Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Santa Barbara - The Hideaway at West Beach
2 Bedroom/1 Bath - Sleeps 4
The Hideway at West Beach - Coastal Designer Style in the Heart of Santa Barbara
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Located just one block off the beach and 5 minutes from the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, The Hideaway at West Beach is a sleek contemporary flat in the midst of the Santa Barbara coastal playground.
Originally built in the 1930's, the triplex in which this unit resides was completely re-built in 2013 and is one of three connected units. Sleek design elements blend with classic beach themes honoring the philosophy of simple sophistication, with a playful twist incorporating whimsical art and found items from local boutiques.
The Living Room is the heart of the home, with a 65' flat screen 3D TV, comfy couch, and courtyard views. The perfect place for relaxing with a cup of coffee or glass of wine, the tranquil outdoor fountain can be heard when windows are open, bringing a little of the outside in.
Divine comfort awaits in the Master Bedroom, with great light filtering through white shutters aside a luxurious king-size bed. The second guest Bedroom with a hint of a nautical theme, is fresh and serene and features a queen-size bed. Each bedroom boasts flat screen 3D TV's and Blu Ray DVD players.
In the efficient Kitchen, the designer's choice in appliances, dishes and serving pieces echoes the practical feel of the home with a touch of style. With the smart cook in mind, everything is within reach including the Weber propane grill, and dining table just outside on the back deck. Drapes, heavy with rich natural fibers, close off the Kitchen from the hallway and bedrooms to offer sleepy pajama-clad guests a bit more privacy. Seating for four at the mid-century style oak table keeps dining very casual for breakfast, lunch and snacks. When the sun sets, landscape lighting glows outside in the courtyard to add romance for diners to linger into the night.
The enclosed courtyard and its wrap around deck, with fragrant landscaping, is a natural extension of the home with several seating locations. Dining on the deck is the cornerstone of this outside oasis, offering the perfect perch for meals, morning conversations, or family game night. Wet swimsuits and towels can dry quickly on the clever pull out drying rack on the deck too!
A visit to Santa Barbara would not be complete without exploring the city on foot. With the home's location just a half block off the ocean, Stearn's Wharf, The Harbor and local beaches are literally a stone's throw away. The palm tree lined Ambassador Park of the historic Burton Mound, is the perfect spot for a game of Bocce Ball, or a picnic under majestic shady palms. Santa Barbara's place of the moment is the Funk Zone, just a short walk a couple blocks away. This eclectic sub-culture of artisan shops and galleries, scrumptious eateries, nook wine tasting rooms and award-winning microbreweries and trendy restaurants offer something tasty and unexpected.
The Hideaway at West Beach is a very special, luxury alternative to staying at the local beachside hotels that line the neighboring Cabrillo Boulevard, but with more space, fine amenities, and privacy. As the name implies, 'hide away' from the busy pace of life, and settle in to a slower more relaxed stride. Not only is it a wonderful and special retreat, but with its central location, it is also a fabulous springboard to just about anything your heart desires. Kick off your shoes and put your toes in the sand. You may never go home again!
Note: Parking for 1 car in shared double garage. There is plentiful street parking with time restrictions on the weekends. This unit is part of a triplex; the Living Room wall is shared with the Kitchen wall of The Cottage at West Beach. On the second floor above, a quiet and considerate long term tenant resides and shares part of the back walkway. The Hideaway and The Cottage can be rented together for accommodating up to 8 guests.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
(Transcribed from guestbook at the property)
We had a very wonderful week in Santa Barbara.