About this listing
Great for nature lovers, writers, meditators, bird watchers and bikers. Not suitable for events and loud drinking parties.
If three nights too long for you, one or two nights can be arranged.
This is one of the most beautiful places in the world—it is in the vortex of healing energy on the top of the world. There is an incredible panoramic view from every room in the house—and incredible sunsets. Nestled against the cliff, away from coastal fog, it is fabulous for bikers, hikers, photographers and birdwatchers.
Our mission is to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as a luxurious vacation.
From the heights of Gibraltar Road, this modern, newly-remodeled home comes with breathtaking views of the city and the sea beyond. Its sleek architecture combines the use of natural materials (cork floors, tinted windows and solar energy) with open, uncluttered interiors—creating a serene environment bathed in natural light.
The upstairs level welcomes you to the Great Living Room, where wood floors and glass-wall windows combine to create a warm glow throughout the entire home. The mood of the upstairs Living Room is set by the inviting Asian decor, with the ancient happy Hatai man and drums and gongs from all over the world. There is an antique, carved day bed to recline in—and enjoy the view and quiet for your soul and futon bed to sleep one or two person as well.
Another striking feature of this home is the sliding glass doors everywhere, which open completely to create a seamless flow from the living spaces out to the expansive, wrap-around decks.
Upstairs are two guest bedrooms and a full bathroom. Each bedroom has its own glass doors and views. One bedroom has a queen bed that sleeps two people, and another bedroom has two queen beds which each sleep two and a couch that opens in to bed for at least one more person. There is one day bed in the front sitting area upstairs, for a person up to 5'6" tall and futon bed for one or two person.
Downstairs is the large kitchen. With honed black granite counters, stucco walls and black lacquer cabinets and stainless steel accents, your culinary choices are unlimited. You can enjoy meal preparation here, it is fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, etc. Diners perched at the breakfast bar that seats two can watch the cook's efforts, or join in conversations in the adjacent Living Room. Or, more formally, a lovely illusion of indoor-outdoor dining is experienced at the table for six-eight, poised just before the glass doors.
Two bathrooms downstairs are newly remodeled and uniquely decorated. Here is the master bedroom, with unlimited views in front of the king size bed.
There is an outdoor pool (though not heated). A hot tub is heated however no jets/bubbles, and set by timer, for you to enjoy the quiet and the unlimited bird's-eye views, while soaking under the stars, moon or sun.
Whatever the reasons for your getaway, this Sanctuary Paradise is a blank canvas waiting for you to create the perfect retreat experience. Day and night, the ever-changing views and the essential serenity of this beautiful home will offer you unforgettable beauty and tranquility. Oh, and plan your days so you don't miss the sunsets.
Private pool and hot tub.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to interact with our guests all the time by phone, text or emails.We value your privacy, while, at the same time, are readily available should you need anything or have any questions. In essence, we are available to deliver exceptional service, to our guests, for a most amazing stay! :)
Fabulous for bikers, hikers, photographers, writers, mediators, birdwatchers and retreats. Not suitable for loud drinking parties. Here is the review of Brian Simuro, the writer for Trip Adviser:
"The house is amazing, the view is amazing and the owner Victoria is amazing! The booking procedure: Victoria responded immediately to every question I had. Victoria was kind and patient. Excellent communication! Checking in and finding the house: Victoria had given me great directions but my GPS was a little off. We took Victoria's advice and stopped for groceries on the way up. The sky was so clear and the view so addicting that none of us wanted to do anything but have a cocktail in the hot tub and just soak it all in. The view is that incredible! I instantly fell in love with the house as it is primarily decorated in a Thai motif. I just returned from a long visit to Thailand so I felt right at home."
"The house: The floor plan is like being in a modern, Thai, Winchester Mystery House. We loved it! The upper floor where the driveway [is] located has two bedrooms and a wonderful family room with traditional Thai decorating. There is an amazing deck and a very inviting hammock that is a must-try. The views from here are the best on the property as they sit above the power lines to the house. The lower floor is where the master bedroom can be found. Amazingly large space, with grand windows facing the ocean. There are sun shades you can lower if you like but if you do, why are you even staying here? Waking up to that view was energizing! A decent-sized eclectic bathroom with a nice comfortable bed. This floor also contains the spacious and more modern family room. Nice big tub and bathroom on this floor too. Big-screen TV with all the channels you could want. We brought a chef with us and the kitchen had everything we needed. Including views of the ocean!"
Taxi, Uber, limousine or private car.
Other Things to Note
I give priority booking for inquiries with complete profiles... It makes things much easier! Not suitable for loud drinking parties and events.
This house is Eco-Friendly. We try to reuse, recycle and save both water and energy. Please, turn the outside lights off during daylight. We are not set up for the events or loud drinking parties. This house is only for people who appreciates and respect nature, peace and quiet.
Check in is at 3pm and check out 10am. Guests who would like late check out 30 min grace period is allowed. One hour after check out time $100 per hour charges will be applied unless it was arranged ahead of time.
Have fun but keep the decibels down. It is the law and will be enforced for guests who do not follow will be evicted and no refund will be issued.
Due to close proximity to the wildlife, we suggest that you keep the screen doors closed, or if air-conditioning is on, the sliding doors closed at all times—to prevent wild critters from entering the house (and to conserve energy). Be on the lookout for visiting foxes and bobcats in the afternoon; also hawks, eagles, and hang-gliders by day and owls by night.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. $100 surcharge for one-night stays.
Reservations are accepted only for guests who appreciates nature, peace and quiet,
Check-in time is at 3 pm.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house.
If you smoke outside, there are ashtrays.
There is a great deal of controversy currently in Santa Barbara about whether to outlaw vacation rentals such as airbnb. So, while you are here, please be "airbnb ambassadors" and remember the following:
No loud parties or any loud noises outside.
Please keep the decibels down after 10 pm. The neighbors and wild life appreciate no loud talking outside on the patio or by the pool during the day and especially after 10 pm (and it's the law!) With the exception of the sounds of the frogs, crickets and owls, this is a very quiet, tranquil neighborhood.
The guests who don't obey will be evicted and no refund will be issued.
You are welcome to make noises inside the house even after 10 pm.
NO visiting guests after 11 pm and NO pets at any time.
Check-out time is at 10 am unless arranged otherwise. $100 per hour charge will be applied after 12pm.
Clean dishes, pots, pans and bowls during check out or if you like us to do that, extra $100 in cleaning fees will be applied. Rinse the dishes thoroughly before putting in the dishwasher.
DO NOT STRIP SHEETS and leave towels in the bedrooms or (URL HIDDEN) Not put towels in the laundry room. It will be taken to professional laundry service. If the furniture was moved, put back in place.
Victoria and Larry —Sanctuary Paradise and Views