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Mission Gardens - Natural Treasure Near The Mission


Property Details

Updated: Oct 28, 2016
House, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Mission Gardens - Natural Treasure near the Mission

Located on a private lane in the historic old Mission District of Santa Barbara, this single level ranch style home reflects a pride of ownership and an appreciation of the beauty of nature that surrounds it. With proximity to the grand neighborhoods of the upper east, the Santa Barbara Mission, and downtown, the location is ideal. Comfortably furnished with natural fabrics, colors and textures, it presents a serene and welcoming environment in a charming and quiet neighborhood.

The home includes two Master Suites, each with French doors leading to the central back patio and the lush landscaping of the backyard. The West Suite has a king-size bed and full bath featuring a soaking tub and walk-in shower. The East Suite, with king-size bed, includes a comfortable seating area in front of the flat screen TV. The addition of an outside door adds convenient access to both the front and back yards.

A 3rd guest bedroom facing the front yard garden is spacious and handsome with a coffered ceiling and curved windows providing an abundance of light. A handsome Mission-style bookcase holds an extensive collection of books ranging from decorating and gardening to local history, art and architecture.

A nearby hall bathroom is shared by this bedroom and the 4th bedroom, which has 2 twin beds, mirrored closet doors, and a flat screen TV.

The Living Room is decorated in warm natural tones and features a stone fireplace. Large windows facing the front yard flood the room with light, and French doors lead to the central backyard patio as well.

The Dining Room has seating for 6-8 and is conveniently located between the Living Room and Kitchen. Large sliding doors open to create an 'indoor-outdoor' experience that seamlessly incorporates the colorful gardens and outdoor spaces.

A bright and efficient Kitchen includes an abundance of counter space and a generous central island with guest seating. Professional appliances, like a Dynasty 4-burner stove and Dacor double ovens, add to the smart design. With the backyard gardens filled with culinary treasures available for the taking, clever cooks can effortlessly create healthy California-style cuisine.

A wonderful outdoor experience is guaranteed with dining and lounging options on the central patio. The large outdoor spa tub is privately tucked away behind hedges, and a nearby fountain adds to the tranquil ambiance. A whimsical shady outdoor picnic area hidden under tall trees turns magical after dark with twinkle lights and great landscape lighting. Another sitting area in the center of a colorful flower and vegetable garden offers a great spot for an afternoon cat nap or quiet conversation. The owners' love of organic gardening is evident in this canyon retreat, and guests can help themselves to fresh herbs, roses, fruit, avocados, blueberries and vegetables when in season. This south facing back yard provides sunshine all day long!

Daily, the Mission bells are a friendly reminder to take the short creekside stroll to the Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Gardens, stopping along the way at the Museum of Natural History. Downtown shopping is an easy 5 minute drive. The nearby hiking trails offer a variety of experiences from those that will challenge the seasoned athlete, to those that provide a leisurely pace for the casual bird watcher.

This ideal property will appeal to anyone who seeks a quiet refuge from their busy everyday life. With its obvious attention to every detail, Mission Gardens promises to be a favorite choice for a romantic getaway, a writer's retreat, or a memorable family vacation. Surrounded by nature and well-kept gardens, this is truly the perfect place to stop, relax, and smell the roses.


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/night Tourism Tax.

$350 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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Manager

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)

We thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's Day getaway in your lovely home. My husband and I traveled from Charleston, South Carolina to meet our daughter and her boyfriend (Cal Art students) for a long weekend in Santa Barbara. My husband works in the horticultural industry and was very impressed with your beautiful landscape and gardens! Your home is immaculately clean with many thoughtful "extras." While here, we enjoyed two lovely dinners in town at The Lark and Toma--both were outstanding. With temperatures in the 80's and lots of sunshine, it was a delightful winter break. Thank you!
Feb 2016
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Mission Gardens beauty

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, in a beautiful neighborhood. House condusive to 2families with 2 master bedrrom suites. Backyard lovely, fresh Tangerines in bloom. Great secluded hot tub. Well equipped kitchen. Walkable to the Mission.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 8.4 Miles Nearest Golf : Santa Barbara Golf Club at 1.7 Miles Nearest Train : Santa Barbara Amtrak Station at 3.3 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 101 at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : East Beach at 4 Miles Car: recommended

Daily, the Mission bells are a friendly reminder to take the short creekside stroll to the Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Gardens, stopping along the way at the Museum of Natural History. Downtown shopping is an easy 5 minute drive. The nearby hiking trails offer a variety of experiences from those that will challenge the seasoned athlete, to those that provide a leisurely pace for the casual bird watcher.



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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2400 sq. ft.


  • Master Bathroom #1 - toilet, tub, shower, Master Bathroom #1 w/Soaking tub, walk-in shower, sink,
  • Master Bathroom #2 - toilet, shower, Master Bathroom #2 w/Walk-in shower, sink, toilet
  • Bathroom #3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Hall Bathroom #3 w/Shower tub combination, sink, toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king, Master Bedroom #1 w/King-size bed
  • Master Bedroom #2 - 1 king, Master Bedroom #2 w/King-size bed
  • Bedroom #3 - Bedroom #3 w/2 twin beds
  • Bedroom #4 - 1 queen, Bedroom #4 w/Queen-size bed


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Central backyard patio, large flat lawn, vegetable and flower gardens, picnic area under shady oaks, outdoor garden seating area, cutting flowers and roses, seasonal herbs,vegetables, blackberries, avocados and citrus, creekside trail nearby to Natural History Museum & Mission. Parking for 1 car in garage and 2 cars in the driveway (no street parking).

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