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Fun and retro rental conveniently close to Santa Barbara!

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 4

With a fun, 70s style and a great location just steps from the beach, you'll have a memorable time at this Santa Barbara County home in quiet and charming Carpinteria! Full of retro furnishings and modern amenities like a flatscreen TV, cable, and a DVD player, when you're not down on the sand you'll be relaxing in style at this swanky loft studio space.

Carpinteria State Beach is only about 200 yards from this California Coast getaway. Spend your vacation flying kites on the sand, walking along the shore, or reading beneath a big beach umbrella. And if you feel like even more activities, the bustling and popular city of Santa Barbara is only 12 miles west along the stunning California coastline.

On the main level of your beach retreat, you'll have a living area, dining table, and a full kitchen for easy meal preparation. In the evenings, spend time lounging on the sofa before heading out to one of Carpinteria's many restaurants, or just make a home-cooked meal and stay in for a laid-back night full of conversation and couch cuddling.

The stairs lead up to a cozy, loft-style bedroom, and with the additional sofa bed downstairs, up to four guests can easily stay at this Carpinteria vacation condo. In addition, you'll have access to a shared washer and dryer so you can even do laundry during your stay!

Perfect for a romantic getaway, a family beach vacation, or even a solo trip to recharge and unwind, this location offers many attractions including hiking trails at both the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Salt Creek Marsh Nature Preserve, nearby wineries, galleries, shopping, and much more. You can also make the quick drive to Santa Barbara for museums and additional beaches, events, and even a fun-filled night on the town.

Whether you stay for a few days or a week, this pleasingly funky Southern California vacation home has everything you'll need to relax at the shore. Bring your surfboard or your favorite books - this Carpinteria escape is a great home base for a beach vacation right near the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara!

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, CA - Southern California Office
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017


Carpinteria Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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(47 traveler reviews)

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Fun and retro rental conveniently close to Santa Barbara!
average rating of 4.0 based on 47 reviews

Sweet location!!

  • 4 of 5

Location is wonderful. It's within walking distance to beach and downtown Carpinteria.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Sugar Shack

  • 3 of 5

The location of this property is great! It is quiet, clean, and close to the beach.

We appreciated being able to prepare our own meals and the kitchen and cookware was acceptable. It had everything we needed except some large mixing bowls and knives that were sharp. This made it hard to cut through our chicken and vegetables, and mix up large salads and other dishes.

The condo has a big comfy bed, a nice size bathroom and living room. The kitchen table was a little rickety and some of the chairs looked like they were coming apart.

I know this property is suppose to have a vintage feel, but a little updating of the furnishings, cookware, and dishes would go a long way in showing appreciation to the guests.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: The property manager has tightened up the furniture and ordered new knives and mixing bowls for the home. Thank you!
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Desperately needs an upgrade and does not sleep four

  • 1 of 5

The property doesn't look like the photos on the listing at all. It's in desperate need of an upgrade (shag carpeting, unsleepable sofa bed, old furniture except the upstairs bed) for the price it is being offered for. We stayed here (four adults) and the pull-out sofa bed is totally unusable. One of the legs of the sofa is broken and the mattress is old, misshapen and has springs coming out. My parents had to move the mattress to the floor to sleep on it and it was still incredibly uncomfortable. This property should not be advertised to sleep four people unless the sofa bed is replaced. We were very disappointed with the quality based on the price we paid. We've stayed at many great vacation rentals in all different parts of the country and sadly this was not one of them.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very close to beach and felt very safe. It's a quiet place and pretty clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Locations is Great!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the great location of the Sugar Shack. It is a short walk and a

short block and a half from the beach! It was great to be able to walk back if we wanted to use the bathroom and/or get snacks. Every morning, I took a walk on

the beach. And on Linden St. there are so many coffee places, eateries and even

the Rite-Aid and Smart & Final Grocery; so you don't even have to drive to get to

any essentials. The upstairs bed is very comfortable. They also have two additional feather comforters which are really nice with the cool nights. The only thing we

would change would be to update the pull-out sofa bed. Our adult children opted

for the two sofas, and slept on them very nicely. The kitchen was great and the cleanliness of the unit was excellent. Overall, we had a great time at the Sugar Shack.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Ideal location! No small children.

  • 4 of 5

The location is perfect, less than 2 short blocks to a beautiful beach, and around the corner from quaint downtown Carpinteria. If you want a great location at a good value, consider it. However, if you enjoy spending significant amounts of time inside enjoying a nice view, this is not the place for you. I would strongly caution anyone with a small child from staying here, because the loft railing is spaced out such that a child could easily walk through. What this place lacks in updated amenities, it more than makes up for in location!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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