Villa / Home
Listing #: 30803
Pet Friendly: Inquire
Beach: On site
Golf: Short drive
Boating: Short drive
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Sand Castle Retreat - Comfortable Oceanfront Elegance
Sand Castle Retreat - Comfortable Oceanfront Elegance
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Located in an exclusive gated community just south of Montecito, a private & peaceful beachfront estate awaits you. The sign over the rose-covered property gate reads, "It's never too late for a second childhood", and this very special property delivers on that promise.
Thoughtfully designed and impeccably remodeled, this 1932 family-friendly home offers amenities for all ages and lifestyles. The home is large and elegant, but it does not take itself too seriously; it offers a host of playful options for indoor/outdoor entertainment, recreation and family fun.
Inside, white-washed clear redwood planks from floor to ceiling create a casual beach-style backdrop. This casual design is enhanced with fine appointments and luxurious furnishings throughout. As the home evolved over the years, many smart decisions were made in order to create the perfect gathering place for family and friends.
The Family Room is the heart of the home with a large sectional sofa and plenty of entertainment including a disappearing plasma TV and a surround sound system. A large dining table in the adjacent Sun Room becomes a central location for game playing, or for casual breakfasts overlooking the backyard and ocean beyond.
The Living Room with large stone fireplace, hidden flat screen TV and soaring ceilings is comfortable yet also well suited for sophisticated gatherings. Bright and filled with natural light, this inviting space is adjacent to the formal Dining Room that seats 10 at a large table. A separate corner sitting area offers a quiet place to keep an eye on busy children in the family room, while convenient glass pocket doors keep the noise level at bay!
The gourmet kitchen has every amenity expected in a home of this caliber. A large collection of cookware, dishes, serving pieces and professional kitchen appliances allows sumptuous entertaining with ease.
Down a private hallway is a separate west-wing Guest Suite that overlooks the tennis court and the majestic mountain landscape of the nearby Carpinteria foothills. French doors opening to the central courtyard create convenient outdoor access. For the working guest, a large desk overlooks the tranquil fountain outside. A private bath with walk-in shower completes the space.
On the east-wing are 4 additional downstairs Bedrooms; each room is thoughtfully appointed with a California King bed, fine linens, and has an attached bathroom.
The first of these four Bedrooms is oceanfront, with French doors opening to the back patio and beach. A Jack and Jill bathroom with a unique child-friendly bathtub sits between this room and an adjacent second Bedroom. This an ideal set-up for parents needing to keep children nearby. The second bedroom also has its own private bath with a shower-tub combination.
The third east-wing Bedroom shares a Jack and Jill style bathroom with the fourth Bedroom. This fourth room has a private entrance that opens to the courtyard patio.
The spacious Master Suite occupies the second floor with sweeping 360 degrees views from the Santa Ynez Mountains to the crystalline coastline. A romantic ambiance is created by the fireplace, private balcony, TV and California King size bed. This is truly a quiet and luxurious hideaway with spectacular views and a peaceful feel.
The Master Bathroom with large walk-in shower boasts an extra large soaking tub that overlooks the backyard and sandy beach below. A Hollywood-style lighted vanity mirror and dressing table adds a unique bit of nostalgia and whimsy to the upstairs suite.
The private Guest House on the property is set apart from the main house and echoes the well-kept garden theme with its own rose garden patio and fountain. A Murphy bed and private bath complete this studio cottage.
Without a doubt, it is the outdoor spaces that truly make Sand Castle Retreat a vacation destination property. The central patio overlooking the North/South oriented tennis court offers a variety of outdoor entertainment features. These include: restaurant-quality outdoor gas heaters, outdoor stereo system, fire-pit, built-in spa, fireplace, barbeque and more. The pool area with serving bar and refrigerator is fully fenced and can be locked, creating a safe child-friendly environment.
CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY: A new home is being constructed on the lot adjacent to the property. The construction area is fenced.
Property Highlights Oceanside Estate
6 main house Suites ,Guest Cottage ,Pool, Spa ,Tennis Court ,Indoor/outdoor fireplaces
Upstairs Master Bathroom w/Double soaking tub, walk-in shower, rain shower head, hand held, 2 sinks, toilet, vanity
Garden Suite half bath w/sink, toilet
East-wing Suites #1 and #2 share Jack and Jill Bathroom w/Shower-tub combination, sink, toilet
East-wing Suite #2 also has a private Bathroom w/Shower-tub, sink, toilet
East-wing Suite #3 and #4 share a Jack & Jill Bathroom w/Shower-tub combination, hand-held, sink, toilet
1st floor Powder Room w/Sink, toilet
Studio Cottage w/Shower-tub combination, sink, toilet
Kitchen: All New Stainless Steel appliances ,Viking 6 burner Stove ,GE Monogram Refrigerator/Freezer/Ice maker ,Full size Sub-Zero Wine Cooler ,Thermador Double Oven ,Dacor Warming Drawer
Dishwasher, Microwave, Toaster, Blender ,Rice Cooker, Ice Cream Maker
Popcorn machine ,Coffee maker, 30 cup Coffee urn, Coffee grinder
Spices ,Cooking utensils ,Pantry
Dining Areas Formal Dining seats 8 , Family Room dining seats 6 , Kitchen breakfast bar seats 3
Master Bedroom window table seats 2 , Oceanside Patio seats 4 ,Courtyard Patio seats 8 at round table & 8 at long table
Living / Family / Media Rooms: Living Room w/Fireplace and sitting area , Family Room w/2 couches and casual dining or game table
Laundry / Linens / Towels
New Washer / Dryer , Iron, Ironing board , All linens supplied , All towels supplied
Indoor Entertainment 60" Plasma HDTV w/DVR/DVD (Family Room)
50" Plasma HDTV w/DVR/DVD, Stereo ( Master Bedroom)
46" Flat screen TV Stereo w/iPod connection (Living Room)
Built-in stereo (Garden Suite)
Puzzles, Games, Books
CD collection (Master Bedroom)
Recreation / Toys Tennis Court, Tennis rackets
4 Boogie Boards, 3 Surfboards includes stand-up paddle board
Croquet; Horse shoes
4 beach chairs
4 sand mats with headrests
2 sand umbrellas
Pool / Spa / Health Gated Lap Pool area w/ wet bar
Outside / Yard / Patios / Decks Ocean View Master Bedroom Balcony
Courtyard brick patio overlooking lawn and tennis court
Oceanside lawn for Croquet
Oceanside raised patio w/Adirondack chairs and umbrellas
Parking in driveway for 4 cars
Gravel parking for 2 cars
Communication / Internet / Office High speed Internet (wired and wireless)
Telephone (free national long distance)
Infant & Toddler Supplies High chair w/tray
Sheets/blankets for port-a-crib
Removable safety locks for cabinets
Optional Onsite Services (upon request) Daily Housekeeping
- Hot Tub/Sauna
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
- Store Nearby
- Coffee Maker
- Fax Machine
Activities and Attractions
Natural History Museum
For detailed info on all local attractions & events, please visit Santabarbara.com
Local Sports / Recreation Biking (road and mountain)
Fishing (lake and ocean)
For detailed info on all local sports & recreation, please visit Santabarbara.com
Local Leisure Activities Wine Tasting
Channel Island Tours
- Amusement Park
- Restaurant Nearby
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1 Night Minimum.
Based on Occupancy of 2 Persons.
Rates are in $US and subject to change without notice.
Rental Rate Notes
Specials / Discounts: 20% OFF when you stay at this property from now to February 28, 2011!
Season Per night Per Week Per Month
Spring (May 1 - Jun 14) $1,700 $9,500 $28,500
Summer (Jun 15 - Sep 15) $2,500 $14,000 $50,400
Fall (Sept 16 - Oct 31) $1,700 $9,500 $28,500
Winter (Nov 1 - Apr 30) $1,250 $7,000 $21,000
Prices in US Dollars
Summer Season rates are in effect for UCSB Graduation, Thanksgiving Week, and Christmas Weeks.
3 night minimum
Stays of less than 30 days are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax
$425 cleaning fee
$3,500 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout (monthly+ stays require extra deposit)
We do not rent to non-family groups; defined as unrelated adults under the age of 40.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change