1 bedroom, 1.5 bath & Private Patio Overlooking Koi Pond, Waterfall & Gardens
Evelyn and Mindo
- english, spanish
About Evelyn and Mindo
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.
Evelyn and Mindo purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Evelyn and Mindo chose Mission Canyon
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.
What makes this Apartment unique
We think of our property as an evolving, living spiritual abode, and we are constantly bringing 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'.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
No smoking - Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere on the propertySmoking is NOT permitted anywhere on the property
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- We ask guests to leave their shoes on their private balcony and not wear them in the guest suite.
- Before confirming your reservation we ask that you tell us a little bit about yourselves so we can make sure we are a good fit for you and you for us.
This is a beautiful studio, very large, just as advertised. It is a great place for a visit to Santa Barbara with very accommodating folks who mange the experience.
Did not want to leave
A beautiful and comfortable space in lovely surroundings with gracious hosts. We will stay here again when we return to Santa Barbara.
A true paradise......
I felt at peace the moment I stepped in thru the door.
Lovely to look at both in and outside. The personal art, the birds in the morning, the sky at sunrise, the gardens, and mostly for me....the balcony where I drank my tea as I warmed myself in the winter sun, and where I had my wine in the evening.
E and M were/are a wonder to work with anytime I had a question.
Also enjoyed learning a few things while watching them work in their hydroponic garden.
Felt very lucky to have experienced it all.
If you are in Santa Barbara and you are looking for a top shelf experience from start to finish, you must stay in this lovely home away from home. You won't be disappointed. We were warmly greeted, fortunate enough to score a guided tour of the amazing gardens complete with artwork, organic fruit and veggies, and a beautiful koi pond. With so many previous reviews outlining all the amenities, I can't seem to find anything to add other than you can't miss this architectural gem or its lovely owners Evelyn and Mindo. We can't wait to return.
Our first VRBO experience, and it was great. The studio was above the garage and Huge ( 20x30, about), airy, light and with a private balcony. Evelyn and Mindy have included so many thoughtful things and are super hosts. 5 stars all the way- we will be back!
Less than a 4 minute drive to Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's and Gelsons (an upscale and very complete grocery store)