. It's a super convenient location.

Must See's: Hendry's Beach -- right down the road

Santa Barbara Mission, State Street for Shopping and nightlife, the Courthouse, Stearns Wharf, SB Harbor, SB Zoo, and SB Botanical Gardens.

FOR DOG LOVERS: Hendry's Beach (2 mins) has a dog beach on the left side that goes on for miles! Also, there is a Dog Park -- 'The Wilcox Property' AKA 'Douglas Preserve' where dogs can run along unleashed on a beautiful cliff property with Eucalyptus trees over looking the Ocean. It's a big park.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am an oil painting artist, a TV producer, and a You Tube Cooking host of the channel Rebecca Brand Recipes and Santa Barbara California - a tourist channel. I have managed another listing with a 5 star rating, so I'm very responsive and caring about my guest's stay. I went to UCLA, (MBA), and grew up in Northern California.

Why the Owner Chose Hidden Valley, Santa Barbara, CA, USA:
When I first saw this house I walked straight from the front door through the home as the breathtaking view drew me to the balcony. I was overwhelmed with emotion as I saw a park below (the huge lawn and trees!) that my children could play in. I had never seen, and still haven't seen a house central in Santa Barbara with an expansive yard like this property has.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is unique for it's large parcel of land, yet a moment from the beach. It's ultra private. I watch birds, hummingbirds, robins, little yellow canaries, fly through the garden every day when I'm there.

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  • Living Room with Fireplace

    Living Room with Fireplace

  • Lavender Room, had flat screen tv and dvd, walk in closet.

    Lavender Room, had flat screen tv and dvd, walk in closet.

  • View from Balcony and Windows, hammock in distance

    View from Balcony and Windows, hammock in distance

  • Other side of large balcony with table for 6, extra chairs too.

    Other side of large balcony with table for 6, extra chairs too.

  • Large yard, huge lawn

    Large yard, huge lawn

  • Stairway from lawn area to upper deck.

    Stairway from lawn area to upper deck.

  • Hammock Swing, Tree Swing, Cross Train Rope in yard

    Hammock Swing, Tree Swing, Cross Train Rope in yard

  • Lawn area with Hammock in Foreground, tree swings in distance

    Lawn area with Hammock in Foreground, tree swings in distance

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Bedroom, walk in closet, has flat screen TV, and dvd

    Bedroom, walk in closet, has flat screen TV, and dvd

  • Tub/Shower combination bathroom with 2 sinks

    Tub/Shower combination bathroom with 2 sinks

  • Balcony sitting area

    Balcony sitting area

  • Butterfly Garden: special plants for lifecycle of the Monarch Butterfly

    Butterfly Garden: special plants for lifecycle of the Monarch Butterfly

  • Lawn play area with hammock swing and rope swings in distance.

    Lawn play area with hammock swing and rope swings in distance.

  • Rose Garden, 33 Specimen Roses

    Rose Garden, 33 Specimen Roses

  • View of house from lawn

    View of house from lawn

VRBO #478773

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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