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Private Family Pool Home near downtown - Small Groups Specials!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Four bedrooms, three baths sleeps up to 8 in luxury and with incredible space

Pricing structure provided for week or more stays provides discount for smaller groups.

Imagine your own private retreat, close enough to walk to the Mission of Santa Barbara and yet when on the acre property you will feel like you are away from it all in your own private Shangrai Lai. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design maximizes the enjoyment of the sprawling one story 3000 sq feet house. The house embraces a spectacular solar heated pool and backyard patio from which you may fully relax in the fantastic Santa Barbara weather.

Peacefully sleep in the quiet setting. Those who are early risers will not disturb those who want to sleep in as the bedroom wing is at the opposite end of the house from the kitchen living and dining areas.

Two gorgeous fireplaces, one in the master suite. The second is a striking cathedral ceiling high edifice in travertine accenting the unique atmosphere of this incredible home.

All the comforts of home with full kitchen, new 5 burner stove/convection oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer and the space to stretch out and enjoy yourself after enjoying all Santa Barbara offers.

Incredible Mix of Quality and Value: --Spectacular private pool and jacuzzi

--Outdoor patio and relaxation area

--Four bedrooms, three baths: One king, three queens.

--Luxury bedding and down comforters

--Master bedroom with private bath and marble gas fireplace and entertainment center

--Master bedroom has walk in closet

--Separate living area with comfortable seating for six and gorgeous views of the yard as well as the floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Cathedral ceilings and stained glass.

--Separate play area with Foosball, piano available (on request), 55' 3-D smart HDTV and entertainment area

--Outdoor breezeway with treadmill, stationery bicycle and ping pong table.

--Laundry room

--Full kitchen with breakfast nook and separate full dining room area

--Outdoor Gas barbecue

--Outdoor dining area and lounge chairs

--High speed wireless internet

--Access your Netflix account on WiFi DVD player

--Desk area

--Linens and towels and soaps

--Self grinding Cusinart coffeemaker and single serve Keurig (bring your pods)


Santa Barbara the 'American Riviera': In Santa Barbara you can hike in the mountains and swim at the beach on the same day! This property is located on a beautiful tree filled acre property with views of the mountains. Just a short walk to the Mission and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Walk to downtown Santa Barbara through Rocky Nook Park and distinctive Upper East neighborhoods. The beach and Montecito are just an easy 10 minute drive. Santa Barbara offers a wealth of cultural and athletic activities from kayaking, windsurfing, whale watching, fishing, biking, golf to local theater, museums and cultural events.

Please be advised that this property is to be used only for the guests on contract and we do not permit large gatherings or more than four cars at any time at the property.

Wendy and Chuck Rockwood: Longtime residents of Santa Barbara, your hosts (owner/manager) Wendy and Chuck Rockwood are happy to recommend restaurants, and activities. Included are directions to favorite beaches and places to walk and shop. If you have questions they are happy to answer them and they look forward to your stay at Poolside.

More Details

Property Manager
Wendy Rockwood
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Wendy Rockwood

Wendy and Chuck are longtime residents of Santa Barbara and Big Bear California. We are happy to share our love of these communities with guests. In fact, that is what makes being vacation rental owners of six properties and managing them ourselves so rewarding. We have made many happy memories in all of our properties (we have lived in each one of them) and can share all the special features and local ideas with guests.

We love gardening, biking, walks on the beach and spending time with our own family which includes three grown children and five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way!

Wendy Rockwood purchased this house in 2003

Why Wendy Rockwood chose Mission Canyon

We have lived in Santa Barbara for over thirty years and we think we have the best location in town. We are close to everything and can go to any area, Montecito, downtown, the beach, Goleta, all without having to travel on the busy freeway. Coming home to this property is always like a breath of fresh mountain air. Yet, we can still walk downtown through the historic area around the 'Queen of the Missions.' We often take in it's beautiful rose garden and walk through the distinctive Upper East side which is filled with the elegant historic homes.

What makes this house unique

Our first trip to this home was like falling in love for the first time. We just adore the backyard patio area and pool for relaxing and refreshing ourselves. The sprawling nature of the single story layout is also fantastic for hosting guests as the sleeping areas are separate from the kitchen and active areas.

Nestled on an acre the property is truly a private retreat. The hawks fly overhead and the many birds enjoy with us the fantastic gardens and orchards which surround the property. Our piece of Heaven.

With having a direct relationship with the owner/manager you will deal with one person from your booking to any necessary details during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Totally Relaxing and enjoyable, what a vacation should be"

This is the second year that we have spent our vacation at 'Poolside' in Santa Barbara. As before, the only thing we needed to do was show up and bring some good books to read and our food and drink. This vacation rental home comes with everything else you might possibly need for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

The location is perfect. You fell that you are miles away from everything but in actuality you are only minutes away from downtown, the beaches, restaurants, etc.

We hope to be back again next year.
Aug 2013
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Mission Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • This is a family home in a residential area, suitable for other families and mature groups.
  • Cancellation fee for cancellation 60 days in advance is $200. No refunds under 60 days in advance, unless I am able to rebook the time.
  • Personalized Rental Agreement will be provided and required to be returned prior to finalization of the booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double basins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double basins
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All beds are equipped with luxury linens and down comforters with duvet covers. Pristine white bed linens make for everything clean and comfortable for your stay.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Exercise equipment, reclining bike and treadmill Filtered Water Ping pong table/table tennis Foosball table Yamaha studio grand piano. Catering/Personal Chef Available


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Private Family Pool Home near downtown - Small Groups Specials!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 7 stay here for a long weekend. The house was perfect for our needs. It's set on the most amazing property and we took full advantage of the pool, Jacuzzi and fruit trees. The furnishings were up to date and the kitchen was stocked with all of the utensils we needed for cooking daily meals. The location was perfect for a short ride to the downtown area, hiking trails and the mission. We had a small issue on Saturday and Wendy was super responsive. Thanks for a great stay! I would recommend reserving this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michele and Ron, You were a pleasure to host! So glad you had a good trip! Please visit again!
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comfortable home with awesome pool

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room for our family and enough privacy for all.

this well designed home was extremely comfortable. We enjoyed all the citrus trees and gardens. the pool and hot tub and outdoor area was a big plus. The area is quiet and located close to everything in Santa Barbara. Our family visit was a great success with ages from 19 to 64. Everyone enjoyed the home. I would definitely stay at this home again

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with all the amenities for a great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful setting, wonderful gardens all around, pool and hot tub - couldn't have asked for more! The 4 bedrooms were all well appointed, the bathrooms were clean and beautifully decorated - especially the master bath. Loved the unusual and beautifully shaped windows and skylights, the stained glass, all such a unique feature.

The grill was great for our family dinners, and the tables by the pool were a wonderful gathering place for us all. We definitely needed the umbrellas that were provided.

We had one problem with the internet, and Wendy called me back right away to help us get back online. Just a re-boot of the modem...

We had the best time visiting Santa Barbara in this beautiful home, and hope to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal for family get together

  • 5 of 5

My family of adult children and their partners stayed at this poolside retreat for a week . My husband and I stayed on afterward on our own.

The house was ideally equipped for shared family meals both inside and outside. And there are enough separate living areas for young adults to be pursuing their own interests later in the evening.

The garden is a gardeners garden and attracts amazing bird life . The backdrop of the sun setting on the foothills behind the property was amazing.

The location was great - close enough to easily access downtown, and also the highways out to tourist areas. But far enough away to be a private and peaceful place to sit and read your book in the sun.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family was a pleasure to host. We love it when families get the full benefit of our magical location. We hope you visit us again!
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Wonderful Poolside Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The description of this home as a "Poolside Retreat" was excellent. My family thoroughly enjoyed the pool, the backyard, and the gardens, even opting to spend more time at the pool rather than going to the beach. It was an excellent experience for all three generations. We felt like we were at our own private resort! I would highly recommend this house for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a great location in the foothills above Santa Barbara and just a short drive to downtown and the beaches. The house is spacious and very well equipped with high quality appliances and furnishing inside and out. We loved the barbecue, table tennis and piano, and most of all the fabulous garden and pool. Being able to pick fresh fruit and herbs was wonderful. The house was very clean and instructions for finding everything very helpful. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guest like yourselves are what makes sharing our home so special. We are so glad you were able to experience the magic of our special spot! Please visit again!
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Car: recommended

Whale watching.

Wine Tasting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

SB Tourism fee (per day) $2.2
Booking-admin fee $200 + Tax
Security-Refundable $1,000
Cleaning $250

Cancellation permitted as long as 60 days in advance with a $200 cancellation fee. Under 60 days no cancellation or refund.
All rates are subject to change. Please inquire for specific rates and night requirements for your stay.

Small group special. Contact us for special pricing if you are 4 people or less. Up to $800 a week off of your stay.l

Security returned within 14 days.
12% Tax is for stays under 31 days.

Holiday periods are not discounted.

$250 Cleaning fee.
Inquire about Monthly rates.
All booking transactions outside the U.S. must be on a credit card.
Returnable security may vary with length of stay.

Manager'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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