Santa Barbara Estate Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, includes detached Studio (Sleeps 6-8)
A historic Santa Barbara Villa Estate. Built in 1916, this property enchants with it's location at the top of the Riviera, it's privacy down a long private gravel drive, spacious rooms, & breathtaking views of the entire Santa Barbara coast.
One enters through a vaulted breezeway to the entry courtyard where the old gardens and shade trees soften the view and provide separate and distinct areas for all forms of rest, relaxation, contemplation and entertaining. Formal dining room, foyer, living room, and library all have french doors that open onto different private gardens and terraces. High ceilings throughout and casual, but, elegant decor including hardwood floors and seagrass flooring, give the house a comfortable feel that combines the best of Spanish Colonial architecture with modern day California living. All the upstairs bedrooms have ocean views, arched windows, and wrought iron balconies.
The outdoor dining area has both fireplace and gas grill. Complete kitchen with Garland commercial range, etc....
Two master bedrooms upstairs with king beds & baths. Middle bedroom with queen bed, Studio on main floor off of courtyard with queen bed and bath, library can accommodate 2 twin beds.
While providing a tranquil setting for a romantic get-away or family retreat, the location is also just minutes away from the Mission, downtown Santa Barbara, and white sand beaches. Wine Tasting in Santa Ynez is 30 minutes away. This is the quintessential Santa Barbara home, where one can easily imagine being in the south of France or on the Amalfi Coast, without the airfare!
The unique benefits of this House: Anyone who has every stayed at or rented this house, comments on how tranquil it is and feeling far away from the busy world. Often guests come with long lists of things to do and see while here, but, confess on departure that they were so content on the terrace, they found it hard to leave the house. We hope you will enjoy and explore our beautiful town, but, if you are just as happy to have wine and cheese and watch the sunset from the comfort of your own villa then this is a good fit for you.
key words: Santa Barbara vacation rental, Santa Barbara historic villa, ocean view villa, villa rental, garden estate rental
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Laurel (owner)
After living in Italy for several years, we were almost ready to make the permanent move, but, there is really nothing that beats Santa Barbara as an idylic spot all year round. Now the boys are older and I'm traveling more, so hope to have others enjoy this house as much as we have. I have another house in Carmel, California, and am spending more time there now.
Laurel (owner) purchased this estate in 1990
Why Laurel (owner) chose Santa Barbara
When we first saw this house over twenty years ago, it was love at first sight. It was the third house built on the Riviera and when you experience the view for the first time, you can understand why the sight was chosen. It has a very romantic European feel to it and being in the wine business, that also was very appealing.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We had such a lovely time at your house. We were thrilled with the beautiful view, the quiet surrounding, and the gorgeous gardens. Everything at the house was perfect - comfy beds, lovely furnishings, a well-equipped kitchen, cozy & spacious layout with plenty of rooms to mingle or to be alone. Thank you for all your efforts to make our stay comfortable. Your recommendation that we have Margarita help out in the kitchen was a great call. Our whole family fell in love with her and she made it possible for me to really enjoy our family gathering. I predict we will be back to enjoy everything again."