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Villa Santa Barbara – Senior living in Santa Barbara, California

Soak up the Southern California sun at Villa Santa Barbara! Seniors who have chosen to retire in the American Rivera will enjoy our amenities and convenient services. If you need extra support (now or later) with daily activities like bathing or getting dressed, our dedicated team is here to help. 

We offer the following senior living options:

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About the Community


Amenities & Dining


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Get acquainted with our senior living community

From stylish apartments to top-notch amenities, our community is a coveted place to retire.

Fun & friends

Rain or shine, there is always something to do around here. Resident favorites include our “Friday Fun Days,” movie nights and our well-stocked library offering many different book genres to choose from.

Stay fit with chair yoga in our fitness room, participate in “Mimosa Mondays” or enjoy leisurely strolls around our beautifully manicured courtyard and rooftop terrace offering breathtaking vistas.

Safety & convenience

To make life easy for you, we offer daily newspaper delivery, laundry facilities, weekly housekeeping with flat linen service, an on-site salon and barber, covered parking, scheduled courtesy transportation, 24-7 staffing and an emergency response system. Wide entryways make it easy for those with wheelchairs or motorized scooters to get around.

Villa Santa Barbara living options

Find the right type of senior living community in Santa Barbara, CA.

Independent living

Enjoy a private apartment and active social life with freedom from chores like housekeeping, laundry and home maintenance.

Assisted living

Maintain your independence while enjoying access to 24-hour support services like help with bathing, dressing, meal preparation and more.

Temporary stay

Move in for a short-term stay when you need additional support or try out our community before committing to a lease.

One-bedroom apartment with living room, bathroom and large closet at a senior living facility in Santa Barbara, California.

Apartments designed with seniors in mind

Our studio and one-bedroom apartment homes offer the perfect balance of privacy and community. Residents enjoy recently-renovated floor plans featuring kitchenettes, large bathrooms and balconies.

I have had an amazing experience with Villa Santa Barbara. The staff are wonderful and accommodating while always having the best interest of the residents in mind, which has been challenging due to the pandemic. They go out of their way to take that extra bit of time and care for my 97-year-old father. This place is like a family, with all of the staff warm, friendly and always helpful and nice. Leslie M.

Resident life at Villa Santa Barbara

See what modern senior living looks like.

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Education & recreation

From our knitting club and Bible study to happy hour, karaoke and scenic drives, we provide meaningful ways for you to develop new skills and interests and expand your social circles.

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Endless dining options

In addition to our ever-changing menu, residents can select from a variety of items on our à la carte menu. Our staff is eager to receive feedback and works hard to provide a delicious, personalized dining experience.

Lobby area with a fireplace at the Villa Santa Barbara, a senior living community in Santa Barbara, California.

On-site amenities

Whether you are looking for a low-key way to relax or a place to connect with friends, enjoy your pick between many great options—an exercise class with neighbors, an afternoon at the salon or checking out the game room.

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Finding your joy is easy at Villa Santa Barbara. We offer exciting events and activities for residents to take part in every day.
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What makes Villa Santa Barbara the best senior living community in our area?

Villa Santa Barbara is a retirement community like no other. “Villa Santa Barbara is the perfect size,” says sales director Gidget Graten. “It’s not too big or too small. It’s just the right size to have a varied group of friends to share your days with.”

Mediterranean style of Santa Barbara

In the Santa Barbara area

Villa Santa Barbara is set in historic downtown with miles of beaches and the Pacific Ocean just a few miles away. Santa Barbara Airport is less than 20 minutes away.

We serve Santa Barbara County and are convenient for family members living nearby in Ventura, Santa Maria and Los Angeles, CA.

Hospitals: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Pharmacies: CVS, Rite Aid, Ralphs
Restaurants: Los Arroyos, Bouchon, Opal, Toma Restaurant & Bar, The Palace Grill, Loquita Santa Barbara
Shopping: Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, Paseo Nuevo, Target, Macy’s, Whole Foods
Local destinations: Pacific Coast Highway, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Zoo, Shoreline Park

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Our approach to health

The safety of our residents and team members is our highest priority. We have many safety measures in place to not only cover pandemics, but also the common flu and cold seasons.

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