About this listing
Charming and private little guest cottage in the historic Hedgerows area of Montecito. Walk to our beautiful uncrowded beaches or jump in your car for a quick drive to all that Santa Barbara offers (including plentiful and cheap parking )
Charming, private, Montecito guest cottage. Located behind our historic 1912 Craftsman home, the cottage has two bedrooms, one bathroom, living room, full kitchen, its own private garden patio with dining table and chairs, and off- street parking for one car on our gated property. One bedroom has a queen bed with Tempurpedic mattress, and the other bedroom has two twins. We provide lots of linens and towels, including beach towels. Amenities include a flat screen TV ( basic cable), WiFi, a well equipped kitchen, and a washer/dryer.
The cottage is a short walk to Miramar/Hammonds Beach, and when the tide is right you can stroll along the beach to the Biltmore Four Seasons and Butterfly Beach. The cottage is also convenient for the stores and restaurants in Montecito's Lower and Upper Villages, where you'll find everything from a supermarket, a post office and coffee shops, to Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Mexican restaurants, a bistro, a pizza joint, and some great little boutiques.
If you're feeling energetic, a short drive will take you to the trailheads for some breathtaking hiking trails up into the canyons. Or head into downtown Santa Barbara, which is also just a very short drive away, for more stores and restaurants, plus cinemas and museums, and the simple pleasure of strolling down State Street on a sunny day.
A note about heating: One reviewer said that there's no heating in the cottage. In fact, there are space heaters to keep the cottage cozy during cool spells, but they're stored in the closets when not in use. Unfortunately, the guest who was cold didn't tell us he was uncomfortable, so we didn't have an opportunity to show him where they were. We encourage all guests to let us know if there's anything amiss!
Interaction with Guests
The guest cottage is completely separate from our house so guests have complete privacy. We're happy to answer any questions or make recommendations for dining, places to visit etc - guests can just knock on the door, text, or call.
The cottage cannot accommodate more than four guests.
No smoking is allowed inside the cottage. Guests may smoke in the cottage's private patio/ garden, but must be sure to carefully extinguish any material that is lit.
No pets, please, without prior approval. Upon request, we may be open to a small, well-behaved dog, with payment of an extra security deposit to cover any additional cleaning costs or damage.
There is parking for one car only. We ask that you do not share the gate code with friends and that you ask them to access the cottage only through the pedestrian gate -- this saves everyone the problem of too many cars trying to park or turnaround at the same time!