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Affordable Beach Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 30, 2016
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-3)

Welcome to our bright & sunny 1 king bedroom & 1 bathroom Affordable Beach Getaway. We are located 2 blocks from the Beach, Stearns Wharf, Public Pool, Harbor, world-class dining, and downtown shops, including our own local Farmers market. Leave your car and parking worries behind.

See our independent Reviews to help you decide!

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 Secret Getaway 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 Getaway is about 700 square feet and offers a fully equipped kitchen, bedroom with king bed, clean full bathroom with limestone throughout,a large living room with full size pull out couch, Waterford fireplace, 42' high definition TV and DVD, and sliding glass doors leading to a large private balcony complete with chaise lounges, table and chairs, gas grill and potted plants. We also offer complimentary wireless broadband interne. private washer and dryer and very rare for the beach private reserved parking.

We are located in the best area of Santa Barbara, the Historic West Beach area, a high end residential neighborhood, not on a commercial thoroughfare or adjacent to the railroad tracks or highway.

In addition, we equip you with a binder filled with recommendations for activites and restaraunts.

We have everything you need for a fun filled time and are unmatched in location, quality and price!

Our pictures, location and price tell it all!

Keywords: Vacation Rental by Owner

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My husband and I own and manage each of our properties. We have pride of ownership and when you call with questions regarding the properties or any concerns you speak directly to us. Because of this attention to detail we are fortunate enought to have over 50% repeat business. We hope to host you as well.

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Speaks: english

16 Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

5

Nice location!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a week for relaxation. We appreciated the parking spot since street parking is challenging and we mostly left the car parked.

Unit is close to the wharf and shuttle (great way to get around).

The apartment was cute, clean, and well-furnished (although I would have liked better lighting for reading).

The balcony was spacious and great for lounging, reading, or just looking around.

Unfortunately, we never could connect to the internet during our week's stay (did use Sambos!).

The deposit was returned fairly quickly.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Booked this condo for our honeymoon as it was actually cheaper than a hotel room w/kitchenette for the same length of stay.

The pictures do not do this unit justice. Was absolutely perfect in every aspect. It was immaculately clean, stocked with anything you could need ( blender, coffee maker, mnicrowave, pots and pans, knives, spices, beach towels, etc). A washer and dryer in the unit as well.

Location is great as well. Exactly 2 blocks from the beach. 101 freeway is 1/4 mile away, as is a gas station and convenience store. Although we usually drove to State Street ( downtown shopping and dining haven), i would guess its only about a 15 min walk.

All instructions for the condo along with recommendations of restaurants and shopping were emailed to me and we experienced no issues.

Melanie was prompt in returning emails during the planning process as well. We are already planning on returning for our anniversary next year! Beautiful place to stay at a more than fair price. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location in Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

Nicely furnished, clean condo within walking distance of Stearns Wharf, the beach, shops and restaurants! The condo was very comfortable, with a great balcony for lounging! Melanie and Todd are wonderful and made sure that all of our needs were met. Our security deposit was returned to us promptly, which was very appreciated.

Thank you for a wonderful stay Melanie and Todd. We try to visit SB at least once a year, and are looking forward to staying in your lovely condo on our return trips!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, IA, USA
5

A great choice in Santa Barbara!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Santa Barbara for a girls' get-away and the Affordable Beach Getaway was perfect. It was even nicer than the pictures - beautifully furnished and lots of amenities in the kitchen plus a big screen TV and great patio for lounging. We were an easy walk to the the beach and to all the shops, restaurants, and local wine tasting venues! Plus, the location is very close to the 101 for easy access to the airport and other Santa Barbara sights. We rented a car because we wanted to do some side trips, and it was really nice having reserved parking. Be sure to take advantage of Melanie's tips for places to wine and dine - very helpful! Santa Barbara was a great vacation choice...and so was this apartment!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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zurich, Switzerland
5

Beautiful place in the heart of SB

  • 5 of 5

Very tastefully furnished apartment, close to ocean & Santa Barbara city center / downtown / funk zone of SB.

The apartment is equipped with everything you need and more....

Beautiful terrace, super quiet location and perfect care & support of Melanie Cava,

thank You for the perfect vacation ! Warmly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Santa Barbara several times but this is the first staying at this condo. It turned out to be the perfect place for us. Close to everything, spacious, clean; it was absolutely perfect. Communication with the owners was spot on. Any questions we had were answered within a couple of days. The instructions for the condo (directions, location of keys, how to operate the TV, best places to shop and eat) were so helpful. This condo added to our overall enjoyment of the entire trip. If we ever return to Santa Barbara, this will be the place we stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 10 Miles Car: not necessary

Check in time is 4 PM

Check out time is 11 AM

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. And we offer private reserved parking.

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Weekend
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
May 20th till Sept 10th
May 20 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$255
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%

The 15% Tax Rate includes 12% TOT Tax and a 3% VRBO fee to owner.

$300 refundable damage security deposit and surcharge above party of 2.

High season rates apply for key Holidays and UCSB Gradutation week.

Inquire for monthly rates.

Maximum occupancy up to 4 with full size pull out couch.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Size Pull out couch in the living room
  • King size beds (1) with full size pull out couch in the living room

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • Private washer and dryer, full size pull out couch, Waterford fireplace, Complimentary wireless internet

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