Desirable weather, gorgeous wooded hills, secluded hot springs and plentiful land brought wealthy tourists to Montecito in the early 1900s. Today the exclusive seaside town of approximately 10,000 residents just east of Santa Barbara is home to some of the most impressive homes in California. One of Montecito´s famed architects George Washington Smith popularized the Spanish Colonial Revival style in the early twentieth century, starting with several residences in the area. A beautiful diversity of architecture has since been added including Normandy style castles, Cap Cod colonials, cutting edge Contemporaries, and stately English manor houses. An array of culture, activities, shops and restaurants can be found in Montecito´s Upper and Lower Villages, numerous country clubs and prestigious resorts. Abundant mountain trails, flowing creeks, waterfalls and sandy beach provide an endless natural haven to enjoy. Montecito offers privacy and seclusion in a beautiful paradise to those who seek it.