Our seaside retreat is situated on beautiful 3/4 acre with views of the city, and is perfect for family gatherings or romantic getaways. The centerpiece of the home is the backyard – where most guests are content to sit for hours. An expansive grass area is perfect for alfresco dining, a game of croquet, football or whiffle ball. Fruit trees line the grass, and towering oaks add privacy. There are four separate patio areas – for grilling, and dining at a large teak table. The adjacent seating area with a lounge, chairs and ottomans is perfect for gathering.
You’ll find beachside charm and luxury in our 3bedroom/2bath home that accommodates 6 people comfortably. Our open floor plan features an entry hall and great-room with vaulted ceilings, two seating areas, and a wood-burning fire-place and HDTV 50 inch flat screen. The room opens up to the dining patio and expansive yard. A separate dining room seats 8 comfortably with doors that lead you to a large patio.
The bright kitchen overlooks the garden and is stocked with cookware, small appliances, serving ware, bar and glassware. The cabinets are filled with kitchen basics and spices for cooking. A double oven, dishwasher complete the kitchen that also features a breakfast nook.
The master bedroom is a peaceful retreat that features a pine queen-size sleigh-bed, and doors that open up to the outside seating area in the garden. The room has a separate dressing area, bath with shower stall and large closest. The second bedroom – decorated in calming blues – has a queen size bed. A third bedroom features two twin size beds, a cozy arm chair and lots of seaside art. Beds feature
cotton sheets, non-allergenic pillows and plenty of beautiful comforters. A large second bath features a tub/shower combo, and plenty of counter space. Stacks of towels and soap are included.
Located 5 minutes (by car) to Hendry’s Beach or downtown restaurants and attractions – it’s the perfect launching point for wine-tasting excursions, beach visits, a visit to the historic mission or botanical gardens, Santa Barbara Bowl concerts, the many local golf course and the SB Fairgrounds – and for UCSB parents and wedding guests. The house has plenty of Santa Barbara guidebooks, as well as a list of our favorite restaurants and activities.
Your beach trips will be made easy as we provide beach towels, chairs and umbrellas, summer reading – even beach totes – all you need is your swim suit. Wireless internet, cable TV, washer/dryer all included. A croquet set, beach boogie boards, sand toys, footballs, paddleball sets are included.
Although minimums do apply in the summer, please feel free to inquire if you have a shorter stay as we have a couple of 3 night openings on the calendar.
June - 3 night minimum
July/August - 5 night minimum
Holidays/June/July/August $440 per night
Santa Barbara City Sales Tax of 12% and South Coast Tourism assessment of $2 per night per night included in Rate
The entire home and yard. This home is strictly used for vacation rentals and is not our residence.
Interaction with Guests
We want our guests to think of the home as their own during their stay. We will mutually arrange the key transfer - and otherwise we are available by text/phone when you have any questions -
Quiet, family neighborhood. We are at the end of a cul-de-sac. Backyard is private - surrounded by green space. The house is conveniently located near shopping, beaches and downtown restaurants and shops.
Our minimum rental age is 21.
No smoking is allowed inside or outside.
No out of control, raging parties and no loud music outside. Please be considerate of the neighbors in our small, friendly neighborhood.
Please let us know if anything needs repair or replacement on your departure. We want to make sure the next guests receive all amenities and conveniences, and find everything in working order.
No pets are allowed.
May/June 3-night minimum stay required
July/August - 5- night minimum
$440 per night June-August
The house was decorated nicely, while still very casual and welcoming. The kitchen was very well equipped. I did a lot of cooking and hosting of guests, and really appreciated that this kitchen had lots of cooking and serving dishes. I loved the outdoor living area -- we used it every day -- relaxing in the sun or shade as we overlooked the large tree-lined backyard. Carla had beach towels, chairs, umbrella and all we needed available for outings to the beautiful nearby beaches. Location is in a lovely, quiet residential neighborhood, nice for strolling and just a short drive from the shops and the beach. Carla communicated well, was very responsive, yet gave us our space. She welcomed us with very nice touches - flowers and Hawaiian coffee and hand-written notes that made our two week stay extra special. I would happily return.
Had a wonderful stay at Carla's home. The check in and checkout process was really simple. The home was fully equipped with everything to make our stay comfortable. The beautifully landscaped yard was a perfect oasis at the end of the day. The home is centrally located and it is to get to either the state street area or waterfront in just minutes. Definitely recommend this home as a great place to stay in Santa Barbara.
We had a great visit at Carla's beautiful home. The place was ready for us on time, Carla was very proactive in reaching out to us to make sure we had everything we needed, even being willing to extend checkout time for the one guest who had a later flight. The home was perfect for our needs (4 college girlfriends on long-overdue getaway from families & real life) - a really welcoming & cozy vacation destination. The outdoor space was great though we had rain while we were there so didn't get too much use out of it. The kitchen was well furnished with everything we needed. And the location was as expected - really centrally located to all the great things SB has to offer. Can't wait to go back!
La casa es muy cómoda, esta muy bien equipada y tiene una muy buena ubicación. Carla se ocupó de que no nos faltará nada, ya que al llegar estaba todo listo. Sí falta algo se la puede ubicar rápidamente vía telefónica.
Everything about this listing was accurate and exceeded our expectations! The house was lovely and easy to get to and from the beach and downtown. We could not have asked for a better stay!
We had a great weekend at Carla's. The house is just as advertised--spacious, very comfortably furnished, and well equipped for visitors. The interior was extremely clean; in fact, it looked like it had recently been painted. Carla was very welcoming. We did not meet her, but her communications were clear and she was available if any issue had arisen. We appreciated Carla taking the initiative and offering to extend our check out time on the day of departure.
The house is well located on a quiet street with a view of the mountains. It is a short, less than five minute drive to the ocean and very convenient to downtown Santa Barbara.
Vi hade några underbara dagar i detta hus. Ingenting saknades. Väl planerat, stort hus. Komplett kök. Barnen uppskattade de strand leksaker som fanns. Stor trädgård med gräsmatta för bollspel.
Vi kommer gärna tillbaka.
My family and I love Santa Barbara and all the area has to offer. This summer we have enjoyed some great musical performances at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The best seats are near the top as your can take in views of the ocean, sip wine and hear some great music.
While Santa Barbara has some amazing restaurants, we love to dine outside under the stars in our own backyard after picking up some fresh ingredients from Lazy Acres Market just up the road.
Our favorite morning activity-a walk to the beach picking up coffee along the way. The Mesa steps down to the beach are a great work-out, or just walk up to the Boathouse for a hearty breakfast. Our favorite - the breakfast burrito.