Overview

A VERY SPECIAL AND SPIRITUAL PROPERTY

A new owner will acquire a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to inherit the unmatched location, views, spirituality, tranquility, history and beauty of this revered property, and explore the continued possible use similar to its long-time retreat use, or for a range of other potential uses.  Please review the Zoning / Land-Use page on this website and consult with the Realtor to discuss the considerations for future land-use of the property.

Mount Calvary Monastery consists of 3 main structures on just under 5 gorgeous acres.  The monastery house from the 1880’s has several bedrooms for the permanent resident brothers, plus common rooms for dining, cooking, gatherings, study and fellowship.  The guest retreat house from the 1910’s includes approximately 17 guest rooms used currently for up to 24 guests, along with a common living room, library and den.  Across from the guest retreat house is a beautiful chapel built in the 1950’s which can seat up to approximately 50 people.  Site plan and floorplan layouts can be viewed by clicking on the link or going to the pages in the website.  You can also download a pdf file version from the website page. 

L O C A T I O N

The Mount Calvary Monastery is adjacent to and was once part of the Santa Barbara Mission property. When it was founded in 1786, this location for the Mission was chosen for a good reason - it rests at the top of the gentle slope from the ocean to the low hills of Santa Barbara, perched optimistically and peacefully over the city landscape, and also looks back reverently towards the towering mountains behind.  This location is the spiritual and civic heart of Santa Barbara, and the Mount Calvary Monastery property will forever hold this unique distinction.