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180 Degree Ocean Views-2 Suites Plus Loft in Santa Barbara

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vacation rental description

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.

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 2 story house
    • floor area 1700 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • oceanfront
      • 180 degree unobstructed ocean views
  • Theme
    • away from it all
    • family
    • romantic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • telephone
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • garage
    • living room
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
    • washing machine
      • front load
    • clothes dryer
      • front load
    • parking
      • We ask that all our guests use the garage at all times
    • internet
      • Wifi and high speed internet
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
    • refrigerator
    • microwave
    • dishwasher
    • dishes & utensils
    • pantry items
      • We often use the Retreat for our personal use, and you will find basic kitchen items provided (oils, spices, sugars, etc)
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • stove
      • 5 burner
    • oven
      • Convection
  • Dining
    • dining
    • child's highchair
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • hot tub
  • 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, beds for 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.
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • dvd player
    • video library
    • stereo
    • games
    • books
    • toys
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
    • lawn / garden
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair accessible
    • pets considered
      • Please contact us directly regarding pets. If approved we will require an additional deposit and documentation on the pet(s).
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • 23
    • long-term renters welcome
  • 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!

activities and attractions in Santa Barbara Central Coast

  • Attractions
    • churches
    • marina
    • playground
    • winery tours
    • zoo
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
    • cinemas
    • museums
    • live theater
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • beachcombing
    • paddle boating
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • shopping
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • shelling
    • wildlife viewing
    • antiquing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • deepsea fishing
    • pier fishing
    • roller blading
    • sound/bay fishing
    • swimming
    • wind-surfing
    • hiking
    • paragliding
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • kayaking
    • surfing
    • fishing

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  • owner Tamara
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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 nights
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Flat fee
4 nights
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 nights
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
Flat fee
3 nights
Veteran's Day Weekend
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 10 2014
Flat fee
4 nights
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
Flat fee
10 nights
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
7 nights
Christmas/New Years Weeks
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Flat fee
16 nights
MLK Weekend
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 18 2015
Flat fee
3 nights
Lincoln Weekend
Feb 6 2015 - Feb 9 2015
Flat fee
4 nights
Washington/Valentine's Weekend
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 2015
Flat fee
4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 nights

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 (Jan 22, 15'-Feb 1, 15') = EVENT RATE
****tax=12% (31 nts+=0%)

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traveler reviews for this santa barbara house rental

Stunning Views, Excellent Quality - Our Favorite!

Review submitted: May 31, 2014   Date of arrival: May 21, 2014

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!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2



Review submitted: April 24, 2014   Date of arrival: March 14, 2014

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.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


Perfect for My Dog and Me

Review submitted: January 12, 2014   Date of arrival: December 18, 2013

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.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

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This vacation rental has been listed since 06/18/2013.