About this listing
The romantic retreat is located in exclusive, upscale Montecito near West Mount College. The retreat is about 717 sf, so called "grandma corner" with private laundry room. it is sunny, peaceful and private. If you want Four Season Cottage setting to getaway, this is the one with reasonable price.
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 Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
Amazing place for stay, great location in Montecito. Very courteous and friendly host. The space was exactly same as described in the listing. Overall, an excellent experience.
Very friendly hosts and the space is just like the images. We loved the thoughtful touches and found it to be very private and comfortable. We would definitely recommend staying here!
My mom and I had an incredible experience at Yang and Hao's home. It's peaceful, serene, and extremely well kept. They made arrival very easy and were available for any questions. They even had a bottle of wine and coffee waiting for us. If traveling to Santa Barbara we would stay again!
Our stay at Yang's place was wonderful. It was exactly as you can see in the pictures. He welcomed us with a lovely bottle of wine and was very helpful to help us get access to the place a little earlier so we could get ready for a wedding that afternoon.
I can only say the very best about our stay with Yang.
Yang Liu and his lovely wife were great hosts - helpful and sweet, but also gave us tons of privacy. The apartment was so wonderful! It had it's own deck that overlooked a beautiful forest ravine, and yet the apartment wasn't too far from down town. It was extremely tranquil and relaxing - the shower could even be used as a steam room. I'd love to return in the winter and use the fireplace. Staying here was a great experience.
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.
As other travelers have stated, Yang and Hao thought of every detail. The steam shower was very relaxing, the remote control candles set a beautiful ambiance and the fresh flowers made the place welcoming. I too enjoyed having coffee in the morning on the deck in the woodsy setting. Only complaint paint was that we only stayed one night! I had never experienced Air B&B prior to this and this place made a very good first impression. Completely exceeded all expectations.