About this listing
Please note that the nightly rate also includes 12% TOT tax which is paid to the City 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, roller blade 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. Uber is also available.
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
We just want all people to do the right thing.
This apartment is great in the photos, but even better in person! The wood floors are beautiful, the kitchen has wonderful appliances and everything you need, the beds were very comfortable and even the bathroom towels were terrific!
We had such a great weekend in Santa Barbara for the SB Triathlon and everything about this apartment made our stay wonderful and comfortable, including a lovely sitting room where we were able to relax after the race.
Jane and Paul greeted us there at the condo since we arrived early and wanted to see the neighborhood. They were really hospitable and showed us around and described everything we needed to know. They informed us of everything and how to use it.
Wonderful location, beautiful condo, accommodating and available host. My husband and I spent two nights at this condo and we began enjoying Santa Barbara the minute we stepped in the door. The condo is beautifully decorated and very comfortably appointed. The hosts made themselves available and left a very comprehensive book detailing restaurants and things to do in Santa Barbara. I highly recommend this listing to anyone who wants to visit SB.
A great place! We were a family of two grown ups and two teenagers.
Paul met us on arrival and gave us an appreciated walk through of the house as well as extensive written information on SB. A special thumbs up for the lock on the door, no one needed keys.
The house was lovely, felt like home, we were so relaxed there. Fully stocked kitchen, fresh drinking water in water fountain, games and books, beach toys, beach towels, everything from toilet paper and washing powder to shampoo provided.
Location was super, close to the beach, easy access to downtown by shuttle or walk, lovely jogs on the waterfront, grocery stores close by, parking right outside.
Our family of 4 had the opportunity to stay at Jane and Paul's and it was truly amazing. Great location, close to beach and the condo was beautiful and met all of our needs. Thank you again! We look forward to coming back.
Incredible experience. This condo was gorgeous with a great location. Paul was very helpful and friendly.
We loved Jane & Paul's place. Everything was as pictured and described in the listing. We walked to some places and found the location very convenient. Perfect accommodations and when we come back, we would definitely stay here again.
About the Host, Jane & Paul
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.