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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Catherine Crane
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2017

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!

Amenities

Hidden Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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, HD TV & stereo surround sound, wireless Internet access through out the house, plenty of linens, dishes & kitchen equipment.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Elegant, Warm, Spacious California/Mediterranean-style Family Home Dog friendly
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
5

Lovely house in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

We (grandma, kids and grandkids, ages 10 and 12) had a lovely time. The house was comfortable, great fire place and hot tub.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Property for a Family Getaway (and bring the pup too)

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing long weekend at Catherine's property this Thanksgiving. We've stayed in a LOT of rentals and I can honestly say this was one of the most well-appointed. It was shockingly cold/rainy on two of the days but there were plenty of blankets as we snuggled up by the fire so it didn't bother us at all. Basics like salt/pepper, ice, toilet paper and paper towels were all provided (I consider that pretty great compared to some of the more bare bones rentals I've done). BUT she also had plenty of spare towels, beach towels for the spa, 2 bikes, coffee grinders/makers, blender, the washer and dryer was accessible so we could do a load of laundry if we needed and we got to use fresh lemon from the back yard.

Bonus points for it being all one story. My dog is older and has arthritis and I just underwent knee surgery so not having to battle stairs was lovely.

For humans, she's got cards, board games, and cable, plus hot tubbing under the stars can't be beat! The dogs loved having room to run around outside.

FYI if you're planning to Wine Taste or shop in downtown SB, the house is very close. Spare yourself from parking and driving: Uber or Lyft from the house are totally affordable!

We basically just wanted to cook/eat, drink wine, and play board games this house was more than perfect. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Close location to Hendry Beach & downtown SB with an excellent yard for people and dogs.

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice 1 week vacation renting the house with our 2 golden retrievers. The house is a nice size, well maintained, has a lot of amenities including a nice yard for relaxing. The location is close to downtown Santa Barbara, Hendry Beach, and everything we wanted to see was within a 5 mile radius including museums, great restaurants, the Mission, State Street, and the Botanical Gardens.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far Northern California
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us and two kids were in Santa Barbara for a wedding and stayed 4 nights at Catherine's great home. We arrived at a very clean and spacious house. The back yard was wonderful, especially with the kids ( 3 1/2 and 2) - nicely landscaped and relaxing.

The house was well stocked with cooking and eating utensils - nice grill outside, nicely furnished and in a nice neighborhood. The loft in the master bedroom is definitely off limits for little kids. There were plenty of beach towels and some beach chairs. All in all we were very pleased with our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off-peak
Jan 27 2017 - Jun 8 2017
30 night minimum stay
$5,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$5,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning > 4 people $20
Pet Fee $20

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

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