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Breathtaking Mountain View

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

On a private road in the foothills of Santa Barbara, but minutes from downtown.

Located on a private road, our 2000 sq ft comfortable home has a spectacular panoramic mountain view. Two queen size beds and one trundle sleeps six people. There are three tvs with Direct TV.

Our guests have wifi access, a full kitchen with a Viking Range for those who enjoy cooking, two barbeques, a Yamaha baby grand piano our library & washer & dryer.

Enjoy our backyard patio & lovely garden. We also have an exercise room, with tv and weights.

The home is a 5-10 minute drive from:

Santa Barbara Beaches-East Beach, West Beach, Leadbetter Beach and Hendry's Beach, Biltmore Butterfly Beach

Downtown, Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Shopping-Paseo Nuevo Mall, La Cumbre Plaza Mall, La Arcada Court Santa Barbara Zoo, Stearn’s Wharf, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara Sea Center Museums-Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, El Presidio State Historic Park

More Details

Laurie Zalk
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

Why Laurie Zalk chose Mission Canyon

The minute I saw the breathtaking view from the front deck, I knew this was the house for me. Although there are several houses across the street, they are not visible so it feels like I'm living in a very private area of Santa Barbara. In reality, I'm not because downtown SB is only 10 minutes away!


Mission Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please...2 cars only. Quiet after 10:00 PM.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has French doors leading to the back garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Breathtaking Mountain View
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful and relaxing home with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was perfect for our family gathering! The location is great, being both close to the center of Santa Barbara, yet set in the hills with expansive mountain views and the peace and quiet of the countryside. Inside is an oasis in itself, with a well appointed and large kitchen, three bedrooms, and a large open living area. And very clean, bright, and comfortable. Oh, and the deck and garden areas! Great for that morning cup of coffee or just hanging out. Laurie is so easy to communicate with and so attentive to detail - thank you for making our trip to Santa Barbara so special!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Voghts for keeping our home clean and beautiful! You were wonderful guests and we hope you'll visit us again in the future. So glad you were comfortable and enjoyed the house (even a little piano)!
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Southern California

Great location, AMAZING view, and wonderful house with a lovely garden

  • 5 of 5

This house is on a very quiet cul-de-sac less than 15 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, and very close to the mission. It is surrounded by amazingly beautiful gardens, with a great view of the surrounding hills from the deck. Inside the house, it is eclectically decorated with art & sculptures, and pretty and cool knick knacks all over the place. It was fun to wander around and look at all the unique things around the house. There is a huge book shelf filled with all sorts of great reading. The living room has plenty of space to lounge around. We loved breakfast in the kitchen with the views on 3 sides of the mountains. A hawk swooped right by the window on our first morning! The deck is a wonderful place to watch the sunset. The kitchen is very well stocked and you'll be set for anything with a commercial Viking stove as well. And the back garden was just a lovely place to be and relax.

We really enjoyed our stay here, it's a wonderful place to vacation. You're right by everything, but still just perfectly away from everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Ridge, NJ

Amazing mountain locale

  • 4 of 5

The house is spacious, comfortable and very clean with a spectacular view of the canyon and mountains and a lovely back garden. Our host Ben was gracious and welcoming, he even offered to give our son a ride to the airport. The location is perfect--quiet and beautiful, but close enough to downtown and the beaches (a 10-minute ride). Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the house and area

  • 4 of 5

This is a fun and funky house in a terrific location with a stunning view of Mission Canyon. Ben went out of his way make sure we were satisfied (he and Laurie live in an apartment below the house). There are lots of comfy spots to sit in the sun and read or enjoy the view and the kitchen is well-equipped. Our only (minor) complaints were that the bed in the master bedroom could have been more comfortable and there were no shelves or drawers to unpack into in the master bedroom.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
De La Vina St.
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Public Golf Course, Las Positas
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Our Daily Bread
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
East Beach
Car: necessary

Walking distance to the Botanic Gardens and local hiking trails. Less than a mile from the old mission, rose gardens, and Natural Museum of History. Many local beaches within a 10 minute drive.

If you're into watching hang gliders take off, La Cumbre Peak is 20 minutes away or, if you're lucky, watch from the deck as they glide.

Santa Barbara's beautiful Stern's Wharf and our Marina offer many activities including our new Sea Center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

We will email you our rental contract. Please sign and return it to us before your arrival. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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