SUNNY WEST BEACH RETREAT - IDEAL LOCATION!! 1.5 BLKS TO BEACH & STATE STREET!

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Victoria Smith

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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SUNNY WEST BEACH RETREAT - IDEAL LOCATION!! 1.5 BLKS TO BEACH & STATE STREET!

Santa Barbara Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with 2 private patios. Walk to beach.

An ideal location, no need for a car. We are only 1.5 blocks from West Beach, State Street, Stearns Wharf, Cabrillo Boulevard, and the Amtrak Train Station. Hop the Electric Shuttle at the Wharf and explore the waterfront and downtown State Street for shopping and dining.

We are a scenic five minute walk to the Yacht Harbor for boating, kayaking, fishing, and dining. This is a lovely spot to enjoy a meal or cocktails while taking in beautiful views of the harbor and the Santa Barbara 'Riviera' mountain scape. Visit us for our annual Harbor & Seafood Festival. Also within walking distance to Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, a sub-culture of artisan shops, hip eateries, nook wine tasting rooms and award-winning microbreweries.

Come enjoy year-round music festivals, wine and food festivals, art shows, and cultural celebrations. We are also a very active community with many sporting events throughout the year. We are close to the start of the Santa Barbara Triathlon.

Santa Barbara is one of Old California's most charming and romantic cities which boasts Mediterranean climate, miles of beaches, palm tree lined streets and beautiful Spanish architecture. If this is your first trip to Santa Barbara, 'The American Riviera', it certainly will not be your last!

West Beach Retreat is a lower, single-level unit of a lovely triplex. No smoking or pets allowed.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Victoria Smith

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

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Sunny West Beach Retreat - Ideal location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!
average rating of 4.8 based on 28 reviews
business
Sunny West Beach Retreat - Ideal location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426577vbi
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
5

The property was exactly as it was portrayed on the website.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
The property was clean and very well equipped. The location is terrific with both the beach and the downtown area within walking distance where one can find an abundant choice of restaurants in all price ranges and four theatres offering a fine variety of cultural choices. The owner could not have been more helpful and informative. We would definitely recommend West Beach Retreat.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Axel & Millie,
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Even more pleased that you have re-booked for next year! Teresa is enjoying her book and looks forward to seeing you again.
business
Sunny West Beach Retreat - Ideal location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426577vbi
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
3

Near the beach

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Nice spot, good location. place was very clean and well stocked. Surprised to not see a W/D as we have grown accustomed to same. Place is a little dated, however we like clean more than we worry about pink tile. Owner is delightful and professional.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are a bit disappointed and confused at such a low rating with so many positive comments. Nonetheless, we are happy he found it clean, well-stocked and commented on the good location. If one reads the site, clearly no washer and dryer advertised so we are not sure of surprise noted in this regard.
business
Sunny West Beach Retreat - Ideal location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426577vbi
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
4

Good Location

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The first floor apartment is within walking distance of the beach, State Street and Stearns Wharf. It is clean and nice, but a little dark. May be better in the summer when the sun is higher.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. For your future interest, the blinds are completely retractable rather than just adjustable and this does make a substantial difference in controlling the light. Thank you again.
business
Sunny West Beach Retreat - Ideal location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426577vbi
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Sedona, AZ
5

Great Thanksgiving Week retreat!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This condo was a perfect location for our Thanksgiving week at the beach. It is only a block and a half from the beach, where we walked daily -- over 10 miles one day! It is also just blocks from State Street, where we enjoyed the Tuesday evening farmer's market, shops, the Art Museum of Santa Barbara, and other galleries. We also drove to the Natural History Museum and the Botanic Gardens, enjoying the great views from the elevations. Also, the Sunday morning beach art/crafts market was perfect for purchasing Christmas presents. The apartment was exactly as described and pictured, very comfortably furnished, with excellent lighting. The kitchen was well-stocked with all necessary cooking items, plenty of plates and glasses (even margarita and champagne glasses). The patio had a grill and good furniture. There was a separate patio off the master bedroom too. We enjoyed a special birthday dinner at Toma's restaurant.

The apartment owners, Victoria and her mother Teresa, were extremely nice and helpful.

This is probably one of the best VRBO units we have stayed in, and we have experienced many over the years.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Christine,
Thank you very much for the very nice review!! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad you explored so many beautiful parks and attractions Santa Barbara has to offer. Please come back for some Summertime fun too!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Sunny West Beach Retreat - Ideal location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426577vbi
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Menlo Park, CA
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We are 4 ladies who stayed here for a girl's weekend and it was a great location, wonderful owners, and a wonderful experience overall. We walked to harbor, downtown, and corner bar. The owner's were wonderful in answering our questions in advance, approaching, and after our stay. They made sure to make sure we were comfortable and were a pleasure to interact with. The place was very homey and the king bed was very comfortable. I am not sure if the single beds were as comfy as the king but the king was definitely comfy. Everything was in very good working order and well maintained. We had a lot of questions about parking and they made sure an answered them all. The only thing I feel compelled to note is that the coffee maker took a very long time to brew (30min+) so maybe bring your own from home or discuss with property manager in advance. Depends on how important coffee is to a person. Overall, this was a wonderful stay and I'd recommend it to my family and friends.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Tahia,
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Your comment is the first we have ever heard about the coffee maker problem. By no means would we expect anyone to bring their own machine. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Obviously it was not working properly and we have replaced the unit. We appreciate all of your positive comments. Please come visit again!
Helpful votes: 4/4

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Brophy Brothers
"A 5 minute walk from WBR to the Santa Barbara Harbor and enjoy amazing views of the harbor a..."
Stearns Wharf
"Enjoy a lovely 5 minute walk from our rental to Sterns Wharf where you can enjoy fresh seafo..."
Paddle Sports Center
"Just the spot to rent a kayak or paddle board. Enjoy the Harbor scenery."
AMTRAK-SBA
"Take a train to Santa Barbara. So much fun and we are just a 3 minute walk from the depot!"
Old Mission Santa Barbara
"Queen of the Missions. "
Santa Barbara Zoo
"The zoo is a great spot to visit with the children!"
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
"This wonderful little museum is enjoyable for all ages. Tucked just behind the Old Mission...."
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
"Nestled in the hills behind Santa Barbara, the Botanical Gardens is a great place to enjoy a..."
Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
"A spectacular and beautiful little park with ponds and unusual plantings. And just across ..."
Rudy's Restaurant
"My favorite little spot for Mexican food. Try the hard-shell Chicken tacos. You will not b..."
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
"From WBR, just a scenic 5 minute walk to Stearns Wharf. Enjoy a scrumptious seafood meal."
Hot Spots Espresso Inc
"Love the Chai Latte in this little coffee shop! A 5 minute walk to State Street."
East Beach Grill
"Great spot for a morning breakfast steps from the sand in the Cabrillo Bath House."
The Brewhouse
"Wonderful food and atmosphere. Live music too! Just around the corner from WBR."
Santa Barbara Winery
"Wine tasting only 5 minute walk from WBR! No driving necessary :) Enjoy!"
Reds
"Take a stroll to this colorful and eclectic spot to enjoy wine and tapas. 5 minutes from WBR..."
Alameda Park
"Alameda Park is the site of Kids' World, an 8,000 square foot playground built by local resi..."
Wheel Fun Rentals
"Bike or Surrey Rental - What a fun way to get exercise and see the sights. The bike path al..."
Chase Palm Park
"A beautiful carousel and park for everyone's enjoyment. A short stroll from WBR."
The Funk Zone
Car: not necessary

90 miles North of Los Angeles.

We are located on Historic Natoma Avenue at Burton Circle, the site of the Original Potter Hotel, 1.5 blocks from West Beach. This is a very sought after neighborhood with beautiful views of the mountains. We are within walking distance (two blocks) from Stearns Wharf, The Funk Zone, the Harbor, the Amtrak Train Station, Tennis Courts, Baseball Field, and the State Street and waterfront shuttle. Many restaurants and shopping surround you.

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Availability & Rates

Santa Barbara Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • $300 - $350/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $300 Sun-Thu $325 Fri & Sat (3 night minimum) Oct 1 to June 14 $1700/week
  • $350 Per Day (3 night minimum) June 15 to Sept. 30 $2100/week
  • $350 Per Day Holiday Periods (3 night minimum)
  • We will consider a 2 night request at a modified rate, excluding Holiday Periods
  • Holidays: Memorial,July 4th,Old Spanish Days, Labor,Christmas,New Years
  • Security Deposit $400 - returned within 5 days; Cleaning Fee $125
  • Contact owner for stays longer than 1 week
  • 12% city bed tax imposed for stays under 31 days

Amenities

Santa Barbara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bathrooms with tub/shower in each.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Spacious master BR with private garden patio. King-size bed.
    Guest room - 2 twin/ single , Large and bright guest room with huge closet. 2 twin beds
  • Both bedrooms are extremely spacious with loads of closet space. All beds are very comfortable with premium linens and fluffy, hypo-allergenic comforters. The master has direct access to a very nice and private patio for reading and relaxing. The guest room has a very large window which allows for lots of light and fresh air. Window coverings on all openings.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
West Beach Retreat has 2 garden patios exclusive to the rental. One patio for al fresco dining; includes a gas BBQ Grill. The other is a private master bedroom patio where you can relax, read or enjoy your morning coffee.

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