Beautifully remodeled beach studio. This studio is perfect for two people. Kitchenette and bathroom. 4 house walk to beach! Studio is downstairs below main home with a lockout door. Small yard area with bbq. Perfect spot for a weekend getaway!
Studio is newly remodeled with bamboo floors, granite counters, stainless steel undermount sink, fresh paint, new doors . Perfect for two people or maybe a family with one young child. Has bathroom with stand up shower. Kitchen includes: apartment fridge, 2 burner hot plate, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, and all utensils/dishes needed. Studio is on first floor under main home. There is a lockout door making this unit completely private! We are 4 homes from the brand new pedestrian tunnel to the La Conchita beach. Very few people know about this beach! We are located right in between Rincon and Little Rincon if you like to surf or SUP. New tunnel has also been built with bike access to brand new path. From La Conchita you can bike to Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, or Ventura! This rental makes for a perfect beach vacation!
Small outdoor area, Outdoor BBQ, Parking space for one car.
Interaction with Guests
As needed/wanted by guest, but the unit is private with a walkway via the side of the main home.
We are so close to the beach, bike paths and the beauty of the ocean. La Conchita is a relaxed and eclectic beach community. There is one breakfast/dinner/lunch restaurant (10 min walk on beach) at The Shoals.
You will need a car to get around (Carp, SB, or Ventura) here unless you plan to bike a lot! We are 15 min drive to downtown Santa Barbara and Ventura and 5 min drive to Carpinteria. You will need to drive to restaurants and grocery stores.
Other Things to Note
Friendly dog on premises
If I had one word for this AirBNB, it would be fantastic! Myself and my partner, Sue, stayed at Stephanie & Brian's for 16 days! It felt like we had moved into this neat little beach community just steps away from a long sandy beach and the Pacific Ocean.
Stephanie and Brian made us feel totally welcome and we felt like we were in our own home right away. The room was good sized with a comfortable bed, private bathroom, private entrance, along with a nice grassy area right outside the studio. There was also a very large closet for storage. They also supplied beach chairs, beach umbrella and beach towels (as well as towels, soap, shampoo for the studio).
In addition, there was a good sized refrigerator, microwave, flatscreen TV with many channels and a 2-burner hot plate along with many dishes and kitchen utensils.
We interacted with our hosts every now and then, they were a great source of information and we found them to be great folks along with their young son.
You are literally steps from the beach, you do have to cross under the US-101 freeway using the newly constructed pedestrian tunnel (completed in 2014), from there you can walk and/or bike to Ventura to the south on Carpinteria to the north. We actually walked to Carpinteria 6 times while we were there. Carpinteria has many restaurants and a great brew pub (Island brewing).
This really was great vacation for us, and we were very happy and comfortable to be in this La Conchita community for over 2 weeks
We miss it already!
We had a wonderful stay at Stephanie & Brian's beach studio in La Conchita. The location is awesome. The clean, quiet beach is an easy 5-min walk from the studio, and it's like having your own private beach! Just bring along the beach chairs and you're set for the day!
Stephanie and Brian are great hosts – friendly and nearby if we needed anything but completely respectful of our privacy. Stephanie even shared some fresh fruit and vegetables from their garden!
The unit itself is small, clean and cozy – exactly what you see in the pictures. Ample counter space, a refrigerator, coffee maker and a little cooktop are a nice touch for breakfast and packing lunch for the beach or a drive up the coast. There was a gas barbecue grill available for our use too, although we didn't use it during our stay.
The neighborhood is great too! Fun, eclectic and did I mention it is right next to the beach? And just down the highway from Carpinteria, if you're in the mood for shopping, restaurants or other amenities. If you have a bike, it's right next to a brand new bike path as well.
The beach studio is a great "home base" for spending time along the coast, at your own pace and in your own way.
The room was very nice although the bed wasn't very comfortable. The bed did have nice sheets and covers. The only heat was a small electric heater, which was adequate. The room is around the back of the house and the path was fairly well lighted by motion detector lights that didn't always come on. The room was spacious for a couple, with large closet and small bathroom, 1 sink and a shower with only fair water pressure. My girlfriend was not comfortable about privacy, the ceiling didn't buffer all sound from above or from below. Seems like it could use some good insulation to provide more privacy, although owners above were very quiet.
Easy access to a beachside neighborhood. Walk to the beach in less than 10 minutes. Clean and comfortable accommodations with good parking. Although no services in immediate area, Santa Barbara is a short drive away.
The host dropped by to welcome us within 30 minutes of arrival. The accommodations were exactly as described and shown in pictures. Extremely clean, if you like an unsentrd room you will have to share that prior to arrival. You could easily stay for extended periods of time because of the kitchen set-up. The accommodation was across the highway & train tracks from the beach which you get to by a lighted tunnel which also adjoins the bike path where you may see surfers or people fishing. You can walk the beach to a nearby hotel for brunch or dinner which overlooks the beach. You will hear the highway traffic since LaConchita's few homes are nestled between the hillside and highway.
Stephanie and Brian's beach studio was beautiful. La Conchita , in general was peaceful , captivating scenery ! Everything that we needed was a 10 min away in Carpinteria which was very helpful. Stephanie and Brian leave a list of places of recommendations of where to eat which was very helpful . We actaully got to meet Stephanie and Brian , they were very welcoming , nice , and they couldn't stress enough to tell us to let them know if they can help us make our stay better . Even the studio was connected to their home , it was like they were even home . They were very quiet , our over all stay at Stephanie and Brian's was amazing .
Stephanie and Brian's studio was great. It was exactly as advertised, very clean and well furnished. They were very nice and accomodating, and their kid is very cute. Although we only stayed for one night, we would totally go back again. Definitely private as well. I have absolutely no complaints!