3 Hidden Gems in this Santa Barbara Guidebook




  • 11 Sleeps,
  • 4 Bedrooms,
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
House ID #31912

Alta Mira - Hilltop Hideaway in Carpinteria Foothills

Tucked away in the Carpinteria foothills and surrounded by 6 acres of natural landscape, Alta Mira sits high above the blue coastal waters offering a very private respite away from it all. This wonderful family home boasts panoramic ocean and island views from nearly every room. Casual and comfortable, this hilltop hideaway blends Spanish architectural elements in a setting that is a both scenic and serene. A contemporary open floor plan, plentiful natural light and high Cathedral wood beamed ceilings frame the amazing views.

The sunken Living Room with its corner location offers an open, comfortable place to relax. On a clear day the view can span from Ventura to Point Conception. A stucco fireplace and Pleyel piano, complete with a variety of sheet music, defines this space as a great gathering spot to relax or entertain.

In Great Room style, the Kitchen and Family Room blend seamlessly under soaring beam ceilings. The comfortable sitting area offers French doors to the pool terrace with a fireplace adding an extra touch of warmth and ambiance.

The Kitchen is efficient with a center island and an abundance of counter space. A unique feature of the well stocked kitchen is the induction cook top with ceramic burners that are cool to the touch, but boil water in a blink of an eye! Bay windows offer a scenic vantage point to enjoy both the ocean and mountain landscape. Nearby is the Dining Room with a large table and plenty of windows for cool ocean air.

Also on the main level, a south facing Guest Room features a queen-size bed, twin trundle, and ocean views. The second guest suite features a queen-size bed and corner views of the ocean and pool terrace. As a convenience, a large handicapped accessible Bathroom not only has an enclosed traditional shower, but features a large open shower stall with hand rails and hand held sprayer. An exterior door to the pool terrace and driveway make these ground level accommodations ideal for guests needing a bit of assistance.

Upstairs, the main Master Suite is spacious and bright. French doors lead to a balcony overlooking the azure blue coast. Stairs lead down to the pool terrace. As with all the bedrooms in the home, the generous walk-in closet is cedar lined. The Master Bathroom features tile of deep indigo blue surrounding a luxurious spa, " his and her" dual sinks, and walk-in glass shower.

A second Master Suite offers a king-size bed, corner ocean views, and a full bathroom.

Outside, meandering paths lead to three stone patios. Private and well appointed, these areas are carved out for romantic dining or just quietly sitting to take in the views from the terraced hillside.

The Terrace is the central hub for all pool and mealtime activity. A "top of the line" Jenn-Air gas powered outdoor kitchen features an oversized grill, searing surface, griddle and oven. This is truly a culinary paradise for creative outdoor chefs. There is even a smoker for true grilling aficionados. This outdoor oasis will become the heart of all activity at this special property.

When you are ready to venture out, explore the beauty of the coastal landscape on hiking trails initiating from nearby Toro Canyon Park. Linden Avenue, Downtown Carpinterias main street, offers great coffee shops, fine dining, and a fun eclectic mix of surf shops, antique stores and more. Don't forget to walk down to the white sands of Carpinteria beach. Stop on the way back at "The Spot" for the best hamburgers and milkshakes in the area! Alta Mira is also in close proximity to the Santa Barbara Polo and Racket Club as well as great shopping and dining in Montecito. Hop in the car and tour all that Santa Barbara has to offer - scenic beaches, historical sights and great nightlife!

From sunrise to sunset, the views are spectacular and thoughtful attention has been paid to creating a private retreat steeped in comfort. Choose Alta Mira for a vacation experience in paradise.

NOTE: This is a working ranch and there may periodically be workers in the orchards and/or adjacent areas of the property.


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Minimum Nights

-3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:
High Season (Jun 17 - Sep 2) 
          7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.
          3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.
Thanksgiving Week (Any dates booked within the week of Thanksgiving)
          7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.
          3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.
Christmas Weeks (Dec 22 - 29 & Dec 29 - Jan 5)
          7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.
          3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2.20/night Tourism Tax.
$350 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3pm or later
Check-out time is 10am or earlier
Quiet Hours are 9pm - 9am. Please be respectful of our neighbors.
Guest agrees to electronically sign a detailed Reservation Agreement.
Manager/Homeowner reserves the right to deny reservation.
Minimum Age of Person Making Reservation: 30 years or older

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.



Desired Amenities



Fully Equipped
Dual Ovens
Sub-Zero Refrigerator
Ice Maker
Walk-in pantry
Coffee grinder
Coffee Maker
Cooking utensils
Crock Pot

Living / Family / Media Rooms


Dining Areas

Dining Room
Breakfast Bar
Outdoor Dining Area

Laundry / Linens / Towels

All linens supplied
All towels supplied
Iron, Ironing board

Recreation / Toys

Beach Towels
Beach Chairs

Indoor Entertainment

DVD Player

Pool / Spa / Health / AC

No Air Conditioning
Built-in Spa

Outside / Yard / Patios / Decks

Ocean Views
Mountain Views
Gas Barbeque Grill
Fruit Trees

Communications / Internet / Office

High speed Internet (wired and wireless)
Free National Long Distance

Infant & Toddler Supplies

High Chair/Booster
Sheets/blankets for Port-a-crib

Option Onsite Services

Private Chef
Child Care
Personal Training

Local Attractions / Events

Farmers' Markets
Art Museums
Natural History Museum
Botanical Garden
Stearn's Wharf, Harbor
Wine Tasting
Vineyard Tours

Local Sports / Recreation

Biking (road and mountain)
Beach Volleyball
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba Diving
Fishing (Lake and Ocean)
Horseback Riding
Whale Watching
Bird Watching

Local Leisure Activities

Funk Zone (wine & beer tasting)
Channel Island Tours
Wine Tasting Santa Ynez Valley

Local Services

All services expected in a medium sized city
All services expected in a rural town

General / Notes

No Smoking
No Pets
No Fires



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