Montecito Secluded Serene Retreat

House - Entire home/apt · Chelham Way, Montecito, CA 93108, United States

The romantic retreat is located in exclusive, upscale, elegant Montecito, close to shopping, restaurants and beaches as well. The entire unit is peaceful and private, and carefully artistically decorated to your needs. Just come and enjoy your stay.

Your host, Yang
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The romantic retreat is located in exclusive, upscale, elegant Montecito, close to shopping, restaurants and beaches as well. The entire unit is peaceful and private, and carefully artistically decorated to your needs. Just come and enjoy your stay.

The Space

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 550 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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

We have 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.

Getting around

Public transportation is 1.5 miles away to downtown Montecito, but it only take 10 minutes cab to take you major areas in Santa Barbara.
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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $1100 /week
Monthly Price: $3600 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Beautiful and well kept residence. My wife and i came back from a wedding early in the morning but overall had an awesome experience at the home and the room is very comfortable. The owners also left us water bottles and snacks which was very considerate. 10000X better than a local hotel and less expensive. Would return again for sure.

    June 2014
  • My girlfriend and I had a wonderful one night stay at this lovely little apartment. It truly is a "secluded serene retreat." This lower level apartment is nestled in a little valley with a stream and lovely eucalyptus trees--and you feel like you have to yourself. The afternoon sun was pouring in when we arrived, the place was immaculate and tastefully decorated, there were bottles of water in the fridge (sparkling AND still), and there were even bathrobes. Though we never met Yang (because we were both out of the house at different times), he was a pleasure to interact with--quickly responsive, kind, and clear in communication. Our whole stay was very easy and pleasant. I would go back in a heartbeat. Thank you Yang!

    June 2014
  • My husband and I wanted a quick getaway from LA and chose this place based on the reviews....All so true. Yang and Hao were gracious hosts. Very responsive to email before we got there. We got a quick hello on the way in, but got privacy the rest of the time. The entry to the place is separate from their main home entry. The pictures of the place and surroundings are very accurate. They have a great property with tall trees, which make you feel as if you're in the forest. The place was clean, with a nice couch to sit on. The bed was super comfy. There were nice details left for us, place settings, robes and towels, and they were so nice to leave us a bottle of wine. So nice when returning from a long hike and wanting to relax a bit before a getting a bite. They also have everything in the kitchen, just in case people want to bring their own food to cook. This was our first air bnb experience and couldn't have asked for more.

    June 2014
  • I highly recommend staying at the Montecito Secluded Retreat ~ Host Yang Liu was so accommodating leaving delicious sweets and blooming flowers through out the home making it feel so welcoming. The beautiful space was well appointed and very clean. I can not say enough about the cozy bed they really have the ticket on comfort. We will not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you Yang.

    June 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time staying here. The pictures and description are very accurate. It's a very secluded place, plants and nature are all around you which we loved. We spent a lot of time outside on the beautiful deck. You can't see any neighbors because of the woods all around you, and yang and hao give full privacy. They are very nice people and great hosts, they always asked if we had any extra needs and let us check out late on our last day. There were cookies and berries set up for us on arrival and drinks in the fridge. We had easy access to Santa Barbara, the beach, and hiking trails. Montecito is a gorgeous town. If you're thinking about staying here just do yourself a favor and book it. :)

    June 2014
  • This apartment was just lovely! The setting was gorgeous, down in a canyon off of a windy road in Montecito. The decor was soothing and the furniture was so comfortable. There was a deck that surrounded the apartment so one could relax outdoors and just enjoy the canyon. Yang and Hao were very gracious. They offered their assistance at all times and were very conscientious in being sure that I got everything I needed. It was so quiet at night and the bed was deliciously comfortable. I loved being there on my own but really want to go back and spend some time there with my husband when we have more time to just enjoy the surroundings. Very convenient to Montecito Village. Fun to explore the entire area!

    May 2014
  • A serene retreat indeed! Such a lovely place, too bad I was in town for just one night (work trip), but the few hours I spent here were truly relaxing and pampering. The setting is natural and private and the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated.
    The hosts really went out of their way to make the place not only functional, but quite special, where every little detail exudes thoughtfulness and generous spirit. The heavenly bed and the steam bath were definite highlights!
    Thank you, Ms. Hao, for the treats as well.

    May 2014
  • The space is beautiful!! Just as pictured, immaculately kept, and with lots of small touches that give it an overall feeling of luxury-- bathrobes, nice soaps, ice cream and ice water in the fridge, etc. Nice if you're vacationing. But also great if you're traveling for work as I was, to get some privacy and relaxation in the hours off. I stayed here in the midst of extended travels, and this place was the highlight of my trip. Such a treat.

    Yang and Hao could not have been kinder or more accommodating. They both checked in over my stay, and helped me to troubleshoot a phone issue I was having. They are attentive but never invasive, and a pleasure to have as hosts.

    Although you're in a residential neighborhood, the wooded backyard feels sealed off from everything. I loved having morning coffee (also provided by the hosts) in a robe on the porch!

    May 2014
  • A wonderfully private and peaceful place to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty. Highly recommended and will rebook when the road next leads in this direction.

    May 2014
  • We had a great time staying at this serene retreat. It was exactly as advertised. The apartment was cozy and very well appointed. We will definitely be back.

    May 2014
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