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Hidden Garden Retreat- Beautiful Santa Barbara Craftsman Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6. New Home With Relaxing Garden Views

Kick your feet up and enjoy the best Santa Barbara has to offer in this gorgeous craftsman home. Built in 2012 by the owner, this cottage-style home is perfect for a family getaway. Three beautifully furnished bedrooms (two queen beds and a twin with optional twin aerobes) two spacious bathrooms, and an open floor plan make this the perfect place for your vacation.

The kitchen/dining area features large sliding glass doors that fully open to the stone patio and well landscaped grounds. Eat indoors or outdoors on the patio and enjoy watching the many varieties of birds and beautiful sunsets in the western sky. The kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, marble countertops, brand new stainless steel appliances, and a fully stocked kitchen. The living room has custom bookshelves, a fireplace, and a Baldwin piano just waiting to be played. With rich oak floors throughout, this home has an incredibly warm and friendly feel.

Each bedroom is tastefully furnished in a Restoration Hardware style pleasing to the eye. Snuggle up on the couch or patio or relax on the hand-built rocking chair on the master porch.

The master bathroom features marble countertops and marble tile floors as well as a spacious shower. The guest bath has a vintage style with black-and-white hex tile, a pedestal sink, and a clawfoot bathtub for unwinding after a day of sightseeing. Each room has ample closet and cabinet space, and the master bedroom features a generous walk-in closet.

Take a stroll through the gardens, with native plants and flowers, a veggie garden and fruit orchard, or lay a blanket out on the grass and watch the clouds drift by. A private outdoor shower with warm water awaits after your day at the beach. While this property has a rustic country feel, restaurants, a grocery store, and a bus stop are just a five minute walk down the road. Walking trails and a bike path leading to the beach are just a few minutes by foot, or take the five minute drive to Moore Mesa preserve and beach for incredible scenery and bird watching.

This spot is perfect for families and vacationers looking for a relaxing time. This home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, so if you are looking to party, this spot is not for you. Come rest, relax and recharge in a beautiful, charming setting!

More Details

Cassie Koop
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2018

About Cassie Koop

Chase and Cassie were both born and raised in Santa Barbara by their large extended family. Cassie is a seventh-generation Santa Barbara native and Adult Education teacher, and Chase is a finish carpenter with a local company. They have two children ages 4 and 1.

Cassie Koop purchased this house in 2012

Why Cassie Koop chose Santa Barbara

In 2012, they were able to live out their dream by building this home together, so the home has been built with pride of ownership and extraordinary attention to detail. The interior reflects Chase's skills as a craftsman/builder, and the grounds demonstrate Cassie's love of flowers and the outdoors. Together they built and planted the veggie garden in the back yard.


Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , beautiful marble countertop vanity
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Master bedroom has private patio, bathroom, and walk-in-closet/ nursery with baby crib. Other bedrooms have generous closet space and one room has a small desk nook.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Hidden Garden Retreat- Beautiful Santa Barbara Craftsman Home
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Santa Barbara visit

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The home is classic, rustic, and comfortable. The sliding doors are amazing, allowing the covered patio to be part of the living space. The owners respond in a timely manner.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this retreat.

It's got an award winning landscaped garden, a playhouse for the kids and toys. It's small in terms of square feet (for a family of 7), but big enough for us to feel great in.

Hosts were very accommodating with everything (in-laws live onsite). I would stay again for sure! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hummingbird Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This house is a real gem, nestled in a beautiful garden that was filled with birds. The owners weren't in town, but their parents were and were absolutely lovely. They showered us with gifts of vegetables and fruit from the garden and were accommodating in every way. The wall of sliding glass doors merged the outdoors with the indoors in the best way. We went birdwatching every day by just sitting on the patio. Bring some binoculars to see some fascinating avian activity. Bikes were provided and the bike trail was just blocks away. A lovely house, with a beautiful garden and good people; it all exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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four friends enjoy great stay

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying in the "hidden garden retreat". The house made a comfortable and pleasant vacation home for our little group of four retired women friends. It provided a good base for all our activities in and around Santa Barbara. We explored the beautiful garden surrounding the house and enjoyed most of our meals on the outside patio. Everything was provided for our convenience. We highly recommend this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impeccably Appointed

  • 5 of 5

A real home - built and appointed by people who do things right. The entire Great Room wall opens up on to a lovely dining patio and garden. The beds were comfortable and the sheets luxurious. Kitchen has all high-end components, and bathrooms warmly designed and outfitted. My boys (and I) loved the bonus outdoor shower. The kids loved the big playhouse in the backyard. The town's main running and bike path is a stone's throw away. A short drive to Whole Foods and cafes; a short walk for emergency milk, beer, taco...

Note: The property has another home on it, with the owners young parents/grandparents. It was great for us, because we are a family with young kids and we all enjoyed connecting with them. But this is not a place to crank the boom box for a party weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Nogal

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home nestled in a quiet neighborhood close to Santa Barbara's downtown, beaches, and mountains. The owners were terrific and accommodating. The house is a perfect size. Spacious living room and dining room/kitchen. Open plan. Rooms were comfortable. Cassie kept everything well stocked, which was very helpful. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely return if the opportunity arises in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Creekside
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
La Cumbre Country Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Valentino's Take and Bake Pizza
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's)
Car: recommended

Close to the beach, walking trails, and a bike path that goes to the beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Property manager will meet guests at home with keys at check-in and check-out and can field questions and troubleshoot during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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