CHARMING MEDITERRANEAN ESTATE & GUEST COTTAGE

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Lisa Boisset

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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CHARMING MEDITERRANEAN ESTATE & GUEST COTTAGE

Montecito Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Main House: 4 bedrooms/3 baths/2 halfbaths/sleeps8;Cottage:1 bedroom/1bath/slps4

Character abounds in renowned winemaker Bryan Babcock and his wife Lisa's enchanting 1920s Mediterranean home, situated perfectly for exploring the spectacular Santa Barbara Riviera (3 minutes from beach!) and nearby wine country. Located in Montecito on nearly an acre of landscaped grounds, the four bedroom house accommodates eight, the guest cottage another four. From the moment you drive up to the fragrant flower filled exterior and open the front door into the arched and tiled foyer, you may believe you have stepped back in time. Settle in front of the old world fireplace, central to the inviting, antique filled living room, open the French doors out to the expansive lawns and gardens, and stay awhile.

Ideal Rooms for Entertaining: The warm colored dining room comfortably seats up to ten guests and is conveniently situated next to the gourmet kitchen. Well equipped, the cheery kitchen, with fantastic garden view, features a 6-burner Wolf range with double oven, dishwasher, microwave, and stainless refrigerator, as well as accessories for meal preparation and service. Outstanding caterers are available for special events. Adjacent to the dining area, is the large, cozy family room with views of the majestic oaks, flower garden, and fountain. Curl up with a book or watch a movie in this gorgeous room with beamed ceiling and beautiful old world fireplace.

Charming, Restful Bedrooms: Upstairs, four charming and restful bedrooms await you. Three of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The master, with an en suite bathroom has a shower, garden view, television and romantic balcony. Another bedroom, also with balcony, has a bath adjacent and a view of the rose garden. The third bedroom, with en suite bathroom and shower, has a beautiful antique bed and a gorgeous view of the garden with the fountain below. Finally, the fourth upstairs room has a double bed, a small sunroom, perfect for reading, and a small half bath nearby.

Inviting Guest Cottage: Down a stone path, an inviting, two story guest cottage accommodates another two guests and is available for larger groups. The upstairs is bright, with high beamed ceilings and is thoughtfully appointed with a queen bed, charming decor, and two sets of French doors leading to a large balcony. There is a full bath upstairs as well, with a beautiful vintage tiled floor. The first level has a desk and a kitchenette with a small fridge, sink, coffeemaker, microwave and toaster, with seating and a cute table perfect for a morning scone and coffee. Parking is conveniently available near the home's front door, with room for a vehicle or two back by the guest cottage.

Guests (21 years of age or older) while staying at the residence receive complimentary wine tasting at Babcock Vineyards Tasting Room located in the acclaimed Santa Rita Hills wine appellation near Lompoc.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lisa Boisset

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Charming Mediterranean Estate & Guest Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 45 reviews
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Charming Mediterranean Estate & Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p211560
18057361455
Montecito Santa Barbara County
5

Perfect Location for Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
This was an ideal house in a beautiful location for our family gathering. My wife and I drove from the Bay Area with our 3 young kids, and met our parents from Arizona and brother in law and nephew from Texas. We all had plenty of space for sleeping, lounging, playing and eating inside and out.

The interior of the house has a wonderful old-world feel (yet with all the necessary modern comforts) with an inviting family room and large dining room for big family meals. The rooms are well appointed with comfortable beds, couches and chairs all well matched to the character of the house. The kitchen had all the cooking and eating materials you would need to prepare delicious meals.

The outdoor area is a star too. Our kids loved the playground - which kept them busy and allowed the adults to enjoy relaxing times in the sunny grass areas. The yard also has plenty of room for all kinds of games from throwing the football to tag with the kids. The lovely trees and foliage provide the perfect backdrop to feel like you're away from all the craziness of the outside world.

Not only is the house comfortable, but it is perfectly situated in one of the most beautiful spots in California, or anywhere else for that matter. We could easily get to the beach, zoo, downtown Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf, Montecito Village, all no more than 20 minutes away. It was also easy to do longer day trips to Santa Ynez wine country, Nojoqui Falls, and many other beautiful vistas and fun activities within an hour's drive.

We are so pleased to have had our family get together in such a wonderful place, and would happily recommend it to other large groups, with our without kids. We would love to come back!

I would also like to say the owners and rental staff were friendly, courteous and helpful too, which made the experience even better. Not to mention the excellent Babcock wine right there in the in-house wine cabinet ready to enjoy.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Charming Mediterranean Estate & Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p211560
18057361455
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Winnetka Illinois
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The Chicago Visitors

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
We stayed at the Vinter's house for a little over 3 weeks and we, our family and friends loved it. The owners were very helpful and responded to our requests. The house is comfortable, well stocked and clean. The sunshine pours into the house in the afternoon and it is very inviting. It was especially nice to have the lovely yard, and our dogs approved!!

The visit to the winery was very enjoyable and we loved the wine ... and now need to order some more!

thanks again Lisa and Bryan ... hope to do this again in 2013!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Charming Mediterranean Estate & Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p211560
18057361455
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
What a beautiful place you have here. I so appreciate you working with me to make Joe's birthday so special. The family loved being here and the kids loved the swings and play area. The party was a huge success! Thank you.
business
Charming Mediterranean Estate & Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p211560
18057361455
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
This is such a lovely estate home. We all loved being here. It makes one feel like we are in old southern Italy. And so private, with a feel of seclusion. You would never know there are all those houses surrounding us. The weather was beautiful for the wedding. We all thank you for keeping this home in its own unique flavor.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Charming Mediterranean Estate & Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p211560
18057361455
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
Guest Book:
What a wonderful place to spend our birthdays: my sister, my daughter, and I! We felt like we were in Italy! Babcock Winery was great and we stocked up!!
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Santa Barbara is known as the “American Riviera”. Majestic mountains are the backdrop for one of the most beautiful “beach towns” in the country with a temperate climate year round making it a wonderful destination anytime. A congenial, small town atmosphere ensures a relaxing vacation along with a wide variety of things to do from sailing to live theater to wine tasting; and the restaurants are world class. Montecito is a small rustic community minutes away from down town Santa Barbara and the beach.

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Availability & Rates

Montecito Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$395
$525
Fri,Sat,Sun
4 nights
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$495
$675
Fri,Sat,Sun
4 nights
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$525
$750
Fri,Sat,Sun
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Mid-week pricing for Mon-Wed. nights
Rental of Guest Cottage Requires An Additional Rental Fee - Contact For Details
Cleaning for Main House $225.00 / Guest House $75.00 (call about additional maid service); Security Deposit For Main House $500.00 Guest House $250.00
Summer rates apply for holiday weeks, Spring Break, Vintners' Festival, Celebration of Harvest.
Call for monthly rates.
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Amenities

Montecito Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bath 2 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet
    Downstairs Bath - toilet
    Cottage Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , with Balcony
    Guest Room 1 - 1 queen , with Balcony
    Guest Room 2 - 1 double
    Guest Cottage - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Balcony & Bath
    Guest Room 3 - 1 queen , Sun Room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing

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