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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Melanie Cava
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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 Santa Barbara

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.

Amenities

West Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower with dual shower heads in Jerusalem tile
  • Jerusalem tile throughout, custom cabinets and granite countertop
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
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4

Property is very good and full served. Flat n 5 was perfect for our needs!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place, excellent stay - Property's very good!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for everything. Bright, airy, private.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this perfectly appointed penthouse with its lovely large bathroom and cleverly kitchen adjusted for its space. The terrace is great, and there's lots and lots of air and light. Rented a bike from wheel fun and mostly left the rental car in the parking lot. Great spot from which to enjoy the Paradise which is Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Good property with great outdoor space

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed this property, as described in a great location with nice outdoor space and good views. 4 stars rather than 5 because the check-in process was a bit confused (received details for wrong property) but this was very quickly corrected. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

First, we had a last minute change of plans and Melanie was super flexible to amend our original booking. We stayed in the Penthouse unit which was perfect for our needs and super relaxing. What a neat space and building.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean quiet convenient

  • 5 of 5

Clean close to many restaurants and quiet

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in the VRBO apartment rental 15620 on two occasions this year (2016); 12 days in June and 9 days in November. We have been so pleased with this apartment. We love that it is on the third floor (top floor) and includes a spacious, outside porch just outside of the kitchen. What a great way to relax! (There is no elevator if that is a consideration, but the stairways are wide enough to comfortably accommodate plenty of room while carrying a suitcase).

The apartment is very comfortable with considerable window coverage so we can see the immediate area and skyline (mountains in the background!). The apartment is very quiet. It is also very well equipped with all you need for any length of stay. The kitchen area is not large, but much cabinet storage for everything you need for any kind of cooking. There is also an outside grill on the porch. There is a dishwasher and clothes washer and dryer just outside the kitchen; That is a terrific treat! The living space is very comfortable and the bathroom is spacious and modern.

The building location is perfect; right in town, a few blocks from the beach and waterfront. We walked everywhere. We explored the side streets and you can get to the Main Street through the city in just a few blocks, as "shortcuts" on various streets are easy to find; and restaurants of all tastes are everywhere and very accessible. If walking is not what you want, public buses are easily accessible. We will be making yearly trips to visit family in Santa Barbara and hope this apartment is available each time.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

West Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SPECIAL
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
$219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 2 2018 - Mar 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Weekend
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
May 20th till June 30
May 20 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$270
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 1st - July 8th
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$270
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 9th - Sep 10th
Jul 9 2018 - Sep 10 2018
4 night minimum stay
$270
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
$248
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year Holiday
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
$248
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

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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