Villa Santa Barbara

227 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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About the community Villa Santa Barbara

Villa Santa Barbara offers first-class independent and assisted living services in a stylish, modern community, where you can always bask in the California sunshine. In the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, a magical coastal city known for its stunning beaches and majestic Santa Ynez mountains, our convenient location places you within walking distance to golden beaches, charming local shops, and crave-worthy restaurants. Santa Barbara is simply a hot spot for world-class chefs, which makes for an exciting culinary landscape and gastronomical paradise.

We’re here to help you live your best life. We want you to enjoy the freedom to pursue your passions while we take care of the hassles of your day. Simply put, you deserve to spend your retirement with top-notch amenities and dependable services always within reach. To learn more about all we can offer, contact a Senior Living Advisor at A Place for Mom today!

Community Amenities and Services

There’s no end to the ways to fill sunny days at Villa Santa Barbara. Brightly lit common spaces create the backdrop for countless on-site activities, while off-site adventures await just beyond our doors. Choose how you’d like to enjoy our chef-prepared meals, as dining options include restaurant-style, full salad bar,...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing for Villa Santa Barbara

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Starting at
1 Bedroom
Starting at

*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Villa Santa Barbara

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Covered parking



Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Beauty salon


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room

On-site dining options

Café or bistro


Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Educational speakers / life long learning
Live well programs

Reviews for Villa Santa Barbara


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September 2, 2021
JJ - Resident/client
Enjoying Life

The community is in the downtown Satna Barbara area, and I have enjoyed the business of being in the city after living in rural areas for most of my life. I like the hustle and bustle going on around me, but others may not. That depends on personal preference. The staff are very congenial, and the food is very good. It tastes good and is presented well. They also have a lot of activities, with many choices.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

September 21, 2021

Jj, we really appreciate your positive review!

March 18, 2021
a lovely Senior Community

We tour the community and were impressed with the staff presence and welcoming and overall with the building. We are in process to make a decision as our siblings are out of state, we know that ultimately our Dad will move here. Thank you for the wonderful tour and help in understanding what Assisted Living is all about.

March 16, 2021
Leslie M - Child of resident/client

I needed one place for my 97 year old father to live for the rest of his life, since caring for him became too much for him and for me. Villa Santa Barbara is the place! I am so grateful I chose Villa. The staff, in particular [name removed], the Executive Director, and [name removed], the Wellness Director, have been wonderful. They are always helpful and accommodating while always making sure the residents are happy and safe, which has been challenging during the pandemic. Its a family there, with all the staff so kind, warm and helpful and always taking that extra time to make the residents feel special and loved.

November 14, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

Nice location and great place for "independant" seniors.

February 21, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

We were incredibly impressed by both the facility and the staff. [name removed] knew the names of each of the residents, which was a huge indicator of the relationship they have with their residents. The facility is the nicest one I've seen to date and the cost was unbelievable. My Father even remarked on how clean the place was. This was the first time he'd expressed a real interest in moving into a senior community.

July 26, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Fantastic care for mom

This is a nice community for my mom. The staff is caring and very attentive. The community is the clean and very nice environment. I like knowing that she is improving. The menu is appealing and she is pleased with the variety. She glad that they have good activiites. It is nice to know that she likes to be here. Families would like the care for their loved one with a good value.

June 24, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

My husband and I were most pleased with our visit with [Removed] at Villa Santa Barbara yesterday, June 22nd. [Removed] did a wonderful job of explaining everything about the facility and then taking us on a tour of the building. She explained that they are in the process of redecorating so it was easy to see the changes that were happening. The building and rooms were impressive, very easy to imagine living in and up to current living conditions. The financial portion was easy to understand and we were impressed with the level of medical help available if we were ever to need it. We are primarily looking right now but Villa Santa Barbara is certainly a consideration in our plans. Thank you, [Removed]

May 9, 2017
paula williams - Resident/client
Unconscionable business practices

Be aware and forwarned .... read the contract. ..when you move out, Villa S.B. and or Capital Senior living takes 30 days or more to refund any funds back to you.

March 7, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My parents home.

I like this community and I am glad to see that my mom and dad are happy here. The staff are so friendly and it feels like a home enviroment. The meals are outstanding. They do offer alot of activities. They do enjoy the music. I am very happy to see that this is a great fit for them both. I highly recommend this community for the great care and value to other families seeking care for a loved one.

February 16, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Still adjusting but so far things are going well.

We have been here for a few weeks and so far things are going well. We are still downsizing and adjusted to not being in the same home for thirty years. The community is very nice but we haven't had much time to take full advantage of what they have to offer. It's a pleasant community and they are currently redecorating so that will be lovely when it's finished. The biggest issue we have is they serve dinner too early in the evening around 5PM. We are late eaters and we have noticed we are spending money on meals we shouldn't be because the cut off for dinner is too soon. That is our only complaint so far.

June 27, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My Mom Is Here

This community is working out okay for my mom. She is not into games or cards but she does enjoy the company of her caretaker who takes her out often. My mom gets some accommodation on her meals if she does not like what's prepared. The staff do their best to understand my mom. I have realized the community does not offer any panic buttons to be placed around her neck.

June 8, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Confident About The Care My Mother Is Receiving

It has been a hard adjustment for my mother to this community, but we are pleased with everything they have done for us. They are really trying their best to help her adjust and feel more comfortable. We really love this community. They keep the facility and my mother's room very nice and clean. There are many activities offered for her when she is ready to participate. Only problem has been with the food. They more of a selection for the residents to choose from. Overall I'am confident about the care she is receiving.

May 16, 2016
Marion - Loved one of resident/client
Ken is awesome - doing his best with the limited resources

Ken is excellent and puts in 110%!!!!! There is little security. They rarely ask you to sign-in, and sometimes do not have anyone at the desk. The decor is dated and dirty, but with my moms bad eyesight, she didn't notice.

May 6, 2016
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
There are some things that could be better.

I am no stranger to this area and choosing Villa Santa Barbara was an affordable decision. There are some things that could be improved but the staff make up for it. You can tell they are trying and seem to be very responsive. One suggestion I think should be considered is having some type of buddy system for newer residents until they can get familiarized. Thankfully, I have the ability to get up and go off site with friends I've had for years. Another thing that could improve is the food, it's not the greatest. Overall, My experience here hasn't been bad and I've actually recommended the place to some friends looking for something affordable.

December 14, 2015
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Not A Good Experience

There are some activities, but they do not try to get the residents to participate in them. My loved one did not have a good experience there. The initial impression is totally different from what they turned out to be. I would not recommend them for someone who needs more than independent living care.

October 9, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
father is very happy there

There are a lot of things I like about Villa Santa Barbara. I do feel that sometimes things can be a little too casual, and are not quite as organized as I think it should be. The facility is also a little old and kind of worn. But on the other hand, I really like the people there, and my father is very happy there which is the most important thing.

August 11, 2015
Sylvia B. (SBarbara native) - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Mom was reluctant, then transitioned right away.

My mother was hesitant. She did not know what to expect. After one visit, I asked her to think about it. She said she was thinking about it and "was not thinking 'no'." Within days she became excited about moving away from the clutter, and giving up on time consuming/energy zapping tasks of home ownership and daily chores. When moving day finally came, all the paperwork in order, the doctor's okay, she happily and confidently said "Goodby Stuff," and got in my car for the ride over to meet the movers. Very nice apartment, and friendly caring staff. The food is really good, and the folks that live there are friendly and welcoming. Mom took to the new lifestyle pretty quickly, and has found activities she enjoys and looks forward to.

June 26, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
very happy

They did an excellent job. We were only there for a short time (about two weeks) as my mother ended up passing away, but during the short time they were there we were very happy with them.

April 4, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

I think it is just a great situation for our mother in law. It covers all of her basic needs for independent living, such as three square meals, transportation to doctors appointments and such, etc. The meals they have are very very basic. If there is one area I were to think of where they could improve it would be there. Other than that it has really been a great experience with Villa Santa Barbara.

February 26, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very nice place!

I think they do a great job overall at Villa Santa Barbara. It is a nice looking, clean place and the staff have all been very friendly. They're very responsive to all of our inquiries and requests, and they take great care of the people who live here!

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Villa Santa Barbara has received an average review rating of 4.1 based on 28 reviews. See all reviews.

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