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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.

More Details

Russ Kovacevich
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

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 Area

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.


Goleta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Ocean and Island views from the Santa Barbara footlhills.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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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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: Nov 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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El Dorado Hills, CA

A totally excellent place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I recently spent four days at Russ & Eileen Kovacevich's home in the Santa Barbara foothills. The home is centrally located for both the Santa Barbara and Goleta (i.e., UCSB) areas, a quiet and safe neighborhood. Views off the back patio (orange and avocado groves) were excellent ... especially enjoyed the fire pit with a glass of wine in hand! A clean and well maintained property. Tom & Kathy E. (Oct '16)

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom & Kathy, Thank you for the thoughtful description in your review. You have the distinction as being the very first guests to rate our home with only a 4 star rating. All (10) of the other reviews have been rated at 5 stars. Please help us understand where we, or the property, might have fallen short of your expectations? The words you used to describe your experience (such as "totally excellent") would seem to indicate a 5 star experience. We thank you for leaving our home in excellent condition and we were happy to rate you as 5 star guests. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Russ & Eileen K.
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Beautiful Santa Barbara Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house in the hills overlooking Santa Barbara. Super comfortable beds luxury bathrooms and beautiful views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific ocean.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Santa Barbara home and that you took advantage of the views, patios, hot tub, fire pit, golf range, BBQ island, etc. Thanks for choosing our property and we hope to see you again.
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five just enjoyed a lovely nine-day stay at Russ and Eileen's fabulous Santa Barbara home.

The couple went out of their way to make our stay comfortable, from offering us new beach towels and chairs and toys, to supplying coffee and laundry detergent. Every surface was spotless, including the fridge. The kitchen was over-the-top, supplied with everything you could possibly want. We loved the sleep number beds and wished we could take them home with us

The location of the home is awesome, with views of orchards, the city, and ocean from the most spectacular patio. We loved the hot tub, built in BBQ, and fire pit!

I can't say enough good things about the owners, their home or our experience. We plan to rent from them every year going forward.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much for your great review. We enjoyed having you as guests in our Santa Barbara home and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Wonderful home, perfect location, GREAT homeowners

  • 5 of 5

My college girlfriends and I spent 5 days at this wonderful property to celebrate my 40th birthday! We could not have picked a more ideal location with great homeowners. From the online booking experience, time leading up to our vacation, during our stay and following up afterwards Russ and Eileen were so accommodating and helpful.

Their home was fully stocked with everything we needed and any questions we had they were right there to answer and provide useful local area information. From the TVs to the various amenities they walked us through everything and it was all easy to use. The beds were comfortable, kitchen was fabulous and the outdoor grill, patio, fire pit and hot tub were all outstanding!

This home was very convenient to everything and the neighborhood and surrounding environment was not only peaceful and scenic but very relaxing for some hard working moms that needed a perfect getaway! We were close to the Santa Ynez Valley wineries and the wonderful beaches of Santa Barbara. This is a vacation we will be taking again for sure. We definitely look forward to staying at this perfect home for many times to come!

Many Thanks to Russ and Eileen for helping to make our Santa Barbara getaway absolutely perfect!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Charisse for your comprehensive and favorable review. We enjoyed meeting you and your friends and look forward to seeing you again on a future stay at our Santa Barbara home.
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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

Goleta House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning fee (non-refundable) is $150.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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