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Ranch living close to the beach with Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath close to beach, next to expansive green belt

You’ll find beach-side charm and luxury in our 3 bedroom/2 bath home tucked next door to Hope Ranch that accommodates 6 people comfortably. Our open floor plan features an entry hall and great-room with two seating areas in the living room that opens up to the dining room. A dining room seats 8 comfortably (up to10) with doors that lead you to a large patio with a teak table that seats 8 and overlooks the never ending back yard with big mature oaks trees. Outside grill that is hooked up to the house, BBQ with a view.

Down a majestic mature tree lined street, at the end of a Cul-de-sac next to a expansive green belt with lots of mature oak trees and an organic farm. You feel like you are on a ranch, but in the middle of Santa Barbara two miles from Hendry's beach, 4 miles from downtown. Extremely quite with daily viewing of variety of birds. Open the back gate for a stroll onto a meadow with oak trees, next to a year round stream. Guest will have access to a chicken coop with 7 chickens that is located about 300 yards away from the house.

Elings Park is 1.5 miles a allot of activities from beer festivals, BMX racing track, baseball, softball, soccer fields, hiking trails and a para gliding training hill.

The pool is 35ft x 20ft and can be heated*. The deep end is 13 ft to 3 feet in the shallow end. Want to relax, jump into the poolside Jacuzzi surrounded by bamboo with a view of trees and red tail hawks flying overhead. When you are done with the pool, electronically cover with a CoverPro pool-cover with a simple switch. The system is designed to give you peace of mind as it completely seals off the pool.

The bright kitchen overlooks the front yard and meadow and is stocked with cookware, small appliances, serving ware, and glassware. The cabinets are filled with kitchen basics for cooking. A gas stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, everything you need in a kitchen. A washer/dryer is included.

Located 2 miles (5 minutes by car) to Hendry’s Beach or a bit further to downtown restaurants and attractions – it’s the perfect launching point for wine-tasting excursions, beach visits, a visit to the historic Santa Barbara Mission or botanical gardens, Santa Barbara Bowl concerts, Elings Park, golf course and the Santa Barbara Fairgrounds. The house has plenty of Santa Barbara guidebooks, as well as a list of our favorite restaurants and activities.

*there is an additional charge for heating of pool

More Details

Jethro Acosta
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

Why Jethro Acosta chose Santa Barbara

We saw the house, and knew we had to get somehow. No way to pass so unique and beautiful, its hard to leave.

What makes this house unique

The open space, swimming in the pool, early morning Jacuzzi session with coffee to watch the sun rise, no cars, the quite, the year round creak near by, how close it to everything


Hidden Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Ranch living close to the beach with Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Comfortable and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

Our family of six adults stayed at this property for 4 days the week before Christmas. The property was clean, well maintained, convenient and comfortable. The floor plan with open kitchen, dining room and kitchen, opening onto a patio and pool made for good flow and easy living. The master bedroom with its own bath was spacious very nice. The other two rooms were children's rooms and just adequate and had to share a bathroom accessible through a hallway. The kitchen is very spacious and well furnished with a good layout. The house has very nice landscaping and great privacy since it abuts on a large open area of fields and trees without nearby houses on that side which greatly adds to its appeal and charm. The outside jacuzzi is great and worked well. The pool was also appealing with an automatic cover. Unfortunately due to inclimate weather we did not use the pool in spite of heating it. There was a fair amount of rain which filled the cover with several inches of water. The location of the house is pretty good with easy access hiking trails, to the beach, and town as well as shopping and the highway. The house is located at the end of a dead end street so there is no traffic noise which is wonderful and the nights were very quiet. There were a few minor negatives such as lack of hair dryer, no bath towels, no toaster which the owner says will be rectified. The owner Jethro Acosta was personable and responsive and the directions for accessing and closing the house were clear and there were good recommendations for activities and restaurants included with information for the house. Overall we had a very good experience with no major negatives. We would recommend this property for a small group or family .

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is amazing, owner is a poor host. Disappointing.

  • 3 of 5

The property is really amazing. Its in one of the nicest locations I've seen in the area. The pictures do it justice. The pool shed was overrun with spiders and cobwebs, so no outdoor showering. Also the owner left only a handful of towels, and we didn't pack any, so we were doing a lot of drying of towels between swimming and bathing. The outdoor furniture is pretty old and rickety. One of the chairs actually broke while I was sitting on it. Fortunately I had purchased insurance, and so that paid for a replacement chair - but all of the furniture outside is pretty old. Ultimately I was very disappointed with the owners attitude to me after our visit. During our visit the pool filter stopped working and I had to call the pool service man to fix it since the water was getting quite cloudy. The pool guy fixed it, but after we left the owner told me he would withhold some of m my deposit because he blamed me for the filter stopping working. Apparently a small rock blocked it, and he accused me of "throwing rocks into the pool". His attitude to me was really quite surprising. So in the end, a nice trip was really spoiled by the parsimonious and petty attitude of the owner, which is a shame since the home is really beautiful in an amazing location.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Normally we have 12 towels per stay but this guest had their extended family over and there is never enough towels when you have a pool and kids. Here is the response I got from her: “Just a quick note to let you know how wonderful your home was for my brother’s family - I’m sure you’ll hear from them as well but as they drop back into regular life running their kids all around NYC it might be a bit. The meadow out back was just perfect for the active imaginations of Tony’s kids and the swings were just magical - you forget as an adult just how many hours kids can swing for and have fun! Your home was wonderfully comfortable and the open floor plan created the perfect setting for so many family meals both inside and outside! I know they are looking forward to returning next year :) " In regards to “The outdoor furniture is pretty old and rickety.” It actually teak with a grey patina and quite expensive. The steamer chaise lounge that got broken was over $600 to replace. If the pool machine is not working because it gets plug by guest or a guest kids of stuff they puts into the pool, I cannot justify how I should pay that bill. Now if the pool machine broke or is not working correctly, I would have paid for the services. I have been working with my pool guy for 5 years, and if says there is rock that blocked the pool vacuum I tend to believe him.
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Just wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house late due a last minute change in plans and we could not have been happier. As the other reviews mentioned, the kitchen, dining, and family area were great for entertaining. We hosted a dinner for 12 one night and everyone had a wonderful time.

The description should emphasize the location more, because the house is right next to a HUGE open space with trees and swings. The outside deck was perfect for our dinners.

I'd say that the only thing lacking is the curb appeal of the house doesn't live up to the other parts, but that was never a big issue for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great facility for family

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house with great amenities inside and out, very private

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place....

  • 4 of 5

This house was really nice. Particularly the family/living/kitchen area where for our families we spent the bulk of our time. It was spacious and really conducive to family dinners. The deck was great and we loved the outdoor area that was just a beautiful open space with swings for kids to play in. It was a beautiful area! The only con of our stay was the pool was not heated so we could not use it at that time.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: At this time the pool pump malfunctioned which automatically turns off the pool heater. The pump needed to be ordered, so we couldn't replace in time of this renter.
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Nearest Airport
8.9 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport SBA
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Cliff Room
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
La Cumbre Country Club
Nearest Train
4.8 Miles
Amtrak Station - SBA
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Hendrys Beach


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

A refundable $500.00 security deposit required. Cleaning fee $250 - 12% Transient Occupancy Tax does not apply for stays over 30 days.

Check-in 3pm, checkout 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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