30 day minimum. Listed rate includes discount for caring for two sweet kitties. Enjoy 1 to 4 months in our playfully 'artsy' home with amazing views of SB Bay and mountains. Indoor/outdoor living via multiple folding door opening from kitchen to secluded terrace. With interior and garden an uplifting blend of rustic Provence and quirky artistic style, our half acre with 2000 sq. ft. house is perched on the 'T.V. Hill' - Mesa ridge above the harbor and downtown Santa Barbara. 3 secluded bedrooms each with closet and bathroom, plus a sun-filled studio/office. Living room with fireplace has great view of SB Bay. Upscale kitchen (Wolf stove, Sub-Zero fridge) with breakfast counter and sunrise-view terrace. 5 patios and Jacuzzi with garden shower all have full privacy, but home is only 3-5 minute drive to beach, harbor, shopping, freeway, downtown SB dining and clubs, etc. Hardwood floors, unique art objects, rose garden, avocado and citrus trees, 3-car off-street parking. Our two cats, Ossi and Bowie, are daytime outdoor and nighttime indoor, easy to befriend and feed. Additional cats negotiable but please no other pets. Rent at $ 3,900 per month has been discounted for tenants who enjoy a more personal atmosphere and interact with cats beyond just feeding them (pet supplies paid by owner). Rent includes all utilities plus internet, Wi-Fi, cable TV, copier/printer/fax, all standard appliances, house cleaning service, gardener. Ideally we are looking for one party to live here for the entire 4-month period but will also consider candidates for shorter periods of 30 days or more.
Entire home and garden are accessible to guests. Only the garage is off limits but there is plenty of off-street (as well as on-street) parking.
Interaction with Guests:
We will enjoy introducing you to the home but then will be in Berlin Germany during your stay. However, a delightful rental manager will be available if there are questions or issues.
Our neighborhood is quiet, with friendly, considerate neighbors who do not party loudly but fully accept sporadic outside events at our home. Nature abounds on our hill and ridge, giving our area a country feel, but the location is perfect for walking or biking to town, beaches, top of 'TV Hill', nearby nature preserve, or by car effortlessly accessing freeway and downtown. A perfect balance of stay-at-home retreat for work or play and being close to the action of ocean activities, restaurants, the 'Funk Zone' wineries and eateries, and much more!
Off-street parking for at least 3 cars in our driveway. 3-min. drive to 101 freeway, with airport and UCSB 12 min. north, LA 90 min. south. Nice walks on quiet streets to beach, harbor, town, top of 'TV Hill', nature preserve canyon. 3-5 min. drive or bike ride to downtown. Bus stop 3 min walk away.
Other Things to Note:
Our home is embellished with many personal art pieces and souvenirs from theatre productions and travels in Europe, ie it is not as neutrally generic as some rentals. But all who visit experience this as part of its charm, and we hope you will too!
Please feel free to contact for more info about us and our home, and so we can answer any questions you may have.