We absolutely loved our stay at Zen Retreat. The property is stunning, private, quiet, and beautifully landscaped by Dino's talented wife. The studio is spacious, comfortable, and has everything you need for a short stay. While there are no cooking facilities, there is a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and coffee is provided. The adjustable Sleep Number bed was very comfortable. Most of all, we loved sitting in the courtyard by the fountain in the morning and late afternoons among the stunning bouganvillas.
The owners, Dino and Florida, are very friendly and he was very responsive by email and text, which made check in a breeze. We enjoyed touring the extensive property with Dino, and hearing about its history. He was very helpful with recommendations to great restaurants and beaches.
Driving into Santa Barbara was easy - about ten minutes. The location of Zen Retreat in lovely Montecito really cannot be beat. Many thanks, Dino and Florida, for making the Zen Retreat available to travelers!
This place has been set with Comfort in mind. Softest sheets I have ever experienced. Fun round chairs. Even the day bed is decently comfortable. The courtyard is also amazingly calm. The walk-ability to State Street and the night life was perfect, since we came for a concert. Definitely coming back!