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Montecito Country Compound

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2870 East Valley Road property

2870 East Valley Road


3 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

Workshop Garage & Guest Cottage

2,670 Sq.Ft.

6.41 Acres

Never before in the MLS and owned by the same family for over 45 years, gain access to one of Montecito’s most private country hideaways. Prepare to be transported back to the simplicity of vintage Montecito living as nearly six and a half acres of lush pastoral property sit surrounded by panoramic ocean, mountain, and hillside views. Tucked at the top of a long private tree-lined drive and nestled among local ranches, privacy, and peacefulness here remain unparalleled. Scenic skylines, mountain vistas, and the melodic hum of nature create an enchanting dreamlike setting, while framed ocean views keep picturesque California charm ever-present. Discover what it’s like to live in tandem with nature as you explore the vast property to find a meandering creek, a hidden island, and a hillside olive grove. One of three structures on the property, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom single-level rancher balances classic country living with breathtaking ocean and canyon views. The light-filled living room faces south and is anchored by a cozy fireplace, high ceilings, and built-in bookcases, while the primary bedroom suite enjoys the same special views. Vaulted ceilings, original wood floors, and rich wood paneling enrich the interiors, as the spacious kitchen and formal dining room encourage convenient gatherings. The attached 2-car garage keeps storage out of sight for seamless organization. Complete with its own driveway, a quaint one bedroom, one bathroom guest cottage with kitchen and living room sits alongside Toro Canyon Creek. Guests will feel in a world all their own as they relax with the soothing and meditative sounds of nature. With its own separate driveway, prepare to feel inspired in the metal-clad barn. Designed as both a workshop and garage, the two-story space could house a cherished car collection or become a future party barn, this European-inspired structure is calling for your creativity. Perched at the top of the property, is a potential future estate building site with views that span the horizon. With ample acreage for horses, an orchard, rambling gardens, and additional structures, nostalgia for a simpler era can now be transformed into a reality.

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Get to Know the Neighborhood



Montecito is located mere moments from downtown Santa Barbara, Montecito real estate is one of California’s most esteemed coastal neighborhoods. Its distinguished residents find the community quaint, quiet, and overwhelmingly beautiful. Indeed, the natural boundaries of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains not only serve as delightful scenic backdrops but also assure against over-development and swelling population. Homeowners have preserved Montecito’s pastoral qualities through efforts to maintain narrow oak-lined lanes, underground utilities, and advertisement free streets. In stark contrast to other swollen Southern California townships, Montecito possesses a single stoplight controlled intersection. The absence of concrete curbs and sidewalks create a bucolic charm not easily overlooked. Perhaps it is the area’s rich history, dating back to Spanish colonialism in the 1700s, or simply the unmistakable tranquility one derives from its elevated, island-studded vistas that make Montecito a town worthy of careful sustention.

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About Montecito

Montecito was a favorite vacation destination at the turn of the 20th century for wealthy American names such as Clark, DuPont, McCormick, and Rockefeller; Montecito’s choice hillocks soon became the sites upon which such families constructed sumptuous summertime estates. Montecito Village and Coast Village were born to supply the new inhabitants while undulating golf courses, shady tennis courts, and meandering bridal paths served to entertain them. The wealth that followed these barons provided the auspices under which eminent architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Bertram Goodhue, and George Washington Smith exercised their talent. During Montecito's real estate flourishing golden age, these visionaries constructed the Italian hilltop villas and Colonial beachside mansions, which have become so iconic of Montecito’s present grandeur.

Montecito Life

Driving down its serene streets, past ivy crossed masonry, and picturesque estates, one simply won’t experience an appropriate sliver of Montecito Real Estate allure. A visitor might dine at cafés noted for impeccable flavor and service, peruse the neighboring boutiques and galleries, stroll the beach in the footsteps of prominent names in film, finance, and philanthropy, and still not grasp a complete appreciation of the community. To comprehend the totality of Montecito’s mystique is to submerge oneself within it. From beach condominiums to hilltop manors, all addresses share one trait: a contribution to a neighborhood greater than the sum of its homes. From its sandy shores to its beckoning foothills, Montecito is breathtaking, florid, rustic, and peerless. And residents may be the only ones who stand a chance at thoroughly relishing the depths of these resplendent characteristics.

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• Montecito Union
• Cold Spring School

• Santa Barbara Junior High
• Santa Barbara Senior High


• Laguna Blanca Lower School
• Crane Country Day School
• Our Lady of Mount Carmel School