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Stunning Architectural Retreat, Magical Gardens - Spacious & Close to Downtown!

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mission Canyon house description

This spacious, architect-designed home is the ultimate hideaway in Santa Barbara, offering complete privacy in a lovely natural setting, yet is only minutes from downtown, the beach, Rose Garden and hiking trails. Easy access to 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Non Smoking Only:

                Absolutely no smoking indoors or out....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

                Extra Large Tub...moreless

              • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Extra Large Tub...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet Chef's kitchen with 6-burner Viking Stove with Convection Oven, All-Clad Pots and Pans, and large preparation island. Island also has four bar stools for breakfast or entertaining....moreless

              • Dining:

                Two Open Dining Areas - One downstairs next to kitchen that seats 8, and one upstairs in Great Room that can be set up to seat 12....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

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

              • Refrigerator:

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

              • Child's Highchair
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Weekly housekeeping may be included for stays of one week or longer.


                  • Stereo:

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

                  • Video Games:

                    Wii with assorted games...moreless

                  • Television:

                    HDTV with Cable...moreless

                  • Books
                  • Toys


                  • Internet:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Water Sports Gear:

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

                  • Balcony:

                    Large balcony with 6-person dining....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    5-Burner Propane Gas with Smoker...moreless


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


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Ruins
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Racquetball


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                  from 6 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Thanksgiving Week
                  Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2014
                  6 night min stay
                  Christmas-New Year's
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                  10 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  6 night min stay
                  $3,500 $13,500
                  * 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 $69
                  • Professional Cleaning $200
                  • Tax Rate 10%


                  - Stays of less than 30 days will incur Santa Barbara County 10% Transient Occupancy Tax.

                  - Deposit check will be reduced to $500 if Damage Protection Insurance is purchased through VRBO.

                  - Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                  -Absolutely NO pets or more than 8 guests! If evidence of pets or extra guests is discovered, the security deposit will not be refunded.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 09/18/2014
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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.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Lounge Patio at Sunset

                    Lounge Patio at Sunset

                  • Open Dining and Beautiful Bar

                    Open Dining and Beautiful Bar

                  • 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 and Twin Bed

                    Guest Bedroom #3 - Full Bed and Twin Bed

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

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

                  • Great Room View of the Oak Trees

                    Great Room View of the Oak Trees

                  • Balcony Treehouse View

                    Balcony Treehouse View

                  • Guest Bathroom - Separate Tub and Shower

                    Guest Bathroom - Separate Tub and Shower

                  • Outdoor Main Dining - Seating for 8 & Market Umbrella

                    Outdoor Main Dining - Seating for 8 & Market Umbrella

                  • New BBQ Grill & Smoker

                    New BBQ Grill & Smoker

                  • Lounge Patio and Sunny Lawn View

                    Lounge Patio and Sunny Lawn View

                  • 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 - Twin Bed

                    Guest Room #4 - Twin Bed

                  • Warm & Comfortable Great Room - High Ceilings and Lots of Light!

                    Warm & Comfortable Great Room - High Ceilings and Lots of Light!

                  • Upstairs Balcony Dining

                    Upstairs Balcony Dining

                  • Master Bathroom

                    Master Bathroom

                  • Front Patio

                    Front Patio

                  • From the Garden

                    From the Garden

                  • Large Trampoline - Hidden in the Lower Garden

                    Large Trampoline - Hidden in the Lower Garden

                  • Seven Oaks Retreat

                    Seven Oaks Retreat

                  VRBO #475163

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Friday, September 05, 2014

                  $500 - $600 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 09/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 6-10 nights
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