Santa Barbara House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6
Padaro Beach Retreat-French Country Charm at the Beach
Padaro Beach Retreat offers an escape from the ordinary. Just a short stroll down a private lane to the beach, the lush landscape and quiet surroundings are a welcome respite from everyday life.
In relaxed European style, the home features soaring ceilings, pine floors, exquisite Oriental rugs, an exposed brick fireplace, fine furnishings, original art and tapestries, and an inviting ambiance. In this exclusive, private gated community, gated access opens to the pristine beach at Padaro Lane, quite possibly the nicest beach in the Santa Barbara area. At low tide, you can walk the beach through Summerland, Montecito and Santa Barbara. Also within walking distance are great boutiques, a beach grill with plenty of outdoor seating, antique stores, and more.
The entry courtyard is elegant yet welcoming with mountain views and peaceful sounds emanating from fountains on the circular brick patio. Dining and relaxing on the patio is sunny and soothing, with the scent of lavender and roses to enhance the tranquility. Linger after dark for late night star gazing.
The Living Room centers around the large brick fireplace. A wall of bookshelves offers an extensive collection of books for every literary taste. A baby grand piano graces this room, adding the final elegant touch to this welcoming space.
The Formal Dining Room adjacent to the Living Room offers guests an extraordinary view of the lush front and side yards through paned windows and French doors.
Outside on the side patio adjacent to the Dining Room and Kitchen, there is a gas grill, an outdoor dining table that seats 6 guests as well as a convenient outdoor shower for beachcombers to rinse off.
The Family Room feels equally as elegant as the formal Living Room. A flat screen TV makes this the more relaxed of the two rooms for casual gatherings. Both spaces offer comfortable seating and plenty of natural light. The floor plan is open and the rooms are quite spacious.
The country Kitchen is large and bright. A central travertine island offers plenty of counter space for preparing any size meal in this well-equipped Kitchen. A casual dining table and bar seating invite relaxing mornings and conversation. Professional appliances include Viking stove, dual Viking wall ovens, a Miele dishwasher, and a wine refrigerator.
The second floor Master Suite with ocean views is spacious and romantic with a pine queen-size 4 poster bed. The granite and travertine Master Bathroom offers a walk-in shower, 2 sinks and a luxurious soaking tub. A lovely sitting area creates a quiet respite to get away from the busy pace of life, or to just gaze out to the blue coastal waters where dolphins often play. For early risers, the sunrise from this gracious space is spectacular.
The two upstairs guest Bedrooms are equal in size and both have queen–size beds and share the hall bathroom with shower and bathtub.
Being near the ocean is truly the crowning touch to this wonderful home. The beach here is wide and expansive, and with limited public access, offers a peaceful experience with miles of coastline to enjoy. With added amenities like surf boards, boogie boards, a kayak and more, the decision to stay here will be a smart one if enjoyment and recreation are the goal. Relax and unwind in this perfect coastal retreat.
(Note: The home has a small, attached Guest Cottage that may, or may not, be occupied at certain times of the year. Guests will not share any common areas.)
- wheelchair inaccessible
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Four happy family members from St. Louis, Missouri, enjoyed the sea, surf, sunshine, and a beautiful home away from home.
We loved just about everything about the area and especially this beautiful home with all its elegant charm! It's all the best! Warm regards