Montecito Estancia Montecito, California

Location: Montecito, California, USA; Santa Barbara area on the Central Coast of California. (Less than 5 miles to downtown Santa Barbara)

Accommodations: House with 3 Bedrooms and convertible beds, 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 6.

Style: Spanish Style Estancia

Style and charm abound in this Old World, 3-bedroom, 2- bathroom Spanish-style home, located on a private lane in the heart and soul of upscale Montecito. The house offers dining room mountain views, a courtyard with sculpted water fountain, and a charming living room with fireplace. The master suite is adjacent to a tiled outdoor Jacuzzi, and the master bathroom features a spa tub and secluded garden view.

The fully equipped kitchen has recently been remodeled with tile countertops. Hardwood floors throughout the house are accented with 12 authentic, hand-made oriental rugs. The large outside entertaining patio with Argentinian-style adobe fireplace and grill is perfect for al fresco gatherings. A round teak dining table seats six on cushioned chairs. Enjoy mountain and treetop views while you dine, accompanied by a chorus of birds.

One-of-a-kind art pieces collected from around the world enhance the ambience of the estancia. This beautiful gated property was built in 1927 and features stunning, elegant iron-worked front security gates made by renowned international artist Flavio Bisciotti. They blend harmoniously into the 10-foot high hedgerows surrounding the property, offering welcome seclusion for guests.

The landscape was originally designed in 1978 by top Santa Barbara landscape architect Sydney Baumgartner. It has been completely renovated according to the original plans, allowing you to enjoy the enthralling beauty of the stunning Old World garden design, surrounded by fruit trees and flowers all year round. The back of this fine property is connected through a private door to the most beautiful, picture-perfect small park in Montecito. Guests have direct access to an idyllic and secluded wonder, full of creeks, old-growth trees, and a tennis court and playground. Immerse yourself in the grand past of Montecito as you stroll the lushly planted pathways.

This unique Spanish home is in a premier location, just one block from prestigious Upper Village, restaurants, coffee shops, high end boutiques, gift shops, bookstores and more are less than a five-minute walk from the Estancia, up a gorgeous, quiet, tree-filled private lane. This area is considered a bird sanctuary, just two and a half miles from the Andree Clark Bird Refuge featuring two hundred species of birds.

From the Estancia it is just one mile to Miramar Beach and 1.5 miles to the historic Coral Casino and Five Star Biltmore Hotel on Butterfly Beach. The Casa de Maria retreat center is 1.5 miles away. Nearby is the prestigious San Ysidro Ranch, where President JFK and Jackie honeymooned in the 1950’s. Its less than five miles to downtown Santa Barbara’s incomparable restaurants, shops, wineries, museums, and theaters.

For 9+ years, we have been proud to offer:

• The best location in Montecito
• Luxury Amenities including Wireless Internet
• Impeccable Housekeeping
• Fair Cancellation Policy
• Professional owners, on call 24/7
• Owner Managed & Operated!

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
  • 30

  • Children Welcome:
  • Great property for kids with access to a beautiful park with playground, creeks and lots of trees

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:
  • Easy access

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Bedroom 1: 1 king
  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single
  • Trundle bed

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub
  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

Other Amenities

  • Lots of birds for bird watchers lovers. The Estancia has a table tennis.


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:
  • Full equipped kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:
  • 2 door refrigerator

  • Stove


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child’s Swing
  • Deck / Patio:
  • Beautiful patio with mountain view and super confortable sofa chairs right next to a hand made fireplace

  • Gazebo:

    Under the wisteria.

  • Golf:

    We provide clubs.

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Not one but three lawns to relax.

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Recently builded unique hand made Argentinian style brick, mud and metal BBQ. Works with fire logs or charcoal

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:
  • Located right behind the property.

  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub:
  • Heated large private tile Jacuzzi 9′ by 7′

  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional



Even better than the pictures!!! Enter the gate and you enter into a secret garden and a beautifully maintained Spanish style home. We went with our three kids who enjoyed the spa and basketball court. We entertained guests for dinner on the beautiful patio and enjoyed the living room at end of day…do yourself a favor and stop researching the other Montecito spots…you found it! its this one! Jon M.

  • Stayed: August 2015

Owner response: Hello Jon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Estancia, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you back sometime! Warm regards Claudio and Sabine Pollero

  • Nice get away – but pictures are not a truthful reflection of the property.

    We enjoyed our visit at Estancia overall – the home is wonderful and charming… but we were disappointed to find that the lush, green gardens that are shown on the pictures are non existent due to the California drought. We understand that times are changing and some things cannot be helped – but this really needs to be reflected in updated and truthful pictures. We had sandy feet & shoes for the entire week – and definitely would not have chosen this property if we had known that there were no green lawns. Too expensive for that! We felt somewhat deceived… That being said, the owner was very nice and the house was clean and well kept. Great location. Quiet neighborhood. Joe, San Clemente

    • Stayed: June 2015

    Owner response: Dear Hege and Joe, Thank you very much for your review and we are happy to hear that you overall enjoyed your stay. We are truly sorry that you feel deceived due to pictures and we want you to know that we had definitely no intention to do so. There were 3 pictures out of 24 that showed the lawn as it used to be before the drought and they were in need of updating. Thank you very much for pointing it out. Please know we took care of it right away . The rest of the garden is kept and maintained as usual and plans for a more drought resistant landscape are being made. Montecito has strict regulations in place and we would like to thank everyone for their understanding. Happy travels!

  • Heaven on Earth

    My husband and I stayed at Estancia for 6 glorious weeks. We enjoyed Christmas with my two daughters and their husbands. We loved every minute of the stay. The house suited us very well and the ability to open the doors to outdoor living was fabulous. The location is ideal and we felt as if we were locals spending many coffee and wine hours at Upper Village! The park behind the house was just one more plus to an already perfect setting. The owners being so close was also great as they responded immediately to a few problems. We look forward to returning! Pamela O.

    • Stayed: December 2014

    Owner response: Dear Pam, Thank you for your kind review. It make Sabine and I very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Estancia. We will be thrilled if you comeback some day. Best Sabine and Claudio

  • Enchanting place!

    We stayed at la Estancia for my son’s UCSB graduation with our group of 3 generations and we had a wonderful time! the place is immaculate and beautiful! The grandparents kept on talking about how amazing this place is! The grounds are so beautiful with all the fresh flowers and fruit trees. The owners were very friendly and responded right away when we called them about a small glitch with the patio warmer. We loved sitting outside and enjoying the grounds. We definetely recommend this place and would love to come back again soon! Midori d.

    • Stayed: June 2014
  • lovely Montecito cottage

    3 women friends enjoyed a 4 night stay at the Montecito Estancia. It was ideal for us, as we each had our own separate space and the location was perfect for seeing the Santa Barbara area. The property was very attractive, clean, and had all amenities needed. Plus the grounds were lovely. One suggestion would be to provide better lighting especially at bedsides and in the smaller bathroom. Ruth Springfield, VA

    • Stayed: June 2014
  • Stunningly gorgeous and relaxing

    We had a wonderful three days at the Estancia with our three-generation family group. The house is absolutely superb and the grounds are amazing. We have rented many houses before for vacations and this one is truly superlative in terms of comfort, style, and location. Would love to return some day! Jeanne, LA, CA

    • Stayed: April 2014

    Prefect Vacation!

    My wife and I rented Estancia for most of the month of January 2014 and had a wonderful time. Estancia is a charming 1920’s Spanish Bungalow in an absolutely prefect location in Montecito just minutes from everything one would want to experience everything Santa Barbara has to offer, including the beach shopping restaurants, hiking, tennis. The home is situation on a beautiful walled in piece of property than gives you total privacy and solitude. The owners are a lovely couple who we became very friendly with almost immediately and could not be more gracious and helpful. We plan on returning again and again because I seriously doubt we could find anything as good in the area for the price. I give the home and the overall experience 5 BIG STARS!!! Dave K.

    • Stayed: January 2014

    A Piece of Paradise

    While planning a trip to Santa Barbra to celebrate a milestone birthday, my husband and I stumbled upon Sabine and Claudio’s Montecito Estancia online. From the images, the Estancia looked nice. However, upon arrival, we opened the gate and immediately discovered that the images, while helpful, did not present the whole, wonderful picture. Montecito Estancia is beautiful , charming, picturesque—I really can’t find enough positive adjectives. The home is lovely and very well cared for, in addition to providing all the conveniences necessary for six adults, three of them 20-somethings, and a very discriminating dog, who immediately inspected the grounds and the house, plopped down by the fountain and gave a tail wag of approval. There are gardens everywhere, and all are very private. The neighborhood is quiet, which suited us fine. Although everyone in California seems to jump into their cars for everything, we walked to the beach a few times—it is about 1 mile away. There are plenty of places to eat in Montecito and Santa Barbara, and we talked to long-time residents on the beach to get some excellent recommendations. But by far, the meals we enjoyed most where the ones we cooked in a very well outfitted kitchen and ate sitting under the heat lamp on one of the inviting patios while the sun was setting. We hiked into the mountains, rented bikes to tour Santa Barbara, watched sunsets on the beach. There are many options for outdoor activities, happy hours and socializing. There really is a lot to do in the area, and our biggest dilemma was choosing what to do, as Montecito Estancia was so inviting, we all were reluctant to leave for long periods. Elena M.

    • Stayed: October 2013
  • Tashy

    We had a wonderful time at the Estancia. Claudio and Sabine were incredibly hospitable in going the extra mile for us. Their home offered everything we needed and permeated with a charm and homelike feel. We plan on coming back and making it a yearly tradition for our family. Tashy, LA

    • Stayed: September 2013

    Charming estate house!

    This was an excellent house for a vacation rental in Montecito! Conveniently located and had excellent amenities. The master bedroom and bathroom suite was ample size. The other two rooms are slightly smaller, with one having 2 single beds, but I highly recommend this house if you are looking for a nice, quiet neighborhood with plenty of outdoor space and beautiful vegetation. We would definitely go back to this house! Brent Aliso, Viejo, CA

    • Stayed: August 2013


                                      nightly weekly monthly

DatesNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthly *Event

Low Season
Sep 1 – May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$299 $1,999 $7,990
High Season
Jun 1 – Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$379 $2,490 $9,490
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$299 $1,990 $7,990

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Pet Fee $48
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


Welcome to the Estancia! Managed with excellence by owners with 9 years plus experience that shows the minute you enter to this beautiful property.

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