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Stylish Cottage Retreat by the Sea 2 in Charming Carpinteria

Bedrooms 2
Space 841 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

This charming and stylish, beautifully refurbished 1920's beach cottage is 2 blocks from Carpinteria State Beach, 1 block from Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Reserve, and a few blocks from the heart of town. Included bikes, beach wagon, beach chairs, boogie board and cooler all make a fun-filled day at the beach effortless. Rinse off the day in our hot water, outdoor shower when you return.

We were honored to have our cottages (#336069 & #248884) 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 tasteful furnishings and decor, refinished hardwood floors throughtout, 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 a 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 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 DVD's, Apple TV, and wireless internet. 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 bird watching one 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 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: beach house, beach cottage, home, cottage, house

More Details

Kat Hirsch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

About Kat Hirsch

Our family bought 2 neglected, unloved cottages on one lot 1 1/2 blocks from the beach. We expertly and extensively refurbished them throughout, upgrading EVERYTHING and making them very livable and lovely. We love to share them with people that will appreciate the quality and care we put into our charming cottages. (SEE VRBO 248884 for the other cottage).

Kat Hirsch purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Kat Hirsch chose Carpinteria

Being in Carpinteria is like stepping back in time. It's a classic Southern California beach town that has retained is relaxed and easy charm. Life is mellow in Carp. The beach is amazing and there are many good restaurants nearby. We live in nearby Santa Barbara.

What makes this cottage unique

We love to spend the day at the beach, walk home for a nap, then clean up and walk into town for a cocktail at Sly's or a yummy dinner at Corktree Cellars. Watching the kids swim to the platforms and splash around with all of the other kids always puts a smile on my face. Morning bird watching at the Salt Marsh is the perfect way to start the day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for a lovely 3 nights and 4 days! We had a wonderful time and we really loved the interior design of this place! The paintings were very neat and we had a very comfortable stay. Getting around on the bikes was also a lot of fun. Thanks again, and we would love to come back!
Nov 2015
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Carpinteria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 841 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • 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 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Stylish Cottage Retreat by the Sea 2 in Charming Carpinteria
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

Perfect and Clean Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at the Corner Cottage, it had plenty of room for my wife and I plus our two children. It is situated in a very low key neighborhood, and importantly for us just a 3 minute walk to the beach. Our good friends stayed at the rental property next door (same owner), so we had our own little compound for the week.

Kat's property is well decorated, there are several nice touches that round out the beach house theme. She paid attention to every detail to ensure we had everything we needed during their stay. Included were bikes (with locks), beach chairs, boogie boards, and even a wagon to haul things to the sand.

The house was spotless upon our arrival, and she maintains a pet-free household - both very important considering my wife has allergies.

Overall, good times for all of us, it was sad when our week came to an end. We would definitely stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 wonderful days in this cute cottage. The home is perfectly located just 2 blocks from the beach. The owners have provided everything you will need for your stay. We can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location... lovely property

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house in a great location. Both the inside and outside are comfortable, and well appointed. Corner Cottage is close enough to walk to everything: beach, shops, food, fun. We come to the SB area every year, and this will be our go-to house from now on.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Property is very clean and in a good location. Overall great experience. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherman Oaks, CA

Beach town getaway

  • 5 of 5

This perfect home just blocks away from the beach, and center of town is perfect in every way. Has a large living room, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and a full bath. The property is gated and on a corner lot. It is clean & fully stocked for all your needs. Kat is lovely and quick to respond in correspondence. My family & I love this "stylish cottage retreat by the sea" and will plan on being back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 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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Nearest Airport
21.7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Carpinteria Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $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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