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Paradise Retreats

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Executive Escape - Sleek and Sophisticated in Mission Canyon

6 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Santa Barbara County House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom/3 Bath - Sleeps 6

Executive Escape - Sleek and Sophisticated in Mission Canyon

From the sweeping heights of the Santa Barbara foothills, this newly-remodeled mid-century modern home commands breathtaking views of the city and the sea beyond. Its 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.

POLICIES

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 10% Lodging Tax + $2/night Tourism Tax.

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

$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 with purchase of Damage Waiver.

30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paradise Retreats (Property Manager)
Speaks: english

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

reservations@paradiseretreats.com

www.paradiseretreats.com

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guest comments)



The highlight of my husband's and my weeklong stay was the beauty and finely crafted elegance of the house itself. The views are fabulous. The kitchen was well equipped (we cook all our own meals when traveling). It was a delightful place to hang out and entertain our daughter and son-in-law for an evening meal. The sauna was the best we've ever experienced. The house was impeccably clean. The main problem for us with this property (and the reason we will not stay here again even though we come to Santa Barbara annually) was the number of steps down from the street or up from the garage to the master bedroom level (below the main floor), when carrying heavy luggage (20 steps). The steps were also an issue when carrying my plein air easel and art supplies up from the garage level daily (32 steps between garage to study-used-as-studio--on the top floor. Arrival and departure from this property is cumbersome--upper entry where the lockbox is and lower level garage is a 1/2 mile drive. I would recommend this property for people traveling with minimal luggage and who plan not to be bringing lots of groceries in.
Mar 2016
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Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

Executive Escape - Sleek and Sophisticated in Mission Canyon
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 48 reviews
4

Architectural gem on a steep hillside

  • 4 of 5

The highlight of our stay was the beauty and finely crafted elegance of the house itself--a recently renovated mid-century. On a steep hillside, there are fabulous views towards the Mission, Seminary, ocean and Channel Islands. The kitchen was well equipped (important for us since we cook all our own meals when traveling). It was a delightful place to entertain our daughter and son-in-law for an evening meal. The sauna was the best we've ever experienced (that's a huge compliment coming from my husband a Swede). The main problem for us with this property (and the reason we will not stay here again even though we come to Santa Barbara annually) was the number of steps from the street or up from the garbage to the master bedroom level (below the main floor), when carrying heavy luggage (20 steps). The steps were also an issue when carrying my portable, plein air easel and art supplies up from the garage level daily (32 steps from garage to study-used-as-studio--on the top floor.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Architectural Gem

  • 5 of 5

This property is a luxurious experience in modern architectural living. The views are amazing from the many decks. The beds are very comfortable and all furniture, appliances, dishware and cookware were of high quality. We loved the great expanses of glass and use of wood throughout. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautifully designed home with a few nits

  • 4 of 5

The house was gorgeous, and the view was beyond compare. Also, its location in Santa Barbara was perfect. Access to shops, restaurants, beach, parks and markets was perfect. Outside of the bustle, but within easy reach.

Nits: There was no privacy for the master bedroom suite. If the tv was on in the living room, it was noisy in the master bedroom. outdoor seating was mediocre. Pillows were soiled or torn. lounge chairs were useless for actual adults. This needs immediate attention.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely days at a lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 amazing nights, with the most amazing view overlooking Santa Barbara.

Thanks for a superb week.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well done

  • 5 of 5

Great renovation amazing views

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Executive Escape

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with spectacular views. Could not have asked for more in appliances in the kitche to cook with (all Decor). Nana doors leading out to the deck provided the expanded open concept that allowed for the 3 couples staying at the home to have wonderful convesations well into the evening. Only negative was that the garage really did not fit two cars well, but there was ample space on the street. Would definitely recommend this property for a wonderful getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

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.

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Amenities

Santa Barbara County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area ...
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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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