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Classy Beach Condo-Steps from White Sand Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

We are on the corner of Sandyland Road and Elm St. in the La Cabana complex, just across the street from the beach-

We take meticulous care of this condo and furnish it as we would our own home, as we like to stay here at times ourselves.

Our unit is a completely and beautifully renovated 2 bdrm condo in quiet complex- Pergo floors, granite counter tops, newly painted sky blue, new tile bathroom floor. It is full of light, and is peaceful and comfortable.

You can walk across the street to Carpinteria Beach, one of the loveliest, cleanest beaches at the South Central Coast.

We have a year round heated swimming pool at complex, beautiful landscaping, gas grill, and the complex is meticulously maintained.

The wildlife refuge is a short walk and has excellent birding. The seal rookery is down the beach. Dolphins and whales swim offshore. Carpinteria is a lovely beachside town with good restaurants, shops, parks, artists' shops, antique stores, and palm tree lined streets.

Santa Barbara is 15 minutes up Rt. 101, with many family activities and attractions: shops; zoo; botanical gardens; bike paths; watersports, art museum, natural history museum . Summerland is a great nearby town for antiquing and many wineries are nearby.

Keywords: Beach, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Condominium,

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About The Owner

We live in Santa Barbara, and love the beautiful climate and outdoors we are fortunate to enjoy. We moved here from the Boston area, so it's especially nice in the winter. We have 3 boys, a youngest daughter, and all of us love coming to Carpinteria and going to the beach when we get down to our condo!

The Owner purchased this condo in 2003

Why The Owner chose Santa Barbara Area

We loved the town of Carpinteria at first sight. It has a small town, community feeling, and reminded us a little of New England. We enjoy the tall palms lining the streets, expansive beaches, local shops of all kinds, warm breezes, and relaxed and friendly people. We live up in 101 in Santa Barbara but come to Carpinteria regularly because we enjoy it. There are many places to explore: wetland preserve, seal rookery, enormous greenhouses (see the orchids). The foothills are also fun to explore.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is in a small complex, La Cabana, across the street from Carpinteria Beach. Most of the condos are owner occupied, so it does not feel like the usual vacation resort. We overlook the courtyard from our second floor unit. We can go out the door in the morning, and walk on the beach in the early light or go for a swim. A short walk away is the Spot, a great local hamburger place, and in the other direction is the wetland marsh preserve. From our unit you can hear the ocean and feel the onshore breeze.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had such a great time! We especially enjoyed walking across the street to watch the sunset in the evening. Such a magical time of day -- Aug. 2009
Aug 2009
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Carpinteria Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , One bedroom has a California King size bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The second bedroom has a comfortable Queen size bed.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa in the living room folds out to a bed w/pillowtop.
  • California King Bed in Master Bedroom. Queen bed in second Bedroom. We also have a portable baby crib. The sofa in the living room folds out to be a Queen Bed and we have an egg crate pad for extra comfort.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The condo is professionally cleaned before you arrive, and after you depart. We have an excellent babysitter you can hire during your stay, and can provide you with tips on fun things to do during your vacation.


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Classy Beach Condo-Steps from White Sand Beach
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 41 reviews
Los Angeles, Ca

Perfect for a long weekend.

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd Labor Day Weekend stay in Carpenteria and in this unit. The building complex is medium size and so not that many people. Overall, it is very family friendly. Location is amazing as it's right across from the beach. Also, the pool is perfect if you have kids. The place itself is very clean and had all we needed. We would go back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo a few yards from the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Cleaner than any hotel room I have ever stayed in, a few steps from the beach, great pool, friendly residents/other renters.

Nicely decorated, and quiet. Can walk to anyplace in town you want to go.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful. The apartment is clean and has wonderful access to the pool and the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Great experience - simple and efficient to arrange the stay with the owner and overall such a pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean and well-equipped. We were so close to the beach that we could walk back to let the little ones use the potty. Next time we're in Carpinteria we're definitely going to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Carpinteria many times and love it. This was one of the nicest condos that we have rented and we will definitely rent it again. It is well equipped and nicely furnished, easy walking distance to the shops and beach. Amy was very nice and receptive to our requests, she allowed us to check in early and check out late since it was a quiet time of year.

The only draw back was we have 2 older children and twin beds would have worked better in the second bedroom, there is a comfortable bed settee in the living room but of course you have to make it up every day.

Otherwise it was perfect! Carpinteria is a lovely beach town which maintains its charm, this condo is a great place to stay whilst you are there.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were excellent guests and we hope to see you again! Have a wonderful holiday season. Amy
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Los Angeles, Ca

Location... location... location!

  • 5 of 5

Last year was our first visit to Carpenteria and loved it. We also had rented a small cottage which was great but it was a few blocks away from the beach and didn't have a pool either. A year later I wanted a place across from the beach and with a pool for my young little swimmer (4 1/2 year old). This location is ideal and the apartment a perfect space for a small family with a futon in the living room for the kids. The place was clean and had about everything we needed. The building is older but the apartment itself is updated, very comfortable and fairly quiet for a very family friendly building. There is a laundry room on the first floor so this was convenient. We were provided a parking space but chose to park outside as there was parking available. Location was more than ideal and we rarely used the car. Over all, it was a fantastic stay for us and we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Linden Ave.
Car: not necessary

There are extensive bike trails, wonderful wine tasting tours, spa and massage facilities nearby, annual festivals, art gallery, and much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Manager'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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