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Your Private Tuscan Villa with Spectacular Ocean Views on 26 Acres Awaits.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

VILLA w Spectacular Ocean Views 5 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 12


Villa del Cielo Event Venue

Event Venue / Vacation Rental

This is a superb Tuscan style villa in a fabulous location for those seeking privacy and relaxation. Lovely views stretch out over Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands in the distance. The Italian-inspired landscape feature cypress trees, lavender and herbs, wisteria, bougainvillea, roses and oak trees. The 7000 square-foot lawn around the pool provides ample space for sun bathing; several furnished loggias and patios offer plenty of dining options. The interior features a sophisticated mix of fine antique furniture complemented by ultra-modern kitchen and bathrooms with travertine tiles and pecan wood cabinets.



Nestled at the peak of San Marcos Pass along historic Stagecoach Road is Villa del Cielo. This 7,300 square-foot vacation home provides unmatched locality to the entire Santa Barbara County. Beaches, golf courses, wineries, trail, lakes and rivers are all within a fifteen-minute drive. Villa del Cielo is located on a peaceful hillside 15 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and 15 looking minutes from the beach.

The vineyards and Los Olivos are

20 minutes away.

LAX International airport is 90 minutes away.

Santa Barbara airport is fifteen minutes away


Complete privacy is achieved upon entering this gated 26-acre oak tree-studded estate. The property features a 6,000 square-foot residence, 800 square-foot pool house, and a three-car garage. A generous 25' x 50' infinity edge pool and an eight-person hot tub offer pleasure and relaxation regardless of the weather. The site's 360-degree panorama captures ocean, island and mountain range views.


Inspired by classical Tuscan country villas, the buildings were designed to incorporate old world charm with modern convenience. Exposed wood beams, plaster walls and mission tile roofs are accented by classical arches, niches and hand-carved stonework. Features include:

Authentic furnishing

4 fireplaces

Wood burning oven

Wolf Double oven/6-burner/griddle range

Convection microwave

Subzero refrigerator

Satellite TV

Whole house entertainment system

Laundry room

Living Room

Dining Room (seats12)


50 x 25 foot heated Infinity pool, in-ground jacuzzi

Fully screened patio doors throughout, Smart Televisions with satellite, DVD, VCR Internet connection

Stereo system, CD player with USB port for your device.

Large washing machine and tumble dryer

Wood-burning pizza oven

4 wood burning fireplaces

BBQ area on one of the patios, Dishwasher and microwave


Accommodates 10-12. The main villa has 4 queen bedrooms and 1 Calif. King bedroom and 4 bathrooms; the pool house sleeps 2 and has a full bathroom.

Villa del Cielo is available as an Event venue. Please contact John Michael

@ 805-448-9029 or email the detail to:





Maid service available if arranged in advance

Gardener makes occasional visit to tend to grounds and pool

Chef and concierge services can be organized upon request

Limousine upon request

Spa services (massage, facials, etc.) upon request

Sailing and sport fishing charters

Wine Country tours

Propane to heat60,000 gallon infinity pool is not included

More Details

Property Manager
John Michael , Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Why John Michael , Manager chose Santa Barbara

It's truly ono of a kind. Growing up in the area, this property is native Chumash land. The property is where they came to collect oak corns to make their masa,(bread) Hunt and gather, they were a peaceful

community of native Americans Santa Barbara is the only South facing coastline on the Continent of North America, which gives it it's mild climate.It's been called the American Rivera. .Before the Spanish Conquistadors arrived, there was no desise. A true paradise, Now te Chumash have a Casino 25 min. from the villa.The villa was built with old world tecnics. All the stone used in the construction was hand quarried, and hand chilsed from the ground it rests on.The roof tiles are over 100 years old, by Mexican women by forming the sheets of red adobe clay over their legs, you can still see the strokes from their finger tips on several of the tiles.All the wood beams are hand carved and 30 percent of the wood used in the villa is from dismantoled old public buildings from the area.The pizza oven's main inner components are from Florance, Italy, as well as the granite and travertne used throughout the villa.

What makes this villa unique

Serenity, complete privacy, and spectacular 360 degree views. Transforms your state of mind.Any resources requested can be provided.Your privacy and experience will be diligently protected and facilitated. Sincerely,


Santa Barbara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , WIFI,French doors open to large stone loggia w/alt. entry
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , WIFI, Sofa, antique Mahogany desk,printer/scanner/fax
    Large suite fireplace Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , WIFI,60'Flat Screen TV ,FP, terrace,leather sofa & love seat
    Mater Suite/Fireplace/WalkIn Closet/LG-Leather Seat/Ottoman - 1 king , WIFI,Cal-King/40'Flat Screen Int/Ext Stairs. FP, LG.Loggia
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , WIFI,Alterative axcess from covered stone loggia to pool.
  • 900 SF,,DETACHED POOL CABANA SLEEPS 2 PLUS, fireplace, wet bar, very large walk in shower
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
50' x 25' Infinity pool and 8 person jacuzzi. Overlooking the Pacific ocean, coastline, the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, Stearn's Wharf, and the Harbor. From an authentic Tuscan Villa with a wood burning pizza oven. The villa is located in the center of a designated, and protected Environmentally Sensitive Habitat. A California Oak Woodland with more than 5,000 coast live oaks, and stands of the very rare Madrone Tree, .and California Bay Laural.


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Your Private Tuscan Villa with Spectacular Ocean Views on 26 Acres Awaits.
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Austin, Tx

Italian luxury with a top notch view!

  • 5 of 5

While searching for the perfect venue to host our retreat, we stumbled upon the Villa. I knew it was a great fit right off the bat when we contacted the property manager, John, and he responded promptly. He was extremely kind and helpful in assisting us make our reservation.

When we arrived the place was stunning, with a wonderful Tuscan feel in the mountains of California. When you walk through the front door you can immediately see the fantastic view through the 6 swing doors leading into the backyard. There are multiple levels within the home, with bedrooms on each level.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a built-in wood fire pizza oven. We used it on our last night and had so much making pizzas.

I must admit that my favorite part was the backyard. The views are more beautiful than the pictures. There is a gorgeous infiniti pool and a hot tub right on the edge of the mountain. The grass was lucious and green. It was a perfect place to sit and appreciate life.

I would highly recommend the Villa!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Natalie for being such a nice and respectful guest. It was a pleasure hosting your retreat. You are always welcome up at the villa. I look forward to hosting your next stay. Kind regards, John Michael Villa del Cielo
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  • 5 of 5

Will return...

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible piece of property...

  • 5 of 5

An impressive house with even more impressive views. We loved gathering around the pizza oven and the oversized fireplace. The pool was spectacular as was the grounds surrounding the estate. It was close to town for those who want it, but also very secluded and private. Loved our time there.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review . You are always welcome up at the villa. I look forward to your next holiday. John Michael Villa del Cielo
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Stunning, Unmatched, Santa Barbara Beauty

  • 5 of 5

I've been to some pretty spectacular weddings over the years, medieval chapels in the English Cotswolds, an ancient castle in Bosnia, a chateau in Normandy, but this estate is the one I wish was mine. Handcrafted for the ages, this property is quite simply a work of art. Every window you stop before, every nook you settle in, offers a view worthy of the grandmasters. The oak grove that surrounds the villa is literally magical. We spent the vast majority of our weekend enjoying the property but we did venture out to hike an old Chumash trail and sample the local tri-tip. In all, a perfect weekend at a perfect venue.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay up at Villa Del Cielo. You and you're friends are always welcome at my property. I heard you enjoyed the pizza oven in the kitchen. That's great I look forward to hosting your next holiday. Sincerely, John Michael Villa Del Cielo
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Unique and private mountain top estate

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the massive Tuscan villa a work of art, but the 25 acre property has hundreds of beautiful oak trees that may be even more beautiful than the home. Perfectly maintained with every amenity you need, this is a unique experience in Santa Barbara. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vince for your review. Your dog Buttercup was a real treat to all. I really enjoyed meeting all of your wonderful friends. I'm really glad you enjoyed yourselves. You are always welcome back anytime. Best wishes, Sincerely, John Michael Villa del Cielo
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Absolutely gorgeous, well maintained villa with stunning panoramic canyon and views!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property for several days and we had a large (almost 200 guests) event one of the evenings of our stay. John welcomed us so graciously and made sure we had everything we needed. The villa is immaculate and sits on top a hill with beautiful views from every angle. The infinity pool is spectacular. Our guests were extremely impressed with the property as well. It was the perfect space for us. John was very friendly and recommended some fun hiking trails and off the beaten place eateries. I would definitely rent this amazing property again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I find great pleasure knowing that you enjoyed your event and stay up at the villa. I look forward to your next holiday at the property. You will always be welcome here. Sincerely, John Michael Villa del Cielo
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University of California Santa Barbara
Goleta Pier
"Great local beach15 min by car from the villa. Two minutes from UCSB, a nice family beach. T..."
University of California SB
"A wonderful campus the the jewel of the UC System, set on a prime Santa Barbara Coast line, ..."
Santa Barbara Harbor
"Santa Barbara water front has something for children of all ages. Brophy Bros. Rest. is a ni..."
Beachside Bar-Cafe
Campus Point
"Good surf on the right swell, you can almost see it from the infinity pool"
Java Station
Trader Joe's
Cold Spring Canyon Bridge
Santa Barbara Farmers Market Tuesday, State St
Whole Foods Market
Jersey Mike's Subs
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Red Rock
Dutch Garden Restaurant
Pepe's Mexican Food
Wine Cask
"Fine Dining/ Excellent Wine Selection"
bouchon Santa Barbara
Brophy Bros.
Lobero Theatre
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport 15 minutes
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cold Sprting Tavern 2 mi,/ Chucks Steak House10min
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Santa Barbara Harbor 17 minutes
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Rancho San Marcos ,SandPiperPGA, La Cumbra C.C.
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Amtract Train Station 16 minutes
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
HWY 101 , 10 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Four Seasons Biltmore , 20 minute drive
Nearest Ski
350 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Local Beaches 15 minutes
Car: recommended

20 minutes to central coast wine country, 10 minutes away to golf course, 5 minutes to historic 125 year old stagecoach stop Cold Spring Tavern a must see,10 minutes to Lake Cachuma, and the Santa Ynez river. !5 min. to local beaches. State street, w/ dinning,sports bars, Museums, shopping,theater district, and nite life for all ages. Hiking, mountain biking right from the villa.including swimming holes, Indian paintings, rock climbing, waterfalls, and natural hot springs nearby.

The property which the villa is located on, is a California Oak Woodland.As designated by the State as a Environmental Sensitive Habitat


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $850 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Pet Fee $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%





805-448-9029 for rate/details, Villa del Cielo, Thank You!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.