Mission Canyon Santa Barbara

"Fortunate indeed is the person who can live in Santa Barbara and double blessed if his home is located in Mission Canyon." (Ethel Barrymore).  The history books say that Ms. Barrymore of 1920's Hollywood fame, and others, lived among these treasured homes in Santa Barbara's historic Mission Canyon Area. Aptly named, our "Mission Canyon" luxury rental echoes her sentiments with exacting perfection!  

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Tucked up against the foothills, lush resort-like grounds surround a home steeped in Spanish style on a forested private lane, replete with luxurious amenities. Four bedrooms, two and one-half bathrooms can accommodate up to eight guests comfortably. 

Inside the private gates, mature oak trees cast broad shadows that filter sunlight throughout the property. As a central focal point to the front yard oasis, a dramatic waterfall pours into a pond percolating with tranquility and very happy, colorful Koi. Verdant green lawns and stone paths connect various vignettes offering inviting places to relax, swing, nap, or play hide-and-seek under massive trees in the confines of a fully fenced yard dotted with huge boulders and indigenous botanic beauty.  The home's personality is rich with Mediterranean flair. Authentic Saltillo and colorful tiles, a red tile roof, warm tones of hand-hewn plaster wall treatments, and Spanish architecture are a vibrant foundation to a comfortable home.

Upon entering, the living room and adjacent dining area meld beautifully together with a stone fireplace adding a warm glow to both rooms. A seating terrace off the dining room faces the front yard with pond and pool terrace views. From the living room exit outside to the secluded back yard with yet another bubbling water feature of three large clay urns anchored in a river rock-filled pool, making this a keenly relaxing space to entertain or unwind. 

The well-outfitted kitchen offers Viking appliances that include a 48" six-burner range with a pot-filler feature. Two sinks and plenty of terracotta-colored granite counters make preparing even the most lavish meals a chef's dream. Step down into the family room that centers around a large flat screen tv, a glass game table, and comfortable seating all around. Just outside through French doors is an arbor-covered stone terrace with dining table,  a built-in barbecue and refrigerator for preparing and enjoying amazing meals in a very private outdoor setting. 

Access all four bedrooms off one central hallway. The primary suite is spacious with exposed beam ceilings adding volume and drama to a large room with a king-size bed, views of the pond, and immediate access to the pool terrace. The attached en suite bathroom pampers each guest with a large glass shower, dual sink vanities, and a jetted tub is tucked into a private alcove with garden views. Dual walk-in closets and vanity add to the appointments in a very private suite.

Three other bedrooms offer various sleeping accommodations, and all have doors to the yard, adding convenience and autonomy. Two rooms feature queen-size beds, while the fourth room is excellent for the younger set with twin over full-size bunk beds. The hall bathroom, powder bath, and the laundry closet with front-loading Samsung washer and dryer complete the bedroom wing. 

Ultimately, the pool terrace is no doubt where most of the outdoor activity will take place. For serious swimmers, the pool length is ideal for getting a great workout. Kids and sun-worshippers who want to stay cool on hot days will love the clever design feature of the Baja shelf with a removable umbrella. A built-in spa spills over into the pool, adding yet another water feature to this lavish well-spring of outdoor options further enhanced by six lounge chairs and seating around a stone and glass rock fire pit.
The pool is equipped with an automatic pool cover to keep it clean and safe when not in use. The two-car garage is full of great pool toys, a couple of bikes and outdoor games. 

In the neighborhood, significant historical points of interest are all within walking distance. Old Mission Santa Barbara, the Natural History Museum, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, Rocky Nook Park, and a variety of superb hiking trails are all nearby. Pack a picnic, grab the pup and a frisbee, and head to the Mission Rose Gardens for the day. (Local Tips: The 4th of July fireworks can be seen from here, or in August enjoy Old Spanish Days Fiesta festivities on the Mission steps!) But truly, look no further to find a more enjoyable destination property for a memorable family reunion, a holiday getaway, or a work-from-home retreat. Mission Canyon has it all. 


  • Television
  • DVD
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Sound System
  • WIFI
  • Streaming Enabled (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.)
Kitchen & Dining
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Stove Top
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dining Table
  • Other small appliances
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fireplace
  • Covered Parking
  • Pet Friendly (Dogs Only)
  • Fans Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Magnifying Cosmetic Mirror
Outdoor Amenities
  • Grill
  • Garden
  • Deck
  • Gardener
  • Patio
  • Grill/BBQ
  • Pool
  • Hot tub
Recreation Equipment
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bikes
  • Boogie Boards
  • Ping-pong table
  • Pool table
Optional Services (Provided Upon Request)
  • Personal Training
  • Concierge
  • Child Care
  • In-home Massage Therapist
  • Private Chef
  • Private Pilates or Yoga Instruction
  • Car Service
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Private Swim Lessons
  • Luxury
Sports & Adventure Activities
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Wind Surfing
Leisure Activities
  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Bowling
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Churches
  • Synagogues
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo
  • Health Beauty Spa
Local Features
  • ATM Bank
  • Babysitting
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
July 2022 07/01/2022 - 07/31/2022 30 $833.33 $25,000.00
August 2022 08/01/2022 - 08/31/2022 30 $833.33 $25,000.00
September 2022 09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022 30 $667.00 $20,000.00
October 2022 10/01/2022 - 10/31/2022 30 $566.67 $17,000.00
November 2022 11/01/2022 - 11/30/2022 30 $566.67 $17,000.00
December 2022 12/01/2022 - 12/31/2022 30 $566.67 $17,000.00
January 2023 01/01/2023 - 01/31/2023 30 $0.00
February 2023 02/01/2023 - 02/28/2023 30 $0.00
March 2023 03/01/2023 - 03/31/2023 30 $0.00
April 2023 04/01/2023 - 04/30/2023 30 $0.00
May 2023 05/01/2023 - 05/31/2023 30 $0.00
June 2023 06/01/2023 - 06/30/2023 30 $0.00
July 2023 07/01/2023 - 07/31/2023 30 $0.00


Luxurious, Spacious Home With Pool, Hot Tub, Fire Pit, and More!
Beautifully appointed house, with spectacular grounds.
Apr 2022
Fabulous Month!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time! Amazing property with pool, hot tub, and koi pond- loved feeding the fish! House had everything inside and out that we needed for our month long family stay!
Aug 2021
A beautiful Mission Canyon property
This was our second time staying at the Mission Canyon house. As before, the property is simply wonderful—nicely furnished and a with a truly wonderfully landscaped yard, pool/spa, fire pit, and multiple places to sit and enjoy the surroundings. We particularly enjoyed having such a great environment in which to isolate in place during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The staff was attentive to all of our needs and we will look forward to returning next year.
Robert & Georgette
Apr 2020
Coming back!!
We just completed a two month stay at the Mission Canyon property and could not have been more pleased. The property is exactly as depicted, with the exception of pool construction that is underway, which we knew about beforehand. All of our requests and needs were met promptly and effectively by management. This property exceeded our expectations in every way- so much so that we have booked another stay there in 2020.
Aug 2019
Large, lovely with a great floor plan
This is a truly lovely property. We celebrated a birthday/girl's getaway over 4 days at this special house. There were patios with seating, a patio with tables and chairs, patios off the bedrooms and off the dining room. It has 3 different eating areas, one being outside. There is a large Koi pond and a large grassy area. The property is entirely fenced and gated. The kitchen was well stocked and well organized. Linens, beds and couches were all very comfortable. We hated to leave. A great house for entertaining amid a very private setting.
Nov 2018
One-of-a-Kind property!
Our extended family had a wonderful stay at Mission Canyon while attending our niece's wedding. We've rented houses many times, but this one is equipped better than any other. The grounds are very unique and we really enjoyed spending time outside relaxing, watching the koi and turtles or just hanging out on the deck by the pond. We would strongly recommend you consider this property if your travels take you to Santa Barbara!
Bill And Eleanor
Nov 2018
Perfect Layout for our Family
Our family of 7 adults all met up in Santa Barbara and stayed at this lovely property. It was an ideal layout for a family that likes to cook and spend time together but also likes to sneak in alone time. The openness of the kitchen/living room/ dining room was perfect for us to cook dinner together and chat. The yard had lots of nice places to sit, lounge, relax, etc. Our golden retriever came along and she loved walking around the koi pond and following the turtles and fish. We enjoyed playing ping pong in the back yard and sipping our coffee in the morning by the pond. We could not get the tv in the master bedroom to work, but didn't have much time we would have spent watching it anyway.
Jun 2018
Loved the house!
Very clean, roomy and comfortable. The hot tub, pond and garden were very relaxing. I'd recommend to all who are taking a trip to Santa Barbara
Apr 2018
Beautiful house with an amazing backyard
My family stayed at this house over Thanksgiving and we were all in awe of how great the house was. The best part of the house is the backyard. There was so much space for the young ones to explore and the outside sitting area by the pond was very tranquil. Every night we used the jacuzzi to relax after a long day of adventures around Santa Barbara. I would HIGHLY recommend this house to all my friends. We also received our security deposit back promptly as promised. I give this place a big thumbs up!!!!!!
Jan 2018
A Palatial Hacienda
We all enjoyed the spacious, lovely home. The many outside living areas were so inviting for us spend time at. The fountains, the gardens, jacuzzi and Koi pond were all so lovely. Thanks for a great weekend!
Jan 2018
We were thrilled with this property
It is stunning and surely the first comment of all who stayed and our guests who visited. The property is stunning! Has wonderful landscape with about eighteen expensive outdoor furniture chairs. The property also is gated and enclosed by high walls. Very private. Also has a two car garage with equal parking in driving as well as another driveway large enough for additional four cars. Beautiful interior as well as patio off kitchen with built in barbecue with large iron and glass table with cushioned seating. Kitchen is enormous and well stocked. Beautiful dining room and living room. All bedrooms and beds were very nice and most comfortable. We had guests would wanted to rent the property for Thanksgiving and were so disappointed that it was already booked. Great location. It was all we expected and so much more. Also has a fire pit and a hot tub which we didn't have time to enjoy. Highly recommend!
Nov 2017
Luxurious, private and spacious - this 4 BR home has it all!
This is a wonderful property . . . plenty of room both inside and out! We celebrated an early Thanksgiving with 9 family members, including 2 babies. It was perfect!
Nov 2017
Even better than expected!
We were in Santa Barbara for a wedding and staying at the house with my wife and my adult children (and significant others) made the weekend even more enjoyable. The house was roomy and beautiful and close to all the wedding activities. So much better than renting several hotel rooms. Would highly recommend and we might go again just for a vacation.
Nov 2017
Peaceful Retreat!
Loved this special place. All attention to detail was appreciated. Very comfortable and private. We really enjoyed the backyard, watching the fish and turtles. Would definitely stay here again.
Nov 2017
A beautiful property and an excellent home for a group vacation
We were very happy with our recent stay at the beautiful Mission Canyon estate! With a group of 8, it is sometimes hard to predict how well a space can accommodate so many people. This home was absolutely ideal - offering plenty of room, an excellent social layout, multiple outdoor living spaces and decor that made us feel as though we were in a boutique hotel, rather than a vacation home. The location was also ideal. We were minutes from State St/downtown, but easily accessed by Uber and just enough tucked away in the hills to feel secluded with serene privacy. We hope to find another excuse to visit again soon!
Sep 2016
Mission Canyon home
The house itself was what we had hoped for, spacious, well appointed, with obvious quality in most of the details and great beds. The plants, landscaping and multiple seating areas out side the house were a real bonus. The large lot with old live oak trees and a variety of other lush, mature plants, and the koi/turtle pond were a real delight
Sep 2016
Lovely, beautiful, clean home with just about everything you could want.
Aug 2016
The ONLY area of concern is that pets can get under the wood fence at the back left side of the property.
Aug 2016
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property. It's beautiful, spacious, & was the perfect place to spend a long weekend catching up with friends. I only wish we had been able to spend more days here. With the jacuzzi, fire pit, multiple outdoor seating areas & stunning interior all available to us- I was upset that we had so many plans outside of the house!
Jul 2016
Loved it!
Loved it! Loved the house and grounds. Would definitely rent again. My style of home plus Dino Ruffino (my Dog) loved the grounds. Thanks. PS: I never write reviews but this house was an exception.
Jul 2016

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