But there's so much more to this expansive property and use of lawn space.

Keep your eye on the ball, as the tennis court that is private to the property has distracting panoramic views.

We won't blame you if your first M.O. is relaxing in the estate's private hot tub or pool.

Views like this one greet you at virtually every turn.

Challenge someone to a game of pool or ping pong in the main home's lower-level rec room.

Gather in the family room by the fire to plan the next day's events.

There are two powder rooms on the main level of the home.

The spacious kitchen has plenty of counterspace and a breakfast bar that seats three.

State-of-the-art appliances are a chef's best friend.

Space will never be an issue when cooking up your signature meal.

There's a convenient breakfast nook with seating for 6 that looks out at the carefully landscaped grounds of the estate.

A more formal dining area has that view too, but has the luxury of comfortably seating 8.

The second half bath on the main level for added convenience.

The rec room also has a giant flatscreen TV if that's more your speed.

The master on the upper level boasts a king bed and plenty of room to roam.

The master's en suite has dual sinks, dual vanities and a separate makeup area.

A walk-in shower and separate soaking tub should fulfill all your bathroom needs.

Guest Bedroom 2 on the main level features a queen bed and private patio access.

Of course, it too has its own en suite, though this one has a shower/tub combo.

The next guest bedroom also has a queen, a sitting area, and its own en suite.

The final guest bedroom hosts a full bed and private patio access.

It has an en-suite bathroom and lots of storage of space.

Front-loading washer and dryer is sure to come in hand after a day roaming the grounds or hiking the hills.

The separate pool house has a fireplace, and plenty of space to kick back and relax.

And with a long bar, it's perfect for entertaining.

The pool house has a full bathroom to pamper yourself after a day in the pool.

The outdoor fireplace on the pool houses's patio is a nice added touch.

Stop and smell the roses...or any of the other many flowers you come across on your daily stroll.

Behold the fruit that Goleta became so famous for - it's in your backyard.

This estate is definitely good for the sinuses.

You'll never tire of these mountain views.

There's plenty of room for parking at this home.

Get a different perspective from up on your balcony.

Peaks and valleys have never been so serene.

Daydreaming is welcomed.

What will be your favorite angle?

Rather unassuming from the outside, don't you think?

Peek through the arbor of roses to enter your own "secret garden".

Believe it or not, there's still some open ground in the garden for the kids to run around.

It's quite easy, seeing green.

Enjoy nature's greatest show.

Or give a game of tennis a go.

And leave behind all despair.

Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals

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
...(see more)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. (see less)