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Best Location in Santa Barbara, Westbeach 30's Spanish Style

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

West Beach townhome description

This is the second floor of a Spanish style townhouse built in the 30's, in the fabulous West Beach area of downtown Santa Barbara. The area has been designated 'historic' and as such our building has not been 'modified' or 'modernized'.

Considered the most charming area in all of Santa Barbara, 'West Beach' is approximately 4 blocks square, filled with wonderful old two story Spanish style homes originally built in the 30's around the old Potter Hotel. Many of the original homes have been converted to small inns. There are palm trees lining the side walked streets and from our place there is a peak of the ocean and the tips of boat masts in the harbor.

It is a very short block + walk to the beach (Cabrillo Blvd) with all of the traditional beach activities (bike rentals, roller blades, sailing, kayaking, etc) available. Also within two blocks is the yacht harbor, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara City College (with the Garvin Theater), as well as Pershing Park (public tennis courts and softball fields), 'the plunge' (our olympic size public swimming pool), and the Carriage Museum (a true treasure). The Santa Barbara Amtrac station is close by, so if you desire, you can visit without a car!

The area is situated between State and Castillo Streets.. downtown is a 5 minute walk (theaters, restaurants, shopping, etc). Although there are several small hotels and bed and breakfast spots in West Beach, rarely do you find a vacation rental with 2 bedrooms AND the very coveted '2 bathrooms'.. This makes it a perfect getaway for a family of 4 or 5 or two couples looking for a Santa Barbara city weekend retreat.

This second floor unit has coved ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. There is a charming dining room with large bay window and dining table that seats up to 8. Attached to the dining room is a large living room with a new 52' HD flat screen tv with dvd player and dvd library. The master bedroom has a king size bed, 32' HD flat screen tv and dvd player. It incorporates a cozy sitting area with comfy chairs and table where you can read, write, or relax.

The second bedroom has 2 queen beds. Both bedrooms come with IRONED high thread count cotton sheets, down pillows and comforters.

In addition, the master bedroom has bookshelves filled with GREAT books. The first bathroom has a bathtub/shower combination. The second bathroom has a shower and full laundry facilities. Bathrooms have huge fluffy towels and bathrobes. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a deck attached. A gas barbecue and outdoor dining area look out over the city with the mountains beyond.

Off street parking is provided for one car (this is a huge plus in the area) and an additional street parking permit is provided if needed. Please be aware.. this is a second floor unit and it still utilizes the original 1930's staircase.. steep and narrow stairs (they are, fortunately, well lit and there is a handrail)...

We require a one month stay. An exit cleaning fee will be added. For a month stay or longer, weekly cleaning (freshly laundered towels and crisp ironed sheets provided weekly) is included and no tax is added.

Please consult our calendar for availability.

Keywords: Townhouse

Property Type

      • Townhome

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                We are cooks and the kitchen is outfitted with good knives, great pots and pans and all barbecue acoutraments...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave


              • Linens Provided:

                High thread count cotton sheets (line dried and ironed), down pillows and comforters and thick cotton towels ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Off street parking is available for two cars. City parking permit for street parking optional....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Full cable package with HBO & CINEMAX together with easy recording function....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Great movie selection with over 30 titles (both new releases and classics) ...moreless

              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Wireless Internet:

                WiFi is accessible throughout the house and on the private outside deck/balcony...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Private deck/balcony is attached to the kitchen with seating for 8, barbeque, and lovely city and mountain views....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony

              Location & View

              • Beach View:

                This second floor unit has a peak of the ocean together with the tips of boat masts in the harbor. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Great mountain views from 2nd bedroom, kitchen, and deck. ...moreless


              • Cinemas
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Golf
              • Hunting
              • Surfing
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Racquetball
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Fitness Center
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Fishing
              • Hiking


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              year round
              Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2015
              31 night min stay

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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              • Taxes Not included

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              Last updated: 08/26/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1985

              About the owner: Danielle is self-employed, owns & manages Rose Story Farm. Bill is a physician with Sansum Clinic. We enjoy the outdoors, Bill is an avid cyclist and sailor, Danielle is a tennis player.

              Why the Owner Chose West Beach:
              Homes in this area are few and far between. We bought it almost 30 years ago before it went on the market. We have loved 'staycationing' here.. Bill sails out of the SB harbor which is steps away. We plan to retire here some day..

              The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
              The area has been designated as historic and as such, the homes have retained their charming architectural details. It is a three block treasure of a neighborhood. Arriving here, feels like stepping into the past.. palm lined streets (all utilities are underground) with soft ocean breezes gently rustling the palms in the late afternoons.

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              Speaks: english, italian, spanish



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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

              $4,000 per month (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 08/26/14
              Minimum stay: 31 nights
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              Speaks: english, italian, spanish
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