|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
Now Special rates for small groups. Save $1000 a week if you are 4 people or less. You must email the owner to get the quote with these special rates.
For more reviews/guest comments, go to 'About Wendy Rockwood' in the owner info below.
Contact us also for Special Snowbird Multi-month (Jan-April) Special! (Applies on stays of two months or more). Great pricing reduction if you are a small group and take multiple winter months.
Imagine your own private retreat, close enough to walk to the Mission of Santa Barbara and yet when on the acre property you will feel like you are away from it all in your own private Shangra La. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design maximizes the enjoyment of the sprawling one story 3000 sq feet house. The house embraces a spectacular solar heated pool and backyard patio from which you may fully relax in the fantastic Santa Barbara weather.
Peacefully sleep in the quiet setting. Those who are early risers will not disturb those who want to sleep in as the bedroom wing is at the opposite end of the house from the kitchen living and dining areas.
Two gorgeous fireplaces, one in the master suite. The second is a striking cathedral ceiling high edifice in travertine accenting the unique atmosphere of this incredible home.
All the comforts of home with full kitchen, new 5 burner stove/convection oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer and the space to stretch out and enjoy yourself after enjoying all Santa Barbara offers.
Incredible Mix of Quality and Value: --Spectacular private pool and jacuzzi
--Outdoor patio and relaxation area
--Four bedrooms, three baths: One king, three queens.
--Luxury bedding and down comforters
--Master bedroom with private bath and marble gas fireplace and entertainment center
--Master bedroom has walk in closet
--Separate living area with comfortable seating for six and gorgeous views of the yard as well as the floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Cathedral ceilings and stained glass.
--Separate play area with Foosball, piano available (on request), 55' 3-D smart HDTV and entertainment area
--Outdoor breezeway with treadmill, stationery bicycle and ping pong table.
--Full kitchen with breakfast nook and separate full dining room area
--Outdoor Gas barbecue
--Outdoor dining area and lounge chairs
--High speed wireless internet
--Access your Netflix account on WiFi DVD player
--Linens and towels and soaps
--Self grinding Cusinart coffeemaker and single serve Keurig (bring your pods)
Santa Barbara the 'American Riviera': In Santa Barbara you can hike in the mountains and swim at the beach on the same day! This property is located on a beautiful tree filled acre property with views of the mountains. Just a short walk to the Mission and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Walk to downtown Santa Barbara through Rocky Nook Park and distinctive Upper East neighborhoods. The beach and Montecito are just an easy 10 minute drive. Santa Barbara offers a wealth of cultural and athletic activities from kayaking, windsurfing, whale watching, fishing, biking, golf to local theater, museums and cultural events.
Wendy and Chuck Rockwood: Longtime residents of Santa Barbara, your hosts (owner/manager) Wendy and Chuck Rockwood are happy to recommend restaurants, and activities. Included are directions to favorite beaches and places to walk and shop. If you have questions they are happy to answer them and they look forward to your stay at Poolside.
Wendy and Chuck are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share our love of these communities with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We have made many happy memories in all of our properties (we have lived in each one of them) and can share all the special features and local ideas with guests.
We love gardening, biking, walks on the beach and spending time with our own family which includes three grown children and five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way!
Wendy Rockwood purchased this house in 2003
We have lived in Santa Barbara for over thirty years and we think we have the best location in town. We are close to everything and can go to any area, Montecito, downtown, the beach, Goleta, all without having to travel on the busy freeway. Coming home to this property is always like a breath of fresh mountain air. Yet, we can still walk downtown through the historic area around the 'Queen of the Missions.' We often take in it's beautiful rose garden and walk through the distinctive Upper East side which is filled with the elegant historic homes.
Our first trip to this home was like falling in love for the first time. We just adore the backyard patio area and pool for relaxing and refreshing ourselves. The sprawling nature of the single story layout is also fantastic for hosting guests as the sleeping areas are separate from the kitchen and active areas.
Nestled on an acre the property is truly a private retreat. The hawks fly overhead and the many birds enjoy with us the fantastic gardens and orchards which surround the property. Our piece of Heaven.
With having a direct relationship with the owner/manager you will deal with one person from your booking to any necessary details during your stay.
"Totally Relaxing and enjoyable, what a vacation should be"
This is the second year that we have spent our vacation at 'Poolside' in Santa Barbara. As before, the only thing we needed to do was show up and bring some good books to read and our food and drink. This vacation rental home comes with everything else you might possibly need for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.
The location is perfect. You fell that you are miles away from everything but in actuality you are only minutes away from downtown, the beaches, restaurants, etc.
We hope to be back again next year.
The description of this home as a "Poolside Retreat" was excellent. My family thoroughly enjoyed the pool, the backyard, and the gardens, even opting to spend more time at the pool rather than going to the beach. It was an excellent experience for all three generations. We felt like we were at our own private resort! I would highly recommend this house for a relaxing vacation.
The property is in a great location in the foothills above Santa Barbara and just a short drive to downtown and the beaches. The house is spacious and very well equipped with high quality appliances and furnishing inside and out. We loved the barbecue, table tennis and piano, and most of all the fabulous garden and pool. Being able to pick fresh fruit and herbs was wonderful. The house was very clean and instructions for finding everything very helpful. I would thoroughly recommend this property.
The property is amazing. Every facility you could want including pool and spa. Located in the foothills and secluded yet close to town. An amazing property!
This family house is spacious and set in a beautiful garden. The pool was ideal for the adults while the heated spa suit d our grandson. Nice large table for eating outside and plenty to do in the area. It is an easy distance from downtown but quiet and peaceful in the garden which smells of orange blossom and roses.
From the moment I drove up the driveway I knew we had a Bingo! The layout of the house was perfect for the 8 of us. Everyone had their privacy when they wished. That said, we spent the vast majority of our time around the pool where the space and privacy were perfect.
Starting off each morning picking your grapefruits and oranges off the trees was the perfect beginning to each day. Downtown is a short easy drive as it to some great hikes in the hills. Everything was as advertised.
If we return to the area we would definitely stay again. Thanks Wendy!
Fantastic experience from first email enquiry to prompt return of deposit, Wendy is so efficient. The house is amazing, a real one off and it was a privilege to stay there. It is comfortable, clean, spacious and has everything you need to feel at home.
The garden is beautiful, quiet and relaxing. An oasis. The plants, wildlife, pool, BBQ and pick your own fruit were all a hit with my family.
Overall a fantastic holiday experience.
|SB Tourism fee (per day)||$2|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
SPECIAL RATES FOR SMALL GROUPS OF 4 PEOPLE OR LESS SAVE $1000 A WEEK!
Weekly rate is minimum rate, Guests may stay 5-7 nights for this flat rate price.
Security deposit returned within 14 days.
10% Tax is for stays under 31 days.
$250 Cleaning fee.
Inquire about Monthly rates a Month is 31 nights.
All booking transactions outside the U.S. must be on a credit card.
Returnable security deposit and may vary with length of stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.