check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Victoria Smith

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Sunny WEST BEACH RETREAT - Ideal Location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!

62 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

West Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with 2 private patios. Walk to beach.

Spacious 2 bedroom and 2 bath apartment, including 2 private patio areas. The ideal location, no need for a car. We are only 1.5 blocks from lovely West Beach. Walk to State Street, Stearns Wharf, The Funk Zone, and the Amtrak Train Station in minutes. 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 Wharf or the Yacht Harbor where you can enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing, and dining. This Harbor 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.

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

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
  • 1 of 4

Reviews

4.8
based on 62 traveler reviews

Sunny WEST BEACH RETREAT - Ideal Location!! 1.5 blks to Beach & State Street!
average rating of 4.822581 based on 66 reviews
5

Lovely rental, close to beach, piers, restaurants, shopping, funk zone and downtown

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Victoria's rental from Sep 3rd - 6th and didn't want to leave. It was very roomy, clean and extremely comfortable for the 4 of us. The rental had everything we needed and more. Parking was always available on the street outside the home, as it is a residential area. It is very private and has 2 patios, off the kitchen and master bedroom. The closets are spacious and the beds comfortable. The beach & piers, shopping, funk zone and downtown are a very short walk. If you're in town for wine tasting, make sure to get a map (coupons for free tastings) from the visitor's center. There's no need for a car or DD when wine tasting, just a short walk. Lots of restaurants nearby, including our favorite Italian one, Toma restaurant (make reservations ahead of time) and Enterprise Fish Co (great happy hour). Victoria answered our questions immediately, thoroughly and promptly returned our refund after our stay. Don't hesitate renting this property, you won't be disappointed. Next time we plan a visit to SB, we will contact Victoria first!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz, thank you for leaving us such a thoughtful and thorough review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and the wine tasting nearby! Please plan to stay longer next time.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great Property! Fantastic Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property for our family as we were in Santa Barbara for a wedding. Great Location! 1.5 blocks from the beach and wharf and Sambo's Restaurant for breakfast. We were able to walk to State Street and enjoy the restaurants and shopping. You could even take the train to SB and walk to this location. It was a short drive to many attractions: the courthouse, the mission and Alameda Park. The property was clean. Beds were comfortable. Internet connection was good. We had a little difficulty figuring out the TV but Victoria was very helpful and had her nephew come over to help and it was an easy fix. Security deposit was refunded within 24 hours of checking out. We would definitely stay here again.

Rebecca

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca. Thank you so much for the very nice review. We hope that you and your family return to Santa Barbara again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

In addition to the fantastic location, beautiful neighborhood and incredible weather, the condo was perfect. The decor, including the retro bathrooms, was lovely. The kitchen was well stocked and easy to use; the beds were all extremely comfortable with crisp sheets and great pillows. It was very apparent that much care is taken prior to each visit to make everything clean, welcoming and perfect. When we travel back to Santa Barbara we would love to stay here again. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Debbie. We really appreciate your wonderful comments and hope you return to Santa Barbara again!!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a 4 night stay at the West Beach Retreat. The location is within a short walk to the Beach, boardwalk, harbor, wharf, coffee shop, bike rental, etc. We rented bikes our first night and rode them up and down the beach, etc. every day and they were stored in the fenced patio in the back. We especially loved the small patio with grill right off the kitchen and all the space we had in this home. There was plenty of room in each bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen was very well stocked with spices, etc and all cooking supplies. We had frun walking to and from the beach and it was nice just opening up all the windows and hanging out inside. We never had a single problem finding a parking spot on the curb. The only thing that surprised us a little was all of the construction that was going on along state street from the Cabrillo street (beach) north for about quarter mile or so. The direct route to State street from the Retreat is cut off because of the construction, but the detour is not far at all. And no construction noise could be heard at all from the home. Overall we loved our stay at West Beach Retreat. The property was clean when we arrived, the description was accurate, and we would certainly recommend this property to others.

Granbury, Texas Family

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy! We really appreciate the nice review you have given us. You have included so many great details that are very helpful to future guests. We hope you and your family return!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Great location, I would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Camille. We hope you return to West Beach Retreat again.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Perfect beach retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Victoria's home for our very first trip to Santa Barbara. The house was wonderful! It is perfectly located with a quick walk to the beach and yet still convenient to State Street and The Funk Zone. We walked everywhere from Victoria's house and rarely used our car. I would definitely recommend West Beach Retreat to other guests! Victoria's house was very clean and the rooms were spacious, and I can't say enough how perfect the location was. The back patio area was very cute as well! Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review West Beach Retreat. We appreciate your comments and look forward to your return!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Brophy Bros.
"A 5 minute walk from WBR to the Santa Barbara Harbor and enjoy amazing views of the harbor a..."
Stearns Wharf
"Enjoy a lovely 5 minute walk from our rental to Sterns Wharf where you can enjoy fresh seafo..."
Paddle Sports Center
"Just the spot to rent a kayak or paddle board. Enjoy the Harbor scenery."
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station (SBA)
"Take a train to Santa Barbara. So much fun and we are just a 3 minute walk from the depot!"
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
"This wonderful little museum is enjoyable for all ages. Tucked just behind the Old Mission...."
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 Mexican 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 Bar & Tapas
"Take a stroll to this colorful and eclectic spot to enjoy wine and tapas. 5 minutes from WBR..."
Alameda Park
"Alameda Park is the site of Kids' World, an 8,000 square foot playground built by local resi..."
Wheel Fun Rentals
"Bike or Surrey Rental - What a fun way to get exercise and see the sights. The bike path al..."
Chase Palm Park
"A beautiful carousel and park for everyone's enjoyment. A short stroll from WBR."
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 shuttles. Many restaurants and shopping surround you.

Photos

Rates & Availability

West Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
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

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Homeaway Service Fee from 4% -9% of rental fee
Holiday Period $375/night: Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years (Quotable rates may not calculate some holiday periods)
Payment: $400 to secure a reservation, 50% at 60 days before arrival, balance 14 days before reservation date.
If booked by "Book Now": 25% due to secure a reservation, remaining balance is due 45 days before reservation date
Credit cards or echeck
No 12% bed tax imposed on stays over 30 days

** Effective 2017 we will require a 31 day minimum stay with no bed tax - contact us for rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

West Beach 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.
    Second bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Large and bright bedroom with very large 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. Pack 'n Play in closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
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.

Partner Offers