Italian villa with attention to detail & quality yields Old World charm & modern conveniences. Situated on prize lot with ocean, mtn, city & coastal views. Walk to beach. Limestone kit/bths, 4 fireplaces, high ceilings, fam rm, off, French doors
This estate captures the essence of Santa Barbara, which is known as the American Rivera. Completed in 2004, this estate took five years to complete with attention to detail and yielding authenticity of an Italian villa. Villa dei mi Sogni, (House of my Dreams) is just that. Seven trips to Italy to acquire everything from furniture to hinges and light fixtures have given this home a true “old world feeling” with all the modern day conveniences.
The ocean, island, costal, mountain and city views will astound you. Sip wine on the front terrace while enjoying mesmerizing sunsets and the sun disappearing into the ocean. From the back terrace, take in the sunrises and sunsets casting rose, peach and lavender tones on the Santa Ynez mountain range. The city lights will come alive and define the coastline and distant pier.
This 4,580 sf house has 3 bedrooms, and one being used as an office. The master suite has spacious his and her bathrooms and huge walk-in closets. There are four custom, large fireplaces, 10 and 14 ft high ceilings. Expansive windows and doors give abundant light to spacious rooms. French doors throughout integrate all the rooms to view patios or balconies.
The large grand room encompasses a family room and breakfast room and well equipped kitchen. A powder room and walk in bar in located right near the entry.
There are 3 fountains, a built in spa, an outdoor kitchen area with a large gas BBQ and 2 burner cooktop. A heat lamp is available if needed.
The kitchen is well equipped with commercial appliances, 2 sinks, 2 water filter systems and everything you need from the flour and sugar to the food processor.
Two stalls are available in the 3 car garage.
The rental includes a gardener and fountain service.
There is wireless internet and TV/stereo/volume controls in all the major rooms.
Fruit from the multiple trees and flowers/roses are for your picking.
The is completely furnished from spices and linens to croquet set and beach umbrellas/chairs.
Walk/jog to the private beach, private tennis courts & 30 miles of equestrian trails. Feels like country living , yet only 10 min from downtown and 5 min to major shopping.
Interaction with guests
Only when they have questions or need something.
Other things to note
This estate is only available for long term rentals. Ideally October-mid June. A yearly rental maybe considered. A standard CA Assoc. of Realtors lease form will be used.
This is a SMOKE FREE home. Pets maybe considered.
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I am a California native. I grew up loving all that California has to offer from water sports to snow skiing. I have competed and won multiple triathlons. I am a avid golfer/swimmer and I go to the gym daily.
I am a realtor and real estate investor. My true love is interior design and I owned a design firm.
My children are grown and I adore my grandchildren and pets. My hobbies are painting, jewelry making and sewing. I love to cook at home and create dishes that are healthy and delicious. Local farmers markets are daily. Produce is all locally grown and fresh. Santa Barbara has great choices in both markets and restaurants.