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“The comforts of a house with the amenities of a...”
View of your Secret Garden Hideaway
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View of your Secret Garden Hideaway
Nestled behind a tall hedge is your Secret Garden Hideaway-Near Everything Master suite with garden views
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23 reviews
View of your Secret Garden Hideaway
Nestled behind a tall hedge is your Secret Garden Hideaway-Near Everything
Master suite with garden views
Beautiful Custom tiled bath with jacuzzi tubl double vanity with seating area and separate shower
Second and third bedrooms with queen beds, own bath, TV and large closet and desk
Desk closet area of second bedroom
Upstairs suite has its own balcony as well
Enjoy looking  over the trees from your secret balcony
Front sun room can double as fourth bedroom for one
Kitchen is a cook's dream with plenty of counter space
Open feel where everyone can help or visit
Comfortable nook to relax with the cook
Dining are for eight looks out on orange tree
Table opened with leaf for six/8, additional table in living room for six
Cozy Fireplace area
All windows look out on the garden
Plenty of comfortable seating and great space!
Enjoy 46 inch HDTV with Your Netflix Account
Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy California sun
Flagstone patio under wisteria arbor
Dine like a Californian 'al fresco', to take true advantage of the weather
Family Time Around the Table without Having to Go Out
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Santa Barbara, California

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SFbySail
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The comforts of a house with the amenities of a fist class hotel.”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in 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 guests might need, and made sure it was provided. Excellent stay!
We hope to return next winter.

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Liked best: Each bedroom had its private bathroom.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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KiwiKaton...
San Luis Obispo, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect vacation spot, great location!”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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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!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Jon G
La Quinta, Ca
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quaint Home in a great location in Santa Barbata”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in July 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 your stay. The owners are easy to work with and responded quickly with when we had any questions. All in all, we had a great stay and will rent this property again in the future. When compared to other rentals in Santa Barbara, Lilyhaven is an exceptional value for the price of the rental.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Hants. U.K.
Reviewed 14 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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Texas
Reviewed 10 January 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
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