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New Listing Coming Soon Near Biltmore: Channel Drive


New Listing on Montecito Butterfly Beach

A new listing is coming soon on Channel Drive in Montecito, just a few doors north of the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel. The asking price is likely to be under $10M.

Completed in 1980, the 3,844 square foot property has 4 bedrooms/4 baths, including a second story master suite with panoramic ocean, island and coastline views, fireplace and balcony. Just under a half acre, the nicely landscaped property includes a pool.

This property is currently being prepared for sale and will be formally coming on the market toward the end of January. However, it can be shown by appointment now. Please call for further details or to view the property.

About Montecito Butterfly Beach

The world famous Four Seasons Santa Barbara 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 famed 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 under construction on muliple acres on Fairway Road. He is also the owner of the Biltmore Hotel and Coral Casino and the Montecito Country Club just five minutes away. 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.