PLEASE CONTACT US FOR SPECIAL RATES ON STAYS OF 3 MONTHS OR LONGER. This gated, 1.5 acre estate offers total privacy amidst a lushly landscaped creek side setting. Multi level gardens surround an authentic hacienda style 4 bedroom 3.5 bath main house that offers mountain views and landscaped gardens framed by majestic Sycamore, Oak, Magnolia and Bird of Paradise trees. Located within a 2 minute drive from Santa Barbara’s world famous beaches, the property also includes a detached one bedroom guest house, 6 fireplaces and several outdoor living areas. Perfect for a family or extended family with staff, this property can accommodate up to 8 people comfortably.
The main house is tastefully decorated with hand cut stone floors, authentic Spanish and Portuguese antiques, and furnished in elegantly simple tones of white, cream, brown, beige and tan. Linen curtains frame all bedroom windows and compliment the wood and tile floors. Waterworks fittings, sinks and rainhead showers are featured throughout the home as well as an alfresco outdoor shower. The upstairs master bathroom includes a freestanding soaking tub. There are 4 bedrooms (2 master king suites, one full queen and one double suite) and 3.5 bathrooms (masters are each en suite, full /queen and double bedroom are shared bath with separate tub and shower). All bedrooms feature french doors opening onto a different view or private garden. The full queen bedroom includes a balcony overlooking the lower gardens and mountain views. The second master suite features a king bed, en suite bathroom with rainhead shower and opens out onto a private courtyard with fountain.
The dining room’s French doors open onto a fountain courtyard, The sunny adjacent kitchen features a Viking oven with grill, Miele dishwasher, pantry and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The kitchen also includes its own fireplace.
The focal point of the home is a large living room that opens out onto the main upper garden. The 49” Sony flat screen TV is hidden by day inside a customized armoire. A large old world fireplace illuminates the room. Apple TV and DVD player are available. WiFi and cable are included. On one side a cozy den/office sits just off the living room with its own fireplace, daybed and antique desk, and on the other side, an additional family room with large bookcase, upright piano, daybed and large comfortable armchairs.
The living room is flanked by two sets of french doors that open onto the upper garden which contains outdoor furnishings and a dining table. Gated foot paths and stone steps lead past a vegetable herb garden and down to the enchanting and private lower creek side gardens which feature an outdoor fireplace and tables/ seating under the sycamores for up to 14 people.
The charming and private guest cottage is situated on the lower creek and includes a kitchenette with sink, breakfast nook, mini fridge and toaster oven, tub/shower bathroom, one king bedroom and sleeper couch. A large air mattress can be included if requested. The living room opens onto a private patio with views of the garden and an additional outdoor entertaining/seating area. The guesthouse includes 2 fireplaces and is perfect for extended family or staff.
Within minutes of scenic hiking trails, pristine beaches, Montecito Upper and Lower Villages this is a unique opportunity to experience an authentic Santa Barbara hidden treasure.