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Sunny West Beach Retreat - Ideal location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!

Victoria Smith

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Victoria Smith

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Sunny West Beach Retreat - Ideal location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 allowed. Note for those with pet allergies: No pets allowed so we are free of those types of allergens.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Victoria Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excerpts from a sweet note left by our guests:



Thank you Victoria. We had a wonderful time. Everything was just lovely!
Apr 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Sunny West Beach Retreat - Ideal location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 42 reviews
Danville, CA
5

Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the West Beach Retreat and it couldn't have been better. Our family of four stayed almost a week and we wish we could have stayed longer! The location is just a block off of Cabrillo Blvd in between the wharf and the harbor, which is ideal to see the best of Santa Barbara. Also, we didn't need to use our car very much because everything is pretty much within walking distance. To save money we ate in two nights and the kitchen, although small, is well equipped and quite functional. There's even spices and oils to cook with so we didn't need to buy anything else except the main ingredients. Finally, the owners are really nice and very accommodating and they went out of their way to make our stay as nice as possible. I highly recommend the West Beach Retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for the awesome review Bob! Hope to see you again. Cheers!
Colorado, USA
5

wonderful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

we stayed here for a long weekend with our 2 year old son & had the most wonderful time. such a great location, just steps to the beach - very doable for a toddler on foot. has two connecting lovely, quiet, beautifully landscaped (the FLOWERS!!!) back patios that we enjoyed multiple times a day. was nice to have them fenced in for being able to relax with a little one playing. bedrooms were in the back of the house which kept them quieter. parking was never a problem and we absolutely loved being able to walk everywhere and not use the car as much. the kitchen had everything we needed & even included a bit of coffee and creamer for the first morning! the only problem we had was it was a bit hot at nighttime...would have been nice to have a fan or something to circulate some air. being on the ground floor, we didn't want to sleep with open windows and even with them open through the afternoon/evening, we found it just didn't move much air through to cool it down by bedtime. we slept a bit hot/restless - but that is the only change i would make!! we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review! We hope you return to WBR again. We are in a very safe neighborhood and as you mentioned, have a fenced in yard so keeping a window open at night is safe. However, I know not everyone is comfortable doing that and we have made a fan available if needed. Luckily our location is so close to the beach so we generally remain very comfortable. Thank you for the suggestion. Come back! :)
5

We agree.......

  • 5 of 5

location, comfort, well stocked kitchen ( although tempting restaurants abound in SB) Our only problem was we overlooked the fact that there was no laundry facilities in the rental. But we found a wash and fold place one day and all ended well.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for the nice review. We hope to see you again in the future!
Danville, CA
5

Perfect 2 Bd , 2 Bth Rental in SB

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this wonderful hide-a-way rental with two friends and it was just perfect. The best part is the location. We were able to walk almost anywhere so we did not have to worry about driving and then trying to find places to park. The location is near the wharf, the harbor, the beach and State Street, which has many shops and restaurants -- and all are within walking distance from the rental! The unit itself is very clean and well furnished; it even has an iphone-compatible speaker system so we could enjoy our own music during our stay there. Both bedrooms and bathrooms are large and comfortable with nice (not cheap) linens and towels. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone visiting Santa Barbara. You will just LOVE it!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, Thank you for the very nice review. I am happy to hear you are coming back to WBR again! See you soon.
5

Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

This place is in the perfect location by the beach and state street. Cheap uber rides anywhere you'd want to go making a car unnecessary. Fully supplied kitchen for meal prep and comfy patio to enjoy Santa Barbara's pristine weather and ocean air. Huge savings compared to hotels nearby. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brooke. You are so sweet and we appreciate your awesome review. Please come vist Santa Barbara again!
4

Great get away near the beach

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time staying in this home. It has every thing we need and the location is perfect. The owner is friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome back! We are always so pleased to have return guests. Thank you for leaving a review.

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Paddle Sports Center
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AMTRAK-SBA
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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
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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
"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
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Wheel Fun Rentals
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Chase Palm Park
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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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Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Santa Barbara Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Holiday Period $375/night: Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years (Quotable rates will not calculate holiday periods)
Payment: $400 reservation deposit secures booking, 50% of rental rate due 60 days before arrival, balance due 14 days before arrival
Credit cards or echeck
No 12% bed tax imposed on stays over 30 days
Contact owner for stays beyond 1 week

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Amenities

Santa Barbara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
West Beach Retreat has a small yard, completely fenced, which includes 2 garden patios that are 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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