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Paradise Retreats

Advertiser since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms9
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Paradise Retreats

Advertiser since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
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Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014
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SOMERSET - GRAND ELEGANCE IN MONTECITO

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms9
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Montecito Estate Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms + Loft , 8 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 12

Originally built in 1918, Somerset sits amidst almost two acres of lush landscaping in the heart of one of Montecito's most exclusive neighborhoods, rich with ancient oaks and magnificent mountain views.

Passing through secure iron gates, the entry court and gardens lead you to an impressive stone entryway with a hand-carved front door. The living spaces are presented in grand scale with vaulted ceilings, rich wood floors, original art and sophisticated yet comfortable furnishings. The ambiance is a unique blend of cozy and commanding, charming and impressive, intimate and grand.

The Living Room opens to both the entry gardens and the luxurious pool terrace. A 2-story stone fireplace anchors this opulent room, providing an elegant location for entertaining or quiet fireside chats. A full bar with comfortable seating is an inviting corner of the room.

This East Wing boasts two lovely Guest Suites, each with its own full bathroom. French doors, which open to the backyard pool terrace, set the inviting mood in the first Guest Suite. The second Guest Suite, with views of the lovely front yard, includes the luxury of a cozy fireplace.

The Formal Dining Room is a gracious feature of the West Wing. Brightened by an abundance of windows in the daytime, the charm of the room is warmed by an impressive stone fireplace for later dining.

The Gourmet Kitchen, centered by a massive marble island, provides every amenity for trained chefs or amateur gourmands. The generous supply of culinary tools and the professional appliances complete this Chef's "Dream Kitchen". Nearby, the Butler's Pantry adds convenience for catering staff or personal chefs to organize and prepare in anticipation of special events.

A bright and casual Sun Room and an informal Breakfast Room complete this Great Room, creating a great central location to gather, relax and enjoy time together.

The third Guest Suite in the main house is just off the Kitchen and has a full bathroom. A wonderful Office with 3 work stations and full bathroom complete the main floor accommodations in the West Wing.

The Master Suite occupies the entire 2nd floor. At the top of the grand staircase, a cozy sitting room offers a library of classic book titles. With impressive mountain views through large picture windows and a large sculpted marble fireplace, the Master Suite is romantic and luxurious. A private balcony overlooks the elegant backyard and the Santa Ynez mountains beyond.

The large Master walk-in closet is flanked by "His" and "Hers" bathrooms. "Her" bathroom echoes a spa-like theme with white Italian marble counters, spa tub and spacious walk-in shower. In contrast, "His" bathroom with large walk-in shower is rich in earth tones of natural stone.

There are 2 detached Guest Houses on the property, offering privacy and comfort.

The West Guest House is a bright space with a comfortable seating area, dining table and efficient full kitchen. The Master Bedroom is outfitted with a romantic 4-poster bed and full bathroom. A clever upstairs loft has a single-size futon, providing a child or teen with a space of their own but still close to parental supervision. Just outside is a wonderful private lap pool terrace with barbecue and dining table.

The North Guest House is tucked away behind lush landscaped hedges. Ultra private accommodations make this a unique escape. A grand Master Suite opens to a private patio. The Living Room with vaulted beam ceilings centers around the cut stone fireplace, providing a warm and relaxing space to end a busy day. A kitchenette, two bathrooms and private outdoor dining patio add to the perfection of this guest retreat.

Framed by spectacular mountain views, the expansive park-like setting defines this exclusive and memorable property. The backyard oasis is a veritable playground with manicured lawns, 2 pools, gazebo, 2 spas, fountains and numerous unique seating and dining vignettes.

An Outdoor Kitchen invites year round al fresco dining, centered around a large oversized grill and outdoor fireplace (with pizza oven). The built-in banquette table seats 12 with additional seating options on a nearby terrace. The outdoor bar is a great spot to relax and enjoy watching the pool activities.

A century-old jewel of Montecito, Somerset is the quintessential retreat offering every guest an exceptional experience rivaling the finest European country homes. And best of all, no passport required!

POLICIES:

Prices in US Dollars

Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks

7 night minimum

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax

$550 Cleaning Fee, $75 Booking Fee

$5,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $1,250 with purchase of Damage Waiver.

30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paradise Retreats (Property Manager)
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Calendar last updated:
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About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

reservations@paradiseretreats.com

www.paradiseretreats.com

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)



This house is magnificent. I don't think I have ever seen a more

beautiful home! It accommodated us so perfectly. Everything about this

house is high end...from the art work and furnishings down to the pillows

and linens on the beds. For a rental property everything was in top notch

condition. We loved every minute of our stay here. Such a wonderful and absolutely beautiful place to make family memories. The house made for a very charming and warm weekend. Thank you sharing the space.
Oct 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms9
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Somerset - Grand Elegance in Montecito
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
business
Somerset - Grand Elegance in Montecito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3000281
-(805) 275-1851(California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
Los Angeles
5

Best Weekend Every

  • 5 of 5
Thank you so much for renting us your beautiful home. 13 of us stayed here for a 3 day weekend to celebrate a family get together and the house was amazing, it surpassed my expectations in every way possible. We were so sad to leave.
The house was perfect for us, there were so many individual areas within the property for people to relax in small groups but ample room when we came together to play games and eat as a family.

The house was very clean and well kept. The gardens were impeccably maintained and the pools were perfect.
The rental company was very professional and easy to work with. I would recommend this house to any large group which comprises of couples. Its a very romantic house and a great weekend away. We never left the property.

Thank you so much and we cant wait to return next year
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
15.4 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
8.8 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
5.1 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Miramar Beach
Car: necessary

Wine Tasting,Shopping, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours Whale watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,425 Per night

Montecito Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer - Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,975
From
$1,975
$12,000
$43,200
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,425
From
$1,425
$9,000
$27,000
 
 
Spring - Fall
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
From
$1,600
$10,000
$30,000
 
 
Summer - Holiday
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,975
From
$1,975
$12,000
$43,200
 
 
Spring - Fall
Sep 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
From
$1,600
$10,000
$30,000
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,425
From
$1,425
$9,000
$27,000
 
 
Summer - Holiday
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,975
From
$1,975
$12,000
$43,200
 
 
Winter
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,425
From
$1,425
$9,000
$27,000
 
 
Summer - Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,975
From
$1,975
$12,000
$43,200
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,425
From
$1,425
$9,000
$27,000
 

Notes

  • From $1,250 - 3 Night minimum
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Amenities

Montecito Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area ...
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , "Her" Bathroom w/spa tub, walk-in shower, sink, toilet,
    Master - toilet , shower , "His" Bathroom w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #2 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom #3 w/shower tub combination, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #4 w/walk-in shower sink, toilet
    Office Bathroom #5 - toilet , shower , Office Bathroom #5 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
    West Guest House Bathroom #6 - toilet , shower , West Guest House Bathroom #6 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
    North Guest House Bathroom #7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , North Guest House Bathroom #7 w/shower tub combination, sink
    North Guest House Bathroom #8 - toilet , shower , North Guest House Bathroom #8 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
    Powder Room #9 - toilet , Powder Room #9 w/sink, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom King-size bed
    East Wing Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , East Wing Bedroom #2 Queen-size bed
    East Wing Bedroom #3 - 1 king , East Wing Bedroom #3 King-size bed
    West Wing Bedroom #4 - 1 queen , West Wing Bedroom #4 Queen-size bed
    West Guest House Bedroom #5 - 1 king , West Guest House Bedroom #5 King-size bed
    North Guest House Bedoom #6 - 1 king , North Guest House Bedoom #6 King-size bed
  • *Single Futon (West Guest House Loft) *child bed *sleep sofa /futon *baby crib - Port-a-crib, Sheets/blankets for port-a-crib*
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
*European-style elegance on 1.6 acres, private security gate, 2 pools, spa, 2 Guest Houses, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, fireplace and over-sized gas grill, scenic mountain views, manicured grounds in park-like setting, air conditioning (Main House and West Guest House only), light housekeeping included*, 40' flat screen TV/DVD/DVR, Niles Stereo System (Living Room), Flat screen TV (Sun Room), 40' flat screen TV (Bedroom #2), 40' flat screen TV (Bedroom #3), 36' flat screen TV (Bedroom #4), 24' flat screen TV (West Guest House Bedroom), 18' TV (West Guest House Loft), 40' flat screen TV w/DVD/VCR, Stereo (West Guest House Living Room), 40' flat screen TV w/DVD/DVR, Stereo (North Guest House Bedroom), 40' flat screen TV (North Guest House Living Room)

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