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Quiet Cottage - Child & Pet Friendly - Minutes to Downtown

Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Cottage507 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Quiet 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cottage, Child Friendly, minutes from town

A sweet and comfortable little guest house w/ a full kitchen and garden on our half acre in a quiet cul-de-sac. Located above the SB Mission in Mission Canyon. You hear more birds than traffic--yet you're only 10 minutes from the heart of downtown...

A well behaved dog is welcome, but we MUST know about your pet BEFORE we confirm your booking. Let us know the breed or mix, weight and age. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T BRING YOUR DOG WITHOUT TELLING US IN ADVANCE.

The Space:

The cottage has a quiet & peaceful bedroom that sleeps 2 in a comfy queen sized bed, a small (see picture) private bath with shower, and a small living room. There is a full kitchen for your exclusive use that is equipped with full sized stove/oven, microwave, full sized fridge, small appliances, place settings and all that you might need to prepare and serve meals. Living and dining spaces are cozy, clean and comfortable.

There is also a queen air-bed that can be easily set up in the living room for children or one extra guest. The cottage is ideal for a couple, and it's quite comfortable for families with two children.

There's lots of outdoor space on our property and we are in a quiet, very walkable neighborhood. A copy of our cottage listing appeared on craigs list. We never use that site. If you see this on craigs, it is not authentic. Behind the cottage our guests have a private, secluded garden with native plants and succulents, and a small dining area with a Weber grill if you'd like to cook outdoors.

We're a short walk to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or to the Tunnel & 7 Falls trail heads and many miles of scenic hiking or biking. Being a bit up the canyon, we're usually above the coastal fog, and we're often clear and sunny on mornings when much of Santa Barbara is still cool and gray.

It's just a few minutes drive to Mission Santa Barbara, the Natural History Museum and downtown Santa Barbara with sightseeing, restaurants, tasting rooms, shopping, theaters, parks and beaches.

The way the cottage and it's off-street parking are situated at the back of our property you'll be able also come and go with complete privacy day or night. However, we also like meeting new people and interacting with our guests and are happy to share whatever local knowledge we have or be of any help we can throughout your stay.

We also rent out the Studio next to the Cottage (see pictures) they share a wall but are completely separate. Depending on the day there may be other guests on the property.

Off street parking & high speed WiFi included.

We love well behaved dogs.

No smoking anywhere on the property.

Guest Access:

There is a private garden behind the cottage for the tenants exclusive use.

Interaction with Guests:

We love to meet new people and share whatever we know of Santa Barbara with them, but we also know how wonderful privacy can be. We're always glad to be of help, but your time here is all your own...

The Neighborhood:

We live in a quiet neighborhood in the lower foothills above Mission Canyon. There's not much traffic so it's a great area for evening strolls or dog walking. A copy of our cottage listing appeared on craigs list. We never use that site. If you see this on craigs, it is not authentic. We're about a 5 minute walk to the gorgeous Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and about a mile from the 7 Falls/Tunnel trailhead which brings you into to the extensive network of hiking and biking trails in the National Forest above us.

Getting around:

Since we're up in the foothills a bit you'll need a car (or a bike and strong legs) to get around while you're here. The nearest city bus is over a mile away.z


Bonnie & Dan

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Bonnie & Dan

We love hiking, biking, gardening, animals, food, wine, travel and the beach. Have been lucky to live in this wonderful community for 23 years and happy to share everything about it with our guests.

Bonnie & Dan purchased this Cottage in 1998

Why Bonnie & Dan chose Mission Canyon

We looked for a year for a house we could agree easy. Until we saw a dilapidated 1940's 2 bedroom, 1 bath nestled under the most spectacular 80 foot Italian Stone Pine in all of Santa Barbara. We undertook a very major remodel of the home and somehow our marriage survived it. We've been here for 19 years. Sadly the 65 year old Stone Pine is gone now, the ocean view is much better, but we miss it...

What makes this Cottage unique

The quietist part of Santa Barbara we've ever found. No streetlights, no sidewalks, yet we're only 10 minutes from the heart of Santa Barbara's downtown. Up in the hills above the coastal fog and close to miles of fabulous hiking trails and 180 degree views of the coast.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Very quiet relaxing bedroom with plush queen mattress


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Small Bathroom with Shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            5-10 minutes away
          • Mountain View
            From Property
          • Ocean View
            From Property
          • Rural
            Santa Barbara Wine Country is a 30 minutes away


              • Budget
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        High speed wireless
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Off street parking next to Cottage
                      • Towels Provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Settings for 4
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully Equiped
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Full Size
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full Size
                          • Stove
                            Full Size
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                No dining table in the unit but a small dining table and additional dining area is in the private garden
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Rentals 5 miles away
                                      • Boat
                                        Rentals at SB Harbor 5 miles away and Lake Cachuma 20 miles away
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Small patio in private garden
                                      • Golf
                                        Public course 3 miles away
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Rentals 5 miles away
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Secluded garden behind cottage
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber charcoal grill and tools in private garden
                                      • Tennis
                                        Public courts 3.5 miles away
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Rentals 5 miles away


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • live theater
                                              • arboretum
                                              • caves
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • coin laundry
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • waterfalls
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            24 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            We loved the compact and homey cottage

                                                            Michael W.

                                                            We loved the compact and homey cottage nestled in Mission Canyon. The cottage is very quiet. We loved hearing the birds in the day and the frogs at night. We enjoyed sitting in the private patio and taking our dog to Hendry's beach.

                                                            Great location

                                                            Gerald W.Columbus Ohio

                                                            We had a great time

                                                            We loved the patio and the ability to shop at the markets and prepare a gourmet meal in the cozy and well equipped kitchen

                                                            We love Santa Barbara and hope to come back to the cottage next year

                                                            Thanks Dan and Bonnie

                                                            Sunny, Comfortable Cottage

                                                            Mary G.

                                                            We stayed there after Christmas with our senior dog and we could not have been happier with the location and with the hospitality of our hosts, Bonnie and Dan. The cottage is in a great location for cycling in the mountains above the Mission and we could be downtown, by bike or car, in minutes. You can even see the Channel Islands from the front door.

                                                            Lovely neighborhood, clean quarters.

                                                            Teri K.

                                                            My husband and I stated at this small but comfortable cottage in the hills of Mission Canyon. The neighborhood was awesome and we enjoyed our morning walks with our dog. The cottage was thoughtfully equipped, clean, quiet and comfortable. Our hosts were gracious and friendly and we had no issues the entire week we stayed there. Even though we had to drive to town, it was not a problem and everything is close. We were close to the Arroyo Burro beach which our dog loved and was our favorite beach. We were within walking distance to the botanical gardens and the Mission was a five minute drive. We actually enjoyed being a little bit out of town due to our lovely surroundings and the peace and quiet. We both slept better than we had in a long time. Our cottage was perfect for two adults and a well behaved dog. Definetely would go back again.

                                                            The quiet cottage was the perfect spot for me. It was comfortable, especially the bed. Safe/secure.

                                                            The quiet cottage was indeed quiet and peaceful. I was aware the property owners were near so felt safe and also had a lot of privacy. Everything was clean and well appointed. Wish I could have stayed longer. The only challenge for me was the driveway, backing out was a little sketchy with other cars near. Also the bathroom is really small with not a lot of space for toiletries. Still very functional. I would stay there again. Thanks Dan and Bonnie

                                                            Away from the hustle and bustle...

                                                            first l.

                                                            I stayed for 3 nights during a buisness trip. I brought my 2 older children along. This is a beautiful cottage surrounded by trees and beautiful gardens. The kitchen is well equipped to cook a home made meal. I appreciated the variety of spices they provided. Their wasn't anything that we needed except for the food to cook! We also brought our small dog along after getting approval from Dan. I was pleased to find dog bowls, a leash, cookies and doggy bags in case we needed them. My favorite part about my stay here is garden where I sat to enjoy my coffee in the morning. I look forward to my next trip and hope to stay here again.


                                                            Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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