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1 Block from the Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms apartments + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6), Pool, steps 2

Come delight in the hallmark of Central Coast Living! Seashell Beach Rentals is located one block from Carpinteria State Beach. Recognized as one of the safest and cleanest beaches in Southern California. Carpinteria has also been named one of the top 10 best swimming beaches in America.

The unit is a lovely two bedroom apartment that can sleep up to six. Located in a resort style 19 unit complex with central courtyard patio, & barbecue, heated pool (in the summer) and is centrally located near Carpinteria’s quaint downtown and pristine beaches. The complex is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views, open space and flat walks to the beach.

You can walk everywhere in Carpinteria, seconds to the beach, parks, restaurants, markets, shopping, Amtrak. Peaceful haven for relaxing and sports! Our rental is family friendly!

Our 2 bedroom apartments are artistically and individually decorated with your comfort in mind. Your furnished rental includes the comforts of good design, with a queen bed, 2 twin beds, queen sleeper sofa, dining table with 5-6 chairs, and all comforts of home! The kitchen is equipped with dinnerware, refrigerator/freezer, oven/stovetop, microwave, coffeemaker, and toaster oven so you have everything you need for meal preparation. Your rental includes, cable TV, a DVD player & free WiFi.

Enjoy lounging or swimming in our heated (summer) pool or perhaps enjoy a meal in the courtyard patio with barbecue! Wonderful restaurants nearby too!

You won't want to miss Carpinteria's spectacular sunsets!

The SeaShell apartments is the perfect place for your “home away from home” to enjoy the summer with the entire family. The local beaches are kid friendly beaches and include a manned lifeguard station during the summer, safe ocean currents, and beach bathrooms.

We are located 5 minutes walking distance from the heart of Carpinteria (Linden Avenue) which offers a variety of charming shops, coffee houses, wonderful restaurants, grocery markets, and occasionally a small town theater. While surrounded by the beauty of the ocean, lush parks, protected wetlands and the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains, Seashell Beach Rentals is only a 11 mile drive to Downtown Santa Barbara.

Seashell Beach Rentals is family owned and operated. We try to provide you with the comforts of home so you can go out and have fun!

More Details

Alexandria Choate
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

About Alexandria Choate

Hi! I'm an Artist & painter who fell in love with the beauty of this area. I love the layout of the apartments. Everything is where it should be! Good architectural design! Fabulous indoor-outdoor property, with beauty all around!

Alexandria Choate purchased this condo in 1990

Why Alexandria Choate chose Santa Barbara County

We love this location and property. It really is a little piece of paradise!

What makes this condo unique

Clean air and nature all around you! A small friendly town, where you can walk to everything! Lots of big blue sky and quiet. At night you see the stars sparkle. Beautiful sunsets too. A walk back in time to a place that feels removed from pollution, noise, and traffic. An indoor- outdoor environment that feels so good!


Carpinteria Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • PLUS QUEEN SIZE SLEEPER SOFA IN LIVING ROOM Baby crib available by reservation (set up fee)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Located 1/2 block from Carpinteria State Beach, which has been recognized as one of the safest and cleanest beaches in California and one of top 20 best swimming beaches in America! The building is very quiet with no highway traffic noise! Great for family reunions and a wonderful opportunity for photographers, artists, writers, anyone wanting to explore nature and looking for tranquility. Perfect for those in the fast lane who are looking to unwind, relax and recharge! Pool is heated in summer.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)


We were not there for the beach but wanted a place to stay while having to

  • 5 of 5

It was nice and quite for our needs since we were driving back and forth to Santa Barbara most days. We were glad to be so close to the washer dryer.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, tidy place

  • 4 of 5

Our family of five had a great spring break here. The on-site managers were great. The place was clean and has what you need. Most important, the beach is right there! Never got in the car after we arrived.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love the Seashell!

  • 5 of 5

I will definitely book a Seasheel apt again - I loved it there!! The landscaping outside - the flowers, vines and trees - gave it an elegant and beautiful fairyland garden feel. We had songbirds and hummingbirds come right up next to the window along with gorgeous mountain and pool/garden views! The pool was always clean, as were the parking lot and paths. I appreciated the homey touches of lovely pillows and wicker furniture too. Also managers were fantastic - they were so nice and personable!! I felt like an honored guest and at the same time very much at home.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We have spent four months here each of the last 9 years so it has been more like home than home!! The owners have been so accommodating that we've actually stayed in the same unit each year at our request. They've gone out of their way to make us feel welcome. We absolutely love the area and 'Seashell Apt.' is a wonderful spot to enjoy the beach and the entire town. We highly recommend it to one and all!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the owner is a pleasure...

  • 5 of 5

What a great owner! Couldn't be nicer, more responsive to requests. Thanks so much, d (I'm adding people with disabilities as a recommendation because I was accommodated in a beautiful ground-floor apartment with no problem, and I have a disability.)

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great location ! Not sure how they got the pool to look so lovely in that photo ?? It's much smaller than it looks !

Very close to the beach and to the shops and restaurants.

The Apartment needed some up dates but it was nice for what we needed .

The property manager was great .

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Dolly. The photo of the pool was taken from unit #20, which has that view. It is an upstairs unit, versus your rental, which I think, was downstairs, corner. The pool is heated in summer, nice and warm, and most people love soaking & just haveing fun! For laps, the Carpinteria Community pool is just blocks away,with Aquatic fitness classes too. (They also have 2 tennis courts). Our pool is mainly for fun after a day at the beach! (We do not heat our pool in winter). Adults enjoy sunning on lounge chairs around the pool, relaxing within our garden-pool experience, seeing lots of blue sky, or lounging, while the kids play in the warm water, Regarding the furnishings, every Spring we rehab our furnishings to update for summer. But you get what you pay for, & our rates are usually the best around! Our units are nice sized, well designed, comfortable, & affordable. Everything you need should be there! We book a lot of families, so after a summer of sold out units, we do a Spring rehab, & buy new, whatever is needed. We keep in mind your rental costs, knowing that elegance can be expensive! Lots of families with kids visit us, Lots of hikers & beach-goers! Any time you feel something needs to be replaced, please let us know. We try to keep our furnishings user friendly, so you do not lose your security deposit or get extra charges for cleaning. Yes, our Management Team REALLY ! cares about your enjoyment at Seashell. We are owners who love being at Seashell too! After all, having a good time is what it is all about! So, we are happy you enjoyed your stay at Seashell!
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jul 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Prime Summer
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summerr
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Linens $135
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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