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180 Degree Ocean Views-2 Suites Plus Loft

180 Degree Ocean Views-2 Suites Plus Loft

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 17, 2014
2 Bed, 2 Bath + Loft (Sleeps 6)

Fantastic 180 degrees of unobstructed ocean views, island views and whale watching await your stay at the Santa Barbara Beach Front Retreat. As you step through the clock vine lined front gate of this remarkable cliff side home, the sea is your backyard and the 40 acre nature preserve is your neighbor.

The Retreat has two suites (master suite and mini suite, each with it’s own bath) and a loft with two twin beds for additional guests, making this home perfect for multiple couples and families. The spectacular two-story living room has floor to ceiling windows facing the ocean, which makes this Don Petersen designed home truly unique.

Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun rise and have breakfast on the patio while the boats set sail and schools of dolphins pass by. While sunbathing or barbecuing you will have the company of pelicans who drift by at eye level as they ride the ocean thermals. Take a walk in the neighboring nature preserve and/or nap on the private ocean front patio. Looking down the coastline you will see the Santa Barbara Channel Islands spread across the horizon. Looking up the coast you will see the UCSB campus and it’s iconic Stork tower landmark approximately 10 miles in the distance. Sunsets are simply breathtaking, and as you sip a glass of wine and watch the sun dip below the horizon you will feel a renewed sense of calm. After a night out at one of the many nearby restaurants or enjoying an evening downtown on State Street you can return to your private Jacuzzi and relax while you watch the sparkling stars. Retire to your bedroom and blissfully fall asleep to the sound of the waves breaking on the beach below.

Located in Santa Barbara’s Mesa neighborhood, The Retreat has beach access and is just a five minute walk to the Mesa beach steps- and yet it is just a two minute drive (or an easy walk) to Mesa shops and restaurants, including multiple grocery stores and Starbucks.

Downtown is a quick eight minute drive where you will enjoy State Street, wine tasting, the pier, shopping, restaurants, the Zoo and the famous Santa Barbara Mission. The Santa Barbara Retreat is the ideal place to take advantage of the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

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We are a retired University Professor couple who were both raised and married over 51 years ago in Santa Barbara.

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180 Degree Ocean Views-2 Suites Plus Loft
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481573vb
-6615991771
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
5

Stunning Views, Excellent Quality - Our Favorite!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay. The location is exceptional. Not a far drive from town but at the end of a quiet street with quick access to the dog friendly preserve and two entrances to the dog beach. Household goods were excellent quality - the kitchen had all we needed and more. Surplus of quality towels and bedding. Amazing views. Would love to make this a regular vacation!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
180 Degree Ocean Views-2 Suites Plus Loft
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481573vb
-6615991771
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
Winchester, WI.
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
We were privileged to share this wonderful home with our son and son-in-law for the middle of March. It was everything I expected from the pictures, and so much more. To go to sleep with the sound of the surf, and to wake up and the sound is still there is just magical. The sunsets over the ocean every day were spectacular. Our daughter, her friend from Saudi Arabia, and our grand dog, were also able to spend time with us. Having the preserve right next door was awesome. The furnishings in your home are quiet and comfortable, and the neighborhood is the same. I truly did not want to leave. I have never felt that way about a vacation before, and when I got back home I looked for real estate, but sadly it is not affordable for us. Thank you so much for offering this beautiful escape. It created memories to last a life time.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
180 Degree Ocean Views-2 Suites Plus Loft
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481573vb
-6615991771
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
5

Perfect for My Dog and Me

  • 5 of 5
I am a single senior woman with a dog, and I booked this home for two weeks over Christmas and New Years, 2013. It was perfect! I was able to entertain local friends, all of whom were impressed with the home and its garden and views. But it didn't feel too big when I was there alone with my dog. In fact, its serenity was wonderful, in spite of the fact that the preserve next door is a busy place, with people coming and going all day long.

I arrived after dark (5pm check in), and settled in easily, waking the next morning to a stunning garden of statice, bougainvilla, sage and birds of paradise. Within minutes my dog and I were out on the preserve, where we explored (off-leash!) for a couple of hours at least! That became a daily ritual. The neighborhood is cute, with modest homes next to more upscale ones, and feels safe. As a jogger, I loved the miles of flat, paved roads, right out the front door. A few blocks away are the Mesa Lane Steps (242 if I counted correctly), which lead to an off-leash beach, and you can walk or jog to your heart's content, all the way to the SB Yacht Club if you like.

The photos don't include the bedrooms, but the owner quickly supplied them at my request. I was happy in the master bedroom, in spite of the odd closet arrangement, up a flight of 7 stairs. The hot tub was convenient and easy to manage on my own. The other bedroom and loft beds were comfortable. Flat screen TVs in both bedrooms and living room! I found Turner Classic Movies on demand with Cox Cable, and curled up on the couch most evenings.

The views and grounds are the strong suit for this home, and are not to be underestimated! Instead of ringing in the new year tired and stressed from a busy holiday season, I returned home to the Bay Area rejuvenated and ready for 2014.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
180 Degree Ocean Views-2 Suites Plus Loft
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481573vb
-6615991771
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
5

Fabulous home and location

  • 5 of 5
Recently returned from a week at this property. We, 4 seniors, found everything we needed, and as described. Home is comfortable, clean and well-equipped. We had a whole week of perfect Santa Barbara weather and so spent much of our time on the patio area, furnished for enjoyment, outstanding views of ocean and islands, and surrounded by a gorgeous garden. We enjoyed the peaceful walk in the nearby Douglas Preserve. Dog-friendly and off-leash. The five minute drive to a perfect beach was a daily treat. Again, a perfect off-leash area for the dogs. Such joy in watching the variety of pets enjoying the water and the fun. The town of Santa Barbara was nearby, easy to get to and filled with so many attractions and dining varieties.
Tamara was wonderfully easy to work with and made our stay all that we had hoped. We highly recommend this property, and hope to return.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
180 Degree Ocean Views-2 Suites Plus Loft
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481573vb
-6615991771
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
5

Quiet oasis adjacent to 70 acre dog friendy park, sounds and views of the sea, my idea of perfection

  • 5 of 5
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Santa Barbara is a special place to me for a few reasons,
No. 1 Dog walking on the beach. This beautiful home with an inviting open floor plan and floor to ceiling sliding doors that bring the outside in happens to be a 5 min walk to the "Mesa Lane Steps". Here you can walk down 230 steps and proceed to walk miles of nearly empty beautiful sandy beach with your dogs off leash. Amazing, blissful and just plain fun. In addition you have the privilege of being literally steps from the Douglas Family Preserve where you can roam freely among the tall Eucalyptus trees and other amazing native shrubs and plants socializing with friendly dogs and their "owners."
No.2 Fresh organic produce, again this home scores with the local organic grocery "Lazy Acres" and the wonderful "Mesa Produce" being less than a 5 min. drive or 10 min walk away. Of course there are also many amazing Farmers Markets which are an experience in and of themselves which redefine the meaning of abundance!
No.3 The climate, the air, the sea....the temperature in SB always seems to be perfect somewhere around 70-75 degrees and the ocean a constant soothing presence. This home invites deep contemplation by perching itself in an exquisite location where one can literally stare out at the sea and watch the waves roll in....along with pelicans, dolphins and sea lions. Sound ideal....well thats not all because in addition you have the distinct pleasure of dealing with truly wonderful owners whose energy imbues this home with a very cozy loving feeling. It is a very comfortable home, easy to maintain and has all the amenities one needs, including very comfortable beds and lounge chairs. All of my dealings with the property manager (who is part of the family) have been nothing but lovely and she has responded promptly to any and all questions and concerns with a high level of professionalism and kindness. To be honest we are already looking at dates for 2014 and will definitely be back, I truly cannot imagine a better place in all of Santa Barbara!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
180 Degree Ocean Views-2 Suites Plus Loft
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481573vb
-6615991771
Hope Ranch Santa Barbara County
United States
5

Hard to imagine a better experience

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with our four kids in this beautiful, well-equipped house at the end of July. As advertised, it has an unbeatable clifftop view of the ocean and coastline: Dolphins playing, seals barking, pelicans cruising by; it was wonderful. People paraglide off the cliff at the neighboring nature preserve and they often drift by the house, too.

The location requires a car, but it is only a short drive from downtown and the beach (which is also accessible via a public stairway a few hundred yards away). Grocery store and restaurants are less than 5 minutes away.

The description and all the photos here are accurate -- which is saying a bunch. The kitchen is nice and modern and has all pots/pans and many staples supplied. Nice washer/dryer. Nicely kept yard, especially in front; hummingbirds hovered by the windows in the mornings. Because the ground falls away quickly at the edge of the patio, this might not be a great place for very little kids. Our youngest is 7, however, and we felt fine. The beds in the loft are open to the great room below, so they must be assigned to those who'll go to bed last.

We had great communication both before and during our stay. The only glitch was that, when we arrived, the cleaners hadn't quite finished after the previous guests left -- but really, it was a very minor thing. We recommend this property without hesitation, and we hope to return ourselves someday.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

Junie was raised in the home next door, and the property was built as a second family home. We have spent many holidays and family gatherings in this home and it holds a special place in our hearts.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Fantastic 180 degrees of unobstructed ocean, island views and whale watching await your stay at the Santa Barbara Beach Front Retreat. As you step through the clock vine lined front gate of this remarkable cliff side home, the sea is your backyard and the 40 acre nature preserve is your neighbor.

The Retreat has two suites (master suite and mini suite, each with it’s own bath) and a loft with two twin beds for additional guests, making this home perfect for multiple couples and families. The spectacular two-story living room has floor to ceiling windows facing the ocean, which makes this Don Petersen designed home truly unique.

Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun rise and have breakfast on the patio while the boats set sail and schools of dolphins pass by. While sunbathing or barbecuing you will have the company of pelicans who drift by at eye level as they ride the ocean thermals. Take a walk in the neighboring nature preserve and/or nap on the private ocean front patio. Looking down the coastline you will see the Santa Barbara Channel Islands spread across the horizon. Looking up the coast you will see the UCSB campus and it’s iconic Stork tower landmark approximately 10 miles in the distance. Sunsets are simply breathtaking, and as you sip a glass of wine and watch the sun dip below the horizon you will feel a renewed sense of calm. After a night out at one of the many nearby restaurants or enjoying an evening downtown on State Street you can return to your private Jacuzzi and relax while you watch the sparkling stars. Retire to your bedroom and blissfully fall asleep to the sound of the waves breaking on the beach below.

Located in Santa Barbara’s Mesa neighborhood, The Retreat has beach access and is just a five minute walk to the Mesa beach steps- and yet it is just a two minute drive (or an easy walk) to Mesa shops and restaurants, including multiple grocery stores and Starbucks. Downtown is a quick eight minute drive where you will enjoy State Street, wine tasting, the pier, shopping, restaurants, the Zoo and the famous Santa Barbara Mission. The Santa Barbara Retreat is the ideal place to take advantage of the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,045
$10,500
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
10 night minimum stay
$5,750
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
$9,940
 
 
Christmas/New Years Weeks
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
16 night minimum stay
$9,200
Flat fee
 
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,725
Flat fee
 
 
Film Festival
Jan 27 2015 - Feb 5 2015
10 night minimum stay
$5,750
Flat fee
 
 
Lincoln Weekend
Feb 6 2015 - Feb 9 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,300
Flat fee
 
 
Washington/Valentine's Weekend
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,300
Flat fee
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,045
$10,500
 
 
Spring Break Week(s)
Mar 20 2015 - Apr 5 2015
17 night minimum stay
$10,030
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,570
$11,995
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,770
Flat fee
 
 
4th of July Weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,770
Flat fee
 
 
Fiesta
Aug 5 2015 - Aug 9 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,950
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,360
Flat fee
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,725
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
$9,940
 

Additional information about rental rates

*if booking is made less than 40 days from check in, 100% of balance is due within 24 hours of booking
**monthly rates are for 28 nights (4 weeks)
***SB Film Festival dates each year (dates vary year to year) = EVENT RATE
****tax=12% (31 nts+=0%)
*****WE ONLY ACCEPT VRBO e-CHECK PAYMENTS. OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT OFFERED BY VRBO/HOMEAWAY CHARGE US A FEE, AND IF INCURRED, YOU WILL BE CHARGED IN FULL.

Amenities

From the Owner

The unobstructed ocean views and unique leaning tree make the view from the Retreat something that we cherish. We hope you choose to spend some time in our home and leave loving it as much as we do.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1700 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Mini Suite Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Master bath is en-suite. Mini suite bath has two entrances- one from the en-suite via the mini suite, and one from the hallway.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite Bedroom - 1 king
  • Mini Suite Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Loft area - 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Pack and Play provided for use
  • Master Suite Bedroom has a unique layout with a King bed and 8 stairs to the 3 side by side closets in the upper area. Multiple dressers are on the lower level along with a flat screen wall mounted TV, cable box and DVD player. Mini Suite Bedroom has a Queen bed with a flat screen wall mounted TV, cable box and DVD player. A large closet with shelving inside provides plenty of storage space. Loft area has two twin beds and an amazing view with a private bistro table sitting area. A closet and desk area provide additional uses for this space as a secondary living area or play space.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • We hope you will love the Retreat as much as we do! Please contact us for specific requests, additional photos, and past guest referrals/testimonials. Cheers!
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