This is the bizarre holiday home that has been dubbed the ‘whale house’ thanks to its grey shale exterior and colourful rooms.
Built in 1978, the house – in Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara, California – has been described by a holiday rental company as one of the most ‘mind boggling homes in America’.
And now holidaymakers are being given the chance to rent out the the quirky property with prices starting from $625 (£450) per night.
This is the bizarre holiday home dubbed the ‘whale house’, which is now available to rent in Santa Barbara
The quirky and colourful property is available to rent from $625 (£450) per night
In the courtyard of the house there is a pool that snakes for 75 feet around the house and ends in what is said to be the creature’s tail
The four-storey property, which can sleep up to nine people, was designed by architect Michael Carmichael and took three years to build
The pool even flows underneath a hidden cove in the property, which has no flat walls
The four-storey property, which can sleep up to nine people, was designed by architect Michael Carmichael and took three years to build.
The home has no flat walls or straight lines and boasts 270 Belgian leaded and stained glass windows.
The inner courtyard of the ‘whale’ consists of a 75ft glistening pool, which flows into the ‘tail’, while a sauna is also tucked away close to the pool.
On the second floor, there is a kitchen, living room and dining room, which overlooks the sprawling pool and all three rooms connect in a circle.
The unusual design isn’t just reserved for the exterior of the property. Inside on the second floor, there is an unusually shaped kitchen, living room and dining room
Guests staying at the whale house, which is marketed through Paradise Retreats, will find a fully equipped kitchen, pictured
The living room, which overlooks the stunning pool. The kitchen, living room and dining room are all connected in a circle
Describing the property, Paradise Retreats says: ‘Four stories high, each varying level reveals amazing craftsmanship, coupled with luxury appointments the discriminating traveler expects’
The master bedroom can be found on the third floor and boasts a king-size bed, a sitting area, balcony overlooking the pool and a spa tub in the bathroom.
While on the top floor, another two bedrooms can be found along with a further two bedrooms.
As well as the stunning courtyard, guests can also relax on the well-lit front patio, where they can prepare a barbecue or sit under the shade of an umbrella.
One of the three bedrooms within the whale house, which is able to sleep up to nine guests within the rooms
As well as the master bedroom, the third floor also has a separate living room as well as a balcony overlooking the pool
One of the bizarre bathrooms within the whale house where the sink and shower almost seem to be part of the structure
One of the smaller of the three bedrooms within the property, with a whale cushion on the bed in a nod to the home’s nickname
Havine a whale of a time: Another of the bedrooms, which has a small bath in a little cove
On the fourth floor, a light-filled suite offers a stone fireplace, pictured, a queen-size bed, and a twin day bed
One of the three luxurious bathrooms in the property, which includes a vintage-style free-standing bath tub
The unusual holiday rental has 270 Belgian leaded and stained glass windows
The ‘whale house’ can be rented from California-based company Paradise Retreats.
On its listing for the property it says: ‘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.’
The outdoor area of the ‘whale house’ is just as stunning with a wel- lit front patio where guests can dine al-fresco
Built in 1978, the house has been described as one of the most ‘mind boggling homes in America’