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Tuscan Villa On The American Riviera

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

Ocean And City View Estate With 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, And Pool

Designed by the renowned architect Reginald Johnson who also designed the Four Season, Biltmore Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara this two-story Villa has the feel of the old world charm with all the amenities of today.

Situated on one acre of beautifully manicured gardens this estate emanates tranquility and calmness and gives you complete privacy yet is only five minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. You may never want to leave this self -contained dream retreat but still in walking distance is the 5-Star El Encanto Hotel with bar, restaurant and spa as well as a movie theater.

Enjoy the Villa – it’s southern exposure, views down to Santa Barbara and it’s harbor as well as the channel islands… sipping coffee from bed….breakfast on the terrace…dining al fresco. The pool area entices the sunbathers…a walk thru the gardens encourages to pause, read a book or watch the koi fish.

The ground floor of the Villa comprises the spacious living area: The large living room is the center with its cozy fireplace and opens to the large outside terrace. Next to it the family room/media room invites one to relax, play games or watch TV or movies on the large 80’ flat screen with terrific theater sound. A formal dining room leads directly into the large kitchen with its own dining/breakfast area. You will feel at home whether you want to cook or just hang out, watch TV and chat while dinner is being made.

Upstairs are 3 of the bedrooms. One master suite, romantic with its coffered ceiling and a small Romeo and Juliet like balcony, plenty of walk in cabinet space and a double marble bathroom. A second suite with a large panoramic window has the best view of the house. The third bedroom although smaller has it’s own en suite bathroom, as well. The fourth bedroom has it's own private and separate entrance on the pool level and also has it own bathroom.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017


Upper Riviera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 toilets, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , sink, located behind the kitchen
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Sink Powder room located near living and media space.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 king , The bed is actually larger than a King.
    Master Suite 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If in addition a housekeeper, shopper, babysitter is wanted it is possible at renters expense. Contact owner.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Tuscan Villa On The American Riviera
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Stunning villa on Santa Barbara Riviera

  • 5 of 5

It was our second stay at beautiful Villa Bianca. It's a beautifully furnished villa in classical style with a gorgeous view of the city. Every feature of the house was designed with attention to detail, taste and is well thought through. The villa is located in 10 minute drive from downtown Santa Barbara, but it's very private, surrounded by beautiful gardens and there are no neighboring houses in sight.

The rooms are very spacious with breathtaking views, there are 2 beautiful terraces, a large kitchen with breakfast area, dining room for a large group of people, living room, and media room. There is everything you need in the house and even more.

The owners of the house, Christina and Arthur, were very helpful and easy to communicate with.

It was our second stay at this amazing place and we will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA, USA

Gorgeous place to stay, and play

  • 5 of 5

We so much enjoyed this house! There's a wonderful spaciousness to each of the rooms that invite you to just sink in and enjoy. The kitchen has a charming breakfast area attached, complete with a cozy fireplace. The dining room has a mini-"King Arthur" Round Table that makes bigger gatherings really fun. There's a delightful living room, a TV media room, one indoor/outdoor patio, and one other patio -- all with breathtaking views of Santa Barbara downtown, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. And also of stunning crimson-orange sunsets. There's a great south-facing pool with complete privacy. Oh, and on that point: the large back area of the house has a mini-forest — there's plenty of leafy trees for shade and trails to explore, and even a "babbling brook" running into a koi pond. If you want to "getaway," then this couldn't be better — a wonderful way to "lose" yourself in a tranquil setting for a while. While we were there, we also walked to the historic Riviera Movie Theater (which generally runs more of the critically-acclaimed independent movies), and on the short walk back we stopped in for cocktails in the Piano Bar at the nearby 5-star El Encanto Hotel. It couldn't have more pleasant. Definitely a place to come back to. We recommend this place without hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quintessential Santa Barbara Experience!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the truest American Riviera experience, this is the villa to stay at. The house flows wonderfully, is exceptionally furnished and has absolutely lovely grounds to captivate your senses. And...the views!!! And...the location!!! We cannot say enough! Hard to believe we were not in Europe.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, FL USA

Magnificent Santa Barbara Home.......The quintessential luxury Riviera experience AAA++

  • 5 of 5

What can I say…… the very gracious owners, have lovingly created the ultimate Santa Barbara experience. Whether traveling with family or larger party, the home is simply fantastic…….rich in history with classic design, heirloom quality furnishings and amazing views from every window. The pictures don’t even come close to capturing the beauty of the home and lovely grounds.

Merci ........... Jusqu'à ce que nous nous réunissons à nouveau!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carpinteria, California

Life of a Princess

  • 5 of 5

This villa is incredible. My husband and I cam for a long weekend with our grown daughter. The views from our bedroom when we woke up were absolutely breath taking from our bedroom…I didn't even have to get our of bed to see the ocean.

The grounds are beautiful too. You can walk in any direction and find a cozy little nook to sit and read a book or simply glance at the view. The Koi pond area was especially peaceful.

The house has somy room that we didn't even take advantage of since we were only there 3 nights.Next time we come, it will be for a week. The media room TV is huge with a super picture.

One night we walked to a movie theatre just 5 minutes from the house and on the way back we stopped for a drink at the beautiful El Encanto hotel which is just a block from the house.

THe kitchen is fully loaded and the breakfast room is a very ice place to eat but in case you have company or want a formal dinner, the dining room is very elegant but not fussy.

There is also a lovely place to enjoy a meal or a drink on the terrace.

The owner, Christine is very easy to contact and it seems like she genuinely cares that you have a good time while visiting Santa Barbara.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Family, friends, and I stayed at this gorgeous villa during our stay in Santa Barbara. The view from the windows are breathtaking! Christine is a phenomenal person to work with. The home was stocked with all the odds and ends needed for a very comfortable stay. The pictures posted on the site provide only a small portion of the beautiful appearance and setting of this home; I say home because it felt like a home in spite of its luxury. Every night that I slept with the windows open (75F in December!) I was serenaded by frogs, owls, and crickets that have taken permanent residence in the lush garden. We had the opportunity to cook almost every night, and enjoyed every minute of it! The kitchen is indeed the heart of this home; cooking and enjoying company is easy to do. After dinner or breakfast we lounged on the terrace, while sipping tea or espresso. We will definitely be back for Spring break. Save us the space Christine!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
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Nearest Airport
9.9 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
EL Encanto
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
U.S. 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Dining Room at the El Encanto by Orient-Express
Nearest Beach
3.3 Miles
East Beach
Car: necessary

The Villa is located on the American Riviera only .7 miles from the famous Santa Barbara Mission and it's beautiful rose gardens.

Although the home is a very private, quite and relaxing retreat you are only five minutes away from downtown Santa Barbara.

There is also a movie theater in walking distance for those nights you just don't want take the car.

A five-star hotel is also in walking distance with full spa, restaurant and bar.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $10,000

Prices are in U.S. dollars. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

$350 cleaning fee(bi-weekly).
Security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout.
For more details please contact owner.
Optional Pool Heating Fee: Based on actual usage

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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