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One Block from the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom PLUS Loft

Enjoy our tastefully furnished, comfortable end unit in a quiet, 20-unit townhouse-style complex on Elm Avenue just 1 block from the beach. You can leave your car in the covered carport and walk to town for shopping and restaurants. New 42-inch SMART LED TV with cable and Netflix...wireless internet...fully equipped kitchen...4 ceiling fans...plenty of sheets and towels ...beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrella and beach mats in storage locker. King-size bed in bedroom...queen-size sleeper sofa in loft. Complex has a laundry room. No pets or smoking.

More Details

Emily Gallo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Emily Gallo

My husband and I live in Chico where he is a professor emeritus of Economics and I am the author of four novels: "Venice Beach," "The Columbarium," "Kate & Ruby" and "Roads Not Taken."

Emily Gallo purchased this condo in 2012

Why Emily Gallo chose Carpinteria

With retirement looming, we wanted to be able to spend some of the year in a beach town and searched the California coast. When we found Carpinteria three years ago, we knew we had found the perfect place. We wanted a quiet complex at the beach and easy walking distance to town. We have friends and family in southern California and we wanted to be able to take the train to visit them and to take advantage of all the region has to offer without having to drive.

What makes this condo unique

After two years of looking for a place to buy, we fell in love with this condo. It is the only unit in the building that has a full bedroom as well as a loft bedroom. Since we stay here several weeks a year ourselves, the condo is a home, not just a rental property. We want our guests to feel the same way.


Carpinteria Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath is at the top of the stairs on the same floor as the bedroom and the loft
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size
  • One bedroom plus loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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One Block from the Beach
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews
Bishop, CA

Wonderful! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this quaint condo. It is only one block from the beach and we didn't use our car the entire time. It was clean and had everything we needed. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week at the beach

  • 4 of 5

The unit was in great condition, it is a little small, but perfect for the 3 of us. Would defiantly rent again if needed. It has a great location, 1 block to the beach and 1 block to town and the park.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carpinteria, CA USA

Avofest Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had a great weekend here!

Prefect location 1 block from the beach, plenty of room.

The place was in great condition.

I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Great location, well equipped, comfortable, and nicely decorated.

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for my daughters and I. Like the description says, it's s block from the beach and also a block off Linden, so we didn't even need to get in the car.

The layout has a loft upstairs, but the additional bedroom space was really nice. The kitchen is well equipped, as is the entire condo, and it really has a comfortable home-like feel.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed in Emily's condo for a quick family getaway and really loved it. The bedroom is spacious and you can hear the waves crashing on the beach as you drift off. The hide-a-bed couch in the loft was perfect for our 10 year old twins. Both adults and kids had their privacy. The unit has Netflix so after an active day at the beach, we all could watch our favorite shows. The condo is just a few blocks from the Carpinteria Rec boat house, where you can rent kayaks, and take surfing lessons just steps away. Our favorite amenity of the condo was the beach wagon that could hold 4 boogie boards, the umbrella, shovels, towels, etc. for easy transport to and from the beach, just a block away. Also, no need to drive anywhere once you arrive. We walked into town for delicious cook-your-own steaks at The Palms, breakfast at Reynaldo"s , sweets at Robitaille's, and filled our growler with amazing locally brewed beer at Island Brewing. We definitely will be back and plan to stay again at Emily's place again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a family style vacation

  • 5 of 5

Three of us (me, my wife and our son) had such a great time end of June 2017 in Carpinteria! The place has all you need for a multi-day stay, plenty of cookware in the kitchen, nice bed and the loft, towels, everything for the beach too. The location is ideal - very short walk to the beach, and easy stroll to all restaurants and shops, within 5-10 minutes you get to all you need. If you have a car (we did), you can drive up to Santa Barbara and get to even more places, including some sightseeing, like Old Mission (just beautiful place). My son is a cyclist, he had a blast riding mountain climbs around Santa Barbara. Yo can rent very nice road bikes in town too. Overall I would highly recommend Emily's place.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Island Brewing Company
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Spot
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Car: not necessary

. Carpinteria is a special place unlike any other..a quiet beach town without large hotels or resorts, yet close to larger cities...12 miles to Santa Barbara...17 miles to Ventura...22 miles to Ojai...84 miles to Los Angeles. You can leave your car in the covered carport and walk to town for shopping and restaurants...or walk to the Amtrak station and take the train to Santa Barbara for the zoo, the Mission, Stearns Wharf...or take a meditative walk through the Salt Marsh...or hike to see the seals on the bluff... or rent a bike and visit Rincon or Padaro Lane. If you decide to drive, have lunch in Ojai and rent a boat on Lake Cachuma or check out Solvang and the wineries.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

12% Tax to city of Carpinteria is for stays of less than 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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