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Ranch living close to the beach with Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi

Hidden Valley, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 30 nights

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

You think you are on a ranch… house is tucked in a Hidden Valley between Bel Air and Hope Ranch that accommodates 6 people comfortably.

Our recently remodel open floor plan features an entry hall and great-room with well lite two seating areas in the living room that opens up to the dining room and kitchen. The dining room seats 8 comfortably but in a pinch up to 10.

The bright kitchen overlooks the front yard and meadow and is complete with stone counters, a gas stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, espresso maker, garbage disposal, and other kitchen basics for cooking. Also some other items like ice cream maker, waffle maker, hot and cold reverse osmosis filtered water and a pantry. The kitchen is stocked with cookware, small appliances, serving ware, and glassware. A washer/dryer is included.

Double Glass doors lead you to a large patio with a teak table and umbrella that seats 8 and overlooks the never ending back yard with mature oaks trees. Large custom eucalyptus and cider bencher provided ample seating. An outside gas grill that can be switched to a pizza oven overlooks the meadow. … BBQ with a view. The dining room is next to the living room, which has two seating areas. There is a 55-inch TV.

The landscaping was completely redone two years ago by Isa Bird Landscape Design. A small dog would be considered and the yard is fully fenced. Open the back gate for a stroll onto an expansive meadow with oak trees. In the right side of the meadow is an organic farm and a year round stream called Arroyo Burro Creek.

The pool is located just outside the living room, through a glass sliding door lined by black bamboo and tropical plants. The previous owner was in the pool business…it’s really spacious. 35ft x 20ft and can be heated for an additional fee. The deep end is 13 ft to 3 feet in the shallow end. Want to relax, jump into the poolside Jacuzzi surrounded by bamboo and palms with a view of oak 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 eliminates the danger for children & pets.

Down a majestic mature tree lined street, at the end of a Cul-de-sac next to an expansive green belt with lots of mature oak trees. Again you will feel like you are on a ranch, but in the middle of Santa Barbara two miles from Arroyo Burro Beach, 4 miles from downtown. Extremely quite with daily viewing of variety of birds and animals. The regular visitors are the red tail hawks, Tree sparrows and Black Phoebes. We have also seen a Blue & White herons, coyotes and multiple other bird species.

Eilings park is 1.5 miles which host several activates. It is full of mountain bike and hiking trails, tennis courts, a BMX course, and athletic fields. La Cumbre Country Club and Santa Barbara Golf Club, and Hidden Oaks Golf Course golf course are next to Hidden Valley Courthouse, other historic downtown sites, State Street restaurants & shopping, harbor, zoo, art museum, Natural History Museum & planetarium, farmers markets are within biking distance or a five to ten-minute drive. Although you would never know it, we are less than 5 minutes from the freeway, which makes getting anywhere to the airport, other beaches, shopping centers, wine tasting, beach vists, UCSB, or City College extremely easy and quick.

We are also next to to Arroyo Burro Beach. This off-leash beach in City of Santa Barbara is the beach that runs below the Douglas Family Preserve ( -- it begins east of the slough at Arroyo Burro Beach (the locals call it Hendry's Beach), and stretches almost to the steps at Mesa Lane. Hendry’s Beach the best beach in town several surf and diving spots. It also has the Boat House….make reservations in advances. The Blackberry Mai Tai with a perfect sunset will take your breath away.

Month rental come with gardener and cleaning twice a week, pool cleaning once.


Jethro Acosta

Member Since 2014
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Response time:
within a few days
english, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
Why Jethro Acosta chose Hidden Valley

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


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              The 600 block of Santa Barbara is 4.3 miles or $15 taxi ride
            • Golf Course View
              Several golf locations near by, La Cumbre Country Santa Barbara Golf Club, Hidden Oaks Golf Course
            • Mountain View
              Santa Barbara Mountain Views
            • Resort
              Full Pool and Jacuzzi
            • Rural
              Huge open expanse with farm next to house


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Fireplace
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                • Private Pool

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Car Available
                                                    • Private Chef


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

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • horseshoes
                                                            • photography
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • 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

                                                                    • parasailing
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • equestrian events
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                                    • paragliding
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • roller blading
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • surf fishing
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • wind-surfing

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      5 Reviews

                                                                      Very Good4/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Comfortable and Convenient

                                                                      Adrian K.

                                                                      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 .

                                                                      Property is amazing, owner is a poor host. Disappointing.

                                                                      Anthony C.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Just wonderful

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Great facility for family


                                                                      Lovely house with great amenities inside and out, very private

                                                                      Great place....

                                                                      Malini N.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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.


                                                                      Hidden Valley, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Pet Fee
                                                                      Damage Insurance
                                                                      Damage Deposit
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      A refundable $1500.00 security deposit required. Cleaning fee $250 - 12% Transient Occupancy Tax does not apply for stays over 30 days. Check-in 3pm, checkout 11am.

                                                                      5 Reviews
                                                                      Very Good 4/5
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