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Style and Charm Montecito Estancia

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Last updated: 03/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 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
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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Easy access...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

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


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


Other Amenities

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


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Full equipped kitchen ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    2 door refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Gazebo:

    Under the wisteria....moreless

  • Golf:

    We provide clubs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Located right behind the property....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub:

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

  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 38 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$3,250 $12,500
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Holiday Season
Dec 17 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$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:

  • Pet Fee $35
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


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Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/21/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Metres
Nearest Golf
The Country Club
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Via Vai Trattoria
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Miramar Beach

Car: Recommended

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


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



  • Estancia Front View

    Estancia Front View

  • Front Yard

    Front Yard

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • 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


  • Park directly behind The Estancia.

    Park directly behind The Estancia.

  • 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


  • 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 - Thursday, March 26, 2015

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