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French-Normandy style country home on 3-acres of woods & drought tolerant plants

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6-14 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

spacious yet cozy 4-Bed/5-Bath for a perfect respite away

6,000 Sq Ft French-Normandy home situated on 3-wooded acres 7 minutes from beach
This comfortable home sleeps seven adults with extra space for children. It sits amidst the serene natural beauty of oaks with mountain and ocean views. The home has always been maintained to highest standards without the use of harsh products so its ideal for chemically sensitive people. The entire house and property have "memon" water and "memon-combi" (German technology) used for over 20 years to nullify harmful effects EMF, Wifi, and air/water toxicity. The drought tolerant landscape is organically sustained. During the quiet evening hours and early morning, faint sounds of a train in the distance, donkey baying and numerous bird songs bring the neighborhood alive to those seeking a place to unwind and relax yet close enough to all that Santa Barbara offers.
Downstairs is a casual family room with leather sofa and two arms chairs, a large kitchen seating four, a formal dining room for six, both front and back patios have chairs and table, living room/game room with antiqued pool table, laundry room, and full bath. The office is available for stays of 30 days or longer.

All vaulted ceiling bedrooms upstairs include Temper-Pedic mattresses, fine linens and lush towels. Between the quiet and comfort guests all comment how deeply they sleep and rested they become.
The largest first bedroom (queen) includes an oval bathtub and shower, fireplace, stereo,with Sonos sound system, flat screen with Apple TV, balcony.
The second bedroom with (twin) sleigh bed is suitable for child, teen, or single adult with small bathtub and shower.
The large middle bedroom (queen) includes a sitting area and desk, private balcony with table and four chairs overlooking the garden plus bathroom with shower.
The fourth bedroom (CA king) with separate outdoor entrance includes a double wide marble shower, mini-kitchen, custom built feather sofa, 'relax-the-back' adjustable leather arm-chair (with lap-top platform), table and two chairs, 40' flatscreen TV with cable, DVD selection, Apple TV for use with your iTunes account for TV and movie rentals.
Enjoy the grounds and pick from 20 fruit trees in season. The sand-carpeted tennis court facility includes a ball-machine. Ask about our pro service. Several trailheads are nearby with varying degrees of hiking ability and I supply handouts of routes so you won't get lost! This quiet location offers both adventure and relaxation.
Situated between the Los Padres National Forest mountain range and Pacific Ocean, Montecito is a small enclave of Santa Barbara. A variety of beaches, California-fresh gourmet restaurants, and alluring boutique shops are minutes away. We are 7-10 minute drive to the ocean and guests are welcome to enjoy the restaurant Tydes at the private Coral Casino Club on Butterfly Beach. The owner enjoys helping with whatever needs guests have and is available for assistance.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/19/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    There is a crib which can be erected if needed and pads or air mattress for children. There is also a "pack-n-play" with changing table and highchair...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    A twelve year old standard poodle lives on the property and is safe with children ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

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  • All bedrooms are carpeted and we request no shoes be worn upstairs. Bedroom #1 and #4 (and downstairs) have flat screen television plus Sonos Sound System and "Apple TV" capabilities. The house is outfitted with German technology Memon water filter and Combi air purifier nullifying Wifi, EMF, and toxic air pollutants....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    double wide marble shower and bench...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, tub

    this full-length tub is in downstairs bathroom ...moreless

  • Due to the severe water shortage in our area we request only one bathing per day and preferably 5 minute showers is GREATLY appreciated. The outdoor plants are very thirsty....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Housekeeper is available once or twice a week for $30/hour. Shiatsu, Swedish, and Energy Healing massage practitioners are available by reservation and varying prices between $80-$150...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    children's books as well as my personal collection is available to browse...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    In upstairs #4 bedroom...moreless

  • Game Room:

    pool table and chess and backgammon boards...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Pool Table:

    It is professionally balanced so important that children be supervised or understand the rules...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    basic...moreless

  • Stereo:

    downstairs and in the 1st and 4th bedrooms...moreless

  • Television:

    3 plasma with "Apple TV" programing available to use your Apple ID to stream and "Sonos" sound system with unlimited channels available....moreless

  • Toys:

    supplies are mainly geared to children under 7...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    kitchen table with 4 chairs, outdoor patio table and 6 chairs, plus formal dining room with 6 chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in the 4th bedroom and only needed two weeks of the year in October usually...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Sears and the clothes line works well...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    four fireplaces with oak wood available ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    yoga equipment, back roller, ball, abdomen pull-up fixture, etc....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    hopefully not used, but there are several zones...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    high quality linen...moreless

  • Living Room:

    casual family room with leather furniture, HD plasma and "Apple TV" available, and a formal game room...moreless

  • Parking:

    on street parking for 3 cars as well as large driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    new and soft...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Sears washer uses an oxygen method of sterilization therefore no detergent is required...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    A fully equipped country kitchen (including Vitamix), Cuisinart, KitchenAid mixer, high end turkey roasting pan with large island work station and fireplace-- a fun kitchen to play in with family...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Thermador...moreless

  • Oven:

    Thermador...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    there will be basic food stuffs and condiments, napkins, and any items specifically requested...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    new sub-zero refrigerator with side freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Chambers range top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    new...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    off the 1st and 3rd bedrooms...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    there are 3 patios available with furniture ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    5 drought tolerant lawns growing around the house and property...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bar-B-Chef large grill using hardwood charcoal with electric starter...moreless

  • Tennis:

    sand court, ball machine, and pro available ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter
Apr 14 - Apr 30, 2017
10 night min stay
$600
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
14 night min stay
$500
$12,500
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$650
$4,200 $14,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fee per week $300
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

The Standard Weekly Rate is 7 nights for the price of 6 or $3,900 rather than $4,550. The house is located on 3 acres. The middle acre has a rented cottage and a smaller hut dwelling which may or may not be occupied. Up the trail at the far end of the property is the tennis court. I'm looking for a "low-impact" family to rent the home during summer months. If water usage goes over allocation or the historic numbers; then renter is responsible to pay the overage. The same goes true for electricity and gas in that the numbers should be consistent with the bills for the past few years.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: In my late teens I began traveling abroad throughout Europe and S.E. Asia finding my way to India in the 1960s, for which I am forever grateful. Blessed to live on this property for nearly thirty-years its beauty still captivates me. Our area has everything from world class restaurants to a bug-free mild climate with mountain hiking trails and year-round ocean swimming… with or without wetsuit! I love picking fruits and vegetables in the garden and weekly tennis games all from the backyard. Over the years guests staying here all commented we provided a 'reset' button where they could rest and become healthier. My latest 'motto' is PLAY2DY though I couple that with working on numerous environmental causes through non-profit agencies. My passion of the past few years is the World Business Academy helping make California fossil-free and close the last remaining nuclear power plant.

Why the Owner Chose Upper Village, Montecito, CA, USA:
The picturesque home initially attracted me, but the land keeps me here. Building with rock and boulders became my creative outlet. My guests find solace and rejuvenation during their stay and have access to the property with over 20 fruit trees to pick from seasonally. This lovely space lends itself to restful, sweet dreams day or night. Take your book and lounge in the double hammock or a choice of sun or shade lounging chairs. There is a cottage and a "rock hut" on the property with helpful people onsite should any needs arise. To read reviews from recent visitors staying in our Fragrant-Free Guest Suite, please refer to listing number 623090 under VRBO or Homeaway. This is an extremely quiet neighborhood. It is a fragrance-free home and acceptable to chemically sensitive people therefore I host non-smokers only. And in the aloha-spirit, kindly remove your shoes before the carpeted upstairs. Due to our drought conditions all of Montecito is on water restriction so its important to shower 5 minutes or less per day which allows the plants outside to continue thriving.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The quiet and woodsy neighborhood has four road side walking 'loops' ranging from twenty to sixty minutes for light stroll to strenuous uphill exercise at any time of day or night. Guests will enjoy the hidden trails as well as magnificent ocean views. I provide unscented soap, shampoo and beach towels. If anyone in your party would like a massage onsite (shiatsu/tui na for $80 an hour, or Swedish, energy work $120 for 1.15) let me know in advance for availability. Tennis racquets (adult and children size) are provided for play on soft surface sand court. A tennis pro is available for $75 depending on his schedule and I can frequently arrange for a strong player to give a good tennis workout for $40/hour with notice. We offer guest-passes to enjoy the private restaurant Tydes on Butterfly Beach with its fabulous Santa Barbara sunset views. Download the Homeaway Mobile App for driving instructions and local recommendations. The information is automatically sent from VRBO/Homeaway two weeks prior to your reservation.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/19/2016

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  • French-Normandy style country home on 3-acres
of woods & drought tolerant plants

    French-Normandy style country home on 3-acres of woods & drought tolerant plants

  • formal game room off kitchen and dining room includes chess board & wine closet

    formal game room off kitchen and dining room includes chess board & wine closet

  • fully equipped spacious country kitchen with patio and outdoor seating for six

    fully equipped spacious country kitchen with patio and outdoor seating for six

  • office with HD plasma and printer available with long-term rentals only

    office with HD plasma and printer available with long-term rentals only

  • laundry room with specially equipped oxygen sterilizing washer/drier so  no soap

    laundry room with specially equipped oxygen sterilizing washer/drier so no soap

  • #1 bedroom with screened balcony door, Sonos sound, plasma TV & massage chair

    #1 bedroom with screened balcony door, Sonos sound, plasma TV & massage chair

  • #2 bedroom with twin Temper-Pedic sleigh bed, desk and chair, shower/ small tub

    #2 bedroom with twin Temper-Pedic sleigh bed, desk and chair, shower/ small tub

  • #4 bedroom with flat screen, Apple TV,
massage table and relax-the-back recliner

    #4 bedroom with flat screen, Apple TV, massage table and relax-the-back recliner

  • massage table and tea table or for computer station

    massage table and tea table or for computer station

  • #4 bedroom double-wide marble shower wth bench has outdoor entrance

    #4 bedroom double-wide marble shower wth bench has outdoor entrance

  • view from main house of rock hut (left) and cottage (right) in distance

    view from main house of rock hut (left) and cottage (right) in distance

  • sand carpeted tennis court at top of property has ball machine and seating area

    sand carpeted tennis court at top of property has ball machine and seating area

  • family room with flat screen, Sonos sound system, children's games & arts drawer

    family room with flat screen, Sonos sound system, children's games & arts drawer

  • inlaid antiqued dining table for six surrounded by oaks and dappled sunlight

    inlaid antiqued dining table for six surrounded by oaks and dappled sunlight

  • indoor seating for four plus highchair

    indoor seating for four plus highchair

  • downstairs full-length bathtub is great for kids nightly ritual

    downstairs full-length bathtub is great for kids nightly ritual

  • upstairs landing hallway in between four bedrooms and four bathrooms

    upstairs landing hallway in between four bedrooms and four bathrooms

  • large oval tub with shower and double sink, view of ocean

    large oval tub with shower and double sink, view of ocean

  • # 3 bedroom with balcony, 4 patio chairs and table, desk, bathroom with shower

    # 3 bedroom with balcony, 4 patio chairs and table, desk, bathroom with shower

  • double wide custom sofa, & screened outside door allows cool airflow for sleep

    double wide custom sofa, & screened outside door allows cool airflow for sleep

  • California king Temper-Pedic includes several adjustable reading lamp styles

    California king Temper-Pedic includes several adjustable reading lamp styles

  • backyard BBQ patio dining area seats 6 plus chaise lounge aside koi pond feature

    backyard BBQ patio dining area seats 6 plus chaise lounge aside koi pond feature

  • pair of adirondack chairs catch the winter sun on upper-yard patio near rock hut

    pair of adirondack chairs catch the winter sun on upper-yard patio near rock hut

  • guest passes for private club Coral Casino Tydes restaurant-- if available

    guest passes for private club Coral Casino Tydes restaurant-- if available

VRBO #679504

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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