Private Montecito Estate. Ocean & Island Views, Pool & Biltmore Ambiance
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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In the foothills of central Montecito, this stunning, spacious, comfortable home boasts one of the most magical and breathtaking views of the ocean, islands and the city. A couple of minutes drive off the freeway you can enjoy a private oasis close to the chic village and beaches of Montecito. Beautifully decorated and consistently described by guests as wonderfully comfortable and manageable, this home is the perfect spot to create life long memories
An antique gateway opens to reveal a beautiful home surrounded by an expansive terrace and entertainment area, the focal point of this house. Well furnished with chaise lounges, comfortable sofas and an olive-shaded eating area, the long terrace overlooks the lush terraced gardens and pool area. It is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the expansive views, sipping sundowners or having brunch with friends and family in Santa Barbara’s temperate climate.
Inside, original paintings by European artists, antique Moroccan and Mexican doors and terra-cotta terazza floors abound. To the right of the entrance hallway is the formal dining room, where one can dine surrounded by breathtaking paintings and one-of-a-kind antiques. Just beyond the dining room is the large formal living room, with all of the creature comforts, including a working fireplace, 2 long couches. a high end geneva ipod cd player and an abundant and eclectic collection of books and CD’s. Leading off both these rooms is the large terrace with a retractable awning overlooking the ocean. Entertaining inside and out is the way this house was designed to be enjoyed, in true California style with a european sense of flair and comfort.
The dining room and foyer lead into the gourmet kitchen area and great room. The great room features 14-foot vaulted ceilings and offers a space every one can enjoy. It contains a seating area and a large flat screen television with Blue-Ray player and hundreds of DVD's for all ages The dining area within the great room seats 10 guests comfortably. The house has been furnished with 12 place settings: wine glasses, plates, cutlery.
The great room leads to the back of the house which is terraced with various entertainment areas. This quiet private rear garden has a barbecue,a raised quiet sitting area, a lawn, 2 chaise lounges, and a basketball hoop. There is also a flat path that leads around the house to the front garden and pool area.
Both the Great Room and the adjoining gourmet kitchen are exceptionally well equipped as the owners are passionate about great food and easy enjoyable entertaining.
The kitchen is stocked with any and all conceivable top-of-the-line large and small appliances. Dacor double oven, viking range, large Fridge/ Freezer, 2 dishwashers, bar fridge, 2 prep areas, compactor pots and pans, knives, and all utensils etc etc. A large skylight illuminates the kitchen during the daytime, showcasing granite counter tops, and a sizable island.
The master suite is the absolute ideal of style, relaxation, and luxury. There is a king-size oriental-style four poster bed with a plasma TV at the foot of the bed, that can be raised & lowered at the touch of a button. Leading onto its own private patio with a truly extraordinary ocean view. The Patio staircase take you on your own path to the pool and Jacuzzi. The master bath contains dual sinks, a large Jacuzzi tub, a TV, a sitting vanity area, private toilet, and glass-enclosed shower. Leading off it is an enormous dressing room/ walk through closet.
All of the bedrooms have pillow-top mattresses, high end european comforters and beautiful linen. Our guests constantly comment on the quality of the beds and the fabulous nights sleep they get.
2 guest rooms on the far end of the house are situated just beyond the master suite, both have private entrances to the back patio area. This additional master has a king bed and large flat screen TV. The other guest room is equipped with a queen four poster bed, flat screen TV and walk in closet. Both rooms can be closed off from the rest of the house, creating a two-bedroom suite or private second master. These guest rooms share a roomy bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and separate glass-enclosed shower.
Two additional suite-style bedrooms are situated past the kitchen/great room area. One has a Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower, a walk-in closet, looking onto the rear garden. The other has a bathroom with shower, flat screen TV and a king bed looking onto the sea view.
There is a separate Laundry room. And a separate powder room.
In addition to its stunning views, luxurious, comfortable furnishings and abundant amenities, the residence has an excellent housekeeper who comes once a week to tidy the house.
This house is under five minutes drive to the excellent shops, restaurants and beaches of the upper and lower village of Montecito. Public tennis courts are just two minutes from the house. Downtown Santa Barbara is three exits away on the freeway. Santa Barbara has three excellent movie theaters, two live theaters, shopping malls, a huge variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, jazz clubs, museum etc etc etc.
The renowned wine district of saint Ynez is just 30 minutes drive. Six Flags Magic Mountain is under an hour. The outlets are 20 minutes. Malibu is 40 minutes, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Universal studios are 90 minutes. We are served by two airports, an excellent small accessible local airport just 15 minutes away with all of the rental car companies and good taxi service. LAX is a 90 minute drive and is served by a frequent air bus as well as all of the usual amenities.
Please, no parties or events.
Keywords: House, central Montecito straddling both upper and lower village with a beautiful quiet mystical ocean view
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Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Beach View:
- Golf Course Front:
- Golf Course View
- Ocean View:
Santa Barbara has long been known as one of the most beautiful year round resorts on the west coast. Close enough to Hollywood, nestled close to vineyards and mountains and long sandy beaches....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
Late Fall Season
Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay
Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
- Cleaning Fee $400
- Pet Fee $150
- Taxes Not included
Special rates may apply to Holiday periods and events (Film Festival, UCSB graduation etc)
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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private road, gated property, wine country twenty minutes away. Outlets 20 minutes. Six Flags Magic mountain, 45 minutes, Malibu, 40 minutes, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Universal 90 mins. Zoo two minutes, Public tennis courts two minutes from the house
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: My wife and I wanted to find a place with a perfect year round climate offering the best of the US and Europe. We love the ocean, outdoor pursuits, culture, great restaurants, proximity to everything and easy parking! Our children who are now College age have enjoyed an idyllic childhood in this beautiful home.
Why the Owner Chose Montecito:
The American Riviera..... It is our home for some of the year as well as a vacation rental. So it is in a different league from most vacation rentals. We knew that like us, those that get it, really get it. Montecito has to have a view, it is all about the view. Why be on the ocean if you can’t see the ocean? Almost bug free, nights are cool enough year round to sleep with out air conditioning. Days that are warm enough to enjoy..... Its a perfect location for a vacation.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
situated between the upper and lower village of montecito, and overlooking the bird sanctuary on a private road. This property is completely private, and well planted. With an in and out drive. You enter through a beautiful antique spanish door into your own special secluded gardens that surround the house. With a pool, and extensive comfortable outdoor areas that allow you enjoy the beautiful sunset over the ocean.
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A spectacular view greets you on the terrace
Driveway, with off-street parking for 5 cars
The shaded terrace runs for 60 ft, with fabulous views of sea and islands
Dinner under the olive tree, looking out to sea.
Sitting room with fire-place and french doors onto main terrace,
Family Room adjoining kitchen, with large flat screen and family dining area.
Gourmet Kitchen with three dishwashers, microwave, wine fridge etc
Master bedroom, with french doors onto private deck with steps to pool
The slate-tiled master bath has separate shower & toilet, jacuzzi tub & TV
2nd master, king bed, french doors to rear terrace & garden, large flat screen
The 3rd bedroom, with french doors to garden and walk in closet.
5th Bedroom with en-suite half bathroom and sea view
Aerial view of the house
The pool (with jacuzzi) has 8 sun loungers and a hammock
The terrace, looking out to sea.
View of sitting room from terrace with fireplace and book collection
The formal dining-room at night, with doors open onto the terrace.
Family Room/ Great Room Dining area with french doors to rear garden & Terrace
Kitchen towards back door
Breakfast on the private master bedroom terrace
Bathroom shared by 2nd and 3rd Bedrooms. Large shower, separate bath.
4th Bedroom, with garden views, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom
A fabulous Fall sunset from the terrace
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015
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