340+ acres of enchanted ocean view hillside, nestled beneath the Santa Ynez mountains. Mar y Cel is being offered, for a once in a lifetime opportunity, to a visionary, a dreamer, an architect of the imagination, a soul who seeks to create an enclave of perfection.
The crown jewel California property 90 minutes from Los Angeles
Mar y Cel sits high atop the hills of Montecito, in what is known as “The American Riviera”. Montecito is practically a Hollywood suburb–90 minutes from Los Angeles, 15 minutes from Santa Barbara Municipal airport, and five minutes to the beach and the Village.
A coveted location
The allure of Montecito is its elegant care-free sophistication. It will charm and seduce you as it has charmed and seduced Hollywood elites, tech moguls, politicians, financiers and captains of industry. On just about any given day you could run into someone famous but, please, don’t make a fuss, it is just one of your neighbors.
The Village, with ambiance reminiscent of a Mediterranean hamlet, offers luxury resorts and spas, polo, golf, fine dining, vineyards, art, culture, and exclusive shopping. Clearly catering to those who expect the very best, Montecito abounds in charm and refinement.
Yearning for the outdoors? Go surfing, rollerblading or biking along the Pacific. Go whale watching or sport fishing. Nature lovers will find challenging hiking trails, explore the foothills, meander through forests whose beauty is enhanced by waterfalls, streams, and lined with stately trees and stone promontories.
A dominion of open space and unsurpassed natural beauty
Idyllic California grandeur can be exclusively yours. Mar y Cel, nestled beneath the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains overlooks the Channel Islands and the shimmering blue Pacific. The property encompasses approximately 340 acres of cascading foothills, including 150 acres of conservation easement. Mar y Cel features 10 certified lots, ranging from one to 9.5 acres, each offering unobstructed ocean, harbor, island, and mountain views. The possibility exists to certify an additional four lots, with each site ranging in size from 40 to 77 acres.
The private gated grounds include Water Rights that run with the land and a, “Will Serve,” letter from the Montecito Water District. There are two water caves constructed deep within the property.
Utilities stand at the ready and are available at the entrance gate.
Italian artisans constructed an impressive Tuscan inspired roadway that harmoniously winds through native and exotic plantings extending to the top of the property, past the edifice of a great stone Amphitheater and spa pool. A tapestry of gravity fed fountains, reservoirs, cisterns and aqueducts dot the land lithely ribboning down the mountainside. These waterways were designed not only for their aesthetic value but also to maintain lush gardens, vineyards and orchards.
Bucolic hiking trails abound. Experience the play of light upon the historic Tea Garden Arches and its elegant stonework veranda while gazing out at views that are nothing short of spectacular.
an epic property of historic lineage on the coast of California