Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Quiet Montecito Retreat
Very pleasant stay. Superbly equipped kitchen, like new appliances; dish soaps, laundry soaps, ample paper towels, garbage bags, all supplied. Good beds and linens. Large, comfortable game room. Hot tub control unit was a bit wonky, but Bob the property manager was very responsive and got the tub to the right temperature.
Thank you for your patience in getting the pool equipment sorted.
Pleasant, not too bad for a family gathering
Property has plenty of room for a family to spread out and enjoy themselves. Location is close to Montecito, but not that walkable. It is on a lane that is essentially a dead end loop that opens up to very busy Main Street where you have to walk for about 1/4 mile to get to safer quieter streets. Kitchen has lots of cooking pans, but extra utensils and other supplies are old, inadequate and sparse. We had a few problems with broken toaster, lights not working, and oven not set and the house manager was there very quickly to fix. The outside grounds are beautiful. The inside of house is mostly clean but probably could be updated just a bit in order to be a better rental.
Great, spacious house and garden, could use some love indoors
We loved our stay at the house. There were 6 of us and my 3 month old son. It's very spacious and the yard and pool were great for lounging and had a nice grill etc. The house is walkable to the beach in theory, and a good place to go for a run, but you cant walk as a family as it's a busy road to get there. It's on a very nice quiet street. All in all a great spot for a family trip.
The only things I would add that could use some work are;
-the A/C was unreliable. Either freezing in the bedroom (not the guest rooms though) and didnt work well in the communal spaces. Even after reseting the programming.
-Hot tub never got hot (never went above 92 degrees, a luke warm bath basically)
-There are no wine glasses in the kitchen, only those in the 'do not touch' area of the owners' stuff.
-The dishwasher doesnt work very well so we did all of our stuff by hand.
-It's so fun to have a pool table and dart board but the cues for pool and all the darts were unusable unfortunately.
This was one of the cleanest and quaint place we have ever stayed in. The four bedrooms with private baths was especially nice for our family. The pool and house were extremely clean and very inviting. We would recommend this house to anyone.
thank you again for the stay.
This home is lovely - it is beautifully decorated and has lots of light. The outdoor space is very attractive as well. It really is a stunning property in a beautiful neighborhood. The house and yard truly exceeded our expectations in every way. The house is, however, in an evacuation zone, so, in the winter when there was heavy rain we were evacuated. We were not made aware of the potential for evacuation in advance and were evacuated three times, which was pretty disruptive.
Great set up, perfect for holiday
House was very well appointed for the holidays and entertaining. We had family come for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner and the selection of kitchen equipment was superb! Directions for the pool, spa, heat and other amenities were clear and helpful. Great spot, walking distance to downtowns Montecito. The backyard was beautiful. Great spot!
Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are overjoyed you were able to stay with us over the holidays. We hope to see you again in the near future.
This charming home, located on an exclusive private lane in Montecito, is situated on over an acre of land, lending a decidedly country air to an otherwise centrally located home, just one mile from Miramar Beach and 1.5 miles from the Lower Village. Spacious accommodations complement a generous backyard with a pool, spa, bricked patio and grass surrounding a beautiful mature oak tree, creating a wonderful setting for late brunches and evening barbeques.