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Charming Montecito Guest Cottage on Nearly an Acre!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Character abounds in the enchanting 1920s Mediterranean cottage located on nearly an acre of landscaped grounds, owned by renowned winemaker Bryan Babcock and his wife Lisa. It is situated perfectly for exploring the spectacular Santa Barbara Riviera and nearby wine country.

The two story guest cottage reflects the charm of of the main residence. It is situated at the end of a 25 foot stone path from the main house providing intimacy. The upstairs is bright, with high beamed ceilings and is thoughtfully appointed with a queen bed, charming decor, and two sets of French doors leading to a large balcony. There is a full bath upstairs as well, with a beautiful vintage tiled floor. The first level has a double bed, accompanied by a sofa, a desk and a kitchenette with a small fridge, sink, coffee maker, microwave and toaster, with seating and a cute table perfect for a morning scone and coffee. The doors open out to spacious green lawns and garden.

For information on the main residence which sleeps eight, visit VRBO listing # 209401

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More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Boisset
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Santa Barbara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is located in the 2nd floor bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Ground Floor - 1 double
  • 1st floor has double bed, living area and kitchenette. 2nd floor queen bed & full bathroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Montecito Guest Cottage on Nearly an Acre!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Santa Monica

Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Just got back after spending a few nights at this idyllic spot. The guest cottage sits at the back of a large property and has its own parking area. It is a two story cottage with the queen bed upstairs surrounded by windows all around and a large balcony. There was a small hiccup getting settled which was resolved quickly with a phone call to the very available owner. The cottage is very sweet, quiet and peaceful but it is just a 10 minute drive into downtown Santa Barbara and even closer to the village of Montecito. Restaurants there when you need them but peace and quiet when you come home...

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moraga, CA

Wonderful Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay this last weekend at the romantic Babcock Vintner's Guest Cottage located in Montecito. While the photos are accurate they don't do the property justice. We loved the quiet and the serenity we experienced while at the cottage. We especially enjoyed the upstairs with the quaint furnishings and expansive light. We fixed ourselves breakfast each morning and drank tea on the second floor balcony, listening to the birds and surveying the grounds. The bed was extremely comfortable and the water pressure strong (which are two critical factors for a great stay in any hotel/bed & breakfast). It is very convenient to San Ysidro Ranch and Montecito's quaint shopping district where we found the grocery store and restaurant. Nearby there is a trailhead for miles of trails through oak covered forests that provided beautiful scenery and great exercise. We look forward to our return when in the Santa Barbara area again. Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coast Village Eateries & Boutiques
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Miramar Beach
Car: recommended

Santa Barbara is known as the “American Riviera”. Majestic mountains are the backdrop for one of the most beautiful “beach towns” in the country with a temperate climate year round making it a wonderful destination anytime. A congenial, small town atmosphere ensures a relaxing vacation along with a wide variety of things to do from sailing to live theater to wine tasting; and the restaurants are world class. Montecito is a small rustic community minutes away from down town Santa Barbara and the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $75
Insurance Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rental Agreement to be reviewed and signed by guest prior to booking.
SBC tourism improvement assessment fee is at $2.00 per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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