The Samarkand

The Samarkand Santa Barbara Retirement Living

Enjoy the best of Santa Barbara, CA, at our exceptional retirement community

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, 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.

You’ll also find so much to do every day at The Samarkand, from fireside outdoor dining to creative arts and special social events all year long. Stay active with a wide variety of on-site wellness and exercise classes in our professional-caliber fitness center. And that’s just the start!

The Samarkand gives you your choice of an array of stunning alcove, one- and two-bedroom apartment floor plans along with senior living advantages you won’t find elsewhere.

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Robin is a skilled attorney and mediator who is active in her collaborative law community and always furthering her experience and training. She uses care and compassion in her work and I would recommend her to clients.
Kathleen Gleeson, Attorney
Kerker & Gleeson, PC

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Negotiate in Mediation for What You Need -- And Get It.

Negotiate in Mediation for What You Need -- And Get It.
By Robin Masson on Jul 22, 2017 in Divorce Mediation

Face it: most of us are not very good at asking others for what we need. We tend to come off as either too aggressive or wishy-washy. Moreover, when we’re in conflict, our asking skills tend to deteriorate into either demanding bitchiness or passive-aggressiveness that descends into resentment. Not a good look, on anyone.

But, there’s a way to ask for what you need and to enlist others in giving it to you, by being respectfully assertive. It requires communicating clearly what your needs are, how others’ behavior affects you, and enlists others in satisfying your needs.

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Cohabitation Mediation - What I Wish I'd Known Before Moving in Together

Cohabitation Mediation - What I Wish I'd Known Before Moving in Together
By Robin Masson on Jun 09, 2017 in Cohabitation Mediation

Much less planning goes into cohabitation than into a wedding, but it is, in many ways, a bigger legal, financial and emotional step.

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Divorce Mediation - The Orange: A Parable About Interest-Based Negotiation

Divorce Mediation - The Orange: A Parable About Interest-Based Negotiation
By Robin Masson on Jun 01, 2017 in Divorce Mediation

Nick and Nora were separating and couldn’t agree upon who should get the orange. Since there was only one orange, it appeared that the “fair” solution (and the one most likely to be imposed if they were in court) would be for them to slice it in half, and each would get half an orange.

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