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SUMMER SPECIAL! Luxury Montecito Estate--Full Ocean Views, Pool, Hot tub, Gated

Bedrooms 4
Space 8,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Montecito Luxury Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

WELCOME TO YOUR LUXURY HOME: Villa Vista Bella – Classic Tuscan Estate in the Montecito Foothills

Enjoying spectacular views overlooking the azure blue Santa Barbara Harbor and the Channel Islands, Villa Vista Bella is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty that sits on top of a mountain in the exclusive village of Montecito, California. At the end of a private lane is an impeccable Tuscan Villa nestled in the foothills of Montecito. This estate was designed to take full advantage of the beautiful ocean, island and mountain views. From the rushing waterfalls and ponds you pass as you enter the property, to the commanding views from the veranda and infinity pool area, this property provides tranquil ambiance in grand style. The Mediterranean influence is evident in every detail of this notable property. A custom stone staircase from the motor court leads to the ten-foot-high arched iron and glass front door entry. Curved lines, Italian marble, hand painted frescos, and custom tile work all combine to create an authentic Tuscan experience.Sweeping views from the elegant living room become the backdrop for the upstairs living space. The living room boasts soaring ceilings, a robust fireplace, and a unique floor of inlaid Italian Nosiette tumbled marble and distressed Brazilian walnut hardwood. Enjoy the coastal view which melds into the waters of the infinity pool. The gourmet kitchen offers ease and convenience for family meals and entertaining. It has new professional-quality appliances, a prep sink, an Advantium microwave convection oven, and a spectacular double oven Thermador range. Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room with wet bar, casual dining table, 72” flat screen TV and fireplace. It promises to be a comfortable gathering place for everyone; complete with games and books.

Villa Amenities:

Sleeping for 8

Master Suite with Custom Fresco

Master Bath with Jacuzzi Spa & Dual Showers

His/Hers Closets

3 other full-size Bedrooms

3 separate Bathrooms with spa tubs

2 Powder Rooms

1 Pool Bathroom

Gourmet Kitchen with Thermador Range

Luxury Living Room

Formal Dining Room

Large Family Room

Library and Office Rooms

Laundry room with LG appliances

4 Fireplaces

Flat screen TVs in every room

Wired for Internet

Heated Pool with separate Hot Tub

Loggia and Private deck dining areas

Waterfall and Ponds on 3 acres

Keywords: Enjoying spectacular views overlooking the azure blue Santa Barbara Harbor and the Channel Islands, Villa Vista Bella is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty that sits on top of a mountain in the exclusive village of Montecito, California.

More Details

Karen Bell, Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Villa Vista Bella was the perfect way to spend our holiday week as a family. The amazing views and serene beauty provided the perfect setting to relax and enjoy ourselves. We enjoyed the city views, coastal views, mountain views, and views of the Channel Islands. We watched sunsets and admired the changing colors in the sky at dusk. The kids loved the pool, the spacious rooms, and especially the Christmas tree so that Santa did not forget them. My husband and I loved the fireplaces in so many rooms and spent many nights cozying next to them while watching the twinkling city lights. We enjoyed unwinding after a day of hiking or sightseeing in the spa every night. We filled up the home with a lot of laughter, love, and fun. Thank you for your wonderful service at your lovely estate!
Dec 2012
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Santa Barbara Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A $2500 security deposit is required.
  • A signed rental agreement is required.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7 bathrooms. Each bedroom has private bathroom with jacuzzi tubs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs Queen bedroom, private en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs California King Master Bedroom, Large en-suite bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs Queen Bedroom, private en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Downstairs two twin beds, private en-suite bathroom
  • King size beds (1) California King in Master Suite, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Thermadore Range, GE Advantium Convection Microwave/Oven, LG appliances, 5 gas fireplaces, 3 car garage, parking for up to 20 cars on site, private 3 acres, fully furnished, cable in every room


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Pasadena, CA

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic weekend at Villa Vista Bella. The house and grounds are beautiful. It was very nice to relax by the pool and to enjoy meals on the loggia while savoring the view. The property manager was very personable and professional. The home is very well-equipped including pool towels / toys. Thanks so much for allowing us to spend time in your wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time at Villa Vista Bella

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic long weekend at Villa Vista Bella while in town for a friend's wedding at the nearby San Ysidro Ranch. The house is absolutely beautiful and the views down into the valley and out to the ocean are spectacular. The area is quiet and we enjoyed relaxing in the pool and dining on the lovely outdoor terrace. The house was luxurious, spacious, immaculately clean, and well-equipped with everything you might need. We hosted an impromptu dinner party for some fellow wedding guests and appreciated that the house was equipped enough to serve a large group. Our kids loved that even the pool came stocked with pool toys. It was wonderful time and we look forward to visiting Villa Vista Bella again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Beach, FL

The Best of Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

Pictures of this place do not even come close to describing this wonderful estate. I spend a lot of time traveling to the LA area and have had extended stays in various places and homes. This place, without a doubt, now heads the top of my list. The photos give you only a glimpse into this tranquil paradise. Every amenity that you expect from a 5-star place is here. The estate manager (Robert) is helpful and available for all your needs without being intrusive. The views (from nearly every vantage point in the home) down the canyon overlooking the coastline and Santa Barbara are unbelievable. The only negative about this place is having to leave. I will surely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feel like a princess (or a prince) in this multi-million dollar estate

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beautiful villa two separate times in April and May, for a total of about a month. Everthing was great. It is hard to imagine a more picturesque location. After a one mile drive up a scenic road, you enter between two waterfalls to the courtyard with its fountain. Everything is very Tuscan. Lots of TV's with cable, fireplaces, en-suite bedrooms, and a beautiful and well-maintained infinity pool with a view of the ocean and -- on a clear day -- the Channel Islands. We only had guests a couple of nights, but our guests appreciated their bedrooms with ensuite baths including a jacuzzi tub in every ensuite bath. Robert, the manager, always was around to help with any repairs or requests. Likewise, the owner responded immediately to any questions. Robert even found us a babysitter for one night. Really above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks so much for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Birnam Wood Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many in Summerland and Upper Montecito
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Butterfly Beach or LookOut Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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