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Enjoy stunning panoramic ocean, coastline, Channel Island, & mountain views at this relaxing gated estate, especially at sunrise and sunset. This uniquely situated home is located in the foothills of the Las Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara and in the Riviera Estates area of Santa Barbara on 1.3 acres of nature and nearby walking and biking trails. So near, yet so far from dense neighborhoods and traffic. This is a sanctuary of peace in and paradise in a beautiful setting.
The indoors and outdoors seamlessly merge into one with large wrap-around decking surrounded by warm sunshine and cool shade of Coastal Live Oaks & citrus trees. Several outside dining, relaxation wild and lush gardens, outdoor combo water-fire pit, peaceful waterfalls and koi pond, wildlife, relaxing hot tub overlooking the sunset over the ocean and more add to the peaceful retreat.
Sunrise, hang-gliders, colorful sunsets, stargazing, a full moon shimmering over the ocean, and sparkling evening lights in your private gardens and of the canyons and coastlines of Santa Barbara, Montecito and beyond offer free entertainment. You'll never want to leave this peaceful sanctuary.
This is the perfect retreat for a vacation in paradise, romantic, private, creative or small family getaway. Within 10 minutes or less, enjoy the ocean, harbor, lively restaurants, arts and culture venues, downtown street scene, beaches, shopping, public and private gardens, the historic Santa Barbara Mission, and much more, yet a world apart at your Pacific Peace Retreat Home.
Enjoy stunning ocean, coastline, Channel Island and garden views from virtually every interior and exterior space on 1.3 acres. The 1600 sf home has vaulted ceilings, expansive windows and french doors open to ocean views and wrap-around decks
Master bedroom has presidential series Cal King bed with lush linens, and private entry and deck for dining and lounging with waterfall, and hot tub in gardens, and great sunset views., as well as full ensuite bath with marble shower/tub
Second sleeping area/bedroom/office in has private entry and deck, ensuite bath with shower, and queen excellent sofa sleeper, plus desk and recliner. All open to ocean views.
The full living room has seating for 5 and 55' LED TV, dining room, plus full professional kitchen with eating counter for 2 and dining area for 5, all open concept. Wide open to ocean views and French doors to decks..
Your patio deck by your master bedroom includes a private entry, beautiful gardens, loungers, umbrellas, deck heater, firepit, private hot tub overlooking the sunset over the ocean, a waterfall and much more! The guests in the 2nd bedroom also enjoys a private entry and deck with loungers tucked in the shade of the oaks overlooking the ocean. There is a queen double deck airbed if someone needs a separate bed, but there is no designated location for it (has been used in office and L.R.)
The peaceful setting also includes multiple decks overlooking the ocean, islands, coastline, canyon, mountains, gardens.
There is shared access to gas BBQ, koi pond with waterfall, fountains, more deck heaters, umbrellas, beach chairs, free laundry facilities and much more (even access to a nearby health club with pool and fitness classes). Fee based massage on-site also available. With these few shared amenities, guests are expected to show mutual respect for access.
All this is just minutes from parks, biking and hiking trails and local Montecito and Santa Barbara villages, plus nearby wine country. The contemporary indoor space and outdoor living effortlessly merge into an idyllic backdrop and oasis for the ultimate Santa Barbara getaway. You will need a car for convenience (free private parking provided at your rental).
Experience luxury property hosts help you get the best from your stay. They typically live in this main house, though when rented, may live in adjacent guest cottage (vrbo.com/428679) which is detached and also within the gated estate, and typically rented to other guests.
Inappropriate for youthful and loud parties. This is a quiet restorative retreat, and excess noise beyond legal limits is cause for termination without refund. Quiet hours 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. please....moreless
Amazing 270 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands and coastline. Avoid the coastal fog at the beach. At 750' most times you'll be above the coastal fog, with blue skies in your horizon....moreless
Open concept, with large island and ocean views, bar, all large & small appliances, utensils, etc. Fully equipped, including housewares & starter supplies. Open to dining + living area beyond island...moreless
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If you want to be close to everything, yet away from the crowds, you will enjoy the quiet, privacy, and relaxation that discerning travelers need; and you'll find it here at this private gated estate in Santa Barbara. Year round sunshine, spectacular ocean views and laid-back luxury are all compelling reasons to stay here at Pacific Peace Cottage in Santa Barbara, the American Riviera. Unlike a typical ‘neighborhood’, these multi-acre Riviera estates are in the scenic foothills of the Las Padre mountains, between where the mountains meet the sea. The expansive 270 degree ocean, mountain and coastal views are unparalleled in this area of Santa Barbara and specifically at this estate. To help you enjoy your stay, your In-Room Guest Guide provides you with Insider Tips, as well as discount coupons or passes for a variety of attractions, festivals, wineries, dining, fitness centers and more. All of the key attractions in Santa Barbara and Montecito are nearby and just a few minute drive from your private retreat. Bicycles, beach chairs, BBQ, etc are all available on-site. Explore the nearby unique and world-famous Lotusland Gardens, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Harbor and Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara Zoo, Old Mission Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Barbara Historic State Park, Santa Barbara Wharf and Pier, Ty Warner Sea Center, Downtown/State Street scene, wine culinary extravaganza and performing arts, UCSB to name just a few. Experience the lively Farmers Markets and unique world-class shopping available throughout Santa Barbara and Montecito Village. Montecito attractions include the country club wt, Westmont College, the charming village shops. Enjoy al fresco lunch in the courtyards of Paseo Nuevo, a charming outdoor mall downtown SB and La Cumbra Center on upper end of State St. as well as Upper and Lower Village shopping areas in Montecito. Golfing? Enjoy a game of golf at any of the many public golf courses, including the spectacular Sandpiper golf course overlooking the Pacific Ocean, known as the poor man's Pebble Beach. It also has great lessons for improving your long and short games at a great price. Tennis anyone? This is a perfect location for a game of tennis at the nearby Santa Barbara Tennis Club, complete with swimming pool. You can rent a membership during your stay, or enjoy any of the public courts nearby. Whale watching, sunset cruises, dinner cruising, sailing, surfing, SUPing, kayaking, paragliding over the ocean, jet-skis and yachting are popular and just minutes away. Lessons and rentals are available. The harbor, wharf and beach are great destinations for water sports as well as dining and walking. The heated outdoor swimming pool by the waterfront is wonderful as well. Of course you can borrow any of our beach chairs and umbrella to enjoy a picnic on the beach. Santa Barbara is a cultural icon for the visual and performing arts. There is always something special happening in town. The local calendar is filled with dozens of events – enough to keep you coming back for more. Santa Barbara is a foodie & wine heaven. From casual to fine dining, explore the best with the freshest ingredients, perfectly paired with local and world-class wines. Fresh fish from the Pacific Ocean is offered in many restaurants. Mexican food is a popular favorite as well. Enjoy wine tasting at the many local wineries, as well as those in nearby wine country including Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Solvang and more. We provide tips on our favorites. If you will be staying during the first Thursday Art Gallery Walk each month, the Sunday art and craft show, or any of the many festivals throughout the year in Santa Barbara, you'll be amazed at the dynamic energy and creativity. Popular Festivals include the star-studded Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Summer Solstice Parade and festival, Harbor and Seafood Festival, Vitner's Festival, Food Festivals, Earth Day Festival and so much more. Live music at the Music Academy of the West, the Santa Barbara Bowl, and the many other local venues provide a diversity of music enjoyment from professional classical, opera, choral, symphony, jazz, blues, rock, and more world-reknown professional musicians. Nearby you will also find many health inspired destinations, including spas, aesthetic and beauty salons as well as the nearby and successful Issel Integrated Oncology Treatment clinic, Cottage Hospital, fitness, yoga and meditation centers, and much more. This gated estate area is very popular for bicycling (loans available), paragliding & hang-gliding (which provide lessons and land in the park below us), hiking (adjacent and nearby), watching wildlife and soaring hawks, enjoying nature, birding (hundreds on site), all with space and freedom to roam. There are dozens of trails in adjacent and nearby parks. Come, enjoy your luxurious peaceful retreat overlooking the ocean
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Looking for a place to test retirement or enjoy a vacation or healing retreat? This gated private estate, Pacific Peace, in Santa Barbara is Paradise!. Steve and Diane recently retired from 35 years in Juneau, Alaska after an extensive career in Hospitality, Travel and Law. Santa Barbara won over our hearts and provides a healthy new lifestyle full of culture and new friends - oh and year round sunshine as well!
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
This property is truly Paradise. We looked and many hundreds of homes nationally and internationally before selecting this restorative and fun retreat destination.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The peaceful sounds of the ponds, fountains and waterfalls compliment the garden wildlife and the deep blue ocean views. Every time we travel, we realize why we chose this location and are ever so grateful that, as usual, things work out exactly like they are supposed to in life, even when we didn't plan to live here. Serendipity!
Pacific Ocean + Channel Island views. Watch hangliders land in Parma Park below
Open concept living, dining, kitchen area open w/ French doors to ocean views
Pro appliances (sub zero and wolf), custom cabs, clean, open to LR, DR, hall
Open concept living, dining, kitchen area. Indoor-outdoor living, ocean views
master bedroom with cal king bed and en suite bath with shower/tub
Combo office/bedroom with great queen sofa sleeper + en suite bath w/ shower
Combo office/bedroom with great queen sofa sleeper + en suite bath w/ shower
Ocean view deck by LR/DR (shared access with cottage to koi, bbq, laundry.)
Attached Master Bath marble shower. Ocean view, vanity area, door to deck too.
Cozy up by the fire as you watch the birds, sunset, waterfall and enjoy a drink.
House deck looking toward cottage, mtns. + koi pond. Plants screen x-views
Sunset over the ocean w/ private hot tub, dining/lounging deck, waterfall.Heaven
Great wraparound views from the living room. Lounge seating for 5. + dining seat
Dining table has 5 chairs available, and more as needed. Great views to ocean.
Master bdrm, Cal King, Ocean views, French doors, private dining, lounge deck
master bedroom with Cal King bed + en suite bath w/ shower/tub
Office/2nd sleeping area w/ queen sofa sleeper, ocean views, deck + 3/4 bath
Ocean view deck + private entry to office/2nd sleeping room w/queen sofa sleeper
View of master bedroom at pvt rear deck w/combined water fountain-gas fireplace
Pvt Master Bedroom deck. Perfect location to dine w/ ocean view sunset & garden
Rear dining area with 6 chairs, 2 loungers, hot tub, waterfall, + ocean sunset!
Private hot tub in the garden with ocean view.
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