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Affordable Classic Montecito Spanish Style Villa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Spanish Style House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) (2.4 miles from beach)

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
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 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath connected to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , queen room connects to second bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , half bath near family room
  • Master bath with walk in shower
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Affordable Classic Montecito Spanish Style Villa
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 23 reviews

The stay in the rental property was fantastic and exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable stay!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a convenient location

  • 4 of 5

This beautiful house is nestled up against the Santa Barbara hillside. An elementary school is conveniently located across the street for our children to play at and the grocery store is a short drive. We had no problem getting to downtown, the parks, or the zoo in a quick 10 minute drive.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This property has all of the goods.

It's location is quiet and suitable for a relaxing visit. Plan on spending time in the Courtyard, listening to the water feature.

We've been here twice and it keeps getting better.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

we were very comfortable in this lovely, spacious home. suzanne was easy to work with and very responsive to us...we would recommend this property...

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, safe and spacious but pictures shown for rental not accurate.

  • 3 of 5

I was very impressed with the location, size and safety. I was disappointed in the extensive wear, tear, damaged and dirtiness of the home. The pictures of the home and it's furnishings are not as shown. The formal living room did not have the sofa, just 2 chairs, so we had to move more chairs in to the space which is unusual for a home this size. Day 1 was spent cleaning up the place. Extensive wear and tear; family room center table legs chewed up so table tips, carpet multiple large stains and even patches missing, laundry room tiles cracked up and covered with whitish worn rug, 3rd bedroom with small black turds under the rocking chair, dining chairs vinyl all cracked, white living room sofa stained and food under cushions. Floors were dirty. Patio furniture was covered in dirt. Unless this is maintained as close to hotel standards I would not rent again. I also will ask in the future if furniture in the pictures are in the home when rented.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is so disappointing to see this description of my house. Although cleaning people are not always 100% reliable my cleaning people have been with me for years and do a wonderful job. I always provide a copy of the house notes upon checkin making it super easy to txt me or call if there are any problems, so I'm very surprised I did not here a peep from this group until reading this. My neighbors however did complain to me about the large, raucous party held, and were forced to ask the group to move cars because they literally blocked the small lane so cars could not pass. From Michigan, 8+ guests per night @ $250/night in Montecito must seem like a big expense if you’re unfamiliar with this area. I was happy to waive the damage deposit as a courtesy because of their financial concerns too, not knowing they would be holding a large event at the house. I’m extremely responsive, work close by at UCSB and would have addressed any concerns immediately had I been given the opportunity. Not a single courtesy txt, phone call or email from this group.
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Lovely home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here the week of our daughter's wedding. It was perfect for our family. Loved the fire pit. Kitchen is very well equipped. Everything we could need. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Montecito House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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