10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Mission Canyon, California


Mission Canyon is in Santa Barbara, and it is a picturesque locale ideal for a holiday destination. Its location between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains is what made the missionaries make it their preferred location for settlement. However, the place is also blessed with a rich history, magnificent hiking trails, botanic gardens, food and culture that makes a visit tantalizing. The area is primarily a residential area, hence, you will be assured of a true home away from home experience when you visit. To help you out with your accommodation options, here are our recommendations for the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Mission Canyon, California.

1. Romantic retreat with magnificent mountain views (from USD 198)

Views, privacy, and proximity to everything Santa Barbara has to offer are what you can expect from this one-bedroom and one-bathroom unit in Mission Canyon. Prominently featured amenities in this vacation rental are a spacious bedroom with luxurious bedding, wireless internet, a gas fireplace, a full kitchen, a large screen TV, and a personal washer/dryer. In addition to these, there is a personal yard and patio with a hot spring hot tub for unwinding after a day full of fun.

Private Retreat with Views, Fireplace & Spa-Close to town. Great internet
Santa Barbara, CA, US
21 reviews
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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bed was super comfortable as was the fold out couch (something i didn't think possible )
furniture including the bed were all very comfortable
the bed as well as the sofa sleeper are comfortable
spacious and comfortable place with good view of the mountains behind sb located a few blocks above the mission
incredibly comfortable tastefully decorated spotlessly clean and all the amenities you need
so very clean and quiet
it is comfortable very clean and private
we were pleased with the cleanliness of this well maintained property
very clean the best we have every had at a vrbo
the hosts wendy and chuck are the property's greatest assets
this place is wonderful the owner provided great correspondence and the property is exactly as described
i left my phone charger there and wendy was kind enough to mail it to me
the owner has always been responsive and we have always been delighted
the property owner wendy is very professional detail-oriented and is so wonderful to work with
this was a really good location
beautiful tranquil and private yet close & convenient to downtown santa barbara
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2. Spacious private home with a magical garden (from USD 989)

The four-bedroom home is uniquely designed to grant you a comfortable and memorable stay in Mission Canyon. It is fully stocked, with high-end furnishings, artistic touches, and a gourmet kitchen. Situated in a natural setting down a private lane, the home not only guarantees complete privacy, but it is also minutes away from Montecito, the beach, the Mission Rose Garden, and lots of hiking trails. If you are a couple traveling together, or you are looking for a place to have an extended family reunion, then you will be pleased with what this vacation rental in Mission Canyon has in store for you.

Santa Barbara Retreat - Spacious & Private Home near Mission with Magical Garden
25 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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comfy beds with plenty of room for our two families to have shared space and personal space
The kitchen is large and stocked with everything needed for large gathering with a great BarBQ outside off the laundry room
and we hosted friends in the outdoor dining area
and in the vegetable garden
Two bedrooms up and two down
I wasn't sure what caused the dirt pile or
The house is comfortable very clean and set up perfectly for a rental
so friendly and responsive Check in & check out were easy
First and foremost this is an incredibly beautiful and WARM home
Gorgeous well-appointed home
The daybed deck was where I found myself the most often; enjoying a book napping and recharging
We went to the beach a couple of times which was a short drive away as well as the zoo
We used it several times We loved the location
yet it's just minutes away from downtown Santa Barbara and only about 20 minutes to the campus
The location of the property is very convenient
but also close to downtown
Rustic Santa Barbara living at its best Right up the street from the Mission tucked away in its own private neighborhood
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3. Sleek and sophisticated executive escape in Mission Canyon (from USD 418)

This is a luxurious, sophisticated three-bedroom home with breathtaking views of both the city and the sea. It is an architectural masterpiece that features distinctive craftsmanship, open spaces, natural materials and every amenity you may need for luxury and comfort during your stay. The living room has an appealing leather sofa sectional and a retro gas fireplace. With the presence of the Nana glass sliding doors, the views of the tropical woods from the living room are nothing but magical. The kitchen is smart and well equipped with state of the art Dacor appliances. The bedrooms are equally luxurious with queen size platform beds and linen bedding. If you have to do some work while on vacation, then the home has a quiet office with a contemporary desk that overlooks the grassy hillside and the rock-lined creek outside.

Executive Escape - Sleek and Sophisticated in Mission Canyon
19 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy :

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Also the upstairs is open to the downstairs bedroom
If the tv was on in the living room it was noisy in the master bedroom
We stayed here with 3 couples and it worked beautifully
Put your folks that go to bed last in the downstairs bedroom
the master bathroom shower temperature was not adjustable and too hot
dishware and cookware were of high quality
spaciousness and warm wood glow
Wonderful family memories were made for our son who graduated UCSB
Only negative was that the garage really did not fit two cars
The furnishings are very well done
Lots of stairs especially to the garage Not appropriate for folks who have issues with stairs
Also its location in Santa Barbara was perfect Access to shops restaurants beach
The views are amazing from the many decks
Great location and incredible views from the two decks
The steps were also an issue when carrying my portable plein air easel and art supplies up from the garage level daily (32 steps from garage to study-
No way to close the door to cut out the sound
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4. Luxurious private home tucked among oak trees (from USD 1250)

This beautiful and luxurious single-level Spanish-style home is tucked away among oak trees and boasts of proximity to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and Santa Barbara Mission. It is just 2 miles (3.2 km) from downtown State Street, and it is ideal for both short and long term stays. The spacious home comes with beautiful furnishings and plenty of spaces for relaxation. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the essentials. For a night’s rest, there are three guest bedrooms, with a master bedroom boasting of walk-in closets and a hot tub for relaxing before finally retiring for the day.

Luxurious, Spacious Home With Pool, Hot Tub, Fire Pit, and More!
20 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy :

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The openness of the kitchen/living room/ dining room was perfect for us to cook dinner together and chat
The home is cozy with nice high end
This is a wonderful property plenty of room both inside and out
several patios with furniture for lounging and a hot tub under the trees
We enjoyed playing ping pong in the back yard and sipping our coffee in the morning by the pond
Property manager is superb and responds quickly to questions Close to wonderful hiking
etc due to unusual flight arrival departure times
Beautiful trees and plantings Great kitchen and indoor seating areas as well as an outdoor kitchen and dining area
They even had badminton set up
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-
It is conveniently located in a beautiful wooded area on the hill above beautiful Santa Barbara
likes to sneak in alone time
We've rented houses many times
Every night we used the jacuzzi to relax after a long day of adventures around Santa Barbara
ThanksPS: I never write reviews but this house was an exception
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5. A serene home right in the middle of nature (from USD 353)

This is a unique two-bed and two-bath residence and it is divided into two separate and extremely private living units. The house is constructed among very big oak trees and sandstone boulders, and this not only adds to its privacy but also to the serenity of the dwelling. It has large picture windows as well as skylights that give the impression of living in a treehouse, but safe from all the elements. From its location, major attractions such as the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, historical sites, cultural attractions such as the Museum of Natural History, and biking and hiking trails are all within walking distances. Also within a few minutes drive are numerous horse ranches, the infamous wine country, and Cachuma Recreation Area.

A Serene Home on Tree Lined Mission Creek in the Middle of Nature
55 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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The only downside was the stairs up to the MBR
We also loved the private hot tub off of the master
The only place that was reasonably clean was the living room
Rooms are very spacious and comfortable The private patio off the master suite was great for late evening relaxation
The bathroom counter was swarming with ants & the owner
The house was clean and had everything necessary for a great trip
There were many books and brochures about SB for your use
We had a lovely time and everything was perfect
Dave was a great host
Dave was very helpful and made us feel comfortable and welcomed so warmly
He was very understanding of our circumstances
He replied that he had a long history with his cleaning people & that being old was "part of the home's charm"
are great and they were incredibly helpful with everything
The home is located in the Mission Canyon but just minutes' drive from everything in Santa Barbara
It is a great location in Santa Barbra very close to State Street
The location of the house (near the Botanical Gardens and adjacent to a stream) made for a peaceful retreat
The house has a great deal of light and
The surrounding area is a work of art in itself
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6. An architectural masterpiece surrounded by gardens

This is a spacious luxurious studio apartment with expansive windows that treat you to breathtaking views of the mountains. The apartment has one bedroom and one and a half bath, and a balcony that overlooks a waterfall, luscious garden and a koi pond. The furnishings and the amenities are luxurious in every way and spending just a single night here is guaranteed to make your stay in Santa Barbara unforgettable. A fireplace, a Cal-king size bed with heated mattress, soft linens, and an infrared bed with jade rollers are available. The fully equipped kitchenette with a gas stove, a refrigerator, and a counter space will give you the convenience to prepare and enjoy your meals, while the full bath with shower and luxury robes will see to it that you are clean and well groomed. For your fitness and entertainment, there is a well-equipped gym for working out, as well as bikes and helmets for those who would like to explore the town. Free super-fast Wi-Fi, flat-screen HDTV with HBO, Apple TV, Netflix, and Showtime will give you all the entertainment you need.

Work Remotely Surrounded By Luxury – Near Beaches, Hiking Trails & Downtown
122 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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light and with a private balcony
the fridge was stocked with the basics
the fact that we could park our car inside their locked gate was paramount
The result was that it felt nothing like a rental
the evening light shows itself in
The apartmentwas spacious and comfortably decorated
The hosts are so lovely and kind and have a beautiful home
The studio was above the garage and Huge
They made sure to have a cord hooked up and ready for us when we arrived
well and shared many of their favorite places with us all of which were great recommendations
both the plants and the art -
There are many very good VRBOs in Santa Barbara
We spent many hours just gazing at the gardens from the private balcony or wandering around in the gardens
There are many extras and my husband enjoyed discovering something new each day
Downtown Santa Barbara and the beach are less than three miles away
The gardens are so beautiful -
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7. Ideal three-bed apartment with tree-top views

This is a three-bedroom apartment where you will be waking up to beautiful tree-top views and the chirping of birds. Its design is contemporary and comfortable, with every amenity of comfort and convenience you will ever need. The master bedroom has a king size bed, the large guest room has a queen bed while the third bedroom has a double bed. In the living room, you will find a gas fireplace, a big screen HDTV, and a piano. It opens to a large deck with a landscaped and fenced yard. Notable attractions that are less than 10 minutes’ drive include the Santa Barbara beaches, downtown Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara Zoo, The Arlington Theatre, and a plethora of both public and private golf courses.

Ideal Santa Barbara Location With Tree-Top Views-Great For Families
51 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Very clean and nice amenities compared to other properties we've stayed at
The view was wonderful as well
This house has big windows and deck to enjoy the view
It was stocked with all we needed
The bedrooms were great and off on the sides of the house with a main room in the middle with a nice television and great couches
Your place was clean spacious and nicely decorated
it was clean spacious and had everything we needed
The home was neat and clean and decorated tastefully
It was very clean and had everything you would need
I also appreciate your quick response to my many emails
Greg met us on time and gave us the tour of the home
We especially appreciated the family-friendly games and videos
He was quick to respond to email
Greg was an awesome host
The owner Greg O'Brien was great at communicating and met us personally to give us the keys and a quick walk through the house
is in a great location convenient to everything
convenient location and very easy check-in/out process
The house is very near the Old Santa Barbara Mission
This house is away from the downtown bustle but close enough for a long walk or short drive Very quiet and restful
The house is very beautiful and is near many amenities
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8. Private accommodation on the foothills of Santa Barbara

It is a three-bedroom home located on a private road with spectacular panoramic views of the mountains. The bedrooms are fitted with two queen beds and in addition to one trundle, this vacation rental can comfortably sleep up to six guests. Amenities present include free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, a Yamaha baby grand piano, a washer and drier and a library for private studies. The home is less than 10 minutes’ from Santa Barbara beaches, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, La Cumbre Plaza Mall, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara Sea Center Museum and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History amongst others.

Breathtaking Mountain View
8 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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we loved breakfast in the kitchen with the views on 3 sides of the mountains
excellent communication prior to stay and beautiful clean property
and very clean bright and comfortable
the location is perfect--quiet and beautiful but close enough to downtown and the beaches (a 10-minute ride)
we really enjoyed our stay here it's a wonderful place to vacation
and the back garden was just a lovely place to be and relax
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9. A secluded garden apartment near mission

This is a one-bedroom and one-bathroom apartment in a private garden away from the main house. Its location makes the center of Santa Barbara life just a short walk away. The apartment can comfortably accommodate up to four guests. It features a spacious living room with a queen size sofa bed, a bedroom, and a very large bathroom. The bedroom has a queen size bed and opens up onto the garden, while the bathroom has double sinks fitted with a large shower with seating. Nearby amenities include restaurants with both fine and ethnic dining, shops, and museums. You will also be in proximity to the beach where you can swim or enjoy scenic sunsets.

Secluded Garden Apartment Near Mission
49 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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The bathroom is large and roomy
Had very nice amenities and the bed was very comfortable
but that was the only downside of our stay
The apt has a bedroom living
pretty patio and bathroom all private with a private entrance
This property was everything described and more
Apt was clean well equipped and very comfortable
The apartment was spacious and had everything we needed for our stay
They were friendly and conscientious quick to help or address anything that was needed
Harry is a wonderful host; he is friendly
The hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating
Our host was very helpful and friendly and recommended excellent restaurants in the area
cookies fruit and oatmeal Brochures and maps were well stocked and
The house is located in a quiet beautiful area
The secluded garden is lovely
The Mission area is quiet but close enough to State St and all the shops
Very quiet and restful setting but a short distance away from the amenities of downtown
caring and helpful Perfect get away for a couple
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10. A private house with garden and mountain views

This mid-century modern gem is located in a vast plot of land with guaranteed privacy and satisfying mountain views. It is spacious, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. One bedroom has a split king bed while the other one has one king bed, with both having luxurious linens. The kitchen is equipped with all the necessary essentials and stocked with all you will need for a hunger-free stay. A washer/dryer, fireplace, and a private patio with furniture are some of the other pleasantries you will enjoy in this home.

Private House & Patios with Mountain Views 5min from State St & 10min to Beach
Santa Barbara, CA, US
17 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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The kitchen is bright and is stocked with all the kitchen gadgets you could need
The tv is huge and the couch is super comfy
The kitchen has everything you need to do as much or little cooking as you like An open floor plan big windows and lots of screened doors makes the house feel airy and made me feel connected to ...
The couch and beds were wonderful
It's so quiet and comfortable
The house was clean and comfortable
The house was immaculately clean and we couldn't have ask for a better location for our vacation
The place was clean and organized and we want to go back as often as we can
The house had everything I needed and was exceedingly comfortable
Owner was very helpful and the home is lovely
Host is very communicative and accommodating We would love to stay again
The owner is super responsive and has added even more upgrades including a grill and beautiful outdoor furniture
all the conveniences of home
This property is so beautiful
Just minutes from state street and amazing hiking
The location is very convenient and no more than a 10 minute drive from just about everything
The Historic Mission is not far and about 15 minutes away is Hendry
I enjoyed every minute of my private retreat in this very special home ~ Rebecca1/30/2018
I stayed at Pam's place for a month while recovering from surgery
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Soak in the views and enjoy the luxuries of Mission Canyon

Evidently, luxury, comfort, and opulence await you in the above vacation rentals in Mission Canyon. Don’t compromise your stay by settling for less. Soak in the views, and enjoy the luxury that Mission Canyon has to offer.

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