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Somerset - Grand Elegance in Montecito

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Originally built in 1918, Somerset sits amidst almost two acres of lush landscaping in the heart of one of Montecito's most exclusive neighborhoods, rich with ancient oaks and magnificent mountain views.

Passing through secure iron gates, the entry court and gardens lead you to an impressive stone entryway with a hand-carved front door. The living spaces are presented in grand scale with vaulted ceilings, rich wood floors, original art and sophisticated yet comfortable furnishings. The ambiance is a unique blend of cozy and commanding, charming and impressive, intimate and grand.

The Living Room opens to both the entry gardens and the luxurious pool terrace. A 2-story stone fireplace anchors this opulent room, providing an elegant location for entertaining or quiet fireside chats. A full bar with comfortable seating is an inviting corner of the room.

This East Wing boasts two lovely Guest Suites, each with its own full bathroom. French doors, which open to the backyard pool terrace, set the inviting mood in the first Guest Suite. The second Guest Suite, with views of the lovely front yard, includes the luxury of a cozy fireplace.

The Formal Dining Room is a gracious feature of the West Wing. Brightened by an abundance of windows in the daytime, the charm of the room is warmed by an impressive stone fireplace for later dining.

The Gourmet Kitchen, centered by a massive marble island, provides every amenity for trained chefs or amateur gourmands. The generous supply of culinary tools and the professional appliances complete this Chef's "Dream Kitchen". Nearby, the Butler's Pantry adds convenience for catering staff or personal chefs to organize and prepare in anticipation of special events.

A bright and casual Sun Room and an informal Breakfast Room complete this Great Room, creating a great central location to gather, relax and enjoy time together.

The third Guest Suite in the main house is just off the Kitchen and has a full bathroom. A wonderful Office with 3 work stations and full bathroom complete the main floor accommodations in the West Wing.

The Master Suite occupies the entire 2nd floor. At the top of the grand staircase, a cozy sitting room offers a library of classic book titles. With impressive mountain views through large picture windows and a large sculpted marble fireplace, the Master Suite is romantic and luxurious. A private balcony overlooks the elegant backyard and the Santa Ynez mountains beyond.

The large Master walk-in closet is flanked by "His" and "Hers" bathrooms. "Her" bathroom echoes a spa-like theme with white Italian marble counters, spa tub and spacious walk-in shower. In contrast, "His" bathroom with large walk-in shower is rich in earth tones of natural stone.

There are 2 detached Guest Houses on the property, offering privacy and comfort.

The West Guest House is a bright space with a comfortable seating area, dining table and efficient full kitchen. The Master Bedroom is outfitted with a romantic 4-poster bed and full bathroom. A clever upstairs loft has a single-size futon, providing a child or teen with a space of their own but still close to parental supervision. Just outside is a wonderful private lap pool terrace with barbecue and dining table.

The North Guest House is tucked away behind lush landscaped hedges. Ultra private accommodations make this a unique escape. A grand Master Suite opens to a private patio. The Living Room with vaulted beam ceilings centers around the cut stone fireplace, providing a warm and relaxing space to end a busy day. A kitchenette, two bathrooms and private outdoor dining patio add to the perfection of this guest retreat.

Framed by spectacular mountain views, the expansive park-like setting defines this exclusive and memorable property. The backyard oasis is a veritable playground with manicured lawns, 2 pools, gazebo, 2 spas, fountains and numerous unique seating and dining vignettes.

An Outdoor Kitchen invites year round al fresco dining, centered around a large oversized grill and outdoor fireplace (with pizza oven). The built-in banquette table seats 12 with additional seating options on a nearby terrace. The outdoor bar is a great spot to relax and enjoy watching the pool activities.

A century-old jewel of Montecito, Somerset is the quintessential retreat offering every guest an exceptional experience rivaling the finest European country homes. And best of all, no passport required!

Policies

Prices in US Dollars
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks
7 night minimum (If 7 consecutive nights not available, 3 night minimum applies)
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax + $2/night Tourism Tax
$550 Cleaning Fee, $75 Booking Fee
$5,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $1,250 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

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master Bedroom King-size bed...moreless

  • East Wing Bedroom #2: 1 queen

    East Wing Bedroom #2 Queen-size bed...moreless

  • East Wing Bedroom #3: 1 king

    East Wing Bedroom #3 King-size bed...moreless

  • West Wing Bedroom #4: 1 queen

    West Wing Bedroom #4 Queen-size bed...moreless

  • West Guest House Bedroom #5: 1 king

    West Guest House Bedroom #5 King-size bed...moreless

  • North Guest House Bedoom #6: 1 king

    North Guest House Bedoom #6 King-size bed...moreless

  • *Single Futon (West Guest House Loft) *child bed *sleep sofa /futon *baby crib - Port-a-crib, Sheets/blankets for port-a-crib*...moreless

Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    "Her" Bathroom w/spa tub, walk-in shower, sink, toilet,...moreless

  • Master: toilet, shower

    "His" Bathroom w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet...moreless

  • Bathroom #2: toilet, shower

    Bathroom #2 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet...moreless

  • Bathroom #3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom #3 w/shower tub combination, sink, toilet...moreless

  • Bathroom #4: toilet, shower

    Bathroom #4 w/walk-in shower sink, toilet...moreless

  • Office Bathroom #5: toilet, shower

    Office Bathroom #5 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet...moreless

  • West Guest House Bathroom #6: toilet, shower

    West Guest House Bathroom #6 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet...moreless

  • North Guest House Bathroom #7: toilet, combination tub/shower

    North Guest House Bathroom #7 w/shower tub combination, sink...moreless

  • North Guest House Bathroom #8: toilet, shower

    North Guest House Bathroom #8 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet...moreless

  • Powder Room #9: toilet

    Powder Room #9 w/sink, toilet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • *European-style elegance on 1.6 acres, private security gate, 2 pools, spa, 2 Guest Houses, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, fireplace and over-sized gas grill, scenic mountain views, manicured grounds in park-like setting, air conditioning (Main House and West Guest House only), light housekeeping included*, 40' flat screen TV/DVD/DVR, Niles Stereo System (Living Room), Flat screen TV (Sun Room), 40' flat screen TV (Bedroom #2), 40' flat screen TV (Bedroom #3), 36' flat screen TV (Bedroom #4), 24' flat screen TV (West Guest House Bedroom), 18' TV (West Guest House Loft), 40' flat screen TV w/DVD/VCR, Stereo (West Guest House Living Room), 40' flat screen TV w/DVD/DVR, Stereo (North Guest House Bedroom), 40' flat screen TV (North Guest House Living Room)...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Niles Stereo System...moreless

  • Television:

    Living Room, Sun Room, Both Guest Living Rooms, All Bedrooms...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Arrival Day

  • Flexible

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioning (Main House, West Guest House only)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Living Room, North Guest House, Outdoor...moreless

  • Garage:

    Parking for 2 cars in Garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High Speed Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All Linens Provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living Room w/fireplace, full bar, game table, access to poo...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 6 cars in Motor Court...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone (free national long distance)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large Laundry Room w/ 2 Washer / 2 Dryer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped/ Professional Appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Sub-Zero Refrigerator/Freezer/Ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner Range w/dual ovens and griddle; 2 wall ovens...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Main PoolTerrace w/ Gazebo and abundance of seating...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor Kitchen w/pizza oven, oversize gas grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Main Pool with Spa, Lap Pool...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer - Holiday
May 15 - Sep 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$12,000 $43,200
Spring - Fall
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$10,000 $30,000
Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2015
7 night min stay

$9,000 $27,000
Summer - Holiday
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$12,000 $43,200
Winter
Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$9,000 $27,000
Summer - Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$12,000 $43,200
Winter
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$9,000 $27,000
Spring - Fall
Apr 1 - May 14, 2016
7 night min stay

$10,000 $30,000
Summer - Holiday
May 15 - Sep 15, 2016
7 night min stay

$12,000 $43,200
Spring - Fall
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$10,000 $30,000
Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2016
7 night min stay

$9,000 $27,000
Summer - Holiday
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$12,000 $43,200
Winter
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2016
7 night min stay

$9,000 $27,000
Summer - Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$12,000 $43,200

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From $1,250 - 3 Night minimum

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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Location

15.4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
8.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Golf Club
5.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara Amtrak
1.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Miramar Beach

Car: Necessary

Wine Tasting,Shopping, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours Whale watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching.

 

Manager info

About: Paradise Retreats World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC 16 E. Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara, CA. 93101 +1 (805) 275-1851 reservations@paradiseretreats.com www.paradiseretreats.com


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Photos

  • Grand Elegance in Montecito

    Grand Elegance in Montecito

  • Living Room w/French doors to pool terrace

    Living Room w/French doors to pool terrace

  • The Formal Dining Room

    The Formal Dining Room

  • Fully stocked Butler's Pantry

    Fully stocked Butler's Pantry

  • Santa Ynez Mountain backdrop

    Santa Ynez Mountain backdrop

  • East Wing Guest Suite #1

    East Wing Guest Suite #1

  • East Wing Guest Suite #2

    East Wing Guest Suite #2

  • West Wing Guest Suite #3

    West Wing Guest Suite #3

  • Upstairs Master Suite

    Upstairs Master Suite

  • "Her" bathroom with front yard views

    "Her" bathroom with front yard views

  • Office with 3 work stations

    Office with 3 work stations

  • West Guest House Living Room

    West Guest House Living Room

  • Spectacular European style estate in Montecito

    Spectacular European style estate in Montecito

  • A grand entry

    A grand entry

  • Gourmet Kitchen with every amenity

    Gourmet Kitchen with every amenity

  • Sunny Breakfast Room

    Sunny Breakfast Room

  • Main pool terrace, so much to enjoy!

    Main pool terrace, so much to enjoy!

  • Bathroom in Guest Suite #1

    Bathroom in Guest Suite #1

  • Bathroom in Guest Suite #2

    Bathroom in Guest Suite #2

  • Bathroom in Guest Suite #3

    Bathroom in Guest Suite #3

  • Landing Sitting Room of Master Suite

    Landing Sitting Room of Master Suite

  • "His" Bathroom

    "His" Bathroom

  • Serene and picturesque back yard oasis

    Serene and picturesque back yard oasis

  • West Guest House Lap Pool

    West Guest House Lap Pool

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Date last modified - Friday, July 31, 2015

$9,000 - $12,000 per week View calendar: Updated 07/30/15
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    9.5
  • Property type
    Estate
Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
  • Manager indicates their response time is Within 12 hours
  • Calendar last updated 07/30/2015
Email manager

(805) 275-1851(California, USA)

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