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Recent Carpinteria reviews

  • Home Away From Home

    "This continues to be our chosen location for an unwinding vacation that isn't too far from home and yet a world apart. This is a great location in a sleepy coastal town that requires no vehicle to get around to the beach, stores and entertainment, including local breweries. We use it whenever we can and the size is perfect for those visiting family members and friends. We have been vacationing her enough that we feel like locals for our couple of weeks of decompression."
    Guest: Ken Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 26, 2014
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  • great little house near the beach

    "I rented this for my family (husband and two teenage sons) to spend a view days in Santa Barbara area (to check out UCSB, visit mission, zoo, rent bikes and ride along the promenade), but also for a fun time at the beach. The house is exactly as pictured in a funky little neighborhood right off the highway called La Conquita. We missed that sign and had to loop back onto the highway, so, pay attention to the owners' driving directions! The moment we got off our car we saw a woman walking her pot belly pig.....Later my kids got a huge kick out of feeding that pig and 4 more, which live further up the road! We also met a few neighbors and their cats and dogs! Very friendly and safe neighborhood! The beach is a short walk away from the house and it is accessible via a brand new pedestrian tunnel. You don't really need to bring anything - there is a cooler, an umbrella, chairs and even boogie boards and toys to take to the beach. The beach is lovely, not a lot of people even on weekends and nice waves for boogie boarding!! The place is super clean, beautifully furnished,the beds are comfy (even the sleeper sofa) and we found everything for cooking all our meals in the kitchen. On top of everything else the owner, Jacque, is wonderful to work with. She responded right away and answered all our questions. She even bakes cookies for you as a welcome treat and decorates with fresh little flowers! We had a great stay!"
    Guest: sk8ter Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 13, 2014
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  • Great place, great location

    "We enjoyed every moment of are stay at this lovely place. Great location within walking distance to everything. Rani was promt and easy to work with. Carpinteria is a great little beach Town. We will definitely be returning for another visit."
    Guest: Fishes Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 27, 2015
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  • Great Value

    "Great location. Great value. Place is really cute and open design doesn't feel cramped. A short block watch to the beach. Condo comes with beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and various beach accessories. Condo itself is well equipped, especially the kitchen. Laundry on site. Short walk into town for night life and grocery store and shorter walk to Amtrak station/trolley stop. Trolley takes you all around town. Inexpensive bus service to tourist spots from Santa Barbara to Ojai to Ventura. A nice hike to the seal rookery by trail or along the beach. The Salt Marsh right across the street provides interesting views and a great place for short walks. This is simply a great place to stay. Mike Farris is a joy to work with, responsive to questions (damage deposit returned within days). We stayed a month and will definitely be back."
    Guest: Craig W. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 11, 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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