Explore. Engage. Indulge.

Fine dining, right here at home.


Our new dining room is just exquisite! Our indoor-outdoor seating is perfect for the Santa Barbara climate. Whether it’s filet mignon or comfort food you’re after or homemade desserts, you can lift a glass, make new friends, and enjoy California casual cuisine prepared daily. Our celebrated chef offers a delicious menu—from filets to fettuccine, short ribs to sandwiches—brought to you daily by our culinary team. Cuisines from across the globe mean there’s always something new, and the Vista Variety menus and healthy selections feature even more options. Our chef, kitchen and dining staff take all health and safety precautions so your dining experience is as safe and enjoyable as possible.


Enjoy delicious fare every day.

  • Enjoy delicious fare every day.
  • Fine dining with table service
  • Seasonal favorites
  • Healthy dining options: fresh seafood, chicken, and plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Selections for restricted diets

Door to door and more.


Getting where you want to go is simple, whether it’s around the community or around the town. Our daily shuttle hits all the top spots, and there are weekly trips to the local shopping center, pharmacy, and grocery stores. Vista del Monte’s resident transportation can get you there. When you’ve got an appointment or need to take a special trip, you can book a ride with our own car and driver, or use our Lyft concierge service.



  • Scheduled transportation
  • First-come, first-served basis, by request
  • Free trips in a 10-mile radius
  • Medical transport available
  • Lyft concierge service

Best friends welcome.


Vista del Monte isn’t just a friendly community, it’s pet-friendly. We welcome dogs, cats, birds, and fish, and we’re home to some little animals with big hearts. Pets offer companionship and comfort. Please ask us about our pet policy.


A new leash on life.

  • Colorful plants and lovely flowers for sniffing
  • Walkways on which to meet other furry friends
  • Strolls around the friendly village
  • A pedestrian-friendly downtown

Note: A pet application and fee are required.


It starts with a smile.


Time and again we hear from residents that it’s the spirit of community and close friendships that surprised them the most. But we’re not surprised at all—Vista del Monte is a place full of interesting people. And it’s where new friends become old friends in no time. How does it happen? With opportunities to socialize and have fun: gatherings, activities, and resident-led clubs and groups. Hikes, chess, and cards. Volunteering and cultural opportunities also bring like minds together.

Fit and feeling good.


With our renowned Fitness and Aquatic Center right on campus, there’s no better place to find all you need to be your best. From lap swimming and water volleyball to fun classes and personal training on our all-new equipment, your fitness is our focus. Our fully equipped Fitness Center is also open by appointment for individual or small group use.


Amenities: Wellbeing/Fitness

  • Fitness and Aquatic Center
  • Certified personal trainers and lifeguards
  • Indoor pool heated to 88 degrees
  • Hydrotherapy pool heated to 95 degrees
  • Outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy through our partner Rehab Alliance

So many ways to work out including:

  • Strength training
  • Lap swimming
  • Water volleyball
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Balance class
  • Water Balance class
  • Pilates
  • Chair exercise
  • Keiser strength training equipment
  • NuStep and CyberCycle fitness bikes
Lifelong learning

Here, lifelong learning is a class act.


Founded as a retirement community for educators, Vista del Monte is still home to many retired teachers and professors, and those who simply love learning. Our library is a jewel, with new arrivals curated by our resident library committee, and a selection of periodicals and daily papers. Feed your curiosity daily by having books from our fully stocked library delivered to your home.


State of the arts.


Art fills life with purpose and inspiration. Vista del Monte is a place where creativity shines. At our own art studio, resident artists can create and show their work. Our studio is open by appointment for individual or small group use. If you’re musically inclined, consider joining the Vista Voices, our in-house director-led choir that performs seasonal concerts. Ours is an enriching place where there are so many ways to find your creative spark.


Find your inspiration.

  • Block printmaking
  • Air-dry clay
  • Watercolors
  • Mosaic
  • Painting
  • Sculpting
  • Woodworking
  • Music performances and lectures