Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Santa Barbara, California

Splurge: 3077 Hidden Valley Ln, Santa Barbara, California, is currently listed by Marsha Kotlyar of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for $6,650,000. 

With more than 300 of days of sunshine, breathtaking ocean and mountain views, and a number of highly touted vineyards, Santa Barbara, California, is where you go to live the good life. Here we pin two fantastic properties against one another in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Each with a prime location and ample space to entertain, but with price points that are miles apart. Which one would you choose?

Splurge: Mediterranean Villa On Three-Acres In The Montecito Foothills With Luxuries Galore

Perched on three-private-and-secluded-acres in the Montecito Foothills, this gracious Mediterranean Villa is a real head-turner, with some of the most spectacular views around.

Featuring panoramic sightlines of the Santa Barbara coastline, majestic mountains, and twinkling city lights, you’ll never tire of waking up to the sunrise, or soaking up the property’s romantic sunsets by night.

Meticulously designed to capture the essence of California living, the home takes full advantage of its surroundings with rooms positioned to bring the outdoors in. Cathedral ceilings, wide plank floors, three fireplaces, custom hand-forged light fixtures, a giant gourmet kitchen, and generous veranda overlooking and elongated infinity-edge pool, with captivating views and intimate spaces to entertain, this extraordinary Santa Barbara estate has it all.

A worthy Splurge with four-bedrooms, six-bathrooms, and a sizable 4,925-square-feet, this home is for buyers who want luxury, nature, and an unbeatable location on the coast.

3077 Hidden Valley Ln, Santa Barbara, California is currently listed by Marsha Kotlyar of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for $6,650,000.

Steal: 1925 Farmhouse With Mountain Views, A “She-Shed,” Putting Green, And Outdoor Bar

Steal: 3895 Sterrett Ave, Santa Barbara is currently listed by Gamberdella & Timmermanof Village Properties Santa Barbara for $1,499,000. 

For those who have a more modest budget in mind, you cannot go wrong with this darling 1925 Farmhouse.

It affords a smaller footprint with three-bedrooms and two-full-and-one-half-bathrooms, but plenty of outdoor spaces to entertain, plus a few surprises you’re sure to love. The interior has been updated and restored, while keeping the original oak floors, beamed ceilings and stone fireplace. A high-end custom kitchen features Italian ceramic floors, custom cabinets, Bertazzoni range and Carrera marble countertops.

But the real scene-stealer is outside! Just imagine the outdoor fun you could have on that giant patio.

Here you’ll find mountain views, a massive deck and patio, outdoor fireplace, kitchen, full bar, hot tub, gardening station, and a fabulous “she-shed” that is ideal for a home office. Back inside, the master is a comfortable retreat with French doors leading to an oversized spa-bath.

Minutes to La Cumbre, Upper State, and nearby hiking trails means you can keep active and get out and about with ease.

Oh, and this Santa Barbara Steal comes complete with a white picket fence. Need we say more?

3895 Sterrett Ave, Santa Barbara is currently listed by Gamberdella & Timmerman of Village Properties Santa Barbara for $1,499,000.

Which property is more you – our elegant Mediterranean Splurge, or the quirky 1925 Farmhouse? Let us know in the comments.