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from the wild garden on the Preserve side of the property

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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Fantastic 180 degrees of unobstructed ocean views, island views and whale watching await your stay at the Santa Barbara Beach Front Retreat. As you step through the clock vine lined front gate of this remarkable cliff side home, the sea is your backyard and the 40 acre nature preserve is your neighbor.

The Retreat has two suites (master suite and mini suite, each with it’s own bath) and a loft with two twin beds for additional guests, making this home perfect for multiple couples and families. The spectacular two-story living room has floor to ceiling windows facing the ocean, which makes this Don Petersen designed home truly unique.

Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun rise and have breakfast on the patio while the boats set sail and schools of dolphins pass by. While sunbathing or barbecuing you will have the company of pelicans who drift by at eye level as they ride the ocean thermals. Take a walk in the neighboring nature preserve and/or nap on the private ocean front patio. Looking down the coastline you will see the Santa Barbara Channel Islands spread across the horizon. Looking up the coast you will see the UCSB campus and it’s iconic Stork tower landmark approximately 10 miles in the distance. Sunsets are simply breathtaking, and as you sip a glass of wine and watch the sun dip below the horizon you will feel a renewed sense of calm. After a night out at one of the many nearby restaurants or enjoying an evening downtown on State Street you can return to your private Jacuzzi and relax while you watch the sparkling stars. Retire to your bedroom and blissfully fall asleep to the sound of the waves breaking on the beach below.

Located in Santa Barbara’s Mesa neighborhood, The Retreat has beach access and is just a five minute walk to the Mesa beach steps- and yet it is just a two minute drive (or an easy walk) to Mesa shops and restaurants, including multiple grocery stores and Starbucks.

Downtown is a quick eight minute drive where you will enjoy State Street, wine tasting, the pier, shopping, restaurants, the Zoo and the famous Santa Barbara Mission. The Santa Barbara Retreat is the ideal place to take advantage of the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    23...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please contact us directly regarding pets. If approved we will require an additional deposit and documentation on the pet(s)....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Suite Bedroom: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Mini Suite Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Loft area: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Pack and Play provided for use...moreless

  • Master Suite Bedroom has a unique layout with a King bed and 8 stairs to the 3 side by side closets in the upper area. Multiple dressers are on the lower level along with a flat screen wall mounted TV, cable box and DVD player. Mini Suite Bedroom has a Queen bed with a flat screen wall mounted TV, cable box and DVD player. A large closet with shelving inside provides plenty of storage space. Loft area has two twin beds and an amazing view with a private bistro table sitting area. A closet and desk area provide additional uses for this space as a secondary living area or play space....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Mini Suite Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Master bath is en-suite. Mini suite bath has two entrances- one from the en-suite via the mini suite, and one from the hallway....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We hope you will love the Retreat as much as we do! Please contact us for specific requests, additional photos, and past guest referrals/testimonials. Cheers!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    180 degree unobstructed ocean views...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    front load...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi and high speed internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    We ask that all our guests use the garage at all times...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    front load...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    We often use the Retreat for our personal use, and you will find basic kitchen items provided (oils, spices, sugars, etc)...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    5 burner...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 1 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,675 $11,995
Fiesta
Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2016
5 night min stay

$2,975
flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay

$2,380
flat fee
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,290
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 7 - Oct 10, 2016
4 night min stay

$1,800
flat fee
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 - Nov 27, 2016
10 night min stay

$6,100
flat fee
Winter
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,185
Spring
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,290
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,185
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • SBCTBID tax (per night) $2
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

*if booking is made less than 60 days from check in, 100% of balance is due within 24 hours of booking

**minimum stay is 7 nights, regardless of "special rates" listed- monthly rates are for 28 nights (4 weeks)

***SB Film Festival dates each year (dates vary year to year) = EVENT RATE

****tax=12% (31 nts+=0%) PLUS a $2.00/night SBCTBID tax (new for 2015 on)

*****WE ONLY ACCEPT VRBO e-CHECK PAYMENTS (for which their system will charge YOU an additional fee)- alternative forms of payment accepted are cashiers checks and wire transfers. ALL FORMS OF PAYMENT OFFERED BY VRBO/HOMEAWAY CHARGE US A FEE, AND IF INCURRED, YOU WILL BE CHARGED IN FULL FOR INCURRED FEES out of your security deposit.

~~disclaimer: homeaway is making changes that force us to allow online booking- we prefer to work directly with our clients and if "book it now" is utilized vs "contact owner" we will immediately decline and attempt to contact you immediately. We want your business, but we DO NOT think that the changes being made by homeaway (now Expedia) are ethical (charging clients AND owners additional fees). Any "quote" provided by the VRBO/homeaway system is subject to change (many glitches in their system of setting up rates and minimum stays) and contracts emailed to you with rates are the only correct refelction of any requested stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Calendar

Last updated: 07/29/2016
Check availability
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21 Unavailable
22 Today
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Location

Car: Recommended

Fantastic 180 degrees of unobstructed ocean, island views and whale watching await your stay at the Santa Barbara Beach Front Retreat. As you step through the clock vine lined front gate of this remarkable cliff side home, the sea is your backyard and the 40 acre nature preserve is your neighbor.

The Retreat has two suites (master suite and mini suite, each with it’s own bath) and a loft with two twin beds for additional guests, making this home perfect for multiple couples and families. The spectacular two-story living room has floor to ceiling windows facing the ocean, which makes this Don Petersen designed home truly unique.

Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun rise and have breakfast on the patio while the boats set sail and schools of dolphins pass by. While sunbathing or barbecuing you will have the company of pelicans who drift by at eye level as they ride the ocean thermals. Take a walk in the neighboring nature preserve and/or nap on the private ocean front patio. Looking down the coastline you will see the Santa Barbara Channel Islands spread across the horizon. Looking up the coast you will see the UCSB campus and it’s iconic Stork tower landmark approximately 10 miles in the distance. Sunsets are simply breathtaking, and as you sip a glass of wine and watch the sun dip below the horizon you will feel a renewed sense of calm. After a night out at one of the many nearby restaurants or enjoying an evening downtown on State Street you can return to your private Jacuzzi and relax while you watch the sparkling stars. Retire to your bedroom and blissfully fall asleep to the sound of the waves breaking on the beach below.

Located in Santa Barbara’s Mesa neighborhood, The Retreat has beach access and is just a five minute walk to the Mesa beach steps- and yet it is just a two minute drive (or an easy walk) to Mesa shops and restaurants, including multiple grocery stores and Starbucks. Downtown is a quick eight minute drive where you will enjoy State Street, wine tasting, the pier, shopping, restaurants, the Zoo and the famous Santa Barbara Mission. The Santa Barbara Retreat is the ideal place to take advantage of the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: We are a retired University Professor couple who were both raised and married over 51 years ago in Santa Barbara.

Why the Owner Chose West Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA, USA:
Junie was raised in the home next door, and the property was built as a second family home. We have spent many holidays and family gatherings in this home and it holds a special place in our hearts.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The unobstructed ocean views and unique leaning tree make the view from the Retreat something that we cherish. We hope you choose to spend some time in our home and leave loving it as much as we do.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • from the wild garden on the Preserve side of the property

    from the wild garden on the Preserve side of the property

  • Pillows and blankets are provided for curling up and enjoying the cool breeze

    Pillows and blankets are provided for curling up and enjoying the cool breeze

  • As you enter the Retreat... the gorgeous two story living room

    As you enter the Retreat... the gorgeous two story living room

  • Gourmet kitchen w/ stainless steel, 4 burner stove w/5th pancake griddle burner

    Gourmet kitchen w/ stainless steel, 4 burner stove w/5th pancake griddle burner

  • view from the loft window down to the flagstone patio and Jacuzzi

    view from the loft window down to the flagstone patio and Jacuzzi

  • Breathtaking Sunset from the flagstone patio

    Breathtaking Sunset from the flagstone patio

  • Gourmet kitchen, bar area, dining room, and stairs to the loft area

    Gourmet kitchen, bar area, dining room, and stairs to the loft area

  • Enjoy the Jacuzzi and the priceless view....

    Enjoy the Jacuzzi and the priceless view....

  • A great place to barbecue and enjoy a meal on the patio...

    A great place to barbecue and enjoy a meal on the patio...

  • enjoy the occasional hang glider or parasail floating on the thermals...

    enjoy the occasional hang glider or parasail floating on the thermals...

  • The Retreat's signature leaning tree

    The Retreat's signature leaning tree

  • 180 degree unobstructed ocean front

    180 degree unobstructed ocean front

VRBO #481573

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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