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Stunning Architectural Retreat & Magical Gardens - Design Magazine Feature!

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This spacious, architect-designed home is the ultimate hideaway in Santa Barbara and will be featured in a "California Fall" spread in HGTV Magazine this coming November. Our home offers complete privacy in a lovely natural setting, yet is only minutes from downtown, the Mission Rose Garden, Montecito, the beach, and hiking trails. Easy access to Ojai and the Santa Ynez & Los Olivos wine country as well!

With 4 bedrooms and 3200 square foot, this generously-sized home is located on a half-acre wooded property and is walking distance to the Santa Barbara Mission, Botanic Garden, Natural History Museum, and some of Santa Barbara's best hiking trails. Surrounded by towering oak tress, meandering native and woodland gardens, large lawn, entertaining patios, and an organic garden, this home offers a complete indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

The mid-century rustic design features post and beam architecture, walls of windows and open-beam ceilings along with modern luxuries such as a brand-new gourmet kitchen, open dining room and huge upstairs great room that feels warm and friendly.

The newly remodeled, high-end, chef's kitchen features a 6-burner Viking stove, new stainless steel appliances, All Clad cookware and large granite kitchen island. The spacious kitchen island separates the chef's area from the open dining room with a decorative fireplace and garden views. The open, downstairs living room is adjacent to the dining room for easy entertaining.

Upstairs, the 1000+ square foot Great Room affords a magnificent tree house view of majestic oak trees through a wall of windows. The great room is warm and inviting with a large sectional Pottery Barn couch, love seat, upholstered chairs, large flat screen TV, Wii, piano, play area/reading area and second large dining room. French doors open from the great room onto the upstairs outdoor patio and dining area which floats in the treetops.

There are four, generously-sized bedrooms total - two bedrooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs. The first downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed with a private window. The second downstairs bedroom has a full size bed, twin daybed and view of the front garden. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a California King-size bed with a new, organic luxury mattress, Pottery Barn furnishings, built-in desk, French door and a private treetop window view. The fourth upstairs bedroom is a child's room with a twin bed and desk. The two bathrooms both have showers and extra-large tubs. High-quality linens, bath towels, and beach towels are included.

The outdoor gardens are truly magnificent - drink coffee on the upstairs balcony, sip wine on the garden lounge patio, and dine on the eating patio next to the organic vegetable garden.

Perfect for romantic retreats and family vacations alike, the property is a child's natural wonderland with 2 tree swings, a zip line, huge 15-foot trampoline, sports toys and a children's picnic table. Boogie boards, soft top surf boards, beach chairs, beach umbrella, sand toys, and beach cooler are available. The home is only minutes to the beach, downtown shopping and Santa Barbara sights, but you may never want to leave.

* This home is great for families and groups of responsible, adult couples. Primary guests must be age 30 or older.
* Property is in a residential neighborhood. Quiet time is from 10pm-8am.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    The house works well with two families, one on each level. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking or fires indoors or out....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Extra Large Tub...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Extra Large Tub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Weekly housekeeping may be included for stays of longer than 7 days.


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Stereo:

    Bose Speakers in Kitchen hooked up to AirTunes - play from your iPhone....moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV with Cable...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Wii with assorted games...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Two Indoor Dining Areas - One downstairs next to kitchen that seats 8-10, and one upstairs in Great Room. Additional outdoor dining for 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Internet:

    High-Speed Wireless with Multiple Hot Spots...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Formal Living Room Downstairs and Large Great Room Upstairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    Up to 3 Cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited calls to US Only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Grinder, 4-Cup French Press, Cuisinart Coffee Maker, Drip Cone and Filters...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full Set Serving 12+...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet Chef's kitchen with 6-burner Viking Stove with Convection Oven, All-Clad Pots and Pans, and large preparation and entertaining island. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    6-Burner Viking with Convection Oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New KitchenAid French Door Fridge with Filtered Water....moreless

  • Stove:

    6-Burner Viking with Convection Oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Large balcony with outdoor dining and Balinese daybed lounge. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two Patio areas in lawn - one with 8-person Dining and one for 6-person lounging....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge trampoline, zip-line, and 2 tree swings....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    5-Burner Propane Gas with Smoker...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At the Tennis Club - 1 minute drive Daily Guest Fees Apply...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie Boards, Sand Toys, Beach Chairs, 8' Soft Top Surfboard, and Youth Size Soft Top Surfboard...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 20 - May 31, 2015
6 night min stay
Jun 6 - Jun 26, 2015
5 night min stay
Jun 27 - Aug 23, 2015
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • 2015 Bed Tax ($2/night) $10
  • Professional Cleaning $280
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


- Stays of less than 30 days will incur 10% + $2/day Santa Barbara County Transient Occupancy Tax.

- Deposit of only $500 required if purchasing Damage Protection Insurance purchased through VRBO.

- Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

-Absolutely NO pets or more than 8 adults, or 10 guests if at least 2 children.

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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Municipal (SBA)
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
East Beach

Car: Necessary

Mission Canyon is rich in Santa Barbara history, and a section of the century-old Mission aqueduct still exists on the property. You can also catch a glimpse of Cathedral Peak from the lawn - looking up one of the most dramatic canyons in the Santa Ynez mountains. Hikers will love the easy access to some of the best trails the area has to offer, including Rattlesnake, Seven Falls, and Inspiration Point trails. Cyclists might try the nearby famous Gibraltar Climb, called the 'Alp d'Huez of North America' by some, or can choose easier routes along Mountain Drive - complete with Channel Island views. Naturalists will enjoy a quick walk through the Botanic Gardens nearby. City and beach goers will appreciate that this seclusion is only minutes from downtown and some of the beast beaches and surf spots in the world. While there is a bus going to the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens on the weekend, you will need a car during the week. There are parking spots for up to four cars. This is also bike-able location - only 15 minutes to and from downtown.


Owner info

About the owner: Seven Oaks Retreat is much more than a vacation rental, it is our dream home in Santa Barbara that we love to share with our special guests.

Why the Owner Chose Mission Canyon:
Our home has been completely remodeled in 2012, is ultra-private, yet only minutes away from downtown and the beach. We keep our property sparkling clean and impeccably maintained, employing weekly gardeners and professional housekeepers.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Lounge Patio at Sunset

    Lounge Patio at Sunset

  • Open Dining & Island

    Open Dining & Island

  • Garden View Living Room

    Garden View Living Room

  • Master Bedroom - California King Organic Mattress

    Master Bedroom - California King Organic Mattress

  • Guest Bedroom #3 - Full Bed & Twin Bed

    Guest Bedroom #3 - Full Bed & Twin Bed

  • Upstairs Great Room - TV, Wii, Piano, Play Area

    Upstairs Great Room - TV, Wii, Piano, Play Area

  • Great Room TV & Lounge Area

    Great Room TV & Lounge Area

  • Antique Daybed on the Upstairs Deck for napping and Reading

    Antique Daybed on the Upstairs Deck for napping and Reading

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Front Patio

    Front Patio

  • Seven Oaks Retreat, Santa Barbara

    Seven Oaks Retreat, Santa Barbara

  • Mission and Rose Garden - a great picnic spots 2 minutes from the house.

    Mission and Rose Garden - a great picnic spots 2 minutes from the house.

  • Welcome Home!

    Welcome Home!

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Downstairs Living Room

    Downstairs Living Room

  • Guest Bedroom #2 - Queen Bed

    Guest Bedroom #2 - Queen Bed

  • Guest Room #4 - Double Bed

    Guest Room #4 - Double Bed

  • Great Room Casual Dining

    Great Room Casual Dining

  • Great Room Tree House View

    Great Room Tree House View

  • Balcony Dining in the Oaks on the Upstairs Deck

    Balcony Dining in the Oaks on the Upstairs Deck

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • Outdoor Main Dining - Seating for 8

    Outdoor Main Dining - Seating for 8

  • New Trampoline Hidden in the Lower Garden

    New Trampoline Hidden in the Lower Garden

  • Santa Barbara Mountains at Sunset

    Santa Barbara Mountains at Sunset

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