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Superb Ocean View Mountain Retreat

(17 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrms, 1 open loft bedrm, 2 bathrooms, 4 decks, garden, etc.

Breathtaking views of ocean, islands, mountains and city from this magical three-story redwood home at the end of a cul-de-sac on 1.38 acres! Walls of glass & 4 decks let you enjoy the spectacular views from sunrise to sunset. Offering privacy in a tranquil mountain setting both dramatic and romantic, this 2,400 sq ft. Home is filled with light. Soaring 25’ wood ceilings, an open floor plan, faux walls by vVvencio, wooden floors, hand-painted tiles and a balinese fireplace mantel are a few extras that make this home unique. This is the home of an artist and writer and is elegantly furnished with art from around the world. Here is an opportunity to stay on top of the world, only 20 minutes from state street, 25 minutes to the beach and 30 minutes to the famed santa ynez wine country. Quail, wild pigeons, soaring hawks and hummingbirds make this home a bird watcher’s paradise. Surrounding roads are a mecca for hiking and bicycling. This area was sacred to the Chumash indians. The California state monument, the Chumash cave known as 'painted cave' famous for its petroglyphs, was once owned by my husband's family and is a short walk away. Fishing, boating and nature cruises are available at Cachuma Lake, 20 minutes to the east. Santa Ynez is wine tasting country and only 30 minutes away. Nearby historic cold springs tavern offers excellent cuisine and Sunday afternoon concerts.
Note: the top level of the home, a loft open to the floors below, has a double futon and can function as a third bedroom. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the master bedroom has two twin beds. The homeowners live in a separate apartment with a private entrance on the property--Homestay housing. You won’t know they are there unless you need them. We will be available always by phone or email and generally in person; however, we respect the privacy of guests and will be invisible unless otherwise desired. I am happy to extend check-in and check-out times if there are no other guests booked for the dates you request. We have a satellite internet connection; consequently we are unable to download or upload videos but all regular use of the internet is fine. We have a video library for your use.
*if you want to bring a pet, please ask first. Thank you.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    All children are welcome; however, if you have a very young child that likes to climb, I would not recommend my home due to the multiple decks and railings. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    the partially open loft is a third bedroom with queen futon...moreless

  • The loft has a queen-size futon and can function as a third bedroom. It has a partial opening to the floors below. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • The master bath has a tub with a picture window with a sunrise to sunset view of the mountains, city and ocean. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    1000 + poetry, philosophy, novels, art...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    scrabble and a few other board games...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV is in the bottom level of the master bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Library
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    20 minutes to the north end of downtown...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Painted Cave, a Chumash monument is a one-minute drive from the home. At one time my husband's family owned the cave....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    3000 feet high in the mountains above Santa Barbara...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    25 minutes to Hendry's Beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Awesome sunrise to sunset view of mountains, city of Santa Barbara, ocean and islands....moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table easily fits 8. Magnificent view of mountains, city and ocean through the large picture window in the dining room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    If you wish to use the fireplace, please ask. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    All regular use of the internet is unlimited; however, uploading or downloading of videos is not possible due to our mountain location....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    carport...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, a few spices, vinegar and olive oil, paper towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The home has a deck off the dining room with a table and chairs, decks off both bedrooms and a deck off the living room....moreless

  • Boat:

    Cachuma Lake 8 miles away...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    4 decks, each with a distinct view...moreless

  • Golf:

    There is a golf course near Cachuma Lake 8 miles away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    small rustic garden area with a barbeque and table and chairs below the main house...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
February discount
Feb 2 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$350
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$475

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • extra guest charge night $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $275
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

There is a fee of $65 per night for each person beyond 6.

Check-in 4:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am * When the guest scheduling permits, I am happy to adjust check-in and check-out times.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 02/16/2017
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cold Spring Tavern
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Santa Barbara
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 154
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cold Spring Tavern
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hendry's Beach

Car: Necessary

This home is 3000 feet above the city of Santa Barbara with a spectacular sunrise to sunset view of the mountains, city, ocean and islands, completely private yet only 20 minutes to the north end of Santa Barbara and 30 minutes to Santa Ynez wine country.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I am a multimedia artist and writer, currently performing my one-woman show 'Wind in a Mirror...Ayahuasca Visions.' My family and friends mean more to me than anything.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Barbara, CA, USA:
This home provides serenity and an astounding vista, yet is only 20 minutes to the north end of Santa Barbara and 30 minutes to the best wine-tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley. The home has a library of over 1000 books and is uniquely decorated by the artist owners with many pieces from their travels abroad.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
3000 feet above santa barbara in the mountains, with the most awesome sunrise to sunset views of the mountains, city, ocean and islands. The best view of any home in the city, yet 2o minutes to the north end of santa barbara and 30 minutes to the wine-tasting country of Santa Ynez.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/16/2017

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Photos

  • Living room

    Living room

  • dining room looking towards the kitchen

    dining room looking towards the kitchen

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • second bedroom

    second bedroom

  • looking down towards the garden from the dining room deck

    looking down towards the garden from the dining room deck

  • deck off the second bedroom

    deck off the second bedroom

  • fireplace

    fireplace

  • stairs to the front door

    stairs to the front door

  • detail of second bathroom

    detail of second bathroom

  • view off the master bedroom

    view off the master bedroom

  • looking down on the entry to the home from street level

    looking down on the entry to the home from street level

  • the deck off the dining room

    the deck off the dining room

  • second bedroom

    second bedroom

  • living room

    living room

  • looking down on the living room from the entry level of the home

    looking down on the living room from the entry level of the home

  • view off the living room

    view off the living room

  • looking down on the living room

    looking down on the living room

  • looking down on the living room

    looking down on the living room

  • view off the living room

    view off the living room

VRBO #681143

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, February 17, 2017

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