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Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Special spring rates!

Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Special spring rates!


Property Details

Updated: Mar 27, 2015
3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, Sleeps 9--

Please contact owner (use email owner) to receive any special discounts that may apply to your reservation. Weekly reservations for up to 4 people save significantly. Right now special European discounts. Please contact the owner for this pricing.

Nestled on a quiet street, this spacious, custom Craftsman offers a true retreat feel, with being downtown.

An easy walk to the historic Mission of Santa Barbara and its beautiful lawn and rose garden. There is a coffee shop around the corner and several restaurants as well as McConnell's, Santa Barbara signature ice cream parlor just a few blocks away. Stroll downtown through residential neighborhoods. You also have easy access to Arroyo Burro beach, the best beach with free parking, showers, and a great restaurant to go for happy hour and the sunset. It is a an easy few minute, straight shot drive.

Spacious accommodations 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 more reviews/guest comments, go to 'About Wendy Rockwood' in the owner info below.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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!

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Guestbook comments from the manager

The house & surrounding gardens were above & beyond the typical vacation home we've rented previously. Every amenity was provided--including butterflies flitting among the many colorful flowers. It was such a pleasure to return to this peaceful & lovely oasis after a busy day of exploring the sights & attractions of the Santa Barbara area.
Jun 2014
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Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Special spring rates!
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Super vacation spot. Great location!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at Lilyhaven, joined by a daughter, son-in-law and toddler, plus another adult daughter and her boyfriend. Each bedroom had its own bathroom with plenty of towels and toiletries. The house was spacious, spotless, and extremely well-equipped -- an important factor for us as we enjoyed cooking/grilling/eating in most evenings once our (exhausted!) grandson was in bed. We loved the sitting area in the kitchen with double doors that opened onto the little deck and back garden. What a pleasure to sit there watching the hummingbirds and butterflies -- not to mention the avocados falling from the tree!! We especially appreciated little details including very clear instructions for finding the lockbox, how to work the coffee maker, WiFi, nearby supermarkets etc. The house is super-convenient -- walking distance from town and easy on/off Rte 101. A five-star experience all round!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Award-Winning Secret Garden Hideaway--Special spring rates!
+1 -805 207-9243
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
La Quinta, CA

Quaint older home in great location Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay at Lilyhaven. It is an older home in a quiet neighborhood that is centrally located in Santa Barbara. The home is very clean and in good shape and has a very nice ambience. The value for the cost of the rental when compared to other properties in Santa Barbara is exceptional. The beds were very comfortable. During our visit, it was quite warm and we had to open up the house and use fans that were provided in every room to keep the home comfortable. The back yard is very nice and the home is well-stocked with everything you need for your stay. The seating area in the living room around the TV seats 5 comfortably while the home can accommodate up to 9 people comfortably. The owners were very good to work with and provided assistance when requested. For good Mexican food, go to the Los Agaves restaurant which is nearby. Other great restaurants were Brophy Brothers at the Harbor and the Beach House at Hendry Beach for seafood and a really interesting restaurant for California/Peruvian food is at the Indigo Hotel near the wharf. All in all, we had a great stay and will choose to rent this property again in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Other Activities: Wine Tasting & Whale Watching


From $359 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter/Spring Break
Mar 26 2015 - Apr 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
Apr 13 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 15 2015 - Jun 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 5 2015 - Sep 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 15 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $225
  • SB Tourism $2. a day $2
  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

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Summer 5 nights min

Refundable Security Deposit varies

Inquire about monthly rates during the winter months. Summer weekly is the minimum rate.

July and August have a five night minimum which gets the benefit of the weekly rate.


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Updated: Mar 27, 2015


From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, double basin & vanity seating area
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms have beautiful custom tile work.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Garden Views & large bath
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Upstairs with balcony & mountain/garden views
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Large windows & privacy
  • Additional sun porch sleeping area - 1 twin/ single, Does have a door to separate the rroom
  • Living room - 1 queen, Doors to living area separate the space area
  • The 3 bedrooms are all very private from each other. Master has large bathroom with 2 sinks, vanity & jacuzzi tub. Upstairs bedroom is a private suite with its own full bathroom & balcony seating area. Bedroom 3 is very private & has a full bathroom outside it's door. Each room is equipped with its own cable TV. Additional sleeping areas include queen pull out sofa bed in living room and twin pull out bed in front sun room. The sun room provides privacy with closeable french doors.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Catering/Personal chef available for hire jacuzzi tub in master bath

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