|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Dolphin Vista - Expansive Ocean Views near Hope Ranch
Nestled on the cliffs near the exclusive community of Hope Ranch, Dolphin Vista lives up to its name. Just 100 feet above the ocean, the coastal view from here are spectacular, and sightings of dolphins, water fowl and other of nature's creatures greet each guest on practically a daily basis!
The main feature of this hillside home is the 3,000 square feet terrace that spans the entire south facing side of the home. Saltillo tile, tropical palm trees, comfortable patio furniture, gas barbecue, fire pit, and romantic landscape lighting add to the delightful experience of lounging on this amazing view deck. From sunrise to sunset, the ever changing views are more than memorable, they are mesmerizing.
The home was built in 2005 in classic Santa Barbara style. With white-washed stucco walls and red tile roof, the home fits perfectly into the local landscape. The open floor plan lends itself well to effortless indoor/outdoor entertaining. The wall of Nana doors that open to the ocean side terrace create a seamless experience, melding the warm and comfortable interiors with the spacious and welcoming terrace.
As in any well planned Great Room, the space is bright and open and living areas flow from one to the next with ease. The informal Family Room area boasts a fireplace and comfortable leather sofas. Dining options include the indoor dining area or enjoy meals al fresco at the dining table on the outdoor deck. Nana doors in the dining area make the transition simple and beautiful.
The Kitchen is well appointed with cool granite counters of seagrass green. White washed cabinetry holds every kitchen gadget needed to prepare wonderful family meals. The Breakfast Bar allows guests to share in the experience while still staying connected to activities in the Great Room and on the terrace just outside.
The Formal Living Room offers a second stone fireplace, and romantic lighting is enhanced by the unique illuminated paper art. More ocean views through the French doors to the terrace are the finishing touch.
The Master Bedroom is romantic and serene. Throw open French doors and step outside to the hot tub and seating area located on the terrace. The Master Bathroom is spa-like with large air jet tub. Much thought was put into the features of this bathroom, including the extra large marble shower with four shower heads, hand-held sprayers, and grab bars for those needing a little assistance.
Bedroom #2 offers a queen-size bed and flat screen TV. Bedroom #3 is appointed with 2 twin beds. Both rooms share the hall bathroom that features a soaking tub and walk-in shower.
When not enjoying the captivating views, the Media Room will be a comfortable place to cozy up and enjoy family movie night. A queen-size sofa sleeper adds convenience for overflow sleeping options.
A large laundry room and garage complete the features of this wonderful coastal home.
From Dolphin Vista, nearby Arroyo Burro Beach is less than a mile's walk. A favorite among locals, the beach offers miles of sand for long walks and another view of the amazing sunsets. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant and walk home on the beach! Dolphin Vista will serve as the perfect springboard to a wonderful experience in the Santa Barbara area, you will be glad you chose this property as your vacation getaway.
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.
3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:
High Season (Jun 15 - Sep 7)
7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.
3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.
Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)
7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.
3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.
Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)
7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.
3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2/night Tourism Tax.
$325 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).
$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 with purchase of Damage Waiver.
30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC
16 E. Arrellaga Street
Santa Barbara, CA. 93101
+1 (805) 275-1851
(Transcribed from guest comments)
Being from Cape Cod, we stayed in Dolphin Vista as a birthday get together with friends plus having our kids from LA visit. The property was even better than the pictures showed. The house is open, roomy with every amenity we needed. The view was fantastic including almost daily whale and dolphin viewings from the patio. The property was spotless (watch tar from beaches so you don't track). The close proximity to Santa Barbara allowed us to walk from Hendry's beach, along the water, about a 3 mile walk when the tide was not too high. I would stay in this property again in a heartbeat!
We came from Cape Cod to SB for a vacation to visit our kids in LA. The property was every bit as good as the pictures detailed. The views fantastic, the house very well appointed, clean and spacious. We would come back in a heartbeat.
SB is a wonderful town so much less crowded to Santa Monica
We have rented several houses over the years via VRBO, but I think this one may have been the best! The view of the ocean from the terrace was gorgeous even with the cloudy/rainy weather we had during our stay. The house had every amenity we could have wanted, everything was in perfect order, and the layout was perfect as well. We have 3 kids and appreciated that the 3 bedrooms were all in the same area in case anyone was uncomfortable in a strange house. We all enjoyed the hot tub, the space to lounge around, the ability to close the doors to the TV room, and the huge master bathroom (with great water pressure, I might add!). The neighborhood in which this house is located is very attractive. It's away from the hustle and bustle, but a short drive to great beach, and an easy 10 minute drive into downtown Santa Barbara. Rental company was easy and professional to deal with and had everything ready for us. We would definitely return to this house and recommend it wholeheartedly to others!
Absolutely Georgeous!! The house is Beautiful. Magnificent home had everything we expected. The kitchen was fabulous! Very roomy Spanish House. We all loved the beautiful terrace. The view was stunning. We enjoyed the fire pit every day & night . Very Beautiful I highly recommend this vacation paradise! We will definitely be back again!
We stayed for 4 days and loved every minute! Beautiful well appointed home with doors opening onto a huge terrace from almost every room. The pictures shown on the Paradise Retreats website were very accurate. It was a short drive to the beach with a lovely restaurant that served a great Sunday brunch. It was also located with easy access to visiting all sites of Santa Barbara. Great customer service from property management. They were always available to answer any questions. We definitely would recommend this villa as well as using www.paradiseretreats.com to friends and family.
Fantastic view and a wonderful house made our perfect stay in Santa Barbara.
The online pics and the description of the rental were very accurate and the place was wonderful! Our family enjoyed the views and the outdoor space the most where we spent most of our time. The home is well appointed and the kitchen equipped with whatever is needed to make a great meal. Everything worked and the instructions provided as to how to operate the various items were helpful.
The living space is open and spacious. I like the minimal amount of furnishings as it provides more space and feeling of openness. A definite must stay again. One of our guests stated they would rent the place for a stay.
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