Serene Canyon Retreat
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mission Canyon house description
Feel your cares disappear in our beautiful canyon retreat house. Hot tub, seasonal pool and extensive outdoor living spaces complement the casual and tastefully furnished interior spaces. 3 bedrooms and a private den comfortably accommodate 6 to 8. 5 minute drive to town - 10 minute walk to local trails.
Close-in, and mid-town, the Canyon House boasts a unique Santa Barbara foothills location. The residential ranch zoning creates wide open spaces and back country vegetation for an extremely quiet, private, and natural environment, a mere 5 minute drive (or a 30 minute walk) to shopping and dining on upper State Street. You are in your own lushly forested California mountain retreat that is closer to town than many suburban neighborhoods. Solitude and wildlife abound within the unique urban boundary setting.
The property is approximately 2 acres in the lower mission canyon foothills, with extensive deck space, including a large, private rear deck with a spa, barbeque, and dining set off the master bedroom and kitchen, a large front porch with close-in ocean views, and seating under the bouganvillia covered arbor, a large pool deck with changing area, and a seasonal outdoor fireplace and dining area on the lower level, adjacent to the extensive vegetable garden, greenhouse, seasonal blackberry bramble, and fruit trees. Many large, mature trees, plenty of parking and the best weather in Santa Barbara complete this enjoyable and peaceful property. Wildlife is common on the property, as are beautiful sunsets, with outdoor living spaces set up for privacy and peace. Access to popular foothill trails is a 10 minute walk away.
A sloped path and small stairway lead to the 4 bedroom craftsman-style home built on a raised knoll. While maintaining a relaxed feel, the house is tastefully furnished and equipped in an attractive and comfortable back country way. Master bedroom and bath open onto the back deck with spa. Along with the two other bedrooms, another bathroom, and an office/den with a queen size sofa bed and full desk, comfortable sleeping and living arrangements for between 6 and 8 are provided (There are beds for 6 – two queen and two twin, and a queen-sized sofa bed in the office/den). The kitchen has modern appliances, including washer and dryer, and there is a large screen entertainment center with very high speed wireless internet. Woodstoves in the den and master bedroom provide supplemental heat and atmosphere when temperatures drop, and informal dining for 8, and a formal dining room with china round out the comfortable and casually elegant interior
Sorry, no Pets
No events or large parties
Strict Maximum of 8 overnight guests
Your hosts (who lived in the canyon house for 25 years, and still live there occasionally) are a short distance away and will meet you to explain the details of the home and surrounding area. After that, we are available as needed to ensure that your stay is enjoyable and worry-free. We want to share the serenity and magic of this special place with you.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Wood Stove:
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player:
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Roller Blading
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Massage Therapist
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Close-in, and mid-town, the Canyon House boasts a truly unique Santa Barbara Foothills location. Due to the watershed features of this stretch of foothills, the zoning creates the least dense of the close-in foothills between Carpinteria and Goleta. The large amount of open space and back country vegetation makes for an extremely quiet, private, and natural environment, a mere 5 minute drive and a 30 minute walk to shopping and dining on upper State Street. You will experience a lushly forested California mountain retreat that is closer to town than many suburban neighborhoods. Solitude and wildlife abound within the unique urban boundary setting. ...moreless
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Very clean home nestled away in the canyon. Great home for a weekend getaway or for a long term vacation. We will defiantly be back if ever in the area again.
- Guest Dawn D.
- Date of stay 10/14/13
- Review Submitted 01/20/14
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: These thoughtful guests stayed for two months while on a long term work assignment here in Santa Barbara. We were delighted to provide them with a homey "get away" alternative to the generic hotel room, as well as a dependable local contact in town. Kudos to their company for having the vision to provide this financially smart, and fun reward for their hardworking team. A big thank you to them for our very first review!
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Jun 1 - Sep 6, 2014
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
> 60 days before rental Full refund minus $250 deposit
<=60 days before rental Up to full refund minus $250 deposit, upon obtaining replacement booking. Refund is value of replacement booking - $250.00 (used to cover advertising and incentives to encourage replacement booking)
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Non-refundable Cleaning Fee: $250
- Tax Rate 12%
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- Nearest Airport: Santa Barbara Airport at 8.9 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak Downtown at 6 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 101 at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Arroyo Burro / Hendry's Beach at 4.7 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Harry's at 2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Municipal at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several - Harry's, TeeOff, Cafe Stella, Reynaud... at 2 Miles
The serene view from the front deck - down canyon with a peek at the ocean.
Seasonal outdoor fireplace and dining in the garden area
The private back deck with BBQ, spa, and outdoor dining
The comfortable living room offers serene views & state of the art entertainment
Informal dining for 8 with piano, guitar and ukelele for our musical guests
The kitchen is fully equipped with quality cookware, dinnerware, linens + more
Light filled views from both windows from queen bed
Wake up to the morning sun on Cathedral Peak and Oreo the llama in her corral.
Front Porch seating under the arbor
Greenhouse, garden and seasonal blackberry bramble
View from the living room
Formal dining for 6-8 with antique cabinet and china service
Spacious, cheerful kitchen is complete with washer/dryer
The front bedroom boasts views of the canyon , pool and Cathedral Peak.
Light and Airy back bedroom with view of cathedral peak
Master Bedroom/bath opens onto private back deck with spa
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