Relaxation awaits you & your party at our cozy hillside retreat! curl up near the outdoor fire pit, BBQ on the patio or soak in the Master Suite tub! A kitchenette & washer/dryer are perfectly convenient for your traveling needs. Our Wanderlust Retreat is connected to the side of our family home, with its own private entrance and space. Parking is on property and spaces are close to entrance for easy access. (hot tub only available until Oct 21st, 2018...it is being relocated)
Our home is situated on one acre of land, with county open space behind us, and views beyond of Mora Mesa and the ocean. On a clear day you can see the Channel Islands. Our closest neighbors being over 90 feet away, makes for a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. We have a non chemical hot tub and lighting on our oak tree that shines like Disneyland. There is a propane fire pit & BBQ on the patio. All of these are not shared by others.
****There is a staircase to the second floor which could be hazardous to small crawling children.
If Children are coming to stay, we can have toys brought in: We just need to know their ages.
We are located in the foothills of Santa Barbara, one mile from freeway off the turnpike exit. We are also 6.3 miles to downtown (where the courthouse and the theatres are) and 7.8 miles to Stearns Wharf. We are close to UCSB and Goleta Beach (4.3 miles away) . We are also 3.2 miles from upper State Street where the La Cumbre Mall is located with many restaurants. In-N-Out Burger, International House of Pancakes, and Vons grocery store are less than a mile away.
Interaction with Guests:
We are available to help with anything our guests require. We respond immediately should any questions or needs arise, but we respect the privacy of our guests while they are staying and enjoying the property.
Other things to note:
Owners do live on property (on the other side of the retreat) with their dog named Poncho and he is very fun to play with!
***extra guests over 6 are charged a $25.00 per person per night.
No air conditioning, but we do have ceiling fans in all rooms except for the bunk bed room (which has a floor fan).
The bunk bed room is a passage way for the master bedroom and the 1st floor queen room to access the kitchen, family room and downstairs bathroom. This is not a private room.
We have Direct TV with the sports package and the Hallmark channel. You will need your passwords and account information for Hulu and Netflix & Amazon
The Wanderlust contains two manuals: The first manual contains detailed instructions for the rental, and the other manual is filled with places to visit in Santa Barbara, along with detailed information on all the beaches (with directions).
******Here is what Catherine Mayer said about our rental 10/15/16*****
Debbie is a wonderful hostess and her townhouse was most thoughtfully provisioned. We stayed at Debbie's for the weekend of our son's wedding and it was perfect for us. The townhouse was super clean, well furnished with comfortable furniture, had a fine selection of entertainment, and, a sweet dog who quietly rested outside and was available to play fetch with us. Debbie was readily available and generous in her offers to help; while still giving us privacy. Here are a few things that I loved that are not emphasized in other reviews: The kitchen seemed to have all of the little incidentals that one tends to forget to pack (olive oil, salt, oatmeal, a few spices, etc.). The kitchen has pots, pans and dishes - all in excellent condition. The bathrooms had soap, shampoo, conditioner. Debbie, very thoughtfully, emailed me directions, including pictures; a guide to the area which had many things that we were not aware of even after visiting the area regularly for a dozen years; and a detailed list of items that were available in the townhouse. The weather was pretty hot during our stay, but the combination of the ocean-facing windows and the ceiling fans made for a very comfortable stay. The townhouse was very quiet. Santa Barbara can be noisy, but not here. There is a key-less entry, which might seem like a small detail, but our family was coming and going all weekend and we appreciated not having to worry about keys. There was plenty of storage space! No need to live out of your suitcase at Debbie's! The location was perfect for us - close enough to UCSB, downtown and the beaches. We hope to visit again. Debbie is a role model as a hostess!