Our Featured Properties
Mediterranean Villa in the Montecito Foothills!

Just Reduced!  Private Villa on 5 acres with 5 bedrooms/5 baths---stunning mountain and ocean views!

2893 Hidden Valley Lane

Montecito, California



Upgraded Winchester Commons Townhouse in Great Location!

This townhouse actually seems more like a house.  Minutes to Elwood Bluffs, the ocean, golf courses and shopping.

11 Touran Lane

Goleta, California 93117


Priced to Sell!  Panoramic Views of Downtown Santa Barbara, Ocean, Harbor and Islands!

Older custom built home with great potential that sits on almost one acre!

801 Jimeno Road

Santa Barbara, California  93103


Santa Barbara, California
Luxury Real Estate, Second Homes, and Waterfront Properties expert...

Tom Matheson

Windemere Real Estate


Santa Barbara, California is a great place for a second home!


Santa Barbara is a wonderful city in southern California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 92,325. The metropolitan area—which includes the cities of Goleta and Carpinteria; the unincorporated communities of Montecito, Summerland, Isla Vista, and Hope Ranch; and adjacent areas—has a population of approximately 200,000.

Santa Barbara is located about 85 miles west-northwest of Los Angeles, along the Pacific coast. This stretch of coast along southern Santa Barbara County is often referred to as the "American Riviera" because of its Mediterranean climate. The Santa Ynez Mountains, an east-west trending range, rise dramatically behind the city, with several peaks exceeding 4,000 feet. Covered with chaparral and with sandstone outcrops, they make a famously scenic backdrop to the town. Nearer to town, and directly east and adjacent to Mission Santa Barbara, is a hill known locally as the "Riviera" or "Alameda Padre Serra" (shortened APS) for the street that traverses it, which is built up with expensive homes.

Much of the architecture in the city is Spanish Colonial in style, although much of it was actually constructed starting in the early 20th century in connection with the Mission or Spanish Revival movement. White buildings with terra cotta tile roofs are a trademark sight.

Santa Barbara is home to a vibrant artistic community, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is home to a significant permanent collection. Other art venues include the University Art Museum on the UC Santa Barbara Campus, various private galleries, and a wide variety of art and photography shows.


Santa Barbara has many parks, ranging from small spaces within the urban environment to large, semi-wilderness areas which remain within the city limits.

Santa Barbara boasts numerous performing art venues, including the 2000 seat Arlington Theatre, the largest indoor performance venue in Santa Barbara; the Lobero Theatre, a historic building and favorite venue for small concerts; the Granada Theater, originally built by a contractor named CM Urton in 1920, now the tallest building downtown; and the Santa Barbara Bowl, the 4562 seat amphitheatre is a concert space, nestled in a picturesque canyon in downtown Santa Barbara.

The city is considered a haven for classical music lovers with a symphony orchestra and many non-profit classical music groups (such as CAMA). The Music Academy of the West, located in Montecito, hosts an annual music festival in the summer, drawing renowned students and professionals.

Santa Barbara is a year-round tourist destination renowned for its warm weather, downtown beaches, and Spanish architecture. In addition to the city's cultural assets, several iconic destinations lay within the city's limits. Mission Santa Barbara, "The Queen of the Missions," is located in Santa Barbara. It was founded on December 4, 1786 on a rise about two miles inland from the harbor, and is maintained as an active place of worship, sightseeing stop, and national historic landmark.


Tom Matheson

Windermere Real Estate

In today’s fast pace, highly competitive real estate market, Tom Matheson handles every project with confidence, energy, enthusiasm and persistence. It's about offering the highest quality service!

Tom is a Windermere Real Estate Broker and a Licensed Appraiser, he has surrounded himself with a dedicated team ready to serve you in our beautiful Santa Barbara & Montecito and California's Coastal Communities. His knowledge and understanding of this exclusive market has earned the respect of the most sophisticated entrepreneurs. Tom’s loyal client base is a testament to his responsiveness and clear, astute guidance. The Windermere Team is ready to serve and meet and assist your needs.

Tom is respected by his peers and clients for  his honesty, knowledge, professionalism and love for the success of people. Tom will be committed to your needs!

Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, Thomas Matheson  has the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your objectives.  Tom is a second homes expert in Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas.

"My team and I will earn your respect, trust, confidence & friendship while representing you in all real estate matters"

Tom Matheson
Windermere Real Estate








Our Featured Properties
3500+ Acres of Spectacular Ranch Land Available for Development!

Convenient to Santa Barbara, this property is west of the Santa Rita Hills Wine Appellation.

Cebada Cyn Road

Lompoc, California




NEW CONSTRUCTION!  Breathtaking Ocean Views from this

Tuscan-Style Villa Featuring "Smart Home" Technology!

Rarely available new construction in great location just outside Hope Ranch on the Mesa.

3410 Sea Ledge Lane

Santa Barbara, California 




Out of Area Home--

Palm Springs, California

Estate home in Palm Springs that is great for entertaining.  Close to golf and all the best that Palm Springs lifestyle has to offer!

550 Camino Norte

Palm Springs, California  92262