Montecito Island View #3 W/ B'fast

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Alston Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, United States

In the foothills of central Montecito, this stunning, spacious, comfortable home boasts one of the most magical and breathtaking views of the ocean, islands and the city. Relax by the pool and enjoy a private oasis close to the chic village and beaches of Montecito, with delicious continental breakfast included!

Your host, Richard
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In the foothills of central Montecito, this stunning, spacious, comfortable home boasts one of the most magical and breathtaking views of the ocean, islands and the city. Relax by the pool and enjoy a private oasis close to the chic village and beaches of Montecito, with delicious continental breakfast included!

The Space

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Your bedroom has a king bed, ocean and island views, TV and a private bathroom with shower. There is full high speed wireless internet.

Beautifully decorated and consistently described by guests as wonderfully comfortable, an antique gateway opens to reveal a beautiful home surrounded by an expansive terrace. The long terrace overlooks the lush terraced gardens and pool area, and out over the Pacific. It is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the expansive views in Santa Barbara’s temperate climate.

Inside, original art, antique Moroccan and Mexican doors and terra-cotta terazza floors abound. The Family room features 14-foot vaulted ceilings and offers a space every one can enjoy. It contains a seating area and a large flat screen television, with an extensive collection of DVD's.

This house is under five minutes drive to the excellent shops, restaurants and fabulous beaches of Montecito. Public tennis courts are just two minutes from the house. Downtown Santa Barbara is three exits away on the freeway. The renowned wine district of Santa Ynez is just 30 minutes drive.

Note: Please, before you contact us for a reservation: We have a strict policy of not booking guests who have "empty profiles" and about whom we know almost nothing. Please don't get me wrong, I am sure you are fabulous and I am not trying to be difficult, but I am sure you would feel the same way if you were hosting people in your home.

Guest Access

Guest bedroom and en-suite bathroom, pool area, family room. The family room, front terrace and pool are shared areas.

Interaction with Guests

We are here and want you to be as welcome and comfortable as possible. We are available to assist and advise you in any way we can. We are Brits but have lived here for 23 years so know the area well and enjoy meeting new people. We will be around during your stay and will prepare continental breakfast for you each morning - always a good time for a chat!
However, please understand we are a B&B, not an hotel. We expect our guests to be out and about during the day as we work from home and often have meetings in the house. If you want to hang out somewhere for extended periods during the day, you would be better off getting a hotel as they are equipped for that.

The Neighborhood

Very close to beaches, shops, Montecito village and downtown. However, none of these are walking distance.

Getting around

Sorry, there is no public transport,. so you will need a car!

Other Things to Note

Unlike many others, when we say B&B, we mean B&B! The price includes a full continental breakfast each morning, with Peets French-roast coffee, tea, fresh, home-baked croissants, Greek yoghurt, fresh fruits and granola. Hooray!

DOGS: If you wish to bring a dog, please ask in advance. If approved, a nightly pet fee of $20 will apply.
HOT TUB: The Hot Tub needs to be heated from cold on each use, so we charge a $10 fee to cover gas usage.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $875 /week
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Richard was a great host! His home was beautiful and he was very accommodating. I would definitely stay there again the next time I visit Santa Barbara.

    June 2014
  • Richard was an awesome host! We had a blast and the house/view were spectacular!

    The breakfast each morning was perfect & we were able to eat on the terrace overlooking the ocean (about as serene as it get's). I would highly recommend a stay w/ Richard & if we ever head back to Santa Barbara, we will stay here again!

    May 2014
  • We loved our short stay at Richard's home. It's nice to be welcomed in such a beautiful house. We enjoyed our breakfast on the terrace. Great breakfast and great view. Thank you Richard

    April 2014
  • Our stay with richard was complete bliss, we felt so at home and he was incredibly welcoming. The place is incredible and the photos don't do it justice. Places like this are the reason we choose Air Bnb.We didn't want to leave! Thanks again Richard!

    March 2014
  • Our visit to Montecito was just perfect. The accommodations were clean and lovely. Richard was a delightful host. We would definitely stay again.

    March 2014
  • This gorgeous place was my first airbnb experience. I wanted it to be perfect and it was. With Richard's friendly hosting and generous breakfast-with-a-view, this is preferable to any hotel!

    February 2014
  • Richard's home is a dream come true. We were warmly welcomed to a beautiful home brimming with colour creativity and delightful
    Objects from all over the world. A bookworms paradise with books
    Strewn in every corner of this fabulous house in ideal setting with
    an ocean view and swimming pool in the garden.
    Far beyond our expectations for our first airbnb
    experience. Richard is a very interesting and welcoming host.

    November 2013
  • Spent a night in Montecito to attend a wedding at the Biltmore. Richard was a very easy going host and his place is beautiful and room nice and comfortable. Also the location is fantastic. Short drive from Biltmore.

    November 2013
  • Richard was a great host.
    Very accommodating to us, felt like we were at home.
    Couldn't have been any better.
    His place was very clean.
    We would stay there again for sure.
    Can't wait to visit again.
    Thanks Richard

    October 2013
  • Richard and his wife were great hosts and made me feel at home, It's a pretty house with everything you need, very clean and comfortable. The location is quiet and beautiful, where you can enjoy a stunning view of the sea. The breakfast was perfect and well presented.
    If you are looking for a place in Santa Barbara, don't hesitate. I highly recommend this place!
    I hope I'll be able to return some day, but if not, I always will remember my stay at the Montecito house.

    October 2013
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A gregarious, born and bred Brit who has lived here for 23 years. I am married with three children. My wife is a film director and I run a small commercial production company. We are into films, music, food and the arts generally.
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