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The Secret Garden
A lush place to escape without ever leaving your estate
  • Master Bedroom
  • Guest Bedroom 4
  • Guest Bedroom 3
  • Guest Bedroom 2
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Full Bathrooms & 2 Half Bathrooms
  • 7000 FT2
  • 4 Parking Spaces
  • house

Stay in and spread out. A remarkably simple modus operandi, in a sprawling retreat that’s anything but. That’s because there’s just too much to explore around the grounds of this 4-bedroom, 4-full bathroom estate situated in a secluded spot in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Start with a stroll in your on-site citrus orchards and pick a tangerine or two. It will add some zest to the gourmet meal you prepare in the updated, state-of-the-art kitchen. Perhaps cut a few wedges to pop into that drink you’ve just made, before heading to the pool. You’ll be happy to know, you’ll find a hot tub there too. And be sure to save a slice to add to your refreshing, post-match iced tea. Yes, that’s your own private tennis court that you see.

And if you’re looking for a break from the sun or to have a little more fun, just head back inside. You could catch the big game on the flatscreen in the separate pool house that has a convenient full bath. While you’re there, get the woodstove going for a little added warmth. Not a fan of the game? Every guest can carve out a space of their own out on the palatial patio. There, you’ll find an al fresco dining area, outdoor fireplace, plenty of seating and sweeping mountain views to put anybody in a good mood - not to mention the peaceful ambiance of the large estate.

How about challenging someone to a friendly game of pool? You’ll find both a billiards table and a ping pong table in the rec room of the main house, one of three different living areas that grace this large space. Make your way upstairs to yet another sitting area with a fireplace, great for carrying on the conversation in a more quiet, sophisticated setting. And when it’s time to dine, there’s a breakfast nook for four, and a formal dining table that seats eight more.

But at some point, all this activity will warrant some rest. And you will rest well. The master bedroom on the second floor has a beautiful balcony with French doors, and an en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub for those who prefer their relaxation time indoors. Two other bedrooms feature plenty of character and comfortable queens, while the final bedroom houses a full to ensure sweet dreams. And that’s just what you’ll have, when you make your way to The Secret Garden.

The Layout

Third Floor

The Secret Garden Third Floor Master Bedroom Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Master Bedroom

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Second Floor - Entry Level

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Family Room

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Powder Room

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Kitchen

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Dining Room

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Breakfast Nook

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The Secret Garden Second Floor - Entry Level Guest Bedroom 4 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Guest Bedroom 4

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The Secret Garden Second Floor - Entry Level Guest Bedroom 2 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Guest Bedroom 2

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Guest Bedroom 3

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The Secret Garden Second Floor - Entry Level Powder Room Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

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First Floor

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Rec Room

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TV Area

Pool House

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Pool House Living Room

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Deck

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Outdoor Area

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Hot Tub

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Tennis Court

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Pool

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Orchard

The Neighborhood

Goleta
Santa Barbara California

The InvitedHome Difference

  • Simple reservations

    We’ve designed our online booking to be as simple as booking a hotel room—except you get an entire, amazing home. Need help finding the perfect place? Just call. We’re here if you need us.

  • 24/7 Service

    Inspired. Dedicated. And committed to providing you with the Best. Vacation. Ever. It’s part of our peace of mind promise. So just like a hotel’s front desk, we offer 24/7 guest services throughout the course of your stay. We’ve built a team of hospitality professionals from some of the finest hotels in the world. So should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns during your vacation, rest assured we’ll have an answer or solution right away.

  • Handpicked Homes

    Every vacation you take is special. And we believe the home you stay in should be, too. Each and every home is exclusively hand picked and meets our meticulous standards. That’s why whether you’re looking for a sprawling estate or that quaint rustic cottage, you can be confident each is of the highest quality to meet your high expectations. And we certainly have no problem showcasing all the details of each home with crisp photography, accurate descriptions, and even all the little quirks that make it such a unique place to stay.

Your Escape Squad

Meet the People Who’ll Be Taking Care of You
Santa Barbara

InvitedHome provides cleaning, repair, and inspection services for every home in every destination. That means you can expect a consistently great experience no matter where you go.

Lilly
Lilly
Vacation Consultant
Kim
Kim
Guest Services Manager
Trevor
Trevor
Project Manager

The Amenities

You’ll enjoy all the amenities you would expect at a fine hotel

From fresh towels and linens to soap and shampoo -- they’ll all be waiting for you upon arrival. But because each one of our vacation homes is so unique, you’ll also enjoy some you might not expect. Take a look below to see what some of this home’s top amenities are.

Top Amenities

  • Mountain View
  • Beach Nearby
  • Concierge Services
  • Catering Available
  • Mid Stay Cleaning Available
  • Maintenance On Call
  • Beach Towels
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Private Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Fruit Trees
  • Gated Community
  • Tennis Court Outdoors
  • Outdoor Grill (Gas)
  • HD TV
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Pool Table
  • Gas Stove
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided

What You Should Know

What We love

  • Enjoying a stroll through the orchard and picking fresh fruit.
  • Never having to leave the home to find entertainment.
  • Taking a dip in your private pool or hot tub.

What to know

  • The home does require the use of a car, as there is not a lot within walking distance.
  • Pets are allowed on a case by case basis, but the yard is not fully fenced in.

What to expect after booking

  • You'll receive a confirmation email shortly after booking.
  • If you've booked more than 60 days prior to your arrival date, we'll send you an email requesting your final payment as that date gets closer.
  • Once you're paid in full, we'll send you an email with the check-in information for your stay, including property access and who to call in case of a problem.

The Particulars

Check-in is at 4:00pm & CHECK-OUT 11:00am

We’re always happy to make you happy. In some cases, it may be possible to grant an earlier check-in or later check-out depending on the booking and maintenance schedule. However, early check-in and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed until 24 hours prior to check-in or check-out date. Please “check-in” with our team for further details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Hit the "Book Now" button a bit too soon? No worries. We offer a 24-hour grace period where any reservation made is eligible for a full refund. Hey, it happens.

  • Your initial payment is 50% of the total, with the remaining balance due 60 days out from checkin. After the 24 hour grace period, all payments become non-refundable.

  • We encourage you to double check everything before you book to make sure you've selected that perfect home, at the ideal time. And while we're on the subject of peace of mind, ask us about our travel insurance package. It's just another amenity we offer to make booking your stay as relaxing as possible.

Rules to stay by

  • Everyone in your group must be over 35 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at this property
  • The maximum occupancy is 8 people
  • The maximum number of cars at the property is 4
  • A credit card preauthorization of $2,500.00 is required at the time of check-in as a damage deposit
  • A credit card charge is required for the security deposit, and pet deposit if applicable, at the time of checkin for stays of 30 days or more
  • WATER USAGE DURING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DROUGHT-Water usage is at a premium in Southern California due to a severe drought that has impacted the entire state. The guests registered at the home will need to be conscious of all water use and ensure that the number of persons authorized are the only occupants of the home. Water wise strategies are posted in the home, and water must not be wasted. Extreme uses of water beyond the normal usage will be subject to forfeiture of amounts of the security deposit.
  • Events are allowed on a case by case basis - inquire for more details!
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