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“Did you want to live in a Fairy Tale---This is...”

Review of The Whale House

The inner courtyard, the heartbeat of the The Whale House
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The inner courtyard, the heartbeat of the The Whale House
The lap pool flows into the 'tail' - The detached Guest House The 3rd floor Master Suite w/ fireplace and spa
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The inner courtyard, the heartbeat of the The Whale House
The lap pool flows into the 'tail' - The detached Guest House
The 3rd floor Master Suite w/ fireplace and spa
The 2nd floor Living Room w/fireplace
Door leads from here, down to the inner courtyard and pool
Well appointed Kitchen, and large pantry
The 2nd floor Kitchen, Dining and Living Rooms
The art on the refrigerator tells the story of The Whale House!
The front patio is lit well and so peaceful
The Whale House, there is no denying its unique personality
Enter the home on the 2nd floor, stairs lead to Bedrooms
Dining Room overlooks pool and lush gardens below.
The 4th floor Bedroom Suite with fireplace sleeps up to three guests
The room with the queen bed can be closed off with a door
The 4th Floor Bathroom tub has convenient hand-held sprayer
The front yard patio is a tranquil setting to enjoy the natural surroundings
Copper rimmed enclosure is the 'spine' of the whale. Amazing!
The lap pool flows into a room connected to the Guest House
The Guest House Master Bedroom offers door to driveway
The Guest House Living Room is the only room with a television
The Guest House Laundry, Bathroom and loft
The loft - watch your head!
The Sauna just off the pool
2nd floor Powder Room with onyx counters, beautiful.
The outdoor shower in central garden
3rd floor Master Bathroom, door opens to balcony
4rd Floor Balcony, door leads directly into shower
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Santa Barbara, California

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Coto de Caza, California
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“Did you want to live in a Fairy Tale---This is it!!!!”
Reviewed 20 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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This place is FANTASTIC. What incredible architecture, what fantastic design. What great imagination. You can't tell your friends you rented a house. I told my friends to just show up, since telling them I rented a house would not do this property justice. I rented a fantasy, a fairy tale, a dream. The place was immaculately kept, very clean, all amenities well thought out, just perfect for an incredible stay. There are no words for this property. You best get there and find out for yourself. The staff at Paradise Retreats was very responsive, very kind, and a joy to do business with. I will definitely go back to this property again if I ever want to run away from reality. Bonus if you plan on hiking in the Botanic Gardens just up the road.

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Liked best: The service of the agency, the architecture of the property, the cleanliness and the location.
Liked least: The departure---wished we had time to stay few more days.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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