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Property Details

Updated: Apr 18, 2015
House, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, sleeps 2-6

This home has a three night minimum (once in a while four nights). If the calendar has a two night opening, a two night stay is possible. Click the calendar icon to the right to find the perfect dates for your trip.

This enchanting home has sweeping mountain and partial ocean views in a quite residential neighborhood less than three minutes to the beach or downtown.

The most popular home in our offering, guests rave about cleanliness, peaceful location, warmly decorated interior and fun extras such as ping pong, boogie board and umbrella, kids toys and hot tub.

With wireless Internet, washer/dryer and ample linens a week- or month-long stay is possible and utterly comfortable in this home.

Bedroom One: Queen bed with moutain view, TV, steps to gated yard.

Bedroom Two: King bed, 1/2 bath, partial ocean view, desk

Each of the two bedrooms has vaulted ceilings, new mattresses (Fall 2010) and fine linens. A twin floor mattress can be placed in either bedroom permitting the home to sleep four adults comfortably and five-six with children.

Dining room table seats four-six (up to eight if you don't mind being chummy). The kitchen bar has seating for two and a chair mounted high chair is included for the smallest guest.

Living room has flat screen TV, DVD player and movie library suited for kids and adults alike including the latest comedy, romance, mystery and action movies. Board games, tour and hiking books as well as coupons for local attractions are provided to make the most of your stay.

Rates vary by length of stay and number in party and range from $189 – $275/night Fall, Winter and Spring and $199 – $325/night during the Summer.


- One mile to beach

- One mile to downtown Santa Barbara and State Street

- Walk to Mesa Village shops and dining

- Gated yard with sunset patio

- Back yard with private hot tub and ping pong

- Flat screen TV

- DVD player and movie library

- Board games

- Maps and tour books

- Fully stocked kitchen with pizza stone, muffin tins, garlic press, veggie steamer, salad spinner

- Charming architecture with built in vanity, desk, dresser drawers and vaulted ceilings

Looking forward to providing your home-away-from-home here in Santa Barbara.


'Perfect 'Home-from-Home' for a Family Vacation in SB' July 2012

The location is great (close to Downtown and the beach yet in a quiet residential area up on Mesa with a great view of the mountains) as are the house and lot (very family friendly with enclosed back yard, ping-pong table, hot tub etc.). Truly 'Home-from-Home'. - Cathal, Denmark

'Home away from home...but in Santa Barbara' March 2012

We rented the house for a week during which our daughter got married. So comfortable and spacious. The house and yards couldn't have been more wonderful for ourselves, the kids with us, and family and friends who visited. The home is complete with everything you need...and more. Ping pong and the hot tub were particular big hits. And fenced yard for our dog! - Bonnie and Ric, Bay Area

'Charming...just perfect!' March 2011

Really nice, cozy place with a great kitchen and toys and movies for the kids. My wife was happy the kitchen had a window to the yard where the kids played so she could cook and they could play. We played ping pong almost every day and liked having a hot tub too. I liked the wireless Internet - was able to take a couple more days vacation that way. We walked to Hilda Rae Park a couple times (took five minutes) where they had great views of the city and good play structure for our five year old. Thank you! - Scott and Judy Mae

'Pleasantly Surprised' December 2010

We had never vacationed using a vac home and we were really happy with what we landed. The house was in a quiet neighborhood and the way the house sits, we didn't have any neighbors, yet we were in a neighborhood. We loved the views (wow!) and the gated yard for our toddler was perfect. She loved the hot wheels car and the dvds. The beds were comfortable and the home was really well-stocked in the linens and kitchen department.

Thanks Lynn and Scott, we'll be back. - Gay and Tom Sheegay, Boise

'Cute, Nice Views' October 2009

We loved this cottage! Just girls for this trip and it was a perfect location. Had fun playing board games, sitting on the patio watching the sunset and bbq'ing. They have a good collection of DVDs. It was%

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  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

Your hosts have been welcoming guests to Santa Barbara in three warmly decorated, view homes since 2004. We love meeting new people from all over the globe and helping travelers create wonderful memories.

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"We love our February home-away-from-home on Calle Cortita in Santa Barbara. We especially love the location of this small house, in the hills overlooking the city of Santa Barbara. We love getting away from Wisconsin winters and living in Santa Barbara in a neighborhood where we can walk to wonderful stores, to the Ocean, downtown for lunch. We love winter walking without worries about ice and snow. We love looking at the sky over the mountains as we sit at the breakfast table in the mornings. We love the patio at our little house in the hills. This is our Feb. home."
Feb 2010
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Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Cute, quiet

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week in this place and had a great time. The house isn't huge, but there was plenty of space for us especially because of the patio and outdoor furniture which, being right off the living room and kitchen, was like another 500 square feet of living space.
The decor is super cute. We've not experienced a vacation home this well-stocked in our six years of vacation home stays.
Ping Pong was fun as was the hot tub - jets were good at soothing sore muscles after our sailing and body surfing at the beach.

We took walks to the Village for groceries and dinner. If you like to park your car and walk, this house a good one. The "Village" - as they call it - is 15 minutes and uphill on the way home, great after stuffing yourself at Alcazar (tapas bar) or Sczechuan Chinese - yumm
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2007
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely delightful visit, with the weather cooperating in the best way. The stand-alone house is in a very quiet neighborhood, no traffic noise. Walking to the beach took 20 minutes, but totally worth it. We were able to walk along the beach and around the cliffs because the tide was moderate. Enjoyed the breaking waves and pelicans and the varied and fascinating geological features of the cliff wall. By car, 5 minutes into town -- we always returned to the same parking garage on Anacapa. We ate twice at Le petit Valentien -- the steaks were SO EXCEPTIONAL that we had to return. We found some excellent wine tasting rooms in town, the best often hidden from the main streets.

When we went to try the Jacuzzi, we found only 6 inches of water inside. Turns out the Jacuzzi had sprung a leak. Within 1 day Lynn had it replaced with a brand new one, which we used every day, sometimes quietly at night.

When we had a question, Lynn was ALWAYS accessible by phone. She is an excellent owner (lives in the house next door and a special hug to her), always helpful, but never imposing. Her pleasant cat Pebbles frequently made a quiet appearance

The house is very well appointed and clean, the king bed is super and the couch in the living room is comfortable. Everything in the house works. The TV is HDMI and we could connect from our laptop (using our HDMI cable). Lots of useful items in the kitchen and refrigerator (salsa, vinegar, oil, noodles, etc etc). It is nice when guests leave some items for the next visitors, we did, too. We did our shopping at Trader Joe's, our favorite store every time we come to California. Wish we had such an outlet in Switzerland.

The back yard is nice -- here we encountered the ONLY real noise, a screechy scrub jay that loved the peanuts we fed him. He became quite tame after a couple of days. We never used the outside grill( there are 3) although everything was provided. We even decided to fry fish in the kitchen twice because the exhaust fan worked so well.

Bottom line -- this is a really great place to rent, spacious and comfortable. We gave it a "10".

Jörg and Claudia
Zürich, Switzerland
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Ashburn, VA

Perfect Spot for Us!

  • 5 of 5
Perfect house for two mom's and two freshman boys getting settled into college dorms far from home. Cozy older house with modern conveniences and updated decor. Quiet, safe, private neighboorhood to relax in at night. Easy access to 101 highway and short, pretty ride to State street for shopping and meals out. Nice mountain views and lots of hummingbirds buzzing around garden flowers. One close, reserved parking spot and easy street parking for other cars. House was equipped with everything we needed in the kitchen and bath, with lots of extra blankets, and throws to use sitting out at night on the patio.

Lynn was very easy to work with in reserving the property, paying the fees, and answering any property usage questions once we arrived. A very good value for the rate and we were very happy to be able to reserve a rare 6 night Wed.-Tuesday time period. First time to Santa Barbara and the house and working with Lynn were part of a very good experience. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Scottsdale, Az, USA

Charming and popular view home one mile to downtow

  • 5 of 5
Very charming & comfortable casita on the Mesa. Home well stocked, quiet neighborhood. Cl;osde to beaches as well as town. Owners Lynn & Scott are very nice & attentive.

Am a former resident of the area, have rented other condos with disappointing results. Not the case here. This will be my "go to spot" whenever I return home!
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jill, was a pleasure hosting you and Nicky. Thanks for staying with us. Hope to see you in 2013!
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Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Great Santa Barbara Home

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had a great time at this Santa Barbara home. It's in a nice, quiet neighborhood and easy to get everywhere, but you definitely need a car. The house is clean and as pictured. The owner is responsive and was very accommodating. There is an incredible Thai restaurant close to the house, Meun Fan Thai Cafe, and a great breakfast place downtown called Cajun Kitchen Cafe.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Denver, CO

Great Location, Nice View

  • 5 of 5
For our annual family reunion we chose this house and the one next door and loved that we were able to get everyone together this year. Both homes are very clean and had stuff for the beach which we appreciated. The views are really nice (mountain views and some ocean views too) and both had nice outdoor areas for our BBQs. The kids loved the hot tubs (nice that we had one at each house since we were such a large group) and the ping pong table. A couple of our kids took the bus to downtown one day, we appreciated that the 4 and 5 bus stop were only a block away and went to the transit center where they walked a block to downtown State Street. Thanks Lynn and Scott for a wonderful stay and helping us make neat memories.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We're thrilled you all had a wonderful stay and look forward to seeing you again next year.


From the Owner

The view, quiet neighborhood and proximity to downtown, the beach and all that's amazing about the city.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SBA (Santa Barbara Airport) at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cliff Room at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Municipal at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 101 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Mesa Cafe, Tapas, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Chinese at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Mesa Lane at 3 Miles

Activities (nearby): Hiking, Rock Climbing, Biking, Golf, Tennis,

Racquetball, Basketball, Fitness Center, Gym, Miniature Golf,

Amusement Parks, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback

Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums,

Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Water-

skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Downhill



From $189 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 21 2015 - May 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 20 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Out clean fee $165 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Nightly range: $179 - $349
Refundable security deposit: $500 (please disregard other figures on VRBO.
Weekly range: $1095 - $2095
Cleaning Rate: $150 - $184 (depends on length of stay and number in party)
Monthly Rate: $3995 - $7995

**Rates based on party of four, varies by length of stay and season**

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Updated: Apr 18, 2015


From the Owner

Walk to Mesa Village, parks, dining, grocery shopping and more. Serene and scenic neighborhood is close to everything, yet private and relaxing.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Internet


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 950 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom
  • Bathrooms include fluffy towels, hair dryer and bar soap.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Master with its own half bath and vanity area, tv and vcr. Queen has sneak peak at ocean and steps to gated patio.


  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Amenities: TV, DVD, Stereo, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Toaster Oven, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils, Fine Linens, Washer & Dryer, Gas Grill, Ping Pong Table (upon request), Hot Tub. This is a non-smoking home.

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