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Spanish Mission Style Home with Pool - Away from Coastal Fog

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


Ideal spot to watch the August 21 solar eclipse.

This is a peaceful Spanish Mission style home on a spectacular site with a large, private pool in the foothills of Santa Barbara. It has magnificent views, wonderful sunsets, and a tropical landscape that gives an exotic resort feeling.

The property is at the end of a private road with no through traffic.

This is a family home of English design professionals. With its tree house, pool and swings it is an ideal place for families.

However because of the residential neighborhood the property it is not suitable for loud groups wanting to party.

Mission Santa Barbara is only one and one-half miles away. It is less than ten minutes from downtown Santa Barbara which is a very sophisticated town in the Spanish Colonial style; a beautiful town to walk in. There are theaters, many cinemas, and the type of restaurants and shops one usually finds only in large international cities.

This artistic house is light, open, and comfortable. The combined kitchen/dining room is large, 26 feet x 16 feet. The adjacent poolside dining area is an ideal place to watch the sunsets or enjoy lunch sitting in swimsuits in the warm sunshine. The large living room, 20 feet x 25 feet, has a wood burning fireplace and wonderful mountain views. There is a home office and wireless internet. No smoking and no pets, please.

The Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens are within walking distance, as are many hiking trails.

Keywords: Private, tropical, views, large pool.

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a relaxing, restful time. Your home is amazing. We loved it and Patricia was thrilled with everything especially after she found the knife sharpener!
May 2005
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Mission Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Spanish Mission Style Home with Pool - Away from Coastal Fog
average rating of 4.75 based on 33 reviews

Very Nice

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very welcoming, the location was very good. If you are looking for a very quiet location with beautiful scenery all around you this is the place,

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redondo Beach, CA- CALIFORNIA

a uniquely beautiful place!

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at this beautiful mission-like home with my 4 little kids and my parents. The location is stunningly gorgeous- tucked in the SB hills with a distant ocean view. The pool is located in the perfect spot to take in the scenery. A pool gate was available for the kids which helped my husband sleep at night (though it did cut down on the scenic view). The home itself is a wonder. Meticulously designed and decorated by the couples eclectic world adventures. There are treasures, statues and artifacts tucked all around. While the decor and fixtures are dated, it somehow comes together perfectly with a chic throwback vibe. Despite the innumerable relics and tapestries, the place was very clean and well maintained. No dust or creepy smells if you know what I mean. The couple who own the property stay at an adjacent home less than 20 yards away so they are available if needed. The grounds surrounding the home are a wonder too- palm trees and succulents abound in a meticulous garden. There is an actual treehouse, wooden swings and chickens roaming the property if your interest hasn't already been peaked. The beds were very comfortable and despite the dated look, showers worked great. Its location is minutes from the main town, but you really feel like you are away from it all here. The only down side to our visit was it was pretty warm and there is no AC. There were plenty of fans though to make it bearable, oh yes, and the gorgeous pool too cool off in.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect girls getaway!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a weekend in September...We had 8 women that needed some R&R in the Santa Barbara area. This house was PERFECT! It is very secluded and quiet...Its up on the hill so the views are magnificent! We spent most of the time relaxing by the pool (which was heated). There were plenty of lounge chairs and seating around the pool! The kitchen was stocked so all we had to bring was the food! Rooms were spacious and beds were comfy. Worth every penny!!!

The only downfall is that since it is so secluded our UBER drivers had trouble finding us. If you need a ride I recommend having the UBER driver call you and you walk him through the directions.


  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VRBO in Santa Barbara

  • 2 of 5

This was a comedy of errors. It started with the host thinking that we were to come the next day and so she was not prepared. Santa Barbara was unseasonably hot, and in a house with no air conditioning she did not have any fans. She then did provide some odd collection of fans.

She had switched off the water heater so my elderly in laws had to have a cold water shower the next day. She did turn it on later.

We all did go to bed only to be woken up by ants all over the bed and in my pajamas, biting. Most unpleasant. Now what you would expect. We did find some spray to help a few days later.

She has a fee of $35.00 for using the gas grill. Needs to provide Yoshi mats so that she does not need to worry. The whole place needs to be cleaned up and clutter reduced. Guests need to be able to use the area and not be over whelmed by all the stuff that they have collected/

It is most unlikely that we will recommend the place to friends, even though it is in a very beautiful setting.

Hosts are very cordial.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since we do not get bad reviews I am somewhat taken aback. We strive to have everything 100% ready for guests on arrival, and provide a wonderful stay, however sometimes a glitch or two occurs. The house was ready and clean for the guests, but I had made a mistake and did think the guests were coming the following day. I was out when they arrived but was home within 15 minutes after being notified by my husband that they were here, and I did some minor finishing touches. We have three bathrooms and two water heaters. They are on timers but unfortunately the one serving Samyadev's in-laws was compromised and the pilot had to be re-lit. There was plenty of hot water to the third bathroom, and if I had known, would have advised them to use that one (the third bathroom) while I re-lit the other. The freakishly hot weather was unpleasant but beyond our control. We have a large ceiling fan in the living room. There were two free standing fans in the empty, bedroom closets and another large one in the kitchen but evidently the guests had not seen them. I set these up for them, but they had been there all along. The guests did complain to me of the lack of central air conditioning but Santa Barbara’s climate does not usually require it and few houses have it. We disclose that we don't. The ant invasion was surprising, unfortunate and completely unforeseen but probably a consequence of the unusual, extremely hot weather. Not really sure what the objection to “all the stuff we have collected” was. I do not feel it is “overwhelming” or “clutter”. We have never had objections before. The house is meticulously cleaned and work space is ample. The house interior, décor and art collection is clearly represented in the site photos. I can only assume it was not to these guests’ taste and wonder why they chose our home. Regarding the barbeque, we provide charcoal free of charge with a pre set-up starter chimney all ready to light, and there is no charge for cleaning this barbeque. We do have a gas barbeque for guests staying a week or more and if left dirty there is a $35 cleaning fee. This charge was not relevant since the guests were only staying for four nights.
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Los Angeles

Beautiful and homely

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, beautiful location, perfectly located near shops etc but you feel miles away from anywhere. Incredible views of the hills while you swim in the fantastic pool. Michael and Hillary are lovely and very helpful, even letting us pick fruit from their garden. Very comfortable beds. Great kitchen full of pots and pans etc for people who cook. Really feels like you're in Italy or Spain. Lovely for friends or a romantic escape from the city and a perfect place for families. We're definitely coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a peaceful, beautiful retreat above Santa Barbara.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 2 adults and three teenage sons really enjoyed a week long vacation here. The house and grounds are beautiful and interesting. The owners were delightful and very helpful with recommendations for local beaches, etc. We hope to come back for another family escape.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning less than 5 day $75
Cleaning more than 5 day $100 + Tax

Special 3 night off-season stay at $597 per night

Monthly rates please contact owner.

These are the minimum cleaning fees. We request guests to leave the home in a clean and tidy manner otherwise additional cleaning fees may be charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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