Montecito CA Homes & Real Estate For Sale

Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Montecito, CA.

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Montecito May 23, 2022
23
Listed
88
Avg. DOM
$2,137.82
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$11,250,000
Med. List Price
23 Properties
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6
Beds
7F11/2
Baths
7,463
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
3
Days on Site
22-1640
MLS
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3
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
1962
Year Built
8
Days on Site
22-1406
MLS
This exceptional single level Mediterranean Villa has a gated entry leading you into an expansive circular motor court. Steel framed glass entry doors bring you into the home, filled with natural...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,456
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
14
Days on Site
22-1495
MLS
Beach living never looked so good. Within Montecito's premier oceanfront development, style, elegance & comfort take center stage in this Bonnymede 2bd, 21/2bath townhouse. Moments from the sand & a...
6
Beds
8F21/2
Baths
10,261
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
18
Days on Site
22-1451
MLS
Breathtaking ocean and mountain views define the horizon in every direction at this incredible estate. Whether you prefer the sparkle of the sea or the majesty of the mountain, this site is a feast...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
0.46
Acres
1944
Year Built
34
Days on Site
22-1238
MLS
This is a great spot to use your imagination and create something special. There are two interesting structures in fixer condition; a house and an outbuilding. The flat, open .46 acre parcel is...
Open 5/28
621 Cowles Rd Montecito, CA 93108
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
3,094
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
37
Days on Site
22-1179
MLS
Welcome to the lifestyle of your dreams! This Spanish Santa Barbara Classic is located just adjacent to Montecito's grandest historic estate and the majestic Lotusland. You'll be enchanted by the...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
8,397
Sq.Ft.
1917
Year Built
42
Days on Site
22-1109
MLS
This opportunity-100 years in the making-combines a classic 1920's Montecito estate replete with a fabled history & incredible grounds with a unique 21st century building site, historic gardens, and...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.93
Acres
2015
Year Built
43
Days on Site
22-1099
MLS
Nested on one of the exclusive streets of Montecito is this contemporary haven with unparalleled views of the Santa Ynez mountains. Entering through the gates, you are led into a private oasis of...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,010
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
49
Days on Site
22-1033
MLS
A fresh take on contemporary glamour yields a timeless Montecito home. Recently remodeled into a happy retreat, this single-level modern residence radiates unpretentious sophistication- light, airy &...
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,256
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
53
Days on Site
22-984
MLS
Incredible ocean views span the horizon at this newly renovated, single level, mid-century modern home. Step into an open floor plan that celebrates Montecito's indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Wide open...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,511
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
57
Days on Site
22-932
MLS
Incredible ocean views, privacy, & single level living...this is exactly what you've been waiting for! Vast views span the horizon & offer an inspiring backdrop to this beautiful 5 approx. acre...
7
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
8,712
Sq.Ft.
1928
Year Built
60
Days on Site
22-919
MLS
Iconic George Washington Smith and Lutah Riggs architecture, an extensive restoration by Marc Appleton and Martin Loge, luxe modern finishes and design, and a history of Hollywood royalty coalesce at...

Montecito Neighborhood Information

Montecito is truly a little slice of heaven. With a stunning stretch of coastline, a large variety of mature vegetation, some of the best hiking trails in the entire area and its unique and special architecture, Montecito displays unparallaled beauty. Its residents share a common appreciation for this most charming community with its ideal Mediterranean climate.

At first glance this secluded area feels like an unassuming drive through the Californian country side. Many of the homes are tucked away from the streets behind gates and tall hedges for privacy. Lot sizes are generally of larger acreage, and its real estate is in the high luxury price points. Montecito has been named in the top 10 most expensive U.S. ZIP codes and attracts affluent homebuyers for its charm, casual lifestyle and much appreciated privacy.

You will find an interesting variety of architectural styles including predominantely Spanish Revival, but also French Country, English Tudor, Cape Cod, as well as Contemporary structures -  just to name a few. One of the notable local architects during the early 20th century was George Washington Smith, known for his Spanish Colonial Revival Style.

You can find all types of topography from hillside settings to beachfront. Many properties enjoy breathtakingly beautiful mountain and ocean views.

Schools 

The schools in Montecito are top-tier, both public as well as private. Options include:

Shopping

There are two main shopping areas in Montecito: the Upper Village and Lower Village. The Lower Village, along Coast Village Road, has quite a nice selection of boutiques, top notch restaurants, wine tasting and other popular establishments. Additional shopping can be found at the Montecito Country Mart, with groceries, bistros, boutiques, a toy store, pet supplies and amazing pizza at Bettina and ice cream at Rori's.

Popular Lower Village restaurant options include:

The Upper Village is another quaint shopping area with smaller stores and boutiques, grocery essentials, a public library, a post office, bistros and lovely dining options.

Popular Upper Village dining options include:

   

Hotels

Some of the area’s most outstanding hotels can be found in Montecito. An example would be the highly acclaimed Biltmore Four Seasons Resort. Next door you will find the popular private Coral Casino Club with an Olympic-sized pool, fitness center, sun deck, restaurant and beach access. (•Note: Currently these facilities are closed.)

A newer addition to Montecito is the Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel. This exquisite five-star resort is simply stunning. With several world-class dining options, bars, the Sense Spa, fabulous beach access and so much more, the Miramar Hotel has quickly ranked as one of the areas most popular destinations. Locals equally enjoy the resort's beautiful events or day spa passes here.

The San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito is another luxury hotel with a very special and idyllic setting and is one of the most historic and secret hideaways. It is regularly ranking with hospitality awards and accolades, and represents the quintessential Montecito lifestyle. 

Botanic Attraction

Another must-see locale in Montecito is the magical Lotusland.

The alluring botanical garden estate was purchased by Madam Ganna Walska in 1941, and she spent the next 43 years passionately creating a collection of exotic plants, known today as one of the 10 best gardens in the world. This is a spectacular site for any gardening and nature lover and can't be missed. 

→ Watch a short 1 min. impression here

(Note: To tour this spectacular venue, you will need to make reservations in advance.)

Cultural Entertainment

The Music Academy of the West offers wonderful events. This beautiful 10 acre, ocean-side campus in Montecito provides young, gifted musicians with the opportunity for advanced study and performance during its Summer School and Festival. The Festival's public events can be enjoyed on campus and downtown Santa Barbara.

Other performing arts theaters to enjoy in Santa Barbara include:

Another beautiful historic landmark to visit is Casa del Herrero - The House of the Blacksmith. This 1920s estate, designed by George Washington Smith, is a wonderful example of the region's Spanish Revival architecture. Docent-led tours of the house and gardens can be booked in advance.

Clubs and Recreation

Montecito offers plenty of recreational options. The number one option is probably spending time outside enjoying the beautiful environment at the beaches or hiking in the mountains. With several golf clubs, gyms, country clubs and tennis clubs, there are multiple choices available. There are a few gated communities in Montecito, which offer club houses, pools and tennis courts. For a quick introduction to some of the gated communities, watch this video here.

Some of the clubs in Montecito include:

Hiking

There are an array of hiking trails in Montecito. You can find hiking options for all levels of adventurers. Some of the more popular hikes are:

  • San Ysidro Falls
  • Hot Springs Trail (→ Watch 3min. video about this trail here)
  • Cold Springs Trail

Beaches 

The beaches in Montecito are highly-regarded and are all stunning in their own special way:

 • Butterfly Beach

 • Miramar Beach

 • Hammonds Beach 

 • Fernald Point

Tip: When the day comes to an end, do as the locals do: pack a picnic and watch the sunset from gorgeous Butterfly Beach - Simply breathtaking!

→ In this video I will give you a quick introduction to Montecito