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Cold Spring Elementary - Affordable Classic Montecito Spanish Style Villa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Spanish Style House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) (2.4 miles from beach)

Note to guests: Our home and neighborhood are undamaged. Thank you to all previous guests for your kind thoughts and prayers for our community.

Our 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home is perfect for your next visit to the quaint and charming village of Montecito, California. SINGLE STORY. Located 2.4 miles from Montecitos famous Butterfly Beach, 2 miles from Coast Village Road, 3.7 miles to Santa Barbara Stearns Wharf & State Street shopping.

Our master bedroom has a king size bed with adjoining bathroom (walk in shower (photo). The second bedroom has a queen size bed with adjoining bathroom tub/shower. The third bedroom has a double bed with french doors that open to the courtyard. The kitchen is fully stocked and equipped with new appliances. The home is equipped with high speed internet connection. Due to numerous requests we have added a large 48" Smart TV with built-in easy access to services you may already subscribe to such as Netflix, HuluPlus, HBONow etc.

The best part of our home is the beautiful Spanish Colonial style courtyard with gas firepit and fountain. You will enjoy throwing open three sets of french doors each morning, opening the entire house up to the private courtyard. There is a grill on site and patio furniture for you to soak in the beautiful California sun. The entire property is surrounded by a tall white stucco wall and extremely private. Gated entry with keycode.

Montecito is easily one of the most beautiful areas in the country. You will enjoy all of the amenities of the area, we are situated very close to the charming Cold Spring elementary school with brand new play structure, outdoor volleyball net and wall ball courts. Staying at our home you are 2 miles from the beach, the famous Biltmore, and within walking distance to some of the best hiking trails in Santa Barbara. Montecito Upper Village is just down the road. You will enjoy year round outdoor dining at Pane E Vino, a gourmet Italian spot, Via Vai, or fabulous Mexican food at our own Coast Village Road Los Arroyos. From the wine and cheese shop to upscale salons, you will have access to it all.

Our home is a small quintessential Montecito Spanish Colonial with red tile courtyard, and our neighborhood is filled with charm, including 2 dozen Green headed wild Amazon parrots that fly overhead daily (around dusk each night)

Included amenities: Hand soaps, paper products, fresh towels and linens. You can request an early check-in / late check-out and we will arrange it whenever possible.

Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and standard damage deposit.

We provide maps and directions to hiking trails within walking distance, as well as suggested local favorites for restaurants.

* Summer weekly rate (Saturday to Saturday)

* 1 week minimum during peak season or Holidays.

* We abide by local tax rules.

* Each reservation requires a standard one time departure cleaning fee, and standard damage deposit.

* Rate shown is standard weekly rate.

* Maximum occupancy of 8 shall not be exceeded. Beds are 1 King, 1 Queen and 1 Double. (Beds sleep 6. You will need to provide your own air mattress if you have two additional guests)

* Small pets considered, please inquire.

* No smoking is allowed at this property.

* Check-in time is 3pm, Check-out time is 11am

We list our home as 'pets considered' however we have restrictions on the type of dog due to allergies. No cats and only small dogs under 10 lbs. We love all dogs but unfortunately due to our own family allergies cannot take all breeds.

More Details

Suzanne Dougherty
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

What makes this house unique

The single story and shape of the house surrounding the courtyard make the entire house feel open to the outside and Southern Californias wonderful year round weather. The property exterior stucco wall makes the yard feel like an extension of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for having us in your home. It was a pleasure, and truly made our month of work easier to have a place that felt like home. Sweetest wishes, Natasha"
Oct 2014
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Montecito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy - Please see rental agreement for our cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , queen room connects to second bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , half bath near family room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath connected to master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • King size bed with attached full bathroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Cold Spring Elementary - Affordable Classic Montecito Spanish Style Villa
average rating of 4.75 based on 29 reviews

Great place for a family get together.

  • 4 of 5

This house was terrific. The rooms were spacious, and it had a great open kitchen/dining/living area. A group could be cooking and talking with everyone involved. It also has a very nice fire pit with a nearby table for 8. It takes 6 very comfortably. The house is about 15 minutes from Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place with lots of areas to allow us to hangout in different settings.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed having the space to be able to get away for times of quiet or gather in groups

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great summer family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Stellar place in a great location! From grandma to 3 young children we were all very comfy here. So child friendly and so convenient for activities-- beaches, museums, zoo, shopping. Lovely quiet neighborhood. Suzanne was great too-- her quick responses to any questions and instructions for use of the place made it all a breeze. We hope to be back, thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful and spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for our daughter's wedding at The Four Seasons. It was the perfect place for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Santa Barbara, California

Roomy and charming Montecito compound

  • 5 of 5

We rented Las Palmas for our new in-laws from abroad, and they found Las Palmas to be the perfect retreat from wedding week joys and demands. With its two wings and flexible sleeping accommodations, the group found it easy to get privacy as well as to celebrate by cooking their favorite dishes in the large and well-equipped kitchen. And the patio and gas fire ring were real bonuses.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montecito Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Property was perfect. The owner was very accommodating. The neighbors need to 'get a life". We could not have been nicer and they still felt compelled to let the owner know that there were too many cars on their street. Boo Hoo.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Barbara airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Montecito country club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Santa Barbara train station/Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Los Arroyos and many more on Coast Village Road
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Butterfly Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175

Absolutely no events or gatherings that exceed the overnight guest limit of (8) without prior written approval. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and standard damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund