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DISCOUNT: Secluded Fanciful View Home near Beaches, Town, Harbor. 30 day min

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


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.

More Details

Peter Lackner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Peter Lackner

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.

Peter Lackner purchased this house in 1996

Why Peter Lackner chose Santa Barbara

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Alta Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , genuine marble floor and walls, rimless shower, unique sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , connected to rear bedroom #2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , access from rear bedroom #3
    Bathroom 4 - jetted tub , outdoor shower , Private outdoor area with Jakuzzi and outdoor shower (cold).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Magritte cloud walls and ceilings, large flatscreen cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , w/ desk, outdoor access, bathroom w/ shower, closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , w/ outdoor access, bathrm. w/ showr, closet, afternoon light
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • 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
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.


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


Rates & Availability

Alta Mesa House Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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