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Cozy Retreat in Carpinteria...Minutes Walk to Town & Beach

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Dining room table; comfy family room in background.

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Carpinteria condo description

Monthly rentals, preferred.
No pets.
Our apologies but families with children under 12 need not apply.
When you first walk into the 'inner sanctum' of the Village Gardens condos, you can't help but to feel like you've come across something special.

The landscaping of the inner gardens and 'meadow' is meticulous and inviting. One of Carp's best kept secrets, the garden of Village Gardens welcomes you as you arrive.
Jasmine blooms scent the path from the car-park to the front door.

The bamboo floors and light walls enhance the bright sunlight that comes in through the windows overlooking the gardens. Tons of room for up to a group of four to sit and hang out in the living room and at the dining room table. Guests can easily be accommodated, too.

Smart TV and high-speed internet, along with a 46' flat screen television are all part of the package, of course. Moving out the screened and sliding doors to the patio, your stomach may begin to growl as you anticipate the taste of the fresh vegetables growing there. Two varieties of lettuce, Japanese cucumbers, tomatoes, and herbs. The chaise lounge back here is so comfortable you may never leave this spot your whole stay in town.
Back inside and upstairs, there are two bedrooms, two full baths, and laundry. The master bedroom has a comfy queen-sized bed and fresh, cotton linens. With the window open, the cool evening breezes are welcome after a warm summer day at the beach. And down the hall, the second bedroom can be set up for two twin beds or one huge, comfortable King bed. Let us know which you'd prefer.
The beach...it's just a 10 minute walk through the center of town. Pick up a coffee at the Coffee Bean and then continue your stroll down LINDEN AVE to the 'world's safest beach.' That's seriously what they call it.
It is a stunning beach. Our shoreline is perfect for surfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddling along the Carpinteria coast. During the summer, rentals for all of this are available on the beach. The rest of the year, local surf shops can hook you up with everything you need. Is there a fisherman in your group? The kelp forest reefs off the coast are wild waters with bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, and plenty of fish. All accessible by kayak. SCUBA diver? Bring your gear, rent a tank and paddle a kayak right to the kelp forest where Leopard Sharks and White Sea Bass congregate. I kid you not.

Restaurants in Carpinteria...there is some great food in Carp!
Immediate suggestions that come to mind... Corktree Cellar; Sly's; Crushcakes; Siam Elephant Thai; The Spot; & Zookers.

I'll be sure to give you more 'local favorites' to check out in the Information sheet I leave for guests.

Carpinteria is 15 minutes from Santa Barbara--definitely worth a visit. Spend the day at the wineries of Los Olivos; go to the Sea Center at Stearn's Wharf; sail out to the Channel Islands to see blue whales, bottlenose dolphins, and sea lions.

This is a great location in a fun city.

Monthly rentals, preferred.
Our apologies but families with children under 12 need not apply.

Keywords: bungalo, flat, retreat, garden, village, beach, relax

Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    Families with children under 12 need not apply. Perfect for two adult couples or families with older children....moreless

                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Not Suitable For Children
                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Bedroom 2

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                  • Convertible bed(s)

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                  • King size bed is an option in the second bedroom. Queen size Beds (1) In the master bedroom...very comfortable. Egyptian cotton, down comforter, etc., Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds are optional in the 2nd bedroom. With notice, we can put the twins together for one big, comfortable King-sized mattress. Or, keep the twin beds separate...up to you! Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a very comfortable pull-out bed in the downstairs couch. Plenty of room to sleep another person or couple here....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  Amenities

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    One reserved parking space and plenty of additional parking for guests, as needed....moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    Real wood with gas option to get things started......moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Real wood with gas option to get things started......moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Living Room seats 6

                  Other Amenities

                      • Short walk into town...restaurants, coffee shop, supermarket, brewery, movie theatre....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Television:

                        Smart TV featuring streaming movies and TV from NETFLIX ; vudu (high definition, pay per view movies) ; Pandora; BBC News; TIME Magazine online; ESPN ScoreCenter...moreless

                      • Music Library:

                        Plug into Pandora on the Samsung Smart TV......moreless

                      • Books
                      • Stereo

                      Communications

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

                      • Romantic
                      • Family
                      • Away From It All
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Medical Services
                      • Parasailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Paragliding
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Cinemas
                      • Zoo
                      • Live Theater
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Groceries
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Rock Climbing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      May 23 - Aug 31, 2014
                      30 night min stay

                      $3,900
                      Fall
                      Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                      30 night min stay

                      $3,800
                      Winter
                      Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                      30 night min stay

                      $3,800
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      I am only able to rent my property for 30 days and longer. This is a requirement of my Homeowners Association to maintain the rich community in which my home sits.


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                      Last updated: 04/18/2014
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                      Location

                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Santa Barbara Airport
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Carpinteria Amtrak Station
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Carpinteria Beach

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      From late December to May, Carpinteria hosts one of only two Harbor Seal rookeries on the West Coast as these gentle seals come ashore to give birth to cute, football-shaped pups.

                      Farmer's Market every Thursday down the main street (LINDEN AVENUE) with fresh, organic produce from local farms.

                      Local brewery, Island Brewing Company, making its own beer and serving it up with a view of the beach.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: I've been living in Carpinteria for the past 15 years and love it. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Except maybe New Zealand. Or Fiji. :) I digress. I work on ocean documentary films and travel for months at a time. But for the next 12 months, I'm writing a novel. While you enjoy my home, I'm traveling and writing my book. Good trade. Coming home to Carpinteria ('Carp' as locals call it) is fantastic. My friend calls it 'the island oasis in a sea of insanity.' You'll see. It's hard to resist its charm. Please enjoy. Mahalo.

                      Why the Owner Chose Carpinteria:
                      Carpinteria feels like I imagine all of California once did. A simpler, slower time. One thing Carpinteria is not...it is not a big late night partying city. Most of the city is pretty buttoned up for the night (as in closed) by 10pm. There are a few great places to have a drink later into the evening, but if it's night life you are looking for, Santa Barbara is just 15 minutes north and has quite the scene.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      Tranquility. Good night sleep. Fresh veggies from the garden (seasonal). Relaxation.


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                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Dining room table; comfy family room in background.

                        Dining room table; comfy family room in background.

                      • Entertainment area centers around the 46 inch Samsung LED flatscreen TV.

                        Entertainment area centers around the 46 inch Samsung LED flatscreen TV.

                      • The patio...BBQ grill, vegetables, lounge, lots of sun back here...delightful.

                        The patio...BBQ grill, vegetables, lounge, lots of sun back here...delightful.

                      • Master bedroom, Queen bed. Window overlooks garden courtyard.

                        Master bedroom, Queen bed. Window overlooks garden courtyard.

                      • 2nd bedroom in the Twins configuration. Perfect for kids.

                        2nd bedroom in the Twins configuration. Perfect for kids.

                      • The highlight of Carpinteria--the beaches! Said to be the safest in the world.

                        The highlight of Carpinteria--the beaches! Said to be the safest in the world.

                      • World famous surf break--Rincon Point--located just 5 minutes away. Kowabunga!

                        World famous surf break--Rincon Point--located just 5 minutes away. Kowabunga!

                      • The view down Linden Avenue--main street--towards the ocean. A perfect stroll...

                        The view down Linden Avenue--main street--towards the ocean. A perfect stroll...

                      • Dining room table seats 4 comfortably but can accommodate others.

                        Dining room table seats 4 comfortably but can accommodate others.

                      • Cozy family room, perfect for watching a movie or enjoying the fireplace, guitar

                        Cozy family room, perfect for watching a movie or enjoying the fireplace, guitar

                      • A view of the private back patio from the 2nd bedroom window.

                        A view of the private back patio from the 2nd bedroom window.

                      • 2nd bedroom in the King configuration. Delightful down comforter and nice sheets

                        2nd bedroom in the King configuration. Delightful down comforter and nice sheets

                      • Tucked into the greenery of Village Gardens, delightful neighbors.

                        Tucked into the greenery of Village Gardens, delightful neighbors.

                      • Carpinteria is home to one of the only harbor seal rookeries on the CA coast!

                        Carpinteria is home to one of the only harbor seal rookeries on the CA coast!

                      • Main street in downtown Carpinteria...simple charm of a small beach town.

                        Main street in downtown Carpinteria...simple charm of a small beach town.

                      • Movies in the Park (summer only). Saturday nights, a 10 minute walk from home.

                        Movies in the Park (summer only). Saturday nights, a 10 minute walk from home.

                      VRBO #361742

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                      $3,800 - $3,900 per month (USD)
                      6

                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 04/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 30 nights
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