About This Listing
Updated Beach style 3bd/2 ba less than a mile to beach is very family friendly. Highlights include outdoor heated shower and jacuzzi plus outdoor fireplace and cozy seating for 6 or more under a grapevine covered arbor. We have beach bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers etc for you!
Coastal cottage charm with all the modern luxuries close to the beach and downtown restaurants. We have all the amenities available to enjoy a perfect summer vacation with the family! After a fun day at the beach you can return to the house and rinse off in our outdoor (heated) shower then take a relaxing soak in our jacuzzi.
We have a BBQ that is both gas and charcoal for fun backyard meals. Kids will be entertained with the swing set, trampoline (9' medium size) and we also have bikes, scooters and one electric scooter for all to enjoy during your stay. Beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, coolers etc also available. Travel light and arrive to enjoy the beach fun in our beautiful laid back beach town!
We love sharing our home and all the amenities we have here. Our home is a very comfortable 3 bdrm/2 ba. The master bedroom (queen bed) is cozy with blue and white "beach stripes" and you will have access to one full closet plus a tall/narrow chest for folded clothes and attached bath with shower. (No tub in this bath).
The second bedroom (queen bed) is decorated in "Paris black and pink" and is located directly next to second bathroom (shower and tub) with hanging space in closet and a small dresser.
The third bedroom is decorated in pottery barn beach theme bedding and has 2 twin beds and 2 twin trundles below each bed so is the perfect "slumber party" spot for all the kids! You will have access to a full chest of drawers (6 drawers) and hanging space in closet. Happy to also leave toys for your little ones to play with or also happy to store...just let me know your preference.
We have wireless internet access and a nice little office area off dining room. (Laptop can be available if you like)
We have Apple TV (living room) plus DVD/VCR and huge selection of movies for whole family to enjoy. We have a flat screen with (website hidden) chrome in master bedroom.
We can set up additional flat screen in either additional bedroom if needed.
Interaction with Guests
We are available at any time/day the guests need us. We have been managing vacation rentals for many years and love sharing our homes and making sure guests enjoy a perfect stay in our little piece of paradise!
Our neighborhood is nestled in between the mountains and the beach and our home backs up to a fantastic park and playground. (El Carro park)
You can bike or walk almost anywhere in Carpinteria from our home and our downtown has many incredible restaurants (kid friendly) and great retail shopping!
The beaches are amazing (worlds safest beach!) and there are 2 fantastic dog friendly beaches if your furry family member is traveling with you. World famous Rincon surf spot is a 5 min drive from our house if you plan to "hang 10" this vacation!
Carpinteria has the best (and cheapest) public transportation. The fun beach shuttle runs from our neighborhood to downtown Carpinteria and close to the beach (drops off by train station and "The Spot" restaurant) and the cost is just 25 cents per person each way!
Amtrak train station is less than a mile from house (free parking) and runs north (Santa Barbara is just 15 min north) and south (ventura is just 15 minutes south) so you can do fun and easy "car free" day trips! (Train schedule available in our guest book)
Carpinteria is unique as well in that there is still free parking at beach and downtown.
Other Things to Note
This home is a brand new listing on airbnb (june 2014) and we are excited to share our home and this little slice of beach paradise! We have done many home exchanges with this home and are happy to accommodate any requests that will make your vacation stay perfect. We also have a vacation rental cabin in Big Bear lake we have enjoyed renting for the past 12 years so understand the importance of guest satisfaction.
We provide a guest book with all the house details as well as suggestions for things to do in Carpinteria and nearby Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez wine country (45 min north).
If you are traveling with boys who have who are not excited about the "pottery barn pink" in kids room just let us know and we can swap the bedding for a neutral color "beach theme"!
We plan to add more photos so stay tuned for more fun photos.
We expect guests to treat our home as if it were their own.
This was the perfect home for our family Thanksgiving vacation. 4 adults and 2 kids fit comfortably in this 3 bedroom home. We were a short drive from the beach and the town is super cute. Although it's outside of Santa Barbara, I think it was even better than staying in SB. It felt more like a true beach town. There is a big park just a block away which was great for the kids. There were beach towels and chairs at the house for us to use. The hot tub and fire pit made evenings relaxing and fun. We just put the kids to bed, started up the BBQ and continued to enjoy the outdoor amenities.
Toni went above and beyond to make sure we felt comfortable and had everything we needed. It was really lovely that she was in contact multiple times before and during our stay. It meant I didn't have to dig through old emails to find the information about the house. She made herself very accessible if we had any questions.
This was the perfect home for us. Easy access to the beach, grocery store, shopping, and the park meant we could really relax and take advantage of the amazing sunny weather.
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Toni was an incredible host. She answered my questions cheerfully before we arrived and accomodated our request for non girly bedding for one of the kids at the last minute. This house is lovely and comfortable and made our stay in Carp the relaxing beachy vacay we were looking for. Nicely laid out, the house has a breezy, welcoming feeling and was very comfortable for our family of 4, my brother and his wife and their little fluffy pup. The hot tub was a real treat, and a lovely spot to watch the hummingbirds overhead. We really enjoyed the well stocked kitchen and firepit for relaxing with the family. The pretty little gardens with limes, rosemary bushes, lavendar, grape vines and other fruit trees made it feel like a sanctuary. Toni left tons of beach gear (umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, a wagon for hauling) and bikes for our use, which added to our no worries vacation. The house is just on the north side of 101 and it takes just minutes to get into town driving, and on bikes, it makes for a pleasant little stroll. We didn't take the trolley but we did see it rolling through the neighborhood, another super easy way to get into town from Toni's. Don't hesitate to rent this place!
The hosts are lovely to work with, very responsive and they have thought through every detail. Everything was clean and as nice as the photos. It is a great family home and nice place to relax. They are very flexible and wanted our experience to be great, and it was. I would recommend this house if you are looking for a nice home to relax in and go enjoy the beautiful beaches in the area. Also, they let our dog stay which was a huge plus!
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About the Host, Toni
Hi there! I'm so happy you are interested in renting our home! We own 3 homes that we have enjoyed sharing with renters for the past 12 years. In June of 2014 we listed our home in Carpinteria with airbnb and are truly excited about this new way to reach travelers and share our home and this amazing little beach town we live in most of the year.
The most important thing to me is that my guests enjoy their stay and have everything they need for a memorable vacation. I am available anytime to assist and the ultimate compliment is when a guest leaves a positive review and returns again!