Hope Ranch House Rental Photos and Description
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, I have referrals for babysitters if you like, and there are TONS OF TOYS AND GAMES FOR KIDS in the place, for hours of entertainment.
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.
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.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
About Rebecca Brand
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
Why Rebecca Brand chose Hope Ranch
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.
What makes this house unique
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.