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Creekside Montecito, offering Bed and Breakfast, 1 block to the beach

Nicola Ghersen

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Nicola Ghersen

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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Creekside Montecito, offering Bed and Breakfast, 1 block to the beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Montecito House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The Creekside Montecito studio is located in a lovely neighborhood on a quiet, tree-lined street, a short stroll to Miramar Beach. The Creekside is private and secluded, set behind lovely hedges and gardens next to a seasonal creek.

The Creekside is nestled on the second floor of a private property in Montecito an upscale , elegant community adjacent to Santa Barbara.

This little hideaway is fully appointed with a kitchenette, queen bed, outdoor deck, and a welcome basket. It offers a friendly alternative to the more standard hotel rooms in the Santa Barbara area, and is guaranteed to relax the body and renew the spirit.

We are located just half a mile to popular Coast Village Road where you will find many fabulous restaurants, boutiques, and speciality shops. Further along you will find beautiful Santa Barbara with its beaches, harbor , art galleries and many other attractions.

The Creekside offers comfortable amenities, country pine furniture, and a warm inviting decor inspired by our travels to Mexico and Italy.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Nicola Ghersen (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

About Nicola Ghersen

I was formally teaching art to elementary students for 5 yrs. I enjoy taking art classes, journalling, cooking, hiking, playing tennis and taking long beach walks with my dog, pippin.

My husband Cliff teaches math at the local elementary school. We have been married 22 yrs.

Nicola Ghersen purchased this house in 2000

Why Nicola Ghersen chose Montecito

We have lived here for 30 years. We built our guest cottage 20 years ago. We love our home and location and wanted to share it with guests and help them discover the Santa Barbara area. We enjoy hosting company and the guest house has given us a wonderful opportunity to do that.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, private location with beautiful sycamore trees, an english style garden with lots of California natives and roses. The Creekside backs onto a seasonal creek and gives you a wonderful rural feeling.

We are waking distance to a wonderful beach and surf spot. We are close to everything, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Summerland, Carpinteria and a 45min drive to Santa Ynez.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for a wonderful visit. We couldnt have asked for better accomadations, and we will definitely recommend you to our friends.

Have a great summer and we hope to see you soon.
May 2008
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 45 traveler reviews

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Creekside Montecito, offering Bed and Breakfast, 1 block to the beach
average rating of 4.977778 based on 62 reviews
Beaverton, Oregon
5

Relaxing Getaway Close to a Quiet Beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our long weekend at this quiet, relaxing property tucked into a darling Montecito neighborhood. The suite was well-equipped and cozy. We loved our evening walks at the nearby beach, and greatly appreciated all of your wonderful restaurant recommendations. The continental breakfasts were perfect! Thank you for a lovely stay!! We love being off the beaten path and this was just the right match for us! Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minnesota
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Cliff and Nicola were perfect hosts. Their private accommodations were perfect for my husband and I. We enjoyed such a relaxing time in Montecito and look forward to returning very soon! Cliff offered wonderful ideas for sightseeing, which was much appreciated. The weather was perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better time away. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Flower Mound, TX
5

Absolutely Perfect for Us!

  • 5 of 5

My graduate student son had to be in Santa Barbara for a career-related event. I reserved Creekside Montecito for his stay. He visited alone and absolutely loved Creekside Montecito!

As I understand it, Creekside Montecito is an adorable cottage-y, apartment-style accommodation on the top floor of a structure that is separate from the main home on the property. It is very private and quiet and welcoming.

His favorite things about it, in no particular order:

Breakfast! Nicola had stocked the refrigerator with the next day's breakfast foods before he arrived. What a nice touch! He loved that he could nibble at his convenience, whenever he was hungry, night or day. And then he got to place an order from a list of great options for the second day's breakfast. He sent me a picture. It looked like it came straight off the pages of an entertaining magazine. Two hard-boiled eggs in the most adorable speckled blue, egg-shaped bowl, a big toasted bagel with butter, fresh raspberries, and blueberry yogurt. A gorgeous presentation. He was in heaven.

Friendly, helpful host. He felt so comfortable with Nicola from the start. She was very accommodating, approachable, and helpful. The place was perfect in every way, so no special needs arose, but he did appreciate her kindness and approachability. She showed him around on check-in, answered his questions about the local area, and gave him tips on where to run, eat, etc.

The "apartment" was super clean and cute. Spotlessly clean, very aesthetically pleasing, tons of ambiance. Perfect!

Great location. My son was there on business and had very little money to spend (student), but he had lots of fun in between, and Montecito Creekside was the perfect launching point. He went on several runs -- along the beach, through parks, all around the very cute neighborhood. He sent plenty of great pictures. Beautiful! His business events were just 10 minutes away in the southern portion of Santa Barbara. Excellent cafes nearby. Beautiful gardens. Scenery. The beach and ocean. There's a neighborhood path right by Creekside Montecito that goes down to the beach. He had a blast, and nearly all of it for free!

This was a real win. My son and I would highly recommend this place! Making the arrangements with Nicola was super easy. Instructions were very clear and helpful. Pricing was right. I might make a visit myself someday! :)

Thank you, Nicola and Cliff!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Walnut Creek, CA
5

Ideal location if you like the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Cliff and Nicola are lovely "hosts" for their B&B. Cozy private "apartment" type accommodations, couldn't be more perfect. Look forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chatsworth, CA
5

Enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Cliff and Nicola's wonderful little B&B. It is an enchanting studio amongst the trees . A friend who stopped by for drinks said she could live there! Spacious for a studio and very well equipped. Must more so than we expected. Cliff and Pippin (their pooch) were great, and although we did not meet Nicola, we could certainly see her touches everywhere. We look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Newport Beach
5

Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I (25-30 yrs old) recently stayed at the Creekside Montecito and had a blast! The place was very spacious and bigger than your standard hotel room. Nicola and Cliff were very professional and gracious to the both of us. We used their bikes to ride some cool trails, borrowed beach chairs/umbrella to use on the private beach across the street, and got some great referrals on restaurants/attractions in the area. One of the days we explored Santa Barbara (5-7 min drive) all day, and our 2nd day we wheeled the cooler to the private beach and put in a 6 hour shift in the sun and waves. I highly recommend this property to anyone who loves the beach and loves some peace and quiet. My girlfriend and I felt like we knew Nicola and Cliff so well because they were such great hosts! Thanks again & we will see you next year!

The last thing I want to add is I live at the beach and still had an amazing time visiting the Creekside Montecito at the beach.

Matt & Jess

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Short walking distance from the beach and to the local shops and restaurants. Have bikes and beach chairs available

for our guests.

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Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Montecito House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 6 2015 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,365
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,090
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Montecito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Not a pillow top., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) this is a futon thick pad. this is available for an extra guest. sheets and blankets and pillow provided.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outdoor Hot and Cold shower available Iron and Board Beach towels provided and beach chairs Boogie boards

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