About This Listing
Our 700 sq. foot cottage is at the end of a cul de sac on a one acre paradise with beautifully designed gardens in Montecito. We are less than a mile to the ocean, close to both upper and lower Mont villages hiking trails and 8 min. to Santa Barbara.
400+ sq. foot main room with 2 french doors and that lead out to the patio and overlook the lawn and gardens.
Our Mission style cottage is truly unique. Located 3/4 of a mile from the ocean, the 700 square foot cottage has a lovely living room with gas/wood burning fireplace, spacious full kitchen, cozy bedroom and full bath. Access to shopping, restaurants, the beach and hiking trails make this the perfect semi-rural getaway. The cottage has all the modern amenities including a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, DVD,wi-fi, patio,and ping pong. We are new to Airbnb and recently had our first Airbnb guest in August 2014. (They gave us a very positive review) We have been listed on "Vacation Rental by Owner" since August 2012 though and have 23 "5" star reviews.
Guests have access to entire cottage and patio. There is also a ping pong table on a second patio that you are welcome to enjoy.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the main house on the 1 acre property. You will have complete privacy but we are also available to share local favorite spots, restaurants, etc. We both have lived in the area over 30 years and are a wealth of information.
Our neighborhood is a quiet, friendly, family neighborhood. We love not only the beauty of the neighborhood but that it feels quiet and peaceful, while being close to restaurants, stores, the mountains, the beach, and downtown Santa Barbara.
Most people prefer a car when visiting Montecito and Santa Barbara, though it is possible to take the buses or ride your bike. You will have your own parking area right next to the cottage.
Other Things to Note
Originally built as an artist studio/guest house, there are lots of beautiful touches.
No smoking, no pets. This is a quiet neighborhood, so no loud music.
Beautiful, charming, and pristine Spanish-style cottage, with gracious hosts, Vicky and Gary, who made sure we were comfortable. We especially enjoyed Vicky's sculpture in and around the house. The neighborhood is quiet and luxurious. This is by far our best (#5) Airbnb experience, and would highly recommend it!
Wow, what a magical spot! Nestled in the foothills of Montecito and a close drive to town, this pristine little cabin embodies all of the magic you would expect. Easy live in kitchen, cozy fireplace and nice clean facilities. Vicky was non intrusive (very important) and super attentive. All I can say is, enjoy!
I stayed in Gary & Vicky's guesthouse for 5 days while in Santa Barbara for work. They were such warm and gracious hosts, even surprised me with chocolates and a bottle of wine waiting on my arrival. They checked in several times with me to make sure all was well, and Vicky was always a quick text message away. The guesthouse is absolutely beautiful...very private, peaceful, clean and beautifully decorated. I wish I could have stayed longer!
Vicky and Gary are wonderful hosts and their beautiful cottage is located in a picturesque and quiet residential part of Montecito. Vicky has been very responsive, and very easy to communicate with. We booked it last minute, because another place was not available and She and Gary accommodated us without any problems. In fact, they allowed us to stay way past our check out time on Sunday afternoon, which allowed us to enjoy the cottage and the hammock and the peaceful settings of their house. I made a mistake and did not notice upon booking that their minimum stay was 2 nights, yet Vicky accepted our reservation without any problems. The cottage is very clean, beautifully decorated, and equipped with all the essentials. It is located a short walk from a beach and Montecito restaurants and cafes. We are looking forward to returning!
We didn't get to meet Vicky and Gary as they were on vacation but we spoke on the phone and everything was set up so our stay went smoothly. The cottage is beautiful, comfortable and quiet. There is a helpful binder full of local information. The bed was very comfortable! The kitchen is large and set up so cooking was easy. We brought our bikes and had fun riding to the beach, into to Santa Barbara and out to dinner! The local beach is delightful and very close by. We really enjoyed our stay.
About the Host, Vicky
My husband Gary and I are from Montecito California. We've lived in the area for over 30 years and are happy to share our wealth of information with you! We enjoy travel, theatre, art, and hiking. I am a Mom and sculptor, ( formally an elementary school teacher), and Gary is a Dad, educator, therapist, and Executive Director of the Center for Successful Aging. We are new to Airbnb and look forward to meeting you!