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Recent Carpinteria reviews

  • Perfect Birthday/Anniversary Getaway!

    "Bob was so helpful before we arrived and answered questions during out stay. The condo was absolutely perfect! When we arrived the condo was pristine. Great getaway for my family including myself, my husband, daughter (14) and son (10) who uses a wheelchair. The beds are so comfortable. The foldout couch was great for my daughter when my son was snoring too loud! The grill on the porch is fantastic! We also used the pool and the spa which were also very nice. The location couldn't be better. Such an easy walk to the beach and into town, which we did every day. We were able to borrow the beach wheelchair from the Carpinteria rental stand for FREE so we could walk with our son on the beach. And Carp is always perfect with its great shops and restaurants. This time we finally ate at Corktree Cellars and LOVED it! I would highly recommend this condo to anyone that wants a wonderful getaway. We wish we were still there!"
    Guest: PartyWagon Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Wonderful winter escape

    "We had a wonderful winter here. Michael was helpful in every way."Carp" is a delightful town, Santa Barbara is nearby. The beach is a short walk away. Good restaurants in town. No complaints."
    Guest: luigi z. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: April 18, 2014
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  • A wonderful retreat!

    "We had a wonderful experience staying in this house in Carpenteria! The house has everything you would ever need, is extremely organized and immaculate, has a great outdoor space and is in a great location. This will always be our first pick when vacationing in Carpenteria! We loved it!"
    Guest: Amy W. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 2014
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  • We revisit Carpinteria and La Cabana after 35 years.

    "One of my grown sons, his two children and I stayed in unit 7 in La Cabana. This is a studio apartment. It is as pictured on the website except for slightly different furniture in the living room. The kitchen is exactly as pictured and quite generous in size. There is a good sized bathroom and dressing area. Although we might have preferred a larger unit, this was available on short notice and was adequate for the four of us. The owners were enjoying a stay at La Cabana while we were there. They are friendly and helpful. There are some benefits specific to the unit we occupied: It is close enough to the club house that we could access the wi-fi. It is close to the pool from which you can also access wi-fi while the kids swim. It is close to the barbeque which resides in a patio right outside the unit and beside the pool. There are picnic tables where we ate most meals. We have nearby family who visited and we used the patio as an extension of the unit. I don't know if the occupancy was low, but we had the entire patio to ourselves most of the time. It was very quiet in the mornings and evenings with only the sound of kids enjoying the pool in the afternoon. When we stayed here and in another property years ago, it was very noisy even on non-holiday weeks. Maybe we were just lucky in that respect. Our aim was to recreate "vacations past". This involved eating at "The Spot", "The Palms" and "Tony's Pizza". Also important was putting coins on the train tracks and coming back later to find the pennies flattened by Amtrack. Who knew this would be such a memorable vacation feature? The beach was great, as always. If I half-close my eyes I can still see outlines of of the past in various buildings and beach houses. Things have changed, but Carpinteria is still a great place for a family vacation. The unit was clean, well maintained, very easy walking distance to beach and everything else. I would recommend this property to a friend or relative. Just a small note about a previous review where someone complained about the lack of light: The inside of our unit was adequately lit, but not what you would call "light filled" by the morning sun, or whatever the real estate adds talk about. To me this was a relief from the bright outside light and seemed cool and refreshing. Also the grandchildren slept in a bit in the morning - always good!"
    Guest: Gail Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 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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