Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace

Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace

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Property Details

Updated: Sep 16, 2014
House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This ONE OF A KIND retreat is perfect for those with discriminating taste and a desire for high quality. And it's a great romantic getaway. A winning combination of location, quality and price! Why stay in a hotel/motel, or the suburbs that look like any other?

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, 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 hand cast plaster, 10 feet vaulted ceilings and Waterford fireplace giving it both a romantic and European feeling.

The large and private terrace has mountain views, along with dining table and chairs, chaise lounges and stainless steel BBQ to enjoy the local favorites.

The fully equipped kitchen was designed with high quality construction, including granite countertops, limestone flooring and custom cabinets from our own local cabinet makers and are complimented with high end appliances: Sub-Zero refrigerator, Espresso Machine, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave and washer and dryer.

The living room has mountain and City sky line views along with queen size pull out couch, 42” TV, DVD, CD and stereo.

The bedroom offers a queen bed and across the hall is the accompanying full bathroom that offers a romantic limestone shower with dual head shower, limestone floors, granite counter tops and custom Santa Barbara style cabinets.

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 thirteen five star 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 Penthouse are also provided. In this way, you can drive right to the 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 cleaniness.

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!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We own and manage our own properties which is different than most of the vacation rental properties that are managed. With our hands on approach we provide attention to both the property and to our guests for which we rely upon our overwhelming majority of repeat return business.

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Reviews

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Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p15620vb
(805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Sacramento, Calif
4

Very responsive owner, great location

  • 4 of 5
The attention to detail in this until is obvious. Great kitchen and they even had a latte machine like I have at home. The location is great if you want to be close to the pier, the beach and even downtown. The whole building is lovely and the this unit is very comfortable. The unit downstairs had a leak so there was some construction noise for a few days but the owners were diligent about trying to alleviate our discomfort. I can definitely recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p15620vb
(805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Vancouver, BC
5

Small but very nicely appointed apartment in a perfect west beach location

  • 5 of 5
Small but lovely penthouse apartment with a private terrace. We love the west beach area as it's so convenient for walking everywhere.. the waterfront, beach, stearns wharf and State Street. Many restaurants are within a 15-20 min walk. We drove down from Vancouver and parked the car - didn't drive anywhere for four days. The apartment is nicely furnished and equipped in a quiet building in a quiet neighbourhood. Melanie and Rob are very friendly and accommodating and were very understanding when we had a bank hiccup re. payment. We completely recommend the place and will be back again next year!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
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Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p15620vb
(805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Ridgefield, CT, USA
5

Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in this lovely one bedroom penthouse apartment for two weeks in late Summer. The location is perfect--two blocks from the ocean and harbor and an easy walk to State Street with its wonderful restaurants and shops. The apartment is very well equipped and the patio area was delightful. Melanie and Todd were quick to answer any questions. I would recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p15620vb
(805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
San Francisco
5

Clean, Really Nice & Great Location

Clean, Really Nice & Great Location
  • 5 of 5
The kitchen was really nice, and well equipped. We appreciated the extra appliances we don't always find in rentals.

The Penthouse was very clean, and again, it's something we look for when we have a home away from home.

The location could not be better. We're now considering a train trip to Santa Barbara, as it's just a short walk to the depot. If we could only have a Starbucks a bit closer, that would be a bonus. We enjoyed the Farmer's Market.

The patio was very nice and appealing in the evening, as the days we were there were warm enough to enjoy being outside. And the plants on the deck made it look very welcome. We loved having the washer and dryer available. Thanks for supplying the detergent.

Finally, the double headed shower was fantastic. I wish we had one like that at home here. The bed was very comfortable.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p15620vb
(805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
London, UK
5

Great Location in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Beach Penthouse. Location was perfect - ideal for walking to the Beach & Sea, the Wharf and Yacht Club area where we found our favourite restaurants. The apartment was well equipped with a great Sun Terrace. We love Santa Barbara and hope to come back soon.
Mike & Sonja, London.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p15620vb
(805) 689-8994 Ask for Melanie (California, USA)
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Mesa, Arizona
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
This was everything we could have expected. It was extremely comfortable and the location was excellent. We were within walking distance of the beach and also State Street that contained shops and restaurants. The entire property was well maintained and the rental was very clean. It was also extremely quiet. The neighborhood is beautiful. I would definitely recommend this rental to others. The only problem for some might be the 37 steps that you need to climb! For us, it is no problem.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

There are so many Santa Barbara properties available for rent. The number one difference between all of them are location, location, location. The closer to the beach and the closer to Santa Barbara the more expensive the real estate. We are 2 blocks to the beach and downtown, not on a commercial thorough fare, not next to the highway or railroad track and not a bus ride or car ride away from downtown. We combine our location with the best pricing and the best amenities. Finally, we are immaculately clean.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara Airport at 15 Miles Nearest Point of Interest : Public Pool Nearest Point of Interest : Main Street Downtown Nearest Point of Interest : Santa Cruz Grocery Store Car: not necessary

Check in time is 4 PM.

Check out time is 11 AM.

There are 700+ 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. And we offer private reserved parking.

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

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Rental rates

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$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $99
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Higher rates apply for Holidays and Graduation weeks.

Inquire for monthly rates which depend on length of stay & season.

Maximum occupancy up to 4.

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.

NEVER pay by instant money transfer service (Western Union & Money Gram) or wire to FOREIGN ACCT

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Radio
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Beach
  • Downtown

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shelling

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 750 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Queen size Beds (1)

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Private reserved parking, large private deck with City Skyline and mountain views, chaise lounges, table and chairs and gas grill.
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