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Hilltop Suite With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain And City Views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Suite, Sleeps 4 - 5

Located in the hills above the city, you are only 1.2 miles from State Street, (the main artery for shopping and restaurants) and four miles to the beach, pier and art walk. The closest stores and restaurants are less than 1.5 miles away, though you may feel nicely removed from the city in this hilltop suite surrounded by spectacular views of the ocean, islands, mountains, oak trees, plenty of nature and by night - a span of glittering city lights visible through nearly wall-to-wall french doors that lead to a private stone-paved patio. Enjoy the morning views of rolling hills, orchards and mountains that look like the Tuscan countryside.

Charming pathways lead you a large, solar-heated pool, spa and 'petting zoo' of one very friendly goat. The zoo is located at the farthest end of the fully-gated two-acre property.

This one bedroom suite plus curtained alcove with daybed has been newly remodeled and designed to be light, refreshing, airy, stylish and comfortable. Romantic for a couple and cozy for a small family – it sleeps up to five. Feel your spirits lift the moment you walk in the door.

More Details

Owner
Caroline Plasencia
Member since: 2013
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Caroline Plasencia

Caroline Brand is an art director, graduate of Art Center College of Design who sometimes works from home and sometimes travels. She shares her home with her husband and kids who are mostly away at college.

Caroline Plasencia purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Caroline Plasencia chose Santa Barbara

We instantly fell in love with this property because of the beautiful views and grounds –two acres of nature. We always call it our bit of heaven. We named our suite the 'Tuscan Vista' because of the rolling hills and the orchards that lead up to the mountains. You will feel you are in a rural setting but everything is just a few minutes away.

What makes this apartment unique

Glorious views everywhere, peaceful setting, newly remodeled suite with brand new appliances and furniture. Bird-watching and stargazing. Kids and adults will love the pool (nice and warm), hot tub and plenty of yard (fully gated) in which to play, visit the goat, swim and be creative. Outdoor seating and lounging provided. The suite is all one level from off-street parking to your suite - only one step. There is a bathtub/shower combination. A very clean suite with comfortable mattresses and linens. There is a daybed (twin) alcove that can be made private by closing the curtains and a sleeper sofa full/queen in living room. It is bliss.

Amenities

Foothill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fan and storage. Nicely stocked with towels. Completely new.
  • One bathroom with tub shower combination. Beautifully remodeled, fresh and super clean.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfortable King bed sleeps two.
    Alcove daybed with Curtain Closure - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living area has sofa sleeper: full.
  • Master Bedroom has king sized bed. French doors lead to private patio. Sofa sleeper and a curtained nook with twin bed in the main living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Hilltop Suite With Sweeping Ocean, Mountain And City Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
5

Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay! Very comfortable for my husband and I. Light, sunny and quiet. About 5-10 minutes from anything you want to do. The views on this property are a treat including beautiful sunsets. Christine and Mike were great. I highly recommend this property and would be happy to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

One of the best places to stay in Santa Barbara!

  • 5 of 5

This is a bright and very clean apartment in the foothills with sweeping views of Santa Barbara, mountains and ocean in the distance. The unit is elegantly designed, as both rooms are all white with accents of black, and both have french doors opening to the patio and the view. The pool and hot tub are available for use. Caroline and Mike live upstairs, and we enjoyed meeting them (and their dogs and goat!), but the apartment is very private. Downtown SB is only five or ten minutes down the hill, so it is easily accessible to restaurants, shopping and highway 101.

We enjoyed our stay immensely, and would definitely stay here again when we come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Perfect week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed a week here in January. As others have noted, it was simply perfect. The location is close to everything via a short drive. The unit is spacious and beautifully decorated, and perhaps most wonderful is the property and view. Mike and Caroline were superb hosts - easily accessible and responsive if anything was needed, yet also were completely unobtrusive and allowed our privacy. There were fresh flowers and lemons/oranges in the unit from their orchard - charming! Loads of terrific details and perfectly clean and comfortable. I was working remotely, and while the internet is strong, it did not allow for uninterruped video conference functionality. I cannot wait to return to this blissful property in 2018! Thank you Mike and Caroline!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

stunning view!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here, the place is spacious, modern, and so comfortable. Very close drive to downtown. View is unbeatable and the hot tub was perfect. great hosts as well, thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rebecca. So glad you had a nice time here. You were lovely guests and we hope you will be back. Sincerely, Caroline and Mike
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Powell, Ohio
5

Fabulous Santa Barbara home with delightfully hospitable owners!

  • 5 of 5

Caroline and Mike have created a beautiful retreat in the foothills of the mountains overlooking Santa Barbara. We arrived late one evening after a long day of travel from Columbus to be greeted by Caroline, who was very friendly and gracious. We walked into our home for the next 8 days to find a very fine bottle of a California cab and a box of gourmet chocolate chip cookies! A fully stocked kitchen with spices, condiments, and a chilled carafe of water were also on hand. Top of the line appliances, HDTV (2), reverse osmosis drinking water system, and a super comfortable king bed as well. Soap, shampoo, dishwasher packets, etc, all included. Did I mention the view? Beautiful! Awesome sunsets over the ocean and twinkling city lights at night. And completely quiet. Caroline provided us with a list of restaurants from casual to divine, wine tours, and other info. Two friendly dogs and a goat top the picture. Mike was super friendly and great to talk with. Totally private still. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris, Thanks for your lovely review. Mike and I both enjoyed having you as our guests. It always makes running a vacation rental rewarding when we have happy guests who enjoy the property. We think it is a slice of heaven here. We hope you will be back again! Sincerely, Caroline and Mike
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5

Splendid Stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is as advertised, easy to find, maybe 4-5 mins tops drive to State Street and surrounding area, absolutely spotless when we walked in, quiet, romantic, EVERYTHING you could hope for, we opened the French doors at night and listened to the breeze as we slept, overall an excellent choice, everything you need and more.....nothing even remotely negative to say.....loved it!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Scott. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the review and we hope you will be back! All good things, Caroline and Mike
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
State Street Bars
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak/ Trolly
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
101 fwy
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
State Street restaurants
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
East Beach/West Beach/ Arroyo Burro Beach
Car: necessary

Mission Canyon has a rural setting only minutes from downtown and the beach. On one side you have the majestic mountain range; on the other you have the ocean, island and city views. It has everything.

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Rates & Availability

Foothill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,325
$3,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$365
From
$385
Fri,Sat
$1,695
$4,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Laundry -optional $60
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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