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Fabulous, Well Appointed Studio, Close to the Beach, in Lovely Montecito

(66 Reviews)

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Bedroom area with Queen bed


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Studio with a Queen bed, 1 Bath, and Kitchenette (Sleeps 2)

The Creekside Montecito studio is located in a lovely neighbourhood on a quiet, tree-lined street, a short stroll to Miramar Beach. The Creekside is private with your own private entrance and secluded, set behind lovely hedges and gardens next to a seasonal creek.

The Creekside is nestled on the second floor of a guest studio in Montecito an upscale , elegant community adjacent to Santa Barbara.

This little romantic hideaway is fully appointed with a kitchenette, queen bed, bathroom and a small outdoor deck area and many beautiful decorative features. It offers a friendly alternative to the more standard hotel rooms in the Santa Barbara area, and is guaranteed to relax the body and renew the spirit.

We are located just half a mile to popular Coast Village Road, in Montecito, where you will find many fabulous restaurants, boutiques, and speciality shops. Further along you will find beautiful Santa Barbara with its beaches, harbor , art galleries and many other attractions.

The Creekside offers comfortable amenities, country pine furniture, and a warm inviting decor inspired by our travels to Mexico and Italy.

Summer season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving and Christmas week (Dec 19th-26th and December 26th-Jan 2nd)

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Contact owner for details...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • : 1 queen


  • Queen size Bed only one, in a studio setting.

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Nice convenient outdoor shower with hot water, great when you come back from surfing or from the beach. Check in time is 3pm and check out time is 11am We offer beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie board for use at the beach....moreless


  • Books:

    Various books in the studio on the Santa Barbara area....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    CDs available and books on local area also available in room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Nice Bose radio with Cd player in the studio for guests use....moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    a few choices of DVDs available in room, also rentals locally....moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We are very close to the beach. It is about a 4 min walk to the beach from our house....moreless

  • Village:

    Montecito is very close by and has a wonderful village feel. We are about a 4 min car ride to the village. There are great shops, restaurants, a bank, post-office and grocery store....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There are two electric heaters in the studio for your use....moreless

  • Internet:

    Password provided at time of stay. Internet is free....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    down comforter with 600 count cotton linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Small love seat to sit on in the studio which creates a living room area. However this living are is not separate from the bedroom....moreless

  • Parking:

    Yes we offer parking infront of our property during your stay. At no cost....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Gravel area in front of property by mailbox. Designated for guest parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach Towels are provided as well as bathroom towels....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless/password provided at the time of stay....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchenette with microwave, small fridge,toaster, tea kettle and coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    small kitchenette with sink, small fridge, microwave, toaster, tea kettle and coffee maker and dishes etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Creekside balcony(creek flows seasonally) with table and chairs...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Just basic bikes, nothing fancy with helmets....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Two adarondack charis on the lawn by the creek for guest to use to relax in....moreless



from 66 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,100 $3,990
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,200 $4,400
Sep 9 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,100 $3,990
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10%


100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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  • C

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  • E

    Hiking Trails View on map

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  • F

    Upper Village/Pierre Lafond Market and Deli View on map

    Upper Montecito Village's proximity to the mountains make for a magical feel. Quaint specialty shops, great restaurants for casual and elegant dining, a bookstore, bank and library can easily be found in the Upper Village along East Valley Road. Pierre Lafond established in 1964 with high end grocery and specialty items, deli and coffee bar. It has become a popular meeting place.

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  • H

    Santa Barbara Municipal Tennis Courts View on map

    Twelve hard courts available for play. Three lighted courts Monday-Friday until 9pm. Historic wood stadium.

  • I

    Coast Village Road View on map

    The main strip, Coast Village Road, is lined with eucalyptus trees and boutiques and restaurants. There is a Starbucks and a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf!! There is a Farmers Market at the 1100 and 1200 block of Coast Village Rd at 8-11.15am on Friday's.

  • J

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  • K

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  • L

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  • M

    Stearns Wharf View on map

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  • N

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  • P

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  • Q

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  • R

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  • S

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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Honor Bar
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Public Golf course
4 Miles
Nearest Train
SB Train Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101 Freeway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Montecito Cafe
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Miramar Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I have been lucky to live in this beautiful area for 28 yrs. Moving here from England in my 20's. I have embraced the outdoor lifestyle and the amazing climate. I enjoy hiking in the mountains with friends, beach walks and bike rides and have just started to enjoy paddleboarding and kyacking. I spend lots of my time at our local Santa Barbara Art Museum where I am a volunteer docent and a teaching artist there. I love to cook and entertain and spend time in my art studio, creating assemblage pieces or journalling and planning my next travel adventures. I have two grown children. My daughter lives in Los Angeles and works in entertainment and my son is attending the local Santa Barbara City college. My husband Cliff is a teacher at the local elementary school. We have been married 25 yrs. If I am not at home I am hiking with friends and my dog Pippin or enjoying the Farmers Market or one of our fun coffee shops or restuarnts in Santa Barbara with loved ones!!!

Why the Owner Chose Montecito, CA, USA:
We have lived here for 30 years. We built our guest cottage 20 years ago. We LOVE our home and location and wanted to share it with guests and help them discover the Santa Barbara area, in a more intimate way. We enjoy hosting company and we have decorated the guest house to give our guests that cozy feel, so that they feel right at home. The guest house has given us a chance to meet wonderful people from all over the world. The beach is so close which offers you a chance to commune with nature, as soon as you arrive!!! Montecito is a lovely community with some lovely unique shopping and great little restaurants and coffee shops close by. Santa Barbara is only a 6 min ride to downtown and easy to get to from this property.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Quiet, private location with beautiful sycamore trees, an english style garden with lots of California natives and roses. The Creekside backs onto a seasonal creek and gives you a wonderful rural feeling. We are waking distance to a wonderful beach and surf spot. We are close to everything, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Summerland, Carpinteria and a 45min drive to Santa Ynez.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • Bedroom area with Queen bed

    Bedroom area with Queen bed

  • Sitting area

    Sitting area

  • Bedroom area

    Bedroom area

  • Desk area

    Desk area

  • Creekside Montecito from the driveway.

    Creekside Montecito from the driveway.

  • Guest parking infront of property.

    Guest parking infront of property.

  • Kichenette


  • Bathroom


  • Deck overlooking the seasonal creek

    Deck overlooking the seasonal creek

  • Private entrance to the Creekside

    Private entrance to the Creekside

  • Stairs leading to the Creekside getaway

    Stairs leading to the Creekside getaway

VRBO #148738

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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