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:
Award winning senior living
We are proud to announce that our community was named a Best of Senior Living community by A Place for Mom! This honor recognizes the top-rated senior communities in California based on consumer ratings and reviews in the APlaceforMom.com and SeniorAdvisor.com senior care directory.
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.
Enjoy a private apartment and active social life with freedom from chores like housekeeping, laundry and home maintenance.
Maintain your independence while enjoying access to 24-hour support services like help with bathing, dressing, meal preparation and more.
Move in for a short-term stay when you need additional support or try out our community before committing to a lease.
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.
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.
Fun with food
Food connects us, brings us joy and can be a creative outlet. You don’t have to be a professional chef to get in on the action! Our staff and residents hold bake-offs, organize recipe exchanges and work together on fun cooking projects.
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.
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
Our COVID-19 response
The safety of our residents and team members is our highest priority. Company-wide, we are taking safety measures and following guidance from officials, while continuing to keep our residents happy and engaged.