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Ocean and Island views from the Santa Barbara footlhills.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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.

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Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located in the master bedroom. European plumbing.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Generously sized glass walled shower. European plumbing.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Adjacent to bedroom #2, lar. Double sinks. European plumbing
  • All three bathrooms feature European plumbing fixtures with slide bar type showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master features a CA King Sleep Number Bed, dreser & closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Features a Queen Sleep Number Bed, dresser & closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Very comfortable double bed and full closet and dresser
  • We provide very comfortable beds and bedding for two people in each of three bedrooms. We also provide a playpen and a high chair for little ones. Each bedroom has plenty of closet and drawer space for your use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Mediterranean styled home with ocean, island and mountain views in a quiet upscale neighborhood.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean and Island views from the Santa Barbara footlhills.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Had everything we needed and more.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Fantastic Santa Barbara Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Santa Barbara Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property, gorgeous views, excellent location

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Media/Philadelphia PA

Perfect Centrally Located Hilltop Haven

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Bellevue/Issaquah, Wa

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Context - Our group consisted of a family of 5 (Husband, wife and three sons ages 23, 21 and 17).

Accommodations - As advertised, and better. The home was impeccably clean, and organized as a primary residence (i.e. well furnished). The kitchen was ready for any gourmet chef. We ate our thanksgiving meal here and there was nothing we didn't have or couldn't find. We especially liked the outdoor back terrace. It was quite large with a nice BBQ area and plenty of seating. A perfect spot for morning coffee as well as evening dining. Additionally, we enjoyed the front patio, where we sat and soaked up the afternoon sun. The hot tub was great and our boys enjoyed "chilling in tub." They also have a putting green and my kids enjoyed hitting balls into the orchard! The master bedroom was very cozy and the bed was extremely comfortable - the mattress was great!! All bathrooms were stocked with towels and toiletries.

Location - Santa Barbara foothills/Goleta foothills. Close to everything you need. Definantly removed from the rest of the hustle and bustle of the city but only a few miles to downtown Santa Barbara and a 2-3 minutes to Goleta shopping and restaurants.

Communication - The owners were awesome to correspond with, so we had no issues on that front.

In summary - Unbelievably relaxing time and we feel very lucky to have found this spot! It was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your favorable and very informative review. We enjoyed having you as guests in our Santa Barbara home, and we hope to see you again.
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Russ Kovacevich
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 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.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Glen Annie Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Goleta Beach
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Cleaning fee (non-refundable) is $150.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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