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Bella Vista - Designer Comfort & Private Tennis Court in Carpinteria

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Bella Vista - Designer Comfort & Private Tennis Court in Carpinteria

At the base of the Carpinteria foothills, this 5-acre property is a virtual playground. The sprawling grounds and single story ranch-style home orient primarily towards the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the valley floor carpeted with orchards and nurseries. The lush natural landscape spans all the way to scenic coastline where amazing sunsets shed vibrant colors across the foothills. Ocean and mountain views, the best of both worlds!

Without a doubt the backyard is the central hub for all outside activity at Bella Vista. The patio terrace anchors the yard where decks, stone patios, and flat lawn create an outdoor oasis for entertaining and relaxation. The azure blue pool offers guests the perfect spot to cool off while enjoying beautiful mountain views. Tennis players will love the lighted court for day or nighttime matches. There is also a basketball hoop, Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball, Croquet and Horseshoes, something for everyone!

An outdoor Kitchen features a wood burning pizza oven and teak dining table with an oversize custom sun umbrella for plenty of shade on hot days. Sit comfortably in the low, wide chairs around the gas fire pit perched at the edge of the vast orchards. In the lower portion of the orchard, a recreation area has been carved out adding yet another location to fully enjoy the peaceful setting. For the active guests, there is a bocce ball court, horseshoe pit and flat lawn for croquet. The large farm table and second arbor covered outdoor kitchen create yet another great location for memorable entertaining. Enjoy morning coffee or a nightcap while watching hawks soar high above the orchard.

The spa under the shade of a large Magnolia has ocean views by day, and wonderful pendant lighting above to enhance the experience after dark. full size day bed nearby adds to the options for enjoying a lazy afternoon nap while 2 other seating areas on this deck provide more than enough places for all guests to have their own quiet space.

Inside the Main House, the Great Room, centrally located between two separate bedroom wings, is a large open space with sleek hardwood floors under soaring truss beam ceilings. Step up to the warm, inviting area where walls of windows and a wide comfortable window seat frame the foothill views. Snuggle into the large sectional sofa and enjoy the central features of this warm space - the fireplace with custom iron work and 65" flat screen TV.

The large open Kitchen will be a pleasure in which to create culinary magic with professional style appliances, colorful dishes, and a variety of tools and serving pieces. There is an abundance of counter space. The warm and sunny Dining area seats ten while an expansive breakfast bar seats six, all with added treat of ocean views!

Step outside the Great Room through sliding doors to the arbor covered terrace, where a large dining table that seats twelve overlooks the expansive lawn and mountain views. A tranquil fountain and landscape lighting enhance the ambiance.

The Formal Living Room focuses on the mountain views through a wall of windows. Seating centers around the semi-circular sofa and chaise lounge and a wall of fully stocked bookshelves offers an abundance of classic reads and best sellers for guest enjoyment. A high top table seats eight for game night or added casual dining with French doors to the arbor terrace.

Two wings offer a total of five bedroom options for guests. In the west wing is the Master Suite with king-size bed, full bathroom, and a peak at the ocean. Bedroom Suite #2 with queen-size bed also has a full Bathroom.

An adjacent exercise room offers an elliptical and wall mounted TV. Bedroom #3 with two twin beds faces the backyard through corner windows.

In the east wing a slight incline ramp leads up to both bedrooms. Bedroom #4 has a queen-size bed and an outside entrance for convenient yard access or to pop out to the tennis court. Bedroom Suite #5 faces the tennis court as well through corner windows and has a full bathroom making this virtually the third Master Suite in the home. All the Bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable.

Bella Vista Casita

Across the driveway from the main house and adjacent to the tennis courts is the Bella Vista Casita. With two Bedrooms, two Bathrooms, Kitchen and more, this is the ideal spot for those seeking a bit of privacy and continued luxury experience. The Guest House features two lovely Master Suites with two king-size beds and en suite Bathrooms. A wonderful Living Room with TV and fireplace is beautifully appointed. The Kitchen is well equipped for guests to prepare even the most elegant meal or simply enjoy a morning cup of coffee at the breakfast bar. A dining room table accomodates six guests. A spacious wide porch off the front deck adds to the relaxed feel of this special cottage, with ocean views and plenty of shade under the extended roofline overhead. There is even access to the gym that is in the converted garage that all guests of Bella Vista have access to. No amenity has been overlooked — the Casita feels like a private sanctuary.

With so much to do at Bella Vista, it will be difficult to leave, but make a point of visiting the pristine beaches and quaint ocean side town of Carpinteria, just a short drive away. Montecito is a 10 minute drive and Santa Barbara is 15 minutes away. The world class surfing destination, Rincon Point is a short drive as well.

This very special property has been designed for fun, activity, entertaining, and relaxation but it is the spectacular setting that sets the tone for a memorable vacation. Bella Vista, "beautiful views," lives up to its name and more!

Note: This is a working ranch and there may periodically be workers in the orchards and/or a caretaker staying on 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.

$550 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:
March 24, 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 guestbook at property) A second fabulous year! Perfect for "oldsters" like myself, perfect for millennials like my kids, perfect for toddlers with space to run and frolic. Your attention to detail is much appreciated.
Oct 2017
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Carpinteria Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • 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 ...
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom #1 w/shower tub combination, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #2 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bathroom #3 w/shower tub combination, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #4 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #5 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #5 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet (Casita)
    Bathroom #6 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #6 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet (Casita)
  • Master Bathroom #1 w/shower tub combination, sink, toilet Bathroom #2 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet Hall Bathroom #3 w/shower tub combination, sink, toilet Bathroom #4 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom #1 w/king-size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom Suite #2 w/queen-size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom #3 w/2 twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom #4 w/queen-size bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Bedroom Suite #5 w/king-size bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Bedroom #6 w/king-size bed (Casita)
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Bedroom #7 w/king-size bed (Casita)
  • Master Bedroom #1 w/king-size bed Bedroom Suite #2 w/queen-size bed Bedroom #3 w/2 twin beds Bedroom #4 w/queen-size bed Bedroom Suite #5 w/king-size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court ...
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly 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
5.5 acre avocado ranch, Newly remodeled and refurnished (2012), 3 Master Suites, Lighted tennis court with basketball hoop, All new terraced landscaping, Flat lawn, Outdoor Kitchen w/pizza oven, gas grill, refrigerator, sink, Spa, Outdoor fire pit with seating for 6, Walking paths through avocado orchard, Walking paths to lower seating area in the orchard, Outdoor day bed, Arbor covered dining patio with fountain, Covered seating area on deck, Lush surroundings and natural beauty, Stainless Steel appliances, US Range with 6 burners, Dual ovens, Sub Zero Refrigerator/Freezer/Ice maker, Dishwasher, Microwave, Toaster, Blender, Coffee maker, coffee grinder, Spices, Cooking utensils,Great Room dining table seats 10, Breakfast Bar seats 6, High top game table seats 8, Outside dining table under arbor seats 10-12, Lower recreation area dining table seats 8, Outside dining table on patio seats 10-12, Living Room w/fireplace, Great Room w/wood burning fireplace, Bocce Ball, Horseshoes


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Bella Vista - Designer Comfort & Private Tennis Court in Carpinteria
average rating of 4.928571 based on 67 reviews
Seattle, WA

Best tennis getaway house ever!

  • 5 of 5

This house truly can't be beat. It absolutely has it all - gorgeous views of both the valley and ocean, lovely pool, hot tub, fire pit, outdoor pizza oven, wonderful tennis court (just steps from the house), tons of bedrooms, huge indoor and outdoor kitchens, countless outdoor eating/lounging spaces, organic garden, citrus trees abound, chickens with fresh eggs each morning....It's unbelievable! The landscaping is right out of a magazine. We can't wait to book our next women's tennis getaway again in this slice of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, Washington

This was simply the most wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This property was an incredible home base for our son's wedding weekend. Our family stayed at the house for 5 nights and we played tennis, ping pong, basketball, swam, hot tubbed and had outside fires every night! We made pizzas in the wood fired pizza oven, made a big salad from the garden and even had fresh eggs from the chickens in the morning! Bella, the cat, visited us regularly, which we loved. Our stay could not have been more wonderful...truly a paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New, well-appointed, gorgeous, and practical

  • 5 of 5

There aren't that many properties for a group of 14 or more, but if you are looking for one: this is it. It has, quite simply, everything (too much even! we didn't get to use half of the entertainments provided!).

All the bedrooms & bathrooms are compact but comfortable, great beds, the kitchen is the most well-appointed we've ever had in a rental (including spices, bags/foil/wrap, and every pot/pan/utensil you could ever want), there are countless seating opportunities outside for dining/cocktailing, and the pool with poolhouse, lawn, and view are perfection.

I would rent this again in a heartbeat. I didn't leave the property for 3 days, and wish it could have been 5. Perfection!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Osos, Ca.

Stunning, breath-taking.

  • 5 of 5

This property is the most comfortable, accommodating, expansive location imaginable (and I can imagine a lot!) There is no lack of great things to do - - for EVERYONE. You will not want to leave the property to explore the surrounding area, because everything you can possibility want to do is right there! Hope we can get back next year, or if we are lucky, maybe sooner!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property for an active group!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this property! Where to start...the layout was perfect for a multi-generational group with all of the fun recreational activities, gathering areas and the views were tremendous! A sweet bonus was the farm-to-table produce that we happily enjoyed. The inside & outside kitchens were very well appointed.

It was hard to leave!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful property for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

The main house is well laid out to offer privacy in the bedrooms from the communal living space. The casita is beautiful and perfect for 2 couples. Kitchens in both houses were large and thoughtfully equipped and stocked with much more than the basics. The grounds are incredible. We picked tomatoes, strawberries, figs, and much more. We had fresh eggs daily from the chickens. The many seating areas outside was perfect for our group. We made great use of the wood burning pizza oven, pool, and tennis court. The pool house is a terrific addition with its beautiful bathroom with a large walk in shower, bar, huge tv, and shuffleboard. We had an incredible time staying here and would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23.7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Carpinteria Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Rincon Beach
Car: recommended

Venture up the freeway 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


  • $800 - 3 night minimum

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