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Recent Carpinteria property reviews

  • Amazing Stay!!!

    "What a pleasant stay. Everything was very comfortable with a load of amenities. This property is exactly what we were looking for. We've stayed in this community before and liked this unit much more than our last. We will definitely be staying in the future as well as telling our friends."
    Guest: Rebecca D. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 7, 2014
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  • Thanks for a wonderful retreat..

    "My family enjoyed this lovely beach house very much. Perfect size for our family of 4 and being able to bring our dogs was an incredible bonus - they loved running on the beach. The house was clean, well stocked and well maintained."
    Guest: Jill Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Great Home in the foothills!

    "This house is perfect! I stayed here with my whole family (8 people) and it seemed spacious! the house has a nice mix of rustic charm and modern amenities. There is a great BBQ area. Very quiet. No street noise. Its far enough from town to feel removed, but it was only a 10 minute drive to whatever we need. I highly recommend it."
    Guest: Ryland C. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: November 16, 2013
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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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