Santa Barbara house rental - Secret Garden Hideaway a retreat near everything
Secret Garden Hideaway a retreat near everything
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • 3 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
 

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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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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.

23 Reviews of Property 906511 in Santa Barbara, California

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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"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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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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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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Private & Comfortable

Private & Comfortable
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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.
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A Home Away From Home

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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
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Much Better than a Hotel!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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.
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Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Space and Privacy in Downtown
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Charming House, Nice Neighborhood

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Space and Privacy in Downtown
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Private & Peaceful

Private & Peaceful
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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!