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Melanie Cava

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Luxury Seaside Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Santa Barbara House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-3)

Welcome to the best that Santa Barbara can offer - Location, Quality and Price - that is unmatched even in the finest hotel suites and our beach competitors.

The Luxury Seaside Getaway is done in the Provence style with hand cast plaster, faux paining, 10 feet vaulted ceilings and hand-selected antiques giving it both a romantic and European feeling. A reflection of the charm of the days bygone.

The kitchen is a chefs dream, fully equipped with wolf stove, sub zero refrigerator, granite countertops and custom PJ Mulligan cabinetry done in their seafoam green, a local color of the santa barbara area.

The bathroom is immaculate with limestone throughout and large shower for 2 with incredible dual shower heads. It also has a separate Jacuzzi tub that sits below a beautiful piece of stone carved art - the maiden - to relax in after a day at the beach.

The warm living room offers a 36' HD TV with DVD with expanded cable. It also looks out upon a large private encased courtyard complete with Italian fountain, chaise lounges, table and chairs and gas grill. Enjoy the California sun in-between the walks to the beach and town.

And the bedroom offers a king size bed.

Our Seaside Getaway is located in the most desirable location in santa barbara, 2 blocks from the beach, Las Banos public pool, Stearns Wharf, harbor, world-class dining, and downtown shops, including our own local farmers market. Leave your car and worries behind. We even offer RARE off street reserved parking.

This is all complimented with free wireless broadband internet access, luxury linens, Waterford fireplace, private washer and dryers, to name a few.

The Seaside Getaway is a rare, high quality vacation destination in the heart of santa barbara! You will not find a comparable vacation rental for the price!

Some helpful hints when comparing to our Beach Competitors: We are not adjacent to the railroad tracks or highway. We are not on a commercial thorough fare. We offer private on site reserved parking and are on one level. Finally, the Seaside bathroom is brand new and immaculately clean

Keywords: Vacation rental by owner Santa Barbara 2 blocks to the beach and town - large private courtyard, luxury

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melanie Cava (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Melanie Cava

My husband and I were one of the original property owners to offer vacation rentals and have been in the business for 8+ years. We are unique because we own and manage our own properties. If you need something and call us, we answer and we persoanlly take care of your needs. This care and attention can be seen in the quality and ambiance of the property.

Melanie Cava purchased this house in 1998

Why Melanie Cava chose Santa Barbara

We choose this location literally because it is the best. Walk down 2 blocks and you are on the sand and the Las Banos public pool is there. Walk 2 more blocks over and you are at the Wharf and State Street (main stree downtown) - so we are walking distance to all - Others will say they are but you have to walk 1+ miles just to get here. And we offer private reserved parking so you don't have to fight for a spot on the street. Finally we are in a nice residential area, not on a commercial thorough fare or next to the highway or railroad tracks for which some of the vacation rentals literally shake. One golden rule of real estate is location location and we have it.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Luxury Seaside Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Charm and comfort in great location

  • 5 of 5

Glad to discover this well-located Santa Barbara gem. Immaculate, stylish and very chic. Every amenity provided for long or short stay. Gorgeous kitchen and bathroom. Comfortable beds and quiet neighborhood. Safe private parking in back. Charming private patio extends the living area. This apartment is perfect for two but worked for the three in our party with sofa bed.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westerville, OH

Perfect condo in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 2 children stayed in this condo for a week at the end of May. I can't say a bad thing about our experience. The condo was clean and well appointed. The kitchen is nicer than most homes. The off site parking is definitely an added bonus. The beach and boardwalk are within walking distance, as are several nice restaurants. The condo is conveniently located near the highway and State St. There are several condos in this property, and I am certain they are all just as nice as this unit. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

Our excellent accomodation at Seaside Getaway added greatly to our enjoyment of Santa Barbara. The apartment was clean, fresh, comfortable and convenient to the beach and local transportation. The private patio was a lovely retreat after our busy days. We will definitely return to this charming place.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Look no further!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect experience- from booking until departure. Melanie was prompt to respond. She provided us with everything you could possibly need to know about Santa Barbara and the wine region. It made our vacation planning a breeze! The rental is lovely- new, fresh, comfortable, cozy and clean. The kitchen is a dream with top quality appliances. You can not beat the location- walking distance to the beach, shopping and restaurants. We are looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bravo Melanie and Todd

  • 5 of 5

The two of us enjoyed our stay in this beautiful property. We live in a loft condo in NY and felt at home in this attractively appointed and comfortable Santa Barbara condo. Everything was high style and since we cook and eat at home, having this amazing kitchen was a plus. A private space for our washer and dryer was a pleasant surprise. We're hoping to return in 2015.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Upscale condo in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in this condo. The gourmet kitchen was a delight and the bath luxurious. We took advantage of the private courtyard/patio with barbecue and lounge chairs on more than one occasion. With free parking, free laundry, free Wifi and the ability to make some meals made this condo a very economic option versus a hotel. We would stay here again! P.S. the owner's Melanie and Todd were very responsive to any requests.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Car: not necessary

Check in time is 4 PM.

Check out time is 11 AM.

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. And we offer private reserved parking.

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


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer High Season & HOLIDAYS
May 21 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

TBID Tax Per Night $2
Tax Rate 12.0%

Higher rates apply for Holidays and Graduation weeks.

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

Maximum occupancy up to 4.

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.

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.

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Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub and large walk in shower with two shower heads
  • Jerusalem tile throughout with Jacuzzi tub, walk in shower with dual shower head, custom blue cabinets and granite countertops.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Queen Pull out Bed in the living room
  • King size Beds (1) and (1) Queen size pull out couch in the living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Historic West Beach Location in a Historic Building with Santa Barbara Ambiance. Not just another concrete building with student housing combined with vacation rentals...

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