Unique, Private, 216sq. ft.
King bed, Private Bath, Kitchenette & Sitting area.
We also have 2 Bdrm. Mont. Carriage. House
"1918 Montecito Stone Carriage House". Comfortably fits 2. Easy access to everything.
We love meeting interesting people.
This an 1918 Carriage House.
This bedroom is a lovely, sunny room in my house along with a few other quiet rentals.
This is a quiet space, not a party space.
It is close to all that Santa Barbara has to offer and is a retreat after a long day of exersize, sight seeing, shopping or whatever you have come to S.B. to do.
Private entrance to come and go as you please. The room is on the 2nd floor accessible by stairs only. Private off street parking.
Pool area for sitting in the sun or swimming in warmer weather. It is not heated.
Walks right outside your door up to Hot Springs, Cold Springs Trail or just around this area- they are all beautiful.
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 me and I will help with whatever I can.
A Rock walled neighborhood. You wake up to the birds chirping, frogs at night in the summer. Other people live here so you may hear voices and doors and normal house noises, but it is serene for the most part.
You will need a car. The bus runs seldom in this area. I think it is 2 times a day- morning and evening and that is a 15 minute walk to it.
Other Things to Note
Near Santa Ynez for wine tasting-45 min., surf spots- 10 min., hiking trails- walking, Ojai- 30 min.,
Carpenteria, Summerland for antiquing. S.B. town is 10 min. Beach is 5 min.
I have 2 friendly dogs so don't worry if my Jack Russell runs over to you to say hi. The old minpin will bark and ignore you. He's harmless and a bit blind and deaf.
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 living area for your use.
I do have 2 rooms with quiet and respectful student tentants down the hall from these rooms and I also live here. I have never had a problem with them or my airbnb rentals which is why I continue to enjoy doing this in my house.
No Smoking inside or near house.
Our stay at Rita and Montino's was above and beyond expectation. The location was a peaceful haven, surrounded by beautiful plants, trees, waterfalls, and birds singing. The room exceeded our expectation. They gave attention to every tiny detail, and we kept discovering little things they had thought of to make anyone's stay far above average. It was very very clean and well-stocked with all sorts of amenities. Montino was a perfect host, also going above and beyond in supplying information and help however we needed. I would without a doubt stay there again.
Neighborhood was fantastic and 1/4 mile from a great hiking trail! Room felt warm and inviting and was loaded with goodies. Coffee, water, snacks and fresh fruit. Will book this place again!
This was our first experience with an Airbnb rental, and it certainly set a high standard! Rita and Montino were very welcoming, beginning with clear driving instructions, a call to us while driving from the airport and coming out into the driveway to welcome us. The room is quiet, private as well as warm and inviting. It was incredibly well outfitted for our needs (food, bathroom supplies, even sunscreen). The property is beautiful, and we took two great hikes into the nearby mountains right from the house. The place has great character, as it is a former carriage house. The area is beautifully landscaped and is surrounded in a quiet neighborhood by several beautiful homes. We are very familiar with Montecito, and this is a tremendous and very convenient location. We would definitely stay here again.
We loved our stay in Rita's place in Montecito. The setting is pastoral, picturesque and serene--a perfect retreat for city slickers. The room in a charming carriage house is cozy and well-appointed, the bed super comfortable. My favorite thing to do in the morning was to venture out to the pool area and pick oranges and then make fresh-squeezed orange juice.
I loved the little extras Rita provided--dark chocolate, an apple, an avocado, banana chips, and more!
A very lovely place to stay! The carriage house has lots of character.
We were greeted with a warm welcome, tour, helpful description of amenities, and a short history of the location.
Lots of little extras to make our stay comfortable.
Walking distance to trails and a short drive to both the harbor and the beach.
We felt very welcome! The hosts were there to greet us. Very comforting and welcoming! Thanks for helping us have s great weekend!
This was our first Airbnb booking and it's probably safe to say the bar has been set very high after our relaxing stay in the Carriage house. Rita (and Otto) made us feel right at home and the property is wonderfully quiet and serene. The spacious room was outfitted with many snacks and drinks and Rita was kind enough to leave a card on the bed stand for our wedding anniversary..and lend us a phone charger...and offered her garage on a particularly windy night for our car. We will defiantly be returning when we find ourselves coming back to Santa Barbara in the future.
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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.