3 Hidden Gems in this Santa Barbara Guidebook



Santa Barbara

  • 8 Sleeps,
  • 4 Bedrooms,
  • 3 Bathrooms
House ID #32152

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 17 - Sep 2) 

          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 booked within the week of Thanksgiving)
          7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.
          3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.
Christmas Weeks (Dec 22 - 29 & Dec 29 - Jan 5)
          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 + $2.20/night Tourism Tax.
$350 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3pm or later
Check-out time is 10am or earlier
Quiet Hours are 9pm - 9am. Please be respectful of our neighbors.
Guest agrees to electronically sign a detailed Reservation Agreement.
Manager/Homeowner reserves the right to deny reservation.
Minimum Age of Person Making Reservation: 30 years or older

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.



Desired Amenities

Air Conditioning


Fully Equipped
Dual Ovens
Sub-Zero Refrigerator
Ice Maker
Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System
Coffee grinder
Coffee Maker
Cooking utensils

Living / Family / Media Rooms


Dining Areas

Dining Room
Breakfast Bar
Outdoor Dining Area

Laundry / Linens / Towels

All linens supplied
All towels supplied
Iron, Ironing board

Recreation / Toys

Beach Towels
Beach Chairs
Beach Toys
Beach umbrellas
Boogie Board(s)

Indoor Entertainment


Pool / Spa / Health / AC

Air Conditioning

Outside / Yard / Patios / Decks

Enclosed Patios
Fully Enclosed Yard
Gas Barbeque Grill
Water Feature
Fruit Trees

Communications / Internet / Office

High speed Internet (wired and wireless)
Free National Long Distance

Infant & Toddler Supplies

High Chair/Booster
Sheets/blankets for Port-a-crib

Option Onsite Services

Private Chef
Child Care
Personal Training

Local Attractions / Events

Farmers' Markets
Art Museums
Natural History Museum
Botanical Garden
Stearn's Wharf, Harbor
Wine Tasting
Vineyard Tours

Local Sports / Recreation

Biking (road and mountain)
Beach Volleyball
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba Diving
Fishing (Lake and Ocean)
Horseback Riding
Whale Watching
Bird Watching

Local Leisure Activities

Funk Zone (wine & beer tasting)
Channel Island Tours
Wine Tasting Santa Ynez Valley

Local Services

All services expected in a medium sized city

General / Notes

No Smoking
No Pets
No Fires



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