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Craftsman Beach House - Awesome Carpinteria Location

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 31 nights

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Minimum Stay
31 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms 3 bath Sleeps 8 comfortably

Great home for family and friends to reunite with beach fun. This beautiful Craftsman home has an upstairs game room for the kids to have fun and large open concept downstairs living room and gourmet kitchen. [newly constructed 2011, 2,600 sq. ft.] A full outdoor barbecue, fireplace and family dining area lends itself to many memorable moments with family and friends.

This home has three bedrooms upstairs, and a bedroom suite down stairs: a large master bedroom, with its own master crafted tiled bathroom with large glass shower and California king bed (sleeps 2), complete with it's own private balcony. Two additional upstairs bedrooms (queen size bed) (sleeps 2 ) with an additional balcony and a second upstairs bathroom. The upstairs game room with queen size hide-a-bed (sleeps 2) and 60' TV and game center, X-box and Sony PS2. The downstairs suite just off the open living room and kitchen offers a California king bed and fold-down double couch (4). There are Japanese futons and mats for an additional 2-3 children as needed.

WiFi available throughout the home, TV in master bedroom, main living room and game room.

The large open living room overlooks a bluff with 9 foot sliding glass doors just off the large covered patio complete with gas grill and smoker, out door fireplace and pleasant back yard with stone steps down the bluff and you are on your way to the beach. The home is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet family neighborhood overlooking a bluff and an open grass area. The open kitchen completely equipped with Bunn coffee maker, dishwasher, microwave, gas convection oven and large pantry. A separate Laundry area with front loading washer and dryer.

Only steps to the beach, this location promotes early morning walks and offers gorgeous sunsets. Come enjoy a house that you will want to stay in for years to come with family and friends. We have already created many memories in this home and we know you will too. Summer season rates are in effect for UCSB graduation, Thanksgiving Week and Christmas Weeks. We do not rent to non-family groups, defined as unrelated adults under the age of 40. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

Great surfing and kayaking are nearby. Walk to restaurants, shops, markets and banking.

Local Shuttle service in and around Carpinteria is available for 25 cents, with transfers to Santa Barbara for 75 cents. You are free to use whatever we have at the house, boogie boards, beach mats, additional chairs and tables . . .

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William and Danece Stapleton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About William and Danece Stapleton

We are an RN/LCSW & College Professor/Pastor, who have traveled the world and lived in many other countries. Our love for Japan (home for 13 years) is reflected in the downstairs suite. Our grandparents bought this property in 1950 and we enjoyed many childhood days and high school courtship here. This Craftsman home was completed in 2011 as a family project/retreat, which we make available on a limited basis for other families and friends.

William and Danece Stapleton purchased this house in 1950

Why William and Danece Stapleton chose Santa Barbara Area

Our grandparents bought this property in 1950 and it was occupied by Uncle, a WWII Vet for 30 years after Grandmother King passed. The property sits on a cul-de-sac next to a protected preserve, (thus 'King's End') overlooking the Protected City landmark, the Portola Sycamore - where the Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola originally met with the Chumash Indians in 1769 and named this place 'La Carpinteria,' (the spelling is Spanish and it means 'the carpenter's shop'), noting that the Indians were building a very sophisticated kind of canoe, which they called a 'tomol,' out of the trunks of the sycamores. Rather than hacking out the center of the logs and floating them like a dugout, they were actually sawing the logs into boards to build what we might call 'real boats.' So, because of its long-standing history that lot became a preserve, and you can see the memorial plaque if you walk down to the tree. Although public property, the preserve adds ambience and an airy quality to our property as well.

What makes this house unique

Our grandchildren's favorite's: The famous, Robitalle's Candy Shop, Foster's Freeze, Sushi Teri, Reyes' Market, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and Starbuck's all a short walk down town. The home reflects history and modern convenience. Comfortable, relaxed, close to town yet secluded.


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Craftsman Beach House - Awesome Carpinteria Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and we love Carpinteria. The house's grounds are amazingly well kept and the house was perfect for all our family's needs. We started each morning with coffee on the back porch and ended each night at the beach. I love all the books and the cozy spots for reading. This was not our first time to Carpinteria and each time it seems we find a new "favorite" spot. On this trip we discovered the used book shop run by the Library--hard back books for $1!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Place We've Ever Stayed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at King's End Carpinteria. It's such a lovely and history-filled place with the Portola Sycamore right there and the beach so close. Lots of space for the kids to run and play, with a huge park right next door, and only a 5 minute walk to the shore. It's in a great, quiet neighborhood, with families all around who have lived there many years. Our car got lonesome in the driveway. We walked everywhere we wanted to go; to the beach; to town for shopping; to Senior Frog's for the greatest hamburgers ever; to the driving range for some golfing practice; to Reyes' Market for the very best Mexican food and, yes, to McDonald's once in a while, just because. But when we did get the car out we found Santa Barbara and Ventura equally close, and we enjoyed a trip to Solvang and the Santa Ynez wineries. The house itself is very comfortable and well-appointed with lots of space and a huge patio for outdoor meals. Mornings on the upstairs decks, just outside our bedrooms were glorious coffee times. It's, all-around, a most comfortable home away from home. We'll do it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at King's End in Carpinteria. The cost was more than reasonable and we were able to have family come at various times and vacation with us. The beach is so close you can hear it at night and the community is so wonderful. We really enjoyed the Saturday morning street shopping. We also fell in love with Sly's restaurant and the Blood Orange Martinis at Senor Frogs. We spent time in Ojai, Santa Barbara, and Solvang as all were within easy driving distance. I couldn't have asked for a better time or a better value for the time and freedom we were granted.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Santa Barabra Municipal Airport (SBA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Island Brewing Co. 6th Street
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Driving range
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sly's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Carpinteria State Beach & Carpinteria City Beach


Rates & Availability

Carpinteria House Rental Rates

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31 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $500

Prices in US Dollars.
Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks are Calculated at Summer Season Rates.
$500 Cleaning Fee.
$2,000 Security/Damage Deposit Refundable Within 15 business Days after Checkout.
No non-family-related groups.
Pets are Specifically Not Allowed.

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Carpinteria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Private toilet & shower separate from vanity & sink.
    Upstairs Main Bath - toilet , shower , Vanity with double sink & shower. Separate toilet room.
    Master Bath (Upstairs) - toilet , shower , Double sink master-crafted travertine & glass double shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Private balcony, TV, & Master-crafted tiled double shower.
    The Green Room - 1 double , The Green Room also has a private balcony.
    The Blue Room - 1 queen
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Hide-A-Bed Sofa
    Downstairs Japanese Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Adequate for a family of 4
  • The large Master Suite has a California King memory-foam bed, a private balcony, TV, walk-in closet and master-crafted tiled bathroom with large glass double shower. The Green Room has its own private balcony. The Blue Room is comfortable & quiet. The Game Room has a Sofa-Bed and lots of open space. The Downstairs Japanese Suite adjoins the open floor-plan kitchen, dining and family room, and has a California King Memory-foam bed plus a foldout double-size couch.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Set in the charming beach community of Carpinteria, close to historic Santa Barbara, theaters, zoo, shopping, restaurants, polo grounds, kayaking tours, Segway tours, guided walking tours, Santa Ynez wine country tours, day trips to Channel Islands State Park, whale-watching in season and much, much more.

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