Beach Front Home with Awesome Ocean/Island Views
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Carpinteria house description
Enjoy living on the beach at Seascape, a classic California Beach House! Seascape is a large beach house that families return to year after year. It was built in 1946 by our grandparents and has been in our family for four generations.
The main floor has 50 feet of picture windows providing a panoramic view of Santa Barbara to the north, of the beach, ocean, Channel Islands and to the South, a pier and island just offshore. Watch dolphins surf the waves while you eat breakfast!
Sunrise to sunset, the vista is constantly changing colors and moods. Throughout the day dolphins, seals, and an occasional whale, cruise past your windows. We have spectacular sunsets. Watch flocks of pelicans diving for fish, as a fishing boat pulls its crab pots. There is a local pair of Sea Otters that make a lively appearance as well, stealing bait from those crab pots!
Seascape is a truly turn-key vacation , just bring your suitcases!
The open space design of the main floor combines a large living room area with the gourmet kitchen and a dining area with a table that seats ten. Wherever you are on the main floor, you see the panorama of the ocean and beach. Step directly from the main floor on to the large Mahogany deck that overlooks the ocean.
Seascape is designed for multi-family use. The “Captains Quarters" on the top floor has a master & twin bedrooms, and a bathroom. It is accessed from an outside staircase, which provides separate and private accommodations from the rest of the house. It's perfect for a small family. With several families in the house, the beach becomes the living and play room during the day. Kids can safely spend the whole day on the beach building elaborate sandcastles with moats of flowing seawater, flying kites, wading, collecting shells, and boogie boarding. Parents can sit on the deck and keep an eye on things.
Because public access to the beach is limited, the beach in front of the house seems private, with an occasional couple walking by, or the lone fisherman knee deep in the water casting into the surf.
We set up the large kitchen for those who like to cook, enjoy wine and engage in conversation (We do!). The kitchen can accommodate three to four people cooking together. A renovated 1948 Wedgwood stove with a double oven, and double broilers can crank out enough food for a restaurant. A large counter curves around the kitchen. It can seat 4 people on stools, or be used for serving. The dining room table seats 10 people, in front of the wall of picture windows.
Unlimited shops and stores are a short drive away. Santa Barbara/ Montecito are a 20 minute drive, and are filled with museums, first-class stores, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, clubs and restaurants. The quaint coastal town of Carpinteria is a ten minute drive north up the highway, with supermarkets, Starbucks & owner run restaurants. Ventura is 15 minutes south on HW 101. Los Angeles is a 1.5 hour drive south. Many people have business meetings in LA during the day while their family hangs out at the beach. The Ciff House Hotel is located in our small community; you can walk to it for a Five Star treat at "The Shoals" restaurant!
For a classic California Beach House experience, spend a week...or a month, at Seascape!
- Vacation Rental
Non Smoking Only:
For both health and safety reasons, the house has been non-smoking for more than twenty years. This is a 50 year old woodframe house, paneled in custom pine that cannot be replaced. (It has smoke alarms and fire extinguishers throughout the building.)...moreless
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
- Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms with Queen Beds; Two rooms, the Media room and the finished Basement, have Queen-size Futon couches that confert to beds; both with Cable TV/DVD/VCR. (Teenagers tend to take over the basement!), Twin or Single Beds (4) Two bedrooms with twin beds in each., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two Queen-size Futon couches convert to beds in two rooms: the Media room and the finished Basement....moreless
Bathrooms: 2.75 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
This fully equipped, open galley kitchen is set up to cook a feast for groups of 12. Renovated 1948 Wedgewood Gas Stove provides two ovens, two double broilers, and six stovetop burners, covered by the original Hood. We like to cook, so the kitchen is big enough to accommodate three people cooking at once.. and it has full on views of the Ocean, thanks to the open floor plan of the main floor. It has a wrap around counter top with four stools for converstions with the chef's!...moreless
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
Satellite / Cable:
(2) Seascape has an Entertainment Room on the main floor, with a TV/DVD/VCR and Cable; this room has a Queen-size Futon couch that can be turned into a queen-size bed, room has locking doors, and can be turned into a private bedroom. In the upstairs back bedroom, there is TV/VCR with Cable. In the Basement, there is a room with a Queen-size Futon couch with TV/DVD/VCR and Cable....moreless
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
Deck / Patio:
48-foot-long custom Mahogany Wood Deck overlooking the beach/w two built in benches, a Dining Table and Sling chairs for six, a smaller table w/two swivel Sling chairs and Footstools, two Lounge Recliners with cusions, and two eleven foot Market Umbrellas: this is the outdoor living room, same level as the main Floor. There is direct access with a sliding glass door, and from a North side door, where the SS BBQ is located. A very unique feature is down the short central stairway on the deck, which leads to a large 80 foot long sand covered area with benches, overlooking the Beach and Ocean Sunsets! Past the outdoor shower, and down another stairway, and you are on the beach! This large area above the beach allows for beach activities even at high tides.. and is perfect for keeping the kid's away from the water if you desire: easily supervised from the deck!...moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
Seascape sits on eighty feet of fine white sandy beach. Nearly 50 feet of picture windows provide a panoramic vista of ocean, beach, and the Channel Islands. You feel you are surrounded by your own private beach, with spectacular sunsets. Watch the sun melt into the ocean at the edge of the horizon, causing the sky to burn yellow, orange, and red against the sky. See photos below!...moreless
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
We recently rented Seascape for a three- generations celebration for the college graduation of our daughter. It was the MOST CONGENIAL place our family have ever stayed. Everything was perfect. We shared meals on the deck while dolphins thrilled us leaping and playing just offshore. The beds were the most comfortable ever experienced. Boogie boards, barbecue and all equipment was superb. Even pails and shovels for our grandchild. The sunsets were breathtaking night after night. Best of all, the open space in the living area was just right for a large family and for our Open House after graduation. The cleanest beach we ever saw, quiet and private. We named the gull "Hoppy" and we nearly stumbled over the sea lions on the beach. Our family made spectacular memories in this wonderful place and I would be surprised if we don't do it again!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/24/07
- Review Submitted 05/24/07
Manager response: We are delighted that you had a wo nderful time! That one legged Seagull has been a daily vistor for at least three years, and the nickname we gave him is 'Peg Legg.'
WEEKLY RENTALS, year around. Summer rental should be reserved in January! Peak: May 01-Sep 30 $4,500/week,& Holliday rates will apply PLUS a cleaning fee of $350 for cleaning & laundry at exit (Cleaning a 3 story beach house takes a staff of 3 to properly do it.) Refundable Security Deposit $2000
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About: Seascape was built by our Grandparents in 1949. We have spent every summer of our lives here at the beach. Our Grandparents ran a dairy farm in Newhall, California. The house was originally built a mile up the beach in front of the town La Conchita. When Highway 101 expanded from 2 lane to its current size in 1950, our grandfather moved the building to it's current site, which our grandmother selected because of it's fine white sand beach. For 30 years, our parents provided seascape to church groups for retreats, families, nuns, priests, boy and girl scouts. We guess that several thousand people have stayed here over 60 years, and all feel a special attachment to just being at Seascape.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
With 50 feet of picture windows, the Channel Islands fill the horizon. Sunsets are often stunning. The house is big, with a large deck and immediate access to the beach 8 to 12 people can really relax and not feel crowded. The beach is ever changing. At extreme low tides, tidal pools are magical. One can walk for nearly 40 minustes along the surf in one direction before turning around and heading home,with sand dollars and shell in hand.
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Panoramic views of beach and ocean from living & dining room and kitchen.
Large gourmet kitchen with 6 burners, 2 ovens & 2 broilers. Views of Ocean !
Queen size bed on main floor bedroom.
Seacape sits on 1.5 miles of white sand, semi private beach. Sunsets !
Breakfast on the deck, looking towards Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.
Hunting for seashells, sea glass and sand dollars!
Here's a 1954 photo of Seascape. That's Mussel Rock; no bridge or oil island.
Don't miss Seascapes stunning sunsets!
Great sunsets are reflected in Seacape's 'Wall of Windows."
Upstairs, front bedroom overlooking beach & ocean.
Bedroom # 2 of 4, main floor with twin beds
Dad surf fishing with the boys
At low tide, you can hike 3 miles to Rincon Point to watch the surfers.
A warm sunset in January at Seascape.
Feeding the sea birds at Seascape, at sunset.
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