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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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.


- 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.

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Isa Hendry-Eaton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2016

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 Santa Barbara

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Stunning Architectural Retreat - Spacious & Private, Half-Acre Magical Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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, 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clen, private.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property July 9-15, 2016. We were on a family vacation and had two families. The house has two bedrooms upstairs and two downstairs, which worked well for each family to have their own space. The kitchen is beautiful and big enough for several people to cook together. The outside is very pretty and so peaceful to sit out on the patio in the morning with your coffee. My grandsons loved the trampoline and the zip line. The home was very clean and well stocked with towels soap, shampoo and other necessities. The kitchen is also well stocked with utensils, although we could have used a few more steak knives. My children enjoyed the nearby hiking, and the beach is a very close drive. The upstairs playroom was great for the kids. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with. We had a lovely stay and look forward to coming back. My only suggestion would be that a high chair and pack and play for babies would be very nice. Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We found our yearly rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the perfect week long summer vacation at Isa's amazing home! We are a group of 10 with children ages 2-7. No time to be bored with all the amenities. Absolutely perfect home for a relaxing, family-friendly vacation! Close to everything Santa Barbara has to offer but with the best rural feel. We hope to be back year after year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning home, did not dissapoint!

  • 5 of 5

I meant to leave a review a LONG time ago...better late than never ;) Our family of 7 stayed here last summer, which included kids ages 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. Upon arrival, everything was perfectly clean and stocked. Lots of basic necessities, plenty of clean towels and sheets, even coolers and chairs for the beach. My kids would run upstairs and play in the great room for a while, and then take off outside to play in the grassy yard or take turns on the swing and trampoline. They were never bored! We went to the beach a couple of times which was a short drive away, as well as the zoo. And the garden area was so lovely! The only suggestion I would make would be to include curtains on all the bedroom windows for more privacy. Other than that, the place was perfect. Definitely straight out of a magazine. We would stay again if we have the chance. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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.


Rates & Availability

Mission Canyon House Rental Rates

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July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
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6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
2017 Bed Tax ($2.20/day) $2
Refundable damage deposit $200
Professional Cleaning $280
Tax Rate 12.0%

- Stays of less than 30 days will incur 10% + $2/day Santa Barbara County Transient Occupancy Tax.
- Deposit of only $500 required if purchasing Damage Protection Insurance purchased through VRBO.
- Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
- Absolutely NO pets.
- More than 9 guests may be accommodated with an additional fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mission Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Extra Large Tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extra Large Tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Main - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs Guest - 1 queen
    Upstairs Front - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Organic European Mattress
  • - Maximum capacity is 10 guests (babies and toddlers included). - There are beds for 9 guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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

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