A view of the front exterior, but the real fun lies in the back.

Grab a seat around the fire pit, and rest up for what's ahead.

Fill up on that precious energy on your outdoor patio.

Let the games begin with a thinking-man's game of chess.

Practice makes perfect on your very own putting green.

Increase the inside ambiance with a crackling fire or a tickle of the ivories.

Reading is always a good vacation pastime, and there's plenty of natural light throughout.

Finding comfortable seating will never be an issue, but the spiral staircase to the master bedroom just might. Be careful!

The elongated kitchen is long on counter space and stainless steel appliances.

Bright skylights and beautiful granite will lead you to the dining room.

The master bedroom sits high in a loft.

An outside terrace, en-suite bathroom, and king bed keeps you comfortable.

The master en suite boast 2 sinks, a walk-in shower, and a skylight of its own.

The guest bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed and even a desk.

The sunnier the day, the easier it will be to get some work done.

The two guest rooms on the first floor share a bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

Great for kids clamoring for a slumber party, this guest bedroom has two twins with trundles.

An underwater theme makes this room as playful as the backyard.

Look on the bright side, sure you have some work to do, but there's plenty of space to bring some company too.

And oh, that backyard! What will you play first?

The most obvious choice is rock climbing, but be sure to leave no stone unturned.

Get those wind chimes moving and the fire pit crackling.

Start counting bird species from the best seat in the house.

Leisure sports are everywhere, from a toss of the horseshoe to climb of the wall tower.

The backyard becomes a playground for all.

And a zen-like atmosphere will help relax families both large and small.

The Home

Rocky Nook Escape
Where rest and recreation always come into play
  • Master Bedroom 1
  • Guest Bedroom 2
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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Full Bathrooms
  • 2650 FT2
  • 4 Parking Spaces
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For those who like to play, this is where you stay in Santa Barbara. Centrally located in Mission Canyon, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is close to everything. Less than a 5-minute drive to Downtown and about the same distance to some of the best hiking trails around, all you’ll need to do is take a quick look at your backyard to know you’re right next to Rocky Nook Park as well. But that quick look will quickly turn into a longer one once you realize all the activities you now have at your feet.

Need to brush up on your putting? Head to your very own practice putting green. Looking for something a little more competitive? Challenge a family member to a game of horseshoes or darts. Rock climbing enthusiasts will especially enjoy the climbing wall that ironically sits in the rock garden. And for those who truly believe vacation is spectator sport, there’s plenty of seating all around this backyard playground. We recommend lighting a fire in the fire pit, and just listening to the laughter and the wind chimes soundtrack what is sure to be a most relaxing evening.

Inside, quirky is king. And the loft-style design provides the ideal backdrop for this communal-like living space. Open and airy, it’s difficult to not picture your entire family gathering around the piano to sing a few tunes. Get the fire going here as well on any given evening, and turn those tunes into campfire songs. We bet even the moodiest teenager will succumb to the fun and start singing along.

The home is great for one family or two (as the guestroom with the two twin beds has two trundles as well). Just a little word of caution, however. It may not be the safest home for families with toddlers. Between the outdoor rocks, the open flames of the fireplace, and (beautiful) spiral staircase, there are some potential hazards for little ones. But for those families with older kids, Rocky Nook Escape is where you can turn to set that little kid free once again.

The Neighborhood

Mission Canyon
Santa Barbara California

The InvitedHome Difference

  • Simple reservations

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  • 24/7 Service

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    Every vacation you take is special. And we believe the home you stay in should be, too. Each and every home is exclusively hand picked and meets our meticulous standards. That’s why whether you’re looking for a sprawling estate or that quaint rustic cottage, you can be confident each is of the highest quality to meet your high expectations. And we certainly have no problem showcasing all the details of each home with crisp photography, accurate descriptions, and even all the little quirks that make it such a unique place to stay.

Your Escape Squad

Meet the People Who’ll Be Taking Care of You
Santa Barbara

InvitedHome provides cleaning, repair, and inspection services for every home in every destination. That means you can expect a consistently great experience no matter where you go.

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Vacation Consultant
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Operations Manager
Slide kim
Guest Experience Specialist

Guest Reviews

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Wow! This place was AMAZING! Spacious, well-stocked and so many things to do.

Our family really loved this place. Our favorite place we have ever stayed. There is so much to do in Santa Barbara, but we really didn't even need to leave this place. I have 3 school-age kids and they had so much fun playing in the front and back yard.

Amy Y.
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Great property!

Perfect house for 6 guests! We were attending a wedding at the Santa Barbara Women's Club and it was a 2 minute walk from the venue so the location could not have been any better.

Amanda A.

The Amenities

You’ll enjoy all the amenities you would expect at a fine hotel

From fresh towels and linens to soap and shampoo -- they’ll all be waiting for you upon arrival. But because each one of our vacation homes is so unique, you’ll also enjoy some you might not expect. Take a look below to see what some of this home’s top amenities are.

Top Amenities

  • Fenced Yard
  • Concierge Services
  • Catering Available
  • Mid Stay Cleaning Available
  • Maintenance On Call
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Books

What You Should Know

What We love

  • Letting your inner child out in the backyard full of games.
  • Taking a short walk to the nearby Mission and Rose Garden for a picnic.
  • Cooking up a delicious meal and enjoying it on the patio.

What to know

  • The master bedroom is a loft style room without a closed door. The spiral staircase leading up to it is not suitable for children or the elderly.
  • This home is not equipped with A/C, but there is lots of shade from surrounding trees as well as cross-ventilation.
  • The home is best suited for a family or 3 couples. Only 6 adults may stay in the home.

What to expect after booking

  • You'll receive a confirmation email shortly after booking.
  • If you've booked more than 60 days prior to your arrival date, we'll send you an email requesting your final payment as that date gets closer.
  • Once you're paid in full, we'll send you an email with the check-in information for your stay, including property access and who to call in case of a problem.

The Particulars

Check-in is at 4:00pm & CHECK-OUT 11:00am

We’re always happy to make you happy. In some cases, it may be possible to grant an earlier check-in or later check-out depending on the booking and maintenance schedule. However, early check-in and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed until 24 hours prior to check-in or check-out date. Please “check-in” with our team for further details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Hit the "Book Now" button a bit too soon? No worries. We offer a 24-hour grace period where any reservation made is eligible for a full refund. Hey, it happens.

  • Your initial payment is 50% of the total, with the remaining balance due 60 days out from checkin. After the 24 hour grace period, all payments become non-refundable.

  • We encourage you to double check everything before you book to make sure you've selected that perfect home, at the ideal time. And while we're on the subject of peace of mind, ask us about our travel insurance package. It's just another amenity we offer to make booking your stay as relaxing as possible.

Rules to stay by

  • Everyone in your group must be over 30 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at this property
  • The maximum occupancy is 8 people
  • The maximum number of cars at the property is 4
  • A credit card preauthorization of $1,500.00 is required at the time of check-in as a damage deposit
  • A credit card charge is required for the security deposit, and pet deposit if applicable, at the time of checkin for stays of 30 days or more
  • This property cannot be used for weddings, parties, organized events, and does not allow over the maximum occupancy at any time.
  • Pets are considered on a case by case basis.
  • Only 6 adults may stay in the home.
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