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State of the Art Luxury - Private Architectural Masterpiece - Close To Downtown

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Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Mission Canyon - Your Suite Beyond A Magic Gate

1 bedroom, 1 bath & Private Patio Overlooking Koi Pond, Waterfall & Gardens

Your Luxury Guest Suite Beyond The Magic Gate...

Discover the spacious 750 sq. ft. studio apartment with 13 ft. high cathedral ceilings, expansive mountain view window and 2nd floor outdoor covered balcony overlooking the koi pond, waterfall and luscious gardens. Located next to the main house where the owners live, you'll have your own private entrance and experience complete privacy. This extraordinary space is used exclusively for vacation rentals, so it's appointed with truly luxurious furnishings and amenities which you'll love. All of this combines to make your stay in Santa Barbara unforgettable.

Our tropical backyard and waterfall makes you feel like you're in Bali. Whimsical and creative gardens that will have you talking about them for months afterwards.

Perfect for 1 or 2 people here on business or a romantic getaway. Fireplace, Cal-King size bed with heated mattress pad & deliciously soft linens. Ceragem - far infared massage bed with jade rollers to ease your back and help you forget about any stresses. Fully equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, stove and counter space. Full bath with shower & luxury robes. Set your own combo to the in-room safe. Well equipped gym and free weights available on the premises. Borrow bikes & helmets for exploring town. Beach towels, chairs and sand pail. Free private parking behind secure closed gate.

Free super-fast Wi-Fi internet & large flat screen HD TV.

If you are looking for a very special retreat space that is secluded yet close to town, then this is for you. Stay a weekend, a week or a month and indulge yourselves in a trip you'll remember forever.

We work from our home office and are on the property almost 24/7, so we will be available to offer assistance or any help you may need. We will of course also completely respect your privacy.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mindy Rosenblatt and Evelyn Jacob
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Mindy Rosenblatt and Evelyn Jacob

We are artists, business owners, software developers and currency traders. We have each lived in Santa Barbara for over 35 years and have owned retail gift stores, restaurants and bakeries in that time.

We love this town and have carved out a very special area of it for you to call home during your visit. We have lived in many areas of Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria - yet find Mission Canyon, where we now live, to be one of the best places in the entire area. When other parts of the coast are foggy and cold, our little piece of paradise basks in warm sunlight.

We love being close to downtown, UCSB (The University of California Santa Barbara) and the Music Academy of the West in Montecito - so all the cultural wealth of the town is easily within reach.

Mindy Rosenblatt and Evelyn Jacob purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Mindy Rosenblatt and Evelyn Jacob chose Santa Barbara County

Mission Canyon is known as one of the best places in Santa Barbara because it's almost always sunny here, far enough from the beach to avoid the morning fog and close enough to the mountains for great hikes & day trips. It's also close enough to downtown that you can easily walk to all the great shops, theaters and restaurants Santa Barbara has to offer.

What makes this apartment unique

We think of our property as an evolving, living spiritual abode, and we are constantly 'feeding' it with our creative energy, as we bring more artistic inspiration into every aspect of it. We often have garden groups come for private tours - even the docents of the famous Lotusland in Montecito - and artists from around the country come to see what lies 'behind the magic gates'.


based on 48 holidaymaker reviews

State of the Art Luxury - Private Architectural Masterpiece - Close To Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Wonderful! impeccable and Unique

  • 5 of 5

This is amazing space. It's conveniently located near Mission Santa Barbara, so very quiet and peaceful. The grounds are so beautiful, with a garden—retreat setting. The unit is so wonderful, only the word sacred can begin to describe it. The hosts Mindy and Evelyn are so very kind and respectful. They went the extra mile to make our stay one of remembrance. I can't say enough good things about this stay! We are certainly returning here on our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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wonderful long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Hoping to return one day...our VRBO stay was perfect! The apartment was spotlessly clean, had a comfortable bed, quality linens, and was well stocked with drinks and snacks. Mindy and Evelyn have mastered the art of being welcoming and friendly, yet offering privacy for their guests. I recommend it without hesitation.

Lisa and Kim (September 2016)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Five Star Worthy

  • 5 of 5

SuitePeas exceeded my already lofty expectations. Having stayed there over the past three days, leaving was actually difficult. Mindy and Evelyn have created a HomeAway that is simply beautiful and amazingly well appointed: the property is ideally located, close to town yet away from the hustle and bustle (the only "noise" is the water flowing in the coy pond and the relaxing wind chimes), the outdoor gardens are fanciful yet practical and welcoming, the suite itself is extremely large with high ceilings and high end fittings, the bed was more comfortable that a 5-star hotel, the Ceragem massage table soothed my aching back, the kitchen had everything that I needed and was even stocked with a few personalized items, my list goes on and on and on...take a moment to read the owners descriptions of amenities under the listing photos, they are extremely accurate, and you will get a clear sense of the "all" that awaits SuitePeas lucky guests.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Luxury meets tranquility, meets artistry, meets nature

  • 5 of 5

Mindy and Evelyn are such gracious and thoughtful hosts that have created a truly magical space. They went out of their way to make our trip an enjoyable one from start to finish, beginning with the beautiful 'welcome' basket filled with snacks and fresh fruit from their passion fruit tree, to giving us tours of their incredible garden and everything in between.

The loft itself is gorgeous and features a large bed with the most luxurious bedding and an incredible outdoor patio overlooking their spectacular garden where we sat and enjoyed our meals, a glass of wine and indulged in a nap or two. The location of the space itself is also ideal, as it is only a few minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and Montecito, yet it offers a peaceful, quiet and tranquil escape from city life.

On our journey back home we reflected on some of our favourite places; we had an incredible time discovering Santa Barbara for the first time and realized it was our stay at SuitePeas that really made it. The best way we can sum up this magical space is by describing it as 'luxury meets tranquility meets artistry meets nature'.

We cannot recommend SuitePeas enough and we look forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation with 5 Star Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stumbled on Suite Peas by chance based on the gorgeous pictures of their spacious, modern vacation apartment and their gorgeous, artistic gardens but it was getting to know Evelyn and Mindy that made our week vacation in Santa Barbara truly magical. There are plenty of other reviews raving about the 5-star touches but I'd like to rave about the hosts, who are two of the most remarkable people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

From the moment we booked our stay we were treated like family by these wonderful women who truly are two peas in a pod and their unique property reflects their strong commitment to art, community and to living sustainably. We have two young daughters and weren't sure if their 1-bed guest apartment could accommodate the four of us. When we told them our girls are well-behaved and love gardening, the Pea Pods were kind enough to make an exception for us and our girls loved sleeping on the two oversized divan chairs. We shared a common interest in architecture, sustainable design and gardening but E & M still made a point to chat with us every day during our week stay which frequently turned into 30 minute conversations in the garden. They were in the middle of installing a high tech hydroponic system in their huge vegetable garden and they were both very eager to offer their tips on how to grow organic food with a tiny amount of water (California remains in a very serious drought). Ask these intelligent ladies anything and they will be happy to help you and probably teach you something as well (we were dying to find out what they did for a living but they only gave us clues which was fun but drove us nuts for 3 days!). In addition to being very kind and generous hosts they also did a couple of incredibly kind things that left a huge impression on us. We were asking them about a nice restaurant we wanted to try and Evelyn offered to watch our girls for us so we could have a romantic date night. It blew my mind but we took them up on it and they told us they had a nice time doing a puzzle and watching the Olympics with our girls (we brought them a swanky dessert from the restaurant as a thank you...). A day or two later we were talking with E & M about volunteer work and Evelyn asked if our girls could help her at a church down the street where they were packing lunches for poor families and shut-in senior citizens. It was one more experience that made our trip super memorable. Thank you, Mindy and Evelyn!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accommodations and hosts.

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay in this property, and it was just as great as the first time. Every morning I awoke to the sounds of birds and water from the koi pond. Breakfast on the balcony was shared with a humming bird darting in and out of 20 foot tall birds of paradise accompanied by baritone wind chimes. Coffee lovers are provided with multiple brewing methods and various blends. The property grounds are whimsical and worth a stroll. For the practical planner, the property is well located with easy access to the interstate, McConnell's and all things Santa Barbara. There is also designated and safe parking. For hikers, there are trails within walking distance to the property. This is an excellent place to enjoy what the rest of us consider the "California lifestyle" .... laid-back and beautiful. The hosts ain't half bad either. ;-)

Highly recommended by this judgmental southerner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.6 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
El Encanto Hotel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Santa Barbara Golf Club (public)
Nearest Train
3.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101 North and South
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Downtown Central Santa Barbara
Nearest Beach
3.6 Miles
Hendry's Beach
Car: not necessary

Less than a 4 minute drive to Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's and Gelsons (an upscale and very complete grocery store)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara County

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Holidays
16 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £267
SB South Coast Tax £8
Tax Rate 10.0%

Two (2) night stay permitted with a $100 surcharge. Not suitable for corporate events or parties. No smoking indoors or outdoors anywhere on the property.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. Within 29 days, please read terms detailed in the Rental Agreement, which we require you to sign.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mission Canyon in Central Coast California

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Garden bathroom on first floor available as well.
  • Bathroom has shower, custom concrete vessel sink and copper fixtures. Includes separate heater at your feet for after-shower comfort.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The apartment is one very spacious room with lovely high 13' ceilings, with a deluxe California King bed and dual control mattress warmer. A king size portable blow up bed is also available. Luxury linens. Hypo-allergenic duvet comforter.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Your suite includes a heated Ceragem massage table, featuring a 35 minute program to relax and align your back. Far-infrared rollers gently and slowly move from the base of the spine to the crown of the head

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