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Interior courtyard with heated pool, opens to dining-room, garden-room + kitchen

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

Manager

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, german, some spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 4400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Main Renter must be 35 or older No college/ spring-brake groups....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1 (Master - upstairs): 1 king

    Large Sofa, TV & deck w/Ocean, Island/Mountain views...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 (north): 1 king

    1 Cal/King and 1large Queen size Sleep sofa. TV-area, desk...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 (west): 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Cal/king, seperate sofa and TV area. Walk-in closet, desk...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 (upstairs): 2 twin/ single

    2 extra long twin beds. Room doubles as den....moreless

  • Bedroom 5 (Pool-Garden house): 1 king

    Large library sitting area, pool table, wood fireplace ...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1 (master): toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Master Bathroom w/Step down Shower - tub combo, 2 sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 (north): toilet, shower

    w/walk-in glass shower, sink, toilet, large walk-in closet...moreless

  • Bathroom 3 (west): toilet, shower

    w/Lg walk-in shower, 2 sinks, toilet...moreless

  • Bathroom 4 (Pool House): toilet, shower

    shower and toilet in seperate rooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 5 (Powder Room): toilet

    Downstairs hallway bet. Kitchen and Living Room...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The following outstanding services are available and highly recommended by the owners: First class catering by "Le Picnic" (www.Hellolepicnic.com) or call Taiana @805.570.1426. Special discounts with Alchemy Art Healing center, spa and cafe. Massages by Linnea, email: linnea.villegas@gmail.com...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Huge bookshelf in Garden/Game room...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Garden room equipped with Brunswick Tournament Pool Table. This beautifully restored table was originally used in the movie "The hustler" for the match between Paul Newman and Minnesota Fats. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct-TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Whole home stereo system with in-ceiling speakers. Hookups for iPhone and iPod. Volume can be set individually for each room...moreless

  • Television:

    5 flat screen TVs in 3 bedrooms, Garden room and Living-room. All equipped with DVRs, free movie channels, access to Netflix (use your own account) ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Games, Puzzles, Beach Toys...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    Birnam Wood Golf Course 0.2 mi Valley Club of Montecito 0.5 mi Montecito Country Club 3.2 mi...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    some ocean and channel island views from upstairs master bedroom and deck ...moreless

  • Village:

    Close to Montecito upper and lower village with restaurants, shopping and bars...moreless

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Round dining table, seats 8-10 with large gas fire place open to both sides (kitchen and dining room). Big french doors open to pool area and front lawn...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new Arircon in Garden/Livingroom and in all upstairs rooms, including Master and Den.The rest of the house usually stays extremely cool due to the low exposure and extremely thick moorish walls...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    3 fireplaces: Kitchen/Dining-room (gas) Living-room (wood) Garden/Pool-room (wood) *firewood provided...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 cars...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wireless, whole house Printer/Copier Fax in Garden room...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    700 Thread count linens for 12 1 set of extra linens available for each bed, located in closets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    1904 Steinway 'O' series Baby Grand Piano & fireplace; Big sitting area and Flat-screen TV. Large french doors to front lawn and patio area...moreless

  • Parking:

    3 cars on lower parking deck (front) 2 cars in garage/carport (back) additional space for 3 more cars in back and front of car-port...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Us calls and gate intercom...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    toaster, blender, coffee maker w built-in grinder, spices, cooking u...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas w/ open broiler unit/griddle, 1 large oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Juicer and citrus press, blender, food processor, rice steamer, hand mixer, spices. Fully equipped...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub-zero refrigerator/freezer/Ice maker, separate wine cooler, ...moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner commercial gas stove w/ open broiler unit and griddle...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off second story Master bedroom, overlooks pool/courtyard area and views to Ocean and Islands ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Big out-door fire pit on upper yard...moreless

  • Golf:

    Birnam Wood Golf Course 0.2 mi Valley Club of Montecito 0.5 mi Montecito Country Club 3.2 mi...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor Kitchen/BBQ area with Dining Table for 10...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts 1 mile from property...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Will be set to 83 degrees if requested Charge for heating is $25/day in summer and $45/day in winter. Please enter your request at booking...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$975
$6,400
Christmas
Dec 20 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay
$1,550
Winter
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$975
$6,400 $25,000
Spring
Apr 1 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,175
$7,700 $29,500
Summer-early
May 15 - Jun 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,550
$10,400 $38,000
Summer-high
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2017
6 night min stay
$1,550
$10,400 $45,000
Fall
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,175
$7,700 $29,500
Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$975
$6,400
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
6 night min stay
$1,550
$10,400
Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$975
$6,400
Christmas
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay
$1,550
Winter
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$975
$6,400 $25,000
Spring
Apr 1 - May 14, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,175
$7,700 $29,500
Summer early
May 15 - Jun 14, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,550
$10,400 $38,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$975
$5,850 $17,550
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $425
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $5,000

Notes:

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

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 that it is impossible to deliver the house in prime condition to new arrivals after a large venue, with only 5 hours cleaning time between guests.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

16.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
1.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pierre La Fond Bar and Bistro
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Birnam Wood Golf Course
7.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara Amtrak
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101
1.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wine Bistro, ViaVai, PaneVino
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
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

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: Entrepreneurs, Architects, Designers Traveling the globe and creating one-of-the-kind vacation rentals in prime spots and unique locations.

Why Upper Village, Montecito, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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Speaks: english, german, some spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • Interior courtyard with heated pool, opens to dining-room, garden-room + kitchen

    Interior courtyard with heated pool, opens to dining-room, garden-room + kitchen

  • Living-Room with wood-burning fireplace, 1904 Steinway, conteporary art work, TV

    Living-Room with wood-burning fireplace, 1904 Steinway, conteporary art work, TV

  • Balcony outside Master Bedroom with courtyard and limited ocean/island views

    Balcony outside Master Bedroom with courtyard and limited ocean/island views

  • Front Entrance from lower parking deck

    Front Entrance from lower parking deck

  • Steps from kitchen to upper bedroom (master) and den

    Steps from kitchen to upper bedroom (master) and den

  • Powder-room downstairs

    Powder-room downstairs

  • Garden/Pool Room with wood burning fireplace and 1920 pool table

    Garden/Pool Room with wood burning fireplace and 1920 pool table

  • Downstairs Bedroom-West with Cal/King and Queen sleeper sofa (right)

    Downstairs Bedroom-West with Cal/King and Queen sleeper sofa (right)

  • Reflections

    Reflections

  • Private Driveway, front access gate to Kashmir

    Private Driveway, front access gate to Kashmir

  • Outdoor BBQ/Kitchen area with dining table for 10, adjacent to pool

    Outdoor BBQ/Kitchen area with dining table for 10, adjacent to pool

  • Gas fire-pit in back yard

    Gas fire-pit in back yard

  • Lobby with carved ceiling, open fireplace between kitchen and dining room, right

    Lobby with carved ceiling, open fireplace between kitchen and dining room, right

  • Master Bedroom with Cal/King, private deck plus some ocean + island views

    Master Bedroom with Cal/King, private deck plus some ocean + island views

  • Master Bathroom with skylight, sunken tub/glass shower and 2 sinks

    Master Bathroom with skylight, sunken tub/glass shower and 2 sinks

  • Kitchen with large marble center-island, open fireplace, 6-burner gas stove

    Kitchen with large marble center-island, open fireplace, 6-burner gas stove

  • Dining-Room with 2-sided gas fireplace connecting to kitchen

    Dining-Room with 2-sided gas fireplace connecting to kitchen

  • Garden Room with 1920 Brunswick Tournament pool table , large king-size day bed

    Garden Room with 1920 Brunswick Tournament pool table , large king-size day bed

  • Lower Bedroom (north) with Cal/King

    Lower Bedroom (north) with Cal/King

  • Bathroom-West with large walk-in shower, 2 sinks, toilet

    Bathroom-West with large walk-in shower, 2 sinks, toilet

  • 
Kids Bedroom #4 upstairs, 2 extra long twin beds; used as den or meditation room

    Kids Bedroom #4 upstairs, 2 extra long twin beds; used as den or meditation room

  • Steps to upper yard, lawn area and fire pit

    Steps to upper yard, lawn area and fire pit

  • 
French doors from front yard to living room

    French doors from front yard to living room

  • Jacuzzi in back yard, heated 24/7

    Jacuzzi in back yard, heated 24/7

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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Upper Village, Montecito, CA, USA #710842

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