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Charming Mediterranean Estate & Guest Cottage

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Nearly an acre of landscaped grounds surround the house (side view)

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Last updated: 07/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Montecito chateau / country house description

Character abounds in renowned winemaker Bryan Babcock and his wife Lisa's enchanting 1920s Mediterranean home, situated perfectly for exploring the spectacular Santa Barbara Riviera (3 minutes from beach!) and nearby wine country. Located in Montecito on nearly an acre of landscaped grounds, the four bedroom house accommodates eight, the guest cottage another four. From the moment you drive up to the fragrant flower filled exterior and open the front door into the arched and tiled foyer, you may believe you have stepped back in time. Settle in front of the old world fireplace, central to the inviting, antique filled living room, open the French doors out to the expansive lawns and gardens, and stay awhile.


Ideal Rooms for Entertaining: The warm colored dining room comfortably seats up to ten guests and is conveniently situated next to the gourmet kitchen. Well equipped, the cheery kitchen, with fantastic garden view, features a 6-burner Wolf range with double oven, dishwasher, microwave, and stainless refrigerator, as well as accessories for meal preparation and service. Outstanding caterers are available for special events. Adjacent to the dining area, is the large, cozy family room with views of the majestic oaks, flower garden, and fountain. Curl up with a book or watch a movie in this gorgeous room with beamed ceiling and beautiful old world fireplace.

Charming, Restful Bedrooms: Upstairs, four charming and restful bedrooms await you. Three of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The master, with an en suite bathroom has a shower, garden view, television and romantic balcony. Another bedroom, also with balcony, has a bath adjacent and a view of the rose garden. The third bedroom, with en suite bathroom and shower, has a beautiful antique bed and a gorgeous view of the garden with the fountain below. Finally, the fourth upstairs room has a double bed, a small sunroom, perfect for reading, and a small half bath nearby.

Inviting Guest Cottage: Down a stone path, an inviting, two story guest cottage accommodates another two guests and is available for larger groups. The upstairs is bright, with high beamed ceilings and is thoughtfully appointed with a queen bed, charming decor, and two sets of French doors leading to a large balcony. There is a full bath upstairs as well, with a beautiful vintage tiled floor. The first level has a desk and a kitchenette with a small fridge, sink, coffeemaker, microwave and toaster, with seating and a cute table perfect for a morning scone and coffee. Parking is conveniently available near the home's front door, with room for a vehicle or two back by the guest cottage.

Guests (21 years of age or older) while staying at the residence receive complimentary wine tasting at Babcock Vineyards Tasting Room located in the acclaimed Santa Rita Hills wine appellation near Lompoc.

Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Children Welcome
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
                  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
                  • Pets Considered
                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

                  Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

                  Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Games For Kids
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating

                  local services and businesses

                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Safe
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Covered Parking
                          • Gas Fireplace
                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking Off Street

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Stove
                              • Catering Available
                              • Kitchen
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill

                              Outside

                              • Patio
                              • Child's Swing
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Balcony
                              • Barbecue
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Lanai / Gazebo
                              • Beach Towels

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer
                              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              $525 $750
                              Fri, Sat, Sun

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning $225 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 10%

                              Notes:

                              Mid-week pricing for Mon-Wed. nights

                              Rental of Guest Cottage Requires An Additional Rental Fee - Contact For Details

                              Cleaning for Main House $225.00 / Guest House $75.00 (call about additional maid service); Security Deposit For Main House $500.00 Guest House $250.00

                              Summer rates apply for holiday weeks, Spring Break, Vintners' Festival, Celebration of Harvest.

                              Call for monthly rates.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 07/03/2014
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                              Location

                              Car: Necessary

                              Santa Barbara is known as the “American Riviera”. Majestic mountains are the backdrop for one of the most beautiful “beach towns” in the country with a temperate climate year round making it a wonderful destination anytime. A congenial, small town atmosphere ensures a relaxing vacation along with a wide variety of things to do from sailing to live theater to wine tasting; and the restaurants are world class. Montecito is a small rustic community minutes away from down town Santa Barbara and the beach.

                               

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                              • Nearly an acre of landscaped grounds surround the house (side view)

                                Nearly an acre of landscaped grounds surround the house (side view)

                              • Nearly an acre of landscaped grounds surround the house

                                Nearly an acre of landscaped grounds surround the house

                              • Living room with French doors to lawn

                                Living room with French doors to lawn

                              • Family room with old world fireplace and french doors to lawn

                                Family room with old world fireplace and french doors to lawn

                              • Library

                                Library

                              • Well Equipped Gourmet Kitchen, With Fantastic Garden View

                                Well Equipped Gourmet Kitchen, With Fantastic Garden View

                              • Master bedroom with balcony and bath

                                Master bedroom with balcony and bath

                              • View Of Master Bedroom Balcony

                                View Of Master Bedroom Balcony

                              • View From Guest Room To Balcony Doors

                                View From Guest Room To Balcony Doors

                              • Guest Cottage Behind Main House (Additional Rental Fee Required)

                                Guest Cottage Behind Main House (Additional Rental Fee Required)

                              • Guest Cottage Master Bedroom With Balcony and Full Bath

                                Guest Cottage Master Bedroom With Balcony and Full Bath

                              • Complimentary wine tastings at our winery located in the Santa Ynez Valley.

                                Complimentary wine tastings at our winery located in the Santa Ynez Valley.

                              • Nearly an acre of landscaped grounds surround the house

                                Nearly an acre of landscaped grounds surround the house

                              • Spacious lawns with play structure

                                Spacious lawns with play structure

                              • Living room with fireplace

                                Living room with fireplace

                              • Family Room With Old World Fireplace

                                Family Room With Old World Fireplace

                              • Formal dining room seats up to ten guests

                                Formal dining room seats up to ten guests

                              • Gourmet Kitchen With Fantastic Garden View

                                Gourmet Kitchen With Fantastic Garden View

                              • Master Bedroom Seating Area

                                Master Bedroom Seating Area

                              • Guest Room With Double Bed & Shower

                                Guest Room With Double Bed & Shower

                              • Guest Room With Iron Bed

                                Guest Room With Iron Bed

                              • Guest Cottage Downstairs

                                Guest Cottage Downstairs

                              • Outdoor seating to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

                                Outdoor seating to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

                              $525 - $750 per night (USD)
                              5

                              5 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

                              View calendar: Updated 07/03/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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