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Charming Country Cottages

Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

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


Tracy Larson

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
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


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


        • 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


            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                      Main Cottage
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      Guest Cottage


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Viking Professional
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Sub Zero
                        • Stove
                          Viking Professional
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Outside of Guest Cottage


                                                • 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

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              6 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Fairytale Oasis

                                                              Holly W.Waccabuc, NY

                                                              The cottages were truly charming and very comfortable for a family of four. The location was perfect for daily trips to the beach and town, although our "home away" cottages were so pleasant it was hard to leave! A well equipped kitchen, lovely amenities, and the Montecito sunlight on the porch made our stay beyond perfect. Thank you Tracy!


                                                              caroline o.

                                                              how can you describe perfection. Tracy has created a paradise . She has not left out one detail needed or wanted for a most perfect stay. Wonderful location as well as delightful personal contact with Tracy. She as done it all and so very tastefully. Thank you Tracy.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much Caroline for your kind words! I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you as guests again in the future!


                                                              Charles B.New England

                                                              This is a very private gem with handsome gardens, beautifully designed and decorated and with a well-equipped kitchen. Tracy was a pleasure to deal with - always prompt and accommodating when we needed it. We've stayed many places in SB and this is far and away the prettiest and most comfortable. We will definitely return.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your kind review! You were such respectful guests and I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay!


                                                              Love this place!

                                                              Lynn F.

                                                              Tracy is the best host! We rented both properties for a graduation. The grounds are beautiful - it has the charm of a private estate. The kitchen is well stocked. The furnishings are amazing antiques. The worst part is that we had to leave. You will enjoy your stay!

                                                              Wow, what a pleasant surprise!

                                                              NeenieCarpinteria, California

                                                              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.

                                                              5 Star luxury!

                                                              Laurel M.-

                                                              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!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for your kind review and for being such a respectful guest in my home!


                                                              Santa Barbara, CA, USA

                                                              2 miles to beautiful Romero Canyon hiking/biking trailhead

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