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Montecito Oasis! Luxury Home with Pool & Hot Tub, Minutes From Beach & Trails

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR 3.5 BA Sleeps 8

This relaxing 4BR/3.5BA property is a joy inside and out, offering the luxury of a fine hotel with all the comforts of home. Refined yet warm and family-friendly, the house features contemporary decor and expansive garden. There are hardwood, slate and tile floors throughout, keeping the home cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. A stone path leads to the front door. The entryway opens onto the main living space with fine Japanese furnishings. The living room is spacious and inviting with a grand piano, fireplace, vaulted ceiling and oversized French doors leading into the garden. A large and contemporary kitchen with black granite counter tops and high-end stainless steel appliances is stocked with everything imaginable to satisfy chefs and guests. Two dining areas, one casual in the kitchen and one formal provide a choice of seating options. A comfy family room with TV/ entertainment system opens onto a patio with BBQ for dining outside, perfect for summer meals with family and friends. Another family TV/entertainment room just off the kitchen and with outdoor access is great for kids, grandparents or just some private time. A spiral staircase leads upstairs to a large loft area with skylight, a great getaway with desk to catch up on emails with high-speed internet, or open area for your workout, yoga and meditation. Four private bedrooms offer peace and quiet as well as quality queen beds and linen with great closet space. Three of these bedrooms have full ensuite bathrooms. The master has a walk-in shower with deep soaking tub, and double sink.

Sliding French doors in almost every room give the house an indoor-outdoor feel. Outside, off the kitchen and family rooms, is a patio with large table that seats 10, umbrella, and heat lamps. Enjoy your morning coffee with the hummingbirds and squirrels. The garden features beautiful landscaping, fruit trees (orange, lemon, plum, peach and avocado) and large grassy area, great for bocce ball or badminton. Head off to the pool area where the Endless Pool (10' x 16') provides an adjustable current for swimming or water exercise. Solar-heated, its temperature hovers comfortably in the 80s during summer, spring and fall. The pool comes with fully retractable cover which keeps it safe, warm and clean. A relaxing hot tub with seating for six soothes the body and nourishes the soul.

Pristine beaches and access to breathtaking hikes and world-class cycling trails are within walking or biking distance. Also minutes away are Montecito’s Upper and Lower Villages’ high-end shopping and delectable dining.

Santa Barbara prides itself on being one of the most breathtaking coastal towns in the country. Montecito is the place to be for star-gazing (of both kinds!), hiking, cycling, sun-bathing, shopping and dining. This house is perfect for entertaining and relaxing with a feeling of seclusion yet close to everything. Our home is great for a romantic getaway, family vacation, small reunion, or just a weekend with friends. Experience the full Santa Barbara lifestyle in this amazing place. We love our home of almost 20 years and are always striving to make staying in it warm and inviting for family, friends and guests alike.

We do not allow weddings or large parties and request a maximum of 8 guests. There is parking for three cars in the driveway.

More Details

Owner
Geri Servi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2018

About Geri Servi

We have been local residents of Santa Barbara and Montecito for over 20 years. We raised our kids in this wonderful home and enjoy everything this remarkable town has to offer from the beaches to the mountains, from Fiesta to Semana Nautica. We speak English and Italian. We enjoy local restaurants and bars, concerts and movies, and outdoor activities of all kinds.

Geri Servi purchased this house in 1997

Why Geri Servi chose Santa Barbara

Our home is located within walking or biking distance to beaches and hiking/mountain biking trails. It's a quiet spot on a cul-de-sac, great for family with kids, romantic getaways, corporate retreat, reunion with friends.

What makes this house unique

Swimming or exercising in the current of our Endless Pool, soaking in the hot tub after a game of golf or jog. Sharing a meal with friends and family on the roomy patio while enjoying the lush garden, hummingbirds and butterflies.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your house was perfect. Everyone loved it and it worked wonderfully. Thank you."
Dec 2015
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Amenities

Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5 bathrooms. Master bath has sunken tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Three bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Montecito Oasis! Luxury Home with Pool & Hot Tub, Minutes From Beach & Trails
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5

Couldn't have picked a more perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes, the photos you see on home rental sites are accurate. Other times they aren't at all. And, there are times where the property far surpasses your expectations. This was the case with this home. Beautiful, elegant, roomy, fully equipped, superbly maintained -- it has everything you need for an exceptional experience.

I booked this home for family to celebrate my son's graduation from UCSB. From the moment we arrived, hospitality was evident, as the care giver preceded us, openings windows so that a cool breeze and the scent of flowers greeted us upon our arrival. And beautiful touches reflected the care given to welcome our visit, as orchids and fresh cut flowers were placed around the home. There was plenty of space to spread out, and lots of beautiful separate seating areas, indoors and out, for us to find our own quiet niche's. And, there was room for us to dine together either inside or out. We enjoyed cooking and grilling, and the kitchen had every tool we could possibly have needed. The added plus was that there was room to invite fellow graduates and their families to celebrate with us one evening-- can't do that at a hotel!

We had one unavoidable issue that arose during our stay, which was attended to immediately. The property manager, Carlos, answered my call immediately, and was 'on it.' He remedied the problem in no time, and I even received an email from the owner, checking in to make sure I was satisfied. Unlike other "rentals" where you might beg for assistance, our experience was quite the opposite. In fact, this home did not feel like a rental at all. We felt as if this elegant home was "our" home, albeit for just a few days.

We could not have been more pleased with our stay. Instead of retreating to separate hotel rooms, we enjoyed our time together-- celebrating a wonderful life event. Our only sadness was in leaving this beautiful home. Hopefully, my son will seek a graduate degree from UCSB so we can make visits to this home an annual event!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful landscaping, tastefully decorated and appointed home

  • 5 of 5

Easy living in a truly Californian property.

Helpful staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This was the perfect family gathering house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the Christmas holiday at this wonderful house. The kitchen has everything we needed ( and more) to prepare a several great meals. House has an open floor plan with two spacious gathering rooms; a living room and family room off the kitchen. Both rooms beautifully decorated in an Asian theme with fine art work and a grand piano. We used all four bedrooms and three baths. Perfect for four couples.Comfy beds and linens. The yard has a hot tub and small pool and lovely landscaping. Situated in a quiet neighborhood, the house is close to shopping, hiking trails and restaurants. Geri could not have been more helpful with the reservations. We hope to return! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house in every way:

  • 5 of 5

Geri's house is spacious, clean and gorgeous. Property is gorgeous, plenty of seating both inside and out. Location is ideal, seemed perfect distance to anywhere we wanted to be, but still had privacy and out of the way feel when we were "home". We are a party of six and there was plenty of room to spare. Geri could not have been more easy going and pleasant to work with in advance, or more gracious while we were there. Would live to return in summer and make full use of the endless current pool, and the nearby beaches. Thank you again, Geri. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat with gracious owners

  • 4 of 5

The house is lovely, with all the amenities you could ask. We especially enjoyed the gazebo, hot tub and lushly landscaped back yard. The kitchen is great to cook in and the TV was top of the line. We loved that there wasn't a huge list of don'ts or counting glasses and plates (even placemats at one rental we booked). Carlos, who showed us how to operate everything, is a gem. You are close to everything from beaches to dining (short car ride). It's the last house on a cul de sac. Only downside is if you are bothered by noise, you can hear the freeway in the master bedroom and from the back yard -- even see a bit, though there are fences and plantings. You get used to it, but I envisioned a quieter roost.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We were a three generation family group and the house worked perfectly for us. We stayed 5 nights at the end of July. It is very spacious both inside and out. It easily accommodated both together time and alone time. The pictures don't do it justice.The pool and hot tub were a hit. There was a shady gazebo and a birdbath that attracted lots of birds. Something for everybody.

We drove to Butterfly Beach every day and the kids loved it. Grocery shopping at Vons in the Lower Village was easy and we had a nice lunch at Pane e Vino in the Upper Village. There is also a bookstore and hardware store there. SB beaches sometimes have a little naturally occurring tar on them and we got some De-Solv-It spray at the hardware store to clean feet and sandals. Our dinner out was at Zookers in Carpinteria, about 20 min. away. Very nice place.

The house was very clean as was the yard.

We would recommend the place highly. It was a delightful.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lucky's
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Birnam Wood
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Montecito Inn Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Summerland
Car: recommended

Beaches, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, yoga, pilates

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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