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Holiday Hill Ranch: Executive Home Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house


About the property

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!

kevin riley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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!


Goleta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Entryway and kitchen are on a marked raised platform, please use caution while transitioning to and from these areas.
  • Use of pool and jacuzzi are at at the discretion of my guests and at their risk. At all times strict safety practices are required in these areas.
  • Quiet hours after 10 pm. However all noise levels should be kept to reasonable levels at all hours. Parking is restricted to driveway & along street.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Holiday Hill Ranch: Executive Home Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
Marin county CA

Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four teens and an 8 year old had a great time. Lot's of space for everyone to spread out. Very clean and feels like home.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with a pool!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Granite Bay, Ca

good location and property - not in good shape

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and pool!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, quiet oasis with lots of entertainment options

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goleta get away!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101 @ Fairview Exit
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Goleta Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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.

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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