|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Overlooking the red tile roofs of Santa Barbara, Grande Vista offers spectacular 270 degree city and ocean views from 'The American Riviera'. Located on a private lane near the site of the historical and world picturesque Brooks Photographic Institute, magnificent coastal views can be captured from this hilltop location among shady oak canyons.
An air of openness and tranquility is felt from the stairways of this split level home with soaring ceilings and an abundance of windows capturing the coastal sunlight. The beautiful views encompass not only the city and ocean beyond but also the lovely canyon in which the home is set.
The Living Room on the upper level invites relaxed entertaining with a cozy fireplace and baby grand piano. Sliding doors open to a charming balcony.
The Great Room on the lower level will be a favorite gathering spot, with a wood burning fireplace, dining table for 8 and a full kitchen with seating at a butcher block central island. A Sonos music system adds to the list of amenities. Step out to the terrace with a seating area, barbecue and stairs leading down to the enclosed pool patio below.
The spacious Master Suite is located on a private third level. French doors lead to yet another private patio and sunlight streams in from more floor to ceiling windows. A sunny side room has a queen-size futon for added sleeping options. French doors lead to a balcony overlooking the private wooded canyon below. The Master Suite patio is conveniently connected to the Living Room terrace by external stairs.
The spa-like Master Bathroom provides numerous amenities including Thermasol sauna and steam shower, double sinks, Jacuzzi tub, and heated towel racks.
The two bedrooms on the middle level have queen size beds and share a 'Jack and Jill' style bathroom with rain shower head over soaking tub. This side of the home overlooks the seasonal creek under large shady oaks.
The 4th room, with a queen size bed faces the front of the home. French doors in this room open to the entry patio with its tranquil fountain and seating just outside. A convenient hall bathroom with walk-in shower is nearby.
The central hub of the property, with more mesmerizing views, is the enclosed pool terrace. A built-in hot tub connected to the sparkling salt water pool will be a favorite relaxing spot after a long day of shopping along State Street or hiking one of the many local trails nearby.
The hidden treasure of this unique hillside property is the proximity to a seasonal creek canyon full of native flora and delightful aromas. Under shady oaks, several terraced stone patios have been carved out of the hillside overlooking the creek bed. The main patio with seating area and built-in railing is great for sunset cocktails or after-dinner star gazing. The lower circular terrace is encircled by pine trees and is an especially peaceful place for morning meditations or yoga at dawn.
Any trip to Santa Barbara should include taking the rim drive along Alameda Padre Serra (or APS as locals call it); you can make this home your wonderful little bit of paradise along this world class scenic drive. Get ready to relax and enjoy, because Grande Vista makes it easy to do both! Please note that there is a strict three car maximum at this property. One car can fit in the garage.
Please note, there is a $50/day charge to heat the pool
All leases require a 30 day minimum term.
A mandatory walk through with a Turnkey representative upon arrival is needed, we will be reaching out to you to set a time upon arrival.
Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. When you book with us we’ll send you our mobile app with directions, our 24-hour live support number and rental guide. Then, you can drive right to the rental which features a digital door lock where you’ll use your unique code to enter (no need to meet for keys). Inside, you'll enjoy our amenities: shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. You can request an early check-in / late check-out and we will arrange it whenever possible.
(Transcribed from the guestbook at the property)
Thanks so much for renting our your lovely home! We had a beautiful week- Thanksgiving included! The Sunsets are the best! You have quite the spot here!
This house was amazing. A panoramic view of the whole Santa Barbara coast and all the fun amenities to make you never want to leave the house! The pool and terrace areas were a hit for us, we were enjoying our bride to be with a group of 10 girls. The beds were clean, comfortable, and the house really had everything you could think of needing. The kitchen was well stocked and made it easy to whip up meals and snacks all day long. Loved the property, lush and full of greenery and birds and butterflies! This place was a dream and I can't wait to come back!
Just returned from a great four days away in Santa Barbara. The view from this home is spectacular!!! This home has many levels and requires much stair walking which we didn't mind but others may need to consider. 8 of us stayed here and there was plenty of room for all of us. It gets windy up there which makes all the old iron doors and windows clatter so keeping the door shut was best. The pool and jacuzzi is where we hung out the most. Pool was a perfect size and the jacuzzi was HOT! The property manager was great and told me everything I needed to know. Uber found this house easy so we were able to go downtown and out to dinner. One huge problem with this home is lack of supplies. Everything in the kitchen needs replacing. We drove there from as far away as Napa and had to purchase many things at the store just to make snacks and reheat leftovers. I actually purchased my own poolside wine glasses. The best thing about this home is the view and I miss it already!
This place is no joke. The pictures and description probably don't fully do the house justice -- this is an amazing house. The pool is great, the jacuzzi heats up very quickly, there are multiple balconies and places to hang out, the master bedroom is awesome, it has a sauna, the list could go on and on. The house did not disappoint.
The property was absolutely perfect for our Thanksgiving family get-together. The views were amazing and the accommodations were comfortable and effective. I recommend this property highly, especially for large family gatherings. The only criticisms are minor, but important to address:
1) There was not enough hot water for all of us to showers in the morning...a second water heater is needed.
2) The driveway leading to the house is treacherous to drive due to the steep hill, but more importantly the shrubbery is growing out of control into the driveway.
3) I am a piano player and was drawn to this property due to the Baby Grand piano. It was out of tune and the pedals were not working effectively...it is very old and did not provide the sound that I expected.
That said, we all had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the pool, views and roomy interior of this property....recommend highly.
We've been to Santa Barbara several times with and without kids. This time we had our kids and stayed with another couple. This house was perfect to spend time together relaxing by the pool and enjoying the incredible views. We also had a BBQ with local friends who live in the area and the home easily accommodated everyone. The house is conveniently located to everything in Santa Barbara and UBER was easy to find/take when needed. The house has unique features yet still meets modern needs. The pool and jacuzzi were clean and well heated. We loved our overall experience and would definitely go back ourselves and recommend to others.