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Stylish Cottage Retreat by the Sea in Carpinteria

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Last updated: 07/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This charming and stylish, beautifully refurbished cottage is 1.5 blocks from Carpinteria State Beach, 1 block from Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park and a few blocks to the heart of town. Included bikes, beach chairs, beach wagon, and cooler all make a fun-filled day at the beach effortless. When you return, rinse off the salt and sand in the warmth of the outdoor shower.

We were honored to have our cottages (#248884 & #336069) chosen to fill the "Little Gem" category of Carpinteria Beautiful's annual Home and Garden Tour in April 2012. They were also featured in Carpinteria Magazine's winter 2010 edition.

The cottage features bamboo hardwood floors, tasteful furnishings, central heat, ceiling fans in the bedrooms, and all the comforts of home. Beautiful, original paintings by local artists adorn the walls. There is a bedroom with a queen bed and another with a bunk bed with a twin on top and full bed on the bottom. A lovely patio in the yard with an outdoor dining table is the perfect spot for a sunset dinner. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. There is a fully upgraded kitchen with stone countertops and all new appliances, including a dishwasher, microwave and ice maker. You will also find a washer and dryer for your convenience. We offer a library of beach and summer themed DVD's and wireless internet at no additional charge. Games and books are in the cupboard for mellow days around the house.

The surrounding neighborhood is very peaceful and the neighbors are friendly. There are several antique shops and wonderful restaurants within walking distance, as well as nature trails and wonderful bird watching one short block away. Or, hop on the bikes and head to town! Thursday afternoons offer a fresh Farmers Market. The town of Santa Barbara is a short drive away and hosts a zoo, museums, shopping, golf, art events, botanical gardens, the Queen of the Missions, wine tasting and more! Stop in Summerland for great antiquing, then glamorous, celebrity-filled Montectio along the way.

Our cottage offers a charming place to stay while on your vacation. Make it your home-away-from-home!

SEE OUR SISTER COTTAGE AT VRBO #336069. GREAT FOR EXTENDED FAMILIES & FRIENDS, OR IF THE WEEK OF YOUR CHOICE IS FULL.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    High definition channels...moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV, DVD Player, and Apple TV which allows you to stream blockbuster movies and TV shows from iTunes. Also, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, HBO GO, Showtime, WatchESPN, Disney and more....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Beach and summer themed movies, plus more!...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    From the living room, outside dining patio and yard there are lovely Carpinteria foothill and mountain views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of extra linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cozy living room with couch and chair to lounge on....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway parking available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of off street parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Fast streaming wireless internet....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and basic drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen fully stocked with all necessities needed for cooking and baking. Includes coffee maker and french press....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High
May 22 - Sep 8, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,850
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$275
Winter Holidays
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$275
$1,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Payments can be made by check, Paypal or Venmo.


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Location

21.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tee Time
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101 Freeway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carpinteria Beach

Car: Not Necessary

tidepooling, bird watching, whale watching, sunset cruises, surfing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: My husband and I bought 2 neglected, unloved cottages on one lot one 1/2 blocks from the beach. We expertly and extensively refurbished them throughout, upgrading EVERYTHING and making them very livable and lovely. They are now complete and we are ready to share them with people that will appreciate the fine quality of our charming cottages.

Why the Owner Chose Carpinteria:
Carpinteria is a charming town. The beach is amazing and there are many other local activities and good restaurants. We live in nearby Santa Barbara.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Beach walks, dinner on the patio, entertaining friends and family, bird watching at Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park which is 1 short block away, days at the beach with the kids, watching them swim out to the platforms with all of the other kids.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Holly House Exterior

    Holly House Exterior

  • Holly House - Living Room

    Holly House - Living Room

  • Holly House - master bedroom with Queen bed.

    Holly House - master bedroom with Queen bed.

  • Holly House - 2nd bedroom.

    Holly House - 2nd bedroom.

  • Outdoor, hot water shower w/hand spray for rinsing off the salt, sand & sun.

    Outdoor, hot water shower w/hand spray for rinsing off the salt, sand & sun.

  • Distance from Holly House to the beach

    Distance from Holly House to the beach

  • The Spot's Famous Burgers around the corner

    The Spot's Famous Burgers around the corner

  • The famous Rincon Beach for surfers is less than 10 minutes away!

    The famous Rincon Beach for surfers is less than 10 minutes away!

  • Carpinteria Bluffs Seal Rookery

    Carpinteria Bluffs Seal Rookery

  • Carp Train Station Stop

    Carp Train Station Stop

  • Holly House - living room.

    Holly House - living room.

  • Holly House - dining and kitchen.

    Holly House - dining and kitchen.

  • Holly House - bedroom 1 with queen bed.

    Holly House - bedroom 1 with queen bed.

  • Holly House - 2nd bedroom bunk with full bed on bottom, twin on top.

    Holly House - 2nd bedroom bunk with full bed on bottom, twin on top.

  • Holly House - cozy chair in 2nd bedroom for lazy days of reading in the sun.

    Holly House - cozy chair in 2nd bedroom for lazy days of reading in the sun.

  • Included bikes, wagon, chairs, boogie board & cooler for a fun day at the beach!

    Included bikes, wagon, chairs, boogie board & cooler for a fun day at the beach!

  • The beach at the end of Holly Avenue - 1.5 blocks from Holly House

    The beach at the end of Holly Avenue - 1.5 blocks from Holly House

  • The Carpinteria farm cart on Carpinteria Ave.

    The Carpinteria farm cart on Carpinteria Ave.

  • Carpinteria Bluffs lookout

    Carpinteria Bluffs lookout

  • Carpinteria sunset

    Carpinteria sunset

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Speaks: english
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