Santa Barbara Villa/Estate W/ Ocean Views - One of a Kind Romantic Classic
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
A historic Santa Barbara Villa Estate. Built in 1916, this property enchants with it's location at the top of the Riviera, it's privacy down a long private gravel drive, spacious rooms, & breathtaking views of the entire Santa Barbara coast.
One enters through a vaulted breezeway to the entry courtyard where the old gardens and shade trees soften the view and provide separate and distinct areas for all forms of rest, relaxation, contemplation and entertaining. Formal dining room, foyer, and living room, all have french doors that open onto different private gardens and terraces. High ceilings throughout and casual, but, elegant decor including hardwood floors and seagrass flooring, give the house a comfortable feel that combines the best of Spanish Colonial architecture with modern day California living. All the upstairs bedrooms have ocean views, arched windows, and wrought iron balconies.
The outdoor dining area has both fireplace and gas grill. Complete kitchen with Garland commercial range, dishwasher, pots & pans, etc....
Two master bedrooms upstairs with king beds. 3rd bedroom upstairs with queen bed. Detached guest studio with queen bed and full bath.
While providing a tranquil setting for a romantic get-away or family retreat, the location is also just minutes away from the Mission, downtown Santa Barbara, and white sand beaches. Wine Tasting in Santa Ynez is 30 minutes away. This is the quintessential Santa Barbara home, where one can easily imagine being in the south of France or on the Amalfi Coast, without the airfare!
The unique benefits of this House: Anyone who has every stayed at or rented this house, comments on how tranquil it is and feeling far away from the busy world. Often guests come with long lists of things to do and see while here, but, confess on departure that they were so content on the terrace, they found it hard to leave the house. We hope you will enjoy and explore our beautiful town, but, if you are just as happy to have wine and cheese and watch the sunset from the comfort of your own villa then this is a good fit for you.
Please note we have a no-smoking policy and also that there is a resident cat at the property, and while this can be a perk for some, if you or anyone in your group has severe pet allergies, it would probably not be a god fit.
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Member since: 2011
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 29 - Feb 28, 2019
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $250
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
- Tax Rate 12%
Check-in 2:00 pm, Check-out 12:00
Guest pets not allowed, due to cat that already lives at the property
Not suitable for guests with pet allergies
$250 Cleaning fee. $1500 Deposit 12% Local tax
Dates available: Year Round
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Riviera overlooking Franceschi Park & 5 min to downtown
Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa
Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: After living in Italy for several years, we were almost ready to make the permanent move, but, couldn't quite give up life in Santa Barbara. Now, we are happy to share our home to others visiting the area. Since we do live on the property, we enjoy meeting those from near and far, and only ask that you treat our home as you would your own while you are here.
Why the Owner Chose Upper Riviera, Santa Barbara, CA, USA:
When we first saw this house over twenty years ago, it was love at first sight. It was the third house built on the Riviera and when you experience the view for the first time, you can understand why the sight was chosen. It has a very romantic timeless appeal and has a "slow down, enjoy the day" feel to it that cannot be resisted!
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Queen of the Hill overlooking Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands
Entry through Vaulted Breezeway
View from the Blue Room
View toward Ventura
Master Bedroom Deck
The Green Room
Garden off of the Library
Just up the road from the El Encanto Hotel, but, feels a million miles away...
Formal dining room with French doors opening to Spanish style courtyard
Living Room with Ocean & Garden Views
The Blue Room - King bed
Master Bedroom - king bed and private deck dressing room
one of the upstairs bathrooms
Another Upstairs Bathroom
East Garden Area
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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