About this listing
Gorgeous Estate in Montecito where the rich and famous live! Oprah lives around the corner! 1 acre 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom Estate with seal fountain in pond, gated entrance, cascading waterfalls into large pool! Sleeps 10 guests in 5 beds.
THE 4 SEASONS BILTMORE IS 2 MINUTES AWAY WITH SMALL ROOMS STARTING AT $600 / NIGHT! YOU CAN RENT THIS 5 BEDROOM MONTECITO ESTATE, MAX GUESTS 10, FOR ONLY $625 (not including 10% county tax) to $975 (not including 10% county tax) (Seasonal rates) PER NIGHT!!
PLEASE NOTE: UCSB GRADUATION REQUIREMENT IS 5 NIGHTS MINIMUM RENTAL.
Beautiful large Estate on 1 acre in Montecito! The Estate is private and charming, well equipped! It has 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms. 2 miles (2 minute drive) to All: Butterfly Beach Beach in Montecito, the 4 Seasons Biltmore, Upper and Lower Villages in Montecito! 4 minute drive (4 miles) to East Beach, State Street and downtown Santa Barbara! Walk to Lotusland, Westmont College, Cold Springs School, Brooks Institute! Right down the street from Oprah's Estate!!
This is a couples and family friendly property.
Please: No Smoking, No Pets, No parties or weddings.
(minimum stay - 3 nights, 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas & UCSB graduation)
Pool can be heated for $150 minimum with request and payment in advance. Pool not heated from November 15 - March 1.
As you wind your way down Sycamore Canyon Road amidst the mansions and millionaires you will come to a wrought iron gated entrance with long uphill paved driveway! Enter through the gates and drive up to the Sycamore Canyon Estate! Park your car and you will see the front door to the Estate as you stroll across the bridge over the beautiful pond with seal fountain! Enter through the front door and into the impressive entry and then on into the amazing living room with a wall of French doors opening out into the beautiful backyard oasis with cascading waterfalls which fall into the large pool! It has a soaring 50' ceiling, fireplace, 50" Viera high def Panasonic TV and comfortable seating for 8!
Across from the living room is the office with beautiful desk, chair, bookcase filled with different books and Cox wireless internet! There is also a twin bed in the office.
Walk left toward the dining room past the charming wet bar abundance of wine glasses, blender and more!
The beautiful dining room has a large table and chairs with seating for 10! There is also a wood burning fireplace and ceiling fan with dimmer lights!
On into the kitchen which has a stainless steel Thermador gas stovetop with 5 burners and a stainless steel built in Thermador oven, microwave and warming drawer! There is a large side by side stainless steel Kitchenaid refrigerator with ice maker and water and ice dispenser. You will find a fully equipped kitchen with toaster, coffee maker and gourmet coffee! There are utensils and dinnerware enough for 10 plus pots and pans bowls, etc.
There are 2 bedrooms downstairs, both with queen beds, quality bedding, towels, shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, hair dryer!
Up the grand staircase to the balcony on the 2nd floor you will find 3 bedroom suites, each with their own full bathroom. 2 have King sized beds and 1 has an extra long full bed. There are TVs in 4 bedrooms and one TV in the living room with expanded cable viewing and DVD!
Dine inside or outside. There are table and chairs for up to 10 inside and wrought iron table and chairs for 10 outside on the patio!
There are 4 parking spots on the property.
You will be in a very relaxing and peaceful environment with the lush acre, pool with cascading waterfalls and beautiful pond with seal fountain! Your neighbor in the private guest house is also a vacation rental. These guests carefully screened guests do not share the pool or main patio. They have their own small private patio.
Expect to be treated like Kings and Queens!
I do suggest you have your own car. You will be 2 minutes drive from the Upper and Lower Villages in Montecito with all the restaurants and shops, Butterfly Beach and The 4 Seasons Biltmore!
RATES: 3 NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL REQUIRED. 1 week minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas & UCSB graduation.
TAX (10%) IS INCLUDED IN THE RATES SHOWING ON THE RATES PAGE. THE RATES SHOWING BELOW DO NOT INCLUDE THE TAX.
NO TAX REQUIRED FOR STAYS 31 NIGHTS OR LONGER.
AIRBNB ALLOWS ONLY $300 FOR CLEANING FEE BUT THIS LARGE ESTATE REQUIRES $425 FOR CLEANING FEE.
1 week minimum at the summer rate ($5500) for Christmas, Thanksgiving and UCSB graduation Weeks.
Jan 1 - March 31
Nightly: $625 Weekly: $3500 Monthly:14,400
Apr - June 15
Nightly: $800 Weekly: $4500 Monthly: $16,500
June 16 - Sept 15 + Holidays
Nightly: $975 Weekly: $5500 Monthly: $23,000
Sept 16 - Dec 31
Nightly: $800 Weekly: 4500 Monthly: $16,500
November and December:
3 nights minimum
Tax: 10% of rental rate
Cleaning fee: $425
Refundable deposit: $900
1. Amount of guests spending the night is 10 maximum unless prior authorization is given by elle.
2. 10% tax is included with the rates on the rates page.
3. I am sorry but no smokers allowed inside or outside except in the designated smoking area marked on the back patio.
4. No pets allowed.
Access to the Estate is easy! There is a lock box with the key inside! It is self entry on your check in date at 4:00 pm or anytime later!
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests in the guest house is limited. You probably won't see each other much. You may see each other in the parking area or laundry room!
Montecito is beautiful with it's tall mature trees and lush landscape. Wind your way down Sycamore Canyon Rd past the mansions and Estates. Many wealthy and famous love Montecito have have their homes here! Oprah's estate is right around the corner!
Although the Sycamore Canyon Estate is close to everything I do recommend and car. Drive just 2 miles to Butterfly Beach, The 4 Seasons Biltmore, the Montecito Country Club, the restaurants and boutique shops in the upper village and the lower village!
Drive 4 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara, State Street, East Beach and Stern's Wharf in Santa Barbara!
Other Things to Note
The Sycamore Canyon Estate is located across the street from the famous Ganna Walska's Lotusland! This is a seasonal park like setting with amazing different kinds of plants and trees and gorgeous ponds!
This is a couples and family friendly property. Please: No Smoking, No Pets, No parties or weddings.
This is a family neighborhood and 1 neighbor is close so all noise and activity should cease before 10 am and after 9 pm. Maximum number of guests allowed to stay on the property is 10 unless prior authorization is given by elle.
The host canceled this reservation 182 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We - a family of six - enjoyed our stay at Elles great estate. Great neigborhood and a house equipped with all necessities. Our stay at Elles made the family vacation even better.
The host is very detailed oriented. She ensured all directions were available and all rules of the home were documented prior to check-in and throughout the whole house with big signs (you cannot miss them). The home was Large and Spacious as described, yet the picture are a bit deceiving. The outdoor space was amazing (beautiful views and very accommodating furniture. The neighborhood is classic Santa Barbara, very rich with green trees and beautiful homes, The IDEAL neighborhood to vacation in central coast of California. The home itself has not been updated/renovated (windows screens fall off, doors don't fully lock, bath tubs are peeling etc.), thoroughly cleaned, and the beds are deplorable (bring your own mattress, covers, pillows etc.). It was not explained that you share the property with a tenant so as our family was enjoying the backyard we had to share with the on site neighbor. Also, make sure you bring bug spray!
Hilary did come to stay at my home. I did not hear a word from her, any complaint or anything. I thought everything was Ok. She chose to write complaints in this review instead of contacting me at the time.
The pictures are all what they appear to be. The house pictures were taken by an airbnb photographer.
The home was cleaned thoroughly as usual by my experienced professional cleaning service for 2 days prior to Hilary's check in. If she thought something was not clean she could have called me and I would have sent over the cleaning person.
I did not know that any screens fell off the windows or that doors did not close properly until this review. There was 1 screen that was loose and 1 door that did not lock properly. These have been fixed. Hilary did not choose to tell me anything by phone or text.
There is 1 bathtub that has parts of it peeling, not the whole thing. 1 out of 5 bathtubs. This will be fixed within the next month. All the beds are 4 years old. They were brand new when I bought them. I have never had complaints about the beds. I, myself, have slept very comfortably in all the beds. The sheets and pillow cases, and pillow covers are laundered each time for each guest and are replaced when needed. The bedding including 4 pillows for each bed, 2 mattress pads for each bed, comforters, blankets and comforter covers are laundered and replaced frequently.
Hilary and her group only shared the pool and the large backyard with the guests in the guest house. The guest house is completely separate and private with it's own front door that is located far away from the main house front door. The main house is completely separate and private. Even when staying at the 4 Season's Biltmore at $1000 / night for a room one has to share the pool with everyone staying there.
I do not offer the guesthouse guests access to the pool or main patio anymore. They have their own small private patio.
Montecito does have bugs and spiders due to the large trees and foliage that makes Montecito beautiful. I have a pest control service that comes and sprays regularly.
If you will look at my other reviews you will see that this one is out of line. I am sorry for this review.
Such a gracious host!
Thank you so much, Elle, for an amazing weekend! The property is breathtaking, and packed with luxuries- more than enough for 10 of us. The whole experience was so accommodating; anything we needed, she was just a phone call away, but we were never without privacy. 10/10, would stay again.
Thank you Ron for leaving me such a great review! You and your group were great to host! Thank you for leaving the Estate so clean when you left. And, thank you for the extra key. Would love to host you again! Just a note I wanted to mention: My pool is cleaned and maintained weekly and sometimes in between when we have a big wind. Unfortunately, there are stains in the pool and we are in a drought in Montecito. The County of Montecito will not let us drain our pools and then refill to resurface them. We do not know yet when they will allow us to do this. Be assured the pool is maintained and very clean.
Very accommodating for a large group. My family stayed at Elle's home in beautiful Montecito where 10 of us slept very comfortably. Quick drive to the beaches and downtown!
The stay overall was all positive. Elle has a gorgeous home in a quiet and luxuriously green neighborhood (Lotusland is just across the street !), the house comes with separate bathrooms for each room and a nicely stocked kitchen, beautiful living room, and sizable pool. The perfect spot if you want to relax and chill in a group (although this is probably not what you're looking for if you're planning to be noisy). We found the frogs in the pond outside the host most charming, quaking us to sleep. Elle has been very responsive to our questions and tried to accommodate us as much as possible. I would give this stay, Elle and the house five stars out of five!
Staying at Elle's beautiful Montecito home was perfect for our needs. Everyone felt at home and cared for, and the bed rooms were wonderfully comfortable. If you like to stay right in the heart of Montecito, close to walking trails and the upper village, look no further. You'll love it here.
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About the Host, Elle
I am a Doctor of Chiropractic. I practiced for 16 years and then retired. During the time I had my practice I bought real estate in Santa Barbara! They were fixers so I fixed them and rented them. I now manage my apartments and 2 vacation rentals!!
I was addicted to buying real estate! My last purchase was in 2007 when i bought an 8 unit apartment building in Santa Barbara. Now I am trying to keep them!! I love remodeling the properties and furnishing them!! My mother recently moved to Santa Barbara and helped me with my remodel of the Downtown Victorian Villa! It turned out beautifully.
My favorite travel was when I went to Japan and traveled there for 1 month! It was incredible! The Bullet train, the nightlife little pubs, the fun, loving people, the beautiful ocean and much more! I love taking short trips to Las Vegas and cruises to Mexico! I also loved my travel to Europe visiting 9 countries!!
Stephen King was 1 of my favorite authors! I also love some of the movies that were made from his books! I love Italian food and Sushi! Pascuzzi and Aregato are 2 of my favorite restaurants!
When you stay at the downtown Victorian Villa you will feel like Kings and Queens! You will step onto the front porch and enter through the front door inside the gorgeous Villa which is comfortable and inviting! I may not meet you there but I will be a phone call away! I will call you to make sure you checked in OK and to see if you have any questions. I will be available 24/7 for you!