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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.
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
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.
Location Location Location... Mountain views and close to beach. Comfort Comfort Comfort... Privacy Privacy Privacy.... Great hostess if needed....
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.
My husband and I loved this beautiful guest home. It was clean, quiet, relaxing and the perfect location. We walked to all the restaurants and shops in Montecito as well as the the beach. The owners were wonderful and very responsive. The kitchen had everything you could need and we even grilled on the patio one night. The bed was very comfortable and the home was bright with nice beach decor. We hope to be back one day for another kid free vacation!
We loved every moment spent at the Orchid Oasis! The guest house was an immaculate, beautiful, bright, and spacious home for two. The patio is also very inviting to retreat with a glass of wine. The owner even left us a bottle to enjoy. Very thoughtful! We'll definitely be back soon.
Having never rented thru VRBO, my husband and I were a bit apprehensive as you can imagine. Over the last 4 years, my husband has had 4 major back surgeries, lengthy hospital stays, heavy medications, and PT all of which has controlled our life. We both desperately needed to hit the reset button and go to a serene place to decompress.
After deciding Santa Barbara/Montecito was the destination, we began searching hotels. We have traveled the world and due to my diva status, we only stay in the finest hotels and resorts. Realizing this is summer and families are occupying the hotels, we opted for a quieter version of luxury since my husband is still recuperating. Nothing against children, we have 6 ourselves and 2 grandchildren and we adore them all.
So on to our search - our friends suggested VRBO, said they have used the site many times and have never been disappointed. I began perusing the many options, weeding thru until I decided upon this beautiful oasis. I must say, I was completely surprised by the attention to detail, the cleanliness (Im a self proclaimed germaphobe) perfect decor, amenities, and thoughtfulness the owner extends to her guests. From the moment you open the door you will fall in love. And the location is extremely convenient to Montecito, the beach, Santa Barbara, and Hwy 101.
This was perfect for us on every level and we will definitely be back. Don't think twice - secure this property - you will love it!
We found this lovely guest house to be exactly as described ...but the actual experience completely exceeded our expectations! It was relaxing, quiet and serene. The access to both Montecito and SB restaurants and activities was so easy. We thoroughly enjoyed walking to the beach or town and would highly recommend it to anyone. In addition it was very well equipped, spotless and the communication was friendly and timely when booking and answering questions. We can't wait to return.
This was my 3rd or 4th time to stay at the Orchid Oasis and it was perfect as usual. Such a great house and location. I can't wait to get back.
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…
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2 night minimum stay
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