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4 Easy Blocks to the Beach and Downtown. Family and Dog Friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House with 2 Bedrooms(Queen+ Twin Daybed with trundle) + Queen Sofa Bed, 1 Bath

Charming beach cottage, only 4 easy blocks to Carptineria State Beach, close to the Salt Marsh Nature Reserve, Sandyland Cove and all the wonderful downtown shops & restaurants. Dog Friendly. Fenced and gated yard. Walking distance to train station and Linden Avenue. 10 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara and 30 minutes to Ojai.

Keywords: House with gated front and back yards. Dogs allowed, but NO CATS.

Sharee Crossley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

Why Sharee Crossley chose Santa Barbara Area

Family and Dog Friendly with fenced and gated yard. 4 easy blocks to the beach. Beautiful town, beach and wonderful restaurants.

What makes this house unique

A peaceful atmosphere for relaxing and having fun.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

4 Easy Blocks to the Beach and Downtown. Family and Dog Friendly.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Puppy Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This little house was perfect. A short walk to the beach and downtown. Our little dog loved watching the world go by from the front gate. It is clean, has a very comfortable bed and all the kitchen amenities. The linens were new and all white. After a couple of days we didn't even hear the trains, you get used to it. The morning walks with Buster on the beach (make sure you go right as no dogs are allowed on the south part) were a highlight. The surf fishing was a lot of fun. I even hooked my first leopard shark but didn't land him. 😐 Rent a kayak and paddle out to the kelp beds to enjoy the view and see the seals. . I left a couple items behind which were promptly mailed to me. Thank you! We think of our stay here often and hope to come back one day soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a gem!!! My family (2 adults and 2 children) stayed here for a week in July of 2014 and we didn't want to leave. My husband loves to cook and clearly so do the owners of this house because the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could ever need. The location is quiet and set back from the touristy scene of Linden Ave. yet so close to the beach and downtown. In 7 days we only got in the car once and that was for a day trip to Santa Barbara. The outdoor space made our trip even better because we ate meals outside and the kids played in the yard with cars for hours. We WILL be back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Marvelous seaside holiday

  • 5 of 5

My golden retriever and I just returned from a month at this charming cottage. It is EXTREMELY well stocked with beach chairs, boogie boards and everything you need to enjoy the nearby sand and the lovely town--even bicycles. Neighborhood is very friendly and family oriented. The four blocks to the beach are truly all flat, and the beach we enjoyed allows dogs on leash. There is also a very large beach for people only. Carpinteria is very special. I went for days and days without using my car-- but close enough to enjoy the glamor of Santa Barbara (I was a regular at Sunday polo.) The space was spotless when I arrived and is easy to maintain. The owner was always available--and even helped me find a vet. Be sure to enjoy breakfast at Esau's, a burger at Sly's and burgers at the Spot. When we visited, there were outdoor movies in the park on Thursday nights (Thursday is also farmers market day.) It is truly charming, and I hope to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, Arizona

You will love this place....close enough to smell the sea air, far enough from the beach traffic...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three weeks in August and completely enjoyed our stay. The house has all the character and charm of a vintage beach bungalow, with all the updated comforts of a newer place. The street is so quiet and lovely, the fenced yard is incredibly private, the locals are very nice, and a short walk to town, and the train platform for the Pacific Surfsider---a fun way to spend a day going up the coast. The beach is a short walk, and you will love the Salt Marsh Park that is nearby too. The house is really well groomed, and most relaxing...WE LOVED IT! You will too...

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to rent

  • 5 of 5

We had the good fortune to be able to stay at this charming cottage for 2 months. This place was exceptionally clean and well maintained. The home is equiped with everything you would need for a stay- right down to beach chairs. It is a short 4 block walk to the beach and a close walk to town (closer if you cross the RR tracks). We did hear the train but after awhile you get use to it and didn't even notice it. Although it has no views of the beach, it's proximity and price were worth it. It is a small 2 bedroom 1 bath just the right size for a couple. We would have stayed longer if we could have. I would highly recommend this cottage and would rent it again in a heartbeat...

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An unpleasant experience

  • 1 of 5

With only a fews days notice to the owner, I rented this home for the month of April, 2011. After having rented multiple out of state homes on VRBO over the years, site unseen, this is the only problem we've ever experienced. For a number of reasons, the home was not going to work for my situation. I felt I had explained what I was looking for, and that I was mis-guided by the owner. Within 2 hours of my arrival, I contacted the owner to let them know it just wasn't going to work, and was astounded by their reaction. They became very rude, told me their mother needed the money, and that once I entered the property I was legally obligated to the rental. From there, they said that if I didn't stay at all, they would charge me 30% of the monthly fee (a cleaning fee plus keep my deposit) for having entered their property, and if I stayed one night, they would charge me slightly less, the cleaning fee plus a significant nightly rate) Because it was the lower amount, I stayed the 1 night, and then left. In my view, given they had not lost another rental opportunity given this was a spur of the moment rental, I felt the cleaning fee, which was significant given the property, was more than sufficient for a 2 hour stay, and that I had been misled to secure the rental and then gouged. This property should be seen before it is rented, for a variety of reasons, including that the ad doesn't mention things about the neighborhood such as the active rail line across the street. This was a unique and our first disappointing VRBO experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This Woman requested to rent our property shortly after having to leave the property she was supposedly staying at in Malibu. This should have been our first clue, but we did all we could to accommodate her wishes. It's funny that she mentions the sight of the rail line across the street, which you cannot see from our house. She told us that the beach did not accommodate her elderly dog in a stroller. She called us after entering the house, so if she didn't like the location, why did she enter the house with her 2 dogs? She admitted that she did not read the Home Away Rental Agreement that she signed and returned to us. We thought it was only fair that she be charged the cleaning fee and 1 nights rent, since she and her 2 dogs entered the house. If the house is such a sight, why did we rent it for a month soon after she was there? By the way, she also told me that she couldn't afford the house because she was unemployed. If you are unemployed, why would you rent a beach house? One excuse after another, I don't know what to say, other than everyone who has rented our house has said it is a really nice house.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Salt Marsh
Nearest Point of Interest
Carpinteria State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Carpinteria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Season Winter/Spring
Jan 2 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 22 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off-Season Fall/Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

$500.00 Reservation/Security is Due with the Signed Rental Agreement. The Deposit becomes a Security/Damage when you check in. The Deposit is refundable within 14 days of departure being that there is no excessive damage. The First Payment is Due 60 Days out, unless booking close to the occupancy date, then the Full Amount is Due.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Carpinteria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Size Bed (1), Twin Daybed with trundle, Queen Sofa Bed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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