We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Secret Garden Hideaway- Walk to Town, SB Mission

24 reviews
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Starting January 1, 2017, all bookings must be 30 days or more. Walk Downtown--convenient to town and beach!We received 'Top Vacation Rental' Award by FlipKey & are rated 'Excellent' by TripAdvisor for three years in a row! 'Lily Haven' is a secret garden hideaway retreat near 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.Just a short walk to coffee shops and Santa Barbara's signature McConnell's ice cream. Several restaurants, Cajun Kitchen, Taffy's Pizza are also blocks away. It is an easy walk to enjoy the scenic Mission of Santa Barbara an...Starting January 1, 2017, all bookings must be 30 days or more. Walk Downtown--convenient to town and beach!We received 'Top Vacation Rental' Award by FlipKey & are rated 'Excellent' by TripAdvisor for three years in a row! 'Lily Haven' is a secret garden hideaway retreat near 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.Just a short walk to coffee shops and Santa Barbara's signature McConnell's ice cream. Several restaurants, Cajun Kitchen, Taffy's Pizza are also blocks away. It is an easy walk to enjoy the scenic Mission of Santa Barbara and it's spectacular lawn and historic rose garden. Oak park with a great play structure and children's wading pool is only a few blocks away. It is a pleasant stroll through residential neighborhoods to get downtown. Arroyo Burro Beach, the best beach with free parking, showers and a great restaurant, is just a few minute drive. All this makes this one of the most convenient locations in town, while at the same time, you are on a quiet street with your own private outdoor area.All bedrooms are very separate from each other and each enjoys its own bath and each is equipped with it's own TV. The (King Bed) 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 (Queen Bed) suite has a full bath, and an outdoor balcony with lounging area to enjoy the sun in private. The third Queen bedroom also has lovely windows, great space and a desk (a feature in all bedrooms). The front sun porch has a door, so it also doubles as a fourth bedroom with a Twin hide-abed in the comfy couch/chair. The Queen sofa bed in the living room gives additional sleeping area. All bedrooms have their own TV with cable. Keep connected with included wireless wifi network.This the perfect place for a group of nine or a romantic retreat for two or three couples. The living room is huge with great seating for all to enjoy the 46 inch large screen HDTV. Access your Netflix, and enjoy a movie together. If there is a musician in the group maybe they can provide something fun on included piano. A fireplace and game table complete the atmosphere. A lovely large wood chess set, is out on the game table or bring out other board games, cards or puzzles, for downtime while hanging at the house. Separate dining room with seating for 8. It has a lovely bay window and is just off the kitchen and living room. A great place to spend time together sharing a meal.Walking through to back of the house you can shut the doors on the group in in the living/dining area and enjoy a chef's dream kitchen. Plenty of counters, pull outs in all cabinets and everything you need to whip up a lovely meal. Those that want to visit or help can utilize the seating area in the kitchen. Or they may pull up to the breakfast bar and give a helping hand to preparations. Open the french doors to the back yard and enjoy the view of the garden as you cook. The large french doors make bringing the meal outside easy. The patio and beautiful Santa Barbara weather is right there outside.Cuisinart grinding coffeemaker provided as is a single serve Keurig machine. Bring your favorite Kuerig beverages to enjoy!The Secret Garden backyard is the Crown to the house with its area for outdoor 'fresco' dining and barbecuing on the gas barbeque. Take in the sun on the provided lounge chairs. Lovely wisteria arbor gives a great ambiance for sitting and watching all the local birds as they frequent the magical garden setting. You will not regret your time at Secret Garden. In fact you may be like others, have difficulty leaving, and hope to return in the near future.More
House Rules
Bathrooms
Show more
About the Owner
Wendy R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2010
Write a ReviewReviews (24)

1 - 5 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Our stay was of 9 weeks, during Fall of 2018. My 20 year old son and I spent the whole time at the “Secret Garden Hideaway “, which allowed him to recover from the jaw surgery at the Goleta Cottage Hospital. We had guests stay...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Mariaa B
Extraordinary554440, VR Owner at Secret Garden Hideaway- Walk to Town, SB Mission, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Thanks Maria, you and your family were a joy to host! So glad you all were comfortable in a stressful time. Come visit again! Happy Holidays!

Reviewed 14 November 2016

Secret Garden Hideaway was a great fit for our family reunion. The kitchen was perfect for cooking together and the back yard was an ideal spot for hanging out. I would recommend this home for sure!

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank facarp
See more reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Wow! We expected a very nice house because of the TripAdvisor reviews, but the Secret Garden Hideaway (Lilyhaven) surpassed our expectations. It has all the comforts of a large, well kept house, plus the amenities of a first class hotel. The Rockwoods anticipated everything their...More

Date of stay: January 2015
Thank SFbySail
Reviewed 27 August 2014

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...More

Date of stay: August 2014
1  Thank KiwiKatonah
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We had a great stay in Lilyhaven. It is an older very clean home in downtown Santa Barbara that has a great ambience. The home is clean and well-maintained. The beds are very comfortable and the home is well stocked with everything you need for...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank Jon G
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
See more amenities
Availability
February 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
March 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
April 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
May 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
June 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
July 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
View all months
See more rates and fees
Map
About the neighbourhood
Five minutes to Downtown, 5 minutes to the local beach with free parking. One block to Cottage Hospital, one block to Sansum Clinic. Ten minutes to the airport, ten minute walk to the historic Old Mission.
How to get there
More
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#FKN2223729633