House, 2 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
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 Carpinteria
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - No pets allowed during the summer weekly rentals .No pets allowed during the summer weekly rentals .
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- 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.
Weekend getaway 2020
Easy communication, check in, and opportunity to relax for the 3 night stay. Would highly recommend this property!
Wonderful from start to finish . Property owner was a delight to communicate with about our stay . They had everything we needed and can not think of one detail that was missed. We will be back ❤️
Perfect beach getaway!
Perfect beach getaway, within walking distance to local pubs and shops. We really enjoyed the peaceful wintertime beach, and had fun biking around the area as well. Accommodations very comfortable and homey. Lovely upstairs living room provides great view and lots of fresh air!
Amazing Place Short Walk to the Beach
The Beach House was even better than it looked online. Clean and cute with a deck, front porch, a large backyard, two stoves, and a garage. Check in and out was easy. Ruta, the host, was very accommodating and even mailed us back our garage door opener when we left it at the place! Will definitely go back!
Cleanliness down graded based on condition of carpets and window coverings.
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.