Our detached artist studio is within a 5 minute walk to all the best Montecito restaurants and less than four blocks to the Biltmore beach. It is cozy, private and has a fabulous, hot, outside shower ! Gaze at the stars while rinsing off the sand !
Our studio is in the ultimate location, park your car and spend the weekend walking...the beach, bars, restaurants, grocery and many unique and deluxe shopping venues are all within an easy walk. The space itself is relaxing and casual, no fuss, all easy and very comfortable. Its quiet, unpretentious and relaxing.
We have a stack of clean beach towels waiting, boogie boards, a long soft board and a kayak available. There are two dining areas on the upper garden terrace and an outdoor fireplace on the lower patio.
Interaction with Guests
If our guests are new to the Santa Barbara/Montecito area we would love to direct them to all the fabulousness this paradise has to offer ! Lots to do and see and eat and admire ! We also are happy to loan out our many beautiful coffee table books on the Santa Barbara area. We are in residence on the property and will welcome guests personally.
Our street is a cul de sac so it has no thru traffic and is quiet. We are a stones toss to some of the best eating establishments in the city so that makes our place extremely convenient to going out and having a drink with a fine meal and not having to drive. We are also close to the beach ! Location, location !
Less than a block from our house is a main bus stop going either north or south. The freeway entrance is also conveniently close by. The train station is a 10 minute drive away and the airport is a 15-20 drive to the north. We have off street parking for our visitors at our property.
Other Things to Note
We do have pets on the premises, but they are not invited in to the studio ! However if you leave the French doors open you may get a visitor. Hopefully you enjoy both cats and dogs ! They are all friendly.
We have a strict no smoking rule. Our studio is very clean and we want to keep it tobacco free. Santa Barbara and Montecito are experiencing an extreme drought, we hope that our visitors will respect that and keep their showers short ! Thank you.
We had an great time staying at the petite retreat. It was an easy walk right down to the beach and was very close to some great restaurants in the area. Hope to come back and stay again soon!
Kathleen's Petite Retreat was perfect for our weekend! We loved the convenience of it being so close to all the shops/restaurants/CVS. Kat was so helpful and welcoming with restaurants/hikes/happyhour spots and recommendations. We will definitely be back and we will definitely let our friends know about this great getaway spot!
Great location and lovely, comfortable guesthouse. Would definitely stay here again.
Our stay at the Petite Retreat was perfect. The location of the home is accessible to everything you could ever want and need in gorgeous Montecito/Santa Barbara. The room is quaint and charming with many rustic details throughout. The out door shower is to die for. It's a really unique experience. Kat was an incredible host, who offered her insight to the many hidden treasures of the area. My wife and I had a blast exploring beautiful Santa Barbara and even managed to run into some celebrities while we were there. I highly recommend the Petite Retreat. Its a true oasis.
Kat was pleasant and helpful and the place was as described. Perfect location a few blocks from the beach and in the heart of the high end restaurants and bars in Montecito. Don't let the outdoor shower deter you.
We had a delightful escape to Petite Retreat. The location is ideal for exploring all of Montecito's best. We enjoyed morning walks to butterfly beach and having the convenience of the village a stone's throw away. The accommodations are uniquely decorated with antiques and comfortable linens. Kat provides many extra special touches, but the outdoor patio, fire place, gardens, and fruit and water upon arrival were especially appreciated. Happily recommend!
Kathleen was incredibly sweet and the petite retreat was darling and in a great location
Hello from Santa Barbara, California ! We are a family of four, my husband and I and youngest daughter will be visiting for only a week in Paris, Spring Break from her High School, we look forward to having our other daughter show us around Paris, she has been there a month now. Maybe in the future we could trade houses, our home is three blocks to the beach in beautiful Montecito, which is just two miles south of Santa Barbara...we love the local beach, go hiking in the hills in Montecito and surf locally. Santa Barbara has great farmers markets and excellent restaurants. We are big fans of seafood and Mexican fare. My husband Robert works at a local water dept. and I substitute teach and deal in antiques. We are pleased to be visiting Paris soon !