Elegant and Sustainable Vacation Home

Front Yard Abounds with Fragrant LavenderElegant and Comfortable Living RoomTwo Fruit Filled Orange TreesNewly Redesigned Master Tommy Bahama Look !French Antiques in Bedroom Facing Eucalyptus GroveSunny Bedroom With New Tommy Bahama FurnitureKitchen Facing BackyardCozy and Sunny Breakfast AreaDine on the Patio with Birds ChirpingEnjoy a Soothing Shower in Our Travertine ShowerPeaceful Backyard With Total PrivacyEnjoy an elegant dinner looking out to the gardenFlowers Abound in Our Peaceful Backyard Hummingbirds Made a Home in Our Orange TreeSpring is In the Air. Geraniums Pop OutHillside Provides Total PrivacyRelax in Our Spacious PatioMaster Bathroom - Amenities and Fluffy TowelsBike or Jog Along Andrew Bird Refuge Down the HillA few more breath-taking views of the course !Golf by The Ocean at Sandpiper Golf Course!Stroll along the Waterfront and Get Fresh FishA Peek Into Santa Barbara Spanish MissionButterfly Beach Within Walking DistanceKayaking is super fun in the bay!Lake Casitas with a view of Santa Ynez Mountains Our Garden Filled with Trumper Vines and SalviaSanta Ynez Breath-taking SceneryWild FlowersSunny Patio  at a Local RestaurantPicturesque Story Book Winery in Paso RoblesGraceful Native Oak In Santa Ynez ValleyGorgeous Rock Roses Around TownEnchanting Los Olivos VillageBeautiful Fall Colors Reflecting SunlightMore Blossoms Up and Down Our Country RoadsMagnificent Views From A Montecito HillsideWinter Bloom Brightens Our BackyardLuxuriate in Our Patio  Year RoundWinter Blossom Will Give you a Visual Feast !Plenty of Books and Games To Rest Your Mind Beautiful February Day Montecito Claim to Fame!Can You Find Our Hummingbird?Here is Our Hummingbirds favorite Nectar: SalviaNo Wonder Our Lawn is Pock Marked !Explore Paso Robles and Other Quaint Towns !Boating on Lake Cachuma is Within Easy ReachButterfly Beach Within Walking DistanceFront Yard in February BloomQuiet Neighborhood  With Magnificent Oak TreesTake a One Block Walk to Hale ParkEnjoy Beautiful Vistas Close BySpacious Entryway Greet You and Your FamilyThe Sun Will Greet You For Cozy BreakfastOcean Views Will Welcome You On A Peaceful WalkABeautiful Sunny March Day In The NeighborhoodHallway Between Bedrooms For PrivacyTrees, Bushes Galore  & Peak At HomesYou will Feel Energized  In This Peaceful HomeRose Garden Near The MissionRare Roses Still Smile At You In The FallTake A Trip Back In Time At the  MisStart Your Wine Tasting at  SunstoneTake A Drive to Santa Ynez Valley and See ThisA gorgeous Fall Day In Santa Ynez; 40 minutes AwayA Picnic Sipping A Prime Rusack Sauvignon BlancMonarch Butterfly Back On Butterfly Lane! FinallyLos Olivos Tasting at Eight or More  WineTastingOver 50 Elegant Vineyards!Picture Perfect Skies and VineyardBackyard Native Landscaping Blooming In February!Enjoy an Iced Tea In Our PatioBike Path at Bird Refuge Down The HillA Short Drive to East BeachHappy Wild Birds Enjoying the Bird RefugeBeautiful Eatery For That Special OccasionSweet Oranges For Your Breakfast OJ !Bike Or Jog  Next to Gorgeous Bird RefugeCharming Montecito LibraryElegant Presbyterian ChurchTry Pierre Lafond Scrumptious Afternoon TreatsNew Travertine Tiled Shower- Wildflower GardenDining Room With Garden ViewMaster Bathroom - New Travertine Shower
939 Aleeda Ln, Montecito, CA 93108

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 6
Per night $295 - $350
Per week $1,950 - $1,995
Type: Home
Description of the Montecito vacation home rental
This lovely, elegant and sustainable home is available immediately for short term vacation rental, wedding, golf outing or friends reunion.

This charming Montecito,California home is furnished with antiques and classic furniture. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a dining room, living room, den and two car garage. The living room is sunny and super comfortable with two down-filled damask sofas. There is a furnished patio with a barbeque grill: perfect for outdoor dining. Two cheerful and sunny bedrooms face Pepper Hill Eucalyptus trees grove with full sun exposure. We have three bedrooms with a queen size bed each. Our French bedroom has a Louis XV antique queen size bed. The other bedrooms have brand new Tommy Bahama Elite Collection. We have antiques throughout the house.

The house is not suitable for children due to the steep hillside behind the house and our designer collection furnishings.

English Lavender and Salvia Leucanthia grace the front yard and attract green and red throat hummingbirds.The backyard is landscaped with Santa Barbara indigenous natural drought landscaping for which the area is world renowned.
Local activities abound from the beach, ten golf courses, kayaking, tennis, classic concerts, wine tastings, volleyball to basketball, classical concerts.
Our home was decorated with the busy travelers'comfort foremost in mind.
90% of our landscaping was left in its original native state to maintain the indigenous plants and wildlife that has attracted birds,butterflies and Snowbirds from all over the world for over a century.We are delighting our green irisdescent hummingbirds with our Salvia Leucanthia and orange blossoms. Some lucky bees are making honey with our lavender nectar.

What is unique about our home is our goal of eliminating energy, water and resource wastes. We created a unique leading sustainable home without sacrificing style and comfort for our guests with 90% recycling of waste, energy efficiency and water efficiency. As of February 2011, we have reduced water consumption by 80% and continuing to use irrigation technology to further increase water efficiency.Leave all that to us:enjoy your vacation knowing you are making a difference!
Thank you for your interest in our lovely and warm home!

Lee Stevens

Area Info
This charming and comfortable Montecito, California home is located in the quietest neighborhood of this elegant world renowned resort town and is within a 15 minutes walk of the beach. This is an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of metropolitans areas.

A park covered with Eucalyptus trees is within a one-minute walk. Close to famous and beautiful Butterfly Beach, it is a five-minute drive from the back mountains where hiking up to the falls is a MUST!

The Upper and Lower Village of Montecito will tempt you with the local popular Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine eateries and our neighborhood Starbuck's and Coffee Bean & Tea.

Local entertainment and activities are updated weekly at the Santa Barbara Visitors Bureau and Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce.

Many wedding parties have stayed at our home: ask about our specials on photography services offered by our business associate, Kelley Stevens Photography. Please see attached link.

Tennis courts and three public golf courses are close by and tee times can be reserved prior to your arrival. Discover surfing at Butterfly Beach and all over the Santa Barbara and Goleta areas! If you are looking for some entertainment, downtown Santa Barbara and the local destination resorts offer musical events on most nights.

Also try out Historical Lobero Theatre, renovated Granada Theatre and weekend festivals! There is something for ever, yone!

Looking for a place for your next golf outing with your buddies, you will be close to Glen Annie, The River Course at Alisal, Sandpiper Golf Course, Rancho San Marcos.

Have you ever watched polo games? Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club has many events including the world famous Concours d'Elegance.

Attending a special event in Santa Barbara? Wedding, anniversary or graduation.Save money on lodging by booking your stay with us for one day or two day stay.

Need a weekend getaway close to home? Santa Barbara is your next destination. Enjoy the Santa Barbara Symphony and Santa Barbara Opera performances at our historic Lobero Theatre.

If you are the parent of a Westmont, UCSB, Santa Barbara City College student, check us out for affordable rentals to see your son or daughter off or at graduation.

Come and savor Santa Barbara County's best wines in Solvang and Santa Ynez close by. Private wine tours are available in town. Ask us and we will check for you.

Fishing, sailing, kayaking awaits in the marina and beaches.

If you are into nature, there are many spectacular nature hiking trails and beach walkways close by for your enjoyment. You will enjoy hiking up to pools located near Cold Springs Trail.

Are you looking for a United States vacation? With the low exchange rates, your Euros will stretch further than ever. Your stay in famed American Riviera may cost you less than on the French Riviera. Let us guide you to famed Hollywood, Disneyland and Malibu beaches.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Sep 16 2014 Mar 10 2015 $295 $335 $1,950 $7,200 2 nights
Mar 11 2015 Sep 15 2015 $315 $350 $1,995 $7,950 2 nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 a.m.
Deposits: 1. Two night minimum preferred. One night will be accepted with a 25% surcharge over our published rate. 2. Security Deposit: US$ 1,200.00 refundable within 7 days of check out date with no damage. 3. Payment: Advance rental deposit of 50% of total Rental Fee, Cleaning Fee plus Security Deposit required 60 days prior to Check In Date in order to secure the Reservation. The remaining 50% of rental is due 30 day prior to Check In. 4. Weekend Daily Rates apply to all Holidays, incl Christmas Day
Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Discover, Cashier's Check, American Express, Personal Check, PayPal
Other Fees: We will not accept more than 6 guests. Prior arrangement must be made with manager for infants. Cleaning Fee: $100 cleaning fee for under a week stays and up to 6 guests. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS PLEASE AND NO SMOKING. Rates are subject to change without notice and are quoted above in US Dollars. All payments must be in US Dollars.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Santa Barbara is golfers heaven ! It is centrally located to many beautiful challenging courses including Sandpiper Gof Course.

A recent golfer describes the course as " top choice for playing in SB‎
By A TripAdvisor Member - Oct 30, 2009
Where else can you play on the ocean in temperate climate, low crowds, excellent staff for a "reasonable" green fee. Not the best track I have ever played but I will be back! Ty Walker of Baby Beanie fame own the place and should step up the ...‎ tripadvisor member "

The Upper and Lower Village of Montecito will tempt you with the local popular Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine eateries and our neighborhood Starbuck's and Coffee Bean & Tea.

Check out local weekly entertainment and activities are updated at the Santa Barbara Visitors Bureau and Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce.

Make your reservations early for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Martin Luther King Holidays and of course, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Montecito, California
Cathy Yen

Cathy Yen

Clovis, CA

Great vacation rental

June 15, 2011

6 of us spent a weekend at the house for my daughter's graduation. It's a very comfortable home with a large great room for it's size with plenty of seating, so when my daughter and a couple of friends dropped in to eat Friday night, it was easy for everyone to relax and talk. Also, the dining table has chairs for 6, and it was easy to pull up a couple more for everyone to eat. We have rented several houses while visiting my daughter that had a lot less usable community space, though on surface were larger/fancier. Beds are comfortable, lots of books and games on the shelves, interesting garden in a quiet neighborhood. All on one level, so very easy for the grandparents we had with us to buzz around the house. Property manager prompt responding to inquiries and makes rental process very smooth. Highly recommend this vacation rental. Cathy

Brenda

Brenda

Phoenix

Lovely temporary home for a family vacation

August 20, 2010

The house was nicely furnished and had beautiful gardens complete with a nice patio and table to sit out and enjoy the flowering hillside. There is also a great large gas grill. House was comfy and we had a very nice time. Location was close to downtown Montecito, easy access to highway to get to Santa Barbara, and not far from the beach.

Kenny

Kenny

Los Angeles, CA

Nice, but far from beach.

July 20, 2010

It was a 5-10 minute drive to the beach, depending on traffic on the city streets, and no air conditioning. (not a big deal because it's cool usually in Santa Barbara)...but we had a very nice time and the house itself was great!

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

" We absolutely loved this home in Montecito. The location is totally serene yet it is minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, a comfortable scenic drive to wine country, and only about an hour and a half drive from lax. It was the perfect place with more than enough room for two couples to fully relax. The beds, showers and the general setting were all remarkable. The owner is gracious and efficient. The back yard area is the perfect antidote to a New England winter. We would definitely recommend this home and will certainly be coming again ourselves. "by J&S end of Dec 2011 Stay (Original testimonial available upon request)

Very clean and comfortable home in quiet neighbourhood. " "Pleasant outdoor area, lovely large beds, great showers. We especially enjoyed the 'hotel' touches - eg. bath robes, toiletries. Convenient to attractions in Santa Barbara - five minutes drive to waterfront. Helpful, friendly owner. Would definitely stay here again." Sept 2011 Stay by Ali - Original testimonial available upon request from owner

Great Girls Getaway Weekend Retreat
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011

Lovely home in a beautiuful, peaceful neighborhood of Montecito. Super place to just relax and unwind. The back yard was lovely, the beds super comfy & the living room fireplace was perfect for a chilly evening. Shopping and beach were as close as we wanted them to be. Would love to return again!
Original testimonial available upon request

Great Girls Getaway Weekend Retreat
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011

Lovely home in a beautiuful, peaceful neighborhood of Montecito. Super place to just relax and unwind. The back yard was lovely, the beds super comfy & the living room fireplace was perfect for a chilly evening. Shopping and beach were as close as we wanted them to be. Would love to return again!
Testimonial available upon request

5 star out of five
Great Getaway!
Guest: Donna from California
Date of Stay: June 24, 2011 Review Submitted: July 23, 2011

Perfect setting for our girls weekend for my 3 sisters, mom and I! It was a lovely, older home in a beautiful, quiet and peaceful area of Montecito.The yard was so serene and secluded and perfect in the morning enjoying coffee, in the afternoon for reading, snacking & napping or in the evening for appetizers and wine. We spent most of our time outside! The beds were all super comfy and the bathrooms are good size w/nice hot showers! The living room was equally relaxing & we enjoyed the fireplace one cool evening. The location was close enough to the beach, antique and mall shopping to please all of us. My email contacting w/the owner was always prompt and informative and such a pleasure to deal with. This was our 1st trip to Montecito and we can hardly wait to return. So much better than staying at a hotel which was our original plan. Not to mention less expensive. My only critique would be that even though you can walk to the town of Montecito (which we did do), there are no sidewalks and the locals drive a bit fast! But we did enjoy just walking around the immediate neighborhood 1 morning and amazed over all the spectacular flora and fauna. Thanks again for everything Lee!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Families with young children, People with disabilities, Romantic getaway
Original review available upon request

" Rating5 out of 5
5
Charming
kate UK
Review Submitted: January 20, 2011 Date of Stay: December 2010
A delightful charming and very comfortable home.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children "
Original Published Testimonial Available Upon Request

A wonderful week!
Guest: Eyedeedoc(Carson City, NV)
Date of Stay: 01/16/11 Review Submitted: 02/21/11
"Attending a graduate-level mental health conference/symposium is always stressful, particularly if it is for university credit. Returning to this lovely home on Aleeda Lane in the evenings was the perfect stress-reliever. Everything was superb and in immaculate order. The contact person was extremely helpful and communicative. We hope to return to this retreat again next year."
(Original e-mail provided upon request)

July Stay
ingleses UK
Review Submitted: August 2, 2010 Date of Stay: July 2010
A splendid house in a beautiful neighbourhood. Excellent location for Montecito, Santa Barbara and the surrounding beaches.
Recommended for: Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Original guest review available for viewing upon request.

"Convenient and relaxing"
Review Submitted: August 24, 2010 Date of Stay: July 2010
"I stayed at this property with my daughter, son, daughter in law, and two grandchildren. The setting is beautiful and quiet, but close to many activities, especially the zoo. The property manager knew the area well and had good suggestions on things to do. The children loved the house and the yard, which was fully fenced, and had a flat lawn as well as a sloped landscaped area with paths where they could have adventures. My granddaughter suggested we return every year. We were a little worried at first because the decor was all white and light colors, but we had no trouble keeping it clean. Our deposit was returned promptly and in full after our stay." Rating Review 5/5 Elaine of Northern California. Original guest's review available for viewing upon request.

We completely enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again if the occasion ever arises. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Thanks again for renting it to us!

Steve from Beverly Hills 12/10/2007

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