Description from the manager
Description from the manager
Book this 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom house in Montecito today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, hot tub, and deck among other amenities offered by this rental.
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Sea Ranch Montecito, California
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Sea Ranch - Historic Retreat at Hammonds Meadow
Steeped in rich California history, Sea Ranch peacefully sits on 4 acres of prime Montecito coastal land; an easy walk to 3 beautiful beaches and Montecito's Lower Village. On this same land, the native Chumash Indians lived in the village named Shalawa. In the mid 1800â€™s the property was converted to rich farm land. Today, the vast open spaces have been maintained, and the original footprint of the carriage house barn has been thoughtfully preserved.
Enter the property through private wooden gates on a street named for the family who owned the property at the turn of the century. Statuesque eucalyptus, palms and oak trees stand sentry around this very private property. Rolling lawns, shaded sitting areas, lush tropical gardens, and a vast "park-like" backyard paint a rich landscape; setting the tone for a very special experience. Walking trails and wooded paths lead to the beach and to a legendary Montecito surf spot known as Hammonds Reef.
This completely renovated residence is rich in warmth and rustic ambiance, while offering every modern convenience and upscale amenity possible. Throughout the home, cedar wood planks and beams from the original structure have been thoughtfully recycled. A combination of waxed white oak floors, French reclaimed terra cotta tile and unique doors and windows add to the impeccable craftsmanship of this exquisite property.
The Kitchen is everything a gourmet chef expects with professional appliances that include a 6-burner Wolf range, wine cooler, coffee station, Sub-zero refrigerator and 3 dishwashers for effortless meals and entertaining. The custom banquette with expanding table tops creates two separate smaller eating areas or expands for larger groups and family-style dining. The expansive views of the pool area and surrounding grounds outside become the perfect backdrop to this comfortable and welcoming space.
In the Living Room, soaring beam ceilings of cedar rise above a massive 2 story sandstone fireplace. This fireplace was fashioned around the original blacksmithâ€™s furnace structure in the carriage house. French doors flank this inviting room; one leading to the pool and expansive backyard, another leading to a private garden with a soothing fountain.
The Media Room adjacent to the Living Room can be closed off with pocket doors. A 65" high definition TV is the focal point of the room. This is the quintessential gathering spot for movie nights, lazy sports-filled weekends, or for keeping busy kids entertained with the integrated Xbox-360 system.
The first-floor Master Bedroom is located off the Family Room. It boasts artisan handcrafted closet doors, built-in drawers, and brightly colored appointments. The Master Bathroom is special with handmade Italian tile covering the dual headed shower and his/her vanity.
Up the stairs, in what was originally the farm's water tower, is the second Master Suite with a pleasing view of the backyard and pool. You can expect many restful nights in the queen-size bed under the high open beam ceilings.
From here, ascend another set of stairs to enjoy views of the lush landscape from the top of the water tower. The soaring truss-and-beam ceilings are the crowning feature of this space which enjoys views of the Santa Ynez mountains, the extensive grounds, and the Southern coastline.
In a wing off the Kitchen is a third Master Suite with queen-size bed and en suite Bathroom; the other with two twin beds and adjacent Hall Bathroom. If you must, there is a convenient office nook just perfect for doing bit of work, but don't work too hard, there is too much to see and do outside!
Separate from the main house, offering privacy and flexibility, are two additional cottages with kitchen amenities and full bathrooms. Formerly the barn, the one bedroom Pool Cottage rests in the shade of mature oak trees. French doors from both the Living Room and Bedroom open to the backyard with pool views. The Garden Cottage, a quaint bougainvillea covered studio, has a full Kitchen and is easily accessible from the inner driveway courtyard. Either cottage is an excellent option for separate families, or, guests seeking a hideaway all their own.
There are laundry facilities at the Main House, Garden Cottage and the Pool House.
An outdoor Kitchen features a 5-zone grill with rotisserie, ice maker, refrigerator and dishwasher and is fully stocked with dishes and service pieces to make setting an outdoor table colorful and easy! Dine al-fresco at the large farm table under canvas canopy with heaters and lights that create ambiance and a bit of warmth on cool nights. Outdoor Living Rooms with plenty of comfortable seating offer any number of places to enjoy the star-studded skies at night, or, a nap during the day!
The amenity-rich list continues with a bocce ball court, built-in ground level trampoline and an outdoor heated shower. Two fire pits add a warm glow to the banquette seating and covered outdoor Living Room. Comfortable year-round outdoor living is the goal of this fabulous property. Extensive walking paths and multitudes of peaceful vignettes dot this picture perfect property.
The ultimate "kid experience" has been created - a fully enclosed park with swings, play structure, A-frame playhouse for tiny tots, and even a horseshoe pit for adults to have some fun while keeping an eye on the activity. Everyone gets to be a kid! Plenty of bikes are provided, as well, to go out and explore the neighborhoods of Montecito, when guests can pull themselves away from all there is to do at Sea Ranch.
The deep blue pool with lap lane, built-in 10 person spa, and Baja shelf is the focal point of the grounds. A convenient Pool House has a full bath and dressing room, along with a washer and dryer for washing beach towels and swimwear. As the final outdoor touch, a 50" flat screen TV is mounted above the outdoor wood burning fireplace.
Sea Ranch is resort-style living of the finest caliber. With its rich history, relaxed style and luxury-rich amenities, this very special property will transform your well-deserved vacation into a one-of-a-kind experience.
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.
3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:
High Season (Jun 15 - Sep 7)
7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.
3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.
Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)
7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.
3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.
Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)
7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.
3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax + $2/night Tourism Tax.
$550 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).
$3,500 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $875 with purchase of Damage Waiver.
30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Montecito Attractions
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Montecito Attractions
Last updated on October 22, 2016
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Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the manager’s discretion.
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Fitness Room
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Hair dryer
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- 5000 square feet
“Relaxation at it's finest...”
We have rented many homes for our family vacations and this home was by far the most beautiful, well-equipped home we have ever stayed in. The owners thought of absolutely everything! I think our favorites were the outside gathering and eating areas with the radiant overhead heaters and the fire pits. No better way to spend a family vacation than to gather around those areas. We really never needed to leave as everything was there we could possibly want to do; walks on the beach, biking on the trail to Santa Barbara, badminton on the lawn, croquet, bocce ball, swimming in the pool, relaxing in the jacuzzi and barbecuing in the outdoor kitchen. We will definitely be back!!
This is a fantastic property. The house has every conceivable amenity. While the website description is impressive, the house is even better than described. We all agreed that the pool was the most beautiful that we had ever seen.
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“Sea Ranch Santa Barbara”
Our group included ages 3 to 65 years old. And every person loved the property and the experience. We planned 4 off site activities; three were cut short to get back to Sea Ranch and the 4th was canceled. We had two large Bbq's and our guests were just as smitten with the property as we were. We arrived on Saturday and by Monday we quit asking if the Sea Ranch had X, Y or Z and just asked where is XYZ! It's a great place and you will love it.
Micci sabine and Dantzer Jean-Yves
“Wonderful residence that makes you feel at home!”
We got married in the garden of the house and everything was absolutely perfect! We stayed for an entire week, and all 11 of us felt at home immediately because of the warmth and the charming environement that offers this place! Everything is at the place where you want it to be and all the equipment is of high quality! The outside atmosphere that offers the garden and its 4 firepit and comfortable sofas is really magical! The heated pool and it's jacuzzi were just at the good dimension, we used it everyday! I would recommend this house to anybody who wants to retire with friends or family or both; it's a perfect place for a retreat actually! Everything is nearby: Santa Barbara city centre, the beach, Montecito village, you can walk there! Robert Morales, the intendant of the house was there for any question we had! Just one thing to improve: the closets in the rooms are a bit small,not a lot of room for clothes except in the master bedroom which has 2 dressings! But definitely, we recommend the Sea Ranch!
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The property was even better than expected...everyone had a wonderful time!
“Fun for everyone.”
We felt like we were at a tropical resort! The kids were always entertained with indoor and outdoor activities. They spent hours on the trampoline. Each evening we would relaxed by a different fire pit. We loved it.
My entire family stayed at Sea Ranch during the Thanksgiving holidays. We were ecstatic with the entire estate. Although the price was higher than many other accomodations in the area, it was worth the extra expense because we felt as if we were in our own resort. The place was close to everything we wanted to do and yet we felt like we were worlds away from our closest neighbors. Even though we explored many exciting attractions in Santa Barbara we could have spent our entire vacation at Sea Ranch and been perfectly happy. The owners spared no expense when renovating the property and thought of every detail. We enjoyed the convenience of 3 dishwashers in the kitchen, remote controlled music in every room (including outside), fireplaces and fire pits at nearly every nook, and a heated pool with a remote controlled automatic cover. This place was incredible! It truly was a peaceful retreat for my entire family.
Recently stayed at this luxurious property for a family reunion of 12 : 9 adults and 3 kids (ages 9-14) for 3 nights. We had the best vacation ever. The only time we left was to go to get groceries. The property is even larger than you can imagine from the photos. The kids loved to run outside and play in the pool, swing, play ping pong, bocce, ride bikes, trampoline, pick berries, and hang out in the media room (there's even xbox tho we didn't use it) and tower. The accomodations were spotlessly clean and the grounds were beautiful. It was a very relaxing trip for everyone. There were many comfortable places to hang out and a sound system throughout. There was plenty of room to spread out, but also room to eat together at the same kitchen table inside, as well as outside. The kitchen was large and easy to cook for the whole group. There was every kitchen item available, including excellent Calphalon pans, sharp knives, and a Wolf 6 burner range for my cooking husband, and a built in coffee/espresso machine for the caffeine addicts. We were met by the very friendly and helpful caretaker, Robert, who gave a complete tour of the property and instructions for all the gadgets (pool heating, sound, gas fireplaces, etc.) including the private walk to the beach. The entire property and experience reflects an attention to detail that I have not encountered in previous rentals, and the historic renovation is just spectacular. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing, beautiful setting with a large family group.
“Very kid friendly but a dead rat ruined the trip”
the property is extremely kid friendly. couldn't really ask for a better property for young kids. house is ok - a bit chopped up and the upstairs is a bit odd. however, you just don't spend too much time inside, except to sleep. The 2 guest houses were ideal - one for our nanny another for a friend. problem was that the smaller guest house stunk to high heaven. it turns out there was a dead rat hidden in the place. While this can happen, it was a bit upsetting that something wasn't done before we arrived. we were even told of an "odd" smnell when we arrived, so it was known.
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