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Spectacular View Above the Clouds

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8)

4 bedroom 3 bath 3000sq ft handcrafted mountain home w/ breathtaking views of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands from the top of San Marcos Pass in Los Padres National Forest. Beautiful, peaceful, a hikers' and bicyclists' dream, with plenty of room for private time to read, write, enjoy the wild birds and animals, the garden and the panorama of Santa Barbara the way it used to be. 2 master bedrooms, with king-size beds, 1 upstairs, the other in the back of the house by the rose garden with its own entrance and deck. 3rd & 4th bedrooms with queen sized beds. Experience non-tourist Santa Barbara 20 min. from downtown, UCSB and the Santa Ynez Valley wineries (a great bike tour). Watch amazing sunrises and sunsets from 3 decks, a tiny, private patio, and a terrace 2500 feet above Santa Barbara and enjoy the sun when the city is shrouded in fog. Hike "Lizard's Mouth" and "The Playground" in the national forest, visit Painted Cave, fish and boat on Cachuma Lake, and dine close by at historic Cold Springs Tavern on Stage Coach Road.


Owner
Michael Grua
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Sunken tub w/ shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • veranda
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
48in flat screen HD TV in library. CD stereo system is only compatible w/ personal laptops. Minimum Age Limit for Renters. Relax among 50 blooming rose bushes (in season). Dining room w/ burl table seating 10. 6ft 1in concert grand piano in living room. Library w/ hundreds of books, overflowing into bedroom bookcases. Study w/ computer DSL access, scanner and printer. A perfect place for family reunions and/or wedding guests. We're right in between the quaint Danish village of Solvang/Santa Ynez Valley wine country and Santa Barbara, 'The Riviera of America'.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Spectacular View Above the Clouds
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Gorgeous!!

  • 5 of 5

Great views and decks.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, hospitality, and views!

  • 5 of 5

Mike was a great host and the house is spectacular, perched on a mountain overlooking Santa Barbara and the Pacific. Every evening we were treated to beautiful sunsets. Definitely the place to rent if you are looking for a nice, quiet place to relax with some wine and a book. The bedrooms were comfortable, kitchen clean and well-stocked with equipment, and the appliances / HVAC / plumbing / Internet all worked fine; we had three couples plus a single person and everyone was happy and slept well. (There are some minor issues of water pressure, you can't have multiple people showering at once.) Choose your bedroom carefully if you want to sleep in, though: the master gets very sunny in the morning, while the bedrooms at the rear of the house don't. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved our stay at this unique home with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a nearby wedding. The house was so much fun we wish we could have stayed longer. It has so much personality! We loved the view, the decks, the hummingbirds, and the well equipped kitchen. It was great to have the family all stay in one place and have an after wedding brunch together. Mike was a great host. We hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house in the forest!

  • 5 of 5

Michael was a very attentive and gracious host. The house was beautiful, fully stocked, and extremely enjoyable to stay in - plus it looked better than the photos. We thoroughly enjoyed the seclusion from the city and the wonderful views we were offered. The road up was a bit more narrow than I would have hoped for, but was nice nonetheless. It really felt like a home away from home and I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great hosts. Wonderful house.

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking views.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is Kenny's second visit to our house, so I guess he likes it. You're welcome anytime Kenny.
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5

Mountain living at its best.

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend of June 10-June 14 2016 in this beautiful mountain home to attend the graduation of our son, grandson, nephew and cousin from University of California Santa Barbara. The house has so much character and all of us fell in love with it. The views from the decks are amazing and the inside is well laid out. The owner met us there to show us around and he was very personable and told us to call him if we had any problems. There is a lot of history behind this house and every one in our group enjoyed our stay there. I would go back to this home anytime I am in the Santa Barbara area. Ann from Georgia

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann and her extended family were excellent guests and I do hope that she and/or the others will come back.
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Location

Car: necessary

Private Homes, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Area, Central Coast, California, USA (20 Minutes From Downtown S.B, UCSB and Santa Ynez Wineries) San Marcos Pass has recently been declared one of the most scenic highways in the country and has been designated as a national scenic corridor protected from billboards and commercial development. The drive to and from town is spectacular. Additionally, West Camino Cielo is the route of several 'cloud tours' from Santa Barbara, that bring visitors up out of the summer fog on their way to the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country. The mountains are an amazing experience from another time. But if it gets too quiet, The Chumash Indian Casino is just over the hill.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Boating, Shelling, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball,

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £149.44
Damage Deposit £373.6

All three day weekends have a 3 night minimum stay.
$25 per night per person for more than 8 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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