Please note that the nightly rate also includes 12% TOT tax which is paid to the County of Santa Barbara
Paul and I are great hosts and will see to it that your experience at Santa Barbara Beach Retreat is unforgettable. The atmosphere of Por la mar will WOW you from the minute you enter the front door. Our Cozy, immaculate 1 bedroom, 1200 sq. ft. beach retreat is located 1 BLOCK from East Beach. Sunrise and Sunset are at your front door. The kitchen and bar b que area are equipped with all you will need to feel right at home. You can enjoy your coffee or tea each morning while lounging on the sun porch that has windows that concertina to the beautiful morning sea breeze.
A number of restaurants are within walking distance including East Beach Grill where you can sink your feet into the sand while enjoying the sunrise at our beautiful Sunny East Beach. Dolphins will make your day passing gracefully in the surf.
Moby Dicks, Longboard's Grill, Harbor Restaurant and Brophy Bros. (a local favorite for seafood with a great view of the yacht harbor) are all located on Stearns Wharf. This is only a handful of local restaurants you can visit within walking distance of Pol la Mar.
. One very safe off street parking space in carport
. Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle (P/U on Cabrillo) .50 to anywhere on state street you want to go.
. Wheel fun rentals (walk to bike rental) also bike rental at Hyatt 1 block away
. Cycle, jog, rollerblade or walk our beautiful beachfront path
. AirBus transportation to LAX less than a block away ($44.00)
. Zoo 1 block away
. Walk to Bird Sanctuary while enjoying beachfront beauty
. Walk to beautiful Tri County Produce which will meet all your food needs
. Trader Joe's and CVS several blocks away
Por La Mar is a unique accommodation home, 1 block from East Beach, and walking distance to State Street Shopping, dining, funk zone and night life. We are excited to meet and greet you, give you the keys and introduce you to wonderful Santa Barbara.
Interaction with Guests
We personally greet all guests, give them the code to the door and make sure they are comfortable. We know you are anxious to unpack,relax and check out Santa Barbara and want you to know you are welcome to call with any questions or concerns.
We love walking to East Beach Grill, (breakfast is our favorite) having coffee and basking in our beautiful early morning sun and sea breeze. Walking to the beach in the evening and enjoying a wine and watching for dolphins, seals and on occasion whales is so good for the soul. I always say, "The best things in life are free" and on a full moon at beautiful East Beach you will know what I mean.
The electric bus will pick up at the Hyatt on Cabrillo and take you to state street for $.50. The train is available north or south and the Airbus is available 1 block away which will take you to Los Angeles International Airport for $44.00
Other Things to Note
We are located very close to the Fess Parker and Hyatt Hotel for guests wanting a more intimate stay than a hotel or have a seminar to attend.
We want your stay to be fun, we do need everyone to be considerate of our neighbors. We ask that you do not use washing machine prior to 8 am as it is disturbing to downstairs owners. Please keep music and TV noise to a minimum especially from 10:00 onward. Our neighborhood is quiet and very peaceful and many people stay here for this reason.
A FEE OF 100.00 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED FOR NON BOOKED GUESTS THAT YOU INVITE TO STAY WITH YOU
100.00 FOR BRINGING PETS - WE DO NOT ALLOW PETS
Paul and I are very fair but we have learned the hard way and unfortunately have had to bring this to the attention of all renters. We just want all people to do the right thing.
We had a great time and enjoyed the accommodations. Our hosts were delightful and I am sure we will visit again. Thank you.
Greg and Randy
Wonderful getaway! Jane and Paul were great hosts and easy to communicate with. My girlfriend and I arrived to SB early and Paul met us at the unit to let us in. He conducted a walk through of the unit and provided us with all the information we needed to have a great vacation. Definitely recommend this location…close to everything.
Jane an Paul's home was very warm and inviting. Paul was very friendly when he greated us and walked us through the house to ensure we knew how everything worked and where everything was. I would stay with them again but I would not bring children as it is not very kid friendly especially with a toddler.
Had a great time at this beautiful house! So cozy, convenient, and clean. Thank you Jane & Paul!
My brothers and I were wanting to send our parents on a special trip to celebrate their 50th anniversary. I found this location and it looked beautiful online so we booked it. Paul met my parents at the location, showed them around and gave them a few tips about the neighborhood.
My parents raved about the apartment, all of the amenities it had, it's location so near the beach. My dad even loved all the movie channels on the tv :) Seems as if the place lived up every bit to the description and pictures in the ad. I hope to go there myself someday!
We had a wonderful stay at this apartment. It was clean, tidy, spacious and excellently appointed as well as beautiful and in a fabulous location. Paul and Jane we always available and able to assist us with all our enquiries. We wish we could have stayed longer here. We highly recommend this apartment for a short or long stay in Santa Barbara!
We traveled to Santa Barbara to participate in the Veterans Day international Marathon and half marathon. The accommodations we booked through Jane and Paul were nothing short of spectacular. The accommodations were perfect and suited our needs so well. The space was very clean and well appointed. In particular we enjoyed drinking our coffee and sipping our wine in the sun room.
Great to have you all stay and such a great outcome with the 1/2 marathon. Just think, 2nd over all. Coming from Dublin this must have been a great experience for him. Thank you again for staying with us. I love the comments we get in our guest book in the unit. Guests are always pleasantly surprised at the size of our unit and the peaceful atmosphere it offers.
Paul and I have been living in New Zealand for the last 9 years. We were both in the hospitality industry and know how to meet your high expectations. We love fly fishing,cycling and family. We relocated to Santa Barbara in 2012 and have created a beautiful,peaceful,unique space for you to enjoy your time in the area. We can't wait to make you feel comfortable and invite you to enjoy all Santa Barbara has to offer.
FYI 12% of your nightly fee is a Transient Occupancy Tax which is paid to the County of Santa Barbara.