Covenant Living at the Samarkand's stunning location - between the Pacific Ocean and the striking Santa Ynez Mountains - is the setting for one of the area's premier retirement communities. Here you'll enjoy the superb climate and natural beauty of Southern California with its breathtaking beaches, spectacular parks and incredible sunsets. While surrounded by all this natural beauty, city-lovers will enjoy our proximity to the cultural sophistication and year-round vibrancy of Santa Barbara. Nestled in the hills just above the town, Covenant Living at the Samarkand offers breathtaking views of the area and our proximity is ideal! We're just minutes from all the great shopping, fine art, film festivals, live music, theater, bistros and boutiques that this charming oceanside town is famous for.