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Hidden Gem in a quite neighborhood: Sand Volleyball Court, Hot Tub, Game Room

  • 3 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • 1 HF BA,
  • Sleeps 10
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Hidden Gem in a quite neighborhood: Sand Volleyball Court, Hot Tub, Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p917304
+1 -8054503910
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Great Affordable Family Rental

  • 5 of 5
Santa Barbara is our hometown, and we spent a week here with our children and grandchildren. The backyard and separate recreation room were so well stocked with adult and children's toys that it was hard to leave and enjoy the beautiful city and beaches of Santa Barbara. The location was somewhat secluded while being within minutes of the beaches shopping and town. We only used the main house for sleeping and cooking, so we didn't feel crowded with 6 adults and 5 children.

Nikole has furnished this home with far more than is found in the usual rental. The beds were comfortable. The outdoor shower has hot and cold water--great for the beach. We were able to get wifi in the house as well as the rec room, though it was slow. The kitchen had everything you would possible need. The two patio tables seated our entire family and we grilled and ate out every night.

It was abnormally hot during part of our stay (Santa Barbara rarely needs air conditioning). It would have been nice for the third bedroom to have a window unit too. Otherwise open windows are fine for cross-ventilation.

This is a comfortable older home that has been thoughtfully furnished and remodeled. It's convenient to UCSB, Santa Barbara and the wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley. Our family enjoyed it so much that we hope to return next year.



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Hidden Gem in a quite neighborhood: Sand Volleyball Court, Hot Tub, Game Room
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p917304
+1 -8054503910
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

This Place Has Everything

  • 5 of 5
Visited during the MLK weekend with a group of 10 to celebrate a birthday. Though a bit unassuming from the front, don't be fooled - this place is HUGE.

The kitchen was fully stocked with utensils, plates, etc and even included some extra goodies that came in handy. (Heart-shaped pancakes griddle, anyone?)

We brought our puppy along for the vacation and he was as sad as anyone to leave the sprawling backyard. Beyond the massive volleyball court, there's a little pathway which leads to a "tribal council"-esque fire pit - perfect for all your wildest s'mores fantasies. Also, there's a detached gameroom which is literally the size of a studio apartment in itself.

The neighborhood is very quiet - which wasn't a problem so much as a startling observation from our LA-based group. Every conversation - even barely above a normal tone - easily carried from backyard. So despite the infinite possibilities, definitely not a location for any primal screaming or unfulfilled Spring Break adventures.

That being said, it's in a great location - right off the 101 and 10-15 mins to the Arroyo Burro and Downtown.

One caveat - though the house technically sleeps 10, would say that the two singles and futon might be a little on the small side for full grown adults. We actually had two of the party opt to sleep in the couches in the game room, which were a little bit more comfortable.

All in all, a fantastic home rental and I would stay here a million times over. After the initial reservation was made, Nikole was extremely helpful in answering questions and provided all the information we needed for our stay.

Thanks, Nikole!

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