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Elizabeth Winthrop

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Elegant Beach House 5 Minute Walk from Butterfly Beach and Coast Village Road!

51 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Montecito House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)

Step through the gates of Spring House and you will be welcomed by a serene fountain and Zen statuary. Enjoy secluded privacy in a lush tropical setting. Step outside the gates and you are a mere 5 minute walk from Butterfly Beach - the most beautiful beach in Santa Barbara, the historic Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel and Spa, and Coast Village Road - the exclusive heart of Montecito with a wide variety of dining options, boutiques and gift shops, and business and banking services. Enjoy that vacation cocktail without the worry of driving home!

The layout of Spring House with allows maximum flexibility for multiple families or families traveling with a nanny. Your host is committed to ensuring you have the vacation of your dreams, and will make whatever arrangements you require, including grocery shopping, booking recreational activities (including contacts with extraordinary and exclusive local outfitters), providing catering services, vetted babysitting services, and arranging spa and beauty services with only the most talented professionals in the community. We will introduce you to the Santa Barbara only locals know. If you prefer total privacy, Spring House will be ready and waiting for you with no management contact.

Spring House exceeds customary expectations, and is a luxury experience from original art to thread count to Viking appliances. The living room contains two separate conversation areas which lead to an enclosed terrace through two sets of French doors, where a second fountain provides background music for your dining or lounging pleasure. The formal dining room seats six with room for additional tables and an adjacent bar with six bar stools. The main kitchen is adjacent to the dining room in an open floor plan style sharing the warmth of a gas fueled automatic fireplace and a flat screen tv. The kitchen is appointed with Viking appliances, granite counter tops and a soaring ceiling with skylights. A glass door and pass through windows over a farmhouse sink give way to a gracious brick patio decorated with potted plants and dense landscaping where the third of four fountains gurgles while you dine or relax. The BBQ is located here. The media room also serves as a fourth bedroom with complete privacy; it houses a 47' flat screen, a second fireplace, a queen sleeper sofa with additional memory foam feather bed, and a massage chair. The fifth bedroom contains an abbreviated kitchen with sink, mini-fridge and microwave, and a full bathroom. The wall of windows in this bedroom folds open to a lanai with treadmill, fountain, jacuzzi and sauna.

The master bedroom is furnished with an exotic teak king bed, a fireplace, a conversation area, and flat screen. It includes a huge walk-in closet with built-in dresser, an en suite bathroom with travertine counters and floors and a dressing table. The second bedroom also has an en suite bathroom, a queen four-poster, and a private balcony. The third bedroom is charmingly decorated with a seating area and game table, and contains a king size bed and a daybed with trundle to sleep four people comfortably. The house is well stocked with a wi-fi connected computer, iPod docking stations, movies, books, games, and puzzles.

The multiple cooking and dining options make Spring House a perfect location for major holidays or large scale entertaining. The extensive landscaping is well-lit for leisurely al fresco evenings in Santa Barbara's year-round temperate climate. The outdoor experience at this compound is a fantasy of light, sound, water and tropical foliage. Expect the very best...You will get it here!

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER TWO BEACH PROPERTIES IN SANTA BARBARA: HOMEAWAY #275391 (SEASHORE COTTAGE AT EAST BEACH) AND VRBO #510209 (SHORELINE VACATION WITH SWIMMING POOL.)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Elizabeth Winthrop (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Elizabeth Winthrop

I am a retired attorney. I own and manage three beach properties and I am currently searching for a fourth. I have extensive experience hosting vacation rentals in other areas of Southern California. I am assisted by a highly competent management team that has lived and worked in the Santa Barbara community for 30 years, so you can be assured that you will be well cared for should any concerns arise. We respect your privacy and leave you alone unless you call.

Elizabeth Winthrop purchased this house in 2011

Why Elizabeth Winthrop chose Montecito

The Butterfly Beach area of Montecito affords our guests a unique and rare opportunity to enjoy many aspects of town on foot. Given how much time most of us spend in our cars, we felt that this was a special gift we wanted to share with visitors to Santa Barbara.

What makes this house unique

Walking virtually next door and being on the gorgeous grounds of the Four Seasons Biltmore is certainly special, whether lingering over Sunday brunch or having a facial and massage at the spa. Afterwards, a walk on the beach feels just right. Sometimes after sleeping in, it's fun to walk over to Jeannine's All-American Bakery and sit outside for a delicious breakfast or lunch. And of course, when we want to see and be seen, we hit the night time scene at Lucky's, the hip Montecito steakhouse owned by Gene Montesano of Lucky Jean's fame.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family came here for my graduation from UCSB. The house gave them a great first impression of Santa Barbara and they loved staying here.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

Elegant Beach House 5 Minute Walk from Butterfly Beach and Coast Village Road!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 52 reviews
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5

Beautiful home with much attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful beach house feels like home as soon as you walk in the door. The hostess has taken a lot of care to provide all the essential little details needed on a vacation. The house is fully stocked with all the kitchen gadgets you would ever need, spices and supplies. The gardens around the home are well cared for, relaxing, and peaceful. The decor of the home is beautiful and so comfortable. We really enjoyed the study in the evenings and the relaxing fireplace. The location is great. You can easily walk into Coastal Village road and enjoy the restaurants and cafes. It is also a comfortable stroll to Butterfly Beach. Every sunset was beautiful, and the landscaped gardens of the Biltmore are so enjoyable to walk past. The hostess even provided plenty of supplies if you get caught up on the occasional tar ball that washes up on Santa Barbara beaches. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. The hostess is awesome to work with. You will have a great time here.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for glowing review. I do put my heart into making sure my guests are comfortable and it feels terrific to have that recognized! Betsy
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5

GREAT! 5 Stars!!!

  • 5 of 5

Huge house with lots of sitting areas. 3 different yard areas. The house looks like a home. Artwork, pictures, beautiful furniture, beautiful dishes and appliances, tvs in all rooms. Attention to detail is impressive. Lots of windows, secure, outdoor furniture is great. Kid friendly. Literally just a few minutes walk to streets with restaurants and very close to the beach and water. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. One of the bedrooms is perfect for someone with a baby because it has a kitchen. The master bedroom is HUGE. One of the bedrooms has a beautiful courtyard area attached. One bedroom has a bed and then trundle twin beds which was perfect for one of our family with 2 boys. The house and linens very clean and spotless. The owner is very responsive to questions. All and all it is a great place and we would highly recommend it. We ate breakfast at Jeanenne's almost every morning which is a totally AWESOME place to eat and people watch. Honor Bar is great, Los Arroyos is great. We drove to the wharf and ate at We had pizza one night from Giovonni's which was pretty good. We drove to Brophy Brothers restaurant which was the BEST seafood. In fact we ate there twice. Gorgeous views of the marina and water. We ate at Moby Dick restaurant which was okay -- service was great We had a rehearsal dinner at Stellmari restaurant which was excellent with great service. The wedding we were attending was at the Biltmore/Four Seasons which has excellent food, service and views of the water. .

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable and inviting

  • 4 of 5

The house has a very comfortable layout for a large group (agree the pictures don't do it justice), with rooms in corners of the house for privacy. The master bedroom and bath are enormous. The kitchen is very well equipped and made it easy to have large group meals.

The one negative I would echo is the water situation. We had 8 adults staying in the house and had to strategically phase our showers because the hot water would run out, and when there was hot water, it was scalding and difficult to adjust. That said, I would caveat that we didn't reach out to Betsy to give her the opportunity to fix during our short stay. She did respond quickly when we requested the corrected wifi password.

Overall a great stay! Thanks Betsy!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Spring House comes equipped with a great team of professionals who know the house inside out. After we first learned there was an issue with the hot water regulator we made a few adjustments. Now that I have learned of Holly's experience we have gone the next step and have undertaken a full analysis of the hot water system. Once I learn of an issue with the house, I respond immediately to correct any problems. I regret I was not contacted right away!
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4

Comfortable, clean, and cozy

  • 4 of 5

I spent the weekend with my girlfriends for a bachelorette party at Betsy's vacation home and loved every minute of it. It fit the needs of all the ladies there with a comfortable, clean environment. She welcomed us with a nice sign on the chalkboard. The house is well equipped for all your needs, but if you are staying more than two nights you will need to purchase extra toilet paper, which she does share in the welcome note.

The house had all the amenities for heading to the beach. The king size bed in the master bedroom was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, I didn't want to get out.

Betsy was very quick with responding and communication of expectations were very clear before arriving.

The only negative thing I have to say, which is why I gave it 4 stars is the hot water situation. There would be really hot water or warm water, it was difficult to find the in between.

With that said though, I will not hesitate to book a stay at Betsy's house.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a shame Natalie did not reach out to me about the hot water as the fix was quite simple. It seems a previous guest had adjusted the thermostat on the hot water heater. I want to be sure our guests always know I am here to respond to their concerns. BW
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5

Great house, tremendous location! Highly recommend trying this one

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, great floor plan for a family. Very convenient location

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

From the first minute we arrived at Spring Rd., our stay was great. The grounds were exquisite, the house beautiful and included a spa and sauna. Kitchen was large enough for several of us to be in at one time. Bedroom accomodations were perfect for our needs. We would definitely return to Spring House for another vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
Lucky's
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Sandpiper
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Santa Barbara Depot
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
Coast Village Road
Nearest Ski
360 Miles
Mammoth Mountain
Nearest Beach
Butterfly Beach
Car: necessary

Adjacent to the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, Butterfly Beach and Coast Village Road in Montecito.

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Rates & Availability

Montecito House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$900
$5,600
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$900
$5,600
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$900
$5,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$750
$4,750
$11,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

VI,MC, Discover, Personal Check.
Dates Available: Year-Round
Summer rates apply to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.

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Amenities

Montecito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Double sink, waterfall shower, vanity table
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , Built in ironing board, ensuite
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves Family bedroom and Den
    Full 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves attached studio
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Fireplace, flatscreen, walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private balcony, ensuite bathroom
    Family bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , seating area, game table, desk and computer
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fireplace, flatscreen, total privacy, adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , flatscreen, private entrance, ensuite bath, kitchen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 17 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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