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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.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

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 Area

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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Montecito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Romatic MONTECITO luxury guest house near beach.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 45 reviews
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Luxury Guest House in heart of Montecito

  • 5 of 5

The reviews are right...this is a gem in Montecito. We own 3 high-end VRBO properties so my expectations are pretty high and this property exceeded all of them. It's like having your own private home complete with luxury finishes and thoughtful details. It's an easy walk into town and the beach. We had lunch at the Four Seasons but were so happy to retreat back to our private cottage, away from the tourists. I wish I could give it 6 stars. Thank you Sandra for sharing your beautiful guest house with us! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy +

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and clean. We lit the fireplace every night. The courtyard in back is so serene! Would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful guest house and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montecito Gem!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • 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

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $130
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.

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