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Alta Mira - Hilltop Hideaway in Carpinteria Foothills

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Sleeps 9-11

Alta Mira - Hilltop Hideaway in Carpinteria Foothills

Tucked away in the Carpinteria foothills and surrounded by 6 acres of natural landscape, Alta Mira sits high above the blue coastal waters offering a very private respite away from it all. This wonderful family home boasts panoramic ocean and island views from nearly every room. Casual and comfortable, this hilltop hideaway blends Spanish architectural elements in a setting that is a both scenic and serene. A contemporary open floor plan, plentiful natural light and high Cathedral wood beamed ceilings frame the amazing views.

The sunken Living Room with its corner location offers an open, comfortable place to relax. On a clear day the view can span from Ventura to Point Conception. A stucco fireplace and Pleyel piano, complete with a variety of sheet music, defines this space as a great gathering spot to relax or entertain.

In Great Room style, the Kitchen and Family Room blend seamlessly under soaring beam ceilings. The comfortable sitting area offers French doors to the pool terrace with a fireplace adding an extra touch of warmth and ambiance.

The Kitchen is efficient with a center island and an abundance of counter space. A unique feature of the well stocked kitchen is the induction cook top with ceramic burners that are cool to the touch, but boil water in a blink of an eye! Bay windows offer a scenic vantage point to enjoy both the ocean and mountain landscape. Nearby is the Dining Room with a large table and plenty of windows for cool ocean air.

Also on the main level, a south facing Guest Room features a queen-size bed, twin trundle, and ocean views. The second guest suite features a queen-size bed and corner views of the ocean and pool terrace. As a convenience, a large handicapped accessible Bathroom not only has an enclosed traditional shower, but features a large open shower stall with hand rails and hand held sprayer. An exterior door to the pool terrace and driveway make these ground level accommodations ideal for guests needing a bit of assistance.

Upstairs, the main Master Suite is spacious and bright. French doors lead to a balcony overlooking the azure blue coast. Stairs lead down to the pool terrace. As with all the bedrooms in the home, the generous walk-in closet is cedar lined. The Master Bathroom features tile of deep indigo blue surrounding a luxurious spa, " his and her" dual sinks, and walk-in glass shower.

A second Master Suite offers a king-size bed, corner ocean views, and a full bathroom.

Outside, meandering paths lead to three stone patios. Private and well appointed, these areas are carved out for romantic dining or just quietly sitting to take in the views from the terraced hillside.

The Terrace is the central hub for all pool and mealtime activity. A "top of the line" Jenn-Air gas powered outdoor kitchen features an oversized grill, searing surface, griddle and oven. This is truly a culinary paradise for creative outdoor chefs. There is even a smoker for true grilling aficionados. This outdoor oasis will become the heart of all activity at this special property.

When you are ready to venture out, explore the beauty of the coastal landscape on hiking trails initiating from nearby Toro Canyon Park. Linden Avenue, Downtown Carpinterias main street, offers great coffee shops, fine dining, and a fun eclectic mix of surf shops, antique stores and more. Don't forget to walk down to the white sands of Carpinteria beach. Stop on the way back at "The Spot" for the best hamburgers and milkshakes in the area! Alta Mira is also in close proximity to the Santa Barbara Polo and Racket Club as well as great shopping and dining in Montecito. Hop in the car and tour all that Santa Barbara has to offer - scenic beaches, historical sights and great nightlife!

From sunrise to sunset, the views are spectacular and thoughtful attention has been paid to creating a private retreat steeped in comfort. Choose Alta Mira for a vacation experience in paradise.

NOTE: This is a working ranch and there may periodically be workers in the orchards and/or adjacent areas of the property.


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

Minimum Nights

-3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:

High Season (Jun 15 - Sep 7)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.

Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.

Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)

7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.

3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2.20/night Tourism Tax.

$350 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

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:
April 22, 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

We love the pool! We were probably in it 24/7. The set up of the house was awesome and the room were very comfortable! Great place to stay! We will definitely be back.
Apr 2016
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Carpinteria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom #1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Master Bathroom #1 w/Spa, walk-in shower, 2 sinks, bidet,
    Master Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom #2 w/Shower tub combination, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #3 with walk-in shower, sink, toilet
    Powder Room - toilet , Powder Room w/sink, toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom #1 w/King-size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Bedroom #2 w/King-size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom #3 w/queen-size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom #4 w/Queen-size bed with twin trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
6 acres,Pool, Spa,Ocean and Mountain Views,2 Master Suites,2 Fireplaces, Private location in foothills, Master Bathroom #1 w/Spa, walk-in shower, 2 sinks, bidet, toilet, Bathroom #2 w/Shower tub combination, sink, toilet, Hall Bathroom #3 with walk-in shower, handicap shower stall w/hand-held sprayer, sink, toilet, Powder Room w/sink, toilet, 50' flat screen TV, Pleyel grand piano with sheet music (Living Room), 37' flat screen TV w/DVD/DVR (Family Room), iPod docking station (Kitchen), 37' flat screen TV (Master Bedroom #1), DVD Library, Formal Dining Room seats 6, Breakfast Bar seats 2, Lower patio outdoor dining table seats 8, Upper patio outdoor dining table seats 4, Pool Terrace table seats 4, Terraced hillside, various view and dining patios, Master Bedroom balcony, Pool terrace with spa and bench seating, Jenn-Air outdoor kitchen w/oversize grill, griddle & searing unit, Smoker, Pool, Built-in spa, Master bathroom spa.


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Alta Mira - Hilltop Hideaway in Carpinteria Foothills
average rating of 4.75 based on 38 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Good property with plenty of dishes, sheets, utensils, supplies.

A bit outdated kitchen with non-working stove top. Uphill drive is pretty steep but worth it for the views. Sadly it was mostly cloudy when we stayed there to enjoy them. Very nice heated pool.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great time at Alta Mira.



  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

Property was gorgeous and house was amazing - lots of room for the 11 of us. Staff was friendly and very quick to respond to any concerns. My only suggestion would be that the outside table and furniture be cleaned prior to anyone coming especially the table right outside the front kitchen door. The pool should have been cleaned prior to our arrival as well however all in all we had a lovely time and enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good place to stay for two families.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay at Alta Mira, Carpinteria (10 minutes away from Santa Barbara).

We did road bike every day. That house is close to bike path and many rides are available. The only thing is the drive way 700m with a 90m ascension very challenging at the end of your ride.

We had to work hard to get the amazing view of the relaxing SPA.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views and seclusion!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. Very comfortable for four couples. Pool and hot tub were so nice to use. Views were stunning of the coastline. Kitchen well appointed . We were in town for a wedding and it was a great house to relax in between events. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worth a return visit.

  • 4 of 5

The house and grounds are lovely. The house is large and designed so that there is good space for all if you are a large group as we were. It may not sleep comfortably as many as suggested but the description is accurate so you can plan accordingly. There is enough of all the basics for 11 easily. We cooked in and enjoyed the kitchen. The grounds are very nice and we enjoyed sitting out in all the different social spaces. Sunrises and sunsets beautiful. An easy and enjoyable place to spend time. We did have some maintenance concerns that the staff was very responsive too. It would only have been better had they been found prior to our visit - but it all worked out.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.4 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.8 Miles
Carpinteria Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Santa Claus Beach
Car: recommended

Venture down the hill to explore the quaint ocean-side town of Carpinteria. Linden Avenue is lined with fantastic boutiques and restaurants. At the end of the road is Carpinteria Beach, known for its pristine white sand and safe surf. This charming town is full of fun things to do, and the friendly locals can help you find even more hidden treasures!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • $525/nt..$3,000/wk..$9,0000/mo

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