Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Charming Montecito Guest Cottage with Pool and Tennis Court

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom sleeps 2

Private and secluded this charming cottage is perfect for anyone wanting to visit Santa Barbara and get away from it all. The sitting room has vaulted ceilings and romantic fireplace, the bedroom has a four poster bed and there is a sofa bed in the sitting room.

There are pocket doors between the sitting room and bedroom. This is the perfect place to relax, and unwind be it swimming in the pool, playing tennis or enjoying the many activities that Montecito has to offer.

Keywords: Cottage

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About Owner

We are an English family and came to Santa Barbara and fell in love with it. We were lucky enough to be able to live here and bought this property which we have remodeled extensively over the years. It is the most amazing place for families and children.

Owner purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Owner chose Montecito

We chose to buy in this area because Santa Barbara is the most beautiful and amazing place.


Upper Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Charming Montecito Guest Cottage with Pool and Tennis Court
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

An amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place! Private and quiet and beautiful! Tennis court and beautiful pool!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful, perfect place

  • 5 of 5

A truly delightful way to experience Santa Barbara. Where else can you stay in a stunning private cottage with its own private pool and a tennis court?

I felt like I was in a real English cottage in the countryside except instead I was right near the beach - heaven.

The bedroom and facilities were immaculate and in great working order and the lovely English owner was really kind and helpful. Overall experience was very easy and tranquil from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this and hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely Home -- resented the chores

  • 4 of 5

The pool/guest house is lovely. Perfect size for a couple for a getaway. The pool was crystal clear, the tennis court was steps away from the front door. Everything that you would want from a vacation home. Great local restaurants, and fun nearby towns to explore. I would have given 5 stars but there were a few things that marred the experience. The owner is a lovely woman and her dog is cute, but I felt that for $400 a night I should not have been given so many (any) chores. We had to cover the pool at night, unless it was raining then we needed to uncover it and move the cushions under cover. We had to strip the bed, take the sheets to the laundry room, then carry the garbage up the hill to the garbage cans. This is reasonable if you are staying with a friend, unreasonable for a vacation stay. In addition the internet was poor when it worked, which it did not most of the time. Also the decorations (white couches and light colored rugs) needed cleaning. Finally there isn't air conditioning, which was fine because we were there in the fall, but you may want to take note if you are planning a summer getaway. I think with some interior cleaning and a shorter chore list this would be a perfect place to relax and enjoy California.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for not able to provide the service you expected. We have been doing this for many years and have only had this one negative review. We work hard to make our guests as happy and comfortable as possible. Many are not one time renters, but repeat guests. This is a home rental and we cannot provide the level of service that one expects from considerably more expensive hotels offering the same amenities i.e.: private use of a swimming pool, spa and tennis court. We have noted your comments, and will consider them carefully, making changes where possible. Your business means a great deal to us and we thank you for your stay. For those who might be concerned about this review, please take the time to read our other reviews.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Relaxing,Comfortable ,Perfection

  • 5 of 5

A complete and other gem. We cycled the area , had great meals , swam , played tennis and relaxed. The guest house is comfortable and well appointed with everything you could want or need. Colette is a wonderful host and is a wealth of local knowledge. Can't wait to come back .

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A lovely guest house!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed, close to everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Scottsdale, AZ

Great Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at the charming guest cottage in Montecito! Collette was a very gracious hostess and very helpful and easy to work with! The visits from her dogs were a treat as well! We were in town for a horse show and that kept us too busy to enjoy the pool this trip but we will be returning and hope to be able to stay again! I made the mistake of leaving some personal belongings behind and Collette was gracious enough to return them to me!

Thanks again Collette!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Upper Village Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

$350 US Dollars
$350 per night;
Weekends (Friday,Saturday, Sunday $375 per night
Holiday weekends $375 per night & 3 night minimum
Cleaning Fee: $100
Weekly rate is by negotiation and availability;
Minimum 2 night stay;
12% county bed tax
Pool heating included 1st June - 1st September (can be heated other months for additional fee)
No weddings/parties/events
Dates Available: Year Round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Send a Message Send a Message

You might like these similar properties