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Recent Carpinteria reviews

  • Great Week on Beach Club Road

    "Absolutely wonderful week at this beach property! The house and grounds were even better than the photos. We loved the Bahama Beach chairs, BBQ and hot tub. Everything was spotlessly clean and ready for our arrival. We've stayed in over 10 vrbo's and this one is among the best. Looking forward to returning. BL of Henderson, NV"
    Guest: Bruce L. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Wow!!!

    "Wow, what a location! We booked this house for my daughter's graduation. We had extended family come so there was plenty of room for everybody. The weather was beautiful and we got to witness lots of dolphins playing in the water, also a few whale sightings. I am very thankful to the owners for allowing us the rare opportunity to live on the beach for a long weekend. Paradise is quite amazing. If you want to experience a little bit of paradise in your life, this is the place. We "almost" called in sick for the graduation so we could stay on the beach all day. My only issue was the condition of the bar-b-q. I was planning on having a big bar-b-q celebration dinner for my daughter's graduation and was very disappointed with the bar-b-q, it was rusted and missing ceramic plates, not useable. So I had to hire a catering service to save the dinner plans which cost me much more than I had planned. I take part blame because I should have asked the owners instead of going by the pictures they provided with the beautiful side yard and bar-b-q with the table. The only other thing was the condition of the mattresses, especially the upstairs queen. Other then that it was fantastic. We will definitely come back. As soon as I got home I checked the website to see if we can book again later this summer but sadly it is all booked up. Not surprised."
    Guest: Mom4 Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
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  • Amazing vacation!! Never wanted to leave....

    "We loved everything about our stay at the Bates Ranch! The minute we drove up the view and the property took our breath away. We were greeted by Jenny (manager) and Robbie (owner) and given a tour and history on this amazing home. The history shared by Robbie made it that much more special for our family. the home is so much more beautiful in person than it even was in the pics online and the overall atmosphere was pure relaxation. We loved spending our days at the beach and our nights at the house by the outdoor fireplace. No TV meant time with our kids!!! We will definitely be back - our kids asked if this could be our new annual family trip and we love that idea:)"
    Guest: clespe Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 2014
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  • Home Away from Home

    "This is an absolutely lovely condo - decorated in a beautiful SoCalif / Santa Barbara motif - everything is provided, and a fabulous beach is only 2 min drive away! Loved every minute of staying here - only downfall was I had to leave!"
    Guest: Kris Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 2014
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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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