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Beautiful Spanish Villa with Spa & 360 View on 1.6 Acre

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 18, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

During Summer months - weekly stay is recommended.

This amazing home was built with the 360 degree view in mind. Walk out on the veranda in the morning, with a hot coffee and paper, and you will catch the early morning animals beginning to stir. Hummingbirds, deer, eagles, coyotes, etc. are just some of the wildlife all around. Relax in a soothing spa and enjoy peacefulness and tranquility with mountains and nature surrounding you.

With 1.6 very private acres, beautiful landscaping, and huge grass areas perfect for croquet or badmitton, it's hard to imagine downtown Santa Barbara only 2 miles away. At night, enjoy a fire in one of the two outdoor fire places either next to the jacuzzi or outdoor dining area and kitchen. Or toast up some 'smores around the huge firepit and stargaze at the black sky unobstructed by city lights. Let yourself go and feel a lifetime away.

Go inside and open some of the 10 french doors and unite the indoors and out. Every room in this incredible property has amazing views. The home is tastefully decorated in similar motifs as the Biltmore hotel. Huge vaulted celings throughout, profesional grade appliances, slate kitchen counter tops, tumbled marble bathrooms, fireplaces in master suite and great room, high quality linens as well as high speed wireless internet make this home first class. The newly added game room includes ping pong, air hockey, piano, etc. Children can enjoy the trampoline and swing set, scooters, games and toys. Our pet Turkey and his five best friend chickens are friendly and fun. Enjoy fresh eggs every morning for breakfast. No care is needed for them. Our gardner cares for them weekly. There truly is something for everyone!

This is a once in a lifetime place, with access to everything you need for a memorable visit. Hiking and world-class cycling trails are within a mile of the property. Watch paragliders and hang-gliders land in the adjacent meadow. Enjoy a horseback or mountain bike ride in the 200 acre park across the street. Walk only steps to tennis courts. For a small fee, use of our private tennis club with pool, jacuzzi, work out classes and machines can be arranged. The Santa Barbara Tennis Club is only one mile away.

Pristine beaches and downtown shopping only 2 miles away. Nestled between Montecito and Santa Barbara, it is the perfect location to experience the shopping, restaraunts, beaches, wildlife, sporting activities, and tranquility the entire area has to offer. Experiance the FULL Santa Barbara lifestyle in this amazing home.

This house is perfect for entertaining and relaxing with the feeling of seclusion yet close to everything.

We do not allow weddings or parties of any sort. Only a maximum of 8 guests on the property at any time.

Keywords: House, casita,serene

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are the Morison Family. We have 3 children ages 13,10,and 15. We built our home with the love of Santa Barbara Spanish style and the love of the out doors. We love hiking, biking, traveling, and all kinds of sports. Snow skiing and snow boarding fill many Winter days. Summer days, we spend a lot of time at our Lake house on Lake Nacimiento, wake boarding and water skiing!

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our personal guest book contains hunderds of happy and thankful guests! The following are just a few of the many that have stayed at our property. Please feel free to email me and I would be happy to send a visual copy of the book and also many more photos!



Dear Morison Family,

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your lovely home. The little touches, such as flowers and welcome board made us feel immediately at home. It was the perfect atmosphere and everyone loved the setting!

Thank you,

Bron Family

2-17-07



Morison Family,

Thank you for an incredible weekend! Your home is fabulous and we loved the view! We cant wait to come back!

Sincerely,

Lindsey 6-3-07



Morison Family,

Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Gorgeous house, serene setting- a perfect spot for rejuvenation!

Michele Oniel

5-17-09
Jan 2010
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29 Reviews

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based on 29 traveler reviews

5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this home over UCSB graduation weekend. Everything was as beautiful as advertised, and the views were stunning. The landscaping is beautifully maintained with a big variety of seating areas from which to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Just a few minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, you get the town at your fingertips while relaxing in what feels like your own ranch. Loved the fresh eggs!! We hope we get to go back to this place sometime!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The most amazing views!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Jill's place thinking the photos of the views couldn't be more spectacular and they were,we turned the bend of the driveway and could not believe how beautiful it was,the house is very charming and had everything we could possibly need for our 3 night stay.The living areas were comfortable although we barely spent any time inside as the outdoor areas are fantastic,there are 3 levels to choose from and all have stunning views,I keep going on about the views but honestly they are lovely ,friends kept messaging me where are you? How did you find that house?

The hot tub on the bottom level was great nice and clean and easy to work.Our dogs had the time of their lives chasing the chipmunks and roaming the yard.My brother in law who was visiting from Scotland hired a bike and Jill filled him in on trails he could easily access straight from the house which he took advantage of daily.

Its about a 15 minute drive to Hendry's beach which lets dogs go off leash so this was a fave of ours The Boathouse restaurant there is pretty good too for lunch,the Ahi Tuna sandwich was fabulous.We honestly didn't spend a whole lot of time in Santa Barbara as we couldn't wait to get back to the house.

We did go shopping on State Street and lunch at Bucatinis on State which was great too.

We have wonderful memories of the house and wouldn't hesitate to go back, our visitors from Scotland got to see another part of California as we are from Northern California and our kids drove up from LA to be with us for a night so was ideal for us,don't hesitate to book this one its special we have booked on VRBO for years all over the world and this has been our favorite so far,thanks for sharing your lovely home with us Jill. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with view and plenty of gathering areas

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 8 girls stay at this home for a bachelorette weekend. It was absolutely beautiful. Great view of the valley with different areas outdoors for gathering. Trampoline, bbq area, pergola for outdoor dining, grassy area for relaxing, jacuzzzi, and many different firepits. It was hard for us to leave and venture out! Jill was super sweet and accommodating. Overall we had a blast and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Girlfriend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home was PERFECT for our girls get away weekend to celebrate our 25th college reunion!! All 8 of us slept comfortably & there was plenty of space for all of us to hangout outside too!!! This home is very comfortable with every amenity we needed & everywhere you look there is a gorgeous view!! I highly recommend this property & the owner was so fabulous to work with!! Don't look any further...this home is a piece of paradise!! 😀

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Girl's Weekend in SB

  • 5 of 5

Every year a group of moms (who meet when our babies were in diapers) get together for Mother's Day weekend to celebrate and have a truly relaxing Mother's Day. This year we chose Santa Barbara. Four of us arrived on Thursday afternoon and were met with Jill at the house. We were blown away by the view. The house is set-up to take advantage of the rolling hills views. It felt like we were in the hills of Italy yet we were 5-10 minutes from restaurants and stores. Everything was clean and the pictures do not do the house justice. The patio areas had multiple fire pits. We picked up two more friends from the train station and decided to order food and enjoy the house and patios. We hiked to Parma park right from the house and took the view trail to get a panoramic view of Santa Barbara, Montecito and the ocean. We also went wine tasting and to an adult event at the zoo. Getting fresh eggs from the chicken and making meals in the well-stocked kitchen was also a highlight of our weekend. I especially appreciated how clean the house was and the little touches like the twinkling lights and flameless candles. We haven't visited the same place twice yet, but if we do- it would be here.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views, serene setting

  • 5 of 5

My family rented Jill's house for a birthday celebration. The home was perfect for what we were looking for. It easily and comfortably accommodated all 9 of us (7 adults, 2 children). The house was so charming and had the quintessential Santa Barbara feel. It made for a very relaxing weekend. The views from the house are absolutely spectacular (as are the grounds). All of the outdoor space and the multiple fireplaces (including a fire pit) made for cozy evenings outside, visiting and roasting marshmallows. The location was perfect for us too. It is set back in the mountains just enough to feel far away, yet if you needed to get into town, it was just a quick car ride away. The beach wasn't far either! We went on daily walks around the neighborhood, which offered even more amazing views. I couldn't have asked for a better rental. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return in the future! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, Jill!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We love the location of our home. It feels as if it is in a serene Oasis far from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet it is close (2 miles) to downtown with restaurants, shopping, and beaches. We love to hike. Many hiking trails are a stones throw away! World class biking, running, and walking outside the front door.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Weekend
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$595
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $150
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Prices may vary depending on summer months and holidays.

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Amenities

From the Owner

There is Santa Barbara's raw natural beauty as far as the eye can see. Viewing all kinds of wildlife is amazing. We are visited regularly by deer, bunnies, and distant howls of coyotes. Bird watching over the canyon is spectacular. Hawks, Eagles, Owls, and even para gliders are a common experience.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • 3

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Loft
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1)

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Fireplace in great room, Fireplace in master suite, Two outdoor fireplaces, fire pit, Outdoor kitchen(gas grill, smoker, sink, refridgerator), Outdoor dining area, Private jacuzzi, Bose surround sound, Full Gormet Kitchen, Seperate shower in master, Tumbled Marble bathrooms, Saltilo tile floors throughout

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