El Encanto, sojourn to Santa Barbara

El Encanto Photo by El Encanto

Santa Barbara holds a special place in my heart, as a UCSB alum and a fan of Santa Barbara’s Spanish flair, El Encanto is a perfect spot to settle in and enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer! Nestled between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean a short drive from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara offers outdoor activities, food and wine and charm galore!

El Encanto Pool! Photo by El Encanto

El Encanto Pool! Photo by El Encanto

El Encanto is truly beautiful, it is spectacularly located with views over the Spanish tiled roofs and on to the sea, tucked into the hills of the Riviera neighborhood looking toward the Santa Ynez mountains. Start your stay, with a walk down to the Santa Barbara Mission and around the neighborhood, come back for a refreshing dip in the pool and finish with a lovely meal at El Encanto.

El Encanto Photo by El Encanto

El Encanto Photo by El Encanto

There is so much to do in Santa Barbara, vineyards in Santa Ynez, beaches, hiking trails everywhere, and the charming town just to name a few! As a  graduate of the University of California-Santa Barbara some of my favorite places are: La Super-Rica for Mexican food, Pierre La Fond in Montecito for coffee and people watching.  Butterfly Beach is one of many gorgeous beaches in Santa Barbara and it is perfect for a nice stroll. The  Funk Zone is a neighborhood dedicated  to  local art.  Finish the day with seafood and a glass of wine upstairs at the bar of Brophy Brothers overlooking the Santa Barbara Harbor.

Santa Barbara Mission Photo by Michelle Cowell

Santa Barbara Mission
Photo by Michelle Cowell

As a Virtuoso Advisor and a member of the Belmond’s Bellini Club we can provide you with extra amenities to heighten your stay at this wonderful spot!

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