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If you are looking for a relaxing, comfortable, romantic, private, spacious home away from home in Montecito then look no further. The Orchid Oasis was custom built and completed in 2013 and designed to host those seeking the amenities and comfort of a 5 star hotel but in a private home setting. This quintessential detached guest house is 650 square feet designed for a couple or individual seeking a perfect Montecito vacation.
Located in one of Montecito's most desirable neighborhoods, guests are able to enjoy the convenience of walking to the beach, the lower village, and the upper village. Endless hiking trails, biking trails, beaches, shopping, and dining are some of the wonderful activities that are awaiting your arrival. Our private home is surrounded by professionally landscaped grounds, mature trees, orchids, a koi pond with waterfall, and a green house filled with orchids from all over the world. Guests are encouraged to visit the green house where you will quickly learn why our guest home was named The Orchid Oasis.
This home was custom built and designed in 2013 with top of the line appliances, beautiful hard wood floors, high beam ceilings, open floor plan, large windows, french doors leading to an outside covered patio, new furniture and a beautiful fireplace. Upon entering your private home away from home you will not be disappointed. The natural light that brightens up this home exudes comfort and tranquility. The large bedroom has a queen bed with high quality fresh linens, flat screen t.v., chest of drawers, and a big closet. The open floor plan combines a large living room, dining room, and kitchen. The beautifully designed kitchen features top of the line stainless steel appliances, new refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, and all of the cooking utensils you need to cook up a fine meal. The living room and dining room are perfectly designed into one large living space offering plenty of room for a couple and a few friends to lounge by the fireplace, relax, and enjoy a home cooked meal. Here you will also find french doors leading to an outside covered furnished patio that allows for an indoor/outdoor dining/living experience. It is not unlikely to eat most of your meals outside while visiting the Orchid Oasis. For those who bring their work along, the living room has a built in office space to set up a laptop, make phone calls, and stay connected while on vacation. The living room also features a flat screen t.v. with all news cable network, high speed internet access, and wireless Sonos music station. There are no details that were left out while designing this beautiful home. Even the bathroom was meticulously designed with custom built-in cabinets contrasted with sea glass colored tiles surrounding the shower and tub. The brand new tub offers a perfect way to end a great day. This large bathroom also includes a separate shower with a rain shower head, new fixtures,with a large mirror and drawer space. There is also a laundry room in the hallway with a new stacked washing machine and dryer.
The Orchid Oasis is completely furnished and turn key ready for your stay. Everything is provided, from furnishings, linens, kitchen ware. Enjoy our books, magazines, and cable movie library. The expansive lush grounds are perfect for relaxation or get together with friends.
The Orchid Oasis is detached from the main house and designed to offer total privacy with all of your traveling needs in mind. You will have your own parking, separate from main house with your own private entrance.
The house manager, Adrian, is happy to assist you in any way. She is a local Montecito resident and recommendations from her are highly encouraged. For an extra fee concierge service, hiking guides, surfing instructors, and wine tours are also available. Our goal is to make your Montecito getaway an unforgettable experience. We hope you can experience for yourself all that the Orchid Oasis has to offer.
I moved to Montecito in the late 60's and was lucky enough to raise my boys in this beautiful town and now watch my grandchildren grow up right down the street from my home. When visiting my home you will quickly see my passion for orchids. My orchid life started as a pot washer for my husband's hundreds of orchids and I quickly became fascinated with the history of all of his complex paphiopedilum collection. His knowledge, love, and enthusiasm for orchids were contagious and soon we built a second greenhouse, and that was the moment that orchids became an important part of my life. I am currently the President of The American Orchid Society and editor in chief of the Orchid Digest. Besides the plants themselves and the never-ending opportunity to learn about them, I love being involved in the orchid world because it offers an opportunity to meet and work with so many amazing and fascinating people. When I am not traveling the world speaking about Orchids, I love spending time with my family and friends. My daughter in law is my house manager and she is the perfect person to answer any and all of your questions.
Adrian purchased this house in 2013
I decided to build this guest home after discovering one of our two orchid green houses needed a lot of work. After much thought, I decided it would be the perfect place to build a guest home for travelers visiting Montecito and a beautiful representation of space that for many years was the home to orchids from around the world.
Location Location Location... Mountain views and close to beach. Comfort Comfort Comfort... Privacy Privacy Privacy.... Great hostess if needed....
We enjoyed the best times of our lives here at the Orchid Oasis while our family and friends froze their fannies off back in St. Louis. We guess we should feel guilty - Nah!
This is a real find - perfect for a couple, young or old. The inside is very appealing, lots of windows, nice and comfortable furnishings, modern kitchen and bath - everything is tastefully done. The back gardens are a true oasis, beautiful landscaping, places to sit and very relaxing. The location is excellent. It is an easy 15 minute walk to Butterfly Beach, our favorite beach in the Montecito/Santa Barbara area and about 8 to 10 minute walk to shops and restaurants on Coast Village Rd. Adrian gave us lots of helpful tips and acts as a concierge, arranging things if requested. Thank you for designing such a lovely place and sharing it with us!
My inlaws rented this cottage and had the most amazing stay. The cottage is clean, quiet, peaceful and in an absolutely perfect spot for accessing everything that Montecito and Santa Barbara have to offer. Walking to Coast Village Road with all of its shops and restaurants takes no more than 8 minutes, and you can even walk to the famed Butterfly beach in less than 15 minutes. The cottage is beautifully outfitted with extremely comfortable and practical furnishings. And the backyard is beyond beautiful with several mature gingko trees and a soothing waterfall that flows into a stocked koi pond.
This Montecito location worked beautifully for our attending a wedding at San Ysidro Ranch
Part II of the celebration was a dinner dance at El Encanto Hotel in the hills above Santa Barbara. We were surprised at how convenient it was to get there via the APS or upper highway.
As always marveled over the red tiled roofs in general and were delighted to return to this lovely oasis in Montecito. All seemed well equipped .... however I just used the iron and coffee maker. Otherwise we were attending wedding events however did get to an old
favorite CaDario Italian on Victoria St and the last afternoon on the terrace at the Biltmore
Four Seasons .....all very close by and convenient.
Highly recommend the comfortable beds and over our week-end Total quiet.....maybe a week end thing but we adored it all.
Cheers A&L Seattle, Washington
We had a wonderful, relaxing time at the Orchid Oasis!! Everything we needed was right there and if it wasn't, Sandy was too happy to supply it! The koi pond and waterfall were so soothing for the soul and wonderful to wake up to in the morning. We walked to the Village every morning for coffee and a newspaper, then a relaxing walk on the beach. Heaven!! We will definitely stay there again when we return! Gail and Bill
Stop playing VRBO roulette and just book your stay here. Everything was so perfect. The Orchid Oasis is impeccably appointed with high end furniture and appliances -- not the usual assortment of grandma's castoff's that you find in many VRBOs. It's really beautiful -- a true oasis. The property is very close to the beach and all of Santa Barbara. Make sure to take advantage of the nice strolls from Butterfly beach to East Beach along the path.
We were also well taken care of as well. We were greeted with a bouquet of beautiful flowers, a bottle of wine and some chocolate and the owner was attentive to our requests. We'll definitely be back and will be telling our friends.
Beautiful guesthouse and we had a lovely stay. Clean and in great condition. We cooked several meals there and even barbequed on the outdoor charcoal grill. Coy pond, beautiful grounds and orchid garden/greenhouse...though out of season so not took much in bloom.
8-10 minute walk to the lower village of Montecito with nice restaurants. 18-20 minute walk to a very beautiful beach..Butterfly beach which runs in front of the grand Four Seasons hotel and beyond. We walked all the way t Santa barbara on the beach. I think it is only two miles. Nice walk!!
Really nothing but superlatives. Adrian was easy to reach when we booked the place and responsive. She didn't respond to one question when were there, but might have been a texting glitch.
It is hard to imagine a more idyllic setting and stunning natural landscape than that found throughout the seaside village of Montecito, California. Long renowned as a verdant retreat, Montecito has become one of, if not the most exclusive and attractive communities in the world. Montecito is also home to an exceptional array of restaurants, boutiques, delis, art galleries, pizza parlors, jewelry stores, ice cream shops, and local merchants along the famed Coast Village Road. Often compared to Rodeo Drive – although more laid back – many residents and visitors enjoy spending the afternoon window-shopping throughout this beautiful area. Other popular attractions include two public parks, a public tennis court, a family-oriented YMCA, and the Montecito Village Shopping Center. Butterfly Beach, one of only a few south facing beaches in southern California, is located in Montecito, backed by the Coral Casino, Biltmore Hotel, and the Santa Barbara Music Academy. Known also as The American Riviera, Santa Barbara is home to fine dining, upscale shopping, first class entertainment venues, historic attractions, year-round beaches and outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, surfing, whale watching, hiking, horseback riding and wine tasting. Truly something for everyone…
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2 night minimum stay
|Notes||Please refer to www.vacationprotection.com to purchase an optional cancellation protection plan. This will protect your non-refundable payment if you need to cancel your trip within 30 days of arrival. NOTE: Cancellation Protection safeguards your non-refundable payments if you need to cancel your trip for a covered reason. The Montecito Orchid Oasis payment becomes non-refundable at 30 days.|