Other rooms available:
VRBO 1308171 Ojai Room, large private room with bath and private smoking patio.
VRBO 1308417 White Room, with 2 bedrooms.
Standing on 1.7 acres in Montecito, centered between the Upper and Lower villages, this 9000 sf 1885 grand mansion has 9 bedrooms, 11 baths and many decades of local and national history. The home is staffed and has several long term residents as well as the short term suites. Beyond the home's appointments and furnishings lies a museum quality and a sense of welcome and privacy to all visitors. Once greeted and shown your suite, you can privately come and go, quite similar to a Hotel lobby.
This is the Master Suite of the mansion and is comprised of 800 sf of area, covering the main room, the bathroom complete with a freestanding tub and a shower, a large walk in closet and a full length private patio.
The queen bed is very comfortable and soap and shampoo is provided.
In the morning on the downstairs kitchen island you will find self serve makings for toast, jams and good coffee.
"On March 9th, 1917. Martha Graham danced barefoot in her first public performance, and Head of State Paderewski preformed deep in to the night in 1920, enchanted by the acoustics of the Ballroom. He was more than his famous composer status at the time, being the President of the new free Poland after WW1. When Ms. Dorinda Bliss rented the Estate in the 1910's, her daughter also bought Dumbarton Oaks with her diplomat husband in Washington D.C. That East Coast Estate became the origin and host of the United Nations, formed after WW2, before their eventual building could be built. Of recent times, in 2004 Ms. Evelyn Keyes of Gone With the Wind fame stayed at the Estate until her death 2008, and many celebrities of her era were visitors and companions during those years."
The Estate starts with our forward courtyard for your parking, very private and away from the street. You will be met by staff and shown to your room as well as a brief tour and description of the common areas. The grounds consist of the Wicket Walk, the Orleans garden, the River Rock garden and the enclosed central courtyard, all walk-able to guests. (Note: the grounds and the entire SB area are under a severe drought and some areas will remain in transition, remaining under planted, until it ends).
The formal living room and dining hall combination, the entry parlor, the kitchen and the estate grounds in general can be used and explored by guests. There are 4 patio arrangements including the gazebo, to easily find private spaces.