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Gated Montecito Home with Pool, Tennis Court & Guest House

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights


About the property

House, 5 bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 10

This is a beautiful gated family home situated at the end of a private lane. It is in top condition and has been meticulously decorated throughout. The main house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms plus 2 powder rooms, large entrance hall and laundry room. The sitting room has vaulted ceilings, fireplace and opens onto the patio, there is a separate dining room that seats 8. The large kitchen/breakfast/family room is approx 50' and the kitchen is fully equipped for the gourmet chef with every thing you could possibly need, including a double oven, 6 range gas cook top, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, juicer, blender, mixer etc etc. There is a large central island with sink and drinks fridge. The family room leads out to the patio which has a fireplace with seating area and arbor covered eating area with heaters and lights, there is also a built in gas barbeque.

The guest cottage has a sitting room & one bedroom & bathroom,

There is also a separate laundry room (with washer & dryer) for the cottage with toilet & sink.

A path from the main house leads across the lawn to the pool area and pretty guest house, which has a sitting room with fireplace and kitchen area, vaulted ceilings, a bedroom with a four poster bed. There is also a barbeque and an additional laundry room. This is the perfect place to relax, swim, play tennis, ping pong and enjoy the beautiful mountain views.

This property is perfectly located being close to the upper and lower villages of Montecito with all the local shops & restaurants and is a few minutes on the freeway to down town Santa Barbara and all that it offers. Many beaches are also close by.

This is the perfect home for families and groups to spend time together making and sharing special memories in our little slice of paradise!

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Owner

We are an English family and moved here in 1993 as an experiment, and have been here ever since!

Owner purchased this house in 1996

Why Owner chose Montecito

We bought this property because we loved its situation and knew that after renovations it would be the house of our dreams. We extensively remodeled little by little and now its turned into more than we ever imagined.

What makes this house unique

What is unique about this property is that it is tucked away and is quiet, private and peaceful yet close by to everything ....shops, restaurants, beaches etc. Its wonderful to relax by the pool and see the mountains behind, or read in the hammock under the incredible oak tree., or dine by the fire on the patio ...

Guestbook comments from the owner

But we couldn't find any way to improve upon this fabulous property! Thank you for your gracious hospitality. We have many beautiful memories from out week in Montecito
Jul 2014
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Upper Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
    Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Gated Montecito Home with Pool, Tennis Court & Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Menlo Park, CA

Fantastic - All You Need for Great Fun

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. We had 5 adults and 3 kids and the house offered everything for everyone. Great pool and spa, tennis court, ping pong and grass area to throw the ball around. Also great BBQ and outdoor fireplace for the adults. Great bedrooms and separate cottage We had a fabulous time and would definitely do it again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a perfectly lovely Christmas and New Year's vacation at this compound. We had family members ages five to eighty years old staying there, and everyone was able to find their nook and cranny, whether it was the pool and the tennis court or a quiet seat outside to read in the afternoon sun. The kitchen is a cook's dream, with plenty of space to prepare meals and feed the family. We'd return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Compound

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July/August 2016, our 3rd year in a row. Actions speak louder than words, but we really enjoy staying at this house. Our children, our friends, and their children, have really enjoyed the pool, the tennis court, the yard, and of course, roasting marshmallows in the outdoor fireplace. The views of the mountains are nice, and being a bit above the fog line [East Valley Road], is also nice. The location is very good - it's about 12-14 minutes by car to the downtown area of Montecito. The owner is always available and quick to respond if there are any issues.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Having it all, the dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

I was a bit nervous, as I had not seen this house in person prior to arrival and it magically exceeded my expectations in every way. The pictures are just a mere surface look. This home is beyond imagination. The owner has meticulously gone through every detail to make sure your family has a luxurious, elegant and fun-filled time. The home is exquisite, the pool perfect, the tennis court a luxury, the outdoor dining space and fireplace perfect for long family dinners and laughs that reconnect you beyond your dreams. The owner has left not detail out, even perfectly placed heaters for outside dining so you are comfortable each and every moment you are in this magnificent home. Each bedroom has beautiful linens, the kitchen is well-stocked with entertainer quality dishes, and more cooking utensils than I have at home. The gated property is private and feels like you are a million miles away, and yet the beach and the hiking trails are just minutes away. I recommend this home for someone looking for a world-class experience, that is both beautiful, warm and welcoming. The only moment I stepped off a cloud while being there was when we had to leave. Brace yourself for reality upon departure, for this home is heaven.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really wonderful home & vacation

  • 5 of 5

I stayed this summer at this wonderful home as house guest of friends Renting it

What an amazing home, it was far beyond all our expectations & way better than the photos. It is perfectly located being minutes from everything yet so quiet & peaceful - a little slice of paradise. The house has the perfect floor plan with the bedrooms at one end and the master above up stairs with gorgeous views. The main living room is beautiful but we spent most of our time in the fabulous kitchen/family room which leads out to the fantastic terrace where we spent many lovely evenings. We had many things planned but preferred to stay home playing tennis, lounging by the pool, relaxing on the hammock under the most amazing oak tree or playing ping pong. This house has everything is beautifully decorated & the kitchen so well equipped - it is a home & not a stark rental!

Colette met us & was always on hand if we needed anything.

I can't recommend this house highly enough & we all want to come again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and property for families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the month of August and loved it. We have 2 young children and our guests ranged from grandparents to other families with small kids, and everyone loved the house. The kitchen is big, the bedrooms are nice, especially the master bedroom, and our guests all loved the pool / guest house and the tennis court. The owner was very responsive whenever we had questions, and the house and property [including the pool and tennis court] were well-maintained.

We hired a chef to cook dinners most nights for our big group, and the chef loved the kitchen for its size and all the dishes / pots they needed.

We spent many nights outside on the patio, enjoying dinner under the heat lamps and then sitting by the fireplace and making s'mores with the kids.

We would definitely recommend this house to friends looking to rent in Montecito.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Upper Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Jan 18 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Long Term Rental
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 6 2018
180 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jul 1 2021 - Aug 31 2021
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Cleaning $450
Tax Rate 12.0%

Long Term rental available starting 9/7/17 $22,000 per month
$10,000/wk US Dollars
Security Deposit: $5,000

12% tax on stays 30 days or less
Traveler will be responsible for credit card processing fee
Cleaning Fee: $450.00
Pool heating included 1st june - 1st September (can be heated during the rest of the year at additional cost)
minimum 1 week stay
No parties/wedding/events

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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