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Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 Blocks to Beach and Town

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Welcome to our bright & sunny 1 king bedroom & 1 full bathroom Affordable Beach Penthouse.

There are over 100 1BR/1BA vacation rentals in the 'Santa Barbara Area' and of these, 77 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, in a high end residential 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 Beach Penthouse 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 10 feet vaulted ceilings and whitewashed wood floors through out giving it both a romantic and European feeling.

Within blocks are a European deli and market, bakery and sandwich shop, three wineries and a grocery store leaving little need to leave the neighborhood. In addition there are bike rentals, Segway rentals, peddle surrey rentals, a skate park, the Chase Palm Park with a merry-go-round and the site of a craft fair each Sunday that lines the beach boardwalk. The Santa Barbara Zoo and the Bird Sanctuary are an easy mile and half walk. If you are traveling to Santa Barbara by train the Affordable Penthouse is two blocks from the train station and there is a car rental agency two blocks away in case you want to explore the Santa Ynez Valley wine country. If you are tired of walking, all of these attractions can be reached by a local 25 cents-a-ride shuttle bus that runs up State Street and along the ocean front from the harbor to the zoo.

Our Affordable Beach Penthouse offers 800 square feet, is newly remodeld and offers a fully equipped kitchen done in high quality construction that includes carrera marble countertops and custom cabinets along with all appliances: stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine, blender, toaster, to name a few.

The romantic bedroom offers an orthopedic king bed with a glass door that leads to a private veranda with bistro set, beach chairs and barbeque grill.

The bathroom has a shower tub combination of carrera marble and is brand new and sparking clean.

The living room offers a 42' high definition TV and adjoins the dining area and fully equipped kitchend, including a desk with complimentary wireless internet access and bright windows with City skyline views.

The Getaway also has its own washer and dryer and very rare at the beach, private reserved parking.

When you book with us, you are booking 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 reviews speak for themselves, including our cleanliness.

Upon booking, directions are emailed along with our contact information, Restaurant Recommendations, Winery and Activities Recommendations and Welcome Notes providing detailed information about the Affordable Penthouse are also provided. In this way, you can drive right to the Affordable Penthouse, 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 towels, linens and cleanliness.

And we offer complimentary champagne upon your arrival.

We welcome a comparison to the 100+ vacation rentals and Hotels as we are unmatched in location, quality and price!

Our pictures, location, amenities, reviews and price tell it all!

Keywords: Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 blocks to beach and downtown

More Details

Owner
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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Car: not necessary

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.

In addition to location, look at our property and compare amenities and pricing. We are unmatched.

Amenities

West Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • White carrera marble shower/tub combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds with French door leading to private terrace
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are unmatched in location, quality and price. Historic Building in the West Beach Area with Santa Barbara ambiance.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews
5

Excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Like everyone else says: good location, clean, well appointed, comfy bed. Two of us stayed for a long weekend/short week in October. Easy walk to beach or downtown, which we did every day. Fantastic. We would (will!) totally stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous Suite

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, quiet and well located apartment. Absolutely beautifully appointed with a comfortable bed and soft, rich towels. I highly recommend this apartment for a romantic get-a-way.

(The pictures don't do it justice!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A well-maintained, quiet, 3rd floor apartment with a great view

  • 5 of 5

The apartment and complex are well- maintained, which was evident from the landscaping upon arrival. A dedicated parking spot is included with the rental. A real plus. There is no need to search for parking or inconvenience permanent residents. The unobstructed view from the living room/kitchen window is special and includes a few palm trees, mountains and provides a nice breeze. The kitchen is also very nice with new appliances, cabinets and tile. The neighbors are also very quiet. There is also a small, but clean outdoor porch that provides plenty of afternoon sun.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We are just getting ready to head out and loved every minute of staying at this property. We had a conference in Montecito and felt like we wanted a little more space than a hotel to enjoy our time here. This was absolutely perfect! Everything we needed, easy walk to the beach, plenty of options to get coffee or eat. And I nice relaxing, well-kept space to come back to. Would definitely pick this one again. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location; good accommodations

  • 4 of 5

This is a nicely appointed one-bedroom apartment close to the beach and walking distance to many amenities. I read that the stairs could be an issue for some and ignored it since I'm in pretty good shape. But the stairs are an inconvenience--three flights with the last one being quite steep. Lugging suitcases up is not fun and if you forget something and have to go back up...ugh. Would not recommend for anyone who doesn't do any regular exercise. There's a cute little patio off the bedroom and I would have enjoyed it had there not been a pretty big spider busily weaving a web. Perhaps the cleaning crew could go out there and give the space a going over once in a while to keep critters from nesting. Other than that, the place is nicely appointed with way more upscale kitchen appliances than I certainly would ever need on a vacation; the parking spot is convenient and it's pretty roomy for a one-bedroom vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time and for noting our high end appliances. We have tried to do all our Getaways in high end materials. We will also be taking a look personally at the spider web and be sure our team proactively does as well. An easy one to fix. With regard to the stairs we do have several other options available that do not require the stairs and invite you to enjoy.
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4

Great location blocks from the beach. Has a king sized bed, nice kitchen, balcony & all the basics.

  • 4 of 5

This rental is all about location. It's two blocks from the beach and about 15 minutes to Leadbetter beach. You can walk to state street and downtown (although I wouldn't recommend this walk at night) and it's close to the freeway for any drives. Parking is included and there is a washer/dryer for any clothes. It is cutely decorated in a shabby chic style. Bed is huge and comfy, kitchen is smallish but with nice appliances and anything you'd need as far as dishes etc. TV has Netflix.

There were a few things that were a bit off. I expect places near the beach to have a damp smell but every towel smelled like an old dish sponge. Ew. In addition, one of the window screens was off frame so we did get some bugs. And there were a few stains on the bedding which was also a bit icky. We also read that champagne would be provided on arrival but there was nothing in the place other than a half-used container of folgers coffee. Overall a lovely place but if those aspects were fixed it would have been much more relaxing. Especially since we had to pay a large cleaning fee, deposit and other extra costs on signing-I would expect it to be pristine.

One more note-there are two fairly long flights of stairs to reach the unit. Not awful but for anyone pregnant or carrying a lot of items this may be tiring.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%

The 15% Tax Rate includes 12% TOT Tax & a 3% VRBO processing fee to owner.

Higher rates apply for Holidays and Graduation weeks.

Inquire for monthly rates which depend on length of stay and season.

Maximum occupancy up to 3.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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