About This Listing
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. 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.
No smoking, no pets.
Respect to the place, keep the noise down to minimum.
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.
We absolutely loved Yang and Hao's home! Very serene and beautifully done. We also met Yang and Hao, who were very nice and gracious. We highly recommend :-)
Yang and Hao are such great host. We stayed at their adorable house for 8 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the serenity. Liviny in Montecito is an experience by itself and living with the host couple made it an even more unforgetable one.
House exactly as advertised. Very nice and secluded and quiet. Great quiet neighborhood.
Such a great retreat! The space is exactly as it's described on the site. It's very secluded and quiet/peaceful, while being only a 10-15 minute drive from the heart of Santa Barbara. The rooms are very clean with incredibly comfortable furniture, including a wonderful bed that made for a great night's sleep. There was even a bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. In addition to the space, Yang and Hao are great hosts who let you know that they're available for anything you might need. Overall, a great place to spend a relaxing weekend. I'd definitely recommend it and won't hesitate to stay there again next time I'm in the area.