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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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Alison W. 
on Birdeye

2 months ago

I would have expected more than one drink choice (at least water?), a tour guide who knew the cost of the various units, and somebody in the clubhouse at the end to answer questions or seem interested in engaging our interest. Instead we were brought back to an empty room with a dessert table. 

Business response:

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our recent Open House event. We truly appreciate your attendance and value your feedback. We are delighted that you joined us, and we extend our sincere apologies if there was any misunderstanding. Our intention is always to provide a welcoming and enjoyable environment for our guests.  

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Maria G. 
on Birdeye

2 months ago

It was very nice 

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Marc & Susan S. 
on Birdeye

4 months ago

You have a wonderful Ambassador in Lesley she answered all our questions, and still answering, as we continue consider our move to CA! 

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Reviewer RC#0911e 
5 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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9 months 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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Nancy Fowkes Lavender 
recommend  Recommended
5 years ago

Great staff and lovely facility! They are doing great things! 

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Marilyn Berman 
5 years ago

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Maravilla has a 4.6 star rating with 52 reviews. 

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