Our Spanish style villa is a very private compound within walking distance to our neighborhood beach - Mesa Lane beach, unknown to tourists. Once inside the six foot wall and Mexican style gate, a private paradise awaits you, with lush tropical landscaping, an interior courtyard, several patios, hot tub and bar area, half basketball court, and much more. Located in an upscale residential area of Santa Barbara, the "Mesa", you have access to the beach, stores and restaurants by foot. A designated bike path takes you along the ocean to the main beaches, marina and wharf area. Some of the highlights of this property are as follows. Also please take a look at www.santabarbaraspanishvilla.com
* Interior Courtyard with patio furniture
* 4 bedrooms/2 baths with Italian tile and new wood floors throughout house
* Large living room with cathedral ceilings, skylights, enormous sectional couch and large screen HD TV
* Recreation room with pool table
* Outdoor bar area with refrigerator and private hot tub
* Soccer field size yard; and smaller fenced back yard
* 15" above ground pool
* Bar area overlooking eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Viking stove
Our neighborhood is in a quiet area, but within walking distance to both the beach and the local Mesa Shopping Center featuring a variety of restaurants (Pizzeria, Mexican, Spanish Tapas, Chinese and Thai). Just a five minute walk away are several drug stores, grocery stores (one organic/natural/gourmet), Starbucks, ice cream and smoothie store, nail salons and hair salons.
Take bicycles down past our beautiful Shoreline Park along the ocean to the main West Beach area, Harbor and pier, with an abundance of beach oriented shops, restaurants, etc. Ride in the other direction or stroll to the Douglas Family Preserve (5 minutes away) – ocean front acreage open to the public, and then down the hill to another popular public beach – Hendry’s Beach, with a full restaurant and snack bar. Dolphin sightings are an every day occurrence at the local beaches.
We love Santa Barbara and have been here for over 20 years. Our city offers the finest restaurants, cultural events, music, rich history, and year round outdoor recreation, but remains a small community with no traffic to speak of and friendly, open people. Just 40 minutes away over the mountain is the small Danish community of Solvang and the wine tasting area of Santa Ynez where the recent Oscar-winning film “Sideways was filmed.
We are a family of 4 - Bruce runs a medical device business and Lisa is a legal assistant. Our children, 15 & 13 are wonderful young adults who have traveled with us to many places and appreciate new experiences. We are a very outdoor-oriented family, we enjoy all kinds of water activities and activities on land. Lisa speaks a little French and Italian and the children are studying Spanish.
We are very interested in exploring Tuscany and Umbria for 2-4 weeks during summer, 2009 !