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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.
key words: Santa Barbara vacation rental, Santa Barbara historic villa, ocean view villa, villa rental, garden estate rental
Off Peak (inquire for holidays Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015 2 night min stay
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
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Refundable Damage Deposit$1,500
Holidays & Monthly: please inquire
$250 Cleaning fee. $1500 Deposit
Dates available: Year Round
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Riviera overlooking Franceschi Park & 5 min to downtown
Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa
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.