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Mesa Alta - High Above the City Lights with Mountain Views

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Mesa Alta - City Lights and Mountain Views


When travelers think of Santa Barbara, they often conjure up images of the blue coastal waters and white sandy beaches. What is always a welcome surprise to visitors to the area are the spectacular Santa Ynez Mountains that are the majestic backdrop to this World Class coastal town.

On the west side of town, take the winding drive up to this large and spacious home offering expansive city and mountain views from sunrise to sunset. Mesa Alta is a unique 2-story home with seven Bedrooms, four and a half Bathrooms, and the added convenience of two fully equipped Kitchens!

With nearly 5,000 square feet on 2 acres, there is plenty of space, inside and out, for guests to find a place of their own to enjoy. Three Master Suites, view balconies, landscaped areas, shady patios, and scenic hillsides offer a myriad of places to unwind, or explore.

Color is a lively and creative element that defines this home, each room taking on a personality all its own! From the newly remodeled Kitchen with citron green walls, to a guest Bedroom that echoes the colors of the blue Mediterranean, each guest will be treated to a personal haven that is fresh and alive.

With Eastern European influence, the Living and Dining Room are more formal than the rest of the home. Drapes can be pulled to close off the Dining Room from the entry, and scarf valances in the Formal Living Room frame the many windows in this bright space that centers around the elegant fireplace.

The Family Room will be the heart of all activity with a pool table front and center. And a piano for the the seasoned musicians in the group to entertain guests.

Newly renovated, the main Kitchen features travertine counters, rich in earthy, copper tones that compliment the cheerful green wall colors chosen specifically to add a unique signature to this culinary hub. All new appliances, plenty of dishes, and a myriad of kitchen tools make meal preparation effortless.

All seven Bedrooms are on the second floor, 3 of which are Master Suites and all have new, high thread count linens gracing each and every bed. The cool hues of the main Master Suite play against the natural beauty of the mountain views that can be enjoyed from this room and the attached balcony. A generous walk-in closet will be great for long-term guests, and the en suite Bathroom offers both a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Sharing the Master Bedroom balcony is the second Master Suite, with a king-size bed, desk and access to another balcony overlooking the wooded side yard. An attached Bathroom adds convenience.

The 3rd Master is a pretty suite with treetop views and features colorful Pottery Barn bedding on the queen-size bed – an attached Bathroom completes this second suite. Another similarly decorated room with queen-size bed is just across the hall, with mountain and city views.

Even the littlest guests in the group will feel special with a Bedroom all their own! With a twin day bed, a fully staged dollhouse, play kitchen, and a closet full of toys and books, hours of enjoyment are in store for children, assuring traveling parents that kids are very welcome here!

The “Blue Room” features another twin day bed - mountain and twinkling city light views add the finishing touch, while the “Sunrise Room” across the hall has a queen-size bed. This room has access to a large balcony and is a charming private space to enjoy.

The second fully-equipped Kitchen with banquette seating makes breakfast or casual meals a breeze without even going downstairs! A hall Bathroom complete the offering upstairs.

Outside in the yard, there are two large dining tables that can seat up to 12 guests comfortably. Two Weber charcoal grills have been provided,making it possible to have plenty of grill space for a couple of Santa Barbara signature tri-tip roasts, or, plenty of burgers for the whole bunch! Once again, the kids have a few special outdoor amenities of their own – a play structure as well as a sand box will provide hours of daytime fun. For the grown-ups, the heated spa is perched at the edge of the hillside, offering unobstructed mountain and city views below, and plenty of warm bubbles to relax away the cares of the day.

With the beach only a short 7-minute drive away, the convenience of having beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and boogie boards provided makes it effortless to pack up for a day on the sand. From this west side home, downtown Santa Barbara is also very close and with so much to do, Mesa Alta is the perfect starting point for just about any activity travelers have in mind.

Note: Daily or weekly housekeeping can also be provided at an additional cost. Inquire at the time of booking.


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

30-Night minimum stay.

Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

$450 Cleaning Fee (after 14 nights bi-weekly cleaning is required at an extra fee)

$5,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout.

30+ night stays do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

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:
February 15, 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 the property)

This is a dream vacation home!
Jan 2016
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Alta Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair ...
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom #1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bathroom #1 w/walk-in shower, tub, sink, toilet
    Master Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bathroom #2 w/tub/shower combination, sink, toilet, bidet
    Master Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom #3 w/ tub/shower combination, sink
    Hall Bathroom#4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom #3 w/ tub/shower combination, sink
    Powder Room - toilet , Downstairs
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite #1 - 1 king , Master Suite #1 w/king-size bed (upstairs)
    Master Suite #2 - 1 king , Master Suite #2 w/king-size bed (upstairs)
    Master Suite #3 - 1 queen , Master Suite #3 w/queen-size bed (upstairs)
    Bedroom #4- Mountain View Room - 1 queen , Bedroom #4 w/queen-size bed (upstairs)
    Bedroom #5 - Kids Room - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom #5 w/twin daybed (upstairs)
    Bedroom #6- Blue Room - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom #6 w/twin daybed (upstairs)
    Bedroom #7- Sunrise Room - 1 queen , Bedroom #7 w/queen-size bed (upstairs)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • 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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Mesa Alta - High Above the City Lights with Mountain Views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Great place for our 3 generations

  • 5 of 5

Property as pictured. Very convenient. Lots of helpful things for kids in various cupboards. Especially appreciated beach towels we could use as went with young ones daily.

Restrictions on cars and number of people tighter than necessary.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Great location with a gorgeous view! The house was very comfortable for ten adults and three young children. The outdoor play area was well-kept, and even in December, we were able to use the outdoor dining area one evening. The downstairs kitchen was well stocked with cookware. This house would be our first choice for any future stays in Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful. The views were spectacular !

Plenty of room for our family, and the house had all the amenities.

Everyone was professional and helpful.

I would recommend getting some shower mats to put inside the showers and tubs. We were traveling with some seasoned adults and the floors in the showers and tubs were slick. We purchased some mats to use during our stay. We left one behind for you to use and We took one with us as well.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.4 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.2 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hendrys Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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