••• A two-bedroom penthouse Polo Club condo has come up for rent ($5,500 per month) and the decor is impressive.
••• “Mountain lions have been spotted on the Hot Springs and Romero Canyon trails,” says the Montecito Trails Foundation: “It appears to be a mom and her cubs. Keep your dogs leashed, and make some noise. It’s very normal that we get these reports.”
••• An announcement from Los Padres National Forest: “Campgrounds managed by concessionaire will remain closed through June 1.”
••• Need a new challenge? Try the Santa Barbara VK trail run. (VK = Vertical Kilometer.)
••• A few recent sales of note: 1) 1050 Cold Spring Road went for $8.8 million. Zillow says it was on the market for 626 days, but the listing record shows the 2006 house first coming on the market in 2008 for $35 million (!), and most recently at $11.95 million.
2) The boxy beige house at 1936 Jelinda Drive in Ennisbrook sold for $4.75 million, which is what the sellers paid for it in 2013; it was listed first at $5.25 million, and then at $4.999 million.
3) The appealing spec reno at 401 El Cielito Road sold for $2.55 million (according to MLS) or $2.325 (Zillow). It started out at $3.25 million, then dropped a couple of times until it was at $2.65 million. Hopefully, the new owner has enough money left over to put a shower in the bathroom that only has a tub.
4) 2231 Camino del Rosario went for $2.8 million; it was listed at $2.995.