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Beach Front Home with Awesome Ocean/Island Views

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View beach and ocean from Seascape's Great Room ( open kitchen/ living/dining.)

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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!


Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • 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:

                Animals are not allowed in the house or on the property. (County ordinace requires animals to be on a leash at all times on the beach..so bringing pets is just not feasible or permitted.)...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Main floor bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Main Floor, two twin beds with built in closet...moreless

              • Other (See Description): 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Media room can serve as bedroom, with locking doors. ...moreless

              • Other: 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Finished basement , locking doors, can sleep two....moreless

              • Bedroom 3, Captain's Quarters: 1 queen

                Second Floor, beach & islands view, TV, built in closet...moreless

              • Bedroom 4, 2nd Floor: 2 twin/ single

                2 twin beds, built in closet. TV, street side....moreless

              • Four private bedrooms, 2 with queen beds, and two with 2 twin beds. Shared bath on each floor. There are two additional rooms with locking doors that can be converted to 2 additional bedrooms: the Media room and the finished Basement, have Queen-size Futon couches that convert to beds; both with Cable TV/DVD/VCR. (Teenagers tend to take over the basement!)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 3, Basement: shower

                Finished basement has toilet closet. Shower stall. ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2, Second Floor: toilet, shower

                Second floor, shared with two bedrooms ...moreless

              • Bathroom 1, Main Floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Main floor bathroom, shared with two bedrooms...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                This fully equipped, kitchen galley 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 chatting with the chefs!...moreless

              • Stove:

                Renovated 1948 Wedgewood Gas Stove provides two ovens, two double broilers, and six stovetop burners, covered by the original Hood....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (2) There is a side-by-side Refrigerator in the Kitchen, and another refrigerator located in the basement for bottled drinks....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Dining
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided:

                Bathrooms towels, hand towels and wash clothes are provided for use in the bathroom, not the beach! Please bring your own Beach Towels. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Private Street and Parking Area for up to six cars/SUVs....moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • 2 + miles of semi-private white sand beach, great boogie boarding and surfing!, Schools of Dolphins cruise the waves in front of the Living/Dining Room daily, Private sand beach in front of home and in side yard. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) Seascape has an Media 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. ...moreless

                  • Books:

                    We have a bookcase of fiction, crime novels, some history and natural science books. Renters often leave their finished paperbacks for others to read. ...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Big Screen TV with full cable and internet in the Media Room. TV in upstairs bedrooms and in the basement /bedroom....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    A phone in the house for local calls. Good cell phone coverage for Verizon, ATT etc. WiFi in the house can be used for Skype and other internet calls. ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free WiFi connection through out the main floor and second floor. ...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                      • Beachfront:

                        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

                      Activities

                      • Theme Parks
                      • Parasailing
                      • Surfing
                      • Tennis
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Museums
                      • Zoo
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                       

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                      Summer Season
                      Jun 13 - Aug 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,850

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $350
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      IMPORTANT: The minimum stay is one week, check in on Friday at 4 and check out the next friday at 11PM.

                      At this time we are not taking reservations for Sept, Oct and Nov of 2014. Please make an inquiry and we will add your email address, and we will inform you when the reservations are being taken. Thank you!

                      More than 50 % of our renters book one year in advance for the summer months.

                      To reserve, the refundable damage deposit must be paid in US Dollars by check or wire to a Bank of America account.

                      7 days before the rental start date, the full rental amount must be paid in US Dollars by check or wire transfer.


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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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                      Photos

                      • View beach and ocean from Seascape's Great Room ( open kitchen/ living/dining.)

                        View beach and ocean from Seascape's Great Room ( open kitchen/ living/dining.)

                      • Large front deck faces the Channel islands with Santa Barbara edging the view.

                        Large front deck faces the Channel islands with Santa Barbara edging the view.

                      • Upstairs, front bedroom overlooking beach & ocean.

                        Upstairs, front bedroom overlooking beach & ocean.

                      • Queen size bed on main floor bedroom.

                        Queen size bed on main floor bedroom.

                      • Bedroom # 2 of 4, main floor with twin beds.  Excellent quality mattresses.

                        Bedroom # 2 of 4, main floor with twin beds. Excellent quality mattresses.

                      • Great sunsets are reflected in Seacape's 'Wall of Windows.'

                        Great sunsets are reflected in Seacape's 'Wall of Windows.'

                      • Sunset wine tasting from the day's visit to the  Santa Ynez Valley.  BBQ is on!

                        Sunset wine tasting from the day's visit to the Santa Ynez Valley. BBQ is on!

                      • Seacape sunsets can be hypnotic. Fall and Winter days are often sunny & warm.

                        Seacape sunsets can be hypnotic. Fall and Winter days are often sunny & warm.

                      • Fishing at sunset, a few steps from the front deck of Seascape.

                        Fishing at sunset, a few steps from the front deck of Seascape.

                      • Feeding the sea birds at Seascape, at sunset.

                        Feeding the sea birds at Seascape, at sunset.

                      • A warm sunset in January at Seascape.

                        A warm sunset in January at Seascape.

                      • 1954: Pat & Dick Bennett with Mike & David. That's Mussel Rock before the bridge

                        1954: Pat & Dick Bennett with Mike & David. That's Mussel Rock before the bridge

                      • Large gourmet kitchen with 6 burners, 2 ovens & 2 broilers. Views of Ocean !

                        Large gourmet kitchen with 6 burners, 2 ovens & 2 broilers. Views of Ocean !

                      • Looking south towards the oil island and Anacapa Islands.

                        Looking south towards the oil island and Anacapa Islands.

                      • Seascape makes family reunions and  birthday parties extra special for all ages!

                        Seascape makes family reunions and birthday parties extra special for all ages!

                      • Breakfast at Seascape, waiting for the dolphins to cruise by.

                        Breakfast at Seascape, waiting for the dolphins to cruise by.

                      • Sunset dinner on the deck. Seating for 8-12 or more. The BBQ is a few steps away!

                        Sunset dinner on the deck. Seating for 8-12 or more. The BBQ is a few steps away!

                      • At low tide, you can hike 3 miles to Rincon Point to watch the surfers.

                        At low tide, you can hike 3 miles to Rincon Point to watch the surfers.

                      • Cocktail hour on the deck, looking for the pod of dolpins that cruise the Rincon

                        Cocktail hour on the deck, looking for the pod of dolpins that cruise the Rincon

                      • Don't miss Seascapes stunning sunsets!

                        Don't miss Seascapes stunning sunsets!

                      • Low tides create tide pools. This day he found a huge pismo clam. Delicious !

                        Low tides create tide pools. This day he found a huge pismo clam. Delicious !

                      • Hunting for seashells, sea glass and sand dollars! ( 1960)

                        Hunting for seashells, sea glass and sand dollars! ( 1960)

                      • Rincon Beach is famous for surfing. Now paddle boards and kyacks are the rage.

                        Rincon Beach is famous for surfing. Now paddle boards and kyacks are the rage.

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, June 12, 2014

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