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Montecito Cottage - Classic Charm in Montecito

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Sleeps 6

Montecito Cottage - Classic Charm in Montecito

This quaint, classic 1930's cottage is located in the heart of Montecito. The owners finished a complete remodel of the entire home (Summer 2013). Care was taken to maintain the traditional cottage feel, while upgrading all the important features. Creative touches add a bit of contemporary flair. Everything about this home sparkles with updated furnishings, great lighting, and plenty of doors leading to the lovely gardens surrounding the home.

The Living Room is airy and inviting with hardwood floors and a flat screen TV.

The Dining Room and Kitchen share one large space, with plenty of light streaming in from more doors and windows. The Dining Room table is traditional pine, with bright red contemporary chairs adding a sassy punch of color against a neutral palette.

The Kitchen has been completely equipped with all the necessary accoutrements needed for the chef in the group. Other handy features include a second prep sink, great small appliance selections, and front loading laundry system close-by. Additional seating at the large central island adds more casual options for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon coffee break. A mounted flat screen TV keeps guests in touch with world events, or entertains the younger guests with Saturday cartoons during the morning cereal ritual!

The Master Bedroom with king-size bed faces the front yard, where a manicured garden creates a serene backdrop to this tranquil room. A second Master Suite with queen-size bed also offers a full bathroom that can also be cleverly accessed through a second door to the Kitchen. The third Bedroom with 2 twin beds is colorful and charming. A hall Bathroom has a shower and bathtub combination.

Outdoors, the backyard patio offers everything needed to round out a relaxing vacation with barbecue, brand new spa, and teak dining table. With the beach a short walk away, the outdoor shower is a very convenient feature to rinse off the sand from a day at the beach.

Location is everything, and Montecito Cottage is poised in a quiet neighborhood close to shops, restaurants and the beach. A 10 minute walk will find guests at picturesque Butterfly Beach, near the world renowned Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel. In the opposite direction, a 5 minute walk will find guests arriving on Coast Village Road in the Lower Village. Upscale boutiques, fine dining and great coffee shops are just a few enticements sure to coax curious guests to wander and explore. If you are fortunate to be here on a Friday, the Farmers Market takes to the streets with colorful and fresh local bounty.

With traditional architectural features and eclectic creative flair, Montecito Cottage is a clever and cozy retreat to relax and unwind, offering not only an ideal location, but everything one would expect in a luxury vacation rental. Whether a busy professional traveler seeking quiet on a working vacation, or a family seeking fun in the sun, Montecito Cottage is the perfect retreat for every traveler. Come and enjoy!


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Minimum Nights

-3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:

High Season (Jun 15 - Sep 7)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.

Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.

Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)

7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.

3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2.20/night Tourism Tax.

$300 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

​​​​​​​Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely tranquil home which we enjoyed for 3 days which went by way too quickly! Perfect location, quiet, peaceful and comfortable. Sitting in the hot tub and listening to the birds after a day out at the beach was the perfect way to end the day. Thanks and hope to return soon!
Apr 2016
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Montecito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , w/ 32" Smart TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Completely remodeled (2013), Walking distance to Montecito, Lower Village and Butterfly Beach, All new landscaping, Spa Outdoor shower, Gas grill, Handicap ramp available, 2 Boogie boards with carrying case, Skim board, Beach chairs, Beach umbrella, High Chair, Port-a-crib, Sheets/blankets for port-a-crib,


4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

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Montecito Cottage - Classic Charm in Montecito
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 22 reviews

Sweet, beautifully maintained and updated cotage.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, updated, and well equipped. Beautiful kitchen. Private. Two issues nut not major at all: 1. Pebbles on the crushed granite walks/driveway are difficult to deal with as constantly needing to take one's shoes off at the entry is not very practical. 2. The furnishings in the living area are sparse, dated, and uncomfortable. Oh and 3 . Cable service is the bare minimum. No ESPN - who has a lock on most sports these day and is basically a pretty basic channel - was beyond disappointing during bowl games, etc. these are the reasons for the 4 stars. However, those being noted, I would most definitely recommend the property but also recommend the leasing agents forewarn potential clients about these issues. Oh and 4. There is no no working fireplace due to the drought, which is completely understandable, however the the house was really cold when any door was closed for privacy as there is no central heating.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, cute cottage in beautiful Montecito

  • 4 of 5

The property was in great shape and nicely decorated. We had a few issues with heat as it took nearly 2 days to warm the house before we found the room heater. We were traveling with my 86 year old mother, and she was cold as were we.

I would suggest having a few extra blankets around. The living room could benefit from a full sized sofa instead of a love seat.

All in all the property was well stocked and well cared for. We had a great week at Christmas. Thank you!


  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Montecito Stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Montecito Cottage with 2 other couples and found it to be perfect for our needs. Very clean, well appointed kitchen and bathrooms. The back courtyard was perfect for hanging out after busy days of hiking and biking. The location was ideal. We walked into Montecito for coffee every morning and walked down to the beach in the evening. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.6 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
8.2 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
4.6 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Butterfly Beach
Car: recommended





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