Rosewood Miramar Beach has opened as the first ultra-luxury resort in Southern California to offer guestrooms set directly over the sand. Located in Santa Barbara’s picturesque Montecito community, the property features 161 rooms and suites.
Three signature suites reside in the Manor House including The Founder’s Residence, The Miramar Suite and The Ambassador Suite. Each provides the utmost in luxury, space and style, infusing distinctly residential design details throughout the resort. Boasting spectacular views and distinct decor, the signature suites can be combined with king-sized guestrooms to form an entirely private, seven-bedroom retreat within the Manor House.
Complementing the grandeur of the Manor House and spread over 6.5 hectares of lush landscaping are the Bungalows and Lanai House guestrooms. Each guestroom accommodation is light-filled and spacious and offers a furnished balcony or patio, a roomy dressing area and awe-inspiring views of the garden, ocean or mountainside. Lavish bathrooms provide every indulgence with elegant marble finishes, freestanding soaking tubs and separate ‘his’ and ‘hers’ vanities.
Pristine beachfront accommodations
Anchoring the property are the resort’s 26 oceanfront Beach House suites, studios and guestrooms, which feature private terraces directly over the sand, an unparalleled offering in Southern California. In addition to the breathtaking ocean views, Beach House guests enjoy several exclusive services, including access to a complimentary evening cocktail trolley, monogrammed pillowcases and robes along with personalised amenities from arrival to departure.
Rosewood Miramar Beach features seven distinctive restaurants and bars. Helmed by Executive Chef Massimo Falsini – who joins the property with experience leading a Michelin-starred restaurant – the resort’s culinary program is characterised by locally and sustainably sourced produce that highlights the best of the region’s rich gastronomy.
Caruso’s, the lively and inviting oceanfront restaurant, features al fresco seating over the sand alongside a stylish and sparkling interior with unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean. Chef Massimo introduces a taste of Southern Italy to coastal Montecito through signature dishes that utilise the highest-quality ingredients sourced from neighbouring farmers, fisherman and ranchers. Combining the best of la dolce vita with the relaxed glamour of the American Riviera, Caruso’s is poised to become a dining destination that locals and visitors will seek to experience time and time again.
Malibu Farm at Miramar, the first California resort outpost of the beloved farm-to-table concept by Helene Henderson, offers all-day dining in a refined, yet laidback setting. In keeping with Malibu Farm’s philosophy, the restaurant serves simply prepared plates crafted from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Malibu Farm at Miramar draws inspiration from its Montecito surroundings to deliver a rustic and relaxed beach vibe that simultaneously embodies the elegance of the luxury resort.
Miramar Beach Bar, the Beach House’s oceanfront oasis inspired by a luxurious sailing vessel, invites guests to enjoy an array of craft cocktails and simplistic snacks in a lively and jovial setting. At the chic and sophisticated Manor Bar, live music provides an ideal environment for a pre- or post-dinner libation.
Delicious poolside bites and family-friendly treats will be served at Scoop Shop in a whimsical and charming atmosphere, while Cabana Bar offers refreshing cocktails and light fare at the serpentine-edge Cabana Pool. The Manor House’s Living Room is the perfect place for indulging in afternoon tea or a glass of champagne overlooking the Great Lawn. A robust calendar of live entertainment across all venues truly brings the property to life.
Relax and re-energise
Rosewood Miramar Beach is a destination designed for renewal and rejuvenation. At Sense, A Rosewood Spa, guests enjoy unique treatments and rituals inspired by the healing traditions and native plants found in the local surroundings, such as the Alkaline Marine Cocoon and the Montecito Sage Purification. Offering expertly appointed relaxation rooms, steam rooms and saunas as well as ample individual and couples’ treatment rooms, Sense is a tranquil oasis welcoming both overnight guests and members of the local Montecito community. Sally Hershberger Montecito will bring a full suite of salon and bridal services from the acclaimed female hairstylist, as well as Sally’s complete collection of luxury haircare products, to guests of Rosewood Miramar Beach. Afternoons can be spent exercising at the resort’s state-of-the-art fitness centre, which features outdoor treadmills alongside high-performance equipment from Woodway and Peloton.
A plentiful program of wellbeing activities such as sunrise yoga on the beach, personal training sessions and pool fitness activities engage the mind, body and spirit.
An eclectic fleet of automobiles escorts guests around the property and throughout the community in style. The property’s house car, a Rolls-Royce Ghost, embodies Rosewood Miramar Beach’s classic elegance, while three custom-designed and masterfully crafted “Jollys” make excursions into nearby Montecito a pure delight. Built with impeccable care and affection, the vibrant “Jollys” boast pink, turquoise and yellow exteriors, as well as open-air sides, polished wicker seats and sporty, striped canopy roofs, and are a tribute to the picturesque taxis in Capri and the limited-edition Fiat 600. Outfitted with comforting and luxurious touches including a picnic basket that can be stocked with champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres and Bluetooth capabilities for music, the chauffeured cars are the ideal family transport from which to explore the enchanting coastal plain of Montecito. In addition to everyday use, the fleet is available for special events and celebrations such as weddings and off-site picnics.