Michael Grua

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Michael Grua

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SPECTACULAR VIEW ABOVE THE CLOUDS

Santa Barbara House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8)

4 bedroom 3 bath 3000sq ft handmade mountain home w/ breathtaking views of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands from the top of San Marcos Pass in Los Padres National Forest. Beautiful, peaceful, a hikers' and bicyclists' dream, with plenty of room for private time to read, write, enjoy the wild birds and animals, the garden and the panorama of Santa Barbara the way it used to be. 2 master bedrooms, with king-size beds, 1 upstairs, the other in the back of the house by the rose garden with its own entrance and deck. 3rd & 4th bedrooms with queen sized beds. Experience non-tourist Santa Barbara 20 min. from downtown, UCSB and the Santa Ynez Valley wineries (a great bike tour). Watch amazing sunrises and sunsets from 3 decks 2500ft above Santa Barbara and enjoy the sun when the city is shrouded in fog. Hike throughout the national forest, visit Painted Cave, fish and boat on Cachuma Lake, and dine close by at historic Cold Springs Tavern on Stage Coach Road.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Michael Grua (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks french, english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Spectacular View Above the Clouds
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Spectacular View Above the Clouds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292159
+1 805 636-1199
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

A home above Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
Our first impression when we walked through the door was that if felt like a "home" and not a vacation rental. The house has family history in every corner and "real" decoration that has evolved over the years. This is a house that it's furnished to live in, not to rent. When we arrived, the owner met us and gave us a tour of the house. He was very welcoming and made himself available to solve any problems that may arise (we had none). Now, the main draw of the house are the views. They are amazing at all time: during the day you can see the Pacific Ocean and the channel islands, and at night, you can see the Santa Barbara city lights and the stars. The house also has a sizable deck, which is a great place to spend time, the friendly birds will come and eat peanuts (which the owner thoughtfully provides) almost off your hand and I've never seen so many hummingbirds before. One of the people in my group is a cook and he loved the 1927 stove and the very well equipped kitchen. Oh, and for the technology-inclined, the WiFi is fast. The only negative for the house (more like a trade-off) is that it takes 20-25 minutes to drive to Santa Barbara; it's an easy drive (mostly on highway 154), but you are away from things. All and all, we loved the place and we highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular View Above the Clouds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292159
+1 805 636-1199
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Winnetka, CA
5

College Reunion

  • 5 of 5
The pictures are exactly how this house looked when we arrived and more! The views of Santa Barbara are spectacular and the patio was so nice with lay out chairs. My friends and I enjoyed the library while watching the Olympics and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to make meals. The beds were so comfortable and the bathrooms were clean. The owner was very easy to work with, dependable, and thorough. The house has a very warm and welcome feel to it and we were so grateful to have this place to create great memories! If we have our next reunion in SB I'll be sure to see if this house is available.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular View Above the Clouds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292159
+1 805 636-1199
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Ukiah, CA
5

Cozy Home with Fabulous Views

  • 5 of 5
Very unique property nestled above the fog in the hills overlooking Santa Barbara. Cozy but roomy home has lots of space for multiple conversations, as well as larger gathering spaces for meals and games. Balcony and deck spaces offer views above the city lights and ocean, out to the Channel Islands, or just an amazing get away from which to enjoy the stars. Well equipped kitchen for preparing family meals. Pictures accurately show the quality and coziness of this hand-crafted home. The beds are comfortable and the owner's hospitality genuine. We brought three couples and a bunch of young adult children for a reunion and a UCSB graduation celebration, for which this home served well as both a base for outings and a comfortable home for preparing meals and sharing quality time. The piano was wonderful, and the evening of charades memorable. One of our party fell in love with the many comfortable and cozy seating areas, inside and out, for conversations. The wireless served multiple computer and smart phone users effortlessly. A unique and high quality Vacation Home Rental that for the space, location, and amenities, was very reasonably priced. Heartily recommended!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular View Above the Clouds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292159
+1 805 636-1199
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Wonderful View

  • 5 of 5
What a unique and wonderful house. The views are spectacular and ever changing based on the time of day and the weather. Comfortable accomodations. Enough room where you can go off and read in one area and watch TV in another. Easy day trips into Santa Barbara and the wineries in the other direction.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Spectacular View Above the Clouds
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292159
+1 805 636-1199
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5
Truly custom, warm, and unique home with stunning views of Santa Barbara. An authentic mountain retreat surrounded by nature, trees, and sky.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind, and certainly accurate review. Looking forward to your return sometime.
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Map

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Private Homes, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Area, Central Coast, California, USA (20 Minutes From Downtown S.B, UCSB and Santa Ynez Wineries) San Marcos Pass has recently been declared one of the most scenic highways in the country and has been designated as a national scenic corridor protected from billboards and commercial development. The drive to and from town is spectacular. Additionally, West Camino Cielo is the route of several 'cloud tours' from Santa Barbara, that bring visitors up out of the summer fog on their way to the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country. The mountains are an amazing experience from another time. But if it gets too quiet, The Chumash Indian Casino is just over the hill.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Boating, Shelling, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball,

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
May 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,653
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,653
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Refundable reservation/damage deposit equal to one nights rental fee due before confirmation. 50% of the full rental amount due 60 days prior to check-in. Balance of the rental fee plus taxes and $150 cleaning fee due 30 days prior to check-in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sunken tub w/ shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Video Library
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • equestrian events
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
48in flat screen HD TV in library. CD stereo system is only compatible w/ personal laptops. Minimum Age Limit for Renters. Relax among 50 blooming rose bushes (in season). Elliptical, exercycle and treadmill machines. Dining room w/ burl table seating 10. 6ft 1in concert grand piano in living room. Library w/ hundreds of books, overflowing into bedroom bookcases. Study w/ computer DSL access, fax, scanner and printer. A perfect place for family reunions and/or wedding guests. We're right in between the quaint Danish village of Solvang/Santa Ynez Valley wine country and Santa Barbara, 'The Riviera of America'.

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