|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Very comfortable and well appointed home on one half acre with lots of trees, grass, beautiful landscape-all the comforts of home without any of the usual responsibilities.
Located just 2 miles from the beach community of Carpinteria and an even shorter distance to the quaint little beach town of Summerland, and about 5 miles from downtown Santa Barbara where you will find 'fine to funky' dining, outdoor cafes, a great zoo, museums, street musicians, beautiful beaches, and plenty of outdoor activities for everyone in the family.
Enjoy relaxing afternoons around the pool and jacuzzi (pool is heated June-Sept. and jacuzzi is 'good to go' year round) on your large redwood deck where you will find plenty of sun or shade to read that book you have not found the time to get around to. There is also an outdoor fire pit for night time camp fires-just steps from the jacuzzi.
If you are a horse lover (even if you aren't!), take in an afternoon polo match played by the top polo players in the world (May-September). This is where Prince William played in the summer of 2011-for what ever THAT'S worth!
Or if you are more inclined to a more active stay, take a run, walk or bike ride on several trails that are near by.
Make this your home away from home for all your get-away trips to beautiful Santa Barbara!
Keywords: well appointed home on half acre
We are a semi-retired couple who travel quite a bit. When in town and our home is rented, we may stay in the cottage that is also on the 1/2 acre property. However, it is in the front part of the property, while the pool, spa, bar-b-que and deck are in the back part of the lot and well secluded with all the privacy our guests desire. In fact, we have often gone an entire week without seeing-or being seen-by our guests, since when we are in Santa Barbara, we are usually out and about from early morning till night time-working or playing.
Your own private back yard beach! See pic's.
Beautiful, immaculate and extremely quiet home. The neighborhood is charming. We felt immediately at rest in this house as it has every amenity you could want. The kids had a blast swimming all day long, and the spa was nice on two of the overcast afternoons. We spent a couple mornings/afternoons at the beach on Santa Claus which is a perfect spot relax, eat a picnic lunch and watch the kids boogie board, and it's just around the corner. The fire pit was great for s'mores, and there are several small fountains around the property that provide great ambient sounds. We took one trip to downtown to go the zoo and the mission, walk State St., but were otherwise completely content to sit in the beautiful surroundings provided by this lovely home. If you want to be in the hustle and bustle of the city you will feel stranded by staying here. However, if you like to savor quiet days lounging on the patio surrounded by a beautiful garden, or just a place to get away with your loved ones for some much needed R&R and time together, this is the place!
We travel frequently, and this home was one of our all time favorite places to stay. The house is lovely with comfortable, well kept furnishings and an amazing pool and deck. We could have spent the whole week in the backyard swimming, admiring the flowers, and watching butterflies, hummingbirds and bunnies that visited. The kitchen and house had everything we needed for a week in Santa Barbara. The owners were so helpful when we got a little lost on the way, and seemed happy to answer any questions we had. We were there in high summer and were very comfortable without AC. Wish all rentals were this nice. Would love to stay here again one day.
We stayed in this rental in late July. The home was well taken care of, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. My boys loved the pool and jacuzzi and the grounds are well landscaped and maintained. It's a little South of town away from the center of town but a short distance by freeway. The owners were very accommodating when unexpected circumstances caused us to shorten our trip. Very nice people. Deposit was returned very promptly. Recommended.
We stayed in this home for Labor Day 2013 and had a fantastic time. The home is all one level, and is very open and inviting. We spent most of our time outside by or in the pool. The pictures don't adequately portray how lovely and spacious the grounds are. There are fruit trees all around, and amazing flowers which attract lots of humming birds. We arrived on the hottest weekend of the summer, so the pool was especially nice for cooling off and because we found the ocean was too cold despite the heat. The kitchen has every type of cooking utensil I could imagine and we enjoyed family dinners at the large dining table outside. My only suggestion would be a few fans to help with air movement in the bedrooms, but that is likely influenced by the weather during our stay. Most of the time, weather, especially nights, in Santa Barbara are very comfortably cool. The owners provided beach chairs, boogie boards and an umbrella for our use. Overall, it was a great trip - a good time was had by all and we'd love to return again.
We had a wonderful time at this property. Our ages ranged from 2-64, and it was perfect for all of us. The pool was wonderful for the kids because they could go from the Jacuzzi to the well-defined shallow part, without a problem. The plantings are artistic and attract monarch butterflies as well as hummingbirds. The kids loved the passion fruits and oranges. The backyard is the 'piece de resistance'. Lots of seating options in a variety of spots. You must eat at least one meal out there, or you will have missed out on a delightful experience.The location is near the beach and there are nice walking trails between the ranches nearby. The owners were around before and after work, and were very kind and helpful. They would be good friends if I lived nearby. The only negative is getting to Santa Barbara during rush hour traffic. The freeway can be very crowded. We learned to take side streets. We are avid bike riders, and enjoyed the trails that are nearby. The house is attractively decorated. The kitchen had most any thing you could want, as well as extra supplies they made available to all. Polo fields are nearby. Be sure and go to a free match on Saturday. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves the quiet and beauty of homes away from the bustle of the city.
I have family in Ojai and in Santa Barbara and this proved to be the perfect spot where my immediate family could retreat to and also in close enough proximity to visit other family. The property was perfect and everything was provided for from beach chairs to ample cooking utensils. The owners are wonderful people, which always enhances a rental experience. We hope to return again, it was one of our best family vacations!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|New tax of $2/night||$2|
|Notes||$500 refundable security/damage deposit due to reserve date. Total bill plus 10 % bed tax, a new tax of $2/night, $150.00 cleaning fee due by check to owners one month prior to arrival. The separate $500 security/damage deposit returned to renter within two weeks of departure.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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