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Walk to Butterfly Beach and Coast Village Road from this Elegant Home!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Step through the gates of Spring House and you will be welcomed by a serene fountain and Zen statuary. Enjoy secluded privacy in a lush tropical setting. Step outside the gates and you are a mere 5 minute walk from Butterfly Beach - the most beautiful beach in Santa Barbara, the historic Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel and Spa, and Coast Village Road - the exclusive heart of Montecito with a wide variety of dining options, boutiques and gift shops, and business and banking services. Enjoy that vacation cocktail without the worry of driving home!

The layout of Spring House allows maximum flexibility for multiple families or families traveling with a nanny. This property is owner managed and we are committed to ensuring you have the vacation of your dreams, so please ask us if you have any special needs. We will respect your privacy: Spring House will be ready and waiting for you with no management contact unless you initiate it.

Spring House exceeds customary expectations, and is a luxury experience from original art to thread count to Viking appliances. The living room contains two separate conversation areas which lead to an enclosed terrace through two sets of French doors, where a second fountain provides background music for your dining or lounging pleasure. The formal dining room seats six with room for additional tables and an adjacent bar with five bar stools. The first kitchen is adjacent to the dining room in an open floor plan style sharing the warmth of a gas fueled fireplace and a flatscreen tv. The kitchen is appointed with Viking appliances, granite countertops and a soaring ceiling with skylights. A glass door and pass through windows over a farmhouse sink give way to a gracious brick patio decorated with potted plants and dense landscaping where the third of four fountains gurgles while you dine or relax. The BBQ is located here. The media room also serves as a fourth bedroom with complete privacy; it houses a 47' flatscreen, a second fireplace, and a queen sleeper sofa with additional memory foam feather bed. The studio contains a queen bed, an abbreviated kitchen (sink, microwave, mini-fridge), and a full bathroom. The wall of windows in the studio folds open to a lanai with treadmill, fountain, and jacuzzi.

The master bedroom is furnished with an exotic teak king bed, a fireplace, and flatscreen. It includes a huge walk-in closet with built-in dresser, an en suite bathroom with travertine counters and floors and a dressing table. The second bedroom also has an en suite bathroom, a queen four-poster, and a private balcony. The third bedroom is charmingly decorated with a seating area, and contains a king size bed and a daybed with trundle to sleep four people comfortably. A fourth full bathroom is adjacent to the media room and the third bedroom. The house is well stocked with iPod docking stations, movies, books, games, and puzzles.

The multiple cooking and dining options make Spring House a perfect location for major holidays or multi-family vacations. The extensive landscaping is well-lit for leisurely al fresco evenings in Santa Barbara's year-round temperate climate. The outdoor experience at this compound is a fantasy of light, sound, water and tropical foliage. Expect the very best...You will get it here!

Please check out our other beach property on VRBO: #268543. This property is also walking distance from the beach as well as other popular attractions: The Santa Barbara Zoo, bike rentals, restaurants, parks, and many more!

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER TWO PROPERTIES AT THE BEACH IN SANTA BARBARA: VRBO #510209 (SHORELINE VACATION WITH SWIMMING POOL) AND VRBO #268543 (SEASHORE COTTAGE AT EAST BEACH)

Keywords: dog lovers, beach compound, mini-estate, tropical retreat, zen garden, walk everywhere, car-optional, personally managed with a professional touch by a property owner who cares!

More Details

Owner
Betsy Winthrop
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Betsy Winthrop

I am a retired attorney. I own and manage two beach properties and I am currently renovating a third. I have extensive experience hosting vacation rentals in other areas of Southern California. I am assisted by a highly competent management team that has lived and worked in the Santa Barbara community for 30 years, so you can be assured that you will be well cared for should any concerns arise. We respect your privacy and leave you alone unless you call.

Betsy Winthrop purchased this house in 2007

Why Betsy Winthrop chose Montecito

The Butterfly Beach area of Montecito affords our guests a unique and rare opportunity to enjoy many aspects of town on foot. Given how much time most of us spend in our cars, we felt that this was a special gift we wanted to share with visitors to Santa Barbara.

What makes this house unique

Walking virtually next door and being on the gorgeous grounds of the Four Seasons Biltmore is certainly special, whether lingering over Sunday brunch or having a facial and massage at the spa. Afterwards, a walk on the beach feels just right. Sometimes after sleeping in, it's fun to walk over to Jeannine's All-American Bakery and sit outside for a delicious breakfast or lunch. And of course, when we want to see and be seen, we hit the night time scene at Lucky's, the hip Montecito steakhouse owned by Gene Montesano of Lucky Jean's fame.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family came here for my graduation from UCSB. The house gave them a great first impression of Santa Barbara and they loved staying here.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Walk to Butterfly Beach and Coast Village Road from this Elegant Home!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 58 reviews
5

The perfect Santa Barbara experience

  • 5 of 5

We booked Spring House because we were attending a wedding at the Four Seasons, and we were traveling with children. The location was perfect - easy walk or short drive to the hotel and beach, easy access to attractions (the kids loved the zoo!), close to shopping and dining in Montecito, and a quick drive or Uber to State Street. We all had plenty of room, both inside and outside. We enjoyed the peaceful gardens and the spacious and well decorated interior spaces. The house is so comfortable that we all felt at home right away.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent place to stay. Close to beach and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house. Plenty of room for the family. Easy access to the beach and nearby shops and restaurants. Betsy was very accommodating with our schedule and provided great recommendations for dining and shopping.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family had the best time at the house

  • 5 of 5

I usually don't write reviews but for this house I had to make an exception. The house was spacious and beautiful. My family had the best time and will always remember it. The pictures do not do the house justice. The yards were wonderful. There was plenty of different space to talk and relax throughout the property. Next time I need to rent a place in Santa Barbara I will rent this house first.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montecito Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at the "Springhouse"in Montecito. There was plenty of room so that the 3 couples on vacation had plenty of privacy and our 2 dogs had sufficient room to roam the outdoor gardens.

The location is very central to all we had planned as we could jog the coastal path in the morning and walk to town for lunch and/or dinner. Downtown Santa Barbara was a quick Uber away and we had a great time dining there at night and stopping for a nightcap at the Honor Bar or Lucky's before a short walk home.

I would certainly recommend this spacious, beautiful home to those who are traveling to this area. I know I will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home and a perfect location if you are attending a function at the Biltmore Four Seasons.

Each bedroom has its own exit and patio or deck. We had our whole family there and we all felt there was enough room to enjoy ourselves and also get the privacy we needed when necessary .

I hope we are fortunate enough to stay there again in the future.

Elizabeth is excellent to deal with so be sure and book soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extraordinary Home and Experience

  • 5 of 5

We gave this home 5 stars because the home itself simply overwhelmed us and easily overcame any local inconsequential issues. The home was simply beautiful. The decor sophisticated yet supremely comfortable. The sleeping quarters clean and comfortable. The view from each window serene, different, and lush. The room layout ideal. The separate and multiple decks and patios areas to congregate or for individual contemplation were abundant. The home was impeccable inside and out. The home was within a short walking distance to Butterfly Beach, Four Seasons Resort, Downtown Montecito, and a short drive to Downtown Santa Barbara. Ms. Winthrope was so accommodating and cordial from initial contact and during our entire stay that she enhanced our entire experience beyond description. Ms. Winthrop simply did not overlook a single detail. Our entire family just raved about the home. The only issues we experienced were an occasional train whistle since the home is located near the railroad tracks and a hum from the traffic on the 101. However, from our perspective, these issues were inconsequential compared to the overwhelming positives offered by this outstanding home, and by Ms. Wintrop herself. We simply fell in love with this home. We look forward to coming back again soon. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so touched Blanca! Thank you for your beautiful review. I really enjoy helping my guests get settled and comfortable.Usually that can be accomplished by phone and email without ever intruding on their privacy. The goal is to allow my guests to just relax and enjoy. Betsy
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
Lucky's
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.12 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
Montecito Cafe
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Big Bear Resort
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Butterfly Beach
Car: recommended

Quick walk to historic Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel and Spa, Coral Casino, Butterfly Beach, Coast Village Road, and the Music Academy of the West. Short drive to Upper Village, Lotus Land, Montecito Country Club, downtown Santa Barbara, the Zoo and Bird Refuge, East Beach, Stearn's Wharf and Marina, City College and Ledbetter Beach, Hendry's Beach and Hope Ranch, hiking trail heads (we provide detailed trail maps.) The separate studio with full kitchen has a folding wall of windows for indoor/outdoor entertaining jacuzzi-side, adjacent to grassy area, one of our four fountains and the sauna. Perfect for entertaining. Yard includes playhouse stocked with wagon, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, beach towels, sand toys, and beach balls.

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Rates & Availability

Fernald Point House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$900
$5,600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$900
$5,600
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$900
$5,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$750
$4,750
$11,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Summer rates apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.

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Amenities

Fernald Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In hallway, serving two bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Part of attached unit.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Includes built in ironing board
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double sinks and vanity table. Waterfall shower
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Family Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Also includes sofa, game table and computer
    Master - 1 king , With flatscreen, walk-in closet and large ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Includes ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom Four - 1 sleep sofa /futon , total privacy, adjacent bathroom, flatscreen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , ensuite bath, flatscreen, private entrance, kitchenette
  • King size beds (2) In Master bedroom and second large bedroom which also contains daybed and trundle., Queen size Beds (2) One in lovely very private bedroom with ensuite bathroom and private balcony, one in attached studio (Bedroom 5) with en suite bathroom and private entrance. Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2) Portable crib with changing table and bassinet available., Sleep Sofa (1) one queen sleeper sofa in Media Room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
four fountains, beach equipment, books and games, 4 flat screens, en suite bathrooms, multiple outdoor dining areas, croquet.

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