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Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This ONE OF A KIND retreat is perfect for those with discriminating taste and a desire for high quality. And it's a great romantic getaway. A winning combination of location, quality and price! Why stay in a hotel/motel, or the suburbs that look like any other?

There are over 100 1BR/1BA vacation rentals in the 'Santa Barbara Area' and of these, 77 are supposed to be in 'Santa Barbara'. So how do you chose - location, location, location! And then compare our quality and price.

We are not in Carpentaria, Goleta, Summerland or Montecito. We are also not in the suburbs of Santa Barbara such as San Roque, Mission Canyon, Los Positas etc.

We are in the coveted Historic West Beach area, steps from the beach, Las Banos Public Pool, Stearns Wharf, Harbor, world-class dining, and downtown shops, including our own local farmers market. We are not next to the railroad tracks, highway or on a commercial thoroughfare.

Leave your car and associated traffic/parking worries behind. We even offer RARE off street reserved parking.

The Beach Penthouse resides in a historical turn of the century building and retains the charm of the day’s bygone. It has been lovingly restored to reflect Santa Barbara's style including hand cast plaster, 10 feet vaulted ceilings and Waterford fireplace giving it both a romantic and European feeling.

The large and private terrace has mountain views, along with dining table and chairs, chaise lounges and stainless steel BBQ to enjoy the local favorites.

The fully equipped kitchen was designed with high quality construction, including granite countertops, limestone flooring and custom cabinets from our own local cabinet makers and are complimented with high end appliances: Sub-Zero refrigerator, Espresso Machine, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave and washer and dryer.

The living room has mountain and City sky line views along with queen size pull out couch, 42” TV, CD and stereo.

The bedroom offers a queen bed and across the hall is the accompanying full bathroom that offers a romantic limestone shower with dual head shower, limestone floors, granite counter tops and custom Santa Barbara style cabinets.

When you book with us, you are booking with the owners, which means you are not dealing with a management company, or a 3rd party call center, or a computerized mobile application. Often times the 3rd party does not live in town or even know the property. We know our properties intimately, as we both own and manage them, and have a 15 year track record. Our thirteen five star reviews speak for themselves, including our cleanliness.

Upon booking, directions are emailed along with our contact information, Restaurant Recommendations, Winery and Activities Recommendations and Welcome Notes providing detailed information about the Penthouse are also provided. In this way, you can drive right to the Penthouse, which has a lock box where you’ll use your unique code to enter. There is no need to set up an appointment. Inside, you'll enjoy premium amenities: shampoo, soaps, paper & cleaning products and 5 star quality towels, linens and cleaniness.

And we offer complimentary champagne upon your arrival.

We welcome a comparison to the 100+ vacation rentals and Hotels as we are unmatched in location, quality and price!

More Details

Melanie Cava
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Melanie Cava

We own and manage our own properties which is different than most of the vacation rental properties that are managed. With our hands on approach we provide attention to both the property and to our guests for which we rely upon our overwhelming majority of repeat return business.

Melanie Cava purchased this house in 2003

Why Melanie Cava chose West Beach

There are so many Santa Barbara properties available for rent. The number one difference between all of them are location, location, location. The closer to the beach and the closer to Santa Barbara the more expensive the real estate. We are 2 blocks to the beach and downtown, not on a commercial thorough fare, not next to the highway or railroad track and not a bus ride or car ride away from downtown. We combine our location with the best pricing and the best amenities. Finally, we are immaculately clean.


West Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower with dual shower heads in Jerusalem tile
  • Jerusalem tile throughout, custom cabinets and granite countertop
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull out couch in the living room
  • Queen size bed in the bedroom with queen size pull out couch in the living room.
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private reserved parking, large private deck with City Skyline and mountain views, chaise lounges, table and chairs and gas grill. Best location in town - the Historic West Beach Area - in a Historical building.


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Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews

Its All True

  • 5 of 5

Read all the reviews of this apartment. They're true. This a very nice rental. Tastily decorated, very comfortable, conveniently located and well equipped. Only problem we encountered were dated restaurant reviews. One recommended place had been closed for over a year.

We definitely would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis MN. USA

Beautiful Condo

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location. Very walkable, quiet neighborhood. Close to beach, harbor and downtown. Great restaurants nearby. Condo is very clean, and has everything you need in kitchen, bath and laundry. Gorgeous views from living room and private balcony. Private, off street parking is a definite plus. Penthouse is 3 flights up, which might be difficult for some, but once you’re there, it’s heaven. I would recommend without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Place To Call "H O M E"

  • 5 of 5

Melanie and Todd are the perfect hosts. The property is magical. It's a perfect spot to unwind, recharge and just be. A few blocks from the beach and main part of town. You can leave your car behind and walk everywhere or just hang out on the private sundeck and never leave "home". My husband and I look forward to many more returns. Thank you Melanie and Todd for making our stay a perfect memory.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

A few blocks off the Main Street in Santa Barbara was a perfect location. Super clean, great shower, full kitchen and all the necessary amenities and then some. Stargazing from the rooftop deck was special. A return trip for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spacious, lovely decorated, cozy, and very well supplied. Location was great, and it had a parking spot inside the building, which we found very convenient. Melanie and Todd were always fast to respond. Looking forward to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We love this property and would stay again but it needs a few minor fixes. Handle on window north facing window in living room comes off, corner wall in bathroom small piece of wood falls off and dishwasher door makes loud noise when you open it all the way.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again in the future. And rest assured that the items mentioned will be addressed right away.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street Downtown
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Grocery Store
Car: not necessary

Check in time is 4 PM.

Check out time is 11 AM.

There are 900+ vacation rentals in the 'Santa Barbara Area'. Vacation rentals pricing follow the same trend as real estate pricing - location, location. The farther out you go out of Santa Barbara, the less expensive the real estate and the better the vacation rental pricing.

We are located in the best area of Santa Barbara - the Historic West Beach Area - 2 blocks to the Beach and downtown Santa Barbara, yet not on a commercial thoroughfare, not next to the railroad tracks or not adjacent a highway. And we offer private reserved parking.

In addition to location, look at our property and compare amenities and pricing. We are unmatched.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

The 15% tax rate is for 12% TOT tax and 3% Homeaway fee to owner.

$300 refundable damage deposit.

High season rates apply for Holidays and Graduation weeks.

Inquire for monthly rates which depend on length of stay & 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.

NEVER pay by instant money transfer service (Western Union & Money Gram) or wire to FOREIGN ACCT

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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