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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Veronica Springs Villa - Lower nightly rates when you book a week or more! Currently offering special discounts for February & March, 2018! Contact Chrissy at 805 455-6965 or

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 in the county of Santa Barbara, 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

Chrissy Melton
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 County Property

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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County Property House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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Veronica Springs Villa Luxurious Spanish/Mediterranean, Views, Near the Beach
average rating of 4.977778 based on 46 reviews

Beautiful well located home with very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We rented this fabulous home for a week’s vacation with our close friends and while our expectations were high after reading the glowing reviews - we were not disappointed. The design, decor and size of this place was perfect for us. We were also pleased with how private the backyard it is yet very close to the beach and only a few minutes drive to downtown. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in as it was very well appointed with lots of space for all of us. We would certainly contact Chrissy if we were returning to the area - she was really delightful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable estate property, we've rented a few - this one's the top !

  • 5 of 5

We met the owner - Chrissy Melton - who checked us in and she was great and easily contacted for any questions during our week stay. The location is great, very close to public tennis courts, golf, beach and restaurants. The home was well stocked with supplies, the beds were very comfortable, the furniture and the decor are outstanding. Tough to imagine anyone would be disappointed with this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home! We celebrated a milestone birthday with 4 couples - and the house had great room for all of us! The bedrooms were each unique and private with their own unique details! The kitchen was big enough for us to all cook and share meals and had everything we needed! The view was amazing - only a mile to the beach and an amazing restaurant located directly on the beach, or a short 5 minute drive into town with restaurants, grocery stores, everything we needed. Chrissy was so helpful and courteous - we would love to stay there again! Such an amazing time- can't thank you enough!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property - Great location - Responsive and accomodating hostess...

  • 5 of 5

Last minute change of plans left us looking for a property to accommodate 7 guests... Found this listing on VRBO, and Chrissy responded quickly to confirm our reservation as our groups were traveling the next day. The villa far exceeded our expectations. Its design, ambiance, peaceful setting yet close to all Santa Barbara attractions, and beautiful grounds on which to relax and enjoy the sunsets all enhanced a wonderful stay. Highly recommended... We will return...

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay. Chrissy is an excellent host, the house was perfect. A good choice for small groups or families. Located on a quiet street, 10-15 minutes from most anything, well-stocked with the small things you might need but not think of, such as dish soap, trash bags, etc. Tons of outdoor space to relax. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Villa was spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Our large group had a wonderful five night stay in this warm and inviting house. The decor, furnishings, views and landscaping are beautiful - pure luxury. The space is comfortable and relaxing. We found the house to be a perfect location for all our activities - beach, boating, downtown shops and restaurants and winery tours. The gourmet kitchen and outdoor grill made cooking in, a breeze. We especially enjoyed gathering around the gas fire pit in the evening.

Working with Crissy was a pleasure. We highly recommend the Veronica Springs Villa.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 all the attractions Santa Barbara has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $450
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Accepts online payments
$1500 Refundable Security Deposit Required. Cleaning Fee $400. 12% Transient Occupancy Tax does not apply to stays over 30 days.
Check-in 3pm, checkout 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund