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Peer and Lisa

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Peer and Lisa

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2015
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Montecito Secret Garden

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Montecito Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Peer and Lisa (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2015

About Peer and Lisa

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

Why Peer and Lisa chose Montecito

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!

What makes this apartment unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Oct 2013
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 47 traveler reviews

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Montecito Secret Garden
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 52 reviews
5

Secret Garden

  • 5 of 5

My wife and kids were looking for a place to stay in Santa Barbara and luckily we came across this owner. The owners were gracious enough to help us out with short notice as we were visiting colleges and luckily could not find a hotel. I say that because the unit is perfect for a small family close to shops in Montecito and when we awoke in the morning found the backyard had the most beautiful garden. I didn't want to leave. The unit has a small kitchen, office area, living space and bedroom and small bathroom. It is a perfect place for a getaway! We will definitely be back. Thank you so much for having us at the Secret Garden!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Heavenly Escape

  • 5 of 5

As someone who grew up in the area it was perfect to have somewhere so close to everything - shops, restaurants and of course Butterfly Beach. The bed was extremely comfortable and having the kitchen and the pull out sofa for my son was just what we needed. The garden flowers smelled heavenly every time we walked down the steps to our room. I only wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Second time in the Secret Garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the Secret Garden once again....we have visit Peer and Lisas home twice now and it´s been absolutly perfect both times. We are a family of four (adults) , and it was no problem with the sleeping arrangement and enough living space. The garden that belongs to the property is amazing!! Loved the area of Montecito close to the beach and downtown. Santa Barbara is just a few minutes away by car. But it´s great to live in Montecito and the Secret Garden. Because it´s a nice and calm neighborhood.

Great instructions and communication with Peer and Lisa and we definitely recommend staying at the Secret Garden!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
san diego
5

Secret Garden is Lovely and Exceptional Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We read the previous reviews and they were correct. Someone else stated "don't look further this is the spot!" Couldn't agree more. We tried to book this place months ago and unfortunatley it was booked. Tried again and was able to stay here to celebrate the New Year. This 1 bedroom is amazing. Cannot beat the location. Walking distance to the most beautiful beach in all of Santa Barbara area, Butterfly beach. Walk to great restaurants, Starbucks, grocery store, shopping. The apartment was clean and even larger than we imagined. We had a family of 3 staying here and it suited us great. Plenty big enough for our family. Hosts were exceptional. We had everything we needed. Gorgeous backyard, sauna, peaceful and serene home. Our deposit was refunded within an hour of us leaving. Wonderful stay and can't wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN
5

Lovely Return

  • 5 of 5

This was the 3rd time we stayed at the Secret Garden. Lisa and Peer are always so welcoming and it also feels very private. This time we walked on the beach, sometimes twice a day. We ate at nearby great restaurants, went to a few museums and galleries, and had an all around relaxing quiet time. We will return again.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Thanksgiving Visit

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful gift we were given when checking availability on short notice and found the Montecito Secret Garden was available for two nights. Rooms book up fast in Santa Barbara and cost a lot during the holidays and we wanted to spend a few days with our children who live there without having to take out a loan! The apartment was perfect for us to relax in between visiting family and since the weather was sunny and warm we hated to leave the patio and beautiful garden to go anywhere. Lisa was very accommodating to our needs and as a fellow VRBO owner I appreciated how well equipped her property was. We will definitely be making this our place to stay in Santa Barbara for future visits.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Butterfly

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Rates & Availability

From $169 Per night

Montecito Apartment Rental Rates

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Spring
Apr 27 2015 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$169
From
$179
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Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$179
From
$189
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Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$179
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$189
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Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Montecito Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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