On clearer days, the Channel Islands are easily visible from the hot tub. The tall cluster of trees on the right is Douglas Preserve, a great place to take an afternoon walk.

Enjoy a nice bottle of wine and take in the expansive ocean views as you lounge underneath the covered pergola on the patio.

The ocean views from this home are incredible.

This spacious open layout makes the great room the perfect spot to relax in the evening.

Watch the sun dip down below the horizon as you eat at this dining table for 6.

The scent of the jasmine growing on the pergola will accent your dining experience.

The sweeping panoramic views from the patio seem to stretch on endlessly.

This fully-equipped kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an ocean view!

There's plenty of room for multiple chefs in this kitchen.

Navigate easily between the kitchen and the great room.

Wake up to the sights and sounds of the ocean in Master Bedroom #1, complete with a king bed and 42" flatscreen TV.

Another view of Master Bedroom #1

The newly-remodeled private bathroom to Master Bedroom #1 features a double vanity, elegant glass countertops, glass tile, and beautiful modern design.

The separate shower and water closet in this bathroom both feature ocean views!

Guest Bedroom #2 features a queen bed and a skylight, so you can stargaze from the comfort of your bed.

The two twin beds in Guest Bedroom #3 can be converted into a king bed!

Catch up on that great book in the reading nook at night in Guest Bedroom #3.

This shared guest bathroom features a tub/shower combo and a sink that lights up.

The great room features classic leather chairs with ottomans and a personal desk, just in case you need to get some work done.

The couch turns into a sofa sleeper for extra guests.

Kick back, turn on the fire, and watch a movie on the large flatscreen with Apple TV.

The powder room is right next to the laundry room and the kitchen.

This home features a washer and dryer, for your convenience.

Rinse off in the outdoor shower after a trip to the beach or a dip in the hot tub.

The covered pergola protects you from the sun while you enjoy breakfast on the patio.

The Home

Blue Horizon
Where the ocean meets the sky
  • Master Bedroom #1
  • Guest Bedroom #2
  • Guest Bedroom #3 Guest Bedroom #3
  • Great Room
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Full Bathrooms & 1 Half Bathroom
  • 2033 FT2
  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • house

With views so magnificently blue, you'll struggle to see where the sky ends and the ocean begins. You'll be bathed in warm blue light all through the house, whether you're lounging in the hot tub on the patio, sipping wine on the terrace, or just watching a movie on the large flatscreen TV in the living room. Sitting atop the Mesa neighborhood of Santa Barbara, this home has endless panoramic views and infinite possibilities. The beach is just a short distance away, along with some of the best restaurants and shopping in town. Grab a bite to eat at one of the great local spots like Alcazar and Rose Café, or whip something up at home and dine on the patio under the pergola. Rinse off the salt water from the beach in your private outdoor shower (ocean views included). You'll see the beautiful Channel Islands in the distance, which may inspire a spontaneous kayaking trip! And if you're in the mood for more adventure, check out the great nature trails (and paragliding!) over at Elings Park. With such great views and so much to do, you'll be hard-pressed to imagine anything better on your horizon.

The Layout

First Floor

Great Room


Dining Area

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Master Bedroom #1

Master Bathroom #1

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Guest Bedroom #2

Shared Bathroom

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Guest Bedroom #3

Powder Room

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Laundry Room

Outside Area


Hot Tub

The Neighborhood

Santa Barbara California

The InvitedHome Difference

  • Simple reservations

    We’ve designed our online booking to be as simple as booking a hotel room—except you get an entire, amazing home. Need help finding the perfect place? Just call. We’re here if you need us.

  • 24/7 Service

    Inspired. Dedicated. And committed to providing you with the Best. Vacation. Ever. It’s part of our peace of mind promise. So just like a hotel’s front desk, we offer 24/7 guest services throughout the course of your stay. We’ve built a team of hospitality professionals from some of the finest hotels in the world. So should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns during your vacation, rest assured we’ll have an answer or solution right away.

  • Handpicked Homes

    Every vacation you take is special. And we believe the home you stay in should be, too. Each and every home is exclusively hand picked and meets our meticulous standards. That’s why whether you’re looking for a sprawling estate or that quaint rustic cottage, you can be confident each is of the highest quality to meet your high expectations. And we certainly have no problem showcasing all the details of each home with crisp photography, accurate descriptions, and even all the little quirks that make it such a unique place to stay.

Your Escape Squad

Meet the People Who’ll Be Taking Care of You
Santa Barbara

InvitedHome provides cleaning, repair, and inspection services for every home in every destination. That means you can expect a consistently great experience no matter where you go.

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Vacation Consultant
Slide kim
Guest Services Manager
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Project Manager

Guest Reviews

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Beautiful view of the Channel Islands

A wonderful layout maximizing the views of the Channel Islands. A great stay!

Patty P.
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Property was clean, well appointed, modern, very comfortable and easy to manage. Understated, tasteful luxury. View is beautiful from the spacious outdoor deck - the misty appearance of Santa Cruz Island in the distance reminds me of Bali Hai from the musical South Pacific. Outdoor hot tub was fun. Property is close to a fine beach, lovely beach restaurant, nature trails, and "happening" downtown Santa Barbara. Day trip to the Danish American town of Solvang and nearby wineries was delightful. We had a minor issue with the outdoor grille at 7:00 pm, so we called Invited Home - John arrived ten minutes later and fixed it immediately - the grilled steaks were delicious! High praise to the Blue Horizon homeowners and to Invited Home for doing it right - it's so refreshing to find a service that promises what it delivers - and then delivers what it promises! I would recommend this property to anyone wanting a clean, comfortable, quiet, elegant, modern, efficient, fun place to stay in the Santa Barbara area.

Martin Silverman
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Relaxing, lovely haven!

My family of four, including two teenagers, had a lovely week at Blue Horizon. The views are beyond magnificent. We spent hours gazing at the ocean and trees; we ate almost every meal on the patio. The house is modern, clean and well appointed. The location was also great--easy access to groceries and less than 10 minutes to all of the downtown attractions. We had a great time.


The Amenities

You’ll enjoy all the amenities you would expect at a fine hotel

From fresh towels and linens to soap and shampoo -- they’ll all be waiting for you upon arrival. But because each one of our vacation homes is so unique, you’ll also enjoy some you might not expect. Take a look below to see what some of this home’s top amenities are.

Top Amenities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Ocean View
  • Concierge Services
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Dvd
  • Balcony
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Private Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill (Gas)
  • Garden
  • Satellite/Cable

What You Should Know

What We love

  • Watching the sunset glow behind the silhouette of the Channel Islands in the evening.
  • Taking a five minute walk to Elings Park to enjoy the panoramic views of the ocean, mountains and the city of Santa Barbara.
  • Rejuvenating in the outdoor hot tub at the end of a long day of sightseeing.

What to know

  • The Master bedroom is the only bedroom of the three equipped with a television.
  • Like most homes in Santa Barbara, it doesn't have A/C.
  • The garage is not available for guest use, but there is plenty of space in the driveway and on the street.

What to expect after booking

  • You'll receive a confirmation email shortly after booking.
  • If you've booked more than 60 days prior to your arrival date, we'll send you an email requesting your final payment as that date gets closer.
  • Once you're paid in full, we'll send you an email with the check-in information for your stay, including property access and who to call in case of a problem.

The Particulars

Check-in is at 4:00pm & CHECK-OUT 11:00am

We’re always happy to make you happy. In some cases, it may be possible to grant an earlier check-in or later check-out depending on the booking and maintenance schedule. However, early check-in and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed until 24 hours prior to check-in or check-out date. Please “check-in” with our team for further details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Hit the "Book Now" button a bit too soon? No worries. We offer a 24-hour grace period where any reservation made is eligible for a full refund. Hey, it happens.

  • Your initial payment is 50% of the total, with the remaining balance due 60 days out from checkin. After the 24 hour grace period, all payments become non-refundable.

  • We encourage you to double check everything before you book to make sure you've selected that perfect home, at the ideal time. And while we're on the subject of peace of mind, ask us about our travel insurance package. It's just another amenity we offer to make booking your stay as relaxing as possible.

Rules to stay by

  • Everyone in your group must be over 30 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at this property
  • Pets are not allowed at this property under any circumstances
  • The maximum occupancy is 6 people
  • The maximum number of cars at the property is 2
  • A credit card preauthorization of $1,500.00 is required at the time of check-in as a damage deposit
  • A credit card charge is required for the security deposit, and pet deposit if applicable, at the time of checkin for stays of 30 days or more
  • This property cannot be used for weddings, parties, organized events, and does not allow over the maximum occupancy at any time.
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