Quiet and Peaceful Yet Very Close to Town...

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Comfortable remodeled Bungalow with 2 bedrooms each with bathroom, and a bonus room with 1 or 2 twin beds, sitting on half an acre in a quiet cul-de-sac. Located above the SB Mission in Mission Canyon. You hear more birds than traffic--yet you're only 10 minutes from the heart of downtown...

The Space
Beautifully finished and detailed. Lots of natural wood and stonework inside and out. Hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, large inviting covered porch.

The house has a peaceful master bedroom with a king sized Tempurpedic bed, connecting to the master bath with an extra large tub, seperate shower and water closet. The second bedroom has a plush queen sized bed and its own bathroom with shower. The full kitchen is equipped with a large stove/grill/oven, microwave, fridge, small appliances, cookware, place settings, utensils and all that you might need to prepare and serve meals. The house is ideal for a family with children, or for 2 couples.

There's lots of outdoor space on our property and we are in a quiet, very walkable neighborhood. Surrounding the house is a garden with native plants and succulents, dining areas on the deck and covered porch, and a new gas grill if you'd like to cook outdoors.

We're a short walk to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or to the Tunnel & 7 Falls trail heads and many miles of scenic hiking or biking. Being a bit up the canyon, we're usually above the coastal fog, and we're often clear and sunny on mornings when much of Santa Barbara is still cool and grey.

It's just a few minutes drive to Mission Santa Barbara, the Natural History Museum and downtown Santa Barbara with sightseeing, restaurants, tasting rooms, shopping, theaters, parks and beaches.

The House has 3 off-street parking spaces, high speed WiFi, cable and Apple TV.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.

Guest Access
There is an outdoor hot tub/spa behind the Main House that is shared with the Guest House.

Interaction with Guests
We love to meet new people and share whatever we know of Santa Barbara with them, but we also know how wonderful privacy can be. We're always glad to be of help, but your time here is all your own...

The Neighborhood
We live in a very quiet neighborhood in the lower foothills above Mission Canyon. There's not much traffic so it's a great area for evening strolls or dog walking. We're about a 5 minute walk to the gorgeous Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and about a mile from the 7 Falls/Tunnel trail head which brings you into to the extensive network of hiking and biking trails in the Los Padres National Forest above us.

Getting around
Since we're up in the foothills a bit you'll need a car (or a bike and strong legs) to get around while you're here. The nearest city bus is over a mile away.

Other Things to Note
We are quiet, kind and respectful and appreciate the same in exchange. It's a quiet neighborhood where sound travels remarkably far so we'd like you to be considerate, especially at night. Please do not use the Hot Tub before 11am or after 11pm. No parties or gatherings of more than 6 people allowed on the premises.

We have off street parking and we live on a narrow road so please park in the spaces behind the house or on the gravel at the left side of our driveway and never on the street.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Tempurpedic Mattress...moreless

  • Second Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Small Third Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Small Third Bedroom with private entrance from outside and one or two twin beds depending on your needs....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Connects to Master Bedroom and Hallway...moreless

  • Second Bedroom Bathroom: toilet, shower

    in Second Bedroom...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Santa Barbara Harbor 15 minutes away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 21 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$400 $450
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 10%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several various
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Muni
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Foothill Rd. (HWY 192)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many and varied close by
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hendry's Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We're both Certified Arborists, we love hiking, biking, gardening, animals, food, wine, travel and the and trees. Have been lucky to live in this wonderful community for 20+ years and happy to share everything about it with our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Mission Canyon (Santa Barbara, CA, USA):
We looked for a year for a house we could agree easy. Until we saw a dilapidated 1940's 2 bedroom, 1 bath nestled under the most spectacular 80 foot Italian Stone Pine in all of Santa Barbara. We undertook a very major remodel of the home and somehow our marriage survived it. We've been here for 15 years. Sadly the 65 year old Stone Pine is gone now, the ocean view is much better, but we miss it...

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The quietist part of Santa Barbara we've ever found. No streetlights, no sidewalks, yet we're only 10 minutes from the heart of Santa Barbara's downtown. Up in the hills above the coastal fog and close to miles of fabulous hiking trails and 180 degree views of the coast.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • House from the Road

    House from the Road

  • Front Steps

    Front Steps

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Covered porch looks out to the ocean

    Covered porch looks out to the ocean

  • Large range with grill

    Large range with grill

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom with connecting Bath

    Master Bedroom with connecting Bath

  • Huge tub and walk in shower

    Huge tub and walk in shower

  • Shower with a view of the Pacific

    Shower with a view of the Pacific

  • Private bathroom with shower in Second Bedroom

    Private bathroom with shower in Second Bedroom

  • Small Third Bedroom with one or two twin beds

    Small Third Bedroom with one or two twin beds

  • ...and Mountain Views

    ...and Mountain Views

  • House from road

    House from road

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room and entry to covered porch

    Living Room and entry to covered porch

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Double sink and custom cabinetry in Master Bath

    Double sink and custom cabinetry in Master Bath

  • Tub and water closet

    Tub and water closet

  • Second Bedroom with new queen bed

    Second Bedroom with new queen bed

  • Small Third Bedroom with private entrance

    Small Third Bedroom with private entrance

  • Back Yard at Night

    Back Yard at Night

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