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Santa Barbara Secret Getaway - 2 blks to Beach & Town in Santa Barbara

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The Secret to the Secret Getaway is its location, quality and price. Why stay in the nicest hotel suite in town, when you can have much more, for significantly less money?

We are located two blocks from the Beach, Stearns Wharf, Public Pool, Harbor, world-class dining, and downtown shops, including our own local Farmers market. Leave your car and parking worries behind. We even offer RARE off street reserved parking.

The Secret Getaway is new and resides in a historical turn of the century building that retains the charm of the day’s bygone. It has been lovingly restored to reflect the true authentic Santa Barbara style. The beautiful limestone floors, faux painting and ten feet ceilings all give it a romantic and European feeling.

The bright kitchen is fully equipped, including spices, with granite counter tops, all appliances and your own washer and dryer.

The bathroom is immaculate with custom stone work throughout, a built in Jacuzzi tub, separate large walk- in shower and Santa Barbara style cabinets with matching granite.

The living room has a Waterford fireplace, comfortable couch (queen sleeper), TV, DVD and stereo. Wireless internet access is also available for your convenience. The bedroom offers a queen-size feather top bed with luxury linens.

The bedroom and kitchen each have eight foot glass doors that lead to the private veranda where you can enjoy the California sun, complete with Bistro set, potted flowers and gas grill.

Also a helpful hint when comparing: We are not on a commercial thorough fare or next to the highway or railroad tracks. We are in a nice residential neighborhood.

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house rental amenities

  • Private reserved parking
  • Wireless broadband internet
  • 42" HDTV Cable TV and DVD
  • Waterford fireplace
  • Dual shower head shower and separate jacuzzi tub
  • Immaculately clean with limestone throughout
  • Washer and dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Luxury linens


vacation rental rates

Weekly rates:

  • Low season ... $ 895/week.
  • Mid season ... $1095/week.
  • High season .. $1395/week. (Weekly minimum in July and August)

Nightly rates:

  • From $195/night to $275/ngiht with a three night minimum
  • Rates depend on season and number of nights in the stay


12% Transient Occupancy Tax applies for stays less than 31 nights

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$300 refundable damage deposit within 5 days of check out


50% of the rental fee, excluding the refundable security deposit, will not be returned if cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the rental start date, unless property is leased to another for that period The entire deposit will not be returned if cancellation is made 30 days or less prior to the rental start date, unless property is leased to another for that period.

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traveler reviews for this santa barbara house rental

Super cute unit perfect for our stay

Review submitted: October 23, 2013   Date of arrival: October 18, 2013

My 2 year old keeps asking me to take her back to the "yellow house, yellow house!" So I'll take that as a sign that she loved the place. Clean, convenient, awesome. Would stay again.

Recommended for: families with young children, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


Enjoyed Our Time!

Review submitted: March 24, 2013   Date of arrival: March 8, 2013

We enjoyed Santa Barbara very much. What's not to like! Just a wonderful vacation spot.
Loved the kitchen , bathroom and patio. Appreciated that the place was so clean and well stocked. Walked many places and felt very safe.
Would recommend new sheets and bathroom towels and some thought to bedroom window privacy.
In all this little place was very enjoyable.

Recommended for: age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Another review that we are thankful for. Specifically hearing from our guest that they loved the kitchen, bathroom & patio, that it was clean and well stocked, walking distance to all and safe. As with all of other 5 Star reviews, we could not have said it better! However, we were disappointed that this guest did not enjoy the towels and sheets as we pride ourselves on getting quality linens and do not know how this happened, i.e. we were not notified during the stay. If any of our guests are not satisfied with the towels & sheets, we are committed to take care of it during the stay. Just call us so we can take care of it and provide the best stay we can.

Helpful votes: 4 / 4


Had a wonderful stay!

Review submitted: January 8, 2013   Date of arrival: December 29, 2012

This was the first time I tried using a vacation rental for my stay in Santa Barbara and I was not disappointed! Setting up this rental was quicker and easier than I thought it would be -- the owners seem very accommodating.

This place is adorable -- even nicer than the pictures. The living room is cute and cozy and the kitchen is inviting with dishware, utensils, serving platters, pots, coffee maker, etc. The owners even leave bottle of sparkling wine for you in the refrigerator. Nice touch!

I can't say enough about the bathroom. Having a Jacuzzi tub and duel-head shower was such a treat. And the bedroom was very comfortable.

There were a few little issues, such as slightly damaged window blinds that didn't close all the way, but that was no big deal.

I was born and raised in Santa Barbara -and usually just stay with friends when I visit but this time I was traveling with my husband and toddler, so this was definitely a great option. It was nice to just be able to relax and cook our own dinners and to hang out in the living room while our daughter slept. This was much more convenient and economical than staying in one of the nearby hotels, which I've also done before.

The location is good, especially if you don't have a car. It's walking distance to the harbor, wharf, State Street. But if you do have a car, there's also one off-the-street parking spot available.

I would definitely recommend this place to a friend.

Recommended for: families with young children, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: We are thankful for reviews like this. Specifically hearing from our guest that the reservation process was quick & easy, owners accommodating, place more adorable than the pictures, economical and a great location. We could not have said it better! This guests comments are consistent with the other 5 star reviews other than the blinds which have been completely replaced. So please be our guest and enjoy.

Helpful votes: 5 / 5


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