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Paradise Retreats

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Dolphin Vista - Expansive Ocean Views Near Hope Ranch

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Santa Barbara House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

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.

POLICIES

Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Minimum Nights

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paradise Retreats (Property Manager)
Speaks: english

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

reservations@paradiseretreats.com

www.paradiseretreats.com

Guestbook comments from the manager

(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!
Apr 2016
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Dolphin Vista - Expansive Ocean Views Near Hope Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

This property was fantastic. Great views

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Menlo Park CA
5

Perfect house with perfect view

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longwood Florida
5

Dolphin Vista

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
5

Fabulous Villa with Fabulous Views

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unforgettable stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic view and a wonderful house made our perfect stay in Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville, CA
5

Sherry M

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10.2 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Hendry's Beach
Car: recommended

Wine Tasting, Shopping, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours, Whale watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching. For detailed info on all local leisure activities, please visit our website.

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Amenities

Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Master Bathroom w/large walk-in shower w/4 shower heads,
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , tub , shower , Hall bathroom w/walk-in shower, soaking tub, sink, toilet
    Powder Room - toilet , Powder Room w/sink, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/king-size bed
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Bedroom #2 w/queen-size bed
    Bedroom #3 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom #3 w/2 twin beds
  • Queen-size sleeper sofa in Media Room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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