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Riviera Retreat - Expansive Views and Family Comfort

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Riviera Retreat - Expansive Views and Family Comfort


The quaint streets of the Riviera lead you up to this bright split-level home with expansive coastal vistas from almost every area of the home. Relax on the upper deck or lower patio, and enjoy south-facing views of the blue coastal waters that cradle the Channel Islands in the distance. Perched atop the Riviera overlooking Santa Barbara, there is no finer view.

Inside, lofty wood-beam ceilings enhance a great floor plan with versatile appeal. Smart in design, the home is comfortable with a relaxed and eclectic feel. Local art and colorful photographs taken by the owner add a bright pop of color throughout the home.

The Kitchen and Dining area is open and spacious, and becomes a central area for gathering and cooking. A lavish supply of culinary tools offers ease and convenience. Adjacent to the Kitchen, the Dining Room table seats 8, and the nearby breakfast table seats 4. Just outside the dining area and Kitchen is a protected patio with barbecue and spa. A pathway also leads down to the lower deck and terraced garden with walking path.

The Game Room is off the Kitchen and offers guests a great spot to enjoy Foosball or a video game on the Wii. Open the sliding doors to extend this room out onto the spa deck.

The upper level has an expansive deck overlooking the entire city of Santa Barbara, and is truly the heart of this wonderful home. An outdoor dining table is perfectly positioned in the corner overlooking the city lights. If the night air turns chilly, retire to the central Living Room without loosing any of the view.

To the right of the Living Room is the Master Suite with a king-size bed, bay window, and high open beam ceilings. A private deck off this room offers a great spot for morning coffee or star gazing. The classic tile and marble Master Bathroom has a walk-in shower, a soaking tub, and 2 sinks.

To the left of the Living Room is the large corner office which is a wonderful place for working professionals. Once you close the laptop for the day, just step outside to the deck to relax and enjoy the serene ocean views.

On the lower level, a fantastic feature of this home is the 2 bedroom Family Suite. One bedroom offers a queen-size bed and full bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin day beds and kitchenette. Please note that guests will have to go through the adjacent bedroom to access this room or use the exterior door to access from the side yard.

Central to the lower level is the Family Room with a flat screen TV, sectional couch, and a second fireplace. Sliding doors lead out to the lower patio and yard. The lower patio invites morning meditation or quiet conversation overlooking the city and ocean. The yard boasts citrus trees and natural plantings on the terraced hillside.

To the left of the Family Room is the 4th bedroom with king-size bed, full bathroom, and sliding doors to the patio outside.

Riviera Retreat's views and relaxed comfort will set the tone for a scenic and peaceful getaway. In a reserved and quiet neighborhood with long standing residents, a quiet respite is assured, and kindly expected from guests in return. Take time to get away from the busy pace of life - come for the views, leave relaxed and happy!


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

30-Night minimum stay.

Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

$350 Cleaning Fee (after 14 nights bi-weekly cleaning is required at an extra fee)

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guest comments)

We all had a wonderful time, loved the house, the views of course, the light, the space. We hiked, walked on the beach, went to yoga, had great meals at what felt like home. Thanks for a great after Christmas week, we are rested and happy the start the New Year.
Jan 2016
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Upper Riviera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom #1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bathroom #1 w/walk-in shower, soaking tub, 2 sinks,
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom #2 (in Bedroom #2) w/shower-tub combination, sink,
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #3 (in Bedroom #4) w/walk-in shower with seat, sink
    Bathroom #4 - toilet , Powder Room (Main level) w/sink toilet
  • Master Bathroom #1 w/walk-in shower, soaking tub, 2 sinks, toilet Bathroom #2 (in Bedroom #2) w/shower-tub combination, sink, toilet Bathroom #3 (in Bedroom #4) w/walk-in shower with seat, sink, toilet Powder Room (Main level) w/sink toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom (Upper level) with king-size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom #2 (Lower level) w/queen-size
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom #3 (Lower level) w/2 twin day beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Bedroom #4 (Lower level) w/king-size bed
  • Master Bedroom (Upper level) with king-size bed Bedroom #2 (Lower level) w/queen-size Bedroom #3 (Lower level) w/2 twin day beds Bedroom #4 (Lower level) w/king-size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Expansive ocean and island views from decks and all bedrooms, Spa, Barbecue, private Master Suite w/balcony, 2 Bedroom Family Suite with wet bar, Wonderful comfortable family home, All New Stainless Steel appliances, 5 burner stove, Rice Cooker, Waffle Iron, Dining Room table seats 8, Breakfast table seats 4, Center Island seats 2, Outside dining table on upper deck seats 8, Living Room with fireplace and deck access, Family Room w/fireplace and patio access, Bedroom #3 w/wet bar and patio access, 47' flat screen LED TV w/Blu-ray DVD/DVR (Family Room), 42' flat screen LED TV (Master Bedroom), 39' flat screen TV w/Blu-ray DVD (Bedroom #3), 42' flat screen LED TV with Nintendo Wii (which plays DVD/DVR), CD Player, Chess, Foosball table (Game Room), Upper Deck with amazing views, Terraced yard with stairs and path, Fruit and avocado trees, Outdoor seating on upper deck and lower patio, Propane barbecue, Lounges on both levels, Parking for 1 car in garage, 2 cars in driveway.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Los Angeles, California

Riviera Retreat - Exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

Riviera Retreat is an exceptional property. This home has wonderful ocean views from nearly every room along the rear of the home and mountain views from the front of the home. The many decks and patios offer plenty of opportunities to dine al fresco, sip some wine, or read your latest book selection. The view at night is also impressive with twinkling city lights. The home is fully equipped. My family enjoyed the spa and the fooz ball table but mostly we enjoyed our meals on the deck. The terraced backyard with beautiful succulents is a nice place to sit, or take a walk around. We will certainly return to this lovely property. I would highly recommend this home to all of my friends and family. There is so much to do in Santa Barbara. We enjoyed multiple mountain hikes, beach walks, wine tastings, and the many wonderful restaurants. We particularly enjoyed The Lark, Lucky Penny for fabulous pizza and The Honor Bar in Montecito. You'll have a fantastic time in this lovely home and Santa Barbara is truly a paradise destination. Also, Paradise Retreats is a very thorough and organized company to deal with on any of their rentals. Have Fun!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property and overall wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Rivera Retreat with our family of 5 and a friend's family of 3 for a week. Plenty of room (although my 16 year old son had to sleep on a couch since the futon in the playroom was broken and our friend's child was a 21 year old female). Excellent views. Very responsive property management. Modern appliances. Many spices were available in the panty. Clean working grill. Nice looking hot tub (we were too busy to actually use it). The fruit trees were a plus. The washing machine and dryer were an added bonus. The neighborhood was quiet and safe. The street to the property was quite challenging (up hill and very curvy) but worth the drive. There was even a beach tar removal kit just inside of the front door and a water hose just outside of the door to remove the sand from our feet. We come to Santa Barbara every year and usually stay at the Fess Parker or Bacara Hotels. This year we wanted to try something different and rented a house instead. Everyone had a great time. My wife and kids can't wait to stay here again. (P.S. I felt right at home when I first arrived and opened up the cabinet. I saw two Michigan Alumi Association drinking glasses---my wife and I are both duel degree alumus of Michigan.)

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

4th time with Paradise Retreat.

We had a great time in a wonderful house. We loved staying at home and having great meals. With children we spent some time at the beach, hiked and played lots of games.

We will talk about this family vacation for a long time and would love to come back and to recommend it to friends.

Thanks for a great week with the family.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houghton, NY

Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean home with amazing views from every window.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views, Goregous Home,

  • 5 of 5

We had a small family reunion for the Labor Day weekend.

Rivera Retreat was beyond what we expected. Our family had so much fun.

The home was fully equipped for cooking all our meals, sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful view and sunsets.

It was sad to leave, their was plenty of room where you felt you had your own suite.

The grounds were beautiful and immaculate. We will be back next September. Thank you for sharing your home

Sheila and family

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club - Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
East Beach
Car: recommended

Mission, Courthouse, Beach, Zoo, Art Museums, Galleries, Natural History Museum, Botanical Garden, Parks, Wharf, Harbor,

Biking (road and mountain), Beach Volleyball, Walking, Golf, Sailing, Surfing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing (lake and ocean), Swimming.





  • From $525 - 3 night minimum

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