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Contemporary Art Estate en route to Wine Country and the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Experience the luxurious Via Maria Villa, a contemporary art estate. The Villa shares its unique architecture and art with their guests, as well as lush gardens, a pool and spa, and nearby hiking. The Villa offer guests the opportunity to see and experience the bounty of Santa Barbara's lush landscape.

Surrounded by sweeping views overlooking the Santa Ynez Mountains and bordering the Los Padres National Park, the Villa is a visual masterpiece. Built in 1993 with reclaimed wood and stone from the area's Painted Cave fire it boasts 5,500 square feet of luxury living space.

Remodeled in 2014, the Villa has three master suites each replete with its own private bath, fine linens and bedding. It also includes a fireplace, great room room and numerous terraces and patios with views of the mountains, pool and gardens. The Villa’s Center Courtyard around the pool is the ideal setting to enjoy a glass of wine recently purchased from your trip to the wine region or the local urban wine trail.

The Villa is ideal for intimate family and friend getaways, and sleeps 8 guests. Private gatherings are welcome for groups of under 80. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, the Villa is surrounded by world class recreation, fine dining and renowned vineyards and wineries.

If you would like to visit The Villa for a site inspection, or discuss the details of your event, ask us!

More Details

Property Manager
Ashley Woods Hollister
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a picture window overlooking a rose garden, fruit trees and expansive mountain views. Bedroom 2 boasts a living room area and two patios. Bedroom 3 has its own patio overlooking the pool.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
- No noise pollution after 9:00 pm, we are located in a residential area - To use the pool you must sign the Pool Liability Waiver - The property has valuable artwork and statues. Please be respectful and DO NOT touch or move. - Parties and Events require prior approval. Larger events, such as wedding related functions also require an additional fee, contact us for more details. - There is a caretaker who lives on site. - There is an outdoor cat who lives on site.


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Contemporary Art Estate en route to Wine Country and the Beach
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews

Beautifully decorated spacious house in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and spacious. We loved all the art around the property. The pool and outdoor area are fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terry and family were terrific guests. They were respectful of the house and neighbors. I would highly recommend them as guests.
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Plenty of room, quiet and pretty

  • 4 of 5

The estate has lovely landscaping, which is better appreciated with perhaps a bit fewer sculptures and paintings absolutely everywhere. That could just be a matter of taste; others might not agree. The interior is classic 80s and in need of some updating, but that being said, it had everything we needed for our annual Girlfriend Getaway (7 of us, so there really is plenty of room) and we were quite happy and content the whole time we were there. Great to be able to pick tomatoes and pomegranates from the garden, too! The agent was very kind and helpful, and we would stay there again someday.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The girls seemed to enjoy their Santa Barbara experience.We would enjoy hosting them again. The house is artistic retreat with Art Deco touches. We have done some upgrades while keeping a cozy feel. More to come in 2018!
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So impressed!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazingly huge! It was beyond our expectations. All of the art is so eloquently spread about the property. Anyone that has a deep appreciate art will love this place. Thank you Hollie for being so accommodating, and making our weekend getaway a memorable one. We will be back!! -annie

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annie and her friends enjoyed the pool and the garden. They had a fun Santa Barbara experience. They were respectful of the house and the neighbors. I would definitely recommend them to another host.
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Enjoyable experience in Santa Barbara

  • 4 of 5

The nature of our trip was a girls trip of 8 of us, flying in and enjoying some good food and wine tasting. The house worked well, as its somewhat on the way out of town towards Santa Ynez and was large enough to accommodate our group. The bedrooms and bathrooms were large, living area was comfortable as well. Few cons - I was a bit disappointed when it wasn't disclosed that another individual lives in an "apartment" below the main house. There was a person walking around below, while we were there. It also wasn't disclosed that a cat is usually living inside this house. A few guests are allergic and had some side effects all weekend, and we had the cat on our back doormat for two days. Other than that, our group enjoyed our small amount of time spent at the house, between meals and activities that were planned.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Under amenities it does say that there is a caretaker living on the premises. My apologies for not talking to you about that. Also the cat lives in the garage and is fed by the caretaker. The girls were very energetic and out going. Again, those are two topics I regularly bring up to our guests. All in all they were respectful of our neighbors and enjoyed the grounds and pool.
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are just amazing - the views are incredible and the house is clean, well stocked, and huge. The property manager Hollie even set up an air mattress for us and checked to make sure we had everything we needed. We all agreed we would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna and her friends were a delight. They took in the grounds like it was there own. They were neat and respectful of the house and surrounding neighbors. I would recommend Anna and her friends to another host
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Nice House- Service Was Horrible

  • 1 of 5

First of all..as I am driving up with all my guests I get call saying "I have bad news I am not sure if you will want to stay here anymore..." what does that even mean? I have had this planned for over 6 months with 10 girls about to get to the house and everything in SB sold out. It turns out the AC in the house is broken and it is 100 degrees that wkd, and they knew that 2 guests were pregnant. They told me nobody could come check it until Tuesday. I had to push them to get someone to come that day.Once they came, apparently they could only fix part of the house but she assured me that she would bring me an AC unit for my room...turns out what she brought was a fan which did not help at all !

Next..when we were wine tasting we started getting emergency alerts about big fires. I immediately contacted her and she didn't know what I was talking about. Long story short...when we got to the house the sky was black and there was ashes all over the cars. It was scary. The neighbors came and asked us for our numbers and said they would call us if there were issues or the fires got closer. We went to dinner but brought all of our things with us in case something happened. During dinner, a neighbor called us and said that the roads to the house were all closed and we would not be able to get back to the house. So, I had to call around and find hotels, everything in SB was booked..but we got to a Holiday Inn Express 35 minutes away at 1 in the morning..not ideal. Although I realize that this is not my fault or the home owners...this is a NATURAL DISASTER that was not in any of our control. BUT the way they reacted and didn't help me afterwards was horrible.

It was like pulling teeth asking them to reply to me if they had insurance so they can give me some money back for that second night, especially since we didn't get to sleep there and I had to pay for hotel rooms...NOTHING.

For the AC..they said they would discount $100...which is NOT enough for what it caused for us and they also never actually gave us the credit and now they are ignoring us and not responding at all through email or text or calls.

There is apparently someone living in the backyard as a "caretaker" we were not made aware of and were scared when we saw the person walking in our backyard in the AM. Oh and did I mention there was a cat lurking around all weekend that we didn't know about and some girls were allergic. All in all, so many issues and not happy with how they treated us.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There were a few things which were out of our control. First, the AC unit went out on one of the hottest days of the year. I was on the phone immediately. As you can guess, the workers were very busy with others having the same problem. To that end, three quarters of the house had air conditioning. Unfortunately the second unit required more work, which couldn’t be done until after Jessica’s departure. The second was a wildfire which started shortly after their arrival. When one route was closed as they were out wine tasting I suggested an alternate route back to the house. I asked a neighbor to check on them.. they were rude and said they didn’t need an “old man” checking on them. They left on their own volition. They said they were uncomfortable staying, which is understandable. We compted them what we thought was fair. After all a hotel would not have given them a free night after they had already paid. I felt like we were an easy target. I called the Home Away insurance number. We were in compliance with the rules. The caretaker is disclosed on our site.sorry about the cat. She was there first. That has been and is her property.
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Nearest Airport
8.6 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.4 Miles
Lure Fish House and Bar
Nearest Ferry
7.8 Miles
Santa Barbara Harbor
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
La Cumbre Country Club
Nearest Train
7.4 Miles
Amtrak Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
3.4 Miles
Lure Fish House and Bar
Nearest Ski
376 Miles
Mammoth Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
More Mesa Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Santa Barbara, Central Coast California

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £223.29
Pet Fee £372.15
Property Damage Protection £43.91

Early check-in and/or late check-out requires an additional fee of $75 for each. Subject to prior approval and availability.

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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