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Panoramic Ocean, Island, and City Views- Prestigious Riviera


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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Panoramic Ocean, Island, and City Views- Prestigious Riviera

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Santa Barbara House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

This Santa Barbara Riviera Home With Ocean Island City Views is a warm inviting home nestled in a tropical garden setting located in the prestigious Santa Barbara Riviera. The missionaries chose this premier location and built the Santa Barbara, Queen of the Missions, just footsteps away. Hear the Mission Bells ring as you overlook the beautiful city, ocean and islands views.

This 5 bedroom 4 bath 3500 sq. foot luxury home has beautiful front and backyards in a tropical garden landscaping. Warm, inviting hardwood floors and views abound throughout the home. The two story floor plan provides spacious living and comfort for all guests interests and desires.

The Upstairs has 2 bedrooms/2 baths, a beautifully furnished living room, dinning room and kitchen with all amenities. Enjoy the sunset with the BBQ on the upper deck and eat on the outdoor teak patio furniture set. View the stars of the beautiful Santa Barbara night sky with the telescope, on the top deck.

The downstairs has 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths and is a perfect family room area. It boasts a large living room with wet bar/kitchenette full entertainment center: 52'' Samsung High Definition large screen TV, DVD movies, Wii video games arcade, Foosball game.

The downstairs deck opens up to a beautiful, secluded tropical garden with a Luxurious 6 person Jacuzzi and patio set with lounge chairs and umbrella for taking in the sun.

This home truly provides the best location in town and is within 1 mile of the main attractions: Pristine Beaches, Mission & World Famous Rose Garden, Arlington Theater, Granada Theater, State street shopping & restaurants, County Bowl live entertainment, Santa Barbara Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Architecturally Historic Santa Barbara Courthouse, and Natural History Museum.

house rental amenities

6 person Jacuzzi hot tub, 52'' Samsung High Definition cable LCD, DVD Player, Cappuccino Maker, Wireless Internet; Fireplace, Stereo with CD Player CD separately controlled speakers in the living room, dining room and kitchen, Full kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, large refrigerator with ice Maker, extensive kitchen appliances and cookware, indoor and patio dishes, 100% cotton Linens, Washer and dryer, Patio tables and chairs, including lounge chairs and loveseat rocker, and Gas Grill (BBQ) and heater.

activities and attractions around Santa Barbara Riviera

Ocean and Beach, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Biking, Golf, Tennis,

Fishing,Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live

Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving,

Boating, Sailing, Kayaking, Waterskiing, Surfing, Windsurfing,

Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Wine Tours, Skate Park, Outdoor

Concerts, Surrey Rental and Carousel


More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

We enjoy all the activities which surround the Santa Barbara area; Surfing, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Volleyball.

The Owner purchased this house in 1995

Why The Owner chose Santa Barbara

I believe the Riviera has the best weather and climate in all of Santa Barbara is centrally located and the views are amazing.

What makes this house unique

Listening to all the beautiful song birds in the garden. The tropical garden reminds me of Hawaii with the hibiscus, coral, jacaranda, palm and fruit trees. The beautiful trumpet vines and bouganvilla.

Guestbook comments from the owner

~Marti Shaw, October 4, 2011

By Marti Harrigan Shaw (Herndon, VA)

This house was absolutely perfect for us! Our family traveled from VA to come to my mother-in-laws 90th birthday celebration last month (September, 2010) and had a fantastic time! We were a group of 12 with young children and teens. This wonderful house has a fun game room downstairs and a bright and comfortable living room to enjoy. We loved being together on the deck and at the large dining table for meals and games. The view is absolutely stunning and makes an amazing back drop for photos! The deck calls you to sit in the sunshine. It truly is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee and wind down with a glass of wine at sunset. This house is incredibly welcoming and laid back, which made our stay stress free. As others have stated, the owner is very accommodating and informative, which is a super bonus. I only wish we lived in CA so we could book this house a few times a year! As it is, when we visit Santa Barbara again we will definitely be staying here!
Sep 2010
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Panoramic Ocean, Island, and City Views- Prestigious Riviera
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 40 reviews
Napa, CA

Great house, Great views, GREAT VALUE!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this terrific home in the Santa Barbara "Riviera" for our summer family get-together. 7 adults and 2 dogs couldn't have been happier.

Here's what we found: Plenty of space for everyone, comfortable beds, ample parking, a knock-out view of the city below and the Pacific beyond, a quiet neighborhood perfect for early morning walks in the picturesque hills above the town, a lush, fully-enclosed backyard with basketball court and hot tub, bikes and helmets for our use, two flat-screen high-def TVs, wi-fi, and games galore. Add to this a personable, gregarious and accomodating owner all too willing to provide us with tips on things to do and see (which only locals would know), and you've got a winner!

Some other rentals might be closer to the beach or to the action of State Street, but none can offer the panoramic views, the spaciousness, the seclusion, or the absolute value of this gem. If you have a large group and need plenty of room, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

Excellent home, seamless rental process, and great location

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I rented this home for a wedding. As the other reviews indicate, this is a wonderful place to stay in Santa Barbara. Clean, accurate listing, excellent owner: all of the procedural stuff is in order and works great. The home is close enough to everything, but still 4 minutes outside of the main downtown area which makes it feel tranquil. We were BLOWN AWAY by the view... it was a great surprise, as the view is probably 10x wider (literally) and 100x prettier than the photo suggests. The backyard is secluded, neighbors are quiet (keep your late night parties inside, and Frank will very kindly ask you to do so, which you should respect)........... In short, this home enhanced our trip in many ways, and we would stay there again if the opportunity arose. Thanks, Frank!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Excellent Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

I planned a girls getaway with 14 of my close friends to celebrate my birthday. The house was GORGEOUS. Everyone couldn't stop raving about how amazing the panoramic view was from the upstairs balcony. All five bedrooms were super cozy and well-kept. The hot tub, trampoline, and foosball were icing on the cake. The space was big enough to comfortably accommodate my large group.

Frank, the vacation homeowner, was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. He took the time to answer all of my questions and was able to show me his beautiful home before I booked the reservation. He also provided lots of recommendations for things to do in Santa Barbara. When my group was nearing the home, Frank was very responsive with any last minute questions.

I would definitely consider staying here again in the future, and would recommend this place to anyone looking for an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect house for 80th birthday party celebration and many family reunions to come!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to let everyone know we absolutely loved this vacation house and our entire family had such a good time!!!!! The views from the main rooms and the deck are incredible. All the rooms are very roomy and comfortable and the house is very spacious.

We moved the table from the kitchen to the dining room to make room for all for my Mom's 80th birthday dinner and it was perfect. The new bathrooms are beautiful and I loved the colors in the bathrooms and throughout the house! We also really appreciated all the bathroom space. Thank you very much!!!! The owner was extremly helpful.

We will remember this great house for our next family reunion.

Also, the neighborhood is beautiful and great for walking around in.....

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much!!! I have put a lot of time and effort to make improvements to the house and it is so rewarding to hear the positive response to the new bathroom remodels and paint throughout the interior of the house. So many guests come to celebrate memorable once in a lifetime family occasions and I am so happy to provide a home to gather and enjoy.
Fremont, Ca

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast at the house! For a majority of us, it was our first time in Santa Barbara. So the house was in a perfect location and it was really lovely and spacious!! The house was close to the Mission, downtown, and the beach, so there were plenty of things to do with easy access. During Memorial Day Weekend, they had a chalk festival at the mission! We even had someone pick us up on Saturday for a wine and cupcake tour.

Unfortunately before this trip I hurt my leg and was bound to a walker all weekend. But I must say because the front door, kitchen, dining room, a couple of bedrooms, and a bath on the main floor, I had no problems! I just didn't have access to downstairs but there's pretty much just more bedrooms and another family room area (which is perfect for kids on family trips!).

Throughout the whole process Frank was very easy to reach and was very accommodating!

Would definitely recommend and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, IL

Great Girls Weekend in Santa Barbara, Excellent Views and Location

  • 4 of 5

We booked this home for a girls bachelorette weekend. 13 ladies visiting Santa Barbara from Chicago, Boston, and London. We walked in and knew immediately we made a great choice. The view was fantastic over all of the city and down to the water. We spent a lot of time cozied up on the porch enjoying it. The back yard below was full of trees, a patio, and a small hot tub which was great after a long day of wine-tasting.

The home was much more spacious than it appears; there was a spot for everyone to sleep. The 4 bathrooms really made getting ready much easier.

The location was perfect in the Riviera. About a 20 minute walk to downtown, if you can manage the steep hills. You could make the drive in 5 if it appears to be too much.

Frank, the owner, was very accommodating and helpful from start to finish. He wanted to make sure we had a great weekend and that the home was up to what we are expecting. I would highly recommend renting this home!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Montecito Country Club, Sandpiper, Glen Annie,
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Butterfly/ Biltmore East Beach Main

Other Activities: Ocean/Beach, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, boating, kayaking, parasailing, shelling, wine tours, outdoor concerts, surrey rental, carousel


Rates & Availability

From $650 Per night

Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 2 2015 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Long weekends, UCSB graduation ,Easter ,Thanksgiving ,Christmas ,New Years holiday rates apply

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , completely remodeled bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi whirlpool tub completely remodeled bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double basin sink seperate room tub/shower toliet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , antique clawfoot tub in masterbedroom down
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Upstairs Ocean View Bedroom
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Garden bedroom downstairs
    Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) twin (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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