Orchard Cottage Quintessential Montecito
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Montecito cottage description
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A quiet Garden Paradise! First time back on VRBO since 2011! The Little Orchard House is a Quintessential 1940's Montecito Guest Cottage -- updated, yet original, located in the Upper Village of Montecito. Large wood windows and french doors open out to mature landscaping and gardens. A front privacy gate closes off the property, leaving you with all the peacefulness and ease that equals a well deserved retreat. So close to all the amenities and activities that Montecito and Santa Barbara has to offer, yet so far away from 'tourbillon d'activity'. Relax on Adirondack chairs, look out to the mountains, or listen to the birds that flock to the mature gardens surrounding the cottage. Sit back after a long day of exploring the area on the patio chaise lounges, with a glass of local Santa Barbara wine. Or take a stroll around the neighborhood and discover the unique row of cottages that are full of history and charm.
The Guest Cottage has a detached bedroom pavilion with a Queen size bed, and Egyptian cotton sheets adding to the luxury. This sweet and tranquil bedroom is surrounded by tall windows and french doors, opening up to the night sky. Many a falling star has been sighted while dozing off in this special cottage bedroom.
Additionally, a comfy Double size sofabed, occupies the Main Cottage Living Room area. Plenty of space and comfort for 2 more Guests.
There is a Full Bathroom, with Shower, Tub, and Skylight in the Main Cottage.
The kitchen is equipped with a cute efficiency stove, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, and all the Dishes and pans you'll need to cook up your organic produce and meats purchased at one of the local Farmer's Markets.
The Living Room area has a Flat Screen TV, with local and nationwide programming. If available, a Record Player will be set up for your analog enjoyment, with a selection of vinyl to choose from. A few select DVD movies and books will also be available for use.
The beautifully private Garden has a relaxing sitting area, facing the mountains, and near a mature 60 year old Avocado Tree (which produces the BEST avocados you've ever tasted, and free for the taking)!! A great place for afternoon Tea.
You'll feel so at home, in the little Orchard House, that you'll never want to leave...
Keywords: COTTAGE, UPPER VILLAGE, MONTECITO, QUIET, UNIQUE, ROMANTIC,PRIVATE GARDENS, NEAR THE BEACH, GOLF COURSE, AND ALL AMENITIES THAT THE CITY HAS TO OFFER.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Full shower and bath with skylight in Main Cottage.
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Lawn / Garden:
- Away From It All
- Equestrian Events
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Eco Tourism
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
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DREAM SPOTGuest comment entered by owner
This quintessential Montecito getaway was exactly what I needed to detach from work and the crazy lifestyle I lead in the bustling Los Angeles area. The moment I walked onto the property, I felt calm and relaxed. This feeling did not leave me the entire time. The mature gardens, the privacy and the quietude were beyond anything I expected. I'll be back --- again and again! Thank you to the Host for a lovely week stay.
- Guest Rachel Sarthgard
- Date of stay 07/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/24/13
Beautiful Montecito Retreat
Beautiful Montecito Retreat
My best friend and I decided on a whim to escape from LA for a weekend of rest and relaxation in Suzanne's verdant little gem set in the trees. We arrived on a beautifully sunny day, parked out front and walked into a private little garden and cottage set into the back of her property. The cottage was even prettier in person. The living area was all muted colors, lots of white and rattan, done very tastefully and surrounded by large, open french windows. The kitchen is diminutive but oh so cute with a full fridge and stove and the shower/bathroom was pristine. The detached bedroom was like sleeping on a white cloud and very comfortable and serene. Thank you Suzanne for being so sweet in your correspondence and for showing us such amazing hospitality. We hope to return one day. Best from LA.
- Guest SC (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 07/24/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
With expansive kitchen, wonderfully furnished interiors, and a private yard, this was our home away from home and base of travels in early April. The neighborhood was quiet and within two minutes drive, we were at the beach. Shoot up the coast and you're in Big Sur, or drive a couple hours south and you're in Los Angeles (not that either of us wanted to leave the house!). A great romantic getaway in a beautiful part of the world.
- Guest Patrick (Albany, NY)
- Date of stay 04/01/11
- Review Submitted 05/04/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you, Patrick and Torben, for such a nice review. I hope you'll come visit the Orchard House the next time you are traveling along the Central Coast. It was a pleasure to have you both here as our guests, and to introduce you to the various Farmer's Markets that take place all week around the Santa Barbara area. See you again soon!
A+! My wife and I needed a second honeymoon. Our work schedules had been keeping us apart for the better part of a year. A colleague from work recommended this Montecito retreat and we decided to go for it. Wow -- the best decision of our lives, or should I say marriage? This place was "otherworldly" it was so beautiful. My wife commented that it was like walking into a Monet painting. It was clean, perfectly maintained, private and serene. And yet it was just a few minutes drive away from the beach and all the culture of Santa Barbara and Montecito. What a week we had -- the best of southern France in the best of California.
- Guest Stan (Evanston, Illinois)
- Date of stay 04/11/11
- Review Submitted 05/02/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Wow! What a nice review. So happy you were able to unwind and enjoy our little cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you both and please come back again. I know the beagles would love to greet you both, again, under the Pepper tree!!!! -Suzanne
Our 4 day retreat in this little dream location, with perfect weather to top it off, made for an ideal vacation. The simplicity and beauty of the cottage bedroom brought us the rest and relaxation we needed from our hectic NY schedule. The fresh organic muffins and fruit that were stocked in the fridge were a welcome surprise, and the local wine left on the kitchen counter topped off our long day of travel. It was so peaceful to lay out on the hammock and look toward the mountains at sunset, and on that peaceful little stretch of lawn and garden....SO many varieties of birds! We especially liked watching the hummingbirds sip from the trumpet vines!! Thank you, Suzanne, for facilitating a much needed break, in your beautiful and sweet cottage haven.
- Guest kiki (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 04/26/11
- Review Submitted 05/02/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and hope you will come back to the Orchard House the next time you are in need of rest and relaxation!!
Rachel and Paul
Rachel and Paul
This cottage is perfection. The mature gardens and landscaping add serenity and a feeling of being secluded in a terrarium of color. There is a sweetness and openess to the property that makes it hard to leave. We wanted to explore all of Santa Barbara, but kept finding ourselves returning to the cottage throughout the day, to enjoy meals, and relax under the honeysuckle vines and jasmine. The refrigerator was stocked with some of the best organic berry muffins we've ever tasted. And, it was only a 2 minute drive to the Bakery where they are made, so we brought home half a dozen for the rest of our family before going back to our home in Chicago. The area is charming, with rows of cottages built in the 1940's, and just a short 5 minute drive into the city. We will be back, and recommend this beautiful little cottage to all of our friends. Thank you, Suzanne, for providing such a wonderful stay!
- Guest rache (chicago, illinois)
- Date of stay 04/22/11
- Review Submitted 04/30/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for being the perfect guests. It was a pleasure to meet you both, and introduce this wonderful area to you. I hope you will come again, and tell all your friends about the Orchard House. I look forward to a return visit from you and more wonderful stories about your lives in Chicago!!
THANKSGIVING WEEK SPECIAL!! STAY 3 NIGHTS OR MORE, AND GET ONE NIGHT FREE! JUNE 1, 2013 TO June 1, 2014 $220 Weekday Rate - $235 Weekend Rate MINIMUM 2 nights STAY / $235 Weekday Rate - $250 Weekend Rate $1450 Weekly $2800 Monthly There is A Refundable SECURITY/DAMAGE deposit due to hold your spot. 10% Lodging TAX for rentals under 31 days. $75 cleaning fee for less than 1 month stay. $150 cleaning fee for 1+ months stay.
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Year Purchased: 2008
Why the Owner Chose Montecito:
This property has a perfect location, with the added benefits of a quiet friendly neighborhood, close access to all amenities, and within a charming area of well preserved cottages dating from the 20's to the 40's.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Once you step onto the property, you will feel a sense of serenity and quietude. Mature landscaping surrounds you, with nothing but greenery and blossoms. Birds of all variety flock to the area. A mini paradise and a perfect place to retreat.
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WELCOME TO THE ORCHARD HOUSE AND LITTLE ORCHARD HOUSE PROPERTY
LITTLE ORCHARD HOUSE BEYOND THE GREEN GATE!
VIEW OF GUEST COTTAGE
LIVING ROOM WITH DOUBLE SOFABED
LIVING ROOM OPENING OUT TO PATIO
LOOKING INTO KITCHEN
SIDE YARD GARDEN AREA
SURROUNDED WITH BOUGAINVILLEA
BEDROOM PAVILION 10 STEPS FROM MAIN COTTAGE
SURROUNDED BY LARGE PICTURE WINDOWS AND FRENCH DOORS
MOUNTAIN VIEWS LOOKING NORTH
VERDANT LAWN SURROUNDS PATIO
APPROACH TO LITTLE ORCHARD GUEST HOUSE
RETREAT BEHIND MATURE TRUMPET VINES AND HONEYSUCKLE.
VIEW OF COTTAGE AND ROMANTIC BEDROOM RETREAT FROM PATIO
LIVING ROOM AREA
RELAXING LIVING ROOM VENUE
EFFICIENCY KITCHEN WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED
FULL BATH WITH SHOWER, TUB AND SKYLIGHT
ENTRANCE TO BEDROOM RETREAT
LOOKING OUT TO BEDROOM PAVILION FROM LIVING ROOM WINDOW
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