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Melanie Cava

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 Blocks to Beach and Town

16 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Santa Barbara 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
Melanie Cava (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 Blocks to Beach and Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This property was conveniently located near the beach, clean, thoughtfully furnished, comfortable and quiet. The king sized bed was very comfortable, the kitchen well furnished, living room comfortable and light. The only thing that could improve this would be a beachfront location. It was well maintained and the owner was very responsive to an minor plumbing issue. It was addressed promptly the next morning. Hopefully we'll return to the Santa Barbara area and when we do this will be our first choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California
5

Beautifully appointed "penthouse" close to harbor and downtown

  • 5 of 5

My son and his family live in Goleta, and we have usually stayed in motels to be near them. However, since our last stay coincided with graduation weekend (!), we had to get creative -- and thankfully found this Affordable Penthouse in VRBO. It is beautifully decorated, including a lovely bedroom that opened onto a small porch/deck. We loved being above the streets and able to see the mountains. No more Goleta motels!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho
5

Wonderful, cozy condo near the beach and downtown

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this condo for four days and felt as if we had found our own home away from home. The bed was very comfortable, a must for us! We had everything we needed in the kitchen and the views from the windows were wonderful. The best is the location....a short walk from everything, the sand, the wharfs, the downtown, the coffee shops and restaurants. We didn't drive the whole time we were there, except when we went to see the sunset on evening.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Santa Barbara Delight!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many VRBOs over the years and this, by far, is one of the nicest. The light and airy apartment is charming and well equipped. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The directions both before and after arrival were easy to follow. The off street parking space was especially convenient. We particularly enjoyed the eastern view out to the mountains from the living room and the ambiance of the western facing patio. The location is superb; two blocks from beach and marina and there are tennis courts two blocks away. Melanie and Todd were great hosts. All in all a real winner! We are eagerly looking forward to another visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Barbara Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season & KEY HOLIDAYS
May 22 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
TBID Tax Per Day $2
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Standard method of payment is checks and direct deposits at any Bank of America Branch.

Credit card payment via PayPal and bank wire transfers are also accepted but in these cases the 4% PayPal fee & $25/wire transfer is applied.

Cancellation policy - the amount of deposit received is subject to loss, excluding the damage security deposit, unless re-rented for that time period.

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Amenities

Santa Barbara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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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