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Exceptional Ocean Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach, Public Pool & Downtown

West Beach, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Condo1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome to our Santa Barbara Ocean 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 (780 in total) vacation rentals 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 Ocean 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 sparkling open and fully equipped kitchen was designed with high quality construction, including granite countertops, limestone floors, custom cabinets made by our own local cabinet maker, PJ Mulligan, that are complimented with high end appliances: Subzero refrigerator, Wolf cook top stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, expresso machine and of course a washer and dryer. The dining room table accommodates up to 6. There are also two tables and chair sets in the private encassed interior courtyard.

The warm and cozy living room is a great gathering area with hardwood floors, Waterford fireplace, 50-inch Plasma TV, and stereo to add to its ambiance. The leather couch has a queen size sleeper and accompanies two comfortable over-stuffed venetian chairs and an antique Louis VIV desk. Complimentary broadband wireless internet is provided throughout.

The living room also has glass doors with views of the courtyard and grand Italian fountain. The courtyard has flowers and green shrubbery that can be enjoyed on our 2 chaise lounges and/or 2 sets of dining table and chairs. A large gas grill has also been provided for enjoyment of our local flavors

The king bedroom offers a 40” HDTV with an accompanying bathroom that includes a walk in shower. The queen bedroom has with a 20' HDTV and accompanying bathroom with shower/tub combination. The bathrooms are new and done with limestone floors, granite countertops and custom Santa Barbara-style cabinets.

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 twenty six 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 Ocean Getaway offers a comfortable stay for 2 couples or a small family. Most of the single hotel rooms are priced higher and yet our Ocean Getaway offers so much more.

We welcome a comparison to the 200+ vacation rentals and Hotels as we are unmatched in location, quality & price! The Exceptional Ocean Getaway is a rare retreat in both its location and amenities. A winning combination of location, quality and price!

(A few helpful hints when comparing us to others. The Ocean Getaway is on the ground floor, 1 level, with FULL bathrooms and bedrooms, NO lofts or stairs. We also offer private reserved parking, as opposed to parking on the street which is a challenge being so close to the beach. Finally, we are not located on a commercial thorough fare, next to the Highway (APS or 101) or railroad tracks. We are in an upscale residential enclave in the West Beach Area, in Santa Barbara, 2 blocks to the Beach and State Street.)

Keywords: Luxury Vacation Rental byOwner


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.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Melanie Cava

We fell in love with the downtown Santa Barbara and found this fabulous historical property that needed an owner to give it tender loving care and this is exactly what we did. We leveraged a lifetime of rebuilding properties and for this property we did it for fun - it has been our joy. We completely remodeled to reflect the true Santa Barbara style and ambiance with hand cast plaster, limestone and wood floors, waterford fireplace to name a few.

Melanie Cava purchased this Condo in 1999

Why Melanie Cava chose West Beach

Location, location, location and history. We are located in West Beach, 2 blocks to the sand and 2 blocks from downtown, in a nice residential area. We are not adjacent the highway, railroad tracks or on a commercial street. The quality of this property and its location are extremely rate which is what prompted us to buy this gem. As a historical building it has a lot of land encompassing it and private reserved parking which is rare.

What makes this Condo unique

The benefit of our Ocean Getaway is that you can truly enjoy Santa Barbara, its beach and its unique beauty and personality, as opposed to being in outlying suburban areas, that look like any other or for that matter some of the pictures may look good but the neighborhood is not up to par. We are unmatched in location, quality and price.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen size pull out couch in the living room
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, With 40' HDTV
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, With 20' HDTV
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Complimentary pak and play and high chair available, Queen size pull out couch in the living room


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Large walk in shower with custom glass

        Location Type

          • Beach
            2 blocks to West beach and Public Pool. 2 more blocks to Stearns Wharf & State Street. In the opposite direction, within two blocks, is the Harbor and Marina. BEST LOCATION IN SANTA BARBARA.
          • Beachfront
            2 blocks to West beach and Public Pool. 2 more blocks to Stearns Wharf & State Street. In the opposite direction, within two blocks, is the Harbor and Marina. BEST LOCATION IN SANTA BARBARA.
          • Downtown
            Walking distance to all with private reserved parking.
          • Oceanfront
            2 blocks to West beach and Public Pool. 2 more blocks to Stearns Wharf & State Street. In the opposite direction, within two blocks, is the Harbor and Marina. BEST LOCATION IN SANTA BARBARA.
          • Town
            Walking distance to all with private reserved parking.
          • Waterfront
            2 blocks to West beach and Public Pool. 2 more blocks to Stearns Wharf & State Street. In the opposite direction, within two blocks, is the Harbor and Marina. BEST LOCATION IN SANTA BARBARA.


              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Broadband Access
                        Free wireless broadband access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        Waterford Gas Fireplace
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        The Santa Barbara Athletic Club is a 5 minute walk and offers temporary memberships.
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        Waterford Fireplace!
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Complimenteary Wireless Broadband Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        Private reserved parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Private and reserved
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        Beach towels also provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Ice Maker
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee maker and grinder and expresso maching.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Catering Available
                            Please inquire
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Please see photo on website and in addition to the kitchen dining table, there are two table and chair sets outside in the private courtyard.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    50'' Plasma HDTV in the living room, 40'' Plasma HDTV in the King bedroom; 20'' Plasma HDTV in the Queen bedroom
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Private patio with chaise lounges, table and chairs, Italian fountain and gas grill
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Walkway to Water


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                The Las Banos Public pool is 2 blocks down at the beach and offers an Olypic size and kiddy pool

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Housekeeper


                                                      • marina
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • churches
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • reefs
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • winery tours
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • gambling casinos
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • horseshoes
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • shuffleboard
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • racquetball
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hot air ballooning
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Check-In is 4 PM Check-Out is 11 AM SEE OUR TWENTY SIX 5 STAR INDEPENDENT REVIEWS!

                                                                        31 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Excellent Location

                                                                        suzanne d.

                                                                        The property is in an excellent location in Santa Barbara. You can walk to the beach and to Stearns Wharf. Also, we didn't discover this until the last night but Toma's Restaraunt was one of the highlights of our stay. It is within walking distance and is well worth the money. The apartment is large enough for several people and has all the amenities. - I just have one recommendation for the owner. The beds are extremely high, so if you have anyone in your party that is 5'2" or shorter they will have a hard time getting in and out of the bed in the 2nd bedroom. I wanted to put my 85 yr old Mom in that bedroom, but she gets up in the middle of the night and I was worried she would fall getting out of bed because the bed is so high. I strongly recommend that a large, sturdy, plastic step stool be purchased and put in the closet so that short people can use that room. There was a small step stool, but for elderly people and kids, there should be a large, sturdy plastic step. Other than that one item, the stay was excellent.

                                                                        nice 2 bedroom, roomy, great location

                                                                        rick t.

                                                                        great deck to eat outside, location close to harbor and wharf, funk zone and state street because we walk almost everywhere. if there was a downside it is there are upper condo units

                                                                        and the water noise thru the walls was annoying once in awhile. Would stay there again!!

                                                                        Great place close to the beach

                                                                        Beth W.

                                                                        We really enjoy this place. Great location, super comfortable! Everything we had hoped for.

                                                                        Couldn't have been better!

                                                                        William K.Gardnerville, NV

                                                                        The apartment was great. It was perfect for two couples and is in great shape with nice amenities. The location is very convenient. It is within walking distance of the beach and a variety of good restaurants and shops. There is one parking space available but additional vehicles can be parked at the Amtrak station which is just over a block away. The cost to park there is $5 a day if you have an Amtrak ticket. The apartment is convenient enough to the station that you could visit by train and not need a car at all.

                                                                        Great getaway!

                                                                        Sherri B.Palm Desert, CA

                                                                        This is a beautiful and well-equipped condo and very well maintained! We really enjoyed our visit to Santa Barbara!

                                                                        Very nice place to stay.

                                                                        SuzyPortland Oregon

                                                                        The condo was very nice. It was clean, well equipped and enjoyable to be in. We would definitely stay there again. Our only problem was getting any answers to our questions from "Todd" at the phone number we were given. He never answered his phone or called back. We had some questions about assurance that our payments were received, hair dryer, iron and board, and any furniture for 2 year old, etc. at the place. Todd was no help!


                                                                        West Beach, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                                        Damage Deposit
                                                                        Tax Rate

                                                                        The 15% Tax Rate is for 12% TOT Tax and 3% Homeaway fee to owner. $600 refundable damage security deposit. 3 night rate reduced the longer the stay, i.e. 4 nights versus 3, 5 nights versus 4 etc.. Rates assume party of 4. High Season rates for Holidays, Graduation week & Spring Break. Inquire for monthly rates which depend on length of stay & season. Maximum occupancy up to 6. 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.

                                                                        31 Reviews
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