Discount: Secluded Fanciful View Home Near Beaches, Town, Harbor. 30 Day Min(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Charming View Home W/ Spectacular Vistas, Near Beach & Downtown S.B.
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.
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!
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.
#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.
Member since: 2015
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Non Smoking Only:
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
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
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
30 night min 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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
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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.
Provence style cooking area w/ wood counters, European dishware, Wolf range
Jakuzzi and sunbathing lawn in private seclusion.
Ossi, more indoorsy, loves to schmooze.
Master bath, marble walls and floor, rimless shower, unique Italian sink.
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.
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!
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.
View of bay, harbor sunrise, moonrise, paradise!
Live-in kitchen w/ 4-leaf doors for indoor-outdoor dining options, futon niche.
Morning view over SB Bay from the dining area.
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.
1 of 2 rear bedrooms, each w/ separate outdoor access, bath, closet. Queen beds.
Living room with gas & wood fireplace, unique art works.
Bay view patio sofa under living room window under Cirque awning. Dining option.
Mountain view and rose garden as seen from porch sofa.
Inland side of house, cactus garden, solar panels.
5 minutes away, utter tranquility - or excitement if one wants to surf or sail.
Another sunrise, another boring day in Paradise!
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017
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