House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)
Zen Retreat is a beautiful modern home that is situated on the Mesa with easy access to the beach and downtown Santa Barbara. This nicely appointed 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home is an ideal Santa Barbara vacation rental for couples or families. Set up as two master suites, each bedroom features a spacious design, Asian décor, comfortable king-size bed, and a beautifully finished bathroom.
Architectural buffs are sure to appreciate the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired lines throughout the house, especially the stained glass detail. The fully stocked kitchen is the perfect place for those who love to cook and prefer to do it in style. There are stainless steel appliances throughout and top of the line cook-wear for your use. The kitchen also opens up to the family room,creating a nice space for entertaining or for a family to gather.
Guests will also want to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor space by sitting next to the fire pit for a relaxing glass of wine. You are sure to enjoy the sunset and ocean views that the Zen Retreat offers, as well as it's quiet and peaceful atmosphere. There's a gas BBQ located on the patio and plenty of space for outdoor dining, with heat lamps to provide extra warmth after the sun goes down. After a day at the beach, you can rinse off in the outdoor shower that is located off the first master bedroom.
For those who have to work while they are away, there is a large office space off of the family room with desks and chairs for your use. The house also has high speed internet available.
Downtown Santa Barbara is only a 5 minute drive, where you can explore the Paseo Nuevo mall and some of the best restaurants in Central California. If you feel like a stroll on the beach or getting a bite to eat at the popular Harbor restaurants, you can drive 5 minutes in the other direction from downtown. The Zen Retreat is also in close proximity to the Mesa retail area that provides the gourmet market Lazy Acres, Starbucks, pharmacy, DVD rentals and more.
We are confident that with its lush landscape, modern design, comfortable furnishings and great location, you are sure to enjoy Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals, Zen Retreat. It's the perfect choice when deciding where you would like to stay in paradise.
Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals' Concierge Service is available as well as numerous other services to assure that you will have the experience of a lifetime in beautiful Santa Barbara.
Perfect Home, Perfect Location
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Perfect Home, Perfect Location
We stayed in your home for a week. We loved the contemporary look of the home. Master bedroom was wonderful. Loved the spacious walk-in closet and the bath off of the master. The place was very well stocked. The location was so quiet and enjoyed all of the outdoor space including the fire pit. Location was perfect, close to a fabulous grocery store, just down the hill. Also was close to the ocean and downtown Santa Barbara. We hiked with a local hiking group in the mountains. Would highly recommend and we hope to stay there again.
Perfect Relaxing Retreat
We spent a week at The Zen Retreat while attending festivities and the wedding of our son. Now that he and our new daughter in-law will be living in Santa Barbara, we will most definitely make The Zen Retreat our "home-away-from-home," when we visit them, we loved it that much. The home is slightly tucked away and perched on a knoll corner lot in a very quiet, well-maintained neighborhood. Literally no street traffic noise, sirens, overhead planes, or rowdy neighbors. The home is beautifully maintained and looks exactly like the photos. Very clean, modern, Frank Lloyd Wright style combined with Asian/India inspiration. With parents of the groom, bridesmaid sister, brother groomsman, and groom....all attending brunches, luncheons, dinners and finally a large, day-long wedding....we were most impressed with the large closets for all our wardrobe changes. With double sinks in both baths, we each had our "own station" for getting camera ready. The showers and jacuzzi will relax and reinvigorate you. We even purchased the towels offered at the home on our return. So luxurious! Having previously lived in Santa Barbara for 20 years, we knew we wanted to be in the microclimate of The Mesa in late July for the cool ocean breezes. The kitchen is fully-equipped from coffeemaker to wok; laundry room with iron and ironing board, washer and dryer. Convenient with auto to downtown, Mesa Shopping, and Shoreline Park. Stereo/audio, TV surround -sound first rate. A relaxing, peaceful retreat for all of us after hectic social days. Just what we were looking for during our stay. Zen Retreat....aptly named!
A wonderful retreat in Santa Barbara
We spent a week at this magnificent house. Everything looked even nicer in person. The location is fabulous: close enough to downtown Santa Barbara but also secluded from noise and traffic…
The property is beautiful, very clean and peaceful. It also has all the amenities with very detailed instructions that got us going on all the electronics in no time.
We especially enjoyed the sunsets around the outdoor fire pit.
It was indeed the perfect Zen retreat!!!
We will definitely stay here again.
Truly an amazing and perfect home!
This house was perfect!
Amazing home-- super cozy and comfortable. Kitchen is fantastic as is the entire feel of the house.
Location is so central it was easy to get to any part of the Santa Barbara (beach, downtown, even the mountains for a hike).
I really can't think of anything else I'd want in a rental.
Family and friend reunion
Our stay at the Zen Retreat exceeded all of our expectations. We came to Santa Barbara to meet up with our kids and friends and the location was perfect for all of our activities. It was easy to get to the beaches, downtown, hikes and our bike rides. Our favorite times were just hanging out in the house at night. The home is beautiful, clean, well stocked and exceptionally maintained. We will tell our friends and will come back again soon. Thank you!!!
Activity and Interests
- $300- $350/nt
- US Dollars
- There is a 7 night minimum at this property.
- Prices don't include 12% occupancy tax; $1500 security deposit; Cleaning fee
- Cleaning fee & security deposit are subject to change on stays of
- 30 days or more.
- Prices do not include a booking fee of $75 - $150.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Tourist Attractions
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- DVD Player ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
- botanical garden
- health/beauty spa
- live theater
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- surf fishing
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, outdoor shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 king
- Bedroom 2 - 1 king
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- 6 garden chairs
- 1 Full Size Sleeper Sofa Surround sound system with iPod connection. Blu-Ray player with separate CD player. Reverse osmosis system at the kitchen sink for drinking water. Soft water system for entire house.