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Betsy Winthrop

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Great yard! Walk to Beach. Newly Renovated.

42 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

East Mesa House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

This lovely beach home was completely remodeled in 2014, including the addition of a brand new swimming pool with spa. The house is beautifully furnished, but at the same time is extremely family and dog friendly. No worries about putting your feet up! The pool is heated and has an automatic cover. The lushly landscaped yard is fully enclosed, is amply furnished for outdoor leisure activities, is well lit in the evenings and includes a hot water outdoor shower. The house has three bedrooms downstairs: the first and second bedrooms share a bathroom and each contains ample closet space, a queen bed, and a flat screen TV; the third downstairs bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a shower/tub combination, two twin beds and a flat screen TV. It is adjacent via French doors to the covered and furnished porch with an ocean view overlooking the pool. The upstairs bedroom is furnished with a queen bed, has its own bathroom and flat screen television, and a private balcony with an ocean view overlooking the pool. The spacious open floor plan living room at the front of the house includes a 60' flat screen television and lends itself to convivial game and movie nights. The sofa in the living room converts into a queen bed. The kitchen has a small ocean view and is open to the dining/living area for easy entertaining. There is a full size washer and dryer located in a separate room adjacent to the kitchen. The house includes an attached single car garage with room in the driveway for tandem parking of two additional cars. The front yard contains two citrus trees, a Valencia orange and a Eureka lemon. The house is equipped with cable, internet, wi-fi, five flat screen televisions and multiple portable speakers for your digital music library, a porta-crib and high chair, and beach chairs and umbrellas. We stock the house with all of the amenities you will need to get your vacation started, including laundry supplies, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, paper goods for the bathroom and kitchen, spices, condiments, coffee, tea, sugar and creamer. We want you to walk in the door and feel right at home!

IN ACCORDANCE WITH CITY OF SANTA BARBARA ZONING LAWS, BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017, THIS PROPERTY IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR STAYS OF 30 DAYS OR LONGER (FREE HOUSEKEEPING INCLUDED!). PLEASE INQUIRE FOR DETAILS.

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER TWO PROPERTIES AT THE BEACH IN SANTA BARBARA: VRBO #382419 (SPRING HOUSE AT BUTTERFLY BEACH IN MONTECITO) AND VRBO #268543 (SEASHORE COTTAGE AT EAST BEACH).

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Betsy Winthrop (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Betsy Winthrop

I am a retired attorney. I own and manage two beach properties in addition to Shoreline Vacation. I have extensive experience hosting vacation rentals in Santa Barbara and in other areas of Southern California. I am assisted by a highly competent management team that has lived and worked in the Santa Barbara community for 30 years. You can be assured that you will be well cared for should any concerns arise. We respect your privacy and leave you alone unless you call.

Betsy Winthrop purchased this house in 2013

Why Betsy Winthrop chose Santa Barbara

In my experience, people who visit Santa Barbara want to live at the beach, while being close to the shops, restaurants and theaters. This property gives you all of that and a swimming pool as well! It is on a quiet street but close to everything. And, you can walk around the corner and be on the sand.

What makes this house unique

The swimming pool, of course. And there is only one bedroom upstairs if part of your group wants peace and privacy. The backyard provides plenty of outdoor living space with a covered porch as well as sunny areas and a propane fueled BBQ. The decor is 'cheerful chic' and reflects the Santa Barbara beach lifestyle. When you come back sandy from the beach you can stand under a hot shower by the pool to rinse off, and then step right into the spa and relax, or choose the heated pool for a lively game of water volleyball. Cooking is a dream in the brand new kitchen, decorated in blues and greens with a wall of mosaic glass tiles. And the cook can chat with the rest of the adults, whether seated at the kitchen counter or spread out in the spacious living room. Meanwhile, the kids can retreat to the back bedroom to watch their own TV.

Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

Great yard! Walk to Beach. Newly Renovated.
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Best vacation home ever!!

  • 5 of 5

This place housed one of favorite family vacations. The house is lovely and the yard with pool, hot tub and outdoor shower is absolutely wonderful and secluded. Also you can easily walk to the beach. Betsy was very responsive whenever we needed anything. Overall we highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful backyard

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect vacation home!

Neat and clean, decorated in a cute beach theme...I could have

stayed a month. The backyard had plenty of room to entertain

and just relax in the lovely Santa Barbara weather.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nicely decorated in beach motif and colors, comfortable, well equipped kitchen, great pool, 2 decks

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion here and were all totally comfortable with comfy beds, quality sheets, linens and towels generously furnished including beach towels. The kitchen was equipped with quality cooking utensils, cutlery, gas stove. Even a popcorn machine which my grandchildren loved. Wall mounted TV's in every bedroom was a nice convenience.

The pool area was lovely, with plenty of lounge chairs, floats and toys stored in large container. We slept upstairs and although the bed space is narrow, I enjoyed falling to sleep with a view of the stars and sea air from the open slider!

Owners took care to let us know about d/w repair & even brought paper supplies to accommodate us til it could be fixed.

Wish we could have stayed longer. Walked to 1000 steps beach every day and loved the neighborhood. We all enjoyed our stay in this well maintained, beautiful home.

Thank you, Linda & Tony Friscia

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is beautiful and so convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Santa Barbara! We were out from Connecticut our daughter's graduation from UCSB. The home, patio and yard was immaculate and very well-maintained. We highly recommend this home. We filled the house with family. Everyone enjoyed the accommodations. While we were busy at times with graduation festivities on campus, we still made a point to enjoy a walk along Shoreline Park everyday! We also enjoyed dining down on State Street at Carlito's, Pascucci, and Eureka. Our Stay was magnificent!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this lovely holiday home for a 12 night stay with another family so there was 4 adults and 4 children (under 4) and I have to say the property worked perfectly for us.

The location was amazing, one street back from Shoreline drive, a great coastal path that takes you past a lovely park, right to the beach, the harbour and downtown State street if you stay on it.

The house itself was perfect for our needs. Great living space, the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need to feed a family, the outside space was lovely with good eating areas and very child friendly particularly the automated pool cover which meant we didn't have to worry about the children being outside. The only improvement i could think of would be black out blinds in 2 of the bedrooms as they were quite light in the mornings but think our kids would of had us up early anyway:o)

Furthermore the hospitality that the owner Betsy showed us was outstanding. The property was immaculate and nothing was too much trouble and she was even able to provide 2 high chairs and 2 cots for our stay which was very much appreciated.

A perfect place for family get away xxxx

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gemma for your lovely review. For future guests, please be aware that three of the bedrooms have black out shades and one does not. Some people like to wake to the morning sun, so we decided to make that possible in the upstairs bedroom.
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Perfect Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

What a super place to relax, swim, and enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara! We have stayed in many

homes along the coast, but this home is among our favorites. Owner is accommodating and

thoughtful. Not only is her home stunning, it is clean, organized and extremely comfortable. The

location is one block from a gorgeous beach with all kinds of marine life and spectacular sunsets.

We sincerely hope to enjoy this lovely home many more times.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara Zoo
La Super-Rica Taqueria
Los Agaves
"Simply the best Mexican food in Santa Barbara. Two locations. Don't miss this."
Lazy Acres Market
"Right around the corner. High quality, many healthy options, good deli, bakery, cheeses, bul..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Mesa Cafe and Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Shoreline Cafe (South) or Mesa Cafe (North)
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
West Beach
Car: recommended

This property is located on the border between West Beach and the Mesa beach neighborhood. It is one street off of the coast line, affording easy walking access to the beach without exposing residents to traffic noise. Equally close to both the tourist attractions of Stearn's Wharf (and the neighboring shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants) and the Mesa commercial district where Santa Barbara's finest grocery store, Lazy Acres, is located, along with Starbucks, farm-fresh produce stands and many local eateries.Santa Barbara City College and its terrific athletic facilities are within walking distance. In this part of town you will also want to check out the Douglas Family Preserve, an ocean front nature preserve given to the community with the generous assistance of local residents Kirk and Michael Douglas; Ellings Park, a favorite of tennis players, hikers, hang gliders and bridal parties; Hendry's Beach, one of our best dog-friendly beaches with dog bathing facilities and ocean front dining; the historic Los Banos Del Mar, a heated 50m 7 lane lap pool for serious swimmers, with an adjacent wading pool for the little ones; the Carriage Museum, which houses many of the historical vehicles which take part in our annual Fiesta Parade (the largest equestrian parade in the Nation). Of course, Santa Barbara is a small community so everything it has to offer is no more than a ten minute car ride away.

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Rates & Availability

East Mesa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$750
$4,800
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$750
$4,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,000
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Summer Season rates apply to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.

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Amenities

East Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor shower adjacent to swimming pool and spa. Bathrooms all newly renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Private bathroom; flat screen television w/ Blu-ray; porch.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs;flat screen TV w/ Blu-Ray, private balcony
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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