A Getaway for Two in Santa Barbara




  • 6 Sleeps,
  • 3 Bedrooms,
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
House ID #67414
Moon River - A Peaceful Retreat in Montecito

Now and then an impeccable home takes a proud place among the grand estates of Montecito. With understated elegance, clean lines, and neutral palate, Moon River is a tranquil escape from a complicated world. With purpose and forethought in the sleek design and a wealth of amenities, guests will experience a comfortable resort-like escape, with privacy and serenity as the foundation. 

Entering through private gates on a cul-de-sac, there is a unique "farmhouse" quality to the lines and scale of the house. Yet, modern features like metal roofs, Port Orford Cedar siding, porcelain tile wood flooring, and state of the art lighting and electronics, all result in chic, contemporary style.  

The openness of the Great Room is supported by the expansive truss beam ceilings suspended over classic and elegant furnishings. A wall of windows and doors offer park-like views of the wooded backyard and pool terrace. Fine art and unique objects can be found throughout, resulting in a restful feeling in the home. The seating area in the Living Room is focused on the fireplace that adds rustic warmth on cooler evenings. The large, round wooden dining table in a glass alcove is pivotal in creating a wonderful place to dine and enjoy nature's scenic display outside.  Heated floors meander through each room of the house - warm underfoot, yet, cool in visual appeal.

The spacious Kitchen features professional appliances, sleek counters, and an abundance of serving pieces and dishes to set a pretty table. Whether a private chef is featuring a farm-to-table menu, or it's pizza night, the Kitchen is an efficient dream in which to create memorable meals.  Six bar stools are perched at the massive center island to create a perfect spot for a quick breakfast, or, the novice cook to watch over the resident chef in the group!

The Master Suite is a luxurious space with romantic seating in front of a fireplace, and doors to a private patio. In spa-like splendor, the Master Bathroom offers his and her sinks, soaking tub, walk-in shower, and seated vanity. Fashionably inspired, the mirrored walk-in closet is reminiscent of a fine boutique dressing room. 

The second Bedroom in the main house is a convertible space offering a fold-down Murphy bed that disappears into the wall to allow more space in the room for the massage table to be set up. There is an en suite Bathroom with glass shower to complete this private guest suite.

Clearly, the outdoor spaces are what define this property as a wonderful vacation destination for discriminating travelers. Majestic oaks anchor the outdoor spaces, and provide an abundance of filtered light and cool shade. The pool of deep green luminous tile repeats nature's colors that surround it, always with the possibility of a full moon casting that perfect river-like glow over the water.  After dark, colorful lights illuminate the pool's Baja shelf for fun. 

Under a vaulted roof, the outdoor Living Room is a most unique and special feature of this home, built to enjoy the Santa Barbara weather and relaxed lifestyle. Comfy seating sits in front of the unique two-sided floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Grilling and cocktail preparations are made easy with the outdoor Kitchen providing plenty of counter space, and bar stools to assure a convenient place to perch and enjoy the outdoor activities. On a lower patio, a frosted glass dining table sits beside the well-maintained landscape, creating a beautiful place for dinner under lighted oak trees.

The Cabana, just off the pool terrace, is an open and bright studio that features a fold-down Murphy bed that can be stowed easily away to make space for morning yoga. The tranquil patio fountain outside tall bi-fold doors is the ideal backdrop to create an indoor-outdoor meditation sanctuary. With a full Kitchen and dining area, these quarters are a perfect self-contained retreat for anyone seeking a space of their own. With more bi-fold doors that open wide to the pool terrace, this is a very special place to call home!

In the front yard, a regulation size Bocce Ball court of crushed oyster shells can be illuminated at night for a wonderful evening experience under the stars. Walk the grounds surrounding the property - it's like having a private park in which to disappear from life for awhile. 

Whether romanced by the moonlight, or suited up for a day in the California sunshine, let the mood carry you away at this very special spot.  Like the song, "Moon River" aptly conveys, "...there's such a lot of world to see". For "dream weavers", there is no finer place to start. 


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: 40 years or older

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.


Desired Amenities

Air Conditioning


Fully Equipped
Ice Maker
Coffee grinder
Coffee Maker
Cooking utensils

Living / Family / Media Rooms


Dining Areas

Breakfast Bar

Laundry / Linens / Towels

All linens supplied
All towels supplied
Iron, Ironing board

Recreation / Toys

Beach Towels
Bocce Ball Court
Ping Pong Table

Indoor Entertainment


Pool / Spa / Health / AC

Air Conditioning
Built-in Spa
Soft Water System

Outside / Yard / Patios / Decks

Back Deck
Gas Barbeque Grill

Communications / Internet / Office

High speed Internet (wireless)

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

General / Notes

No Smoking
No Pets

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