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Tuscan Villa on the American Riviera

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Last updated: 12/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Upper Riviera villa description

Designed by the renowned architect Reginald Johnson who also designed the Four Season, Biltmore Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara this two-story Villa has the feel of the old world charm with all the amenities of today.

Situated on one acre of beautifully manicured gardens this estate emanates tranquility and calmness and gives you complete privacy yet is only five minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. You may never want to leave this self -contained dream retreat but still in walking distance is the 5-Star El Encanto Hotel with bar, restaurant and spa as well as a movie theater.
Enjoy the Villa – it’s southern exposure, views down to Santa Barbara and it’s harbor as well as the channel islands… sipping coffee from bed….breakfast on the terrace…dining al fresco. The pool area entices the sunbathers…a walk thru the gardens encourages to pause, read a book or watch the koi fish.

The ground floor of the Villa comprises the spacious living area: The large living room is the center with its cozy fireplace and opens to the large outside terrace. Next to it the family room/media room invites one to relax, play games or watch TV or movies on the large 80’ flat screen with terrific theater sound. A formal dining room leads directly into the large kitchen with its own dining/breakfast area. You will feel at home whether you want to cook or just hang out, watch TV and chat while dinner is being made.

Upstairs are 3 of the bedrooms. One master suite, romantic with its coffered ceiling and a small Romeo and Juliet like balcony, plenty of walk in cabinet space and a double marble bathroom. A second suite with a large panoramic window has the best view of the house. The third bedroom although smaller has it’s own en suite bathroom, as well. The fourth bedroom has it's own private and separate entrance on the pool level and also has it own bathroom.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub


          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

            2 sinks...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            2 toilets, 2 sinks...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet

            sink, located behind the kitchen ...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet

            Sink Powder room located near living and media space....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • If in addition a housekeeper, shopper, babysitter is wanted it is possible at renters expense. Contact owner. ...moreless


              • Books:

                Cookbooks galore and various books throughout the house....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                All TV's are equipped with DVD players...moreless

              • Games:

                Game closet with various games for all ages....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cox Cable throughout the house + Netflix available in Media Room...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                80' flat screen in Media/Den, 55' flat screen in Master Suite 1, 42' flat screen in Master Suite 2, 32' flat screen in both breakfast room and Bedroom 4 ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Various DVD's and Blue Ray Discs...moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Beautiful views of the city of Santa Barbara and it's Harbor and it's Channel Islands....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining:

                    There is a round cherry-wood dining table with chairs for 12....moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Master suite 1, kitchen area, living room, media/den. Note: In Santa Barbara air cond. is usually not needed...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Extra large Dryer...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    There are two gas fireplaces: one in the breakfast room and one in the living room with remote control for easy on and off.The other working fireplace is in the loggia and is natural wood burning fire...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    wireless access available...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All bed linens are provided. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Seating for 9-10....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking available on premises....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels for the all bathrooms as well as beach and pool towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Extra large Kennmore Washing machine Extra large Kennmore Dryer machine...moreless


                  • Kitchen:

                    Large with center butcher block for prepping with plenty of counter space and cabinets....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Large Thermodor microwave oven...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Large wolf gas range. Thermador convection oven (electric) with bread warmer...moreless


                  • Balcony:

                    There is a small balcony off the Master suite 1 that gives you a over view of the property as well as the City of Santa Barbara and the Ocean....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large Terrrace with seating for 9. Covered Loggia with seating for 6 with fireplace...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The property is one acre and has a rose garden,orange trees,as well as a small lawn. The zen garden with it's creek leads to the Koi pond....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        There is an $50 a day charge for heating the pool . Of, course heating the pool is optional....moreless



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                      from 4 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter 3 Excluding Holidays
                      Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Apr 1 - May 14, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      May 15 - Sep 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      Sep 16 - Oct 31, 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


                      • Housecleaning $350 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
                      • Tax Rate 12%


                      Prices are in U.S. dollars. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

                      Stays of less than 30 days are subject to a 12% lodging fee

                      $350 cleaning fee(14 day plus stays require additional cleaning fees).

                      Security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout.

                      For monthly rates please contact owner.

                      Optional Pool Heating Fee: Based on actual usage

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                      Last updated: 12/14/2014
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                      9.9 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      EL Encanto
                      2.9 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Santa Barbara Golf Club
                      2.5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Santa Barbara Amtrack
                      1.6 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      U.S. 101
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Dining Room at the El Encanto by Orient-Express
                      3.3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      East Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      The Villa is located on the American Riviera only .7 miles from the famous Santa Barbara Mission and it's beautiful rose gardens.

                      Although the home is a very private, quite and relaxing retreat you are only five minutes away from downtown Santa Barbara.

                      There is also a movie theater in walking distance for those nights you just don't want take the car.

                      A five-star hotel is also in walking distance with full spa, restaurant and bar.


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                      • View of Villa from Poolside.

                        View of Villa from Poolside.

                      • View of Villa from Rose Garden.

                        View of Villa from Rose Garden.

                      • Breakfast fireplace

                        Breakfast fireplace

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • Terrace


                      • Master Bathroom 1

                        Master Bathroom 1

                      • View from Master Bedroom 2

                        View from Master Bedroom 2

                      • Bedroom #3

                        Bedroom #3

                      • View of Santa Barbara from Villa.

                        View of Santa Barbara from Villa.

                      • Kitchen


                      • Breakfast Room

                        Breakfast Room

                      • Living Room Fireplace

                        Living Room Fireplace

                      • Media/Family Room

                        Media/Family Room

                      • View from Master Bedroom

                        View from Master Bedroom

                      • Master Bath 2

                        Master Bath 2

                      • Bathroom 3

                        Bathroom 3

                      • Laundry Room

                        Laundry Room

                      VRBO #503246

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Friday, January 30, 2015

                      $800 - $1,200 per night (USD)
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
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                      Member since: 2013
                      Speaks: english, french, german
                      • Response time: Within 2 days
                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/14/2014
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