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Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Space and Privacy in Downtown

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View out to your Secret Garden Hideaway magical backyard

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Special offer: Escape Winter! Small group special! $300 off a week! Details

Downtown house description

Nestled on a quiet street, this custom Craftsman offers a true retreat feel, with being downtown. Five minutes to the beach & ten blocks to downtown, you can walk or bus anywhere. Spacious accommodation with luxurious bedding and a remodeled kitchen make for a pristine experience with all the comforts of home.
Additionally there is a private outdoor area for 'fresco' dining and barbecuing or just taking in the sun. The living room boasts plenty of comfortable seating as well as a 46' large screen HDTV, wireless internet, solid pine floors, and a cozy fireplace to provide a wonderful ambiance. The large living room make this the perfect place for a group of nine or a romantic retreat for a couples. Three bedrooms, one with king bed, the others with queen beds complete with luxury bedding and down comforters. Set in its own garden setting this private home has off-street parking and its own private fenced yard. Relax under the flowering trees and take in the wonderful California weather

There is additional sleeping with a queen sofa bed in the living room, and a twin chair pull out in the front sun room. There is dining for nine, and one of the areas also serves as a game room/card table.

For Our Weekly Guests: For the adventurous, two beach cruiser bicycles are provided for an arranged three hour time for you to explore town or the beaches--only minutes away! Have great fun on the many bike paths.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility:

                Inquire...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Garden Views & large bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Upstairs with balcony & mountain/garden views...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Large windows & privacy...moreless

              • Additional sun porch sleeping area: 1 twin/ single

                Does have a door to separate the rroom...moreless

              • Living room: 1 queen

                Doors to living area separate the space area...moreless

              • The 3 bedrooms are all very private from each other. Master has large bathroom with 2 sinks, vanity & jacuzzi tub. Upstairs bedroom is a private suite with its own full bathroom & balcony seating area. Bedroom 3 is very private & has a full bathroom outside it's door. Each room is equipped with its own cable TV. Additional sleeping areas include queen pull out sofa bed in living room and twin pull out bed in front sun room. The sun room provides privacy with closeable french doors....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                double basin & vanity seating area...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • All bathrooms have beautiful custom tile work.

              Other Amenities

                  • Catering/Personal chef available jacuzzi tub in master bath For Weekly Guests Only: Two beach cruiser bicycles can be provided for a free three hour use (a $60 Value) at an arranged time. Enjoy the many bike paths that go around the city and the beach....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Game Room
                  • Piano
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Large 46 ' HDTV in Living area, Kitchen and each bedroom have an additional TV...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown
                  • Near The Ocean

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 9 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    luxury linens...moreless

                  • Living Area
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    wireless internet provided...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available:

                    A personal chef can be arranged for your visit...moreless

                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full stove, refrigerator with freezer and icemaker, microwave, plenty of storage and counter space. Breakfast bar seating for two and lounge seating for two more in kitchen area....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Second story balcony for upstairs bedroom suite...moreless

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Flagstone patio under a wisteria arbor in backyard with views of the garden...moreless

                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Yard

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Jacuzzi
                  • Spa Whirlpool
                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Master bath has jetted bath with jacuzzi function....moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Special offer: Escape Winter! Small group special! $300 off a week!

                      Enjoy the luxury of your own home in downtown Santa Barbara at a price of less than a hotel room. Stay for a week or book a month or two and groups of 4 or less now enjoy $300 off each week. Applies to stays now through May of 2014. Beautiful property with each bedroom separate from each other and with their own bathroom. Secret Garden yard to enjoy the great winter weather.

                      Offer for: Jan 2, 2015 - May 17, 2015 View calendar

                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving week
                      Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $525
                      $2,595
                      Winter
                      Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $349 $500
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,800
                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                      5 night min stay

                      $2,595
                      Winter
                      Jan 5 - Mar 26, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $349 $500
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,800
                      Spring Break
                      Mar 27 - Apr 6, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $525
                      $2,595
                      Spring
                      Apr 7 - May 14, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $349 $500
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,000
                      Summer
                      May 15 - Jun 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $395 $525
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,595
                      Summer
                      Jun 5 - Sep 14, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $525
                      $2,595
                      Fall
                      Sep 15 - Oct 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $349 $500
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay

                      $1,800

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $225 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Notes:

                      Bed Tax 12%

                      Cleaning Fee $225

                      Minimum stay varies inquire

                      Refundable Security Deposit varies

                      Inquire about monthly rates during the winter months. Summer weekly is the minimum rate.

                      July and August have a five night minimum which gets the benefit of the weekly rate.

                      HOLIDAYS HAVE HIGHER RATES AND LONGER MINIMUM STAYS.

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Recommended

                      Other Activities: Wine Tasting & Whale Watching

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1986

                      About: Wendy and Chuck are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share our love of these communities with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We have made many happy memories in all of our properties (we have lived in each one of them) and can share all the special features and local ideas with guests. We love gardening, biking, walks on the beach and spending time with our own family which includes three grown children and five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way!

                      Why Downtown:
                      We lovingly restored this 100 year old Grand Dame of a Craftsman style Bungalow to provide for current day amenities. All the while we maintained the overall decor so it is hard to see where the old ends and new begins. 'Lilyhaven' or 'Secret Garden Hideaway' as it has come to be known is truly that, a secret garden treasure in a downtown location. It is amazing how many birds inhabit the yard and the beautiful garden givng this property an outdoor presence in addition to its spectacular indoor rooms.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Tall ceilings and large rooms there is space for everyone. Each bedroom is very private from the others and has it's own bathroom. This make family gatherings easier as everyone can retreat to their own privacy should they want some space from group events. The large living room and outdoor and indoor dining areas as well as the kitchen truly add that spacious feel. Work at the kitchen sink and take in the garden through the french doors opening on the scenic backyard. With having a direct relationship with the owner/manager you will deal with one person from your booking to any necessary details during your stay.


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                      • View out  to your Secret Garden Hideaway magical backyard

                        View out to your Secret Garden Hideaway magical backyard

                      • Master suite has windows that surround you with views of the garden.

                        Master suite has windows that surround you with views of the garden.

                      • A beautiful place to unwind and retreat

                        A beautiful place to unwind and retreat

                      • Large closet and views of the garden

                        Large closet and views of the garden

                      • Sit out above the wisteria arbor

                        Sit out above the wisteria arbor

                      • Large kitchen is cooks dream with everything you need

                        Large kitchen is cooks dream with everything you need

                      • Comfortable nook for visitors as you cook

                        Comfortable nook for visitors as you cook

                      • Table enlarged for six to eight

                        Table enlarged for six to eight

                      • Game table doubles as extra dining area with leaf seats six

                        Game table doubles as extra dining area with leaf seats six

                      • Garden views again all around

                        Garden views again all around

                      • Lounge with the flowers and birds to the tune of the fountain

                        Lounge with the flowers and birds to the tune of the fountain

                      • Magical Wisteria in bloom. So many garden wonders to enjoy!

                        Magical Wisteria in bloom. So many garden wonders to enjoy!

                      • Secret Garden Hideaway a retreat near everything

                        Secret Garden Hideaway a retreat near everything

                      • Custom tiled master bath, double vanity separate shower and jacuzzi tub

                        Custom tiled master bath, double vanity separate shower and jacuzzi tub

                      • Second and third bedrooms have queen beds, own bath and tv and desk

                        Second and third bedrooms have queen beds, own bath and tv and desk

                      • Upstairs suite has its own balcony

                        Upstairs suite has its own balcony

                      • Front sun room a comfortable retreat for reading or a twin pull out bed

                        Front sun room a comfortable retreat for reading or a twin pull out bed

                      • Desk, TV and a breakfast bar make many functions possible

                        Desk, TV and a breakfast bar make many functions possible

                      • View the organge tree from your sunny dining room spot

                        View the organge tree from your sunny dining room spot

                      • Comfy fireplace sitting are

                        Comfy fireplace sitting are

                      • Plenty of comfortable seating around the 46 inch HDTV

                        Plenty of comfortable seating around the 46 inch HDTV

                      • Dine under the wisteria vine arbor and enjoy the birds playing in the fountain

                        Dine under the wisteria vine arbor and enjoy the birds playing in the fountain

                      • Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy your privacy in the sun

                        Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy your privacy in the sun

                      VRBO #378398

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, November 21, 2014

                      $257 - $525 per night (USD)
                      2

                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 11/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/21/2014
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                      Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Space and Privacy in Downtown

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