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

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


Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
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
  • Linens 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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14 Reviews

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Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
+1 -714 394 5667
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County

Pretty little condo

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in this condor for a few nights in April 2015. The location is very nice (quiet residential) and a quick walk to the beach/marina area. It is a little longer walk to get to the shopping area downtown but there is also a trolley that runs up and down the main drag from the far north end to the pier (only until around 6 though). The condo is perfect for two people. The kitchen was large enough to cook in (beautiful granite) and there is a separate area for the coffee pot, espresso machine (what a treat), and toaster. The balcony is nice and large with a table and chairs, however, there is an automatic watering system for the potted plants, and it was making the chairs wet; so we used is very little. The living room has the TV and a small stereo system. A small table for dining is next to the window. The bedroom is a little tight, but how much room do you really need to sleep in? There is a closet off the bedroom with a bookshelf and box fan (unfortunately we did not discover this until we were checking out). The bathroom was very nice with a walk in shower and soft fluffy towels. There is private off-street parking which is tight to get in and out of, but very nice to have when you come back late in the day (no hunting for street parking). The owners were nice enough to leave a bottle of bubble for us….at least we assumed it was for us. There was no note with it. :) Overall a very nice stay. TIP: You have to walk up one short and two full sets of stairs to get to the penthouse. The second set of stairs is rather steep as this is an old restored home. Keep that in mind when you pack for your trip.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
+1 -714 394 5667
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Orlando, FL

Another perfect say

  • 5 of 5
This was our third stay at this property overall and 2nd in the Beach Penthouse. We enjoyed it even more this time than the first! Best location in the city, walking distance to nearly everything, and the apartment amenities are high end and many. We used the kitchen extensively and thoroughly enjoyed lounging on the terrace with a glass of wine. Melanie and Todd are extremely easy to deal with. We will be back soon!
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
+1 -714 394 5667
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Sacramento, Calif

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: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
+1 -714 394 5667
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Vancouver, BC

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
Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
+1 -714 394 5667
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
Ridgefield, CT, USA

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
Santa Barbara Rare Beach Penthouse - 2 Blks to Beach & Town - Large Terrace
+1 -714 394 5667
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County
San Francisco

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


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.


From $195 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer High Season & HOLIDAYS
May 22 2015 - Sep 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • TBID Tax Per Day $2.00
  • Cleaning Fee $99.00
  • 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

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Updated: May 20, 2015


Property Type

  • house


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


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 750 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


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


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


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

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