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  • Santa Barbara, CA

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Welcome to Maravilla, a luxurious retirement community in Santa Barbara, CA. Does this sound like home? A sprawling 20-acre community of beautifully landscaped grounds bordered by mature eucalyptus and the San Jose Creek – within walking distance to prime shopping districts, with the culture and dining scene of downtown Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean a short distance away. Add in the charm of Spanish revival architecture that Santa Barbara is revered for. Your own resort-like sanctuary with exceptional amenities and c... read more

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5486 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA, 93111, United States

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Reviewer RC#0911e 
10 months ago

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident Maravilla was more expensive and a little bit ostentatious. It's more for people who are wealthier, who like to have a big foyer, a big living room, and big tapestries. It's just really fancy. So, people who want an upscale feel and who are used to living in mansions or whatever, that's kind of a place for them. I know some people whose parents live there and they say that the food is very good. They love it there and they enjoy it. They also have an outdoor... read more

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a year ago

I visited this facility Maravilla is a lovely facility. It would be almost like living at a resort. Beautiful grounds, beautiful buildings. They have a very nice dining room. The apartments are what you would expect. They have all the amenities. Every apartment either has a balcony or a patio. The buildings are fairly spread out, and they have villas that are like the two-bedroom apartments, but they're a little bit separated from the rest, and they're like four in a cluster. They have easy access into the building... read more

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a year ago

I visited this facility Maravilla looked very nice. There's a lot of activity going on. The staff looked OK, and the person that took me around was very friendly. They explained everything and answered all the questions I had, which is what I was interested in. It's an excellent place. I remember when it was built 20 years ago, because it was on my way, and that's the reason I went to see it, because I don't want my wife to be too far away from home. They have a very nice dining room. They have a lot of activities. From what... read more

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2 years ago

I visited this facility The food at Maravilla was amazing, and it's very elegant. The whole experience was very elegant. They had a very nice pool, and the rooms were very nice and nicely appointed. It's a very grand facility, but my personal feeling was that it would be a great place for your parents to go if they didn't need any help. I'm not so sure it would be a good place if they actually needed some help. It very much has a feeling of everybody being on vacation, and the people did look happy, but I didn't get a feelin... read more

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Hello Meagan, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback and for your kind words about Maravilla Santa Barbara. We take great pride in the first-class amenities, activities, services, and care we provide our residents. In addition to the resort-like environment Maravilla offers, we also have customizable care options that are personalized to each residents' needs. Our Assisted Living services can be increased or decreased, to ensure residents' needs are met, both now and in the future. We are proud to offer our residents ... read more

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6 years ago

I am/was a resident of this facility I stayed for a week at Maravilla, and I loved it. It's like a five-star hotel. It's highly organized, the amenities are amazing, and it's beautiful inside and out. The food is wonderful, exceptional, and served on linens. The staff is amazing. 

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Fred B 
6 years ago

I visited this facility Maravilla was outstanding. It's probably the finest senior residence in the country. They had all levels of care from complete assistance down to complete independence. They had lovely 1, 2 and 3-bedroom cottages that you could buy or lease, and you could bring your own furniture. The staff was wonderful and very kind. The food was very good. 

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7 years ago

I visited this facility My visit with Maravilla was very nice. They treated us to lunch, which was delicious and fresh. It was a very large facility with lots of residents, beautiful architecture and gardens, and nice apartments. It had a very full list of activities scheduled, including trips outside of the facility as well as doctors' visits. 

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Loving Husband3 
8 years ago

I visited this facility Maravilla was the one that we liked the best, and they encourage you to get on their waiting list. We went into three or four rooms with people there, and I was very impressed by them. They actually did some pretty serious remodeling. They were very receptive based on the requirements, and interests of the people that are moving in. There were exercise facilities, clubs, games, and people to guide them. 

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8 years ago

I visited this facility We were able to look at Maravilla, and it's a very nice place. It had beautiful grounds, and they have lots of things to offer. Their dining room was nice, as well as the people. They have a very pretty setting. They have a pool, a nice waiting room, exercise program, and games, like cards and Scrabble. 

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How is Maravilla rated?

Maravilla has a 4.6 star rating with 63 reviews. 

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