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Location: Montecito, California, USA; Santa Barbara area on the Central Coast of California. (Less than 5 miles to Santa Barbara) Accommodations: House with 3 Bedrooms and convertible bed(s), 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 6. Style: Spanish Style Estancia Style and charm are in this Old World, 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom Spanish style home, located on a private lane in the heart and soul of upscale Montecito. The house offers a dining room overlooking the mountains, a courtyard with an artistic hand-made water fountain, charming and warm living room which boasts a fireplace. The master suite is adjacent to a tile-made outdoor Jacuzzi, and the master bathroom offers a Jacuzzi style tub with extensive green views. There is a full kitchen which was recently remodeled with tile counter tops, and hardwood floors that feature over 12 authentic, hand-made oriental rugs throughout the house. Large outside patio with teak table seats six on very comfortable sofa chairs to enjoy your meals peacefully listening to the chirps of countless birds, overlooking treetops and mountains. This location is considered a bird sanctuary – if you love birds, you can also visit the nearby Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary. One of a kind art pieces from around the world have been collected over the years and enhance the unique theme of a typical Argentinian estancia. This beautiful Spanish, gated property was built in 1927 and features stunning, elegant iron-worked front gates (now remote operated) made by renowned international artists Flavio Biscotti. They blend harmoniously into the 10 foot high hedgerows surrounding the property, making this home very special and ideal for families and others seeking privacy. The landscape of the entire property was originally designed and made in 1978 by top Santa Barbara landscape architect Sidney Baumgartner. It has been completely reconstructed following all of the original plans, allowing you to enjoy the enthralling beauty of the stunning Old World garden design, surrounded by fruit trees and flowers of various kinds all year round. The back of this fine property is connected through a private door to the most beautiful, “picture-perfect” small park in Montecito. This allows tenants to have direct access to an idyllic and secluded wonder, full of creeks, old-growth, and a tennis court and playground. Immerse yourself in the grand past of Montecito as you stroll the plant-filled paths of this park! This unique home is located in a premier location, just 1 block from a prestigious upper village containing restaurants, coffee shops, high end boutiques, gift shops, bookstores and more. Enjoy strolling through Coast Village, less than a five minute walk from the home down a gorgeous, quiet, tree-filled private lane. For those wishing to cultivate spiritual growth, the famous retreat Casa de Maria is located about 1 ½ miles from the Estancia. Next, soak in the famous beauty of the Central Coast; just 1 mile away is Miramar Beach, 1 ½ miles away is the historic 5 Star Biltmore Hotel on Butterfly Beach, and the Estancia is a mere 1 mile from the prestigious San Ysidro Ranch, where President J. F. Kennedy and first-lady Jackie Kennedy honeymooned in the 1950’s. Just 4 miles north, dive into the heart of Santa Barbara and visit any of the numerous shops, museums, or theaters. We are located on VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner), our listing is #89120.
For 6+ years, we have been proud to offer: • The best location in Montecito • Luxury Amenities including Wireless Internet • Impeccable Housekeeping • Fair Cancellation Policy • Professional owners, on call 24/7 • Our services - Owner Managed & Operated!
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015 4 night min stay
Holiday Season Dec 17 - Jan 4, 2016 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
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The back of this fine property is connected through a private door, to one of the most beautiful, picture perfect, small park in Montecito, which allows tenants to have a direct access to this idyllic and secluded park, full of creeks & old grows, a tennis court and playground.
The home is just 1 mile from Miramar beach, and 1 1/2 mile from historic 5 Star Biltmore Hotel on Butterfly Beach, and 1 mile from prestigious San Ysidro Ranch, where JFK and Jackie honeymooned in the 50's. The lower village, at 1mile, offers more world class of everything. The city of Santa Barbara is located 4 miles north.
This beautiful Spanish gated property, built in 1927, is very special and is ideal for families. Stunning and elegant, ironwork, remote operated front gates, hand made by international artist Flavio Bisciotti, blend harmoniously with the 10 feet high hedge grows.
Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Racquetball, Miniature golf
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: In 1998 we purchased this unique and gorgeous Spanish house in Montecito, built in 1927. After extensive restoring and improvements but respecting the original concept and charm, and at the same time adding a touch of Estancia from Argentina, my wife Sabine and I feel that we created a very warm feeling home, for people to enjoy as their own while vacationing.
Claudio and Sabine Pollero
Why the Owner Chose Montecito: We decided to purchase this property for many reasons, I'll name three that comes to mind first, we loved the Spanish style of the house, that is characteristic with Montecito, the quiet private lane the house is located at walking distance from the beautiful upper village and the private access to the most idyllic park in Montecito.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Peace of mind and tranquility.