Serene Canyon Retreat(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 Bedroom/2 Bath With Seasonal Pool And Spa - 5 Minutes From Town
Close-in, and mid-town, the Canyon House boasts a unique Santa Barbara foothills location. The residential ranch zoning creates wide open spaces and native back country landscape for an extremely quiet, private, and natural environment, a mere 5 minute drive (or a 30 minute walk) to shopping and dining on upper State Street. You are in your own lushly forested California mountain retreat that is closer to town than many suburban neighborhoods. Solitude and wildlife abound within the unique urban boundary setting.
The property is approximately 2 acres in the lower mission canyon foothills, with extensive deck space, including a large, private rear deck with a spa, barbeque, and dining set off the master bedroom and kitchen, a large front porch with close-in ocean views, and seating under the bouganvillia covered arbor, a large pool deck with changing area, and a seasonal outdoor fireplace and dining area on the lower level, adjacent to the extensive vegetable garden, greenhouse, seasonal blackberry bramble, and fruit trees. Many large, mature trees, plenty of parking and the best weather in Santa Barbara complete this enjoyable and peaceful property. Wildlife is common on the property, as are beautiful sunsets, with outdoor living spaces set up for privacy and peace. Access to popular foothill trails is a 10 minute walk away.
A sloped path and 10-step stairway (warning - may not be easily accessible to persons with limited mobility) lead to the 4 bedroom craftsman-style home built on a raised knoll. While maintaining a relaxed feel, the house is tastefully furnished and equipped in an attractive and comfortable back country way. Master bedroom and bath open onto the back deck with spa. Each of the three other bedrooms has a view of Oreo the llama in her corral on the rear side of the property, and beautiful Cathedral Peak in the distance. With a total of 4 bedrooms, and two bathrooms, comfortable sleeping and living arrangements for up to 6 are provided (There are traditional beds for 6 – two queen and two twin, and there is a queen-sized sofa bed in the fourth bedroom/office/den). The kitchen has modern appliances, including washer and dryer, and there is a large screen entertainment center with very high speed wireless internet in the living room. Woodstoves in the den and master bedroom provide supplemental heat and atmosphere when temperatures drop, while informal dining for 6, plus a formal 6-seat dining room with china round out the comfortable and casually elegant interior
Sorry, no Pets
No events or large parties
Strict Maximum of 6 overnight guests
Your hosts (who lived in the canyon house for 25 years, and still live there occasionally) are a short distance away and will meet you to explain the details of the home and surrounding area. After that, we are available as needed to ensure that your stay is enjoyable and worry-free. We want to share the serenity and magic of this special place with you.
Member since: 2013
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Non-refundable Cleaning Fee $250
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 12.5%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
> 60 days before rental Full refund minus $250 deposit
<=60 days before rental Up to full refund minus $250 deposit, upon obtaining replacement booking. Refund is value of replacement booking - $250.00 (used to cover advertising and incentives to encourage replacement booking)
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Close-in, and mid-town, the Canyon House boasts a truly unique Santa Barbara Foothills location. Due to the watershed features of this stretch of foothills, the zoning creates the least dense of the close-in foothills between Carpinteria and Goleta. The large amount of open space and back country vegetation makes for an extremely quiet, private, and natural environment, a mere 5 minute drive and a 30 minute walk to shopping and dining on upper State Street. You will experience a lushly forested California mountain retreat that is closer to town than many suburban neighborhoods. Solitude and wildlife abound within the unique urban boundary setting.
The serene view from the front deck - down canyon with a peek at the ocean.
Seasonal outdoor fireplace and dining in the garden area
The private back deck with BBQ, spa, and outdoor dining
The comfortable living room offers serene views & state of the art entertainment
Informal dining for 8 with piano, guitar and ukelele for our musical guests
The kitchen is fully equipped with quality cookware, dinnerware, linens + more
Light filled views from both windows from queen bed
Wake up to the morning sun on Cathedral Peak and Oreo the llama in her corral.
Front Porch seating under the arbor
Greenhouse, garden and seasonal blackberry bramble
View from the living room
Formal dining for 6-8 with antique cabinet and china service
Spacious, cheerful kitchen is complete with washer/dryer
The front bedroom boasts views of the canyon , pool and Cathedral Peak.
Light and Airy back bedroom with view of cathedral peak
Master Bedroom/bath opens onto private back deck with spa
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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