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. We absolutely LOVE living here and are more than happy to help you with your vacation planning if you'd like. There's just so much to see and do and we hope you will create many wonderful memories during your time here!
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.
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 protective and we've had some surprises we'd like to avoid in the future.
Finally, please no loud parties.
Check in time 4pm
Check out time 11am
We live here and so we'd just ask that you are respectful of our home.
This is among the most beautifully designed and comfortable houses we've ever stayed in. Susan is an extremely gracious host and we couldn't have felt more welcome. It is two blocks from the main street with charming cafes and shops, and a five minute walk from Butterfly Beach, which is great for long walks, swimming, paddle-boarding, and all manner of seaside fun. We hosted a small wedding ceremony in the backyard and it was truly perfect.
Beautiful home in Montecito - clean and spacious. Niklas and Susan were great hosts - they let us checkout 1 hour later (noon vs. 11am) with no additional charge (as we were all in the wedding party and needed the extra hour of sleep), when we couldn't find the information to their WiFi password I was able to text Susan and she responded timely, and when we needed recommendations for hair salons Susan gave us a helpful list. Linens, toiletries and clean sheets were provided. The house is located in walking distance to the main strip where restaurants and hotels are. Note that the house is also located on a busy road so be careful when pulling out of the driveway. They have chickens in their backyard that add character to their place and weren't too loud. Lockbox for the key was tricky when trying to put the key back in. Overall, a really pleasant stay and would highly recommend.
This was such a great experience. The location was unbeatable, the home was just gorgeous and the owners made sure every details was explained and handled. We are already planning our next trip to stay there.
The house was beautiful and exactly what was described! Close to everything. The house is beside a main road and I could hear cars passing in the master but it was so faint and I am a city girl so that didn't bother me any. Would love to stay here again!
The house was perfect! From the amazing decor, to the garden with all it's eatables, to the chickens in the backyard. Clean, well laid out and very roomy. Comfortable beds and nice linens. This will be our new place to stay in the area if They will have us back!
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.