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Vicky Linker

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

Quiet, Romantic, Montecito Retreat

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Montecito Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Our cottage is located at the end of a cul de sac on a one acre paradise with beautifully designed gardens in Montecito. Located 3/4 of a mile from the ocean, the 650 square foot cottage has a lovely living room with gas/wood burning fireplace, spacious full kitchen, cozy bedroom and full bath. Access to shopping, restaurants, the beach and hiking trails make this the perfect semi-rural getaway. The cottage has all the modern amenities including a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, DVD,wi-fi, patio, and ping pong.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Vicky Linker (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

About Vicky Linker

My husband Gary and I have two children and built this cottage four years ago so I could pursue my love of sculpture. I use one room in the cottage for my work leaving the remaining 650 square feet to share with guests. Our family and friends have enjoyed the peacefulness and beauty of the cottage and now we are offering it to the public on a limited basis. I do not work in my studio when we have guests ensuring that you will have complete privacy during your stay with us. The cottage is a stand alone building on our beautiful one acre property.

Vicky Linker purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Vicky Linker chose Montecito

Montecito has many areas of quiet tranquility and beauty. Gary and I chose this property to raise our family. We welcome you to enjoy the gardens, lawns, fruit trees and recreational facilities.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage has several very endearing amenities including a beautiful sink that we purchased in Puerta Vallerta, handpainted tile in the kitchen, bathroom and fireplace, hardwood flooring, special lighting fixtures, as well as views of the mountains, backyard gardens, lawn and fruit trees.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Quiet, Romantic, Montecito Retreat
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Secret Garden

  • 5 of 5

Montecito is a charming village and Vicky and Gary's casita is situated on a lovely property, in a beautiful neighborhood. An ideal location near the beach, town and minutes from Santa Barbara. While near the main house, the smaller one faces a very large and perfectly tended garden, which can be enjoyed from the patio. The interior is tastefully decorated with an open yet cozy feeling. Some rentals are only comfortable for short stays but not this one. Each of our visits have been for a month and this home has all the amenities you need for an easy, relaxing vacation. Additionally, Vicky and Gary are terrific hosts, always gracious and helpful ! Highly recommend !

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Paul, mn

A Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Vicky and Gary's place for 2 weeks. We enjoyed it very much and Vicky and Gary were ideal hosts...very helpful and friendly. The rental is a separate dwelling and is a charming home and has ideal accommodations for two. There is a comfortable living room, full kitchen, and separate bedroom and master bath. There is a patio with hammock that looks out on a beautiful garden. I found it relaxing in the afternoon after a day out and about. The rental location on the property property provides for a quiet and peaceful stay. The neighborhood is very nice with well maintained landscapes. The location is handy to the beach (about 1 mile), shopping, and restaurants.

This place was ideal for us. We look forward to returning next year. We believe it would be enjoyed by all.

Thanks Gary and Vicky for a great peaceful getaway!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming casita

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in this charming casita. Well appointed and very comfortable in a lovely neighborhood just a nice walk or bike ride from a beautiful beach and town.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio

Quiet get away

  • 4 of 5

Arrived to the property and found it excellent condition. The owners greeted us and they are very pleasant and friendly. About 3/4 of a mile from the beach at Montecito with easy access to the beach with parking.10 minute drive to Santa Barbara dining makes it easy. The home is quiet and secluded from any kind of noise. Would stay again. 2 thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, roomy, and quiet Montecito retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay in Montecito. Our hosts were warm and welcoming (without being intrusive at all). The studio sits slightly uphill and to the side of their main house such that the windows/doors etc don't look directly on each other, giving it lots of privacy. Inside there is a nicely appointed kitchen, living area, bedroom, bathroom, and outdoor sitting area. Despite being quiet and secluded, its an easy ~11 uberx to downtown Santa Barbara from there, giving you the best of both worlds. It's also near the beach and hills, making it great for cycling, hiking, etc. I would absolutely return and highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

The Ritz of Guesthouses

  • 5 of 5

By far one of the nicest places we've stayed. The photos of the outside don't do this spacious yet cozy cottage justice. Only a few years old, it is completely high-end on the inside, with designer and artistic touches: Folk art tile, beamed ceilings, Craftsman-like touches everywhere. You can see the main house from the living room, but the guesthouse is set back far enough that you still have plenty of privacy. The hosts were gracious, greeting us with a bottle of wine and an information-filled binder brimming with nearby attractions .... yet they still gave us our privacy.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Car: recommended

Located in beautiful Montecito you are moments away from tourist attractions, beaches or mountain hikes. Within one mile of the cottage you can find a variety of fine restaurants and high end shopping. Nearby Santa Barbara has more exciting visitor destinations, shopping areas, leisurely walking or hiking trails and restaurants. Our wharf and waterfront provide a lovely panoramic view of the city. You also have easy access to the Santa Ynez wineries. We are ninety miles from Los Angeles, 145 miles from Hearst Castle and 300 miles from the Bay Area.


Rates & Availability

Montecito Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Holidays are $250 per night. This includes Winter and Spring break. 3 night minimum on major holidays. There is no tax on stays over 30 days. There is a cleaning fee of $75 for stays of 2-3 days, and $100 for stays of 4+ days. Long term stays may have additional discounts, and/or additional cleaning fees. Please call or email for a quote.

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Montecito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a beautiful ceramic sink from Puerta Vallarta, as well as handmade Mexican tiles in the shower and vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New 2014 mattress with pillow top, very comfy!
    Other (See Description) - A twin airbed can be set up in living room for 3rd person.
  • The bedroom has one Queen size Bed. We purchased a new mattress in January 2014. It is firm with a pillow top (so not too firm). Our guests have said it is really comfy. We can set up 1 twin air bed (it is almost the same height as a regular bed) in the living room for a third person.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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