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Location-Location-Location!! Unique House in beautiful West Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Romantic Hideaway - single family home with large private yard and off-street parking.

Walk to Stearn's Wharf or stroll to the Funk Zone and world-class State Street shopping and dining. One block from beautiful Chase Palm Park, the Harbor, and Beach.

Perfect romantic hideaway with old world charm combined with a modern kitchen and bath. Designer decorated for casual beach living. No smoking allowed.

Leave your car behind and enjoy the best of California living!

Keywords: cottage, beach

Diane Connors
Member since: 1998
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Diane Connors

We live in Buellton, CA and have always dreamed of owning a home in Santa Barbara. We have recently retired and purchased and redid this wonderful cottage for us, our daughters, and our 8 grandchildren to use and enjoy. We love sailing off the California coast and feel so lucky when staying at Casa Capricho and being able to walk to the boat at the harbor.

Diane Connors purchased this house in 2015

Why Diane Connors chose West Beach

We initially purchased our vacation cottage because one of our children was attending school in this location, but we quickly fell in love with this beautiful city and all of the cultural and outdoor activities that it offers.

What makes this house unique

We love the Spanish Colonial charm of our cottage, our private garden with orange trees and our quiet neighborhood. We especially love the fact that we can walk everywhere! We take daily walks along East and West Beaches to Shoreline Park or out on Stearns Wharf. We love to walk to our favorite restaurants, Brophy Brothers and Enterprise Fish Company. We often walk to the movie theaters on State Street or to the Farmer's Markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays. We walk to the Santa Barbara Sailing Center, where we can rent a sailboat by the hour or take whale watching cruises. We walk to our Athletic Club to work out, to East Beach to pay beach tennis or volley ball, or to West Beach for swimming or tennis. We often picnic at Shoreline Park. We love the proximity of Santa Barbara City College and the opportunity to take classes there. We also love all the cultural events offered at the Lobero and Granada Theaters and other venues accessible by foot. We enjoy the benefits of the activities of the Maritime Museum, the MOXY museum of science, and the Ronald Reagan Museum with all of their offerings and all within walking distance. It is truly a dream come true to spend time in this city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! We love your place and had a wonderful time. Looking forward to our next visit.
Aug 2004
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West Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ALL NEW
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , walk-in closet
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Printer/Copier, , Lovely garden with citrus trees, patio with furniture for outdoor dining


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Location-Location-Location!! Unique House in beautiful West Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Great little house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the few stand alone houses that you will find near both State Street/Funk Zone and the beach in Santa Barbara. The pictures are an accurate presentation of the house and the furniture and bed are very comfortable and the house was neat and clean. One of the real treats is the backyard where there are numerous sitting areas that offer both sun and shade throughout the day. One other thing that sets this house apart from most is how quiet it is. There is practically no noise of any sort in this neighborhood even during the day. At night you can be assured of a quiet and restful sleep at Casa Capricho. I highly recommend this house and will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. You were great guests and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Great property in great location

  • 5 of 5

We always love our stay here. Diane and Don are great hosts.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gail and Chris. We appreciate you coming and are so happy you enjoy the cottage as much as we do. Safe travels.
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Perfect location! Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best weekend staying at Casa Capricho. We used our car once the entire time. The house is close to everything and was perfectly equipped with everything we needed. We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anna. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Laura was also very happy to hear that. So great that her college friend found their way to Casa Caprichio. Hope to have you back. Diane
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Best place to stay in SB!

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed at Diane's property for three nights in mid October. Firstly Diane is very prompt to return messages and was kind enough to be flexible around our arrival and departure time. The house could not be in a better location, 5 minute walk to either State Street or the beach, we hardly used our car. The street is nice and quiet as well.

The house is a great layout, extremely well decorated and has lots of character. Perfect for a couple. Loved the outside space, very relaxing and lots of sun. The house is very well maintained and does not feel like a rental at all, really does feel like someones second home that they have taken a lot of pride in ensuring you have a very comfortable and relaxing trip.

The only meals we cooked in the kitchen was breakfast, but we had everything we needed and the space was a good enough size. There is a table in the kitchen and in the lounge (as well as outside), so lots of options as to where to eat.

The lounge is very comfortable and cozy with both a fireplace and flat screen. The bedrooms are also a decent size for the cottage as well, beds are very comfortable. Finally, the bathroom is not big, but it is very well decorated and has a fantastic shower, so what else do you need.

For a romantic getaway for two, definitely recommend the property and we would stay here again on our next trip to SB.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Dan! We are so happy that you enjoyed the cottage as much as we do. Hope to have you back again soon. Diane
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Great place and location.

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described. Communication with the host was easy overall great stay. Would recommend and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

A really enjoyable week at this cottage. Very close to the beach. Remarkably quiet place. Everything you need and I really enjoyed the yard. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael. We would love to have back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Brewhouse
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Stearns Wharf or Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Samarkand (public) Montecito CC (part-public)
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
MainTrain Station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many within 1 block
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
West Beach
Car: not necessary

Walk to Stearns Wharf, beach, Harbor, boating & kayaking. Walk to fabulous State Street shopping & Dining. Enjoy the trendy new Funk Zone wineries, shops and local beers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is a new Tourist fee of $2.00/day on all vacation rentals in Santa Barbara that must be added
Cleaning service required for stays over 2 weeks
Rates not confirmed until finally booked
10% surcharge for holiday and Fiesta weeks unless part of a longer booking
bicycles and port-a-crib available upon request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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