Owned and developed by Caruso, the company behind some of the world’s most acclaimed shopping, dining and lifestyle destinations, Rosewood Miramar Beach embodies the brand’s commitment to creating properties that reflect the unique fabric of the communities in which they live. Caruso hand-selected Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® as the resort manager, in large part due to its guiding A Sense of Place® philosophy, wherein the history, culture and sensibilities of the location are woven into the property. The result is a truly authentic and inspired experience that serves as a world-class gathering place for locals and visitors alike.
The Spirit of Miramar
Years ago, on that same strip of magnificent beach was Miramar by the Sea, a storied resort first purchased by a young couple in 1876. Initially a private residence, the couple was so taken by the extraordinary location that they soon built cottages to lodge visiting friends and family. Not long afterwards the cottages became accommodations so that outside guests would also be able to share in the magic of Miramar. With each passing summer season, with so many embracing the golden age of travel, the spirit of Miramar was born.
A Residential Resort
Inspired by the beautiful homes and grand estates of Montecito, and true to Rosewood’s signature residential-style, Rosewood Miramar Beach provides guests a truly unique experience – as if being hosted in a private home – across all guest touch-points; the resort is residential in style, service and sentiment. The property features luxurious Montecito accommodations, including 161 guestrooms and suites, was manifested from Rick’s idea of a sprawling Montecito estate that grew over time, in tandem with the growth of a family – an homage to the genesis of the original property.
At the heart of the property is the magnificent Manor House where a dramatic stone-paved driveway leads up to a striking single-entry, solid-wood front door that opens into the home’s grand foyer. The centerpiece of the residence is its luxuriantly-curved staircase – a tribute to an original design by esteemed Southern Californian architect Paul Williams, remembered by many as an architect to the stars. Williams’ work and vision is distinctly Southern Californian and has influenced residential and hospitality design worldwide. His original drawings are on display within the property’s entryway, showcasing a number of sketches, including the inspiration behind the resort’s spiral staircase.
Three signature suites reside in the Manor House including The Founder’s Residence, The Miramar Suite and The Ambassador Suite. Each provide the utmost in luxury, space and style, infusing distinctly residential design details throughout the resort – the product of collaboration with Rick Caruso’s personal interior designer, Diane Johnson. Boasting spectacular views and distinct décor and design, the signature suites can be combined with king-sized guestrooms to form an entirely private, seven-bedroom retreat within the Manor House.
Complementing the grandeur of the Manor House, spread over 16 acres of lush landscaping, are the Bungalows and Lanai House guestrooms. Each guestroom accommodation is light-filled and spacious and offers a furnished balcony or patio, a roomy dressing area, and awe-inspiring views of the garden, ocean or mountainside. Lavish bathrooms provide every indulgence with elegant marble finishes, freestanding soaking tubs and separate his-and-her vanities.
A focal point of the estate is the Cabana Pool, one of two pools on property. Another nod to Paul Williams, the pool’s distinctive, serpentine-edge design draws inspiration from the architect’s work for the now-demolished Arrowhead Springs Hotel in Central California. Nineteen luxurious cabanas, each topped with a stylish black and white valance, complete the pool’s polished yet playful footprint.
Pristine Beachfront Accommodations
Anchoring the property are the resort’s 26 oceanfront Beach House suites, studios and guestrooms which feature private terraces directly over the sand, an unparalleled offering in Southern California. In addition to the breath-taking ocean views, Beach House guests enjoy several exclusive services to complement the beachfront experience, including access to a complimentary evening cocktail trolley, monogrammed pillowcases and robes along with personalized amenities from arrival to departure.
A Luxury Beach Experience, Redefined
With its prime positioning directly atop Montecito’s pristine sands, Rosewood Miramar Beach is the only resort in the region that offers guests all-encompassing beach service with complimentary access to chairs and umbrellas, food and cocktail services and activities and programs for both sand and sea. Enjoy the cool crash of the Pacific’s waves aboard surf and paddleboards available by way of the resort’s beach attendants or watch the tide rise high from the Miramar Beach Bar.
Resort guests can also enjoy plentiful activities including open-air bocce and shuffleboard and cozy evenings around a flickering firepit, while residents of Montecito and the surrounding Santa Barbara area will be invited to experience an extensive calendar of programming on property, a
Caruso signature. With every visit flawlessly tailored to each guest’s preferences, Rosewood Miramar Beach is the ideal setting for family gatherings and romantic getaways alike.
Rosewood Miramar Beach features seven distinctive restaurants and bars. Helmed by Executive Chef Massimo Falsini – who joins the property with experience leading a Michelin-starred restaurant – the resort’s culinary program is characterized by locally and sustainably sourced produce that highlights the best of the region’s rich gastronomy.
Caruso’s, the lively and inviting oceanfront restaurant, features al fresco seating over the sand alongside a stylish and sparkling interior with unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean. Chef Massimo introduces a taste of Southern Italy to coastal Montecito through signature dishes that utilize the highest-quality ingredients sourced from neighboring farmers, fisherman and ranchers. Combining the best of la dolce vita with the relaxed glamour of the American Riviera, Caruso’s is poised to become a dining destination that locals and visitors will seek to experience time and time again.
Malibu Farm at Miramar, the first California resort outpost of the beloved farm-to-table concept by Helene Henderson, offers all-day dining in a refined yet laid back setting. In keeping with Malibu Farm’s philosophy, the restaurant serves simply prepared plates crafted from fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Malibu Farm at Miramar draws inspiration from its Montecito surroundings to deliver a rustic and relaxed beach vibe that simultaneously embodies the elegance of the luxury resort.
Miramar Beach Bar, the Beach House’s oceanfront oasis inspired by a luxurious sailing vessel, invites guests to enjoy an array of craft cocktails and simplistic snacks in a lively and jovial setting. At the chic and sophisticated Manor Bar, live music provides an ideal environment for a pre- or post-dinner libation.
Delicious poolside bites and family-friendly treats will be served at Scoop Shop in a whimsical and charming atmosphere, while Cabana Bar touts refreshing cocktails and light fare at the serpentine-edge Cabana Pool. The Manor House’s Living Room is the perfect place for indulging in afternoon tea or a glass of champagne overlooking the Great Lawn. A robust calendar of live entertainment across all venues truly brings the property to life.
Relax and Re-energize
Rosewood Miramar Beach is a destination designed for renewal and rejuvenation. At Sense, A Rosewood Spa, guests enjoy unique treatments and rituals inspired by the healing traditions and native plants found in the local surroundings, such as the Alkaline Marine Cocoon and the Montecito Sage Purification. Offering expertly appointed relaxation rooms, steam rooms and saunas as well as ample individual and couples treatment rooms, Sense is a tranquil oasis welcoming both overnight guests and members of the local Montecito community. Sally Hershberger Montecito will bring a full suite of salon and bridal services from the acclaimed female hairstylist, as well as Sally’s complete collection of luxury haircare products, to guests of Rosewood Miramar Beach. Afternoons can be spent exercising at the resort’s state-of-the-art fitness center, which features outdoor treadmills, alongside high-performance equipment from Woodway and Peloton.
A plentiful program of well-being activities such as sunrise yoga on the beach, personal training sessions and pool fitness activities engage the mind, body and spirit.
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 25 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 22 new hotels under development. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing.
Rates start at $800 per night midweek, $1,025 weekends, with a two-night minimum sometimes required.