|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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.
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.
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 10% Lodging Tax + $2/night Tourism Tax.
$350 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).
$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 with purchase of Damage Waiver.
30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC
16 E. Arrellaga Street
Santa Barbara, CA. 93101
+1 (805) 275-1851
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.
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!
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.
My family and I came for a week at Christmas with two toddlers. We had a lovely time here, enjoyed the hot tub, the stunning views, the wonderful bedrooms. I couldn't recommend the place more highly. The staff was always responsive, helping us immediately with even the smallest needs (we couldn't find a bottle opener so they bought and brought us a new one that same day). Highly recommend this place.
The house and grounds were beautiful. We were there with the family, and had a great time. Highly recommended.
We had a very chilled relaxed great time at alta Mira house beautiful home loverly pool loverly area in general very peaceful great area
We came for 10 days and had different families visit us. We have a daughter at a school nearby and it was a great home base while we visited with her and took advantage of hikes and shopping in SB. The pool was great- two real master bedrooms and although there were some issues, the caretaker was very responsive. Great sheets, showers, kitchen and outdoor space. Lots of space to tuck sleeping kids. I would highly recommend it for two families with young kids- we had 6 kids ranging in age from 4 to 13 and they were perfectly happy.
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!