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Stylish Cottage Retreat by the Sea in Carpinteria

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-5)

This charming and stylish, beautifully refurbished cottage is 1.5 blocks from Carpinteria State Beach, 1 block from Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park and a few blocks to the heart of town. Included bikes, beach chairs, beach wagon, and cooler all make a fun-filled day at the beach effortless. When you return, rinse off the salt and sand in the warmth of the outdoor shower.

We were honored to have our cottages (#248884 & #336069) chosen to fill the "Little Gem" category of Carpinteria Beautiful's annual Home and Garden Tour in April 2012. They were also featured in Carpinteria Magazine's winter 2010 edition.

The cottage features bamboo hardwood floors, tasteful furnishings, central heat, ceiling fans in the bedrooms, and all the comforts of home. Beautiful, original paintings by local artists adorn the walls. There is a bedroom with a queen bed and another with a bunk bed with a twin on top and full bed on the bottom. A lovely patio in the yard with an outdoor dining table is the perfect spot for a sunset dinner. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. There is a fully upgraded kitchen with stone countertops and all new appliances, including a dishwasher, microwave and ice maker. You will also find a washer and dryer for your convenience. We offer a library of beach and summer themed DVD's and wireless internet at no additional charge. Games and books are in the cupboard for mellow days around the house.

The surrounding neighborhood is very peaceful and the neighbors are friendly. There are several antique shops and wonderful restaurants within walking distance, as well as nature trails and wonderful bird watching one short block away. Or, hop on the bikes and head to town! Thursday afternoons offer a fresh Farmers Market. The town of Santa Barbara is a short drive away and hosts a zoo, museums, shopping, golf, art events, botanical gardens, the Queen of the Missions, wine tasting and more! Stop in Summerland for great antiquing, then glamorous, celebrity-filled Montectio along the way.

Our cottage offers a charming place to stay while on your vacation. Make it your home-away-from-home!


February 2018 NOTE: as a result of the recent wildfire, very heavy rainfall events, if any, may alter your reservation. Reserved nights cancelled due to storm activity will result in a refund for the number of nights cancelled.

Keywords: Cottage, beach cottage

More Details

Kat Hirsch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Kat Hirsch

Our family bought 2 neglected, unloved cottages on one lot one 1/2 blocks from the beach. We expertly and extensively refurbished them throughout, upgrading EVERYTHING and making them very livable and lovely. They are now complete and we are ready to share them with people that will appreciate the fine quality of our charming cottages.

Kat Hirsch purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Kat Hirsch chose Carpinteria

Carpinteria is a charming town. The beach is amazing and there are many other local activities and good restaurants. We live in nearby Santa Barbara.

What makes this cottage unique

Beach walks, dinner on the patio, entertaining friends and family, bird watching at Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park which is 1 short block away, days at the beach with the kids, watching them swim out to the platforms with all of the other kids.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kat and Jed-

What a wondeful way to start a new year. Your cottage is delightfully decorated, fully furnished, nice and warm. You covered every detail. The weather was perfect. We enjoyed every minute of it.

- George and Anne
Jan 2016
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Carpinteria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Full on bottom, twin on top
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Stylish Cottage Retreat by the Sea in Carpinteria
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 70 reviews

Lovely, well appointed, clean cottage

  • 4 of 5

Kat was lovely to deal with, the house was well appointed, stylish, cozy and very clean. The queen master bed was very cozy but so soft my husband couldn't sleep on it. It's a petite cottage on a petite piece of property attached to a slightly larger similar property that we rented with another family and really enjoyed being on the "compound" together. About 3 blocks from the beach and almost the same distance to the beginning of town.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect getaway! Easy to walk to the beach! Easy to walk to the shops and restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

My sister, mother, and I had a wonderful weekend at the cottage. We loved being able to stroll down to the beach or to the shops. The beach is just beautiful, and the house is well equipped with a wagon and chairs that you can take down to the sand. We loved the outside shower with hot water that you can use to clean up after a trip to the ocean! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Carpinteria.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will definitely be back

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous gem of a retreat within walking distance of shops, the beach, train station and more. Clean, nicely appointed and comfortable. Kat was so easy and wonderful to work with. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Book It

  • 5 of 5

One cannot find a better location or a more charming cottage. Much care and love went into keeping it in 1950's style with all the modern amenities. Kitchen is well-stocked. Great selection of DVDs and AppleTV. We will definitely be back to Carpinteria and this cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and clean, with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location, very clean and had all the amenities we needed! We rent the cottage adjacent to this one at the same time, which makes it a great place for our family to congregate! We have stayed here two years in a row now, and are already planning out third!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little beach cottage! Perfect for a family of 4.

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait until next year ! A beach wagon and a couple more beach chairs would have been nice. Nicely decorated very warm

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure having your family back again. The beach wagon became a victim of the damp, salt air that's associated with the cottage's close proximity to the ocean. The axles became very rusty and unfortunately, rendered it unusable. I'm actively looking for a replacement and am having a hard time locating a similar, high quality model. Rest assured there will be a wagon for your next stay! I look forward to having your family back again as my guests. Warm regards, Kat
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Nearest Airport
21.7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Tee Time
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Carpinteria Beach
Car: not necessary

tidepooling, bird watching, whale watching, sunset cruises, surfing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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