An Enchanting Creekside Estate in Montecito

I’ve had a major case of wanderlust lately and my daydreams have been all over the map. From a weekend staycation to an extended European holiday, I can’t get the thought of vacation off my mind. I’ve never used Airbnb, VBRO or any other online home rental service (have you?) but my curiosity got the best of me and I soon discovered this beautiful home in Montecito, California available for rent. The headline for the listing reads, “Enchanting Creekside Estate, 2 Minutes to the Beach”.  I was immediately sold and when I went through the pictures I realized that I wouldn’t mind calling this place home away from home for a few days. It looks like a wonderful way to get away from it all. Its beautiful decor and serene landscape look like a perfect respite.

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Upper Garden of Main House

“Situated in Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle, this gated, 1.5 acre estate offers total privacy amidst a lushly landscaped creek side setting. Multi-level gardens surround an authentic hacienda-style 4 bedroom 3.5 bath main house that offers mountain views and landscaped gardens framed by majestic Sycamore, Oak, Magnolia and Bird of Paradise trees and bordered by San Ysidro Creek. Located within a 2-minute drive from Santa Barbara’s world famous beaches, the property also includes a detached one bedroom guest house, 6 fireplaces and several outdoor living areas. Perfect for a family or extended family with staff, this property can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably.”

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Upper Patio

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Upper Courtyard Fountain

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Upper Courtyard

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Upper Garden Outdoor Shower


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Main House: Living Room

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Main House: Dining Room

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Main House: Kitchen

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Photos Above & Below: Master Bedroom

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Master Bathroom

Bedroom with balcony

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First Floor Bedroom

Above and Below: View of the Guest House on the Creek

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Guest House Living Room

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Lower Garden Courtyard

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Herb and Vegetable Garden

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Stone Pathway

For more information on this beautiful estate, check out the rental listing here. 

6 thoughts on “An Enchanting Creekside Estate in Montecito

  1. Karen B. says:

    I could live here year round! I love everything about this house and the guest house.
    A few years back Mr. B and me along with 2 other couples, rented a vbro home in St. Helena. The home was comfortable and surrounded by vineyards. The wedding we were attending was in Napa. To this day it’s one of the most memorable and enjoyable vacations we’ve ever had.

    • Reviving Charm says:

      You can take the main house, and I’ll take the guest house. Deal? It sounds like you had a wonderful experience with a VBRO. I might just have to broaden my horizons when it comes to travel. There’s some great one-of-a-kind experiences that are so readily available. I’m sure your place in St. Helena was wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. After Orange County says:

    It is magnificent homes like that that put Montecito on the map, one of my favorite places in California. My parents used to take us there for short vacations when I was a child and I’ve loved it ever since. That rental looks outstanding! I’ve used VRBO a lot, and of course have owned VRBO rentals in the past. It’s a great way to vacation. Go for it!

    • Reviving Charm says:

      How wonderful to have vacationed in Montecito as a child. It sounds like you have very fond memories. It’s such a charming place and is one of my favorites although we don’t head there very often. I might have to give VBRO a chance. It can open up a whole other world of travel opportunities.

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