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Unique boat/tree-house residence with spectacular ocean views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 baths multilevel home combines spectacular views with great location

Situated on the edge of the upper mesa terrace, this is truly a unique home. This home is reminiscent of a Mediterranean hillside home as it steps up the hillside with many interior and exterior spaces. The upper level of the home is left to the kitchen, dining room and living area with the lower level for bedrooms. Multiple terraced patio levels extend up the hill and provide many opportunities for outdoor living including spa and tea house lounge.

The master suite is luxurious with his and hers lavs along with slab travertine throughout. The kitchen has been recently remodeled and is located with immediate access to the terrace and the southerly ocean view balconies. The highest interior level consists of an open loft with computers and gaming and is open to the living space and kitchen below.

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Alta Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Spacious master bathroom, full second bathroom with tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master suite with King size bed. Guestroom #1 with queen bed, bedroom #2 with twin bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Unique boat/tree-house residence with spectacular ocean views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Outstanding Rental with Great Views and Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

Home met our needs perfectly for the five weeks we rented it. Its hillside location, with views of the Channel Islands, offered bright, airy, indoor space as well as multi-tiered outdoor space which the owners describe perfectly in their overview. Added surprise was the outdoor dining with a gas fire pit which we loved using. Location was great--easy access to Hwy 101 east and west; close to Lazy Acres and Von's grocery stores; and short walk to ocean. We were always able to park our car directly in front of the house and the neighborhood is very quiet. Our children and their families, when they visited, also loved the house, especially our school-age grandchildren who were intrigued by the "crow's nest." The owner was very helpful, meeting us when we arrived and always responsive to our questions. Were it not already rented for next year, we would be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my husband here for a birthday getaway and couldn't have had a more perfect time. The house itself is so unique and charming just looking at all the fun surprises around the house is exciting. We spent so much time up the hill under the gazebo eating breakfasts and lunches with the most amazing ocean view you could ever ask for. The kitchen and bathrooms and bedrooms are fully stocked with everything you'd need. It's such a short drive/uber to downtown and we went wine tasting and had some good sushi! We brought our dog who felt right at home with her doggy door to be able to go to the bathroom. She had a great time exploring all the nooks and cranny's of the yard. The owners were quick to respond throughout the whole process. I already want to go back!! Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great home with beach flavor

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with our three kids and loved the place. Thinking about returning next year. Thanks Tom.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. If you need a beautiful, relaxing home to stay in while on vacation, pick this one. We were a family of 5 on holidays from Australia and booked this house with not much experience using VRBO. We weren't disappointed. The house was everything it said it was and more. It was super clean and wonderfully appointed with everything that we need for our stay. The owners made us feel welcomed with information about the house and about the area which was extremely helpful. If we are ever back in the USA, we will rent this property again!! Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect graduation celebration stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Look no more, this awesome unique house is perfect for all! A Real Gem find, Breathtaking, heartwarming family home. We celebrated my daughters graduation from Westmont my 12 and 18 yr old boys loved it, as did my 82 year old mom, our dogs were very comfortable my 2 daughters truly enjoyed the view, the jacuzzi, the bedrooms this spacious family home was amazingly enjoyed by all! Perfect memorable weekend celebration. Highly recommend for all ages, families, pets, girls getaway. Owners are truly super friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful rental. This home is clean, beautifully decorated and comfortable with amazing ocean views. The unique layout and lovely yard made us want to spend more time at the house than we had planned. The location is awesome it is close to all but feels private and secluded. The owners are very friendly and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tom Ochsner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

About Tom Ochsner

My wife and i constructed this home in 1994, and we raised our 3 children here. Our neighborhood is very child friendly, and I would recommend our home to a family on vacation. My wife and i have decided to rent this house only because we are moving to another home in Santa Barbara. We are very particular with whom we allow to vacation in our home, but we also look forward to sharing it with our guests.

Tom Ochsner purchased this house in 1992

Why Tom Ochsner chose Alta Mesa

Never leaving your home is certainly a possibility with this house. With such a variety of unique spaces and lounging opportunities. However, if you do i recommend walking to Leadbetter Beach (10 min walk) or grabbing one of the beach cruiser bike and peddling down to the beach front, or Funk Zone for wine tasting.


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Leadbetter Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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