About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 31 nights
Four bedrooms, three baths sleeps up to 8 in luxury and with incredible space
If you are Four people or less contact for significant discounts. Up to $1000 off for a weekly stay.
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.
--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
--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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
Dear Michele and Ron,
You were a pleasure to host! So glad you had a good trip! Please visit again!
comfortable home with awesome pool
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
Beautiful house with all the amenities for a great family vacation
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.
Ideal for family get together
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.
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!
Wonderful Poolside Family Vacation Home
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.
Fantastic holiday in a beautiful house
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.
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!
Whale watching. Wine Tasting
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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 $1000 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.