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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"I have always wanted to spend more time in Carpenteria, and was thrilled to find this terrific cottage. Every detail was done to perfection, from the interior to the landscaping, to the outdoor shower. The location is ideal and you will not find a more charming place to stay. We will gladly return whenever possible. The owner is great to work with. Next time we will try to rent the cottage next door as well and bring more of the family!"
Guest: Michelle L.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: June 12, 2015
Steps to the beach....dolphins galore...luxury location!
"Our family of eight with 5 young children never left the beach and were constantly in awe of the amount of sealife visible from either of the decks! Only a few steps to the beach, great neighbors, celebrity sightings, easy access to shopping and 5-star restaurants in Montecito and SB. The owner and his daughter were easy to access via telephone and very helpful. Plenty of room to spread out. Two kitchens, great master, wifi, etc. I caught a fish off a paddle board, watched my kids surf for the first time, and speared another fish on the point. To top it off, a seal swam up right in front of the house, walked out onto the beach, and just sat there and let us take photos with it.
You will not be disappointed."
Guest: Chris W.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
Truly Exceptional ! What a great place to settle into - WOW.
"My sisters and a brother in law from New England came for my daughter's wedding and after the first two days decided they would come back to Patti and Don's "Same Time Next Year". Pretty radical decision by my staid Eastern siblings. Everything about Patti and Don's cottage had been anticipated and thought of including boogie boards, which we used and surf boards, which we didn't. The beds were very comf, the living room relaxing and well upholstered, the kitchen supplied with anything you could imagine. The laundry room came complete with detergent.... a personal delight was the outside shower with a door directly into the second bathroom. We experienced hotter than normal temperatures
(up to 100F) and yet the cottage seemed air conditioned by simply opening the front door and the Dutch door - what was most remarkable = no bugs or flying things. Our daily walks to the beach were enhanced with sand chairs and beach umbrellas. Truly our hosts have thought of everything. Both Patti and Don were extremely helpful and informative regarding where to go, where to eat (of note: Clementine's Steak House at the edge of town = the pies, the pies) and their tips on other places truly enhanced our "Carp -adventure" of five days. We look forward to coming back with great anticipation."
Guest: BillDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
"Fresh air, waves crashing, room for kids to chill and within walking or biking distance to everything---THAT makes for a perfect vacation getaway. We've rented homes in Idaho and Wyoming in recent years and this Southern California home is heaven. All the amenities you need (coffee pot, iron, towels, dishes, fire pit, lounge chairs, patio set, beach chairs, bikes, kayaks---everything). And a pool table! Space for adults to gather and kids to watch tv late at night. Carpenteria main city beach is idyllic with friendly people, actual or window shopping, ice cream and coffee shops, brewery. Small town charm, but a Starbucks if you need it! The home is clean, spacious, safe and in a pleasant area within walking distance to beach. We loaded up early and found a spot at main beach for the day. We planned to load the car, unload and drive back to the house to drop the car off for the day but even at 9 am we found prime parking at the beach open. If you want to escape the stress and chaos of life or the city, this is the house. You are secluded but a minute from town. Views of beach over backyard bluff are gorgeous and the waves soothe the soul. We plan to go again (live in northern cal) and hope this house is available!"
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 12, 2015