About this listing
The romantic retreat is located in exclusive, upscale, elegant Montecito, close to shopping, restaurants and beaches as well. The retreat is about 717 sf, located at the bottom level of our tri-level house, it is sunny, peaceful and private. It is very inviting for your stay.
The romantic retreat is located in exclusive, upscale, elegant Montecito, where you will experience so many outdoor activities – surfing, fishing, hiking, biking, and wine-tasting. You can also visit museums, Music Academy of the West, the Old Mission, or just simply enjoy the fabulous weather all year. It offers easy access to unparalleled restaurants and shopping in Montecito and Santa Barbara, and walking distance to the legendary Lotus land and prestigious Westmont College. Great hiking trails are nearby, and beautiful butterfly beach is just 5 minutes drive.
The gorgeous one bedroom suite, about 717 square feet in total, provides a charming, comfortable and warm getaway for the discriminating travelers escape from the bustle of the city. Nestled among oak and eucalyptus trees and adjacent to a beautiful seasonal creek, the private, secluded, and park-like retreat is very serene surrounded by big outdoor deck. Many windows facing the lovely creek bringing natural light in perfectly blends the inside out which make you feel you are in the center of nature. The retreat affords every amenity for the travelers – a comfortable queen size bed with fresh linens, spacious living area with wood-burning fireplace boasting natural forest smell, your private laundry with full size washer and dryer, a super clean bathroom equipped with steam bath for your detoxification and relaxation. It is fully appointed with a kitchenette with coffee maker, oven-toaster, full size refrigerator, and microwave. The living room is accented by large comfortable leather sofa and unique sea-turtle coffee table. The bedroom is highlighted with hard-wood sleigh bed quipped with high-end mattress, and features with shining mahogany red wood floor to enhance the cozy, warm, home-feeling atmosphere. In addition, the retreat offers all the modern amenities including flat TV with Dish Network, DVD player, and Wi-Fi.
Once you open the designated gate, you will enter our woodsy side yard, go down a couple of stairs then walk to the wooden deck to the retreat. Then you have your own entire unit to enjoy.
Interaction with Guests
We leave total privacy to our guests. Since we are very busy at work and also busy outgoing, we love to meet our guests on mutual convenient time.
We live in a very nice neighborhood; friendly, quiet and safe. Our guests will experience peaceful, private park like surroundings, you might meet hummingbirds in the morning, hear frog's singing in the evening.
Public transportation is 1.5 miles away to downtown Montecito, 10 minutes cab takes you to downtown major areas in Santa Barbara. 5 minutes drive to cold spring hiking trial, 5 to 10 minutes drive to Four Season Hotel(Butterfly Beach, Music Academy of West), 5 minutes walk to westmount college. One block away to Lutus Land.
Parking is included, the guest will park on our driveway.
It takes 15 to 20 minutes by driving (depends on the traffic) to the airport.
Other Things to Note
We offer complimentary tea bags, starbucks coffee with cream, four bottles of water, handmade organic soap. Shampoo and conditioner.
Absolutely no smoking inside or outside the property, no pets.
Respect to the place, keep the noise down to minimum.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
Had an amazing stay at this beautiful Montecito location. Yang was very responsive throughout the whole process and did everything to make the stay a great one. The house itself was in a beautiful area with a woodsy like backyard. The rooms/bathrooms/kitchens were all clean and well kept. Yang allowed my girlfriend and I to have a very private weekend without any issues what so ever. A hidden gem which I'd definitely come back to visit.
Hao was an absolute sweetheart. We had a lovely conversation. The apartment is beautiful, surrounded by nature. It's decorated in such a lovely way. The steam shower was so relaxing. The bed was very comfy. We loved sitting out on the deck and listening to the birds. The house is located in a beautiful area, easy to get to all locations. We will definitely return!
What a wonderful stay! Yang and his wife were such gracious hosts and were extremely accommodating. The unit is exactly as described and is very well kept. Be sure to take the 5-minute walk to Westmont College up the street. It's GORGEOUS! A bit of a hilly campus but worth the effort. There is a pond in the middle of campus and lots of beautiful gardens/a chapel/pathways/buildings to admire. Lots of teak benches nestled among the oaks near the dorms for reading and relaxing. The iron gate to get to the college from the road is on private property (gate it is marked "Private Property" but there is a very small disclaimer that allows public access between 7am-8pm). Thanks, Yang for a wonderful visit. We will be back.
We enjoyed our stay at Yang and Hao's retreat which was very peaceful, clean and well located (about 15 min to downtown Santa Barbara and even closer to the Casa Del Herrero). The hosts were very discreet and thoughtful, leaving a bottle of wine as welcoming present and offering little gifts to our son. It was nice to have breakfast on the patio every morning!
We had a wonderful time. Yang and Hao were thoughtful hosts, providing us with all of the information needed to find the location and get settled. The space was just what we had hoped for: clean, comfortable, quiet and accommodating. The bottle of wine was an especially nice gesture. We hope to come back again soon.
This place is a hidden gem! Beautiful, quiet, private, and clean- what you would expect from a home in montecito. The hosts are extremely kind and hospitable. It's minutes away from good hiking trails and butterfly beach. I highly recommend this place if you want privacy and serenity and don't mind driving a few minutes (like five?) to downtown / state street.
The retreat was amazing. Yang took care of every detail, including sending detailed check-in instructions and providing a manual with the wifi password and TV instructions. The house itself was spotless and a perfect place for a couple to recharge. Very comfortable bed, a bottle of wine for us upon arrival, and plenty of towels provided with a large, comfortable shower. I would definitely stay here again.