Currently Available: Montecito Beaches

3 matches found

$37,500,000
South facing islands and harbor
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Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7.5
Square Footage: 5198
Year Built: 2008
Description: Rare wide open ocean view contemporary built in 2008 captures the essence o...
Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2017
$19,500,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Year Built: 1962
Description: Overlooking Butterfly Beach on California's most desirable coastline, styli...
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Last Updated: January - 01 - 2017
$4,050,000
1558 Miramar Bch, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1186
Year Built: 1996
Description: A rare opportunity to own this 3 story custom Montecito gem. Situated in on...
Listing Office: Compass
Last Updated: October - 04 - 2017

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Montecito

There are four beachfront areas along the oceanfront in Montecito, California. From south to north, the Montecito beach communities are:

Detailed information about each Montecito beach community follows.

Fernald Point Lane

Beachfront or Blufftop: Beach + Knoll
Number of Homes: 33 on / 1 Off
Public Access: Easy; Street Parking
Walk to Shops/Dining: Yes
Sandy or Rocky: Seasonal, but mostly sandy
Guarded/Gated: No

The premier beachfront address in Montecito is Fernald Point Lane, where many of the beach homes occupy multiple acres of mature trees and lush vegetation. Fernald Point Lane is mostly a public road, but beyond the “Point” the coastline creates a serene easterly facing cove, and the road to homes on the cove is private and gated.

The Fernald Point Lane beach is sometimes rocky, but given the beauty of the landscape, it is still a pleasure to stroll along. The beach is a continuation of Miramar Beach, which is very accessible to the public. The very deep lots afford Fernald Point homeowners privacy from the beachgoing public, as many of the homes are set significantly back from the beach, giving them a certain elegance and stateliness lacking on other beaches.

Fernald Point Lane is in the extremely desirable Montecito Union School District. The shopping and dining of both the Montecito Upper Village and Coast Village Road are only about a mile away, making Fernald Point Lane one of the most convenient beaches upon which to live.

Miramar Beach

Beachfront or Blufftop: Beach
Number of Homes: 27 on / many off
Public Access: Easy; Street Parking
Walk to Shops/Dining: Yes
Sandy or Rocky: Seasonal, but mostly sandy
Guarded/Gated: No

The casual ambiance of Miramar Beach has been enjoyed by generations of Montecito families since its early development in the 1920’s. Twenty seven cottages are snugly wedged together on the sand and many remain the original single wall construction redwood day cottages built as play houses for the major Montecito estates. To say that Miramar homeowners are a close knit community is no understatement: some homes are literally only inches apart and have been known to rattle against each other during the occasional earthquake. Also, some of the lots are surprisingly narrow ~ one three story home is built on a lot that is only eleven feet wide!

Miramar Beach was home to the famous blue roofed Miramar Hotel. The redevelopment of that property is expected to be completed in 2018 and will be called the  Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito.

Miramar Beach’s very gentle slope into the ocean makes it a family favorite. Public parking is available on nearby streets as well as the small parking lot at the top of the ramp and stairway that lead to the sand.

A fun read about the history of Miramar Beach that appeared in the wonderful Montecito Magazine can be enjoyed here:

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“At Home on the Sand… Life at Miramar Beach”

Courtesy of Montecito Magazine

Hammond’s Beach

Beachfront or Blufftop: Both
Number of Homes: 38 on / many off
Public Access: Moderate; Long path
Walk to Shops/Dining: Yes
Sandy or Rocky: Seasonal, but mostly sandy
Guarded/Gated: No

For the public, Hammond’s Beach is accessed by way of a dedicated trail that meanders through some of the most expensive beach real estate in Montecito. Homeowners delight in the relative difficulty the public has in accessing their quiet and sandy beach, from which they can easily stroll to the the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel and Coral Casino.

There are three residential communities that are situated at Hammond’s Beach: Edgecliff Lane, Sea Meadows and the Bonnymede/Montecito Shores condominium enclave.

Gated and private, Edgecliff Lane includes only six major beachfront estates. The highest sale to date along Edgecliff Lane occurred in February 2005 for $22,000,000.

The guarded and gated Montecito Sea Meadow enclave, on 22 lushly landscaped acres, includes 4 beachfront and 27 non-beachfront homes. All of the homes in Sea Meadow are French Normandy in design and have slate roofs and exceptionally high quality construction. Sea Meadow homeowners share use of a spectacular clubhouse, pool, spa and tennis court. Sea Meadow was developed by Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway (who currently owns 2 homes there) and as a result is humorously also known as “Mungerville.”

Bonnymede and Montecito Shores are adjacent guarded and gated luxury condominium complexes that front on Hammond’s Beach and are directly across the street from the world famous Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel. Detailed information regarding these complexes can be viewed at www.MontecitoBeachCondos.com.

Butterfly Beach

Beachfront or Blufftop: Both
Number of Homes: 17 across road from beach
Public Access: Easy; Street Parking
Walk to Shops/Dining: Yes
Sandy or Rocky: Seasonal, but mostly sandy
Guarded/Gated: No

The world famous Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel and its private spa, the Coral Casino, anchor the eastern end of Butterfly Beach in Montecito, while the Santa Barbara Cemetery rests peacefully on the bluff at the western end. In between, the homes along Channel Drive and Hill Road view the ocean from just across the street from Butterfly Beach and the estates along Fairway Road enjoy bluff-top views with only a pedestrian and bike path between their gardens and the sea. The renown Music Academy of the West on Fairway Road is just a stone’s throw from Butterfly Beach.

Ty Warner, the Beanie Baby mogul, is playing Monopoly along Butterfly Beach. His personal residence is on muliple acres on Fairway Road. He is also the owner of the Biltmore Hotel and Coral Casino, the Montecito Country Club and the famed San Ysidro Ranch among other local trophy properties. Indeed, millions of adorable little stuffed animals have given their shelf lives to create a Butterfly Beach real estate empire!

The disadvantage of homeownership along Channel Drive is the public parking along, and the inconvenience of having to cross, the street to access the beach. But homeowners greatly enjoy strolling down the block to dine at the world class Biltmore Hotel or to have a swim at the Coral Casino, or walking just up the road to listen to excellent recitals in the elegant gardens of the Music Academy.

Recent Sales: Montecito Beaches

20 matches found

$13,900,000
27 Butterfly Ln, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7
Year Built: 1986
Description: Picturesque Butterfly Beach is the backdrop to this exceptional Mediterrane...
Listing Office: Village Properties
Last Updated: November - 12 - 2015
$11,100,000
1787 Fernald Point Ln, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 11
Year Built: 1934
Description: ''Villa Pelican,'' private Montecito beachfront estate on .6+/- acres offer...
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Last Updated: June - 01 - 2015
$5,975,000
1460 Bonnymede Dr, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5
Square Footage: 4657
Year Built: 1992
Description: Enjoy the distinct pleasure of seaside living from this charming home locat...
Listing Office: Sotheby's International Realty
Last Updated: February - 03 - 2016
$5,975,000
1460 Bonnymede Dr, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5
Square Footage: 4657
Year Built: 1992
Description: Enjoy the distinct pleasure of seaside living from this charming home locat...
Listing Office: Village Properties
Last Updated: February - 03 - 2016
$5,495,000
1508 Miramar Bch, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 1550
Year Built: 1957
Description: Located on the sand at famous Miramar Beach. This unique home features two ...
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Last Updated: January - 22 - 2016
$4,950,000
40 Hammond Dr, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 4606
Year Built: 1992
Description: Fetching ocean views & a path to the sand complement this south-facing 4bd/...
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Last Updated: February - 22 - 2016
$4,850,000
Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 5202
Year Built: 1992
Description: Discover an incredible lifestyle in this beautiful home located in the meti...
Listing Office: Village Properties
Last Updated: January - 10 - 2017
$4,795,000
1385 Plaza Pacifica, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1686
Year Built: 1965
Description: This striking Montecito oceanfront contemporary condo in Bonnymede hosts a ...
Listing Office: Sotheby's International Realty
Last Updated: January - 05 - 2016
$4,750,000
1367 Plaza Pacifica, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1769
Year Built: 1965
Description: The most sought after location within Bonnymede. Situated on the ground fl...
Listing Office: Sotheby's International Realty
Last Updated: April - 08 - 2016
$4,650,000
1475 Bonnymede Dr, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3596
Year Built: 1991
Description: Beautiful, bright and airy, this approx. 4,280 sq.ft. French Normandy home ...
Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties
Last Updated: August - 19 - 2015

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All Sales Since 2000: Montecito

To view photo tours of all sales on or near the Montecito beach since 2000, please click on the image below:

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Click on the following map to enlarge it and view the location of all sales in Montecito that have sold since 2000. Properties that are multi-colored have sold more than once during that time and their sales can be tracked by looking at the various colored years.