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6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Enjoy three nights, a week, or a month in this unique (2200 sq. ft.) duplex home located in Santa Barbara's historic Mission Canyon on the banks of seasonal Mission Creek. This unusual house has large picture windows and skylights and a private koi pond that make it seem as if you are living outdoors or in a treehouse.

The space

This is a unique 4000+ sq. ft. house that has been divided into two separate and very private living units. The unit described here is the largest with over 2200 sq. ft. of family oriented area. We have had many very satisfied clients and several favorable 5 star reviews. We take great pride in personally greeting our renters and making their stay as comfortable as possible. We welcome your inquiries and strive to respond to your questions and inquiries within 24 hours.

If you book with us, you and your guests will enjoy three nights, a week, or more in this unique residence located in Santa Barbara's historic Mission Canyon on the banks of Mission Creek. Our unusual house built among the large oak trees and sandstone boulders that are found throughout the canyon and has large picture windows and skylights throughout that make it seem as if you are living outdoors or in a treehouse. The house is surrounded by a large garden of ferns, coastal live oak trees, maples, and redwoods, is adjacent to the beautiful Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, and is within walking distance to several hiking and bike trails and five minutes to numerous historic and cultural attractions such as the Old Mission (Queen of the Missions), Museum of Natural History, and others. The downtown area and renound beaches of Santa Barbara are only a 10-15 minute drive. The Santa Ynez Valley's Lake Cachuma Recreation Area, infamous wine country, and numerous horse ranches are only a scenic 30 minute drive over the picturesque San Marcos Pass Road.

Guest access

This is a single family residence on one acre that has a full time Homeshare tenant in a separate but completely private section of the home with its own parking and entrance. The Homeshare tenant and his family have been personal friends of the owner for nine years and watch over the house when the owners are out of town. The Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara have recently passed an ordinance that eliminates short term vacation renting of single family residences in the unincorporated section of the County unless they have a long term Homeshare tenant or owner living on the property. This ordinance will take effect in the latter part of 2018.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people $38 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $150 NZD
Security Deposit $752 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $489 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 10 steps from drive to front entry, 18 steps from 1st floor to 2d floor master bedroom
Some pet(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 3 nights.

8 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
November 2017
Great house with character..peaceful setting. Spacious kitchen living area & master suite upstairs. Dave was the perfect host.

Matthew User Profile
October 2017
Awesome house, rustic charm inside with a gorgeous and serene front yard, would definitely book this place again.

Rachel User Profile
October 2017
My family and I stayed at Dave's home for a long weekend to attend a wedding (at Rockwood/Santa Barbara Women's Club). The home was very comfortable, clean, peaceful, and perfect for our needs. Although Dave was out of town for the weekend, he was extremely responsive and welcoming through email, and made himself available by phone/text if needed. His assistant, Dessica, was very friendly and helpful--they didn't miss a beat. All of our needs were taken care of; A+ for communication. The property is even more beautiful than it looks in the photos! There is a pretty fish pond with huge koi fish outside of the house. I would highly recommend staying here, especially if you are taking a family trip. :)
Dave User Profile
Response from Dave:
Rachel, thank you for your very complimentary review. In the vacation renting business they are very important. Since your visit has been planned for several months, my big regret is that I wasn't able to be here to personally meet you and your family. Have a great Winter and I hope you will come back to stay with us again.
October 2017

David User Profile
September 2017
Great Home in the Woods. Peaceful and Warm.

Andrew User Profile
July 2017
We had a great time at Dave's place. It is an amazing property, very quiet, and in a great location. Dave was very helpful and easy to get ahold of. We would definitely stay here again!
Dave User Profile
Response from Dave:
Andy, you Darcy and your daughter Ruby were the perfect guests. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and being your hosts. Please come back again soon.
July 2017

Sarah User Profile
June 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in Santa Barbara at Dave's beautiful home and he was a wonderful host. It was clean, light, bright and airy. The gardens, koi pond and surrounding neighborhood are lovely. The botanical gardens are a 1/2 mile walk up the hill and the natural history museum and the mission just a 1/2 mile walk down. The house is close enough to downtown and beaches but quiet, peaceful and serene. Getting Uber was easy and Dave was available to answer any questions. The 2nd bedroom is small and cozy and the master suite is huge with the biggest walk in closet I have seen. There is plenty of space to unwind and relax. I highly recommend The Mission Canyon Retreat!
Dave User Profile
Response from Dave:
Thank you Sarah. You are a delightful couple and I enjoyed meeting your Mother. I hope you will all come back to visit us again. The Koi will miss you.
June 2017

Daniel User Profile
June 2017
We had a nice UCSB graduation weekend staying on Mission Canyon. The location is perfect for short trips downtown and to the Beach. About 15-20 min to the UC campus. Dave was a great host providing lots of information. The house is spacious and comfortable with a beautiful garden. Thanks Dave for sharing.
Dave User Profile
Response from Dave:
Thanks Dan. I really enjoyed meeting you and your daughter. Would have liked to meet your newly graduated son also, but you didn't stay long enough. Come back to stay with us again, anytime. You were the perfect guests. Hope our crokeing frogs didn't keep you awake at night :-)
June 2017

Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in April 2017
Dave User Profile

Retired US Army officer (23 years active service). Over 20 years as a Computer Scientist in Santa Barbara. Retired but works as an electrical contractor part time. Travel to vacation home on the Swan River in Bigfork, MT. Have a 24' Mini Winny (Winnebago) RV that we enjoy taking road trips in with our three standard Poodles, Moxie, Misti, and Monet.

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Response time: within an hour

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