Historic Retreat at Hammonds Meadow
Steeped in rich California history, Sea Ranch peacefully sits on 4 acres of prime Montecito coastal land; an easy walk to 3 beautiful beaches and Montecito's Lower Village. On this same land, the native Chumash Indians lived in the village named Shalawa. In the mid 1800's the property was converted to rich farm land. Today, the vast open spaces have been maintained, and the original footprint of the Carriage House Barn has been thoughtfully preserved.
Enter the property through private wooden gates on a street named for the family who owned the property at the turn of the century. Statuesque eucalyptus, palms and oak trees stand sentry around this very private property. Rolling lawns, shaded sitting areas, lush tropical gardens, and a vast "park-like" backyard paint a rich landscape; setting the tone for a very special experience. Walking trails and wooded paths lead to the beach and to a legendary Montecito surf spot known as Hammonds Reef.
This completely renovated residence is rich in warmth and rustic ambiance, while offering every modern convenience and upscale amenity possible. Throughout the home, cedar wood planks and beams from the original structure have been thoughtfully recycled. A combination of waxed white oak floors, French reclaimed terra cotta tile and unique doors and windows add to the impeccable craftsmanship of this exquisite property.
The Kitchen is everything a gourmet chef expects with professional appliances that include a 6-burner Wolf range, wine cooler, coffee station, Sub-zero refrigerator and 3 dishwashers for effortless meals and entertaining. The custom banquette with expanding table tops creates two separate smaller eating areas or expands for larger groups and family-style dining. The expansive views of the pool area and surrounding grounds outside become the perfect backdrop to this comfortable and welcoming space.
In the Living Room, soaring beam ceilings of cedar rise above a massive 2 story sandstone fireplace. This fireplace was fashioned around the original blacksmith’s furnace structure in the Carriage House. French doors flank this inviting room; one leading to the pool and expansive backyard, another leading to a private garden with a soothing fountain.
The Media Room adjacent to the Living Room can be closed off with pocket doors. A 65" high definition TV is the focal point of the room. This is the quintessential gathering spot for movie nights, lazy sports-filled weekends, or for keeping busy kids entertained with the integrated Xbox-360 system.
The first-floor Master Bedroom is located off the Media Room. It boasts artisan handcrafted closet doors, built-in drawers, and brightly colored appointments. The Master Bathroom is special with handmade Italian tile covering the dual headed shower and his/her vanity.
Up the stairs, in what was originally the farm's water tower, is the second Master Suite with a pleasing view of the backyard and pool. You can expect many restful nights in the queen-size bed under the high open beam ceilings.
From here, ascend another set of stairs to enjoy views of the lush landscape from the top of the water tower. The soaring truss-and-beam ceilings are the crowning feature of this space which enjoys views of the Santa Ynez mountains, the extensive grounds, and the Southern coastline.
In a wing off the Kitchen is a third Master Suite with queen-size bed and en suite Bathroom; the other with two twin beds and adjacent Hall Bathroom. If you must, there is a convenient office nook just perfect for doing bit of work, but don't work too hard, there is too much to see and do outside!
|Location / Neighborhood||Montecito / Butterfly Beach Area|
|Bedrooms / Bathrooms||6 / 6.5|
|Features||Beautifully restored historic Carriage House on 4 wooded acres; 2 Guest Houses, Pool, Spa, Fountains; Indoor & Outdoor fireplaces; 3 Master Suites, Outdoor Kitchen, Walk to beach|
|Rates||From $1,400/night, $7,900/week, $23,700/month|
|Specials/Discounts||There are currently no specials for this property.|
Separate from the main house, offering privacy and flexibility, are two additional Cottages with kitchen amenities and full Bathrooms. Formerly the barn, the one bedroom Pool Cottage rests in the shade of mature oak trees. French doors from both the Living Room and Bedroom open to the backyard with pool views. The Garden Cottage, a quaint bougainvillea covered studio, has a full Kitchen and is easily accessible from the inner driveway courtyard. Either Cottage is an excellent option for separate families, or, guests seeking a hideaway all their own.
There are laundry facilities at the Main House, Garden Cottage and the Pool House.
An outdoor Kitchen features a 5-zone grill with rotisserie, ice maker, refrigerator, dishwasher, and is fully stocked with dishes and service pieces to make setting an outdoor table colorful and easy! Dine al-fresco at the large farm table under canvas canopy with heaters and lights that create ambiance and a bit of warmth on cool nights. Outdoor Living Rooms with fire tables and plenty of comfortable seating offer any number of places to enjoy the star-studded skies at night, or, a nap during the day!
The amenity-rich list continues with a bocce ball court, built-in ground level trampoline and an outdoor heated shower. Comfortable year-round outdoor living is the goal of this fabulous property. Extensive walking paths and multitudes of peaceful vignettes dot this picture perfect property.
The ultimate "kid experience" has been created - a fully enclosed park with swings, play structure, A-frame playhouse for tiny tots, and even a horseshoe pit for adults to have some fun while keeping an eye on the activity. Everyone gets to be a kid! Plenty of bikes are provided, as well, to go out and explore the neighborhoods of Montecito, when guests can pull themselves away from all there is to do at Sea Ranch.
The deep blue pool with lap lane, built-in 10-person spa, and Baja shelf is the focal point of the grounds. A convenient Pool House has a full bath and dressing room, along with a washer and dryer for washing beach towels and swimwear. As the final outdoor touch, a 50" flat screen TV is mounted above the outdoor wood burning fireplace.
Sea Ranch is resort-style living of the finest caliber. With its rich history, relaxed style and luxury-rich amenities, this very special property will transform your well-deserved vacation into a one-of-a-kind experience.