Alabaster & Walnut House - Designer Vacation Rental in Santa Barbara's Mission Canyon

A Designer's Dream in Mission Canyon

Behind private gates in a quiet Mission Canyon neighborhood is a fabulous home with an eye for the unique, and attention to every detail.

The ambiance is fresh and bright; the design esthetic is modern with international accents. With an exotic flair, hand-laid Moroccan tile floors in herringbone formation displays great craftsmanship throughout the entire home. Bright pops of vibrant color in pillows, original art and sculptures are what make the neutral palette sing with extraordinary visual appeal. Every detail has been carefully designed and curated to create an emotional connection.

Guests arrive through the bright, indigo blue door to an inner courtyard with a tranquil fountain, immediately transporting the welcome traveler to a special time and place.

Entering on the ground level, the Family Room offers a fireplace, while a brightly colored collection of exotic slippers and pillows add a touch of the unexpected color, and play against the white stucco walls. Moveable Nana doors can be opened completely, blending the indoor spaces with the outdoor landscape in seamless perfection. Whether sitting in hanging basket chairs or tucked in the corner on the padded benches, the patio is a wonderful place to perch!

There are three bedrooms located on the lower level of the home - the fourth bedroom is upstairs. To the east of the Family Room is a sunny Guest Suite with queen-size platform bed. French doors open to a patio and the backyard - the en suite Bathroom is flooded with natural light and fully adorned in mosaic marble tile. On the west side, the second Bedroom offers a Campaign style iron canopy with queen-size bed, and French doors also lead to the backyard from this jewel box of a room! There is a Hallway Bathroom.

The downstairs Master Suite promises the quintessential luxury experience. The vast suite features a wall of doors and windows that open to a private, inner courtyard with fragrant trees, and seating for quiet contemplation or morning coffee. The focal point of the room is the 4-poster memory foam king-size bed in the center of this romantic space. Open the doors and windows to enjoy the soft breezes as they enter the space causing the drapes and shear curtains on the canopy bed to sway and dance in this welcoming sanctuary.

A spa-like experience awaits in the Master Bathroom. Hand-carved from a single block of marble, the tub serenely occupies its own space in a glass enclosed conservatory. Other features include a large walk-in shower and spacious dressing area with vanity. Magnificent!

Upstairs, the living spaces feature handmade Moroccan tile floors, white-washed vaulted ceilings, and bright sunshine throughout. The Living Room offers a bird's eye view of the backyard and the ocean through a south-facing picture window. Yes, that really is a life-size horse in the Living Room! A delicate display of handmade origami paper cranes adds a pop of color to this room, and the dining table is front and center.

It is a joy to cook in this modern and well-equipped Kitchen with picture window that gazes out over treetops and down to the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands beyond. Step outside to the balcony to enjoy whatever activity is taking place below in the yard.

Location / Neighborhood Santa Barbara - Mission Canyon
Dwelling Type House
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms / Bathrooms 4 / 4.5
Features Spa; Ocean & Mountain Views; Designer Furnishings; Gardens; 2 Fireplaces; Patios & Balcony; Bocce Ball Court
Rates From $650/night, $3,700/week, $11,100/month
Specials/Discounts There are currently no specials for this property.

Alabaster & Walnut House - Designer Vacation Rental in Santa Barbara's Mission CanyonOutside, the backyard is tranquil with a lush orchard of fig, avocado, pomegranate, lime, Meyer lemon, yuzu and passion fruit trees offering a bounty when in season. Play a game of Bocce Ball, take an afternoon nap in the canvas tee-pee with cots, soak in the spa, or stroll the grounds. Outdoor dining under the enormous oaks studded with suspended bistro lighting, is a magical experience.

The home is situated in the foothills of Santa Barbara and feels secluded but fifteen minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. The scenic highway that leads past Lake Cachuma taking travelers to Santa Ynez Valley is nearby, making it easy to escape to Wine Country for the day! The Santa Barbara Mission, Rose Gardens, and the Botanic Gardens, too, are just a quick 5-minute drive. The area also offers plenty of walking, biking, and hiking trails for those who wish to explore all the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.

Disappear from the world of the ordinary, and into the extraordinary. A visit to Alabaster and Walnut House will quiet the noise of the outside world, offering respite and a retreat that will not be forgotten.

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