Front entry. Enter the ocean views in every direction, and every room. Truly amazing!.Living area open to dining and kitchen. High quality furnishings.
Oceanview Gated Home + Hot Tub, Extended Stay 31+
Oceanview Gated Home + Hot Tub, Extended Stay 31+
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Sweeping Ocean, Island, Coastal views on high in every room, decks. Private hot tub, decks and gardens, waterfall and koi pond, with sunset, sunrise & ocean views. Single level home with king master & bath, guest room/office & bath, professional kitchen, open concept living. 1.3 acre paradise. Endless windows, and French doors create seamless flow from indoors to outdoors, as well as non-stop ocean views from every room and deck.

The space

Enjoy stunning and expansive panoramic ocean, coastline, Channel Island, mountain views at your relaxing gated estate, especially at colorful sunrises and sunsets. This uniquely situated home is located in the foothills of the Las Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara and in the Riviera Estates area of Santa Barbara on 1.3 acres of nature and nearby walking and biking trails, you'll enjoy secluded privacy in a beautiful setting.

The indoors and outdoors seamlessly merge into one with large wrap-around decking surrounded by warm sunshine and cool shade of Coastal Live Oaks & citrus trees. Several outside dining, relaxation wild and lush gardens, outdoor combo water-fire pit, peaceful waterfalls and koi pond, wildlife, and more add to the peaceful retreat.

A private starlit hot tub has a fabulous ocean view. Enjoy watching the sunrise, paragliders sailing above, ample birding and gardens, colorful sunsets, stargazing, a full moon shimmering over the ocean, and sparkling evening lights of the canyons and coastlines of Santa Barbara, Montecito and beyond – all offering free entertainment. You'll never want to leave this peaceful sanctuary.

This is a multi-unit property, and can be combined with both on-site rentals for the perfect luxury retreat for a small private destination wedding, romantic, private, creative or small family getaway. You'll be just 10 minutes to the ocean, harbor, lively restaurants, arts and culture venues, street scene, beaches, shopping, public and private gardens, the historic Santa Barbara Mission, and much more, yet a world apart at your Pacific Peace Retreat Home.

This NEW! listing discusses the benefits of renting the 2 bedroom house within the gated estate, a great getaway for week or more. A Separate Listing on, 'Amazing Ocean Views rooms #429450….', covers the benefits of the Separate Detached private cottage building which comprises the one bedroom private cottage which is also within the gated estate with more availability.
The house and the guesthouse cottage are each separate buildings, decks, gardens and hot tubs, private from each other, and within the semi-private gated estate. Ocean views abound from every space, indoors and out. The deck between the cottage and house is a quiet zone leading to the laundry. You can rent either or, when available, both for extra space or total seclusion. Contact the host re: a special offer for renting both listings together, or possible luxury house swap.

Enjoy stunning ocean, Channel Island and garden view from just about every interior and exterior space on 1.3 acres, The main house (1600 sf) has vaulted ceilings, many French glass doors and windows opening to decks which extend the living space, spectacular ocean and garden views and more.

Every room in the private home has an exterior entry, including both bedrooms which have a private entry , as well as a private ensuite bath, desk, luxury king bed in master and luxury queen sofa bed in guest room and luxury linens. The full living room with fireplace, full kitchen and breakfast bar (for 2) and dining room (for 6) complete the main home. There is 55" LED TV.

Your private outdoor hot tub is near your private rear deck overlooking the sunset over the ocean, night lights, mountains, and gardens, a cozy firepit with fountain, deck heater, umbrella, loungers and outdoor dining area. You also enjoy a private side deck.
The peaceful setting also includes shared access to the gas BBQ, koi pond with waterfall fountains, 2 bicycles, basketball hoop/balls, beach chairs, laundry facilities and much more (even access to a nearby fitness club with pool). These Shared amenities are used with mutual respect and privacy expected by all guests. (There are two rentals within the gated estate: this main house, typically with 2-4 occupants and the guest cottage with 1-2 occupants. Each rental unit has its own deck, though the front deck of the main house is used to access shared-use amenities.

All this is just minutes from parks, biking and hiking trails and local Montecito and Santa Barbara villages, dining, wine tasting, the Santa Barbara Mission, Botanical Garden, several museums, major attractions, and nearby wine country in the Santa Ynez valley.

The soft-contemporary indoor space and outdoor living effortlessly merge into an idyllic backdrop and oasis for the ultimate Santa Barbara getaway. You will need a car for convenience (free private parking provided on site). Come enjoy this Peaceful Retreat in Paradise overlooking views of the Pacific Ocean.

We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful, peaceful oasis.

This is a peaceful, quiet, restorative retreat; not a party house. By making the reservation you agree to maintain quiet enjoyment and security for everyone, including neighbors. Any breach is cause for non-refundable eviction and minimum $1,000 per occurrence for a house party.

Please note that the discounted monthly rate posted applies to stays of 31 or more nights, which are non-taxable by the city bed-tax dept, and thus the stated monthly rate is accurate. Monthly stays between 28 and 30 nights will be assessed a 12% tax in addition to the monthly stated rate. Also, monthly stays have a minimum 30 day cancel policy (except the peak month of August which has a 60 day policy)

Accommodates four guests comfortably, A queen airbed is available for additional sleeping guests. Need more space? The guest cottage, also on site, may be available for rent as well.

Guest access

Private access to entire 2 house with kitchen, living room, dining area, king master bedroom and full master bath, office/queen sofa bedroom with 3/4 bath with shower. Each sleeping area has a spectacular Ocean and garden view, and private deck. In fact every room as an ocean view deck and panoramic views. This is perfect for dining and relaxing as you are watching sunrise, sunset, birding and waterfalls. Deck furnishings with loungers, dining table, chairs, deck heater, umbrellas are conveniently arranged. Private hot tub in your gardens by the Master Bedroom. Private off-street parking.

Shared access amenities (with one other on-site home) include laundry facilities, barbecue, portable beach chairs, outdoor shower, basketball hoop/balls, Frisbee, etc.

Interaction with guests

Your rental is a private detached residence, complete with deck, hot tub, parking and gardens. Also within a semi-private 1.3 acre gated estate is second detached residence complete with its own deck, hot tub, parking and gardens. Each detached building/rental space is a complete, private residence screened with gardens and oriented in opposite directions for optimal privacy. For an additional price, both units can be rented.

There is a detailed printed Guest Guidebook in your rental unit. Hosts are available 24/7 for assistance. We give guests their privacy, and visa versa. And with over a quarter century of hospitality, we delight in assisting guests to get the most from the rental stay when desired and needed, based on availability.

Additionally, assistance is available in advance and during your stay by phone or in person by the host, nearby manager or caretaker. There are two rentals available within the semi-private gated property, a detached guest cottage with its own deck and hot tub, and the detached main house with several decks and its own hot tub. The primary deck for the house is off the master bedroom, near its own hot tub. There is a deck between the units which also facilitates semi-private access to the barbecue and free laundry.

Hosts can provide extensive local knowledge on best places to see, do, eat, hike, wildlife viewing, activities, etc. Host specializes in Relocation Assistance, temporary housing, (and realty if you are considering relocation to Santa Barbara, Montecito or surrounding areas for all or part of the year. )

Please reach out to us before booking so we can answer any questions about your rental so you can be confident when booking. We offer prompt, informed responses via messaging on this website and also thru airbnb helpline which is moderated voice call thru them to us, inquire re best scheduling. We want you to be our next guest.

Other things to note

This peaceful retreat is uniquely beautiful and sited perfectly to capture the best views around. The hosts were founders and innkeepers of Alaska's highest rated lodging property, which was listed in 1000 places to see before you die. With over 25 years in luxury property management and hospitality, we are confident in hosting discriminating travelers.

With just two rentals on the property, one main house rental and a smaller cottage rental on the estate, this offers more intimacy, privacy and seclusion (as well as value) than a luxury hotel, and all the conveniences of home. The combination, High Quality, Superb Value and incomparable ocean, coastline, island views is incredible, and unmatched.

Please note starting January 1, 2017 only stays of 31 nights or more will be accepted, and rate is discounted by month and longer.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress


Cleaning Fee £228
Security Deposit £3808
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

House Rules
• Relax and have fun while also being considerate of neighbors and following city laws re: safety, noise, trash, parking to avoid complaints that could end your stay and risk your deposit. Basically, be a good guest at your peaceful getaway here in Santa Barbara. Rules are simple.
1.Responsibility: The person making the reservation is responsible for ensuring all rules and city laws are followed by all occupants and visitors to the rental.
2.Not permitted: No: open flames, smoking, pets, parties, events, visitors, toddlers.
3.Occupancy and Access: Access is by reserved overnight guests only, unless pre-approved at time of booking.
4.Noise: Excess noise is unlawful anytime, and particularly between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.
5.Hot Tub: Shower before use. Please enjoy quietly as noise travels over the jets. Turn off jets when not in use (may take a few minutes to heat)Laws require no pregnant person may use and avoid alcohol.
6.BBQ: Maintain control of BBQ at all times when in use, do not exceed 500 degrees. Turn off the in-line source of gas near BBQ after use.
7.Hosts: 24 hours contact for hosts, who live next door in a detached building within the gated estate, will be provided prior to arrival. Hosts have 25+ years professional luxury inn/travel consultant/hospitality experience, are well traveled. We are here to help you!.
8.Emergency: For fire, ambulance, or natural disaster, Call 911, then call hosts.
9.Fire, Safety, Security, Comfort: Current tamper-proof smoke/carbon dioxide detectors/alarms are installed where required. A safe is installed in your rental. Keyless security lock with 1” deadbolt is installed on your door, and all windows have screens and are lockable, and there are ground floor fire escapes via window or door in your unit. Enjoy the ocean breezes from your open windows/doors.
10.Comfort: All basic and emergency kitchen and bath supplies (shampoos, paper towels, linens, pots, and dozens of oft-used items) are provided. Enjoy a Complimentary Welcome Package with wine, cheese, crackers, etc. upon arrival. Your rental has a portable heater, fan, and a window air conditioner if needed. Your private deck includes dining area, loungers, hot tub, and panoramic ocean views!
11.Parking: Your have 1 private off-street parking space by the garage next to your rental (with room to squeeze in one more in case your companion arrives separately). Please do not park on the street, nor by the cottage. Use the mirrors opposite the driveway to watch for oncoming cars or bikes. Use the turnaround at the top of the main driveway to facilitate safer access onto the road.
12.Tax: tax free for stays of 31 nights or more. Was 12 % city tax and $2 per night city fee applies to all stays of 30 days or less; For airbnb, this is already calculated and included in daily rates. For other vacation listings this is a shown as a separate item on your invoice.
13. Damage: Your cleaning fee covers normal deep cleaning, sanitation, linens, etc. after you pick up after yourself. Clean any dishes, pots, etc. and dump trash regularly and before departure. There will be a charge to insurance and/or you for any excess cleaning, damage inside or out, or missing items other than normal wear and tear, even if it was an accident. Please be careful, especially with the white sofa, wine and glasses.
14.Trash: Please ensure trash is put in large blue recylables or brown trash city receptacles provided by the driveway. Any excess trash that does not fit in must be removed from the premises, not left in sight from the street. Trash is collected at the curb each Thursday.
15. Check In/Out: Contact hosts prior to arrival. We will meet/greet if possible. Plan on self-check-in >3p, self-check-out typically 12 pm. Turn off all electrical objects except refrigerator, tv, etc. before departure.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

31 nights minimum stay.
From Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 31 nights.

3 Reviews

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Zoe User Profile
October 2015
We had an absolutely fabulous stay Diane and Steve's home. The views were spectacular - sunrise from the living room and sunset from the master bedroom/hot tub. They are such a generous, friendly and easy going couple we felt very welcomed and at home immediately. We will definitely be back at their home should we visit santa barbara again. Thank you so much for having us! :)

Fleur User ProfileFleur is a superhost.
July 2014
We had a wonderful and relaxing time at Diane and Steve's beautiful home. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat overlooking the Santa Barbara Bay this is the place to stay!The gardens were beautifully arranged, with water features, koi, gentle wind chimes and plenty of outdoor furniture / living space. The house is extremely well appointed, comfortable and tastefully decorated - we could not have stayed in a better home. Unfortunately we did not meet Diane and Steve but throughout our correspondence they were warm and welcoming and a pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend hiring the house and would most definitely come back if in the area again.

Rachel User Profile
December 2012
We had a wonderful stay at Diane and Steve's Pacific Peace Retreat. If you are looking for a place to relax in a very quiet area with fantastic views, this is a perfect rental. Diane and Steve are perfect hosts, providing a comfortable home, visitor tips and information, and easy ways to contact them should there be a question or a problem. We hope to come back to Pacific Peace again. Thanks Diane and Steve for the wonderful stay! Rachel and Marc Schwartz

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Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Diane & Steve User ProfileDiane & Steve is a superhost.

We have hosted for 26 years in Alaska and California, and retired from active innkeeping, travel, law and government professions. We love people, hiking, oceans, travel, especially luxury and adventure. We like off-the-beaten-path, authentic experiences. More independent traveler, than large cruise ship.

Carpe Diem! Be present in the moment and live each day to the fullest.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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