About the property
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4 bedroom; 2 Full & 2 Half Bathrroms; Pool; Ocean & Mountain Views
Located on an acre my home is surrounded by sub-tropical fruit trees including mango, cherimoya, macadamia nut and others! Beautiful ranch style home in the Goleta-Santa Barbara foothills sleeps 8 and offers many amenities such as gourmet kitchen, open floor plan, pool, jacuzzi, pool table, fire pit, BBQ, steam shower, large lawn and more! Close proximity to Santa Barbara beaches, downtown shopping & dining, UCSB and Santa Barbara Airport!
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About kevin riley
I am a retired executive who enjoys cycling, skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, gardening and my children/grandchildren. I grew up in the finger lake region of upstate NY and attended Syracuse University where I received my BS, MS and PhD in solid state physics. During my career I worked in aerospace and lived on both coasts... Santa Barbara as well as Boston. I love to cook and my favorite food is sushi. I love to share great recommendations on local dining, art galleries, beaches, cycling routes and wineries!
kevin riley purchased this House in 1980
Why kevin riley chose Goleta
Unique Santa Barbara Ranch style home completely remodeled inside and out... gourmet kitchen; open floor plan; outside dining and leisure space!
What makes this House unique
Pool, Pool Table, BBQ, Fire Pit, Steam Shower and more!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great house with a pool!
This is a beautiful home nestled in a quiet community in the hills. The backyard has a gorgeous pool, jacuzzi and firepit. The home was more "lived in" than I would have liked. It was a close 15 minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara and Kevin the owner was personable and responded quickly to my questions. I also received my deposit refund VERY fast. It is a VERY quiet neighborhood, so if you plan to "party" in the backyard, I would not recommend this home. Gorgeous house though.
good location and property - not in good shape
great property - big back yard with pool and fire pit.
however was not in good shape, patio extremely dirty, BBQ very dirty, home dirty.
There was no space to put clothes owner had personal items in all draws and closets.
Kitchen utensils in poor shape, outdoor spa jets did not work, outdoor heaters did not work
If you were to fix it up would be a great rental.
Great place to stay!
Loved the house and pool!
Lovely, quiet oasis with lots of entertainment options
Our family enjoyed Kevin's property last weekend for a graduation celebration. There were 6 of us and the amount of space was perfect. While we weren't attending events on the campus or in Santa Barbara, we enjoyed hanging out in the backyard with a view of the coast, swimming, watching the evening sky from the jacuzzi, playing pool and fixing a couple meals (totally equipped gourmet kitchen). The property offers a lot of other options, which we didn't have time to explore. Kevin is very friendly and easy to work with on details. This was my 2nd stay, and I'm wishing that I still had a built-in reason to visit SB on a regular basis! Definitely the best VRBO or AirBnB I've stayed at!
Goleta get away!
Mid July Myself, my husband to be, and about 6 other family members rented and stayed in this property for a week while in Santa Barbara for our wedding.
Pros:The owner, was very responsive to our inquiries and extremely accommodating. As far as the size of the house goes, for a large group, I can assure you there is more than enough room. The rooms are large and the master bedroom is very large. The floor plan has the rooms spread out enough from the living space of the house so you don't feel cramped. The kitchen is gigantic and very conducive to cooking large family meals. It is also equipt with all appliances and cooking utensils one could ever need. There are two separate living room areas both with large couches. Now lets talk about the backyard. A-mazing!! Honestly the backyard itself makes this house worth renting. Huge pool with several different seating areas and a full sized BBQ. The pool and hot tub do have a locking fence around it (for those who worry about small kids like we did). surrounded by fresh fruit trees and oh did I mention a totally killer view of the ocean. very quiet community and lots parking out front.
Cons:Okay while they're were by far and away way more pros than cons there were a couple of things I thought would be worth mentioning. While this property is a peaceful oasis close to the airport and grocery stores it is not in prime location for those who desire lodgings a in walking distance to typical SB attractions i.e downtown SB, state street and sterns warf. Probably at least a 20minute drive to state street or Sterns Warf. Additionally, there is no air conditioner in the property. 95% of the year this is not a big deal in Santa Barbara (yes we used to live there) but one can safely say that if you are planning to stay here during the months of June and July prepare to be a bit uncomfortable especially at night. Lastly, my husband and I have stayed at many different VRBO properties in various cities and we both agreed that this was the one that was the most "lived in". That is not to say it isnt in good condition because the condition of the property is amazing. However, The house is more cluttered with the owners personal items than we were used to with other VRBO rentals.
All in all we were extremely happy with this large private hilltop oasis for our wedding week. Never felt cramped with all our family there, very clean and in great condition.
RELAXING FAMILY GETAWAY!
Kevin's home is a beauty. Nestled in the hills of Goleta (very close to UCSB), it is a comfortable home for a getaway. More than enough space for a family of 6. We were fortunate to have the whole home for an entire week in preparation for my brother's graduation from UCSB. Kevin was very accommodating as we arrived from the Bay Area a little earlier than anticipated. He made us feel very welcome and were honored to enjoy his beautifully decorated residence. He has everything you need in his huge kitchen from pots and pans to cutting boards to special utensils. He even has an espresso machine (we were afraid to use its since no one had experience using it). The backyard was our favorite place to hang out. We swam in the pool every day and used the fire put to enjoy the slight chill in the evenings. We hope to visit Santa Barbara again soon and be lucky enough to enjoy his beautiful home again. He was so easy to work with in our booking and hope to be lucky enough to have the same experience with other rentals.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
1) Enjoy my home as I do … please be respectful of my home. 2) I live in a quiet neighborhood; please be respectful of my neighbors especially with respect to street parking and noise levels. Quiet hours after 10 pm per county ordinance however music/ loud laughter/yelling/ etc should be kept to reasonable levels at all hours. Outdoor music in pool/jacuzzi area should be kept at reasonable levels at all hours and should be turned off after 9 pm. 3) Parking is restricted to driveway & street property line. 4) Entryway and kitchen are on a marked raised platform, please use caution while transitioning to and from these areas. 5) No glass is allowed around pool/jacuzzi. Use of pool and jacuzzi are at at the discretion of my guests and at their risk. Please do not adjust pool or jacuzzi settings. No rough play around pool!/jacuzzi. At all times strict safety practices should be adhered to in and around pool. 6) Use of alcohol is at discretion of my guests and at their risk. 7) Strict no smoking policy inside my home. 8) No removal or relocation of furniture without prior consent. No taping or attaching of any objects to walls. 9) No additional guests without prior consent. No parties or events (bachelor, bachelorette, engagement/wedding, milestone birthdays, graduation etc) without prior consent. 10) Violation of house rules may result in forfeiture of security deposit and/or cancellation of reservation.