Large Kitchen is a Cook's Dream with Everything You NeedMaster suite has Windows Looking Out to the Garden & Large Walk-in Closet
Secret Garden Hideaway 3 Bd/3bth 30 days or more
Secret Garden Hideaway 3 Bd/3bth 30 days or more

Entire home/flat

9 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 Beds

Entire home/flat

9 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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9 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Nestled on a quiet street, with off-street parking, this spacious (approx 2500 sq ft) custom Craftsman offers a true retreat feel for the extended stay of 30 days or more.

An easy walk to the historic Mission of Santa Barbara and its beautiful lawn and rose garden. Also a short distance from Arroyo Burro Beach, the best beach with free parking. Restaurants and McConnell's ice cream blocks away. Each bedroom has its own private bath so enjoy being together but also retain some privacy.

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The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £181
Security Deposit: £401
Weekend Price: £464 / night


The space

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.

A great place to bring your own bikes and it is all downhill to downtown and the downtown beaches. Put your bike on the State Street bus for the slight incline back up to the property and you are home in a jiffy!

Rates include 12% Santa Barbara City Bed tax and $2 a day SB Tourism fee, if the stay is under 30 days.
Ask about lower weekly and monthly rates which discount the nightly rate.

Guest access

Guests enjoy this large home with gated large yard. Out door dining and lounging in the beautiful garden setting. Each bedroom has it's own bath making for privacy while staying as a group.

Interaction with guests

My husband and I pride ourselves on our great relationships with guests and get many comments about how easy we make the process to book with us. We are always available and since we own all the houses we rent we take personal pride in our properties. Many times we only hear from guests after their stay with what they enjoyed during their stay, as our system is so streamlined face to face contact is usually not necessary. We are happy to meet guests should the occasion arise and really appreciate all the wonderful appreciation for our properties we receive.

The neighbourhood

This is a great residential neighborhood, on a quiet street with not much traffic. The house is only 4 blocks from State Street and you can walk to the Mission of Santa Barbara. Local eateries are only a couple blocks away. That includes the best ice cream in town, McConnell's ice cream! Also enjoy Taffy's Pizza, Derf's, Cajun Kitchen just a short stroll away.

Even stroll downtown through residential neighborhoods and you can catch the bus up State Street, or to Cottage Hospital on the way back home. A very convenient location.

Combine that with the large private yard and you have the perfect combination!

Getting around

Walk downtown; bus lines nearby, bring your bicycle to ride downtown or to beaches.

Other things to note

All stays are for 30 days or more. Discounts often offered for a small group or couple who chooses our property, inquire.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

As defined in Rental Agreement



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

30 nights minimum stay.
From Jan 01, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 30 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

3 Reviews

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Shirley User Profile
August 2016
Our family had a lovely stay in Secret Garden Hideaway. This 3bd/3bth house is spacious, clean, quiet and well decorated with many antiques. We all love its kitchen. It was equipped with all the things we needed for the stay. We have so many fun cooking here. Wendy is a fantastic host. She gave all the information to us prior our arrival to ensure a smooth check in. She put our privacy on top but was there whenever we needed her. Thank you, Wendy!

Lindsay User Profile
July 2015
The house was great, both quiet and relaxing, with all of the space and amenities we needed. It really does sleep 9 easily and comfortably!
Wendy User Profile
Response from Wendy:
So glad it worked out for your Lindsay!
July 2015

Chris User Profile
May 2015
Ideal location is centrally located. Great spot one block from Cottage hospital made it really convenient to walk over and visit my dad while he was there. We took some amazing walks all the way downtown and back. Both Garden St and State St are beautiful to walk uptown or downtown. And Uber is there to rescue you for $6-9 anywhere in town. The house was very clean, showers were hot, and the beds a comfy! Will definitely stay here again.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States · Joined in April 2013
Wendy User Profile

My husband and I have been fortunate to raised three children in Santa Barbara, CA and also to have second homes in Big Bear CA. They are great places to live and we enjoy sharing them now with our guests and our many grandchildren and even a great granddaughter!

We have a passion for the outdoors and our gardens. My husband can grow anything! Spending time with friends and family is our joy and we love being hosts to families. Taking time to vacation is so important and vacation homes really offer so much more for travel. It is our preferred type of accommodations when we travel ourselves.

We love Hawaii, but feel so fortunate to live in Santa Barbara which is just as beautiful and offers so much from mountains to ocean. Traveling around the world we are always thankful to return home to beautiful Santa Barbara.

Big Bear is another passion, small town mountain life where people are friendly and the air is clear. It is one of the sunniest places on the planet and blue skies abound. It is great to get the chance to experience the four seasons within a few hours travel from our home!

I try to be professional as a owner of (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)s, promptly responding and providing a vacation home I would want to visit as a traveler. Since I have used them myself I feel confident about what is important to guests and really appreciate all the positive feedback I have gotten over the years.

Take time to smell the roses, is my company motto and may you also take that time for yourself, enjoying the benefits of a "second home" without having to own one. Happy travels!

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour