About the property
- Studio750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Studio with a Queen bed, 1 Bath, and Kitchenette (Sleeps 2)
The Creekside Montecito studio is located in a lovely neighborhood on a quiet, tree-lined street, a short stroll to Miramar Beach. The Creekside is private and secluded, with its own private entrance , set behind lovely hedges and gardens, next to a seasonal creek.
The Creekside is nestled on the second floor above our garage here in Montecito -- an upscale , elegant community adjacent to Santa Barbara.
This little romantic hideaway is fully appointed with a kitchenette, queen bed, bathroom, a small outdoor terrace, and has many beautiful decorative features. It offers a friendly alternative to the more standard hotel rooms in the Santa Barbara area, and is guaranteed to relax the body and renew the spirit.
We are located just half a mile to popular Coast Village Road in Montecito, where you will find many fabulous restaurants, boutiques, and speciality shops. Further along you will find beautiful Santa Barbara with its beaches, harbor, court house, art galleries, and many other attractions.
The Creekside offers comfortable amenities, country pine furniture, and a warm inviting decor inspired by our travels to Mexico and Italy.
Summer season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving and Christmas week (Dec 19th-26th and December 26th-Jan 2nd)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Nicola Ghersen
I have been lucky to live in this beautiful area for many years, having moved here from England in my 20's. I have embraced the outdoor lifestyle and the amazing climate. I enjoy hiking in the mountains with friends, beach walks and bike rides and have just started to enjoy paddleboarding and kyacking. I spend lots of my time at our local Santa Barbara Art Museum where I am a volunteer docent and a teaching artist. I love to cook and entertain and spend time in my art studio, creating assemblage pieces or journalling and planning my next travel adventures. I have two grown children. My daughter lives in Los Angeles and works in entertainment, and my son is attending the Annenberg School at USC. My husband, Cliff, is a retired teacher from the local elementary school, and now works part time at the new Moxi Science Museum in Santa Barbara. If I am not at home, I am hiking with friends - and my dog Pippin - or enjoying the Farmers Market or one of our fun coffee shops or restuarnts in Santa Barbara!!!
Nicola Ghersen purchased this Studio in 1976
Why Nicola Ghersen chose Montecito
We have lived here for 30 years. We built our guest cottage 20 years ago. We LOVE our home and location and wanted to share it with guests and help them discover the Santa Barbara area, in a more intimate way. We enjoy hosting company and we have decorated the guest house to show our guests some cozy charm, so that they feel right at home. The guest house has given us a chance to meet wonderful people from all over the world. The beach is so close, which offers you a chance to commune with nature as soon as you arrive!!! Montecito is a lovely community with some unique shopping and great little restaurants and coffee shops close by. Santa Barbara - with the Harbor, the Wharf, the University of California, many excellent restaurants, and wonderful music venues - is only a 10 min ride away, and easy to get to from this property.
What makes this Studio unique
We have a quiet, private location with beautiful sycamore trees at the back, as well as an English-style garden with lots of California natives and many roses. The Creekside backs onto a seasonal creek and gives you a wonderful rural feeling. We are waking distance to a wonderful beach and surf spot. We are close to everything, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Summerland, Carpinteria have to offer, and only a 45min drive to Solvang, Santa Ynez, and the Wine Country.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cheery, quiet and very peaceful
I loved my stay here. It was very comfortable, quiet and peaceful - just what I was hoping for when I booked it. The owners could not have been more gracious and kind. I will definitely stay here on my next trip to Montecito.
Great apartment. Exactly as advertised. Clean. Comfortable. Comfy bed. Thanks!
Charming, adorable and welcoming. The owners were fantastic. Walk to the beach with dolphins.
Moved in our daughters to Westmont College. Once they were settled my husband and I decided to stay a couple of extra days in Santa Barbara. The cottage above their garage is wonderful. Perfect quiet spot to relax, read and write. Cottage was ready with coffee and creamed as well as a bowl of fruit. Felt at home. We took our paddle boards down the street to the beach and enjoyed the cove. Dolphins and seals joined us in the water! It was an incredible experience. Local food and restaurants are fun and creative. Dinner on the pier was delightful. This cottage is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway.
Cozy & Comfortable
We just needed to get away for a few days to celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary. This studio apartment was perfect for that. We wanted close to the beach and we got what we asked for. I loved that the beach was not crowded as well. The queen size bed was comfortable and the studio offered all we needed. We appreciated being able to use the beach chairs and towels. Near many activities in SB or downtown Montecito but honestly we just wanted to relax in the serene surroundings.I would definately book again in the future if we have a need. Thank you for the accommodations. :)
Stayed here before cliff and nicola are the perfect hosts
Our happy place!
Live Like a Local
We loved our stay at this charming property tucked away in a wonderful neighborhood. The studio is spacious and has everything you need for a beach getaway. Wonderful added touches like coffee, tea, fruit, etc. in the kitchenette and access to a storage area where you can borrow everything you need for the beach. We loved our visit and hope to return!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival.