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State of the Art Luxury - Private Architectural Masterpiece - Close to Downtown

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 bedroom, 1 bath & Private Patio Overlooking Koi Pond, Waterfall & Gardens

Your Luxury Guest Suite Beyond The Magic Gate...

Discover the spacious 750 sq. ft. studio apartment with 13 ft. high cathedral ceilings, expansive mountain view window and 2nd floor outdoor covered balcony overlooking the koi pond, waterfall and luscious gardens. Located next to the main house where the owners live, you'll have your own private entrance and experience complete privacy. This extraordinary space is used exclusively for vacation rentals, so it's appointed with truly luxurious furnishings and amenities which you'll love. All of this combines to make your stay in Santa Barbara unforgettable.

Our tropical backyard and waterfall makes you feel like you're in Bali. Whimsical and creative gardens that will have you talking about them for months afterwards.

Perfect for 1 or 2 people here on business or a romantic getaway. Fireplace, Cal-King size bed with heated mattress pad & deliciously soft linens. Ceragem - far infared massage bed with jade rollers to ease your back and help you forget about any stresses. Fully equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, stove and counter space. Full bath with shower & luxury robes. Set your own combo to the in-room safe. Well equipped gym and free weights available on the premises. Borrow bikes & helmets for exploring town. Beach towels, chairs and sand pail. Free private parking behind secure closed gate.
Free super-fast Wi-Fi internet & large flat screen HD TV.

If you are looking for a very special retreat space that is secluded yet close to town, then this is for you. Stay a weekend, a week or a month and indulge yourselves in a trip you'll remember forever.

We work from our home office and are on the property almost 24/7, so we will be available to offer assistance or any help you may need. We will of course also completely respect your privacy.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years minimum...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere on the property, including the outdoor patio of the apartment or the gardens....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    2 half flight stairways to second floor studio...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom: 1 king

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  • The apartment is one very spacious room with lovely high 13' ceilings, with a deluxe California King bed and dual control mattress warmer. A king size portable blow up bed is also available. Luxury linens. Hypo-allergenic duvet comforter....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Garden bathroom on first floor available as well....moreless

  • Bathroom has shower, custom concrete vessel sink and copper fixtures. Includes separate heater at your feet for after-shower comfort....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Your suite includes a heated Ceragem massage table, featuring a 35 minute program to relax and align your back. Far-infrared rollers gently and slowly move from the base of the spine to the crown of the head...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Sights and Hiking Trails of Santa Barbara; weekly event newspaper, monthly restaurant guide....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    We also offer a small library of DVDs you may borrow or bring your own favorites. Video rental shop about 2 miles away....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable included with HBO and Showtime...moreless

  • Stereo:

    4 built-in speakers in ceiling and a small collection of music CDs, or plug in your own MP3 player....moreless

  • Television:

    42' HD Flat screen TV inside entertainment unit....moreless

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We are about a 6 min. drive from SB's beach beach: Hendry's. Yes, you can find hotels closer to the ocean in SB, but they are not close to the best beaches. We give you the best access to this....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Walking distance to downtown for shopping, dining and exploring. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Your Suite offers a direct view of the majestic La Cumbre Peak....moreless

  • Resort:

    Renowned for its annual International Film Festival, Summer Solstice Parade, Beaches & Music Academy of the West. Proximity to Santa Ynez and Central Coast Wine areas. Year round beautiful weather. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    A small table with 2 chairs is provided inside the suite for dining or desk use, and a large table with 6 chairs is on the outdoor heated patio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fan. Temperatures in Santa Barbara rarely require more than this, and windows are placed for lovely natural cross-ventilation. No A/C. Floor fan available upon request....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Instant-on gas fireplace provides heat for the suite, as well as beauty. The fireplace is a Rumford design, known for projecting radiant heat into a space, and is designed as a thermal unit....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We offer the use of our home gym located in the garage below your guest suite. Equipment includes a Stairmaster, Elliptical Machine, Aerdyne Bike, weight bench, free weights, TRX, & TV with HBO & DVD...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In addition to the fireplace, a portable electric heater is provided....moreless

  • Internet:

    free high speed wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury linens and 2 robes are included....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy, down cushion, two-person chaise lounge is on wheels so you can easily configure the spacious area of the suite as you like - enjoy the mountain view, watch tv or just hang out and relax....moreless

  • Parking:

    Park in the driveway directly in front of your Suite. The gates close after you come in, providing increased security. You will be given your own access code to the gate upon check-in....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen and beach towels are provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers with pods included: Nespresso for espresso and Keurig one cup. Coffee and creamer provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Included...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen includes a custom concrete farm sink, utensils and some cook wear. We love to cook and can provide anything else you want. Pick fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. RO filtered water....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Combination unit featuring a microwave AND convection oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection oven is incorporated into the microwave dual-unit....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Healthy Snacks will greet you upon your arrival. Ask for anything else you may need and we're glad to help....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Under-counter refrigerator with freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    2 built-in gas burners with ample counter space....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Spacious 150 sq. ft. private patio balcony overlooks koi pond and gardens. Includes table and chairs for 6 people. Powerful overhead gas heater in ceiling makes this comfortable all year around....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    2 bikes available to borrow with helmets, lock and lights...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$245 $255
Fri, Sat
$1,585 $5,605
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • SB South Coast Tax $10
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $325
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Two (2) night stay permitted with a $100 surcharge. Not suitable for corporate events or parties. No smoking indoors or outdoors anywhere on the property.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. Within 29 days, please read terms detailed in the Rental Agreement, which we require you to sign.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

9.6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
El Encanto Hotel
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Barbara Golf Club (public)
3.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101 North and South
1.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Central Santa Barbara
3.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hendry's Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Less than a 4 minute drive to Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's and Gelsons (an upscale and very complete grocery store)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We are artists, business owners, software developers and currency traders. We have each lived in Santa Barbara for over 35 years and have owned retail gift stores, restaurants and bakeries in that time. We love this town and have carved out a very special area of it for you to call home during your visit. We have lived in many areas of Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria - yet find Mission Canyon, where we now live, to be one of the best places in the entire area. When other parts of the coast are foggy and cold, our little piece of paradise basks in warm sunlight. We love being close to downtown, UCSB (The University of California Santa Barbara) and the Music Academy of the West in Montecito - so all the cultural wealth of the town is easily within reach.

Why the Owner Chose Mission Canyon (Santa Barbara, CA, USA):
Mission Canyon is known as one of the best places in Santa Barbara because it's almost always sunny here, far enough from the beach to avoid the morning fog and close enough to the mountains for great hikes & day trips. It's also close enough to downtown that you can easily walk to all the great shops, theaters and restaurants Santa Barbara has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We think of our property as an evolving, living spiritual abode, and we are constantly 'feeding' it with our creative energy, as we bring more artistic inspiration into every aspect of it. We often have garden groups come for private tours - even the docents of the famous Lotusland in Montecito - and artists from around the country come to see what lies 'behind the magic gates'.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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Photos

  • Your luxury suite awaits you...

    Your luxury suite awaits you...

  • Beach towels, hiking and local highlight books, games, and robes await you...

    Beach towels, hiking and local highlight books, games, and robes await you...

  • Large HD TV hides away in entertainment cabinet, with CD, DVD & mp3 ready audio

    Large HD TV hides away in entertainment cabinet, with CD, DVD & mp3 ready audio

  • Architectural lighting turns the Suite into a  romantic getaway at night

    Architectural lighting turns the Suite into a romantic getaway at night

  • Your private second story patio overlooks the koi pond, waterfall and gardens

    Your private second story patio overlooks the koi pond, waterfall and gardens

  • Bathroom with vessel sink, copper faucet and floor heater

    Bathroom with vessel sink, copper faucet and floor heater

  • Luxuriously soft towels, sheets and robes

    Luxuriously soft towels, sheets and robes

  • In room safe, extra heater and blankets. Yoga mats and a place to hide your bags

    In room safe, extra heater and blankets. Yoga mats and a place to hide your bags

  • The view of your guest suite from the back of the property - looking up at patio

    The view of your guest suite from the back of the property - looking up at patio

  • View from one of your windows towards La Cumbre Peak and the cactus garden

    View from one of your windows towards La Cumbre Peak and the cactus garden

  • Sunset view looking up towards the Suite Peas luxury apartment

    Sunset view looking up towards the Suite Peas luxury apartment

  • Artistry and nature surround you.  A view of the garden you'll be looking onto

    Artistry and nature surround you. A view of the garden you'll be looking onto

  • Luxurious CA King bed with foam topper and dual-control mattress pad heaters.

    Luxurious CA King bed with foam topper and dual-control mattress pad heaters.

  • The table is perfect for dining or a bit of work. Hi-speed internet included.

    The table is perfect for dining or a bit of work. Hi-speed internet included.

  • Full kitchen: farm sink, refrig., microwave, toaster, blender, dishes & pots

    Full kitchen: farm sink, refrig., microwave, toaster, blender, dishes & pots

  • The spacious suite opens up to your own private balcony with garden views

    The spacious suite opens up to your own private balcony with garden views

  • The massage bed will make you feel like you're at an exclusive  spa

    The massage bed will make you feel like you're at an exclusive spa

  • Exquisite detailing throughout.  Bathroom includes all amenities

    Exquisite detailing throughout. Bathroom includes all amenities

  • Complete kitchen. Keurig & Nespresso coffee makers. Even built-in USB ports!

    Complete kitchen. Keurig & Nespresso coffee makers. Even built-in USB ports!

  • Share our home gym, with Stairmaster, Elliptical, Airdyne Bike, weights & HD TV

    Share our home gym, with Stairmaster, Elliptical, Airdyne Bike, weights & HD TV

  • The garden bathroom on the first floor is also available for your use.

    The garden bathroom on the first floor is also available for your use.

  • The tall architectural window of your Suite has stunning mntn. views.

    The tall architectural window of your Suite has stunning mntn. views.

  • View from your private patio of the herb, flower and vegetable gardens

    View from your private patio of the herb, flower and vegetable gardens

  • View from the front yard towards your Suite and the owners' house.

    View from the front yard towards your Suite and the owners' house.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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