I welcome you to a three bedroom New Mexican style house in the foothills of Montecito/Santa Barbara. This is a great home for an intimate weekend or a family gathering. The bedrooms accommodate six people. Located at the end of a quiet street my home is surrounded by a privacy hedge that encloses a large front yard. Walk into a private landscaped courtyard and up the tiled stairs to a sautillo tiled open living room decorated and welcoming with fireplace and Santa Fe style art. Off of the living room is a cozy media room complete with sofa bed. The fully equipped granite kitchen opens to a stone patio area complete with built in gas grill, California oaks, native plants,wooden hot tub, all with with a mountain view. The entire backyard is fenced.
If peace and quiet is on your agenda, each of the three bedrooms has french doors leading to a deck. If you are looking for more adventure you can take advantage of all that Santa Barbara has to offer. Beaches, bike trails and mountains are three miles or less from the house. Montecito shops are two miles away and downtown Santa Barbara a short car ride away. Santa Ynez and wine country is up nearby San Marcos Pass. Feel free to ask me any questions about places to go and things to do.
Santa Barbara County occupancy tax of 10% and $2 per day TBID is included in rental fees for all stays under one month.
Guest will have access to the washer, dryer and hot tub. The kitchen is fully equipped and stocked with basics. Bathrooms and bedrooms are complete with linens.
Interaction with Guests
I will not be present but am always available by phone. My caretaker is available to help with any of your needs.
The house is located in a quiet, secure residential area.
My house is two miles from public transportation. It is 90 miles from LAX and a 15 minute ride to SBA. Guests usually bring or rent a car which can be parked in the spacious driveway.
Other Things to Note
I think the best part of the house is the open feeling. The guests love the space that still gives the feeling of coziness. The house is fully equipped and guests need not bring anything but a desire to enjoy.
My goal is to have guests treat this house as their own. I present all the information in a complete welcome package. In addition, I have a friend who is available at all times to answer questions and will come by to check that all is well. If you choose to use the hot tub, I need to be informed. I also need to be told about any extra guests and discuss this with you. Otherwise, I wish you a good visit. And, of course, no smoking..
We had a very, relaxing stay (6 weeks) at Nori's home in a quiet upper Montecito neighborhood. The house was larger than the two of us needed but that came in handy when we had visitors - and the entire house has high beamed ceilings which add to the feeling of spaciousness. The "great room" living/dining area is fantastic. Only a few minutes from the upper village of Montecito where there are a few good restaurants and even a small grocery store for essentials if you don't feel like driving down to town. We were allowed to store our bikes in the garage and our dog Otis loved the back yard. We would definitely rent this place again.
The host was wonderful. Always available to answer any questions. Had many towels available in the house as well as a fully stocked kitchen. Left us a bottle of wine with some snacks. House was perfect size for our family
We stayed at this lovely home for 3 nights. Nori and Deedee were responsive and wonderful to work with. The backyard and gardens are amazing. We sat in the front garden courtyard and watched the sunsets. The home was one of the best stocked rentals we've visited. We thoroughly enjoyed the Southwest decor, perfect for a Santa Barbara retreat. Beds were very comfortable. Thanks to Nori for the nice welcoming gifts and warm reception.
Nori (and Dede) were very welcoming and helpful. Our stay at Nori's Home Away From Home was so wonderful and it exceeded our expectations. The house is absolutely beautiful and well-appointed with everything we needed and then some. There were 5 of us and there was plenty of extra room for more. The garden and mountain view are breathtaking and the location is ideal. I highly recommend Nori's home to any group looking for a fabulous place to relax and experience the good life in Santa Barbara.
In short...perfect! We picked Nori's place for a 4 night stay during our wedding in SB. My partner and I stayed along with 6 others and our two pups. We were also able to host a lunch for our guests visiting from across and out of state for the wedding. The location was perfect for our group staying in the house. Very spacious, light and airy, and inviting decor. The beds are heaven and there were plenty of towels and bedding. The media room does function as a 4th bedroom. The back yard was spacious and safe for our two Chihuahuas. Fully equipped kitchen, including a heavy duty mixer. We even baked the cake for the wedding at the house! Inside and out was much larger than we expected. Beautiful entry way, plenty of parking, and a nice welcome gift of chocolates, champaign and flowers. Overall, perfect location for our group and the master suite provided a private getaway. Loved it and will definitely be back! Highly recommended.
We had a lovely welcoming package waiting for us and some beautiful fresh flowers in the dining area. The house was beautifully clean and welcoming. The neighborhood was beautiful, quiet and very enjoyable.
My family spent a week at Nori's home, and couldn't have been happier with our stay. The space is warm yet open, and the amazing vaulted ceilings with skylights flood the home with natural light. The outdoor spaces are absolute heaven and feature beautiful landscaping (and fruit trees!). We did a lot of cooking in the well equipped kitchen and outdoor grill. Nori was an incredibly helpful and gracious host. All around we had a great experience!