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Perfect Family Getaway!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Relax and enjoy ocean and harbor views from this beautifully landscaped California cottage style home situated on a very quiet double lot (half acre) on Santa Barbara's famous 'Riviera'. This warm and family-friendly four - five bedroom three bath home offers the luxury of a fine hotel and all the comforts of a home. Just one an one half miles from East Beach and State Street you are moments away from both the ocean and the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. (You are also moments away from the world famous Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, the Natural History Museum, the Art Museum, the Botanical Gardens, and the beautifully restored Grenada Theater and the Santa Barbara County Bowl.)

The beautifully decorated living room boasts hardwood floors, an Italian marble fireplace (with all the firewood you will need) and a baby grand piano. The living room opens up to a casual dining room that easily accommodates eight for dinner. Both of these rooms offer a beautiful ocean view.

The separate TV/entertainment room is great for the kids with large 52' High Definition Samsung flat screen TV, Blue Ray DVD, multiple CD player, VHS, and surround sound - it's also at the opposite end of the house so Mom and Dad can enjoy the Master Bedroom which has its own top of the line entertainment center.

There are hardwood, Travertine and tile floors throughout keeping the home cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. The large bay windows and four sets of French doors provide plenty of natural interior light. The bathrooms and laundry room have recently been beautifully remodeled and upgraded.

In the backyard you can enjoy the large salt water pool (20 feet x 40 feet) and eight person Jacuzzi surrounded by beautiful flagstone. The pool comes with a fully retractable cover which keeps the pool safe, warm and clean. There is also a full size trampoline (with a safety net) and a basketball net for the more active.

The back yard deck and patio area is surrounded by attractive planters and is perfect for summer meals with friends and family; the deck table sits eight comfortably. Grill or sear (think ahi tuna!) on the 52 inch Vintage gas barbecue grill or cook in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen which boasts top line appliances (Viking, Thermidor, etc.). Enjoy your meal watching the sailboats cruise in and out of the harbor with the spectacular Santa Barbara Channel Islands as a backdrop.

The front yard has a covered brick patio with a his and hers rocking chairs opening to a large lawn which can easily accommodate a full Croquet field (we have had many a wicked tournament here!). The lemon, lime, persimmon, mandarin, cherry guava and orange trees provide additional ambiance and tranquility to this charming property.

There is enough parking for three cars in the driveway and plenty of additional parking is available 24 hours on the streets both in front and behind the property.

We love our home and have made every effort to make it as warm and inviting as we possibly can. We have entertained many family and friends in the twenty-two years we have lived here and are always striving to improve each experience. We believe our home is an ideal get away for a family or group of close friends who seek the true 'Santa Barbara Experience'.

More Details

Christopher Haskell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Christopher Haskell

I have a dual nationality (French/American), which has provided me the wonderful experience of living and traveling in some beautiful places around the world. I am married and have 5 children -- all of whom were born in Santa Barbara. My wife is a retired actress, and a 3rd generation Santa Barbaran. I practice law, travel, and enjoy many of the great outdoor activities with my children, including surfing, tennis, hiking, and beach time!

Christopher Haskell purchased this house in 1988

Why Christopher Haskell chose Santa Barbara

I fell in love with this property the first time I visited it in July of 1988. The large lot, ocean and mountain views, key location close to everything, and the quiet neighborhood was a hard combination to beat.

What makes this house unique

Many of our guests come to our home with plans to visit many of the local sites and do wine tours-- and end up staying at the house for most of their stay. It is so easy to relax in comfort; all the amenities are at your finger tips. Why go anywhere else?


Eastside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks & plenty of cabinets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , large gang size shower for after pool/spa use!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , extra queen bed can be placed in this 500 sq. ft. room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , this room has 2 large bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , The Den has a bathroom and a queen bed can fit.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Perfect Family Getaway!
average rating of 4.893617 based on 47 reviews

Almost 5 star

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for one month with my sister and brother in law joining us for 2 weeks.

House was large and spacious with an airy but cosy feeling. Pool and hot tub area was really lovely! We would have enjoyed a couple more chaise loungers, there were only 2. Gardens were lovely and I regretted not being there to see buds turn into blooms in April.

Kitchen had everything one needed. Gas cooktop was a dream to use, as was the outdoor cooking area complete with beautiful barbecue and outdoor fridge and sink.

Beds were comfortable in the two bedrooms we used ( king and Queen) but certainly new linens are over due.

Some of our evenings were cold and the crackling fireplace added to the ambiance, as did the excellent California Cabernet.

Chris' love for his house was evident and he was very responsive to any concerns or questions we had which was very much appreciated.He ensured the house was looked after but gave us the freedom to enjoy the property as if it was ours for the month.

This house could easily be a 5 star with a little freshening up. We certainly would not hesitate to return again!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a fun getaway 👍🏼

  • 5 of 5

My family had such a great time, we thought we were going to spend most of our time in nearby downtown Santa Barbara, 7 minutes away, but ended up hanging out at the pool and jacuzzi, having multiple barbecues and just having fun!! I look forward to returning as soon as possibly!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for family get together

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and were met by the owner, who welcomed us and gave us his contact information. The pool was heated and the spa was so warm and delightful. We enjoyed the separate outdoor area in front of the home for two small children and two small dogs. No worries about the pool for either. The home was perfect for out family. We would love to return for another reunion. Loved the huge outdoor grill.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for family and fun in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just finished up a month in this really functional vacation home. We were there with our four kids ranging from 9-18 years old and the house is designed perfectly for everyone to have their own space but still hang out together. It is a very private yard and the pool/hot tub/grill setup in the back is wonderful. The view from the outdoor patio is of the ocean and very nice as well. Everything works easily in the house. The location is close to downtown Santa Barbara, Montecito, mountains and the beach.Chris was very responsive throughout the process from booking to while we were there to returning the deposit. We highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We were nothing but thankful about the time we spent in this home. Everyone in our family loved this house; it's the kind of place you'd want to live. In fact, in all the places I've been over the years, I think I felt the most "at home" here. It's a great balance between beautiful and comfortable.

The set up is great, with the bedrooms far from the (perfect family) kitchen and entertainment center, so people can rest or hang out as they please. The kids loved their rooms and we all slept well in the downy beds. I loved the book selection and piano, too. I think it's the first time I've played while looking out over the ocean.

Staying here definitely made our trip. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara

Incredible property, functional design, epic views

  • 5 of 5

This property is THE place you want to stay when you vacation in Santa Barbara. First of all, the property is beautiful and well-maintained. The house is super-nice but not overly opulent. The views are stunning-waking up and seeing the sunrises in the morning and sunsets at night were worth it alone. Spa, pool, and fireplae are beautiful amenities. Also, it's close to the beach, downtown, the zoo, the wharf, Montecito, and everything else fun in the area. The property is also great for a family or a group because of it's gated front and back yards, separate TV room, and plenty of bunks, and a separate girls room. We had our extended family with multiple small children, and everyone had their space but also had a large living area to join together for Christmas fun. There's really no drawbacks for this vacation rental, so reserve it as soon as you can!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
santa barbara
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
montecito country
Nearest Train
2 Miles
downtown santa barbara
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 state freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
mountain high
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
East beach
Car: recommended

Our home is in the perfect location - close to the downtown area and beaches, but in a quiet neighborhood with beautiful views of the ocean and mountains, and above the coastal fog which is prevalent in the summer months. Very close to good hiking, mountain biking and running trails.


Rates & Availability

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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