California native that has lived in Santa Barbara for the past 20 years.
My partner and I recently returned from a wonderful weekend at Richard and Marjorie's lovely cottage. I can only echo the extremely positive comments made by other guests. Although all of Montecito is beautiful, the cottage is located in what is considered to be the most desirable part of town. The setting is incredibly relaxing and yet it is only a few minutes into town and a few more minutes to Santa Barbara. The pictures simply do not do the cottage justice. It also situated on the grounds in such a way that the main house seems very separate. Richard and Marjorie were outstanding hosts and answered our minor question immediately. We simply cannot say enough good things about this experience and encourage anyone to put the cottage at the top of the list for a weekend in Montecito.
We had an opportunity to enjoy (3) fabulous nights at the cottage. The host was wonderful and very helpful and the cottage was extremely comfortable and in a great location to enjoy the beach and great hiking. We will definitely come back again.... Thank you to the owners for your wonderful hospitality and sharing your beautiful property with us.
Response from Richard:
Thanks again and enjoy Lake Tahoe!
The Host were great! All the past reviews didn't disappoint. My gf and I had a spectacular time at the cottage! The cottage has a lot of windows and great flow of air throughout. The small attention to details from small towels, fresh fruit and fresh squeezed juices made it even better. Its one of those things that cannot be explained through words. the pictures dont do it justice. Just book it and you will know.
The estate was beautiful! Easy to find, easy to deal with, and just an overall great experience. The cottage was exactly as advertised. It was very clean, relaxing and a perfect alternative to a hotel room! We well happily be returning when the need arises!
We had a fantastic stay. The guest cottage is beautiful and like staying in a luxury hotel suite. Richard and his wife were extremely welcoming and helpful hosts and we would definitely recommend it to anybody wanting to stay in Montecito.
This was an enchanting place to stay. Very quiet and restful. We will definitely return. They were wonderful hosts!
My wife and I had a wonderful time in this beautiful guest cottage. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for (peaceful, clean, and comfortable), and very close to many excellent restaurants, hiking, and an incredible beach.
Place was perfect. Hosts were perfect. Would strongly recommend for a nice getaway.
Richard is wonderful and his guest cottage is absolutely gorgeous. As it was my first time booking an Airbnb listing through my own account, I could not have asked for a better first experience! The neighborhood is located in the beautiful neighborhood in Montecito (located right up the street from the Biltmore), the cottage is as adorable as it is quaint, the yard is amazing to wake up to, and Richard gave awesome recommendations for great spots in town. I definitely recommend this listing to anyone looking for a nice and relaxing getaway on a beautiful piece of property in Santa Barbara.
Richard and his wife were the perfect hosts. My husband and I arrived 2 hours early just to make sure we could find the cottage and he was gracious enough to allow us to start our vacation immediately.
The cottage was immaculate and just as beautiful in person as it was on the website -- even down to the complimentary pastries. The peaceful country-like setting was exactly what we needed to unwind and relax and the neighborhood was absolutely stunning. A few minutes walk led us to a hiking trail that was worth the 2 hour climb to the top where we were treated to a spectacular view of the town and coast.
Montecito is definitely one place I'd leave NY for.