|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Description from the manager
Montecito Village Retreat - Contemporary Comfort at the Beach
NOTE: We do not use the availability calendar on this website. Please visit Paradise Retreats website for availability information.
Step into the Lower-Village lifestyle with this comfortable home, located within walking distance to the best of Montecito. Take the easy 3-block stroll down to the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a morning on Butterfly Beach, then finish with a breakfast on the veranda at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort. Two blocks in the other direction from the home are the fabulous restaurants and retail shops of Coast Village Road.
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Rental Property is located in Montecito, California, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the manager for more details
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Montecito Village Retreat
located in Montecito, California, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the manager for more details
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Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$400 - $525||$400 - $525||$2,300 - $3,000||$6,900 - $10,800||3 nights|
|Fall (9/16 - 10/31)||$475||$475||$2,700||$8,100||3 nights|
|Spring (4/1 - 5/14)||$475||$475||$2,700||$8,100||3 nights|
|Summer (5/15 - 9/15)||$525||$525||$3,000||$10,800||3 nights|
|Winter (11/1 - 3/31)||$400||$400||$2,300||$6,900||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$400||$400||$2,300||$6,900||3 nights|
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- Cleaning fee - $300 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $2,000 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Prices in US Dollars
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks
3 night minimum
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax
$300 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees)
$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 with purchase of Damage Waiver.
30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.
It is our policy to not rent to groups of adults under the age of 40
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
It was disppointing to see that the house backed onto the highway. There were bicycles available for use and they were in riding condition. The one bathroom door would not open on arrival but was soon opened up by the maintenance man but not fixed. The door did not lock for the time we were there and there were 3 couples in the house. The ensuite bathroom was not functionable enough to use properly. The shower head was too low and barely any water would came out of the sink tap. I had to use a different bathroom and this was not convienent at times. Although there was a significant cleaning fee of over $300.00, we left the house pretty much spotless, had the dish washer running and most towels washed. There was very little to do and I don't think the cleaning staff would be there longer than an hour. I personally would find it difficult to rent from this agency again. I would wonder if all conditions of a house would be described on their web site. I hope this is published and taken into consideration for future renters.
Bradshaw Rocha`s family
São Paulo/ Brasil
Good location and service !
Perfect location at Montecito Village,2 blocks from the beach.All I can tell that´s the house was expecting for us,everything was clean,working well, 4 nice bikes to ride and all facilities such as Vons,pharmacies,gas station are nearby .
We had such a great time !
Lot;s of room for our 8 people
we had lot's of room and the house was very neat and clean. The patio was great for our young children to play in a safe area. We liked being close to the beaches and butterfly beach was a great place. The downtown area was nice to be with-in walking distance also.
Great place for a family getaway
We had a great time in this house. There were 7 of us in total--and everybody had the perfect bedroom. The bedrooms were very nice. The bathrooms could use a little modernizing, but were fine. There's lots of hanging out room (2 living rooms!), dining room, and kitchen table, so everyone had room to spread out. 5 minute walk to Montecito restaurants, and 5-10 minute walk to the beach. It was beautiful and perfect.
A wonderful retreat in a spectacular spot.
The Montecito Village Retreat help make our son's wedding even more special. The house was well kept, spacious and in a great location for all of the family activities. The bedrooms were beautiful and the beds very comfortable. We loved the morning sun in the dining area and the patio in the evening with the foothills and the stars. This retreat was a great house one I would recommend to anyone.
The house was great and so was the location.
The furnitures at the backyard were not so good.
The spa was wonderful.
The lights outside was not enough, very dark.
Chapel Hill, NC
We had a wonderful week
The accomodation was what we expected and it worked out great for my wife and I and our children.
The oldest Granddaughter graduated from UC Santa Barbara and the family got to celibrate her achievement.
The two separate but connected units was perfect.
Maine Vacation Lovers
Family Vacations Rule!
We were so pleased with our Monticeto vacation. None of us had been before and we were pleasantly surprised by the quarters, the location and the area. We would definitely do it again.
J Anderson Warwick
The home was clean and well cared for. All the luxuries of a home kitchen were available; the open floor plan, multiple sets of bathroom towels, laundry, etc. were great! Being within walking distance of downtown Montecito and the beach was great. Having the ease to go between the 2 units behind the fence with small children worked well and kept the girls safe. We are talking about visiting again next year.
I think it's time for some remodeling or else a reduction in the rental rate! My sister stayed in a deluxe home for little more than this cost us.
Response from Paradise Retreats-World Class Vacation Rentals - 03/09/2011
Thank you for taking the time to review Montecito Village Retreat. We will look into your suggestions so that it is no longer an issue! - Paradise Retreats
Great location and great layout.
Overall, the property worked well for us. We do have some complaints--most of which could be easily fixed. Some should be fixed.
* pond in back - seemed dirty and foamy when we arrived. Later, the water was cleaner but reeked of chlorine.
* Anyone who cannot negotiate stairs could not use this property but no notice of this in the description of the property.
3) ice maker on the "left side" unit (Master Suite) is broken and the freezer compartment is full of rust.
4) "sleeper sofa"-description indicates a "sleeper sofa" in Master Suite, but the sofa now has a slipcover and the sofa bed is inaccessible.
5) Two safety issues: wooden steps on left side should have safety stripes to mark steps and the hot water setting is much too high. Water is dangerously hot.
6) Latch string to back patio on the left side is broken.
7) Property description indicates two useable garages--left and right. Garages are basically unusable.
8) should be safety stickers on the sliders.
10) The dishwasher does not get dishes clean. All had to be rewashed by hand.
10) potted plants are dead or dying. This degrades the overall atmosphere of the property and creates a feeling of neglect.
12) There are two luggage stools in the Master Suite but no luggage racks in the large apartment. These are inexpensive and would be extremely helpful.
The property "worked" for us, but we did feel a general sense that it is not being well-maintained or cared-for. The back patio is unattractive with rough areas and elements of earlier landscaping that have not been redone. The house is generally clean, but not meticulously so. We would give the state-of-repair and housekeeping a B-. All of this is in the context of having paid "high season" rates for this rental.
Response from Paradise Retreats-World Class Vacation Rentals - 11/04/2010
Thank you to this guest for this detailed feedback. Please be assured that every maintenance issue will be addressed and we will suggest the inclusion of additional luggage racks. We are very glad that the location and layout worked well for you party. Many thanks.
Jane, the Birthday Girl
A great family gathering beach house!
This place was perfect for our family gathering... plenty of room to hang out together... and plenty of room to get off by yourself. And close to everything, beach, shopping and restaurants. Not fancy, but mid-century modern, clean and comfortable... we all loved being there! Not to mention the great service Paradise Retreats gave us...prompt and professional...Thanks so much!
A convenient find!
I found this rental home for a week long family vacation. I and several family members flew out to Santa Barbara for my destination wedding and this house was a great set up for us. The 2 separate suites made it feel like we were staying in a house and a separate apartment. This was convenient b/c my sister was traveling with 2 small children, so there was both adequate privacy and enough separation from the kids while still being just a few steps away from each other. There were plenty of bedrooms and each room was a great size. It was wonderful having private baths for each room also. The location was fantastic! The wedding was at the Four Seasons Resort in SB, so the house was literally just a short walk away from the resort as well as from all of the shops, restaurants, and just off of the freeway. The house is older, but relatively well maintained. It would be nice to see some new carpeting or hard floors put down in the main part of the house b/c the existing carpet seemed pretty grungy. A fresh coat of paint would make a big difference also. Some of the sliding glass doors and screens could stand to have some attention also. Overall, however, this house was a great deal for us... we also got it during the end of the off season so the rate was fantastic for a full week!
Teuge, the Netherlands, Europe
Nice but noisy when outside
we had a great week and the beds were great as was
the hot tub outside. It's however too bad that the
house is so close to the freeway. When you are
outside it is very noisy. I really love the village
with great restaurants and shops.
It is a nice walk to the beach witch is very nice
If you like freeway noise
The location was fabulous, but the freeway noise was so loud you could not sleep with your windows open. The kitchen definately needed some tlc.
Response from Paradise Retreats-World Class Vacation Rentals - 10/19/2009
We appreciate this guest's honest review of Montecito Village Retreat.
They are correct that there is freeway noise at the property, but we have never had a comment about it before now (please be sure to read all the positive reviews of this property).
We personally rented this home for a month during a remodel of our Santa Barbara house. To be frank, we were concerned that the freeway would be a problem, and were pleasantly surprised with how rarely we noticed it.
The guest's comment regarding the kitchen only means that it is due for a cosmetic remodel to update the "look". However it is clean and functional, and we have never had a negative comment about it before.
Paradise Retreats Management
Highly recommended - excellent standard, value for money!
Very efficient,helpful service. Booking process was straightforward with
The accomodation was very comfortable, spacious and immaculate. The patio
areas were particularly pleasant and well equipped.
The location was easily accessible to all amenities - in fact within walking
distance of the beautiful Montecito village - cafes, quaint shops etc.
Can't really fault the whole experience, wonderful place!
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
great place to enjoy Santa Barbara
we had a group of 8 from Canada there for 6 days (to attend my son's wedding), and we all thought the house was perfect for the occasion. Lots of space, both inside and out, and all the facilities anyone could ask for. The barbecue was very handy for a couple of dinners, and the hot-tub was a big hit.
The location was also great - quiet street, short walk to the beach (e.g. for 4th of July fireworks, and easy to get to the centre of town.
We had a plumbing problem one day, but Robert did a great job to hustle up a repairman to get it fixed immediately.
Pleasant Hill, CA
Great Location - close to beautiful beach and
restaurants/shops - Comfortable, Loved the Hot Tub.
We felt welcome. The lay-out chairs in the back
could be updated - can't lay on your stomach.
We stayed in this beautiful home with our family of 4 adult couples to attend
our son's wedding. Loved the comfortable beds and the wonderful patio., We
spent every night in the hot tub and it was wonderful after a long day of
wedding activities. The bikes were greatly appreciated-only a short drive
down to the beach. We would love to return and would recommend this home
Joe and Cindy Clarke and Family
St. Louis, MO
Wonderful Home and Area
Montecito was as you described....beautiful, fun to explore, safe, accessible. The house location is great and situated for easy walking to the beach, coffee shops, even the grocery store. The home is spacious, cozy and accommodates a group amply. The hot tub under the stars is a bonus!
Those who manage the property..Theo, Becky, Sandi and Jean..are competent, graciousness, and flexibility, and extend exceptional customer care. Paradise Retreats, and this vacation property and Montecito location, was a treat for us all, from start to finish!
comfy cottage by the coast
We needed a place to stay while remodeling a home, and this place was very comfortable and family friendly. The beds were very comfortable, as was the large sectional. We had a very pleasant stay! Great neighborhood.
St Paul Mn
great spot for small family reunion
Great for small family reunion. Plenty of large spaces inside and outside for getting all together, but also plenty private spaces.
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Great Location, Great time. House is in great shape and would go again.
We were only a little surprised that home is actually a duplex, so we had to go out the back door and around the corner to get from one part of the home to another.
Response from Paradise Retreats-World Class Vacation Rentals - 10/14/2009
We appreciate this guest's honest review of Montecito Village Retreat.
It is true that the Master Suite is the other half of this duplex property which is offered in whole to our guests.
In the property Profile of our website we inform our prospective guests that the Master Suite is accessed through a separate entrance (which is easily accessible through the private back yard).
World Class Vacation Rentals
Walnut Creek, CA
Great for large families!
Stayed here for my brother's wedding in Carpenteria. Excellent
location by Coast Village Road allowed our family to do several fun and
The kitchen has everything, beds were comfortable with nice
furnishings, and a quiet location.
We road the bikes (available in the garage) to breakfast at Jeanine's
and down on the beach on the sand- almost to Carp!
We had a great time and would definitely rent this property again if