BEACH, HUGE YARD, ROSES, OAKS, GARDEN, WILDLIFE PETS OK

Rebecca Brand

Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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BEACH, HUGE YARD, ROSES, OAKS, GARDEN, WILDLIFE PETS OK

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Minimum stays for weekends, see rates, but weeknights, no minimum stays.

Special property on land with a backyard of an acre of lawn, oak trees, an arboretum, 33 specimen roses, fruit trees, with expansive views from the large balcony overlooking your park like yard. Great for dogs, kids, and kids at heart.

There is a Zipline, tree swings, a Tarzan rope, cross train rope to climb, hammock, tetherball, croquette --- and a lawn as big as a football field. It's a huge play land. FAMILIES WITH KIDS, BABYSITTER REFERRAL WHO IS GREAT, JUST ASK!

The rental is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with a wood burning fireplace, wood provided, all newly done with new carpet, drapes, furniture, bedding, and floors. There are luxurious hotel linens and towels for ultra comfort during your stay. HD TV's with DVD's in every room, high speed internet, Cable TV with HBO throughout.

Full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and new appliances. All contraptions for cooking and serving!

This is an artist's house with original French impressionist oil paintings throughout. The scenes in the paintings are landscapes from around Santa Barbara county.

The location is 2 minutes by car to Hendry's Beach, an amazing expansive sandy beach framed by beautiful cliffs. A Dog beach is on the left side, Boathouse restaurant and miles of beach to walk on the right. 5 mins to downtown State Street, the Pier & Harbor.

The house is extremely private. No neighbors can see in. The house is built into a hill so it's naturally quiet. The lawn alone is about one acre and is bordered by 27 acres of wild land. It is mainly fenced. The top deck has a gate to contain your dog for your stay in the house. This rental is above the yard and overlooks it for a breathtaking view. There is a stone staircase to take you on a garden walk down to the yard, the zipline, rope swings, and relaxing time in the hammock.

The specimen trees are amazing! Pick fruit for you stay: apples, plums, avocados, oranges, lemons, peaches, loquats.

There is a specimen rose garden of 33 never to be bred again roses saved from a historic garden. Enjoy their beauty and cut them for your stay to fragrance your property.

For larger groups, there is a second unit below (the entire structure is built into a hillside. The second unit is VRBO 401412, and is a 2 bed/1 bath. The yard is shared with the unit below. The yard is as big as a park, so there is plenty of room. The entry to each unit is completely separated, private, and you may not see the other party except maybe on the driveway, which is shared, or in the play land yard, that's as big as a park.

For a group, you can rent both units based on availabity and a passage to open both up to one another will be made available.

For stays of 1 week or more, a housekeeper will come one of the days to clean and do wash and fold personal laundry, all included in the price.

The management of the unit is done by a good owner/manager with a 5 star rating for the lower unit and a 5 star rating for this upper.

PLEASE NOTE:

Maximum occupancy for unit --- 8 people.

No students with wild parties. This is a special property for peaceful stays for romance, families, kids, puppies, reunions, but absolutely not a 'party' house.

Use of tree swings, ropes, hammock, zip line, all at your own risk, so parents tell your kids to be careful, and please supervise! It's a lot of fun for all, but be careful!

No events. No weddings or parties, forfeiture of deposit will result, or other claims may be made.

Property is not childproofed inside or out. If you have a crawler, or toddler, please be advised that this property is not set up for the safety features necessary for young children. All electric is like a normal house, there is a fireplace not secured for kids, the deck outside was built before child safety codes, so openings in the fencing is larger than 4 inches apart.

NON SMOKING UNIT IN THE INSIDE, FEEL FREE TO SMOKE ON THE BALCONY AND OUTSIDE.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Rebecca Brand

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

I am an oil painting artist, a TV producer, and a You Tube Cooking host of the channel Rebecca Brand Recipes and Santa Barbara California - a tourist channel. I have managed another listing with a 5 star rating, so I'm very responsive and caring about my guest's stay. I went to UCLA, (MBA), and grew up in Northern California.

Rebecca Brand purchased this house in 2005

When I first saw this house I walked straight from the front door through the home as the breathtaking view drew me to the balcony. I was overwhelmed with emotion as I saw a park below (the huge lawn and trees!) that my children could play in. I had never seen, and still haven't seen a house central in Santa Barbara with an expansive yard like this property has.

This house is unique for it's large parcel of land, yet a moment from the beach. It's ultra private. I watch birds, hummingbirds, robins, little yellow canaries, fly through the garden every day when I'm there.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Beach, Huge Yard, Roses, Oaks, Garden, Wildlife Pets Ok
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
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Beach, Huge Yard, Roses, Oaks, Garden, Wildlife Pets Ok
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478773vb
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
Merced, Ca. USA
5

Family of 5 adults, 1 toddler and 1 baby

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying in this home for 3 nights and 2 1/2 days. Absolutely wonderful. Huge back yard with a multitude of swings, all a little different, a hammock, a zip line. Our little 3 year old was too little to play on most of the swings, but we all went down to this beautiful back yard, played tether ball, ran around, swung in the hammock, sent a play parachute over the deck to watch it fall into the garden/yard, to our 3 year old's delight. The deck was super, enough room for everyone to fit, eat dinner, have hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Bedrooms were so nice, very comfortable beds, a TV in every bedroom. Never watched them. Too much fun to be had. The kitchen is dated, but very adequate. Absolutely no problem cooking; great BBQ on the deck. The owner knew we were bringing a 3 year old little boy, and she left a basket full of trucks and cars and beach toys. We used them all! Pictures accurately represent property. Owner was very helpful in all aspects. We have been home for 1 day, and have already recommended this property to friends. Property very clean and well maintained. We HIGHLY recommend the Hendry's Beach, about a 3 minute drive from the house. Great for kids....great for dogs! We will be booking next year, for sure!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Susan,

I was so happy to read your review, it makes me feel so good to hear you enjoyed the yard so much! I'm a mom of 3 boys, all grown, and it was my life's most joyful moments to see them having fun in that backyard! It gives me so much happiness to hear your children enjoyed all those fun things. Glad you liked the BBQ, and the house too! Thank you so much for staying and for the great review! Rebecca
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Beach, Huge Yard, Roses, Oaks, Garden, Wildlife Pets Ok
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478773vb
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
New York City, NY, USA
4

Great Weekend Stay

  • 4 of 5
Great house with upper and lower units, amazing space and great accessibility. For someone returning to the area, it's in a pretty good location for Santa Barbara. The house has great cots with memory foam pads for extra sleeping accommodations. The porch is a great hangout spot as well as the backyard (which includes a hammock). We were a group of 8 there for an alumni gathering and it comfortably fit us all. I couldn't have been happier with the rental, and hopefully can stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emma for your review, I'm glad you liked your stay! Please come again. Rebecca
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Beach, Huge Yard, Roses, Oaks, Garden, Wildlife Pets Ok
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478773vb
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
5

great escape

  • 5 of 5
we chose this house based on the yard for the kids to play in and we were not disappointed! The kids had an exceptional time. Everything was what we expected and Rebecca is a great e-host- thank you!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach, Huge Yard, Roses, Oaks, Garden, Wildlife Pets Ok
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478773vb
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
5

Great house with the most amazing yard!!!

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from 4 days in the Santa Barbara area. We spent 3 nights in Rebecca's house & had a great experience. We were a group of 4 adults & 3 small children on spring break.
Pluses:
- Location: very close to the beach (Arroyo Burro State Beach), shoreline park, 101, downtown etc.
- Very well (& thoughtfully stocked): everything from spices in the kitchen to toys for our kids (including bubble wands!) to sand toys to various balls/toys for the yard.
- Very responsive owner: Rebecca was quick to respond to our emails & settle any issues we had. The house was not cleaned when we got in (due to some mis-communication between the owner & the maid); but, it was quickly & professionally handled. The house was cleaned & prepped up very quickly.
- The yard!!! All 3 kids in our group spent the most amount of time in the yard. It is big, well maintained & filled with fun activities. This is the best part of the house!!!
Some minuses:
- the decor was a bit dated for us (but that might be just our taste).
- the beds were very high. Rebecca: I would strongly recommend lowering the beds & changing to more comfortable mattresses. This is especially helpful for smaller children (like the ones in our group).
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Beach, Huge Yard, Roses, Oaks, Garden, Wildlife Pets Ok
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478773vb
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
5

wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! Everything was wonderful- and Rebecca couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating! Such a comfortable, cozy and lovely home. Will rent again next chance I get. Thank you so so much- you truly made our weekend beautiful memory :)
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda, how very wonderful to read your review. I'm so happy I hit the mark for your comfort during your stay. Thank you so much!
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Beach, Huge Yard, Roses, Oaks, Garden, Wildlife Pets Ok
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p478773vb
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay here! The yard is beautiful. The house was spacious. The owner was very nice and easy to work with. We look forward to coming back again.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim! I'm so happy to have had you stay, you were wonderful guests. I'm so glad I hit the mark for your comfort during your stay. --Rebecca
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Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
"The best restaurant in California ON THE SAND with waves crashing! Great food, and amazing ..."
Hendrys Beach
"This beach is 1/2 mile from the house. It's an amazing beach, you can take long walks at low..."
Elings Park
"Walking distance tennis courts, plus lots of other activities."
Brophy Brothers
"Casual Dining. Amazing view of Harbor! Gotta go to Brophy's during your stay."
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
"I love this place! Bring your own wine, no corkage fee, and order the Dungeness crab they s..."
Ca' Dario
"My favorite restaurant in SB, an Italian Trattoria!"
Butterfly Beach
"A beautiful beach in front of the Four Season's Biltmore. Great for a lovely walk up the ne..."
Gainey Vineyard
"Tour the Santa Ynez wine country, where the movie Sideways was filmed, try the great winerie..."
Douglas Family Preserve
"Dog Park! Amazing ocean view park for great walks on a cliff above the ocean!!"
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
SBA
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 101 Freeway
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Municipal Golf Course
Car: recommended

This house is located 1/2 mile to the Beach, 5 minutes to downtown, 5 minutes to the Mission, 1 mile from the 101 Freeway, 8 minutes to Montecito, 10 minutes to the Airport, 5 minutes to the Pier and Harbor. It's just North of the Stearns Wharf by a few exits. It's a super convenient location.

Must See's: Hendry's Beach -- right down the road

Santa Barbara Mission, State Street for Shopping and nightlife, the Courthouse, Stearns Wharf, SB Harbor, SB Zoo, and SB Botanical Gardens.

FOR DOG LOVERS: Hendry's Beach (2 mins) has a dog beach on the left side that goes on for miles! Also, there is a Dog Park -- 'The Wilcox Property' AKA 'Douglas Preserve' where dogs can run along unleashed on a beautiful cliff property with Eucalyptus trees over looking the Ocean. It's a big park.

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Availability & Rates

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Hope Ranch House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$290
From
$420
Fri,Sat
 
 
September-November
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 24 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$390
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$380
From
$410
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$390
From
$410
Fri,Sat
$1,900
$6,200
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$410
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$1,900
$6,200
 
 
Summer
Jun 12 2015 - Sep 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$495
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,285
 
 
Fall
Sep 15 2015 - Nov 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$410
Fri,Sat
$1,900
$6,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$390
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Hope Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom adjacent
  • The hall bath services the two queen bedrooms, the master bedroom includes a bathroom with a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Bathroom is attached with shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two extra fold out beds are in the closet if you need.
  • Master bedroom: King sized super comfy bed. 50 inch HD TV w/DVD is mounted on the opposite wall. The view from the bed is of the corridor of trees, palm trees, pine trees, oak trees. It's magnificent. Mirrored wardrobe doors and a bureau for clothes complete the room. Queen bedroom:---- ocean room Soft sea tones compliment this room, an orange tree with wisteria and jasmine view, HD TV w/DVD. Queen bedroom: ----- lavender room Landscapes and accents of lavender for a relaxing romantic bedroom. 2 roll away beds are in the closet for 2 extra sleepers if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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