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Romantic "Santa Cruz Suite" 1 Block from East Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

*2 night minimum on most Friday and Saturday bookings

Spacious suite w/ King-size bed, extra twin day bed, & bathroom w/ whirlpool tub.

This room is located upstairs in our Spanish Mediterranean Hitchcock House which borders Santa Barbara’s world renowned East Beach. This historic property operates as part of the Old Yacht Club Inn, one of the most established inns in Santa Barbara with more than 30 years of clientele. Now both properties are operating as an inn and vacation rentals.

Our Santa Cruz Suite offers a spacious bedroom with a King-size bed, separate sitting room with trundle day bed to sleep an extra 2 people; kitchenette with microwave, coffee pot, and mini fridge; flatscreen T.V. and electric fireplace. Features a bathroom with a whirlpool tub and shower. Located upstairs in a semi private wing of our Hitchcock House. No pets please.

Free wifi, parking, beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach cruiser bicycles. Access to rear sun deck with tables and chairs.

The desirable beach location is just one block from East Beach and walking distance to Stearns Wharf and downtown; ideally located for guests who are seeking an authentic beach experience in Santa Barbara.

In addition to the comfortable living space that this rental has to offer, guests will surely enjoy the close proximity to many local attractions like the Santa Barbara Zoo, Bird Refuge, Cabrillo Arts Pavilion, East Beach Grill, and volleyball courts that are all just minutes away by foot. You can also catch the trolley that runs along Cabrillo Blvd. and get a lift downtown for a small fee of $.50. Guests can also use the beach cruiser bikes that are provided to take the bike path along east and west beach which houses some of the best shops, galleries and restaurants that Santa Barbara has to offer.

More Details

Property Manager
Brianna Pettit
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2017

About Brianna Pettit

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, I would consider myself a true Santa Barbarian. I love the ocean and being outside in nature. I enjoy yoga, running, cycling, hiking, surfing and most athletic endeavors. So please ask me if you need recommendations for outdoorsy things to do in Santa Barbara. I am also a mom, so I can recommend good kid friendly places in town.

Brianna Pettit purchased this studio in 2000

Why Brianna Pettit chose Santa Barbara

Our historic Old Yacht Club Inn property has been a family owned and operated business since 1980. The house was used as an interim clubhouse for the Santa Barbara Yacht Club in the roaring 1920s after the original was destroyed in a storm. The houses operated as a Bed and Breakfast from 1980-2014 and now serve as short and long term vacation rentals.


East Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Romantic "Santa Cruz Suite" 1 Block from East Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Clean, Bright and Welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our brief stay in the Santa Cruz Suite and would definitely stay again. Both the king-sized bed and day bed were extremely comfortable and the beautiful ocean breeze was wonderful. We had a small hiccup with code for key and wireless code, and the proprietor was extremely responsive and helpful. It took under 5 minutes to get a response, which was greatly appreciated. It's a small suite - yes - but very clean and very comfortable. I would absolutely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Santa Cruz Suite. Please come back again soon! Brianna
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The rental was perfect for what we were looking for.

  • 4 of 5

We were visiting for a weekend getaway and were happy with the rental. It was close to the ocean and downtown. The only complaint is that the bicycles that were available for guest use were not it good shape. We tried to go for a ride and 2 out of the 4 bikes we attempted to use were not in condition for riding.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Santa Barbara location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in great neighborhood. Bikes were a huge plus! Owner communication was outstanding; will definitely reserve here again! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Bistro 1111
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Montecito Golf
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
East Beach Grill
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
East Beach
Car: not necessary

Our vacation rentals offers proximity to many of the most popular local attractions. The Santa Barbara Zoo, Bird Refuge, Cabrillo Arts Pavilion, East Beach Grill, and sand volleyball courts are all just a 5 minute walk. Guests will love being part of all the oceanfront activity while enjoying the vintage charm of this historic home.

Walking distance to the Urban Walking Wine Trail, the Funk Zone, restaurants with breathtaking ocean views, unique shops, & the pier. Additional nearby attractions and activities include wine tasting, hiking, kayaking, antiquing, golf, Santa Barbara Zoo, sunset cruises, horseback riding, museums, University of CA at Santa Barbara, Westmont College, Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara City College, Pacifica Graduate Inst. & Antioch University.

20 Minutes from the SB Airport. 5 Minutes to Amtrak Station.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

2 night minimum on Friday and Saturday night bookings. 3 night minimum on most holiday weekends. Can request additional cleaning, but the standard policy is for unit to be cleaned upon departure.

Payment is made in full at the time the reservation is confirmed. If you need to cancel your reservation we require written (e-mailed) notice 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. To insure reservation security we do not take cancellations or reservation changes by phone. All changes to existing reservations must be requested in writing via email to Cancellations made within less than 7 days of scheduled arrivals are non-refundable. Travel protection is available for purchase.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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