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Christopher Haskell

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Christopher Haskell

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2015
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Perfect Family Getaway!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Santa Barbara House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Relax and enjoy ocean and harbor views from this beautifully landscaped California cottage style home situated on a very quiet double lot (half acre) on Santa Barbara's famous 'Riviera'. This warm and family-friendly four - five bedroom three bath home offers the luxury of a fine hotel and all the comforts of a home. Just one an one half miles from East Beach and State Street you are moments away from both the ocean and the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. (You are also moments away from the world famous Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, the Natural History Museum, the Art Museum, the Botanical Gardens, and the beautifully restored Grenada Theater and the Santa Barbara County Bowl.)

The beautifully decorated living room boasts hardwood floors, an Italian marble fireplace (with all the firewood you will need) and a baby grand piano. The living room opens up to a casual dining room that easily accommodates eight for dinner. Both of these rooms offer a beautiful ocean view.

The separate TV/entertainment room is great for the kids with large 52' High Definition Samsung flat screen TV, Blue Ray DVD, multiple CD player, VHS, and surround sound - it's also at the opposite end of the house so Mom and Dad can enjoy the Master Bedroom which has its own top of the line entertainment center.

There are hardwood, Travertine and tile floors throughout keeping the home cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. The large bay windows and four sets of French doors provide plenty of natural interior light. The bathrooms and laundry room have recently been beautifully remodeled and upgraded.

In the backyard you can enjoy the large salt water pool (20 feet x 40 feet) and eight person Jacuzzi surrounded by beautiful flagstone. The pool comes with a fully retractable cover which keeps the pool safe, warm and clean. There is also a full size trampoline (with a safety net) and a basketball net for the more active.

The back yard deck and patio area is surrounded by attractive planters and is perfect for summer meals with friends and family; the deck table sits eight comfortably. Grill or sear (think ahi tuna!) on the 52 inch Vintage gas barbecue grill or cook in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen which boasts top line appliances (Viking, Thermidor, etc.). Enjoy your meal watching the sailboats cruise in and out of the harbor with the spectacular Santa Barbara Channel Islands as a backdrop.

The front yard has a covered brick patio with a his and hers rocking chairs opening to a large lawn which can easily accommodate a full Croquet field (we have had many a wicked tournament here!). The lemon, lime, persimmon, mandarin, cherry guava and orange trees provide additional ambiance and tranquility to this charming property.

There is enough parking for three cars in the driveway and plenty of additional parking is available 24 hours on the streets both in front and behind the property.

We love our home and have made every effort to make it as warm and inviting as we possibly can. We have entertained many family and friends in the twenty-two years we have lived here and are always striving to improve each experience. We believe our home is an ideal get away for a family or group of close friends who seek the true 'Santa Barbara Experience'.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Christopher Haskell (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2015

About Christopher Haskell

I have a dual nationality (French/American), which has provided me the wonderful experience of living and traveling in some beautiful places around the world. I am married and have 5 children -- all of whom were born in Santa Barbara. My wife is a retired actress, and a 3rd generation Santa Barbaran. I practice law, travel, and enjoy many of the great outdoor activities with my children, including surfing, tennis, hiking, and beach time!

Christopher Haskell purchased this house in 1988

Why Christopher Haskell chose Santa Barbara

I fell in love with this property the first time I visited it in July of 1988. The large lot, ocean and mountain views, key location close to everything, and the quiet neighborhood was a hard combination to beat.

What makes this house unique

Many of our guests come to our home with plans to visit many of the local sites and do wine tours-- and end up staying at the house for most of their stay. It is so easy to relax in comfort; all the amenities are at your finger tips. Why go anywhere else?

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Perfect Family Getaway!
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews
5

Lovely, comfortable home in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our group of nine had a great time in Chris's clean, large home. There was enough room for everyone to hang out together or have private time outside by the pool or in front of the large screen TV. Chris was an accommodating host and his property manager responsive to our needs. The neighborhood too is a 10 minute drive from downtown and the beach as well as the beautiful mountains and canyons behind Santa Barbara. I would stay here again. Chris was also kind enough to allow our two dogs, who loved running and rolling around in the grassy, fenced yards.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great "Team" Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

My group of coaches and athletes from Canada were training at Westmont College and stayed at Chris' house for a month. The house is perfectly situated, close enough to downtown to get there in 5 minutes, less than 10 minutes from the College, and up high enough above the city to escape the fog and provide a view. It is located on a quiet street and parking is never a problem. We had 8 people staying at once and the house never felt crowded, thanks to the u-shaped layout and the large pool area. People can stay up late or get up early without disturbing others in the bedrooms. We loved the pool, and bbq'd most nights, and the athletes loved the hot tub after their workouts. Chris was always available and when we had an issue with the WIFI he made 3 trips to the house in 2 days and bought a new router to fix things. Everything worked the way it was supposed to and the house was exactly as advertised. If you want a quiet, casual, house with everything you need for a comfortable extended visit to Santa Barbara then this is the place for you. We are hoping to return in 2015!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic vacation experience in this beautiful home. The house was spacious and immaculate, the neighborhood peaceful, and the pool refreshing! The perfect family vacation getaway! I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

CHARMING HOME AWAY FROM HOME WITH RESPONSIVE OWNER

  • 5 of 5

Chris (the owner) couldn't have been more accommodating and gracious. Our extended family was quite comfortable in the home and it was enjoyable and appropriate for grandparents and children alike. There is plenty of room for all in the inviting pool & spa and the backyard patio offers a view of the ocean that the pictures don't fully capture. The barbecue (like everything else) is well maintained and its location off of the pool, works very well with the flow of the backyard. Driveway and street parking is plentiful and the front yard is big enough for a serious game of croquet, or for younger kids to run and play. Overall, highly recommended! We will return if the opportunity arises.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure hosting your family. Chris
5

Great Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly suited for our family of four and two grandparents. The home was clean and comfortable and the kitchen was well appointed for cooking. The outdoor grill was amazing. Our 9 and 11 year old children had so much fun swimming in the pool and jumping on the trampoline. The layout of the home is such that everyone could enjoy their own space. Some slept in, while music was on in the lovely living room that looks out to the pool and ocean, and football was being watched in the family room. We plan to return in the summer. Also, the owner was quick to respond to any questions we had, which we really appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have been happier with our accommodations in Santa Barbara. The home is charming, spacious, cozy and in an absolutely perfect location. We spent most of our time relaxing in the back yard by the pool, but it was a quick drive to anywhere we wanted to go (grocery store, restaurants, bars). We had an amazing stay!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
santa barbara
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
milpas
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
montecito country
Nearest Train
2 Miles
downtown santa barbara
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 state freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
milpas
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
mountain high
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
East beach
Car: recommended

Our home is in the perfect location - close to the downtown area and beaches, but in a quiet neighborhood with beautiful views of the ocean and mountains, and above the coastal fog which is prevalent in the summer months. Very close to good hiking, mountain biking and running trails.

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Rates & Availability

From $550 Per night

Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
holidays and summer
May 29 2015 - Sep 14 2015
4 night minimum stay
$600
$4,200
$12,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,850
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks & plenty of cabinets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , large gang size shower for after pool/spa use!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , extra queen bed can be placed in this 500 sq. ft. room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , this room has 2 large bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , The Den has a bathroom and a queen bed can fit.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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