New One Bedroom Montecito Luxury Guest House Near Beach.
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Montecito house description
If you are looking for a relaxing, comfortable, romantic, private, spacious home away from home in Montecito then look no further. The Orchid Oasis was custom built and completed in 2013 and designed to host those seeking the amenities and comfort of a 5 star hotel but in a private home setting. This quintessential detached guest house is 650 square feet designed for a couple or individual seeking a perfect Montecito vacation.
Located in one of Montecito's most desirable neighborhoods, guests are able to enjoy the convenience of walking to the beach, the lower village, and the upper village. Endless hiking trails, biking trails, beaches, shopping, and dining are some of the wonderful activities that are awaiting your arrival. Our private home is surrounded by professionally landscaped grounds, mature trees, orchids, a koi pond with waterfall, and a green house filled with orchids from all over the world. Guests are encouraged to visit the green house where you will quickly learn why our guest home was named The Orchid Oasis.
This home was custom built and designed in 2013 with top of the line appliances, beautiful hard wood floors, high beam ceilings, open floor plan, large windows, french doors leading to an outside covered patio, new furniture and a beautiful fireplace. Upon entering your private home away from home you will not be disappointed. The natural light that brightens up this home exudes comfort and tranquility. The large bedroom has a queen bed with high quality fresh linens, flat screen t.v., chest of drawers, and a big closet. The open floor plan combines a large living room, dining room, and kitchen. The beautifully designed kitchen features top of the line stainless steel appliances, new refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, and all of the cooking utensils you need to cook up a fine meal. The living room and dining room are perfectly designed into one large living space offering plenty of room for a couple and a few friends to lounge by the fireplace, relax, and enjoy a home cooked meal. Here you will also find french doors leading to an outside covered furnished patio that allows for an indoor/outdoor dining/living experience. It is not unlikely to eat most of your meals outside while visiting the Orchid Oasis. For those who bring their work along, the living room has a built in office space to set up a laptop, make phone calls, and stay connected while on vacation. The living room also features a flat screen t.v. with all news cable network, high speed internet access, and wireless Sonos music station. There are no details that were left out while designing this beautiful home. Even the bathroom was meticulously designed with custom built-in cabinets contrasted with sea glass colored tiles surrounding the shower and tub. The brand new tub offers a perfect way to end a great day. This large bathroom also includes a separate shower with a rain shower head, new fixtures,with a large mirror and drawer space. There is also a laundry room in the hallway with a new stacked washing machine and dryer.
The Orchid Oasis is completely furnished and turn key ready for your stay. Everything is provided, from furnishings, linens, kitchen ware. Enjoy our books, magazines, and cable movie library. The expansive lush grounds are perfect for relaxation or get together with friends.
The Orchid Oasis is detached from the main house and designed to offer total privacy with all of your traveling needs in mind. You will have your own parking, separate from main house with your own private entrance.
The house manager, Adrian, is happy to assist you in any way. She is a local Montecito resident and recommendations from her are highly encouraged. For an extra fee concierge service, hiking guides, surfing instructors, and wine tours are also available. Our goal is to make your Montecito getaway an unforgettable experience. We hope you can experience for yourself all that the Orchid Oasis has to offer.
- 650 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- This large bathroom is meticulously designed with custom built wood cabinets contrasted with sea glass colored tiles that surround the shower and tub. Soak in the tub or shower with the rain shower head. The bathroom is spacious and has all new fixtures, a large mirror, plenty of drawer and cabinet space. Fresh towels are always provided for all of our guests. ...moreless
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- The Orchid Oasis was built and designed in 2013. From start to finish our goal was to exceed the expectations of guests seeking 5 star accommodations. Our goal is to provide similar amenities that are found in a 5 star hotel but in a private and comfortable home setting. We absolutely love where we live and want our guests to experience all that Montecito has to offer. Montecito has so much to offer - bask in the sun at the famous Butterfly Beach which is a short walk from your front door, catch waves at our local beaches, ride the bike paths to local wineries, take a tour to the famous Santa Ynez wineries, hike the nearby trails, take a short walk to Montecito's fine restaurants and boutiques, explore local art galleries, visit the Santa Barbara Zoo, shop and dine on Santa Barbara's famous State Street, and so much more. After a fun filled day touring our coast, we are confident that coming home to your Orchid Oasis will be a perfect end to a great day. We hope you visit soon. ...moreless
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The outdoor garden and lawn space is professionally landscaped. The free standing green house is set back near the koi pond. Plenty of sitting areas to enjoy the properties beautiful grounds....moreless
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Deepsea Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Gambling Casinos
- Whale Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- It is hard to imagine a more idyllic setting and stunning natural landscape than that found throughout the seaside village of Montecito, California. Long renowned as a verdant retreat, Montecito has become one of, if not the most exclusive and attractive communities in the world. Montecito is also home to an exceptional array of restaurants, boutiques, delis, art galleries, pizza parlors, jewelry stores, ice cream shops, and local merchants along the famed Coast Village Road. Often compared to Rodeo Drive – although more laid back – many residents and visitors enjoy spending the afternoon window-shopping throughout this beautiful area. Other popular attractions include two public parks, a public tennis court, a family-oriented YMCA, and the Montecito Village Shopping Center. Butterfly Beach, one of only a few south facing beaches in southern California, is located in Montecito, backed by the Coral Casino, Biltmore Hotel, and the Santa Barbara Music Academy. Known also as The American Riviera, Santa Barbara is home to fine dining, upscale shopping, first class entertainment venues, historic attractions, year-round beaches and outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, surfing, whale watching, hiking, horseback riding and wine tasting. Truly something for everyone… ...moreless
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Montecito Guest House
Montecito Guest House
Great location, short walk to town, very nice decor. Highly recommended!
- Guest Peter (Costa Mesa, CA)
- Date of stay 10/04/13
- Review Submitted 10/09/13
Amazing PlaceGuest comment entered by manager
What an amazing place to spend 2 weeks relaxing and doing some work-related writing! Beautiful grounds. Adrian is wonderfully helpful. The weather in the area is incredible-whether enjoyed on patio, beach, wineries, hiking trails or mountain drives! I highly recommend the walk from Butterfly Beach to East Beach. Incredible. ENJOY!
- Guest Carolyn
- Date of stay 08/09/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
ExcellentGuest comment entered by manager
Everything was simply EXCELLENT! Thank you for your warm hospitality. Great place and I'm already looking forward to the future stays.
- Guest Peter
- Date of stay 08/05/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
We Struck GoldGuest comment entered by manager
We Struck Gold
We really struck gold finding the 'Orchid Oasis' to spend a few days relaxing after our daughter's wedding in Los Angeles. It was such a delight to stay here with the beautiful garden, Koi pool,humming birds in the garden and exceptionally well appointed house. It is an easy walk to the beach and a short drive to Santa Barbara. I am sure we will be back again in the future.
- Guest Joyce and John from Scotland
- Date of stay 07/26/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at this guest house Labor Day weekend. It was gorgeous, quiet, and the perfect place to relax. There's cable in both the bedroom and the living room, many books to read (including guidebooks about the area), and a koi pond in the back. It was also walking distance to the beach!
- Guest California45 (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 08/31/13
- Review Submitted 09/02/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Absolutely Perfect! The name Orchid 'Oasis" is very fitting!!
Absolutely Perfect! The name Orchid 'Oasis" is very fitting!!
Right from the beginning, when I contacted Adrian regarding possibly staying at the Orchid Oasis, I knew it would be a great fit for my needs. She is extremely helpful in meeting all your needs, and is very knowledgable in all the amenities in the area to help you know where is good to go, whether it's for dinner or wine tasting etc! I had surprised my husband with a four day weekend there and Adrian even organized an in house massage for us. When we opened the door upon arrival, the 'cottage' exceded our expectations. Immediately we knew it was the home away from home that we needed. The designers sure knew what they were doing when this place was built. The earth tones make you feel at peace, the furniture is immaculate and comfortable, and the appliances are all high end. Loved the bathroom! We sat in the gorgeous back yard with our wine and it was very tranquil and beautiful. I can't say enough good about Adrian and this lovely home away from home. Thank you so much!
- Guest tamara m.
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
I just had a wonderful stay at the cottage. The owner and manager were both extremely helpful both before and during my stay. Whether golf or surfing or restaurants, they gave me some great ideas. The backyard is stunning and very peaceful to hear the waterfall while looking up at the mountains. The location is perfect. I would walk down to Coast Village Road every evening for dinner. And only a short couple minutes to Montecito Cafe and all the stores up there. Can't wait to come stay again.
- Guest Tom (Austin)
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 07/29/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
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excellent location, amenities, even food in refrigerator. Orchids everywhere very nice detail in construction and lots of privacy, open space to enjoy outdoor living area. one small nit, gardeners arrived on Sat am., otherwise flawless experience.
- Guest Outdoors guy (Calabasas)
- Date of stay 06/21/13
- Review Submitted 06/27/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
My husband and I spent 3 nights and loved everything about our little oasis! The guest house is actually prettier than in the photos and beautifully designed and outfitted. Everything we needed was there. We loved the location - walked and rode bikes - so happy we didn't need to get in the car to get to the beach, a restaurant or the market. We will definitely be back!
- Guest Marni (LA, CA)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
What a dream!Guest comment entered by manager
What a dream!
I absolutely love this place, what a dream! Thanks so much for letting me stay in your wonderful house.
- Guest Kate
- Date of stay 05/11/13
- Review Submitted 05/30/13
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- Nearest Airport: Santa Barbara Airport at 15 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrack at 4.9 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 101 Freeway at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Butterly Beach at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Luckys at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Montecito Country Club at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Cava at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2013
About: I moved to Montecito in the late 60's and was lucky enough to raise my boys in this beautiful town and now watch my grandchildren grow up right down the street from my home. When visiting my home you will quickly see my passion for orchids. My orchid life started as a pot washer for my husband's hundreds of orchids and I quickly became fascinated with the history of all of his complex paphiopedilum collection. His knowledge, love, and enthusiasm for orchids were contagious and soon we built a second greenhouse, and that was the moment that orchids became an important part of my life. I am currently the President of The American Orchid Society and editor in chief of the Orchid Digest. Besides the plants themselves and the never-ending opportunity to learn about them, I love being involved in the orchid world because it offers an opportunity to meet and work with so many amazing and fascinating people. When I am not traveling the world speaking about Orchids, I love spending time with my family and friends. My daughter in law is my house manager and she is the perfect person to answer any and all of your questions.
I decided to build this guest home after discovering one of our two orchid green houses needed a lot of work. After much thought, I decided it would be the perfect place to build a guest home for travelers visiting Montecito and a beautiful representation of space that for many years was the home to orchids from around the world.
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Location Location Location... Mountain views and close to beach. Comfort Comfort Comfort... Privacy Privacy Privacy.... Great hostess if needed....
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View of Orchid Oasis taken from backyard.
Open floor plan: Kitchen, dining area, living room view taken from front door.
Built in work space with beautiful mountain views.
Front door, large pantry space and kitchen.
Large full bathroom with brand new fixtures, tub and large shower.
Hallway connecting bedroom to living space & doors to washer/dryer & storage.
Pic #2 of bedroom with queen bed, sitting area, and night stands.
The Orchid Oasis's green house located across from patio. A must see for guests!
Flagstone walk ways surround the Orchid Oasis.
Patio view of the koi pond and water fall. One of the many spaces to relax.
View of living room, office space, fireplace and french doors leading to patio.
Dining area, kitchen & dutch door taken from living room.
Kitchen -Top of the line amenities designed with sea foam glass tile.
Large bedroom w/ queen bed, t.v, large closet, & windows with view of backyard.
Patio view of green house, koi pond, water fall and sitting area.
View of french doors & outside covered patio. Perfect space for outside dining.
Pathway allowing guests to enter house from front, side, or back doors.
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