|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The calm, relaxed feel of Carpinteria, just south of Santa Barbara, makes it an ideal seaside vacation destination. Just steps away from the surf and sand, Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals' Sandyland Beach Retreat offers the perfect haven for a rejuvenating getaway in "Carp" as it is affectionately known by locals.
This charming condo located directly across from the "World's Safest Beach" (named for its natural reef breakwater and absence of riptides) is ideal for families, couples and friends. It features a spacious living area, serene ocean views and refreshing ocean breezes, and can accommodate up to six people with two bedrooms and two baths. The condo is on the second floor and faces the beach from the living room (partial ocean views) and has mountain views from the kitchen.
The condo community also offers outdoor pools and a whirlpool spa where you can take a dip after a day of swimming, sunning, surfing or kayaking. Both pools are heated and one is shallow for kids of all ages. The community is conveniently located near Farmer's Market, bird watching and walking in Salt Marsh Park, beaches, shopping and dining on Santa Claus Lane, the breathtaking views of the Carpinteria Bluffs, a bike trail, Tar Pits, the Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery, the Santa Barbara Vacation Rentals' Sandyland Beach Retreat provides everything you need to enjoy all that beautiful Carpinteria has to offer.
My wife and two sons recently stayed here for a week at Christmas. As noted in other reviews, it is a stones throw from the beach and you can see the ocean from the west side windows. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the Main Street in Carp. The unit was clean and well stocked, including robes and ample towels. Beds were comfortable. The metal staircase feels a bit wobbly and makes a noise when you walk up or down. The rental company was responsive, though did not agree to our request to check in two hours early. There is a very small Weber grill on the patio, though other units have larger grills.
Our family of 5 stayed for a week and LOVED it! The unit was beautifully decorated and had everything we would need! (Pots, pans, utensils, towels, games, even a great selection of DVD's and tar remover to keep our feet clean!) Half a block from the beach and an easy walk into downtown meant we never needed to use our car. Carpinteria is a wonderfully relaxing and safe beach town - cozy restaurants, unique shops and an easy drive to Santa Barbara for bigger shopping and amusements. Thinking we will make this an annual trip - it was PERFECT!!!
We loved everything about this unit! The location, the decor, so well stocked, so comfortable! We recommend without hesitation or reservtation. I've never rented a place before that was so well stocked down to big white robes in the master bedroom to the best beach chairs, beach cooler, tons of movies, and great dishes and pots and pans! Also, we appreciated the local wine, chocolate, and coffee! We want to come back...too bad we are from so far away!