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Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 Blocks to Beach and Town

West Beach, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Condo800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Welcome to our bright & sunny 1 king bedroom & 1 full bathroom Affordable Beach Penthouse.

There are over 100 1BR/1BA vacation rentals in the 'Santa Barbara Area' and of these, 77 are supposed to be in 'Santa Barbara'. So how do you chose - location, location, location! And then compare our quality and price.

We are not in Carpentaria, Goleta, Summerland or Montecito. We are also not in the suburbs of Santa Barbara such as San Roque, Mission Canyon, Los Positas etc.

We are in the coveted Historic West Beach area, in a high end residential area, steps from the beach, Las Banos Public Pool, Stearns Wharf, Harbor, world-class dining, and downtown shops, including our own local farmers market. We are not next to the railroad tracks, highway or on a commercial thoroughfare.

Leave your car and associated traffic/parking worries behind. We even offer RARE off street reserved parking.

The Beach Penthouse resides in a historical turn of the century building and retains the charm of the day’s bygone. It has been lovingly restored to reflect Santa Barbara's style including 10 feet vaulted ceilings and whitewashed wood floors through out giving it both a romantic and European feeling.

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 Affordable Penthouse 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 Beach Penthouse offers 800 square feet, is newly remodeld and offers a fully equipped kitchen done in high quality construction that includes carrera marble countertops and custom cabinets along with all appliances: stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine, blender, toaster, to name a few.

The romantic bedroom offers an orthopedic king bed with a glass door that leads to a private veranda with bistro set, beach chairs and barbeque grill.

The bathroom has a shower tub combination of carrera marble and is brand new and sparking clean.

The living room offers a 42' high definition TV and adjoins the dining area and fully equipped kitchend, including a desk with complimentary wireless internet access and bright windows with City skyline views.

The Getaway also has its own washer and dryer and very rare at the beach, private reserved parking.

When you book with us, you are booking with the owners, which means you are not dealing with a management company, or a 3rd party call center, or a computerized mobile application. Often times the 3rd party does not live in town or even know the property. We know our properties intimately, as we both own and manage them, and have a 15 year track record. Our reviews speak for themselves, including our cleanliness.

Upon booking, directions are emailed along with our contact information, Restaurant Recommendations, Winery and Activities Recommendations and Welcome Notes providing detailed information about the Affordable Penthouse are also provided. In this way, you can drive right to the Affordable Penthouse, which has a lock box where you’ll use your unique code to enter. There is no need to set up an appointment. Inside, you'll enjoy premium amenities: shampoo, soaps, paper & cleaning products and 5 star quality towels, linens and cleanliness.

And we offer complimentary champagne upon your arrival.

We welcome a comparison to the 100+ vacation rentals and Hotels as we are unmatched in location, quality and price!

Our pictures, location, amenities, reviews and price tell it all!

Keywords: Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 blocks to beach and downtown


Melanie Cava

Member Since 2002
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Calendar last updated:
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    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • King size beds with French door leading to private terrace


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • White carrera marble shower/tub combination.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          2 blocks to West beach and Public Pool. 2 more blocks to Stearns Wharf & State Street. In the opposite direction, within two blocks, is the Harbor and Marina. BEST LOCATION IN SANTA BARBARA.
        • Downtown
          Walking distance to all with rare private reserved parking.
        • Oceanfront
          2 blocks to West beach and Public Pool. 2 more blocks to Stearns Wharf & State Street. In the opposite direction, within two blocks, is the Harbor and Marina. BEST LOCATION IN SANTA BARBARA.
        • Waterfront
          2 blocks to West beach and Public Pool. 2 more blocks to Stearns Wharf & State Street. In the opposite direction, within two blocks, is the Harbor and Marina. BEST LOCATION IN SANTA BARBARA.


            • Adventure
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Washer and dryer are located in the Affordable Beach Penthouse
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Complimentary Wireless Broadband Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      The Santa Barbara Athletic Club is a 5 minute walk away and provides temporary memberships. Please contact them to negotiate best rates.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Private Reserved Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Private reserved parking on the property
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels also provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washer and dryer are located in the Affordable Beach Penthouse
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Local and long distance calls are available via Skype.


                        • Kitchen
                          Custom white cabinets with Carrera marble counter tops and white tile back splash
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffer maker and grinder
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully equipped kitchen with all paper and cleaning products
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining table that overlooks City Skyline view and encased front yard with rose pergula
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 3 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  42' HDTV


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              The Santa Barbara Public Pool called Las Banos is located 2 blocks down on West Beach - but not on site. There is an Olympic size pool and also kiddy pool.


                                                • museums
                                                • arboretum
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • We are unmatched in location, quality and price. Historic Building in the West Beach Area with Santa Barbara ambiance.

                                                                  42 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Over the top ambiance and location

                                                                  Randall K.

                                                                  We will never stay at a hotel again in Santa Barbara. The owners are great hosts and made sure our accommodations were to our liking. We checked out several of the units and all are tastefully appointed. The bed are comfortable and the unit had everything we needed for a four night stay. The best part is the location. We walked everywhere. There is even a great brewery on the corner called The Neighborhood, fun place and great service.

                                                                  Great location, has everything you need, wonderful weekend getaway!!!

                                                                  Robyn C.

                                                                  Couldn't have been a better place to stay!!

                                                                  Excellent accommodations

                                                                  Tom C.

                                                                  Like everyone else says: good location, clean, well appointed, comfy bed. Two of us stayed for a long weekend/short week in October. Easy walk to beach or downtown, which we did every day. Fantastic. We would (will!) totally stay there again.

                                                                  Gorgeous Suite

                                                                  Wanda K.Phoenix, AZ

                                                                  This is a lovely, quiet and well located apartment. Absolutely beautifully appointed with a comfortable bed and soft, rich towels. I highly recommend this apartment for a romantic get-a-way.

                                                                  (The pictures don't do it justice!

                                                                  A well-maintained, quiet, 3rd floor apartment with a great view

                                                                  Donald A.

                                                                  The apartment and complex are well- maintained, which was evident from the landscaping upon arrival. A dedicated parking spot is included with the rental. A real plus. There is no need to search for parking or inconvenience permanent residents. The unobstructed view from the living room/kitchen window is special and includes a few palm trees, mountains and provides a nice breeze. The kitchen is also very nice with new appliances, cabinets and tile. The neighbors are also very quiet. There is also a small, but clean outdoor porch that provides plenty of afternoon sun.

                                                                  Beautiful, Quiet and Relaxing

                                                                  Amanda O.

                                                                  We are just getting ready to head out and loved every minute of staying at this property. We had a conference in Montecito and felt like we wanted a little more space than a hotel to enjoy our time here. This was absolutely perfect! Everything we needed, easy walk to the beach, plenty of options to get coffee or eat. And I nice relaxing, well-kept space to come back to. Would definitely pick this one again. Thank you so much!


                                                                  West Beach, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  The 15% Tax Rate includes 12% TOT Tax & 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 3. 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.

                                                                  42 Reviews
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