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InvitedHome Santa Barbara

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Custom creekside home in beautiful natural setting: Creekside Haven

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Mission Canyon holiday house

house, 2000 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 bathrooms

If your ideal vacation home is one that is folded into the landscape, one that allows you to be in tune with nature without having to worry about poison oak, then you can't do much better than Creekside Haven, a home that is so much a part of its surroundings that the rocks in the stone fireplace actually come from the creek that runs alongside the house.

Elevated among the ferns and surrounded by tall oaks, this creekside home provides a welcome respite from the bustle of daily life and the crowded neighborhoods of the waterfront district. Though you’ll feel a world apart, this gorgeous, custom-designed, radial home is centrally located, with the downtown area only two miles away and the Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Gardens within easy walking distance. A nature lover’s dream, this unique property is located just minutes from Santa Barbara’s most popular hiking trails. For those looking for something more than a cookie cutter vacation rental, this beautiful one-acre property is a paradise found.

With 2000 square feet of living space and multiple outdoor seating areas, this home is well suited for small families and couples traveling together. The great room downstairs features plush sofas and armchairs centered around a huge stone fireplace, creating a comfortable area for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening or watching a movie at night. The guest bedroom downstairs features patio doors leading out to the deck and spa in the backyard. A beautiful spiral staircase (with rope handrails) leads up to a small landing with a double futon that precedes the master bedroom, which features a private deck with lovely creek views when it's flowing. A separate studio offers a large custom desk in the entry and a daybed for extra guests. Enjoy your escape to Santa Barbara in this exquisite home and you’ll find yourself eagerly planning your return to our Creekside Haven.

Why stay with InvitedHome?

This beautiful property is managed by InvitedHome. View additional photos and learn more at

InvitedHome set out to transform the vacation rental experience by combining the high standards and service of fine hotels with beautiful private homes in amazing destinations. And that’s just what we’ve done. With more than 80 location-based employees, 24/7 guests services and effortless online reservations, we manage 170+ handpicked homes in 9 must-do destinations across the country. Discover why more than 50,000 people create lasting memories with InvitedHome every year.

Need help planning your trip? Speak with one of our experienced vacation consultants who can help you find the best home to fit your group’s travel needs.

Best. Vacation. Ever.

Our homes help inspire greater vacation experiences – sparking moments and memories you can only make with your friends and family. We are firm believers that vacations are essential to the soul, so in order to provide you with the Best. Vacation. Ever., every detail, every idea, every process, and every home is managed by our carefully selected, locally situated InvitedHome staff.

Other property managers or private homeowners may not be available if you encounter an issue during your stay. But with InvitedHome, you can relax knowing help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day. Visit to learn more.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
InvitedHome Santa Barbara (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks english


based on 9 traveller reviews

Custom creekside home in beautiful natural setting: Creekside Haven
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Unique and perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about our stay - the open area, kitchen, gorgeous grounds, hot tub and more! The linens (not the ones on the beds, but the extras) smelled a little musty and had some dust on them. I probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't had to make up the sofabed/futon, and the only reason I had to make that up is because my son wouldn't stay in the 3rd bedroom, because it's completely detached from the home. That wasn't completely clear to me when renting, but it didn't matter in the slightest, as he loved the futon, and we had an extra room for an overnight guest! The whole place is so uniquely done and private, private, private!! We just loved our time here - we would come back!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback. We're so sorry about the confusion on the detached guest house. We've added a room layout to our website to remedy this and hopefully prevent others from the same confusion. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we'd love to have you again.
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Lovely custom home in a central location

  • 4 of 5

Our family of six thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Creekside Haven. The home is unique, well-kept and beautifully landscaped (even without the grass!). It is within walking distance of the historic Santa Barbara Mission, the Museum of Natural History, and the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens. Many other amenities and activities are a relatively easy drive from the house. Would have been nice to be a bit closer to the coast (just for the kids' sake) but we made it work! Management was great in answering questions we had and in helping us secure our reservation. Would definitely recommend this property to others looking for a quiet, peaceful get away to the Santa Barbara area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and got to explore all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We'd love to have you again soon.
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Beautiful home - loved the location and backyard nature preserve

  • 5 of 5

Very nice furnishings throughout the home. Home was beautiful - kitchen and dining areas very warm and beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you again, anytime!
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Beautifully crafted and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

A great house. Loved the deck and view of the woods and canyon. Beautiful kitchen and dining area extremely well appointed. Excellent location for getting to Santa Barbara and to the hiking trails such as Inspiration Point just 5 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We'd love to have you again the next time you're in Santa Barbara.
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Absolutely Brillianr

  • 5 of 5

There is no written description and I don't believe there enough photos that can fully describe the brilliant of this home and this setting. We loved every square inch of this beautiful beautiful home and I can honestly say it is like no other. We have used to flipkey and airBandb and would probably use each of them again but they do not hold a candle to this setting this home and all the amenities that are included. I am speaking with the complete support an agreement of my husband, my daughter and son-in-law, and my two-year-old grandson who could only say again and " oh Wow! I like, I like, I like "and he speaks for all of us absolutely love every square inch of this beautiful beautiful home. Is our truest that we left it exactly as we found it so you may enjoy it as well. absolutely perfect information old was really clean I would come back again again and refer it to dear good friends"

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our home - we agree, it's pretty amazing! We would love to have you back anytime.
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Rags To Riches

  • 4 of 5

It's not everyday you get a slice of heaven to sip fine wine with crackers dipped with caviar. It's definitely a unique private estate offering a glimpse of the good life of the rich and famous on a shoe string budget. This estate lets you pull that off, gives you exactly that pimp lifestyle.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks – we're glad you enjoyed the home!
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Car: necessary

Mission Canyon is just below the foothills of Santa Barbara, close to the Mission and Rose Garden and two miles from the downtown area.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Mission Canyon, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Guesthouse Studio - 1 double bed
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 double bed
    Loft Area - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing