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Award-winning modernist dream house with gorgeous backyard oasis: Upper East Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

house, 3200 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 4 bathrooms

Designed by Michelle Kaufmann, an award-winning green architect, and located on Santa Barbara’s Upper East Side, the Upper East Retreat is located in a safe and quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance of the historic Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Gardens. Explore State Street with a bike ride or leisurely stroll to the downtown area. Or bask in the sunshine in the beautiful backyard, where indoor space and outdoor living effortlessly merge into an idyllic backdrop for the ultimate Santa Barbara getaway.

With recent articles in Seasons Magazine and Better Homes and Gardens, this eco-friendly home has earned substantial praise from the press for its “green” construction and design. Multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas create a wonderful environment for families and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company. Beautiful, brand new furnishings and original artwork accent the modern contemporary aesthetic of this spectacular Santa Barbara home.

Pets are welcomed at this home with appropriate screening and accompanying pre-authorization.

At InvitedHome, we aim to please. But because many Santa Barbara homes do have minimum stays, we may not be able to accommodate your preferred length of visit. However, current schedules and bookings change all the time. So please don't hesitate to reach out to a vacation consultant to discuss your desired dates today!

Why stay with InvitedHome?

InvitedHome set out to transform the vacation rental experience by combining the high standards and service of fine hotels with beautiful private homes in amazing destinations. And that’s just what we’ve done. With more than 80 location-based employees, 24/7 guests services and effortless online reservations, we manage 170+ handpicked homes in 9 must-do destinations across the country. Discover why more than 50,000 people create lasting memories with InvitedHome every year.

Need help planning your trip? Speak with one of our experienced vacation consultants who can help you find the best home to fit your group’s travel needs.

Best. Vacation. Ever.

Our homes help inspire greater vacation experiences – sparking moments and memories you can only make with your friends and family. We are firm believers that vacations are essential to the soul, so in order to provide you with the Best. Vacation. Ever., every detail, every idea, every process, and every home is managed by our carefully selected, locally situated InvitedHome staff.

Other property managers or private homeowners may not be available if you encounter an issue during your stay. But with InvitedHome, you can relax knowing help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day. Visit to learn more.

More Details

Property Manager
InvitedHome Santa Barbara
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)


gorgeous indoor outdoor living

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of people for my birthday and not only were we all able to cook, lounge, and hang all together in a variety of spaces, but when each of us wanted a little space, there was plenty to be had. The hot tub is really dreamy and I didn't miss a pool at all. One can walk to the beach from the house as well as up and down State St, the Botanic Gardens, the Funk Zone. A truly special place that utilizes space well so that you can feel the separation of outdoor and indoor melt away while you enjoy the California evening. All my friends bookmarked the place and many are already making plans to book it with their families/friends. Everyone benefited greatly from time at this dream home!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the home. It sounds like it was an amazing trip. We would love to have you, or any of your friends, anytime!
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Fabulous vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This house is even more beautiful than the photos. The design beauty is in the integration of the outside gardens into the living space. We had a multi-generational house from age 21 to 90 and it worked for everyone. We had plenty of living space even for a large group of people. One night we had a wonderful dinner outside on the back porch with extra guests, maybe 14 people around the table and it was lovely. Which brings me to the second best feature, this is a cooking kitchen! We ate almost all our dinners in because it was so fun to work in, and of course the Santa Barbara farmers market was gorgeous. To give an example, not only were the knives highest quality - Wustof - but my favorite electric knife sharpener from chef's choice was in the drawer! And it went up from there. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in SB!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and had so much fun cooking in the kitchen. It sounds like a wonderful family trip. We look forward to having you back anytime!
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My husband and I couldn't...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! The view was amazing and the home was gorgeous. It met all my expectations plus more. It was pefect being so close to wine tasting, excellent restaurants, and the beach - we can't wait to come back! Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Thanks so much for making...

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for making our anniversary

weekend so special! Your home is beautiful and we

could not have asked for a better week away! You

guys thought of everything and we really felt like

we were at a 5 star spa when using our master

bathroom! We'll be back next year and hope to

plan our family reunion at your house! Now if only

we could convince you to help with the design and

remodel of our house! You are so talented!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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We had such an amazing ti...

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time in Santa Barbara and wanted to say "thanks"! Not only was the house gorgeous, but the location was perfect. We were so close to all the great restuarants, bars, and shopping, but felt like we were at a private resort when we were at the house. Your recommendations were perfect and made for a great night out. The only thing that could have made the trip better would've been MORE time to stay! Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Upper East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom #3 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom #4 - 1 queen
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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