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Charming Lower Village Bungalow!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy your next vacation in beautiful Montecito! At our Hermosillo house you will experience the bounty of the Santa Barbara area: the ocean with all the associated activities - surfing, fishing, boating- the culture - multiple museums, the Academy of Music, the Old Mission - the fabulous weather all year, excellent restaurants and shopping. The great location sold us on this property. We can spend a week there without driving a car! Butterfly Beach, a little known gem, shared by the famous Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, is a short walk away. Starbucks is around the corner and shopping and restaurants just a few blocks away. Yet, when we return to the house, we enjoy a comfortable environment. The sunny deck is great for morning coffee and catching up on emails or an evening cocktail while watching the steak on the BBQ.. The children can play in the enclosed yard or have a game of ping pong.

There are two bedroom wings - a master suite and, across the hall, two bedrooms sharing one bath with double sinks and a tub with shower. Both baths have electric heated floors. The living room opens to the dining area and updated kitchen with all appliances including a wine refrigerator. We hope you will give it a try and let us know what you think!

Keywords: Inviting, cozy, updated home with deck and garden. Fabulous location - just minutes to walk to restaurants, shopping, Butterfly Beach and the Biltmore Hotel

More Details

Owner
Carol MacCorkle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Carol MacCorkle

We are professional people with family in Silicon Valley and China. Santa Barbara is a great place for our family to get together and relax. Great friends, outstanding restaurants and unlimited activities for kids sold us on the Santa Barbara area. Plus, Montecito has outstanding schools and is a wonderful retirement spot in case we choose to relocate. Because we only use the house occasionally, we decided to rent it rather than leave it empty. This has worked out well. For more info and quick response, email directly to carol.maccorkle@gmail

Carol MacCorkle purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Carol MacCorkle chose Montecito

Santa Barbara has something for everyone in our family and the quiet, low key village of Montecito was most appealing. The location of this house near the beach and the Lower Village within walking distance to just about everything is what sold us.

What makes this cottage unique

The beach is great! The weather unbelievable. The restaurants are excellent. The endless activities - the zoo, the museums, shopping, theaters, wine tasting, biking, horseback riding, spas, summer camps for the children, etc, etc.- appeal to us. It is so relaxing but there is always some activity, if so desired!

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Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe
"A great place for breakfast!"
LA Fond Catering Company
"Interesting salads, sandwiches and specialty foods."
Sly's
"Our favorite dinner spot in the whole area. Don't miss the onion rings."
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Car: not necessary

The house is about 1/2 mile walk to the beach, a block to a shopping center with Starbucks and Vons, and a couple of blocks to the restaurants and stores on Coast Village Road.

Additionally, Santa Barbara is minutes away with a great zoo, museum, fishing boat trips and much more!

Amenities

Coast Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Beautiful Cottage in Montecito Lower Village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a month over the summer and loved every minute of it! Walking distance of fantastic restaurants (definitely try Cava, Sakana Sushi, and Tre Lune), shopping, groceries, and less than a half mile walk to Butterfly Beach. The house is beautifully updated with hardwood floors (other than the bedrooms which are carpeted), an update kitchen (with granite/stainless steel), and an excellent washer and dryer. The house was fully stocked with everything we could possibly need for the summer. Highly recommend and we hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

3 Bed/2 bath in Montecito

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 4-year-old son recently. We found a nice basket of snacks and a bottle of wine on the table when we arrived. We were happy to find the home was very clean and as described, with a graciously-furnished kitchen. Everything we needed --- from good quality glasses, dishes, and silverware to wine glasses, cooking utensils and mixing bowls -- was available. I even found birthday candles in the "everything" drawer. Stainless appliances were newer and in good condition.

Bathrooms were also well-appointed with good quality towels, soap and shampoo. The bedrooms were attractive with nice linens as well. My son loved the puppy mural in the kids room, and he found several age-appropriate games in the closets. (We could have left ours at home.) He also enjoyed learning ping pong at the table in the garage.

The house was a comfortable size with a large round dining table for family meals. Out back and down the driveway was a nice grassy area.

The beach was a truly short walk away: down Butterfly, across the street to the passage under the freeway and you're on the small stretch of neighborhood leading to the shore. We also enjoyed biking just up the road at the bird refuge.

I think what we liked most was that the home was surrounded by trees and plant life from nearly every window and door. It made for a lovely view from the living and dining areas, and especially on the back deck where there was a table with umbrella.

We were also happy to find a good working internet connection and printer, which helped us buy some advance tickets for attractions.We appreciated the books featuring local restaurants, attractions, and points of interest -- a very nice touch.

The owner was very easy to communicate with, and her attention to detail was refreshing. We truly enjoyed our stay. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review. It is appreciated. We hope you will return again. Carol MacCorke
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5

Loved every minute of our stay in this sparkling, super comfortable home; outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a fun week here with our adult daughter over the Thanksgiving holiday. The entire house is newly renovated, sunny, and sparkling clean, with a beautiful, well-supplied kitchen and cute "beachy" living room with big comfy sofas. We spent hours just hanging out in the living room and wandering out to sit on the sunny deck overlooking the trees. The layout was perfect for us, with the bedrooms on opposite sides of the house, each with its own large bathroom, affording everyone plenty of space and privacy. The beds are luxurious and comfortable, and there is also a charming child's bedroom which we didn't use.

We especially loved the location. The house is in a nice neighborhood just off Coast Village Road, which is the very pretty main street of Montecito. We walked to Butterfly Beach (the most beautiful in Santa Barbara), to the grocery store, Starbucks, and all sorts of good restaurants.

The property exceeded our expectations in every way. We felt it was a great bargain and recommend it without qualification.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates posted are for low season. $400 per night in low season with special rates for weekly or monthly occupancy.
3 nights are the absolute minimum.

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