Home Of The Week
4295 Marina Drive
The stunning views from this Hope Ranch Coast retreat are truly a sight to behold. Perched atop a bluff and overlooking the ocean – accessible by its own private beach path – this charming adobe-style home is a rare find indeed. Situated on approximately three acres, the meandering property includes a guest house, game room, pool, tennis court and oversized garage with office above, and is nestled among a grove of fresh avocado, orange and lemon trees.
Soaring ceilings featuring exposed beams perfectly complement the airy, open feel of the main living area, which boasts panoramic views and large, terra cotta-colored tile underfoot. Conveniently located on one level, the main house of the estate also includes a well-appointed kitchen, eat-in nook, three full baths, two half baths and three spacious bedrooms with singular details such as rustic, painted stone walls.
Fortunate guests will enjoy the pleasure and privacy of a separate guesthouse with their own bedroom, bath and living area just off the resort-style pool, with a lovely fireplace to cozy up to on cool Santa Barbara evenings. A comfortable game room, complete with half bath, provides the perfect opportunity for friends and family to kick back and relax.
The sprawling pool serves as a focal point among the separate buildings of the property, surrounded by a charming bricked patio and trickling fountain. Out on the bluff, a dining area with a large fire pit is the ideal spot to gather after a refreshing swim in the pool, a rousing match on the tennis court or some croquet on the pristine lawn.
Local hiking and riding trails add to the allure of the Hope Ranch lifestyle, with Upper State, La Cumbre and all the wonders of downtown Santa Barbara just minutes away.