This is the perfect 1BR spot for those needing to retreat from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life in order to rejuvenate and re-awaken the soul. Beyond an Asian style Torrey gate, lies a special little getaway and sacred space known as the ?Hidden Cove?. A wooden gate on the left side with cobalt blue stained glass, leads to this sanctuary on ""The Mesa"", in beautiful Santa Barbara. Unique custom made doors open to the stillness within. Its private entry leads to a lush tropical and tranquil little haven nestled below an upstairs vacation rental, also available, known as the ?Secret Spot? (VRBO Listing #155007).
Our property is a two minute walk to the Mesa Lane steps that go down to the beach ?a favorite surfing spot. We have boogie boards, beach chairs and bicycles for you to use. We have a lovely five minute walk to the main shopping area of ""The Mesa"" where you can find groceries and numerous restaurants (Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Tapas, and American) for your enjoyment. The neighborhood is peaceful and safe and is a short drive to downtown Santa Barbara and the harbor area. Come pamper your soul at the Hidden Cove and leave with a peaceful mind.
Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos and amenities have been verified by TurnKey staff. Our calendar and rates are 100% accurate. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at our property - you just drive right up and enter via our secure electronic lock. No more keys and no more security concerns with a unique code that works for your reservation only. We will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of a luxury home when you arrive like a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. In addition, when you book we will send you our mobile app with property directions, details, unlock code and instructions. And if you need us, we are available 24 hours each day with live help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software to securely store all guest data - HomeAway Software for Professionals. All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee and a Property Damage Protection Program.
Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen
Room Description: Master BR: 1 Queen
Pets: Cats Allowed, Dogs allowed
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank * Convenience: Nearby Medical Services, Outlet Shopping, Golf Course * Culture: Symphony Orchestra, Live Theater, Museums, Botanical Garden, Library, Winery * Entertainment: Cable TV, Satellite TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Stereo System, Wireless Internet * Geographic: On Beach, Near Beach * Kitchen: Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Cooking Utensils, Pots / Pans, Glassware, gas burner , Counter top convection oven * Living: Linens, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Iron, Hair Dryer, Central Heat Only * Outdoor: BBQ Grill, Outdoor Shower, Beach, Fenced-in yard, Bicycles
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Old School Santa Barbara in the best way
A guest from Chicago, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2016 It was a great experience and served out purposes perfectly. 4 guys stayed here for a 3 day cycling trip. One on the bed, one on the couch, one on a blow up bed provided, and one in a tent outside. The place is perfectly suited to a couple, maybe even with a couple kids. Nevertheless, the 4 of us enjoyed it very much. Perfect jumping off place to ride Gibralter, Old San Marcos Pass or the ride down to Ventura. Half a block to an amazing beach makes it well worth any lack of creature comforts in the place. I can't say enough about the non-manicured but extremely artful and peaceful outside areas.
A guest from Friday Harbor, WA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 6 days in January, 2016 NOT a good experience. Only OK if you have a pet with you and few other alternatives.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hi Greg, thanks for taking the time to write us. We apologize for your less-than-perfect experience. Let us know if there's anything else we can do for you. -The TurnKey VR Team
Luisa F. from North Hollywood, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2015 Great getaway. Quiet Neighborhood steps away from breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hi Luisa, thanks for the kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hearing from you again soon! -The TurnKey VR Team
Frank S. from Bend, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2015 Nice house, nice area. Pretty quiet. Clean. For sure we are going to come back!
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Thanks Frank! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we're looking forward to hearing from you again soon! -The TurnKey VR Team
Inga K. from Boulder Creek, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2015 This house is in the cutest neighborhood, quiet street perfect for kids on bikes/skateboards/etc, dog walking. Stayed with our two kids and medium dog. Close to tasty restaurants and grocery store. The house is so comfy and inviting. Soft blankets, bedding and towels. Sweet touches and little 'altar' spaces in the nooks and crannies. Cozy outdoor patio with BBQ. Owners pleasant and welcoming. We definitely look forward to a return trip! Thank you!!
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Thanks Inga! You were perfect guests and we look forward to hearing from you again soon! -The TurnKey VR Team. -The TurnKey VR Team
A guest from El Dorado Hills, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2015 Great Time
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hi Joan, we're so glad you had a great time! You were perfect guests and we look forward to hearing from you soon! -The TurnKey VR Team
Linda E. from Mill Valley, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2015 We loved the property, private garden and internal space. Artistically decorated, nice touches everywhere. The only downside was the bed was hard and no cooking set up: no stovetop and the one electric frypan was old teflon and peeling badly. There was one gas/camping burner provided and a few other pots. Great if you want to just go to restaurants and use the cottage as a retreat. the nearest beach (down the steps) was lean and pretty much disappears unless its low tide. But 2 minutes drive away is the arroyo beach which is fantastic.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hi Linda, thanks for the kind words and helpful comments. We're currently looking into adding to the kitchen. You were perfect guests and we look forward to hearing from you again soon! -The TurnKey VR Team
Reviewed by: Kelly S. recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2015 My husband and I stayed at Hidden Cove for a birthday/anniversary weekend. We were blown away. Not only was the communication prior to our arrival efficient and seem less but the house itself is a DREAM. Upon our arrival we walked through the gate to a garden oasis. The guest house itself is pristine, peaceful and very welcoming. Everything you need aside from personal items is provided. A block away are the Mesa Steps taking you down to the beach. The owners provide bicycles, boogie boards & beach towels are all provided. It's only a 5 minute drive to downtown (State Street) and an hour from the Santa Maria Wine Trail. Perfect location, amazing hospitality and will definitely be returning for another visit.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hi Kelly, thanks for taking the time to write us this great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hearing from you again soon! -The TurnKey VR Team
A guest from Orange, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2015 The "cottage" was great, however it could have been perfect with a few edits. The bed is really too small for two people, and it's also pretty rock hard. One of us had to sleep on the couch every night because we were so wakeful on that bed, kinda sucked considering it was our honeymoon. The other biggest thing is the vegetation on the patio. We couldn't use the outside table and I couldn't get in the outside shower cause the fig tree is growing right into it. Lastly, if you stay here, make sure you keep any and all food stocked away cause ants will get to it if you're not perfectly clean.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hi Katie, thanks for the helpful feedback! Your comments are crucial in helping us keep our homes up to the highest standards. We apologize for the inconvenience, especially on your honeymoon. We hope you'll consider us again in the future. -The TurnKey VR Team
nicole h. from las vegas, NV recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2015 Really pretty little place. Very well taken care of. About 1 block from the beach. One thing to note. The beach is 248 steps down. That is not a mistake......248 steps!!
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hi Nicole, thanks for the kind words and info! You were great guests and we look forward to hearing from you again soon! -The TurnKey VR Team
Kathy P. from Auburn, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2015 We had a delightful stay at this vacation rental....2 adults and 2 children. The cottage's decor was eclectic and whimsical. The bed was comfortable and the inflatable bed that we found in the closet worked very well for the kids. We didn't need to use the couch that also makes a bed. We grilled on the patio 2 nights and went out to pizza on another. The purpose of our trip was so that our granddaughter could visit the mission for her 4th grade report. The cottage is just a short drive to beautiful Mission Santa Barbara and the downtown area. The staircase down to the beach is literally around the corner. Yes, the steps are steep, but well worth the walk to put your toes in the water and to watch the surfers. I knew that the kitchen didn't have a stovetop so I came prepared with a large electric skillet, but we didn't use it because there there was one at the house. There is also a countertop oven and a 14 cup coffee pot. :-) This house was equipped with everything that we needed and more. Dinner on the garden patio with the little water fountain was so relaxing and the jetted tub was a treat in the evening! We will definitely return for another Santa Barbara adventure!
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hi Kathy, you are almost making us envious of your stay, so glad you were able to relax and enjoy the visit. The patio is where we like to relax as well with a morning coffee. Thank you for bringing the family to stay with us and we hope we can welcome you back for a future visit ~ Turnkey VR
Brian B. from Encinitas, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2015 very good, Kitchen needs more counter space instead of corner cabinet. would recommend and may visit again. stain glass window in living room could be replaced to lighten up the room.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hi Brian, Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home, we would be happy to host you again. Thanks! Turnkey VR
A guest from Monterey Park, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in May, 2015 Location was great! The bathroom was slightly dirty. The outside ammendities could have been neater and cleaner
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hi Sandra, thank you for the review and for deciding to stay with us. We do apologize for the clean problem, we do hire an outside company and would have been happy to have resent the cleaners. Thank you for staying with us and we are happy you enjoyed the location we always thought it was easy to explore Santa Barbara and all that it offers from here ~ TurnKey VR
Very Clean and Well Organized, could use a few fix-ups
Virginia Y. from Cambridge, MA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in February, 2015 The apartment was very clean and well organized.The bathroom is very well equipped with a nice shower and tub with jets, and there is plenty of hot water. The unit lacks natural light, but the owners have made every effort to provide lighting throughout.The kitchen area needs a new electric circuit. The circuit blew when I had a coffee maker warming a pot of coffee and also tried to use the toaster oven.I could not locate a circuit box to fix the problem. I would have washed the dishes if there had been dish soap and a drain mat available. There is no soundproofing between this unit and the room next door, and I could hear every word spoken by people in that unit.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Dear Virginia. thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we do appreciate the feedback. We definitely look at the circuit breaker issue, if we had known you were having difficulties, we would have been happy to come address any breaker errors. We do stock our units with a started supply of dish and laundry soap. If this was missing, again we would have been happy to restock that for you. Great to hear though you enjoyed your overall stay. We hope to see you in the future and thank you again for the comments - TurnKey VR
A guest from Riverside, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in February, 2015 Loved the location of this rental. Easy walk to the beach stairs. Longer walk to the harbor along the cliffs. Dog-friendly in every way.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals We are so glad that you (and your four legged friend) enjoyed our home. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to hear from you again! -The TurnKey VR Team
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2014 We really enjoyed our stay at the Hidden Cove. It was private, pet friendly and had everything we needed. The beach is in walking distance and there are plenty of amenities near bye. Better then a hotel if you ask me.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Thank you Cortland! Please come back for another visit anytime! The Turnkey VR Team
A guest from Redlands, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2014 Hidden Cove is a charming place, walking distance to a beautiful beach. It is perfect for one person or a couple.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Thank you for being a great guest! It was a pleasure having you; we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. -The TurnKey VR Team
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2014 We loved the home and setting, and appreciated the detail and effort spent in creating a relaxing and special atmosphere; well done! The attention to details and forethought regarding a traveler's needs made everything easy and stress-free. I found the booking and check-out process particularly convenient and staff were very helpful.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hello Alex, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and of course for staying with us. We are so happy you enjoyed the rental home and found it comfortable surrounded in Santa Barbara charm, sounds like it was a nice stress free time away. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future! All the best, TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Julia S. from Cavenovia, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2014 A very comfortable private location just a short walk and MANY steps down to a popular surfing beach. Neighborhood was easy to access--about 10 min. from downtown Santa Barbara and there was plenty of street parking. Small courtyard was great for breakfast and pre-dinner drinks, though it needed a bit of maintenance. Upstairs renters could be heard, but the did not keep late hours so they did not disturb us to any major extent.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Dear Julia, Thank you for your review and comments. So glad you enjoyed the location and your rental home. Sitting in the courtyard with a coffee is one of our favorite activities! We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future. All the best, TurnKey
jo d. from sparta, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2014 Was looking for location right on the beach - after arriving in Santa Barbara we discovered there aren't really any properties "right" on the beach. Our property was about 2 blocks away and down a bluff approx 250 steps. The location was very quiet and close to amenities. Property has nice secluded patio area.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Dear Jo, Thank you for the review. We are glad you were able to enjoy the patio and privacy. Hopefully the distance was not too great and you were able to enjoy beach time. All the best, TurnKey
Tamara K. from BROOKLYN, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2014 We loved staying in the hidden cove! The place was very cozy and welcoming. And really just a block from the beach! This will be our go to place whenever we are in Santa Barbara.
Property Manager Response: Response from TurnKey Vacation Rentals Hello Tamara, Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the review! The location to the beach we feel is one of the best parts. Come see us again soon! TurnKey
A guest from Morro Bay, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2014 This looked very promising but sad to say we did not like it and were not comfortable at all. The inside was clean but the very musty odor was disturbing. The patio was filled with gnats from the fallen and smashed figs (tree.) The outdoor furniture was in poor condition and smelled musty.
Reviewed by: Cherie C. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2014 The unit was fine....definitely spacious. Entry in and out walking by other units and down the driveway was strange. Bed was horribly uncomfortable. The unit was incredibly dark...but clean and overall fine.
Ashley K. from Costa Mesa, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2014 We loved staying here!! The property is well maintained, but super relaxed and full of personalitt. It's a quick walk to the beach, and driving distance to absolutely everything. Would definitely stay again!!
Stanley S. from San Jose, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2014 The cottage was very cute, rustic and cozy. We had everything we needed and felt very safe. It is perfect for 2 people, perhaps a kid or two. It is a very quiet place.The kitchen had everything we needed and all appliances worked. A newer TV and cable connection would be recommended, but we didn't watch it that much.The only serious complaint we have was with the bed, which seems to have the hardest mattress in the World. This might be preferred by some, but for our aged backs, it was quite a nightmare. Our 2nd night we had to use the Aero Bed on-top of it, and my wife simple moved to the sofa.The only other issue was that of the back patio, which was not very inviting. The fig tree had been dropping fruit for several days. The fruit was rotting and there were gnats, flies and ants everywhere. Once we cleaned it up a bit, it was more tolerable, but not as clean as it should have been. But we didn't let this ruin our stay and I'm sure it only happens during the summer.
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014 Overall, definitely held up to the description!! The garden was absolutely beautiful and relaxing. Property was easy to find and was spotless upon our arrival. It's proximity to stores and the beach was AMAZING. Would definitely stay there again if I'm ever in the Santa Barbara area!!
Reviewed by: Melissa M. recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in August, 2014 The house was not only clean and beautiful but it was peaceful. The house was lovingly decorated and a pleasure to relax in. The beach is literally a 2 minute walk. Mesa Lane is an awesome place to stay, as it is quiet and centrally located to the Mesa. The Mesa has an abundance of restaurants, a supermarket, and easy access to downtown, the beachfront and the freeway. Please be advised, the BBQ's propane tank ran out of propane and we were advised by the property management company that we were responsible for filling it. In addition, it is helpful to know that there is only on street parking. The beach can get busy on the weekend in the summer, which makes parking a little tricky but not a terrible inconvenience. I would gladly stay at "Hidden Cove" again!
Ana E. from lindsay, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2014 It was a great place to stay. My 5 year-old loved it the moment we walked on. It was super clean and comfy. We were close to the beach and a few minutes away from State St. It was a great experience we will definitely do it again and we recommend this place to anyone.
Reviewed by: Breanna D. recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in June, 2014 This was a true home away from home. This was perfect for my husband, two small boys and I. The beach is amazing, close, has small sea life and a wonderful cliff. The garden is heaven sent, the kitchen functional, the bathroom a dream with a whirlpool, and the art a blessing. The host had it ready early and we enjoyed an old piano outside. The only difficulty was when the unit above us was rented out. These people walked around too much, up and down stairs, and the floorboards did not muffle the sound.
Reviewed by: Elaine F. recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in April, 2014 The space is perfect for you and your pet, especially if you have a dog. The beach is a block away and dogs can run around a play! Also, the area is enclosed so there's no fear of your dog running away or sneaking out. The only problem we encountered was our noisy upstairs neighbors. The property was marketed as a quiet oasis (which it totally would have been besides the other tenants!). Overall really nice stay.