About This Listing
Family friendly home minutes to Butterfly Beach. Walk to Lower Village for cafes, restaurants, shopping, groceries. Enjoy fresh eggs from our chickens. Great yard for kids, soccer, or bocce. Easy access to Upper Village, hiking, local beaches, etc.
Family friendly 3 bedroom home minutes to Butterfly Beach. Walk to Lower Village for cafes, restaurants, galleries, groceries. Enjoy fresh eggs from our chickens. Great yard for kids, soccer or bocce. Easy access to Upper Village, too!
Ours is a three bedroom, 2.5 bath, single story home. The master has a double bed and in suite bathroom while the other two rooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom with tub. The second room has a double bed and the third room has a twin bunk bed set.
The house works best for maximum of 4 adults and a couple of kids.
We love our yard and find it tranquil and restorative. It's also great for entertaining with our huge patio table as well as our dining room table which seats 10.
We have an outdoor shower in the back yard which is the perfect end to a day at the beach.
We love living here and hope you will find it as enjoyable as we do. It is our intention to help you create some special memories while staying in our paradise by the sea!
Guests will have Access to all areas of the home. This includes kitchen, yards, gardens, eggs from our chickens, laundry facilities, garage, etc. Guests can use our bikes, boogie boards, surf board, beach chairs, umbrella, etc. Guests will have access to the key from a lock box with their own unique code.
Interaction with Guests
Feel free to email or call with questions, but know that we are early risers so early to bed. Please no calls or texts after 8pm PST. Niklas speaks fluent Swedish and Norwegian.
Walk, bike, or drive to local beaches as well as great hiking trails. Montecito is it's own special place within beautiful Santa Barbara County. We have great restaurants, cafes, shopping, and natural beauty with our pristine beaches and beautiful mountains.
Easy freeway access off the 101. A scenic, beachfront bike route from Montecito to Santa Barbara. Finally, bus #14 stops right outside our home which takes you to and from downtown Santa Barbara or bus #20 drops and leaves from the Lower Village just down the street.
Other Things to Note
We do live on one of the main roads heading from the Lower to the Upper Village so expect to hear some traffic during the day from the front of the house. We typically live in the back so it's not an issue for us, but still wanted to note it.
Please be honest about how many people will be included in the reservation.
We are a European household so we typically do not wear shoes in the house.
This is a non-smoking residence.
No pets or parties please.
Please let us know exactly how many people will be residing here. Additional guests require an extra fee due to our tiered water system. Also, please let us know how many cars will be parked in the driveway. Our neighbors are pretty watchful and we've had some surprises we'd like to avoid in the future.
Finally, please no loud parties.
Check in time 3pm
Check out time 11am
We live here and so we'd just ask that you are respectful of our home.
We were so grateful to stay at Niklas and Susan's beautiful home. We greatly enjoyed their sophisticated sound system and the fresh eggs from their lovely backyard hens. Our hosts were very communicative and accommodating. I can't recommend them more highly.
We loved this place. This is our 3rd house stay in Santa Barbara area. We are very specific about close proximity to Butterfly Beach. Perfect spot. Easy access to freeway/town. Ample space for entertaining. Bedrooms are well placed and closed off, making it nice for families. Interesting, ecclectic and well appointed house. Great host with good suggestions.
We had a wonderful (email hidden) family home!! The house was beautiful and in a great location with everything we could hope for to have a perfect santa barbara vacation. The house was larger and more lovely than it appeared online and the backyard was great for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather. Niklas and Susan were readily available for questions and provided a helpful guide to the area. We hope to return soon!!
My husband and I and our 3 20something kids spent the Christmas holiday at the Moes' lovely home in Montecito and had a wonderful time! The house was very comfortable and Susan and Niklas were wonderful hosts. They generously share everything in their home and provide excellent advice about the area, things to do and places to eat. The house has a rustic/Scandinavian vibe which is very comfortable and was nicely decorated for Christmas. We enjoyed the fresh eggs and the chickens in the backyard which is lovely. It is conveniently located: we walked to Butterfly beach and to the lower village as well as to a nice nearby park to play tennis. There is a great hike close by and much to do in the Santa Barbara area. They even managed to provide perfect weather! Is it always that beautiful in Montecito? I highly recommend their home for your visit.
We've been vacationing in homes instead of hotels for the last fifteen years and we can honestly say that this is a fabulous home and a wonderful family! We stayed for three nights in October and wished our visit could have been longer. The location of the Moe home is perfect and we walked to the beach and into the "village" every day. Access in to Santa Barbara is also very easy/close.
The house itself is lovely and we felt right at home. Perfect layout for family gatherings, both inside and out. Communication with the owners was excellent (very friendly and accommodating) and they left us a full "How To" about the house and the neighborhoods. The recommendations given by Susan were spot-on and they really made for a superb visit.
We couldn't have wished for a better trip and will be recommending the Moe's home to family and friends in the future. 5 out of 5 stars!
We had a perfect weekend at Niklas & Susan's beautiful home. From the very first email, they made us feel so welcome. Our kids loved running around the yard, watching the chickens. The house was clean, quiet, and centrally located. (Particularly since we were there to attend a wedding just a few blocks away.) And although it's not huge, the layout worked surprisingly well for our little two-family group. I strongly recommend this property.