About the property
- House2800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 30 nights
house, 2800 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 bathrooms
Some might say there’s a sort of a renaissance happening in the hills of Mission Canyon. Estates with old world charm are giving way to modern marvels that are as meticulous in their design as they are in state-of-the-art amenities. While privacy still reigns supreme, proximity plays a substantial role when choosing a vacation home as well. And leading the way in this revitalized, affluent way of living is the newly constructed Above It All, a secluded treasure trove of awe-inspiring views and high-end finishings.
Located up in the scenic and sought-after foothills, close to the Botanical Gardens and just about a 10-minute drive from downtown Santa Barbara, this private, picturesque retreat is truly a sight to behold. You’ll first lavish in its unique delineation as it is perched perfectly high upon one of the area’s greatest acclivities. Just a few minutes relaxing around your outdoor pool, hot tub or fire pit and you’ll quickly see why. The patio is both spacious and sprawling, and is not only a great place to entertain, but also take in those one-of-a-kind, panoramic views.
Inside, things are even more inspiring. The interior design makes you feel like you’re stepping into a museum of modern art. The home is furnished with both vintage and new issues of 60's furniture designed by Bertoia; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; famous California architect and furniture designer, Richard Neutra; and Henning Kjaernulf. Yes, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is elevated in every sense of the word. From its glorious glass walls with automatic shades that open up to the great California air in virtually every room, to its atmospheric gas fireplaces that are perfect for setting the mood, finding that ideal ambiance for you and your family quickly becomes a soothing exercise and an absolute joy to observe. And observe you will, because while the main living area has no TV, once you experience the brilliant sightlines from the inside you’ll certainly understand why. You could spend hours upon hours just losing yourself in the magnificent views of the mountains that surround you and the Pacific Ocean that lies just below. And that’s only the beginning.
Should you want to prepare a delicious gourmet meal, the kitchen comes equipped with all the appliances you could possibly need -- and they all perfectly blend in with the stunning interior design. Ample seating abounds as well, from the 3-stool breakfast bar and 8-chair dining room to the uniquely majestic, modern couches and lounge areas throughout the ornate, one-level space. Two of the three bedrooms come furnished with luxurious California kings, and two have their own en-suite bathrooms (and TVs, as if you’ll need them) for maximum convenience. So go ahead, bask in the rebirth of modern elegance. Because when you stay at Above It All, we have a feeling you deserve each and every bit of all it provides.
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- May 20, 2018
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Fabulous beyond words
Absolutely perfect. Stunning. Immaculate. Very close to several hiking trails and Botanic Garden. Panoramic views of Santa Barbara, the ocean, mountains even better than the pictures. House has all the best cookwear and linens. Beds very comfortable. Pool and outdoor space well designed with great afternoon sun and gorgeous sunset views. We hiked up to inspiration point and laughed at how the view was only slightly better/higher than at the house. Our family of 4 had more than enough space. Booking and check in seamless. Fun easy drives to wine country and Hearst Castle. Incredible trip to Santa Barbara and the house was the best thing about it. Worth the expense and would love to return.
It sounds like you had a great trip! We are so glad and of course, we would love to host you again. Let us know next time you're in town! Thanks for reviewing our home.
One of the prettiest homes we have ever stayed in. No detail was overlooked on this property. It is like living outdoors, with all of the windows and doors that open in the house. Santa Barbara is one of our favorite little towns!
Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a great trip to Santa Barbara and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Above It All! We would love to have you back again.
Incredible Home- Felt like staying at a 5 Star Resort
This home is stunning to say the least. Perfectly cleaned and set up with everything you could need. Felt like a 5 star hotel. The views are beyond beautiful and the home is even more stunning in person. The property management company is easy to work with and very professional. We never wanted to leave! 15 minutes from everything in Santa Barbara yet feels like a world away. Great for a getaway with friends as the home is spacious. Would stay again and again and again!
Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Above It All and it sounds like you made the most of the wonderful views. We would love to have you back again (and again)!
Beautiful views, serene landscape, gorgeous furnishings, and stunning architecture
This is place of beauty. The name says it all.
Thank you for your review! It sounds like you had a great stay and we would love to have you back again.
Beautiful home way up the mountain! 15-20 minute drive to the ocean.
Kids under a certain age are not encouraged by the property listers and I can see why as the swimming pool is not enclosed. But we had an infant and had no problem with pool safety. The baby did not even dip its feet or go near the pool. We had plenty of room for 6 adults. Enjoyed s'mores and watched the sunset!
Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Absolutely Beautiful!! BUT............
I waited awhile before writing this review. I wanted to digest our experience, before submitting. We ENJOYED this beautiful home for my husbands milestone birthday. WE were 2 adult couples. Everything that others have stated is so true. Beautiful home, amenities.....However-. One thing was totally offensive. Being true wine connoisseur's, their were no wine GLASSES. I mean that literally. Their were plastic wine glasses. Continuing our vacation from Paso Robles, wine country. We purchased exclusive wines to enjoy in this home. Upon checking in, I phoned the management company about proper glasses. The gentleman I spoke to stated " the owners don't want glass outside in the pool area". I said, I respect their wishes, however, we would like wine glasses to enjoy with dinner, in the dining room. As we prepared gourmet meals every evening ,[also, one of the reasons we rented this particular home, was for the gourmet kitchen] He pretty much blew me off, stating this is the owners wishes. While this may not be a huge deal to other non wine loving guests, for those of us that are, we all know, the glasses are as important as the wine. We had to purchase our own glasses. Unheard of in a rental of this caliber. Other than that, a beautiful home.
Thank you for your review! We apologize for the inconvenience that you experienced with the wine glasses, however, we do respect that the owner requests that there is no glassware in this home. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay in this home overall!