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HILLTOP SUITE WITH SWEEPING OCEAN, MOUNTAIN AND CITY VIEWS

Caroline Plasencia

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Caroline Plasencia

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2014
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HILLTOP SUITE WITH SWEEPING OCEAN, MOUNTAIN AND CITY VIEWS

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Santa Barbara Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Suite, Sleeps 4 - 5

Located in the hills above the city, you are only 1.2 miles from State Street, (the main artery for shopping and restaurants) and four miles to the beach, pier and art walk. The closest stores and restaurants are less than 1.5 miles away, though you may feel nicely removed from the city in this hilltop suite surrounded by spectacular views of the ocean, islands, mountains, oak trees, plenty of nature and by night - a span of glittering city lights visible through nearly wall-to-wall french doors that lead to a private stone-paved patio. Enjoy the morning views of rolling hills, orchards and mountains that look like the Tuscan countryside.

Charming pathways lead you a large, solar-heated pool, spa and 'petting zoo' of one very friendly goat. The zoo is located at the farthest end of the fully-gated two-acre property.

This one bedroom suite plus curtained alcove with daybed has been newly remodeled and designed to be light, refreshing, airy, stylish and comfortable. Romantic for a couple and cozy for a small family – it sleeps up to five. Feel your spirits lift the moment you walk in the door.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Caroline Plasencia (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013

About Caroline Plasencia

Caroline Brand is an art director, graduate of Art Center College of Design who sometimes works from home and sometimes travels. She shares her home with her husband and kids who are mostly away at college.

Caroline Plasencia purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Caroline Plasencia chose Santa Barbara

We instantly fell in love with this property because of the beautiful views and grounds –two acres of nature. We always call it our bit of heaven. We named our suite the 'Tuscan Vista' because of the rolling hills and the orchards that lead up to the mountains. You will feel you are in a rural setting but everything is just a few minutes away.

What makes this apartment unique

Glorious views everywhere, peaceful setting, newly remodeled suite with brand new appliances and furniture. Bird-watching and stargazing. Kids and adults will love the pool (nice and warm), hot tub and plenty of yard (fully gated) in which to play, visit the goat, swim and be creative. Outdoor seating and lounging provided. The suite is all one level from off-street parking to your suite - only one step. There is a bathtub/shower combination. A very clean suite with comfortable mattresses and linens. There is a daybed (twin) alcove that can be made private by closing the curtains and a sleeper sofa full/queen in living room. It is bliss.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Hilltop Suite With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain And City Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Hilltop Suite With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain And City Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497059vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

best apartment of all

  • 5 of 5
We are close to Review of Guy S. of Montreal and all others.
We have booked the apartment when there was no review and we were not disappointed.

We traveled 5 times to Santa Barbara and it is the best apartment of all.

We spent four unforgettable weeks in the apartment and we would always love to come back.

The only thing we want then pleasant terraces furniture outside for dinner. The white chairs are uncomfortable for a long time we lived in the apartment.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marianne and Heinz,

It was a pleasure having you as our guests. We cherish everyone who stays with us. It has been such a rewarding experience for us. Thank you for letting me know about the chairs - I had no idea, I just thought the chairs were so cute but never tried sitting them for long periods. I am definitely looking for something more comfortable, so I appreciate your suggestion. Thank you for lovely review. I hope to see you both again.

Best,
Caroline & Mike
P.s. The roses look amazing! Thanks for taking care of them.
business
Hilltop Suite With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain And City Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497059vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Incredible Views - Beautiful accommodation.

  • 5 of 5
This property is very clean, and there are great views over the valley. The heated pool is ideal for a swim after being out and about and the jacuzzi has an adapter for plugging in your own music.
The owners are very friendly, but respect your privacy at the same time.
Santa Barbara is a wonderful place, and this accommodation is ideally situated and is very peaceful.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Carole
I am so glad you both enjoyed the property and your time in Santa Barbara. Thank you for noticing the cleanliness. We really make sure it sparkles for everyone. I hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable and please come back and visit! - Caroline
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Hilltop Suite With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain And City Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497059vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5
quiet,friendly,private,beautiful views
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Hilltop Suite With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain And City Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497059vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Kansas City
5

Perfect spot in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
After arriving it was beyond our expectations. The property is set in a beautiful neighborhood and very easy to get to. Our highlights were the stunning views, beautiful landscaped property (including fruit trees, large pool, hot tub w/built in speakers), extremely clean and well appointed space with items already in the fridge (eggs, water, wine) and cookies on the table as we arrived. All of the furniture (including the bed!) was extremely comfortable. All of the amenities (towels, soaps, lotions) were top notch...as if we were staying in a high end hotel. We did some hiking nearby and it was a very short car ride to downtown. Caroline and Mike took great care to make sure everything we could ever need was is in the unit. We even had fresh fruit from their trees waiting for us one day as we returned. The best VRBO experience we've had yet. Would return here in heart beat! (Bum bum, bum bum)
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, April, for this amazing review. Mike and I were delighted by the things you said. We, also hope that you will be back to visit. You were a lovely and thoughtful couple and having people like you makes the experience of the VRBO a rewarding one. Thanks, again!
- Caroline and Mike
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Hilltop Suite With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain And City Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497059vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Beautiful views!!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful week we spent at this gorgeous "studio!" The place is absoulutely crisp & clean inside, couldn't think of one thing that was not available. It was a busy week visiting family but always looked forward to going back "home" to spend time there too. Perfect location! One regret....more time to hang out in Santa Barbara.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Sheri,
Thank you choosing us for your stay and for the lovely review. So glad you and your family had a wonderful time. I hope you can visit again next year.

I wondered if you missed the pocket door to the bedroom because you called the suite a "studio" which makes me think that you might not have noticed the pocket door that slides out and separates the bedroom from the rest of the living space. I will pull it out for future guests so they don't miss it. I hope you were not inconvenienced by that, if that was the case.

All our guests have been so lovely and never want to bother me about anything but I am never bothered and would love to ensure that everyone is comfortable. Please, "ask" to your hearts content – it is always my pleasure. - Caroline
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Hilltop Suite With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain And City Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497059vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

SB film festival dream!

  • 5 of 5
we've just returned from a week's stay at hilltop suite for the SBIFF... what a wonderful place to be! our entire experience at mike and caroline's was exquisite, and we look forward to returning!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mickey,
It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. We hope you will be back, too.
Until then, Cheers!
Best,
Caroline and Mike

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
State Street Bars
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak/ Trolly
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
101 fwy
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
State Street restaurants
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
East Beach/West Beach/ Arroyo Burro Beach
Car: necessary

Mission Canyon has a rural setting only minutes from downtown and the beach. On one side you have the majestic mountain range; on the other you have the ocean, island and city views. It has everything.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $255 Per night

Santa Barbara Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 15 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,235
$3,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$255
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,185
$2,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,295
$3,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$365
From
$385
Fri,Sat
$1,595
$4,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $135 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry -optional $60
Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Barbara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fan and storage. Nicely stocked with towels. Completely new.
  • One bathroom with tub shower combination. Beautifully remodeled, fresh and super clean.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfortable King bed sleeps two.
    Alcove daybed with Curtain Closure - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living area has sofa sleeper: full.
  • Master Bedroom has king sized bed. French doors lead to private patio. Sofa sleeper and a curtained nook with twin bed in the main living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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