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John Michael , Manager

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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


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 Camino. 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 Camino Cielo is located on a peaceful hillside 15 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and 10 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, Televisions with satellite, DVD, VCR Internet connection

Stereo system, CD player with 300 satellite music stations

Large washing machine and tumble dryer

Wood-burning pizza oven

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.




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

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
John Michael , Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Why John Michael , Manager chose Santa Barbara County

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,


based on 35 traveler reviews

Your Private Tuscan Villa with Spectacular Ocean Views on 26 Acres Awaits.
average rating of 4.542857 based on 35 reviews

What a wonderful maintained private villa retreat with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a relaxing time at the villa, the manager was very attentive, the amenities were well maintained, and the grounds manicured. My parents really enjoyed the complete experience.

The beach, and all of Santa Barbara minutes away... a must stay...

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Highly recommended , great property & ammenities,

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the pool and spa, the views are amazing.

We cooked wonderful meals in the fully stocked very large kitchen with authentic wood burning pizza oven.

There are four fireplaces, the very impressive great room with 18 foot high ceilings and its massive stone carved fireplace as our favorite.

The manager supplied the firewood as a welcoming to our family.

We want to return in the summer!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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california Dream vacation come true ..perfect higly recomended !Paradize!!!

  • 5 of 5

Tastefully furnished with family antiques collected world-wide, this remarkable home also features dramatic interior décor with rich color accents, stunning ceiling architecture, beautifully designed fireplaces, generous custom cabinetry,

This immaculate, smoke-free home is perched high over the beautifully landscaped providing vast ocean, islands framed by lush tropical trees .

this location couldn't be better for enjoying all of the amenities...This private retreat is close to all beaches nearby Santa Barbara.

All new furnishings throughout the home. private tropical back yard with an over-sized in ground Jacuzzi and lush surroundings. living room, family room, dining room, beautiful new gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, laundry room, patio fireplace, and spa.


  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Despite gorgeous views, the home has many issues

  • 1 of 5

We have rented many luxury homes through VRBO and other home sharing sites. This has been the worst rental experience for our family thus far. I am striving to be balanced in my feedback so future renters will go in with eyes wide open.

The good: The view from this property is amazing, the sunrises and sunsets were fantastic. Great fireplace.

The bad: The owner could not be more prompt in communicating in the days leading up to signing the contract. Once done, he is much harder to reach particularly AFTER you leave the property. I had read previous negative reviews, so I extensively questioned him before signing the contract. He has a ready answer for everything. The house itself I would give a 5-6 rating. It has a huge kitchen and 4 bdrms in the main house. The contract states a substantial cleaning fee. Do not be fooled by this charge. It is merely more rent-that's how you have to think about it. You do not get a cleaned house commensurate with what the owner charges. There was dust under the beds, cobwebs, dead spiders, not well-scrubbed bathrooms. The owner claimed the kitchen was fully-stocked. Much of the cookware is in old/bad condition and many items were left in the cupboards unclean. We washed everything before using it. The plates, glasses, utensils and flatware are a motley assortment of stuff. Usable, but certainly not of high quality. The linens and towels are pitiful. Many towels were bleached stained or raggedy. The linens on the beds were very wrinkled and in old condition.

The UGLY: So all of the above is subjective to one's expectations. My main problem with the house is there is absolutely inadequate water pressure. The water came out at a slow trickle everywhere in the house and if one person was using water anywhere in the house, you could not run water elsewhere. We had no hot water late on the second day of our stay. The next day was Xmas, so nothing could be fixed until the 26th. The hot water was fixed in the afternoon on 12/26. I had to boil water for the entire day on the 25th just to have clean dishes and no one got a shower that day. Awful.

Finally, it took the owner 1 month after we vacated the property to send our security deposit back after numerous requests. I requested an add'l discount for the water issues, but he refused. I received the security deposit on 1/30, one week late. There are many issues with the house, some structural, some amenity related. You decide what you can deal with in this "luxury" rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very special .27 acres of Calif oak woodland, Stunning views of the Santa Barbara coastline

  • 5 of 5

Highly recomended,total privacy upon entering the gated paridise, the amenities are just as decribed. The property was clean and well maintained

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Gorgeous venue for our wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property for our wedding weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Santa Barbara thanks in large part to this spectacular villa. The views of the California coast line offered the perfect backdrop for our wedding and our families had a blast enjoying all the amenities the villa has to offer (especially the pool and hot tub). The owner was very accommodating and allowed us to have several family members stay with us at the property, which helped our guests save money on hotels for the weekend. The property was in immaculate condition - inside and out. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a picturesque California venue.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda and Joseph, I am very happy for you two, and that you and you families enjoyed your wedding and stay up at the villa. I look forward to hosting you any time, you're always welcome at the property. Thank you for being wonderful people and clients. All the best to you, Sincerely, John Michael Villa del Cielo
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"Great local beach15 min by car from the villa. Two minutes from UCSB, a nice family beach. T..."
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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 Airport
Red Rock
Dutch Garden Restaurant
Pepe's Mexican Food
Wine Cask
"Fine Dining/ Excellent Wine Selection"
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

Santa Barbara Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 2016 - Nov 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season 1
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season 16-17
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Pet Fee $500
Tax Rate 10.0%




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Santa Barbara County Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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