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Casa del Herrero

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful gardens and house, interesting history

Beautifully designed gardens with tiled water elements. I think of the house as a miniature Hearst... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Chris F
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Santa Barbara, California
The Faberge Egg of Santa Barbara!

If you're visiting gardens in the Santa Barbara area and only have time for one, Herrero is the one... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
OrangeOrb
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Redlands, California
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Tours are by reservation only on Wednesdays and Saturdays for those 10 years & older. Admission for the 90-minute, Docent-led tours is $25 per person. All tours are booked online via our website: http://casadelherrero.com/events/. Designated in 2009...more
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Beautifully designed gardens with tiled water elements. I think of the house as a miniature Hearst Castle, many of the ceilings and doors came from Europe. The whole property is charming.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

If you're visiting gardens in the Santa Barbara area and only have time for one, Herrero is the one to visit! Yes, we liked it better than Lotusland! Herrero is an intricate, beautifully interworking landscape design, while Lotusland, while amazing, is more of a botanical...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank OrangeOrb
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Home is amazingly detailed, Spanish tile and 17th century art from Spain is unbelievable! Garden is state historical site. Property is breathtaking and practical for 1925 when home completed. Docent on tour knowledge and did not rush group, had time to look ay intricate designs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is the very special home of George Steadman and designed by George Washington Smith. Steadman was OTT with his design and attention to detail, The gardens are magnificent. If you've got the dough, rent the whole place out for a special event. They only...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

lovely and impressiver historic building right in the heat of Santa Barabara spoilt only by the vagrants that abound in this city such a shame that the town council don't do anything about this problem which has got worse over the past few years these...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We booked by ‘phone on the morning of the tour. There were just 12 on our tour, which was full. This is a lovely private house, built in the 1920s, with interesting features and furniture. Quite a little gem. We were taken around the house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This is actually in Montecito and not SB but worth the short ride. Highlight of our 4 day trip The adobe is not just another historical house. It is a story of a family, and an up close and personal interaction with Spanish antiquities. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank willietino
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I've been coming to Santa Barbara for over fifty years, and I never knew about this attraction. (Of course, for much of that time, it was a private home. Now it's run by a foundation that permits small group tours twice a week.) The home...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Ruth G
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Whether you enjoy architecture, history or gardens this is a tour not to be missed. The docent led tour provides details and anecdotes about the Steedman family and the construction of the beautiful Spanish Colonial home. We were captivated by the the back stories behind...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cresapsd
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a memorable time visiting Casa del Herero, which is a short drive from downtown Santa Barbara. The house is a wonderful example of Spanish Colonial Revival, the grounds are beautiful and the man behind both is a fascinating story in itself.

Date of experience: July 2018
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foodie2320
January 15, 2017|
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Response from LAtoEverywhere | Reviewed this property |
The tours are $25 and reservations are required in advance. They give tours on Wed and Sat, I believe, at 10 and 2. We took the tour at 10 on a Wed. It was a nice group. They are an AHS affiliate if you are a member... More
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July 18, 2016|
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Charles W
January 31, 2015|
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Response from CasadelHerrero | Property representative |
Hi Charles, THANK YOU! for asking the question that seems to perplex the most prospective visitors to Casa del Herrero. As Visitor & Volunteer Coordinator at CdH I found Trip Advisor's information about our hours a bit... More
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