Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Space and Privacy in Downtown [#378398] | View Property
3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, Sleeps 9--
$349 - $425 per night (USD)
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Secluded and Magical Back YardGuest comment entered by manager
Secluded and Magical Back Yard
Your house was an amazing home for us during my son's wedding week! It was absolutely beautiful, the gardens were glorious, the back yard secluded and magical. The children had a safe place to play and loved being there. We all enjoyed our stay and frankly had a hard time leaving. What a memorable time. Thanks for working with us! My room upstairs was perfect to retreat to and filled with lovely light, and the balcony was stunning, what a view! Thanks again Wendy. I hope to rent "Secret Garden" again sometime.
- Guest Cindy H. B., Ann Arbor, MI
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Ideal Location; Perfect Set-UpGuest comment entered by manager
Ideal Location; Perfect Set-Up
The house was terrific for our family stay. It had everything we needed and was set up perfectly for our configuration - 3 groups of 2 adults and 2 young children who slept on the pullout couch. And the kitchen was a great place for us all to get together and nibble and talk. We even spent the evenings outside under the trellis around the table. Everything worked and there was enough hot water for us all to take showers before we went to my brother's wedding, something we all commented on. And the location was ideal, perfect for a quick trip to Hendry's for breakfast and a walk along the beach, a dinner on the wharf or up to State street for a stroll. Thanks again for the use of the house. Best regards.
- Guest David F., Albuquerque, NM
- Date of stay 04/14/13
- Review Submitted 04/17/13
Private & ComfortableGuest comment entered by manager
Private & Comfortable
Wendy, We had a marvelous time at the Secret Garden Hideaway. Loved that the bedrooms and bathrooms were so private. Very comfortable home with everything we needed. Thank you again! We had a fabulous time.
- Guest Debra M., Los Gatos, CA
- Date of stay 04/07/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
A Home Away From HomeGuest comment entered by manager
A Home Away From Home
My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your property in Santa Barbara. We certainly would consider it if we ever returned to the area. I personally would not hesitate to recommend it to other freinds and family. The property was very well maintained and like a home from home. Our privacy was respected and on the one oportunity we had to meet the gentleman owner, it was certainly a pleasant experience. Josephine Sophie Nakato
- Guest Josephine N., UK
- Date of stay 03/27/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Much Better than a Hotel!Guest comment entered by manager
Much Better than a Hotel!
What a wonderful, perfect spot for our Santa Barbara vacation weekend! We are a group of five friends who live all over the country who decided to come to Santa Barbara for a low-key girls' weekend/30th birthday celebration. The house was easy to find, spacious, and had everything and more than what we needed. We loved that we were able to cook in the kitchen, and with five women in the house, it was fantastic to have three bathrooms! We had considered booking a hotel for the weekend, but are now beyond glad we chose to stay at the rental house instead. I would highly recommend this house to others and would certainly stay there again on future trips to Santa Barbara.
- Guest Karoline N., Valencia, CA
- Date of stay 02/18/13
- Review Submitted 02/20/13
Charming House, Nice NeighborhoodGuest comment entered by manager
Charming House, Nice Neighborhood
Charming house. Nice neighborhood with classic bungalow houses, close to downtown. Fun walking! Great attention to all of the details to make our stay comfortable...even really nice amenities in the bathrooms! Best feature was that all bedrooms are so private and designed so that there is no noise or disturbance.
- Guest Cynthia L., Newburyport, MA
- Date of stay 11/04/12
- Review Submitted 11/08/12
Private & PeacefulGuest comment entered by manager
Private & Peaceful
The 6 Wisconsinites had a wonderful week topped off with the Sunday Packer win (football on the big screen TV a plus)!!! The garden area was a great extension for relaxation & visiting. The array of flowers, trees (avocado, lime, oak, mimosa) and birds (especially hummingbirds) was entertaining. It is an area packed with ambiance! Location to the water, State Street (stores), mission, Highway 101, Botanical Gardens was perfect. Loved the residential feel-- Private & Peaceful!
- Guest The K Family, Madison, WI
- Date of stay 10/03/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Comfortable & SpaciousGuest comment entered by manager
Comfortable & Spacious
For our daughter's wedding celebration we needed a place for 9 family members plus friends from Seattle. My web search took me to your site, Wendy, and it was very fortuitous. We all had comfortable, spacious places in the house so that we were not tripping over each other and yet we could all congregate in the kitchen comfortably. We found the lawn furniture and expanded our presence out to the backyard for a lovely outdoor dinner after the wedding rehearsal. Everyone admired the mimosa tree, the avocado tree, and the lime tree--we have none of these in Seattle! The fans kept us cool--we're glad they were in most of the rooms. We loved your decor and attention to detail. It was a grand weekend!
- Guest Pam M., Seattle, WA
- Date of stay 09/09/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Spacious and DelightfulGuest comment entered by manager
Spacious and Delightful
This house is spacious and delightful for a vacation. The three separate bed and bath areas worked so well for me and my adult kids. The bedroom at the rear of the house is sheltered and quiet, making it perfect for my grand babys nap. Good location, quiet neighborhood, well-furnished and well-stocked house. Perfect for us. Would definitely rent this house again.
- Guest Roberta H., Sutter Creek, CA
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 08/02/12
Secret Garden Getaway For a Wedding!Guest comment entered by manager
Secret Garden Getaway For a Wedding!
We thoroughly enjoyed the house and property for our stay. With enough room to cook and host the wedding party and used as a jump-off point for the wedding itself. There was more than enough room for Jane and I, our daughter, Madeline, my in-laws and on the night of the wedding, my cousin and his wife. It was a nice location, close to the Mission, downtown and all points in SB. The yard was nice for people to gather and relax and with the adjacent property rented by my sister, we had a nice spot for a family reunion. Once again, Wendy provided us with a great place for a vacation in beautiful Santa Barbara! Thanks from Mick and Jane
- Guest Mick M, North Dakota
- Date of stay 07/09/12
- Review Submitted 08/15/12
Very ComfortableGuest comment entered by manager
The house was perfect for a ladies weekend away! It was the perfect size for us, and we all loved how there was shampoo and conditioner for the shower - that usually doesn't happen when you rent a house. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, silverware, etc, and everything seemed really clean. It was very comfortable and cozy, and we had a great time!!!! Thank you!!
- Guest Julie G., San Diego, CA
- Date of stay 04/02/12
- Review Submitted 04/09/12
Everything We Could Ask ForGuest comment entered by manager
Everything We Could Ask For
We had a great time in Santa Barbara and Lily Haven was perfect. The house was cute, comfortable and clean. Everything we could ask for.
- Guest Kerry W., Liberty, Texas
- Date of stay 03/25/12
- Review Submitted 03/29/12
Just Like HomeGuest comment entered by manager
Just Like Home
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Santa Barbara. The house has felt just like home and is a perfect location--quiet, near the children's park, within walking distance to downtown Santa Barbara--terrific!
- Guest The C Family, Wiltshire, England
- Date of stay 03/15/12
- Review Submitted 03/26/12
Wonderful and ComfortableGuest comment entered by manager
Wonderful and Comfortable
What a wonderful and comfortable home base for our beautiful Santa Barbara adventures. We appreciated the amenities-all so carefully provided. We spent 5 weeks exploring all the beaches and many mountain trails. The location was convenient to everything. Thank you, Wendy and Chuck!
- Guest Joyce & Bob H., Rochester, NY
- Date of stay 03/02/12
- Review Submitted 03/05/12
Will Return Again!Guest comment entered by manager
Will Return Again!
As always, we had a great time in Santa Barbara with the comfort and conveniences that Wendy's properties offer. We have stayed in three of her properties and they have everything you need to make your stay perfect. We will return again. Many thanks to Wendy and Chuck. Alejandro and Noemi-Chicago, Illinois
- Guest Alejandro M.
- Date of stay 01/10/12
- Review Submitted 03/05/12
TEN OUT OF TEN!Guest comment entered by manager
TEN OUT OF TEN!
We had such a wonderful week in Santa Barbara and we are sad to leave. Lily Haven is in the perfect spot for a walk to State St., but also really handy to access the freeway. Lily Haven is more of a "Home" than a holiday rental, with the peace and privacy that couldn't be matched in the best hotels that money could buy. I must say we saw more wildlife in the garden of Lily Haven than some of the state parks we have visited, and it is so relaxing. Many thanks Wendy and Chuck for allowing us to share your wonderful home. TEN OUT OF TEN!!
- Guest Jason & Ros J., Hampshire, England
- Date of stay 01/05/12
- Review Submitted 01/09/12
Lovely Home!Guest comment entered by manager
Thank you for sharing your lovely home! Santa Barbara is so beautiful and we spent hours walking--to the Mission (wonderful!), exploring downtown State Street...Our son and friends are experiencing their first 'sunny' Christmas holidays in 5 years (east coast) and love it!
- Guest Susan & Family D, Altadena, CA
- Date of stay 12/26/11
- Review Submitted 12/29/11
Terrific Location & Comfy BedsGuest comment entered by manager
Terrific Location & Comfy Beds
We had a very enjoyable Christmas vacation. The beds are superb, the rooms nicely appointed, and the location is terrific. We would like to return some day.
- Guest The M Family, Arlington, VA
- Date of stay 12/19/11
- Review Submitted 12/29/11
Better Than Staying in a HotelGuest comment entered by manager
Better Than Staying in a Hotel
Secret Garden Hideway was a fabulous place. The owner Wendy was very helpful and friendly . The house is beautiful both inside and out. I would recommend this place and hopefully in the future stay there again. Location of house near restaurants, downtown Santa Barbara and near highway 101.
- Guest Mike W., Chicago, Ill
- Date of stay 11/23/11
- Review Submitted 11/28/11
Home Away From HomeGuest comment entered by manager
Home Away From Home
"Home away from Home (the way you wish your own home was)" We spent a week with our young kids (ages 6 and 8) at Lily Haven in October and can't say enough good things about it. It was a great location (a healthy walk to downtown's State Street), a beautiful and relaxing garden setting and a quick drive to a fantastic local beach. The house has a great layout with 3 separate private room/bathrooms. We were sad to leave but are looking forward to visiting again.
- Guest Laura M., Scottsdale, AZ
- Date of stay 10/15/11
- Review Submitted 10/26/11