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Nature Playland! 2 Mins to Beach, FUN! Kids & Dogs OK, Zipline, Tarzan Ropes

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5, by beach, Huge Property,

Midweek: 1 night minimum, so inquire.

This property and setting is unlike any other VRBO. This is an amazing property on a huge piece of land with a lawn as big as a soccer field, yet close to the beach. There are tons of tree swings throughout the immense property, a Zipline, Tarzan rope, gardens, trees, open acreage. The place is stocked with all sports equipment for fun on the amazing lawn as big as soccer field! Footballs, soccer balls, wiffle ball, Zarts, Bocce Ball, you name it, the equipment is there! Plan your family competition! Oak trees, an arboretum, 33 specimen roses, fruit trees, with expansive views from the large balcony overlooking your park like yard. Great for dogs, kids, and kids at heart.

2 minutes to Arroyo Burro/Hendry's Beach one of the very best in Santa Barbara, 5 mins to downtown, the Pier, the Wharf, State Street, Court House, and Mission. 10 minutes to the SB Airport next to UCSB.

The property is well maintained and very clean. Dogs are allowed, and great care is taken so you'd never know it! If you have a dog or dogs to bring along, they must be housebroken and not bark excessively.

There is a Zipline, tree swings, a Tarzan rope, cross train rope to climb, hammock, tetherball, and more---. It's a huge play land. FAMILIES WITH KIDS.

The rental is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath. 2 Queen Beds, 1 Rollaway and two futons so you can decide the sleeping arrangements. Maximum is 5 people, but I offer extra sleeping choices if people in your party want to sleep separately. There are extra linens and towels for ultra comfort during your stay, so you don't run out. HD TV's with DVD's in every room, high speed internet, and Cable TV. The layout is 2 private bedrooms separated by a hallway. One of the bedrooms has a full bath adjoining, and there is a kitchenette -- a microwave, 1/2 fridge/freezer, coffee maker. There is NOT a full kitchen.

The property is very near an amazing expansive sandy beach, Hendry's, framed by beautiful cliffs. A Dog beach is on the left side, Boathouse Restaurant and miles of beach to walk on the right. The Wilcox/Douglas Preserve is 5 mins away, a great dog park overlooking the ocean.

The property is extremely private in a very rural area, which is unusual since it's close to the beach and downtown. No neighbors can see in. The lawn is about one acre and is bordered by 27 acres of wild land. It is mainly fenced.

This rental is above the yard and overlooks it for a breathtaking view. There is a flagstone staircase to take you on a garden walk down to the yard, with the huge lawn, the zipline, rope swings, and relaxing time in the hammock.

Upon arrival, you will see a Butterfly Garden with special plants to sustain the life cycle of the endangered Monarch Butterfly. Caterpillars, and Chrysalis and flying Monarch's abound. Hummingbirds visit daily!

The specimen trees are amazing! Pick fruit for you stay: apples, plums, avocados, oranges, lemons, peaches, loquats.

There is a specimen rose garden of 33 never to be bred again roses saved from a historic garden. Enjoy their beauty and cut them for your stay to fragrance your property.

For larger groups, there is a second unit below (the entire structure is built into a hillside. The second unit is VRBO 401412, and is a 2 bed/1 bath. The yard is shared with the unit below. The yard is as big as a park, so there is plenty of room. People often ask about the sharing of the yard, and from my experience as a vacation rental manager there isn't much crossover. The entry to each unit is completely separated, private, and you may not see the other party except maybe on the driveway, which is shared, or in the play land yard. The yard is as big as a park. Manager/owner, if not traveling, may stay on site in a completely separate and private unit. In case of questions or issues, there is always a contact person to help.

For stays of 3 days or more, a housekeeper will come one of the days to clean and do wash and fold personal laundry, all included in the price.

The management of the unit is done by a good owner/manager, on site, with a 5 star rating.


Maximum occupancy for unit --- 5 people.

No students with wild parties. This is a special property for peaceful stays for romance, families, kids, puppies, reunions, but absolutely not a 'party' house.

Use of tree swings, ropes, hammock, zip line, all at your own risk, so parents tell your kids to be careful, and please supervise! It's a lot of fun for all, but be careful!

No events. No weddings.

Property is not childproofed inside or out. If you have a crawler, or toddler, please be advised that this property is not set up for the safety features necessary for young children. All electric is like a normal house - there are no toddler safety features added to this house, the deck outside was built before child safety codes, so openings in the fencing are larger than 4 inches apart.



More Details

Rebecca Brand
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Rebecca Brand

I have a travel show and run a youtube channel: Santa Barbara California - a tourist channel. I have managed another listing with a 5 star rating, so I'm very responsive and caring about my guest's stay. I grew up in Northern California.

Rebecca Brand purchased this guest house in 2005

Why Rebecca Brand chose Las Positas

When I first saw this house I walked straight from the front door through the home as the breathtaking view drew me to the balcony. I was overwhelmed with emotion as I saw a park below (the huge lawn and trees!) that my children could play in. I had never seen, and still haven't seen a house central in Santa Barbara with an expansive yard like this property has.

What makes this guest house unique

This house is unique for it's large parcel of land, yet a moment from the beach. It's ultra private. I watch birds, hummingbirds, robins, little yellow canaries, fly through the garden every day when I'm there.


Las Positas Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a twin sized tri fold futon bed in the closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Rollaway bed in the closet, and also tri fold futon twin
  • Queen bed in bedroom:---- HDTV w/DVD, Kitchenett, Microwave, 1/2 fridge, coffee maker with attached full bath with a shower and bidet. In the closet is a tri fold twin futon and linens. Second Queen Bed bedroom: Rollaway twin sized bed and a tri fold futon -- linens for all.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Nature Playland! 2 Mins to Beach, FUN! Kids & Dogs OK, Zipline, Tarzan Ropes
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews
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Comfortable home in Parklike setting.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the sunny deck, Bbq, generous seating for at least 10 dinner guests on the deck, and loads of room for the kids to run and play in the huge yard. The house itself lacks nothing. Comfy furnishings, well equipped kitchen, good beds and tvs too. The fireplace is a bonus, that we utilized on a cold drizzly night. Thanks for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay! I love making sure guests have everything they need to enjoy their time in Santa Barbara. I love being a host!
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Beautiful yard!

  • 4 of 5

This home had a very calming energy about it. I also enjoyed Rebecca's art everywhere. The yard is beautiful and we loved being able to bring our dogs so they could enjoy some play and relaxation with us in a big backyard. I wish though that previous reviews would have mentioned that the house is fully carpeted and as you may imagine, with so many people and dogs coming through, it felt less clean and comfortable. The kitchen cabinets and old tile counters also felt less clean than I would have liked. I was hoping not to feel this way with the price we paid to stay for three nights. With some updates, this house will be amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

The home is located in a quiet neighborhood in a convenient location and close to a nice beach. Our granddaughter had a wonderful time in the large backyard. The home is extra well stocked with linens, towels, and dishes. The beds are super-comfortable and all the bedrooms have their own TV--not that we had time to watch anything. I appreciated the bright lighting in the bathrooms as we had a wedding to attend. We also really appreciated the Pack-N-Play for our baby grandson. Rebecca is wonderful to work with and very responsive to all questions and any situation that may happen as we did have a problem with the master bath shower. Wish we had more than 3 days to spend in Santa Barbara. I do recommend this home for families and those who wish to relax.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property for a Girls Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a girls weekend and it was great! The house is so comfortable. The beds are the BEST!! I could not believe how comfortable they were. They were similar to tempur pedics. The house held up to its promise: tons of towels, blankets, cookware, etc. It would have been nice to have access to laundry. That may sound weird but we had a large group and all those towels created clutter towards the end of the weekend. This place is great. The backyard is beautiful! We had a yoga instructor come over and had a great workout in the yard! The house is a close drive to the beach and it was easy to find. The owner was helpful throughout the weekend; very responsive via the Home Away App. I'd stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway in lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute getaway with the family! The kids had a fantastic time in the huge adventurous and beautiful backyard. The home was spacious and very comfortable. The owner, Rebecca, is very prompt at responding to emails and was very helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to others. It's a great location and the house is well stocked. We really enjoyed this lovely home, thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome weekend at an awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

The home was plenty big with very nice bedding, plenty of towels, fully stocked kitchen and anything you you might need. Rebecca was so helpful and was very good with communication. I would definitely recommend this place and would love to stay here again. Very good location and beautiful yard. Thanks so much for the special weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 101 Freeway
Car: recommended

This house is located 1/2 mile to the Beach, 5 minutes to downtown, 5 minutes to the Mission, 1 mile from the 101 Freeway, 8 minutes to Montecito, 10 minutes to the Airport, 5 minutes to the Pier and Harbor. It's just North of the Stearns Wharf by a few exits. It's a super convenient location.

Must See's: Hendry's Beach -- right down the road

Santa Barbara Mission, State Street for Shopping and nightlife, the Courthouse, Stearns Wharf, SB Harbor, SB Zoo, and SB Botanical Gardens.

FOR DOG LOVERS: Hendry's Beach (2 mins) has a dog beach on the left side that goes on for miles! Also, there is a Dog Park -- 'The Wilcox Property' AKA 'Douglas Preserve' where dogs can run along unleashed on a beautiful cliff property with Eucalyptus trees over looking the Ocean. It's a big park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Accepts Online Payments, Deposit of $400 refunded promptly with no damage, $90 cleaning, $200 Dog Fee (no cats allowed), 10% Occupancy Tax if under 30 days. 50% to book reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.