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Frequently Asked Questions


Plaza Riviera has an abundance of community and apartment amenities, including a roof deck, bike storage, key-less electronic entry locks, washers/dryers in each unit, and more. To view all amenities, please visit the Amenities Page.

Plaza Riviera is a pet-friendly community. Our pet policy can be found here. The Pet Addendum can be found here.

Parking is provided in our covered mechanical car lifts designed by Harding Steel. One parking space is provided for a studio and two bedroom units. Each car is assigned a designated stall in the lifts, and can be retrieved via a garage remote. The parking lift stacks cars 4 levels high, which provides added security. Retrieval times take anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Unfortunately, full-size trucks and vans cannot be accommodated in the parking lifts.  On-street parking is available, but very limited. 

Vehicle must be within the following weight and size ratings:
Max Weight: 5,500 lbs
Max Length: 16'11"
Max Width: 6'10-1/2" - 7'9"
Max Height: 6'-2-1/2" - 7'3"

We do not have EV charging stations available. 

Internet and cable services are not provided. Residents may choose their own provider.


Plaza Riviera is currently fully occupied. We can only show units that are coming up for lease and need to schedule with existing residents ahead of time. Please contact us to schedule a tour. 

All rental rates are found on our website under the FLOOR PLANS AND PRICING tab. We offer various lease terms which can be found under the same tab by clicking into Pricing when an apartment is available.  We offer 6 months to 12 months initial leases only and do not offer month to month initial tenancies. 

Once your desired, available apartment has been viewed, and you would like to move forward, please submit an online application by navigating to the FLOOR PLANS AND PRICING tab, selecting the desired floor plan and choosing "View Details", and then selecting "Pricing" for the desired apartment. This brings up the pricing for the various lease terms. From here, select "Apply Now" under the desired lease term.  Please select a move in date that is within 2 weeks of the estimated availability date. There is a $40 application fee for each applicant. There is a 24-48 hour time period for applications to be screened once all the required information is provided and the screening fee is paid.  Please review the Applicant Screening Policy here.

Once an application has been approved, you will be charged a holding deposit equal to the security deposit and requested to sign a Holding Deposit Agreement. Please note, the payment method you provided to pay the application fee will be automatically charged with the holding deposit amount. The Holding Deposit Agreement will hold the unit for you until the agreed upon date and is refundable only if the apartment will not be ready for occupancy by the agreed upon date. In order to commence occupancy, you will be required to sign Landlord's Rental Agreement. Once occupancy commences, the Holding Deposit converts to the Security Deposit.

Trash and parking is included in the rent. Residents are responsible for water/sewer, electricity, and cable/wifi. There is no gas onsite. Water is sub-metered and billed with rent.  

Application, Deposit and Move-In Fee payments must be paid by certified funds which include credit card, money order, debit card, or cashiers check. We do not accept personal checks for move-in charges.


Monthly rent payments are made through the secure Resident Portal via electronic bank transfer (ACH), debit card, or credit card. There is no fee for an electronic bank transfer (ACH). A monthly recurring Auto-Payment may be set up.

A sample of the Rental Agreement can be found here.


Plaza Riviera is located at 835 E. Canon Perdido in Santa Barbara, California. For directions, please visit our Maps and Directions page

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