Enjoying one of the most spectacular and breathtaking views, this gated private oasis overlooks the ocean, the beaches, and the Channel Islands. Situated in the foothills of Montecito, this home lies between the upper and lower village. A stunning, spacious, comfortable house built on one level, designed for indoor/ outdoor living with a newly refurbished pool and hot tub ( 2018). Just a few minutes away from the restaurants, and shops of Montecito and yet close enough to hop on the freeway and enjoy down town Santa Barbara. Three of Montecito's golf clubs, and butterfly beach by the Four Seasons Biltmore and San Ysidro ranch are but a five minute drive.
Beautifully decorated and consistently described by guests as wonderfully comfortable and manageable, this home is the perfect spot to create life long memories.
An antique gateway opens to reveal a beautiful home surrounded by an expansive terrace and entertainment area, the focal point of this house. Well furnished with chaise lounges, comfortable sofas and an olive-shaded eating area, the long terrace overlooks the lush terraced gardens and pool area. It is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the expansive views, sipping sundowners or having brunch with friends and family in Santa Barbara’s temperate climate.
Inside, original paintings by European artists, antique Moroccan and Mexican doors and terra-cotta terazza floors abound. To the right of the entrance hallway is the formal dining room, where one can dine surrounded by breathtaking paintings and one-of-a-kind antiques. Just beyond the dining room is the large formal living room, with all of the creature comforts, including a working fireplace, 2 long couches. a high end geneva ipod cd player and an abundant and eclectic collection of books and DVD’s. Leading off both these rooms is the large terrace with a retractable awning overlooking the ocean. Entertaining inside and out is the way this house was designed to be enjoyed, in true California style with a european sense of flair and comfort.
The dining room and foyer lead into the gourmet kitchen area and great room. The great room features 14-foot vaulted ceilings and offers a space every one can enjoy. It contains a seating area and a large flat screen television with Blue-Ray player and hundreds of DVD's for all ages The dining area within the great room seats 10 guests comfortably. The house has been furnished with 12 place settings: wine glasses, plates, cutlery.
The great room leads to the back of the house which is terraced with various entertainment areas. This quiet private rear garden has a barbecue,a raised quiet sitting area, a lawn, 2 chaise lounges, and a basketball hoop. There is also a flat path that leads around the house to the front garden and pool area.
Both the Great Room and the adjoining gourmet kitchen are exceptionally well equipped as the owners are passionate about great food and easy entertaining.
The kitchen is stocked with any and all conceivable top-of-the-line large and small appliances. Dacor double oven, viking range, large subzero Fridge/ Freezer ( 2018) , 2 dishwashers ( Miele.Bosch 2016) , bar fridge, 2 prep areas, compactor pots and pans, knives, and all utensils etc etc. A large skylight illuminates the kitchen during the daytime, showcasing granite counter tops, and a sizable island.
The master suite is the absolute ideal of style, relaxation, and luxury. There is a king-size oriental-style four poster bed. French doors lead onto its own private patio with a truly extraordinary ocean view. The Patio staircase take you on your own path to the pool and Jacuzzi. The master bath contains dual sinks, a large tub, a TV, a sitting vanity area, private toilet, and glass-enclosed shower. Leading off it is a dressing room/ walk through closet.
All of the bedrooms have pillow-top mattresses ( 3 new 2018), high end european comforters and beautiful linen. Our guests constantly comment on the quality of the beds and the fabulous nights sleep they get.
2 guest rooms ( new refurbished bathroom 2018) on the far end of the house are situated just beyond the master suite, both have private entrances to the back patio area. This additional master has a california king bed and the other guest room is equipped with a queen four poster bed and walk in closet. Both rooms can be closed off from the rest of the house, creating a two-bedroom suite or private second master. These guest rooms share a roomy bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and separate glass-enclosed shower.
Two additional suite-style bedrooms are situated past the kitchen/great room area. One has a Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower, a walk-in closet, looking onto the rear garden. The other has a bathroom with shower, flat screen TV and twin beds looking onto the sea view.
There is a separate Laundry room. And a separate powder room.
In addition to its stunning views, luxurious, comfortable furnishings and abundant amenities, the residence has an excellent housekeeper, who comes once a week to tidy the house. The house is also well managed by a team who have been working there upwards of twenty years. You will be met by either ourselves or our property manager. And someone will be available to you throughout your stay if you have questions. This is a well oiled machine! We had have had many happy guests return throughout the years. We work hard to maintain our home to the highest standard.
This house is under five minutes drive to the excellent shops, restaurants and beaches of the upper and lower village of Montecito. Public tennis courts are just two minutes from the house. The three golf courses of Montecito, are but a five minute drive. Downtown Santa Barbara is three exits away on the freeway. Santa Barbara has three excellent movie theaters, two live theaters, shopping malls, a huge variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, jazz clubs, museum etc etc etc.
The renowned wine district of saint Ynez is just 30 minutes drive. Six Flags Magic Mountain is under an hour. The outlets are 20 minutes. Malibu is 40 minutes, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Universal studios are 90 minutes. We are served by two airports, an excellent small accessible local airport just 15 minutes away with all of the rental car companies and good taxi service. LAX is a 90 minute drive and is served by a frequent air bus as well as all of the usual amenities.
Please, no parties or events of any kind. However extra housekeeping, a personal chef, personal trainers or drivers, can be arranged. Please view our video and all photos, these are current (2019) so are an accurate representation. There are no viewings pre booking this residence, no furniture can be moved when renting this property, without prior negotiation. Occupancy strictly 10 max.
If you wish to have a chat, our company, Brainstorm Creative Santa Barbara, is easily found, as is my name, Richard Weston-Smith.
Keywords: House, central Montecito straddling both upper and lower village with a beautiful quiet mystical ocean view. Well managed by both owner and property manager. Housekeepers and gardeners have worked here for 23 years...
We strive to make our home as comfortable for both ourselves and our tenants. And with that objective, we are constantly upgrading to ensure the best stay possible.