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

Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • House3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

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.


Isa Hendry-Eaton

Member Since 2013
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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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Downstairs Bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower, Extra Large Tub
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Extra Large Tub

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Rural


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central Heat
                      • Internet
                        High-Speed Wireless with Multiple Hot Spots
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Garage
                        Covered Car Port for Two Cars
                      • Living Room
                        Formal Living Room Downstairs and Large Great Room Upstairs
                      • Parking
                        Up to 3 Cars
                      • Telephone
                        Unlimited calls to US Only.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Grinder, 4-Cup French Press, and Cuisinart Coffee Maker.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Full Set Serving 10+
                          • 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.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            6-Burner Viking with Convection Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            New KitchenAid French Door Fridge with Filtered Water.
                          • Stove
                            6-Burner Viking with Convection Oven
                          • Toaster


                              • 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.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 9 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                  • Games
                                    Board Games
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Stereo
                                    Bose and Sonos Speakers.
                                  • Television
                                    HDTV with Netflix, Hulu, and access to your Amazon Prime Video
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Games
                                    Nintendo Wii-U


                                      • Balcony
                                        Large balcony with outdoor dining and Balinese daybed lounge.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Two Patio areas in lawn - one with 8-person Dining and one for 6-person lounging.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Trampoline and tree swing.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        5-Burner Propane Gas Grill.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, 8' Soft Top Surfboard, and Youth Size Soft Top Surfboard


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Outdoor 4 person hot tub.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Private Chef


                                                      • marina
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • churches
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • winery tours
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseshoes
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • 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

                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • racquetball
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    19 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Excellent property. Clean, creative, warm.

                                                                    Heidi and Rick S.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    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,


                                                                    Picture Perfect, Rustic Chic Retreat

                                                                    ReyReyBerkeley, CA

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Truly a retreat!

                                                                    Susan B.Dallas, TX

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Beautiful yet Comfortable Santa Barbara Get-A-Way

                                                                    Debby B.

                                                                    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"!!

                                                                    This home makes Santa Barbara our "Go To Destination"

                                                                    Justin B.Oklahoma City

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Beautiful, clen, private.

                                                                    Kathryn G.

                                                                    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!


                                                                    Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

                                                                    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

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                                                                    - 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.

                                                                    19 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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