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Contemporary Private Home with Pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Tucked away in a beautiful canyon at the bottom of San Marcos Pass, Rancho Los Gatos is located only 2 miles from freeway access, but feels worlds apart in a beautiful mountain setting.

The master bedroom is located on the upper wing of the house, with his and hers walk-in closets and large en-suite bath with soaking tub. Two guest bedrooms are on the lower wing of the house, with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, a layout very well suited to small families. A third Guest room has two twin beds, and there is also a separate office with a sofa sleeper that provides a private space for a working vacation or comfortable accommodations for overnight guests. With 3300 square feet on over 7 acres, this beautiful home is like your own private retreat.

There is a separate one bedroom cottage on the property that can be rented in conjunction with the main house. For more information on the cottage, please view vrbo #99890.

More Details

Property Manager
Geoffrey Rockwell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

I spent the month of August in Rancho Los Gatos with my 3 teenage children. Although there were some teething problems -- we were the first renters -- such as the absence of curtains in one of the bedrooms, in general this was a great house. The house itself is extremely well designed: very light and airy, highly functional, and with beautiful vegetation. The location was fine: although on the outskirts of town, there was very easy access to Santa Barbara, the beaches and Highway 101, and with the added pleasure of great wildlife (rabbits, road runners, etc) directly on the property. The house was beautifully decorated and extremely well and thoughtfully equipped. The swimming pool, although small, was great for a cooling plunge and sun-bathing. The management of the property was top notch and extremely helpful with the house and general vacation advice. In general, it is hard to imagine a more enjoyable place from which to explore Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas. Highly recommended!
Jul 2013
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Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Contemporary Private Home with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
San Diego

Amazing house and location!

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful, contemporary, large, and great views from every room. Close to downtown Santa B and 30 - 40 minute drive to Solvang and wine country. Geoff was great and very responsive to our questions about the house. Pool is awesome. The kids had a blast! We can't wait to come back!! Outstanding family vacation!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Geoff, your home is simply lovely. The living areas are generously spaced, bedrooms were all comfortable and well appointed. Kitchen is well-equipped and we enjoyed almost all of our meals right there or on the outdoor terrace. Local friends came for dinner one evening and were equally impressed by your home. Even though we felt like we were off in our own little world, the location of your property is very convenient. What a special place.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The views are amazing - even better than the photos would suggest. The home is very well appointed and has everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Getting coffee at Starbucks is just 5 minutes down the hill, and going up Hwy 154 is gorgeous. Our kids absolutely loved the pool. Nancy and Geoff were very responsive to our questions. Our trip to Santa Barbara was one of our best ever!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway with grand views through walls of windows

  • 5 of 5

Gathered our family and their friends for an unforgettable stay in this home in Santa Barbara over Christmas and New Year. The home was everything we hoped for with stunning mountain and distant ocean views. It was quiet on its own long driveway, away from the crowds and the congestion of an in town location. The kitchen was excellently equipped. We enjoyed the cool contemporary zen vibe to the whole place. Lots of places to sit around and relax both inside and out. Would highly recommend the place, maybe better for older children and adults. Would certainly consider renting the place again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent Property With All Amenities

  • 5 of 5

We came to Santa Barbara from the east coast as a family of six adults. The house suited us perfectly, with unique architecture, captivating views, infinity pool, and a kitchen suited for a gourmet chef. The location was ideal, with easy access to downtown, groceries, beaches, golf, hiking, and dining. You can also reach the vineyards in approximately 30 minutes. Nancy and Geoff were the consummate hosts, and we recommend this property to all seeking a fantastic Santa Barbara experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We were very happy to host you and your family. Come back any time!! Warmly, Nancy and Geoff
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Sydney, Australia

Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5

I had the most wonderful stay in a lovely house. Light infused with a beautiful outlook and fabulous artwork throughout, this was a home away from home. Only a few minutes from Santa Barbara and 30 minutes from the wine country the position was excellent and the tranquility sublime. While the owners had supplied me with contact details, it was unnecessary for me to trouble them as they had all necessities in place and had left a lot of advice on what to do in the area. A great place to be with family or friends. If you are looking for a high quality place to stay then this would be it. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 101
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Hendrys Beach
Car: necessary

Tucked away in a beautiful canyon at the bottom of San Marcos Pass, Rancho Los Gatos is located only 2 miles from freeway access, but feels worlds apart in a beautiful mountain setting.


Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $1,500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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