A true "Montecito cottage" located in a 2 acre gated compound. Authentic renovation with all the little details. Secluded yet close to the beach and restaurants. Relax on the back patio under the vines or on the quaint front porch.
The entire property is referred to as Casa de Lavanda which you will understand once you arrive. The cottage was renovated with great attention to the little details. Inside you will notice the hand carved stonework, custom milled solid wood windows, doors and the cottage-style kitchen. The plastered walls, hand cut corbels and the solid forged door knobs are top rate.
Although the Santa Barbara area is known to have moderate temperatures, there can be a brisk chill in the morning or a warm and still night. For your comfort, we have provided a portable heater, a wall air-conditioner in the bedroom, and of course the fireplace for those cool evenings (burning Duraflames is allowed). The cottage also offers great cross-ventilation with the many windows and two Dutch doors.
The rear flagstone patio with copper clad arbor covered in trumpet vines is the best place to enjoy your morning coffee and listen to the wild parrots.
In the afternoons take a break on the front porch with one of Santa Barbara's lovely pinots as you watch the sunset.
Now it's time to get ready for a nice dinner at the San Ysidro Ranch which is just minutes away. Or perhaps tonight it's the Four Seasons Biltmore on the beach, also close.
We have the ability to support two more guests in a separate room with private entry in main house if needed. King bed, private bathroom, laundry room with butler pantry (refrigerator, microwave, Kurieg, dishwasher)
Please no pets on property... We do our best to maintain a hypoallergenic environment in the cottage.
This property has a fruit orchard, bocce court, horse paddock, chickens and an aviary.
PLEASE NOTE: our horses may or may not be on the property.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the orchard and the bocce court but are asked to not feed the horses. The chickens and aviary are rather remote from the cottage and part of the main home's environment.
The cottage has high speed Internet service with WiFi.
You will have the pleasure of enjoying fresh fruit & eggs and a stocked kitchen with all of the necessities provided. This includs a Kuerig coffee maker and everything needed to create the perfect meal.
The bathroom is stocked with plush towels and lucious bath products for your enjoyment.
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The grounds maintenance crew visits daily. If the horses are here, they will visit once in the morning and once again early evening to feed and clean. We have security cameras on the property for our animals' safety and at all property entries.
As our guests, you will be provided with three remote controls, used for gate entry and property lighting.
We will respect your privacy while passing by the cottage to the main house which is a fair distance from the cottage. You may see us with our two Yorkies pull into the driveway and up to our garage.
We love living here and hope that you will enjoy your time with us. The state of California and town of Montecito especially is experiencing a serious drought so please be considerate of your water usage.
The cottage kitchen is stocked with necessary condiments, pantry staples that you may use and replace, and various snacks. Most all cooking utensils, pots & pans, and baking dishes are also provided.
Upon early request and separate payment, we would be happy to offer the following (subject to availability):
* Special request groceries or other necessites.
* Catered dinner for two in the garden.
* Catered lunch or dinner for up to six people in our private greenhouse setting (in doors) or large garden picnic table (out doors).
Contact me to arrange the details.
This is a quiet residential neighborhood. We ask that you refrain from loud music or other noises.
If our horses are on the property, you are welcome to visit them but please do not feed them. They sometimes have trouble telling the difference between a carrot and a nice juicy finger.
Finally, please no pets and no smoking ANYWHERE on the premises.
Jennifer and her husband Ken live in the main house with their three Yorkies. They are casual easygoing folks who enjoy a vibrant social life but also value their privacy.
Jen retired from high-tech a few years ago and Ken has various business interests.
They strive to stay healthy, exercise often, enjoy dining out and love entertaining.