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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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SERENE CANYON RETREAT

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4 Bedroom/2 Bath With Seasonal Pool And Spa - 5 Minutes From Town

Feel your cares disappear in our beautiful canyon retreat house. Hot tub, seasonal pool and extensive outdoor living spaces complement the casual and tastefully furnished interior spaces. 4 bedrooms (one is furnished as a private den/office with sofa bed) comfortably accommodate 6 to 8. 5 minute drive to town - 10 minute walk to local trails, and 10-15 minute drive to local beaches.

The Setting

Close-in, and mid-town, the Canyon House boasts a unique Santa Barbara foothills location. The residential ranch zoning creates wide open spaces and back country vegetation 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

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.

The House

A sloped path and small stairway 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 between 6 and 8 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 8, plus a formal 6-seat dining room with china round out the comfortable and casually elegant interior

Notes

Sorry, no Pets

No Smoking

No events or large parties

Strict Maximum of 8 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Cherie Topper

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Serene Canyon Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Serene Canyon Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497470vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
We were a group of 4 adults and our 4 kids (aged 7-11). The house was clean, comfortable, and very peaceful. The pool was too cold (and there was algae in it) but we enjoyed the Jacuzzi. The grounds are just beautiful - very private and peaceful, but there is a lot of poison oak all around the area (so just be careful). We hiked the Jesusita trail twice, which begins just a quick walk down the road and is long and gorgeous. The owners Mark & Cherie are prompt, courteous, and a pleasure to deal with.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Serene Canyon Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497470vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Owner was super easy to work with and went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable. Very clean and quiet location away from the noise of 101 and the train. Conveniently located if you have a car. Also sports a vey private hot tub in the backyard. Highly recommended.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
business
Serene Canyon Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497470vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Charming and quiet yet so close to town!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This home was perfect for our week in Santa Barbara and just what we were looking for. Plenty of space to relax without being on top of each other, lots of charm to be comfortable without being to fancy, and all of the privacy you could only hope for. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very friendly owner that gave us a brief tour of the very clean home with all of the amenities we needed for our stay. The house is as advertized, three roomy bedrooms and a den with a pull out couch, two large dining areas and a comfortable living room with large screen TV, cable and internet access. The kitchen is well equipped and open to one of the dining areas. There are two nice deck areas one which has a nice spa and very nice gas grill for cooking. The property is full of orange, lemon and avocado trees. A few minutes and you are in the heart of upper State Street. We had the opportunity to have our family up to the house twice during the week for dinner (a group of 15+ people) and there was plenty of space both inside and out so that everyone could relax and catch up on news without being crowded. This home and the owners made our trip to Santa Barbara just what we had hoped for, PERFECT.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Serene Canyon Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497470vb
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Very clean home nestled away in the canyon. Great home for a weekend getaway or for a long term vacation. We will defiantly be back if ever in the area again.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These thoughtful guests stayed for two months while on a long term work assignment here in Santa Barbara. We were delighted to provide them with a homey "get away" alternative to the generic hotel room, as well as a dependable local contact in town. Kudos to their company for having the vision to provide this financially smart, and fun reward for their hardworking team.

A big thank you to them for our very first review!
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Nearest Airport
8.9 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak Downtown
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
101
Nearest Beach
4.7 Miles
Arroyo Burro / Hendry's Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Harry's
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Municipal
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several - Harry's, TeeOff, Cafe Stella, Reynaud...
Car: recommended

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.

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Availability & Rates

Santa Barbara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
$400
$2,000
$5,500
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$350
$1,750
$5,000
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Non-refundable Cleaning Fee $250.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy:

> 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)

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , Functional & clean with mountain views
    Master Bath - Private master bath - with window to outside
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Office / Den - Sleeper sofa in office with mountain views.
    Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Front bedroom - view of cathedral peak & canyon
    Back Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Cozy Light filled room with mountain views
    Master Bedroom/bath - 1 queen , Beautiful master bedroom with doors to deck and spa
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shuffleboard
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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