The Canon Drive Residence

santa barbara, california
5 bedroom - 5 bath
(4 reviews)
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$1,651 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

Rich in history, this unique Spanish Colonial-style home with bocce court and heated swimming pool with hot tub is located in a quiet neighborhood, just a 5-minute walk from trails and shops. The large master bedroom sits slightly separate from other 4 bedrooms for a quiet retreat. The family room is filled with kids’ books, toys, games, a small table and chairs, and art supplies to entertain the whole family. Parents love the spacious eat-in kitchen is in the middle of the house with seating for 4 at the island and a large dining table that can accommodate up to 14. A separate bedroom with full bathroom on the first floor is ideal for a nanny, au pair, or grandparents.

Why Kids Love it

The house is great for kids of all ages. There is a bocce court and a large play structure in the back yard that can accommodate children from ages 2-12. The brand new pool (with adjoining hot tub) is zero-chlorine and has a safety cover. It is 5’ deep at its deepest end and has a wave machine for lap swimming and plenty of blow up toys. Directly across the street is San Roque Park, a football field-sized green. Steven's Park with large field, 2 play structures and trails into the Santa Ynez mountains is around the corner. The street is one of the flattest in Santa Barbara, perfect for bike riding, skating, and scootering; bikes are provided. Within 10 minutes of the Natural History Museum, the Sea Center, Kids World Park, Zoo, and numerous beaches. A pack'n'play, Bumbo and booster seats available.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 4 weeks - 31 days, please inquire for consideration of shorter requests. The home has 2 ungated staircases, supervision for young kids is necessary. All exterior doors have alarms on them. The backyard is gated and outdoor hot tub closes with a cover with lock snaps that young kids cannot open for safety. The pool has an automatic cover that’s is controlled electronically via a keypad and its cover is rated for 20 adults to stand on. The pool is not chlorinated and is heated. Air conditioning, WiFi and TV/DVD included. Family bikes, a high chair and other baby proofing is provided. The property has private parking and car rental is recommended. Countless vineyards and wine tasting rooms in Los Olivos and the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley are just a 30-minute drive to the north. There are more than 10 parks within a 10 minute drive and many within walking distance.

About the Location

The residence is in the San Roque neighborhood, 5 minutes' walk from hiking and mountain biking trails in one direction and coffee shops, local bookstores, restaurants, and Whole Foods and Trader Joe's in the other direction. Santa Barbara's famous Hendry's beach is an 8-minute drive away, as are Mission Santa Barbara, botanical gardens, and natural history museum. The lower State St. downtown shopping district and Santa Barbara's top restaurants are all a 10-minute drive. For wine tasting, Santa Barbara's urban wine trail (in the downtown Funk Zone) is a 10-minute drive. The Santa Barbara airport is a 12-minute drive away and is extremely easy to get in and out of.

Accommodation Details

This 5-bedroom home includes a living room with French doors that open to a private patio, a family room and a newly updated chef's kitchen. A sitting room on the second floor offers an additional queensize Murphy Bed for a total of 6 private sleeping areas. Bedrooms include 1 kingsize bed, 2 queensize beds and 2 fullsize beds; a travel crib is available. A washer/dryer and multiple fireplaces and balconies included. The grounds offer a brand new zero-chlorine pool with spa, an in-ground hot tub, fountains, a bocce court, a swing/playset for the kids, and an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace and views of the Santa Ynez mountains.

Style Notes

Monterey Spanish Colonial Style. Rich in history, famed architects Edwards & Plunkett designed this rare 1929 Monterey Spanish Colonial Revival Estate. Romantic balconies overlook the grounds with a view of the gorgeous Santa Ynez Mountains. Beautiful finishes and many period details including exposed beams, stucco ceilings, and dark floors round out the hacienda character of the home. The newly remodeled chef's kitchen features granite counters and high-end appliances. We love the Spanish tilework, arched doorways and beautiful California landscaping.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
3 queen
2 full / double
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Rodda L.
Member since January 03, 2017
We live in Santa Barbara, CA and love to travel. Our three girls enjoy riding bikes, swinging, and reading. We love to explore the world!

Santa Barbara, California

Wine country, palm-fringed beaches and family fun

On the central Californian coast, Santa Barbara brings together wine country, sandy beaches and family attractions to create a fantastic family vacation destination. From the palm-fringed beaches to the shark-touching tank at the Museum of Natural History Sea Center, the beach cafés and lush parks, not to mention the small but perfectly formed zoo, Santa Barbara caters for families exceptionally well. Active kids will love sea kayaking, hiking trails in state parks and bike rides along Cabrillo Boulevard. It’s what beach cruisers were made for.

4 reviews

Ilana F.
Visited in July 2022
This was hands down the best home we have ever rented. It was simply magical. The house itself is gorgeous, spacious, and beautifully decorated. There is a lovely, large kitchen and plenty of space for a family to spread out. And the backyard is simply stunning. Lemon trees, bocce court, perfect pool, outdoor kitchen, and lovely landscaping throughout. There are literally hummingbirds flying around everywhere - it's like being in a piece of heaven. The location is fabulous and a close drive or walk to stores, restaurants, hikes and beaches. And Paul and Rodda are incredibly responsive, welcoming, helpful, and friendly. I can't recommend this place highly enough!
Beth R.
Visited in August 2021
We had a wonderful stay at The Canon Drive Residence and would happily recommend it to anyone. The house is beautiful, lots of space and in a great location. We loved the quiet neighbourhood and proximity to both hiking trails and lovely shops and restaurants; great to be within walking distance of both. But our favourite thing about the house was the backyard: wonderful eating area, boules court and fabulous pool - great fun for our two boys.
Katie O.
Visited in July 2021
My family, which consists of a three year old, five year old girl and, nanny had the best time at Canon drive! So we were a total of 5 people for two weeks and I could have stayed all summer! All bedrooms are upstairs and spread out, but close enough for it to feel safe with with kids. It's what a Spanish Colonial should feel like with all the wonderful updates they've made. We loved picking lemons and limes off the trees and swimming in the pool. The backyard is a dream for kids on days when you don't want to leave the house. But the neighborhood is convenient to everything Santa Barbara has to offer. There is a wonderful neighborhood park (Stevens Park) right down the street along with wonderful restaurants with in walking distance. Our family had a memorable time here and look forward to coming back!
Andrea S.
Visited in July 2018
I can't even begin to describe what an amazing experience we had staying at the Canon Drive residence! The home itself is stunning and the backyard and pool area can't be beat. The house is equipped with absolutely everything one would need for kids AND adults. There are tons of kids toys both inside and outside, a comfortable family room, phenomenal chef's kitchen and ample bedrooms and bathrooms for all! The location of the house is fabulous- walking distance to parks, grocery stores, coffee, shops, hiking trails and more. Rodda was a wonderful host- very communicative and went above and beyond to make our stay fantastic. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have stayed at this beautiful oasis and can't wait to return!