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Private Family Pool Home near downtown -Small group Specials!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Now Special rates for small groups. Save $1000 a week or $200 (non holiday time periods) a night if you are 4 people or less. You must email the owner to get the quote with these special rates.

For more reviews/guest comments, go to 'About Wendy Rockwood' in the owner info below.

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)

--Spices

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

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 Santa Barbara County

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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Amenities

Mission Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double basins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double basins
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Exercise equipment, reclining bike and treadmill Filtered Water Ping pong table/table tennis Foosball table Yamaha studio grand piano. Catering/Personal Chef Available

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Private Family Pool Home near downtown -Small group Specials!
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Toronto, Canada
5

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: Feb 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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5

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: Aug 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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5

Relaxing base for exploring and chilling.

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing. Every facility you could want including pool and spa. Located in the foothills and secluded yet close to town. An amazing property!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lovely spacious house ideal for the family

  • 5 of 5

This family house is spacious and set in a beautiful garden. The pool was ideal for the adults while the heated spa suit d our grandson. Nice large table for eating outside and plenty to do in the area. It is an easy distance from downtown but quiet and peaceful in the garden which smells of orange blossom and roses.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It really is a poolside retreat

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I drove up the driveway I knew we had a Bingo! The layout of the house was perfect for the 8 of us. Everyone had their privacy when they wished. That said, we spent the vast majority of our time around the pool where the space and privacy were perfect.

Starting off each morning picking your grapefruits and oranges off the trees was the perfect beginning to each day. Downtown is a short easy drive as it to some great hikes in the hills. Everything was as advertised.

If we return to the area we would definitely stay again. Thanks Wendy!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mission Canyon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 23 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
$3,750
$8,000
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
$3,800
$8,000
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$800
$3,750
$15,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$900
$4,500
$15,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$800
$3,800
$8,000
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$800
$3,800
$8,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$900
$4,250
$12,500
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
$3,500
 
 
Holidays
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$900
$4,500
 
 
Winter
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$750
$3,800
$7,500
 
 
Spring
Mar 23 2018 - May 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$850
$4,000
$8,000
 
 
Summer
May 16 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$900
$4,500
$15,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

SB Tourism fee (per day) $2.2
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

SPECIAL RATES FOR SMALL GROUPS OF 4 PEOPLE OR LESS SAVE $1000 A WEEK or $200 a night (when nightly rate is available). Save $500 on monthly pricing for 4 people or less. Ask about small group monthly discounts.

In the Summer and Holidays the weekly rate is minimum rate, Guests may stay 5-7 nights for this flat rate price.
Security deposit 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 deposit and may vary with length of stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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