Peer and Lisa

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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MONTECITO SECRET GARDEN

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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Peer and Lisa

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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!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Montecito Secret Garden
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
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Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
San Diego
5

WONDERFUL PLACE LOADED WITH CHARM

  • 5 of 5
This place was far more charming in person than you could tell from the pictures. The location was easy to get to and a quick walk to both the beach and downtown Montecito. Sitting outside in the garden was relaxing and quiet. I particularly appreciated how easy Lisa was to work with and that my security deposit had been returned before we even got home later that day.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Long Beach, CA
5

GREAT FIND!

  • 5 of 5
Charming, clean, and comfortable place to stay! Great price and definitely recommend over a hotel. Owners are easy to contact and helpful with info, yet give you your space. Garden is gorgeous! There is a little study/nook that fit a pack n play perfectly for our little one. Would definitely stay here again if in the area.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
5

BEAUTIFUL MONTECITO APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for a last minute weekend getaway with our 4yr and 8mo old daughters. The property was very quiet and beautifully landscaped. Our adventurous 4yr old enjoyed exploring the backyard and walking to the beach. Apartment was clean and comfortable. Peer and Lisa were so nice and welcoming, even going out of their way late one night to replace a TV not working. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend this to others.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, 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

A PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
The Montecito Secret Garden was like a hidden treasure for us! We were in Santa Barbara for a long weekend to visit our son in college, and never imagined that our accommodations would be so special! Lisa & Peer were extremely helpful during the booking process and upon arrival, but thereafter we felt as if we had the gardens all to ourselves. The cottage is in a beautiful neighborhood, and is a pleasant walk from downtown Montecito and the beach.

We can't add much more than the other reviewers have, except to say that we will most definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
5

WONDERFUL RENTAL IN MONTECITO

  • 5 of 5
We rented Montecito Secret Garden during the christmas holiday. Our party consisted of my husband and two grown up daughters. We was on a vacation for 3 weeks and stayed for four nights in the SB area. This unit is so convenient with easy access to the beach area. We rented a car but someday we walked (about an hour) into Downtown Santa Barbara. The unit is so well appointed, private, quiet, clean and cozy. And the beautiful garden..........Highly recommended!!
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Montecito Secret Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290639vb
(805) 570-0156 (California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
San Diego, CA
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
After reading the reviews and seeing the pictures I was very excited about staying in this lovely rental. The apartment was clean and well appointed. I am the kind of person who has a hard time sleeping in other beds, but I slept so well here. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet. The kitchen is fully stocked, they have everything you could need to prepare meals with your own groceries. Location is amazing as well. Everything is within walking distance, as others have mentioned. I only used my car once and that was for a wedding I attended in Goleta. Butterfly beach was a short (and beautiful) ten minute walk, as was Starbucks, Vons, and the other boutiques and shops. The French Bakery is a must. A little on the pricey side, but it's Montecito...to be expected. Turns out Oprah lives in the same neighborhood, google it :) Anyhow, two nights here was not long enough...I did not want to leave. We will definitely be returning one day. Thank you, Lisa and Peer, for making our first trip to Montecito a memorable and comfortable one!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Butterfly

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Availability & Rates

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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

Amenities

Montecito Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court

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