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ULTIMATE RURAL RETREAT IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

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Advertiser since: 2003
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2014
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ULTIMATE RURAL RETREAT IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2003
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

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 blown away 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 may 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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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Ultimate Rural Retreat in Santa Barbara County
average rating of 4.8 based on 48 reviews
business
Ultimate Rural Retreat in Santa Barbara County
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392319vb
-(805) 886-0497
Goleta Santa Barbara County
Pasadena, CA
5

Isolated Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This is about as isolated as I have seen in Southern CA. Super rustic, huge property and really quiet. Went with family and enjoyed our stay. Hiking, grilling and fireplace to enjoy Smores with kids. Once you are there you dont wanna leave. Do all your shopping before you arrive. Did I say it is isolated.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Ultimate Rural Retreat in Santa Barbara County
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392319vb
-(805) 886-0497
Goleta Santa Barbara County
SF Bay Area
5

Wonderful, restful retreat

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for four wonderful nights at this restful, tranquil retreat.

From the moment we pulled up to the house, we knew we were in a special place. As others have mentioned, there is a well-equipped kitchen and the bed we slept in was very comfortable. Everything worked as promised. But let's face it, the reason we loved it here was the absolutely stunning setting. It is quiet, and there is a beautiful view of the ocean that we could see from our bedroom the moment we woke up in the morning. We hiked on the property, took hot tubs, and every evening we sat outside just to enjoy the view.

We drove a Jeep, so part of the fun of our stay was navigating and exploringback roads--totally fun. This place was also great because it was super dog-friendly. It felt like comfy home with no areas that felt "too nice" to enjoy and use.

Stewart was really helpful and responsive if we needed anything.

You are a ways to town, but we knew this and brought all our own food with us.

We will definitely come again. What a special place.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I just love it when my guest really connect with this place, very special , powerful spot to recharge from the hectic world we live in.
Thanks so much to all of you who have visited.
Return visitor's always receive 20% off on their booking.!
Stewart
business
Ultimate Rural Retreat in Santa Barbara County
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392319vb
-(805) 886-0497
Goleta Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
5

Magical Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The heart that went into creating this place is evident on all levels. The craftsmanship of the house, the way it is set in the environment, all the details.
The ocean view, the rock faces of the canyon, the venerable oaks, this is nature at it's best and most powerful. The special feel of the place gave me a deep sense of relaxation and appreciation. Quite a special opportunity to be away from it all in nature and yet so comfortable with all the conveniences.
The place was in great shape and Stewart was very helpful and friendly.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is a magical place and it makes me happy to share with my guests
this slice of life that is so precious to us all.
Thanks for your visit, and please come back to recharge!!
Stewart
business
Ultimate Rural Retreat in Santa Barbara County
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392319vb
-(805) 886-0497
Goleta Santa Barbara County
5

Hesitant to leave a review....

  • 5 of 5
because I want this available next time we can visit. We both are business owners and were eager to escape our offices, emails, phones and people. The property does have cell service and wifi if you wish to access it but the winding road up Refugio Canyon leads you to believe you are off the grid! The views are breath taking (mountain and ocean). The property itself has both manicured lawn and garden areas as well as oaks and scrub.

The property is gated and then you drive another estimated mile or so along the edge of the mountain. First to greet you are two beautiful horses who live on the property. The house, owner built, is a wonderful, sprawling, authentic adobe. Stewart, the owner, left flowers, firewood everywhere firewood should be (fireplace, wood stove, outdoor fire pit and wood fired grill). And there was plenty of fresh drinking water. (The well water is a little sulphuric smelling but feels GREAT on your skin).

The kitchen is large and although the appliances are dated, worked perfectly for me ...who loves to cook. There is also a coffee maker, expresso maker, juice squeezer (note to self: next time bring a bag of oranges); toaster oven and microwave. The kitchen knives were dull but there was a stone in the drawer right in front of the range. There is a separate wall oven and broiler. And a large refrigerator and freezer! And garbage disposal (button on front of sink).

There are many areas for dining...indoors and out!

The living room has two oversized leather couches perfect for napping, watching movies or just staring at the large fireplace.

An outdoor patio has table seating and chaise lounges for watching the ocean or watching the hawks circling the mountains. The resident kitties love to play in the grass. They aren't pesky at all.

The master bedroom has one of the largest most comfortable beds I've ever slept in and the view of either ocean or mountains is spectacular. The blinds put the room into complete darkness. We slept GREAT. The linens were remarkably top quality.


The owner is obviously well traveled and has an eclectic collection of Buddha's, artwork and tapestries. The home has been well loved. Immediately I felt like I was in a home, not in one of those vacation rentals that has durable, impersonal furniture.

THE HIGHLIGHT is the hot tub under the oaks with sea and mountain views.

If your seek Starbucks, shopping or dining out..look elsewhere. If you seek rejuvenation and peace...book here.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Ultimate Rural Retreat in Santa Barbara County
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392319vb
-(805) 886-0497
Goleta Santa Barbara County
Guilford, CT
4

Well Hidden Gem

  • 4 of 5
We were happy to be driving a small SUV when we navigated the long, unpaved driveway to the house. Also glad to be arriving in daylight, as when we reached the end and the expansive stone walls and steps greeted us, we knew we had found something special. The house was exactly as promised - it is secluded, hidden, even isolated, yet perfect. You really don't need much more that the sunshine on the patio or the sky full of stars in the evening.
We stopped in Santa Barbara at a few shops Stewart had recommended for provisions, and found everything else we needed in the comfortable, lived in home. The pictures and artifacts from the family's archives lended an incredible warmth and sense of place. The couches deep and comfortable, no modern angles to contend with. The kitchen was a dream for a family that cooks to relax, and the Santa Maria grill a delightful new experience. The beds were comfortable and well furnished, plenty of covers, plenty of towels. The three cats made us feel right at home, and were good company throughout our stay. Stewart was both professional and helpful throughout the process. Always available by text or phone when needed. We found that we were perfectly content to stay at the house, took one foray down Refugio to the beach, and one over the mountain to Santa Ynez (which we would not recommend. Go around!).
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Ultimate Rural Retreat in Santa Barbara County
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392319vb
-(805) 886-0497
Goleta Santa Barbara County
Wells
5

Gorgeous peaceful seclusion

  • 5 of 5
This was one of the most relaxing and beautiful spots I've ever rented. It truly is remote--while Santa Barbara is really just half an hour down the hill, and while we had expected to drop in and out of town during our long weekend in the house, once we got to the house we fell under its spell and simply never left (except to hike). Long beautiful afternoons on the patio with a soft breeze in the sunshine where we read and relaxed, followed by long lazy fireside nights with big dinners and wine interrupted by visits outside to look at the stars by the fire pit. The beds could not have been more comfortable or the house more thoughtfully stocked (not only water and flowers, but dog bones!). A group of us went up for a long weekend with two dogs and a toddler, and every one of us was lulled into peaceful relaxation and delight the whole time. What an absolutely lovely experience. Thanks for being so accommodating with all the arrangements too. We couldn't have asked for more.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

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 ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • 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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