Villa Vista Bella - Classic Tuscan Estate in the Montecito, California Foothills
At the end of a private lane is an impeccable Tuscan Villa nestled in the foothills of Montecito. This brand-new home (completed in 2010) was designed to take full advantage of the beautiful ocean, island & mountain views. From the rushing waterfalls and ponds you pass as you enter the property, to the commanding views from the veranda & pool area, this property provides tranquil ambiance in grand style.
The Mediterranean influence is evident in every detail of this notable property. A custom stone staircase from the motor court leads to the ten-foot-high arched iron and glass front door entry. Curved lines, Italian marble, hand painted frescos, and custom tile work all combine to create an authentic Tuscan experience.
Sweeping views from the elegant Living Room become the backdrop for the upstairs living space. The living room boasts soaring ceilings, a robust fireplace, and a unique floor of inlaid Italian Nosiette tumbled marble and distressed Brazilian walnut hardwood. While relaxing on the leather sofa, enjoy a quiet moment with a good book and quietly take in the spectacular view.
The loggia off the living room is a focal point of this property. It offers stone patios, wisteria draped pergolas, specimen palm trees, and curved lawns which surround the pool and spa. Montecito’s mild coastal climate affords year-round outdoor enjoyment; making this outdoor oasis the favored place to truly enjoy your vacation.
The kitchen offers ease and convenience for family meals and entertaining. It has new professional-quality appliances, a prep sink, an Advantium convection oven, and a spectacular stainless steel double oven Thermador range. Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room with wet bar, casual dining table, 50” flat screen TV and fireplace. It promises to be a comfortable gathering place for the kids; complete with games and books.
Glass doors lead you from the family room to the covered outdoor loggia. This large area has spectacular mountain and ocean views, and will be a favorite place to enjoy meals at the end of the day.
The indoor dining room which seats 10 is formal yet comfortable. Contemporary art combined with classic décor creates an eclectic venue for entertaining. Just outside the dining room is another patio deck. This east-facing area has a small dining table which enjoys views of the spectacular Santa Ynez Mountains. It is a wonderful place to enjoy your coffee while listening to the morning sounds of nature and soothing waterfalls.
The Master Bedroom is spacious and private, and has immediate access to the veranda and a built-in spa. The custom landscape fresco, beautiful artifacts, fireplace, and sitting area combine to create a peaceful haven. A thoughtful feature of the Master Bedroom Suite is a door closing off a private hallway with access to the second upstairs bedroom. This unique design offers the feel of a private suite, while allowing you to stay close to little ones nearby.
The tasteful Master Bathroom has heated floors and travertine floors. Step up to the oval spa tub where a custom fireplace and ocean view enhance your experience. A large “his & hers” marble shower offers both dual rain shower heads and dual hand-held sprayers.
Downstairs there are two bedroom suites, one with a queen size bed, and one with two twin beds. Each room’s windows can be opened to enjoy the soothing water sounds from the pond and waterfall in the distance. More scenic mountain views complete the tranquil ambiance of these bedrooms.
The spacious bathrooms in the downstairs suites offer soaking spa tubs, and have open walk-in showers with rain shower heads and hand-held sprayers. A convenient entry hall opens to the motor court to provide easy access to the lower level of the home.
For guests on working vacations, a downstairs office offers a private place to take care of business. The adjacent Library is bathed in light from the glass doors facing the mountain views. This office has the added benefit of a leather sleeper-sofa with twin bed.
Sleeping for 9-10
• Master Suite with Custom Fresco
• Master Bath with Jacuzzi Spa & Dual Showers
• His/Hers Closets
• 3 Bedrooms + Master
• 2 Bathrooms
• 2 Powder Rooms
• 1 Pool Bathroom
• Gourmet Kitchen
• Luxury Living Room
• Formal Dining Room
• Large Family Room
• 3 Fireplaces
• Fully Wired for Cable and Internet
• Custom Library
• Office Room with all amenities
• Large Custom Infinity Pool
• Covered Loggia
• Private Parking for 3 Vehicles
• Gated Driveway
• Custom Ponds and Waterfall
• Santa Barbara Harbor
• Channel Island Ocean Views
• Los Padres National Forest Mountain Views
• Secluded and Very Private
SPECIAL NOTE: Owner requires additional reservation contract and larger deposit than Airbnb allows on this website due to the value of the estate. Once, booked, the reservation contract will be emailed to your private email. Thank you for your understanding.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$100 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||7 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|