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Affordable Beach Getaway - 2 Blocks to Beach & Town

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 29, 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

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

14 Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

If you want a very comfortable and clean place to stay in Santa Barbara which is a 5 minute walk to the beach and harbour and a 15 minute walk to the main shopping area, restaurants and bars then we have the secret for you. THIS PLACE. My wife and I spent a week here when visiting from England and felt we could have not done any better had we tried every property in town! Melanie was so helpful; her welcome pack and recommendations were spot on and she got back to us with answers to any questions so quickly. We would have no hesitation in coming back here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bradenton, Fl
5

Wonderful suprize

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay in SB at the last minute. We had stayed at another one of Melanie and Todd's properties in the past so I contacted them and they had the affordable beach getaway available at the last minute.

What a pleasant suprize. The unit is a one bedroom but the layout made it feel very roomy. The furnishings are very upscale yet comfotable and chic. Every detail was thought out and attended to in this unit. The balcony was a huge plus.

The location was great- we walked to dinner and breakfast the next morning.

The entire building is well kept, quiet and very upscale mediterrainean.

We would highly recommend any of Melanie and Todd's properties.

They do an amazing job!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • 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
 
High Season & HOLIDAYS
Jun 14 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$260
$1,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,195
 

Additional information about rental rates

TBID Tax Per Night $2
Cleaning Fee $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

$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.

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 fee are applied.

Cancellation policy - the amount of deposit received is subject to loss, excluding the damage security deposit, unless re-rented for that time period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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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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