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Estancia Court Yard Front Yard Living Room Living Room Dining Room Kitchen Small Office Room Next to Kitchen Master Bedroom Master Bathroom Guest Bedroom I Guest Bedroom I Guest Room two with Trundle Sleep Two Patio Patio Mountain View BBQ Adobe Argentinian Style Adobe Fireplace Tile Jacuzzi Old World Landscape View From Back Porch Back Yard Driveway Estancia Gated Park directly behind The Estancia. Miramar Beach 1 Mile

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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Montecito house description

Location: Montecito, California, USA; Santa Barbara area on the Central Coast of California. (Less than 5 miles to Santa Barbara)
Accommodations: House with 3 Bedrooms and convertible bed(s), 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 6.
Style: Spanish Style Estancia
Style and charm are in this Old World, 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom Spanish style home, located on a private lane in the heart and soul of upscale Montecito. The house offers a dining room overlooking the mountains, a courtyard with an artistic hand-made water fountain, charming and warm living room which boasts a fireplace. The master suite is adjacent to a tile-made outdoor Jacuzzi, and the master bathroom offers a Jacuzzi style tub with extensive green views.
There is a full kitchen which was recently remodeled with tile counter tops, and hardwood floors that feature over 12 authentic, hand-made oriental rugs throughout the house. Large outside patio with teak table seats six on very comfortable sofa chairs to enjoy your meals peacefully listening to the chirps of countless birds, overlooking treetops and mountains. This location is considered a bird sanctuary – if you love birds, you can also visit the nearby Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary.
One of a kind art pieces from around the world have been collected over the years and enhance the unique theme of a typical Argentinian estancia. This beautiful Spanish, gated property was built in 1927 and features stunning, elegant iron-worked front gates (now remote operated) made by renowned international artists Flavio Biscotti. They blend harmoniously into the 10 foot high hedgerows surrounding the property, making this home very special and ideal for families and others seeking privacy.
The landscape of the entire property was originally designed and made in 1978 by top Santa Barbara landscape architect Sidney Baumgartner. It has been completely reconstructed following all of the original plans, allowing you to enjoy the enthralling beauty of the stunning Old World garden design, surrounded by fruit trees and flowers of various kinds all year round. The back of this fine property is connected through a private door to the most beautiful, “picture-perfect” small park in Montecito. This allows tenants to have direct access to an idyllic and secluded wonder, full of creeks, old-growth, and a tennis court and playground. Immerse yourself in the grand past of Montecito as you stroll the plant-filled paths of this park!
This unique home is located in a premier location, just 1 block from a prestigious upper village containing restaurants, coffee shops, high end boutiques, gift shops, bookstores and more. Enjoy strolling through Coast Village, less than a five minute walk from the home down a gorgeous, quiet, tree-filled private lane. For those wishing to cultivate spiritual growth, the famous retreat Casa de Maria is located about 1 ½ miles from the Estancia. Next, soak in the famous beauty of the Central Coast; just 1 mile away is Miramar Beach, 1 ½ miles away is the historic 5 Star Biltmore Hotel on Butterfly Beach, and the Estancia is a mere 1 mile from the prestigious San Ysidro Ranch, where President J. F. Kennedy and first-lady Jackie Kennedy honeymooned in the 1950’s. Just 4 miles north, dive into the heart of Santa Barbara and visit any of the numerous shops, museums, or theaters.
We are located on VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner), our listing is #89120.

For 6+ years, we have been proud to offer:
• The best location in Montecito
• Luxury Amenities including Wireless Internet
• Impeccable Housekeeping
• Fair Cancellation Policy
• Professional owners, on call 24/7
• Our services - Owner Managed & Operated!




Property Type

  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Great property for kids with access to a beautiful park with playground, creeks and lots of trees....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Easy access...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                30...moreless

              • Pets Considered
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

                ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Freezer
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Heating
              • Fireplace
              • Babysitter
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking

              Other Amenities

                  • Lots of birds for bird watchers lovers. The Estancia has a table tennis....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Television
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Music Library

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    large private tile Jacuzzi 9' by 7'...moreless

                  • Jacuzzi
                  • Communal Pool
                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Recently builded unique hand made Argentinian style brick, mud and metal BBQ. Works with fire logs or charcoal....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Beautiful patio with mountain view and super confortable sofa chairs right next to a hand made fireplace....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Located right behind the property....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Not one but three lawns to relax....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View
                  • Village

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Racquetball
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Paragliding
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Kayaking
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Pond
                      • Forests
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Water Parks
                      • Caves
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Zoo
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Boating
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Reefs
                      • Ruins
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Walking
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping

                      Other Activities

                          • The back of this fine property is connected through a private door, to one of the most beautiful, picture perfect, small park in Montecito, which allows tenants to have a direct access to this idyllic and secluded park, full of creeks & old grows, a tennis court and playground. The home is just 1 mile from Miramar beach, and 1 1/2 mile from historic 5 Star Biltmore Hotel on Butterfly Beach, and 1 mile from prestigious San Ysidro Ranch, where JFK and Jackie honeymooned in the 50's. The lower village, at 1mile, offers more world class of everything. The city of Santa Barbara is located 4 miles north. This beautiful Spanish gated property, built in 1927, is very special and is ideal for families. Stunning and elegant, ironwork, remote operated front gates, hand made by international artist Flavio Bisciotti, blend harmoniously with the 10 feet high hedge grows. Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Racquetball, Miniature golf...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Prefect Vacation!

                            Prefect Vacation!

                            • Guest dave k.
                            • Date of stay 01/07/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/29/14
                            My wife and I rented Estancia for most of the month of January 2014 and had a wonderful time. Estancia is a charming 1920's Spanish Bungalow in an absolutely prefect location in Montecito just minutes from everything one would want to experience everything Santa Barbara has to offer, including the beach shopping restaurants, hiking, tennis. The home is situation on a beautiful walled in piece of property than gives you total privacy and solitude. The owners are a lovely couple who we became very friendly with almost immediately and could not be more gracious and helpful. We plan on returning again and again because I seriously doubt we could find anything as good in the area for the price. I give the home and the overall experience 5 BIG STARS!!!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                          • A Piece of Paradise

                            A Piece of Paradise

                            • Guest Elena M.
                            • Date of stay 10/30/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/10/13
                            While planning a trip to Santa Barbra to celebrate a milestone birthday, my husband and I stumbled upon Sabine and Claudio’s Montecito Estancia online. From the images, the Estancia looked nice. However, upon arrival, we opened the gate and immediately discovered that the images, while helpful, did not present the whole, wonderful picture. Montecito Estancia is beautiful , charming, picturesque—I really can’t find enough positive adjectives. The home is lovely and very well cared for, in addition to providing all the conveniences necessary for six adults, three of them 20-somethings, and a very discriminating dog, who immediately inspected the grounds and the house, plopped down by the fountain and gave a tail wag of approval. There are gardens everywhere, and all are very private. The neighborhood is quiet, which suited us fine. Although everyone in California seems to jump into their cars for everything, we walked to the beach a few times—it is about 1 mile away. There are plenty of places to eat in Montecito and Santa Barbara, and we talked to long-time residents on the beach to get some excellent recommendations. But by far, the meals we enjoyed most where the ones we cooked in a very well outfitted kitchen and ate sitting under the heat lamp on one of the inviting patios while the sun was setting. We hiked into the mountains, rented bikes to tour Santa Barbara, watched sunsets on the beach. There are many options for outdoor activities, happy hours and socializing. There really is a lot to do in the area, and our biggest dilemma was choosing what to do, as Montecito Estancia was so inviting, we all were reluctant to leave for long periods.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • Tashy

                            Tashy

                            • Guest Tashy (Los Angeles)
                            • Date of stay 09/02/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/12/13
                            We had a wonderful time at the Estancia. Claudio and Sabine were incredibly hospitable in going the extra mile for us. Their home offered everything we needed and permeated with a charm and homelike feel. We plan on coming back and making it a yearly tradition for our family.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

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                          • Charming estate house!

                            Charming estate house!

                            • Guest Brent (Aliso Viejo, CA)
                            • Date of stay 08/31/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/04/13
                            This was an excellent house for a vacation rental in Montecito! Conveniently located and had excellent amenities. The master bedroom and bathroom suite was ample size. The other two rooms are slightly smaller, with one having 2 single beds, but I highly recommend this house if you are looking for a nice, quiet neighborhood with plenty of outdoor space and beautiful vegetation. We would definitely go back to this house!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                          • Great Stay!

                            Great Stay!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 04/16/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/30/13
                            My sisters and mother spent 3 nights at this lovely home. If I could change anything, it would be to stay longer! The house was quiet, charming, comfortable and private. We would love to return someday. . The owners were very kind and responsive to our needs. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Charming Montecito Cottage Stay!

                            Charming Montecito Cottage Stay!

                            • Guest aimartin80 (Seattle, WA)
                            • Date of stay 05/25/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/03/13
                            Very charming cottage with lovely grounds and interior decor making you feel right at home. I felt as though I had escaped into a quaint European getaway and the owners were very accommodating. I would love to go back!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • A wonderful stay

                            A wonderful stay

                            • Guest Martha (Wellesley, MA)
                            • Date of stay 05/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/27/13
                            Behind a beatiful hedge and gates, we found "The Estancia" a wonderful respite...so quiet and serene. There are several "outside rooms", sunny or shady! Inside, we found everything we needed with tasteful decor and spacious rooms. The "secret park" is amazing. Walking to town to go out to eat or pick up groceries was easy. We can't wait to come back!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, age 55+, people with disabilities, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Wonderful Private Retreat

                            Wonderful Private Retreat

                            • Guest Happy Visitor (SF Peninsula)
                            • Date of stay 11/30/12
                            • Review Submitted 12/03/12
                            We stayed at this charming home for the weekend. It couldn't be situated in a nicer neighborhood. The house was perfect for my husband, myself, and my parents. It would also be a great home for a family with young children. The weekend was stormy, and we snuggled down in front of a warm fire. The looked out the windows to a lovely, private yard. We will likely stay here again.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: Thank you Colleen for your nice review! We would love to have you again and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay, even with stormy weather. Best Regards Sabine and Claudio

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                          • 2 weeks in heaven

                            2 weeks in heaven

                            • Guest claudia b.
                            • Date of stay 04/12/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/05/12
                            My husband and I hesitated to write a review because a part of us wanted to keep this jewel all to ourselves, at least in our minds. We felt at home immediately. the finishes are rustic- no faux laminates here. the gardens are exquisite. we ate our meals surrounded by dozens of flowering trees, vines, shrubs and fruit trees which smelled and looked beyond compare. the rooms are spacious and comfortably turned out. we enjoyed the sound system in the living room while feeling the warmth of our roaring fire in the fireplace. We rolled our road bikes out in every direction onto beautiful rolling hills. We walked to the beach, to the Biltmore, to the Grocery store, book store and San Ysidro ranch. We interacted with Sabine, CLaudio's wife,who is as charming as she is helpful. We returned home after our 2 week stay completely renewed and refreshed. thank you so much! we can't wait to return.

                            Owner response: Dear Claudia, It makes us so happy that you enjoyed The Estancia and appreciate all aspects of it. Thank you so much for your beautiful review and we certainly look forward to have you anytime you wish. All the Best Claudio and Sabine.

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                          • Charming Upper Village Estancia

                            Charming Upper Village Estancia

                            • Guest Nancy (Pennsylvania)
                            • Date of stay 03/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/18/12
                            We have rented several houses in Montecito over the past 10 years and this was certainly one of the best. Very sunny and cheerful and a great location which is convenient for many things - restaurants, shops, access to beaches and hiking trails and easy access to downtown Santa Barbara as well. We would gladly recommend it to others.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Sabine and myself are very happy that you and Henry enjoyed your stay at The Estancia, we certainly will be happy to have you back next year! All the best!

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Mid Season
                          Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $449
                          $2,990 $11,490
                          High Season
                          Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $499
                          $3,250 $12,500
                          Low Season
                          Sep 1 - May 31, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $399
                          $2,590 $9,490
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $399
                          $2,590 $9,490
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Cleaning Fee $250
                          • Pet Fee $48
                          • Property Damage Protection $69
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          RATE CHANGES AND CHARGES: Rates subject to change without notice before booking. Rates amounts are for payments received by check, money order. Payment by credit card is consider cash discount lost and incur in a 3% charge.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 04/19/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Santa Barbara Airport at 10 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Santa Barbara at 4 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: 101 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Miramar Beach at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Lucky's at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: The Country Club at 2 Metres
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Via Vai Trattoria at 100 Kilometres
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1998

                          About the owner: In 1998 we purchased this unique and gorgeous Spanish house in Montecito, built in 1927. After extensive restoring and improvements but respecting the original concept and charm, and at the same time adding a touch of Estancia from Argentina, my wife Sabine and I feel that we created a very warm feeling home, for people to enjoy as their own while vacationing. Claudio and Sabine Pollero

                          Why the Owner Chose Montecito:
                          We decided to purchase this property for many reasons, I'll name three that comes to mind first, we loved the Spanish style of the house, that is characteristic with Montecito, the quiet private lane the house is located at walking distance from the beautiful upper village and the private access to the most idyllic park in Montecito.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Peace of mind and tranquility.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Estancia

                            Estancia

                          • Front Yard

                            Front Yard

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • Guest Bedroom I

                            Guest Bedroom I

                          • Guest Room two with Trundle Sleep Two

                            Guest Room two with Trundle Sleep Two

                          • Patio Mountain View

                            Patio Mountain View

                          • Adobe Fireplace

                            Adobe Fireplace

                          • Old World Landscape View From Back Porch

                            Old World Landscape View From Back Porch

                          • Driveway

                            Driveway

                          • Park directly behind The Estancia.

                            Park directly behind The Estancia.

                          • Court Yard

                            Court Yard

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Dining Room

                            Dining Room

                          • Small Office Room Next to Kitchen

                            Small Office Room Next to Kitchen

                          • Master Bathroom

                            Master Bathroom

                          • Guest Bedroom I

                            Guest Bedroom I

                          • Patio

                            Patio

                          • BBQ Adobe Argentinian Style

                            BBQ Adobe Argentinian Style

                          • Tile Jacuzzi

                            Tile Jacuzzi

                          • Back Yard

                            Back Yard

                          • Estancia Gated

                            Estancia Gated

                          • Miramar Beach 1 Mile

                            Miramar Beach 1 Mile

                          VRBO #89120

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                          Date last modified - Saturday, April 19, 2014

                          $399 - $499 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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