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Peer and Lisa

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

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Peer and Lisa

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2014
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MONTECITO SECRET GARDEN

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 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)
Advertiser 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:
November 19, 2014

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 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Montecito Secret Garden
average rating of 4.952381 based on 47 reviews
business
Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
-(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
-(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Albuquerque NM
5

Excellent Stay, hated to go home!

  • 5 of 5
I had the pleasure of staying at this Montecito house in early November. As a traveling professional I was hungry for some peace and quiet and prepare the for the Veterans Marathon in Santa Barbara. I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of every single thing down to the smallest detail in that home. The apartment is bright and airy, with a comfort that is indescribable. A beautiful garden was outside which spending a few minutes with a glass of Tequila was a grand experience. A soothing of the savage beast. When you step outside, you step into a world of convenience. Quick steps to the beach, Starbucks, grocery stores, and even a drug store. Nothing is too far for you to trek to. The downtown area is easy access and even has a farmers market. There is a sushi restaurant in the shopping plaza, and although I did not try it, I will be back to do just that. I had a few reasons to go into Santa Barbara, and the ease of the highways and routes made it very simple. Lisa is a fabulous hostess and accommodates the simplest of needs. Thanks you Peer and Lisa! I will be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
-(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
5

Stop searching....this is the place!

  • 5 of 5
I have rented many vrbo's over the years, and this was probably one of the best if not THE best places we have chosen for many reasons. First of all, it was a last minute trip for my husband and daughter and I. Lisa was so kind and accommodating---especially since our request to stay was on short notice. Their downstairs cottage is so charming and quaint. When we walked in, Lisa had the stereo going with peaceful spa like music. What a sweet thing to do. I felt like I was in Europe. The gardens are just so well manicured and peaceful, with the pathways and the fountain, the birds and the flowers. You would have no idea you were minutes away from town and the beach. We stayed in the first night and enjoyed the backyard and the nature. You truly feel secluded. However, if you want to walk to eat or go to a bar or restaurant, its an easy 5 minute beautiful walk. Butterfly beach is so easily accessible as well and again...just a gorgeous stroll. We cooked and picked lemons to make lemon drops----so tasty! The beds (even the pullout couch) were comfy and although the area was going through a hot spell, the cottage stayed cool and comfortable the whole time. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a serene getaway. It would be a bit small for 4 or more people, but considering the outdoor garden space, it could be do-able. It definitely is the "Carmel" of Southern California! Five Stars!! Thank you again!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
-(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Washington, DC
5

Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here with my girlfriend and one of our friends for 3 nights. The place was exactly as described by the owners. Restaurants and bars within a 5 minute walk made the stay even better. The place was clean, comfortable and the garden is spectacular. The owners were easy to deal with and made the stay a breeze. I would recommend this spot for anyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
-(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
5

Quick getaway!

  • 5 of 5
I recently took a short and spontaneous trip up to Santa Barbara and stayed at this lovely Montecito cottage. It exceeded my expectations- a whole backyard to myself, plus the most comfortable bed (outside of my own) I've ever found traveling. The area is quiet and safe, and the hosts very responsive to my needs. I didn't have a lot of luggage, so the path down to the cottage was not really an issue for me. Wonderful stay- thank you Lisa and Peers:)
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
business
Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
-(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Bakersfield
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed for 4 days, was perfect. Walking distance to Stores, Starbucks, and to Scoops for some great Gelato. Close to the beach, walking distance too. Loved relaxing on the lounger in back yard. Full kitchen allowed us to cook in a few meals. You can stay here for less than a hotel, with more privacy. We visit Santa Barbara often and would stay here again! Kim
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Butterfly

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Rates & Availability

Montecito Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $159 a nt
  • US Dollars
  • Spring Rates (Sep 01-Apr 30) ..from $159/night from $775/week plus 10% tax
  • Summer Rates (May 01-Aug 31) ..from $169/night from $1,100/week plus 10% tax
  • Security/Damage Deposit: $150
  • Ask About our Last Minute Discounted Rates and Senior Rates!
  • Discounts Available for UCSB alumni, former students or parents
  • Cancellation Policy: Under 45 days: Forfeit deposit Over 45 days: 50% refunded
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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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