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Villa Ballena - Santa Barbara's Tranquil Oceanfront Estate

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,865 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms + Den, 6 Baths - Sleeps 8

Villa Ballena - Santa Barbara's Tranquil Oceanfront Estate

This expansive Santa Barbara oceanfront property provides unparalleled privacy, views, and private beach access.

Enjoy all that this property has to offer: views of the Channel Islands, sunrises, sunsets, pool, spa, soothing sounds of the ocean, and much more. It is an incredible family home, and a vacation dream come true!

The property is a rambling, 4 bedroom, 6 bath, ranch-style home. There are ocean views from almost every room in the house. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. The property offers plenty of privacy and room to spread out.

Almost every inch of this ~2 acre property is well-tended. Lush lawns are shaded by mature and beautiful trees. Walkways meander around the park-like grounds, with shady spots to rest and relax..

A large living room and family room both have fireplaces. There is a dinning room with outstanding ocean views. The huge kitchen is fully stocked. Thoughtful touches by the owners offer all the comforts of home.

The large pool and spa are perfect for entertaining and soaking up the sun. A gazebo situated above the beach lends the perfect opportunity to relax and take in the sunset. Dolphins, whales, and seals are frequently seen swimming by right in front of the property.

A gated community stairway provides access to a beautiful and secluded beach. The beach goes for miles and miles and you can literally spend days walking the beach from this location. More Mesa conservation land is directly adjacent to the property, with hundreds of acres of hiking and biking trails.

The property is located in the beautiful and secluded More Mesa Shores, at the north end of Santa Barbara. This private residential retreat along the coast is just minutes to the Santa Barbara airport, UCSB, great restaurants, and numerous points of interest. The Santa Barbara Orchid Estates are within walking distance of this retreat home, offering hundreds of different species of orchids from around the world.

Villa Ballena may just become a vacation paradise tradition for your friends and family to gather each year. Come and enjoy the beauty of the tranquil pacific waters, and luxury of Santa Barbara living.


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 + $2.20/night Tourism Tax.

$425 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at property)

What a wonderful place! Incredible views! Fantastic kitchen, perfect location for exploring the coast of California. A true gem. It was ideal for accommodating a family from all four corners of the world. New Zealand, Europe, Columbia and Brazil! The staff at Paradise Retreats was very responsive to any needs we had and can’t wait to come back!
Jan 2017
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Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3865 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - toilet , tub , shower , Bathroom 1 - sink, separate tub & shower, toilet
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2 - tub/shower combo, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 3 - tub/shower combo, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 4 - shower, sink,
    Bathroom #5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 5 - tub/shower, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #6 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 6 - shower, sink, toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom 1 - Master Suite, king bed, fireplace, private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bedroom 2 - Master Suite, king bed, private bath, TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Bedroom 3 - King bed, private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom 4 - Queen bed, private bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Villa Ballena - Santa Barbara's Tranquil Oceanfront Estate
average rating of 4.857143 based on 39 reviews

best view property in santa barbara

  • 5 of 5

house has the best santa barbara ocean view aspect we have ever seen. house was clean and immaculate.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa Ballena

  • 5 of 5

This property was incredible for 7 women from our book club. Beautiful inside and out. Views are gorgeous! 12 minutes from airport. 12 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. We had everything we could possibly need. The wine trails, the pier, and anywhere we stopped found friendly people. Roblar Vineyard was awesome!! Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most amazing property I have ever visited!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect! Location, view, condition of the house, items supplied with house, and all amenities made this our perfect vacation. I never go back to a place twice but I am already planning another vacation just to stay at this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Over the top views and Beautiful Home and grounds!

  • 5 of 5

Right on the Pacific Ocean! The property is a very special and unique location in a quiet neighborhood. The house is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need! The pool area is perfect for relaxing and sharing time with family and friends! We loved every minute of our vacation at Villa Bellena!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, spacious, and comfy home withaazong views, a wonderfully outfitted kitchen, pool toys for the kids, and access to a quiet and soft sandy beach. Hope to go back soon!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better

  • 4 of 5

The location and house was perfect for us. Would happily rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.2 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
7.7 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.8 Miles
Goleta Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
More Mesa Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • From $800 - 3 Night minimum

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