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Santa Barbara Villa/Estate W/ Ocean Views - Monthly Rental Romantic Classic

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

A historic Santa Barbara Villa Estate. Built in 1916, this property enchants with it's location at the top of the Riviera, it's privacy down a long private gravel drive, spacious rooms, & breathtaking views of the entire Santa Barbara coast.

One enters through a vaulted breezeway to the entry courtyard where the old gardens and shade trees soften the view and provide separate and distinct areas for all forms of rest, relaxation, contemplation and entertaining. Formal dining room, foyer, and living room, all have french doors that open onto different private gardens and terraces. High ceilings throughout and casual, but, elegant decor including hardwood floors and seagrass flooring, give the house a comfortable feel that combines the best of Spanish Colonial architecture with modern day California living. All the upstairs bedrooms have ocean views, arched windows, and wrought iron balconies.

The outdoor dining area has both fireplace and gas grill. Complete kitchen with Garland commercial range, dishwasher, pots & pans, etc....

Two master bedrooms upstairs with king beds. 3rd bedroom upstairs with queen bed. Detached guest studio with queen bed and full bath.

While providing a tranquil setting for a home away from home experience, the location is also just minutes away from the Mission, downtown Santa Barbara, and white sand beaches. Wine Tasting in Santa Ynez is 30 minutes away. This is the quintessential Santa Barbara home, where one can easily imagine being in the south of France or on the Amalfi Coast, without the airfare!

The unique benefits of this House: Anyone who has every stayed at or rented this house, comments on how tranquil it is and feeling far away from the busy world. Often guests come with long lists of things to do and see while here, but, confess on departure that they were so content on the terrace, they found it hard to leave the house. We hope you will enjoy and explore every aspect of our beautiful town, but, if you are just as happy to have wine and cheese and watch the sunset from the comfort of your own villa then this is a good fit for you.

Please note we have a no-smoking policy and also that there is a resident cat at the property, and while this can be a perk for some, if you have severe pet allergies, it would probably not be a god fit.

key words: Santa Barbara vacation rental, Santa Barbara historic villa, ocean view villa, villa rental, garden estate rental

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Laurel

After living in Italy for several years, we were almost ready to make the permanent move, but, couldn't quite give up life in Santa Barbara. We now travel extensively and are happy to share our home to others visiting the area. Since we do still live on the property part of the year, we do ask that you treat our home as you would your own while you are here.

Laurel purchased this estate in 1990

Why Laurel chose Santa Barbara

When we first saw this house over twenty years ago, it was love at first sight. It was the third house built on the Riviera and when you experience the view for the first time, you can understand why the sight was chosen. It has a very romantic timeless appeal and has a "slow down, enjoy the day" feel to it that cannot be resisted!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had such a lovely time at your house. We were thrilled with the beautiful view, the quiet surrounding, and the gorgeous gardens. Everything at the house was perfect - comfy beds, lovely furnishings, a well-equipped kitchen, cozy & spacious layout with plenty of rooms to mingle or to be alone. Thank you for all your efforts to make our stay comfortable. Your recommendation that we have Margarita help out in the kitchen was a great call. Our whole family fell in love with her and she made it possible for me to really enjoy our family gathering. I predict we will be back to enjoy everything again."
Mar 2011
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Riviera Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - Ground Floor - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , or two singles
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Santa Barbara Villa/Estate W/ Ocean Views - Monthly Rental Romantic Classic
average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful Historic Villa with Spectacular Views

  • 4 of 5

This is a simply beautiful estate with incredible views of Santa Barbara and the Coast. The outside patio with a fireplace and seating is a terrific place for a meal or snacks while enjoying the view. The bedrooms are all quite comfortable. The only downside is that the upstairs rooms with wonderful views have no drapes so you get full sunlight right away in the morning. If you wake up if there is too much light then this will bother you. The grounds are lovely. The kitchen is well equipped for any kind of meal prep that you want to do and there is a gas grill as well. The owner is very helpful and gave us some nice tips. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Multigenerational gathering a success

  • 5 of 5

The house, the host, the environs all collaborated to make our multigenerational stay terrific. Our host was very kind, available when we had questions, and made us feel most welcome. The drive way accomodated our three cars and a total of 8 stayed in the house. We all agreed we would want to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous and very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We had an unforgettable stay at this wonderful estate. The views surpass the pictures by miles. The owner was very helpful and you really do feel as if you are in the Riviera of another country.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous!! Santa Barbara retreat

  • 5 of 5

Laurel was great, she has done an amazing job with this beautiful quintessential Santa Barbara home. It couldn't have been better, it was clean open airy with lots of beautiful gardens and patios for all of us to enjoy. We were two families of 4. 4 Adults and 4 older kids, 13, 17's, 21. Thank you Laurel we really enjoyed our stay and we will be back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, casual home with bohemian vibe ...

  • 5 of 5

I read all of the reviews, and feel I can't say much new ... our story is much the same as the others ... a group of six girlfriends chose this house for a special 25 year reunion. The pictures do not do this house justice. Everywhere you look, there's something to feast the eyes on ... from the view that goes on for miles, mountains, Santa Barbara and ocean ... to the lovely paintings, antiques and Spanish Colonial feel of the house ... to the gardens that beg to be explored and sprawl out through the property. I had to pinch myself!

While he house is older, which makes for quirky locks, and uneven floors, this only adds to the charm. The furnishings are incredibly cozy, and there are so many places to lose yourself, both inside and out, with a book, glass of wine, or to visit. We used every room ... coffee and wine on the terraces, breakfast al fresco and in the dining room, after dinner drinks in front of the fire. There are many classic books in the library, the kitchen is well appointed, and there are TV set ups, although with so much beauty, who had time?

The only "con" is the location, as it is twisty turny up the hill, but it really turns into a "pro" as the view begs you to never leave. I'm counting the days until I can return ...

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Retreat - so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us ladies booked a few days in this magical villa. The whole property gives you the feeling that you are somewhere far away from all the chaos that is life. We relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed all the gardens and the patios. Every little space in this house holds another surprise. Laurel made us all feel so welcome,and the houses stunning! We will absolutely be making this a repeat destination.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
El Encanto Hotel, Restaurant, & Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
East Beach

Riviera overlooking Franceschi Park & 5 min to downtown

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa


Rates & Availability

Riviera Estate Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

$900=$950 night
Check-in 2:00 pm, Check-out 12:00
Guest pets not allowed, due to cat that already lives at the property
Not suitable for guests with pet allergies

$250 Cleaning fee. $1500 Deposit 12% Local tax
Dates available: Year Round

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