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Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!

Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!


Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
This beautiful home can sleep up to 6 persons with use of Guest Cottage.

Located in the hills above of Santa Barbara between the city and the sea, this authentic adobe was built in the mid 1950's by master Adobero, Senor Aguilar. With panoramic views of the city and mountains and a peek of harbor, this welcoming home will provide you with the quintessential Santa Barbara vacation! You enter the property through old Mesquite Gates and descend to the private courtyard, complete with fountain, citrus trees and barbecue. This is a perfect spot for morning coffee, afternoon naps or a casual dinner. The main house has two bedrooms, each with a private bath. The master has a king bed, and the second bedroom has a queen. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with a Viking range and professional appliances for any discriminating cook. On the view side of the property you will find a terrace and 'sit in' stone fire pit with stunning vistas of the city and mountains. The property also has a guest cottage that can accommodate two more persons. It contains an extra long twin trundle, full bath, and secluded terrace with mountain and city views. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE USE OF THE GUEST COTTAGE IS ONLY AVAILABLE WITH STAYS OF 30 DAYS OR LONGER, EXTRA CHARGES APPLY. ALSO, IT IS NEVER RENTED TO A SEPARATE PARTY FROM THE MAIN HOME. ) The home is less than a 7 min drive to the beach or downtown and has three flat screen TV's with satellite HD TV service, internet access, central heat and off street parking.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

April 2013

It has been a special treat for us to stay at your Hilltop Adobe home - comfortable, beautifully furnished and magnificently situated, we feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend our vacation here!

Be well!

Dick & Dana

Marion, Massachusetts

P.S. I do love the stars!
Apr 2013
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18 Reviews

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Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!
+1 -8057227468
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

The perfect getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had such an incredible time staying at the Hilltop Adobe! Mark's home is beautiful and quaint, it was perfect. Our favorite time of the day was sitting outside enjoying our coffee with the view when our 2 year old took his morning nap. Then it was off to the beach for the afternoon and then the difficult decision of what to cook for dinner. The kitchen was so spacious for cooking and fully equipped, so we had no boundaries when it came time for dinner! We would definitely stay here again when we come back to Santa Barbara, we had such a beautiful family vacation!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!
+1 -8057227468
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara Hilltop Adobe is TOPS!

  • 5 of 5
Better than home away from home, this rental exceeded our expectations. It has all the comforts you could wish for, plus it's wondrously aesthetic - the perfect combination of utility, luxury and beauty. The view isn't shabby either. Top marks. (We considered not writing this so we could keep it to ourselves but the owner's a great guy, so… ) J & G
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!
+1 -8057227468
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Very beauiful property.

  • 5 of 5
This home was superb. The location and the atmosphere surrounding the home was better than expected. Sitting out on the back patio and overlooking Santa Barbara in the early evening was as good as it gets. The home itself had everything you would ever want. This was the best vacation rental we have ever stayed in and would do so again in a second.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!
+1 -8057227468
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

A Memorable Stay

  • 5 of 5
A lovely, lovely home, beautifully furnished, warm, comfortable and inviting. We spent 5 weeks here February into March and took home many happy memories of the beautiful view of Santa Barbara and the mountains from the terrace, the cozy fireplace, the upscale furnishings and the pleasures of Santa Barbara. Mark was a wonderful owner who was considerate of all our needs. We would highly recommend the Hilltop Adobe. Thanks again, Mark.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!
+1 -8057227468
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Sexy, Romantic, Perfect House

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for three wonderful nights in September. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood a few minutes drive from downtown and the beach. While the house is nestled among other houses, you almost wouldn't know it. Marc has done an amazing job of screening neighbors while adding layers of texture, furniture and art - thereby creating a wonderful, comfortable and romantic atmosphere inside and out. We loved the house, the view and the way everything you needed was right at your fingertips, including travel magazines, throw blankets for cool nights and great music all throughout the house. I highly recommend this house -- and I tend to be really picky! Thank you Marc.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!
+1 -8057227468
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to return!

Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to return!
  • 5 of 5
Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner, Mark. Mark took his time in showing us around the property and explaining how everything functioned, such as the awesome stereo system, lighting and firepit. Mark was very gracious in spending time sharing with us the history of the adobe house. We thoroughly enjoyed the gift basket that was left for us. The home exceeded our expectations, and was even better than described. Unfortunately, we were only there to enjoy this home for 7 nights. We were in Santa Barbara for our sons wedding. During the 7 days we entertained just about every day and night. Perfect house to entertain family and friends. The house is completely stocked with just about anything you would need. The beds were comfortable, towels luxurious, kitchen completely stocked. We were somewhat familiar with Santa Barbara and made sure to visit our favorite restaurants such as, The Boat House, Olio and La Playa Azul. We would most definitely return to this amazing home with an amazing view of Santa Barabar and highly recommend others to visit this location.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Boathouse at Hendry's Beach at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : US 101 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Boathouse at Hendry's Beach at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Hendry's Beach at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Welcome to Santa Barbara! Imagine London, Sydney or Buenos Aires - great food, great shopping, great culture. Now shrink it to about 20 square miles. Delete traffic and noisy, crowded streets. Keep the pedestrian-friendly, easy-to-get-around part plus the great architecture. Add wine. Now surround it with beautiful mountains, rolling valleys and miles of beautiful beach. Don't forget beautiful hotels and outstanding restaurants! Welcome to the American Riviera®.

Whatever your passion, there's always something to do in Santa Barbara, which combines big city culture with backwoods outdoor adventures, all set off by a culinary tradition that puts its name and flavors on the lips of food and wine critics across the country.

Love the outdoors? Ride horses, wind or waves! Patron of the arts? Explore our galleries and year-round arts events. Shopping? Food? Wine? Wellness? Family fun? It's all here, to explore on your own or with guided tours, served up in a laid-back elegance that's distinctively Santa Barbara.

This charming adobe is located above the Bel Air Knolls and at the edge of Elings Park. Very private and quiet but only minutes from the beach or downtown. The exact address will be given once booking is confirmed.


From $295 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Winter II
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $99.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00
  • Cleaning Fee $175.00
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Please inquire for Holiday rates and availability.
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax.
$175 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees)
Maximum occupancy: 6 persons (with Guest Cottage only), 4 persons with Main House only. PLEASE NOTE: Guest Cottage is only avail for bookings of 30 or more nights, extra charges apply.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Updated: May 25, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, with claw foot tub and shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, Bedroom #3 (Guest Cottage) is for bookings of 30+ days only
  • Master - 1 king, with en suite


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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