Dreaming of a turnkey retreat to live/work/play near Santa Barbara sand & surf? This is the opportunity you've been waiting for! This south-facing, second-story 1 bed/ 1 bath unit is bright and airy, with a uniquely private yet welcoming, beachy vibe. Stunningly remodeled with tasteful finishes throughout. Modern white oak cabinets and gleaming quartz counters elevate the kitchen and bath. Elegant touches in the bathroom include penny tile, sliding barn-style door and smart mirror. Open-concept living ideal for entertaining. Enjoy tranquil, private views of lush palm trees and Spanish red tile roofs from patio, living room and bedroom. The resort-like, pet & tenant friendly community of El Escorial offers 24/7 gated security, making it an ideal year-round home or lock & leave pied-a-tèrre. Onsite amenities include pool, gym, BBQ area and tennis courts. Perfectly situated to incorporate the very best of Santa Barbara into your daily routine. Nearby dining, recreation and entertainment options abound within an approximately 1.5 mile radius--East Beach Volleyball Courts, Stearns Wharf, the Funk Zone, Montecito's Coast Village Road, the weekend art walk on Cabrillo, bike paths to State Street, Butterfly Beach & beyond, and so much more to explore. Get ready to put your feet up and live your best life-- just bring your toothbrush!