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Ultimate Rural Retreat in Santa Barbara,OPEN THIS WEEKEND!!!20% OFF!!

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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015
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Ultimate Rural Retreat in Santa Barbara,OPEN THIS WEEKEND!!!20% OFF!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Goleta Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Looking for a truly remote quiet retreat in the Santa Barbara area?

My authentic adobe in the mountains above Refugio Beach is what you maybe yearning for. We call it The Mountain House.

Hand built over 38 years ago it radiates a peaceful serenity that is hard to come by in Southern California.

Located at the end of a long, gated ,private dirt road, you will find a true adobe hacienda, red tile roof, saltio tile floors, heavy timbered ceilings, big fireplace, wood stove, hot tub and complete privacy.

This beautiful three bedroom home has all the comforts and amenities you want for truly peaceful, memorable vacation.

Two bedrooms are equipped with very comfy King size beds, the other bedroom has a Queen bed. All are outfitted with new high count sheets, comforters and pillows.

There are two baths, one with a tub/ shower combo, the other a step down shower. Each bath has new soft cotton towels. Both are trimmed in Mexican tile.

The property is only thirty five minutes to Santa Barbara. You can explore this classic little city, loaded with options, from whale watching, shopping, movies and food. Fifteen minutes down the hill, At Refugio Beach, you can enjoy one of the nicest State Beaches in all of California.

But the real experience at the Mountain House is the tranquility, the utter lack of background noise, the brilliant starry night sky, the knowledge that you will feel alone on this beautiful planet.

The owner, lives in Santa Barbara, and is available to provide concierge services and whatever else you may need to have the best experience possible.

SPECIAL OFFER: If you see that the house is vacant five days or less from when you would like to visit, call for big savings!! Romantic couples special..two persons,two nights,flat rate $550.cleaning and taxes included!!

PLEASE NOTE you must contact the owner by phone before booking any dates or sending any funds anywhere. 805 886 0497

Keywords: remote mountain hideaway

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About The Owner

Lived in this home for 36 years. Built by myself over an eight year period. Raised two children here with my wife using solar power and rustic living. Now, I have commercial electricity and way more comforts. This is real rural experience.

I rented this place on VRBO in the early 2000' years. Most of my guests back then were absolutely delighted with the place. This is a magical place.

I now live in Santa Barbara and work in the Real Estate business.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1972

Why The Owner chose Goleta

I inherited this property from my dad. Grew up in this canyon . This property is a place of power...it seems to promote healing in all aspects of life.

What makes this farmhouse unique

You will hear Great Horn owls as you fall off to sleep. The mother deer and her fawn will probably get in your way as you move around the property. The Mountain House is situated on an eighty acre parcel.

You will feel very far away from the crowd here.

The nearest neighbor is a half mile away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr Abercrombie:

Thank you again for letting us stay in your wonderful house. Again, I brought an ambitious book to read and never touched it, preferring to thumb through your amazing reading collection!

We washed the sheets we used in the master bedroom and put them back on the bed. We also washed all the towels we used except one and two kitchen rags. We left those on the floor in the master bedroom near the hamper. Thank you !!
May 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Ultimate Rural Retreat in Santa Barbara,OPEN THIS WEEKEND!!!20% OFF!!
average rating of 4.827586 based on 57 reviews
Los Angeles, CA
5

Perfect family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

I totally fell in love with this place! I had family in from the midwest and wanted to find a place for us all to stay that would highlight some of the natural beauty that Southern California has to offer. This property was perfect... Breathtaking ocean view from the front porch and hot tub, nice lawn area for the kids and dog to run around in, well-equipped kitchen for family meals, bumpy (but totally manageable and super scenic) drive down to Refugio State Beach, fresh flowers all over the house, and a gorgeous and fascinating collection of interior decor. Not to mention that the house itself is an architectural gem as well as very comfortable. Be advised that there are not any nearby convenience or grocery stores, but the drive is not so far from civilization that it prohibits leaving... not that you will want to. I will definitely be trying to make it back as soon as I can!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hollywood, California
5

Peaceful, quiet and great views!

  • 5 of 5

I hadn't been to Refugio Canyon (just north of Santa Barbara) in over 40 years, so returning for a few days of relaxation seemed like a great idea. I wasn't disappointed -- in fact, my wife and I had a marvelous time. As noted in other reviews, this home is well off the beaten path; however, therein lies it's appeal. The weather was amazing, the landscape spectacular, and the peace and quiet of the surrounding hills was a welcome change from Los Angeles. This is a rare and beautiful retreat, and the owner (Stewart Abercrombie) has generously made it available for travelers both young and old. If you have a few days to spare, and would like to slow down and relive a bygone era of early California, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, rustic but very comfortable, secluded home on acres of wild land. Gorgeous ocean views, hiking, peace and serenity. It's remote but not too far away. Our group had such an idyllic time here. Bedrooms are roomy and comfortable and the living room and patio are great hang out places. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Orange County California
5

Great Romantic Get-away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights and found the place to be serene and secluded which is exactly what we wanted. The drive in and out was a bit bumpy but still manageable in a regular car and the tree canopies over Refugio Road were stunning. Wouldn't want to try driving there in the rain though. We enjoyed the front porch with its spectacular view the most. Barbecued steaks and had a small fire on the patio while listening to the wind blow through the huge oak trees. Bocci ball, hot tub, walks, reading, togetherness. Beds were comfy. The house is built extremely well and remained a very comfortable temperature throughout the day and night. It was a great retreat close enough for our day trips to Solvang and Goleta. Thanks for being so helpful Stuart. We did finally see the horses as we left.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
South Bay, CA
5

Excellant

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful Home. The wood work inside is amazing! The house is large, but cozy and the fireplace is huge. You can see the owner put a lot of love and detail into this property. We loved the seclusion, views, the hikes and just sitting on the patio soaking in the serenity. Anywhere you walk on this property, you have a fabulous view. This place is absolutely stunning! The owner is a super guy. We had a chance to meet him and ask him questions about building this fabulous home. Thank you very much! We will be returning. Hopefully soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles
4

Special Place

  • 4 of 5

Great secluded get away from the city bustle. Peaceful, quite, great views

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Miles of mountain bike riding. eight miles to Santa Ynez..dirt road great ride for lunch. World class wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley. SUV required to go this way to the S.Y.Valley by car. Use HWY 101 to HWY 246 for low slung vehicles

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Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Goleta Farmhouse Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,750
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

Goleta Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1880 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , serves master suite, step down tiled shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), (2) Big comfy sofas in living room. Lots of pillows, high count sheets, Flannel for cold weather.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
Notes:
This property is horse friendly. Bring your horses and ride for miles around this property, many trails connect to the National forest. Nice little barn, room for trailor parking.

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