About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay30 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
This amazing home was built with the 360 degree view in mind. Walk out on the veranda in the morning, with a hot coffee and paper, and you will catch the early morning animals beginning to stir. Hummingbirds, deer, eagles, coyotes, etc. are just some of the wildlife all around. Relax in a soothing spa and enjoy peacefulness and tranquility with mountains and nature surrounding you.
With 1.6 very private acres, beautiful landscaping, and huge grass areas perfect for croquet or badmitton, it's hard to imagine downtown Santa Barbara only 2 miles away. At night, enjoy a fire in one of the two outdoor fire places either next to the jacuzzi or outdoor dining area and kitchen. Or toast up some 'smores around the huge firepit and stargaze at the black sky unobstructed by city lights. Let yourself go and feel a lifetime away.
Go inside and open some of the 10 french doors and unite the indoors and out. Every room in this incredible property has amazing views. The home is tastefully decorated in similar motifs as the Biltmore hotel. Huge vaulted celings throughout, profesional grade appliances, slate kitchen counter tops, tumbled marble bathrooms, fireplaces in master suite and great room, high quality linens as well as high speed wireless internet make this home first class. The newly added game room includes ping pong, air hockey, piano, etc. Children can enjoy the swing set, scooters, games and toys. Our pet Turkey and his five best friend chickens are friendly and fun. Enjoy fresh eggs every morning for breakfast. No care is needed for them. Our gardner cares for them weekly. There truly is something for everyone!
This is a once in a lifetime place, with access to everything you need for a memorable visit. Hiking and world-class cycling trails are within a mile of the property. Watch paragliders and hang-gliders land in the adjacent meadow. Enjoy a horseback or mountain bike ride in the 200 acre park across the street. Walk only steps to tennis courts. For a small fee, use of our private tennis club with pool, jacuzzi, work out classes and machines can be arranged. The Santa Barbara Tennis Club is only one mile away.
Pristine beaches and downtown shopping only 2 miles away. Nestled between Montecito and Santa Barbara, it is the perfect location to experience the shopping, restaraunts, beaches, wildlife, sporting activities, and tranquility the entire area has to offer. Experiance the FULL Santa Barbara lifestyle in this amazing home.
This house is perfect for entertaining and relaxing with the feeling of seclusion yet close to everything.
We do not allow weddings or parties of any sort. Only a maximum of 8 guests on the property at any time.
Keywords: House, casita,serene
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
We are the Morison Family. We have 3 children ages 13,10,and 15. We built our home with the love of Santa Barbara Spanish style and the love of the out doors. We love hiking, biking, traveling, and all kinds of sports. Snow skiing and snow boarding fill many Winter days. Summer days, we spend a lot of time at our Lake house on Lake Nacimiento, wake boarding and water skiing!
jill purchased this House in 1998
Why jill chose Upper Riviera
We love the location of our home. It feels as if it is in a serene Oasis far from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet it is close (2 miles) to downtown with restaurants, shopping, and beaches. We love to hike. Many hiking trails are a stones throw away! World class biking, running, and walking outside the front door.
What makes this House unique
There is Santa Barbara's raw natural beauty as far as the eye can see. Viewing all kinds of wildlife is amazing. We are visited regularly by deer, bunnies, and distant howls of coyotes. Bird watching over the canyon is spectacular. Hawks, Eagles, Owls, and even para gliders are a common experience.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Resort Living With All Of The Comforts Of Home
Stepping out from any of the rear doors places you on a patio with views of the Santa Ynez Mountains that will both relax you and take your breath away. Walk down a few stone steps to the built in BBQ, Smoker and Wet Bar. Down one more level past the portico covered dining area you'll find a fire pit surrounded by cushioned chairs and hot tub. The view from each level is equally amazing! Pictures just don't do it justice.
The house is perfectly laid out. A chef's kitchen leads to a large dining area directly adjacent to the large and quite comfortable family room. There is also plenty of closet and drawer space in each of the bedrooms.
Most importantly, Jill and Paul were incredible hosts. They let us know they were available if we needed anything. We stayed for over a month. We'd do it again without hesitation!
Jill couldn’t have been more helpful.
This was such an amazing property! The views were spectacular and the home so comfortable and beautiful. Our family can't wait to come back to visit again!
My husband and I celebrated my 50th birthday in this beautiful home and it was quite perfect. The views of the valley and the mountains are amazing. The location feels private and the outdoor space is enormous, yet it's not very far from town. We enjoyed our coffee on the patio each morning - so beautiful. We saw so much wildlife on the property....hummingbirds, deer, and, of course, the very friendly chickens. :) We almost didn't want to leave the home, but when we did, we enjoyed both Santa Barbara and Montecito, where we took a long walk on the beach in front of the Biltmore.
The home is extremely well-stocked and well-equipped and Jill is an excellent host. The bed was very comfortable. We were especially impressed with the television, surround sound and cable package, as the Cubs were playing the Dodgers in the NLCS and we never missed a pitch. We were quite relieved that we didn't have to venture out to find a bar in order to watch the games.
Thank you Jill, for your hospitality. Santa Barbara is one of our favorite places and we certainly hope to be back someday.
The perfect getaway
The house and surrounding property is truly amazing. Great views and great outdoor spaces. Jill was on top of all the details and our stay was incredibly relaxing and problem free. Would highly recommend and will be staying here again.
My family stayed at this home over UCSB graduation weekend. Everything was as beautiful as advertised, and the views were stunning. The landscaping is beautifully maintained with a big variety of seating areas from which to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Just a few minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, you get the town at your fingertips while relaxing in what feels like your own ranch. Loved the fresh eggs!! We hope we get to go back to this place sometime!!
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Prices may vary depending on summer months and holidays.