SPA BEAUMONTIA by Bonnie Carroll
Spa Beaumontia in The Harbor View Inn on Cabrillo Boulevard is one charming destination for a weekend escape or a day of pampering. The property has sprawling lawns with inviting lounge chairs, a garden area showcasing vines with lovely white flowers, which were the inspiration for the spa’s name. The Inn pool has an ocean view, and is located adjacent to a food and beverage station. However, the secret surprise at this full service inn is their newly designed Spa Beaumontia for men and women.
The entrance is warm and welcoming, and the full service facility has separate dressing rooms for men and women with lockers, and both have entry to the outside Jacuzzi, which is a quiet and private place to enjoy the Jacuzzi or the sauna before a treatment. The women’s dressing area has wonderful rain showers and provides all the amenities needed following your treatments. Naturally, they also have rooms designed for couples to enjoy their treatments together.
The quiet room or waiting room, as some spa’s call it, has glowing candles and comfortable easy chairs. Water or tea and snacks are waiting on a table as you enter, and lovely music can be heard throughout the spa. After a sun kissed Jacuzzi and sauna it is now time for an eighty minute massage that is done in tandem with a jojoba scalp treatment. Brittany the massage therapist was outstanding and skillfully took me from a state of mind of crazy busy to complete bliss. It was just what the doctor ordered for some relief from a stressful week and provided a very memorable spa experience for me at Beaumontia. I always resist having scalp treatments, I think it’s all about messing up my hair, but I never regret it when I surrender to this particular head massage because it really does dissolve stress while moisturizing the hair and scalp.
The spa menu offers a choice of favorite massages, five select facials, vitalizing hand and foot treatments, a choice of enhancements as well as manicures and pedicures. Products used at Beaumontia are the finest skin care products and can be purchased for home use.
Visitors are welcome to spend additional time in the Jacuzzi or sun a bit before leaving the spa, and the dressing area provides everything you need to put yourself back together again. It’s amazing that this spa is such a well kept secret because it’s the ultimate zone to ease into for a few hours to restore yourself and face the brave new world, relax in the garden for a few moments, or just take a walk on Stearns Wharf and feel the sea breeze blowing through your hair.
Harbor View Inn
28 W. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Del Mar, California
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