Property Info

Knapp Estate

max occupancy 6/ 3 BDRM (6 adults )
Situated on a hill with spectacular 180-degree views of both the mountains and ocean, our Arcady Escape is located in Montecito, the popular Santa Barbara enclave chosen by many celebrities as their home away from home. Though you will find it behind the private gates of “Arcady”, which was once part of the lovely historical estate of George Owen Knapp, our property is just 5 minutes away from gorgeous Butterfly Beach in front of the Biltmore Four Seasons, as well as Lower Village, Upper Village, and a multitude of popular trailheads into the surrounding foothills.

Our house is divided into two floors. Upstairs you will find 3 ample bedrooms: a master king suite with a balcony, spacious rain shower, and separate oversized tub with a view of the mountains; a queen-size bedroom with peaceful treetop and ocean views; and a second queen-size bedroom with cozy window seat overlooking the beautiful garden. Downstairs, enjoy the quiet of our study (with fireplace) that exits out onto a floral patio and stone terrace. In addition to the master bathroom, there are two other full baths throughout the property and a well-appointed kitchen with limestone counter tops, Spanish tile floors, and Viking/ Kitchen Aide/ Bosch appliances.

There are numerous French doors that open out onto our expansive deck and terraces, ideal for entertaining, BBQs, or enjoying our breathtaking views – perfect for watching the sunrise. If it’s chilly, gather by outdoor chimney or cuddle on the sofa in front of the living room fireplace with a good book.

Our charming and comfortable Spanish home is ideal for groups of friends or small families looking for a quiet getaway to relax and enjoy time together.

Bedroom 1: The Master Suite with king size bed offers French doors to a balcony with lovely ocean & mountain views. There is a seating area for enjoying morning coffee and news papers or morning news on 47′ flat screen and a large gentleman’s built in closet.
Bedroom 2:This Queen-size room has peaceful ocean and treetop views, a large closet, and window seat.
Bedroom 3: This Queen-sized bedroom overlooks the beautiful patio and garden on one side, the ocean off the French doors. A cozy window seat heaped with pillows and with huge mountain views is a favorite reading spot. Ample closet, 47′ flat screen and queen futon in addition to the queen bed make this a good place to get away.
Bedroom 4/ Library/ Den accommodates futon has adjacent full bath.

The Master bath offers oversized tub, walk in shower, double sinks in white marble, large walk in lady’s closet. Bathroom #2: it opens from Bedroom #2 and has a walk in shower. The decor is modern with Arizona tile, Caesar Stone counter top and brushed nickel fixtures. Bathroom #3: it opens off the entry hallway and is adjacent to the study which can accommodate overflow guest on a futon of needed. It has a walk in shower.

Location: Montecito, Close to Lotusland, Fabulous Views!
Bedrooms / Bathrooms: 3 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms
Features: Fabulous Mountain Views, Cozy View terraces throughout property, Excellent Location, Peaceful & Quiet!
Season Period Starting Ending Daily Min Nights
Shoulder Fall-Winter 2023 November-December 11/22/2023 12/31/2023 $735.00 30
Off Peak 01/01/2024 02/01/2024 $585.00 30
Shoulder 02/02/2024 06/08/2024 $735.00 30
Peak 06/09/2024 08/17/2024 $865.00 30
Shoulder 08/18/2024 12/31/2024 $735.00 30
Average Rating: 5 (5 Ratings)
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Today I start the sad task of packing my belongings and shipping them back to the frigid cloudy Midwest! It is a sad day! We have enjoyed our stay at this lovely retreat/sanctuary of green lush, ocean and sun. We have had great weather! The foggy mornings and misty evenings granted us visual serenity and energy. My husband stated he has never been more alive! We love it here so much that we are determined to move here. We have looked daily during our stay and have vowed to return wither as a resident or as a renter. Unfortunately, this retreat is not for sale! The views of this property are breathtaking. The house warm and charming, a real family home. The neighborhood is quaint and private. The neighbors were very friendly and the location can't be beat-10 mins to Santa Barbara, 2 minutes from Montecito. Hiking was fabulous! Montecito is a favorite! Being dog friendly is a must for us and everywhere and everyone is, a real pleasure and a peace of mind. The guide book was extremely helpful for locating restaurants, hikes, local sights, etc. Very accurate too! Casa Herrero is a must see for all visitors. Lotusland is amazing-what treasures! All SBER staff have been very receptive to our requests and questions. The cleaning staff, gardeners are all pleasant and do an excellent job. Donna is a doll; very competent and thorough. Hopefully next season we will return for 2 months-maybe longer to escape the cold and be in paradise!

Spencer is just terrific. The only issue is that the house should be air conditioned. We had to check into a hotel for two nights!

Our family had a wonderful week at the gorgeous Knapp Estate. Thank you for sharing it. My mother-in-law lived on Dulzura Drive almost 27 years and loved being near her old neighborhood.

Room Details

Master BedroomKing Bed
Bedroom 2Queen Bed
Bedroom 3Queen Bed


Outdoor Fireplace
Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Dining
Pet Friendly Yard
Lawn and Garden
Panoramic Views
Garden Patio
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Washer and Dryer
Wireless Internet
Small Families

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