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Betsy Winthrop

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Great yard! Walk to Beach. Newly Renovated.

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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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!



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  • 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.


based on 39 traveler reviews

Great yard! Walk to Beach. Newly Renovated.
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

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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San Francisco, California

Awesome yard, gorgeous house, close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

i really have nothing bad to say about this place. The house has gorgeous and each room was adorably decorated with beautifully decorated. the house was stocked with literally everything we needed and the yard was so fun to hang out in with the pool and spa. what a perfect vacation! Especially for the price. And betsy was super responsive and helpful the whole way. We had one questions about turning on the spa and she answered right away and we figured it out. 5 stars for sure!!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was perfect for a crowd of 8

  • 5 of 5

The pool and patio area was perfect for a weekend with family and friends. Perfect location. Very pleased with experience and would recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clovis, CA USA

Great house, great backyard and great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property! The house is charming, clean and has everything you need for a relaxing vacation near the beach. The kids loved the pool and the husband loved the TVs. Movie nights were fun with the popcorn maker. Great for a family with kids. Plenty of restaurants nearby. We loved the zoo and the Santa Barbara mission which were only a short drive away. If we ever return to Santa Barbara we would rent this house again. Also, owner was kind enough to mail us a blankey that was left behind.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara Zoo
La Super-Rica Taqueria
Los Agaves
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Lazy Acres Market
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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.


Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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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