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Cold Spring Elementary - Affordable Classic Montecito Spanish Style Villa

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Spanish Style House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) (2.4 miles from beach)

Note to guests: Our home and neighborhood are undamaged. Thank you to all previous guests for your kind thoughts and prayers for our community.

Our 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home is perfect for your next visit to the quaint and charming village of Montecito, California. SINGLE STORY. Located 2.4 miles from Montecitos famous Butterfly Beach, 2 miles from Coast Village Road, 3.7 miles to Santa Barbara Stearns Wharf & State Street shopping.

Our master bedroom has a king size bed with adjoining bathroom (walk in shower (photo). The second bedroom has a queen size bed with adjoining bathroom tub/shower. The third bedroom has a double bed with french doors that open to the courtyard. The kitchen is fully stocked and equipped with new appliances. The home is equipped with high speed internet connection. Due to numerous requests we have added a large 48" Smart TV with built-in easy access to services you may already subscribe to such as Netflix, HuluPlus, HBONow etc.

The best part of our home is the beautiful Spanish Colonial style courtyard with gas firepit and fountain. You will enjoy throwing open three sets of french doors each morning, opening the entire house up to the private courtyard. There is a grill on site and patio furniture for you to soak in the beautiful California sun. The entire property is surrounded by a tall white stucco wall and extremely private. Gated entry with keycode.

Montecito is easily one of the most beautiful areas in the country. You will enjoy all of the amenities of the area, we are situated very close to the charming Cold Spring elementary school with brand new play structure, outdoor volleyball net and wall ball courts. Staying at our home you are 2 miles from the beach, the famous Biltmore, and within walking distance to some of the best hiking trails in Santa Barbara. Montecito Upper Village is just down the road. You will enjoy year round outdoor dining at Pane E Vino, a gourmet Italian spot, Via Vai, or fabulous Mexican food at our own Coast Village Road Los Arroyos. From the wine and cheese shop to upscale salons, you will have access to it all.

Our home is a small quintessential Montecito Spanish Colonial with red tile courtyard, and our neighborhood is filled with charm, including 2 dozen Green headed wild Amazon parrots that fly overhead daily (around dusk each night)

Included amenities: Hand soaps, paper products, fresh towels and linens. You can request an early check-in / late check-out and we will arrange it whenever possible.

Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and standard damage deposit.

We provide maps and directions to hiking trails within walking distance, as well as suggested local favorites for restaurants.

* We abide by local tax rules.

* Each reservation requires a standard one time departure cleaning fee, and standard damage deposit.

* Please inquire about monthly rates which vary dramatically by season.

* Maximum occupancy of 8 shall not be exceeded. Beds are 1 King, 1 Queen and 1 Double. (Beds sleep 6. You will need to provide your own air mattress if you have two additional guests)

* Small pets considered, please inquire.

* No smoking is allowed at this property.

* Check-in time is 3pm, Check-out time is 11am

We list our home as 'pets considered' however we have restrictions on the type of dog due to allergies. No cats and only small dogs under 10 lbs. We love all dogs but unfortunately due to our own family allergies cannot take all breeds.

More Details

Suzanne Dougherty
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

What makes this house unique

The single story and shape of the house surrounding the courtyard make the entire house feel open to the outside and Southern Californias wonderful year round weather. The property exterior stucco wall makes the yard feel like an extension of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for having us in your home. It was a pleasure, and truly made our month of work easier to have a place that felt like home. Sweetest wishes, Natasha"
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Montecito around the Santa Barbara County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy - Please see rental agreement for our cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , queen room connects to second bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , half bath near family room
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bath connected to master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • King size bed with attached full bathroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cold Spring Elementary - Affordable Classic Montecito Spanish Style Villa
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 35 reviews

Lovely home and amazing yard!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great home in a terrific location. This home has it all, it was private, quiet and a joy to be in. The home is large, comfortable, close to amenities but at the same time just far away, to be peaceful. What a great way to enjoy the beautiful area. We felt from the start, that we had picked the right place to spend our families one week vacation.

The home owner was in top of it all, friendly, helpful and easily reached. A big perk is the home has a ton of naural light as well.

We really had a terrific time and would love to stay here once again in the future! We will be recommending it to our friends and family in the years to come.

Book it, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This lovely home lived up to all our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this wonderful property. The large outdoor courtyard along with the beautiful home made our stay perfect. We spent a week celebrating with family with every evening gathered around the fire pit. The kitchen is furnished with everything you could ever need and to have the bathrooms equipped with soaps and shampoo was an unexpected extra. I will recommend this home to anyone who wants to spend time in the Santa Barbara area.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful outdoor space

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time & enjoyed the fire pit/outdoor space multiple times. A very beautiful home with a great layout. The location is quiet & so nice to be across from the elementary school for playtime & workouts during non-school hours. Enjoyed both recommendations for butterfly beach and Mexican carry-out. The linens (quilts, pillows, & towels) & window treatments needed an upgrade. The house had too much personal clutter for my taste & an odor when we arrived. Even so, the location and patio made up for the little things. Loved the use of the grill and being able to open large patio doors. Check-in & check-out process was a breeze. Thanks for a beautiful introduction to Santa Barbara.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet and feels secluded. A short drive to Coast Village and downtown Santa Barbara. This home is very clean, homey, and roomy. We hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful, comfortable and close to everywhere I needed to go

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a beautiful place to stay. So homey and wonderfully maintained. Not a thing to complain about, and I definitely recommend this home to anyone visiting the Santa Barbara area.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to stay while we had family reunion. We had our immediate family and cousin from New Zealand. The rest were spread through out the area. The house was very quaint amd beautiful. The best part was the lay out of the house. The house really is centered around the the patio and fire pit , with water fountain - we had many discussions about life over wine there at night. We never did solve the world problems lol. Big dinning table for when we had the rest of the groop over. There was space to spend time by your self if needed. Highly recommend Lotusland Gardens 🌺 Thank you Suzzane we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Barbara airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Montecito country club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Santa Barbara train station/Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Los Arroyos and many more on Coast Village Road
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Butterfly Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £132.95
Pet Fee £94.96
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.85

Absolutely no events or gatherings that exceed the overnight guest limit of (8) without prior written approval. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and standard damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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