About the property
- House560 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
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Completely renovated in 2008 and newly furnished, this unique two-level unit is part of a historic triplex in the desirable West Beach area. Your doorway is just 1-1/2-blocks from the sands and volleyball courts on West Beach near Stearn’s Wharf, and easy walking distance to downtown State St. shops and restaurants. Also very close is the Amtrak station; no need for a car at all if arriving by train!
**A second unit in triplex has also been refurbished for vacation rental, too. See vrbo #395242
The main-floor Living Room has a top-quality queen pull-out sofabed by AU for additional quests, and a 32' flat-screen HD-TV with HD-DirecTV and DVD-player. The small galley kitchen has a fridge and stove/oven with granite counters, and is outfitted with microwave, coffee-maker, NutriBullet blender, toaster and cookware/dishware.
French-doors off the living area lead to a spacious, private outdoor deck area beside Mission Creek with patio table/chairs. Lots of birdlife.
Upstairs the sunny bedroom has a plush-top queen-size bed with down duvet & pillows, top-quality large dresser, desk and vanity. Adjoining white- tiled bathroom is outfitted with whirlpool tub and shower. Exotic walnut floors extend throughout.
WiFi internet coverage is free.
Bicycle(s) are available for shared use. Laundry facilities are on-site. Non-smokers only please.
Keywords: Historic triplex
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About 'Sandy' Campbell
We are recent residents of Santa Barbara, having recently moved from the Sacramento area and Canada before that. We had occupied the front main unit of this beautiful tri-plex by the beach until late-2013, and we oversee the property ourselves, including a unique rooftop aeroponic garden. Health-conscious and fitness oriented, our family enjoys beach volleyball, bicycling and running right here in West Beach with its nearby amenities.
'Sandy' Campbell purchased this House in 2007
Why 'Sandy' Campbell chose Lower State
West Beach is THE place to stay in SB for both beach and downtown access. Very few properties become available here. And with the City onslaught on Short-Term Rentals, ours is one of FEW authorized, legitimately permitted Vacation Rental units in SB !!
What makes this House unique
The historic building and charming unit are unique in SB. The privacy offered by the backyard enclosed patio by Mission Creek is special. The rooftop Tower Garden and patio are open to guests upon request or during set hours.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy Cali Home
Nice old home with character. The owner was friendly and really cared that we had a nice stay.
Not at all as advertised
The first thing I noticed upon entering our space was how much smaller it was in real life, versus in photos. Upon entering our bedroom, the first thing I noticed where 2 small but very dark blood stains on the fitted sheet, right by the pillow. Eww.
If you want a nice, relaxing getaway....stay as far away from this location as possible. I didn’t realize that “close to the Amtrak” meant whistles blowing by at full blast AND duration at 12:30, 4:20, 6:40, 7:50, 9:00 and 9:35 in the morning. Wow! No sleep had here.
Unless you and your fam are in perfect synchronicity, forget about separate bedtimes. The tv from downstairs sounds as if it is on your pillow (which is quite nice- the pillow, I means) and due to the lack of acoustic dampening, one is forced to take the nice pillow and jam it over the exposed ear. Same is true for the one and only bathroom, which is offordered privacy via a bifold door. Are you kidding me?, Oh, and since we are touching on the noise level of all sorts of things...the construction jackhammering started at 7am Monday morning.. I cannot believe the owners did not give us a heads up as to the current condition of things. But, if they had, we most certainly would not have booked, so...
They bathroom sank dripped constantly, and NO hot water could be coaxed from it- only from the shower/ tub. (Which turned out to be a half tub- I had to sit up stock straight in order to fit.)
The pictures made it seem as though the roof top deck was accessible to us. Alas, this was not the case. As our “patio” is in full shade and next to a nasty water tunnel (birds abundant? Just some VERY noisy ducks), we spent a few minutes taking our coffee on the concrete front stairs, it being the only place in the sun.
The neighborhood, however, was lovely.
I would never stay here again or recommend it to anyone.
I feel totally ripped off. However, I did get the impression that the owners are lovely people.
Very homey and a perfect location for getting to the beach and downtown shopping and restaurants!
Cozy and beachy. Very comfortable and in a very quiet neighborhood close to everything
Great apartment and location!
In a lovely part of town and walking distance to restaurants, movie theater, and the beach.
My two daughters and I stayed for three nights earlier this month. We loved the place.
The location is stellar--it's super close to Amtrak, shopping on State Street, and the ocean. You don't need a car to stay here.
The place itself is just about perfect for two or three people. The bed upstairs was very comfortable. The stairs are a little steep but that was fine for us. The tub is jetted and that was a nice surprise. It was really nice to have the small kitchen -- it had everything we needed to make a meal or whatnot to take out to the table on the patio or up onto the rooftop. (The rooftop patio was fabulous!)
We had an amazing trip and would definitely stay here again!
Excellent location, private yet close to downtown and the beach, attentive hosts. Very nice we would stay again.
** SB Guiding Co. - land tours of neighboring wine country, mountains, etc - TOTAL catering, pampering !! Arrange through owner.
** Sea Kayak tours
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The $49 for a $1500 security/damage policy offered through VRBO is optional. Otherwise a $750 deposit can be covered 3-days prior to arrival. Payments by electronic check are eligible for the listed 'Cash Discount' price savings of ~$5/nt.