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5 br. Montecito Estate. Beach/Island Views/Pool

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
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In the foothills of central Montecito, this stunning, spacious, comfortable home boasts one of the most magical and breathtaking views of the ocean, islands and the city. A couple of minutes drive off the freeway you can enjoy a private oasis close to the chic village and beaches of Montecito. Beautifully decorated and consistently described by guests as wonderfully comfortable and manageable, this home is the perfect spot to create life long memories An antique gateway opens to reveal a beautiful home surrounded by an expansive terrace and entertainment area, the focal point of this house. Well furnished with chaise lounges, comfortable sofas and an olive-shaded eating area, the long terrace overlooks the lush terraced gardens and pool area (pool newly re-surfaced and tiled sprin...In the foothills of central Montecito, this stunning, spacious, comfortable home boasts one of the most magical and breathtaking views of the ocean, islands and the city. A couple of minutes drive off the freeway you can enjoy a private oasis close to the chic village and beaches of Montecito. Beautifully decorated and consistently described by guests as wonderfully comfortable and manageable, this home is the perfect spot to create life long memories An antique gateway opens to reveal a beautiful home surrounded by an expansive terrace and entertainment area, the focal point of this house. Well furnished with chaise lounges, comfortable sofas and an olive-shaded eating area, the long terrace overlooks the lush terraced gardens and pool area (pool newly re-surfaced and tiled spring 2018). It is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the expansive views or sipping sundowners. Inside, original paintings by European artists, antique Moroccan and Mexican doors and terra-cotta terazza floors abound. To the right of the entrance hallway is the formal dining room. Just beyond the dining room is the large formal living room, with all of the creature comforts, including a working fireplace, 2 couches and a Sonos sound system. Leading off both these rooms is the large terrace with a retractable awning overlooking the ocean. The dining room and foyer lead into the gourmet kitchen area and great room. The great room features 14-foot vaulted ceilings and contains a seating area and a large flat screen television with Blue-Ray player and hundreds of DVD's for all ages The dining area within the great room seats 10 guests comfortably. The house has been furnished with 12 place settings: wine glasses, plates, cutlery. The great room leads to the back of the house which is terraced with various entertainment areas. This quiet private rear garden has a quiet sitting area, a lawn and 2 chaise lounges. The kitchen is stocked with any and all top-of-the-line large and small appliances. Dacor double oven, viking range, large Fridge/ Freezer, 2 dishwashers, bar fridge, 2 prep areas, compactors, pots and pans, knives, and all utensils etc etc. A large skylight illuminates the kitchen during the daytime, showcasing granite counter tops, and a sizable island. The master suite is the absolute ideal of style, relaxation, and luxury. There is a king-size oriental-style four poster bed. Leading onto its own private patio with a truly extraordinary ocean view, the Patio staircase takes you on your own path to the pool. The master bath contains dual sinks, a large Jacuzzi tub, a TV, a sitting vanity area, private toilet, and glass-enclosed shower. All of the bedrooms have pillow-top mattresses, high end european comforters and beautiful linen. Our guests constantly comment on the quality of the beds and the fabulous nights sleep they get. 2 guest rooms on the far end of the house are situated just beyond the master suite, both have private entrances to the back patio area. This additional master has a king bed and large flat screen TV. The other guest room is equipped with twin beds, flat screen TV and walk in closet. Both rooms can be closed off from the rest of the house, creating a two-bedroom suite or private second master. These guest rooms share a roomy bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. Two additional suite-style bedrooms are situated past the kitchen/great room area. One has a Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower, a walk-in closet, looking onto the rear garden. The other has a newly renovated bathroom with shower, flat screen TV and two single beds looking onto the sea view. There is a separate Laundry room. And a separate powder room. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement, with a fee. The residence has an excellent housekeeper who comes once a week to tidy the house. This house is under five minutes drive to the excellent shops, restaurants and beaches of the upper and lower village of Montecito. Public tennis courts are just two minutes from the house. Downtown Santa Barbara is three exits away on the freeway. Santa Barbara has three excellent movie theaters, two live theaters, shopping malls, a huge variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, jazz clubs, museum etc etc etc. The renowned wine district of saint Ynez is just 30 minutes drive. Six Flags Magic Mountain is under an hour. The outlets are 20 minutes. Malibu is 40 minutes, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Universal studios are 90 minutes. We are served by two airports, an excellent small accessible local airport just 15 minutes away with all of the rental car companies and good taxi service. LAX is a 90 minute drive and is served by a frequent air bus as well as all of the usual amenities. Please, no parties or events of any kind.More
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About the Owner
richard w
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:60%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2011
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Reviewed December 5, 2015

This lovely house has it all! Wonderful location, great views of the Pacific, beautiful deco, lovely gardens and spacious rooms. My family of 6 enjoyed ourselves thoroughly while visiting the Central Coast area. We used the pool, cooked in the large, well-equipped kitchen, drank wine...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank wobblybadger
Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a wonderful time at this rental. Close to the beach and downtown Santa Barbara, the location and view are hard to beat. The pool needs to be plastered. We had a little trouble getting past the artwork and decor, but overall it provided...More

Date of stay: July 2014
1  Thank Gaye N
Management response:Responded March 23, 2015

We are truly sorry your experience was not as good as our numerous other guests have reported it to be as we make a great effort to ensure everything is perfect. To be honest, I am quite taken aback, as this is the first less...More

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San Francisco
Reviewed May 1, 2014

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Date of stay: April 2014
Jon Taplin
CA
Reviewed April 20, 2014

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Date of stay: March 2014
Baker-Ellerman Family
VA
Reviewed August 15, 2013

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Date of stay: July 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Yard
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Are there nightlife options close to this vacation rental? YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
Three minutes from the beach, close to both the upper and lower villages of Montecito and less than five minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, the property is ideally situated. All types of shopping, banking and dining are within easy reach.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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