The Mission Canyon Guest House

santa barbara, california
2 bedroom - 1 bath
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$342 - $378 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

Relax in this Spanish-style guest house in Mission Canyon, just a few minutes from the beaches and tourist attractions of Santa Barbara. It sleeps 3. This picturesque home is nestled amongst oak trees, boulders and gardens, set in a tranquil gated estate. Bright and airy, the house is a perfect retreat for a small family, a writer, or anyone looking to reconnect in a quiet setting. There's also a stream and miles of hiking trails just a short walk from the house, as well as sandy beaches just a short drive away.

Why Kids Love it

Children of all ages will love the surrounding gardens and natural outdoor environment. Guests are welcome to pick fresh oranges, figs, pomegranates, and other fruits from the trees in the orchard on the estate and enjoy the beautiful rose garden. Kids will enjoy the nearby park, with a stream and hiking trails, and the whole family will love the kid-friendly tourist attractions on offer in Santa Barbara. Visit Lotus Land, Botanic gardens, Santa Barbara Zoo and the Moxi kids museum (all around 15 minutes’ drive) or head down to the sandy beaches where you’ll find surf schools, bike hire shops and a skate park.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 30 nights. The house is approx 900 square feet. It is safe and secure in a quiet neighborhood and located on a gated estate with coded entry. Parking is available on site and car rental is recommended. The main house is not visible from the guest house and guest house guests will not see main house residents. There is also a detached studio, which is visible from the guest house. The guest house and studio will share one parking gate while the main house has a separate entrance to the grounds. The residence comes with a washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, a printer, TV and housekeeping on request. There is no air conditioning but there are fans and there is a coastal breeze as the house is up on a hilltop. It’s just 20 minutes from the Santa Barbara airport or 15 minutes’ drive from Santa Barbara Amtrak.

About the Location

The property is located in Mission Canyon, in Santa Barbara. It’s 10 minutes’ drive to Santa Barbara beaches, which are lined with parks and sports courts, edged with Steams Wharf, where there’s also a small aquarium, and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. It’s a short walk to Skofield Park and Parma Park, which both have lots of picturesque walking trails, and a quick drive into downtown (10 minutes) for grocery stores, coffee shops, playgrounds and tennis courts.

Accommodation Details

The guest house has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, all set over 1 floor. There’s all-new Thermador stainless kitchen appliances, a dining nook and a separate living room. You’ll find 2 bedrooms, both with queensize beds, as well as a bathroom with a tub. Outside, there's an outdoor dining patio and beautiful surrounding gardens lined with oak trees.

Style Notes

Spanish charm. Light and airy, this guest house has a beachy, modern feel despite the original Spanish details: check out the original Spanish tile roof and Saltillo tile patio floor tiles. The hosts have chosen hardwood floors, butcher block countertops and neutral tones to create a subtly contemporary space that feels calming and minimalist, but also relaxing for parents and families. We love the antique wooden furniture, the mix of textures in the bedrooms and the bright color-block patio.

  • 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 queen
1 twin / single
Julie C.
Member since August 13, 2022
We are new to Santa Barbara and love it. We love picnicking under the oak trees, growing fresh veggies, swimming in the ocean, and hiking the local trails.

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.