These Luxury Enclosed Residential Enclaves Beckon the Well-Known and Well-Heeled
Montecito’s gated communities offer more than security and privacy. Residents find a sense of exclusivity and status -- making these luxury enclosed residential enclaves popular among the well-know and well-heeled. Plus, owning one is a wise investment especially when you consider that homes in gated communities often sell for a premium.
There are many reasons that Montecito is known (and loved) as an exclusive haven. First, our beautiful natural environment provides a dramatic backdrop with its white sandy beaches and majestic San Ynez Mountains. Second, our perfect, year-round Mediterranean climate is conducive to indoor/outdoor living at its finest, which is so popular in this part of the world. And third, the magnificent architecture, from stunning representations of Spanish Colonial Revival style to Modern, Contemporary, Mid-Century Modern beauties and more. Add to that the security and privacy inside Montecito’s exclusive gated communities. No wonder homes here sell quickly and for top dollar.
Luxury meets Mother Nature in the gated community of Ennisbrook. The amazing and often ocean and/or mountain view properties there are situated on lots of 1 to 3 acres, giving residents room to appreciate nature at its finest. You’ll find a clubhouse in the heart of the community, with tennis courts, a swimming pool, an entertainment area and luxury amenities such as wine lockers – all behind guarded gates. And if that’s not enough, more than 50 acres have been set aside as open space.
- Birnam Wood
It’s not surprising that Birnam Wood is known as the golfing community par excellence in Montecito. Behind its locked and guarded gate, you’ll find just over 140 luxury single-family homes, situated on 1-acre parcels bordering the golf course. Since there are no restrictions on architectural styles, residents enjoy home designs ranging from contemporary and ranch, to French Provincial and Normandy – many with fairway views and unobstructed vistas of the spectacular Santa Ynez Mountains.
- Sea Meadow
This wonderful high-end Montecito gated community offers the ultimate in privacy just steps from Hammond’s and Miramar beaches. But beach access is not the only benefit residents find here. The Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club is close by, as are the shops and fine dining located along Coast Village Road. The enclave’s gate is guarded at all times.
- Imagine a high-end, gated and guarded condominium complex just steps from the beach. For residents of the 113 condos that make up Bonnymede, high-end living starts with breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains. But that’s not all. There’s also an exclusive entertainment area just for residents with a pool and spa along with tennis courts, and access to all the fine dining and shopping in Montecito.
- Montecito Shores
Another of Montecito’s gated communities, Montecito Shores, is next door to Bonnymede and shares the same guarded gate. The intimate enclave was constructed in 1974 and consists of 99 condos. Like Bonnymede, Montecito Shores has its own pool, spa, and tennis court. Every building in Montecito Shores is three stories high and features Spanish-style buildings and spectacular mature, lush landscaping. One big difference with this complex is that there are no shared walls between the units and all of the units are single-level and can be accessed via an elevator. The gate is guarded by security personnel.
- Villa Del Montecito
Located near downtown Santa Barbara, the Funk Zone, and East Beach, residents of the 230 luxury townhome-style condominiums inside gated Villa Del Montecito enjoy being close to the action. The Spanish-style 2 and 3-bedroom units inside this vibrant community are complete with terracotta roofs plus, there’s a community pool and spa, and lots of open green belts for residents to enjoy year-round.
- Fernald Point
The 15 homes that make up the exclusive Fernald Point are located right on the beach at the end of a private road behind a locked gate. This beachfront location, one of the most desired in the entire nation, creates a dramatic backdrop for the single-family homes there, especially the grand estates that are outstanding examples of Mediterranean and Spanish-style architecture.
If you’re planning to make a move to one of Montecito’s gated communities or any of the upscale Santa Barbara communities, please give me a call at (805) 886-9378 or email me at Cristal@montecito-estate.com. With more than $173 million in sales already this year, allow me to present you with a complimentary consultation for your property.