The Santa Barbara Secret Getaway - Two Blocks to Beach & Town
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
West Beach apartment description
The Secret to the Secret Getaway is its location, quality and price. Why stay in the nicest hotel suite in town, when you can have much more, for significantly less money?
We are located two blocks from the Beach, Stearns Wharf, Public Pool, Harbor, world-class dining, and downtown shops, including our own local Farmers market. Leave your car and parking worries behind. We even offer RARE off street reserved parking.
Within blocks are a European deli and market, bakery and sandwich shop, three wineries and a grocery store leaving little need to leave the neighborhood. In addition there are bike rentals, Segway rentals, peddle surrey rentals, a skate park, the Chase Palm Park with a merry-go-round and the site of a craft fair each Sunday that lines the beach boardwalk. The Santa Barbara Zoo and the Bird Sanctuary are an easy mile and half walk. If you are traveling to Santa Barbara by train the Secret Getaway is two blocks from the train station and there is a car rental agency two blocks away in case you want to explore the Santa Ynez Valley wine country. If you are tired of walking, all of these attractions can be reached by a local 25 cents-a-ride shuttle bus that runs up State Street and along the ocean front from the harbor to the zoo.
The Secret Getaway is new and resides in a historical turn of the century building that retains the charm of the day’s bygone. It has been lovingly restored to reflect the true authentic Santa Barbara style. The beautiful limestone floors, faux painting and ten feet ceilings all give it a romantic and European feeling.
The bright kitchen is fully equipped, including spices, with granite counter tops, all appliances and your own washer and dryer.
The bathroom is immaculate with custom stone work throughout, a built in Jacuzzi tub, separate large walk- in shower and Santa Barbara style cabinets with matching granite.
The living room has a Waterford fireplace, comfortable couch (queen sleeper), TV, DVD and stereo. Wireless internet access is also available for your convenience. The bedroom offers a queen-size feather top bed with luxury linens.
The bedroom, with king bed, and kitchen each have eight foot glass doors that lead to the your own veranda where you can enjoy the California sun, complete with Bistro set, potted flowers and gas grill.
Also a helpful hint when comparing: We are not on a commercial thorough fare or next to the highway or railroad tracks. We are in a nice residential neighborhood.
Keywords: Beach Vacation Rental By Owner
- On floor 1
- 800 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- King size bed
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Full bath with separate jacuzzi tub and walk in dual head shower
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Towels Provided:
- Gas Fireplace
- Living Room seats 4
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Tourist Attractions
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Climbing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Whale Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Wildlife Viewing
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Check in time is 11 AM Check out time is 4 PM The Secret to the Secret Getaway is its location, quality and price. We are in a nice residential neighborhood. We are located 2 blocks from the Beach, Stearns Wharf, Public Pool, Harbor, world-class dining, and downtown shops, including our own local Farmers market. Leave your car and parking worries behind. We even offer RARE off street reserved parking. The living room has a Waterford fireplace, comfortable couch (queen sleeper), 40' HDTV, and stereo. Wireless internet access is also available for your convenience. The bedroom & kitchen each have eight foot glass doors that lead to the private veranda where you can enjoy the California sun,complete with Bistro set,potted flowers and gas grill. The bright kitchen is fully equipped, including spices, with granite counter tops, all appliances and your own washer and dryer. The bathroom is immaculately clean with custom stone work throughout, a built in Jacuzzi tub and separate large walk- in shower with dual shower heads Other Activities: Saint Ynez Wineries, Santa Barbara Zoo, Walks along the beach...moreless
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Super cute unit perfect for our stay
Super cute unit perfect for our stay
My 2 year old keeps asking me to take her back to the "yellow house, yellow house!" So I'll take that as a sign that she loved the place. Clean, convenient, awesome. Would stay again.
- Guest vivlew (United States)
- Date of stay 10/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children.
Enjoyed Our Time!
Enjoyed Our Time!
We enjoyed Santa Barbara very much. What's not to like! Just a wonderful vacation spot. Loved the kitchen , bathroom and patio. Appreciated that the place was so clean and well stocked. Walked many places and felt very safe. Would recommend new sheets and bathroom towels and some thought to bedroom window privacy. In all this little place was very enjoyable.
- Guest Ellen (Montana)
- Date of stay 03/08/13
- Review Submitted 03/24/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Another review that we are thankful for. Specifically hearing from our guest that they loved the kitchen, bathroom & patio, that it was clean and well stocked, walking distance to all and safe. As with all of other 5 Star reviews, we could not have said it better! However, we were disappointed that this guest did not enjoy the towels and sheets as we pride ourselves on getting quality linens and do not know how this happened, i.e. we were not notified during the stay. If any of our guests are not satisfied with the towels & sheets, we are committed to take care of it during the stay. Just call us so we can take care of it and provide the best stay we can.
Had a wonderful stay!
Had a wonderful stay!
This was the first time I tried using a vacation rental for my stay in Santa Barbara and I was not disappointed! Setting up this rental was quicker and easier than I thought it would be -- the owners seem very accommodating. This place is adorable -- even nicer than the pictures. The living room is cute and cozy and the kitchen is inviting with dishware, utensils, serving platters, pots, coffee maker, etc. The owners even leave bottle of sparkling wine for you in the refrigerator. Nice touch! I can't say enough about the bathroom. Having a Jacuzzi tub and duel-head shower was such a treat. And the bedroom was very comfortable. There were a few little issues, such as slightly damaged window blinds that didn't close all the way, but that was no big deal. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara -and usually just stay with friends when I visit but this time I was traveling with my husband and toddler, so this was definitely a great option. It was nice to just be able to relax and cook our own dinners and to hang out in the living room while our daughter slept. This was much more convenient and economical than staying in one of the nearby hotels, which I've also done before. The location is good, especially if you don't have a car. It's walking distance to the harbor, wharf, State Street. But if you do have a car, there's also one off-the-street parking spot available. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend.
- Guest Dhyana L. (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Owner response: We are thankful for reviews like this. Specifically hearing from our guest that the reservation process was quick & easy, owners accommodating, place more adorable than the pictures, economical and a great location. We could not have said it better! This guests comments are consistent with the other 5 star reviews other than the blinds which have been completely replaced. So please be our guest and enjoy.
A glorious long weekend in Santa Barbara
A glorious long weekend in Santa Barbara
My wife and I became repeat renters this year at this property, on this occasion staying in the well-appointed Secret Getaway. The apartment is more than comfortable for two persons and the kitchen/bath are especially equipped with nice upgrades. Everything in town (beach/downtown) is within walking distance. We would highly recommend this apartment based on the owners commitment to excellence of product and services and the reasonable price point. Hope to be back next year.
- Guest Jeff and Adela (Orlando, FL)
- Date of stay 11/24/11
- Review Submitted 12/06/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the "Secret Getaway". We felt at home right away. It had all of the features we enjoy; a cozy living room, a gourmet kitchen, a spacious bathroom and super-comfortable bedroom. We ate on the outdoor balcony for all of our meals. We also loved the setting for Santa Barbara. The mountains make a perfect backdrop to a beautiful city next to the ocean. We also felt very safe walking around day and night.
- Guest Douglas4 (-)
- Date of stay 10/26/09
- Review Submitted 10/26/09
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|Summer High Season
May 24 - Sep 13, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Higher rates apply for Holidays and Graduation weeks.
Inquire for monthly rates which depend on length of stay and season.
Maximum occupancy up to 4
50% of the rent, tax, cleaning fee & damage security deposit are required to confirm a reservation with the remaining 50% due 30 days before check-in.
Standard method of payment is checks and direct deposits at any Bank of America Branch.
Credit card payment via PayPal and bank wire transfers are also accepted but in these cases the 4% PayPal fee & $25/wire transfer fee are applied.
Cancellation policy - the amount of deposit received is subject to loss, excluding the damage security deposit, unless re-rented for that time period.
- Cleaning Fee: $99
- Tax Rate 12%
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Enjoy your King bed with glass doors to the veranda
Open living room & fully equipped kitchen with granite and custom cabinets
Enjoy the California sun and grill the local favorites
Location, Location - IN the City of Santa Barbara
Leave your car and parking worries behind - with RARE private parking
Winning combination of Location, quality and price - 2 blocks to beach & town
Why stay in a hotel suite when you can get more for a significantly less money
Immaculately clean with an inviting Jacuzzi tub and dual shower heads for two
Walk to the Beach and enjoy our restaraunts with your feet in the sand
Enjoy from Sunrise to Sunset....
The most desirable location in Santa Barbara - Historic West Beach
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