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Secret Garden Hideaway-Walk Totown and Relax in Your Own Retreat!

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View out to your Secret Garden Hideaway magical backyard

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Special offer: Special 10% discount on weekly stays now until November Details

Property description

**For many more reviews/guest comments, go to "About Wendy Rockwood" or "About the Manager" in the owner's information below.

Nestled on a quiet street, with off-street parking, this spacious (approx 2500 sq ft) custom Craftsman offers a true retreat feel, with being downtown.

An easy walk to the historic Mission of Santa Barbara and its beautiful lawn and rose garden. There is a coffee shop around the corner and several restaurants as well as McConnell's, Santa Barbara signature ice cream parlor just a few blocks away. Stroll downtown through residential neighborhoods. You also have easy access to Arroyo Burro beach, the best beach with free parking, showers, and a great restaurant to go for happy hour and the sunset. It is a an easy few minute, straight shot drive.

Spacious accommodations with luxurious bedding and a remodeled kitchen make for a pristine experience with all the comforts of home. Secret Garden is unique in that it is a full three bedroom/three full bath home. Each bedroom is very private from the other with its own bath and cable TV, giving everyone a place to retreat to during the stay.

The (King Bed) Master is luxurious. It features, views of the garden, walk in closet and a custom tiled, in-suite bath with double vanity with seating, separate shower and jacuzzi tub. The upstairs Queen Bed suite features its own, private full bath and a lovely balcony area. The third Queen bedroom also has lovely windows, great space and a desk (as all bedrooms also feature). The front sun porch has a door so it also doubles as a fourth bedroom with a Twin hide-abed in the comfy couch/chair. The Queen sofa bed in the living room gives additional sleeping area. All bedrooms have their own TV with cable. Keep connected with included wireless wifi network.

This the perfect place for a group of nine or a romantic retreat for two or three couples.

The living room is huge with great seating for all to enjoy the 46 inch large screen HDTV. Access your Netflix, and enjoy a movie together. If there is a musician in the group maybe they can provide something fun on included piano. A fireplace and game table complete the atmosphere. A lovely large wood chess set, is out on the game table or bring out other board games, cards or puzzles, for downtime while hanging at the house.

Separate dining room with seating for 8. It has a lovely bay window and is just off the kitchen and living room. A great place to spend time together sharing a meal.

Walking through to back of the house you can shut the doors on the group in in the living/dining area and enjoy a chef's dream kitchen. Plenty of counters, pull outs in all cabinets and everything you need to whip up a lovely meal. Those that want to visit or help can utilize the seating area in the kitchen. Or they may pull up to the breakfast bar and give a helping hand to preparations. Open the french doors to the back yard and enjoy the view of the garden as you cook. The large french doors make bringing the meal outside easy. The patio and beautiful Santa Barbara weather is right there outside.

The Secret Garden backyard is the Crown to the house with its area for outdoor 'fresco' dining and barbecuing on the gas barbeque. Take in the sun on the provided lounge chairs. Lovely wisteria arbor gives a great ambiance for sitting and watching all the local birds as they frequent the magical garden setting. You will not regret your time at Secret Garden. In fact you may be like others, and have difficulty leaving, hoping to return in the future.

Please contact owner (use email owner) to receive any special discounts that may apply to your reservation. Weekly reservations for up to 4 people, for stays ending by May 14, 2015, save significantly. Please contact the owner for this pricing. Right now all size groups save $100 on stays of 4 nights or more until May 14th, 2015.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

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, Beds for 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 for hire jacuzzi tub in master bath ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Connects wirelessly to Netflix...moreless

  • Game Room:

    board games, beautiful large chess set....moreless

  • 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
  • Living Room:

    Large screen HD TV with wireless connected DVD player to access Netflix....moreless

  • 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:

    Both a regular coffee (self grinding) and Keurig K cup beverage maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Nice selection of cookware...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All things you need to serve meals....moreless

  • 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. Keurig/reg coffee...moreless

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

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Second story balcony for upstairs bedroom suite...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • 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:

    Gas barbeque...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

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

 

Reviews

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Special offer: Special 10% discount on weekly stays now until November

Enjoy all the comforts of home in this 3bedroom/3bath home in downtown Santa Barbara. Walk to the Mission and downtown and return to your own "Secret Garden Hideaway" . A spacious home with privacy and beautiful flowering garden.

Offer for: Jul 31, 2015 - Nov 18, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Summer
Jul 7 - Aug 10, 2015
3 night min stay
$529
$2,599
Late Summer
Aug 11 - Sep 7, 2015
5 night min stay
$529
$2,599
Fall
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$389 $499
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,199 $6,300
Winter
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$349 $499
Fri, Sat
$1,900 $6,300
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay
$529
$2,599
Winter
Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$349 $500
Fri, Sat
$1,900 $6,300
Holidays
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$529
$2,599
Winter
Jan 4 - Mar 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$349 $500
Fri, Sat
$1,900 $6,300
Spring
Mar 18 - May 11, 2016
3 night min stay
$449 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,299 $6,300
Summer
May 12 - Sep 14, 2016
5 night min stay
$529
$2,599
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • SB Tourism $2. a day $2
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $225
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

$100 DISCOUNT PER NIGHT FOR FOUR PEOPLE OR LESS! Check with owner on small group specials in off season. Weekends 3 night min

In Summer 5 nights get the benefit of the weekly price.

Monthly price is for 4- 6 month min. Inquire about higher price for 1-3 monthly stays.

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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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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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 giving 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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Photos

  • 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

  • Charming separate dining room seats  8

    Charming separate dining room seats 8

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • Outdoor dining and gas barbeque, really expands the house

    Outdoor dining and gas barbeque, really expands the house

  • Large yard with plenty of room to relax in the great weather & dine 'al fresco'

    Large yard with plenty of room to relax in the great weather & dine 'al fresco'

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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/27/2015
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