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Casa Ray, Artist's Retreat, only 5 minutes to the beach in Santa Barbara

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vacation rental description

Atop the Mesa, this newly redecorated and refurnished home is accented
with original art by the homeowner, a 50 year resident of Santa
Barbara. It is centrally located, close to the 101 freeway, local
neighborhood shopping and restaurants, five minutes to downtown,
beaches and parks.
It has a peek-a-boo view of the Pacific Ocean and the
Channel Islands. Choose from three patios for your morning coffee,
tanning in the afternoon, quiet relaxation, or meals. Solid oak floors
flow through the entry, living room and hallway. The family room and
bedrooms have new carpet. The living room has a gas fireplace. A large
dining table easily seats six. A comfortable family room is perfect for
TV and movies.The master bedroom is romantic and relaxing, with it's own
bathroom. The second bedroom has a double bed with a nautical theme.
The third bedroom has surfer decor and trundle style twin beds. A second
bathroom is off of the hall. The quiet and secluded backyard has a table
for six, a wood burning fireplace, BBQ,and restaurant style grill. This
is a no-smoking property and we do not accept pets.
Comments from past guests:
We had a wonderful time and were very comfortable here at Casa Ray. It felt just liThank you for a wonderful, relaxing weekend. It is a wonderful locake home.
Shawn & Kamela, Simi Valley, CA
We had a wonderful relaxing vacation. We enjoyed warm, comfortable Casa Ray, with soft bath towels in the master and a cozy feeling in the backyard patio. We will be back! Glenn and Grace, Simi Valley, CA
We felt right at home and had a wonderful time! We loved the central location of the home. We also loved having breakfast on the patio, very relaxing! Walter and Shannon, Chatsworth., CA
We had a wonderful time in wonderful Santa Barbara! Awesome backyard patio and fireplace. Thanks for sharing you home! Lacey & Steve, Jackie & Drake, Michelle & Justin, and Frank, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, & Rupert, WA

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Last modified on 07-27-2014 at 3:03 PM.

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Stephen & Gale Ray 805-581-6184

house rental amenities

Three private patios
Indoor and outdoor fireplaces
Comfortable furnishings
Complete kitchen with new stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher,
gas stove top, and microwave
Full size washer and dryer
Stereo CD player
Cable TV with DVD player and VCR
Videos, games, puzzles, books and magazines
Wireless internet
Free local and long distance phone calls within the continental U.S.
Linens, towels and beach towels, and plenty of blankets and pillows
Also included are many discount coupons for restaurants, fast food,
museums & attractions, movies, wine tours, and more.
The Mesa neighborhood shopping area is very convenient and has 2
grocery stores, two drug stores, Starbucks, great restaurants, fast
food, hair and nail salons, and many other services.

activities and attractions in Santa Barbara Central Coast

Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, daily

Santa Barbara County Farmers Markets, weekly, Tues. - Sun.

Alternative Film Festival, July - Aug.

International Film Festival, February

French Festival, July

Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Aug.

Check the Santa Barbara, CA website for many other events and attractions.

Mission Santa Barbara and rose gardens
Sight seeing with many historical sites and museums
Art museum and botanic garden
Horse shows, the Orchid Show and many other events at the Santa Barbara
County Fairgrounds
Ocean and beach, water sports, jet ski and boat rentals, and fishing
Stearn's Wharf, the Yacht Harbor and Breakwater
Restaurants and shopping
Day tours and cruises
Santa Barbara Trolley
Golf nearby
Hiking, biking and rock climbing
Horseback riding
Hang gliding and hot air balloons
Theater, concerts and movies
Close to the San Marcus Pass, Lake Cachuma and Solvang
Wineries and wine tasting
Carousel and skate park
Bike and surrey rentals

vacation rental rates

March 15 - Sept. 15: $ 350 per night weekends, Fri. - Sun.
$ 300 per night weekdays, Mon. - Thurs.
$2200 per week, 7 nights

Sept. 16 - March 14: $ 275 per night
$1925 per week, 7 nights

Please watch for special rates for weekly, monthly or mutiple month rentals.

Holidays are the same rate as summer. A Fri. and/or Sun. will be included in weekend rates if it falls on Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years. Weekdays, Sun.-Sat., will be at the Summer/Holiday weekend rate.

There is a two night minimum stay.

A deposit of $200.00/each week or less, is required to hold a
reservation.

The rent balance, nonrefundable cleaning fee of $165, and refundable security deposit of $350, for damages beyond normal wear and tear, are due two weeks prior to check-in.  The balance due from the security deposit will be refunded within 14 days after checkout.
Included are utilities, telephone (excluding international calls), Cable TV and internet, as well as housekeeping and gardener for monthly rentals.

No smoking or pets are allowed.

Please check our Availability Calendar before inquiring.

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dont-miss
Top things to do in Santa Barbara
  • Urban Wine Trail
  • Old Spanish Days FIESTA, August
  • Go wine tasting in the Sant Ynez Valley
  • Alternative Film Festival, July- Aug
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Top things to do on a budget
  • Go for a hike.
  • Take a picnic to the beach or park.
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens
  • Ride the Santa Barbara Trolley
  • Sit by the patio fireplace in the evenings.
Top things to do with a family
  • Visit the Mission Santa Barbara
  • Go to the Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Stearn's Wharf
  • Take a bike ride on Cabrillo Blvd.
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traveler reviews for this santa barbara house rental

Weekend Family Wedding

Review submitted: May 18, 2014   Date of arrival: April 11, 2014

We attended a large family wedding/reunion and needed a place to stay for the weekend. This home fit the bill nicely. it was clean, comfortable and close to downtown Santa Barbara. There is plenty of parking in the driveway but backing out into traffic was a little tricky. For the price, we would definitely stay here again.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Large space & Great backyard

Review submitted: July 18, 2013   Date of arrival: July 12, 2013

This place is large and spaceous with a great backyard for hanging out, playing cards and bbq-ing. It was also very clean and neat. It is not situated in the downtown area, but it was fairly easy to take a cab or drive anywhere we needed to go. While we never met the owners in person, they were extremly helpful in answering our questions and made renting the place very easy. They were also flexible with our arrival time which was much appreciated. Their suggestions for breakfast was also very great. We had a wonderful breakfast on the beach that was only about 1 mile away with no waiting for a party of 6! That was definitly one of the perks about not being right in the downtown area!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

A Wonderful Time

Review submitted: January 1, 2012   Date of arrival: December 26, 2011

It's hard to express how much we enjoyed staying here. My wife, daughters, and son-in-law loved it and heralded me for finding such a nice place--spacious, close to the ocean and to Santa Barbara's other attractions. It's also tastefully decorated--much more so than one expects in a vacation rental. And best of all, we had great weather, even in late December. The owners were accommodating and easy to work with. Book this place and the good times will follow.

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

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