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. 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 high end Geneva iPod CD player. 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 with a plasma TV at the foot of the bed, that can be raised & lowered at the touch of a button. Leading onto its own private patio with a truly extraordinary ocean view, the Patio staircase take 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 bathroom with shower, flat screen TV and a double bed 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.
(Please note: 7 night minimum July through September) 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.
For numerous photos and other details, please visit our web-site, listed below.
5 br. Montecito Estate. Beach/Island Views/Pool Santa Barbara, California
Additional Location Information
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.
Left on 05/01/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 1, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
We had a wonderful time in Montecito. The owners were quite helpful in arranging the trip and making sure that we had what we needed while we were there. We have rented homes in the Santa Barbara area many times before and everyone in the family agreed that this was the best one yet. The house has a great mix of outdoor space, indoor comfort and easy access to the beach and the retail shops of Montecito.
“Loved this beautiful home with functional outdoor living so we c”
Left on 08/15/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Baker-Ellerman FamilyReviewed Aug 15, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We wanted a home with beautiful and functional outdoor living so we could spend all our time outside. This home offers just that -- from the ocean views from the terrace to the private pool/hot tub down below all landscaped with spectacular gardens and fountains. We keep all the doors open day and night to enjoy the wonderful air (the property is secured by an entry gate). Sleeping was fantastic - beds and linens were extremely comfortable. The kitchen is well-equipped for gourmet cooking and entertaining, although we grilled on the terrace most nights when dining in. We enjoyed a fabulous family vacation in this wonderful home in Montecito!
Left on 06/11/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | HAPPY RENTERSReviewed Jun 11, 2013Stayed May 2013
Our family rented the beautifully decorated and very conveniently located home in Montecito for the memorial day weekend. We were attending a wedding, and our after wedding guests were amazed by the great view of the Santa Barbara channel;the well tended Tiered gardens;the size and setting for the swimming pool and spa,and the well furnished premises which provides beauty and comfort to all.After you have slept in any one of the well appointed five bedrooms,YOY will want to duplicate the pillows and bedding.We would highly recommend this home for rent, it has everything you need for a memorable getaway.
Left on 09/19/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 19, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
We just loved this house. We rented it for a week for a family reunion. 9 people aged 21-88. The house is perfect! Fabulous views of the ocean...beautiful gardens...wonderful swimming pool. The photos of the house are truly accurate although the house is even nicer than the photos. So comfortable! The Weston-Smiths couldn't be more helpful and couldn't be nicer. They love their home and you can feel it. You want to take care of their home in a special way. The beds and baths are all really comfortable. The kitchen is wonderfully stocked with pots, pans, utensils. The barbecue is top of the line. Everything is top of the line! Loved the wine opener on the wall! Lots of movies to watch from their wonderful collection. Great sound system! The location is perfect...near to town..yet still gives a feeling of being in the country and a great sense of privacy. I can't wait to come again. It was a perfect vacation.
Left on 11/30/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Family ReunionReviewed Nov 30, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
Lovely warm and gracious home. We rented the house for a family reunon which included four generations, and everyone loved the house and the grounds. The owners have taken great care to provide a comfortable vacation home with quality beds and bedding and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. The rooms of the home are filled with original artwork, interesting books, and fresh flowers. There was plenty of wood provided for the grand fireplace in the drawing room. The views from the terrace, drawing room, master bedroom, and dining room are exceptional, especially at sunrise and sunset. The owners provided detailed lists of local restaurants, grocery stores, shops, beaches, and attractions. The owners made themselves available when we called with questions. A delightful rental experience, we would highly recommend this rental.
“Magnificent Montecito Rental - perfect for family/group”
Left on 10/05/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 5, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
Descriptions of this property are spot on! The convenience and quiet of the location were perfect for both relaxing and easily heading into Montecito Village, downtown SB and the nearby beaches/trails.
Our group found nearly every amenity desired in the well-stocked kitchen. There was plenty of room for lounging about, both inside and out.
So many bathrooms that even 10 women didn't have to wait for one!
We only wished we had more time to take advantage of the extensive DVD selection and make more use of the heated jacuzzi/pool. And, unfortunately, we didn't see Oprah.
Left on 09/27/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 27, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Their home was beautiful, elegant yet casual. We felt so comfortable there. We brought our dog who swam every second he got! I hesitate saying too many great things because I want to make sure I can make reservations for our next vacation! A wonderful home, a wonderful vacation. Perfect.
Left on 09/18/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | The Doughty familyReviewed Sep 18, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
The house was perfect for our family holiday. We all enjoyed every aspect of it from the accommodation to the fresh flowers in the rooms when we arrived. Everything we needed was to hand and Richard was on call at any time, he even came by with a screwdriver needed to put the batteries in a toy bought for a 4 year old's birthday. We would highly recommend this home to any family.
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