HILLTOP SUITE WITH SWEEPING OCEAN, MOUNTAIN AND CITY VIEWS

Caroline Plasencia

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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HILLTOP SUITE WITH SWEEPING OCEAN, MOUNTAIN AND CITY VIEWS

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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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Caroline Plasencia

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks spanish

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

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.

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.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Hilltop Suite With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain And City Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 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

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
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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
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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: Feb 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
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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
Montreal
5

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5
When I originally booked I was quite excited, but also a bit cautious because there was only one review at the time and the pictures looked so perfect. When I arrived, wow, I found a fabulous place that far exceeded my expectations. Impeccably clean, beautifully designed, airy, extremely well maintained, everything is exactly as described and a lot more. No fisheye lens were used in the pictures, this is very real. The large windows make the entire place very well lit, especially in the afternoon, the view is fantastic and everyday sunsets are absolutely breathtaking. The bed is super comfy, it's made of quality high density memory foam that provides great support and consistently gave me wonderful nights. It's also the last house on a private stretch of street where it is very quiet and other neighbours can't see, so you really feel in your own little secluded haven with gorgeous views of the ocean, mountains and canyon. At the same time it's only a few minutes drive to beautiful markets and restaurants. Really the best of both worlds.

But the best part cannot be described in the listing: Caroline and Mike were incredibly caring hosts, they made me feel right at home, part of their family and friends, they were profoundly warm and helpful while at the same time extremely respectful and always gave me the upmost privacy. They are perfect hosts. The suite is already a gem, but Caroline and Mike made my stay a memorable one, I've made new friends and leaving after three weeks was heartbreaking. I can't recommend this property enough. Just don't book it too tight in advance, I want to be able to return! :D
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Guy,

Thank you for your kind words. We about choked up when we read your review. We became very fond of you, as well and hope that you will be back to visit us soon. Just book far in advance! We look forward to our next visit and to improving our french ;) - you are such a patient teacher.

Hugs,
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

EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED AND IN PHOTOS

  • 5 of 5
The hosts were very kind and thoughtful and gave us some extra Welcome Gifts.
The space is relaxing, clean and immaculate. The views are jaw dropping. Very professionally handled and a super "classic santa barbara" experience. Very much worth it. The last day we decided to not leave the space as it was so relaxing we just wanted to stay there and come back to MN tanned and glowing.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike and Dan,
So glad to hear that you both had a relaxing time. Thank you for the kind words you said about us and the suite. We are so happy with your review. Mike and I have been so fortunate in that all of our guests have been so sweet, thoughtful and appreciative. We enjoy getting a chance to meet new people and find it especially rewarding when they have enjoyed their stay with us. Thank you for your lovely review and please visit us again!
Warm Regards,
Caroline and Mike
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Map

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

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Santa Barbara Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$335
$1,395
$3,895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $135 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 15 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$265
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,135
$3,095
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , toilet , 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
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