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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
Member since: 2013
- 650 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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. ...moreless
- 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. ...moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
Lawn / Garden:
The outdoor garden and lawn space is professionally landscaped. The free standing green house is set back near the koi pond. Plenty of sitting areas to enjoy the property's beautiful grounds....moreless
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $130
- Tax Rate 12.5%
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Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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…
Year Purchased: 2013
About: 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.
Why Montecito, CA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location Location Location... Mountain views and close to beach. Comfort Comfort Comfort... Privacy Privacy Privacy.... Great hostess if needed....
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View of Orchid Oasis taken from backyard.
Open floor plan: Kitchen, dining area, living room view taken from front door.
Built in work space with beautiful mountain views.
Front door, large pantry space and kitchen.
Large full bathroom with brand new fixtures, tub and large shower.
Hallway connecting bedroom to living space & doors to washer/dryer & storage.
Pic #2 of bedroom with queen bed, sitting area, and night stands.
The Orchid Oasis's green house located across from patio. A must see for guests!
Flagstone walk ways surround the Orchid Oasis.
Patio view of the koi pond and water fall. One of the many spaces to relax.
View of living room, office space, fireplace and french doors leading to patio.
Dining area, kitchen & dutch door taken from living room.
Kitchen -Top of the line amenities designed with sea foam glass tile.
Large bedroom w/ queen bed, t.v, large closet, & windows with view of backyard.
Patio view of green house, koi pond, water fall and sitting area.
View of french doors & outside covered patio. Perfect space for outside dining.
Pathway allowing guests to enter house from front, side, or back doors.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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