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Catherine Crane

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

Elegant, Warm, Spacious California/Mediterranean-style Family Home Dog friendly

18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Overview

Hidden Valley House Rental Photos and Description

3 1/2 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths Sleeps 6+

Perfectly located gorgeous Mediterranean home. The most convenient location between downtown, State Street shops, restaurants & beaches. 5 mins to downtown, Hope Ranch & one of Santa Barbara's best beaches. Minutes to harbor, wharf, parks, & shopping. Sunny, warm microclimate.

Master bedroom is a spacious suite with a loft/office, vaulted ceilings, TV & private enclosed patio with Italian-style fountain. The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinets, granite counters & island with modern appliances including instant hot & filtered water. The large living room has a dramatic stone wood-burning fireplace, entertainment center, French doors, beveled glass & very comfortable furnishings with antiques scattered throughout. The garden is full of tropical plants, with hot tub, fenced secure back yard & large lawn. Pet friendly.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Catherine Crane (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

About Catherine Crane

I live in Santa Cruz CA & work part-time as an ICU nurse. I have 2 wonderful grown children and 2 very handsome Labradors. My favorite activities are hiking with my dogs, scuba diving, golfing & traveling. I come to Santa Barbara to stay in my beautiful house whenever I can afford the time & vacancy.

Catherine Crane purchased this house in 2006

Why Catherine Crane chose Santa Barbara

My house is extremely comfortable, spacious & relaxing, convenient but away from downtown noise & tourist traffic. It is a safe family neighborhood. Once you're there you never want to leave!

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Elegant, Warm, Spacious California/Mediterranean-style Family Home Dog friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Carlsbad, CA
5

Clean and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Some of my mom friends and I recently planned a kid-free weekend getaway to Santa Barbara and stayed at this property. It was very clean, spacious, and the owner was descriptive on how to use and find the items throughout the property. It was a relatively quiet location that helped us relax! (Of course the jacuzzi helped with that too). Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Catherine was wonderful throughout our entire stay. The house was amazing. It is layed out beautifully and is super comfortable. We loved spending time in the backyard.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always try to make my guests comfortable & happy. I take a lot of pride in my house. Glad you enjoyed it!
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Fort Myers, Fl
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Catherine has thought of everything a guest could possibly need. The home is spacious, clean and beautifully landscaped. We spent many evenings on her lovely patio. And did I mention the many hummingbirds that visit her gorgeous plants? There were six of us staying there because we were in town for a wedding, and we all had ample room. I can tell you that the photos don't do the property justice. I hope this home is available the next time we visit Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karie, I'm very glad you were happy with the house & I was pleased to provide you with a good place to stay. If you have any interest in returning to Santa Barbara may I suggest an email to the Santa Barbara city council members. Unfortunately they are planning to ban short-term rentals @ the end of this year. Let me know if you're interested & I will facillitate that for you. Thank you! Catherine
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Nancy

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect to celebrate our daughter's graduation from UCSB! Extended family shared the home and we were able to host a family dinner that was lovely and peaceful during a time when Santa Barbara was packed with graduates and their families. We had everything we needed to cook and grill. We enjoyed the hot tub and the proximity of everything including the beach. The home was clean, spacious and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you & I agree. It is a wonderful retreat.
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5

Definitely home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at this beautiful home and it really lives up to all the reviews and photos. The house is large and spacious, unlike other places that feel cramped. The beds are so comfortable, great master suite and lovely kitchen. It has everything you need really. We bring extra toiletries and kitchen items like paper towels and foil but it's all here anyway so I don't worry too much if I forget to bring something. Gelsons and Whole Foods markets are not far (go up Las Positas to State St, make a left. Gelsons is on left corner.) All pots and pans are ready to use...we love to cook and everything is here, even a waffle maker and coffee grinder. Washer and dryer work great and is so convenient.

The jacuzzi is new and works better than past years. We love the Santa Rosa grill...and the landscaping is colorful with a Meditteranean flair throughout the yard and home.

I can't recommend it enough! Thanks Catherine for opening up your home to us. See you next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a little mini-reunion for my Mom's 80th, and it was perfect for our needs. The house has a great comfortable feel to it, and the floor plan works perfectly for a small group. The kitchens is stocked and functional, the bedrooms comfortable (the master is awesome), and the living room spacious. The back yard is awesome with jacuzzi and large table and grill....we had some very pleasant times out there. The location is great, as it is a short drive to downtown and very close to Hendry's Beach (Arroyo Burro park). We'll be back...!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
China Palace
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hendry's
Car: necessary

Other Activities: wine tasting, zoo, friendly dog parks, fiestas & parades nearly every weekend during the summer, farmers markets, best restaurants & local ice cream

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Rates & Availability

Hidden Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
peak
Jun 9 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$310
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,095
$6,500
 
 
off-peak
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$290
From
$320
Fri,Sat
$1,975
$5,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,395
Flat fee
 
 
New Years week
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
8 night minimum stay
$2,095
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,095
$5,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning > 4 days $20
Pet Fee $20
Cleaning > 4 people $20
Cleaning, short stays $130
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 12.0%

Mandatory city tax of 12% on rent only. Cleaning rate is $125 to $150 depending on length of stay & # of people. $20 extra per dog. Holidays ie; Easter, Memorial Day weekend, Christmas, New Year's & Thanksgiving weeks are considered peak-period rates. There is a 10% supplemental fee for UCSB graduation weekend, 6/9 to 6/12 2016.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hidden Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , in garage area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , beautiful, luxurious bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , day bed in loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , port-a-crib
  • Master bedroom is very large with a loft contained in it. There is a single bed in the loft as well as the queen in the main part of the room. 2nd bedroom has a queen. 3rd bedroom has bunk beds. There is also a port-a-crib available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Amenities: Outside: hot tub, built-in charcoal bar-b-q, patio heater, outdoor lounges & dining table, beach chairs & toys, large lawn, plenty of parking. Inside: Immaculate 2-car garage with automatic openers, laundry room with washer/dryer, premium cable TV & stereo surround sound, wireless Internet access through out the house, plenty of linens, dishes & kitchen equipment.

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