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Charming Carpinteria Beach House 3 BD Summer/2 BD Winter, Great Winter Get-Away

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Walk to the 'World's Safest Beach' from this beautiful, furnished Beach Home and enjoy the white sands and mild ocean surf that put Carpinteria on the map as a great family resort town. With views of the ocean, the new Salt Water Marsh Reserve and the scenic Santa Ynez Mountains, the 'Beach House ' is the perfect location for long term or short term rentals. Easy drive to Santa Barbara wine tasting vineyards, downtown Santa Barbara shopping, night life, dining, sailing, fishing, music festivals. A convenient place to stay for Carpinteria's Avocado Festival, Carp's Triathlon, Santa Barbara Cancer Run, Carp's Surf' n Suds Beer Festival, Rods & Roses classic auto show, Carpinteria Seal Nookery, Santa Barbara Polo Cub matches, Carpinteria Surf Camp, Carpinteria's Farmer's Market, tours of Carpinteria's Orchid Farms, Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Festival and many other events.

This classic home has two bedrooms and two baths and is decorated with comfy charm a ala Pottery Barn. The spacious kitchen seats eight and has a real antique stove you can cook on plus an oven/second range. Walk upstairs and enter the family room with cathedral ceilings and lots of bright sunshine with views all around. Both bedrooms have king size beds with roll away beds in the closet and the sofa in the living room opens up to a queen size bed. Large enclosed backyard with barbecue and sitting area is great for entertaining. Outdoor shower is convenient for rinsing off sand after a day at the beach.

You can walk to great shops and restaurants downtown or hop on a train to Santa Barbara for the day, depot is four blocks away. Cute attached unit nicknamed 'The Sugar Shack' features granny style attic cottage with sleeping area for unexpected guests during peak season months.

We DO NOT allow pets during the summer weekly rentals. However, we are pet friendly in the off-season. There is a $150 non-refundable pet fee to cover the cost of pet related issues, ranging from poop sweeps of the backyard, cleaning of the carpets, garbage barrel accidents, etc.

Keywords: House, Beach, resort town, family friendly, Avocado Festival, Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting, Triathlon, Ocean,

More Details

Owner
Ruta Aras
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Ruta Aras

Our family found this vacation spot by accident after spending fun summers in San Diego and wanting a place closer to home. A friend recommended Carpinteria. We tried it once and fell in love immediately. We spent a few seasons renting and finally decided we wanted to buy a place and make it our own.

Ruta Aras purchased this house in 2001

Why Ruta Aras chose Santa Barbara Area

One of the nicest aspects about living in Carpinteria is that it is flat so walking is easy and biking is even better. There is also a cute little public trolley in town that takes you all around for 50 cents -- what a deal. I love the monthly Flea Market at the local Carpinteria Museum. My favorite purchases are antique jewelry and purses. They also have beautiful flowers and vintage housewares. The pizza at Giovanni's is the best anywhere and so is the local ice cream store on Linden. It's fun attending all the local activities hosted by the city. Small town charm is so hard to come by these days. And if you want a taste of the big city, then Santa Barbara is conveniently only 15 minutes north of Carp and wineries in the Santa Ynez family are an hour away. You have the peace and quiet of a small town but access to great museums, restaurants, theater and shops if you want it.

Our guests love surfing, swimming, kayaking, and fishing at the beach. Others prefer skateboarding at the park In Santa Barbara or renting tandem style bikes. Still others prefer rock climbing, hiking in the local mountains. Adventurous ones schedule boat trips for whale watching on the ocean or visiting the Channel Islands which leave from the Santa Barbara Harbor.

What makes this house unique

While at the Beach House the first thing you notice is that you are walking distance to the beach, the salt water marsh preserve and to downtown Linden Avenue. We take the big beach wagon in the garage and fill it up with chairs, cooler, umbrella, boogie boards and take off to the beach. Afterwards we return to take outdoor showers and enjoy the backyard for a barbecue but first cocktails on the upper balcony watching beautiful sunsets or taking in the gorgeous mountain views on the back side. Cooking on the antique stove in the big kitchen that seats eight is fun -- so is discovering treasures in the 'Sugar Shack' the original structure to the Beach House built by the settlers that came out to Carpinteria from the midwest. Sometimes we take the train to Santa Barbara, the depot is two blocks from our house.

Many out of state guests enjoy the fair weather the area has to offer during the off-season. When it's cold and snowy in Canada or elsewhere in the United States the gentle weather locally attracts tourist who enjoy off-season rates and no crowds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Read our many guest comments from our "Guest Book" that people have signed available during your stay at the Beach House
Dec 1990
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Amenities

Carpinteria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • This VR unit may not be used for events, e.g., weddings, commercial events, sales events, or large parties.
  • No more than three cars allowed on property. No smoking permitted on property or in house.
  • No more than 8-10 people permitted on property at all times.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom upstairs with tub; one bathroom downstairs with walk in shower. We also have an outside shower great for summer use; rinsing sand off the beach visits.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Roll-Away Bed in each Bedroom, Queen Sleeper Sofa in living room, Day Bed with Trundle Bed in Attached Unit which is not available in off season due to limitations of structure (heat & insulation).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Charming Carpinteria Beach House 3 BD Summer/2 BD Winter, Great Winter Get-Away
average rating of 4.911111 based on 46 reviews
5

Wonderful place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time at this beach house. It was easy to access and was clean and ready for us even during the busy summer season. The beds were comfortable and plenty of towels (including beach towels) were available. The kitchen was stocked with everything necessary for preparing meals. The upstairs living room was delightful and we enjoyed the afternoon breeze there if we were not out and about. A huge positive factor were the bikes. There were plenty of bikes for our whole family to bike around Carpinteria. We biked to the beach and to dinner or coffee. The bikes were a wonderful addition. Ruta was responsive and easy to work with. Do be aware that the railroad tracks are just behind the house--and you do hear and feel the trains as they go by. It was not a problem for our family, however. Because of the location of the train tracks within 5 blocks of the beach, I think many rentals are within close proximity to the tracks. We definitely would stay again at the lovely beach house.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely beach house with charm!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for your hospitality! We enjoyed our stay and the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect location! Plenty of room for two families to enjoy a weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Ruta has thought of everything to make a stay at her beach house comfortable--plenty of towels, extra linens, well-stocked kitchen, bicycles (which we used to get around town instead of a car), lots of cozy seating inside and out. Ruta is also very easy to work with. It was the perfect spot for two families to come together to celebrate a wedding.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved the house, town & our lil vaca

  • 5 of 5

We left the house just as we found it!! The bike key is in the bike basket, where we found it. Perfect place for us. Our kids over 21, loved playing cards at the awesome table.

BBQ was great!

Showers great!

The sofa bed pull out could use a mattress topper for sure. Apple TV would be nice so we could get movies.

That's all I could suggest!

Thank you

Michele Maggi

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Anniversary getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have wanted to stay in Ruta's Beach House for years and decided that our 12 year wedding anniversary would be a perfect excuse to give it a stay. It was worth the wait! From the beginning Ruta was so accommodating as we arrived a bit early and she allowed us to check in at 2 pm. Waiting for us was a hand written card and a bottle of wine to celebrate our anniversary. What a nice touch! Her home is warm and inviting with nice touches through out. There are bikes in the garage that you can use to cruise into town. The property is only a couple blocks from the sand and we walked that stretch multiple times per day. We had a wonderful getaway weekend and I highly recommend Ruta's Beach House to anyone who wants a warm home close to the beach!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect staycation. We came up from Ventura while our house was being renovated. Awesome little place. A little tricky with a 15 month old (stairs) but they do have baby gates. Love the wagon and all the bikes.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sly's Restaurant
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Amtrak Train Depot
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Ventura Frwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Spot
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Carpinteria Beach

Guests enjoy visiting many local wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley or in downtown Santa Barbara on the wine trails, or casually tasting wine in our local restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

NO pets during summer weekly rentals. Pets allowed in off season with prior approval. No smoking at any time.
HOLIDAY RATES: $2,000 weekly for a party of four at Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Easter, Spring Break; $2,500 for parties over four. $350 holiday nightly rate for a party of four; $400 holiday nightly rate for parties of five or more. UCSB graduation weekend: $350 a night for party of four; $400 for a party over four, same for October Avocado Festival. Monthly rentals do not include utilities (electricity, gas, water, cable/internet, etc.) which must be paid for my tenants. Owner pays for gardener. Security deposits on stays more than one week is $500 per week X's the number of weeks of the stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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