Looking for your next romantic getaway? You should put the lavish oceanfront Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito (near Santa Barbara) on your list. The 161-room luxury resort, which opened in March 2019, is located 80 miles from Los Angeles and covers 16 acres of beachfront property.
The resort was conceived by Rick Caruso, the real estate mogul behind luxury shopping centers The Grove in L.A. and Palisades Village in Pacific Palisades. He wanted the hotel to have a residential feel, and to achieve that he even hired his personal decorator, Diane Johnson. “We’re breaking every rule, because I’m not a hotel,” Caruso told the L.A. Times. “I’m welcoming people to my home. I don’t want to do what everyone else does.”
The rooms are a collections of cottage bungalows, beachfront suites, private homes, starting around $800/night during peak season. The property features seven restaurants, retail stores, two swimming pools, custom Jolly cars, and so much more. Click through to see more of this dreamy resort.