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Santa Barbara Villa/Estate W/ Ocean Views - One of a Kind Romantic Classic

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Upper Riviera estate description

A historic Santa Barbara Villa Estate. Built in 1916, this property enchants with it's location at the top of the Riviera, it's privacy down a long private gravel drive, spacious rooms, & breathtaking views of the entire Santa Barbara coast.
One enters through a vaulted breezeway to the entry courtyard where the old gardens and shade trees soften the view and provide separate and distinct areas for all forms of rest, relaxation, contemplation and entertaining. Formal dining room, foyer, living room, and library all have french doors that open onto different private gardens and terraces. High ceilings throughout and casual, but, elegant decor including hardwood floors and seagrass flooring, give the house a comfortable feel that combines the best of Spanish Colonial architecture with modern day California living. All the upstairs bedrooms have ocean views, arched windows, and wrought iron balconies.

The outdoor dining area has both fireplace and gas grill. Complete kitchen with Garland commercial range, etc....

Two master bedrooms upstairs with king beds & baths. Middle bedroom with queen bed, Studio on main floor off of courtyard with queen bed and bath, library can accommodate 2 twin beds.
While providing a tranquil setting for a romantic get-away or family retreat, the location is also just minutes away from the Mission, downtown Santa Barbara, and white sand beaches. Wine Tasting in Santa Ynez is 30 minutes away. This is the quintessential Santa Barbara home, where one can easily imagine being in the south of France or on the Amalfi Coast, without the airfare!

The unique benefits of this House: Anyone who has every stayed at or rented this house, comments on how tranquil it is and feeling far away from the busy world. Often guests come with long lists of things to do and see while here, but, confess on departure that they were so content on the terrace, they found it hard to leave the house. We hope you will enjoy and explore our beautiful town, but, if you are just as happy to have wine and cheese and watch the sunset from the comfort of your own villa then this is a good fit for you.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Beach View, Ocean View, Mountain View.


                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games


                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic


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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    Miles of Coastline and Santa Cruz Islands...moreless

                  • Mountain View
                  • Ocean View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  • Dining:

                    french doors from formal dining room open onto terrace with multiple outdoor dining options....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Wood Deck

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 11 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Off Peak (inquire for holidays
                      Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $4,800 $15,000
                      Peak Season
                      May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning $250
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
                      • Tax Rate 12%


                      $600-800 night

                      Holidays & Monthly: please inquire

                      $250 Cleaning fee. $1500 Deposit

                      Dates available: Year Round

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                      Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Santa Barbara
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      El Encanto Hotel, Restaurant, & Bar
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      East Beach

                      Riviera overlooking Franceschi Park & 5 min to downtown

                      Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1990

                      About the owner: After living in Italy for several years, we were almost ready to make the permanent move, but, there is really nothing that beats Santa Barbara as an idyllic spot all year round. Now the boys are older and I'm traveling more, so hope to have others enjoy this house as much as we have. I have another house in Carmel, California, and am spending more time there now.

                      Why the Owner Chose Upper Riviera:
                      When we first saw this house over twenty years ago, it was love at first sight. It was the third house built on the Riviera and when you experience the view for the first time, you can understand why the sight was chosen. It has a very romantic European feel to it and being in the wine business, that also was very appealing.

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                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Entry through Vaulted Breezeway

                        Entry through Vaulted Breezeway

                      • Three fireplaces

                        Three fireplaces

                      • View from Second Bedroom

                        View from Second Bedroom

                      • Kitchen


                      • Upstairs Bathroom # 1

                        Upstairs Bathroom # 1

                      • Terraced Garden

                        Terraced Garden

                      • West Garden - View toward Harbor

                        West Garden - View toward Harbor

                      • Wisteria Blooming on the Stone Terrace in March

                        Wisteria Blooming on the Stone Terrace in March

                      • Den/Library


                      • View toward Ventura

                        View toward Ventura

                      • Upstairs bedroom #1 with king bed and private balcony and dressing room

                        Upstairs bedroom #1 with king bed and private balcony and dressing room

                      • View from Entry

                        View from Entry

                      • Detached Studio

                        Detached Studio

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                      $750 - $850 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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