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Ocean, island & mountain views from this stylish home in the Santa Barbara hills

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 stylish & 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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 2002

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.


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 ...
  • There is off street parking for 2 vehicles with more street parking available.
  • The garage will not be available for guests.
  • Maximum number of tenants and guests cannot exceed 8 people at any time.
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 ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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.


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Ocean, island & mountain views from this stylish home in the Santa Barbara hills
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 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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Graduation stay

  • 5 of 5

Great stay for UCSB graduation and reasonably priced for extended family given comparable hotel rooms in area.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at our Santa Barbara home. You will be welcome for another stay on a future trip.
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Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

1402 Camino Meleno was the perfect place for gathering the family. We especially enjoyed the beautiful house, the patios with gorgeous views, the firepit and the hot tub. Could not have asked for more hospitality from the owners, Russ and Eileen. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Natalie for taking the time to write and post your review. We hope to see you and your family again at our Santa Barbara home.
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We loved the overall experience

  • 5 of 5

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.,

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Best regards, Russ & Eileen K.
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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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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
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Cleaning fee (non-refundable) is $150.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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