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!
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Keywords: Affordable Beach Penthouse - 2 blocks to beach and downtown
Wonderful, cozy condo near the beach and downtown
About the Owner
5 based on 12 traveler reviews
Wonderful, cozy condo near the beach and downtown
Santa Barbara Delight!
Santa Barbara Gem!
Owners Came Through in a Pinch!
Melanie, the property manager, was in Europe when I called regarding booking this place in my emergency. She answered my call. From Europe. In the middle of the night. She worked with me through a dying phone, a spent laptop battery, and all the time zones.
To top that off? PayPal was being stupid processing payments, but she let us into the property, and was awesome enough to let us resolve the payment issues while staying there. She totally went above and beyond.
For that reason alone, I'll re-book here if I ever end up in Santa Barbara again.
The rental itself was also amazing. The balcony and the courtyard were perfect. Off-street parking couldn't have been better. The nearness to the beach was great. (The stacked washer and dryer was a special bonus for taking care of clothes one wore to the beach. Didn't have to waste any vacation at a laundromat, which was a wonderful surprise, because we weren't even looking for that feature when booking.)
But the living space with a kitchen and dishwasher, along with writing desk and HDTV served to be the perfect venue for beginning to edit our upcoming novel, "China, My Love," with our guest author, who flew out from Japan to meet us. The entire setup proved to be not just vacation-friendly, and crisis-friendly, but also business-friendly. Our author was also impressed at what we had managed to book, and because of Melanie, we made a spectacular impression that got him to sign a book deal and let us begin our editing work.
I don't think we could praise Melanie enough for what she's offering here. Service was second-to-none, and facility was flawless.
Thank you SO much!
Sarah Price Moor, Publisher
Eric Taylor, Executive Editor
Two Letter Press
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Activity and Interests
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.
In addition to location, look at our property and compare amenities and pricing. We are unmatched.
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High Season & Key Holidays
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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 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.
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- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
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- Washing Machine
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- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
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Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- botanical garden
- health/beauty spa
- live theater
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horseback riding
- miniature golf
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- hot air ballooning
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- rock climbing
- roller blading
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- water skiing
- 800 sq. ft.
- 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- White carrera marble shower/tub combination.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 king
- King size beds (1)
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- We are unmatched in location, quality and price.