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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: 09/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • 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

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

                  Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

                  Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

                  Entertainment

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

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

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

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

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

                  Kitchen

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

                  Outside

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

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          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.
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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 09/26/2014
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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

                          • 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.

                          • 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.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, October 30, 2014

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                          5 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 09/26/14
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                          Member since: 2008
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated 09/26/2014
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                          Charming Mediterranean Estate & Guest Cottage

                          Montecito #211560ha

                          5 BR  4.75 BA  Sleeps 12

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