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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

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!

Here is our cancellation policy, as it appears in the online Occupancy Agreement to which all our guests agree at the time of booking:

"8. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations, in writing via USPS or e-mail, more than ninety (90) days prior to Check-in Date receive full refund of all monies paid. Cancellations sixty (60) days to ninety (90) days prior to Check-in Date forfeit deposit. Cancellations less than sixty (60) days prior to Check-in receive no refund of rent but we will return your security deposit, and cleaning fee."

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:
May 24, 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 Santa Barbara Area

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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Amenities

Montecito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
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:
  • limited accessibility
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

Walk to Butterfly Beach and Coast Village Road from this Elegant Home!
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 64 reviews
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A great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this gorgeous home for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. It's spacious, and there are inviting places to sit outside. The hot tub is clean and the temperature is perfect. I would highly recommend this property for a family or girls weekend.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Time Had By All

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as advertised. Location is great. Weather was perfect, and our grand children are beach babies, so being close to Butterfly Beach was perfect. House layout for our family of 2 daughters and Husbands, and grand children gave them their space to relax and do their thing. Would recommend the place to anyone who loves Santa Barbara as we do.

Pam & Cal Watkins

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, private, stunning house and gardens that is walking distance to the beach and Four Seasons

  • 5 of 5

This is a well maintained home with every amenity. The owners go to great lengths to provide a hotel like experience in their sprawling, nicely appointed home. Beautiful gardens, a jacuzzi, multiple outdoor patios, an open, well stocked and equipped kitchen, multiple living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms provide the perfect escape for a large group or family.

We enjoyed being close to the Four Seasons Resort and adjacent beach, which is just .3 miles from the house. We often walked to the hotel for a meal overlooking the ocean or a walk along the beach.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and lovely outside spaces

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! The location is excellent (very near Butterfly Beach and the Biltmore and a short walk to lower Montecito) and the house comfortable and very well-equipped. The outdoor living areas are wonderful--one to catch the sun for every time of the day!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a group

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic stay here last month. Two couples, our 4 young children, and a babysitter for 3 nights and the house suited our group perfectly. The large living areas, and lovely outdoor spaces were amazing! Not one negative thing to say about this place, everything was as described or nicer, the owner was easy to work with and very accommodating. This is the place--you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Plenty of space for everyone to gather or find solitude when wanted. Comfortable and close to Town.

  • 5 of 5

Springhouse provided perfect place for us to get together. It gave us the space we needed for each couple and child to have its own space with bathroom, and common areas to gather to enjoy each other's company. Even though it rained much of the time, we were very comfortable at Springhouse. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would do it again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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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

Montecito House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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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
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$975
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$750
$4,750
$11,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Summer rates apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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