From the sweeping heights of the Santa Barbara foothills, this newly-remodeled mid-century modern home commands breathtaking views of the city and the sea beyond. Its sleek architecture and distinctive craftsmanship, combined with the use of natural materials in the open, uncluttered interiors, have created a serene environment bathed in natural light. Proudly, the home was featured in Seasons Magazine and carries the distinquished honor of having won the AIA Award (American Institute of Architects) for October 2011.
An outdoor cascading waterfall welcomes you to the main level Great Room/Living Room where rich teak walls, walnut floors... and seamless glass walls combine to create a warm glow throughout the entire home.
The mood of the Living Room is set by the inviting leather sectional sofa and retro gas fireplace where flames flicker above smooth grey stones. For fun, 3D glasses have been provided to accompany the 60" flat screen HDTV for movie-night viewing. Another striking feature of this home are the Nana sliding glass doors that fold completely open to create a seamless flow from the living spaces out to expansive wrap-around decks of tropical Ipe wood.
Enjoy meal preparation in the smart kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art Dacor appliances. With honed black granite counters, teak walls and cabinets and stainless steel accents, your culinary choices are unlimited. Diners perched at the breakfast bar that seats 3 can share the cook's efforts or join in conversations in the Living Room. Or, more formally, a lovely illusion of indoor-outdoor dining is experienced at the nearby glass dining table poised before the Nana doors.
The guest bedrooms are located on the main floor. With a wall of glass, the west bedroom faces the shady hillside with sounds echoing from the entry fountain. A custom queen-size platform bed is built-into a wall of local sandstone that literally melds into the garden. The east bedroom with queen-size bed offers glass doors to the wrap around deck and a full bath with walk-in shower.
If work responsibilities beckon during your stay, the office is a calm space that holds a contemporary desk overlooking views of the grassy hillside and the rock-lined seasonal creek just outside.
Descend the glass-lined stairway to the lower-level Master Suite. Continuing in minimalist style, the bedroom is peaceful and spacious with a platform King-size bed, sitting area and private balcony with sweeping coastal views.
The Master Bath provides an elegant spa experience from the large soaking tub to the scenic views from the glass shower. Ultimately, however, the crowning touch is the full-size Finlandia Sauna where the effects of the most stress filled day or the aching muscles from the most energetic activities will melt away.
A bonus room off the Master Bedroom balcony has been converted to an awesome home gym with a club-style spinning bike, weights, ball, bands and yoga mats. There is no athletic club in town with this spectacular view! Swing open the Nana doors and enjoy cool breezes while you ride.
Whatever the reasons for your getaway, Executive Escape is a blank canvas waiting for you to create the perfect retreat experience. Day and night, the ever-changing views and the essential serenity of this beautiful home will offer you unforgettable beauty and tranquility.
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Additional amenities include: 42" flat screen TV (master bedroom), prep sink microwave, printer/fax/copier, mid-century modern style, winner american institute of architects award, 2 wrap around balconies with ocean, porta-crib available upon request only, bonus room w/home gym, parking for 2 cars in the detached garage (stairs to house from garage), living room with gas fireplace, telephone (local calls only), upper and lower balconies, street parking for 2 cars, dining room seats 8, expansive ocean, all new stainless steel dacor appliances: 6 burner stove w/griddle refrigerator/freezer/ice maker 2 ovens, keurig coffee maker, no baby items onsite, 60" flat screen TV w/DVD/dvr (living room), ball, yoga mats, bands, office w/glass top desk & window seat, finlandia sauna in master bathroom, local hiking trails nearby, bar seats 3, city and foothill views, hillside cul-de-sac location, dacor gas grill near cascading waterfall, walking path, club-style spinning bike, fully equipped, weights, cooking utensils, warming drawer dishwasher.Read more
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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 10% Lodging Tax
$325 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), $50 Booking Fee
$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 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 02/19/2014 for a stay in October 2013 | Lisa
Hard to fault our experience at Executive Escape. Paradise Retreats was nothing but professional from start to finish in overseeing the booking. The rental was even better than the photos and description. Immaculate, stunning, comfortable...we could easily have stayed in the entire week. It it wasn't for the hiking and great vibe in Santa Barbara, we wouldn't have left the house. There is a lot to do...lounge on the upper deck, cook in the fabulous user-friendly kitchen, indulge in the sauna, do a spin or weights session in the gym, soak in the superb deep bathtub, watch movies with the fire going. The house is quiet and one feels completely removed from the rest of the world. If I could blink my eyes and be back there now!
perfect in every way.
Left on 02/13/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | happy visitor
I am from Santa Barbara, so i know the area well. I absolutely loved everything about this beautiful home, from the location, to the comfort and design, it was perfect! The views were stunning.
I usually prefer to stay at the beach, but took a gamble on this area and it really paid off.
I would stay here in a heartbeat, and have recommended it to friends that visit Santa Barbara.
Left on 02/07/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | Jim
Executive Escape is a special place in the foothills overlooking the mission. The view off the outside decks is breathtaking at times, especially at sunset. In the morning humming birds populate the nearby trees filled with flowers. Inside is simple elegance , with a very comfortable living area and high end workable kitchen. The glow of the fireplace warms the entire area in the early morning or after the sun has set. The staff of Paradise Retreats is just a phone call away should we need assistance, which we did not. The bedrooms work well and it was nice to have an exercise space close by. The location was close to everything we needed. The bottom line is we already have made plans to return.
Worlds greatest love shack!
Left on 10/23/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | tom caulkins
House is simply incredible.I became catatonic at the thought of leaving.Management company was easy to work with.Wish i could find away to never leave.
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