About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Relax and enjoy the peaceful ocean views from this lovely & comfortable home.
This tasteful indoor/outdoor home is located in the foothills between downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta. Set at an elevation of 350 feet on nearly an acre of land, surrounded by avocado and citrus orchards, with panoramic views of the ocean, islands and the surrounding foothills.
.From this home, you will have ready access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities and well as the diverse and comprehensive amenities available in the Santa Barbara area. Beaches, shopping, dining, wine tasting, golf courses, parks, botanical gardens, cultural attractions, etc. are all only minutes away.
Relax in the hot tub while watching ships sail through the Santa Barbara channel. Take advantage of the gas fired BBQ Island. Enjoy the ocean view outdoor fire pit. Relax in the comfort of high quality patio furniture.
You will enjoy your time here and will soon be making plans for a return visit.
The owners may (or may not) be at an adjacent property during your rental period.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Russ Kovacevich
We are just getting to 'retirement age' and enjoying our grand children and increasing our travel and exploration opportunities.
Russ Kovacevich purchased this House in 1999
Why Russ Kovacevich chose Santa Barbara
Great location, comfortable home with super views and abundant amenities for indoor and outdoor activities. It is only a 10 min drive to Santa Barbara beaches and the downtown area --and even less to UCSB & Goleta Beach. Shopping and restaurants are within 5 min. Visit big box stores like Costco and Home Depot within 10 min. Or, simply relax at home, enjoy the peaceful serenity, the soaring birds, and the views.
What makes this House unique
Ocean, Island & Mountain views. Generous outdoor patio spaces and includes a BBQ Island, hot tub, fire pit as well as abundant and comfortable patio furniture. You will always have a sun or shade option on one or both patio areas. This home is air conditioned for your year round comfort and it is PV solar powered.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic Santa Barbara Weekend
Five ladies celebrated a big birthday weekend at Russ and Eileen's home. The home was very comfortable and clean with amazing views of the pacific ocean and close proximity to restaurants and wineries. The back patio is the star of the home with hot tub, fire pit and barbecue grill. We also enjoyed practicing our golf swing from the driving platform. The only issue we had is that we were not informed that the owners would be on premise (in their RV) for the duration of our stay. There is a clause in the owners manual inside the home but we would have appreciated knowing prior to arrival. We had a wonderful stay!
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the many amenities at our Santa Barbara property. Regarding your "surprise" that we were sometimes at the property (in a separate fenced off area -- which is effectively next door): Our listing states in the Overview Section -- "The owners may (or may not be) at an adjacent property during your rental period." So, the fact that we were sometimes "next door" was disclosed in advance of your rental period.
The City of Santa Barbara has recently disallowed short term rentals within the city limits. Our property is outside the city line, but within the Santa Barbara County jurisdiction. The County is now considering a ban, similar to the City. However, they are now indicating that "Home Stays" -- (where the property is managed by the owner and the owner has the ability to also stay at the property), will be considered favorably. Being nearby also allows us to provide excellent and prompt service if there are ever any needs.
I trust that the very few times we saw each other in the driveway area did adversely affect your good times during your stay with your friends.
Had everything we needed and more.
The outdoor area was amazing. Loved the fire pit. It got used every night. Russ is so accommodating. Even left my 2 year old bins of toys to play with during our stay. Everything is fully stocked. Feels like home. Hopefully we will be back again.
We really enjoyed having you and your family as guests in our Santa Barbara home. Looking forward to seeing you again for a future visit. Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughtful review.
We loved the overall experience
My wife, myself, and our 3 college aged kids stayed in this lovely home during the Summer of 2017. Initially it seemed sort of strange having the owners also on site but it really was not an issue. In fact, they turned out to be quite lovely people who never interfered with us during our stay. The WiFi was sort of spotty in the master bedroom but was otherwise adequate. The kitchen was super well equipped. The beds were quite comfortable and the washer and dryer were identical to what we have in our own home. I would strongly recommend this property to anyone who happens to be coming to the area.,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our home. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. By the way, Our WiFi has been upgraded to the latest high speed Panoramic system.
Russ & Eileen K.
Santa Barbara Vacation
Very nice property, gorgeous views, excellent location
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at our Santa Barbara home. We hope to see you again for a future vacation.
This is what Home Away is meant to be. We loved this beautiful immaculately maintained home! Russ met us when we arrived and gave us a tour so that we could relax and enjoy our time in Santa Barbara without worrying about the smallest detail. The kitchen if fully stocked with cooking implements and the outdoor grill was an added bonus. Beds are extremely comfortable and outdoor areas truly spectacular. We would definitely recommend and return here.
Thank you Alice for taking the time to write and file a thoughtful review for your recent stay at our Santa Barbara home. It is great that you were able to enjoy and appreciate the many amenities we offer our guests.
We hope to see you again for a future stay.
Russ & Eileen
Perfect Centrally Located Hilltop Haven
Just a few minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, beaches, hiking and wine tasting, yet far enough away to provide a gorgeous backdrop against rolling hills- this home rental experience exceeded all expectations. My family and I converged at this hilltop haven from all over the country after attending my masters graduation at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. From first steps on the beautiful front patio, I knew we had made a great decision. The house has a great layout for entertaining, but also provides privacy. The kitchen opens up to a family room with fireplace and television and to sliders that lead out to the back patio set against a beautiful tree covered hill. The days we cooked at the house, there was an easy flow to having people cooking while others were sitting in the family room and others were going back and forth to the back patio/hot tub/fire pit/outdoor kitchen. If some wanted private space, the front formal living room with game table was available as well as the front patio with views down to the water. The owners were very responsive to texts and their welcome guidebook had wonderful information about how to use the multiple fireplaces and fountains... We used the provided maps to plan our hikes every day! My favorite amenities: the view, fireplace, hot tub, open floor plan and backdrop against the hills. Thanks for a wonderful experience!
We really enjoyed having you and your family as guests in our Santa Barbara VRBO home. Thanks for your great review. We hope to see you here again.
Great location for access to a myriad of activities, shopping, dining and also near to UCSB (University of California at Santa Barbara) and Westmont College.
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee (non-refundable) is $150.00