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Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, Ping Pong, Close to Downtown and Beach

Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, Ping Pong, Close to Downtown and Beach

Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 27, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-15 with four bedroom next door)

(NOTE: this home sleeps 4-5 on its own, OR up to 16 when rented along with the four bedroom home next door).

This enchanting home has sweeping mountain and peaks at the ocean in a perfect location; quiet neighborhood less than two minute drive to downtown or one of several popular beaches.

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 free wireless Internet and washer/dryer a week- or month-long stay is possible and utterly comfortable.

One queen and one king pillow top mattress along with a small twin floor bed (good for 5' 4' or smaller) provide ample sleeping for up to five. All beds have fine linens and comforters, making the space perfect for a group of four adults or five-six with children.

Dining room seats four-five comfortably with kitchen bar seating two. High chair available.

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 $179 – $269/night Fall, Winter and Spring and $199 – $325/night during the Summer.

Features:

- Less than a mile to beach

- Just a mile to downtown Santa Barbara and State Street

- 1/2 mile 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 more than the normal blender, toaster and coffee maker (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.

GUEST COMMENTS

'Perfect 'Home-from-Home' for a Family Vacation in SB' July 2011

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

'Santa Barbara Rental - Perfect' December 2011

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 2012

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 2011

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 2011

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 close to downtown (loved the shopping) and even though we didn't go to the beach on this trip we noticed they have a boogie board and other beach stuff. We've already planned a repeat girls' weekend for July 2012! Thanks Robinsons, neat place. - Cindy, Jennifer, Megan and Bryce

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More Details
  • Sleeps 17
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Your hosts have been offering two vacation homes for nine years and love meeting guests and helping them create a comfortable and memorable stay.

We love what we do and take great pride in providing a clean, comfortable and well maintained place that will accentuate and improve time away from home.

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Speaks:: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment from TripAdvisor.com:

"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."
Jan 2010
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21 Reviews

4.7
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, Ping Pong, Close to Downtown and Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p46290vb
-(805) 895-0787 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
California
5

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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Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, Ping Pong, Close to Downtown and Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p46290vb
-(805) 895-0787 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
California
5

Peaceful, Just What We Needed

  • 5 of 5
Our family has stayed here before and this trip was equally enjoyable. The garden and hot tub area are private and quiet and the home is close to the things we like to do including shopping downtown, Thousand Steps Beach and the zoo. We'll see you again next year. Thank you Lynn for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
business
Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, Ping Pong, Close to Downtown and Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p46290vb
-(805) 895-0787 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Switzerland
5

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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Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, Ping Pong, Close to Downtown and Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p46290vb
-(805) 895-0787 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Ashburn, VA
5

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!

Pam
  • 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
business
Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, Ping Pong, Close to Downtown and Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p46290vb
-(805) 895-0787 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Scottsdale, Az, USA
5

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!
business
Charming Home w/Views, Hot Tub, Ping Pong, Close to Downtown and Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p46290vb
-(805) 895-0787 (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Oregon
5

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

Location

From the Owner

We chose all of our homes because of their neighborhood locations, proximity to downtown and the beach and amazing views.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cliff Room at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Municipal Course at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Mesa Cafe, Tapas, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Chinese at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Mesa Lane at 3 Miles Nearest Point of Interest : Downtown Santa Barbara and State Street Nearest Point of Interest : Mesa Village Nearest Point of Interest : Stearn's Wharf and Sunday Art Walk Nearest Point of Interest : Santa Barbara City College Nearest Point of Interest : Santa Barbara Mission Nearest Point of Interest : Santa Barbara Marina

20 minute walk to Thousand Steps Beach

25 minute walk to Hendry's and Arroyo Burro Beach

15 minute walk to Mesa Village for dining, grocery, organic produce, Lazy Acres, drug store and more

25 minute walk to Downtown Santa Barbara (along Carrillo Blvd)

Availability

From $199 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 8 2015 - Sep 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$259
From
$299
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,795
$3,795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$199
From
$239
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,493
$5,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning $165.00 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $65.00 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Two night stays only permitted mid-week or where a hole in the calendar permits.
Rates valid for party of 4, add'l guests add $15/person/night.
Summer: three night minimum unless a hole in the calendar is two or three nights.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

Our favorite spot at this particular home is the patio where birds sing, the sun sets and an evening dinner at the patio table is easy with the kitchen close by. It's a relaxing location and when we can get in (very ifew openings these days) we thoroughly enjoy our stay.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 930 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bath 1: tub and shower combo, hair dryer, scale. Bath 2: toilet, sink, vanity, hair dryer.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1) with memory foam toppers. One twin foam floor bed, one twin air mattress, one pack n' play crib. (four additional bedrooms located at home next door - separate address)

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Ping Pong Table

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