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180 Degree Ocean Views-2 Suites Plus Loft

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 23, 2016
2 Bed, 2 Bath + Loft (Sleeps 6)

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a retired University Professor couple who were both raised and married over 51 years ago in Santa Barbara.

Speaks: english

15 Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

5

Delightful spot

  • 5 of 5

As if the sound and sight of the Pacific Ocean weren't enough, the house is lovely and beautifully stocked. We loved the area too and had a terrific vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our three day stay that we booked through iTravex/VRBO. Especially liked the morning walks through the adjacent park. Also, a must stop for breakfast is the Boathouse beachside restaurant.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was, for us, the perfect combination of location and property! The view can't be beaten, the home is comfortable, and the proximity to beach, harbor, and Douglas Preserve is major icing on the cake. While it would work for anyone who doesn't need a larger place, it's truly special for anyone who enjoys walking and/or has dogs who would love romping with other dogs in the nearby preserve. If you're also fortunate enough to visit during the late Fall to early Spring months, you may be treated to the unsurpassed view of whales breaching in the channel!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

California Dream...

  • 5 of 5

This house was simply amazing! One step inside the front door and you are greeted by one of the best ocean views you will find on the west coast. Right outside the front door you have a great 2km running/walking trail that follows the shoreline and has great views throughout. It is also an off-leash dog park with lots of friendly dogs. We ate every meal outside on the patio and enjoyed stunning sunsets. The house itself was clean and just as described in the listing. The landlord was friendly and more than willing to help with anything we inquired about. You will not regret staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City, CA
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at the house with our dog Charlie. I cannot begin to describe how wonderful this house and the surrounding area are! The house itself is absolutely beautiful and exactly as advertised. The bed in the master was especially comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked with very nice appliances. The view is incredible and the outdoor space lovely. We ate every meal outside overlooking the ocean. It is the perfect location, close to downtown Santa Barbara, close to great grocery shops, directly adjacent to an off-leach dog preserve and a short jaunt to a gorgeous off-leash dog beach. Tamara was wonderful throughout the process! We are absolutely planning on staying again next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incline Village, NV
5

Incredible views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our dog, spent 9 glorious days at the house and it was amazing. The views cannot be beaten anywhere I believe. The outside deck complete with lounge chairs, round patio table and a hi top table, were perfect to have breakfast, lunch and dinners on. The bbq was good and the lush backyard was a real oasis. Located just steps from an off leash dog preserve and near the dog beaches, it was the perfect location for our dog and us. The Mesa area has many fine grocery shops, eating places and so many other things, you really don't have to leave the area. Located near Santa Barbara it's an easy 5 minute drive. Sunset park is just minutes away, as well as two other cliff side parks which were great for walking. The house itself was very nice, the kitchen was fully stocked, the master bedroom very comfortable and the upstairs loft served as a perfect office, and the view from the loft picture window is great. Washer and drier worked perfectly. Bathrooms a little small but fine. Wireless internet work fine and all other items functioned well. I must also add, that Tamara could not have been nicer nor more responsive from beginning the process to check out. A real plus. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Junie was raised in the home next door, and the property was built as a second family home. We have spent many holidays and family gatherings in this home and it holds a special place in our hearts.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Fantastic 180 degrees of unobstructed ocean, 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,675
$11,995
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$2,380
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,290
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
10 night minimum stay
$6,100
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,185
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,290
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
SBCTBID tax (per night) $2
Tax Rate 12.0%

*if booking is made less than 60 days from check in, 100% of balance is due within 24 hours of booking
**minimum stay is 7 nights, regardless of "special rates" listed- monthly rates are for 28 nights (4 weeks)
***SB Film Festival dates each year (dates vary year to year) = EVENT RATE
****tax=12% (31 nts+=0%) PLUS a $2.00/night SBCTBID tax (new for 2015 on)
*****WE ONLY ACCEPT VRBO e-CHECK PAYMENTS (for which their system will charge YOU an additional fee)- alternative forms of payment accepted are cashiers checks and wire transfers. ALL FORMS OF PAYMENT OFFERED BY VRBO/HOMEAWAY CHARGE US A FEE, AND IF INCURRED, YOU WILL BE CHARGED IN FULL FOR INCURRED FEES out of your security deposit.
~~disclaimer: homeaway is making changes that force us to allow online booking- we prefer to work directly with our clients and if "book it now" is utilized vs "contact owner" we will immediately decline and attempt to contact you immediately. We want your business, but we DO NOT think that the changes being made by homeaway (now Expedia) are ethical (charging clients AND owners additional fees). Any "quote" provided by the VRBO/homeaway system is subject to change (many glitches in their system of setting up rates and minimum stays) and contracts emailed to you with rates are the only correct refelction of any requested stay.

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Amenities

From the Owner

The unobstructed ocean views and unique leaning tree make the view from the Retreat something that we cherish. We hope you choose to spend some time in our home and leave loving it as much as we do.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1700 sq. ft.

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
  • 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.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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!

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