Paradise Retreats

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SOMERSET - GRAND ELEGANCE IN MONTECITO

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

Somerset - Grand Elegance in Montecito:

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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, spa, fountains and numerous unique seating and dining vignettes.

An Outdoor Kitchen invites year round al fresco dining, centered around a large over-sized 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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
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Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)



What a wonderful and peaceful home to vacation. The whole family had a blast, young and old. Thank you from our family to yours for opening up your home to us! A week wasn't enough though we enjoyed the peace and beauty of it all.
Aug 2014
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

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5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Somerset - Grand Elegance in Montecito
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Somerset - Grand Elegance in Montecito
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-(805) 275-1851(California, USA)
Montecito Santa Barbara County
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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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Montecito House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$10,000
$30,000
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
$27,000
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$10,000
$30,000
 
 
Summer
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$12,000
$43,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $550
Booking Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Prices in US Dollars
7 Night Minimum
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax
$550 cleaning fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees)
$5,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $875 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
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Amenities

Amenities

Montecito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 9 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    East Wing Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    East Wing Bedroom #3 - 1 king
    West Wing Bedroom #4 - 1 queen
    West Guest House Bedroom #5 - 1 king
    North Guest House Bedroom #6 - 1 king
  • *Single Futon (West Guest House Loft) *child bed *sleep sofa /futon *baby crib - Port-a-crib, Sheets/blankets for port-a-crib*
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • 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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