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Stunning 25 Acre Gated Private Santa Barbara Estate, Salt Water Pool, and Spa

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Guest Houses, 2 Pool Side Casita, Putting Green, Salt Water Pool & Spa

(The property has 5 separate dwellings, this listing is for the 2 guest houses and 2 pool casitas only. Read below for a description of all houses on the property. The main house listing is property #707986 that includes both guest houses and pool casitas, or go to my website at www.mainstayluxuryestates.com for more detailed information, pictures, and addition rental properties)

Rancho Vista De La Playa Guest Villas rests on 25 acres with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, Organic Orchards, Vineyards, and beautiful Mountain Side. Located in the hills above Santa Barbara, yet still very close to the town and the beach. Although far enough away to relax and enjoy this spectacular tranquil little piece of heaven. The property there is a two bedroom guest house that can sleep 10 people, one bed room luxury guest house that sleeps 4 people, and there is also 2 pool side casitas that sleep 2 each. Walk out side to a large bar with a flat screen T.V., and gas fire pit. Sonos system is through out the whole property, so crisp its like having your own band in your backyard. Rejuvenate in the salt water pool, and jacuzzi. There is also an outdoor luxury full restroom with indoor shower, toilet and outdoor shower, most often used by casita guests. For the golf lovers there is also a putting green next to the pool. The property has 2 working wells and 2 solar panels, as we are an all organic and green run ranch. A perfect hideaway to enjoy privacy, pool, and great for groups who will enjoy the privacy of separate residences on property. You can customize your reservation to fit your groups specific needs. Additional guests over 18 people will be charged at daily rate of $50. The Luxury Villa (Left side guest house -2bd 1bath with fireplace, full bath, 2 mattress beds and kitchen), Chestnut Villa (2 bedrooms with 5 mattress beds, kitchen and full bath), and the 2 Pool Casita (1 queen bed in each casita), Online calendar 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 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
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Luxury Villa
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Chestnut Villa
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Pool Side Casita Bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Chestnut Guest Villa Bedroom #2 - 3 Large Double Bed
    Luxury Guest Villa Bedroom #1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Luxury Guest Villa has 2 rooms one bathroom one kitchen
    Chestnut Guest Villa Bedroom #1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Chestnut Guest Villa has 2 rooms 1 bathroom 1 kitchen
    Luxury Guest Villa - 1 Murphy Bed , The Murphy Bed is a Double
    Pool Casita #1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Pool Casita #2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Stunning 25 Acre Gated Private Santa Barbara Estate, Salt Water Pool, and Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great house for Mom's trip!

  • 5 of 5

I organized a mom's wine tasting weekend in Santa Barbara and booked this property with Michelle. What a great find! It was quiet yet 10 minutes from Santa Barbara and had PLENTY of space for 14 moms! We really enjoyed our trip and working with Michelle. Would highly recommend this property for other large groups!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Successful Girls' Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The first thing that I should mention is that the property manager, Michelle, went above and beyond for me in securing this rental. I had a big weekend planned with 14 girlfriends to go wine tasting in Santa Ynez. Plane tickets were booked; schedules were cleared. Then, to make a long story short, about a month before the trip I wasn't able to stay there anymore. Michelle, who had been my point person for the original trip, said that I could stay at this property instead, which was way better than the other, both in terms of location and amenities.

The property is located on a working ranch and it's a bit of a drive to get to it, but it didn't confuse any of the rideshare drivers that picked us up. We stayed in the casitas and the smaller guest house, and that was more than enough room for 14 of us. Our original plan was to be out most of the time wine tasting, but we ended up staying in a little more than planned just because the pool was so amazing! The kitchen was not ideal to cook in, but you're so close to good places to eat you might as well just grab some wine and cheese from the Funk Zone on the way back from lunch or dinner out to tide you over. All in all, an excellent rental. Thanks Michelle!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need in one place for a perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion here and it was a fantastic experience! I will try and be systematic is what we loved and what could be improved (spoiler alert: not a lot needs to be improved). What we loved: we were greeted by the groundskeeper who lives just down the road and is available anytime you need with any questions. He was very kind and patient anytime we had a question. He showed us around the property and all of its amenities, how the pool and hot tub worked, where all the lights were located, how the outdoor speakers worked, and answered all questions. We loved the sprawling estate and that there was plenty of room for our 14 guests. All of the beds were very comfortable with nice bedding. The pool and hot tub are definitely the focal point of the estate and we spent most of our time there. All the rooms were clean, and the bathrooms were well kept and stocked with shower toiletries.

Some small things that could be improved upon is that the kitchen could use a utensil update- the knives were dull and there just wasn't enough serving utensils, it also didn't have a whisk. Another small thing is that we wished the pool and hot tub lights worked for night swimming. It also looked like the pool had a waterfall feature but it didn't work. Other than those small things, everything was wonderful! We loved staying here and will likely stay here in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Captures the Magic of the Central Coast

  • 5 of 5

Had a big group of cyclists to entertain for three days, and the ranch was perfect. Not only situated at the foot of the region's most spectacular rides, it was also perfectly laid out to comfortably accommodate everyone in our group, and had great post-ride amenities (fireplace, pool, hot tub). The location is undeniably incredible, but if you're riding a bike, you'll be earning the amazing view with every pedal stroke back up that super-steep driveway. Many thanks to Michelle and Eddie for their flexibility and fast, reliable communications.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home for larger group

  • 5 of 5

We had our bridal party stay at this magnificent estate for our wedding. The owner Eddie was nice enough to let us take some photos on the property, and was flexible with all of our bustle on the wedding day. Michelle was a great help as well with communication. We took full advantage of all 6 rooms and found everything to be excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Daniel, So glad the property worked perfect for your wedding party. Can't wait to see your beautiful pictures taken at the estate! Warm Regards, Michelle
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Perfect weekend escape

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Santa Barbara estate was nothing short of amazing. We went for a girls getaway weekend and this property was the perfect fit for the occasion. There was a minor miscommunication regarding our arrival time the morning of, but the owner, Eddie, and the property manager, Michelle, were very accommodating and willing to make it work which was greatly appreciated. Eddie was on the property at all times since it is a fully working estate, but he made sure to give us our space and he was very responsive and right there whenever we needed anything (more trash bags, getting the speakers to work, etc.). We had a large group of 11 people so we rented the Chestnut Villa and one pool casita. Michelle was very helpful in figuring out which parts of the estate we needed to rent in order for us to sleep comfortably and not be stepping over one another. The views are spectacular and it was only a 15 minute uber ride to downtown Santa Barbara which made the location very ideal. We highly recommend this property and would definitely go back in a heart beat!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Megan, Delighted to hear your girls weekend was amazing! We love accomodating all you lovely ladies, as this a lot of what we do ( girls get aways) Hope to see you again in the near 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
off peak
24 May 2018 - 6 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £71.49
Cleaning $400-$850 £613.78
Refundable Damage Deposit £2,166.3
Heat the Spa £180.52
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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