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Magnificent Mediterranean Estate 21/2 Blks to Miramar Beach

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Last updated: 09/25/2014

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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Montecito house description

The moment you enter the large iron gates into the huge arrival court and hear the sound of french cut gravel beneath the wheels of your car, you will feel transported to the south of France. You will also discover that feeling, of
being in another time and place, will continue
throughout your stay in this beautiful home with its enchanting gardens!
Opening the huge double doors of the glass
lined foyer/gallery and looking beyond the antique hand
carved St. Francis, you will breath in the beautiful expanse of the vast lawn, gardens and massive Oak trees and you will also feel Its magic. This is where most of my guests smile and say,' I feel as though I have come home!'
To the left of the foyer and over its red tile
floor, on your right you will discover the oak



leather bound books and custom made leather sofa.. Filled
with books, and beautiful paintings, a large TV and fireplace, it is the perfect place to nestle with a good book.Further down that same hall are the double doors that lead into the living room. Both gracious and spacious, at its far end there is a very shiny black baby grande piano nestled under a large tree, There are also two custom made down filled sofas and two custom made down filled chairs with three perfect size coffee tables and two very large paintings. There are three sets of French doors leading to different parts of the garden
To the right of the foyer you will discover the powder room and beyond that are the double doors that open to the dining room. It's focal point is Teddy Roosevelt's dining table from Sagamore Hill. Two sets of double french doors with a huge panel between them bringing the outdoors in and filing the room with light. The view is of a small terrace and the lawn,the gardens and Oaks.. There is one large beautiful
painting above the buffet that gives the room its feeling of pure delight.
To the right of the dining room is the entry to the pantry. There is a window here that looks out onto a charming patio filled with potted geraniums. Beneath that window is a sink filled with orchids. *[There is someone who comes each week to take care of all the indoor plants at no cost to any of my guests!and two gardeners for the outdoor gardens] Through the pantry you will discover the stunning state of the art kitchen. Painted a soft butterscotch
yellow it has a high beam ceiling with a huge skylight that floods the room with sunlight. There is also a huge window over the sink that overlooks a beautiful fountain with
two love birds sitting at its top. Watch the

array of birds that come and bathe here on their way to and from other
cooking and doing dishes is always a rare treat. You will also discover why everyone who sits at the banquette with its array of orange and hot pink pillows says: Happiness grows here!
The kitchen is filled with art, has a TV and a micro-wave. There is very charming patio outside of the kitchen with an electric grill that may become your favorite place for morning coffee. In fact, if you enjoy dining alfresco you will discover places to dine on every terrace and patio.
The black stone and tile staircase in the foyer goes to the bedroom landing that has a huge skylight, and some great paintings.To the right is the master bedroom wing. Whenever guests enter this room they always stop and smile and add a wonderful exclamation. This is very special place!! Wow! I love it! I never want to leave! Painted a soft shade of yellow with a high beam ceiling and an enormous skylight the room exudes sunshine! There are two sets of french doors with balconies,one overlooks the mountains, the other the garden and lawn.Aall pour sunlight on every where and for an afternoon nap, just shut the shutters!
The master closet is six feet by trwelve with lots of shelves, and the master bath has a high beam ceiling with a skylight right above the large tub.
To the right of the landing are the other three bedrooms and two baths. The first bedroom on your left has a twin bed with another trundle bed beneath it, It has a balcony that over looks the lawn. The next bedroom has a Queen size bed and a balcony that faces the mountains. The third bedroom has two twin beds and a huge walk in closet and its three windows look out at different parts of the garden.
The gardens are a sheer delight, there is a formal rose garden, with a Gazebo at its end, an orchid with an abundance of fruit bearing trees Oranges, grapefruit, lemons, pears, apples and tangerines and avocados. In the morning choose your breakfast fruit and some avocados for your lunch, it will be a different menu every day!
You'll savor every minute you spend in Santa Barbara, while beginning and ending each day in the quiet comfort of your European villa.
(Click on the VIDEO link to preview its warmth, and elegance. Everyone who has stayed here has said; 'The pictures don't begin to do this justice', 'How exquisite!' 'How absolutely magnificent!
Do come and discover for yourself why everyone agrees that staying here is just like living in a beautiful Villa in the south of France!
'Yes, absolutely the most gracious experience is probably the best way to describe my 4 bedroom, 31/2 bath, and 4 fireplace Mediterranean Villa!
We're just 2-1/2 blocks from fabulous Miramar Beach and a short walk to both Montecito's Lower and Upper Villages where you will discover great dining and shopping.
My home is also just a few blocks walk to the famous Biltmore Hotel. Do explore its magnificent grounds and dine in its world class restaurants. They have Sunday brunch and a buffet dinner on Thursdays. Best of all we are only a fifteen minute drive to gorgeous downtown Santa Barbara! More wonderful restaurants and shopping, plus live theater, Opera, Symphony, our own Ballet company and there is so much more!
Villa Vereda is situated on a private island surrounded by tall hedges and a tiny road. There are no near neighbors just beauty and towering Oaks everywhere.
Designed by the famous Mary Craig, in 1927,and soon to be featured in the Book of Mary Craig Architecture my home offers a unique experience that reflects her desire to recreate the Mediterranean Villas she admired while visiting Europe.

your oranges or grapefruits for breakfast or making lemonade or just discovering which fruit is in season and eating it right off the tree.
The vast lawn area is perfect for having Brunch beneath the fabulous Oak tree on the teak table..
Please do come and experience the old world charm of The Villa and I have a sense once you have stayed here you will understand why so many families come back year after year!

Keywords: 2&1/2 blocks to Beach, 11/2 acre Estate on a private island, French Villa, elegantly furnished ,Gorgeous Gardens, no neighbors, Formal Rose Garden, Fruit Orchard, walk everywhere in Montecito, and a fifteen minute drive to S.B


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome:

            Huge lawn great to play on and special wooded area with winding paths and lush greenery great for Hide and Seek and other games lots of Birds, Rabbits and Squirrels to feed and watch. We supply Croquette and Bacci.and bird seed and peanuts for the gorgeous Band Tail Pidgins and Blue Jays that live here....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Sorry no smoking allowed...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry but... no pets allowed ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Staying here is just like living in a Villa in the south of France!. The feeling is romantic with Towering 100 year old Oaks, a fantastic Fruit Orchard,a beautiful Rose Garden and ca secluded wooded area with winding paths.Provides a very special feeling that takes you to another time and world!...moreless


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

                (9) a varied selection of C.D's...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) 4 T.V's one flat screen in Master bedroom...moreless

              • Television:

                (4) kitchen, Library, Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                (3) a nice selection...moreless


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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                wonderful mountain views from Dining room, Living room and the Master bedroom and Guest Bedroom...moreless

              • Ski-Out

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Racquetball
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Computer Available:

                Hook up to Internet...moreless


              • Catering Available:

                Can easily be provided Indian Whle Foods does catering as well as many others including Indian Food...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                all utensils plus some spices provide...also Foil,, Wax paper, and Plastic for food storage....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                3 shelves comes with Detergent and Vinegar for sparklng dishes and glasses...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet Kitchen with wonderful view of garden and fountain and Breakfast Banquette seats eighf tRefrigerator has Ketchup and mustard for your convenience...moreless

              • Microwave:

                hidden in kitchen cabinet comes with paper p[lates for cooking...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Double doors with Freezer Drawer...moreless


              • Balcony:

                (4) with mountain and garden views...moreless

              • Gazebo:

                At end of Rose garden has a small stone bench for sitting...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill


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              Base Rate
              30 night min stay


              Discounts: 35 nights or more: $13,200 Nightly; 40 nights or more: $13,900 Nightly

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              We are now only available for a months stay from November first2013 through February one 2014


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              Guest privileges are available at The Polo and Raquet Club for swimming, Tennis and watching International Polo Games. There are Wine Tours all year long as well as Summer Outdoor Theater in the near by Santa Ynez Valley. The Music Academy in Montecito has wonderful concerts all summer.There is a free concert JThe first week of August Santa Barbara celebrates Fiesta. Its great fu87n wandering through the streets munching on Mexican food, watching 2 different parades and then at night do go to The Courthouse Sunken Gardens for free enterttainment on a blanket and watching a free concert. dressed in Mexican attireas you wander through town...Sit on the lawn of the Courthouse Sunken Gardens for a delightful night's under the stars and watch professional Spanish singing and dancing...Visit our Museums or Zoo.or wander through downtown for great shopping or.just hang out at beautiful Miramar Beach.. Everything you could want is here and best of all our temperature is always perfect.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1974

              About the owner: I am an artist and Architectural Designer and author and my home and my garden are my favorite palettes. I've lived here for almost 40 years and have poured love and light into every nook and cranny of my home and gardens. My home is truly my daily inspiration. I love light and designed the interior so everywhere I looked I would see Beauty.The garden, the tree, and the blue sky fill meup with so much joy each day I truly feel blessed. My garden is an extension of my passion for romance and beauty and I have tried to create marvelous views from every window. Each view was designed to lift your spirit and brighten your heart and that is exactly what it always does for me! Yes, for me living in the Villa is having the best of everything I love,...a Mediterranean Villa that makes me feel as though I am living in the south of France, in sunny California! Come and experience its romance and elegance while I am away discovering the world!

              Why the Owner Chose Montecito:
              What drew me to this property in the beginning was the garden and the privay, the idea of living on an island in the middle of Montecito with no near neighbors. Back then the house had great bones, but very dark. So as an Architectural Designer I immediately began tearing out walls to bring in more light. Then I put in Sky lights and flooded my new home with light.This is also where I raised my children and once they were grown and out on their own I realized it was time for me to see the world. While I am away I love knowing some wonderful family will be here enjoying my home. Over the years friends from the east coast would ask if they could pay to stay here while I was away and indulge in its elegance and beauty while I was traveling. As time went on they told their friends who told their friend and thus it evolved into a Vacation Rental whenever I travel for a month or more. Now families come from Europe, Africa, Canada and even as far away as South America. Happily for me.while I am off finding new places to explore my home is thrilled to embrace all the new people who have entered my life. Please do come and experience it for yourself! .

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Every time I return home from some far off exotic corner of the world my heart is always filled by the warmth and beauty of my home and our little village of Montecito. This little village of ours has everything I love. The sea the mountains, great restaurants and the Music Academy with its Symphony and Opera. Everywhere you walk or look you will see beauty! Just 21/2 blocks away is wonderful Miramar Beach, a very special wide beach where you can walk all the way to Santa Barbara or Carpinteria when the tide is right! That great big ocean and its fabulous healing sea breezes are absolute perfection any time of year. There are also many wooded trails to explore just a few blocks away. Its all here, do come and discover it all for yourself. With the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other this is absolutely the closest place to Paradise that I have ever found! Come and enjoy every second of your stay in the only private inland island in Montecito! The Villa is the perfect inspiration for anyone with a loving heart! So far, no matter where I have traveled,no place has ever filled my heart with so much joy as my home and my town! Remember Santa Barbara has a wonderful Art Museum, s very own Symphony, Opera Company, quite a few Theater companies with excellent productions. Our Universities supply us with wonderful lectures and in the Summer we have our Music Academy of The West has a Summer Festival of Classical Music. We also have International Polo Games from June until October! I love going to out Zoo and our Natural History Museum, to say nothing of The Adult Education Classes I am continually enrolled in. And the just 11/2 hours away is Los Angeles with even more to entice me. I could never live anywhere else ...Santa Barbara for me is perfection!

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              • Entrance to arrival court

                Entrance to arrival court

              • Sun filled living room

                Sun filled living room

              • Wood Paneled Library

                Wood Paneled Library

              • Elegant, renovated kitchen . Look out onto the garden while you prepare meals!!

                Elegant, renovated kitchen . Look out onto the garden while you prepare meals!!

              • Sunlit master bedroom overlooking gardens and mountain views.

                Sunlit master bedroom overlooking gardens and mountain views.

              • Comfortable guest bedroom  with a queen size bed.

                Comfortable guest bedroom with a queen size bed.

              • Picnic area under the ancient oaks. Enjoy outdoor dining seats 12.

                Picnic area under the ancient oaks. Enjoy outdoor dining seats 12.

              • The great lawn

                The great lawn

              • Sunlit entry way overlooking the gardens

                Sunlit entry way overlooking the gardens

              • Living room with piano and  view over the gardens

                Living room with piano and view over the gardens

              • Dining room  - seats 12 comfortably

                Dining room - seats 12 comfortably

              • Kitchen dining area and banquette. Seats 6 for breakfast & snacks

                Kitchen dining area and banquette. Seats 6 for breakfast & snacks

              • Guest bedroom with 2 twin beds

                Guest bedroom with 2 twin beds

              • View from the gardens

                View from the gardens

              • Serene garden fountain overlooking the rose garden

                Serene garden fountain overlooking the rose garden

              • Miramar Beach located  only 2.5 blocks away. A short walk to heaven by the sea !

                Miramar Beach located only 2.5 blocks away. A short walk to heaven by the sea !

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              Date last modified - Thursday, October 09, 2014

              $375,000 per month (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 09/25/2014
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