“Kashmir” in Montecito, California / 5BR / 4.5BA / Sleeps:12

About Kashmir

Through private iron gates in an exclusive neighborhood near the upper village of Montecito, this spectacular 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home transports guests to a Moroccan-style resort experience. 31-day Minimum

With lushly landscaped grounds and architectural elements reflecting international sophistication, Kashmir is truly intoxicating.  The Moorish style home rebuilt in 1968 was meticulously restored in 2011 with a unique blend of colors, fabric textures and eclectic design.  The owner’s love of art, photography, music and fine furnishings is apparent throughout the property.  Every amenity has been provided to assure a luxurious and flawless vacation experience.

The entry, with black onyx-style flooring and gilded ceiling, welcomes guests into this unique home. In the living room, stately French doors and windows span the wall of this bright space, inviting the outside in. On quiet evenings one can entertain around the 1904 Steinway Baby Grand “O” series piano or the 60″ flat screen TV while relaxing in front of the warmly blazing fireplace.

The kitchen’s whitewashed walls and Italian statuary marble set the stage for an unprecedented gourmet experience. A massive center island offers front row seating to oversee the culinary delights being created at the commercial-style range and with the professional appliances and amenities provided here. Even the most meticulous chef will find every tool needed to create even the most demanding dishes. A two-sided gas fireplace separates the kitchen from the formal dining room with seating for 10 at the unique round table.

French doors from the kitchen and dining room offer immediate access to the fully enclosed central courtyard. This courtyard is truly the heart of this unique home with its sparkling pool, and plenty of seating on iron chaise lounges with plush new cushions. The nearby outdoor kitchen, with seating for 10 at a built-in banquette-style mosaic table is a charming spot for a lavish sit-down dinner or a casual pool party buffet.

From the kitchen, stairs of exotic multi-colored hand-painted tiles ascend to the posh Master Suite on the second floor. Crisp white walls are the blank canvas to this fresh contemporary room of black and white with crimson accents. A balcony, reached through massive wood doors, acts as a loggia to watch activity in the pool courtyard below. With the sun setting on the ocean views beyond, one can take refuge on the lounges or suspended rope hammock and melt into one’s dreams.

The marble Master Bathroom is beautifully appointed with step-down bathtub with showerhead, mirrored vanity and views of the backyard.

Nearby Bedroom #2, vibrant with colored fabrics and pillows atop extra long twin beds, is designed as a quiet reading den or cozy sleeping quarters.

Downstairs, Bedroom #3, with California king bed, has French door access to the private outdoor hot tub. The addition of a queen sleeper sofa makes it perfect for families with small children that need to remain close.
The California king bed in Bedroom #4 faces the lush backyard, while more French doors offer immediate access to cool evening breezes or warm summer sunshine.

In both downstairs bathrooms, light streams through tall windows and reflects off cool marble to create bright spaces. Large open glass showers complete the picture for a spa-like experience.

All bedrooms, living rooms and pool room have 50″ or 60″ flat screen TV’s, Direct TV, and music streams throughout the home from the built-in speaker system.

The “Pool Room”, off the central courtyard, is a wonderfully versatile guest retreat. This stand-alone space with a private entrance and its own full bathroom can be used as a family game room or 5th Bedroom Suite with a custom handcrafted California king bed. The unique focal point of this entertaining room is the 1920 Brunswick tournament size pool table that was featured in a match between Minnesota Fats and Paul Newman in the movie “The Hustler”. Flanked by an abundance of large French doors on both sides, this room can be opened up on both sides to create a continuous flow from the pool courtyard to the large shady backyard.

Under magnificent oak trees, the grounds were designed by renowned architect Eric Nagelman. With massive boulders, native plants, and seasonal creek, the park-like setting speaks to the importance of preserving the natural landscape and is magnificently lit during evening hours. One can gather after sunset around the large open sand fire pit, or sneak away for a private soak in the hot tub under the stars. Kashmir echoes of faraway places.

Once inside the gates, you too will feel worlds away. Visit again and again; each stay promises to be a unique and memorable experience in luxury.


House4400 Sq.Ft
5 BR, 4.5 BR
Ground Level except
Master BR-1 and BR-4
3 Fire places (2 wood burning)
Interior Courtyard
Separate Garden/Pool Room
Newly remodeled (2011)
Property Highlights1 acre lot
Heated pool in courtyard
Private Security Gate
Outdoor Kitchen / BBQ
Seasonal Creek
3 Fireplaces
Steinway Baby Grand
Fire pit
2 lawn areas
Huge park-like boulders
Tranquil setting
Exclusive neighborhood in
Upper Village
Bedrooms / BedsUpstairs Master BR-1 >
Upstairs BR-4 >
Downstairs BR-2 >
Downstairs BR-3 >
Garden/Pool BR-5 >
with Cal-King
2 xtra long twins
Cal-King + Queen Sleeper/Sofa
with Cal-King
with Cal-King
BathroomsMaster Bathroom >

Bathroom-2 >

Bathroom-3 >

Poolhouse BR-5 >

Powder Room BR-4 >
w/ step-down shower/tub-
combo, 2 sinks, private toilet
w/huge walk-in shower
2 sinks, toilet
w/walk-in glass
shower, sink, toilet
w/walk-in shower,
sink, private. toilet
sink, toilet
Kitchen6 burner commercial stove
w/open broiler/griddle
Refrigerator/Freezer/Ice maker
Wine cooler / Dishwasher
Microwave, Blender, Toaster
Coffee maker w built-in grinder
Spices, cooking utensils
Walk-in pantry
Open fireplace
Recreation1920 Brunswick Tournament
Pool table
4 Beach chairs
2 Beach umbrellas
Pool / Spa / FitnessPool 26'x14'
(heated on request)
Outdoor Jacuzzi (always hot)
Outside / Yard /
Patio / Deck
Enclosed pool patio
Entry fountain
Outdoor gas fire pit
Outdoor Kitchen/BBQ area
with Dining Table for 10
Master-BR balcony overlooking
courtyard and pool
2 flat lawn areas
Huge park-like boulders
Seasonal creek
Mature oaks and shade trees
Lush exotic landscaping
Extensive Landscape Lighting
Private Drive with Gate
Parking2 cars in covered carport (back)
2 cars at front entrance
3 cars in back driveway
Communication /
Internet / Office
High speed wireless internet
Telephone with free
national long distance
Gate Intercom
Infant & Toddler
High-chair w/tray
Sheets + blankets for above
Removable safety locks
for cabinets
Removable Plug covers
Optional Onsite Services
(upon request)
Daily Housekeeping
Private Chef
Child Care
Personal Training

Maps + Directions


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Kashmir 34.441700, -119.607300

Driving Directions from LA:

Take 101 Freeway north, exit Sheffield Drive. Turn right on Sheffield and follow the curvy road for 1.1 miles, then make a left at the T-Intersection onto East Valley Rd. Go .4 miles and make a right on Oak GROVE DR. Turn right onto Oak Grove Dr. and take first left on Alisos Drive. Follow instructions you received with your confirmation.

Driving Directions from Santa Barbara:
Take 101 Freeway south towards Montecito and Los Angeles. Take exit San Ysidro Drive. Turn left on San Ysidro and follow the road for 1.1 miles. Turn right on 2nd traffic light onto East Valley Drive. Follow the road for 1.3 miles and turn left on Lilac Drive. Follow the curvy road and take the first possible right turn onto Alisos Drive. Follow instructions you received with your confirmation.

SeasonStart DateEnd DateMin Stay Per NightPer WeekPer Month
Special Jan/3Jan/2031 nights995N/A15% discount
StandardJan/20June/1531 nights$1450N/A15% discount
SummerJune/16Sept/0231 nights$1,650N/A6% discount
StandardSep/3Nov/1531 nights$1,450N/A15% discount
ThanksgivingNov/16Nov/2431 nights$1,650N/Acombined rates
SpecialDec/1Dec/1931 nights$995N/A15% discount
except specials
Nov/1March/3131 nights$1,550N/A15% discount
ChristmasDec/20Jan/231 nights$1650N/AN/A


  • Prices in US Dollars
  • Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving week & Christmas weeks
  • New starting Oct/2018: 31 night minimum
  • 30% deposit required to secure booking
  • Balance of 70% due 90 days prior to check-in date
  • If reservation is cancelled within 90 days before check-in, the second payment of 70%will be refunded if property can be re-leased for the same rate during the same time period. If the rate or new rental time differs from the original reservation, the refund will be prorated accordingly.
  • Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax
  • $425 Cleaning Fee (14+ nights require additional cleaning fees)
  • $5,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of check-out.
  • Credit card processing fees are 2.9%. Wire transfers or checks are free of charge
  • 21+ night stays require one full month security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program
  • Pool heating fees: $25/day for reservations between May 15 – Sep 15, $45/day for reservations between Sep 16 – May 14
  • 90+ night stays require a special pre-payment and deposit schedule to be arranged directly with the owners.
  • We do not to rent to groups of adults under the age of 35
  • Until confirmed, rates are subject to change
  • NO SMOKING inside the house.

W E D D I N G S & E V E N T S

Due to recent restrictions on vacation rentals in the City of Santa Barbara we cannot allow weddings or large parties at our property.

Kashmir is situated in a very high-end neighborhood and it is extremely important to preserve the peaceful environment around us. We of course want to respect this quiet neighborhood and maintain good relationships with our neighbors.

Dinner parties are restricted to the houseguests only and no additional guests should be invited (occasional exceptions for a few additional guests can be made after consultation with the owners, depending of the circumstances). Loud music past 10PM is not allowed outside and only reduced noise up to 12:30 AM inside. If guests are leaving late in the evening please assure it is done quietly.

Nearby Restaurants we recommend:

Restaurant NameType of FoodAddressTelephoneRemarks
The Little DoorFrench Mediterranean/ Nouvelle Californian
Wine bar
129 E Anapamu805.560.8002Our favorite. Romantic, great ambience and amazing location right across old courthouse $$$
Lucky's Steak
Steak house
1279 Coast Village Road805.565.7540Famous watering hole
and absolutely fantastic
steaks. $$$$
Via Vai TrattoriaItalian1483 East Valley Road 805.565.9393Good basic Italian food.
Outside Terrace. Great
lunch place.Reasonably
priced $$
Tre LuneItalian1151.Coast.Village.Road805.969.2646One of the best
Italian Restaurants
in town. Dressy $$$$
Pane VinoItalian1482 East Valley Road805.969.9274small and relaxed.
Nice for evening.
Very close to Kashmir
Los ArroyosMexican1280 Coast Village Road805.969.9059Fancy Mexican food
Full bar. Best Margaritas. Outside seating
1212 Coast Village Road805.969.8500Inside and outside
seating. Bar. Great
Margarithas. $$$
Pierre LafondCaliforni Cuisine516 San Ysidro Road805.565.1503Indoor and outdoor
seating. Excellent
menu $$$
SakanaSushi Bar1046 Coast Village Road805.565.2014One of the best Sushi
bars ever. Tiny hole in
the wall . They don't take
reservations. $$$$
The LarkAmerican fare with a twist131 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.565.1995Urbane eatery in new funk zone. Patio, lively and fun. large patio.
The StonehouseRegional cuisine900 San Ysidro Lane805.565.1995S. Ysidro Ranch upstairs,
regional cuisine, excellent.
indoor and outdoor.

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Local Activities + Recreation

Road BikingMountain BikingBeach Volley BallWalking
GolfSailingSurfingPaddle Boarding
KayakingSnorkelingScuba DivingHiking
HuntingBird WatchingFishing (lake +ocean)Swimming
TennisHorseback RidingMotorcycling Wind Surfing
ParaglidingRollerbladingWine TastingFarmers Market

 – A Stunning Villa That Was So Perfect for Us!!! We had an AMAZING time! The home is above and beyond what anyone in the group expected and far exceeded what was pictured on the Home Away website. What a wonderful-wonderful property. We did everything we could have hoped for and loved every minute: playing the piano and singing, yoga on the front lawn, swimming in the pool and using the BBQ for a lovely meal outside and countless meals (and cocktails) made and enjoyed in the incredible kitchen. An incredible time was had. Also, and important to mention, I cannot say enough about Carlos. He is so kind and so capable. You must be so pleased with his work as your House Manager. It was the best time, with my best friends for my most important birthday – so far. THANK YOU, from The Birthday Girl and her wonderful Friends. Hope to see you again! -
 Carolyn Rice – Review from VRBO

 – What a delightful eclectic home. Your furnishings reflect a well-travelled and intellectually well-informed and fully engaged family. We loved our stay and felt extremely comfortable here. Thank you! -
 John and Susan Fishburn

 – Our family had a wonderful time celebrating my 75th birthday and I had the best time of all. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us -
 The Doctor family

 – House Kashmir rocks! We thouroghly enjoyed this beautiful house, the decor and the grounds. The beds are super comfy. We 10 girls had a great time celebrating Laura’s birthday. We hope to be able to come back again. Thank you, Thank you -
 Kim, Julie, Trisha, Denise….

 – Enjoyed playing on the Steinway piano. Hopefully we can return soon. PS: Fell in love with Carlos (property manager) too!!! -
 Fred and Dorothy Carranti

 – Kashmir was everything we’d expected and more!!! Our family fell in love with this property as soon as we saw it. The house itself was magnificent! It blew us all away! We all felt very fortunate to have been able to stay at this beautiful property! Hopefully we can return again in the future.We loved it so much. Thank you to the owners and caretakers who do such a wonderful job curating this property. Thank you again! -
 The O’Hara’s, Dom’s and Carranti’s

 – Kashmir Exceeded All Expectations! This is a spectacular property! From the moment you arrive you will be pinching yourself that you are staying at such a magical place. When we saw the pictures on the website we could not imagine that the home would be just as pictured. Everything is beautifully laid out, slightly exotic( so you really feel transported to your vacation)and beautifully maintained. We love to cook and the kitchen was perfect for our large group, hanging out sipping coffee in our pajamas and enjoying the warmth from the stove and fireplace. Christmas Eve and morning in the great room with the fire blazing, sunny afternoons by the pool, many a movie viewing and pool game in the pool house, hot tub evenings and cozying up by the fire pit. We squeezed 12 at the dining table which also has a fireplace and every guest felt pampered in the beautifully appointed bedrooms and fabulous bathrooms. The master bedroom has the most spectacular view of the Channel Islands, you will only want to get out of the comfortable bed so you can sit on the vine covered porch in your robe( provided) and enjoy your coffee overlooking the pool and view. The owners were a dream to work with and Carlos, who met us and made sure everything was working, couldn’t have been nicer. You will only be disappointed if this spectacular home is not available for your vacation. -
 Christin C, booked through VRBO

 – So wonderful, restful, cozy and fun. A marvelous place to play and enjoy Montecito. The house grounds and art collections flow together so naturally. Truly spectacular, Jason ….This house is so amazing! Everything is so great and fun! There was never a dull moment, thank you so much -

 – Spectacular!!! The perfect spot for our family Christmas. We love to cook and it was magical sipping coffee, with the fireplace blazing and our family gathered around the island. A vacation we will never forget. Love -

 – We had such a wonderful weekend with friends in the Villa. It surpassed our expectations. Carlos (the property manager) was exceptionally sweet and helpful. Thank you for allowing us to rent your home. Best -
 Ashley and Matt Schwen

 – Fabulous! We recently stayed here for our book clubs 15 year anniversary and it could not have been more fantastic. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is a 5 star resort with the privacy of a home, tucked into the beautiful, secluded neighborhood of Montecito. We intended to venture out while we were there but ended up never leaving the property until sadly, it was time to go home. The owner, Sebastian is a fabulous and attentive host. We will definitely be back! -
 Claudine T.(transferred from VRBO)

 – Fantastic house to spend a Family weekend for the Kate school. Beautiful weather, well appointed home – comfortable yet stylish and lovely. Congratulations and Thank you -
 The Sanborns

 – Your lovely home was the perfect setting for my 40Th birthday celebration. After a week of celebrating I am not sure if I ever want to leave. Hopefully we will be back for another birthday. Thanks -
 Anish, ErinBill, Elizabeth, Christi…

 – Thanks for leaving Rachmaninoff’s music there, I got my skills back on your Steinway. PS: your art is fabulous -
 Karen and Joe

 – Thank you from the Wheeler family and the LO Family. We felt like rock stars all week. It was a perfect base to explore what Santa Barbara has to offer. The next time (and we hope there is a next time) I will be bringing our bikes to explore these beautiful hills some more. Kashmir has been perfect. Many Thanks -
 The Wheelers and LOs

 – What a beautiful home and setting to celebrate a wedding. So much love and laughter was spent here. A magical time with lots of wonderful memories. Our daughter will never forget this. And a memorable Mother’s day Thank you. -
 Laura and Sarah “the bride”

 – Kashmir – can’t wait to return. A Real Home What a difference staying in a HOME, not a ‘rental’. Luxury with personality. The decor, the art, the furniture, even the bedcovers are all individually selected by people with wonderful taste and who really care. It makes you feel like you are staying at a very stylish friend’s house. The location is perfect, close to everything, but in a quiet enclave- the best of both worlds. The first time we stayed four weeks, next time two months, last year three months. We have reserved it for three months for each of the next five years. Kashmir is truly special. Hope you get a chance to enjoy it -
 Tom F from NYC

 – Ah Kashmir! Thank you for the most wonderful setting to host my friends and celebrate my 50th birthday. HOW LUCKY AM I ?! We did not leave the property! We cooked, swam, sat by the fire, shot pool and just relaxed and truly enjoyed one another after an incredibly hectic and rough 2014. I saw a shooting star on my birthday – what a lovely sign that I was exactly where I was supposed to be! Thank you! We shall return to Kashmir. Xo always -
 Cynthia C.

 – What an amazing house to celebrate my 50th w/ family and friends!!@! The perfect combination of fun things to nod, and close enough to town to see some of the local culture. ur wine tasting expedition was so much fun. Make sure you go to Solvang and Los Olivos. So memorable. Thanks for sharing your house with us! -
 Denise and Tom Malborough

 – Our annual Thanksgiving family celebration goes to locations all over the country.This was our first time in Montecito. Your home made it so special for us – we all loved the decor, you have the most amazing art work – and all the touches we appreciated. The fire pit was a big hit, we are going to go home and put one in our back yard . Thanks for the memories -
 The Connelly/Parker Families

 – Thank you for a wonderful stay. Our family enjoyed the home a lot. Our daughters loved the pool -
 Hugh and VO

 – What a wonderful place it was to celebrate our sons graduation from UCSB. Lots of wonderful memories will stay with us for all the years to come -
 Yen Smiel

 – Thank you so much for opening your incredible home to us – what an amazing place for a girls retreat. Your property continually awed and delighted, each room provided a new inspiration for connection, celebration and laughter. We feel so lucky to have found Kashmir and so hope to have the opportunity to return and continue the celebration -
 The Comadrians

 – Most beautiful home I have ever been to! Your taste is exquisite and our stay couldn’t have been more enjoyable. Thank you for the loving hospitality. Pease and Love, always -
 Ashley Ford

 – What an amazing space you have created – The body relaxes, the mind rests then plays. The spirit is refreshed. Every little details gladens my senses. Thank you so much for sharing and opening your home to us. Much love and congrats on the occasion of my friends birthday -

 – Thank you for a magical adventure in a dreamy setting, filled with love and laughter, music and friendship. The greatest moments are here and now, thank you with love and gratitude ,eternal -

 – Most beautiful home I have ever been to! Your taste is exquisite and our stay couldn’t have been more enjoyable. Thank you for the loving hospitality. Pease and Love, always -
 Ashley Ford

 – We thoroughly enjoyed our week here at Kashmir. The location was great – lovely outdoor areas as well as a great kitchen! Thank you for sharing with us -
 Shar & Ylich Pepones
Jenna and Dane Roswell

Oct/2012 – Thank you for such a wonderful place to vacation. We had an amazing week filled with so many memories. We will never forget this week. Thanks – The Mann Family, Memphis, TN – PS: Caretaker Carlos was a huge help. Such a nice guy and he took very good care of us!

Oct/4/2012 – We had a wonderful time. Fire Pit is beautiful, pool was great, beds were comfortable. We wish we had spent more time at beach, but it was so wonderful here – McDevitts (Vermont, USA)

9/7/2012 – This place is awesome. Thank you for providing this paradise for people to enjoy – Corey Creser

Aug/2012 –  We celebrated the 45th marriage anniversary of our parents with our children. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful home, great location, excellent weather, and nice beach – Vika and Nisha Aurore, Nathan, Rohan, Devin, Ari, Yogen, Suman and Ravi

8/19/12  – The Normans again and some special friends. We had a great time, looking forward to spending New Years here. Thanks for everyone responsible for making this such a unique place to be – Sandra and Robert Norman

8/7/2012 – We had a wonderful family reunion here! Great weather, beautiful property, wonderful memories made. Thank You!
 The Lauck and Constanzo Families

Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise with us. Best vacation ever – Linda & Gerry, Grace, John, Stephany, Bill and Darlene & Scott  (wild Canadians)

7/29/12 – Thank you so much for providing our two families with a perfect home to enjoy a spectacular week in beautiful Montecito. We loved the indoor/outdoor component of the home. The fireplaces were lovely and appreciated. The children and adults could not have been happier by the pool and we took advantage of the gorgeous kitchen most of the week. We look forward to our next visit. Fondly, The Poricelli + Levinson Family

7/1/12 – Santa Barbara and Montecito are a paradise in climate & beauty. Kashmir is a perfect place to enjoy all those positives. Our 2 weeks here have been all we expected and hoped for. We look forward to being here again in August and November – The Normans, Tulsa OK

June 18, 2012 
- Kashmir house is beautiful. We had a wonderful time here – your home is the perfect place to relax and unwind
 – La Famiglia Berelli

April 2o12 – What a wonderful house! We had a great time singing songs by the outdoor fire pit and watching the pool turn different colors. And the beds were soooo comfortable – I.Pazzi

4/16/12 – You have a magnificent house – we loved the Steinway grand, thought-provoking art and easy going luxury throughout the house. Thank you for a perfect stay despite the rain and cold – The Faisars

March 2012 – Dried pickles, cool art, a beautiful backdrop, legendary times – A.L.

3/29/12 – Kashmir was the perfect place to celebrate a golden birthday. Friends from all over California were able to gather for family style dinners, game night and great conversations around the fire pit. Thank you for providing such a delightful environment for this wonderful celebration – Pamela Burkardt, Dustin and Nishi Freer, Rose Eiber, Coby Vance, Ger Kim

2/17/12  – The family Patriarch’ 76th birthday. Dad, wife, 4 daughters, 1 grandson, 1 nanny and a heck of a good time. We all loved it, just hanging out and toured a few wineries, etc. Peace, quiet, beauty, good fellowship, food, weather and now, 90 minutes from home – L.R. and Victoria Resnik

2/6/12  – What a magical place to ring in my birthday. Your home is perfect!!!! I feel blessed to have found it. What beautiful energy it has here. Many thanks for your sense of esthetics and design and piece. And the art “Eye” made for a delightful visual feast – I love the place. L.A.

Feb/12 –  Love the artwork! Richard Kratz

1/16/12 – Thank you for sharing your beautiful home – the perfect backdrop for a memorable weekend. Everything was perfect – The Dunkins/ Denver

Christmas 2011 – Thank you for letting us in your gorgeous home – we loved the pool lights & décor. My favorite items were the lamps and light fixtures – Madalene and Walker. PS: May your pilot lights never go out!

Thanksgiving 2011 – It was a pleasure to be the first family to enjoy your wonderful home – Lance Pinares and Family


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