AWARD-WINNING SECRET GARDEN HIDEAWAY--SPACE AND PRIVACY IN DOWNTOWN

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Wendy Rockwood

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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AWARD-WINNING SECRET GARDEN HIDEAWAY--SPACE AND PRIVACY IN DOWNTOWN

Special Offer! Now 10% savings on stays over 4 nights! April 17 - June 8

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3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, Sleeps 9--

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.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Wendy Rockwood

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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!

Wendy Rockwood purchased this house in 1986

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.

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.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Space and Privacy in Downtown
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"Luxury Getaway in Comfortable Home"

"Luxury Getaway in Comfortable Home"
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We had a wonderful second stay here. It is the only holiday rental we have ever revisited, and will certainly return. It may not be the cheapest option, but still good value bearing in mind the high spec fittings, we'll kept garden and great location. Wendy has always been extremely efficient, and friendly. Santa Barbara itself is a great location, good shops and some great national parks and lakes a short drive away. Although we are just a couple, families would have loads of living space, in the huge living room. This is a true home from home and would thoroughly recommend a stay here.
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Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Space and Privacy in Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906511
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"Santa Barbara 4 Month Getaway"

"Santa Barbara 4 Month Getaway"
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My family and I stayed in Secret Garden Hideaway for four months and we loved it. Wendy, the landlady, was always available and helpful. It is close to everything downtown: shopping, dining, exploring; as well as close to the beach. We loved our experience here. We also had visitors (special permission from owner) for the holidays and one thing we really appreciated was that all bedrooms were very secluded from the main living space. All of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms and even with a full house we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. We would definitely recommend planning your stay here!
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"Great Family Get Together"

"Great Family Get Together"
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our adult children, and grandchild, live in distant cities. We all gathered at the Secret Garden for a
week and had a wonderful time. The house was large enough, and everyone had their own area, and bathroom.
We loved the Oak Park three blocks away for our five year old. Everything else was convenient for nice
walks. We hope to come back again.
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Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Space and Privacy in Downtown
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+1 805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
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Secluded and Magical Back Yard

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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.
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Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Space and Privacy in Downtown
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Ideal Location; Perfect Set-Up

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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.

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Other Activities: Wine Tasting & Whale Watching

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Availability & Rates

Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Now 10% savings on stays over 4 nights!

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 17, 2014 to Jun 8, 2014

Take a Spring getaway and enjoy this spacious retreat at a discount. Plan your Santa Barbara vacation with all the comforts of home! Three bedrooms and 3 baths give privacy to each guest while enjoying together the beautiful surroundings of the home with Secret Garden setting. Your own private yard to enjoy the wonderful weather. Four nights or longer stay only.

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 1 2014 - May 15 2014
$449
$449
$2,200
3 nights
 
Notes: Small groups of under 4 ask about discounts on weekly stays   
 
Early summer
May 16 2014 - Jun 10 2014
$525
$525
$2,595
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 11 2014 - Sep 15 2014
$525
$525
$2,595
5 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$449
$449
$2,200
3 nights
 
Notes: $425 per night   
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 20 2014
$349
$349
$1,900
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$500
$500
$2,500
5 nights
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$349
$349
$1,900
3 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$525
$525
$2,595
5 nights
 
Notes: Must take holidays in weekly amounts for each holiday. Five days gets the weekly rate benefit.   

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Cleaning $225

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.

Amenities

Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Area
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double basin & vanity seating area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms have beautiful custom tile work.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Garden Views & large bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs with balcony & mountain/garden views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large windows & privacy
    Additional sun porch sleeping area - 1 twin/ single , Does have a door to separate the rroom
    Living room - 1 queen , Doors to living area separate the space area
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Game Room
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
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.