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5 Bedroom Beach House Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

Home, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 7-12)

Ideally situated off of Shoreline Drive on the popular Mesa, this spacious and light, two-story home on the oceanside of town, steps away from beach access, provides the perfect location for a weekend get-together with friends or a vacation with the entire family! Special occasions such as family reunions, graduations, housing wedding guests, holiday celebrations, and birthdays are all welcome!


Bedroom #1- Two singles; full bath shared with bedroom #2.

Bedroom #2 - Queen bed.

Bedroom #3 - Queen bed; three-quarter private bath.


Suite #1 - Queen bed; full private marbled bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

Suite #2 - 2 Queens; full private bath.

This fully furnished, clean and lovely property offers partial ocean views from its large second-story comprised of two Master Suites, both with high vaulted ceilings and tiled or wooden floors.

More About the Property: The downstairs has two bedroom wings, on opposite sides of the house, allowing for privacy yet still accommodating a larger party all under the same roof.

The open kitchen, with a large island and breakfast bar provides ample space to entertain, and a separate dining room offers formal seating for eight.

Rounded archways lead from the kitchen, to the overstuffed couches and sprawling armchairs of the main living room, lending an inviting atmosphere for good company and conversation to occur around the fireplace. A second, larger family room is located off of the kitchen and offers even more seating, a home office, large TV with DVD/Cable, and a piano for personal entertainment!

Gaze out through the double set of French doors opening from the main living room to the enclosed backyard. A large tiled patio with electric and gas barbecues, outdoor furniture, and seating for 16, is complete with hot tub, the ultimate relaxation after a long day out and about!

The private, fenced-in back yard provides a safe environment for children to play in. And all the little touches- movies, games, books, and magazines - make it feel like a home-away-from-home!

Enjoy a stroll around the corner to the beautiful Shoreline Park, a sprawling 1.5 mile long grassy green park on the ocean bluffs. This park offers gorgeous ocean and island views, bike and foot paths, tables and barbeque pits, a park for the kids, and several beach access points including Leadbetter Beach, where surfers come to learn! Follow the bike path thru the Marina and enjoy a game of volleyball on the sand at the public West Beach courts, set amongst the picturesque harbor. Or walk down to the impressive Stearn’s Wharf, complete with a brand new Marine Center and family friendly restaurants.

A short ride or walk in the opposite direction will take you to several parks or to the 70 plus acres of open, ocean front bluffs of the Douglas Family Preserve (five minutes away) scattered with trails open to the public and spectacular sunset views! From here make the choice to enjoy the popular Mesa Lane Beach or Arroyo Burro Beach (known to locals as Hendry’s or The Pit), which has a full restaurant and snack bar. Dolphins and whales are spotted at this beach daily!

Conveniently located close to the markets and steps or a short bike ride away from several beaches, this quiet and safe neighborhood is only minutes away from the culture and world class shopping offered by downtown Santa Barbara.

More Details

E A Keller
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2016

About E A Keller

Professor and writer,Univ of California, Santa Barbara, Environmental Science,Earth Science, Geography

E A Keller purchased this house in 1990

Why E A Keller chose Santa Barbara

Very large comfortable home,second from ocean , near beaches and harbor


East Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 4 master - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , very large, 300 sq ft withlarge soaker tub
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , upstairs very large room (500 sq ft) with sofa and table
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Master very large(400 sq ft)
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

5 Bedroom Beach House Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Awesome Experience

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at this house for a weekend for my 30th birthday. We had about 10 people in all, and the house was very spacious and accommodating. It had all the amenities you could ask for, and the proximity to the beach and fun places was great. Ed was very easy to deal with and made the whole experience a pleasurable one. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in the Santa Barbara area.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good base for a holiday - even in 'winter'!

  • 4 of 5

There were 8 of us, age range 4 to 68, and we had a good time together. The house was all we expected it to be; the hot tub on the patio was a real bonus! Coming from San Diego, Seattle, Wales and south coast England this was a great place to meet up. There was plenty to enjoy in the locality, and this spacious home suited us very well. Close to beaches and shops, easy driving distance from the zoo and a great climbing wall, and many other tourist spots - Santa Barbara and this home are to be recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large home in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay in this home for a girls weekend celebrating my 40th birthday. The home is very well located to downtown, close to the Harbor and Wharf and walk to a nice beach and park. There was a large group of us and there was enough space for everyone to have their own bed to enjoy. Only reason I am not giving 5 stars is that some of the furniture could use a bit of updating. That comment aside, the home was very clean and well maintained. The reservation process with Ed was smooth. He was timely and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 1
Goleta, CA

Perfect home for our family Thanksgiving week.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this home with our family for Thanksgiving week. The house was just the right size for our family. We were pleased that it was everything that the advertisement said it would be. We loved being close to the ocean, beaches, SB Marina, State Street, Pier, Zoo and grocery shopping was near by. There were places to walk, play, shop and eat. Our whole family, ages 4 to 71, had a great time. Ed was responsive and friendly. We would highly recommend staying in this home and will recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 1
Los Gatos, CA

Perfect Weekend Getaway with Friends

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from the best weekend in Santa Barbara. It was a girls weekend to celebrate the upcoming marriage of my best friend and the house couldn't have been more perfect for the occasion. Easy to find, across the street from a private beach, great flow to the house using indoor and outdoor space. We were either all around the huge island in the kitchen or outside enjoying the weather on the patio. The house had everything you could ever need and we couldn't have been more pleased. The owner was very easy to work with and very flexible. Thank you so much for a perfect weekend with lots of fun memories!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 7
Los Angeles, CA

Unforgettable Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful UCSB reunion while staying here over Labor Day weekend. They house is very spacious, and perfect for a large group. Nice backyard for grilling and hanging out in the hot tub. Conveniently located about 1/2 block from stairs leading down to the beach, and walking distance to the Mesa markets & stores. Property was clean and well stocked, and the owner was very easy to work with. I would highly recommend staying here, and hope to do so again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 Miles to Downtown Shopping,Very Close to Beaches!

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, health/beauty spa, boating, widlife viewing, basketball court.


Rates & Availability

East Mesa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

12% Local City Tax applies to rentals 30 days or less. Cleaning fee of $250 is extra.
$200 Refundable security deposit and signed contract is required
Nightly rates: $500-$900/night (1 night min, depending on availability), weekly $3500(HS) $2800(LS)
For peak holidays $3,500 may apply. Weekend special may apply --ask

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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