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State of the Art Luxury - Private Architectural Masterpiece - Close To Downtown

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath & Private Patio Overlooking Koi Pond, Waterfall & Gardens

Your Luxury Guest Suite Beyond The Magic Gate...

Discover the spacious 750 sq. ft. studio apartment with 13 ft. high cathedral ceilings, expansive mountain view window and 2nd floor outdoor covered balcony overlooking the koi pond, waterfall and luscious gardens. Located next to the main house where the owners live, you'll have your own private entrance and experience complete privacy. This extraordinary space is used exclusively for vacation rentals, so it's appointed with truly luxurious furnishings and amenities which you'll love. All of this combines to make your stay in Santa Barbara unforgettable.

Our tropical backyard and waterfall makes you feel like you're in Bali. Whimsical and creative gardens that will have you talking about them for months afterwards.

Perfect for 1 or 2 people here on business or a romantic getaway. Fireplace, Cal-King size bed with heated mattress pad & deliciously soft linens. Ceragem - far infared massage bed with jade rollers to ease your back and help you forget about any stresses. Fully equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, stove and counter space. Full bath with shower & luxury robes. Set your own combo to the in-room safe. Well equipped gym and free weights available on the premises. Borrow bikes & helmets for exploring town. Beach towels, chairs and sand pail. Free private parking behind secure closed gate.

Free super-fast Wi-Fi internet & large flat screen HD TV.

If you are looking for a very special retreat space that is secluded yet close to town, then this is for you. Stay a weekend, a week or a month and indulge yourselves in a trip you'll remember forever.

We work from our home office and are on the property almost 24/7, so we will be available to offer assistance or any help you may need. We will of course also completely respect your privacy.

More Details

Mindy Rosenblatt and Evelyn Jacob
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Mindy Rosenblatt and Evelyn Jacob

We are artists, business owners, software developers and currency traders. We have each lived in Santa Barbara for over 35 years and have owned retail gift stores, restaurants and bakeries in that time.

We love this town and have carved out a very special area of it for you to call home during your visit. We have lived in many areas of Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria - yet find Mission Canyon, where we now live, to be one of the best places in the entire area. When other parts of the coast are foggy and cold, our little piece of paradise basks in warm sunlight.

We love being close to downtown, UCSB (The University of California Santa Barbara) and the Music Academy of the West in Montecito - so all the cultural wealth of the town is easily within reach.

Mindy Rosenblatt and Evelyn Jacob purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Mindy Rosenblatt and Evelyn Jacob chose Santa Barbara County

Mission Canyon is known as one of the best places in Santa Barbara because it's almost always sunny here, far enough from the beach to avoid the morning fog and close enough to the mountains for great hikes & day trips. It's also close enough to downtown that you can easily walk to all the great shops, theaters and restaurants Santa Barbara has to offer.

What makes this apartment unique

We think of our property as an evolving, living spiritual abode, and we are constantly 'feeding' it with our creative energy, as we bring more artistic inspiration into every aspect of it. We often have garden groups come for private tours - even the docents of the famous Lotusland in Montecito - and artists from around the country come to see what lies 'behind the magic gates'.


Mission Canyon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Garden bathroom on first floor available as well.
  • Bathroom has shower, custom concrete vessel sink and copper fixtures. Includes separate heater at your feet for after-shower comfort.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • The apartment is one very spacious room with lovely high 13' ceilings, with a deluxe California King bed and dual control mattress warmer. A king size portable blow up bed is also available. Luxury linens. Hypo-allergenic duvet comforter.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Your suite includes a heated Ceragem massage table, featuring a 35 minute program to relax and align your back. Far-infrared rollers gently and slowly move from the base of the spine to the crown of the head


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

State of the Art Luxury - Private Architectural Masterpiece - Close To Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews
Sonoma, Ca.

Both beauty and heart

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Suite Peas! First of all, every detail is thoughtfully designed for your comfort. The bed, the linens, the lighting, the array of breakfast treats and beverages are all extraordinary. There are enormous comfy chairs, a fireplace, a big screen TV, and they have assembled a helpful guide book to make experiencing Santa Barbara easy and fun. The comfort of the room together with the soothing sounds from the Koi pond waterfall and the beautiful garden chimes make the experience of Suite Peas spa like.

A major attraction, the garden, is beyond my descriptive powers. Truly a magical delight of art and botanical wonder like no other. But, what really made our stay were Evelyn and Mindy themselves. The joy in their home and their life was inspirational and made our visit especially memorable. We loved our stay at Suite Peas and recommend it highly and without reservation

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our two weeks at Suite Pea were a wonderful experience. From the beautiful gate thru the unique garden to the luxurious apartment with a yummy bed and sheets, we had a delightful time. The best surprise were the owners, Beverly and Mindy who indulged us with kindness and attention. The location is superb with everything within minutes that one could desire. We highly recommend this apartment for anyone wishing for a one of a kind stay in Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suite Peas, a Luxurious Mini-retreat

  • 5 of 5

Although I'm back home in Buffalo, NY, my heart and soul are still in Santa Barbara, CA! I was treated to a 3 - day stay at a place called Suite Peas. Two lovely, creative ladies have opened their studio apartment to visitors, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. I was warmly greeted by Mindy and Evelyn and given a tour of their gardens before settling in. The gardens were beautifully planted with indigenous plants, artistically placed and interspersed with creative sculptures and mosaics made by the two of them. On the grounds is also a wonderful koi pond with a waterfall and an aviary. There was also an extensive hydroponic set-up for vegetables and flowers.

Then on to my room. Large windows showing the mountains on one side and the terrace and gardens on the other. Beautiful decor and a welcoming feel met me, as well as a snack basket, bottle of wine and a counter of cereal choices and any kind of coffee (or tea) that I might want.

A fireplace and massage table, a bed with sheet warmer and a bathroom with a floor heater! What more comfort could I ask for? Great music system, two luxurious chairs that could hold two people (but I curled up and took over the space for myself) and a little table and chairs if I chose to dine or write inside. I mostly used the terrace table and comfy chairs to eat outside, listening to the gentle wind chimes and the music of the waterfall.

I loved every minute relax and re-energize...with reading, painting a little, napping and feeding and talking to the fish. (I had learned all their names). When I travel, I usually rearrange and redecorate in my mind. There was NOTHING I would change!! I can't wait to go back!!

Although I never left the grounds, Suite Peas is in the middle of Santa Barbara and close to everything. A perfect place for a quiet getaway or a more exciting adventure!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA

Exceptional! Even better than the photos

  • 5 of 5

Sunny, beautiful and a place where all needs have been anticipated! Modern, well lit, thoughtfully appointed and immaculate. Sitting out on the terrace of Sweet Pea looking over the gardens, (which never ceased to amaze me with their beautiful art objects)hearing the waterfall from the koi pond, while reading my book in the late afternoon had to be one of the most relaxing moments of my trip. Plus -Evelyn and Mindy are wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penticton, BC, Canada

Beautiful Haven in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

The suite, setting, and the attention to detail that Evelyn and Mindy gave made our stay the best of the best—anywhere in the world. An awesome sense of privacy, beauty and comfort surrounded us yet we were minutes from the heart of Santa Barbara.

With their warm hearts, they were dedicated to make sure our needs were accommodated—even ensuring that our sensitivities to cleaning products, etc. posed no problem. When we casually mentioned that we planned to check out the clothing boutiques, Evelyn immediately prepared a list for us!

The suite exudes beauty and comfort—we spent more time than usual simply enjoying the amenities which included the huge comfy chairs, kitchen, and the NIR/massage bed.  The gardens exude peace and quiet with the exotic birds, koi, a hydroponic growing system and Evelyn’s artistic creations.

Thank you Mindy & Evelyn for our awesome experience … we really enjoyed our stay in your suite.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shangri-La in the heart of Santa Barbara!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at a few vacation rentals in SB throughout the years. This rental has to be our favorite inland location by far!

From the time the gates sprawled open, we knew we were in for a wonderful getaway. We made our way, passing the enchanted gardens to which Evelyn and Mindy have made so very unique and interesting, the wind chimes singing with every step.

In advance we had asked for specific requests and all were fulfilled graciously by these two extraordinary women. I must sound like a broken record but we have stayed at rentals all over the world and some people don't necessarily understand special requests or don't comply. Mindy and Evelyn exceeded our high expectations. Both my husband and I are allergic to perfumes, I have a sensitivity to many products and sounds. None of this was a bother to them. And if it was, they certainly didn't show it.

Recycling, composting, Nespresso Machine, weight room, alfresco dining on the lanai - check, check and check.

We enjoyed cooking, using the automatic massage table and they even have a separate one to use for your neck and back! And with the case of whiplash I was recovering from, this came in handy. Not to mention the masseuse they recommended! Wow! She was incredible knocking out one knot after the next!

If you have sensitivities, this is the place for you! They cater to them!

If for no other reason, the gardens are magical. Truly you must see them. We are looking forward to our next stay already because we want to see what they are digging into next! It's an ever-changing menagerie of beauty, sustainability and art.

Privacy is what we were after. This is what we were given along with a paradise to enjoy all on our own. They have all the amenities you can think of to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

We will certainly return and are looking forward to seeing our two new SB friends again soon! Thanks so much for going over and beyond, Mindy and Evelyn! We so appreciate it!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.6 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
El Encanto Hotel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club (public)
Nearest Train
3.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101 North and South
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Downtown Central Santa Barbara
Nearest Beach
3.6 Miles
Hendry's Beach
Car: not necessary

Less than a 4 minute drive to Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's and Gelsons (an upscale and very complete grocery store)


Rates & Availability

Mission Canyon Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

SB South Coast Tax $10
Refundable damage deposit $325
Tax Rate 12.0%

Two (2) night stay permitted with a $100 surcharge. Not suitable for corporate events or parties. No smoking indoors or outdoors anywhere on the property.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. Within 29 days, please read terms detailed in the Rental Agreement, which we require you to sign.

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