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About Dino Ohanian
I am a retired photographer that loves beauty in all of its forms. My wife and I love traveling all over the world and meeting people and exploring different cultures. As a host, we have created a charming and delightful haven for folks looking for beauty and tranquility...Rest assured that while you stay in our Cabana, you will have all of the privacy that you need and know that we will try our best to assist you in creating memories that will last a lifetime...The secret of our success is very simple: We just treat people like we would like to be treated...See you soon!
Dino Ohanian purchased this Studio in 2003
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This property is like a vacation within itself. Dino’s property is even more beautiful than we imagined. It is private and the room that we rented was the perfect size for us. The check-in process was seamless. Dino was easily reached if we had any questions. We had a wonderful time and would love to go back in the future.
Our stay here in Montecito was one incredible experience. We had first class attention from the very moment we chose this beautiful place. When we arrived we were met with a loving, safe, beautiful and clean Tuscan Villa on grounds that I can only describe as "The Garden of Eden!" We will return here any time we are visiting the area!!! Thank you
Dino and Florita so much for your attention to detail, your kindness and making this beautiful property available to be enjoyed! We changed our evening plans just to meet you both and we are so glad we did! Bravo!
This is a lovely and restful room surrounded by gorgeous gardens just a few miles from downtown Santa Barbara. The hosts were friendly and helpful, the room was large, clean, and nicely appointed, and the garden setting was the perfect place for a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and hope to return.
We had a lovely time
Thank you Dino for making us feel so welcome. We very much enjoyed our time at your beautiful home. We will definitely want to come back for our next trip to SB.
With much love and light.
Sonja and Joe
Lovely studio, stunning estate, excellent value
We absolutely loved our stay at Zen Retreat. The property is stunning, private, quiet, and beautifully landscaped by Dino's talented wife. The studio is spacious, comfortable, and has everything you need for a short stay. While there are no cooking facilities, there is a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and coffee is provided. The adjustable Sleep Number bed was very comfortable. Most of all, we loved sitting in the courtyard by the fountain in the morning and late afternoons among the stunning bouganvillas.
The owners, Dino and Florida, are very friendly and he was very responsive by email and text, which made check in a breeze. We enjoyed touring the extensive property with Dino, and hearing about its history. He was very helpful with recommendations to great restaurants and beaches.
Driving into Santa Barbara was easy - about ten minutes. The location of Zen Retreat in lovely Montecito really cannot be beat. Many thanks, Dino and Florida, for making the Zen Retreat available to travelers!
Beautiful gardens and property
Most unusual and pleasant