3 Hidden Gems in this Santa Barbara Guidebook




  • 10 Sleeps,
  • 4 Bedrooms,
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
House ID #222062
Cricket Adobe - Classic Spanish Style With Modern Luxury in Montecito Hedgerow District
A sprawling hand-built adobe hacienda behind a perimeter wall just off San Ysidro Road within an easy walk to Miramar Beach.
Through the inscribed wooden gate, beyond a lush green yard, lies the U-shaped home with 4 bedrooms and 4 and-a-half baths surrounding a hand-laid cobblestone courtyard. You can feel the poetry and romance of the Spanish fantasy home designed and constructed over a decade by its one and only owner. It was done originally in the 1950s and was re-done, with an emphasis on the kitchen and the bathrooms, at the beginning of 2017. Montecito Magazine thought so much of it as an exemplary home that they did a six-page illustrated story on the home and its visionary in one of 2016’s issues.
The exterior of the home is painted stucco over adobe bricks, under a red roof made of hand-formed tiles on a front lawn of grass, with one side yard of citrus trees and the other of olive trees set into decomposed granite. You pass through the wrought-iron-and-glass front door into a vaulted entry, and turn into a capacious tiled living area with a huge picture window onto the central courtyard and big, shuttered windows to the front. You can relax in the deep, comfortable couch cushions while enjoying the view or the big, flat screen smart TV, with a wooden ceiling fan and a central fireplace conditioning the space.

The big, open kitchen beyond includes all stainless steel appliances, a floating island for meal prep, and a long farm table under another wooden ceiling fan, next to a window bay on the front yard, for family get-together. 

Down the north wing of the house lie three bedrooms, each with its own ceiling fan, tiled like the rest of the house with elaborate hand-made squares, made on-premises by the builder in the 1950’s. The first bedroom features a queen-sized bed with a lovely settee as well as a view to the front. Next is a bathroom with shower and double-vanity. The second includes two adorable single beds and a view to the courtyard as well as the side garden. The third is the master, with its own en suite bathroom, re-made by current Owner, including a large glass-enclosed shower.

At the back of the north wing lies a separate apartment with its own entrance, patio, and mini-kitchen. In the back of the south wing lies another big, separate room which serves as both a guest room, in the form of two new modern convertible sofas, and a family room, where the kids can play and everyone can watch the big, flat-screen television. 

The courtyard, around which the whole home wraps, has several discrete lounge spaces for reading and entertainment, from a long outdoor dining table on one side of the “U” to a set of big, black, wicker butterfly chairs arranged together on the other side.

The feel of the home is one of classic Mediterranean luxury, hand-made with love and vision, where you will relax and enjoy the sense of beauty and serenity, with the Pacific Ocean a short walk out the front and the mountains framing the view to the back.


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Minimum Nights

-3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:
High Season (Jun 17 - Sep 2) 

          7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.
          3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.
Thanksgiving Week (Any dates booked within the week of Thanksgiving)
          7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.
          3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.
Christmas Weeks (Dec 22 - 29 & Dec 29 - Jan 5)
         7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.
         3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2.20/night Tourism Tax.
$450 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3pm or later
Check-out time is 10am or earlier
Quiet Hours are 9pm - 9am. Please be respectful of our neighbors.
Guest agrees to electronically sign a detailed Reservation Agreement.
Manager/Homeowner reserves the right to deny reservation.
Minimum Age of Person Making Reservation: 30 years or older

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.



All Stainless Steel Appliances
Fully Equipped
Ice Maker
Coffee grinder
Coffee Maker
Cooking utensils

Living / Family / Media Rooms


Dining Areas

Dining Room
Breakfast Bar
Outdoor Dining Area

Laundry / Linens / Towels

All linens supplied
All towels supplied
Iron, Ironing board

Recreation / Toys

Beach Towels
Beach Chairs
Beach Toys
Beach umbrellas

Indoor Entertainment


Pool / Spa / Health / AC

No Air Conditioning

Outside / Yard / Patios / Decks

Enclosed Patios
Fully Enclosed Yard
Charcoal Barbecue Grill
Water Feature
Fruit Trees

Communications / Internet / Office

High speed Internet (wireless)
Free National Long Distance

Infant & Toddler Supplies

High Chair/Booster
Sheets/blankets for Port-a-crib

Option Onsite Services

Private Chef
Child Care
Personal Training

Local Attractions / Events

Farmers' Markets
Art Museums
Natural History Museum
Botanical Garden
Stearn's Wharf, Harbor
Wine Tasting
Vineyard Tours

Local Sports / Recreation

Biking (road and mountain)
Beach Volleyball
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing (Lake and Ocean)
Horseback Riding
Whale Watching
Bird Watching

Local Leisure Activities

Funk Zone (wine & beer tasting)
Channel Island Tours
Wine Tasting Santa Ynez Valley

General / Notes

No Smoking
No Pets



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