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

(16 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 9)

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.
- Master: Cal-King Size Bed with Organic Mattress, Desk
- Bedroom #2: Full-Size Poster Bed, Desk
- 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.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    The house works well with two families, one on each level. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO SMOKING or fires indoors or outside anywhere on property. Santa Barbara is in drought conditions and any smoking is a fire hazard. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Downstairs Guest: 1 queen


  • Upstairs Front: 1 double


  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Organic European Mattress...moreless

  • Downstairs Main: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Twin Over Full Bunk Bed - Sleeps 3...moreless

  • - Maximum capacity is 9 guests (babies and toddlers included). - There are beds for 9 guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Extra Large Tub...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Extra Large Tub...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

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


  • Dining:

    Two Indoor Dining Areas - One downstairs next to kitchen that seats 8-10. Additional outdoor dining for 8, plus a child's picnic table. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Internet:

    High-Speed Wireless with Multiple Hot Spots...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Formal Living Room Downstairs and Large Great Room Upstairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    Up to 3 Cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited calls to US Only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Grinder, 4-Cup French Press, and Cuisinart Coffee Maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full Set Serving 10+...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet Chef's kitchen with 6-burner Viking Stove with Convection Oven, All-Clad Pots and Pans, and large preparation and entertaining island. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    6-Burner Viking with Convection Oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New KitchenAid French Door Fridge with Filtered Water....moreless

  • Stove:

    6-Burner Viking with Convection Oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Large balcony with outdoor dining and Balinese daybed lounge. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two Patio areas in lawn - one with 8-person Dining and one for 6-person lounging....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, 8' Soft Top Surfboard, and Youth Size Soft Top Surfboard...moreless

Pool / Spa



Write a review 5
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th Week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$4,200 $15,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Professional Cleaning $280
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • 2017 Bed Tax ($2.20/day) $2
  • Tax Rate 12%


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

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Municipal (SBA)
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Mission Canyon (Santa Barbara, CA, USA):
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Lounge Patio at Sunset

    Lounge Patio at Sunset

  • Master Bedroom - California King Organic Mattress

    Master Bedroom - California King Organic Mattress

  • Entertaining Kitchen Island

    Entertaining Kitchen Island

  • Living Room Downstairs with Garden View

    Living Room Downstairs with Garden View

  • Balcony Dining in the Oaks on the Upstairs Deck

    Balcony Dining in the Oaks on the Upstairs Deck

  • Guest Room #3 - Double/Full Bed AND Twin/Single Bed (Spacious)

    Guest Room #3 - Double/Full Bed AND Twin/Single Bed (Spacious)

  • Garden


  • Great Room with Cable TV, Wii, DVD and Play Area with Toys (in back)

    Great Room with Cable TV, Wii, DVD and Play Area with Toys (in back)

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • Outdoor Main Dining - Seating for 8

    Outdoor Main Dining - Seating for 8

  • Great Room Tree House View

    Great Room Tree House View

  • New Trampoline Hidden in the Lower Garden

    New Trampoline Hidden in the Lower Garden

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Gourmet Chef's Kitchen - Open to the Dining Room

    Gourmet Chef's Kitchen - Open to the Dining Room

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Antique Daybed on the Upstairs Deck for napping and Reading

    Antique Daybed on the Upstairs Deck for napping and Reading

  • Guest Room #2 - Queen Bed

    Guest Room #2 - Queen Bed

  • Guest Room #4 - Double Bed

    Guest Room #4 - Double Bed

  • Upstairs Great Room - TV, Wii, Piano, Play Area

    Upstairs Great Room - TV, Wii, Piano, Play Area

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Seven Oaks Retreat, Santa Barbara

    Seven Oaks Retreat, Santa Barbara

  • Private Outdoor Hot Tub

    Private Outdoor Hot Tub

  • Seven Oaks Retreat

    Seven Oaks Retreat

  • Santa Barbara Mountains at Sunset

    Santa Barbara Mountains at Sunset

VRBO #475163

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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