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Montecito estate. Ocean/island views,pool,central, Biltmore elegance.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, btwn upper/lower village montecito,close beach.

Enjoying one of the most spectacular and breathtaking views ..... This gated private oasis overlooks the ocean, the beaches, and the Channel Islands. Situated in the foothills of Montecito, this home lies between the upper and lower village. A stunning, spacious, comfortable house built on one level, designed for indoor/ outdoor living with a pool and hot tub. Just a few minutes away from the restaurants, and shops of Montecito and yet close enough to hop on the freeway and enjoy down town Santa Barbara. Three of Montecito's golf clubs, and butterfly beach by the Four Seasons Biltmore and San Ysidro ranch are but a five minute drive.

(VRBO, in their wisdom, have decided not to allow us contact off VRBO. We think we should be allowed to converse, to ensure a good match for us and a happy stay for you. My company, Brainstorm Creative Santa Barbara, is easily found in search, as is my name, Richard Weston-Smith.)

Beautifully decorated and consistently described by guests as wonderfully comfortable and manageable, this home is the perfect spot to create life long memories.

An antique gateway opens to reveal a beautiful home surrounded by an expansive terrace and entertainment area, the focal point of this house. Well furnished with chaise lounges, comfortable sofas and an olive-shaded eating area, the long terrace overlooks the lush terraced gardens and pool area. It is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the expansive views, sipping sundowners or having brunch with friends and family in Santa Barbara’s temperate climate.

Inside, original paintings by European artists, antique Moroccan and Mexican doors and terra-cotta terazza floors abound. To the right of the entrance hallway is the formal dining room, where one can dine surrounded by breathtaking paintings and one-of-a-kind antiques. Just beyond the dining room is the large formal living room, with all of the creature comforts, including a working fireplace, 2 long couches. a high end geneva ipod cd player and an abundant and eclectic collection of books and DVD’s. Leading off both these rooms is the large terrace with a retractable awning overlooking the ocean. Entertaining inside and out is the way this house was designed to be enjoyed, in true California style with a european sense of flair and comfort.

The dining room and foyer lead into the gourmet kitchen area and great room. The great room features 14-foot vaulted ceilings and offers a space every one can enjoy. It contains a seating area and a large flat screen television with Blue-Ray player and hundreds of DVD's for all ages The dining area within the great room seats 10 guests comfortably. The house has been furnished with 12 place settings: wine glasses, plates, cutlery.

The great room leads to the back of the house which is terraced with various entertainment areas. This quiet private rear garden has a barbecue,a raised quiet sitting area, a lawn, 2 chaise lounges, and a basketball hoop. There is also a flat path that leads around the house to the front garden and pool area.

Both the Great Room and the adjoining gourmet kitchen are exceptionally well equipped as the owners are passionate about great food and easy entertaining.

The kitchen is stocked with any and all conceivable top-of-the-line large and small appliances. Dacor double oven, viking range, large subzero Fridge/ Freezer ( 2017) , 2 dishwashers ( Miele.Bosch 2015) , bar fridge, 2 prep areas, compactor pots and pans, knives, and all utensils etc etc. A large skylight illuminates the kitchen during the daytime, showcasing granite counter tops, and a sizable island.

The master suite is the absolute ideal of style, relaxation, and luxury. There is a king-size oriental-style four poster bed. French doors lead onto its own private patio with a truly extraordinary ocean view. The Patio staircase take you on your own path to the pool and Jacuzzi. The master bath contains dual sinks, a large tub, a TV, a sitting vanity area, private toilet, and glass-enclosed shower. Leading off it is a dressing room/ walk through closet.

All of the bedrooms have pillow-top mattresses, high end european comforters and beautiful linen. Our guests constantly comment on the quality of the beds and the fabulous nights sleep they get.

2 guest rooms on the far end of the house are situated just beyond the master suite, both have private entrances to the back patio area. This additional master has a california king bed and the other guest room is equipped with a queen four poster bed and walk in closet. Both rooms can be closed off from the rest of the house, creating a two-bedroom suite or private second master. These guest rooms share a roomy bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and separate glass-enclosed shower.

Two additional suite-style bedrooms are situated past the kitchen/great room area. One has a Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower, a walk-in closet, looking onto the rear garden. The other has a bathroom with shower, flat screen TV and twin beds looking onto the sea view.

There is a separate Laundry room. And a separate powder room.

In addition to its stunning views, luxurious, comfortable furnishings and abundant amenities, the residence has an excellent housekeeper, who comes once a week to tidy the house. The house is also well managed by a team who have been working there upwards of twenty years. You will be met by either ourselves or our property manager. And someone will be available to you throughout your stay if you have questions. This is a well oiled machine! We had have had many happy guests return throughout the years. We work hard to maintain our home to the highest standard.

This house is under five minutes drive to the excellent shops, restaurants and beaches of the upper and lower village of Montecito. Public tennis courts are just two minutes from the house. The three golf courses of Montecito, are but a five minute drive. Downtown Santa Barbara is three exits away on the freeway. Santa Barbara has three excellent movie theaters, two live theaters, shopping malls, a huge variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, jazz clubs, museum etc etc etc.

The renowned wine district of saint Ynez is just 30 minutes drive. Six Flags Magic Mountain is under an hour. The outlets are 20 minutes. Malibu is 40 minutes, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Universal studios are 90 minutes. We are served by two airports, an excellent small accessible local airport just 15 minutes away with all of the rental car companies and good taxi service. LAX is a 90 minute drive and is served by a frequent air bus as well as all of the usual amenities.

Please, no parties or events. However extra housekeeping, a personal chef, personal trainers, drivers, can be arranged. Please view our video and all photos, these are current ( 2017) so are an accurate representation. There are no viewings pre booking this residence, No furniture can be moved when renting this property, without prior negotiation. Occupancy strictly 10 max.

Keywords: House, central Montecito straddling both upper and lower village with a beautiful quiet mystical ocean view. Well managed..

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Eucalyptus Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Also twin basins, make-up dresser & separate toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , powder room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , One California King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , One Queen sized four poster bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , One Queen Sized Four Poster Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds extra long
  • all bedrooms have high end linen and european pillows and duvets. We are known for VERY a comfortable and quiet nights sleep.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 MASTER BEDROOMS, KING BEDS. All of the bedrooms have exceptionally comfortable beds with beautiful linens, 2 dish washers, compactor, viking, dacor oven, very high end chefs kitchen, maid service once weekly. Completely enclosed private property, Pool is not fenced, not suitable for young children. All children should be supervised.there are 2 pathways to pool, one steps and one flat wheelchair access. Every full bath is a jacuzzi.


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Montecito estate. Ocean/island views,pool,central, Biltmore elegance.
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
West Bloomfield, MI

Warm and spacious home with caring and attentative owner

  • 5 of 5

Everything we were hoping for was provided to us by this property and its gracious owner.

We have no hesitation giving this unqualified recommendation.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montecito Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a most delightful 51/2 weeks at this Montecito Paradise, combining work and vacation. We wanted to retreat from the winter back east and have always loved Santa Barbara and we were not disappointed! Every morning we awakened to the most gorgeous view of the ocean and Channel Islands. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the lovely patio that extends the length of the home was always so delightful. Plus we had fantastic weather. The house spreads out perfectly so that when friends and family visited, everyone had their own space. The pool and hot tub were enjoyed by all. The enchanting terraced gardens were beautiful and invigorating. We loved how everything was so convenient such as Vons Grocery and Trader Joe’s just minutes away, making the nearby shopping stress free. And speaking of stress free, the cooking in the lovely, well equipped kitchen was more than easy. There were plenty of restaurants to choose from but we didn’t want to leave the view or the lovely gardens. It truly was R and R in a wonderfully secluded location. Trust us, you won’t want to leave! It was a treat to meet Richard, the owner, who responded immediately to any questions or concerns before we arrived and during our stay. He was the best! We hated to say “good-bye” to what became our “home away from home!” Thanks Richard for the memories that we hold dear. We are grateful for the gorgeous pictures we have to remind us of our “warm winter” in Montecito. We loved every minute!

S and E

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Magical!

  • 5 of 5

This property is not to be believed! From the moment we first met Richard, we knew our stay would be an amazing experience. The house itself is beautifully decorated, but the view is truly second to none. The view of the ocean is awe inspiring, and we loved just sitting out on the well appointed patio. We took long walks around the neighborhood amongst multi-million dollar homes, and it is a just a short drive into the Upper Millage of picturesque Montecito. It was the best way that we could have imagines to spend a month. We look forward to returning again and again!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was a perfect getaway for my family with a new born and a few kids under 10. The house was beautiful and comfortable with everything we needed. Richard was very helpful as we could not remember how to heat the pool and he came over within the hour. We plan on using this home again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy everyone enjoyed themselves and very much look forward to your return
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Phenomenal house

  • 5 of 5

We planned a wine tour/birthday celebration trip for 10 of us. There are few options for vacation rentals that accommodate such large groups. That, and the quality really goes down as the number of bedrooms goes up. Not with this house! From the moment we arrived, we could see that this house was a 5 star resort. The view from the patio is simply breathtaking. The house is luxurious and ultra comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils and cooking tools. This came in especially handy when we had a chef prepare a dinner for us at the house. The only regret that we had is not spending more time at the house, enjoying the amazing view and surroundings.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our home as much as we do ..... We want our guests to be comfortable in every way. So glad to know you enjoyed our chefs kitchen as well as Santa Barbara at large. This town and the surrounding area has so much to offer, you are right the view reminds one of just how special this place really is!
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Magical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were looking to simply get out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday and this home made us feel like we had been transported to another world! This gorgeous and unique home has everything one is looking for and then some. From the endless amounts of artwork, to the gorgeous ocean views, to the gardens, to the heated pool/spa, to the huge living rooms, the spacious bedrooms (and the super soft sheets and comfortable beds!) and amazing gourmet kitchen. It was the perfect location to spend quality time with family cooking, relaxing and drinking wine while watching sunsets, and playing outside in the pool. I would recommend this home for families or a tight-knit group of friends. It is large enough for people to have their own space or be all together in various parts of the house. Also, the home is located very close to the beaches, grocery stores, and many other tourist locations. The homeowners were extremely hospitable and attentive. Would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a getaway in the Santa Barbara area.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richard Weston Smith (Property Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Richard Weston Smith (Property Owner)

My wife and I wanted to find a place with a perfect year round climate offering the best of the US and Europe. We love the ocean, outdoor pursuits, culture, great restaurants, proximity to everything and easy parking! Our three children who are now working and leading their own lives have enjoyed an idyllic childhood in this beautiful home. We want every guest who uses our home to feel as comfortable and relaxed there as we do.

Richard Weston Smith (Property Owner) purchased this house in 1996

Why Richard Weston Smith (Property Owner) chose Eucalyptus Hill

Location is everything, this home is nestled between the upper and lower village of montecito. Close to all of the amenities, shops, restaurants, and beaches, The Four Seasons Biltmore, butterfly beach, the bird Sanctuary, Montecito Country club. Valley and Birnam Wood Country clubs. With down town Santa Barbara just ten minutes drive away.

This is our home for some of the year as well as a vacation rental. So it is in a different league from most vacation rentals. Exceedingly comfortable, beautifully furnished with high quality finishes, european bedding, a gourmet kitchen and much much more. We are constantly upgrading and maintaining our home. Recently adding a new remodeled bathroom. New sonos sound system, new TV in the family room. New very large sub zero etc etc.

This home is all about the beautiful view. Why be on the ocean if you can’t see the ocean? Bug free, with a beautiful ocean breeze year round, the nights are cool enough to sleep with out air conditioning. Days that are warm enough to enjoy..... Its a perfect location for a vacation.

What makes this house unique

Overlooking the bird sanctuary and the Montecito country club on a private road. This property is completely private, and well planted. With an in and out drive. You enter through a beautiful antique spanish door into your own special secluded gardens that surround the house. With a pool, and extensive comfortable outdoor areas that allow you enjoy the beautiful sunset over the

Guestbook comments from the owner

We returned for another fabulous stay! Everything was perfect - the weather, the village, the view, the house. Thank you for letting us stay again.
Jul 2011
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Stearns Wharf
"a fun place to walk, eat the crab at the end of the pier both inside and outside the window"
Santa Barbara Zoo
"great place for children"
Mission Santa Barbara
"stunning. worth seeing, beautifully restored and great catholic sunday service. "
La Super-Rica Taqueria
"Julia Childs favorite mexican food. Hole in the wall and excellent fun simple fare. inexpens..."
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
"great fish"
Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
"really nice for weekend lunches and if you go in the evening bring a light sweater. No reser..."
The Palace Grill
"fun, eclectic"
"absolutely stunning, beautiful gardens. One of our truly unique locations and worth a visit ..."
The Funk Zone
"great fun for wine and beer tasting. and some good eclectic shopping. some great restaurants..."
Ledbetter Beach and Park
"fun for sunday brunch and a walk. Not a gourmet experience but a fun place to go on a clear ..."
Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano
"Fun italian, great place to eat when shopping around State street or going to the movies. Lo..."
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
"so pretty"
Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market
"Our farmers markets are the best. "
Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens
"nice, small"
The Hitching Post II
"great, especially if combining with some wine tasting. Try foley vineyard for some of the best"
Granada Theater
"Great theater, fabulous seating, and some wonderful entertainment. "
East Beach
"nice beach"
bouchon Santa Barbara
"great food, high standard, great place for treat"
Santa Claus Beach
"a bit further away, "
Wine Cask
"great wine selection and good advise"
El Capitan State Beach
"fun, quite a drive. "
Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
"very pretty, go and see the seals if you can"
Douglas Family Preserve
Goleta Pier
"fun to eat outside by one of the firepits. $8 uber from the house. "
Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary
Mc Connells Ice Cream
"our local, if you can't make it to the store buy it in vons"
Coral Casino Beach & Cabana
"very comfortable beach life, "
Farmers Market
"go early to get the best of the produce. they also have one on friday morning in the lower v..."
Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar
"no reservations so take a walk along the pier while you wait. ,Fun, fish and chips are good,..."
Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria
"good pizzas, fun upper montecito local, sit outside under the heaters easy with family"
Paseo Nuevo
"Nordstroms and Sephora are the best we offer here. "
Via Maestra 42
"arguably the best priced and most delicious food in town. Bring some ice cream home!"
Santa Barbara Fish market
"pretty good, I prefer Kanaloa on Chapala to buy fresh fish, but it is expensive. "
SOHO Restaurant & Music Club
"good local bands live music, not great food, but all about the music"
Olio e Limone Ristorante & Olio Pizzeria
"great thin crust pizza. Book it, it is very popular. and they have a great fine dining resta..."
Arigato Sushi
"great , no reservations, be prepared to wait about twenty minutes. eclectic asian cuisine sa..."
Sakana Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
"great creative rolls. fast effiecient no reservations be prepared to wait. but very close to..."
Kanaloa Seafood
"best fish in town. Expensive. also fun to eat lunch. casual. "
Channel Islands Surfboards
"good company"
The Lark
"Funk zone, fun eclectic, americana cuisine with a nouvelle twist. reserve its popular"
Foley Estates Vineyard & Wine
"arguably the best pinot noir in our area. Definitely stop here"
Au Bon Climat
"great local pinot noir"
Firestone Vineyard
"great, first vineyard before lunch at Los Olivos. Same winemaker as FOLEY. worth doing both ..."
SY Kitchen
"very hip, good italian cuisine with a californian twist. "
Trattoria Grappolo
"milanese is great here, typical italian food "
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
"great burger, and salads. wine is expensive here but large selection. Often the wines are mo..."
Cold Spring Tavern
"great fun, especially on weekends with live bands, hang out for bikers. Food isn't great, co..."
Chumash Painted Cave
"the drive up isn't for the faint hearted. painted caves are pretty cool. And there is a nice..."
Santa Barbara Bowl
"fabulous small accessible for all of us to enjoy with beautiful views of the city. And great..."
Butterfly Beach
"our local beach, great to sit on and walk on. "
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
"great place for sundowner cocktails , nice lunch on the terrace. ,Dinner can be chilly in th..."
Stonehouse Restaurant at San Ysidro Ranch
"great food, great location, kennedys honeymoon hotel"
Cold Spring Trail
"great hike, great view. "
Montecito Oasis! Luxury Home with Pool & Hot Tub, Minutes From Beach & Trails
"fun french bistro"
Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro
Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe
"great peets coffee, brunch, salads, birthday cakes, locals love this place. In the lower vil..."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
coast village road
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Santa Barbara Station
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Butterfly Beach
Car: recommended

private road, gated property, between upper and lower village of montecito. very close to shops, restaurants, butterfly beach and bird sanctuary, zoo, harbor all close.. down town santa barbara 7 minutes on freeway. wine country twenty minutes away. Outlets 25 minutes. Six Flags Magic mountain, 45 minutes, Malibu, 40 minutes, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Universal 90 mins. , Public tennis courts two minutes from the house, private, gated. House manager always available to guests. Experienced team worked in house for 22 years, housekeepers, garden, pool, maintenance. Tried and trusted, Chefs, trainers, drivers, baby sitting service all available on request. no viewing all photographs and video recent and accurate 2017. please review.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heating Per day $50
Pool Heating per week $450
Pet Fee $250
Housekeeper weekly clean $150
Arrival/Departure Clean $500
Refundable damage deposit $2,000

June 1st to Sep 17th is 2017 High Season. During high season, full payment is required 90 days in advance, with a 90 day cancellation policy. Special rates may apply for holidays etc. please enquire for rates on holidays as special rates apply. Pool heating $50 per day. Most weekends are 3 day minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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