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

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Secret Garden Hideaway a retreat near everything

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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

              • Limited Accessibility:

                Inquire...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome

              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

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • Game Room
                  • Piano
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

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

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Wood Fireplace
                          • Parking
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided:

                            luxury linens...moreless

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            wireless internet provided...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Living Area
                          • Basic Soaps

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available:

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

                          • 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

                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils

                          Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Balcony:

                            Second story balcony for upstairs bedroom suite...moreless

                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                          • Patio
                          • Barbecue
                          • Bicycles
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Yard
                          • Outdoor Furniture
                          • Deck / Patio:

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

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Jacuzzi
                          • Spa Whirlpool
                          • Jetted Tub:

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

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          July/August
                          Jun 30 - Aug 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $525
                          $2,595
                          Late Summer
                          Sep 1 - Sep 14, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $525
                          $2,595
                          Fall
                          Sep 15 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $395
                          $2,200
                          Winter
                          Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $349
                          $1,900
                          Thanksgiving week
                          Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $500
                          $2,500
                          Winter
                          Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $349
                          $1,900
                          Christmas/New Years
                          Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $525
                          $2,595

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

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

                          Notes:

                          Bed Tax 12%

                          Cleaning Fee $225

                          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.

                          All booking transactions outside the U.S. must be on a credit card.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                          22 Today
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                          Location

                          Car: Recommended

                          Other Activities: Wine Tasting & Whale Watching

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1986

                          About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose 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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                          • 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

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

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

                          • 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

                          • View from the kitchen sink out  to your Secret Garden

                            View from the kitchen sink out to your Secret Garden

                          $349 - $525 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

                          View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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