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Montecito Village Retreat - Contemporary Comfort at the Beach

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 nights


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4 bedrooms, 3 full baths + sleeper sofa, sleeps 8-10

Montecito Village Retreat - Contemporary Comfort at the Beach

Step into the Lower-Village lifestyle with this comfortable home, located within walking distance to the best of Montecito. Take the easy 3-block stroll down to the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a morning on Butterfly Beach, then finish with a breakfast on the veranda at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort. Two blocks in the other direction from the home are the fabulous restaurants and retail shops of Coast Village Road.

The house is Mid-Century Modern architecture with a comfortable interior aesthetic. Having just completed a fabulous remodel, the home has a fresh new open and upscale feel with all new Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Living Room furnishings and more! High ceilings, spacious rooms, and stylish furniture are the trademarks of this inviting property.

The Kitchen is bright and well-equipped for preparing meals effortlessly, with all new dishes, serving pieces, and cookware. The traditional touch of Cararra marble and crisp white cabinetry is a unique compliment to the homes mid-century roots. The dining area is conveniently located within reach of the chef's creative hand, making service a dream and conversation friendly.

From the spacious Living Room, a wall of glass windows and sliding doors opens to the back patio. This fully enclosed space features an inviting spa and lush surroundings. Enjoy a great game of ping-pong, or dine al fresco on the teak dining table.

Whether inside or out, the Santa Ynez Mountain backdrop to this home offers incredible year round views of the sunsets glow reflected on the mountains.

The Media Room is a sunny space adjacent to the Living Room. A sofa sleeper here adds additional sleeping options for overflow guests. With French doors of clear paned glass, this room can also be closed off to offer alternate television viewing choices from the Living Room while still making it possible to keep tabs on activities there.

The bright Master Suite has a king-size bed, walk in closet, and faces the backyard. The attached Master Bathroom of Carrara marble and large glass shower feels luxurious and well suited for a vacationing couple to feel pampered.

The second Bedroom is near the laundry and is perfect for the kids or teens with two twin beds and a full Bathroom with large glass shower of white subway tile.

The third Bedroom with king -size bed faces the front of the house. The freshly remodeled hallway Bathroom has the convenience of 2 sinks set in Carrara marble and a seated vanity. The fourth Bedroom in black and white also offers a king-size bed making this home perfect for 3 adult couples to each have their own luxurious accommodations.

Dining, relaxing, and entertainment are easy. 4 different flat screen TVs, 3 DVD players, and a CD player/stereo provide indoor entertainment. Stay connected with the Wireless Internet available throughout the property.

Everything has been well thought out. The owners have even provided bikes and beach recreation items for their guests' enjoyment making day trips and beach outings more fun for everyone…enjoy

(Please note: the property backs up to the 101 freeway).


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Minimum Nights

3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:

High Season (Jun 15 - Sep 7)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.

Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.

Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)

7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.

3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax + $2/night Tourism Tax.

$300 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 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.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at property)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! It was perfect for us. It was close to everything and all the great activities we wanted to accomplish while being here! We thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to come back!
Aug 2016
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based on 6 traveler reviews

Montecito Village Retreat - Contemporary Comfort at the Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 60 reviews

ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We were in California for a wedding and this home was EXACTLY what we needed and hoped for, the location was great - three minute bike ride to the beach with the available bikes, short walk to Jeanine's for wonderful breakfast pastries, exactly as described, can't wait to return :o)

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Good Value

  • 4 of 5

The home is located in a great area of Montecito - so close to the beach and 5 minutes away from restaurants and shopping on the main strip.

The kitchen has been nicely redone and the beds are comfortable.

I think the property is a great value for how many it can sleep and the area it is in. You can hear the freeway at night but the noise of a fan is enough to drown the sound out.

We would stay here again :)

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woking, Surrey, England

Delightful Montecito Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house for its open plan spaciousness, décor and proximity to the beach and local restaurants. The house is well equipped and nicely furnished. As Santa Barbara is only about 4 miles away, we could use the bikes to get there and back as well as drive when we wanted. Summerland and Carpinteria are also with easy reach. Out back there's a well good hot tub along with BBQ, table tennis and patio set. In the garage are beach chairs, boogie boards plus the bikes. The house has 3 flat screen TVs (only the master bedroom has one - the others are in the main room and the "media" room) and wifi. There's a stereo system we could plug the iPod into. Kitchen has all the appliances and laundry room helped too. Pretty good all round really.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh PA

Montecito Village Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house and location for our family - open plan with plenty of room for play and eating

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California

Great house with lots of space and great features

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this house on Memorial Day weekend with three families (6 adults, 4 small kids). We stayed for three nights, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house is not cheap by comparison to other options, but in the end I felt that the location, amount of space, and features made it a good value.

My biggest concern before arriving was the proximity to the highway, and therefore noise, but I mostly found that it wasn't an issue. To be clear: you can definitely hear a low hum of cars driving by at pretty much all hours, but it wasn't loud or disruptive enough that any of us seemed to mind. There are also white noise machines in all of the bedrooms, but we didn't use them.

The neighborhood is very upscale - Montecito is definitely one of the nicest neighborhoods in Santa Barbara, and the house fits in pretty well with the area. It's a 5-10 minute walk down to the beach, which is a narrow strip of sand (maybe 50 feet wide) between the water and a sea wall. It was a little chilly in the water in May, but not too bad. If you leave the house an go north (away from the water), there's a small business district just a few hundred yards away with some restaurants and shops. The nearest supermarket is a 15-20 minute walk (or a very short drive).

The house itself is in really well-restored condition. It's an Eichler, so there is tons of natural light, and lots of open space. The bedrooms were all decently-sized, and the beds are comfy. The kitchen is really pretty excellent. New, high-end appliances, and very well-stocked with equipment. We used the gas grill in the yard, and the hot tub, and everything was in great shape and working order.

The process of reserving the house, signing the contract, paying for the deposit and later having it returned was all very seamless. I remember thinking that the deposit was really expensive ($2k for 3 days), but they have a nice house on their hands, and I guess that's life.

I would highly recommend this house to anyone who's trying to get a decently large group together, and who wants to be walking-distance from the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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awesome location with the option to do nothing or to do it all within a few minutes of the house

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Santa Barbara and we felt lucky to have happened upon such a great location. The kitchen and baths have been meticulously renovated. The kitchen is a dream with a bank of windows overlooking the newly landscaped front, carrara marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, fireclay farm sink, lots of white dinnerware and plenty of serving dishes, glasses and flatware for a small party. We loved the open concept kitchen, dining and living that lead out to the back garden with a ping pong table, spa, and lush landscaping. The dining room has a farm table with 6 mid century chairs and an oversized industrial chrome shelving unit full of more servingware. The living area has a large flat screen tv and a sofa we called the pit because it was so comfortable that once we fell into it we didn't want to get out. There were plenty of books and games available. Off of the main room was another fun den with a tv which would be perfect for kids to have their own space. The bathrooms have all been recently redone with top of the line plumbing (Rohl and Kohler), carrara marble tops, basketweave tile on the floor and white subway tile on the walls. The host provided plenty of plush white towels as well as shampoo, soap and conditioner in all the baths. Parking is a breeze. Previous reveiwers have complained about the freeway noise and yes, this house does back up to the 101 but that is also what makes it so quick and easy to explore the area. Our first night we enjoyed dinner at San Ysidro Ranch then got up in the morning and walked over to a coffee shop two blocks away. We then walked along the beach into Santa Barbara for the art fair that seems to happen every Sunday. On our walk back we ate at the Bath house. We spent the rest of the day enjoying drinks on the back patio with a few games of ping pong before heading out to the Funk Zone for dinner. One of our days we drove thirty minutes into Santa Ynez for a lovely bike tour through the vineyards, lavender farms and olive groves- a must do day trip. We loved the village of Montecito and recommend getting fresh cold pressed juice at the juice shop on Coastal Village and if you are an ice cream lover then Rori's should not be missed. We finished our trip with breakfast at Jeanine's and even though the day we went their griddle was broken we managed to find plenty of delicious options and even took some bakery items with us to have on the plane. This was a fabulous trip t

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
14.5 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Train
4.7 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Butterfly Beach
Car: recommended

Property has 4 adult bikes and 1 child bike with helmets and locks


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Lower Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom w/walk-in shower, 2 sinks, toilet
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #2 w/walk-in shower, sink toilet
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Bathroom #3 w/shower-jacuzzi tub combination, 2 sinks,
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/king size bed
    Bedroom #2 - Bedroom #2 w/2 twin beds
    Bedroom #3 - 1 king , Bedroom #3 w/king size bed
    Bedroom #4 - 1 king , Bedroom #4 w/king size bed
  • Medial Room has sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor teak dining table seats 4

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