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Santa Barbara G W S Estate w/ocean view & pool within 3 miles to Beach

Santa Barbara G W S Estate w/ocean view & pool within 3 miles to Beach


Property Details

Updated: May 19, 2015
Historic Santa Barbara 5 Bedroom Stunning Ocean Views with Pool and Spa

This original 1920s George Washington Smith (GWS) estate was built for Mr. Irving Wright in 1921 and has beautiful ocean and city views of Santa Barbara. GWS is considered the finest architect of his time practicing in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style and has come to be known as the Father of Santa Barbara style. This home is famously published and is one of a handful of GWS estates still in original condition. Located in the heart of the world famous Santa Barbara Riviera, it is minutes to the City and beach yet has country side privacy and ambiance. It has retained the original beauty and charm that makes GWS homes the most recognized and architecturally appreciated homes in Santa Barbara. With stunning ocean views, pool, spa, BBQ, and original outdoor stone courtyard dining area, this home will make for a memorable family experience. The completely remodeled chef’s kitchen with ocean views has it all from large Viking oven and refrigerator to custom cabinets and stone counter tops, to the hand painted tile throughout. The house has been lovingly restored to its original elegance and offers 5 bedrooms: 3 king,2 queen and a bonus twin room in an accompanying room off the master. It offers 3 full baths and 1 half bath. The large living room with soaring wood beam ceiling and fireplace has commanding ocean views and walks out onto the outdoor entertainment area with pool and spa. The large dining room with table for 10 guests is a perfect place to host a family dinner with sparking views of the Santa Barbara coast. There is a bedroom off the living room with a desk to work or enjoy a quiet place to watch the flat screen TV. The home is nearly 5,000 sq ft and sits on nearly 2 prime acres in the heart of Santa Barbara.


Also please note that THERE IS NO GATE DIRECTLY BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND THE POOL, consistent with the pictures of the website. If this raises a safety concern, this house is not appropriate and please do not inquire.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Santa Barbara G W S Estate w/ocean view & pool within 3 miles to Beach
+1 -714 394 5667
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Phoenix AZ

Santa Barbara bday house

  • 4 of 5
The house was very clean, rooms spacious, beds comfortable, 8 guests were very comfortable 10 would be ok but no full bath downstairs. views were good although limited by growing trees... Hot water upstairs had issues with flow. Would like to see more work be put in outside amenities, cushions very worn and gardens seemed to be in transition. Loved the kitchen and dining area... Great walking, some drive time to get to downtown, easy Uber ride... All in all a great stay
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Santa Barbara G W S Estate w/ocean view & pool within 3 miles to Beach
+1 -714 394 5667
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful Estate

  • 5 of 5
Our group had a fantastic time staying at the estate. Melanie and Todd made sure we were well taken care of with everything that was needed. The estate was beautiful with bright, airy rooms and incredible french doors that open up to the pool and a breathtaking view. Would highly recommend staying here on your next trip.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Santa Barbara G W S Estate w/ocean view & pool within 3 miles to Beach
+1 -714 394 5667
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
New York, New York

Fabulous Experience

  • 5 of 5
Exceeded all our expectations! Perfect for a family/friend reunion or special occasion. Convenient location to downtown, beaches, hiking and biking. Amazing sunsets enjoyed by the pool/spa. Had every amenity, and many special touches. Owners were thoughtful and responsive to every request. We all felt very priviledged to stay at this historic home and would definitely recommend it all.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 10 Miles Car: necessary

This GWS historic home is on America's Riveriera - IN Santa Barbara, with stunning views of the ocean and City Sky line. Location, location, location....


From $995 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 22 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $550.00
  • TBID Tax Per Night $2.00
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Standard method of payment is checks and direct deposits at any Bank of America Branch.

Credit card payment via PayPal and bank wire transfers are also accepted but in these cases the 4% PayPal fee & $25/wire transfer fee are applied.

Cancellation policy - the amount of deposit received is subject to loss, excluding the damage security deposit, unless re-rented for that time period

Higher rates apply for Holidays and Graduation weeks. We do not host Events.

Inquire for monthly rates which depend on length of stay and season.

Pricing for occupancy up to 9. $100 surcharge above 9.

50% of the rent, tax, cleaning fee & damage security deposit are required to confirm a reservation with the remaining 50% due 60 days before check-in

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Updated: May 19, 2015


Property Type

  • estate


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 4500 sq. ft.


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Ensuite bathroom off the master with large walk in shower, two additional full bathrooms and half bath


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Other (See Description)
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (3) All bedrooms have balconies with views and large closets, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) Adjoining twin bed off one of the King bedrooms


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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