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Ocean and Island views from the Santa Barbara footlhills.

Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • 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.


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.
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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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Located in the master bedroom. European plumbing.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Adjacent to bedroom #2, lar. Double sinks. European plumbing
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Generously sized glass walled shower. European plumbing.
      • All three bathrooms feature European plumbing fixtures with slide bar type showers

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Views of More Mesa area, Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara Airport, UCSB, Goleta Beach and UCSB,
        • Downtown
          Downtown Santa Barbara is a 10 minute drive. Goleta is about a 5 minute drive.
        • Mountain View
          Surrounded by mountain vistas.
        • Ocean View
          Panoramic Ocean, Island & Mountain Views
        • Resort
          The Ritz-Calrton Bacara resort is on the beach just north of Goleta, next to Sandpiper Golf Club. The Four Seasons Biltmore is on the beach in Santa Barbara. Both are less than 10 miles away.
        • Rural
          Close to towns of Goleta and Santa Barbara but surrouned by avocado and citrus orchards.
        • Water View
          Ocean, Islands & Mountain views


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Entire home features HVAC
                    • Fireplace
                      Two fireplaces -- one in the living room and one in the family room. Both are fueled by natural gas.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Forced air ducted gas fired heat
                    • Internet
                      WIFI is available
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      HE electric dryer in laundry room for rentals of more than 4 nights.
                    • Linens Provided
                      HIgh quality comfortable bedding. .
                    • Living Room
                      Ocean view living room with seating for 10 including game table
                    • Parking
                      Space in driveway for 2+ cars plus ample street parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      An ample supply of soft white towels is supplied as well a selection of beach/spa towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      HE front load machine in laundry room for rentals of more than 4 nights


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All included
                        • Dishwasher
                          Quiet BOSCH dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Generously supplied for comprehensive meal prepartation and entertaining. Granite countertops and stainless steel applicances. Outdoor BBQ Island includes natural gas fired grill.
                        • Microwave
                          Above stove
                        • Oven
                          Gas fired with electronic ignition
                        • Pantry Items
                          Generous array of items available for your use
                        • Refrigerator
                          22.5 cu. ft.
                        • Stove
                          Gas range top with electronic ignition with ovens below
                        • Toaster
                          For toast or bagels. The kitchen has a toaster oven as well.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining room has a large round table which seats up to 8 (or 10 if you are really friendly). Our home also features a kitchen dining area with seating from 4 to 8.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  A wide variety of books are available
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  Game table in living room
                                • Music Library
                                  Available via Direct TV plus CD's
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  WIFI is available as well as Direct TV with recording capabiliy
                                • Stereo
                                  Modest stereo radio/CD player
                                • Television
                                  Plasma in family room and LED in master bedroom. TV's are connected to Direct TV with a wide variety of programming and with recording capability.
                                • Toys
                                  Selection of toys for young children
                                • Video Library
                                  Modest selection of videos available


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Upon request in advance of your stay.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Generous patio areas (front and rear) with ocean views and ample comfortable seating. Morning sun on the rear patio with afternoon shade. Morning shade on the front patio with afternoon sun.
                                    • Golf
                                      Several nearby courses in the area. We also feature a chipping range (from a golf mat to targets on the back hill) at the rear section of the property.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      At both Santa Barbara and Goleta
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Tastefully landscaped front yard and large courtyard with comfortable seating in both front and read patios.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      BBQ Island width natural gas fired grill.
                                    • Tennis


                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The entire house and surrounding patio areas are all on one level.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Ocean/Island view hot tub is located on back patio near the fire pit.


                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  18 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Fantastic Santa Barbara Weekend

                                                                  Shannon M.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Had everything we needed and more.

                                                                  Shaya T.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  We loved the overall experience

                                                                  Keith J.

                                                                  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.,

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Santa Barbara Vacation

                                                                  michael r.

                                                                  Very nice property, gorgeous views, excellent location

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Alice L.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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

                                                                  Perfect Centrally Located Hilltop Haven

                                                                  erin y.Media/Philadelphia PA

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Santa Barbara, CA, USA

                                                                  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

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Cleaning fee (non-refundable) is $150.00

                                                                  18 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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