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1BR The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel

1BR The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel

Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Nestle into this 1BR, two-story artistic guest house with loads of charm and an exotic Mediterranean style inside –just right for a romantic hideaway, it’s called the “Secret Spot”. Located on ""The Mesa"", it's tucked behind the property's main house. Its private entry leads to a lush tropical and tranquil little haven nestled above another vacation rental known as the “Hidden Cove” (VRBO Listing #201036).

There are high ceilings with skylights, a natural rock fireplace, log canopy loft bed under another skylight for star gazing, stained glass windows, mood lighting for that perfect ambiance, and a travertine stone shower with dual shower heads. The kitchen downstairs if fitted with stainless steel appliances and a set of French doors leads to the deck with a mosaic bistro table that overlooks the pond and waterfall. Lush banana trees, palms, and jasmine vines create a garden area with a tranquil tropical feel and a great vibe. There is a great barbecue area in this space too.

Our property is a two minute walk to the Mesa Lane steps that go down to the beach –a favorite surfing spot. We have boogie boards, beach chairs and bicycles for you to use. We are a lovely five minute walk to the main shopping area of ""The Mesa"" where you can find groceries and numerous restaurants (Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Tapas, and American) for your enjoyment.

Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos and amenities have been verified by TurnKey staff. Our calendar and rates are 100% accurate. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at our property - you just drive right up and enter via our secure electronic lock. No more keys and no more security concerns with a unique code that works for your reservation only. We will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of a luxury home when you arrive like a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. In addition, when you book we will send you our mobile app with property directions, details, unlock code and instructions. And if you need us, we are available 24 hours each day with live help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software to securely store all guest data - HomeAway Software for Professionals. All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee and a Property Damage Protection Program.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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1BR The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p155007vb
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Lovely quiet spot!

  • 5 of 5
The Secret Spot is a lovely, quiet hide- away. The bed is incredibly comfortable and there is lots of nice outdoor seating. A previous reviewer commented that the seat pads are a bit worn, but we just covered things with the beach towels that were provided (nice idea!).

After I got tar on my foot from the beach, we even found baby oil to help remove it, with instructions! We were very impressed by everything that was included.

I would highly recommend this property
  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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1BR The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p155007vb
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Newbury Park, CA
4

Comfortable Nook

  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was very clean.
I was more than happy with the location.
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
The property was unique clean and well appointed. The best part of the property was its location to the beach. The beach was loaded with shells and fairly uninhabited which was great. It is close to shopping and restaurants. The concierge was great finding the property and entering was easy
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Troy, thank you for staying with us and choosing our rental home for your vacation! So glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully you had some good beach days in. We appreciate the review and hopefully we can welcome you back on your next trip to Santa Barbara ~ TurnKey VR
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1BR The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p155007vb
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
3

Cute, cozy spot near the beach, but could use some improvements

  • 3 of 5
This is a cute rental in a great location. My husband, 13 month old daughter, small dog and I stayed there for 4 nights in April. Here are my pros and cons
PROS: 1. Great location. Walking distance to the beach and a great, off leash dog reserve, with beautiful views of the ocean. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. Grocery store is less than 1 mile away as well as some cute restaurants- Mexican, Rose Café and Mesa Café- both had great service and great food. It is a few miles from Downtown Santa Barbara.
2. Queen bed was very comfortable and the sheets were very soft. The pillows were great too. We slept very well.
3. Lots of bath and beach towels. Great chairs to bring to the beach. We didn't use the boogie boards or bikes, but would have loved to if we didn't have a tiny baby.

CONS: 1. There was a lot of bugs- moths flying all around the house which was annoying. There were also a lot of cob webs. There were a lot of flies when you walk around to the entrance of the property.
2. It did not seem like the place was thoroughly cleaned. The rug in the living room was really dirty and had dog hair all over it. There was a random bra sticking out under the bed. The cleaning that was done was just on the surface.
3. There was only enough gas in the propane tank to cook one meal before it ran out. It would've been nice to have a backup tank available.
4. There was less than one roll of toilet paper and an almost empty box of tissues. We stayed for 4 nights and clearly were going to go through at least one full roll of toilet paper. I called TurnKey about this, and they said that in this rental that is all they provide?!

I did get an email half way through our trip to rate the cleaning, which I did, and I did receive a message from Turnkey asking if they would like to "send someone out to remove the clothing (random bra) and bring some toilet paper." It was nice that they responded to review, however, my thought is that it should have been cleaned, propane tanks checked, toilet paper stocked, before the next guests arrived.

Regardless, it is a cute spot and we made the most of it. The location and the weather were perfect.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
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1BR The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p155007vb
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Los Angeles, California
4

Cute spot by the water!

  • 4 of 5
Cute little place by the Mesa Lane steps! Came here for my birthday with my parents and had a great stay. About 8-10 minutes from town but was easily accessible with Uber or Lyft ($6-10 ride). The owner lives in front and the another rental on the side. The kitchen in downstairs and the bedroom upstairs. The place was neat and nice but it could've been cleaned a bit better -- the only reason why I gave it 4 stars. The backyard has a little pond that is more like a lagoon and attracts bugs. When we walked in the place was filled with flies and bugs because the doors had been left open. Cobwebs and spiders all over the place. They should have their cleaning service remember to do the ceilings and corners! However, it was fine to stay in and close to where we wanted to be in Santa Barbara! We had a great time overall.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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1BR The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p155007vb
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Toronto, ON
5

Nice stay in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We had a nice 3-day stay at this cute little spot nestled among the lush plants and flowers near the ocean front in Santa Barbara. The owners provided everything anyone could need, and were very pleasant to deal with. We'd recommend the place to anyone looking for a visit to this beautiful part of California.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom! We are glad that you had a good visit. The Turnkey VR Team
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1BR The 'Secret Spot' with an Artistic Mediterranean Tropical Feel
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p155007vb
+1 -512 270-7690
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Quite a special secret

  • 5 of 5
My husband, dog and I just left a wonderful 2 week stay at the Secret Spot and already want to go back. True, we were escaping a cold February in Minnesota, but Santa Barbara's charms, beauty, and warmth were all made so much more special when coming home to our own little slice of heaven every night. Close to the long stairway to the beach in the Mesa area and to Hendrys dog beach, which we used daily. Truly a unique stay!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway

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From $200 Per night

Notes

  • All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage Protection policy.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • cabin

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 650 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen bed, 1 Twin bed, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 1 Other bed

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • We offer massage and chiropractic in the Zen Den which is on the property at the front house. Nancy has been a massage therapist since 1991 and Dr. Jim has been a chiropractor since 1992.

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