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Santa Barbara Beach Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Welcome to our Santa Barbara Beach Getaway which is the best value for a 2BR/2BA in Santa Barbara. It is unmatched for its location, quality and price!

There are 200+ 2BR/2BA vacation rentals (780 in total) in the 'Santa Barbara Area' and of these, 125 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 Getaway 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 courtyard is encased with green shrubbery and offers Italian fountain, dining table and chairs, chaise lounges and stainless steel BBQ to enjoy the local favorites.

The sparkling open and fully equipped kitchen was designed with high quality construction, including granite countertops, hardwood floors and custom cabinets that are complimented with all appliances: Refrigerator, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave and washer and dryer. Its granite counter tops include a dining area for 5.

The warm and cozy living room has hardwood floors, Waterford fireplace, pull out couch, 46' TV and a view of the private courtyard through the french glass door.

The queen bedroom has a sliding glass door with garden view, that leads to a private patio and is accessible by this bedroom only. The second bedroom has a king bed, small desk and wireless internet throughout.

Each bedroom is complimented with a full bath, each with a shower/tub combination. The bathrooms offer limestone floors, granite countertops and French white tiles.

When you book with us, you are booking directly 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 seventeen independent FIVE star reviews speak for themselves, including our cleanliness. Also our history as a vacation rental ensures that the property will be delivered. Unfortunately there are some fraudulent offerings and sometimes rental agencies have the ability to 'substitute' your property with another.

Upon booking, directions are emailed along with our contact information, Restaurant Recommendations, Winery and Activities Recommendations and Welcome Notes providing detailed information about the Beach Getaway. In this way, you can drive right to the Getaway, 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 bath and beach towels, linens and cleaniness.

And we offer complimentary champagne upon your arrival.

While priced slightly higher than most 1BR/1BA’s, the Beach Getaway offers a comfortable stay for 2 couples or a small family. Most of the single hotel rooms are priced higher and yet our Beach Getaway offers so much more.

Or you can upgrade to our Santa Barbara Ocean Getaway VRBO #20308 which offers approximately 1/3 more square footage and slightly higher amenities. Or rent both, which are side by side, for 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.

We welcome a comparison to the 200+ vacation rentals and Hotels as we are unmatched in location, quality & price!

More Details

Owner
Melanie Cava
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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Melanie Cava

My husband and I own and manage our property which enables us to give attention to detail and to our guests. We work hard to retain our 50% repeat business and it shows in the warmth, cleaniness and quality of our property.

Melanie Cava purchased this condo in 2003

Why Melanie Cava chose West Beach

This is truly the way to enjoy Santa Barbara. We are walking distance to all - the beach, harbor, public pool, Stearns Wharf and the main street downtown (State Street) that hosts the best restaurants, shops and theaters. We also offer rare private reserved parking, enabling you to park you car freely. Why waste time in traffic or looking for parking as parking in Santa Barbara can be a challenge and the highways do experience significant traffic delays. We are located in a residential area, not a commercial thorough fare or next to the rail road tracks or highway. We also offer a large private courtyard with Italian fountain, chaise lounges table and chairs and gas grill, that enable you to relax and enjoy the sun, or cook you local favorites on our gas grill. You will not find a comparable vacation rental when comparing location, quality and price!

Amenities

West Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - Twinpull out couch in the living room
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Complimentary Pak n Play and Highchair available The queen bedroom has glass doors that lead to its own private patio with garden views.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
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
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Unmatched IN SANTA BARBARA for the location, quality and price!, Wireless High Speed Internet access, Private reserved parking, Private courtyard with Italian fountains, chaise lounges & Gas grill, Waterford Fireplace, Washer/Dryer, phone CD and stereo, stove, 2 queen beds and full size pull out sofa, 2 full baths, linens provided, Lovingly restored turn of the century building, Antiques imported from Europe and dating to the late 1800's, Steps to Beach, Stearns Wharf & downtown. ALL FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF A SINGLE HOTEL ROOM.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

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Santa Barbara Beach Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town
average rating of 4.655738 based on 61 reviews
5

Clean, everything we could possibly need for the weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for the long weekend with plenty of space for our family of 4. We were in town for a family wedding and would love to come back to this location to relax and shop for several days. Our only complaint was having to leave:) Lovely spot - hope to be back soon

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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4

Quiet, convenient, continental

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Close to great restaurants, great, walkable neighborhood. Recommendations were greatly appreciated and enjoyed.

Very pleasant. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cute and a great location. We loved it and would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The location of this beautiful vacation rental was ideal for exploring the beach and town of Santa Barbara. The size of the unit and amenities were lovely. The booking process was convenient and the owners were kind and responsive to our questions.

The only reason we did not rate 5 stars was due to the apparent age/quality of the mattress in the guest room and small plumbing challenges we had over our stay.

Synopsis: we would return and we would stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location! A hidden gem.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The condo was perfect for the four of us. Very comfortable throughout. Kitchen was well equipped. Too cool in the early morning to sit outside on the lovely patios but loved having the beach two blocks away and walked along it every morning. We also walked to restaurants, the Funk Zone and SB wineries. The condo building was hard to find in the dark as we could find no house number.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful place to stay while visiting Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

There are many positives for staying at the condo. As advertised the location is wonderful, a short 2 blocks to the stunning waterfront area. There are walking, jogging, cycling tracks all along the boardwalk that stretches for miles. Big plus. The condo is beautifully equipped with everything you would want in a kitchen. All the finishes and the appliances are high end. The stove is a bit tricky to master, but we figured it out. The bedroom have queen beds with lovely linens and I loved the pillows, best ones we have ever had, including home. (Please send me the brand name, I’ll order for home.) The bathrooms are bright, showers big, plenty of again beautiful towels. There is also great shampoo, cream rinse and body wash included. The outside patio is great, we were on the go lots, so didn’t utilize it that much. It has comfy chairs and loungers as well as a bbq. We had a rent a car and it was really nice that a parking stall was included. The owner was very quick to respond to our 1 question. A large plus was that the cleaning ladies came in mid stay and changed all the linens, cleaned the bathrooms and kitchen. Not expected, but very thoughtful. Strong wifi and great cable included. There really isn’t any downside to this rental. It is a bit small (800 sq.ft.), but worked really well for 3 of us. The owners took time and made up a list of favorite restaurants, activities and general info about the area. We thank you Melanie and Eddy and Tod for all the work you have put into this luxurious home away from home. Hardwood, granite, marble, huge mirrors, beautiful linens.....

The only suggestion we would have is to get a large tray to put on top of the ottoman to use as a coffee table. We loved it and Santa Barbara, we will be back

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

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
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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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

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

$300 refundable damage security deposit.

Higher Season rates apply for Holidays & Graduation weeks.

3 night rate reduced the longer the stay, i.e. 4 nights versus 3, 5 nights versus 4 etc..

Inquire for monthly rates which depend on length of stay and season.

Maximum occupancy up to 5 but 4 are recommended due to size.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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