Exotic Tranquil Style in Montecito
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Montecito house description
Tropical Paradise-Exotic Tranquil Resort Style in Montecito
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Imagine warm tropical breezes, the shimmer of water falling into a crystalline pool, lush exotic plants, and quiet music emanating from every corner of a private oasis. Welcome to Tropical Paradise – a artful departure from the ordinary, a serene escape.
Upon entering through private gates, it is uniquely evident that a zen-like experience is in store. From the careful attention to landscaping details and countless water features, to the impeccably fluid interiors that blend with the tropical grounds, this property is a one-of-a-kind experience centered around renewing the mind and body.
In Pan-Asian style, indoor and outdoor spaces meld seamlessly. The use of natural fabrics, earthy textures, and rich colorful hues creates an organically harmonious family escape or a romantic getaway in the heart of Montecito.
The Living Room, with bamboo beams and fabric wall coverings, centers around the stone fireplace. Through French doors, a private dining patio sits adjacent to a soothing water feature, where a happy Buddha presides – a perfect romantic space al fresco.
With culinary genius in mind, the open Kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet chefs to create masterpiece meals. Artful bamboo cabinets house a plethora of gourmet tools and professional appliances, unique “earth friendly” cookware, and serving pieces make meal time a true pleasure.
The Dining Room centers around the large distressed Balinese teak table that sits under a pagoda lamp - walls painted in earthy tones of terra cotta add to the welcoming warmth of this room.
The Master Bedroom is a sanctuary that hugs the soul and instantly has the ability to calm even the most weary traveler. The queen-size bed is a tribal refuge, with vibrant pillows and duvet from the owner’s home bedding line. As with all the rooms in this home, outdoor and indoor spaces blend perfectly. With the bedroom doors flung open, one can see straight through the entire home, and French doors open to the backyard pool terrace.
The Master Bathroom is a work of art with a custom mosaic over the spa tub and large walk-in shower. A generous walk-in closet completes the space.
Two guest bedrooms offer different vantage points to enjoy more serene views of the backyard oasis. On the north side, a bright and airy room with custom platform queen-size bed faces the backyard and pool. The intimate setting of the south guest bedroom offers twin day bed with trundle and access door that leads to a hidden spa and one of two outdoor warm showers tucked under tropical palms just outside
A Balinese bungalow is artfully tucked into the landscape. In South Seas style, a queen-size bed rests beneath the Alang Alang thatched roof with walls of windows that that when flung open feels as if the space is suspended among the trees.
As with all destinations in paradise, it is time spent in the sunshine, or resting in the shade, that creates that “endless vacation” feel. A music system throughout the property offers guests the opportunity to create their own backdrop to this magical place. A charming Thai Princess adorns a tiered fountain that pours tranquil water into the river rock lined pool and spa that feels as if one has stumbled upon a jungle swimming hole.
Two thatched roof palapas offer opposing experiences. One meant for meditation or relaxed outdoor gathering. The other, a private Spinning ™ palapa with several Spinning ™ bikes and Krankcycles ™ to get the blood pumping and body in motion. Yoga mats are thoughtfully provided.
As expected at any fine resort, there is plenty of outdoor seating and chaise lounges to enjoy staying connected to poolside activity. Dining and seating options dot the landscape with a variety of areas for every mood. Under a large shade tree an informal picnic table flanks a tribal council gas fire pit creating a festive location after dark.
Location is the final punctuation to this amazing property, centered between the Upper and Lower Villages of Montecito and just minutes to local beaches, great shopping and fine dining.
The owners have thought of everything—and spared no expense—to create a sensual paradise that’s both warm and exotic. This is not merely a home, it is rare blend of luxury and casual comfort. Escape to the tropics, in Montecito. “Om Swastiastu” - Welcome!
- 3000 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Surf Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Medical Services
- Roller Blading
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Whale Watching
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Great StayGuest comment entered by owner
(Transcribed from the guestbook at the property) Thank you so much for a great stay. Your house is beautiful and so well equipped! Thank you!
- Guest The Levitus Family
- Date of stay 09/01/13
- Review Submitted 09/04/13
Wonderful AmbianceGuest comment entered by owner
(Transcribed from the guestbook at the property) We had a wonderful end to our California Trip here. We all loved the house and the area. You created a wonderful ambiance that we all enjoyed. Thanks very much indeed.
- Guest Steve, Jules, Archie, Ruby and Issy - England
- Date of stay 08/24/13
- Review Submitted 09/04/13
Beautiful and Serene HomeGuest comment entered by owner
Beautiful and Serene Home
(Transcribed from the guestbook at the property) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful and serene home with us. My husband and I treated our two children and their spouses to a lovely fun filled vacation! Your home is very comfortable and we loved all the different areas. We loved just hanging out in the pool, hot tub and patio. The weather was perfect and a nice break from our hot and humid summer at home in New Orleans! Our Daughter lives in San Francisco with her husband, so it was a wonderful place for us to just be together! Thank you and God bless.
- Guest The Garrett Family
- Date of stay 08/13/13
- Review Submitted 08/22/13
Very relaxingGuest comment entered by owner
(Transcribed from the guestbook at the property) We loved staying in your beautiful house. So many surprises and places to explore. Very relaxing!
- Guest Elizabeth and Ethan
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 08/15/13
Surprise for my awesome momGuest comment entered by owner
Surprise for my awesome mom
(Transcribed from the guestbook at the property) What an honor to be the first guest in your lovely home! Our vacation getaway was a surprise for my awesome mom - and after a 1900mi drive from St. Louis, MO, we could not have been more grateful! Swims, Hot tubs, a BBQ and picnic.. coffee on the patio, great chats at the kitchen table and sun tanning by the pool- we had a glorious time! Thank you for allowing us to share your tropical paradise!
- Guest The Kirch Family
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 07/24/13
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - May 14, 2014
3 night min stay
May 15 - Sep 15, 2014
3 night min stay
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
3 night min stay
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Prices in US Dollars
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks
3 night minimum (1 week minimum for Thanksgiving Week & 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.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee: $350
- Booking Fee: $50
- Property Damage Protection: $89
- Taxes Not included
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Truly a tropical paradise
Ceiling fans move the breeze
One of many great shade spots
Bedroom #2 with desk and flat screen TV
Spinning Palapa with bikes and Krankcycles
Tranquil setting with special touches throughout
Detached spa tucked in tropical splendor
Just for fun...the pool colors change!
Living Room, private patio just outside
Great gourmet Kitchen
River Rock lined pool with surrounding lawn
Bedroom #2, views of backyard
Bedroom #3 with twin day bed
Arbor covered patio off Living Room
Entertain in this shady oasis with firepit
Energize and rejuvenate
Bungalow Bedroom #4
Warm glow from the firepit
Thai Princess poolside
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