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Unique boat/tree-house residence with spectacular ocean views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 baths multilevel home combines spectacular views with great location

Situated on the edge of the upper mesa terrace, this is truly a unique home. This home is reminiscent of a Mediterranean hillside home as it steps up the hillside with many interior and exterior spaces. The upper level of the home is left to the kitchen, dining room and living area with the lower level for bedrooms. Multiple terraced patio levels extend up the hill and provide many opportunities for outdoor living including spa and tea house lounge.

The master suite is luxurious with his and hers lavs along with slab travertine throughout. The kitchen has been recently remodeled and is located with immediate access to the terrace and the southerly ocean view balconies. The highest interior level consists of an open loft with computers and gaming and is open to the living space and kitchen below.

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Tom Ochsner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Tom Ochsner

My wife and i constructed this home in 1994, and we raised our 3 children here. Our neighborhood is very child friendly, and I would recommend our home to a family on vacation. My wife and i have decided to rent this house only because we are moving to another home in Santa Barbara. We are very particular with whom we allow to vacation in our home, but we also look forward to sharing it with our guests.

Tom Ochsner purchased this house in 1992

Why Tom Ochsner chose Alta Mesa

Never leaving your home is certainly a possibility with this house. With such a variety of unique spaces and lounging opportunities. However, if you do i recommend walking to Leadbetter Beach (10 min walk) or grabbing one of the beach cruiser bike and peddling down to the beach front, or Funk Zone for wine tasting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alta Mesa in Santa Barbara

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Spacious master bathroom, full second bathroom with tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master suite with King size bed. Guestroom #1 with queen bed, bedroom #2 with twin bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Unique boat/tree-house residence with spectacular ocean views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful home with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to say too many great things about this home as I selfishly want to keep it a secret! But in fairness to Tom/the owner this was a great home, great location and very clean. Spectacular views from several different areas of the home especially the top palapa area where I had my coffee every morning. The kitchen was well equipped but bring ziplock bags or tupperware for your leftovers if you plan to cook, etc. We brought our bikes but we really didn't use them as there are a lot of hills in this area and it was easier to drive to the beach and walk along the shoreline, parking was never a problem at the beach. Tom was very responsive and a great host. I can't wait to come back to this home and beautiful Santa Barbara.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely views from every porch, deck, and patio!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were welcomed by Tom and Eileen to their sparkling clean, architecturally fun, beautifully decorated home. We felt immediately comfortable and at home. Each patio, porch, and deck has a wide view of the Pacific. The kitchen is well appointed and ready for all our needs. There is a lovely wine cooler, of course a dishwasher, and a convenient grill on the patio off the kitchen. The bed was comfortable and we lived the cool June evenings both inside the house and outside on the porches and patios. We were always able to park in front of the house in the quiet, picturesque neighborhood. All in all, an excellent experience!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very well-equipped, comfortable, nice location in a quiet neighborhood, beautiful outdoor spaces. We especially enjoyed the wonderful variety of bird life around the yard.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Rental with Great Views and Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

Home met our needs perfectly for the five weeks we rented it. Its hillside location, with views of the Channel Islands, offered bright, airy, indoor space as well as multi-tiered outdoor space which the owners describe perfectly in their overview. Added surprise was the outdoor dining with a gas fire pit which we loved using. Location was great--easy access to Hwy 101 east and west; close to Lazy Acres and Von's grocery stores; and short walk to ocean. We were always able to park our car directly in front of the house and the neighborhood is very quiet. Our children and their families, when they visited, also loved the house, especially our school-age grandchildren who were intrigued by the "crow's nest." The owner was very helpful, meeting us when we arrived and always responsive to our questions. Were it not already rented for next year, we would be back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my husband here for a birthday getaway and couldn't have had a more perfect time. The house itself is so unique and charming just looking at all the fun surprises around the house is exciting. We spent so much time up the hill under the gazebo eating breakfasts and lunches with the most amazing ocean view you could ever ask for. The kitchen and bathrooms and bedrooms are fully stocked with everything you'd need. It's such a short drive/uber to downtown and we went wine tasting and had some good sushi! We brought our dog who felt right at home with her doggy door to be able to go to the bathroom. She had a great time exploring all the nooks and cranny's of the yard. The owners were quick to respond throughout the whole process. I already want to go back!! Thanks!!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great home with beach flavor

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with our three kids and loved the place. Thinking about returning next year. Thanks Tom.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Leadbetter Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alta Mesa, Santa Barbara County

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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7
cleaning £190.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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