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Montecito Secret Garden

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First Floor Garden Flat with Separate Entrance


Last updated: 07/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Charming garden setting, fully-furnished with antiques, books, paintings- you can walk to Coast Village Road and beautiful Butterfly Beach! Check out the Music Academy Summer Schedule while you are walking through the 'secret tunnel' to the beach.

Stop by Santa's Barbara's own Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for a delicious drink and pastry before you set out on your beach loop, through the tunnel and past the beautiful Biltmore Hotel. Walk to our neighborhood grocery store and Friday Farmer's Market on Coast Village Road. Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, American restaurants are also within walking distance. The Waterfront and Santa Barbara downtown shuttle bus station is 2 blocks away. The Santa Barbara Zoo and East Beach and volleyball courts are 6 blocks. This is the best location in Montecito!

Santa Ynez Wine Country is a scenic drive north past lake Cachuma. Hearst Castle and Carmel within 2-4 hours drive. LAX just 90 minutes South with frequent shuttles to Santa Barbara area.

Property includes rustic Norwegian sauna with wood fire, as well as a bocce or boulle court to relax under the shade of the eucalyptus trees.

Keywords: Private, Quiet, Cozy, Peaceful, Restoring, Rejuvenating, Healing

****New!! We will be offering our charming downtown hideaway beginning August 15!, 2015. Please email for more info and photos!


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    On street parking in front...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Instructions for use found in our welcoming letter!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    there are several seating areas throughout the secret garden!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna


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from 48 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$179 $189
Thu, Fri, Sat
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$179 $189
Thu, Fri, Sat

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  • Tax Rate 10%

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Last updated: 07/08/2015
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We are a couple who love the area and love to share our special garden apartment with guests. Our friendly little dog will be happy to show you around! We live in the same house but we have a separate entrance and we rarely run into the occupants of the Secret Garden apartment! Of course, we love to recommend restaurants and special places to explore..

Why the Owner Chose Montecito:
This location is so close to everything, if you live in LA you can just take the train up and never have to drive. in our opinion, Montecito is the best place to be in this whole area, and we have lived in all parts of Santa Barbara. We call it the Carmel and La Jolla of California! It is so beautiful here. New!!! Please ask about our 2 bedroom 1 bath with art studio! Same location!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
There are too many to list! To have a glass of wine and play boulle in the back yard is right out of 'A Year In Provence'. In fact, it feels very European with the furnishings and location. One of the best kept secrets is the tunnel to the beach, right down the street. It's hard to believe you are really in the heart of Montecito when you are surrounded by birdsong, owls hooting, and visually no houses to be seen because of the trees and bushes. Still, the gardener makes sure there is plenty of light to keep all the flowers and the two lemon trees healthy! Pick a fresh lemon for that lemon-drop martini- shaker and glasses provided!

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • First Floor Garden Flat with Separate Entrance

    First Floor Garden Flat with Separate Entrance

  • Beautiful european-style furnishings

    Beautiful european-style furnishings

  • Amazing garden views from every window

    Amazing garden views from every window

  • A tranquil fountain

    A tranquil fountain

  • Queen pillow top bed- dream away your stress!

    Queen pillow top bed- dream away your stress!

  • Fully-equipped kitchen

    Fully-equipped kitchen

  • Bocce court under the eucalyptus tree

    Bocce court under the eucalyptus tree

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