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Elegant Beach House 5 Minute Walk from Butterfly Beach and Coast Village Road!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)

Step through the gates of Spring House and you will be welcomed by a serene fountain and Zen statuary. Enjoy secluded privacy in a lush tropical setting. Step outside the gates and you are a mere 5 minute walk from Butterfly Beach - the most beautiful beach in Santa Barbara, the historic Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel and Spa, and Coast Village Road - the exclusive heart of Montecito with a wide variety of dining options, boutiques and gift shops, and business and banking services. Enjoy that vacation cocktail without the worry of driving home!

The layout of Spring House with allows maximum flexibility for multiple families or families traveling with a nanny. Your host is committed to ensuring you have the vacation of your dreams, and will make whatever arrangements you require, including grocery shopping, booking recreational activities (including contacts with extraordinary and exclusive local outfitters), providing catering services, vetted babysitting services, and arranging spa and beauty services with only the most talented professionals in the community. We will introduce you to the Santa Barbara only locals know. If you prefer total privacy, Spring House will be ready and waiting for you with no management contact.

Spring House exceeds customary expectations, and is a luxury experience from original art to thread count to Viking appliances. The living room contains two separate conversation areas which lead to an enclosed terrace through two sets of French doors, where a second fountain provides background music for your dining or lounging pleasure. The formal dining room seats six with room for additional tables and an adjacent bar with six bar stools. The main kitchen is adjacent to the dining room in an open floor plan style sharing the warmth of a gas fueled automatic fireplace and a flat screen tv. The kitchen is appointed with Viking appliances, granite counter tops and a soaring ceiling with skylights. A glass door and pass through windows over a farmhouse sink give way to a gracious brick patio decorated with potted plants and dense landscaping where the third of four fountains gurgles while you dine or relax. The BBQ is located here. The media room also serves as a fourth bedroom with complete privacy; it houses a 47' flat screen, a second fireplace, a queen sleeper sofa with additional memory foam feather bed, and a massage chair. The fifth bedroom contains an abbreviated kitchen with sink, mini-fridge and microwave, and a full bathroom. The wall of windows in this bedroom folds open to a lanai with treadmill, fountain, jacuzzi and sauna.

The master bedroom is furnished with an exotic teak king bed, a fireplace, a conversation area, and flat screen. It includes a huge walk-in closet with built-in dresser, an en suite bathroom with travertine counters and floors and a dressing table. The second bedroom also has an en suite bathroom, a queen four-poster, and a private balcony. The third bedroom is charmingly decorated with a seating area and game table, and contains a king size bed and a daybed with trundle to sleep four people comfortably. The house is well stocked with a wi-fi connected computer, iPod docking stations, movies, books, games, and puzzles.

The multiple cooking and dining options make Spring House a perfect location for major holidays or large scale entertaining. The extensive landscaping is well-lit for leisurely al fresco evenings in Santa Barbara's year-round temperate climate. The outdoor experience at this compound is a fantasy of light, sound, water and tropical foliage. Expect the very best...You will get it here!

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth Winthrop
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Elizabeth Winthrop

I am a retired attorney. I own and manage three beach properties and I am currently searching for a fourth. I have extensive experience hosting vacation rentals in other areas of Southern California. I am assisted by a highly competent management team that has lived and worked in the Santa Barbara community for 30 years, so you can be assured that you will be well cared for should any concerns arise. We respect your privacy and leave you alone unless you call.

Elizabeth Winthrop purchased this house in 2011

Why Elizabeth Winthrop chose Santa Barbara Area

The Butterfly Beach area of Montecito affords our guests a unique and rare opportunity to enjoy many aspects of town on foot. Given how much time most of us spend in our cars, we felt that this was a special gift we wanted to share with visitors to Santa Barbara.

What makes this house unique

Walking virtually next door and being on the gorgeous grounds of the Four Seasons Biltmore is certainly special, whether lingering over Sunday brunch or having a facial and massage at the spa. Afterwards, a walk on the beach feels just right. Sometimes after sleeping in, it's fun to walk over to Jeannine's All-American Bakery and sit outside for a delicious breakfast or lunch. And of course, when we want to see and be seen, we hit the night time scene at Lucky's, the hip Montecito steakhouse owned by Gene Montesano of Lucky Jean's fame.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family came here for my graduation from UCSB. The house gave them a great first impression of Santa Barbara and they loved staying here.
Jun 2012
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Amenities

Montecito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Double sink, waterfall shower, vanity table
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , Built in ironing board, ensuite
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves Family bedroom and Den
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves attached studio
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Fireplace, flatscreen, walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private balcony, ensuite bathroom
    Family bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , seating area, game table, desk and computer
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fireplace, flatscreen, total privacy, adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , flatscreen, private entrance, ensuite bath, kitchen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 17 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Elegant Beach House 5 Minute Walk from Butterfly Beach and Coast Village Road!
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4

Vacation home

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home with everything one might need. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect, perfect, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Well everything we heard about the Spring House was true and more! It was the perfect venue for our family, close to the beach, close to downtown Santa Barbara and Montecito, and close to the Fess Parker! We were there for our son's wedding and the wedding went off without a hitch, a typical Santa Barbara wedding at Fess Parker's. So thank you for the use of your house it is a wonderful, warm, airy home. We also met Maria when we checked in and she was gracious enough to show us the lay of the land in that sprawling home. This home is perfect for a family get together, it was for ours! Thank you for sharing!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay at Spring House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 stayed here for 5 days when our son was married in Santa Barbara. The house was spotless upon arrival, very well stocked, and was a perfect location for beach and Montecito. The many outside spaces were a wonderful addition--grandkids loved the hot tub. I would recommend this house without exception--it is beautiful, yet very comfortable

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, well-appointed, comfortable home for family or friends

  • 4 of 5

If there was a way to give Springhouse a 4.5, I would have. It is a lovely, convenient property that comfortably supports your vacation stay. It's very nicely furnished and fully equipped for your indoor and outdoor needs. The owner, Betsy, was great in accomodating our needs and was very diligent in her communications with us.

The only downside is its proximity to the train tracks and highway and the noise that results. Highway sounds pretty quickly become ambient and aren't really significant, but the occassional nighttime / early morning passing train is likely to be heard by you/your guests. This is particularly true in summer when you want to keep the windows open to let in the cooler nighttime air. (The house doesn't have A/C, and doesn't need it.)

Overall a very nice property, and one I would visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

My colleagues and I held a work retreat at Besty's house in Montecito and had the best time. The house perfectly slept all 12 of us and Betsy was great to work with as we planned everything. Couldn't recommend it more!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this gorgeous home for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. It's spacious, and there are inviting places to sit outside. The hot tub is clean and the temperature is perfect. I would highly recommend this property for a family or girls weekend.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
Lucky's
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Sandpiper
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Santa Barbara Depot
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
Coast Village Road
Nearest Ski
360 Miles
Mammoth Mountain
Nearest Beach
Butterfly Beach
Car: necessary

Adjacent to the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, Butterfly Beach and Coast Village Road in Montecito.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

VI,MC, Discover, Personal Check.
Dates Available: Year-Round
Summer rates apply to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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