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Affordable Beach Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-3)

Welcome to our bright & sunny 1 king bedroom & 1 bathroom Affordable Beach Getaway. We are located 2 blocks from the Beach, Stearns Wharf, Public Pool, Harbor, world-class dining, and downtown shops, including our own local Farmers market. Leave your car and parking worries behind.

See our independent Reviews to help you decide!

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.

Our Affordable Getaway is about 700 square feet and offers a fully equipped kitchen, bedroom with king bed, clean full bathroom with limestone throughout,a large living room with full size pull out couch, Waterford fireplace, 42' high definition TV and sliding glass doors leading to a large private balcony complete with chaise lounges, table and chairs, gas grill and potted plants. We also offer complimentary wireless broadband interne. private washer and dryer and very rare for the beach private reserved parking.

We are located in the best area of Santa Barbara, the Historic West Beach area, a high end residential neighborhood, not on a commercial thoroughfare or adjacent to the railroad tracks or highway.

In addition, we equip you with a binder filled with recommendations for activites and restaraunts.

We have everything you need for a fun filled time and are unmatched in location, quality and price!

Our pictures, location and price tell it all!

Keywords: Vacation Rental by Owner

More Details

Owner
Melanie Cava
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Melanie Cava

My husband and I own and manage each of our properties. We have pride of ownership and when you call with questions regarding the properties or any concerns you speak directly to us. Because of this attention to detail we are fortunate enought to have over 50% repeat business. We hope to host you as well.

Melanie Cava purchased this house in 2002

Why Melanie Cava chose Santa Barbara

There are so many Santa Barbara properties available for rent. The number one difference between all of them are location, location, location. The closer to the beach and the closer to Santa Barbara the more expensive the real estate. We are 2 blocks to the beach and downtown, not on a commercial thorough fare, not next to the highway or railroad track and not a bus ride or car ride away from downtown. We combine our location with the best pricing and the best amenities. Finally, we are immaculately clean

Amenities

West Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Pull out couch in the living room
  • King size beds (1) with full size pull out couch in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private washer and dryer, full size pull out couch, Waterford fireplace, Complimentary wireless internet

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Affordable Beach Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at several units in this building over the years, as we visit our son who lives there every February. We love the building, and the location is fabulous. The facilities are well managed and clean as a whistle. The units do vary in quality of finishes, and I think that is reflected in the price. We loved the deck, living room and bedroom - bright, comfortable, high end furniture and decor. This unit has a smaller bathroom with less storage and average quality fixtures and finishes, and the kitchen is functional, but again, finishes are not as nice as some of the other more expensive units. That being said, I highly recommend as long as your expectations are not for the higher end throughout.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Affordable Beach Getaway. The apartment is very spacious clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need including dish soap, paper towels, and spices. I really appreciated the shampoo, conditioner, and soap that was provided. It is nice not having to shop for those items. It was very nice to have the washer and dryer and laundry soap. The bed is very comfortable as was the pull out couch. The complex is quiet and located in a very nice neighborhood with easy access to the beach just 2 blocks away. I highly recommend this property and will stay here again on my next trip to Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay in SB

  • 5 of 5

We live in Santa Barbara and needed a place to stay for a few days. This apartment was great. Good location. It was quiet and clean and had everything we needed. .

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Zealand
5

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay in the Affordable Beach Getaway apartment was just right. The apartment was a perfect space for a couple with the conveniences of home, and everything we needed for our one week stay was there - cooking equipment for meals, laundry facilities, bbq, comfy sofa, TV etc. The location was great - just a couple of blocks away from the beach, mariner, the wharf, cycle paths, and the State Street shuttle bus. Most days we walked to town from the apartment, and only needed our vehicle for day trips and trips to the supermarket. Having a king-size bed was something that caught our attention when booking this apartment, and it was a very comfortable bed. Communication with the owner was great too. We would definitely consider staying here again if taking another vacation in Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice location!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a week for relaxation. We appreciated the parking spot since street parking is challenging and we mostly left the car parked.

Unit is close to the wharf and shuttle (great way to get around).

The apartment was cute, clean, and well-furnished (although I would have liked better lighting for reading).

The balcony was spacious and great for lounging, reading, or just looking around.

Unfortunately, we never could connect to the internet during our week's stay (did use Sambos!).

The deposit was returned fairly quickly.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Booked this condo for our honeymoon as it was actually cheaper than a hotel room w/kitchenette for the same length of stay.

The pictures do not do this unit justice. Was absolutely perfect in every aspect. It was immaculately clean, stocked with anything you could need ( blender, coffee maker, mnicrowave, pots and pans, knives, spices, beach towels, etc). A washer and dryer in the unit as well.

Location is great as well. Exactly 2 blocks from the beach. 101 freeway is 1/4 mile away, as is a gas station and convenience store. Although we usually drove to State Street ( downtown shopping and dining haven), i would guess its only about a 15 min walk.

All instructions for the condo along with recommendations of restaurants and shopping were emailed to me and we experienced no issues.

Melanie was prompt in returning emails during the planning process as well. We are already planning on returning for our anniversary next year! Beautiful place to stay at a more than fair price. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

West Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring break
Mar 23 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Weekend
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
May 20th till Sept 10th
May 20 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$255
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

$300 refundable damage security deposit and surcharge above party of 2.

High season rates apply for key Holidays and UCSB Gradutation week.

Inquire for monthly rates.

Maximum occupancy up to 4 with full size pull out couch.

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

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