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A Serene Home on Tree Lined Mission Creek in the Middle of Nature (Just Relisted

(14 Reviews)

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Front of house showing running pond and fern garden

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 BR, 2 BA, 2200 sq. ft. home in tree filled Mission Canyon close to town

Our house has been off VRBO for the last two years because it has been permanently leased. With my tenant leaving, it is again available for vacation renting starting May 25, 2017. Having been with VRBO for over four years, we have had many very satisfied clients and favorable reviews. We take great pride in personally greeting our renters and making their stay as comfortable as possible. We welcome your inquiries and strive to respond to your questions and inquiries within 24 hours.

Enjoy three nights, a week, or months in this unique (2200 sq. ft.) private residence located in Santa Barbara's historic Mission Canyon on the banks of Mission Creek. This unusual house has large picture windows and skylights throughout that make it seem as if you are living outdoors or in a treehouse. Surrounded by a large garden of ferns, coastal live oak trees, maples, and redwoods, it is adjacent to the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, and within walking distance to several hiking and bike trails and five minutes to numerous historic and cultural attractions such as the Old Mission (Queen of the Missions), Museum of Natural History, and others. The downtown area and renound beaches of Santa Barbara are only a 10-15 minute drive. The Santa Ynez Valley's Lake Cachuma Recreation Area, infamous wine country, and numerous horse ranches are only a scenic 30 minute drive over the picturesque San Marcos Pass Road.

Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Next to outside patio with table and chairs...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Master bedroom on second floor accessed by 18 stairs. Guest bedroom on main floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Adjacent to kitchen/living rooms. Also used for visitors...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray DVD player....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Extensive CD music library...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    HD cable. Premium movie channels available at additional cost....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Only 15 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and its iconic waterfront....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Property lies in the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountain range....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Santa Barbara's beautiful beaches and the ocean is a short 15-20 minute drive from Mission Canyon....moreless

  • Rural:

    Mission Canyon is a very rural area of Santa Barbara. The 75 acre Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens comprise much of Mission Canyon and are adjacent to the house. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Adjacent open dining area with beautiful table, chairs, and buffet. Has two extensions. Seats eight....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units in upstairs master bedroom and downstairs living room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In master bathroom...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful stone wood burning fireplace. Starter supply of wood provided....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    Garage NOT available....moreless

  • Heating:

    Gas forced air heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Warm and cozy sunken living room containing a beautiful stone wood burning fireplace with gas starter, television, entertainment center, and large picture windows overloking the gardens and koi pond....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Uncovered off street parking for 3-4 cars provided....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline telephone with unlimited domestic long distance and message recorder....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In master bathroom...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-Fi provides wireless access to the internet through Cox Cable....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Contact us for details....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking utensils provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, cookwear, and utensils provided including a formal china dinner set....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Mihle...moreless

  • Freezer:

    side by side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Bright and spacious kitchen with lots of counter space, double sink, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, and refrigerator/freezer with icemaker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Off Master Bedroom and next to Koi Pond...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Access to a 25 meter swimming pool, large Jacuzzi, tennis courts, and exercise room three blocks from house ($20/person/day guest fee)...moreless

  • Heated Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Summer Rates
May 26 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$325 $375
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,925 $5,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

UCSB Graduation Week
Jun 10 - Jun 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$375 $400
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,450 $5,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

2017 Summer Rates
Jun 19 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$325 $375
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,925 $5,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$375
$1,925 $5,550

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,575 $5,550

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning $100

Notes:

See rental agreement for cancellation policy and rules of use. Copy provided on request.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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Location

9.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara (SBA)
2.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Harry's Plaza Cafe
2.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course
3.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara AMTRAK Station
3.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101 N & S
2.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harry's Plaza Cafe
371 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
5.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Arroyo Burro (Hendry's) Beach

Car: Recommended

Property is located in historic Mission Canyon immediately adjacent to the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, and within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Old Mission, and several hiking trails on nearby Tunnel Road.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

About the owner: The Owners, Dave and Patti, are long time residents of Santa Barbara. Dave is a third generation Santa Barbarian and Patti has lived in the canyon nearly her entire life. Dave is a retired U.S. Army officer and Computer Scientist. Patti is a well known Santa Barbara artist who specializes in woodblock prints (a.k.a. Woodcuts) and mosaics. You will see her mosaics at several institutions in town such as Cottage Hospital, the Maritime Museum, First Presbyterian Church, and the Botanic Garden. He and Patti are founders of the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in nearby Solvang, CA and would be happy to provide you with guest tickets to see our latest exhibition.

Why the Owner Chose Mission Canyon (Santa Barbara, CA, USA):
The property was originally built by Patti before we were married. It's location on the property and construction are unique in that there are no windows facing busy Mission Canyon Road. The entire focus of the house is inward, to the lush trees, ferns, and lush and Koi pond that comprise the central garden. It is a one owner house that we lived in and loved before moving next door to another house we own, where we can keep watch and maintain the one we now rent.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property offers all of the serenity and privacy of a mountain cabin while being only 10-15 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara and its renowned beaches. Enjoy an afternoon barbeque on the patio, morning strolls through its garden and Koi pond and the adjacent Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. View the beautiful garden below from the private patio off of the master bedroom on the second floor. The home is adjacent to a three acre private garden (not included) that can be rented for activities such as reunions, retreats, graduation parties or family gatherings.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Front of house showing running pond and fern garden

    Front of house showing running pond and fern garden

  • Kitchen with skylight windows

    Kitchen with skylight windows

  • Kitchen & breakfast nook.

    Kitchen & breakfast nook.

  • Dining Room.  Table has leafs that can seat 8-10.

    Dining Room. Table has leafs that can seat 8-10.

  • Private deck off master bedroom

    Private deck off master bedroom

  • Breakfast nook off kitchen with view of private front yard

    Breakfast nook off kitchen with view of private front yard

  • Side Yard.  Note many oak trees, ferns, etc.

    Side Yard. Note many oak trees, ferns, etc.

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Sunken Living Room with wood burning fireplace (& gas starter log)

    Sunken Living Room with wood burning fireplace (& gas starter log)

  • Living Room looking out picture windows to garden.

    Living Room looking out picture windows to garden.

  • Breakfast nook.  Note view of seculded front yard.

    Breakfast nook. Note view of seculded front yard.

  • Breakfast nook

    Breakfast nook

  • Master Bedroom with California king bed

    Master Bedroom with California king bed

  • Koi pond in front yard

    Koi pond in front yard

  • View of Kitchen, Dining Room, and Living Room at back

    View of Kitchen, Dining Room, and Living Room at back

  • Front garden & koi pond

    Front garden & koi pond

VRBO #436317

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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