The Sanchez Adobe is located well back in the San Pedro Valley on a flat five-acre parcel adjacent to Linda Mar Boulevard. The site was originally used by as a mission outpost in the late 1700's and archeological remains from this outpost are found on the site.

A number of mature trees, including cypress, pines and eucalyptus trees, are found on the site, but years of intense use have destroyed almost all of the native vegetation. The existing vegetation attracts many birds including starlings, sparrows and humming birds.

A segment of San Pedro Creek exists in the rear (south) part of the site. This stream is important since it is part of a steelhead spawning area. The riparian corridor around the creek contains Red Adler, Bigleaf Maple, and several species of Willow and Thimbleberry.