Charming garden setting, fully-furnished with antiques, books, paintings- you can walk to Coast Village Road and beautiful Butterfly Beach! Check out the Music Academy Summer Schedule while you are walking through the 'secret tunnel' to the beach.
Stop by Santa's Barbara's own Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for a delicious drink and pastry before you set out on your beach loop, through the tunnel and past the beautiful Biltmore Hotel. Walk to our neighborhood grocery store and Friday Farmer's Market on Coast Village Road. Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, American restaurants are also within walking distance. The Waterfront and Santa Barbara downtown shuttle bus station is 2 blocks away. The Santa Barbara Zoo and East Beach and volleyball courts are 6 blocks. This is the best location in Montecito!
Santa Ynez Wine Country is a scenic drive north past lake Cachuma. Hearst Castle and Carmel within 2-4 hours drive. LAX just 90 minutes South with frequent shuttles to Santa Barbara area.
Property includes rustic Norwegian sauna with wood fire, as well as a bocce or boulle court to relax under the shade of the eucalyptus trees.
Keywords: Private, Quiet, Cozy, Peaceful, Restoring, Rejuvenating, Healing
We are a couple who love the area and love to share our special garden apartment with guests. Our friendly little dog will be happy to show you around! We live in the same house but we have a separate entrance and we rarely run into the occupants of the Secret Garden apartment! Of course, we love to recommend restaurants and special places to explore..
Peer and Lisa purchased this apartment in 2000
This location is so close to everything, if you live in LA you can just take the train up and never have to drive. in our opinion, Montecito is the best place to be in this whole area, and we have lived in all parts of Santa Barbara. We call it the Carmel and La Jolla of California! It is so beautiful here. New!!! Please ask about our 2 bedroom 1 bath with art studio! Same location!
There are too many to list! To have a glass of wine and play boulle in the back yard is right out of 'A Year In Provence'. In fact, it feels very European with the furnishings and location. One of the best kept secrets is the tunnel to the beach, right down the street. It's hard to believe you are really in the heart of Montecito when you are surrounded by birdsong, owls hooting, and visually no houses to be seen because of the trees and bushes. Still, the gardener makes sure there is plenty of light to keep all the flowers and the two lemon trees healthy! Pick a fresh lemon for that lemon-drop martini- shaker and glasses provided!
We are repeat guests from Vienna, Austria- we stayed almost a month this time from October 29 - November 21, 2013. Our son married a California girl in May and we were out here then too!
We consider this place our second home. When it is cold and dark in Vienna we look forward to our special place in Montecito, Ca. We have made so many friends. Now, our son and daughter-in-law are moving to Turkey! But we still hope to come back to our beautiful garden again.