EXCEPTIONAL OCEAN GETAWAY - 2 BLOCKS TO BEACH, PUBLIC POOL & DOWNTOWN

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Melanie Cava

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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EXCEPTIONAL OCEAN GETAWAY - 2 BLOCKS TO BEACH, PUBLIC POOL & DOWNTOWN

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

The Exceptional Ocean Getaway is a rare retreat in both its location and amenities. A winning combination of location, quality and price!

We are located in the most desirable location in Santa Barbara, the Historic West Beach Area, steps away from the beach, Stearns Wharf, Harbor, Public Pool with large kiddy pool, World-class dining, and downtown shops, including our own local farmer's market. Leave your car and parking worries behind.

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 Secret Getaway 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.

The Ocean Getaway resides in a historical turn-of-the-century building and retains the charm of the days bygone. We spent a year working with craftsmans and designers to create a unique vacation rental reflecting the style of the early 1900's and Santa Barbara. The hand cast plaster gives it both a romantic and European feeling. And the 10-foot ceilings, Waterford fireplace, hard wood and limestone floors all add to its ambiance. You will not find a comparable vacation rental for the price - quality, ammenities & location.

Antique furnishings were hand selected and imported from Europe. One bedroom offers a king bed and the other a queen size bed. Both are complimented with an adjoining full bath. The king bedroom also has a 40' HDTV and DVD. The queen bedroom has a 20' HDTV and DVD. The bathrooms are immaculate - all new with limestone floors, granite countertops, romantic tub and shower with dual showerheads, and custom Santa Barbara-style cabinets.

The kitchen is a chef's dream. It has granite counter tops, limestone floors, and custom cabinets made by our own local cabinetmaker, PJ Mulligan. It has state-of-the-art appliances - SubZero refrigerator, Wolf's Chef top stove, convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, and, of course, a washer and dryer.

The living room is grand and warm - a great gathering area with a Waterford fireplace to add to its ambiance. It has a custom-built entertainment center, which houses a 50-inch Plasma TV, blueray DVD and stereo. A leather couch (queen-size sleeper) was brought in to accompany the two over-stuffed Venetian chairs. and there is an antique Louis XIV desk and high speed wireless internet access for your convenience.

Enjoy the views from the living room through the glass doors to the courtyard and grand Italian fountain. The private courtyard has abundant flowers and green shrubbery that can be enjoyed on chaise lounges and dining table and chairs. A large gas grill has also been provided for enjoyment of our local flavors.

The Ocean Getaway is a rare, high-quality, vacation destination in the heart of Santa Barbara! You will not find a comparable location and quality vacation rental for the price in Santa Barbara.

(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.)

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Melanie Cava

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Exceptional Ocean Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach, Public Pool & Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Exceptional Ocean Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach, Public Pool & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20308vb
+ (805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Riverside, ca
5

Ocean getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
The ocean getaway is a fabulous condo, a perfect place to stay when visiting Santa Barbara. The location is great - close to state street and a quick drive to the beach. The condo was extremely clean and well maintained. By far the best Vbro rental we've had yet! The home had been renovated and beautifully decorated. Beautiful prestine bathrooms and kitchen. Just lovely and we felt right at home. There is a wonderful little garden patio that is so cozy and relaxing to sit with a glass of wine. There is a large gated front yard that was great to let the kids run around it. The condo is gated with locks, so you feel very safe and secure. This property is a gem! We would definitely stay here again. I highly recommend this property.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Exceptional Ocean Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach, Public Pool & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20308vb
+ (805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
This was the perfect getaway. it was close to the beach and downtown State St. The unit was beautiful. It had everything you could need. Very comfortable beds. It was just the right place for our girls getaway. I would definitely stay here again.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Exceptional Ocean Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach, Public Pool & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20308vb
+ (805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Sudbury, MA
5

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
My husband and I stayed in a one bedroom at Secret Getaway. I have lived and worked in SB in the 70s and my brother is a 40 year resident. My husband and I travel all over the world so we are very discriminating to where we stay.
We were so delighted to the property that we rented. The place was as stated close to West Beach. We had been East Beach dwellers, but I found this area to be more accessible for things to do both on the harbor, beaches, breakwater and access to rentals for walking, biking, kayaking, etc. You can walk to as stated places and also into town which we did several times.
The apt was great! A plus for us is always an in apt. wash/drier. The kitchen was fully stocked and greeted with a bottle of champagne. My husband a doctor, but loves to cook made a tritip as well.
The bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room was spotless and beautiful Spanish Colonial design.
It felt like home!

We highly recommend the whole complex (we did meet other renters that felt equally happy).

Thumbs up!

The doctors from Boston
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Exceptional Ocean Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach, Public Pool & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20308vb
+ (805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Raleigh, NC
5

Fabulous all around!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
High praise to Melanie and Todd! Everything about their gorgeous home made our stay in Santa Barbara PERFECT! The house has absolutely everything you need...including a chilled bottle of champagne on arrival! Beautifully furnished and meticulously clean. Steps from the beach, private patios, beautiful landscaping, fountains...the works! Our two young boys enjoyed the home as much as we did. Great get-away! We have previously lived in Santa Barbara and were thrilled with the location of this home! We can't wait to return! Well done!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Exceptional Ocean Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach, Public Pool & Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20308vb
+ (805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Saratoga California
5

It was PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
I wanted to write a quick note regarding our stay at the Ocean Getaway... it was PERFECT! The location was amazing we were able to go to the beach, State St restaurants, the harbor etc within minutes!

The house was very well appointed and purely spotless! We really enjoyed your attention to detail in both the design and decor of the home. I think the highlight of the property was the private courtyard with the fountains and outdoor table. We spent a good deal of our evenings out there with a glass of wine.

Again, thank you very much for such a fantastic experience, we will absolutely be back for our next visit to UCSB!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Car: not necessary

There are 700+ 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.

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Availability & Rates

Santa Barbara Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer High Season
May 24 2014 - Sep 14 2014
$399
$1,995
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$295
$1,595
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Standard method of payment is checks and direct deposits at any Bank of America Branch.

Credit card payment via PayPal and bank wire transfers are also accepted but in these cases the 4% PayPal fee & $25/wire transfer fee are applied.

Cancellation policy - the amount of deposit received is subject to loss, excluding the damage security deposit, unless re-rented for that time period.
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Higher rates apply for Holidays and Graduation weeks.

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

NEVER pay by instant money transfer service: Western Union & Money Gram or wire to FOREIGN ACCT
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Amenities

Santa Barbara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower with custom glass
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With 40' HDTV & DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With 20' HDTV & DVD
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull out couch in the living room
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • reefs
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shuffleboard
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • surfing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • rafting
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
Check-In is 4 PM Check-Out is 11 AM
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