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Walk to Beach and Coast Village Road from this Lush and Secluded Oasis!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
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!

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!

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) to ninety (90) days prior to Check-in Date forfeit deposit. Cancellations less than sixty (60) prior to Check-in receive no refund of rent but we will return your security deposit and cleaning fee. TRIP INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

More Details

Betsy Winthrop
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

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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Montecito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 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
  • 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
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , bathroom in adjacent hallway, complete privacy, flatscreen
    Bedroom Four - 1 queen , en suite bathroom, kitchenette, flatscreen
  • 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 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • 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
four fountains, beach equipment, books and games, 4 flat screens, en suite bathrooms, multiple outdoor dining areas, croquet.


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average rating of 4.92 based on 76 reviews

Fabulous Spring House in Montecito

  • 5 of 5

Spring House is beautiful with everything one needs for a home-away-from-home. Any questions we had were answered immediately by the owner or in the written instructions left inside the house. The location made it easy to walk or drive to the beach, restaurants, tours, shopping, etc. We would recommend this fabulous vacation home if you are planning a trip to the Santa Barbara area.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monrovia, CA

A Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a lovely setting. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need and more. It is a short walk to the little town of Montecito and also to the beach. It is also very close to the town of Santa Barbara. There are 4 bedrooms, and one of the rooms is accessed either from outside, or if you are inside you need to walk through one bedroom to get to another. This wasn't a problem for us, but it is good to know. This is a wonderful home that is very comfortable and well taken care of. Betsy was very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family felt at home at this wonderful house. It was very well appointed and we loved the location.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and in a perfect location. I highly recommend you stay here. - Ryan

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a large group. We had friends and family flying in from all over the country for a wedding at The Biltmore Four Seasons and this was the perfect place to stay. It has large gathering areas with plenty of seating (there were 10-12 of us at times) and the patios are beautiful with lush greenery surrounding you. Betsy was amazing to work with and was willing and able to accommodate our crazy travel schedule and times. My only complaint is that there's no AC, but with windows open and fans going, it was comfortable. The location couldn't be any better, especially for an event at the resort and with the list of recommendations for food and shopping, we were all set...not to mention a 5 minute walk to Butterfly Beach!! I would highly recommend this property and would love to stay there again someday. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Porter Ranch, CA, USA

Comfortable, clean, well appointed, nice decor

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable spacious home that is very well appointed. This owner really made an effort to supply everything you will need. The only surprise was the consistent hum of freeway traffic noise and the loud train. The house is situated between hwy 101 and the train tracks. In fact, the north bound off ramp of Olive Mill Road lets off on the corner of Spring & Depot road where the house is. The upside to the location is it is super convenient to the Main Street of Lower Montecito and a short walk to Butterfly Beach. It's in a very nice neighborhood. A mere 10 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara. 3 outdoor decks, beautiful tropical landscaping, jacuzzi, ping pong table, water fountain, BBQ, lots of seating. Nice bathrooms with good water pressure. Beds were comfortable. Well stocked kitchen with nice pots, pans, top of the line appliances, BBQ tools etc. No air con but portable fans in every bedroom. Cozy media room with flat screen, cable, dvd's. Entire yard is gated so I felt safe leaving my little dog while we went to the many good restaurants. Don't miss Lucky's, Tre Lune & Bella Vista, the outdoor restaurant at The Biltmore. Even the local Mexican , Los Arroyos , is good. Vons Market is close by. There is a covered carport plus room for 3 more cars outside alongside the house. Overall, one of the better rentals we have ever done through VRBO. We would come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
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 hot tub and ping pong table. Perfect for entertaining. Yard includes playhouse stocked with wagon, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, beach towels, sand toys, and beach balls.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $300
Pet Fee $100
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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