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Beautiful Spanish Villa with Spa & 360 View on 1.6 Acre

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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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Upper Riviera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fireplace in great room, Fireplace in master suite, Two outdoor fireplaces, fire pit, Outdoor kitchen(gas grill, smoker, sink, refridgerator), Outdoor dining area, Private jacuzzi, Bose surround sound, Full Gormet Kitchen, Seperate shower in master, Tumbled Marble bathrooms, Saltilo tile floors throughout


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average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Jill couldn’t have been more helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutly Amazing!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellicott City,Maryland

The most amazing views!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Jill's place thinking the photos of the views couldn't be more spectacular and they were,we turned the bend of the driveway and could not believe how beautiful it was,the house is very charming and had everything we could possibly need for our 3 night stay.The living areas were comfortable although we barely spent any time inside as the outdoor areas are fantastic,there are 3 levels to choose from and all have stunning views,I keep going on about the views but honestly they are lovely ,friends kept messaging me where are you? How did you find that house?

The hot tub on the bottom level was great nice and clean and easy to work.Our dogs had the time of their lives chasing the chipmunks and roaming the yard.My brother in law who was visiting from Scotland hired a bike and Jill filled him in on trails he could easily access straight from the house which he took advantage of daily.

Its about a 15 minute drive to Hendry's beach which lets dogs go off leash so this was a fave of ours The Boathouse restaurant there is pretty good too for lunch,the Ahi Tuna sandwich was fabulous.We honestly didn't spend a whole lot of time in Santa Barbara as we couldn't wait to get back to the house.

We did go shopping on State Street and lunch at Bucatinis on State which was great too.

We have wonderful memories of the house and wouldn't hesitate to go back, our visitors from Scotland got to see another part of California as we are from Northern California and our kids drove up from LA to be with us for a night so was ideal for us,don't hesitate to book this one its special we have booked on VRBO for years all over the world and this has been our favorite so far,thanks for sharing your lovely home with us Jill. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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About jill

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our personal guest book contains hunderds of happy and thankful guests! The following are just a few of the many that have stayed at our property. Please feel free to email me and I would be happy to send a visual copy of the book and also many more photos!

Dear Morison Family,

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your lovely home. The little touches, such as flowers and welcome board made us feel immediately at home. It was the perfect atmosphere and everyone loved the setting!

Thank you,

Bron Family


Morison Family,

Thank you for an incredible weekend! Your home is fabulous and we loved the view! We cant wait to come back!


Lindsey 6-3-07

Morison Family,

Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Gorgeous house, serene setting- a perfect spot for rejuvenation!

Michele Oniel

Jan 2010
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Prices may vary depending on summer months and holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.