Dream Views, Spa Luxury, Privacy

House - Entire home/apt · Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, United States
Erica From TurnKey Vacation Rentals

This spectacular property has world class views, luxury appointments, and is situated in a highly desirable location.

Your host, Erica From TurnKey Vacation Rentals
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This spectacular property has world class views, luxury appointments, and is situated in a highly desirable location.

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Overlooking the red tile roofs of Santa Barbara, Grande Vista offers spectacular 270 degree city and ocean views from 'The American Riviera'. Located on a private lane near the site of the historical and world renowned Brooks Photographic Institute, magnificent coastal views can be captured from this hilltop location among shady oak canyons.

An air of openness and tranquility is felt from the dramatic stairways of this split level home with soaring ceilings and an abundance of windows capturing the coastal sunlight. The beautiful views encompass not only the city and ocean beyond but also the lovely canyon in which the home is set.

The Living Room on the upper level invites relaxed entertaining with a cozy fireplace and baby grand piano. Sliding doors here open to a charming balcony suspended above the pool terrace.

The Great Room on the lower level will be a favorite gathering spot, with a wood burning fireplace, dining table for 8 and a full kitchen with seating at a butcher block central island. A Sonos music system adds to the list of amenities. Step out to the terrace with a seating area, barbecue and stairs leading down to the enclosed pool patio below.

The spacious Master Suite with fireplace is located on a private third level. French doors lead to yet another private patio and sunlight streams in from more floor to ceiling windows. A sunny side room has an exercise bike and queen-size futon for added sleeping options. French doors lead to a balcony overlooking the private wooded canyon below. The Master Suite patio is conveniently connected to the Living Room terrace by external stairs.

The spa-like Master Bathroom provides numerous amenities including Thermosol sauna and steam shower, double sinks, Jacuzzi tub, and heated towel racks.

The two bedrooms on the middle level have queen size beds and share a 'Jack and Jill' style bathroom with rain shower head over soaking tub. This side of the home overlooks the seasonal creek under large shady oaks.

The 4th room, with a queen size bed faces the front of the home. French doors in this room open to the entry patio with its tranquil fountain and seating just outside. A convenient hall bathroom with walk-in shower is nearby.

The central hub of the property, with more mesmerizing views, is the enclosed pool terrace. A built-in hot tub connected to the sparkling salt water pool will be a favorite relaxing spot after a long day of shopping along State Street or hiking one of the many local trails nearby.

The hidden treasure of this unique hillside property is the proximity to a seasonal creek canyon full of native flora and delightful aromas. Under shady oaks, several terraced stone patios have been carved out of the hillside overlooking the creek bed. The main patio with seating area and built-in railing is great for sunset cocktails or after-dinner star gazing. The lower circular terrace is encircled by pine trees and is an especially peaceful place for morning meditations or yoga at dawn.

Any trip to Santa Barbara should include taking the rim drive along Alameda Padre Serra (or APS as locals call it); you can make this home your wonderful little bit of paradise along this world class scenic drive. Get ready to relax and enjoy, because Grande Vista makes it easy to do both!

An optional pool heating fee of $150 applies to all bookings, $250.00 for bookings of 6+ nights.

Interaction with Guests

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Other Things to Note

Pool heating fee of $150 applies to all bookings.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $4800 /week
Monthly Price: $9400 /month
Security Deposit: $1200
Cleaning Fee: $300
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • This house is AMAZING! We had a great time and a very comfortable stay. The views are amazing, and the rooms very comfortable. There were some ants in the bathroom that were a little off-putting, but I quickly found some spray and dealt with it. The house is stocked with a great kitchen and cleaning supplies and plenty of pool towels. Having laundry and detergent was convenient, too. TurnKey was very responsive and made sure we got in okay, and even checked in with us after to make sure that everything was going well. We'd love to rent this place again in the future!

    May 2014
  • The house was great with an amazing view! We enjoyed to have our own pooltable, pool and piano.

    May 2014
  • This house was beautiful and perfect for our stay. The views were awesome and the host was very responsive. However, there were ants everywhere which was a little frustrating but did not ruin the trip at all. My only real frustration was that this home is managed by a property management company, rather than a person/host. I have always preferred airbnb because there is a person hosting us rather than a management company. There was confusion in communication because I had booked the home on airbnb and the management company emailed me separately from the application so I didn't have all my information in one place. Other than that, the home itself was really wonderful.

    May 2014
    Erica From TurnKey Vacation Rentals
    Response from Erica From TurnKey Vacation Rentals:

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, Dana. We did send an exterminator out to the house immediately upon checkout so thank you for bringing that to our attention. With regards to communication, yes, when you book with us we do send your final instructions to your direct email address (not through the Airbnb site). Part of the reason for that is that we also include an invitation to download our mobile app (guests love it - especially if they do not know the area well). We also have a 24 hour hotline that you can call day or night if there is ever a question or issue. Thanks again for choosing TurnKey Vacation Rentals and we hope to hear from you again.
    -Erica & The TurnKey Vacation Rentals Team

    May 2014
  • This house was everything we were looking for and more! TurnKey were very responsive with any questions or concerns that we had. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks!

    April 2014
  • This haven was beautiful providing exquisite views and comfortable living. The kitchen was well equipped and we could accommodate many of us working together in the kitchen. Besides the home being spacious there were many outdoor patios and quiet spots for people to spread out and have personal space.

    March 2014
    Erica From TurnKey Vacation Rentals
    Response from Erica From TurnKey Vacation Rentals:

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, Myrna. It was a pleasure having you in our home.
    -The TurnKey VR Team

    March 2014
  • Nice home with outstanding views from the hilltop. Plenty of room for 6 adults. The master bedroom was lovely, however, we found the others to be minimal in decor, but the linens were very nice on all beds. Bathrooms were updated, clean and roomy. Outside deck space was a plus for enjoying the sunsets, and the grounds were charming.

    March 2014
    Erica From TurnKey Vacation Rentals
    Response from Erica From TurnKey Vacation Rentals:

    Great having you, Les! Thanks again.
    -The TurnKey VR Team

    March 2014
  • The house is amazing. It is very well appointed and has spectacular views. Our group rarely left the house. Instead we spent our time cooking great meals in the beautiful kitchen, lounging in the pool and hot tub, and watching football on the big screen. During sunsets we went up to the top deck for drinks and the view. Jackie and Jacque were great hosts. They made the whole check-in/check-out transaction a simple and painless process.

    January 2014
  • The place is really awesome, million dollar view and then some. the grounds and house are really special. For us it was a true luxury and one I hope we can enjoy again soon.

    December 2013
  • This property is absolutely beautiful!! Multiple times throughout our stay we found ourselves saying "I wish I lived here". The views are spectacular and I loved all the patios and beautiful doors..There is not a bad time of day here... In the mornings, afternoon, at sunset and even at night the views are incredible. We took advantage of the hot tub and the fire pit by the canyon. It was such a relaxing atmosphere. My favorite details were the tempurpedic mattress in the master bedroom and the Sonos system which allowed me to use my iPhone to control the surround sound speakers in the house. The check-in and check-out process was extremely easy and Jaques was very accommodating since I was driving from out of town and got there later than expected he went out of his way to make sure everything was just right. Jackie and Jaques put a lot of pride in their properties and while walking around during check-in Jaques was unhappy with some leaves outside so he arranged for the gardener to come out the following day. The steam shower wasn't functioning properly so the Handyman Ricardo came by the house to check it out, he was very kind and gave me his card so I could call him directly if there were any issues that needed to be fixed around the house (which there weren't). I definitely recommend this house and hope to come back again! Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

    October 2013
  • This house was everything we hoped it would be and more. I had been looking forward to coming here for months and was not disappointed! Waking up to such gorgeous views every morning was absolutely wonderful. The only downside was that we eventually had to leave to go back home! Jackie was very helpful and incredibly accommodating throughout the entire process as well. Her partner, Jacques, gave us a very thorough walk-through when we arrived which was very helpful. Added bonus: Pool table!! I can't say enough positive things about this absolutely stunning home. Best 30th birthday present ever. Thank you, Jackie!

    October 2013
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