Newly Renovated Perfection in Montecito
Enchanting is the only way to describe this quaint cottage, perfectly located near both the Upper and Lower Villages of Montecito. Surrounded by lush gardens, a seasonal creek and majestic oaks, the name Birdsong Cottage is quite apropos. The natural setting is serene, the birds sing from the treetops, and the home is absolutely impeccable.
Having just undergone a renovation, every aspect of the home's interior has been thoughtfully designed with an eye for simplicity and beauty. Bright and sunny, the home is flooded with light from floor to ceiling windows. Coupled with crystal chandeliers and all new furnishings, the home literally sparkles!
In Great Room style, the Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen blend seamlessly together. The charming Kitchen has quality appliances and all the tools needed to prepare and serve meals. The spaces are cozy, but do not be fooled. Every amenity is neatly tucked away for convenience. Breakfast at the round corner table is a delightful time to enjoy the early morning sunrays playing against the rich green foliage just outside.
The two Guest Bedrooms on the main floor mirror one another, each with a daybed and twin trundle, and French doors leading to a small deck off the shady backyard.
The Hall Bathroom with walk-in shower is handy to both Bedrooms, and is where the brand new front-loading washer and dryer are to be found. If workspace and quiet are needed, just outside is the "Feathered Nest", a private detached Office with twin bed for added sleeping options.
Upstairs, the Master Suite with seating area and king-size 4-poster bed is romantic and bright in crisp natural colors of grey and white. Tall windows offer a bird's eye view of the backyard and seasonal creek. Almost like being in a luxurious Tree House, the Master Suite is a very special space. Soak in the bathtub in the en suite Master Bathroom, where leaded windows add character and old world charm.
A unique feature of the home is the loft overlooking the living spaces below. A twin bed here makes a great spot for afternoon napping, or keeping younger sleepy guests near their parents in the Master Suite.
Truly, it is the park-like setting that makes this property so unusual and aesthetically pleasing. Light dances between the branches of tall trees that surround the property. A chandelier hangs over the outdoor dining table to add a touch of ambiance while dining under grand oaks. Perch on the bench in the midst of the lush green lawn and floral display of hydrangeas, lavender and local plantings.
A wrap around deck offers a built in spa, barbecue, twinkle lights in the trees, and plenty of seating outside. The rustic nature of the yard, where the seasonal creek runs in wetter months of the year, offers plenty of places to explore and wander in the wooded setting. There is even an outdoor shower!
|Location / Neighborhood||Montecito / Upper Village|
|Bedrooms / Bathrooms||3 / 2|
|Features||Newly remodeded (2014); Spa; Near Upper and Lower Villages of Montecito; Detached Office; Park-like setting|
|Rates||From $375/night, $2,100/week, $6,300/month|
|Specials/Discounts||There are currently no specials for this property.|
Nearby, the Upper Village offers dining, boutiques, antique shops and a relaxed pace. The Lower Village on Coast Village Road is a bit busier with much to see and do. Be sure to visit the Friday Farmer's Market and bring back organic treats to prepare in the comfort of this cozy cottage. Westmont College, San Ysidro Ranch, Lotusland and numerous popular hiking trails are all just a few minutes away.
Birdsong Cottage speaks of peace, tranquility, and whimsy. Let nature be the backdrop to a memorable stay in this very special hideaway in the heart of Montecito.