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Charming Country Cottages

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Situated at the end of a quiet residential lane on just under 1 acre, this unique creekside property is walled and gated for the ultimate private get-away. The two separate cottages are nestled under many mature oak, sycamore, and avocado trees and are surrounded by manicured gardens and fountains.

The two story 'Main Cottage' has a living room, dining area to seat 10 guests, full kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a full bath and laundry room. The romantic Master suite (Cal King bed) is upstairs with beautiful views from all windows. The Master bath has 2 sinks, a shower, a clawfoot tub, and french doors leading out to a small deck.

The 'Guest Cottage' is made up of two bedrooms separated by a small den with a wood burning stove, piano and TV. The 'Red Room' has a queen bed and a single bed, the 'Blue Room' has two single beds. The bathroom has two sinks, and a shower/tub

More Details

Tracy Larson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2017

About Tracy Larson

I am a PreK teacher in Santa Barbara, but love to travel. This is my main residence, but I always have lovely guests who treat it as if it were their own.

Tracy Larson purchased this cottage in 2011


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Charming Country Cottages
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Carpinteria, California

Wow, what a pleasant surprise!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, comfortable and quality. This peaceful retreat is somewhere I could stay all month. It's at the end of a cul-de-sac behind private gates with a bridge over a little creek. It happened to just rain so there was actually water in the creek.

The master suite is very spacious, light and airy. While there are no window treatments, we loved waking up with the sun. It is very private.

The kitchen is well equipped with good appliances which is important to me since I love to cook with all the things I picked up at the local Farmers market. (There is one very close in Montecito on Fridays and one in Santa Barbara on Saturdays)

For my family the second house was perfect, it's just a stones throw away from the main house and my kids loved it. It's very secure and also cute as a button.

Tracy is very friendly and thorough. She responded in a timely manner and has a clever sense of humor.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Star luxury!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE staying at Tracy's house! This was a return trip and once again everything was just perfect. When you enter through the main gate, it is like entering into a fairytale oasis of privacy and quiet. The house charms with big windows and a casual chic French country house kind of appeal. Quality linens and a super comfortable bed in the master bedroom is a real plus, too. If you like staying at the San Ysydro Ranch, you will feel right at home here and it is a only 5 min. away if you you want to wine and dine there! The two cottages are separate, so, I would not recommend it for families with small children, but, for two couples or a family with teens or adult children it is perfect. There are lots of great restaurants nearby in the upper village of Montecito or on Coast Village Rd. and some of the best beaches of the area are also nearby.

This is one of those jewels you are greatful to find and can't wait to come back to!

Thank you, Tracy!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review and for being such a respectful guest in my home!
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Montecito upper village
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Valley Club/ Birnam Wood
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Montecito upper village
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Summerland Beach/ Butterfly Beach
Car: necessary

2 miles to beautiful Romero Canyon hiking/biking trailhead


Rates & Availability

Upper Village Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

$1000 security deposit to secure the reservation
Cancellation for full refund up to 15 days prior to arrival.
Rental amount due upon arrival
$1000 security deposit refunded less any damages 1 week after departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Upper Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs Master Main Cottage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Main Cottage
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Cottage
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Main Cottage Master Suite - 1 king
    Guest Cottage Red Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Guest Cottage Blue Room - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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