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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:
September 20, 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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average rating of 4.9722223 based on 55 reviews
Middlebury, vermont

Fantastic place to spend two months.

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying in Casa Capricho for two of the nasty (in the northeast) winter months. We squeezed fresh orange juice, from backyard trees, every day of our stay. We walked to the beautiful Santa Barbara beaches, played golf, read in the backyard shade, ate lunches on the outdoor patio, and enjoyed the Santa Barbara farmers’ market twice each week. What’s not to like with these opportunities? We have already reserved two months for next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Russ and Priscilla. We love having you and really like to hear that you enjoy your stay. We appreciate that you enjoy the same things that Don and I love about SB and the cottage.
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Very cute house in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

In Santa Barbara for a wedding. Lovely little house for our stay. Nice outside area.

House is fully equipped.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Culver City

Great property and location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend trip and couldn't have been happier. The house is charming and was a perfect base camp for all of our Santa Barbara excursions—the wharf, the beach, the zoo, museums, restaurants. There is so much to do in the surrounding vicinity and we loved being able to walk everywhere. We definitely want to come back here next time we're in Santa Barbara!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! We are delighted that you had a good time and look forward to having you back. Diane and Don
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Convenient location

  • 5 of 5

easy to walk to downtown santa barbara state street, the beach, pier. Clean, well maintained. Quiet neighborhood. Comfortable beds. Dining room. Great for 4 people.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful stay at Casa Capricho. The location close to beach, State St, train station and downtown attractions is great. Even though close to everything it’s in a very quiet street. We took our bikes and rode them everywhere.

The home is very well equipped, nice outside areas, and immaculate inside and very cozy, which was just as well as it was a very cold week weather wise.

Definitely want to return.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to having 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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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

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.