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Romatic MONTECITO luxury guest house near beach.

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

New 650 sq ft, one bedroom luxurious guest home in prime montecito location.

If you are looking for a relaxing, comfortable, romantic, private, spacious home away from home in Montecito, then look no further. The Orchid Oasis was custom built and completed in 2013 and designed to host those seeking the amenities and comfort of a 5 star hotel but in a private home setting. This quintessential detached guest house is 650 square feet designed for a couple or individual seeking a perfect Montecito vacation.

Located in one of Montecito's most desirable neighborhoods, guests are able to enjoy the convenience of walking to the beach, the lower and upper Villages. Endless hiking trails, biking trails, beaches, shopping, and dining are some of the wonderful activities that are awaiting your arrival. Our private home is surrounded by professionally landscaped grounds, mature trees, orchids, a koi pond with waterfall, and a green house filled with orchids from around the world. Guests are encouraged to visit the green house where you will quickly learn why our guest home was named The Orchid Oasis.

This home was custom built and designed in 2013 with top of the line appliances, beautiful hard wood floors, high beam ceilings, open floor plan, large windows, french doors leading to an outside covered patio, new furniture, and a beautiful fireplace. Upon entering your private home away from home you will not be disappointed. The natural light that brightens up this home exudes comfort and tranquility. The large bedroom has a queen bed with high quality fresh linens, flat screen TV, chest of drawers, and a big closet. The open floor plan combines a large living room, dining room, and kitchen. The beautifully designed kitchen features top of the line stainless steel appliances, new refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, and all of the cooking utensils you to prepare a fine meal. The living room and dining room are perfectly designed into one large living space offering plenty of room to lounge by the fireplace, relax, and enjoy a home cooked meal. Here you will also find french doors leading to an outside covered furnished patio that allows for an indoor/outdoor dining/living experience. It likely that you will want to eat most of your meals outside while visiting the Orchid Oasis. For those who bring their work along, the living room has a built in office space, including a printer, to set up a laptop, make phone calls, and stay connected while on vacation. The living room also features a flat screen TV with cable network, high speed internet access, and wireless Sonos music station. There are no details that were left out while designing this beautiful home. Even the bathroom was meticulously designed with custom built-in cabinets contrasted with sea glass colored tiles surrounding the shower and tub. This large bathroom also includes a separate shower with a rain shower head, new fixtures, a large mirror, hair dryer, and drawer space. There is also a laundry room in the hallway with a new stacked washing machine and dryer.

The Orchid Oasis is completely furnished and turn-key ready for your stay. Everything is provided, from furnishings, linens, to kitchen ware. Enjoy our books, magazines, and cable movie library. The expansive lush grounds are perfect for relaxation.

The Orchid Oasis is detached from the main house and designed to offer total privacy with all of your traveling needs in mind. You will have your own parking, separate from main house, with your own private entrance.

The house manager, Meme, is happy to assist you in any way. She is a local Montecito resident and recommendations from her are highly encouraged. For an extra fee, concierge service, hiking guides, surfing instructors, and wine tours are also available. Our goal is to make your Montecito getaway an unforgettable experience. We hope you can experience for yourself all that the Orchid Oasis has to offer.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Sandra

I moved to Montecito in the late 60's and was lucky enough to raise my boys in this beautiful town and now watch my grandchildren grow up right down the street from my home. When visiting my home, you will quickly see my passion for orchids. My orchid life started as a pot washer for my husband's hundreds of orchids and I quickly became fascinated with the history of all of his complex paphiopedilum collection. His knowledge, love, and enthusiasm for orchids were contagious and soon we built a second greenhouse, and that was the moment that orchids became an important part of my life. I am the immediate past president of The American Orchid Society and editor in chief of the Orchid Digest. Besides the plants themselves and the never-ending opportunity to learn about them, I love being involved in the orchid world because it offers an opportunity to meet and work with so many amazing and fascinating people. When I am not traveling the world speaking about Orchids, I love spending time with my family and friends. My house manager is the perfect person to answer any and all of your questions.

Sandra purchased this house in 2013

Why Sandra chose Santa Barbara

I decided to build this guest home after discovering one of our two orchid green houses needed a lot of work. After much thought, I decided it would be the perfect place to build a guest home for travelers visiting Montecito and a beautiful representation of space that for many years was the home to orchids from around the world.

What makes this house unique

Location Location Location... Mountain views and close to beach. Comfort Comfort Comfort... Privacy Privacy Privacy.... Great hostess if needed....

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at the Orchid Oasis! Beautiful property with great attention to detail. Beautiful way to spend a birthday! Thank you so much.
Mar 2016
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Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • This large bathroom is meticulously designed with custom built wood cabinets contrasted with sea glass colored tiles that surround the shower and tub. Soak in the tub or shower with the rain shower head. The bathroom is spacious and has all new fixtures, a large mirror, plenty of drawer and cabinet space. Fresh towels are always provided for all of our guests.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The large bedroom has a queen-sized bed with high quality fresh linens, flat screen TV chest of drawers, and a big closet. Windows with shades offer bright sunlight or complete privacy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Orchid Oasis was designed and built in 2013. From start to finish our goal was to exceed the expectations of guests seeking 5 star accommodations. Our goal is to provide similar amenities that are found in a 5 star hotel but in a private and comfortable home setting. We absolutely love where we live and want our guests to experience all that Montecito has to offer. Montecito has so much to offer - bask in the sun at the famous Butterfly Beach which is a short walk from your front door, catch waves at our local beaches, ride the bike paths to local wineries, take a tour to the famous Santa Ynez wineries, hike the nearby trails, take a short walk to Montecito's fine restaurants and boutiques, explore local art galleries, visit the Santa Barbara Zoo, shop and dine on Santa Barbara's famous State Street, and so much more. After a fun filled day touring our coast, we are confident that coming home to your Orchid Oasis will be a perfect end to a great day. We hope you visit soon.


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Romatic MONTECITO luxury guest house near beach.
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 60 reviews
Austin, Texas

St. Patrick’s Day stay!

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay at Sandra’s beautiful Orchid Oasis! This time with my mother and sister over St. Patrick’s Day...Despite the fire and debris flow earlier in the year, this property was unaffected, and continues to hold a special place in our hearts! I usually never revisit the same accommodation, but this Montecito home is perfectly equipped and truly feels like a 2nd home! We did have to heed a mandatory county evacuation and leave 1 day early in anticipation of a heavy rain, but we did not mind. Sandra offered to refund for that night, and it is just understood by all residents to be ‘better safe than sorry.’ We would rather continue to support this amazing community through the rebuilding process than travel anywhere else in California! The beauty and spiritual ambiance of Orchid Oasis is just what we look forward to on long weekends, and hope you get to experience, too! Make sure and have a lovely brunch at Jeannine’s...a highlight for us, as we made many new local friends over coffee and people-watching that day!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat Renter -- Repeat Happiness!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at this beautiful property. As I mentioned in my review from last year, it is difficult to find smaller properties like this in the lower village area that are so well appointed and lovely. It feels like a home away from home, and I was sorry (again!) to leave. You'll want for nothing at this property -- and Sandra is a gracious and thoughtful host. I know I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Just had a very romantic get away to Montecito over New Year's 2017-18, and we had an amazing time! The property is quiet, with almost no noise. The furnishings, decorations and finish are all top quality (this was obvious from the pictures, and her excitement over the quality was one of the reasons that we chose this particular VR). Kitchen is small but very well appointed, with complimentary Peets coffee and a nice bottle of local red wine. The cooktop, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge were all clean and high quality, as were the counters and sink. There are plenty of glasses and utensils for two (even champagne flutes) and we prepared an assortment of snacks and treats to eat while we sat on the couch in front of the fire, or on the chairs in the garden. There is a Sonos music system that we used to elevate the mood, as well as a dvd player, cable tv and WiFi. There was a helpful hint on the counter that I read that saved the day (MAKE SURE TO READ THIS) - I thought "what kind of idiot locks themselves out?" when I first read the note - well, apparently we are the kind of idiots that lock themselves out.

Bathroom is very nice, with a standing glass shower and tub, vanity and an overhead vent/fan with a heater that warms the room in the morning. There was a previous review that gave the bed bad marks - but she and I had no issues with the bed at all. Very comfy. Plenty of closet space, washer/dryer, tv in the bedroom, and iphone charger built into the bedside clock.

Outside there is a coi pond, gardens, and an orchid greenhouse, along with a grill and small picnic table - delightful.

It is truly a wonderful property, and our time there was serene and memorable. Absolutely recommend, and we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California, USA

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Beutiful, clean, and luxurious. A+

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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immaculately maintained getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was perfect. The Orchid Oasis is quiet, peaceful, and relaxing. The location is great- 15 min walk to the beach, 10 min walk to shops + restaurants in Montecito. Downtown Santa Barbara was a 5 minute drive.

We bought groceries for a couple of meals and the kitchen had everything we needed.

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I was planning a last minute surprise bday weekend getaway for my honey when I came across this guest house. We've been to Montecito a lot over the years and always stay in the best hotel in the area. This time I wanted to try something different. Most importantly I wanted to feel we were home away from home during our getaway. The Orchard Oasis surpassed all of my expectations. State of the art everything, with peaceful and serene views, and the property was immaculately maintained. If you want to get out and see Montecito or just unwind and relax with a book or movie or have to bring a lap top with you, this is the spot. Perfectly situated, just a short drive to beautiful hiking trails and close enough to walk or ride our bikes to the beach. Plus the best local restaurants, Cava, was our favorite! We will definitely come back for a longer stay next time. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Montecito Country Club
Nearest Train
4.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Butterly Beach
Car: not necessary

It is hard to imagine a more idyllic setting and stunning natural landscape than that found throughout the seaside village of Montecito, California. Long renowned as a verdant retreat, Montecito has become one of, if not the most exclusive and attractive communities in the world. Montecito is also home to an exceptional array of restaurants, boutiques, delis, art galleries, pizza parlors, jewelry stores, ice cream shops, and local merchants along the famed Coast Village Road. Often compared to Rodeo Drive – although more laid back – many residents and visitors enjoy spending the afternoon window-shopping throughout this beautiful area. Other popular attractions include two public parks, a public tennis court, a family-oriented YMCA, and the Montecito Village Shopping Center. Butterfly Beach, one of only a few south facing beaches in southern California, is located in Montecito, backed by the Coral Casino, Biltmore Hotel, and the Santa Barbara Music Academy. Known also as The American Riviera, Santa Barbara is home to fine dining, upscale shopping, first class entertainment venues, historic attractions, year-round beaches and outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, surfing, whale watching, hiking, horseback riding and wine tasting. Truly something for everyone…


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130

Please refer to to purchase an optional cancellation protection plan. This will protect your non-refundable payment if you need to cancel your trip within 30 days of arrival. NOTE: Cancellation Protection safeguards your non-refundable payments if you need to cancel your trip for a covered reason. The Montecito Orchid Oasis payment becomes non-refundable at 30 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.