Backyard oasis at sunsetLarge Pool available after October 17.

5 guests

2 rooms

3 beds

2 baths

5 guests

2 rooms

3 beds

2 baths

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About this listing

You will love this Beautiful Montecito Hideaway, pool! 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. This home sits on 1 landscaped acre in the heart of Montecito, where the movie stars & the rich live!


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $175
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly Discount: 18%


The space

Location: Montecito, Santa Barbara Area, Central Coast, California, USA (2 min drive to Butterfly Beach & Coast Village Road in Montecito, 5 minutes drive to state st, downtown Santa Barbara)

Accommodations: Private separate House, 2 Bedrooms + 1 twin rollaway bed(s), 2 Bath (Sleeps 4-5)

Sycamore Canyon Estate - Hideaway

The Sycamore Canyon Estate Hideaway is located near the Upper Village of Montecito and is across from the spectacular landmark estate, Ganna Walska's Lotusland. Adjacent to the Hideaway is the guest house which is private with a separate entrance and a private patio. I live in the guest house.

Guests are provided linens, blankets, pillows, comforters and towels. Waterproof mattress cover and 2nd mattress cover are also provided.

Park your car at the top of the driveway, get your key and enter the Hideaway! You will enter into the grand entry with a view of the living room and it's wall of french doors that lead out to the large pool and the back yard oasis! Turn left and you will enter the dining room with large table and seating for 5. Continue through the dining room to the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stainless Thermador side by side oversized refrigerator, 5-burner Thermador range and oven and Bosch dishwasher. There is an island with the built in range.

From the entry swalk to the right and you will find the 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The poolside suite with queen sized bed, 2 nightstands, 3 lamps and a walk in closet. French doors open to the large pool and backyard oasis. The other bedroom in this Hideaway offers a queen size bed, 2 nightstands, 3 lamps, shelf, TV and overlooks the garden and entry.

Additional sleeping option is provided by a twin sized rollaway bed.

With an ideal Montecito location, this enchanting retreat is just 2 minutes drive to Butterfly Beach, Coast Village Road and the Upper Village. Take a ten minute walk to the beautiful Westmont College campus, Cold Springs Elementary School and be sure to schedule a visit to the lush grounds of Lotusland, located right across the street. It is open to the public seasonally.

Vacation Rental Features:


Washer and dryer in the laundry room which is shared with the main house.
Linens provided
Off street parking with spaces for 3 cars on the driveway
2 queen beds
twin rollaway bed
Flat screen TV with cable viewing and many channels!
DVD player

Full kitchen with 5 burner oven and stove.
Cooking Utensils Provided
Thermador stainless oversized side by side rerfrigerator

Outdoor Features
Charcoal BBQ Grill
Large pool

View and Location
Mountain views

WiFi (wireless internet)

Shared areas: driveway

Smoking is not allowed
Pets are not allowed
5 guests maximum

Activities nearby
Theme Park
Jet Skiing
Mountain Biking
Wildlife Viewing
Fitness Center/Gym
Health/Beauty Spa
Cinemas/Movie Theaters

Other Activities
Lotusland, a beautiful park like adventure with many different kinds of Cactus and gorgeous ponds, is right across the street! (Open to the public seasonally)

Rate Details (In US Dollars) 3 NIGHTS MINIMUM RENTAL

Deposit $500. Cleaning $175

Pool can be heated from March 1 - November 15 for minimum $150 per week.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Dates available: Year RoundPhone: ( (California, USA)

Guest access

Guest access is easy.

Interaction with guests

Not much interaction with guests. Maybe we will see each other in the parking area.

The neighborhood

The neighborhood is beautiful, peaceful, quiet and safe with it's mature trees and lush landscaping! It is right across the street from Ganna Walska's Lotusland. 5 acres of beautiful landscaping, ponds and trees. It is open to the public seasonally.

Getting around

It is recommended to have a car. The Montecito upper and lower villages and Butterfly Beach are 2 minutes drive. Downtown Santa Barbara and East Beach are a 4 minute drive.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Please take care of the Guest House as if it were your own. Please no smoking inside or outside. Thank you!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Anouska User Profile
July 2016
Elle was a perfect host and the house is a fantastic place to stay. We only crossed paths a couple of times during a long weekend stay, but Elle was helpful and accommodating and made the booking a pleasure. Montecito is a gorgeous place also, it was my first time and I'm delighted we chose the spot we did. We rode into Santa Barbara and over to Ojai and the countryside is stunning. It was lovely to return at the end of the day - jump in the pool and settle in for a bbq. I'd definitely stay again and totally recommend.

Shirley User Profile
June 2016
The guest house was perfect. Good size, plenty of room. We loved the pool and got good use of the BBQ. Location is great! Really close to everything... Easy and fast to get to downtown SB. Will visit again.

Anne-Marie User Profile
June 2016
Great place really warm with a lot of charm. We were 5 and the place was big enough for that. Nice BBQ corner and table outside to enjoy the pool view and have dinner. We had a great time thank you.

Pat User Profile
June 2016
Perfect stay in Santa Barbara! Elle's guest house is amazing! Two spacious bedrooms with a very large loft with extra bed. The kitchen is fully stocked. The patio with pool in the backyard is beautiful and a great place to hangout. Best part is, her place is easy to get to and less than a 10 minute drive or uber ride to downtown, the zoo or beach! Elle made everything easy! Will stay here again! Perfect for 5-6 people.
Elle User Profile
Response from Elle:
Thank you Pat! I look forward to hosting you again! You and your guests were easy to host and kind! Thank you for taking care of my guest house!
June 2016

Esa User Profile
May 2016
Ellie was quick to respond our emails and arranging the rental was easy. There were good instructions for arrival and the apartment was much like in the photos. There was a nice pool in the backyard, and the area was nice. The apartment was very clean and there was all the basic amenities we needed. The kitchen could be equipped a bit better since we like to cook a lot, but the coal grill on the backside patio was a big plus. There was also a heating system which was nice since the weather was a bit chilly. We were four ppl, a couple and two singles and there was enough room for us. The lay out is so that the living area is upstairs with one of the beds, which means you dont really end up using it much, so I guess that is the only clear negative side of the apartment. It was located about 10 minutes drive from SB downtown in a nice area.

Adam User Profile
November 2015
The host canceled this reservation 40 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Eric User Profile
October 2015
Staying at Elle's guest house was delightful. It is wonderfully located, very close to town, but just far enough to feel rural. We hope to stay again. -Eric

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Elle User Profile

I am a Doctor of Chiropractic. I practiced for 16 years and then retired. During the time I had my practice I bought real estate in Santa Barbara! They were fixers so I fixed them and rented them. I now manage my apartments and vacation rentals!!

I was addicted to buying real estate! My last purchase was in 2007 when i bought an 8 unit apartment building in Santa Barbara. Now I am trying to keep them!! I love remodeling the properties and furnishing them!! My mother recently moved to Santa Barbara and helped me with my remodel of the Downtown Victorian Villa! It turned out beautifully.

My favorite travel was when I went to Japan and traveled there for 1 month! It was incredible! The Bullet train, the nightlife little pubs, the fun, loving people, the beautiful ocean and much more! I love taking short trips to Las Vegas and cruises to Mexico! I also loved my travel to Europe visiting 9 countries!!

Stephen King was 1 of my favorite authors! I also love some of the movies that were made from his books! I love Italian food and Sushi! Pascuzzi and Aregato are 2 of my favorite restaurants!

When you stay at the downtown Victorian Villa you will feel like Kings and Queens! You will step onto the front porch and enter through the front door inside the gorgeous Villa which is comfortable and inviting! I may not meet you there but I will be a phone call away! I will call you to make sure you checked in OK and to see if you have any questions. I will be available 24/7 for you!

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a few hours
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