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Recent Carpinteria reviews

  • Perfect location

    "Just returned from a week in Carpenteria. The condo is beautiful, exactly as pictured. Location is great - steps from the beach, views of the ocean, mountains and salt marsh. The condo had everything we needed to enjoy the week. Oh, and the heated pool and spa were also a delight."
    Guest: ocean lover Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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  • Best homecoming VRBO a girl could ask for!

    "My family of 5 was difficult to find space for, especially to eat around a table together. We were so thrilled to find a rental that not only could sleep 3 kids but that had both an indoor & outdoor eating space for us. We were able to spend Christmas in my hometown and host guests while we were the guests in this immaculately appointed cottage. By day two, we were convinced this was the perfect get away place as we used the indoors, patio, beach gear and washer/dryer to enjoy an 80° day in December! My son asked if we could come back every year. To top it all off, a friend brought us a gift of marmalade made by the same woman who wrote the article on the cottages' renovation that's listed in the binder. It was a Christmas we will never forget. Thank you."
    Guest: Meighan Z. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
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  • Mermaid Enchantment!

    "We had the time of our lives! Imagine a family wedding, the 4th of July, and Mermaid Cottage! This is a recipe for pure joy! We came from as far as Boston, and San Francisco, and found a true paradise in a well stocked, and comfortable home. Mermaid cottage has every amenity possible, kayaks, boogie boards, lots of fun water toys, generous heaps of towels, comfortable beds, and linens. The kitchen is filled with lovely dishes, and cooking utensils. We had lots of dedicated cooks who loved working together there. We had the rehearsal dinner on the 4th of July there, and had no problem serving 40 + guests on the patio. Our guests were thrilled to be right on the beach within view of visiting dolphins, and an occasional sea lion. The interior of the cottage is filled with enchanting art objects. We were constantly discovering and enjoying another unique mermaid treasure. It's hard to imagine, a beach home that brings together convenience, elegance, and comfort. But that Truly describes Mermaid Cottage. We are already booked, and anticipating another magical summer stay with our family. Thank you for all of your help in making this a memorable time for our bride and groom and entire family! See you next year!"
    Guest: The Boston Bunch Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014
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  • Fabulous House Wonderful Town

    "WOW! What a fabulous find...the amazing house but the town as well! The house was beautifully decorated and I honestly do not think a five star hotel could compete with the master bedroom. I love the cathedral like ceilings, tons of skylights and beautiful kitchen to work in. The lovely sunny weather allowed us to have breakfasts on the private porch and the birds singing was everywhere. Our two teenage daughters enjoyed having their own tv in their own private bedroom as my husband and I did as well. The beach was only a five to ten minute walk away, we were thrilled to discover how lovely the sand was and the back drop of the hills behind made the beach very pretty. The town of Carpenteria was a great laid back family friendly community with small main street family run shops...we loved the varieties of restaurants but the grocery store right in town was useful too! all within a four block walk....pretty special! We went whale watching in Ventura affordable and very informative! Highly recommend it! I am so missing the tropical flowers of Stella's fabulous garden they are amazing and added so much to her homes tranquility. We will definitely be returning I am missing it already! Stella provided many helpful pamphlets and lots of information on activities as well as boogie boards, beach chairs, unbrellas..thanks Stella!"
    Guest: Rachel M. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
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Carpinteria Travel Tips

For a beach vacation with tons of charm, plan a trip to Carpinteria. This small oceanside California city is found in beautiful Santa Barbara County.

Carpinteria is situated near foothills and a mountain range, so there are plenty of gorgeous landscapes and natural beauty to see in the area, including parks, gardens and nurseries. You can enjoy the amazing weather with warm, dry summers averaging in the 70s as you explore the outdoor areas of the city.

A variety of exciting cultural events awaits you here that provide entertaining and educational adventures. From festivals like the Avocado Fest to museums, antique stores, shops and cafes - Carpinteria provides tons to do during your visit.

Things to Do in Carpinteria

- Rincon Point: Carpinteria is home to a world destination for surfing at Rincon Point. Known as "Queen of the Coast," Rincon is a must-do for anyone who enjoys participating in the sport or just watching it. Low tide in the winter months is the best time to catch a wave, as the swells come mainly from the west and northwest, providing excellent surfing conditions. Each January, Rincon hosts the Rincon Classic, a surf championship that you don't want to miss.

- Carpinteria State Beach: There’s plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach with 4,685 feet of sand and surf. This beach is known for its calm waves, though there are decent surf swells in the some of rockier areas. From December through May, you can see seals and sea lions and the nearby rookery in Carpinteria Bluffs. If you're lucky, you may also catch a glimpse of the occasional gray whale. Carpinteria Beach is a perfect spot for swimming, surf fishing and exploring tidepools for starfish, sea anemones, crabs, snails, octopuses and sea urchins.

- Santa Barbara Polo Club: Do you enjoy watching a game of polo? If the answer is yes, check out the Santa Barbara Polo Club, which is one of the main equestrian polofields in the country. It features three full-size outdoor fields, one arena, stables for 350 horses and boarding and exercise facilities. While visiting Carpinteria, catch a polo match and marvel at the amazing athleticism of the sport.

- The Carpinteria Valley Museum of History: If you’re interested in learning more about the city, plan a trip to the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History. Operated by the Carpinteria Valley Historical Society, the museum is staffed by docents who will be happy to speak with you about the different sights. The museum's exhibits showcase the histories of three cultures that have lived in the region: the Chumash people, Spanish and Mexican settlers, and pioneers. Take a look at the historical photographs and artifacts left behind by the area’s former inhabitants. The museum also offers lectures, arts and crafts fairs, monthly flea markets and a gift shop for visitors.

- Salt Marsh Nature Park: Also known as El Estuaro, the Salt Marsh Nature Park is one of the most important wetlands in southern California. It’s a mostly unspoiled estuary covering 230 acres, 120 of which make up the Salt Marsh Reserve. This area is home to rare and endangered plants and birds, including migrating birds. The park is also a nursery for marine fish. Ash Avenue features nature paths where you can enjoy a lovely stroll.

Shopping and Dining in Carpinteria

- Linden Avenue: Linden Avenue is one of the main areas in Carpenteria that boasts a number of tasty dining establishments, unique antique shops and other services. Some of the best restaurants and eateries include Cajun Kitchen, Robitaille's, The Coffee Grinder and The Spot. Stroll the avenue and peruse the shop windows under the shade of beautiful palm trees. If you’re in town during a holiday, Linden Avenue is home to the Christmas Parade of Lights, the Avocado Festival, the Antique Car Show and Fourth of July festivities.

- Carpinteria Avenue: The other main hub in the city is Carpinteria Avenue. Here you’ll find the local library as well as the pool, city hall, the Thunderbowl and Tee Time Golf. It’s the oldest street in town and boasts an interesting history. If you’re hungry and need to refuel, check out Cabo’s Baja Grill & Cantina and Clementine’s Steak House.

- Santa Claus Lane: Whether it’s Christmas-time or not, Santa Claus Lane is home to a relaxing, sandy beach as well as a variety of different restaurants like Barbecue Company, Garden Market and Padaro Beach Grill. This eclectic and unique part of Carpinteria offers a toy store and a candy store where you can stop for a sweet treat. There’s also a surf shop, toy store and market where you can pick up Santa Barbara county wines on Santa Claus Lane.

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