Spacious 3600 sq ft, 4 bdrm, 3.5 ba, ocean views, easy walk to beach and park.
- english, french, german, spanish
About Don Farnsworth
Thank you for your interest in my home, which I built in 1996. I'm a California native, and beyond vacation travels I've always been a resident of Southern California. Just can't seem to get enough of our sun & beaches!! Since 1982 I've made my living on Wall St, as a Vice President and Financial Advisor to high net worth individuals with Morgan Stanley. I am currently working in our Santa Barbara and San Diego offices.
Don Farnsworth purchased this House in 1986
Why Don Farnsworth chose The Mesa (Beach Area)
This home and location have been a passion of mine since initial purchase for $198,000 in 1986. 10 years later and by the grace of God, the modest original 3/1 1200 square foot home was transformed into the custom home you see today. Thank you for your interest... come stay a while, you will love it!
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Perfect vacation home in the Mesa!
Our family loved staying at this home for a month this past June. The home is immaculately clean, spacious and has all the amenities a family needs to make this their "home". Beds were all very comfortable with nice linens and the weekly cleaning service was a game changer. Property owner very attentive and a joy to work with. We will be back!
Comfortable, beautiful stay!
The Mesa Jewel exceeded my family’s expectations. It felt like a home away from home! It was comfortable and had everything we’d ever need. I could not speak more highly of the owner, Don. He was so accommodating and generous; he made sure we had a fulfilling stay. We will hopefully be returning soon. Thank you Don!
Thank you Sammy! You and your family were so respectful, and are most welcome. It was my pleasure to have you here as guests -- I look forward to your return!! . Most sincerely - Don Farnsworth
Spacious, clean, well equipped and a caring landlord.
We simply loved our stay in the 'Jewel on the Mesa' and we'll certainly come back again! July 2017, Allan & Marjolein & kids from Holland
Great place to stay. Wonderful neighbourhood.
Santa Barbara is a great city. Lots to do including cultural and sporting events. The city and its beaches are very dog friendly unlike San Diego and so a wonderful place to have a dog. The Mesa (where the house is located) is the best place in Santa Barbara with easy access to beaches and downtown. Over the years we have rented 7 different houses through VRBO and this place was the best yet. This house and yard were extremely well appointed and comfortable and both were maintained to a high standard by a very professional team of people. Lots of fun toys were included such a bicycles, a ping pong table and an outdoor spa on the top deck. Kitchen was very well equipped and a joy to work in. The owner was very responsive and extremely helpful. We have already booked again for next year!
Catharine, I am both humbled and honored by your review. This is why I work so fervently, to provide the best possible traveler experience. Your review, in response, makes it all so worthwhile!! Thank you!!!
I have a few improvements yet in store -- looking forward to seeing you again next year!
Safe travels ~
A True Jewel
We had a wonderful stay in Santa Barbara and enjoyed this house to the utmost. Just 4 blocks to the water in a very convenient part of town, we found that everything we needed was right there. The kitchen was large, lovely and very well equipped with a world class view of the Pacific. All the bedrooms were comfortable and the bathrooms had been redone and were very nice. There were lovely gardens in the back and lots of space, both inside and out, to just relax. The owner was very responsive and as soon as you entered you felt as if you were "home."
Carole, I am so happy to read your review -- especially that you felt as if you were "home". When you can have that feeling as you travel, that's a big success to me!
We built the house around that kitchen -- it's where everyone likes to gather, may as well give plenty of room!!
Thank you, and hope to see you back sometime ~
Marvelous time in the Mesa (Santa Barbara)
If you're looking for a large, comfortable, contemporary, fully stocked vacation home 4 blocks from the magnificent Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara, book this home. We spent three (3) wonderful months enjoying all that SB has to offer while looking for a home to purchase. This became a sanctuary for ourselves as well as family & friends who came to visit. Every bed was comfortable, plush towels & linens, a huge, gourmet kitchen equipped with almost every appliance you could think of, loads of room to relax and entertain, full house sound system, multiple balconies and a lovely yard with a fish pond. The communication and response of the owner to every need was handled in an efficient and friendly manner. Thanks FDF for making our transition to Santa Barbara life as easy & welcoming as possible!
D&H, you were a pleasure to host!! I'm so glad that you were able to enjoy this "sanctuary" (which mirrors my own feeling about the property as well) during your new home hunt and introduction to our beautiful City of Santa Barbara! I go to great lengths to make this home special and comfortable -- thank you for noticing the nice beds and linens. Sometimes it's the little details that make the big difference.
I cannot thank you enough for being so kind and respectful of my home -- you left it absolutely spotless! You were model guests, I could not have been more pleased to have you there. Should you ever find yourselves between homes again, we would be delighted to host you once again!
Don Farnsworth, owner