THE 'SECRET SPOT' WITH AN ARTISTIC MEDITERRANEAN TROPICAL FEEL-STEPS TO BEACH

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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THE 'SECRET SPOT' WITH AN ARTISTIC MEDITERRANEAN TROPICAL FEEL-STEPS TO BEACH

Santa Barbara Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, open floor plan + loft bed with skylight, 1 bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

Nestle into this two-story artistic guest house with loads of charm and an exotic Mediterranean style inside-just right for a romantic hide-away called the 'Secret Spot'. Located on "The Mesa", it's tucked behind the property's main house. It's private entry leads to a lush tropical and tranquil little haven nestled above a vacation rental also available known as the 'Hidden Cove' (VRBO Listing #201036).

There are high ceilings with skylights, a natural rock fireplace, log canopy loft bed under another skylight for star gazing, stained glass windows, mood lighting for that perfect ambiance, a travertine stone shower with dual shower heads, kitchen downstairs with stainless steel appliances, French doors leading to the deck with a mosaic bistro table that overlooks the pond and waterfall, lush banana trees, palms, jasmine vines and garden area for a tranquil tropical feel and a great vibe. Nice barbecue area too.

Our property is a 2 minute walk to the Mesa Lane steps that go down to the beach - a favorite surfing spot. We have boogie boards, beach chairs and bicycles for you to use. We at a lovely 5 minute walk to the main shopping area of "The Mesa" where you can find groceries and numerous restaurants (Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Tapas, and American) for your enjoyment.

Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos and amenities have been verified by TurnKey Staff. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at our property - you just drive right up and enter via our secure electronic lock. No more keys and no more security concerns with a unique code that works for your reservation only. We accommodate early check-in / late check-out requests whenever possible and you'll receive the comforts of home when you arrive like a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. In addition, when you book we will send you our mobile app with property directions, details, unlock code and instructions. And if you need us, we are available 24 hours and 7 days per week with live help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software to securely store all guests data - HomeAway Software for Professionals.

All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage Protection policy.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

TurnKey Vacation Rentals

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel-Steps to Beach
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
business
The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel-Steps to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155007vb
+1 (805) 308-6603
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Los Angeles
5

GREAT STAY!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
The location was wonderful, as was the house and yard - Owners went out of their way to accommodate a last minute request. I will be back again
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel-Steps to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155007vb
+1 (805) 308-6603
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Best Home Away From Home in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Sunset picnics at the Douglas Family Preserve, a jog on the shore to Hendry's beach, and candle lit moments were wonderfully enjoyed at this lofty getaway, a perfect home in paradise.

This cottage is tucked away, quiet, private and feels like you are on a remote Hawaiian island. The hosts are respectful of your privacy and yet extraordinarily attentive to the details such as the fresh foliage upon arrival and proper tire pressure in the complementry cruisers.

It is also the little things that set this oasis apart from the rest: Soft linen, a perfect mattress, remote controlled ceiling fan, exquisite artwork, dual rain shower heads, hand laid tile work, and daily attention to the landscaping.

The location is quite a bonus as there is beach access just 2 blocks away - 241 steps get you to your paradise and the walk back up gives your body a workout.

We genuinely fret putting this review up as we know it will certainly limit availability when we head back down to our new favorite spot in SB.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel-Steps to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155007vb
+1 (805) 308-6603
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Wisconsin
1

Not all that thrilled

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
Overall the place was nice, eclectic, etc. However, the listing was inaccurate. It neglected to say that this was an UPPER unit. My husband is disabled, I'm physically challenged and we have a crippled up old dog so the stairs were difficult. When we talked with the owner the only recourse we were offered was to move to the lower unit. This was two days before we had to leave. After spending over $2k, that wasn't enough. Very disappointed!! Not for old folks, folks with old dogs, folks with little ones...etc.
Owner's Response: In our listing, it states that our rental is two-story unit, implying that it has stairs. Also, in the pictures there is evidence of stairs (railing leading up to the loft bed). Had the tenants mentioned prior to arrival about their disabilities, we would have suggested the lower unit that does not have stairs. Also, had they mentioned the problem at the beginning of their stay and not two days prior to leaving, we would have offered the lower unit sooner.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
Helpful votes: 9/15
business
The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel-Steps to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155007vb
+1 (805) 308-6603
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Los Angeles
5

Fantastic retreat!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Secret Spot back in August 2010. We also brought our little dog with us. We were so pleased with what we had found! There were so many beautiful details in the space, from art work to plants, games and books for enjoying while we lounged around and just took in the serenity of the cottage. We found the cottage spotless, and very comfortable. Our dog had a great time too and the beach is so close we had many walks on it. We will definitely be back - highly recommended!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
Helpful votes: 7/7
business
The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel-Steps to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155007vb
+1 (805) 308-6603
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Flint, Texas (East Texas)
5

Better than a picture can show

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
No matter what kind of day you've had, when you arrive at "The Hidden Cove" you will be relaxed instantly by the soothing sounds of the fountain which is nestled back in a true Cove.

When I arrived the key was awaiting me in a designated place with a warm welcome. Once I walked in I was in awe. Such a peaceful decor and The Hidden Cove was much larger than shown online. It was roomy, spacious, and provided a nice relaxing area to stretch out and plan your next move.

The Hidden Cove is equip. with a full functioning kitchen, a nice restroom, a jacuzzi tub, a breakfast area, a private bedroom, and a small separate desk in the bedroom which I used as an office while I was there.

Indeed it is a short walk to the beach. In less than 2 minutes I was there; however, the web site fails to mention one must be in good health for the four hundred flights of stairs that await you. Ok, maybe not that many stairs, but coming back up from the beach; which is truly a beautiful site and well worth the burn in the legs- it will seem like four hundred steps.

The Hidden Cove is perfect for all ages. I feel even more-so maybe for us in our late 30's who sometimes can break away with 2-3 of our old girlfriends from high school and do a girls weekend, or it's perfect for the business traveler needing to get work done as I did, but it is equally perfect for a couple just wanting to get away, relax and just be still together.

The Hidden Cove seemed to offer a peaceful soothing enviroment maybe even a touch of romance. It's so close to everything-you can go and enjoy Santa Barbara with ease. I would recommend The Hidden Cove to my friends and my family; actually, I hope to return to The Hidden Cove very soon when necessary for work.

Michelle
Texas
07/23/10
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
Helpful votes: 6/6

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club (Muni)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rose Cafe, Mesa Cafe
Car: recommended

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Availability & Rates

Santa Barbara Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
US Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Seasonal Min
Mar 1 2014 - May 22 2014
$180
$180
$1,260
$5,400
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Max
Mar 1 2014 - May 22 2014
$200
$200
$1,400
$5,400
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
May 23 2014 - May 26 2014
$225
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
May 27 2014 - Jun 4 2014
$200
$200
$1,400
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jun 5 2014 - Jul 2 2014
$225
$1,575
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 7 2014
$225
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jul 8 2014 - Jul 29 2014
$225
$1,575
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jul 30 2014 - Aug 3 2014
$225
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Aug 4 2014 - Aug 28 2014
$225
$1,575
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$225
3 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$200
$200
$1,400
$6,000
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
$200
$200
$1,400
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$200
$200
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 23 2014
$200
$200
$1,400
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Dec 24 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$200
$200
$1,400
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 21 2015
$200
$200
$1,400
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jan 22 2015 - Feb 1 2015
$200
$200
$1,400
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Feb 2 2015 - Feb 28 2015
$200
$200
$1,400
2 nights
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
$200
$200
$1,400
$6,000
2 nights
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

Amenities

Santa Barbara Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed in loft 6 steps above main room (loft area is part of main room, not a private bedroom with a door), pull out queen sleeper sofa in main room, twin bed under skylight in main room, single bed for kids in walk in closet with a porthole in the door (kids love it, it's their private fort)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • surfing
Notes:
We offer massage and chiropractic in the Zen Den which is on the property at the front house. Nancy has been a massage therapist since 1991 and Dr. Jim has been a chiropractor since 1992.