I agree with all the reviewers that this place is a gem. It's perched high above Santa Barbara where you can have a 180 degree sweeping view of mountain, ocean, island, and wildlife! Every balcony we stood in was breathtaking. My husband and I are homebodies who like to travel (ironically) so this particular retreat suited us well. Josie and her husband made us feel comfortable and welcoming during our stay at their property. We couldn't ask for more accommodating owners. The best room in the house in my opinion is the room with a bookcase of almost 1,000 books! You can tell the owners really thrived on this property and the artifacts they accumulated from their travels show they are very cultured and spiritually inclined. The roads are somewhat narrow to get to this property but just drive slow and enjoy the scenic drive up. Bumped into a few neighbors while driving down and they were all very talkative and kind to us. We went in April so its a bit chilly up there at night so don't forget to bundle up but they do have central heating! The Painted Cave is walkable distance and was very cool to see a historic sight so close by.
Superb Ocean View Mountain Retreat