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Stunning Architectural Retreat - Spacious & Private, Half-Acre Magical Garden

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Our unique, architect-designed home is fully stocked with a gourmet kitchen, high-end furnishings, and colorful, artistic touches throughout. It was recently featured in HGTV Magazine and occasionally serves as the location for print and film shoots. Our home offers complete privacy in a lovely natural setting down a private lane, yet is only minutes from downtown, the Mission Rose Garden, Montecito, the beach, and hiking trails. Easy access to Ojai and the Santa Ynez & Los Olivos wine country.

With 4 bedrooms and 3200 square foot, this home is prefect for couples traveling together, extended family reunions or two groups traveling together - with plenty of community space for socializing and quiet nooks and patios for relaxing. The home is located on a half-acre wooded property and is walking distance to the Santa Barbara Mission, Botanic Garden, Natural History Museum, and some of Santa Barbara's best hiking trails.

The remodeled, high-end, chef's kitchen features a 6-burner Viking stove, new stainless steel appliances, All Clad cookware and large granite kitchen island. The spacious kitchen island separates the chef's area from the open dining room with a decorative fireplace and garden views. The open, downstairs living room is adjacent to the dining room for easy entertaining.

Upstairs, the 1000+ square foot Great Room affords a magnificent tree house view of majestic oak trees through a wall of windows. The great room is warm and inviting with a large sectional Pottery Barn couch, love seat, upholstered chairs, large flat screen TV, Wii, piano, play area/reading area and second large dining room. French doors open from the great room onto the upstairs outdoor patio and dining area which floats in the treetops.

There are four, generously-sized bedrooms total - two bedrooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs.

Upstairs

- Master: Cal-King Size Bed with Organic Mattress, Desk

- Bedroom #2: Full-Size Poster Bed, Desk

Downstairs

- Bedroom #3: Queen-Size Bed, Desk

- Bedroom #4: Full-Size Bed AND Twin-Size Bed

Perfect for romantic retreats and family vacations alike, the property is a child's natural wonderland with 2 tree swings, large trampoline and picnic table. Boogie boards, soft top surf boards, beach chairs, and beach cooler are available. The home is only minutes to the beach, downtown shopping and Santa Barbara sights, but you may never want to leave.

* This is a LEGAL vacation rental and we pay all city and county fees and taxes.

* This home is great for families and groups of responsible, adult couples. Primary guests must be age 30 or older.

*No weddings, no parties with additional guests - due to STRICT neighborhood regulations.

*Parking for 3 cars MAXIMUM.

* Property is in a residential neighborhood. Quiet time is from 10pm-8am.

*NO PETS and NO SMOKING indoors or outside.

-If there is any evidence of violation of the above rules, the full deposit will be forfeited.

More Details

Owner
Isa Hendry-Eaton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Isa Hendry-Eaton

Seven Oaks Retreat is much more than a vacation rental, it is our dream home in Santa Barbara that we love to share with our special guests.

Isa Hendry-Eaton purchased this house in 2012

Why Isa Hendry-Eaton chose Mission Canyon

Our home has been completely remodeled in 2012, is ultra-private, yet only minutes away from downtown and the beach. We keep our property sparkling clean and impeccably maintained, employing weekly gardeners and a professional housekeeping crew.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had an amazing stay at Seven Oaks and were very happy with the house. We have been traveling and renting houses in the US now for many years and never had found such a beautiful and tastefully furnished and decorated place. The colors and pictures are so beautiful. The garden and the magic trees were worth a stay by themselves. The level at which the house is appointed is such a pleasure. From the sharp knives and the entire cooking equipment in the kitchen, to the quality of the towels and linens, the amazing choice of nice toys for the children and the number of the beach toys, the access to the washer and dryer. We also found the beds very comfortable. There was even a nice welcome bag left for us. We all agreed that we would move into this house immediately!



The location of the house is a big plus, since the nights there a incredibly quiet, that the proximity to the canyon gives you warm evenings that you can spend on the terrace or in the garden to do star gazing (we saw some incredible shooting stars) and makes for sunnier and warmer days. Also the architecture of the house with its large windows, the green surroundings combined with your decor and furnishing and the weather create such a light filled, calming and cheerfully welcoming atmosphere that everybody in our party felt immediately at ease and on vacation upon entering the house. I would say it was one of the nicest vacations we have had in the past years and the house and location played a big part in that."
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Mission Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Extra Large Tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extra Large Tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Downstairs Guest - 1 queen
    Upstairs Front - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Organic European Mattress
    Downstairs Main - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin Over Full Bunk Bed - Sleeps 3
  • - Maximum capacity is 9 guests (babies and toddlers included). - There are beds for 9 guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stunning Architectural Retreat - Spacious & Private, Half-Acre Magical Garden
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews
4

Excellent property. Clean, creative, warm.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we had an excellent stay. The only hitch was on Sunday morning we woke up to what appeared to be a pile of dirt at the base of the wall where the staircase leads to the second floor. I wasn't sure what caused the dirt pile or how it got there so I grabbed a broom to sweep it up. When I swept up the dirt a zillion ants came crawling out of the dirt pile. Evidently the ants had come from behind the wall, possibly building a nest or something. Kind of a bummer but fortunately it was Sun morning. Other than that, no problems. We loved the house. Thx again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi - We are sorry for your ant experience. Immediately following your report, we hired an exterminator to bait the ants. We have been ant-free since, and will continue to watch for any resurgence. Glad you had a great stay otherwise! Best Regards, Darryl
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Dallas, TX
5

Truly a retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great place to stay in SB. We spent as much time as we could in the outside oasis! The location was remote, yet very close to the beach, airport and State Street. For those that didn't want to climb stairs, the first floor had everything needed. We entertained local friends with breakfast and lunches. The kitchen and dining room provided a wonderful place to serve, eat and visit! We had a local restaurant deliver food right to the house. The glass enclosed den, just off of the kitchen was a peaceful place to visit or watch the hummingbirds on their morning flight. We would definetly rent this retreat again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA
4

Picture Perfect, Rustic Chic Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect house for our group of 2 families with kids. The house itself is incredibly spacious and is situated on a flat lot perfect for kids to run around safely. The extra large outdoor trampoline was a huge hit, as were the treehouse, tree swing, zipline and hot tub. The house is located within 10-15 minutes of the best Santa Barbara has to offer and is a quiet retreat with multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas for relaxing and entertaining. The bedrooms offer privacy & serenity and the vibrant pops of color throughout the house add a special touch.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful yet Comfortable Santa Barbara Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is nestled among herbal gardens and towering trees. The home's four bedrooms and two gathering areas can accommodate a large family. The harvest table easily sits 10 people for dining. There is a warm and comfortable atmosphere that permeates each room. Our family had the perfect reunion here as were gathered together from around the country. It truly felt like "home"!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family still talks about what a wonderful, unique house this is! We rented it for the week around our daughter's graduation from UCSB in June, wanting a place that would allow us to all stay together, have a graduation party and be in a great location. Seven Oaks exceeded our expectations. The beautiful setting feels serene and secluded, yet it's just minutes away from downtown Santa Barbara and only about 20 minutes to the campus. The numbers in our group ranged from just my husband and I, to 13 on the night of the graduation barbecue. The house easily accommodated that number and parking was not a problem, fitting eight vehicles that evening. The house itself is absolutely gorgeous, the attention to detail amazing, yet I never worried about the children in out group breaking things as it is a very kid friendly home. The "great room" upstairs and the kitchen/dining/fireplace room downstairs were perfect gather spots for everyone. The kitchen is large and stocked with everything needed for large gathering with a great BarBQ outside, off the laundry room. My two favorite areas were what I called the daybed deck and "fishbowl/fern room". The daybed deck was where I found myself the most often; enjoying a book, napping and recharging. (Gotta admit, we jokingly tried to figure out a way to get that beautifully unique daybed home with us!). The cozy "fishbowl" room (so-called, because of the two glass walls, that at night allow everyone to see in and in the daytime makes one feel like you're in the middle of a fern grotto), is such a beautiful, comfortable area that I frequently found everyone perched on every available surface. I just realized I hadn't mentioned the outdoors! What a magical setting! From the small, intimate seating areas that were just like little vignettes, the larger seating areas, the trampoline, tire swing, garden, lush landscaping...wow, what a paradise!

This was a special time for us and I'm so glad we got to experience it while staying at Seven Oaks Retreat. Our memories of that time will always be colored by what a truly welcoming, beautiful home we were lucky to have found. I would definitely recommend this wonderful oasis to anyone! Thank you Isa!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City
5

This home makes Santa Barbara our "Go To Destination"

  • 5 of 5

We echo everything shared by other reviewers. Secluded from the city yet right on top of it at the same time. 5 minutes from an amazing hike, only 10 minutes from the ocean. Lovely home only matched by how pretty the outdoor setting and amenities were. We were a family of six - two kids (ages 2 and 9), two 40 something's and two 60 something's - and all of us felt comfortable never leaving the property on certain days. Darryl and Isa made themselves very available by phone / text and made excellent recommendations for our time in Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal (SBA)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 101
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
East Beach
Car: necessary

Mission Canyon is rich in Santa Barbara history, and a section of the century-old Mission aqueduct still exists on the property. You can also catch a glimpse of Cathedral Peak from the lawn - looking up one of the most dramatic canyons in the Santa Ynez mountains. Hikers will love the easy access to some of the best trails the area has to offer, including Rattlesnake, Seven Falls, and Inspiration Point trails. Cyclists might try the nearby famous Gibraltar Climb, called the 'Alp d'Huez of North America' by some, or can choose easier routes along Mountain Drive - complete with Channel Island views. Naturalists will enjoy a quick walk through the Botanic Gardens nearby. City and beach goers will appreciate that this seclusion is only minutes from downtown and some of the beast beaches and surf spots in the world. While there is a bus going to the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens on the weekend, you will need a car during the week. There are parking spots for up to four cars. This is also bike-able location - only 15 minutes to and from downtown.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

2017 Bed Tax ($2.20/day) $2.2
Property Damage Protection $99
Professional Cleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.0%

- Stays of less than 30 days will incur 12% + $2.20/day Santa Barbara County Transient Occupancy Tax.
- Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
- Absolutely NO pets.
- MAXIMUM capacity is 9 guests.
-NO EVENTS, WEDDINGS, or gatherings that will bring extra cars onto the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.