Villa di Montagna

Montecito, California

hilltop oceanview

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Villa di Montagna is a strikingly beautiful, authentic Tuscan-style private home located on a prominent hilltop in Montecito with stunning mountain and ocean views. It is a peaceful and private getaway that is perfect for entertaining or family living.

The ground level boasts a spacious, open, warm and inviting great room and kitchen with abundant seating, a top-of-the-line indoor/outdoor sound and entertainment system, large flat screen TV, and Rumford-certified masonry fireplace. The great room opens onto two outdoor patios with outdoor furniture, one of which includes an outdoor Rumford-certified masonry fireplace for evening entertaining under the stars, as well as an old-world stucco fountain.

The outdoor pool area includes a 60-foot pool with attached spa, a green lawn next to the pool area, lounge chairs for relaxing by the pool, and a separate guest house / cabana by the pool that includes a luxury steam bath.

The home has 6 bedrooms (including the guest house / cabana) and 5.5 bathrooms, plus an office that contains a daybed with a pop-up trundle for additional sleeping space. The home also has a parlor, living room, and detached exercise room above the 3-car garage. The master bedroom features a luxury bathroom and large his-and-her closet. The master bathtub is perched next to large windows that offer stunning ocean views, and the master bedroom outdoor deck also has breathtaking mountain and ocean views.

Villa di Montagna was custom-built with meticulous attention to detail and is outfitted with high-end appliances and finishes, including luxury bathrooms, hand-carved kitchen cabinets, and more. The main house is approximately 5,000 sq. ft., and the cabana / guest house is approximately 800 sq. ft.

What makes this home truly special, however, more than anything, are the views. The views of the Santa Barbara mountains, in particular, are truly breathtaking, constantly changing depending on the time of day and weather, and quite rare (there are only a few hills in the Santa Barbara area from which one can see this particular view of both the mountains and ocean at the same time).

The Montecito Upper and Lower Villages are both a 5 minute drive away, and Santa Barbara proper is only a 10-15 minute drive away. The home’s hilltop location offers extreme quiet and privacy.


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Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom




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My husband rented this beautiful home for a 10-day getaway to celebrate my 50th birthday. We, along with our 7-year-old, thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very special home. To provide some context, we have rented luxury properties in myriad locations, and we count this home among our all-time favorites. The last time that we visited Montecito, we stayed at San Ysidro Ranch, but our stay at this home was even more delightful. This precious venue is an architectural treasure and a much-beloved, carefully cultivated and nurtured, luminous family home, that radiantly filled with light, love and care. Attention has been paid to every detail, and every aspect of the home is beautifully and tastefully executed. Unlike some other very impressive luxury estates, this one is absolutely immaculate (this, coming from someone who is admittedly exacting in their standards about cleanliness). It was heavenly to relax peacefully here, catch up on reading, and imbibe the breathtaking views, as our daughter frolicked with delight in the lap pool (which is perfect for children who are still mastering swimming). We headed into Montecito for our meals (literally a seven-minute drive from the house), and enjoyed the plethora of wonderful food there. While downtown Montecito is a hop-skip away, the villa's setting is completely private and, as a result, secluded enough to feel that one is in Tuscany somewhere. This home is, indeed, a luminous and precious gem, and it was our great delight (and privilege) to spend such a meaningful time in a home that was created with so much love and care, and continues to be nurtured with such love and light. It is a haven that is special beyond measure.



3 nights minimum

Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay


CONCIERGE SERVICES; We make arrangements for airport transfers, baby sitting, massages, mariachi bands, chauffered cars and flower delivery for that special occasion, etc.

Safe and Secure Payments with your choice of PayPal or credit card + 4% PayPal/credit card fee, checks and wire transfers also accepted.



Address:    Fantastic Villas


1482 East Valley Road #325


Santa Barbara, CA 93108


Skype: fantastic.villas


E-mail:      suzy@fantasticvillas.com