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 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.
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.
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.
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.
No smoking, no pets.
Respect to the place, keep the noise down to minimum.
Though we were there for under 24 hours, it felt like a week of relaxation and restoration. Yang and Hao's retreat is beautiful - like being in a treehouse. With the welcome bottle of wine, the gorgeous picture windows looking out at trees and birds, plush robes, fireplace, the most comfortable bed ever and QUIET QUIET QUIET. A quick five minute drive to Montecito's main strip, and a wonderful neighborhood to walk. Our hosts even texted us in the morning, letting us know that we could stay past check-out time as no one was coming in that day. We enjoyed an extra couple hours and real appreciated the thoughtfulness. Treat yourself - you won't be sorry.
Nice bottle of wine out and cold waters in refrigerator. Good directions, easy to find, nice area. All good.
the swite is on the lower level of the main house overlooking a creek, and it feels very secluded
the whole place was very beautiful! what a great spot for a honeymoon!
we loved that there was a bottle of wine waiting and a log in the fire.
When we first arrived it was late and we couldn't exactly see where the key box was so I called Yang & he was more than happy to assist us & show us to our secluded retreat & also show us around the apt. It was extremely clean & beautiful. He lets us know that if we needed anything just call. Also had a bottle of wine & bottled waters for us. The steam bath was extraordinary ;) and even had organic body wash shampoo and conditioner for us to use. The bedroom & bed was lovely & was the best sleep we've had in a while. ;) I must say it was a delightful retreat & I recommend it for anyone. This was our first trip to Santa Barbara & we enjoyed our stay & will be returning again. All the attractions were no more than a 15 minute drive away.
Very pleasant stay at Montecito Secluded Serene Retreat. Yang and Hao are very nice host, they even take us out for lunch. Room is very comfortable. Everything is nice and neat. Will definitely stay again. : )
Hao and Yang were extremely gracious hosts and the secluded retreat was everything that it promised to be! We were welcomed warmly with a bottle of wine and water and logs for the cozy fireplace. Hao and Yang were fully available for anything we needed, but also gave us plenty of privacy, as did the secluded location. And the bathroom and steam shower were added bonuses of which we weren't aware before staying! In short, we had a great tim and would absolutely visit again.