Santa Barbara's Best @ East Beach 1 Block to Beach

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Last updated: 11/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Paul and I are great hosts and will see to it that your experience at Santa Barbara Beach Retreat is one to remember. The atmosphere of Por la mar will WOW you from the minute you enter the front door. Our Cozy, private, immaculate 1 bedroom, 1200 sq. ft. beach retreat is located 1 BLOCK from East Beach. Sunrise and Sunset are at your front door. The kitchen and bar b que area are equipped with all you will need to feel right at home. You can enjoy a coffee or tea each morning while lounging on the sun porch that has windows that concertina to the beautiful morning sea breeze.
A number of restaurants are within walking distance including East Beach Grill where you can sink your feet into the sand while enjoying the sunrise at our beautiful Sunny East Beach. Moby Dicks, Longboard's Grill, Harbor Restaurant and Brophy Bros. (a local favorite for seafood with a great view of the yacht harbor) are all located on Stearns Wharf. Walk to 'The Funk Zone' and enjoy an excellent selection of beers at 'Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co' or taste local wines from our world renowned selection of wineries in the area. This is only a handful of local restaurants and bars you can visit within walking distance of Pol la Mar.
Other interests:
. One very safe off street parking space in carport
. Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle (P/U at Hyatt on Cabrillo) .50 1 short block away
. Wheel fun rentals (walk to bike rental) also bike rental at Hyatt 1 block away
. Cycle,jog,roller blade or walk our beautiful beachfront path
. Dolphins will make your day streaming through the water with grace.
. Air Bus transportation to LAX less than a block away ($44.00)
. Zoo Walking distance
. Walk to Bird Sanctuary while enjoying beachfront beauty
. Walk to beautiful Tri County Produce which will meet all your food needs
. Trader Joe's and Rite Aid are several blocks away
Por La Mar is private,clean,comfortable,easy,and best of all it is 1 block to beautiful East Beach, and only a short distance to State Street Shopping, dining the funk zone and night life. We are excited to meet and greet you,give you the code and introduce you to wonderful Santa Barbara.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to TOT tax of 12%(included in quote)
Tax of 2.00 per night for city tax as well (included in quote)
Security deposit is refunded the day you depart


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We love all children. Our home has interior stairs that lead up to the main living area so we are aware of safety with young children. There are also stairs leading from the dining area to the lounge. Our unit is not suitable for young children...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    This is a large bedroom with 1 king size bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The second bed is a sofa bed in the living area. ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom has two large closets, a large dresser and bed side tables,you are welcome to use!! The bed is made with quality bedding which makes for a comfortable sleep. There is a TV in bedroom with remote so fluff up the pillows, lay back and enjoy!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The bathroom is large with extra counter space...moreless

  • The bathroom is large with plenty of room for make-up,toiletries etc... We provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, hair dryer, laundry basket, kleenex, and plenty of towels....moreless

Other Amenities

  • In all reality, the beach,the beach,the beach is the real attraction of Santa Barbara. This place just spells 'California' you will love the area and our climate is like no other. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Music Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We are located 1 block from East Beach....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are located 1 block from East Beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Our dining area is large, bright and a great area to reflect on the day and enjoy a meal. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    New as of 09-15-13...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have a lovely gas fireplace for cool evenings if needed...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are made with quality linens with extra depending on length of your stay ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Our living room is so comfortable. Cable TV, Huge flat screen Television, DVD player, surround sound etc... Library of music CD's...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have one off street parking spot in a very safe carport...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided for bathroom as well as beach. Beach equipment is located in downstairs closet in entry. This includes chairs, towels, beach toys, a few golf clubs etc......moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Our washing machine and dryer are new as of 09-15-13. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have coffee maker for fresh coffee in the morning to enjoy on sun porch open to sea breeze! We provide sugar, and 1/2 and 1/2 and starter coffee. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes are provided ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is large with glass stove top,oven microwave and dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have fresh bottled water for guests, spices,napkins etc......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Very large clean refrigerator and freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Sun porch that opens to the beautiful sea breeze...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented at a number of places nearby. About 15.00 for the day....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    We have a few random golf clubs if you want to have some fun at the park across the street or play at one of the many courses in the area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have an outdoor grill in a small outdoor area off the entry. ...moreless



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from 28 traveler reviews
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2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Security Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 12%


Please inquire based on dates that are available on our calendar. I personally answer each inquiry and truly care about your experience in Santa Barbara. There will be a charge for over two adults. Security deposit will be forfeited if additional guests are allowed to stay that are not noted at time of booking. All guests stay at their own risk and are expected to respect our neighbors/home

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Last updated: 11/16/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Located at Hyatt
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Train Station
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
East Beach Grill - locals favorite/Hyatt
189 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear resort
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
East Beach

Car: Not Necessary

We are 1 block to our beautiful East Beach. East Beach has a locals favorite for breakfast, called 'East Beach Grill' This is nothing fancy and we prefer their breakfast over lunch menu. Pete's coffee, simple breakfast menu but right on the beach and thats the best part. The Santa Barbara Zoo is within walking distance and we are next to Dwight Murphy Park if you have children and they love baseball,soccer, par course etc... The Hyatt is a hop,skip and jump and they have a cozy bar if you want to walk and have a drink and appetizer in a nice setting. You can walk on the beach to the 'World Famous' spa and dining room at the Biltmore Hotel in Montiecto. The Sunday morning brunch is stunning and the Thursday night Seafood Buffet is so fresh and clean. Reservations suggested. The SB bird refuge is within walking distance and the beauty of our location is that it is somewhat out of the craziness of state street. We are about a 20-30 minute walk to state street (in less if your a power walker) or you can take the little electric bus for .50 and return for .50.

Great Location,great accommodation,great town!!


Owner info

About the owner: Work: Paul is in Yacht Sales and Jane is a Personal Banker About: Paul and I have been living in New Zealand for the last 9 years. We were both in the hospitality industry and know how to meet your high expectations. We love fly fishing,cycling and family. We have relocated to Santa Barbara and have created a beautiful,peaceful,unique space for you to enjoy your time in the area. We can't wait to make you feel comfortable and invite you to enjoy all Santa Barbara has to offer.

Why the Owner Chose East Beach:
We were originally from California. After making a huge international move to New Zealand for 9 years we knew when we returned we wanted to land in Santa Barbara. The area offers everything we love to do. Paul is a paraglider and we love cycling and family. Our real passion is fly fishing which we can't get enough of.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We chose this property because we loved the unique floor plan. The kitchen and bathroom are large and the bedroom is so romantic and roomy. The wow factor from the minute we walked in made us fall in love with our home. Not to mention the 1 block walk to beautiful East Beach where dolphins cruise through the water with grace and beauty. We never want to leave this place.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Orange Leather Chair sooo comfy!

    The Orange Leather Chair sooo comfy!

  • Entry with door to outdoor bar be que  area

    Entry with door to outdoor bar be que area

  • Top of stairs to dining area

    Top of stairs to dining area

  • Living area from sun porch

    Living area from sun porch

  • newly remodeled kitchen

    newly remodeled kitchen

  • Large bathroom with tub and shower

    Large bathroom with tub and shower

  • Additional vanity in bathroom

    Additional vanity in bathroom

  • King size bed with quality bedding

    King size bed with quality bedding

  • Looking from bedroom through hall to living area

    Looking from bedroom through hall to living area

  • Beautiful East Beach

    Beautiful East Beach

  • Front Entrance with the off street parking for 1 car

    Front Entrance with the off street parking for 1 car

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Sun porch with windows that concertina open to beautiful ocean breeze

    Sun porch with windows that concertina open to beautiful ocean breeze

  • Our beautiful kitchen jewelry!

    Our beautiful kitchen jewelry!

  • Looking from kitchen to living area

    Looking from kitchen to living area

  • additional vanity in bathroom

    additional vanity in bathroom

  • Two large closets in bedroom for your use.

    Two large closets in bedroom for your use.

  • Ceiling fan, recessed lighting and huge king size bed

    Ceiling fan, recessed lighting and huge king size bed

  • Dining area looking down to living area/2 steps

    Dining area looking down to living area/2 steps

  • Great 'on the beach' place for breakfast 1 block away 'East Beach Grill'

    Great 'on the beach' place for breakfast 1 block away 'East Beach Grill'

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, November 20, 2015

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