|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
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
The location was perfect, just 5 minute walk to harbor and a little farther to wharf and State Street. Also transit trollies that go along waterfront and State Street.
Well equipped and very quiet and private.
Cute, comfortable, well appointed , quiet & perfect location for our Santa Barbara vacation. We would definitely rent again. Only downside was that the internet was slow at times so we took it as a sign that we shouldn't be working!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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.