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Montecito Sycamore Canyon Hideaway: Beautiful,Gated Acre-Large Private Pool!

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Last updated: 03/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Hideaway: 1 acre, 2,500 sf with 2 bedrooms,2 bathrooms(Sleeps 4-5) Large Pool


3 - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. Thanksgiving, Christmas require 1 week (7 nights) minimum at the summer rate of $1800 + cleaning and tax fees. UCSB graduation requirement is 5 nights minimum stay at the summer rate of $350/night.

Montecito Sycamore Canyon Hideaway:

The Hideaway is a 4 minute drive to State Street and downtown Santa Barbara. It is a 2 minute drive to Coast Village Rd. with all the boutique shops and restaurants, beautiful Butterfly Beach, the 4 Seasons Biltmore and the upper and lower villages in Montecito.

Wind your way along the beautiful mature tree lined Sycamore Canyon Road amidst the mansions and the estates where the rich and famous live! Oprah lives right around the corner! You will approach the Sycamore Canyon Hideaway on the left across the street from the famed beautiful Ganna Walska's Lotusland. Drive through the gated entry up the long driveway to the Hideaway. Park your car at the top of the paved driveway. You will enter through the front door which is across the foot bridge over the Koi pond with seal fountain.

The Montecito Sycamore Canyon Hideaway consists of the Main House and the Guest House. They are separate and private. I live in the Guest House. The pool and main patio are for the private use of the Hideaway. I do not use the patio and the pool. Shared areas are the parking area and the driveway.

This 2 bedroom 2 bath Hideaway is classic in style. From the driveway walk across the bridge and over the beautiful pond with charming seal fountain to the front porch and then to the front double doors of the Sycamore Canyon Hideaway. Tropical landscaping surrounds the property, and adds to the romantic charm.

As you walk through the front door of the Hideaway you will enter into the foyer and then into the amazing living room with beautiful fireplace surrounded by a granite hearth, seating for up to 5 guests under the row of French doors that open out to the large swimming pool with cascading waterfalls! In the beautiful living room there is a comfortable sectional which can seat 5. Across from the living room is the office with 2 comfortable wingback chairs, a desk and chair with wireless internet! The living room has a 50' flat screen, high def Panasonic Viera TV with expanded cable viewing and DVD. Go past the beautiful living room to the gorgeous dining room with seating for 10!

The dining room is gorgeous with a beautiful dining table and 10 chairs. It has a wood burning fireplace with wood to burn! It has a beautiful hardwood floor with amazing tapestry rug underneath the table and chairs! Dim the lights and enjoy a gourmet meal cooked in the kitchen adjacent to the dining room!

Turn left and enter into the magical kitchen with granite counter tops! The kitchen is well equipped with a stainless 5-burner Thermador built in stove top. Additional amenities include a Kitchenaid stainless oversized side by side refrigerator with ice and water dispenser, Bosch Quiet dishwasher, Thermador stainless built in wall oven, microwave and warming drawer, toaster and coffee maker with coffee and all the fixins'.

From the front door entry turn right and you will find the 2 bedrooms: The Office Suite faces the driveway and beautiful, lush front yard. The bedroom next door to the Office Suite is the Poolside Suite with French doors that lead out to the backyard oasis. Each bedroom has it's own full bathroom.

Enter the living room and open the French doors that lead out to the backyard oasis with wrought iron patio furniture and seating for 5. There are also 4 lounge chairs for sunbathing where guests can enjoy the large pool with cascading waterfalls!

This is a couples and family friendly property.
Please: No Smoking, No Pets, No parties or weddings.

Minimum stay - 3 nights, 5 night minimum for fiesta weekend, 4 night minimum for 4th of July, 1 week minimum stay for Thanksgiving, Christmas and UCSB graduation.

The backyard oasis is a relaxing environment with wrought iron tables and chairs. An especially nice experience is to dine 'al fresco poolside' on this gorgeous patio with a view of the beautiful hill and lush landscaping of the gorgeous 1 acre.

There is parking for 3 cars on the property.

The guest house is completely private and separate. I live in the guest house.

With an ideal Montecito location, this Hideaway is just 2 minutes drive to Butterfly Beach, Coast Village Road, the Lower Village and the Upper Village. 4 minutes drive to East Beach and State Street in Santa Barbara. Take a ten minute walk to the beautiful Westmont College campus, and be sure to schedule a visit (seasonal) to the lush grounds of Lotusland, located right across the street!

Keywords: Hideaway, 1 acre, family, BBQ, vacation, fun, privacy, happiness, adventure, space, beautiful, peaceful, safe, quiet, friends, waterfall, poolside patio dining, backyard oasis, large pool.

The pool can be heated from March 1st through November 15th for a minimum $150 per stay or week.

POOL NOT HEATED FROM NOVEMBER 15 THROUGH END OF FEBRUARY. During this time If you would like to swim in a heated pool there is one available at the beach, Los Banos del mar Pool, just 4 minutes away! For more info on the pool go to your search engine, type in Los Banos pool santa barbara and click on this: City of Santa Barbara - Aquatics Program.




People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest. Sycamore Canyon Estate is privately owned; the owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

Maximum number of guests allowed on the property is 5 unless prior authorization is received by elle. There are 2 queen beds and 1 rollaway bed.

Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.

Only use appliances for their intended uses.

Pets are NOT allowed.

If complaints of noise, smoking or extra people are received from neighbors or detected by owner guest may lose deposit.


Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    I am sorry, I do not provide babysitting services....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed inside or outside, not on the property at all....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

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  • Both bedrooms have quality pillow top mattresses, quality bedding and pillows. There is 1 rollaway bed that can be put in either bedroom or the office area....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

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  • Both bathrooms are stocked with hair dryers, shampoo, hair conditioner, body lotion, liquid body wash, liquid hand soap and several sets of towels....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Driveway parking for 3 cars Cable/Satellite TV (3 tv's): They have expanded cable TV and can view 72 and more channels...moreless


  • Books
  • Games:

    Some games are in the entry hall closet....moreless

  • Television:

    1 in the living room, 1 in each bedroom....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Drive 2 minutes to Montecito's upper and lower villages and Coast Village Road with all the boutique shops and restaurants. Drive 4 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara and State Street!...moreless

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining Room next to the Kitchen with seating for 5....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2: one each in Living Room and Dining Room....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Central Forced Air heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi Wireless available!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality sets of linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Gorgeous living room with seating for 5!...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    3 parking spots on the driveway, 3 across from the garages. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    3 parking spots available...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    No charge for long distance!...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Sets of towels supplied for 5, extras in the laundry room....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Cable high speed internet...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    With all the fixins!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans, casseroles, serving bowls, cookie sheets and more!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough to feed 5!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch Stainless Quiet Dishwasher...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen:

    Gorgeous granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Fully stocked with dishes and place settings for 5. Also, pots and pans, bowls, casseroles and more!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built in Stainless Thermador microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Thermador built in wall oven with microwave and warming Drawer....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Oversized stainless side by side Kitchenaid Refrigerator with ice and water dispenser.....moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner Stainless Thermador Built in cook top....moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Private Patio with seating for 5. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Weber BBQ...moreless

  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.7
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning $175
  • Tax Rate 10%


Minimum stay: 3 nights

Minimum stay for Christmas, Thanksgiving is 1 week at the summer rate.

Cleaning Fee: $175

Tax: 10% of rate.

Pool Heating ( March 1 - Nov 15 ): $150 per stay or 1 week.

We do not rent to non family groups under the age of 40. Extra guests are not accepted without prior authorization from elle.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/10/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara airport in Goleta
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lucky's Bar/Restaunt Coast Village Road, Montecito
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Montecito Country Club
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara Train Station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101 Freeway and Hot Springs Road
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cava Bar and Restaurant
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mountain High in Los Angeles
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Butterfly Beach in Montecito

Car: Recommended

Wind your way down Sycamore Canyon Road amidst the mansions and estates where the movie stars and the rich and famous live. Oprah lives right around the corner! Montecito is to Santa Barbara as Bel Air is to Beverly Hills. It is very desirable and expensive. It is beautiful, peaceful, safe and quiet.

The Montecito Sycamore Canyon Estate is very close (walking distance) to Cold Springs elementary school, Westmont Christian College, Brooks Institute of Photography and Ganna Walska's Lotusland!!

Drive 2 minutes to Butterfly Beach and the 4 Seasons Biltmore in Montecito. Drive 2 minutes to Coast Village Road and the lower Village in Montecito. Drive 2 minutes to Pan e Vino, The Bistro, Via Vai restaurants and the upper Village in Montecito. Drive 4 minutes to East Beach, Stearn's Wharf, State Street and Paseo Nuevo shopping center in downtown Santa Barbara.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, parasailing, shelling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, health/beauty spa, racquetball

Golf: Public: Santa Barbara Golf Club.

Private: Montecito Country Club, Glen Annie Golf Course and more!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and I practiced in my solo office for 16 years. As I worked as a chiropractor I began purchasing houses and apartments. Many of them were fixers. I had fun refurbishing them! A few years ago I sold my Chiropractic business and now I manage my apartments and vacation rentals full time! I grew up in Fresno, CA and then moved to Santa Barbara to attend college. I then moved to Los Angeles area to attend Chiropractic College. After graduating I returned to Santa Barbara! I couldn't stay away!! I now live in Montecito in the Guest House of the Sycamore Canyon Estate!!

Why Montecito, CA, USA:
When I was looking for my next property to buy, I knew I wanted to find one in Montecito. This is because the properties in Montecito can be large with an acre or more and because it is gorgeous, peaceful, safe and desirable! I wanted an Estate with a guest house, 1 acre, pool, many bedrooms and bathrooms and on a large beautiful street with a long driveway. I found all that in The Sycamore Canyon Estate!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The unique benefits of the Sycamore Canyon Hideaway are that it is located in the heart of Montecito on a large beautiful Hideaway amidst the movie stars and the rich! Oprah lives right around the corner! It is also right across the street from Ganna Walska's Lotusland. Look online to learn about this famous property that is seasonally open to the public!

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Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

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  • Front of Sycamore Canyon Estate

    Front of Sycamore Canyon Estate

  • Gorgeous Backyard Oasis with large beautiful pool!

    Gorgeous Backyard Oasis with large beautiful pool!

  • Classic style and close to the Upper Village of Montecito

    Classic style and close to the Upper Village of Montecito

  • Living Room with Wall of French Doors

    Living Room with Wall of French Doors

  • Magical Kitchen

    Magical Kitchen

  • Office with Cable Wireless Internet

    Office with Cable Wireless Internet

  • Antique Room Bathroom

    Antique Room Bathroom

  • Beautiful Lush pond at the entry to the Estate

    Beautiful Lush pond at the entry to the Estate

  • 4 Minutes Drive to East Beach and the Santa Barbara Yacht Club

    4 Minutes Drive to East Beach and the Santa Barbara Yacht Club

  • Santa Barbara Harbor just 4 minutes Drive

    Santa Barbara Harbor just 4 minutes Drive

  • Large pool with cascading waterfalls!

    Large pool with cascading waterfalls!

  • Backyard Oasis at Sunset

    Backyard Oasis at Sunset

  • Living Room and Balcony from Grand Staircase

    Living Room and Balcony from Grand Staircase

  • Living Room and Grand Staircase

    Living Room and Grand Staircase

  • Dining Room with Seating for 10

    Dining Room with Seating for 10

  • Office Suite

    Office Suite

  • Poolside Patio with Seating for 10

    Poolside Patio with Seating for 10

  • Beautiful Wrought Iron Entry Gates

    Beautiful Wrought Iron Entry Gates

  • Butterfly Beach just 2 Minutes Drive

    Butterfly Beach just 2 Minutes Drive

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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