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An award-winning property with a retreat atmosphere yet walk everywhere and convenient to everything!

This is our fourth property in Santa Barbara. Contact us for more information on all of our properties in Santa Barbara and Big Bear. We have been awarded 2011 "Top Vacation Rentals" award from Flipkey and been rated "Excellent" by Tripadvisor due to our positive reviews.

"Lily Haven" is a secret garden hideaway retreat in downtown Santa Barbara. Close enough to walk to the Mission of Santa Barbara and downtown and yet nestled in a garden setting with flowers and outdoor lounging areas with great privacy. All windows look out on the garden helping you unwind after a busy day exploring all Santa Barbara offers.

All bedrooms are very private from each other and each enjoys its own bath and each is equipped with it's own TV. The Master suite has a huge walk in closet and a large custom tiled bath with jacuzzi tub and separate glass enclosed shower. A double vanity with seating area completes the relaxing atmosphere. Upstairs suite has a outdoor balcony with lounging area to enjoy the sun in private. One King bedroom, two queen bedrooms, plus a queen sofa bed in the living room and an additional one person sleeping area on a front indoor sun porch.

Huge kitchen with all appliances and utensils is a cook's dream. Multiple cook's have plenty of counter space. The visiting non-cooks can hang out at the breakfast bar or lounge on the loveseat seating area. Create your own California cuisine while taking in the view of the gorgeous garden that can bee seen through the double french doors with skylight overhead.
Kitchen opens right onto the backyard patio that has dining space for eight and two chairs to lounge in the sun.

The front sun porch is a cozy hideaway for someone who might want to get away from the group and read a book. The comfortable lounge chair opens up to a twin size bed and it can serve as a fourth bedroom as there are french doors which close it off from the living room.

The huge living room has comfortable seating for eight and a 46" HDTV equipped with blu-ray player which can access your Netflix and Blockbuster accounts. Or put on the stereo just chill together. Games, puzzles galore are provided as is a game table to have some great family fun.

There is an indoor dining table which when the leaves are inserted opens to seat 8. It sits in a separate, quaint dining area with a bay window that looks out on the orange tree outside.

Enjoy the beautiful Santa Barbara weather from your personal garden/backyard. Relax in a lounge chair and watch the birds as they play in the bubbling fountain. How could life be better?

During weekly stays only: For the adventurous, two beach cruiser bicycles are provided at an arranged time for a three hour time period (a $60 value) to explore the town & beaches--only minutes away!

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house rental amenities

Fireplace, indoor and outdoor dining for 8, large screen 46" TV , master bedroom with walk in closet and jacuzzi tub in master bathroom, double custom tiled vanity with seating area. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms all with own TV, large closet and desk. Large custom kitchen. Dining room, sun room, piano, patio, gas barbeque, private garden and lounging area, balcony for upstairs bedroom with lounging and dining area looking out on the beautiful wisteria arbor and trees.


Hot tub is jetted indoor spa tub for one.

Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Cooler

For weekly stays only :Two Beach Cruiser Bicycles available for arranged 3 hour use ($60 value)

activities and attractions in Santa Barbara Central Coast

In Santa Barbara you can hike in the mountains and swim at the beach on the same day! This property is located close to it all. Just a short walk to the "Queen of the Missions" and local popular eateries and even downtown center. The beach and Montecito are just an easy 10 minute drive. Santa Barbara offers a wealth of cultural and athletic activities from kayaking, windsurfing, whale watching, fishing, biking, golf to local theatre, museums and cultural events.

vacation rental rates

Winter --November 1- March 31. Nightly rate $349.  Weekly rate for up to 9 people $1900 (3 day min)

Spring-- April 1- May 14. Nightly rate $449. Weeky rate $2200 for up to 9 people (3 day min)

Summer --May 15 -September 15. $525/night. (5 day  min  )$2595 a week for up to 9 people.

Fall-- Sept. 16 -October 31. Nightly rate $449, Weekly $2200 for up to 9 people.

Five night minimum for July and August , that receives the weekly rate which is the lowest rate for that time period.

Shorter stays considered if that is all available or it is close to the booking time period. Always a three day minimum.

Contact us for monthly rates October through May.

All booking transactions outside the U.S. must be on a credit card.

Holidays have higher rates and longer minimum stays.

All stays under 31 days incur 12% bed tax.

$225 cleaning fee. Security deposit varies with sta

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Top things to do in Santa Barbara
  • Whale watching
  • Beach activities
  • Hiking
  • Winetasting
  • Kayaking
Top things to do on a budget
  • Biking
  • Lounging on the beach
  • Hiking the local trails
  • Enjoy the weather in your own backyard at this property
  • Make your own cuisine in this fantastic kitchen
Top things to do with a family
  • Georgeous Zoo
  • Fantastic Museum of Natural History
  • Art Museum
  • Water sports of all kinds
  • Biking together

Wendy Rockwood , owner

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Above & Beyond a Typical Vacation Home

Review submitted: July 10, 2014   Date of arrival: June 22, 2014

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.
Glen & Shirley M., Oro Valley, AZ

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Wonderful Accommodations

Review submitted: July 10, 2014   Date of arrival: June 6, 2014

Wonderful place to stay, great accommodations. Thank you for having us here--we had a great time. Came for a family wedding & had a good time site seeing. Great places to eat here in SB. Loved it here! The location was convenient to everything. We appreciate it & hope to return.
The R. Family, Ontario, CA

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Lovely Old World Charm

Review submitted: July 10, 2014   Date of arrival: July 14, 2013

Your lovely home, in some ways, has a touch of "old world", with all the amenities of our current times. A very good mix I think! My son & one granddaughter were happy t call it "home" for two weeks. It was a convenient location for our many & varied activities.
You have been a pleasure in helping me make the arrangements along the way. Many thanks & good wishes to you & yours for continued success.
Suzanne L., Nashville, TN

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