Ocean View Estate - 1569 East Valley Road - Montecito - $47,500/month -
Available JANUARY 15 - FEBRUARY 28. This magnificent fully furnished estate is located in a prime area of Montecito's grand estates, and offers almost 2.5 acres of stunning gardens, and serene mountain and ocean views. The remodeled custom French country main house is set behind tall gates, and is surrounded by breathtaking landscaping, colorful flower beds, rolling lawns, and private stone patios and fountains, and it looks out over the vanishing-edge pool to picture-postcard ocean and island vistas. It offers soaring beamed cathedral ceilings, an impressive entry hall, formal living and dining rooms, a Great Room with a cozy fire-side seating area, and three spacious bedrooms. The huge kitchen has a separate food prep room and butlers pantry, and is an exquisite blend of old world country charm and state-of-the-art modern convenience. The grand master bedroom suite offers magnificent views, a luxurious bathroom, separate walk-in his-and-hers dressing rooms, and a retractable glass wall to the sunny pool patio. The family bedroom wing includes a den, two en-suite bedrooms, laundry room and bookcase-lined office. Floor to ceiling glass walls flood each room with light, and French doors open to a broad stone patio with its picturesque cabana and built-in BBQ, wet bar, and comfortable pool-side seating areas. A rose garden borders the detached gym and its curtained patio. The home provides a memorable venue for entertaining or simply a comfortable and tranquil retreat, with its spacious rooms and the delightful indoor-outdoor ambiance to enjoy the California life-style. One of the guest cottages, which is included as part of this lease, is nestled behind privacy hedges and provides an additional bedroom. There is ample parking on the gravel and stone courtyards.