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Perfect West Beach Location! Walk/Bike Everywhere! 2-Level Apt

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Completely renovated in 2008 and newly furnished, this unique two-level unit is part of a historic triplex in the desirable West Beach area. Your doorway is just 1-1/2-blocks from the sands and volleyball courts on West Beach near Stearn’s Wharf, and easy walking distance to downtown State St. shops and restaurants. Also very close is the Amtrak station; no need for a car at all if arriving by train!

**A second unit in triplex has recently been refurbished for vacation rental, too. See vrbo #395242

The main-floor Living Room has a top-quality queen pull-out sofabed by AU for additional quests, and a 32' flat-screen HD-TV with HD-DirecTV and DVD-player. The small galley kitchen has a fridge and stove/oven with granite counters, and is outfitted with microwave, coffee-maker, NutriBullet blender, toaster and cookware/dishware.

French-doors off the living area lead to a spacious, private outdoor deck area beside Mission Creek with patio table/chairs. Lots of birdlife.

Upstairs the sunny bedroom has a plush-top queen-size bed with down duvet & pillows, top-quality large dresser, desk and vanity. Adjoining white- tiled bathroom is outfitted with whirlpool tub and shower. Exotic walnut floors extend throughout.

WiFi internet coverage is free.

Bicycle(s) are available for shared use. Laundry facilities are on-site. Non-smokers only please.

Keywords: Historic triplex

More Details

'Sandy' Campbell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About 'Sandy' Campbell

We are recent residents of Santa Barbara, having recently moved from the Sacramento area and Canada before that. We had occupied the front main unit of this beautiful tri-plex by the beach until late-2013, and we oversee the property ourselves, including a unique rooftop aeroponic garden. Health-conscious and fitness oriented, our family enjoys beach volleyball, bicycling and running right here in West Beach with its nearby amenities.

'Sandy' Campbell purchased this house in 2007

Why 'Sandy' Campbell chose Santa Barbara

West Beach is THE place to stay in SB for both beach and downtown access. Very few properties become available here.

What makes this house unique

The historic building and charming unit are unique in SB. The privacy offered by the backyard enclosed patio by Mission Creek is special. The rooftop Tower Garden and patio are open to guests upon request or during set hours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed the stay. The place is beautiful (even nicer than the pictures!) ~ and the location really is super. Thanks again for your assistance.

- Mike R. (New York City)
Jan 2010
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West Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) American Upholstery high-quality sofabed with wood-slat supports and great mattress. Very comfortable!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Perfect West Beach Location! Walk/Bike Everywhere! 2-Level Apt
average rating of 4.88 based on 28 reviews

Great location, wonderful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a few nights and it was perfect for what we needed as a couple in town for a wedding. We were close to the beach, to restaurants, local attractions and parking was easy to find. We just had to avoid some street parking timing issues and fortunately, we are not light sleepers so the nearby train station did not bother us, noise wise. The bed was super comfy and everything was clean and as described. No surprises here and Sandy was a pleasure to arrange the stay with. If we every make it back to SB, we know where we're staying!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location in Santa Barbara!!

  • 5 of 5

Location could not have been more perfect. Proximity to State Street and the beach were perfect for us. Walking every morning was how we started our day. We cooked in a couple of evenings and the kitchen was well equipped and had just about everything we needed. Sandy provided a great folder informing us about the area and we definitely put it to good use. We did have a small plumbing issue on our first day there but Sandy was very responsive and had the issue resolved almost immediately. No complaints!!! Washer and dryer was a plus!!!! We look forward to future stays at Chapala Gardens.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Years 2016 at Chapala Gardens

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were thrilled with everything about our stay at Chapala Gardens. Parking was easy and we didn't need to get in our car until it was time to leave. We arrived to a beautiful, bright, clean apartment with these amazing herons sleeping in the tree by our deck, overlooking Mission Creek. Sandy later explained that the birds were black crowned night herons. We loved watching them and the other birds from our back windows. Our stay was over New Years Eve, and the neighborhood and the apartment was very peaceful. We road our bikes everyday and it was easy getting around town and to the different bike routes. When we weren't on our bikes, we were walking to Brophy Brothers or up State Street for dinner. Next time we would like to take Amtrak down since the train station is so close. The kitchen had everything we needed, too. We can't imagine a better location in Santa Barbara. Thank you, Sandy - we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot !

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here in Santa Barbara. Looks just like the pictures. So convenient to the waterfront and State Street and the Funk Zone. Having the bikes was a bonus ! The kitchen provided everything we might need but with so many great restaurants near by we didn't use. Would definitely recommend for a couple wanting to enjoy the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

GREAT LOCATION!!! My 11 yr old son and I stayed here and just Loved It!! Great Location and so close to the Beach. You can certainly get by without a car, there are 2 bikes available for use. Tons of shopping and Great restaurants on State St. If you are looking for good Surf, then Carpinteria is just 15/20 min South. Rooftop Garden is Awesome! Super Relaxing and it has everything you would need. Insanely comfortable bed, as well. We will definitively be back. Thank you Sandy!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful...just as advertised

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful stay at this location. It's so close to the beach and all the action and allowed us to enjoy everything Santa Barbara has to offer. Apartment is just as advertised and was great. Thank you for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

West Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
May 26 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 2 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

The $49 for a $1500 security/damage policy offered through VRBO is optional. Otherwise a $750 deposit can be covered 3-days prior to arrival.
Payments by electronic check are eligible for the listed 'Cash Discount' price savings of ~$5/nt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
West Beach
Car: not necessary

** SB Guiding Co. - land tours of neighboring wine country, mountains, etc - TOTAL catering, pampering !! Arrange through owner.

** Sea Kayak tours


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