When Europe is too far, head out to the yard. Located on top (or in) the hills between the Sycamore and Mission Canyons, the Riviera neighborhood of Santa Barbara is the place you come to in order to get a taste of the semitropical Mediterranean coasts of France and Italy, with unbelievable panoramic views of the city, mountains, ocean, and channel islands. And don’t forget Spain. Lush with Spanish-style architecture, a Riviera home provides you the unique experience of traveling up these European coasts…without ever leaving your home.
Seductive and divine when you rent on the incline. Most of these estates are secluded along the uphill, winding roads that get you to your unparalleled views. But once you navigate the slopes and get to your home, you and your family may not want (or need) to leave. Take in the view from your outdoor pool or hot tub. Relax and watch the sun rise or set while lounging on your patio. Or take a steam and then soak in your tub after a long day of doing nothing. After all, what else are vacations for?
Step out to take it all in. Of course, if you’re the more active type, the Riviera area welcomes you too. Join the early morning jog along Mission Ridge Road. Take your partner for a romantic stroll in the incredibly peaceful Franceschi Park. And then grab a quick bite before taking in a show at the Santa Barbara Bowl, the area’s 4,500-seat, outdoor amphitheater that always attracts some of the top performers the world has to offer.
Stunning views. Immaculate amenities. And an out-of-this-world experience…right in your backyard. This is hilltop living in the Riviera in Santa Barbara. Set your sights on greatness with a European-style villa or chateau from InvitedHome.