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Special Offer! $1000 off weekly rates for Four People or Less! May 6 - October 31


Property Details

Updated: May 1, 2015
Four bedrooms, three baths sleeps up to 8 in luxury and with incredible space

Now Special rates for small groups. Save $1000 a week if you are 4 people or less. You must email the owner to get the quote with these special rates.

For more reviews/guest comments, go to 'About Wendy Rockwood' in the owner info below.

Imagine your own private retreat, close enough to walk to the Mission of Santa Barbara and yet when on the acre property you will feel like you are away from it all in your own private Shangralai. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design maximizes the enjoyment of the sprawling one story 3000 sq feet house. The house embraces a spectacular solar heated pool and backyard patio from which you may fully relax in the fantastic Santa Barbara weather.

Peacefully sleep in the quiet setting. Those who are early risers will not disturb those who want to sleep in as the bedroom wing is at the opposite end of the house from the kitchen living and dining areas.

Two gorgeous fireplaces, one in the master suite. The second is a striking cathedral ceiling high edifice in travertine accenting the unique atmosphere of this incredible home.

All the comforts of home with full kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer and the space to stretch out and enjoy yourself after enjoying all Santa Barbara offers.

Incredible Mix of Quality and Value: --Spectacular private pool and jacuzzi

--Outdoor patio and relaxation area

--Four bedrooms, three baths: One king, three queens.

--Luxury bedding and down comforters

--Master bedroom with private bath and marble gas fireplace and entertainment center

--Master bedroom has walk in closet

--Separate living area with comfortable seating for six and gorgeous views of the yard as well as the floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Cathedral ceilings and stained glass.

--Separate play area with foosball, piano available (on request), 55' 3-D smart HDTV and entertainment area

--Outdoor breezeway with treadmill, stationery bicycle and ping pong table.

--Laundry room

--Full kitchen with breakfast nook and separate full dining room area

--Outdoor Gas barbeque

--Outdoor dining area and lounge chairs

--High speed wireless internet

--Access your Netflix account on wifi DVD player

--Desk area

--Linens and towels and soaps

--Self grinding Cusinart coffeemaker and single serve Keurig (bring your pods)


Santa Barbara the 'American Riviera': In Santa Barbara you can hike in the mountains and swim at the beach on the same day! This property is located on a beautiful tree filled acre property with views of the mountains. Just a short walk to the Mission and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Walk to downtown Santa Barbara through Rocky Nook Park and distinctive Upper East neighborhoods. The beach and Montecito are just an easy 10 minute drive. Santa Barbara offers a wealth of cultural and athletic activities from kayaking, windsurfing, whale watching, fishing, biking, golf to local theater, museums and cultural events.

Wendy and Chuck Rockwood: Longtime residents of Santa Barbara, your hosts (owner/manager) Wendy and Chuck Rockwood are happy to recommend restaurants, and activities. Included are directions to favorite beaches and places to walk and shop. If you have questions they are happy to answer them and they look forward to your stay at Poolside.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Wendy and Chuck are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share our love of these communities with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We have made many happy memories in all of our properties (we have lived in each one of them) and can share all the special features and local ideas with guests.

We love gardening, biking, walks on the beach and spending time with our own family which includes three grown children and five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way!

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"Totally Relaxing and enjoyable, what a vacation should be"

This is the second year that we have spent our vacation at 'Poolside' in Santa Barbara. As before, the only thing we needed to do was show up and bring some good books to read and our food and drink. This vacation rental home comes with everything else you might possibly need for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

The location is perfect. You fell that you are miles away from everything but in actuality you are only minutes away from downtown, the beaches, restaurants, etc.

We hope to be back again next year.
Aug 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 traveler reviews

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Private Family Pool Home on Acre Property-Close to town
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
The Hague, Netherlands


  • 5 of 5
Fantastic experience from first email enquiry to prompt return of deposit, Wendy is so efficient. The house is amazing, a real one off and it was a privilege to stay there. It is comfortable, clean, spacious and has everything you need to feel at home.
The garden is beautiful, quiet and relaxing. An oasis. The plants, wildlife, pool, BBQ and pick your own fruit were all a hit with my family.
Overall a fantastic holiday experience.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Private Family Pool Home on Acre Property-Close to town
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Boston, MA/USA

Boston goes to Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
The house exceeded our expectations. My family of 8 (including two small grandchildren) enjoyed the spaciousness of the house. The patio with the pool and spa was well just. The landscaping was beautiful and we even were able to pick veggies from the garden for some of our meals. We are planning on staying at the house anytime we travel to SB to visit our extended family living there.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Private Family Pool Home on Acre Property-Close to town
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Santa Ynez Valley , CA


  • 5 of 5
The house is a wonderful example of architectural excellence using modest materials. Wherever there is a view of the gardens, pool, mountains, trees, distant ocean or sky there seems to be a strategically placed window.

Inside is a wonderful collection of very functional rooms with space for adults and kids. Outside there's the pool and large patio surrounded by gardens and trees. There is an abundant amount of quality pool furniture and tables and chairs for dining or reading. We also appreciated the high quality bbq.

The large gardens continue around the home, including wonderful wild gardens with fruit trees , flowers and vegetables.The preparation of the home for our visit was great.

The result is a wonderful place for a restful vacation, an inside or outside dinner for 10 or just several families sharing a wonderful time. It would also make a great working retreat,

Close to the Mission and the gardens
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We have lived in Santa Barbara for over thirty years and we think we have the best location in town. We are close to everything and can go to any area, Montecito, downtown, the beach, Goleta, all without having to travel on the busy freeway. Coming home to this property is always like a breath of fresh mountain air. Yet, we can still walk downtown through the historic area around the 'Queen of the Missions.' We often take in it's beautiful rose garden and walk through the distinctive Upper East side which is filled with the elegant historic homes.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Whale watching.

Wine Tasting


From $500 Per night

Special Offer! $1000 off weekly rates for Four People or Less!

Special Offer From:
Dates May 6, 2015 to Oct 31, 2015

Small groups of four people or less receive a great discount on our weekly rates. Take $1000 off any weekly rate and enjoy the benefits of your own spacious 'Shangra-Lai' pool home on an acre property, close to town. Walk to the Mission of Santa Barbara or Botanic Garden and sleep in the peaceful quiet setting.

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2015 - Sep 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 15 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2016 - Mar 24 2016
5 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2016 - May 12 2016
5 night minimum stay
May 13 2016 - Sep 12 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $250.00
  • SB Tourism fee (per day) $2.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
  • Tax Rate 10.0%


Weekly rate is min rate, Guests may stay 5-7 nights for this price.

Security deposit returned within 14 days.
10% Tax is for stays under 31 days.

$250 Cleaning fee.
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Returnable security deposit and may vary with length of stay.

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Updated: May 1, 2015


From the Owner

Our first trip to this home was like falling in love for the first time. We just adore the backyard patio area and pool for relaxing and refreshing ourselves. The sprawling nature of the single story layout is also fantastic for hosting guests as the sleeping areas are separate from the kitchen and active areas. Nestled on an acre the property is truly a private retreat. The hawks fly overhead and the many birds enjoy with us the fantastic gardens and orchards which surround the property. Our piece of Heaven. With having a direct relationship with the owner/manager you will deal with one person from your booking to any necessary details during your stay.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, double basins
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, double basins
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All beds are equipped with luxury linens and down comforters with duvet covers. Pristine white bed linens make for everything clean and comfortable for your stay.


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Exercise equipment, reclining bike and treadmill Filtered Water Ping pong table/table tennis Foosball table Yamaha studio grand piano. Catering/Personal Chef Available

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