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Fiore Della Vita “Riviera Casita” Private Guest House Above Sb Mission

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Last updated: 07/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Fiore Della Vita “Riviera Casita” and little vineyard.
Beautiful Santa Barbara Riviera Guest House-very Private, Safe & Inviting!

Our Santa Barbara guest house or “Casita” is located on one of the Riviera's most private and beautiful estates. It sits on the lower portion of the three acre parcel and is completely separate from the main house-it is free-standing. The rental consists of the spacious bottom or first floor with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, hallway and large outdoor patio with lounge furniture, bbq grill and seating area. Please note that the second floor is not occupied and is not used while guests are in the Casita first floor. If you are looking for privacy, peacefulness, and cleanliness, this is a wonderful and central location and place to call home while you are in Santa Barbara. Staying at the Casita is like staying at your own little Biltmore cottage but without the heavy price tag. In addition, the Casita looks out onto a small vineyard with grapes from our vineyard in Switzerland. As the casita is secluded from the main estate this allows our visitors privacy and a sense of retreat while they can relax on the patio with total privacy. Great for a couple seeking a romantic getaway, a writer, musician or painter or anyone looking for a quiet secret spot to rest. Furthermore, the private parking spot is located right next to the back door of the casita allowing our visitors to drive right up to the house without trying to meander through someone’s yard or garden path.

The Casita is located in one of the very best Santa Barbara locations. We sit directly above the Mission allowing our visitors to be in the upper heart of town. Driving or walking to your destination is easy and usually very convenient to find. It is within walking distance to the famous El Encanto Hotel (where you can walk across the street to have a nice dinner or evening cocktail), the Historic Santa Barbara Mission, and the Natural History Museum. The closest bus stop is one block away. It is a 5 minute drive down the hill to 'Downtown' and the beach. The Casita is immaculate. It has a spacious large bedroom-living room with a king size bed, wonderful soft sheets, entertainment cabinet, armoire, small sofa, and breakfast nook small eating table for two. It has two windows allowing for lots of natural light to fill the room. One of the windows looks out to a beautiful fountain and enclosed garden area. Also there are two large French doors that open up to the parking area allowing for wonderful access and more natural light and fresh air. The full size bathroom has a tub/shower, sink with counter and small window looking out to the patio area. It is also stocked with basic necessaries in case you forget something. The kitchen is furnished with a large refrigerator with freezer,small stove with oven, microwave oven, toaster oven, etc, and opens up to a private patio area overlooking a small vineyard & olive tree grove. The bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom all have solid wood entry doors allowing our visitors to close off the rooms for privacy. The wonderful private patio-sun deck is like another large room added to the casita. It is lovely and secluded making it ideal for sunbathing and relaxing or eating outside as it is furnished with round table and chairs and a lounge chair and table all with nice clean cushions.

Because of our upper Riviera location, our Guests have the luxury of enjoying some of the best weather conditions Santa Barbara has to offer. It is commonly known that in the spring and summer months, the city of Santa Barbara is often covered by our costal fog. Often this fog does not burn off until mid-day or late afternoon disappointing many a visitor that stay close to the beach areas. Our Guests are so happy to be staying in Our Casita as they wake up to lots of sun and look down on the city covered with fog below.

We welcome your inquiry and look forward to having you as a guest in our Casita!

Please give us a call with any questions that you might have.-Joanna

*Please visit our comments page to learn what other Guests have said about their stay in the Casita.

*This is a non-smoking property* Thank you.

Keywords: Riviera Casita Guest House Romantic


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age requirement is 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. We do not normally rent to adults with children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a NON SMOKING property Please. Any evidence of smoking will result in the loss of the security deposit....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry we love animals but we do not take pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) California King Plush Serta Bed with formal Headboard, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) additional lightweight pull out sofa next to king bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The Casita is located in an exceptional location and is truly a unique and private rental. Close to town yet quiet and safe. Fast reliable wireless internet. Simply put- an outstanding accomodation....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    High Definition flat screen television in bedroom entertainment unit with suroundsound speakers etc....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Large Library of New Release DVD's right next to TV...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    Partial ocean and island view. As the property is located near the top of the hill, it also gets a wonderful breeze and lots of sunshine. There is also a outstanding sunset view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Garage:

    Separate & Private uncovered parking for 2 vehicles...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Fast, reliable easy wireless internet access!...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    luxurious pima cotton sheets, blankets, and down filled duvet covers. Extra blankets and pillows as well and lots of soft pillows....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private gated parking area...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Private parking large enough to acomodate this request...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    And it works great!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    see above...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The Casita kitchen is stocked with everthing that you need. There is a stove with oven, a nice large refridgerator with freezer on top to hold plenty of food, a microwave & toaster, a small toaster oven,a Belgium waffle maker, food prep area with all utensils, dishes, glasses, knife set, salad bowl, water pitcher etc. There is even stocked coffee, tea and mugs ready for you to prepare when you wake up in the morning. There is also a BBQ on the patio with fork and utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Large household refrigerator with freezer up top....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Our Casita has a large partially covered patio right off the kitchen area. It is equiped with a round patio table and chairs for eating, an umbrella, and lounge chairs for relaxing. It is very private as looks onto a small little vineyard. It gets lots of natural sunlight all day long....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The patio is partially covered from the balcony allowing for a safe back area of shade closest to the Casita....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Nice Small BBQ located outside on the patio...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$195 $235
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,350 $3,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $161 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $21 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 07/09/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
El Encanto Hotel
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
East Beach

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Speaks: english, german



  • View of the Casita from the vineyard

    View of the Casita from the vineyard

  • Bedroom with CA King Bed, Chocolates and flat screen TV

    Bedroom with CA King Bed, Chocolates and flat screen TV

  • View of the main room-bedroom looking towards the enclosed patio

    View of the main room-bedroom looking towards the enclosed patio

  • Kitchen Sink and prep area

    Kitchen Sink and prep area

  • View of the sink area in the first floor bathroom

    View of the sink area in the first floor bathroom

  • Patio off kitchen with table and chairs, BBQ, and lounge towards the grape vines

    Patio off kitchen with table and chairs, BBQ, and lounge towards the grape vines

  • Outdoor Patio

    Outdoor Patio

  • View of the Casita from the Parking area and driveway

    View of the Casita from the Parking area and driveway

  • Sitting Area

    Sitting Area

  • Kitchen with Espresso-Coffee Maker

    Kitchen with Espresso-Coffee Maker

  • Shower and tub of first floor bathroom

    Shower and tub of first floor bathroom

  • "Petting Vineyard"

    "Petting Vineyard"

  • View of Garden driving to Casita

    View of Garden driving to Casita

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