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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: Mar 30, 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.

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


  • of 5
We just returned from a week at this amazing authentic hilltop adobe home. This house is a gem! Every day we made the most of our time in Santa Barbara, but we also looked forward to coming "home" each day too. Mark has decorated the home beautifully, and also made is very comfortable. The house is centrally located, but at the same time it feels very private and serene. We enjoyed the views of the Santa Barbara hills on one side of the house, and the sunny courtyard with fountain on the other side. We hope to do this again next year. It was such a treat to stay here - a true getaway!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Authentic Hilltop Adobe Located Between Downtown and the Beach!
+1 -8057227468
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County


  • 5 of 5
This beautiful hilltop home is tucked away from the hustle and bustle but is only a short 5 minute drive to the downtown action. As you enter through the antique wooden gate you are transported to another world...beautiful gardens and and a gorgeous courtyard with a bubbling fountain beg you to enjoy a good book and glass of wine while relaxing on the comfortable furnishings. The bbq was put to good use during our trip and the heater was only needed on one evening as we enjoyed beautiful weather on this trip.

The house itself is beautifully decorated with gorgeous artwork and period furnishings. Comfortable seating and throws make it easy to snuggle in. Both the master and the 2nd bedroom have plenty of hanging space (and hangers!) and comfortable beds outfitted with designer bedding and lots of feather pillows and a feather duvet. Both bathrooms reflect the atmosphere of the home with lovely finishes including a claw foot tub and copper sink in the 2nd bathroom.

I was very happy with the kitchen as it was equipped with everything one could want to prepare a gourmet meal. If you like to bake there is even a KitchenAid mixer. The kitchen blends in beautifully with the great room living area while looking out through wide expanse of windows over the Santa Barbara hills.

The outdoor dining table is a lovely spot to enjoy breakfast while the sun burns off the clouds over the hills. At night the twinkling lights of Santa Barbara are enchanting. This is the main eating area although there are also nice barstools pulled up to the ample kitchen island should you want to eat indoors.

Mark has thought of everything and is a very congenial host, happy to recommend spots of interest, restaurants, or whatever you may be looking for.

Hilltop Adobe is a jewel!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 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
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Refundable damage deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

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: Mar 30, 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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