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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Montecito reviews

  • Great Holiday Location

    "This home is located in the hills above Montecito, in a beautiful residential neighborhood with winding streets and plenty of interesting real estate to look at. There isn't a water view, but there is a lovely view across the hills; the beautiful light of the sunrise greeted us every morning. The view from the house and the deck is wonderful. If you are a walker, the streets close to the home are not busy; however, there is no sidewalk and very little shoulder so zoning out with your music is probably not a good idea. If you would rather walk/hike on one of the great trails or along the beach of your choice, then no problem! The little shopping area of Montecito is close by (by car) and has a great bakery, and a few shops. Substantial grocery shopping is further away. The house has great living space. The kitchen is well appointed. You can tell that someone lives here when guests aren't checked in. It's a home. The kitchen has good appliances and we had fun cooking as a family. There's plenty of room for several people to be at work on food. The pantry is not at all empty and you are welcome to use supplies you find. So a piece of advice to those checking in: don't go grocery shopping first and assume that you need to buy olive oil and sugar, you probably don't. There is a grill on the deck but we didn't use it during our stay. The house was clean when we arrived and we had no problems getting in even though our flight was delayed and it was late at night. Jill gave very good driving directions so we were prepared for odd house numbering. Jill was very responsive during our stay even though she was in Colorado when we were in SB. We communicated by text and she texted back within minutes each time. We had to contact her about a drain in the sink (solved) and wanted to let her know that a lamp on the deck had blown over in the wind (solved). The first floor furniture is comfortable, I wouldn't classify it as new. The best part of the living room furniture was two very long sofas that you could stretch all the way out on. The living area is large and has two furniture groupings, one with the TV. It was great having a first floor powder room. The bedrooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. A great family holiday location!"
    Guest: Catherine Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 8, 2017
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  • Charming... great location... kind owners

    "We enjoyed our month long stay in this cottage.... great's very well maintained...the owners are sooo kind and helpful"
    Guest: Nancy and AL Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 9, 2017
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  • Nice property, would stay there again.

    "Very nice property, perfect layout, tasteful décor. Short walk to Montecito Village and Butterfly beach. Pictures are true as presented. Could invest in an espresso machine of some sort, even a stovetop one would be nice. They had a very basic Mr. Coffee coffee machine. Also no whisk anywhere. No baking supplies other than a cookie sheet. I would have expected the kitchen to be stocked better based on the look and design. It mattered to me because I like to cook. This property borders to the freeway, so there is some noise but not bad. We had a great time and would stay there again. Last note, there are no window coverings on the large kitchen window facing the street, would be nice for privacy and protection from the sun."
    Guest: Gabriele G. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 4, 2017
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  • A gem but with some flaws.

    "Had an overall enjoyable stay. There are many positives but a few negatives too which took the edge of the overall experience. First off this is a wonderfully unique and special property that the owner has clearly put a lot of effort into. It is well-equipped and adequately furnished. It is located in a very nice leafy neighborhood next to a creek. We found it very convenient to drive to all destinations in the area. The parking in the driveway is a little tricky as other people mentioned. It is located on a corner so care is required. There is a mirror located across the street to help with visibility. After 1 day we got used to it and it really wasn't a huge deal. If you do have a large full-size SUV you may have more problems as the driveway in front of the garage is not very long. Now the negatives. There were 2 negatives, upkeep and cleaning. The property seemed to lack a bit of upkeep and maintenance. The lights at the front gate and door both seem to out. It is very dark out there and trying to unload luggage and get the key in the door becomes a problem with no light. Lots of leaves/debris on the patio. An old oven rack just randomly lying on the patio. The indoor plant was half dead when we walked in with dead leaves all over the floor. Some power outlet covers and switches weren't secured to the wall fully. Master bedroom needs a window treatment as someone else noted. It could also use a second nightstand. Onto cleaning. This property is not professionally cleaned between guests. At the front door we were inexplicably greeted with 2 bags of trash sitting outside. In the bathroom we then said hello to what looked like a used towel hanging over the shower door. The are a lot of cobwebs in the nooks and crannies. The remaining bedding and towels were clean, no complaints there. In general the property is clean, but just not professionally clean. The TV with Netflix and Amazon was fine after we figured out how to connect the TV to the Wi-Fi. But afterwards the Amazon app insisted on doing an upgrade after which it wanted credentials which we didn't have. So no more Amazon at that point. To sum it up a great property in a super location that is somewhat let down by upkeep and cleaning, otherwise it would score highly."
    Guest: Derek W Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: December 4, 2016
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