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93108 / Montecito getaway !!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 425 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

Just renovated guest quarters in a modern home in the exclusive Montecito section of Santa Barbara. Private entrance. Easy street parking.

Over 400 square feet. Steam room shower, mini-refrigerator, microwave, queen bed / real mattress, 65' Samsung flat screen TV and Blu-Ray DVD player.

Free wireless internet.

Private patio area.

House features views of Montecito Peak and is in a remote tranquil canyon.

The Pacific Ocean (beautiful Butterfly Beach) - 3 miles.

Closest restaurants / ATM / food market / pharmacy (Coast Village Road or the local's Upper Village) - both 2.5 miles

Downtown Santa Barbara (shopping, movies, museums, dozens of restaurants) - 3 miles.

Santa Barbara Mission - 4 miles.

Westmont College - 1.2 miles.

UCSB and Santa Barbara Airport - 12 miles.

Wine County (Santa Ynez Valley) - 30 miles.

Montecito is home to 'the Dude', Oprah, Sonny Crockett (if you are old enough to remember) and can be yours for the week or weekend.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, arabic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Lisa

Retired from motion picture industry. Enjoy the arts and travel. Just purchased a small house in the Italian ancestral village of my grandparents.

Lisa purchased this studio in 1987



Santa Barbara Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
HOUSE RULES: No pets. No smoking. Maximum 2 person occupancy. Shoes off inside residence please.


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93108 / Montecito getaway !!!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

Great spot, especially for couples

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at Chris & Lisa's studio in Montecito. The room is very private with its own entryway, courtyard and staircase up to parking. Amenities inside are fabulous, very modern, clean and upscale (the shower!). The place was immaculately clean when we arrived, so much so that I was very careful of my activity inside for fear of dirtying it up. We didn't get to meet Chris or Lisa during our stay, as we were out in Downtown Santa Barbara (convenient ~10 min drive away) for the majority of the weekend, but they were very hospitable and accommodating. I will definitely be keeping this spot in my repertoire for future visits.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's gratifying to host people who complement what we provide. It's a shame our local government threatens to involve themselves in this low key win-win situation for owners and travelers. There is a real threat to make this arrangement illegal.
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Very nice accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodation and convenient (5-10 drive) from Montecito main area and Santa Barbara beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Out of the way yet still close enough to all kinds of adventurous!

  • 5 of 5

We had volunteered to help out at the Santa Barbara Sea Glass festival and was glad to have found an unusual getaway place to stay as the Avon walk was also happening at the same time. The studio is located in the canyons up and above from Santa Barbara and Montecito. We loved that it was out of the way and yet could still get to where we needed to go in less than 10 minutes. We had a good time exploring the "back" roads as google maps would take us a different way each time. It is very beautiful back there and we took many beautiful pictures of the trees and flowers out that way. The studio does require that you are steady on your feet as you have to climb down about a dozen steps so come with a sense of adventure. Lots of bird calls in the morning and evening and my husband even heard an owl one early morning. Loved the bathroom - lots of counter space and that shower was something else. The lightning, thunder and rain during an unusual summer storm during our last night made for a great visual and audio display. There are lots of recommendations available in the studio for things to do, maps, menus, magazines. We were already familiar with the area but always keen to learn about something new. We will probably be backfor the next sea glass festival!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 4 of 5

Really beautiful place in a gorgeous setting. I would highly recommend this place to stay when coming to Santa Barbara. Hosts were extremely easy to work with and the suite was great.

Only downside was no A/C which I'm sure is fine the majority of the year. It was extremely hot the 2 days we were in town so the suite was uncomfortably warm at times.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Studio in a Quiet Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for two nights while visiting SB for the weekend and felt right at home in this large studio. It was a perfect distance from the downtown Santa Barbara area (~$10 Uber ride). The studio is very well taken care of and has a very nice shower/ bathroom. I definitely plan on staying here again during my next stay in SB.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern Room in Montecito

  • 5 of 5

The owners obviously love their home and it shows in this room addition (with separate entrance). They have excellent taste and a description of the room make-over would not be out of place in Dwell Magazine. The room is beautiful, quiet, and calm. Do yourself a favor and get a quote for a motel in Santa Barbara (including the high taxes). In my case, this room was less expensive than Motel 6. (Perhaps because I stayed July 5-9 and rooms were scarce.) I had a great stay. However, here are some things that you should know. It is about a 15 minute drive from town on mountain roads. It is on a tiny road off of a tiny road. You will need your GPS to find it. There is only on-street parking for 1 vehicle on a road that is so narrow that a u-turn is not practical. So, you always want to approach the unit from the South. To access the room you must descend one story of stairs, made from railroad ties. THERE IS NO HANDRAIL. This is not an issue for the reasonably able bodied. However, if you have any mobility issues, are uncertain on stairs, or have a lot of luggage; the stairs may be a problem. It was not a problem for me and I am looking forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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