Montecito

Santa Barbara County’s prized gem, Montecito, is as luxurious as it is prestigious.

Welcome to Montecito

Privacy with 360° views


​​​​​​​Santa Barbara County’s prized gem, Montecito, is as luxurious as it is prestigious. Situated along the Pacific Coast two hours north of Los Angeles, this community is beloved by entertainers and entrepreneurs who enjoy both the solace of Santa Barbara suburbia and the convenience of city life. Palatial homesteads are nestled in the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific’s stunning blue waves are exalted by sweeping villas. Montecito’s unsullied coastline, mature orange trees, and nuanced opulence are California at its best.

What to Love

  • Established community
  • Quiet, secluded streets 
  • Upscale dining and shopping
  • Temperate ocean breezes
  • Over 300 days of sun a year

People & Lifestyle

Whether you’re dreaming of life in paradise or a second home for those well-earned getaways, Montecito is ideal for anyone craving privacy and prestige. Montecito’s demographic range is largely over the age of 25, and the area’s pristine houses are favored by serious homebuyers.

Whether you prefer a lavish lawn with the classic American white picket fence or a Mediterranean-inspired manor, Montecito’s architecture is widely varied to accommodate a plethora of styles.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Montecito’s exquisite taste and refined palette are reflected in its restaurants, which mix global cuisines with fresh, vibrant ingredients. The authentic Italian fares found at Tre Lune are delicately plated, and the carefully crafted menu recreates bold Italian flavors. Bella Vista at the Biltmore Four Seasons Resort serves decadent, coastal-inspired meals all day long, from weekday breakfast or Sunday brunch to drinks after dinner. Luxury hotel Rosewood Miramar Beach also takes full advantage of the coast, and their private stretch of white sand is perfect for an extravagant staycation. Their private social club, Miramar Club, includes member access to all resort amenities including their 5-star restaurant, premiere athletic and spa facilities, and, of course, their beachside cabanas and concierge service.

​​​​​​​Chic and sophisticated Coast Village Road is Montecito’s go-to shopping district, complete with high-end apparel retailers, posh home decor and art dealers, and gourmet bakeries and dessert shops. Indulge in a cone of Italian gelato at Here’s the Scoop, bite into a slice of artisanal pizza at Bettina Pizzeria, and work up a sweat at Simpatico Pilates.

Things to Do

Montecito is best enjoyed outside. Whether you’re dining alfresco, sunbathing on the white sand beaches between dips in the Pacific, or hiking the Santa Ynez Mountains, Montecito’s stunning natural scenery is the perfect playground.

​​​​​​​Escape into one of the beautifully manicured gardens at Ganna Walska Lotusland. The historic home of Polish opera singer Madame Ganna Walska has been transformed into a non-profit botanical garden that houses over 3,000 species across 37 acres. The elaborate gardens reflect Walska’s penchant for the dramatic and the whimsical, and each garden boasts a theme that inspires its horticulture. Whether you peruse the Bromeliaceae in the tropical garden or rest in the shade palm garden, a trip to Lotusland is a must for anyone with a green thumb.

​​​​​​​A trip to Casa del Herrero takes visitors back to the Montecito of the 1920s. This stunning homestead is considered the cornerstone of Spanish Revival architecture in America, and the house has been immaculately preserved to reflect the era of its construction. Listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and considered a National Historic Landmark, a stroll through the Moorish gardens and a tour through the hallowed halls makes for an excellent afternoon.

Schools

Montecito schools reflect the community’s deep investment in the education of future generations. A few of the area’s most notable educational facilities include:

  • Montecito Union School, K-6
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, PK-12


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WORK WITH Maureen

Maureen has been around the industry for a lifetime. Her business is based on the core values and ethics taught to her at a very young age: integrity, honesty, and great communication.