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Situated in the heart of Isla Vista, Tropicana Villas is a peaceful, gated community designed for continuing students. We are just minutes from the UCSB campus.

Villas Community Amenities include:

  • Heated pool and barbecue area
  • Rec room with ping-pong, pool table and large-screen TV
  • On-site laundry room 
  • Plenty of bike parking; car parking available for a yearly fee

As a resident of the Villas you are always welcome to use the resort-style amenities at nearby Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall and Tropicana Del Norte Residence Hall.

  • Trop Café
  • Heated pools
  • Study lounges
  • Fitness center
  • 27-seat private movie theater

Heated Swimming Pool and BBQ Area

Meet your friends for a dip in the pool! The heated and gated swimming pool is located in the courtyard area and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Recreation Room

Located on the second floor, the Recreation Room offers a large-screen plasma TV with surround sound, a billiard table, and a ping-pong table. Our Community Assistants will also use the recreation room to offer exciting social and educational activities such as faculty speakers from UCSB, movie nights, pool and ping-pong tournaments, as well as open mic nights.

Laundry Room

The Laundry Room washers and dryers are credit card operated.

On-Site Parking

Tropicana Villas has tons of bike parking. If you choose to bring your car, we have off-street vehicle parking for purchase. Please visit our pricing page for more information.

Trop Café (Gardens and Del Norte)

Trop Café offers multiple meal plan options to fit your needs. The menu is updated weekly. Trop Café is located at Tropicana Gardens and Tropicana Del Norte Residence Halls. Villas residents can inquire about meal plan options by emailing our leasing department.

Cardio Fitness Room (Gardens)

The cardio room, located in the St. Croix quad, is equipped with an elliptical machine, a treadmill, two stationary bicycles, flat screen TVs, a rowing machine, and free weights. The cardio room is open daily from 8 am to 10 PM.

Movie Theater (Tropicana Del Norte)

Our state of the art movie theater features stadium seating for 27, 120″ Hi-Def projection screen with Blu-Ray player and Dolby Surround Sound 5.1. With the black-out shades, movie time is any time! RAs will often host movie nights or popular TV episode viewing parties, complete with popcorn or snacks.

24-Hour Quiet Study Lounge (Gardens)

Hit the books in our spacious 24-Hour Quiet Study Lounge, adjacent to the lobby. Free printing is available in the study lounge to all residents of Tropicana Student Living. 

Fitness Center (Del Norte)

Weights and cardio options are available 8 AM – 10 PM.

Questions? Call (805) 968-4319 or email