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Magnificent Gated Private Santa Barbara Estate, Salt Water Pool, and Spa

Bedrooms 10
Space 6,800 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 sepate dwellings sleeps 30. 10 rooms, 15 beds, 6 bathrooms, 3 kitchens

Located in the hills above Santa Barbara, this exclusive gated estate Rancho Vista De La Playa rests on 25 acres with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, and beautiful Mountain Side. Please go to our website to see the best pictures of the entire property The main house on the estate has many amazing features that includes a beautiful grand entry, high ceilings in nearly every room, 3 fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen and generous-sized rooms leading to expansive outdoor living spaces.

Making your way up to the “Guest Villas” be ready to rejuvenate in the salt water pool, and jacuzzi while listening to your Sonos surround sound system so crisp its like having your own band in the backyard. For the golf lovers there is a putting green located next to the “Guest Villas”. Along with a large outside bar with a flat screen T.V. and fire. Free standing indoor/outdoor luxury bathroom with outdoor shower too! This property is run on solar, uses 2 wells, our orchards are farmed organically, and we also use green cleaning supplies. This is the perfect hideaway estate to enjoy privacy, for large groups who want separate residences on the property. The Estate has 2 guest villas, Chestnut Villa sleeps 10, Luxury Villa sleeps 4, and there is 2 pool casitas that sleep 2 each.

The pricing for this estate includes all 5 dwellings the main residence, 4bedroom/3bath 5mattress beds and 1 queen sofa sleeper, Luxury Villa (Left side guest house -1bd/1ba 2 mattress beds, full kitchen and fireplace), Chestnut Villa (2 bedrooms with 5 mattress beds, kitchen and full bath), and 2 pool Casitas that have 1 mattress bed each. There is also an outdoor Luxury full restroom with indoor shower, toilet and outdoor shower, most often used by casita guests. Renting the whole property gives you 10 separate rooms, 14 beds, 1 queen sofa sleeper, 6 bathrooms, and 3 kitchens. Online calendar is not guaranteed, be sure to call to discuss your reservation details with host, pricing will not be quoted online without a phone conversation and application screening.

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle Duckett, 805-698-5889
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Michelle Duckett, 805-698-5889

Born in Santa Barbara and raised in Santa Ynez, California it was expected that Michelle Duckett would follow in her parents' footsteps and take over one of the many the family businesses in automotive, real estate management, and development. However, her passion for animals in the tender years of her childhood, particularly horses, guided her down her own path. Michelle studied with anyone and everyone she possibly could to polish, sharpen, and craft her passion. She has studied and ridden just about every discipline from jumpers, Polo, Rodeo, and Cutting Horses.

However, her business and entrepreneurial spirit proved to be just as strong as her love of animals. At the young age of 8, Michelle began buying, training, and selling horses with her father. At 19, Michelle started working in the Automotive Business, which later led to running full spectrum trade show road crews teams. After years of travel, she decided to stay a bit more local, accepting a role as a Los Angeles-based Medium Duty Freightliner Dealership. Michelle became a prominent figure in the truck business, not to mention one of the only women in the industry.

In 2014, a longtime family friend came to Michelle asking her to take over his vacation rental estate. The offer was intriguing, as she had knowledge and interest in rentals and real estate from her family businesses. Michelle quickly dove head first into learning this exciting and growing industry - from adverting, housekeeping, chefs, screening guests, down to thread count. She launched the business in May of 2015, and it was an immediate success.

Michelle feels fortunate to be able to do what she loves, and incorporate all of her passions into a business that creates a win-win relationship between home owners and guestsShe's thrilled to be able to share the beauty and magic of Santa Barbara County with Mainstay Luxury Estates guests, and she welcomes you to experience it for yourself.


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

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Chestnut Villa Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main House Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main House Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main House Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Luxury Villa Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Pool Casita Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , Luxury Villa 1 double murphy bed
    Main House Master - Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 queen bed with fireplace and bathroom
    Main House Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , private room with fireplace no bathroom attached
    Main House Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , bathroom attached
    Pool Casita #1 Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed , private room, w/ full shared bathroom located outside
    Pool Casita #2 Bedroom 10 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 private room, w/ full shared bathroom located outside
    Main House Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , bathroom attached
    Chestnut Villa Bedroom 7 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Chestnut Villa 2 kings beds w/shared bathroom
    Luxury Villa Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 king bed private room with fireplace & shared bathroom
    Chestnut Villa Bedroom 8 - 3 Large Double Bed , 3 queen beds in one room, shared bathroom
    Main House Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sofa Sleeper in Family Room
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Magnificent Gated Private Santa Barbara Estate, Salt Water Pool, and Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Charming Property Excellent for Any Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our company had a retreat at this gorgeous property! Michelle is fantastic! Upon arrival we were personally greeted by her and her staff. They gave us a complete tour of the property. The beautiful pictures match the estate in real life! We had 20 people in our retreat. Every single person loved the property and being such a huge estate we had multiple team building exercises in different parts of the property. On the last 2 days we had a catered event, a wonderful mariachi, spas services & so much more! We love it so much, we are returning soon! We completely recommend this property to any size event!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Michelle for providing a lovely place for us to have our staff retreat! We appreciated being able to stay somewhere that accommodated our whole team. Even though it rained the entire time, because of the gorgeous property, we were still able to have a great time.

Thank you again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond Excellent

  • 5 of 5

For a long time my wife and I wanted to bring our relatives from Ohio to get a taste of California life. Problem was, our modest mid-century ranch home would not even begin to accommodate even a small percentage of them when we considered the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And so we searched and searched until we found the perfect location in Santa Barbara.... Rancho Vista De La Playa. Our gathering numbered about 30 people some of whom traveled from places further away than Ohio like South Carolina and even Belize. Our ages ranged from 3 months to 93 years. There was absolutely something for everyone here. Whether one wanted to swim in the salt water pool, relax in the hot tub or kick back in the pergola and read a book, this was a terrific venue for us. There is even a putting green.

Nearby there are many fine restaurants and shops as well as the necessary grocery stores and filling stations. The property is laid out really well with the pool up by the guest houses and the main house is positioned so that it takes advantage of the sea breezes that make sitting outside so much more comfortable as well as allowing the temperature inside the home to be naturally more comfortable. The grounds are impeccably maintained. Michelle is very helpful in preparing you for your stay and making sure that everything is perfect when you arrive. Eddie is a very gracious host and very responsive when needs arise. Buddy, the dog, is a great ambassador. The artwork in the main house deserves your attention as it includes many items that you may never see anywhere else, and as you browse if you are not careful you just might learn a few things. My personal favorite has to be Eddie's guitar collection which is beautifully displayed. The kitchen in the main house is spacious and well equipped. There are very nice outdoor grills on the patio as well. I had to really think hard to find something to comment on that could be improved upon. The only thing I could come up with is that the water pressure at times was a bit low in the main house, not in the guest cabins though. The pictures of the property really don't begin to capture the beauty of this estate. When you arrive you are literally transported to another realm. I highly recommend this ranch to anyone who is looking for a nice, relaxing vacation with all the conveniences you might want, close to town, yet secluded enough, and large enough for a big family gathering.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A weekend with Friends that was Peeerfection!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I organized a weekend with our oldest friends and are so happy that we rented Eddie's estate. The location is perfection! While you are on the actual property you feel like you are the only people in the world but in actuality you are about 3 miles from restaurants and even less from stores and gas stations. Michelle and Eddie were so incredibly easy to work with - they were very responsive. Eddie stays on the property during the weekend, which I preferred. He left us to ourselves, but it was really helpful to have him close by when we needed something or had a question. Eddie recommended an amazing pizza guy that brought a pizza oven right to the house. 99% of the weekend took place in the pool. It's big and saltwater, and we loved it! I wouldn't have changed a thing! We did need to be conscious of the noise after 10 PM. We were still able to have a good time, but we had to be considerate of the neighbors at the bottom of the valley as sound travels. So music at the pool had to be turned down around 10 PM on the evenings. Michelle and Eddie answered any questions we had immediately and were so helpful. We had people staying off property and Michelle recommended a PERFECT hotel that was close, affordable and adorable. Ahhhh what a weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara Estate - perfect for family reunions - Dorothy S.

  • 5 of 5

We reserved this beautiful estate for a family reunion over the Thanksgiving holiday. We couldn't have been more pleased. We ranged in age from two years to eighty five. Everyone was comfortable, the children had ample play areas, the views were spectacular. The adults enjoyed all the amenities, and felt like we were in a hideaway but were able to be in Santa Barbara in fifteen minutes. Our hosts, Eddie and Michelle, were always available and tended to our every need. I whole heartedly recommend this beautiful home for any gathering.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dorothy, So happy to hear you Thanksgiving turned out great. The property truly is a gem, hidden away in complete serenity. Private, yet so close to the airport, and downtown Santa Barbara. Giving our guest the best experience possible is our number #1 goal. Delighted to hear your family enjoyed themselves. Cheers, Michelle
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Beautiful Views in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful time at the Villa. Eddie was a great host, and both he and Michelle were quick to accommodate any requests that we had. The property is stunning and has lots of great amenities to go with the views. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Reid, Delighted to hear you and your group had a wonderful time! Making sure our guests have the best experience possible is our top priority. We look forward to accommodating your group in the future. Regards, Michelle
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Santa Barbara, Central Coast California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
July Peak
2 Jul 2018 - 7 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £76.06
Estate Cleaning& Laundry £921.96 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £3,841.5
Heat the Spa $250-400 £192.07 + Tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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