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

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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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.

key words: Santa Barbara vacation rental, Santa Barbara historic villa, ocean view villa, villa rental, garden estate rental

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • 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.

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Streaming Netflix HBO / Direct TV...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Games
                  • Books

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Ocean View
                  • Beach View:

                    Miles of Coastline and Santa Cruz Islands...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

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

                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Fireplace:

                        3 - inside & out...moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Internet
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Wood Fireplace
                      • Heating:

                        central...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

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

                          Outside

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

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak Season
                          May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $800
                          $5,200
                          Off Peak (inquire for holidays
                          Oct 1 - May 1, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $700
                          $4,500

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

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

                          Notes:

                          $600-800 night

                          Holidays & Monthly: please inquire

                          $250 Cleaning fee. $1500 Deposit

                          Dates available: Year Round


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                          Location

                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Santa Barbara
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Downtown
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          101
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          East Beach
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          El Encanto Hotel, Restaurant, & Bar

                          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 idylic 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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                          Photos

                          • Ocean View Classic Santa Barbara Villa

                            Ocean View Classic Santa Barbara Villa

                          • Entry through Vaulted Breezeway

                            Entry through Vaulted Breezeway

                          • Living Room with Ocean /Garden Views

                            Living Room with Ocean /Garden Views

                          • Dining Room with french doors that open onto the courtyard

                            Dining Room with french doors that open onto the courtyard

                          • View from Second Bedroom

                            View from Second Bedroom

                          • Upstairs Bathroom # 1

                            Upstairs Bathroom # 1

                          • View toward Ventura

                            View toward Ventura

                          • .Even the parking has a view...

                            .Even the parking has a view...

                          • 6 burner Wolf Range

                            6 burner Wolf Range

                          • View from Entry

                            View from Entry

                          • Al Fresco Dining Year Round, Outdoor Fireplace & Gas Grill

                            Al Fresco Dining Year Round, Outdoor Fireplace & Gas Grill

                          • Three fireplaces

                            Three fireplaces

                          • Den/Library with Wii/Streaming Netflix

                            Den/Library with Wii/Streaming Netflix

                          • Second Bedroom with King Bed

                            Second Bedroom with King Bed

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

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

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Upstairs Bedroom # 3

                            Upstairs Bedroom # 3

                          • Wisteria Blooming on the Stone Terrace in March

                            Wisteria Blooming on the Stone Terrace in March

                          • Dining Room Courtyard

                            Dining Room Courtyard

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, July 24, 2014

                          $700 - $800 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 07/28/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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