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Executive Escape - Sleek and Sophisticated in Mission Canyon

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/3 Bath - Sleeps 6

Executive Escape - Sleek and Sophisticated in Mission Canyon

From the sweeping heights of the Santa Barbara foothills, this mid-century modern home commands breathtaking views of the city and the sea beyond. It's sleek architecture and distinctive craftsmanship, combined with the use of natural materials in the open, uncluttered interiors, have created a serene environment bathed in natural light. Proudly, the home was featured in Seasons Magazine and carries the distinguished honor of having won the AIA Award (American Institute of Architects) for October 2011.

An outdoor cascading waterfall welcomes you to the main level Great Room/Living Room where rich teak walls, walnut floors and seamless glass walls combine to create a warm glow throughout the entire home.

The mood of the Living Room is set by the inviting leather sectional sofa and retro gas fireplace where flames flicker above smooth grey stones. For fun, 3D glasses have been provided to accompany the 60" flat screen HDTV for movie-night viewing. Another striking feature of this home are the Nana sliding glass doors that fold completely open to create a seamless flow from the living spaces out to expansive wrap-around decks of tropical Ipe wood.

Enjoy meal preparation in the smart kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art Dacor appliances. With honed black granite counters, teak walls and cabinets and stainless steel accents, your culinary choices are unlimited. Diners perched at the breakfast bar that seats 3 can share the cook's efforts or join in conversations in the Living Room. Or, more formally, a lovely illusion of indoor-outdoor dining is experienced at the nearby glass dining table poised before the Nana doors.

The guest bedrooms are located on the main floor. With a wall of glass, the west bedroom faces the shady hillside with sounds echoing from the entry fountain. A custom queen-size platform bed is built-into a wall of local sandstone that literally melds into the garden. The east bedroom with queen-size bed offers glass doors to the wrap around deck and a full bath with walk-in shower.

If work responsibilities beckon during your stay, the office is a calm space that holds a contemporary desk overlooking views of the grassy hillside and the rock-lined seasonal creek just outside.

Descend the glass-lined stairway to the lower-level Master Suite. Continuing in minimalist style, the bedroom is peaceful and spacious with a platform King-size bed, sitting area and private balcony with sweeping coastal views.

The Master Bath provides an elegant spa experience from the large soaking tub to the scenic views from the glass shower. Ultimately, however, the crowning touch is the full-size Finlandia Sauna where the effects of the most stress filled day or the aching muscles from the most energetic activities will melt away.

A bonus room off the Master Bedroom balcony has been converted to an awesome home gym with a club-style spinning bike, weights, ball, bands and yoga mats. There is no athletic club in town with this spectacular view! Swing open the Nana doors and enjoy cool breezes while you ride.

Whatever the reasons for your getaway, Executive Escape is a blank canvas waiting for you to create the perfect retreat experience. Day and night, the ever-changing views and the essential serenity of this beautiful home will offer you unforgettable beauty and tranquility.


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Minimum Nights

-3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:

High Season (Jun 15 - Sep 7)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before May 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after May 1st.

Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.

Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)

7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.

3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax + $2.20/night Tourism Tax.

$325 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at property) We had a great time! The house was amazing. We'll be back for sure! Thank you for the bottle of wine. It was a nice touch and appreciated out on the deck.
Oct 2017
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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bathroom w/walk-in shower, soaking tub, 2 sinks,
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bathroom #2 w/shower-tub combination, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #3 w/walk-in shower, sink, toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/King-size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom #2 w/queen-size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom #3 w/ queen-size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Hillside cul-de-sac location, expansive ocean, city and foothill views, upper and lower balconies, mid-century modern style, winner American Institute of Architects Award, Stainless Steel Dacor appliances, office w/glass top desk & window seat, Dacor Gas Grill near cascading waterfall, walking path, Printer/Fax/Copier, no baby items onsite - Porta-crib available upon request only, local hiking trails nearby


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Executive Escape - Sleek and Sophisticated in Mission Canyon
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 63 reviews

Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

The home was great! Excellent location. Close to everything. Very quiet neighborhood. Peaceful feel to the home. My favorite part of the home was the outdoor patio. With a view of the ocean, the 6 of us gathered there every morning for coffee and conversation. It was very special. We also made very good use of the fireplace, in the evenings. The view of the city lights at night was breathtaking. We cooked in for some of our meals, and we dined out at The Harbor Restaurant on the pier, Los Agaves on Milpas, The Worker Bee Café in Carpinteria, and had REALLY good coffees at Pascucci on State Street. The only issue for us was there are stairs leading from the garage to the house, and there are stairs with no handrails from the street to the house, and the hard wood floors are a little slippery. It was fine for the younger folks, but my 88 year old father was pretty nervous at times. Two of the beds are low to the floor. This isn't an ideal house for an elderly couple, but for anyone else, it is really perfect. I would definitely stay again, and I would recommend it to my friends, for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glamorous vacation rental, beautiful scenic vistas

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property. The view from the deck was amazing.

The furnishings are very well done, the home was lacking in nothing. We stayed here with 3 couples and it worked beautifully.

I would highly recommend staying here if you want to feel like a true Californian!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Canyon Escape

  • 4 of 5

We loved the layout, spaciousness, and warm wood glow. The deck/views on the main level and downstairs are outstanding. A few minor findings were the master bathroom shower temperature was not adjustable and too hot. Waterfall did not function during scheduled times nor manually which we were a bit disappointed about. None of these though detracted us from enjoying the house overall. Wonderful family memories were made for our son who graduated UCSB.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway location

  • 5 of 5

The house is spectacular with modern amenities and luxury decor. The deck and view really make the house special. This house is perfect to host groups or a large family. BBQ is in perfect condition with a gorgeous kitchen.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As Beautiful As The Photos Show

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect birthday weekend in Santa Barbara this weekend. Perched in the hills of Mission Canyon, this gem of a home was glamorous! Beautiful views of the water, the Channel Islands and downtown. We were above it all. The kitchen was beautifully stocked allowing some delightful eating. The best part, though, was how close the house is to downtown and all the restaurants. Would come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome contemporary house!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our week at this stunning contemporary house. I would have given it 5 stars but there was a small drawback. On the weekend, our grown kids and their significant others joined us. The downstairs master bedroom area is wonderful but there is no way to close it off from the rest of the house. If people are in the living room upstairs, the sound carries directly into the master bedroom.

On the plus side, the high end kitchen appliances and the grill were a great bonus since we love to cook. The doors to the deck unfold fully to give the feeling of being outside while enjoying the comfort of the inside and the fantastic Santa Barbara weather was lovely. We had a steady viewing of hummingbirds in the tree just off the deck. (We had to close things up a couple of times because of a visiting unseen but clearly close by skunk.) The orange tree by the garage provided a nice treat a couple of mornings.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.9 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
West Beach
Car: recommended

Mission, Courthouse, Beach, Zoo, Art Museums, Galleries, Natural History Museum, Botanical Garden, Parks, Wharf, Harbor, Biking (road and mountain), Beach Volleyball, Walking, Golf, Sailing, Surfing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing (lake and ocean), Swimming, Tennis, Horseback riding, Windsurfing, Paragliding, Rollerblading, Wine Tasting, Shopping, Sight Seeing, Channel Island Tours, Whale watching, Antiquing, Bird Watching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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