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Mark Bacino - Lives in Santa Barbara, California
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We loved this home! It was just fabulous. Upon arrival Mark had lights on, surround sound set, and a lovely gift basket for us which set the stage for a wonderful girls getaway. We met Mark, and he is so warm and welcoming. The home is beautifully decorated, with a view that is spectacular overlooking the mountains of Santa Barbara. We are definitely coming back next year or earlier!
This adobe MADE our trip. The location is just minutes from downtown and the beach and the home is straight out of Architectural Digest. What we were most impressed with was the homeyness and feel of the place from the incredible succulent gardens and sweeping views of the valley to the gourmet kitchen stocked full of any gadget you need to cook. There were six of us so we rented the small cottage on the grounds which was comfortable and quaint. Mark was a gracious host and made us feel very comfortable. We will be back
The experience was wonderful. The house is clean, beautiful, so peaceful, and so relaxing. The beds and couches are all amazingly comfortable and the view is one of a kind. Would definitely book this home again! Mark is such a wonderful host- he even gave us a gift basket upon arrival, which was such a nice treat and surprise. The music playing is also so nice- he put it on for us before we arrived. Thank you, Mark!
Mark is a fantastic host and the Adobe one of the most beautiful places we ever stayed. The house is stunning and the view from the terrace incredible. We enjoyed every second. Mark gave us some very valuable tips around the area and one week in Santa Barbara passed by way too quick. We have to come back.
Thanks Marc! You're family was a joy - please come back anytime!
Mark was there to greet us when we arrived with a wonderful
basket of goodies. His house is beautiful and extremely comfortable.
We definitely would consider staying there again.
Mark was very nice, & showed us around the whole place when we arrived! The house was beautiful, like something out of architectural digest!! It was stocked with everything! He even left us gift basket with wine, cheese, fruit, chocolate, etc. The house was very relaxing & tranquil with an amazing view! This was our first time using airbnb & the whole experience was great! Thank you Mark! P.s. My hubby loved the Sonos wireless sound system that was in every room!!!
We enjoyed one of our most enjoyable vacations ever, and it was in large part due to staying at Mark's Hilltop Adobe. As stunning as the photos are, they don't really capture how magical the house and its gardens are. As others have noted, we did not actually explore as much of the region as we intended to, because it was such a delight just to hang out at the casa. We hope to return again for a longer stay!
We loved the warm welcoming feeling that greeted us upon entry to this beautiful hilltop home that was tastefully decorated and minutes to downtown and the beach by car. Upon entry we were greeted with Christmas music and a wonderful gift basket that made our stay even more enjoyable. The views are breathtaking and not properly captured by the pictures. Our only regret was not booking this place for longer.
Our stay at the Hilltop Adobe was wonderful! Upon our arrival we were welcomed with a basket of goodies and helpful information to help navigate the home's features - firepit, sound system, et al. The description Mark provided of the home was accurate, and the home exceeded our expectations. The home was beautifully and comfortably appointed - linens were excellent, cozy blankets available for outdoors and indoors, and I could lounge on the couch for hours. We had everything we needed to relax by the fireplace indoors and the fire pit outdoors, whip up a great meal (Mark also has an excellent cookbook collection!) and enjoy breathtaking views from most rooms (including the master bathroom!). The neighborhood was very quiet which was ideal for us; our trip was a mini-honeymoon and we were ready to relax after a whirlwind wedding week. The home is also convenient to downtown Santa Barbara, a quick 10 min drive at most and we were at the beach, or on State Street. We used UberX one night, which was $10 one-way. We highly recommend the Hilltop Adobe for those who want the comforts of a thoughtful and inviting home with indoor-outdoor space and spectacular views. We plan to return.
Thank you LeighAnn! It was a pleasure hosting you and I hope you will return!
We arrived to the Hilltop Adobe and were afraid we had the wrong house as it was well-lit and music was playing when we walked in the front door. It seemed almost too perfect to walk in and feel so "at home". Once we confirmed that we were indeed in the right place, we noticed a lovely welcome basket, filled with cheese, crackers, fruit and wine and a fireplace just begging us to sit and stay a while. This home is beautifully appointed and you cannot help but sit and enjoy the breathtaking view, clear from most of the house, as well as the expansive back patio. We loved every moment of our time there and look forward to returning as soon as possible. What a delight the Hilltop Adobe turned out to be!