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Serene Canyon Retreat

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The serene view from the front deck - down canyon with a peek at the ocean.

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Last updated: 09/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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. 4 bedrooms (one is furnished as a private den/office with sofa bed) comfortably accommodate 6 to 8. 5 minute drive to town - 10 minute walk to local trails, and 10-15 minute drive to local beaches.

The Setting

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

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.

The House

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. Each of the three other bedrooms has a view of Oreo the llama in her corral on the rear side of the property, and beautiful Cathedral Peak in the distance. With a total of 4 bedrooms, and two bathrooms, comfortable sleeping and living arrangements for between 6 and 8 are provided (There are traditional beds for 6 – two queen and two twin, and there is a queen-sized sofa bed in the fourth bedroom/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 in the living room. Woodstoves in the den and master bedroom provide supplemental heat and atmosphere when temperatures drop, while informal dining for 8, plus a formal 6-seat dining room with china round out the comfortable and casually elegant interior

Notes
Sorry, no Pets
No Smoking
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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, due to frequent guests with pet dander allergy, we do not allow pets. ...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Sorry, no groups under 30 years old....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • The Office / Den

                Sleeper sofa in office with mountain views....moreless

              • Front Bedroom: 1 queen

                Front bedroom - view of cathedral peak & canyon...moreless

              • Back Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

                Cozy Light filled room with mountain views...moreless

              • Master Bedroom/bath: 1 queen

                Beautiful master bedroom with doors to deck and spa...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Main Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Functional & clean with mountain views...moreless

              • Master Bath

                Private master bath - with window to outside...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Full china cabinet with china and crystal service for 8 in antique pine hutch...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Cheerful, clean, and well equipped with modern stainless appliances...moreless

              • Stove:

                Modern electric range- sealed elements quick on and off. ...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                French Press OR simple automatic drip coffeemaker...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Toaster Oven ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                House is heated with efficient wall heaters in each room and wood stove used seasonally. ...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Wood stoves in den and master bedroom add warmth and ambience. ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Seasonal outdoor fireplace with dining area in garden. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Very comfortable overstuffed sofa and casual table. ...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                There is a library of local books and good fiction in the front bedroom. ...moreless

              • Games:

                Games and puzzles are located in the large armoire in the living room ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Available via subscription services - NETFLIX, HULU Plus...moreless

              • Television:

                Large screen HDTV in the comfortable living room. ...moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                unlimited local and domestic calls...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Pool is seasonal - not heated. Large deck has changing room and plenty of room for sunbathing. ...moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Private, heated, located on the rear deck. ...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The garden area consists of raised beds and a seasonal outdoor fireplace. Outdoor areas are intimate and not suitable for large gatherings. d...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Beautiful and peaceful vine-covered front porch...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Historic

              Location & View

              • Rural:

                A 15 minute walk from popular backcountry trails, the location is private and serene with abundant wildlife, yet 2 miles from town and a 15 minute drive to the Harbor/Waterfront area. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Spectacular views of cathedral peak from 3 of the 4 bedrooms. ...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Down-canyon from living room and porch. ...moreless

              Activities

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

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $400
              $2,000 $5,000
              Holiday
              Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $400
              $2,000 $5,500
              Summer 2015
              Jun 1 - Sep 6, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $400
              $2,100 $5,600
              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay
              $350
              $1,750 $5,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Non-refundable Cleaning Fee $250
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 12%

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

              Cancellation Policy:

              > 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)


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 09/10/2014
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              Location

              8.9 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Santa Barbara Airport
              6 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak Downtown
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              101
              4.7 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Arroyo Burro / Hendry's Beach
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Harry's
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Municipal
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Several - Harry's, TeeOff, Cafe Stella, Reynaud...

              Car: Recommended

              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.

               

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              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • The serene view from the front deck - down canyon with a peek at the ocean.

                The serene view from the front deck - down canyon with a peek at the ocean.

              • Seasonal outdoor fireplace and dining in the garden area

                Seasonal outdoor fireplace and dining in the garden area

              • The private back deck with BBQ, spa, and outdoor dining

                The private back deck with BBQ, spa, and outdoor dining

              • The comfortable living room offers serene views & state of the art entertainment

                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

                Informal dining for 8 with piano, guitar and ukelele for our musical guests

              • The kitchen is fully equipped with quality cookware, dinnerware, linens + more

                The kitchen is fully equipped with quality cookware, dinnerware, linens + more

              • Light filled views from both windows from queen bed

                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.

                Wake up to the morning sun on Cathedral Peak and Oreo the llama in her corral.

              • Front Porch seating under the arbor

                Front Porch seating under the arbor

              • Greenhouse, garden and seasonal blackberry bramble

                Greenhouse, garden and seasonal blackberry bramble

              • View from the living room

                View from the living room

              • Formal dining for 6-8 with antique cabinet and china service

                Formal dining for 6-8 with antique cabinet and china service

              • Spacious, cheerful kitchen is complete with washer/dryer

                Spacious, cheerful kitchen is complete with washer/dryer

              • The front bedroom boasts views of the canyon , pool and Cathedral Peak.

                The front bedroom boasts views of the canyon , pool and Cathedral Peak.

              • Light and Airy back bedroom with view of cathedral peak

                Light and Airy back bedroom with view of cathedral peak

              • Master Bedroom/bath opens onto private back deck with spa

                Master Bedroom/bath opens onto private back deck with spa

              VRBO #497470

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

              $350 - $400 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 09/10/14
              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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