VRBO Bear stayed here - on site review: This is a truly magnificent luxury Santa Barbara oceanfront property with tremendous attention to detail and terrific owners. The pictures on the website hardly do it justice – the views are stunning, and the traditional Cape Cod architecture of the home strikes a perfect balance between casual and stylish. We went with three couples and there was plenty of room for everyone. Each couple had a room with beautiful ocean views and top-quality bedding. The house is very well outfitted with entertainment systems, furnishings, books, and all the amenities needed for cooking and enjoying the home. The gourmet kitchen is of the highest quality, worthy of any chef, and includes a large farm table situated against the backdrop of the wonderful ocean views. The house is located on a steep cliff, with stair access to the beach about 50 yards down the road. We saw whales, dolphins and seals during our visit.
The owners were fantastic – greeting us at the airport and taking care of our every need – including the provision of extra bicycles, the arrangement of a wine tour, and a chef that prepared snacks for our arrival and an amazing multi-course dinner during one of our three nights in the home. The property is a short drive into downtown Santa Barbara (a couple of us biked into town from the house) which offers lots of shopping and restaurants. But overall the house is pretty tough to leave with its many amenities including an outdoor fire pit overlooking the ocean, hot tub, swimming pool, and extensive game room with a pool table, video games, and the completely addicting “Earthshaker” pinball machine. It also has an amazing movie theatre…which we used several times…it really felt like getting away to the movies with true theatre-quality sound and video.
This is an expensive rental, but one where you’ll get what you pay for. It is as luxurious as any 5-star hotel with the space and comfort for one or two large families. We didn’t bring the kids, but they would have really enjoyed it. Parents with small kids might be a little paranoid about the bluff, so be prepared to be on guard if your children are overly curious in this regard. Overall we’d rate this one an easy “10” and recommend it unequivocally! Thanks so much!
Guest Book Comments
I feel so fortunate that you chose to share this treasure with others. Our group of 8 celebrated my 50th birthday here. Coming from Chicago, it took some getting used to living with the doors & windows open (no bugs! It’s great!) So many wonderful memories: the quietness of the ocean in the morning, the Heineken on tap, candles lit at dusk, the stocked wine cellar, Harold’s dinner on the patio, golfing, the wine tasting tour, kayaking with the sea lions, the awesome master bath shower, music throughout the house, tremendous bon fires every night, swimming against the current in the pool, watching TV in the hot tub, fireplaces everywhere, sunbathing on the deck, breakfast with the ocean’s cliffs, bike riding to the café, most importantly – the tremendous service provided by Ben & Matt, and the setting that helped eight friends grow closer and deeper in friendship. For that, I am most certainly grateful.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
As I write this I am sitting in the best seat of the house – the end chair at the kitchen table looking out over the backyard and the Santa Barbara Coastline! We have wonderful memories of our time here – dinners on the deck with Harold; watching the pelicans fly over; kayaking out to visit the sea lions; hiking to Knapps Castle with our son, daughter in law & grandson; playing golf at La Cumbre; mani’s and pedi’s in the privacy of SBBC; watching Brandon feed the fish; movies in the theater; biking on the bike trails; buying Californian art & meeting the artists; eating @ fabulous restaurants… Many thanks for helping us make these memories. All of our best to you and your family.
Our time here with friends & family has been wonderful. I can't imagine
a more perfect setting or a house that reflects & draws in that beauty
any better. All the details, such as the beach toys, refreshments and
skin care products just added to the feeling of being pampered. This
past week we celebrated an eighty-second birthday and a proposal & engagement. We also experiences some hospital time when our friend& guest had emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix. But even he was
able to have a day here to recoup and rest in this beautiful place.
Thank you for sharing it with us. May God bless you & all who come
We had an AMAZING time at your beautiful home. This was the perfect home in a perfect setting for our corporate offsite. Thank you for you hospitality and generous spirit, we hope to be back reeal soon.
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful home - Our 7 kids, 2 son-in-laws and 3 grandbabies had a wonderful time here!
Everything was perfect.
Thanks so much.
Thanks again for your hospitality last week. We all had a fabulous time. I keep dreaming about your house every day - it is absolutely perfect!
We all had the most amazing time here! There was nothing missing and all of our expectations were surpassed. We loved all the attention to detail around the house and could not have asked for more. It was a family trip that we will never forget, and are so happy we were able to spend that time together in this beautiful home. It was very nice meeting you and your beautiful family and hope to see you soon!
We had an amazing time here! It’s an absolutely stunning house, view and amazing experience. Thank you for your generosity, we can see the love and hard work that went into every corner.