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Oak Creek Hideaway Offers Serene Family Home Next Door To The San Ysidro Ranch

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath On 1 1/2 Oak Studded Acres AIR CONDITIONING

Part of the famous San Ysidro Ranch Hotel property until 1996, this stunning homesite is accessed via a long private driveway and includes a bubbling creek, mature oaks and beautiful gardens. Less than a 2 minute walk to 2 restaurants at the Ranch, Oak Creek Hideaway's casual elegance includes a board and batt wood exterior, oak planked floors, vaulted wood and beam ceilings, a first class gourmet kitchen (Viking, Subzero appliances, tumbled marble countertops, custom wood cabinets), four bedrooms (two with attached baths), a steam shower and outdoor spa. And there's a stone fire-pit seating area on the creek bank (great for toasting marshmallows), a separate outdoor Grilling/Entertainment stone patio (featured in Better Homes and Gardens) and a private Brazilian hardwood Ipe deck off the master bedroom with an outdoor shower and filtered ocean view amidst the stunning backyard oaks . JUST ADDED CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING.

All told the house offers 3,500 square feet of sumptuous living space, with an open floor plan and comfortable furnishings in a peaceful, picture perfect setting. And with a hiking trail at the top of the driveway, a pleasant 15 minute walk to the Montecito Upper Village (offering cafes, restaurants, banks , markets and shopping) and a 5 minute drive to Beautiful Butterfly Beach, Oak Creek Hideaway is ideally situated to provide privacy as well as convenience to local attractions.

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Danit Nuckels
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Traveling to Santa Barbara/Montecito has been a rite of spring that we have looked forward to for a decade. Oakcreek Hideaway was the perfect answer to our needs. Its convenient location is a stone’s throw from a common trail head for multiple hiking options in some spectacular countryside. As are options for daily walks, including to Upper Montecito village when one feels ambitious. The house itself is very private, including lovely grounds; gardens and wildflowers that fill the senses; and a hot tub and fire pit for the end of a perfect day. Except for the long driveway which is easy to manage, the escape routes for our dogs were nonexistent. The house itself is very comfortably furnished and with ample space for occasional house guests and quiet times outdoors in the sun. And the kitchen and the audio/visual center are a joy. The owners deserve high marks for very thorough instructions, from how to use the high tech toys to the mundane. We were very happy campers and look forward to returning next spring for our annual Montecito fix. P.S., If one doesn’t feel like cooking, there are two exceptional restaurants at San Ysidro Ranch where relief is a two minute walk away!

OWNER'S NOTE: Barbara and Don have been repeat guests every year...
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Montecito, California

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , attached to 2nd Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , 2 sinks. shared bath for Bedrooms 3 & 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room off of the entry foyer
  • Master Bath with dual vanities, Kohler Tub for 2 and Tumbled Marble Steam Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Attached bath with Tub for 2 and steam shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Attached bath with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Shared bath with tub/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , Shared bath with tub/shower
  • Master Bedroom with King Size Bed, fireplace, private deck, overstuffed Chair, flat screen TV and blue ray DVD with wifi
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Oak Creek Hideaway Offers Serene Family Home Next Door To The San Ysidro Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Afton, Va

Beautiful and comfortable home, great location

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this house to families visiting the Santa Barbara/Monticeito area. The home is in a beautiful, secluded location nestled up against San Ysidro Ranch and hiking trails. It is private and quiet. It is a few minutes from the beach and the village of Monticeito. One of favorite things was driving "home" through the grove of eucalyptus trees. The home is comfortable in every way and extremely well equipped. We have rented many homes, and this one had every kitchen appliance and utensil we could want. The home offers areas where a group can congregate but also a lot of tucked away areas so that privacy can be found. The outdoor area is beautiful with its oak trees and interesting plantings. We highly recommend this to others.

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montecito Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This is the ideal Montecito home. We spent a week here together with our adult children and could not have wished for a better spot. We have spent a lot of time in Montecito the past and are very familiar with the area and to be in this particular corner of the world was very special indeed. The home is immaculate, yet feels "homey". The layout is so well thought out and perfectly suited to small family gatherings. We love to cook and the kitchen is a dream. Loads of areas for all to enjoy some privacy and just kick back with a good book or simply soak up the southern California sun. The access to 2 of my favourite trails was also a huge benefit, as was the proximity to The San Ysidro Ranch and The Upper Village. The bedrooms were all a very generous size and all declared that the beds were extremely comfortable. The property features many outdoor areas which we all enjoyed. The early morning hot tub and relaxing in the late afternoon on the terrace were especially popular. We would certainly return to this wonderful home. In fact, we are dreaming about it every day.

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Magical Montecito family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are so fortunate to have found this stunning home. Ideally nestled into the Montecito foothills, this property is peaceful and private, yet just minutes away from shopping, dining and the beach (but you'll want a car for these treks). Our family likes to hike, so finding a trailhead at the end of the driveway was a huge bonus. We walked for miles on the adjacent roads - we have always loved the Montecito area and it's delightful to be in the foothills rather than in town. The next-door proximity to San Ysidro Ranch with its lovely grounds and the Stonehouse restaurant couldn't have been sweeter. The beautifully-decorated home is spacious and well laid-out, with plenty of gathering spaces and nooks for those wanting some quiet time. We loved cooking in the kitchen, equipped with every possible cooking/serving piece one could imagine. The extensive garden is an inspiration, and offered numerous hideaways complete with background music from the creek bordering the property. Our family of six plus the baby was more than comfortable. We have decided to make this an annual vacation and will return to this home with no hesitation.

The owners are very responsive, gracious and kind. Communications were clear and honest.

Detail notes: truly a well-equipped kitchen and a great grill; lovely linens and towels; empty drawers and closets for guests to use; very comfortable furniture and outdoor seating.

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

We decided to have Christmas in Montecito and were lucky enough to be able to rent this home for our family gathering. When we arrived at the property, we were stunned at just how lucky we actually were to have found this house to rent. The house was a lovely and charming, inviting and light filled home that easily fit our family. The property was idyllic; large, beautifully landscaped with wondrous trees and a great hammock, with outside dining and gathering areas. The main hiking trail was a two minute walk away. The owners of this beautiful home have created a lovely and restorative environment. We all loved it so much that we decided to lease the home again for this coming Christmas. We can't wait to get back there!

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Montecito, California

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$3,398.25
Cleaing Fee AU$611.69

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