VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Sea Ranch - Historic Retreat at Hammonds Meadows

You sent a message to this manager.

Quintessential Family Retreat


Last updated: 07/13/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Montecito house description

Sea Ranch - Historic Carriage House at Hammonds Meadows

NOTE: We do not use the availability calendar on this website. Please visit Paradise Retreats website for availability information. Use the 'For Property Information and Availability Calendar' link located at the bottom of this page.

Steeped in rich California history, Sea Ranch peacefully sits on 4 acres of prime Montecito coastal land; an easy walk to three beautiful beaches and Montecito's lower village. On this same land, the native Chumash Indians lived in the village named Shalawa. In the mid 1800’s the property was converted to rich farm land. Today, the vast open spaces have been maintained, and the original footprint of the carriage house barn has been thoughtfully preserved. Enter the property through private wooden gates on a street named for the family who owned the property at the turn of the century. Statuesque eucalyptus, palms and oak trees stand sentry around this very private property. Rolling lawns, shaded sitting areas, and wildflower studded woods paint a rich landscape on this property.

Walking trails and wooded paths lead to the beach, and to a legendary Montecito surf spot known as Hammonds Reef. This completely remodeled residence is rich in warmth and rustic ambiance, while offering every modern convenience and upscale amenity possible. Throughout the home, cedar wood planks and beams from the original structure have been thoughtfully recycled. A combination of waxed white oak floors, French reclaimed terra cotta tile and unique doors and windows add to the impeccable craftsmanship feel of this exquisite property. The kitchen is everything a gourmet chef expects with professional appliances that include a 6 burner Wolf range, wine cooler, coffee station, Sub-zero refrigerator and 3 dishwashers for effortless meals and entertaining. The custom banquette with expanding table tops creates two separate smaller eating areas or expands for larger groups and family style dining.

The expansive views of the pool area and surrounding grounds outside become the perfect backdrop to this comfortable and welcoming space. In a wing off the kitchen are two well appointed bedrooms ; one with twin bunk beds, the other with a queen-size bed. These rooms share a full bathroom with a bathtub. Just outside this area is a warm outdoor shower for surfers and beach goers to use before entering the home. This also provides a separate entrance for this wing of the house. In the living room, soaring beam ceilings of cedar rise above a massive 2 story sandstone fireplace. This fireplace was fashioned around the original blacksmith’s furnace structure in the carriage house. French doors from both the living room and bedroom open to the backyard with pool views. The second cottage, a quaint bougainvillea covered studio, has a full kitchen and is easily accessible from the inner driveway courtyard. Either cottage is an excellent option for separate families, or domestic help.

Each cottage and the pool house have laundry facilities. Comfortable year-round outdoor living is the goal of this fabulous property. Extensive walking paths and multitudes of peaceful vignettes dot this picture perfect property. An outdoor BBQ & kitchen features a 5-zone grill with rotisserie, ice maker, refrigerator and dishwasher. The amenity-rich list continues with a bocce ball court, built-in ground level trampoline, outdoor heated shower, fire pit, fire table and bikes for rides to nearby Miramar and Butterfly beaches. The deep blue pool with lap lane, built-in 10 person spa, and Baja shelf is the focal point of the grounds. A convenient pool-house has a full bath and dressing room, along with a washer and dryer for washing beach towels and swimwear. As the final outdoor touch, a 50' flat screen TV is mounted above the outdoor wood burning fireplace. Sea Ranch is resort-style living of the finest caliber.

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms


              • Video Library
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (9) Sonus Stereo System throughout; 42' Flat screen TV w/DVR (Living Room); 65' Flat screen w/DVR/DVD; Surround sound, X-Box (Family Room); 24' flat screen TV ( Kitchen); 35' Flat screen w/DVR (Master Bedroom #1); 42' Flat screen w/DVR (Master Bedroom #2); 42' flat screen TV w/DVR (Water Tower Loft); 36' flat screen TV w/DVR ( Barn Guest House); 42' TV w/DVR (Studio); 50' flat screen TV w/DVR (Pool House Patio); DVD's, Games, Puzzles, Books...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Video Game Console
              • Television
              • Stereo


              • Family
              • Historic


              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shelling
              • Shopping

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Tennis
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax


                              • Dining Area


                              • Gas Fireplace:

                                Living Room w/gas fireplace...moreless

                              • Free Long Distance
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Washing Machine:

                                Washer / Dryer ( Main House); Steam Washer / Steam Dryer (Pool House); Washer / Dryer (Studio); Iron, Ironing board, all linens supplied, all towels supplied ...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Telephone:

                                Wireless Internet access, Printer, Telephone (free national long distance) ...moreless

                              • Linens Provided
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Parking
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional


                                  • Catering Available
                                  • Kitchen:

                                    Wolf 6 burner stove w/griddle; Sub-Zero Refrigerator; 2 Bosch Dishwashers, Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawers; Viking Wine Cooler, Meile Built-in Coffee Station; Microwave/Convection Oven; Toaster, Blender, Meile Coffee maker, coffee grinder; Spices, cooking utensils, walk-in pantry...moreless

                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Blender
                                  • Coffee Grinder
                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave


                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Bicycles
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Patio
                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    Fully Fenced, Mature trees and native landscape; Walking trails; Swing-Set; Covered Patio with fire-pit; Banquette seating w/fire table; Fully equipped outdoor kitchen; Optional Wheelchair Ramp....moreless

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Heated Pool
                                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                  • Jacuzzi
                                  • Private Pool:

                                    Pool w/lap lane; In-Pool Spa; Baja Shelf for in-pool lounging; 2 outdoor showers; ...moreless

                                  • Hot Tub


                                  Write a review 5
                                  from 1 traveler reviews
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  May 15 - Sep 15, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $9,500 $34,200
                                  Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $8,000 $24,000
                                  Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $7,000 $21,000
                                  Apr 1 - May 14, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $8,000 $24,000
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates


                                  • Booking Fee $50
                                  • Cleaning $550
                                  • Tax Rate 10%


                                  Prices in US Dollars

                                  Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

                                  3 night minimum - 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving and Christmas Weeks

                                  Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax

                                  $550 cleaning fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees)

                                  $3,500 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $875 with purchase of Damage Waiver.

                                  30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

                                  Until confirmed, rates are subject to change

                                  Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details.
                                  Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more

                                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                                  Last updated: 07/13/2014
                                  Check availability
                                  23 Available
                                  21 Unavailable
                                  22 Today
                                  23 Selected dates


                                  Car: Necessary


                                  Manager info

                                  Contact us

                                  Speaks: english

                                  Guestbook comments from the property manager

                                  1 of 38


                                  • Quintessential Family Retreat

                                    Quintessential Family Retreat

                                  • Living Room

                                    Living Room

                                  • Gourmet Kitchen

                                    Gourmet Kitchen

                                  • Master Bedroom Downstairs

                                    Master Bedroom Downstairs

                                  • Poolhouse patio w/ TV

                                    Poolhouse patio w/ TV

                                  • Firepits and Firetables outside

                                    Firepits and Firetables outside

                                  • 4 acres of year round fun!

                                    4 acres of year round fun!

                                  • Family Room

                                    Family Room

                                  • Full Outdoor Kitchen

                                    Full Outdoor Kitchen

                                  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom

                                    2nd Floor Master Bedroom

                                  • ! bedroom Guest Cottage

                                    ! bedroom Guest Cottage

                                  • Studio Guest Cottage

                                    Studio Guest Cottage

                                  $1,250 - $1,700 per night (USD)

                                  6 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 8

                                  View calendar: Updated 07/13/14
                                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
                                  Dates are unavailable
                                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                                  Get an instant quote
                                  Email manager

                                  +1 8052751851

                                  Speaks: english
                                  Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check, or direct bank transfer. Learn More
                                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                                  Three services to protect your trip:

                                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                                  Get it now