About This Listing
2 Beautiful, Private rooms
"100 yr. Old Montecito Stone Carriage House"
#1- 216 sq ft, King bed w/ Private Bath, kitchenette, mini fridge.
#2- 180 sq ft, Queen bed w/ Private Bath.
Link to 1 bedroom link
I have been renting rooms in my large Montecito Stone Carriage house for over 10 Years. I enjoy meeting new people from all over the world.
The rooms are spacious and comfortably set up to make your stay enjoyable. Close to restaurants, etc.
There is a kitchenette in the larger of the 2 bedrooms to use.
Mini Fridge, Coffee Maker, Tea kettle, microwaive and toaster in your room. Dishes, etc. also.
I have a 1 bedroom option available also, here is the link:
You have a private entrance to come and go as you please and private parking. Access to pool but it is not heated. Barbecues by the pool are all year long. The rooms are on the 2nd floor accessible by stairs only.
Interaction with Guests
I will greet you when you arrive so that you get the lay of the land and feel comfortable and then you are on your own and come and go as you please. You are private from my part of the house with halls and doors so that we won't disturb each other, but if you need something you can call or text me and I will help with whatever I can.
This wonderful neighborhood is very quiet and within a rock walled community. You may hear people outside walking or talking since it is a house, but all in all it is very private and serene. You can walk right outside your door and enjoy nature, either walk around beautiful Riven Rock or use the local hiking trails or just head to the various beaches not far away.
You need a car here in Riven Rock since we are up in the foothills. There is a bus 15 min. walk that runs 2 times a day. We have great restaruants in Montecito, S.B., Summerland and Carpenteria and I will leave a list of those things.
Other Things to Note
This is a stone house so it is sketchy whether your cell phone will work here. AT&T and T Mobile works. Verizon is not so good. You may have to walk down the road or by the pool.
I have a friendly dog so don't worry if my Jack Russell, Otto, runs over to you to say hi. He is convinced everyone comes here jsut to see him.
Close to Hot Springs and Cold Springs Trail and many other hiking trails. Mountain biking area.
7 minutes from Santa Barbara
10 minutes from Carpenteria
5 minutes to Summerland
Near Beach - 5 minute drive. Miramar, Biltmore and East Beach or for surfing Bates Beach
Near Ojai - 30 to 45 minute drive.
Near Santa Ynez wine country- 45 minute drive.
This is a place for people who want a quiet and comfortable room in Montecito. This is not a party house or a business retreat since there is no kitchen or living room for your use.
I have 2 rooms with quiet and respectful student tentants down the hall from these rooms that are very respectful and I also live here. I have never had a problem with noise or with airbnb and that's what makes it so fun to continue.
No Smoking inside or near house.
Rita was quick to respond to our emails. When we arrived, her family welcomed us warmly. A lovely spot to stay.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation in your beautiful home .
It was great. The neighborhood was lovely .
Many Many thanks
Rita was fantastic and so quick to respond to my emails and questions. She made sure our stay was fantastic and had Montino greet us as we arrived. The grounds are truly amazing, one of a kind, and beautiful. It's better than any resort because you get to truly see what life is like in Santa Barbara behind the private gates of these luxe estates. The furniture and details are exquisite. It was beautiful.
What a fantastic experience. Everything was exactly as imagined and more. The amenities in the room were a pleasant surprise but most of all, chatting with Rita made us feel so welcome and comfortable while we stayed in her home. I would highly recommend staying here and enjoyed the serentiy and beauty of the property adn surroundign area. Thank you and we will be back again soon!
Suzanne and Jon
Nous remercions Rita et Montino
Pour leurs disponibilité, lorsque nous en avions besoins et de leur gentillesses .
Dommage que notre Anglais soit ci faible nous aurions pus partager beaucoup plus.
Enfin pour ce qui est de la maison rien a redire : chambres confortable, calme, piscine à disposition terrasse très agréable ainsi que le jardin
Bref un havre de paie
Après un mois passe chez Rita et Montino nous étions comme chez nous dur de partir
Rita's Carriage House is an absolute sanctuary. There is so much character inside the building and the outside pool area and walking grounds are lush and have the feeling of an enchanted forest. Rita's husband, Montino, was extremely warm and inviting when we arrived. Not only were we given a gracious tour of our accommodations, we were given insightful history about the surrounding land. This place gets 5 stars on stay and service. What a tremendous value!
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About the Host, Rita
I am a Friendly, upbeat, happy, organized women that loves people. I have rented to students and rented my whole house on airbnb before and had a great experience.
I live a healthy California lifestyle and enjoy where I live, I think you will enjoy it too.
Montino speaks 5 languages so if you need that you will have to speak to him. I am the typical American speaking only English.