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Chrissy Melton

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Veronica Springs Villa Luxurious Spanish/Mediterranean, Views, Near the Beach

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10

Veronica Springs Villa -

Enjoy the rustic elegance of this Mediterranean Villa set on the knoll of a hill atop the oak forest of the beautiful Las Positas Valley. The property is set on 1.3 acres, beautifully landscaped around the Villa and surrounded by oak trees with views of the City and the Channel Islands. The Villa has 5 bedrooms, 4 & 1/2 baths, great room, kitchen with dining nook & Media room. Every amenity is included in this truly spectacular home.

Great Room

Seating area: The great room has tumbled travertine floors, Massive trusses in the open beamed lodge style ceiling, a large stone fireplace and 3 sets of 8 foot solid alder double French doors leading out to the veranda and back yard. The great room has views of the valley and the Channel Islands. Perfect for conversation, relaxing in front of the fireplace and watching movies on the 45 inch HD flat screen TV with surround sound.

Dining Room

An antique Spanish door transformed into a beautiful table that seats 10 defines the dinning area between the seating area and the kitchen. There is a beautiful and grand custom designed wrought iron chandelier overhead.


The kitchen is state of the art with stainless steel Viking appliances including a 6 burners and griddle range with double ovens. We can help arrange a professional chef at your request. There is a large island with a breakfast bar and a separate dining nook. The nook has built-in booth style seating as well as accommodating extra table chairs plus 26 inch HD flat screen TV. There is another set of the 8 foot French doors leading to a potted garden with a fountain and patio area with a small table and seating, perfect for morning coffee.

Veranda & Gardens

The veranda is a 10 feet wide and raps around the rear and side of the great room. The roof line hangs over the veranda and is supported by massive hand honed posts and beams. There is a built in BBQ area and seating. A 3 tiered fountain sets in the yard toward the view of the Channel Islands and there is a gas fire pit for cool evenings overlooking the ancient oaks that are part of the 1.3 acre fully fenced in property. The veranda is great for barbecuing, relaxing with afternoon cocktails or glass of wine and enjoying the spectacular evening sunset. Opening the French doors makes the veranda an extension of the great room for the perfect indoor outdoor living. A grass lawn area extends around the rear, side and front of the Villa and surrounds the architecturally designed landscape.

Down Stairs Master Suite

Enter the arched hallway and at the end you will find two 8 foot doors leading to the smaller of the Two Master Bedrooms in the Villa. This colorful room has 8 foot Solid Alder French doors leading out to the lawn area in the backyard and the rose garden. There is a window seat under the curved windows with views toward the Islands and a walk in closet. The bathroom includes a travertine surround shower and a Jacuzzi tub. A king size bed and the finest linens complete the room.

Down Stairs Guest Room

The down stairs guest room is also off the arched hallway. Through a single 8 foot door you enter a cozy room with 8 foot French doors leading out to the potted garden. The guest room includes a beautiful gold travertine bathroom with a large walk in shower. It also has a king size bed with the finest linens.

Gate Keepers Room

This large bedroom is at the front of the house and looks out on the beautifully landscaped gardens and the wall fountain at the Villa’s entrance. The room has an 8 foot solid alder and glass keyed door for separate entry off the front courtyard. There are 8 foot solid alder French doors leading out to the side lawn. There is another 8 foot alder door leading to the powder room ½ bathroom and the Great Room. The Gate keepers Room includes a king size bed and the finest linens.

Stairway & Balcony

The stairway transitions form the Versai patterned travertine of the Great Room to the distressed hardwood floors of the upstairs space. Halfway up the stairs at the landing is a large picture widow with spectacular views of the valley’s oak forest. The second half of the stairway leads up to a large balcony that overlooks the Great Room through the massive lodge style trusses, the balcony can be used as a separate space or an extension of the media room.

Media Room

The Media Room is upstairs off the balcony overlooking the Great Room. Four 8 foot solid alder wood doors fold into a pocket to open onto the balcony or close to create a sound proof theatre with comfortable leather furniture to view the 58 inch HD flat screen for a movie or to catch the game. This is the control center for the Villa’s entertainment system.

The Villa Master Bedroom

The Villa Master Bedroom is upstairs off the balcony. Two 8 foot solid alder doors are at the entry to the room. There are 8 foot French doors that open to a private deck with a Jacuzzi and views of the city and the Channel Islands. An outside stairway leads down to the back yard and Veranda. The Villa Master Bedroom is surrounded by windows with views of the mountains, City and Islands. There is a king size bed with the finest linens. The Villa Master Bathroom includes travertine wanes coating, 2 pedestal sinks, a large travertine enclosed walk-in shower and a fabulous soaking tub.

Upstairs Guest Room

Enter the Upstairs guest room off the balcony through its single 8 foot solid alder door and look out on the hillsides at the front of the house and on the potted garden. The room includes 2 queen size beds with the finest linens and is adjacent to a beautiful noche travertine bathroom with a walk in shower.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Chrissy Melton (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Chrissy Melton

I am the Principal Designer & Owner of CM Designs. We purchased this property in 2004 put a team together and designed and built the villa from the ground up completing the main structure in August of 2006.

Chrissy Melton purchased this house in 2004

Why Chrissy Melton chose Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is an ideal place, the weather is unbeatable and the location of the Villa is unique, it is central to Santa Barbara yet in a rural setting with views of the Channel Islands, City and Mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Positive Rating

Larry Jones , Sunnyvale, CA

We rented this house to bring the family together for our daughter's wedding. It could not have been any better! The owners are wonderful, they were pouring wine for the family who arrived ahead of us. The house is gorgeous. Everything is top notch, no expense spared. It is about a mile from the beach which is great because the beach is often fogged in depending what time of year you stay. We had nothing but sun which let us serve breakfast on the patio and a barbeque on the built-in grill. The bedrooms are all huge with plenty of bathrooms. The hot tub and gas fire pit made a great way to end the day. You won't go wrong with this house!
Jun 2009
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Veronica Springs Villa Luxurious Spanish/Mediterranean, Views, Near the Beach
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We rented this home for our daughters wedding

  • 5 of 5

We want a house that would feel like our home for our daughters wedding. This house went way above all expectations. The owner was wonderful to work with and she has done everything to make this a truly wonderful place to call home for however long you are there. Not only is the home beautiful and completely furnished with everything you could possibly need, but the outside yards and patio were just as beautiful. There was plenty of seating inside and out for our family and friends to visit.

I would definitely rent this house again. It was absolutely prefect.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Amazing house, what a joy!

  • 5 of 5

it was an amazing house. we rented it from Chrissy for my son's wedding at a different venue and we were able to spread out and have our family and grandkids all stay there. what a amazing time.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Rented Veronica Springs Villa for girl's getaway and it was perfect! The house is beautiful and in the perfect location. Everyone had their own lovely space to relax. Easy to get to everything! We will definitely be headed back!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Fantastic Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house for a long weekend to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday with some close friends. We all had a wonderful time, loved the house and the location was great! We all jogged to the beach one morning (about a mile or so) and found a great hike through hills on the way back. Every room is beautifully appointed and no one felt like they drew the short straw... However I have to say the Master bedroom and bath were pretty awesome!

Chrissy is a very gracious host and helped make it a great weekend! I would highly recommend staying here, but if you do stay here make sure to take good care of the place because I will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Far Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented the Villa for six weeks during the winter. The house is absolutely spectacular! A great deal of love and attention to detail went into its design and furnishings, and it shows in every room. The grounds and landscaping are equally spectacular. They are meticulously maintained weekly. The location was fabulous--five minutes from Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, the beach and the Beachhouse restaurant (don't miss it!). On a scale of one to ten the property is a TEN. But the real surprise was Chrissy and her husband. They were totally committed to making our stay perfect. And it was. They are a TEN PLUS.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Heaven on earth.

  • 5 of 5

This exquisite 6 bedroom home with a fabulous view spoiled my family rotten! Add to that an extraordinary dinner with Cindy Dollar's Healthy Creations and you'll never want to leave the property. Although it's best to have a car to get into town, the beach is only about 5 minutes away and my adult children jogged the neighborhoods as well as down to the beach. Christine, owner, was great. It's a pristine palace, even for a completely allergic person like myself. Highly recommend both home and Cindy Dollar....will definitely return !

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Car: recommended

The Villa overlooks Las Positas Valley the last undeveloped area in the City of Santa Barbara. Centrally located the Villa is minutes from anywhere you want to go in Santa Barbara.


Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Fabulous Discounted Rates For May & June!

Special Offer From:
Dates May 20, 2016 to Jun 30, 2016

Rent this gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4-1/2 bath villa any of the remaining available nights in May & June at our special rental rate of $895 per night. This is a great saving off our Summer rates. We are offering this fabulous discount from May 20-Jun 30. Contact Chrissy at 805 455-6965 to book. Check calendar for availability - 3 night minimum. Take advantage of this great offer! Book now!

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 27 2016 - May 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Special
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $400
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Accepts online payments
$1500 Refundable Security Deposit Required. Cleaning Fee $300. 10% Transient Occupancy Tax does not apply to stays over 30 days.
Reservations are typically Friday to Friday. Check-in 4pm, checkout 10am.

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Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • There are two Master Suites. The main suite is upstairs with a soaking tub and walk in shower, deck with views and jacuzzi spa. The downstairs Master Suite has garden views with a stone tile surround shower and jacuzzi tub. Two downstairs bedrooms have king beds, one bedroom has a bathroom with a stone surround walk in shower. The second bedroom is adjacent to the half bathroom. The upstairs bedroom has two queens and is adjacent to a bathroom with a walk in stone surround shower.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private chef, daily maid service, chauffeur, massage, reflexology, and other concierge services available for additional fees.

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