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Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 Blocks to Beach and Town

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights

Description

West Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

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 DVD 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Melanie Cava
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 Blocks to Beach and Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Nice clean building, close to everything and ample parking.

  • 5 of 5

As Melanie says there are steps to climb to reach this unit. Once there it is a nice clean unit and if you like to walk, it is very handy to the beach area and to downtown also. It is also close to Brophy's which is a great place to eat and within easy walking distance.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs, California
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the charm and location of the Affordable Beach Penthouse. We walked to the wharf, street market, down town, beach and restaurants. We only got in the car on one day of our four day stay to visit the wineries and the Cold Springs Tavern that was recommended on the extensive sheet of restaurants and things to do that Melanie and Todd emailed us before the stay. The Penthouse is clean, updated and felt very private even though you have windows all around that let in all the natural light. We opened all the windows when we arrived and left them open our entire stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Great little place in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. The building itself have multi units, some that appear to have permanent residents and others that are vacation rentals. This made for a really quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and the location is a few blocks from the water, as well as walking distance to the main drag of shops and restaurants.

There is plenty of natural light streaming into the apartment.

It was really hot the first 2 days that we were there, luckily there is a fan :) The Kitchen is very well equipped, and there was a bottle of wine waiting for us in the fridge. At least I think it was for us, as there was no welcome note at the apartment!!!! There is also am electric BBQ and the little deck/balcony. The bed is definitely on the firm side.

The place was clean and maintained.

Over all this is a fantastic place to use as a base to explore the local area, and we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

What else could you want for a vacation place? Two blocks from the beach, beautiful neighborhood, gorgeous views, and a reserved parking place. The apartment itself has every imaginable ammenity-- a washer, a dryer, dishwasher, stove, microwave, coffee maker, cable tv, and outdoor grill. We also appreciated the considerate touches of plenty of laundry detergent, shampoo, toilet paper, and soap so we didn't have to run to the grocery store. Fabulous!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

Our favorite Santa Barbara rental spot

  • 5 of 5

We've been here several times, and it is our absolute favorite place to stay in Santa Barbara. The off-street parking, with assigned stalls makes it super convenient. The view from the table, where we often dine, is great, showing us the (quiet) street activity, with the mountains in the background. The layout of the space works well, as do the fixtures and appliances. We were impressed by the new European gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher, installed since our last visit here. The owners are super friendly and responsive, and send out updated information sheets on local activities and restaurants every time we rent this unit.

The third floor location is an issue only when bringing your suitcases up the stairs on arrival, but the rest of the time its not an issue (says this old man). I even bring my espresso machine!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Affordable Penthouse! This was our first VRBO. It is an excellent location for visiting Santa Barbara or UCSB. Walked to the beach for breakfast. Ran on the beach. Walked to shopping, groceries and restaurants. Owners were right on top of any issues and worked to make it right. We hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Car: not necessary

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

West Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas & New Year Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
SPECIAL
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
$187
 
 
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Spring break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Easter Weekend
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
May 20th till Sept 10th
May 20 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Christmas & New Year Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$187
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

West Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • White carrera marble shower/tub combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds with French door leading to private terrace
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • 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
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are unmatched in location, quality and price. Historic Building in the West Beach Area with Santa Barbara ambiance.

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