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5brprivate Montecito Estate.Ocean Views/Pool/Biltmore Ambiance

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A spectacular view greets you on the terrace

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Last updated: 05/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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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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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old is the minimum rental age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Please note that we have an unfenced pool so the house may not be suitable for toddlers who cannot yet swim or will not be under full time supervision....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    There is a small additional fee if you wish to bring pets. Please consult with owner....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside the house only...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The entire house is wheelchair accessible, as well as the pool area....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    One California King Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    California King Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    One Queen sized four poster bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    One Queen Sized Four Poster Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    One King sized bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Also twin basins, make-up dresser & separate toilet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 MASTER BEDROOMS, KING BEDS. All of the bedrooms have exceptionally comfortable beds with beautiful linens, 2 dish washers, maid service once weekly. Completely enclosed private property, Pool is not fenced, not suitable for young children. Every full bath is a jacuzzi....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    overlooks the beaches and the islands...moreless

  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View:

    overlooks beaches, islands, zoo, ...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Space to park Four cars comfortably...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) Miele and Bosch dishwashers...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    designed by two adventurous and experienced chefs...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,200
$6,500
High Season
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$7,000
Fall Season
Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,200
$6,000
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$8,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,200
$6,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $250
  • Cleaning Fee $400
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Special rates may apply to Holiday periods and events (Film Festival, UCSB graduation etc)

High & Mid Season Bookings: Payment received in full 12 weeks in advance

Low Season Bookings: Payment received in full 4 weeks in advance

Cancellation terms:

High Season:

Over 12 weeks notice: no charge

6 - 12 weeks notice: 50% charge

6 weeks notice or less 100% charge

Low Season: (all other times)

4 weeks notice or less, 100% charge


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Last updated: 05/09/2015
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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara Station
1.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Montecito
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Butterfly Beach

Car: Necessary

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

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Photos

  • A spectacular view  greets you on the terrace

    A spectacular view greets you on the terrace

  • Driveway

    Driveway

  • Breakfast on the private master bedroom terrace

    Breakfast on the private master bedroom terrace

  • Dinner under the olive tree, looking out to sea.

    Dinner under the olive tree, looking out to sea.

  • Sitting room with fire-place and  french doors onto  main terrace,

    Sitting room with fire-place and french doors onto main terrace,

  • Family Room adjoining kitchen, with large flat screen and  family dining area.

    Family Room adjoining kitchen, with large flat screen and family dining area.

  • Gourmet Kitchen with three dishwashers, microwave, wine fridge etc

    Gourmet Kitchen with three dishwashers, microwave, wine fridge etc

  • Master bedroom, with french doors onto private deck with steps to pool

    Master bedroom, with french doors onto private deck with steps to pool

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • 2nd bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and a large separate shower

    2nd bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and a large separate shower

  • 5th bedroom with ensuite half-bath and sea view

    5th bedroom with ensuite half-bath and sea view

  • Pool area & Jacuzzi with eight sun loungers and a hammock

    Pool area & Jacuzzi with eight sun loungers and a hammock

  • Aerial view of the house

    Aerial view of the house

  • Entrance gate, with video security and electronic lock, opens onto the terrace

    Entrance gate, with video security and electronic lock, opens onto the terrace

  • The  shaded terrace runs the length of the front of the house

    The shaded terrace runs the length of the front of the house

  • View of sitting room from terrace with fireplace and book collection

    View of sitting room from terrace with fireplace and book collection

  • The formal dining-room  at night, with doors open onto the terrace.

    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

    Family Room/ Great Room Dining area with french doors to rear garden & Terrace

  • Kitchen towards back door

    Kitchen towards back door

  • The slate-tiled master bath has separate shower & toilet, jacuzzi tub & TV

    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

    2nd master, king bed, french doors to rear terrace & garden, large flat screen

  • 4th bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk in closet

    4th bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk in closet

  • Pool area & Jacuzzi with eight sun loungers and a hammock

    Pool area & Jacuzzi with eight sun loungers and a hammock

  • Pool area & Jacuzzi with eight sun loungers and a hammock

    Pool area & Jacuzzi with eight sun loungers and a hammock

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 05/09/2015
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