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Recent Carpinteria reviews

  • What a great home in a great little town

    "I wish we could have stayed longer. This house is so comfortable and relaxing. There's an amazing amount of space and the floor plan lends itself to visiting with family and friends. The beautiful sandy beach is an easy walk in one direction, and the town's shops and restaurants in another. We hope to come back soon!"
    Guest: Claire L. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 5, 2015
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  • Great price-to-value... Lazy days next to the beach with balcony views of ocean & mountains

    "Perfect mid-October shoulder-season getaway for two. Second-floor unit, about 40 feet from front gate to beach, well-maintained and appointed inside and out with reserved off-street parking. Balcony with table, lounge chairs, and gas BBQ is semi-screened for privacy from street and overlooks public boathouse and access area for beach and salt marsh preserve. Pedestrian-friendly downtown Carpinteria is about 1/4 mile away with shops, restaurants, groceries, and Amtrak. This unit was great for lounge-chair laziness and was also our base for day trips to Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, and Ojai. While it didn't bother us, travelers who are sensitive to occasional street noise should know that the public street/boathouse area in front of the unit is active throughout the day. The unit's bathroom/laundry can only be accessed through master bedroom."
    Guest: Mark E. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 30, 2014
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  • Another great week in Carpinteria

    "Carpinteria is the best beach vacation spot in California, as far as I'm concerned. We've stayed in this house many times, starting in the 80s, long before upgrades to the current configuration. As many others have said, it's ideal for a family reunion, with four bedrooms, and sleeping up to 10 (four would have to share the downstairs bedroom, equipped with a queen and two twins). The kitchen is terrific, well-equipped and with room for a couple of cooks, but it may be time to upgrade the tile countertop to something more easily cleaned. The beds are better than I had remembered; the ones in our bedroom had memory foam mattress toppers and were quite comfortable. Sheets and towels were good quality. I took away a star because of the gas grill on the patio. I had looked forward to cooking at least a couple of meals on it but it was heavily encrusted with grease and grunge, and I could not get it to light, even after referring to an online manual. The winter beach berm spoiled the ocean view from downstairs but we knew it was going to be in place so it wasn't a surprise. We'd stay again in a heartbeat but would check the grill on arrival."
    Guest: Alan H. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
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  • Hilltop paradise

    "Absolutely loved this place. We came as an extended family - three couples with children of 1, 2, and 3 years old, so nine people total. Owner was very kind in getting us a couple of pack n plays for the littlest, and there was a kid's bed for the oldest. The house is wonderfully secluded and there is no traffic anywhere near it, making it fantastic for children to run around safely, while big enough that having the three little ones there didn't drive everyone nuts, either. While you will probably drive to town, it's not a crazy walk if you feel like it, either - about 2 miles to the water. Other highlights include a fantastic sunset view from the hot tub, a great big patio with fantastic view, nice comfy beds, and a really peaceful feel. The house had everything we were hoping it had by way of various stuff. Great place and can't wait to return."
    Guest: Vans Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 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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