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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: 08/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

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

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Sorry, but ramp and stairs to house would be difficult to navigate. ...moreless

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

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

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Premium channels available....moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Video Games:

    Internet based online...moreless

  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Ocean View:

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

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In kitchen...moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

    Off-street parking for up to 3 vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone:

    unlimited local and domestic calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In kitchen...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press OR simple automatic drip coffeemaker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Colorful fiestaware for your use...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection Oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

  • 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

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

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

  • Private Pool:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Jun 1 - Sep 6, 2015
4 night min stay
$400
$2,300 $5,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $329 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $187 Nightly

Holiday
Nov 22 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$425
$2,300 $5,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $329 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $187 Nightly


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2016
Jun 1 - Sep 6, 2016
4 night min stay
$425
$2,500 $5,800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $193 Nightly

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$400
$2,000 $5,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $286 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $183 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Over 6 guests (20/pp) $0
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Non-refundable Cleaning Fee $250
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

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: 08/06/2015
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Location

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

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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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