Tranqui-La is an architectural masterpiece reminiscent of the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. Beautiful natural materials come together in harmonious design elements that give the home its peaceful and serene quality. This dramatic property is located at the end of a private cul-de-sac, and overlooks all of Santa Barbara. The home was designed on 3 separate levels so all major living spaces face breathtaking views of the city, harbor and coastline beyond.
A sense of peace will welcome you on entering this special property. Immediately, the ocean and city views draw you out to the cantilevered balcony - the signature element of this excepti...onal home. Here is where you will want to spend much of your time while vacationing in this homey resort.
The bright living room has a wall of sliding glass doors that extends the living space onto the flagstone balcony. The massive sandstone fireplace and hearth is the anchor of the main-floor great room. The soaring and multiple angled ceilings with restrained oak beams give the rooms a clean and contemporary feeling. Inside the antique Tansu hutch is a stereo operating system that controls speakers throughout the home. The living room, dining room, family room and kitchen have a natural and open flow with oak and natural stone flooring throughout the main level.
The clean and beautiful lines of this state-of-the-art kitchen will impress everyone and the well designed layout and amenities will make the most exacting chef ecstatic. Soapstone counters make a wonderful work surface. Natural rift oak and graphite laminate face the sleek German cabinetry and large center island. 3 Wolf ovens, 2 Miele dishwashers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, 2 additional refrigerator drawers, 2 prep sinks, and a separate ice machine provide an abundance of convenience. The owners have generously stocked the kitchen with cooking tools and supplies; inviting you to begin creating fabulous meals. When you look up from your chopping, the views from the kitchen are quite spectacular, too.
The family room with flat screen TV and fireplace becomes a great hang-out place. The soft leather sofa reclines, inviting guests to relax in front of the fireplace. A private patio just outside offers access to the barbeque and another outdoor dining area. A bedroom suite, with twin trundle bed, is adjacent to the family room.
The Master bedroom suite (located on the main level) is sleek, warm and inviting. It has another wood burning gas fireplace with raised hearth, and convenient reading lights are located over the king size bed. The windows and sliding doors make this room feel part of the balcony just outside and gives direct access to the spa below. With privacy intact, design choices include the intentional absence of window treatments in this and other areas, creating seamless views. Warm summer evenings here have a nice ocean breeze to cool you as you drift off to sleep. The master bath has the feeling of a spa resort with a large walk-in shower and luxurious soaking tub designed with a seamless glass corner window for ocean viewing.
Even while on vacation, sometimes it's important to keep up with work or just look up local restaurant reviews. A studio loft upstairs offers more spectacular views, built-in desks, a large work space, and the convenience of modern office equipment. This is the perfect space to take care of business, so bring your laptops.
Indoors and outdoors easily merge throughout the home, but especially once you descend the open staircase to the lower level. The common area between the two bedroom suites, with stone fireplace and refreshment bar, creates a feeling of a separate residence with privacy from the main level. The triple glass sliders open the indoor recreation area to the pool deck, and to the serenity of the infinity pool and spa. Musical instruments, games, and a large library of books, CD's and Videos are provided for guests to enjoy.
From the inviting pool area, practice yoga on the lawn, read a novel or just quietly allow the beauty and tranquility of this place slow the pace of your life. For ease of entrance to the lower level of the home, there is convenient parking accessed from the street below.
Tranqui-La is a unique retreat for an unforgettable stay above Santa Barbara's spectacular south-facing coastline. It promises a welcome respite from daily stress, and real quality time with loved ones, in a beautiful and warm setting. Come. Enjoy.
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Additional amenities include: games, balcony seats 4, laser printer, dual work stations, custom sound system (all rooms), stereo w/satellite & ipod connection, downstairs living room seats 6, hiking, tennis, VCR (bedrooom #3), generous size desk area, DVD & vhs library, driveway parking for 4 cars, 5 burner wolf stove, 4 fireplaces, street parking for 2 cars, refreshment center, stand-up paddleboarding, dining room seats 6-10, 40" flat screen TV w/satellite connection, rollerblading, poolside patio seats 4, windsurfing, infinity spa, dvr, 30" TV w/satellite connection, rice cooker, 2 coffee grinders, reclining sofa, cookbook library, printer/fax/copier, family room w/ private patio access, side patio seats 4, hunting, puzzles, telephone (local calls only), paragliding, outdoor bathroom, living room balcony w/views, 2 miele dishwashers, golf, fully equipped, dvr (family room), lower entrance parking for 2 cars, downstairs family room w/wood burning fireplace, none, surfing, sailing, views, snorkeling, infinity pool & spa, full front balcony access, cantelevered balconies, loft office w/views, musical instruments, sub-zero refrigerator w/2 freezer drawers, outdoor hot shower, horseback riding, no garage parking, cuisinart food processor, walking, biking (road and mountain), beach volleyball, infinity pool (34' x 18'), no air conditioning, swimming, coffee maker, cd player (bedroom #4), wood burning gas fireplace, new construction (2009), outdoor speakers, 2 additional refrigerator drawers, downstairs living room w/pool and ocean views, living room seats 4, living room w/wood burning gas fireplace, 3 wolf ovens, contemporary design, espresso machine, walk-in pantry, pool/spa w/views, french press coffee pot, scuba diving, sweeping views, high beam ceilings, triple sliding doors fully open to pool/spa and patio, fishing (lake and ocean).Read more
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Overall rating:4.6 / 5.0based on 361 reviews and 75 properties
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Prices in US Dollars
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks
3 night minimum (1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks)
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax
$400 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), $50 Booking Fee
$3,500 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $875 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
Left on 01/19/2013 for a stay in November 2012 | Lori
We went to Tranquil-la to celebrate my 40th birthday with my siblings and had a perfect vacation! The house is designed perfect for gathering and was a huge part in making this vacation one of the best! The location is great for those who want the mountain view but still close to everything. I would definitely hope to return back in the future! Paradise is also very professional and easy to work with in planning.
Fab house, fab pool, fab view.
Left on 07/23/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Bill M
Beautiful house with well thought through modern furniture, a pool with a great view.
Pantry stocked with out of date food and previous guests expired and forgotten medications. Odd and a bit gross. Also, cooking utensils for the most appear bought from second hand shops - 50 year old pots and frying pans with their non-stick peeling off. On arrival the pool bottom littered with palm fronds and small particles - we had to wait 2 or 3 days for the "once a week" pool guy to come around and clean it though we had mentioned it to the management company. Might have been better if it was cleaned before the start of our stay.
None of the bad stuff really "bad!!", just not what you'd necasarily expect for $700 a night. Fabulous house but strangely a bit disappointing.
Jersey Wedding Guests
Spectacular place with spectacular views.
Left on 09/03/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Jersey Wedding Guests
Makes you feel like you are in your home away from home.
Left on 09/02/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | The Hughes
Tanquila is a beautiful home, great view and in one of our favorite cities. We liked the facts that the house is new, clean, and very well equipped. It worked well for us and our guests. The dining room table and buffet do not match the quality and decor of the rest of the house, but other than that, it is very good looking and comfortable. We would certainly consider coming there again.
Pretty house but lacking for an all adult stay.
Left on 06/17/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Golfing couple
The 4 bedrooms and baths works fine for a family but not 4 couples. One of the bedrooms was like a maid's room with a trundle and the other was a boy's room with twin beds, toys and bongo drums. The two "masters" were great and I would recommend this house for a family with kids or even just 2 couples, but not four.
Needs more outdoor furniture to enjoy the spacious deck and view.
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