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Exotic Luxury in the heart of Montecito

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Stylish, original & fun. Secluded 1-acre retreat with pool, spa, BBQ + Fire-pit

Kashmir, the ultimate one-of-a-kind experience!

Enter through a beautiful vintage gate in the most exclusive neighborhood near the upper village of Montecito, and a spectacular 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home awaits, immediately transporting you to Morocco and the Balearic Islands.

With lushly landscaped grounds and architectural elements reflecting international sophistication, Kashmir is intoxicating. The Moorish style home rebuilt in 1968 was meticulously restored in 2011 with a unique blend of colors, fabric textures and eclectic design. The owner's love of art, photography, music and fine furnishings is apparent throughout the property. Every amenity has been provided to assure a luxurious and flawless vacation experience.

The entry, with black onyx-style flooring and gilded ceiling, welcomes guests into this unique home. In the living room, stately French doors and windows span the wall of this bright space, inviting the outside in. On quiet evenings, entertain around the 1904 Steinway Baby Grand "O" series piano, or enjoy the 60" flat screen TV while relaxing in front of the warmly blazing fireplace.

The kitchen's whitewashed walls and Italian statuary marble set the stage for an unprecedented gourmet experience. A massive center island offers front row seating to oversee the culinary delights being created at the commercial-style range and with professional appliances and amenities provided here. Even the most meticulous chef will find every tool needed to create the most demanding dishes. A two-sided gas fireplace separates the kitchen from the formal dining room which seats 10 at a unique round table.

French doors from the kitchen and dining room offer immediate access to the fully enclosed central courtyard. This courtyard is truly the heart of this spectacular home with its sparkling pool, and plenty of lounge chairs around it's perimeter.

The nearby outdoor kitchen, with seating for 10 at a built-in banquette-style mosaic table, is a charming spot for a lavish sit-down dinner or a casual pool-party buffet.

From the kitchen, ascend stairs of exotic multi-colored hand painted Moroccan tiles to the posh Master Suite on the second floor. Crisp white walls are the blank canvas to this fresh contemporary room of black and white with crimson accents. A balcony, reached through massive wood sliding doors, acts as a loggia to watch activity in the pool courtyard below.

With the sun setting on the ocean views beyond, take refuge on the lounges or suspended rope hammock and melt into your dreams.

The marble Master Bathroom is beautifully appointed with step-down bathtub with shower-head, mirrored vanity and views of the backyard.

Nearby Bedroom #4, vibrant with colored fabrics and pillows atop extra long twin beds, is designed as a quiet reading den or cozy sleeping quarters.

Downstairs is Bedroom #2 (west) with a California king bed and French-door access to the private outdoor spa. The addition of a queen sleeper sofa makes it perfect for families with small ones that need to remain close. The California king bed in Bedroom #3 (north) faces the lush backyard, while more French doors offer immediate access to cool evening breezes or warm summer sunshine.

In both downstairs bathrooms, light streams in through tall windows and reflects off cool marble to create bright spaces. Large open glass showers complete the picture for a spa-like experience.

All the bedrooms, the living rooms, and the pool room have 50" or 60" flat screen TV's with Direct-TV. Music streams throughout the home from the built-in speaker system.

The "Pool Room," off the central courtyard, is a wonderfully versatile guest retreat. This stand-alone space with a private entrance can be used as a family game room, or as a 5th Bedroom Suite with a custom handcrafted California king day bed. The unique focal point of this entertaining room is the 1920 Brunswick tournament-sized pool table which was featured in a match between Minnesota Fats and Paul Newman in the movie "The Hustler". Flanked by an abundance of large French doors on both sides, this room can be opened up to create a continuous flow from the pool courtyard to the large shady backyard.

The outdoor landscaping was designed by renowned architect Eric Nagelman, and boasts massive boulders, native plants, and a seasonal creek. The park-like setting of the property speaks to the importance of preserving the natural landscape. During evening hours, the outdoor lighting is magnificent.

After each sunset, gather around the large open sand fire pit, or sneak away for a private soak in the spa under the stars.

Kashmir echoes of faraway places. Once inside the gates of this special property, you too, will feel worlds away. Visit again and again; as each stay promises to be a unique and memorable experience in luxury.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, some spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Remy

Entrepreneurs, Architects, Designers

Traveling the globe and creating one-of-the-kind vacation rentals in prime spots and unique locations.

Remy purchased this house in 2010

Why Remy chose Montecito

We considered ourselves very lucky when we found this very unique moorish house in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of old Montecito. In 2010 we completely renovated this treasure and decorated it with a blend of Moroccan style and bohemian chic. Featuring amazing contemporary art and photography, we created a super comfortable and relaxed ambience mixed with luxury and many added outdoor fun-spaces. This place is a one-of-akind expirence in Santa Barbara, documented by countless reviews from happy guests.

What makes this house unique

The 4 main bedroom are all large, with king-size beds and all have their own walk-in closets, bathrooms, desks and sitting areas with large flat-screen TVs. The rooms are seperated by extremely thick old moorish walls and are located in separate parts of the house to allow for privacy. There are 3 fire places, a historical pool table from the 1961 movie "The Hustler" (Paul Newman and Minnesota Fats) in the separate Garden/Pool room, a heated pool, Jacuzzi and and outdoor fire pit. This house also features a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with a large center island and a gas fire place. A baby-grand Steinway will be a delight for music lovers and musicians. This house was created with luxury and fun in mind.

Guestbook comments from the manager

9/7/2012 – This place is awesome. Thank you for providing this paradise for people to enjoy
Sep 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Exotic Luxury in the heart of Montecito
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 21 reviews

A Stunning Villa That Was So Perfect for Us!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an AMAZING time! The home is above and beyond what anyone in the group expected and far exceeded what was pictured on the Home Away website. What a wonderful-wonderful property.

We did everything we could have hoped for and loved every minute: playing the piano and singing, yoga on the front lawn, swimming in the pool and using the BBQ for a lovely meal outside and countless meals (and cocktails) made and enjoyed in the incredible kitchen. An incredible time was had.

Also, and important to mention, I cannot say enough about Carlos. He is so kind and so capable. You must be so pleased with his work as your House Manager.

It was the best time, with my best friends for my most important birthday - so far. THANK YOU, from The Birthday Girl and her wonderful Friends. Hope to see you again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous home to celebrate my 75th birthday with family

  • 5 of 5

Everyone had a wonderful time. The pool was great, the pool table provided hours of enjoyment, the fabulous kitchen provided the meeting place for everyone and everything we needed for cooking was there. Great house!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves, Marci! It was an honor to have you stay at Kashmir for such a special occasion. We hope you'll come again soon and our very best wishes to you. Many thanks!
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Private, eclectic estate

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at this private, spacious and eclectic estate. It easily accommodated our family group of 8 adults and had plenty of room for us to gather in the kitchen, dining and living areas (it was a little too chilly to enjoy the outdoors). Well-stocked kitchen, bathrooms, etc... Very nice stay!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kashmir for 8

  • 4 of 5

The house is gorgeously appointed and kept and has no neighbors in sight.

With parklike grounds and a nicely decorated and pretty pool area, the exterior space is also very inviting.

We enjoyed dining outdoors by the bar-bq, and loved hanging out at the fire pit.

A bonus: Hiking is very close by

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kashmir Exceeded All Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This is a spectacular property! From the moment you arrive you will be pinching yourself that you are staying at such a magical place. When we saw the pictures on the website we could not imagine that the home would be just as pictured. Everything is beautifully laid out, slightly exotic( so you really feel transported to your vacation)and beautifully maintained.

We love to cook and the kitchen was perfect for our large group, hanging out sipping coffee in our pajamas and enjoying the warmth from the stove and fireplace. Christmas Eve and morning in the great room with the fire blazing, sunny afternoons by the pool, many a movie viewing and pool game in the pool house, hot tub evenings and cozying up by the fire pit. We squeezed 12 at the dining table which also has a fireplace and every guest felt pampered in the beautifully appointed bedrooms and fabulous bathrooms. The master bedroom has the most spectacular view of the Channel Islands, you will only want to get out of the comfortable bed so you can sit on the vine covered porch in your robe( provided) and enjoy your coffee overlooking the pool and view.

The owners were a dream to work with and Carlos, who met us and made sure everything was working, couldn't have been nicer. You will only be disappointed if this spectacular home is not available for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located. Private yet close to all that the American Riviera has to offer. Beautiful decor. Cozy, hip, timeless, with every ammenity. Definitely booking again!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16.9 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Pierre La Fond Bar and Bistro
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Birnam Wood Golf Course
Nearest Train
7.1 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Wine Bistro, ViaVai, PaneVino
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Miramar Beach
Car: recommended

The host recommends the following first class services. Please book in advance:

In-house full catering with LePicnic

(call Taiana at 805.570-1426).

Yoga, detox, water massage Therapy by, Watsu by Ninaya (call 805.637.2387)

Alchemy Wellness Spa & Cafe offering life transforming services in an idyllic setting. Enjoy luxurious spa treatments and healing therapies, invigorating yoga classes, wellness lectures by leading experts, cleanse programs, and delicious, organic farm-to-table café menu selections.

(, tel: 805- 899-8811)

Holistic Massage Therapy by Linnea Villegas


Rates & Availability

Upper Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 15 2017 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - May 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer early
May 15 2018 - Jun 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer high
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 15 2018
6 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2018 - Nov 28 2018
6 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $425
Refundable damage deposit $5,000

>Pool heating on request. Fees are $25/day in Summer (June/15 - Sept/15) and $45 in Winter
>Check-in at 3pm, check-out at 10am

Payment and Cancellation terms:
>30% deposit required to secure booking
>-Balance of 70% due 90 days prior to check-in date
>If reservation is cancelled within 90 days before check-in, the second payment of 70%will be refunded if property can be re-leased for .the same rate during the same time period. If the rate or new rental time differs from the ..original reservation, the refund will be .prorated accordingly.
>$5,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of check-out.
>Pool heating fees: $25/day for reservations between May 15 - Sep 15, $45/day for reservations between Sep 16 - May 14
>90+ night stays require a special pre-payment and deposit schedule to be arranged directly with the owners.
>We do not to rent to groups of adults under the age of 35

Please carefully read the house rules for owners cancellation policies and other terms. Owners do not use the general terms of VRBO, instead guest will receive a full binding contract by owner which spells out all terms in detail.

W E D D I N G S & E V E N T S

due to recent restrictions on vacation rentals by the City of Santa Barbara we cannot allow any more weddings or large parties at our property.

Kashmir is situated in a very high-end neighborhood and it is extremely important to preserve the peaceful environment around us and to keep a good relationship with the neighbors.

Dinner parties are restricted to the houseguests only and no additional guests should be invited (occasional exceptions for a few additional guests can be made after consultation with the owners and depending of the circumstances). There cannot be any loud music past 10PM outside and only reduced noise up to 12:30 AM inside. Cars should not leave later than 12:00 AM

Please also keep in mind that Kashmir is often rented back to back and

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Upper Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 (master) - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Master Bathroom w/Step down Shower - tub combo, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 (north) - toilet , shower , w/walk-in glass shower, sink, toilet, large walk-in closet
    Bathroom 3 (west) - toilet , shower , w/Lg walk-in shower, 2 sinks, toilet
    Bathroom 4 (Pool House) - toilet , shower , shower and toilet in seperate rooms
    Bathroom 5 (Powder Room) - toilet , Downstairs hallway bet. Kitchen and Living Room
  • Master Bathroom w/ step down shower - tub combination, 2 sinks, private toilet; Bathroom #2 w/ lg walk-in shower, 2 sinks, toilet; Bathroom #3 w/ walk-in glass shower, sink, toilet; Pool House Bathroom #4 w/ walk-in shower, sink, private toilet; Powder Room w/ sink and toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 (Master - upstairs) - 1 king , Large Sofa, TV & deck w/Ocean, Island/Mountain views
    Bedroom 2 (north) - 1 king , 1 Cal/King and 1large Queen size Sleep sofa. TV-area, desk
    Bedroom 3 (west) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cal/king, seperate sofa and TV area. Walk-in closet, desk
    Bedroom 4 (upstairs) - 2 twin/ single , 2 extra long twin beds. Room doubles as den.
    Bedroom 5 (Pool-Garden house) - 1 king , Large library sitting area, pool table, wood fireplace
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom w/ Cal-King bed; Upstairs Bedroom #4 w/2 extra long twin beds; Downstairs Bedroom #2 w/Cal-King bed and queen sofa sleeper; Downstairs Bedroom #3 w/Cal- King bed Main floor; Pool Room w/custom King-size bed. All beds with 4 down pillows, 700 thread-count linens and European down comforters; extra pillows and blankets in closets. Non-down allergy options available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The following outstanding services are available and highly recommended by the owners: First class catering by "Le Picnic" ( or call Taiana @805.570.1426. Special discounts with Alchemy Art Healing center, spa and cafe. Massages by Linnea, email:

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