Welcome to our SB bohemian modern tree house*

Welcome to our SB bohemian modern tree house*




Jul 2018

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Description from our air bnb listing:

Check out our modern bohemian oasis in the heart of Santa Barbara, a town so beautiful it will nearly break your heart. Email us if dates we have available do not work for you we could be flexible.

1,700sq ft home with a 5,000sq ft split level back yard and a 420sq ft complete home gym. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, designed by the owners (an interior designer & personal trainer) to be the ultimate retreat for California living & vacations, & a fitness lovers paradise. Epic sunsets from deck daily!

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The space


A large kitchen with a ten foot island and a Wolf 36" range perfect for those who love to cook and serve after they shop at Santa Barbara's famous farmers markets! Kitchen is open to the living/dining/piano room with huge ceiling to floor windows and views of Santa Barbara, a wood burning fireplace, and a large front deck.

The kitchen includes every necessary tool to make any meal you like:

-Wolf 6 range stove and oven
-Vita-mix blender
-Rice cooker
-Cuisinart coffee maker, a French press, and a coffee grinder
-Double stack dishwasher
-Pots, pans, silverware, plates, etc.


Bed 1: Pull out couch and flat screen TV (sleeps 2)
Bed 2: Twin Bunk Beds (sleeps 2)
Bed 3: King Bed, private bathroom and front porch with views (sleeps 2)

There is also a large couch in the living room that comfortably sleeps one person.
Bath 1: deep soak tub.
Bath 2: (off the master) Walk in steam shower with river rock floors to massage your feet.

A 420sq foot gym/training studio. Fully equipped with only high quality equipment, a lifters/fitness enthusiasts paradise. Personal training sessions are available on request for a separate fee.

-Rogue R4 squat rack with safety straps
-Regular, fat, and parallel grip pullup bars
-5 to 100lbs Rogue dumbbells
-Elitefts lat pulldown/low row/tricep pushdown machine with multiple handles/attachments
-Rogue fully adjustable bench and Rogue flat bench
-Vulcan Kettlebells 8,12,16,20,24,28, and 32kg pairs
-Slam balls (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)lbs
-Various barbells: safety squat bar, trap bar, power bar
-Leverage squat and calve raise machine
-Elitefts floor glute ham raise and Elitefts 45* hyperextension
-Brett Contreras Glute thruster
-bands (mini up to strong), 10kg and 20kg weight vests/Low parallel bars/Sledge hammers and a tire for smashing/Jump rope
-Commercial grade treadmill
-Various foam rollers, lacrosse balls, and other massage tools, etc.


A 5000sq foot split level yard with a yoga deck, large brand new artificial grass lawn which kids and dogs love to run around on, picnic table, gas grill, fire pit and outdoor sofa and chairs.

-two paddle boards, 1 long board, 1 beach cruiser a nd 1all terrain bike etc. speak to us if you wish to use any of these so we are sure to have them ready(You will be liable and need a roof rack to transport). We will let you use our toys with a damage deposit and liability waiver- or we can tell you where you can rent them all directly downtown- either way giving you the flexibility to enjoy all the outdoor fun!

- Printer
- 2 Flat screen TV’s with Netflix/Hulu/Amazon (Amazon includes all free content including HBO and SHOWTIME. Login to your own Amazon account to purchase content)
-Various children’s toys for boys and girls (mini-trampoline, legos, dream house, kitchen, lots of books, and more.)
-Musical instruments, including guitars, piano, and ukulele available (not promising they are in tune:)

We have two dogs 1 is a puppy who has chewed a few corners. We have a pet pen for a large dog and a closed in yard and front deck. We welcome dogs so long as they are well trained, and keep off furniture. We have dog beds and waterbowls available. (Be mindful of rattlesnakes and ticks if you are hiking- talk to us and we can get you info you need).

Since we live here with our 6 and 4 year old kids we are happy to pass on sitters and other kid advice. There are also MANY 1 week amazing summer camps here. If that sound appealing we can help you find something so that adults also get some free time! Rancho Palimino is a 5 min drive in the canyon from us and they have a kids summer camp that kids rave about here!

Guest access

Our home has been a two and a half year labor of love, and we consider it a small paradise. We love having guests, traveling, camping, and meeting people from every corner of the globe, and are excited to share our little oasis.

Guests have full access to everything with the exception of some marked drawers and closets. (We will be sure there is place for your stuff).

We ask kindly that you respect that this is our families home and care for it like your own.
Thank you!

Interaction with guests

We will meet you and show you the house, yard, and gym. We will be reachable or have someone available for help if we are not.

Personal training sessions are available on request for a separate fee.

Other things to note

We ask that all guests please follow some basic rules:

-Please smoke outside not in the house, tent, or gym. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND WE LIVE IN A FIRE ZONE. Please extinguish any and all smoking related materials, clean up and dispose of all ashes, butts, etc., and be extra cautious. :)
-Water usage: Santa Barbara County is in a severe drought. Please be conscientious water users and keep showers short. (The steam shower uses much less water than a regular shower. Add essential oils, have a seat and get the full spa experience.)
-Pets allowed upon request. We have a large kennel and the house is fully enclosed both front deck and backyard so pets can roam free. Please keep them off the furniture, there are dog beds they can use ☺. Please pick up the poop we have a bin for it :)
-Neighbors: Please respect our neighbor’s privacy, and minimize noise/volume levels.
-There are a few drawers we will mark as private/off limits. Otherwise what is ours is yours.
-The Gym: Wavers must be signed before using the Gym. Please respect the equipment, use with care and caution, and clean up when done.
-Please leave everything as nice as you found it, thank you!


More about us

  1. us: Jill: interior designer lover of mountains and ocean. John personal trainer obsessed with Joe Rogan podcasts. Bodhi almost 4 a fan of Spiderman, and legos. Mia 6 going on 16- she wants to live in Paris with a view of Eiffel Tower and become a fashion designer (like her late grandmother).

  2. Jill and John both grew up in major cities: NYC and Tokyo. We came to SB for the lifestyle but plan to travel the world with our children!

  3. This house has been a labor of love. We bought it fully gutted and Jill designed it. We plan to always call it home and look forward to watching its evolution in becoming our own personal retreat- where friends and family are always welcome.

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Where is it?


The neighborhood
Our home is located in Santa Barbara, California, United States.
We are located in Mission Canyon in the heart of Santa Barbara.

-The Botanic gardens. 15 min walk/2 min drive.

- The Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden (where many local events are held- check out city link to see town schedule of events). 15 min walk/2 min drive.

- The Museum of Natural history. 10 min walk/2 min drive.
- Downtown. 6 min drive/30 min walk. Downtown has great restaurants, theaters, museums, and shops.
- Santa Barbara Harbor/Boardwalks. 10 min drive.
-Various hikes. 5 min drive.
- Pretty much every local beach! 10 min drive. Surfing, paddle boarding, lying around in the sun, whale watching, shopping, beaches, restaurants, museums, etc.

-Local McConnell’s ice cream. Salted caramel and peppermint are a couple favorites.
-Brophy Brothers. Classic SB spot for amazing seafood and drinks.
-The Rose Café. Authentic, delicious old school Mexican spot. Open since 1940.
-Fusion Tacos at the batting cages. Great tacos, a great place to hang with little kids.
-Hendry’s Beach. A beautiful beach with amazing views, surfing and food, grab a burger or sit down and have some seafood and a killer bloody Mary.
-Cold Springs Tavern. A magical spot for a date or weekend picnic, with live music and great food (especially their awesome Tri-tip sandwich).
-Sat and Tuesday farmers market. Fresh produce, meat, and dairy from the best local farms.
-sunday art market. (you might see some of the art in our
-the zoo
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
-The new Moxi museum of technology:
- the new SB funk Zone
-Its not NYC or LA but don't forget broadway:)!

Upcoming summer local festivals:
Imadonnari street art festival walking distance from us! May 26,27,28 they also have a kids section to draw!

Summer Solstice is a huge holiday in SB! Another local favorite: June 22-24

My favorite FIESTA also walking many performances walking distance from our house and a local favorite including horse parade and get ready for confetti in your hair! Aug 1-5 https://oldspanishdays-fiesta.org/

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Getting around

Drive, Walk, Bike, Uber. Most everything within Santa Barbara is between 5-10 min away! We do have a steep driveway please navigate with caution.

We are also a short distance from many wineries, The Danish Solvang, and Ojai.

Buzzy restaurants
Bibi Ji, the lark, Playa Azul outdoor seating with margaritas and dont forget to order the chocolate fantasy cake if you like chocolate!
Cool bars
the restaurant at hendrys beach is one of my favorite places to grab a drink!
Cozy cafés
Retail therapy
the farmers market, the closet, the surf shop by the water, rei, sunday art market by the water.
Bit of culture
the moxi is amazing for kids. Art museum and broadway shows are a nice surprise for a small place like SB
Walks in the park
the botanic gardens!
Spot of exercise
everywhere and our gym!
Day tripping
ojai and Cold Springs Tavern!

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