1 bedroom, 1.5 bath & Private Patio Overlooking Koi Pond, Waterfall & Gardens
Evelyn and Mindo
- english, spanish
About Evelyn and Mindo
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.
Evelyn and Mindo purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Evelyn and Mindo chose Mission Canyon
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 bringing 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'.
Check-in: 11:00 am
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere on the property
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
We ask guests to leave their shoes on their private balcony and not wear them in the guest suite.
Before confirming your reservation we ask that you tell us a little bit about yourselves so we can make sure we are a good fit for you and you for us.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
If you are in Santa Barbara and you are looking for a top shelf experience from start to finish, you must stay in this lovely home away from home. You won't be disappointed. We were warmly greeted, fortunate enough to score a guided tour of the amazing gardens complete with artwork, organic fruit and veggies, and a beautiful koi pond. With so many previous reviews outlining all the amenities, I can't seem to find anything to add other than you can't miss this architectural gem or its lovely owners Evelyn and Mindo. We can't wait to return.
Our first VRBO experience, and it was great. The studio was above the garage and Huge ( 20x30, about), airy, light and with a private balcony. Evelyn and Mindy have included so many thoughtful things and are super hosts. 5 stars all the way- we will be back!
A home away from home
Everything you could possibly need is provided graciously and timely. Clean as a whistle and neat as a pin, Suite Peas welcomes you from the safe secure gateway to the huge cushy living room lounges. The garden, koi pond and water feature is better than any public garden we’ve ever been to and it’s there for your personal pleasure. You won’t regret choosing Suite Peas for a moment, comfortable as your favorite slippers and classy enough to make you feel like one of the beautiful people!
Suitepeas is an amazing property located in a quite part of Santa Barbara. Evelyn & Mindy are very gracious, helpful and there if you need anything. The accommodations were modern and clean with a touch of their artistic talent. Their garden is a knockout!! You won't believe what they have done to the property to make it a very special place to visit. If you are in Santa Barbara you need to stay at Suitepeas!!
It was perfect!!
We could go on and on and on about how much we enjoyed everything about our stay! Mindo and Evelyn were so welcoming and went above and beyond to help us have the relaxing vacation we so desired and needed! There are no words to adequately express how much we
enjoyed our stay! It was perfect!!
A Rare Gem
This is one of our very best VRBO experiences. Evelyn and Mindo were warm, welcoming and caring. They anticipated our every need and were always available to answer questions or make recommendations. They know Santa Barbara well and shared many of their favorite places with us, all of which were great recommendations. A highlight was a very personal tour of their garden, the unique hydroponics system, the Koi pond, and the aviary. Be sure to ask to hand feed the Koi. These delightful women have imbued this space with a wonderful feeling of peace and serenity. The studio apartment is bright and cheerful with high ceilings, tall windows and cozy lighting. The bed was extremely comfortable and the lounging chairs for 2 were heavenly. The apartment was thoughtfully and completely equipped even more than we expected or had seen in any other VRBOs. There was real cream, peanut butter, organic breakfast cereals, granola bars, and plenty of different types of coffee. There was also fresh fruits. There was a great audio-video system that was easy to use and worked perfectly and great storage space, which eliminated any feeling of clutter. The studio was set up in a way that was top notch and first rate with no corners cut. The result was that it felt nothing like a rental. Also, there was easy access to Hendry's Beach by car and all beach materials such as beach towels, chairs and even sun block were provided. For us this was like a week in Shangrila.
Less than a 4 minute drive to Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's and Gelsons (an upscale and very complete grocery store)