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Available August 21 to 26. Call now!

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!

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
    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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • 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

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5

Perfect, perfect, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Well everything we heard about the Spring House was true and more! It was the perfect venue for our family, close to the beach, close to downtown Santa Barbara and Montecito, and close to the Fess Parker! We were there for our son's wedding and the wedding went off without a hitch, a typical Santa Barbara wedding at Fess Parker's. So thank you for the use of your house it is a wonderful, warm, airy home. We also met Maria when we checked in and she was gracious enough to show us the lay of the land in that sprawling home. This home is perfect for a family get together, it was for ours! Thank you for sharing!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay at Spring House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 stayed here for 5 days when our son was married in Santa Barbara. The house was spotless upon arrival, very well stocked, and was a perfect location for beach and Montecito. The many outside spaces were a wonderful addition--grandkids loved the hot tub. I would recommend this house without exception--it is beautiful, yet very comfortable

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Spacious, well-appointed, comfortable home for family or friends

  • 4 of 5

If there was a way to give Springhouse a 4.5, I would have. It is a lovely, convenient property that comfortably supports your vacation stay. It's very nicely furnished and fully equipped for your indoor and outdoor needs. The owner, Betsy, was great in accomodating our needs and was very diligent in her communications with us.

The only downside is its proximity to the train tracks and highway and the noise that results. Highway sounds pretty quickly become ambient and aren't really significant, but the occassional nighttime / early morning passing train is likely to be heard by you/your guests. This is particularly true in summer when you want to keep the windows open to let in the cooler nighttime air. (The house doesn't have A/C, and doesn't need it.)

Overall a very nice property, and one I would visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

My colleagues and I held a work retreat at Besty's house in Montecito and had the best time. The house perfectly slept all 12 of us and Betsy was great to work with as we planned everything. Couldn't recommend it more!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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 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.

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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
3 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
Damage Deposit $500

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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