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Lovely Modern Cottage Nestled in a Live Oak Canyon in Santa Barbara

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mission Canyon cottage description

This 1100 square-foot beautifully remodeled cottage with a contemporary Interior makes for a perfect retreat. The house is adjacent to a park, and is surrounded by an oak forest that is home to a variety of birds. In the morning the quiet is only broken gently by the Santa Barbara Old Mission bells, if you like you can reach it on foot in five minutes; while there take in the aromas of the Beautiful Rose Garden. The house is close to the Botanic Garden & the Natural History Museum. A short drive will take you to the top of our local mountains where breathtaking views of the city & of Santa Ynez Valley can be seen at the same time. From the house, a five minute drive will take you to our historic downtown where mediterranean architecture will delight you and where you'll find restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

If you love sitting in the sun, and stretching out by the pool is not enough, you can reach the beach easily in a ten minute drive.

If you feel like getting cozy, you can light up the Chiminea in the front patio and look at the stars. A barbecue is provided to give you yet on other option for your meals.

There are two parking spots for your use.

The cottage features WiFi, washer dryer, and dishwasher and all other amenities to make you feel right at home.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Smoking Allowed:

                Smoking only allowed outdoors....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • First Floor Bedroom: 1 double

                Patio access....moreless

              • Upstairs Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Attached half bath, balcony with chairs....moreless

              • Both bedrooms feature armoires, bedside tables and lamps, full-length mirrors, and desks. Beds are dressed with high quality, clean, sheets and pillows....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Ground Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Master Bathroom: toilet


              • Fully stocked with towels.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Table settings for 8, dinner and salad plates, soup bowls, saucers, espresso cups, mugs, tall and short glasses. Silverware for 12. Knife block, serving utensils, can opener, pizza cutter etc....moreless

              • Dining:

                Open floor plan, set into breakfast nook of kitchen area....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Open floor plan with marble bar countertop and barstools....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Salt, pepper, olive oil, vinegar, misc. spices....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Panasonic, with rotating carousel plate....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Mr. Coffee, 12 cup, programmable....moreless

              • Toaster:

                Black and Decker, 2-slice....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Frigidaire, plus freezer....moreless


              • Living Room:

                Open floor plan shared with kitchen area, large elbow sofa and armchair, seats four....moreless

              • Parking:

                Space for two cars in designated areas, uncovered....moreless

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

              Other Amenities

                  • Beach chairs and umbrella available for guest use.


                  • Television:

                    40 ' TV flat-screen LCD, Sony....moreless


                  • Internet:

                    Free Wi-Fi access, Ethernet cable available in ground floor bedroom....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Landline provided, Verizon, cordless phone....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        30'x12', 360 sq. ft. pool with deep end, unheated....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        with one round table , two chairs and a chimenea (wood logs provided)...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Landscaped oak and native plants, no classic lawn....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Large propane grill with work surfaces....moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Attached to master bedroom upstairs....moreless


                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Nestled in the oak forest of Santa Barbara's Mission Canyon....moreless

                      • Rural:

                        Set behind the oak-filled Rocky Nook Park....moreless


                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Paragliding
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Racquetball
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Hospital
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Basketball Court


                      Write a review 5
                      from 9 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500 $7,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $2,100 $6,600
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Tax Rate 10%


                      Lost keys will require a replacement fee.

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                      Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Santa Barbara Airport
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Santa Barbara Amtrak
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      US 101
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      East Beach
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Uptown Bar & Lounge
                      194 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Bear Mountain Ski Resort, Big Bear, CA
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Santa Barbara Golf Club
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      El Encanto

                      Car: Recommended

                      Just down the road from the beautiful Santa Barbara Mission, Rocky Nook Park, and across the way from the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Santa Barbara's downtown is a five-minute drive from your front door, giving you quick access to fine dining, shopping, and a great beachfront experience.


                      Manager info

                      Why Mission Canyon:
                      The owner bought this beautiful property in 1987. The inspiration came from wanting solitude and yet desiring to be within minutes from Santa Barbara's center. The fragrance of this perfect environment also reminds him of his childhood growing up in Italy. This was his primary residence until 2007. A year ago he decided to make it into a Vacation Rental, so he could share the beauty and peacefulness with others. His current home is beautiful, but there is something magical about what is now called Casa Foresta. Though his trips to Italy will be more frequent in the future, because for some reason he's driven to go back and experience it as an adult, he's repeatedly surprised by the unavoidable joy of coming back to Casa Foresta.

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                      Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english

                      Guestbook comments from the property manager

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                      • Poolside cottage retreat.

                        Poolside cottage retreat.

                      • Modern cottage bliss.

                        Modern cottage bliss.

                      • Ground floor bedroom.

                        Ground floor bedroom.

                      • Living area.

                        Living area.

                      • Spacious open kitchen.

                        Spacious open kitchen.

                      • Porch barbecue area.

                        Porch barbecue area.

                      • Master half-bath.

                        Master half-bath.

                      • The perfect place for a poolside patio brunch.

                        The perfect place for a poolside patio brunch.

                      • Peace and repose.

                        Peace and repose.

                      • Entryway.


                      • Master bedroom.

                        Master bedroom.

                      • Open floor plan.

                        Open floor plan.

                      • Ground floor.

                        Ground floor.

                      • Dining area.

                        Dining area.

                      • Shower bath.

                        Shower bath.

                      • Toasty patio retreat.

                        Toasty patio retreat.

                      • Poolside lounge.

                        Poolside lounge.

                      VRBO #497389

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                      $300 - $357 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english
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