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Ocean and Island Views! Lovely, one acre home with gorgeous oaks and boulders!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Panoramic views of the Riviera, Ocean and Islands set on an acre that feels like you are in a Santa Barbara Park.

Coveted for the rural feel of the area, close to downtown, the El Cielito neighborhood is a magical place. Hiking, biking and walking trails make it easy to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery and views in Santa Barbara. It is here that you will find this meticulously maintained property infused with golden light. This architecturally interesting home displays a wood and glass theme nestled in privacy and serenity. With over an acre of land and more than 100 trees and stunning sandstone boulders.

This Mid Century Modern home is defined by the quality of light and shadow and the casual lifestyle, modernism is a perfect style for Santa Barbara promoting harmony between shelter and nature. It offers an environment that is both relaxed and sophisticated…dramatic and beautiful. Ideal southern exposure brings the morning sun at daybreak and magnificent sunsets at day’s end. An atmosphere of warmth and coziness is created by the redwood interiors and amber tones of light with tall 10 ft ceilings throughout. Surrounded by windows, the inviting living room has a magnificent marble fireplace. The kitchen is spacious enough for both cooks and guests to congregate around the center island or breakfast table. And the kitchen has its own fireplace for warmth and ambience.

The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, Living Room, Office and Den. One room has a King, the other two rooms have Queen beds as well as one room has an additional couch bed. There is a Futon bed in the office/den. Flat screen TV’s in the living room, den and kitchen with cable, Netflix, DVD players and WIFI. There are hardwood floors in the living room, bedrooms, kitchen and formal dining area. It is bright and clean. We aim to please! You will find fresh crisp linens in all rooms, soft white towels in the bathrooms and nice kitchenware to prepare your meals.

The outdoor space is very inviting with a brand new Jacuzzi brand jacuzzi with great massage jets and plenty of seating. There is lovely outdoor patio area to enjoy meals al fresco. There are plenty of fun activities on the property for all ages including Bocci Ball, Basketball, Ping Pong, Frisbee golf or just climbing rocks and trees on a private acre. It's like being at your own destination resort!

From this location you are less than 2 miles to the Mission, 3 miles to the center of Town and the Beach is about 3.5 miles away. You are two blocks from Sheffield reservoir and Parma Park and some of the best hiking trails are above us near Scholfield Park and the Rattlesnake hiking trail.

Enjoy an amazing home and make memories to last a lifetime in this spectacular get away!

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Machado
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for letting us stay at your home. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the house and yard. Your place MADE our visit to Santa Barbara.
Mar 2014
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Mission Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath has 2 sinks, vanity and door open to deck
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large guest bathroom, door that opens to deck
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , guest bathroom in living area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in laundry room with showere
  • 3 and 1/4 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room has a full sized bed and a fold out twin sleeper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This room has a gorgeous view of ocean and islands
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is a master bedroom, attached lovely bathroom and views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in den, pillow top air bed with bedding
  • 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 queen with pull out twin, Futon in Den
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean and Island Views! Lovely, one acre home with gorgeous oaks and boulders!
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Santa Barbara Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

The anticipation of arriving at this home was everything we hoped for. Our stay, for our family of six, was for the week after Christmas and as we entered the house (at night) there was a warm glow from the Christmas tree as entered the house. It made the house feel so inviting. The house was everything that the listing offered. A beautiful view from the kitchen while we cooked breakfast. A cozy dinning area to sit around and play cards. A living room with a cozy fireplace to reflect on the experiences of the day. A hot tub to relax after a busy day after traveling to Solvang and Beckham Winery with a picnic lunch under a gazebo. The beds were comfy and offered a great night sleep. The house was immaculately clean. The property had so much to offer we didn't even have time to play basketball, ping pong, read a book in the hammock, have a barbeque on the grill or have a fire in the fire pit. There is a great Bocce ball court that we did get to play on. The ocean made a beautiful backdrop when you go outside and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. The day after we arrived I got a text from Lisa making sure everything was going well and asked if we had any questions or needed anything. That is great customer service. We all loved the house and would definitely recommend this property. I would most assuredly rent here again to take advantage of all the wonderful things that are available on this property. Thank you Lisa for letting our family make some great memories from your awesome home.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Lisa's home and highly recommend it for a relaxing vacation up in the mountains over Santa Barbara. We intended to enjoy the bocce court, ping pong table, hot tub, basketball hoop, and various lovely outdoor lounge/dining areas, but we ended up planting ourselves by the fire in the living room and kitchen and hardly moved. The house is well equipped with everything you need to feel at home (from the kitchen to bathroom amenities). Lisa was easy to get in touch with and was very flexible with us when we had a last minute request to stay a little longer due to a sleeping baby. We hope to come back again in the future to unwind and explore more of Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our short 2 night stay, look forward to staying longer next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect, serene Santa Barbara get-away

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. We did a family vacation with our two sons and their fiancé a group of six. It was perfect. The house is immaculate and well-kept. The owner provided for every detail, including soaps, plenty of towels and a well-equipped kitchen. We enjoyed long family meals in the dining room, relaxing afternoons playing boche ball and ping pong in the large, peaceful yard and evenings playing cards and games. We used the hot tub every evening before going to bed. The house is nestled in the hills above the mission. It provides a feeling of seclusion yet it is located close to downtown. It is an inexpensive Uber ride to downtown and the Funk Zone. We took a day trip to Solvang and Los Olivos....a wonderful excursion. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very special place, conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous home that feels like your own private resort. Our family (two adults, three children) had an amazing vacation staying here. The huge yard with amenities like basketball court, bocce ball court and ping pong table was a hit with the kids. The house is filled with natural light throughout the day, and at night, the outdoor lights make the property feel absolutely magical. We really appreciated the abundant supply of fluffy white towels and the basket of beach towels ready to go. The kitchen is HUGE and incredibly well-stocked (there was a Vitamix! We made smoothies every morning!). In short, we loved Lisa & Nick's house and hope to return again on a future visit to Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of Both Worlds!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home, even more beautiful than the website photos show! Just a short drive from the beach, we loved making the drive to and from the house during our week's stay, with its winding curves and scenic views. Having stayed at several VRBO homes, this one rates at the top of our list for a return visit. We loved the peaceful setting, attention to detail in all the amenities, and the warm and inviting environment. It all gave us a true sense of feeling right at home. Lisa and Nick went above and beyond to make sure we fully enjoyed our stay at their beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This amazing property is in the perfect location! Close to great hiking. Minutes to downtown Santa Barbara.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Add fee for 7+ ppl $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $195
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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