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Second story studio 1 1/2 blocks to beach

Bedrooms Studio
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

wonderful West Beach accomodation

West Beach is the best part of Santa Barbara! This large, well-equipped studio has a queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa. Bathroom has a shower. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen with a small, bistro table and a large dining table and chairs in the main room. There are wood floors and a high, open-beam ceiling. The large, wraparound tile patio has comfortable outdoor furniture and great views. Beach chairs and boogie boards for playing in the sun are included. There is on site parking . Construction is still going on down the street during the week. The new children's museum is built and a new hotel Down the street is supposed to be done by July 2018. The widening of Mission creek around our property is finally finished.Close to Amtrak and Greyhound stations. Bird life abounds in nearby Mission Creek. Resupply at Santa Cruz market, 3 blocks away, and the local Farmers' Markets. Numerous restaurants, wine tastings and Downtown are within easy walking distance, or take the shuttle, 1 block away.

Erik Funke and Guusje Sellier
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Erik Funke and Guusje Sellier

I'm a native Santa Barbarian who grew up in the triplex next door. This building was built in '96, the year our daughter was born. We raised her next door for the first five years of her life. The Studio had been leased out yearly and now we've made it into a vacation rental. We enjoy using it ourselves occasionally, when we want to escape from the Portland winters or play at the beach in the summers. We're looking

forward to sharing our 2nd home with you.

Erik Funke and Guusje Sellier purchased this studio in 1996

Why Erik Funke and Guusje Sellier chose Lower State

This West Beach property is in the heart of the Funk Zone. Best restaurants, wineries, Stearn's Wharf, yacht harbor all nearby. State Street trolley is 1/2 block away.

What makes this studio unique

100 steps to the Pacific, with everything you could want in a beach get away. The BEST place to watch the 4th of July Fireworks!


Lower State Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • shower with bath towel, mat, hair dryer, etc
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • studio style with one queen bed . The queen sofa couch has an extra thick memory foam pad for extra comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have an excellent massage therapist in town . Her number and name are Maryejo DelMeyer at 805 637-3237. She can come over and massage you at home or her office in town. She is a Dutch native and close friend of ours. We recommend her highly!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Second story studio 1 1/2 blocks to beach
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my husband and 2 kids. Everything about this cottage is awesome. Steps away from restaurants and the beach. You can't get more ! Cottage itself is very comfortable and had all the required amenities. Wish we could stay here longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortably exquisite!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, but this year we wanted to celebrate with our 2 young children. It was a fabulous beach cottage, close to everything and the children "Loved" the MOXI. We couldn't have found a better gem! We parked the car and walked the whole weekend. We would love to book it again in the very near future. All the construction from the new hotel across the street was void, no one was working and the train was fantastic! Our only regret was not booking a longer weekend. Absolutely one of my best finds!!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this rental. Well stocked, great location and most importantly, very clean.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to spend a few days or a week in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

Location is excellent, with it's own parking space; hard to find in Santa Barbara. Patio upstairs is very relaxing. Studio is very spacious. Kitchen is well appointed. Overall a very nice place. We will stay here again !

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

Studio is in a great location! We were able to walk to the beach. Downtown Santa Barbara is a short drive. The porch is great with lots of seating. The studio itself is nice. The bed is comfortable but the sofa bed is not. There is no AC so the studio does get a little stuffy even with windows opened. The major fault of the place is that it is located very close to the train tracks and we were woken up several times by the train. While this is not something that can be fixed, its important to note.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our getaway.....noise is a factor

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I did a getaway for a week at this charming property. The space was perfect for with a full kitchen to do some meals in. There is a huge wraparound patio outside where there is a ton of seating and this was our favorite part of the property. Morning cups of coffee and eve being chats here were the best ❤️

The location can't be beat. One block off State St and walking distance to almost everything you could want to do.....restaurants, shopping, wine tasting, beach and boardwalk.

Working with Erik and his wife was a breeze and they were available for any issues.

The only reason I'm not giving 5 starts is because of some noise issues. There is construction one block away that starts at 6am every morning 👎� We got ear plugs but still could hear the hammering. Also the train track is a block in the other direction and the whistles start early as well. The train whistle would be less bothersome, but in tandem with the construction it was a bit much first thing in the morning! When the construction is will be awesome.

My husband and I will for sure be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Stearns Wharf
You can fish of the pier without a fishing lisence. Great crab sandwiches and fun little sou...
Mission Santa Barbara
Butterfly Beach
Los Agaves
Best Mexican food in town.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
The Funk Zone
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Ledbetter Beach and Park
Clean water and within walking distance.
Hendrys Beach
With or without your dog. A special beach.
Chase Palm Park
Douglas Family Preserve
East Beach
Jeannine's Bakery & Cafe
Andersen's Danish Bakery
Shoreline Cafe
On a bright and sunny day you can sit outside with your toes buried in the sand and have a d...
Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Renaud's Bakery and Bistro
Santa Barbara Sailing Center
Stearns Wharf
You can fish of the pier without a fishing lisence. Great crab sandwiches and fun little sou...
SOHO Restaurant & Music Club
Alameda Park
Shoreline Park
Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Public Market
Deep Sea Central Coast Wines
One Thousand Steps
El Presidio State Historic Park
Nordstrom Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara
The Montecito Cafe -- CLOSED
Carpinteria City Beach
Arroyo Burro Beach County Park
No parking fees. Great sunsets.
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
SB Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
West Beach
Car: not necessary

Sunday Art Shows, Summer Festivals, Wine & Beer Tastings, Biking, Shopping, small Zoo, sunbathing, swimming, surfing, sailing, Restaurants, Historical sites, Children's Museum opening soon, all within easy walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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