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The Santa Barbara Secret Getaway - Two Blocks to Beach & Town

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

The Secret to the Secret Getaway is its location, quality and price. Why stay in the nicest hotel suite in town, when you can have much more, for significantly less money?

We are located two 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. We even offer RARE off street reserved parking.

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 Secret Getaway is new and resides in a historical turn of the century building that retains the charm of the day’s bygone. It has been lovingly restored to reflect the true authentic Santa Barbara style. The beautiful limestone floors, faux painting and ten feet ceilings all give it a romantic and European feeling.

The bright kitchen is fully equipped, including spices, with granite counter tops, all appliances and your own washer and dryer.

The bathroom is immaculate with custom stone work throughout, a built in Jacuzzi tub, separate large walk- in shower and Santa Barbara style cabinets with matching granite.

The living room has a Waterford fireplace, comfortable couch (queen sleeper), 42' HDTV which replaced the smaller one in the picture . Complimentary wireless internet access is also available for your convenience. The bedroom offers a king-size feather top bed with luxury linens.

The bedroom and kitchen each have eight foot glass doors that lead to the your own veranda where you can enjoy the California sun, complete with Bistro set, potted flowers and gas grill.

For your convenience we also offer private reserved parking and a washer and dryer in the Secret Getaway. Everything you need to complete your stay.

Also a helpful hint when comparing: We are not on a commercial thorough fare or next to the highway or railroad tracks. We are in a nice residential neighborhood.

Keywords: Beach Vacation Rental By Owner

More Details

Owner
Melanie Cava
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Car: not necessary

Check in time is 4 PM

Check out time is 11 AM

Amenities

West Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Full bathroom with Jerusalem tile throughout along with separate jacuzzi tub and walk in shower with dual shower heads. Custom blue cabinets and granite counter top.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed with queen size pull out couch in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • 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:
Kind size bed, High-Speed Wireless Access, CD , Cooking Utensils and All Paper and Cleaning Products provided, Private Veranda with Bistro Set, Jacuzzi Tub and Large Walk-in Shower, Hair Dryer, Iron and Iron Board. Historic West Beach Location and Historic Building with Santa Barbara ambiance.

Reviews

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The Santa Barbara Secret Getaway - Two Blocks to Beach & Town
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews
New Hampshire
5

Upscale, Clean and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay while visiting Santa Barbara. Nicely located with easy access to the Funk Zone, State Street and the beach. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, quite, and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean and quite place to stay. The decor is well done and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reston, VA
5

Perfect Santa Barbara Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the luxurious accommodations, the thoughtfulness of our host with champagne and recommendations, and the convenience to the beach and downtown.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centennial, Colorado
4

Beautiful condo; great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely little condo and the location couldn't be better. However, there is no air conditioning and it was hot, hot, hot! Apparently, temperatures were higher than normal this year during the Spanish fiesta, but even on days when the high was in the 70's, the condo was hot. It's tucked inside the complex in a corner so it doesn't get a lot of breeze. For security reasons, I tried to sleep with the bedroom sliding glass door closed, but I woke up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. I had put the oscillating fan in the living room in front of that open window, hoping to pull in enough cool air to be comfortable, but it didn't work. I had no choice but to open the sliding glass door and sleep with that and all the windows in the unit wide open. This was a bit disconcerting since I am a single female and was there alone. This is a first-floor unit to boot, so anyone walking by can see right in. Fortunately, I didn't have any trouble, but I didn't sleep well either. I would definitely stay here again, but not in the summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Caerphilly
5

Fantastic Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful apartment, everything was first class. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Location was superb everything was in walking distance, this is first class accomodation.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

LOVED the location , access to the condo from everywhere, parking very good, space in the condo perfect, kitchen very awesomely stocked. Only 1 issue...... there isn't any cross ventilation in the condo unless you have the sliding door open in the bedroom and french doors opened next to the range in kitchen. We did use the floor fan. Ceiling fans 'might' be useful.

All in all, good stay!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

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

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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