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The Santa Barbara Mission is your front yard—Landmark Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 7

Overlooking Santa Barbara's lovely rose gardens, this beautiful, historic, 2-story home includes a charming rear patio adjoining a lawn and serene flower gardens. Comfortably furnished and sleeps up to seven. An architectural dream home featuring a living room, fireplace, a formal dining room, modern cook's kitchen, 4 bedrooms/3 full baths, den garden dining room, and laundry room. There is high definition lcd cable television, VCR/DVD, several sound systems as well as WiFi Internet. The owner occupies a small portion of the property: an adjacent office/studio. The owner has two properties on the same street; the property in this listing is located at 402 and not 424 as stated in the listing. For more information and photos search sba2/plaza rubio.

More Details

Stephen Harby
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018


Upper East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master 1 - 1 king
    Master 2 - 1 queen
    Tower - 2 twin/ single
    Garden Den - 2 double , Sofa/Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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The Santa Barbara Mission is your front yard—Landmark Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Santa Barbara

Live in the shadow of the queen of the Mission

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, right across the street from the rose garden and Mission. All the comforts of home, well stocked, beautiful kitchen and beautiful front sitting room with amazing mountain views. Historic home has been restored beautifully - fantastic base to explore Santa Barbara! Host was very responsive to all of our needs - an absolute pleasure to stay here!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these comments! We feel very lucky to have such a special place and are grateful that we have been able to take good care of it and can share it with families like these recent visitors who appreciate both the historic qualities and the improvements we have made!
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Santa Barbara Mission location

  • 4 of 5

We loved this property! The owner was very honest about the fact that the house is a "heritage" building and hence we were not expecting to find totally modern appliances and fixtures. The charm of the Spanish revival architecture was truly beautiful and everything in the house functioned well. Location and setting of this property is perhaps one of the finest in Santa Barbara and looking out on the rose garden and lawn of the Mission never failed to impress. A beautiful back yard and many interesting walking routes all helped to make our stay most enjoyable. The owner kept in touch with us and had left a very complete list of local contacts. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family and we look forward to staying there in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Santa Barbara/ Darryl

  • 5 of 5

The house was a unique historic house across from The Mission Rose Garden. The property was well maintained and had all the amenities one would need. The owner was wonderful and very accommodating to all our needs. I certainly would recommend this property to anyone and will definitely stay there again in the future. The rose garden and park across the street made a perfect place for the grandchildren to play and the family to gather fora picnic.

My favorite restaurant is called Jane's in downtown. Also the trails and beaches are a big plus.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Los Angeles (LAX) is 80 miles and Santa Barbara
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
110 Fwy
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
East Beach
Car: recommended

Hear the Mission Bells! Santa Barbara, known as the California Riviera has been attracting visitors for over a century. Attractions include, historic missions (the 'Queen of the Missions' is across the park in full view), a vital, dense, urban downtown, theaters, renowned restaurants, the sea and nearby mountains (all within view of the house). Los Angeles and San Francisco are nearby (80 and 300 miles respectively). The year-round climate is mild. The city's policy of limited growth and strict architectural controls guarantees an attractive setting free of the grid-lock plaguing many urban areas today.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rate is inclusive of utilities (incl. cable, internet, etc.) and bi-weekly cleaning. Property must be booked for at least 31 nights, however, please inquire if you are interested in a shorter stay, which may be possible to arrange if the particular month has not already been booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.