Mountain Lions Spotted on Frontcountry Trails

••• A two-bedroom penthouse Polo Club condo has come up for rent ($5,500 per month) and the decor is impressive.

••• Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito has lost its ducks.

••• “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.)

••• As predicted, the grand house at 4265 Cresta Avenue in Hope Ranch took a big price cut: It’s now at $9 million, down from $10 million.

••• 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.