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Terraces and roof deck with view over Santa Barbara Bay and mountains.

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Charming View Home W/ Spectacular Vistas, Near Beach & Downtown S.B.

30 day minimum. Listed rate includes discount for caring for two sweet kitties. Enjoy 1 to 4 months in our playfully 'artsy' home with amazing views of SB Bay and mountains. Indoor/outdoor living via multiple folding door opening from kitchen to secluded terrace. With interior and garden an uplifting blend of rustic Provence and quirky artistic style, our half acre with 2000 sq. ft. house is perched on the 'T.V. Hill' - Mesa ridge above the harbor and downtown Santa Barbara. 3 secluded bedrooms each with closet and bathroom, plus a sun-filled studio/office. Living room with fireplace has great view of SB Bay. Upscale kitchen (Wolf stove, Sub-Zero fridge) with breakfast counter and sunrise-view terrace. 5 patios and Jacuzzi with garden shower all have full privacy, but home is only 3-5 minute drive to beach, harbor, shopping, freeway, downtown SB dining and clubs, etc. Hardwood floors, unique art objects, rose garden, avocado and citrus trees, 3-car off-street parking. Our two cats, Ossi and Bowie, are daytime outdoor and nighttime indoor, easy to befriend and feed. Additional cats negotiable but please no other pets. Rent at $ 3,900 per month has been discounted for tenants who enjoy a more personal atmosphere and interact with cats beyond just feeding them (pet supplies paid by owner). Rent includes all utilities plus internet, Wi-Fi, cable TV, copier/printer/fax, all standard appliances, house cleaning service, gardener. Ideally we are looking for one party to live here for the entire 4-month period but will also consider candidates for shorter periods of 30 days or more.

Guest Access
Entire home and garden are accessible to guests. Only the garage is off limits but there is plenty of off-street (as well as on-street) parking.

Interaction with Guests:
We will enjoy introducing you to the home but then will be in Berlin Germany during your stay. However, a delightful rental manager will be available if there are questions or issues.

The Neighborhood:
Our neighborhood is quiet, with friendly, considerate neighbors who do not party loudly but fully accept sporadic outside events at our home. Nature abounds on our hill and ridge, giving our area a country feel, but the location is perfect for walking or biking to town, beaches, top of 'TV Hill', nearby nature preserve, or by car effortlessly accessing freeway and downtown. A perfect balance of stay-at-home retreat for work or play and being close to the action of ocean activities, restaurants, the 'Funk Zone' wineries and eateries, and much more!

Getting around:
Off-street parking for at least 3 cars in our driveway. 3-min. drive to 101 freeway, with airport and UCSB 12 min. north, LA 90 min. south. Nice walks on quiet streets to beach, harbor, town, top of 'TV Hill', nature preserve canyon. 3-5 min. drive or bike ride to downtown. Bus stop 3 min walk away.

Other Things to Note:
Our home is embellished with many personal art pieces and souvenirs from theatre productions and travels in Europe, ie it is not as neutrally generic as some rentals. But all who visit experience this as part of its charm, and we hope you will too!

Please feel free to contact for more info about us and our home, and so we can answer any questions you may have.

House Rules:
#1: Enjoy your stay!

#2: We have put many years of loving thought and care into details of house and garden, so we trust our guests to appreciate and respect this.

#3: Please give our two cats some loving attention in addition to feeding them.

#4: Although gardener will maintain outdoor plants, watering of indoor plants as needed would be appreciated.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Sorry, no City College or UCSB undergrad. students. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking ok in outside areas....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Sorry, no dogs. We have two cats that will be at the house, so 1 or 2 additional cats might work. Feeding cats is part of the rental arrangement (rent already reduced to compensate for this. Cat supplies included.)...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Living space and patios on one level, although slightly raised door thresholds to outdoors. All level to driveway parking area. Two small patio steps with wood ramps possible upon request. Roof view deck not easily accessible. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Magritte cloud walls and ceilings, large flatscreen cable TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    w/ desk, outdoor access, bathroom w/ shower, closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    w/ outdoor access, bathrm. w/ showr, closet, afternoon light...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    genuine marble floor and walls, rimless shower, unique sink....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    connected to rear bedroom #2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    access from rear bedroom #3...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: jetted tub, outdoor shower

    Private outdoor area with Jakuzzi and outdoor shower (cold)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our home is embellished w/ personal art pieces & souvenirs from theatre productions & travels in Europe, ie it is not as neutrally generic as some rentals. But all who visit us experience this as part of its charm, and we hope you will too! Please feel free to contact for more info about us and our home, & to answer any questions you may have. Ideally we are looking for 1 party to live here for the entire period but will also consider candidates for shorter periods of 30 days or more. Shorter-term (30 day min) candidates may be put on a waiting list to be considered if a full-term party is not found. House Rules #1: Enjoy your stay! #2: We have put many years of loving care into details of house and garden, so we trust our guests will appreciate and respect this. #3: Please give our two cats loving attention in addition to feeding. #4: Although gardener will maintain garden, please water indoor plants as needed....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many art and theatre books, as well as novels, etc. Also many in German language....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue-Ray DVD player for flatscreen in Bedroom #1...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cox-Cable - channel availability can be negotiated....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Good system in living room with wired or wireless connectivity option, speakers in dining area as well....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat-screen in bedroom, with Cox-Cable, Netflix options....moreless

  • Video Library:

    available, but not very large....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    A dining 'view pagoda' extends from the live-in kitchen, with table for 6 extendable to seat 10 or 12. Rolling cart to bring food from cooking area to table, but distance to breakfast counter not far. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in washer/dryer room adjacent to kitchen....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace in living room has gas-only option, but great with real firewood (supplied by owner)....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Studio/office has yoga mats and light hand weights....moreless

  • Garage:

    Off limits (we need to store personal things there) but plenty of parking in driveway area....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air heating for entire home, plus mobile radiator units as needed. Fireplace in living room with ample firewood....moreless

  • Internet:

    Cox computer bundle with wi-fi and wi-fi extension for rear rooms. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding for all beds, various blanket options available....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa area with view of SB Bay. Fireplace with gas or wood options. One corner potential desk/work space, with computer access, music connections. Various art objects and souvenirs from theatre shows....moreless

  • Parking:

    3 cars easily fit into driveway parking area. 4 or 5 vehicles possible. On-street parking convenient across from driveway entrance - no restrictions....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cox house phone with mobile units, international call options (high bills to be reimbursed by tenant). ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in washer/dryer room adjacent to kitchen....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Italian espresso machines, French press....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    complete for all needs, including blender, sparkling water maker. Dishware Italian and Provence....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    convenient double drawer, with upper/lower separation...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    French Provence style tiles and cabinets, wood counters, European kitchenware. Breakfast bar separating cooking area and live-in dining area, complete with futon corner ideal for morning coffee....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    part of Wolf range. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some staples present and can be consumed by guests. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub-Zero stainless-steel ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf industrial 4-burner w/ pancake grill panel ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-slice toaster, also for bagels, etc....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Available upon request - please discuss with owner....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    4 patio areas plus roof deck with 360 degree view of ocean with bay and islands, mountains, sunset area. Garden furniture with pillows etc. stored upstairs and available. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    several garden areas - one cactus garden, one rose garden, large mixed area. Jakuzzi and garden shower w/ full privacy. Secluded sunbathing possible....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grills and gas grills available upon request....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Jakuzzi for max 4 people, good jets and main massage jet, kept around 101 degrees but adjustable. Minimum chlorine due to advanced cleaning system. Adjacent outdoor cold shower on lawn, soap use ok. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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30 night min stay
$140

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000

Notes:

Ideally 10 day minimum but shorter-term candidates may be put on a waiting list to be considered if a full-term party is not found. 2 sweet cats for you to befriend and feed. Additional cat negotiable. Rent discounted for cat care, includes pet supplies.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Montecito St. group
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Montecito Golf Club
0.4 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara Amtrack Railway Station
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101 North and South entrances/exists
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Montecito St. group
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Leadbetter Beach
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: As a theatre director I was Chair and Director of Theatre at the UCSB Theatre/Dance Department for many years, and am now a freelance director. My wife Barbara is a theatre costume designer. We live and work part time in Santa Barbara, part time Berlin Germany. This has been our home since 1991, and its many details reflect this history of both our work and play, as well as our passion for art and crafts.

Why the Owner Chose Alta Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA, USA:
This is an ideal perch for a perfect and varied vacation. A quiet and secluded setting from which to enjoy spectacular views, but conveniently close to all sorts of 'action' - the harbor area offering boat, kayak, paddleboard, jetski, etc. rentals and great restaurants, secluded beaches, mountain hikes, downtown shopping, galleries, museums, the 'Funk Zone' with new wineries, microbreweries and eateries, and much more, just a walk, bike ride or 3 minute drive away! And then come home to a Jacuzzi and sunbathing on a secluded lawn, or relaxing on our view deck or in the shade of our fanciful awnings. Our indoor/outdoor kitchen faces the optimal view, so every meal and snack and happy hour can be a new delight.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The charm of our place lies in its history as the home of a creative couple working in the theatre and arts for the last 4 decades. We remodeled and embellished the house with imaginative and loving care, adding the perfect view deck with spiral staircase, the amazing live-in kitchen, the office/studio space with double glass door connecting it to the living room for more free and dynamic activities. With the living room, kitchen and front terraces being the hub of activities, three secluded bedrooms are perfect for that invaluable power nap. The large lot - almost 1/2 acre - provides a green buffer on all sides, with utter privacy and quiet.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

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Photos

  • Terraces and roof deck with view over Santa Barbara Bay and mountains.

    Terraces and roof deck with view over Santa Barbara Bay and mountains.

  • Dining pagoda and stairs winding up to roof deck with 360 degree views.

    Dining pagoda and stairs winding up to roof deck with 360 degree views.

  • Provence style cooking area w/ wood counters, European dishware, Wolf range

    Provence style cooking area w/ wood counters, European dishware, Wolf range

  • Jakuzzi and sunbathing lawn in private seclusion.

    Jakuzzi and sunbathing lawn in private seclusion.

  • Ossi, more indoorsy, loves to schmooze.

    Ossi, more indoorsy, loves to schmooze.

  • Master bath, marble walls and floor, rimless shower, unique Italian sink.

    Master bath, marble walls and floor, rimless shower, unique Italian sink.

  • Studio w/ morning & afternoon sunlight, desk with view, 3-in-1 printer/copier

    Studio w/ morning & afternoon sunlight, desk with view, 3-in-1 printer/copier

  • Living room with bay view, theatre puppet corner, hi-fi music hookup.

    Living room with bay view, theatre puppet corner, hi-fi music hookup.

  • Sunrise from living room, with glistening harbor bay. Breathtaking moonrises!

    Sunrise from living room, with glistening harbor bay. Breathtaking moonrises!

  • Stairs to the roof deck and rainbow ending at our pot of gold! We are fortunate!

    Stairs to the roof deck and rainbow ending at our pot of gold! We are fortunate!

  • On inland side of house our desert cactus landscape and main path to street.

    On inland side of house our desert cactus landscape and main path to street.

  • The Harbor Breakwater, 5 min. away, with great restaurants, views, kayak rental.

    The Harbor Breakwater, 5 min. away, with great restaurants, views, kayak rental.

  • View of bay, harbor  sunrise, moonrise, paradise!

    View of bay, harbor sunrise, moonrise, paradise!

  • Live-in kitchen w/ 4-leaf doors for indoor-outdoor dining options, futon niche.

    Live-in kitchen w/ 4-leaf doors for indoor-outdoor dining options, futon niche.

  • Morning view over SB Bay from the dining area.

    Morning view over SB Bay from the dining area.

  • Memphis, a sweet outdoor fanatic, used to hunt rabbits, now more a couch potato.

    Memphis, a sweet outdoor fanatic, used to hunt rabbits, now more a couch potato.

  • Main bedroom w Calif. King mattress, Magritte cloud walls and ceiling, large TV.

    Main bedroom w Calif. King mattress, Magritte cloud walls and ceiling, large TV.

  • 1 of 2 rear bedrooms, each w/ separate outdoor access, bath, closet. Queen beds.

    1 of 2 rear bedrooms, each w/ separate outdoor access, bath, closet. Queen beds.

  • Living room with gas & wood fireplace, unique art works.

    Living room with gas & wood fireplace, unique art works.

  • Bay view patio sofa under living room window under Cirque awning. Dining option.

    Bay view patio sofa under living room window under Cirque awning. Dining option.

  • Mountain view and rose garden as seen from porch sofa.

    Mountain view and rose garden as seen from porch sofa.

  • Inland side of house, cactus garden, solar panels.

    Inland side of house, cactus garden, solar panels.

  • 5 minutes away, utter tranquility - or excitement if one wants to surf or sail.

    5 minutes away, utter tranquility - or excitement if one wants to surf or sail.

  • Another sunrise, another boring day in Paradise!

    Another sunrise, another boring day in Paradise!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017

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