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“awesome remodel keeping the original mid century...”
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Newly remodeled Kitchen and Dining Room
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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33 reviews
Newly remodeled Kitchen and Dining Room
The warm glow of sunset on the mountains
Spacious Living Room with mountain views
Stylish and comfortable Living Room
Truly a 'Great Room'!
After dinner enjoy a soak in the spa or game of ping pong!
Media Room adjacent to Living Room
Simply a joy to cook in!
Master Bedroom with backyard views
Beautiful new Master Bathroom
Bedroom #4 with king-size bed
Bedroom #3, comfort and style
Casual or elegant, and always beautiful!
Relaxed lifestyle in the Lower Village of Montecito
Shared Hall bathroom
Relax in the spa at the end of the day
Bedroom #2 with twin beds
Bathroom off Bedroom #2
Enclosed backyard off the Living Room
The Channel Islands are right off the Santa Barbara coast!
Downtown Santa Barbara has many great shops and restaurants
Beautiful beach sunsets
Incredible coastline
Amazing Santa Barbara Harbor
Santa Barbara Courthouse
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Studio, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Montecito, California

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sadhna w
Nashville, Tennessee
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“awesome remodel keeping the original mid century vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This was our first trip to Santa Barbara and we felt lucky to have happened upon such a great location. The kitchen and baths have been meticulously renovated. The kitchen is a dream with a bank of windows overlooking the newly landscaped front, carrara marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, fireclay farm sink, lots of white dinnerware and plenty of serving dishes, glasses and flatware for a small party. We loved the open concept kitchen, dining and living that lead out to the back garden with a ping pong table, spa, and lush landscaping. The dining room has a farm table with 6 mid century chairs and an oversized industrial chrome shelving unit full of more servingware. The living area has a large flat screen tv and a sofa we called the pit because it was so comfortable that once we fell into it we didn't want to get out. There were plenty of books and games available. Off of the main room was another fun den with a tv which would be perfect for kids to have their own space. The bathrooms have all been recently redone with top of the line plumbing (Rohl and Kohler), carrara marble tops, basketweave tile on the floor and white subway tile on the walls. The host provided plenty of plush white towels as well as shampoo, soap and conditioner in all the baths. Parking is a breeze. Previous reveiwers have complained about the freeway noise and yes, this house does back up to the 101 but that is also what makes it so quick and easy to explore the area. Our first night we enjoyed dinner at San Ysidro Ranch then got up in the morning and walked over to a coffee shop two blocks away. We then walked along the beach into Santa Barbara for the art fair that seems to happen every Sunday. On our walk back we ate at the Bath house. We spent the rest of the day enjoying drinks on the back patio with a few games of ping pong before heading out to the Funk Zone for dinner. One of our days we drove thirty minutes into Santa Ynez for a lovely bike tour through the vineyards, lavender farms and olive groves- a must do day trip. We loved the village of Montecito and recommend getting fresh cold pressed juice at the juice shop on Coastal Village and if you are an ice cream lover then Rori's should not be missed. We finished our trip with breakfast at Jeanine's and even though the day we went their griddle was broken we managed to find plenty of delicious options and even took some bakery items with us to have on the plane. This was a fabulous trip to a lovely place in a great house.

5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
Liked best: kitchen, baths, gardens
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Greenville SC
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
2 of 5 bubbles Value 2 of 5 bubbles Rooms
3 of 5 bubbles Location 2 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
4 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 4 of 5 bubbles Service
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Management Response
Nov 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your candid review of Montecito Village Retreat -

The GOOD NEWS is that the owners will be doing a REMODEL OF THE KITCHEN AND ALL BATHROOM in January - February of 2014. The plans look wonderful and will completely change the Kitchen and Dining Room configuration.

I personally completed a lengthy report and gave to the owner this month (Oct 2013) and they took care of many of the items I noted that needed attention ( new dishes, shower curtains, all new pillows, new duvets...more new things will be added during the remodel).

We are very clear about the location being next to the freeway, but the garden in the back really is lovely and the freeway noise is not an issue when inside the home. The home is only a block to Coast Village Road, The Biltmore and Butterfly Beach so the location is ideal!

The home does not have a sauna so that part of the review is incorrect. Maybe the reviewer meant to say spa...but even then, it is new and in very good condition, so not sure what they were referring to.

We hope you, as a potential guest, will take a fresh look at Montecito Village Retreat starting in March!
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New Jersey
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
3 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
2 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
4 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 4 of 5 bubbles Service
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Management Response
Jun 11, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding Montecito Village Retreat. We take your comments seriously and appreciate any remarks that can assist our future guests in their decision making process. Your comments about the outdoor furnishings have been passed on to the owners for their consideration. Some of our past guests have appreciated the location of this home. It is a quick walk to the Lower Village of Montecito, Butterfly Beach and The Four Seasons. Some guests also like the mid-century architecture and eclectic decor. In addition, the home is affordably priced for the area. Our Guest Relations Staff is quick point out to potential guests the close proximity to Highway 101 and we state it on the profile page of the property on our website. Montecito Village Retreat is ideal for guests who want an affordable home near the beach, shops and restaurants--all are just a 5 minute walk away!
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Susy H.
CA
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
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Evertsen
Texas
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 4 of 5 bubbles Service
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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
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Ontario Canada
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
2 of 5 bubbles Value 3 of 5 bubbles Rooms
2 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
4 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 2 of 5 bubbles Service
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São Paulo/ Brasil
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 4 of 5 bubbles Service
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