The house accommodates parties of up to 6 adults, or 4 adults with up to 4 younger children and rents for a minimum of one week.
Designed by local santa barbara architect David Vanhoy, this light-filled modern beauty is located next to a historic nature preserve (Douglas Family Preserve) and two blocks from the steps that go down to Arroyo Burro Beach.
It was just remodeled in January 2013. Some of the improvements included the installation of ceramic tile flooring throughout the house, new bathroom glass tiles and fixtures, and a steam shower to indulge in a relaxing steam bath in the master bathroom.
In addition it has been furnished anew following a modern aesthetic with focus on simplicity, comfort, and beauty. Some of the furnishings are high quality modern european imports, and some are made by californian artisans using reclaimed materials.
There are examples of Mr. Vanhoy's clever architectural implements throughout the house, like the sliding bathroom cabinets that pull out from behind the master bathroom mirrors. But the main architectural attraction of the house is a breathtaking great room, spacious and flooded with light, with a high ceiling that seems to float above glass walls.
The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and will sleep comfortably 6 adults or up to 4 adults and 4 children.
In addition there is a tranquil separate office with a view of the front yard, couch, and a desk with an imac.
A lovely backyard with a patio area appointed with a professional grade BBQ and inviting adirondacks adds a final compliment to this beautiful home.
Convenience stores are nearby (within a mile you'll find a shopping square with large organic and gourmet grocery store, pharmacy/drugstore, cafe, restaurants, etc.) the many attractions of downtown and the wharf and harbor area are just a 10 minute drive away. But you come back home to the quiet of this mesa neighborhood and the beauty of its cliffs overlooking the ocean.
The house was SUPER and very kid friendly! I will not hesitate to stay here again- you should not either.
This place is everything it promised to be: an immaculate modern home with all the necessary conveniences, located right beside a beautiful preserve overlooking the ocean. We enjoyed cooking big meals, gathering with family, walking and tide-pooling, and venturing out into town . . . all so easy from this superior spot.
Wow! What a fabulous home in a beautiful area. This place was perfect for our family of 5, spacious and has everything your own home would have and possibly need. Perfect location to beach, preserve, and shopping. Thank you for a wonderful month stay. Hope to be back next year.
a very comfortable modern home, close to the beach and an open space for walks. good shops close by and a very quiet neighborhood. Immediate response from the owners when we had a small concern.
We had an incredible experience and fully enjoyed this gorgeous home. The house is immaculate, the amenities are plentiful, and there were even fabulous toys for our 2 year old to enjoy the entire week. The location is fantastic-- walking distance to world class sunsets, a quick jog to shoreline park, and an easy drive to so many activities. This house was ideal for our family and a lovely place to relax. We are already looking forward to coming back. Thank you to the owner, who was responsive and available.
Fortunately me and my family (two adults, three kids aged 9 to 14) could stay at this wonderful place for round about two months of our sabbatical. Located in a nice and calm neighborhood and close to the Mesa Steps it had been very easy to get down to the beach and enjoy watching the surfers and walking to the Boat House, a nearby restaurant. The house itself is so beautiful and elegant, a place inviting you to stay longer like the especially comfortable beds. Once you get up you can have your first coffee in the yard, which is sunny the whole day. You might enjoy the hummingbirds and a nice barbecue. In addition to the gas grill the rest of the house is very well equipped, too, and the owner appeared to be very helpful and supporting in any needs. We left with a heavy heart and say thanks again for sharing that awesome place with us. We will be back!