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The Whale House

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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
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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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Santa Barbara, California
The Whale House - Unique Architectural Masterpiece in Mission Canyon

Built in 1978, this artful expression of one man's vision blends design, nature's beauty, and a clever sense of humor! Inspired by the fanciful creations of renowned Architect Antonio Gaudi, Michael Carmichael (Architect and original owner/builder) let his imagination run wild. The result, one of the most awe-inspiring, mind-boggling homes in America! The story begins, '...and then, the whale swallowed the entire ship!' The rest is pure hand-made artisan and architectural genius!

The layered shingled exterior of the home indeed resembles a whale. Four stories high, each varying level reveals amazing craftsmanship, coupled with luxury appointments the discriminating traveler expects. Undulating walls of Venetian plaster, river rock, massive wood colu...
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About the Manager, Paradise Retreats-World Class Vacation Rentals
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 5 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Mar 2009
Overall rating: 4.6 / 5.0
Based on 307 reviews and 83 properties
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Listing #FKN7164579
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alisajen
Coto de Caza, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
Additional amenities & feature info
The Whale House - Unique Architectural Masterpiece in Mission Canyon
ON SPECIAL! - 20% OFF from now through July 31, 2016
Built in 1978, this artful expression of one man's vision blends design, nature's beauty, and a clever sense of humor! Inspired by the fanciful creations of renowned Architect Antonio Gaudi, Michael Carmichael (Architect and original owner/builder) let his imagination run wild. The result, one of the most awe-inspiring, mind-boggling homes in America! The story begins, '...and then, the whale swallowed the entire ship!' The rest is pure hand-made artisan and architectural genius!
The layered shingled exterior of the home indeed resembles a whale. Four stories high, each varying level reveals amazing craftsmanship, coupled with luxury appointments the dis...
more
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Bathrooms
    3 Full baths
    1 Half bath
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 1 night
₹ 60,120
US$ 900
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1 Apr 2018 -
14 May 2018
Spring - Fall (Spring 2018)
3 nights
₹ 48,430
US$ 725
₹ 2,67,201
US$ 4,000
₹ 8,01,603
US$ 12,000
15 May 2018 -
15 Sep 2018
Summer - Holiday (Summer 2018)
3 nights
₹ 60,120
US$ 900
₹ 3,34,001
US$ 5,000
₹ 12,02,405
US$ 18,000
16 Sep 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
Spring - Fall (Fall 2018)
3 nights
₹ 48,430
US$ 725
₹ 2,67,201
US$ 4,000
₹ 8,01,603
US$ 12,000
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Misc. Tenant Charge (Owner): ₹ 0 / stay - Fee
  • Misc. Tenant Charges: ₹ 0 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Waiver: ₹ 6,680 / stay - Fee
  • Pool Heating Fee: ₹ 3,340 / stay - Fee
  • Tourism Tax - SB County: ₹ 134 / stay - Fee
  • Booking Fee: ₹ 3,674 / stay - Fee
  • Booking Fee: ₹ 6,346 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning Fee: ₹ 31,730 / stay - Fee
  • Daily/Scheduled Cleaning: ₹ 15,030 / stay - Fee
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The Whale House - Unique Architectural Masterpiece in Mission Canyon

Built in 1978, this artful expression of one man's vision blends design, nature's beauty, and a clever sense of humor! Inspired by the fanciful creations of renowned Architect Antonio Gaudi, Michael Carmichael (Architect and original owner/builder) let his imagination run wild. The result, one of the most awe-inspiring, mind-boggling homes in America! The story begins, '...and then, the whale swallowed the entire ship!' The rest is pure hand-made artisan and architectural genius!

The layered shingled exterior of the home indeed resembles a whale. Four stories high, each varying level reveals amazing craftsmanship, coupled with luxury appointments the discriminating traveler expects. Undulating walls...
more
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