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5 Bedrooms
6 Beds

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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.

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Back View of Estate at Sunset showing Living Room wall of French Doors and Large Pool!

The Space
Property type: Villa
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Beds: 6
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $300
Security Deposit: $900
Weekly Price: $3850 /week
Monthly Price: $14400 /month
Cancellation: Strict


House Rules

Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Backyard Oasis with stairs that lead up the hill!

14 Reviews

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August 2015
Response from Elle:

I am sorry to have to cancel this reservation but due to a change in my circumstances I have no choice. The vacation rental will not be available at this time (February 2016).

August 2015

July 2015
Response from Elle:

Thank you Helene! It was a pleasure to host you! Come back soon!

July 2015

June 2015
Response from Elle:

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.


June 2015

May 2015
Response from Elle:

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.

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About the Host, Elle

Santa Barbara, California, United States
Member since April 2012
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours


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