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Riviera Bella Vista (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)

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Riviera Bella Vista:   Expansive Views, New Heated Pool & Spa, Resort-Like Setting.   

With a private, hillside location and stunning 180 degree ocean and city views of the famed America Riviera and its sunsets, this 4 bedroom, 3 and 1/2 bath home is located on the historic first cross-town Santa Barbara thoroughfare named for Father Junipero Serra, patriarch of the California Missions.  Situated on the Lower-Riviera, it is a quick Uber or Taxi to downtown Santa Barbara for excellent shopping, restaurants, bars, movies and entertainment, or just a stroll through the city and our ocean front. The c1786 Santa Barbara Mission is less than a half mile from the home; the newly reconstructed El Encanto c1900 hotel close to the Riviera Theater is an easy one block walk and hosts a fine-dining restaurant.  Alternatively, one-hour food delivery services for 40+ restaurants are only a phone call away or available online.

Riviera Bella Vista is a 2-story home with French provincial inspired architecture that stands tall among the classic Spanish red-tile roofs throughout the city.   The home was restored to perfection for everyday current living standards to become an ultimate vacation experience in Santa Barbara.  Originally built in 1919, the home has mature hill-side landscaping on 4 different levels; the 3300 square feet inside showcases modern conveniences and technology with dual-band, range- extended wireless internet that operates the many features inside and outside the home.

Upon arrival, the exterior of the property welcomes you through a tree-lined gated driveway with 2 car garage or the front wrought iron gates for full privacy.  The property is filled with flagstone, waterfalls, sandstone walls and an enchanting courtyard to start your journey.  Up the courtyard stairs is the first of 3 large outdoor flagstone patios with glass walls taking advantage of the full view while protecting you from the wind.  Cantilever umbrellas protect you from the sun while enjoying the plush patio furniture and 6 heaters for chilly nights.  You will quickly see the heated pool and spa built in 2015 come to life with its LED lighting, water jets and waterfall spilling from the spa to the pool - all powered by an app on the house-provided iPad.  There's a large side and lower patio for your use along with a large grassy knoll atop the property for strolling while the kids or grandkids run and play.

Inside you'll find hardwood and stone floors throughout.   A very large gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances including Professional Viking double-oven and Viking under-counter front drawer microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, granite counter tops, purified water system and island bar is on the first floor. There's both ocean view living/family and dining rooms with French Doors and a 62" plasma surround sound TV (powered by house-provided iPad) along with its own fireplace.  At one end of the first floor is the powder room.   A guest bedroom with full bath and rain shower has a flat-screen TV, and French door rear exit to the lush gardens filled with white roses, bougainvillea and orange, lemon and lime fruit trees.

Upstairs we find the Master bedroom to enjoy the city light views at night with fireplace and 55" LED TV (powered by iPad), master bath with dual shower-heads and Jacuzzi tub.   Adjacent to the Master Bedroom is the separate sitting/dressing room with hide-away air-mattress queen bed for great views again of the ocean and city lights through the French door.  A separate bedroom with garden view has a full bath and office desk with flat-screen TV and trundle daybed to accommodate full sleeping arrangements for adults and children alike.  

On the first floor is the surround sound system that powers the living room TV surround, SONOS and Cable audio for both the inside and outside speakers by the house-provided IPad to suit our guests' listening needs.  Each bedroom has its own bathroom complete with toiletries, linens, luxurious towels and complimentary robes for use during your stay.   The washer/dryer, master grill on the side patio, water softening system and 2 separate zone upstairs/downstairs central AC units add comfort for any vacation experience.

Santa Barbara has much to celebrate with its year-round temperate climate.  From winery tours to the International Film Festival filled with celebrities, the summer French, Greek, Wine, Beer, Avocado and other festivals, "Old Spanish Days" known as Fiesta, to the fireworks of July 4th and beautiful parades and decorations during the year-end holidays, there is much to see and do.   Santa Barbara is a tourist area that attracts a dozen cruise ships every year lining the harbor from early summer to late fall; visitors from around the globe fill the town during the many popular weekends.

Riviera Bella Vista is the ultimate vacation oasis to hang your hat and relax at the end of the day after enjoying every part of what the Santa Barbara lifestyle has to offer.

Outdoor Entertainment

  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Sound System

Outdoor Features

  • Lawn and Garden
  • View Balcony
  • Panoramic Views
  • Fenced In Yard
  • Garden Patio
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Heaters
  • Garage or Carport Parking

Indoor Entertainment

  • Indoor Surround Sound System

Property Features

  • Washer and Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning

Kitchen Amenities

  • Center Island
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker

Location: Santa Barbara

Square Footage: 3300

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Occupants, max: 8

Adults, max: 6

View: Mountain and Ocean Views

Neighborhood: Riviera

Home Type: Home

Floor: Ground

 Status colors:   Reserved     Available     Current Day     Potential Reservation   
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Room Details
Master Bedroom - UpstairsKing BedFlat Screen TVBath Tub, Full Bath, En Suite Bathroom, Walk In Shower, His and Hers SinksCalifornia King
Bedroom 2 - Downstairs with french doors to GardenQueen BedEn Suite Bathroom, Walk In Shower
Bedroom 3 - Upstairs Office/Den Twin TrundleTwo Twin BedsBath Tub, Full Bath, En Suite Bathroom, Walk In Shower
Bedroom 4 - Upstairs off Master BedroomQueen BedQueen Air Mattress