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Mediterranean house situated on a Top of the hill overlooking Santa Barbara

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 10-12)

Custom built home is a Mediterranean style mansion with beautiful views of the city,ocean and mountains. This property is ideal for extended stays (30 day minimum) and provides a beautiful setting with a large backyard and terraces surrounding the home on the main and upper levels.

The master bedroom has a canopy bed, marble fireplace, private bathroom with a large custom made spa tub and a separate double size shower adjoining his and her sinks. There are three guest rooms, each with its own full bath and terrace. Elegantly furnished the interior is accented with four carved marble fireplaces and luxurious European crystal chandeliers.

The home feature a very large formal dining room.The spacious family room has a flat screen TV and a terrace. The beautiful round living room spans 28 feet in diameter.The kitchen has everything you need including two sinks, two dishwashers,a five burner cook top,a large built refrigerator,a large built in freezer and cozy breakfast nook. WiFi High Speed Internet and cable T.V.are included.

Conveniently located just minutes from downtown, shopping and the beach, in a quit, peaceful and conveniently situated neighborhood.

More Details

Byria O Hayon Crosby
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017

About Byria O Hayon Crosby

We live between Europe and Santa Barbara. We have four children and 2 dogs.

We love traveling, theater, opera, movies and reading. We love entertaining and the house is perfect for.

Byria O Hayon Crosby purchased this house in 1986

Why Byria O Hayon Crosby chose Alta Mesa

We built our own home in 1986, imported bathroom and fireplaces from France.

Breathtaking entrance of the house.We have wonderful memories in this house with children who grew up in it. what we love about it is the view and the setting.

What makes this house unique

It is close to downtown and the beach.

The house very beautiful entrance and comfortable family room and practical kitchen, beautiful view from our large master bedroom. All the rooms have views.


Alta Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 4 full private bathrooms; 1 half guest bathroom. Master Bath has an oversized Spa tub and a double shower with double marb;le sinks; all the other bedrooms have European bathtubs with shower combination and French fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Very large bedrooms with high ceilings; each with private bathroom and terrace. All with views of the City and Mountains or Ocean.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wine tasting close to Santa Barbara. walk to the beach at sunset, film festival in February. Good restaurants,10 minutes to golf course by car .


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Mediterranean house situated on a Top of the hill overlooking Santa Barbara
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful property, stellar location

  • 5 of 5

My company had our annual retreat here, and it was perfect. They had enough beds for all 9 adults and the home is beautifully appointed, and just a short drive or Uber ride to downtown Santa Barbara. The owner, Byria, was wonderful and made the entire process very easy and professional. One thing to note is that the property doesn't have a hot tub, as noted in the listing, it has a large jetted tub in the master bathroom.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Home near Downtown

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing, with a great yard and a great view. Bedrooms galore, giving plenty of privacy for vacations with groups. Neighborhood is nice; fairly close to the beach, fairly close to downtown. Can't ask for anything more! 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is very unique with amazing outdoor space and views. Each room is full of character with a very European feel. Homeowners were friendly, welcoming and extremely accommodating. Made us feel right at home. Would definitely recommend to others traveling to Santa Barbara with a large group. Overall great experience for my wife's 30th birthday weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huge, spacious home with a breathtaking view. Great for groups

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this beautiful, spacious home. Spectacular views, large living spaces, elegant set up. Went with a large group (10) and we all slept comfortably. There were no noise issues despite the large group either! Byron is extremely friendly and accommodating. The location of the home is ideal too-- it's close to everything. I highly recommend this place for your next visit to Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best SB experience in this beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for a better vacation home for my 30th Birthday gathering. The home is much more beautiful in person than in the pictures. It is very large, spacious and we tried using each room of the house. The owner of the house was wonderful from the beginning and she accommodated our sleeping arrangements beforehand. I loved the European style home and honestly did not want to leave. The owner and caretaker of the home were very sweet and they made it feel like our own home for the weekend! We also appreciated their flexibility. I definitely would love to rent this home again for my next Santa Barbara vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We have never experienced such disorganization! The owner doesn't live in the US and her English isn't fluent. Her housekeeper is also not fluent in English. The house is very nice and worth the price, if you do not mind not being able to get a hold of anyone if something doesn't work. If you do rent this place, make sure you take pictures of everything that is broken, stained, scratched or doesn't work. If you do not, you will get charged for it from your deposit. We will never go back after it took emailing back and forth on our deposit that took over a month to receive. It is too bad, the way she runs it because the location and house are great. Bring your own towels, because they might charge you if you get any make-up on them. We were charged $300 to re-stain an old scratched table. It is a case of he said she said.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

The house is situated in the hilltop overlooking beautiful Santa Barbara at 20 minutes walking distance from downtown and 20mn walking distance from the beach. 5 minutes by car to the beach, grocery stores, hairdressers, massage, restaurants, health food store,bars, churches; 10 minutes drive to Santa Barbara City College. 10 Minutes drive to SB Zoo.

Maintenance on site.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates vary by season & number of guests.
Property manager lives on the premises---separate from the rental premises.
Payment by Paypal to

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.