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Expansive Ocean and Island View from the Mountains.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2.5 bed/2.5 bath home. in Montecito, near Santa Barbara. Safe from flood and f

This 8 year old home has it's back in the mountains and faces south to the sea. Views are expansive, each sunrise and sunset an occasion to stop and appreciate. Flood and fire did not come near this home. All properties in area are 1 acre minimum. We have quiet neighbors on 2 sides across the canyon and none on the other. Massive deck for outdoor living has couch, chairs and 2 round tables.

Quiet. Locals come just to bike the road below house. Home is located on a private drive off main road.

Hardwood floors throughout. High ceilings. High speed internet with large Smart TV to stream movies, but no TV hookup.

Bedroom #1 off main room downstairs, has King bed with firm mattress. Walk in closet, expansive view of ocean from bed. Master bath has a deep tub that fits two and has ocean views. A separate glass sided shower. Double sinks.

Kitchen is open floor plan with living room and dining. High beamed ceilings, wood floors. New appliances include double door refrigerator, dishwasher, natural gas stove, microwave, well stocked kitchen. Round dining table seats 6.

Living room is cozy with a wood burning fireplace. Dry wood provided and natural gas piped in to start logs.

Large sunny pantry off kitchen is stocked with staples and cookbooks. Well stocked kitchen for all kinds of cooking plus large gas BBQ outside. A heavy duty electric smoker for those who like to indulge in this culinary skill as well!

Bedroom #2 is upstairs. Queen bed with very firm mattress, desk and ocean view. En suite bathroom with tub/shower combo. Walk in closet.

Bed #3 1/2 bedroom upstairs is a favorite. It has expansive windows on 3 sides and a Murphy bed. Very small room, no closet. When bed is folded up it becomes a classy high table where we often go for sunrise coffee or sunset wine.

Expansive vegetable gardens supply veges, herbs and some fruit. Several chickens provide fresh eggs daily. Avocado, fig and lemon tress complete the pantry. Fireplace and plenty of wood and the central heat is new. On demand hot water heater means you never run out.

8 minutes drive to Montecito Village, which is also home to Oprah and other stars, or 15 minutes to anywhere in Santa Barbara. Montecito has my favorite hiking trails, lots of trees, elegant large estates, great dining and beaches. Santa Barbara adds Opera, Theater both live and and film, many festivals, parades, museums, shopping, and MUSIC! Ocean adventures.

More Details

Robin Newman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Robin Newman

Robin was born and grew up just 3 miles from this property. She is now fulfilled with nesting her new home after it was burned 8 years ago in the Tea Fire. Robin travels far and frequently thus being able to rent it to you now. Her company Global Egg Donors assists infertile couples find egg donors and fertility clinics world wide.

Robin Newman purchased this house in 2015

Why Robin Newman chose Santa Barbara

Quiet, peaceful, homey, vege gardens and 2 chickens. In the mountains with expansive ocean views. Very convenient to all that Santa Barbara, Montecito, oceans and mountains can offer in this temperate Mediterranean climate.

What makes this house unique

Isnt that enough? No TV hook up! Large screen is hidden in bedroom cabinet that can stream movies or play DVDs, a new Smart Screen TV.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The crickets and birds are better than any music. With such an expansive sea view and the mountains right at our backs this is an ideal nest one never would want to leave. Thank you Robin!
Aug 2017
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Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Small with windows on 3 sides, BEST view. Comfy Murphy bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Nestled on Mountain Drive, this romantic ocean and mountain view home evokes peace and quiet just minutes from Montecito Village and all of Santa Barbara.


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Expansive Ocean and Island View from the Mountains.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Terrific rental!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-equipped home, with terrific outdoor space and stunning views of ocean, islands, and mountains. Owner (Robin) was very responsive and helpful. One of our all-time favorite rentals. Look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Doug and family for not cancelling when Montecito was featured in international news with the Thomas Fire. Nothing was burned nearby, it is still green as far as we can see from the house. The hiking trails to the east have been closed temporarily at this time in early January. I look forward to sharing my home with you again! Hope we can meet next time. - Robin
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Great rental! Well maintained, easy host, perfect patio and view!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Robin's for two nights and had a great experience. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces are very comfortable. The house has a great layout and is stocked with everything you need. We spent most of our time on the patio enjoying the view of the water and garden. You can also catch some great sunsets from Robin's place. I found everything to be more impressive in person than it appears in photos.

Robin made the check-in and check-out process easy. She provides clear directions for getting to the rental, entering the home, using the items in the home, etc.

The location is a short distance to town, but the drive takes about 15 mins because of the winding roads... not a big deal.

Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, expansive view

  • 5 of 5

The photos dont do it justice. The deck was our primary living space and it sits in the view, the view isnt off in the distance. Prefered to listen to many birds during the day and crickets at night rather than any music. Towns of Santa Barbara and Montecito are 5-15 minutes max away. Very clean, modern, everything working, not a worn out house. Very reasonable compared to many.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I truly enjoy sharing this space. I live alone and this adds to my experience tremendously, even if vicariously.
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Perfect for families or couples/group vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an excellent weeklong stay in this exceptional home. This home is tastefully decorated and the view was even better than we expected! The kitchen is well stocked if you wish to cook with fresh produce from the large garden. Two chickens provide fresh eggs each day as well. The large deck has plenty of comfortable furniture for lounging and dining. We enjoyed reading on the deck as hummingbirds flew around and even perched nearby. The hammock is the most relaxing spot on the deck!

Robin was easy to contact and was very welcoming. Our family has rented houses for summer vacations in California for many years and this is one of the best homes we've had. We found lots of things to do in nearby Montecito and Santa Barbara. There are some very nice restaurants and shopping a short drive down to Montecito. The Santa Barbara wine country is an easy drive and there are plenty of beaches and hikes to try in the area. Lotusland is just down the road if you like botanical gardens.

We had a great stay, and I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have another house I use exclusively for renting and I was uncertain how I'd feel giving up my personal home/sanctuary to others. What I experienced: for months before the first renters arrived I was adding and completing odds and ends as if expecting Very Important Guests; determined they would be very comfortable with nothing found wanting. I had several exchanges by phone with them and they were easy to speak with. During their stay we had a few short texts, of course the microwave decided to go on the blink! I knew they were enjoying their stay despite this. It was a fantastic feeling knowing that they were appreciating the home I put my heart into, like having good friends over without the commitment of cooking and entertaining. I look forward to sharing my home again soon.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
SBA is 20 miles or LAX is
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Wine Bistro
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Montecito Country Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Montecito, HWY 101
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Via Vai, Montecito
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Butterfly Beach, Montecito
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $140
Property Damage Protection $59

SAVE 15% and contact me directly to avoid Hotel Bed Tax and VRBO's service charge: Robin at Santa Ynez Rental dot com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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