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Stylish Cottage Retreat by the Sea 2 in Charming Carpinteria

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 78 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-5)

This charming and stylish, beautifully refurbished 1920's beach cottage is 2 blocks from Carpinteria State Beach, 1 block from Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Reserve, and a few blocks from the heart of town. Included bikes, beach wagon, beach chairs, boogie board and cooler all make a fun-filled day at the beach effortless. Rinse off the day in our hot water, outdoor shower when you return.

We were honored to have our cottages (#336069 & #248884) chosen to fill the 'Little Gem' category of Carpinteria Beautiful's annual Home and Garden Tour in April 2012. They were also featured in Carpinteria Magazine's winter 2010 edition.

The cottage features tasteful furnishings and decor, refinished hardwood floors throughtout, central heat, ceiling fans in the bedrooms, and all the comforts of home. Beautiful, original paintings by local artists adorn the walls. There is a bedroom with a queen bed and another with a bunk bed with a twin on top and a full bed on the bottom. A lovely patio in the yard with an outdoor dining table is the perfect spot for a sunset dinner. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. There is a fully upgraded kitchen with stone countertops and new appliances, including a dishwasher, microwave and ice maker. You will also find a washer and dryer for your convenience. We offer a library of DVD's, wireless internet, and nationwide long distance calling at no additional charge. Games and books are in the cupboard for mellow days around the house.

The surrounding neighborhood is very peaceful and the neighbors are friendly. There are several antique shops and wonderful restaurants within walking distance, as well as nature trails and bird watching one block away. Or, hop on the bikes and head to town! Thursday afternoons offer a fresh Farmers Market. The town of Santa Barbara is a short drive and hosts a zoo, museums, shopping, golf, art events, botanical gardens, the Queen of the Missions, wine tasting and more! Stop in Summerland for great antiquing, then glamorous, celebrity-filled Montectio along the way.

Our cottage offers a charming place to stay while on your vacation. Make it your home-away-from-home!

SEE OUR 'SISTER' COTTAGE AT VRBO 248884, LOCATED NEXT DOOR - PERFECT FOR EXTENDED FAMILIES.

Keywords: beach house, beach cottage, home, cottage, house

More Details

Owner
Kat Hirsch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Kat Hirsch

Our family bought 2 neglected, unloved cottages on one lot 1 1/2 blocks from the beach. We expertly and extensively refurbished them throughout, upgrading EVERYTHING and making them very livable and lovely. We love to share them with people that will appreciate the quality and care we put into our charming cottages. (SEE VRBO 248884 for the other cottage).

Kat Hirsch purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Kat Hirsch chose Santa Barbara County

Being in Carpinteria is like stepping back in time. It's a classic Southern California beach town that has retained is relaxed and easy charm. Life is mellow in Carp. The beach is amazing and there are many good restaurants nearby. We live in nearby Santa Barbara.

What makes this cottage unique

We love to spend the day at the beach, walk home for a nap, then clean up and walk into town for a cocktail at Sly's or a yummy dinner at Corktree Cellars. Watching the kids swim to the platforms and splash around with all of the other kids always puts a smile on my face. Morning bird watching at the Salt Marsh is the perfect way to start the day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for a lovely 3 nights and 4 days! We had a wonderful time and we really loved the interior design of this place! The paintings were very neat and we had a very comfortable stay. Getting around on the bikes was also a lot of fun. Thanks again, and we would love to come back!
Nov 2015
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Amenities

Carpinteria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 78 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Stylish Cottage Retreat by the Sea 2 in Charming Carpinteria
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
5

Beach town getaway

  • 5 of 5

This perfect home just blocks away from the beach, and center of town is perfect in every way. Has a large living room, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and a full bath. The property is gated and on a corner lot. It is clean & fully stocked for all your needs. Kat is lovely and quick to respond in correspondence. My family & I love this "stylish cottage retreat by the sea" and will plan on being back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute and clean, with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location, very clean and had all the amenities we needed! We rent the cottage adjacent to this one at the same time, which makes it a great place for our family to congregate! We have stayed here two years in a row now, and are already planning out third!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Pasadena California
5

Remarkably Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Bright and Beautiful! Corner Cottage feels like our second home. We have been visiting Holly House and Corner Cottage for 5 years now coming up about once a month. Kat is absolutely wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming ,comfortable, clean set in a quiet neighborhood a short walk to the beach & main st. shops

  • 5 of 5

To say we had a wonderful stay at the Corner Cottage would be an understatement! We felt welcomed and at ease as soon as we entered the cottage. The decor is done with a natural beach inspired feel. The sun drearched and uncluttered rooms allow the natural linen, woven rattan, wood and metal furnishings and original artwork to be truly appreciated. (The photos do not do this home justice!) The beds,pillows & linens were very comfortable, there were plenty of towels (including beach towels) and more than enough seating in the living room and kitchen. The kitchen had all of the supplies we needed. We enjoyed one night of grilling and having dinner al fresco. Our breakfasts were had outside at the dining table or sitting under the tree in the comfy padded wicker chairs. The landscaping is beautiful and respectful of the California water issues. The local, drought tolerant plants and gravel dining/lounging area made for a peaceful setting to enjoy our morning coffee. We were in town for a wedding weekend packed with activities and wished that we could have stayed longer to relax at the Cottage. The neighborhood is quiet and a 5 minute walk to the main business street and a 3 minute walk to the beach. The train could be heard going by but it wasn't a problem. It was very brief and kind of fun to hear an occasional train whistle.

We used the beach chairs one afternoon and were grateful to have them.

Thanks so much for leaving the porch light on for our late arrival!

All in all a wonderful get away. We are looking forward to the opportunity to visit again. If I had known that they also rent the neighboring Cottage I would have suggested it to one of the other families attending the wedding. Some were not as lucky as we were to find this gem in Carpinteria. Thanks again Kat for your time and attention to help make this a great trip!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Adorable beach cottage was perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Four of us long time friends gathered from across the state and from Colorado to share time together at Kat's little beach cottage. Everything about the place was perfect (although we could have used another blanket or two since the weather had turned cooler that week). Let me count the ways - very attractive, outside and inside, comfortable beds, spacious and comfortable seating in the living room for four people, lovely fireplace lit with multiple candles, great kitchen and dining area, outside seating was a great option, easy stroll to the beach, quiet street with parking, plenty of towels and glassware etc, cleaning supplies provided for removing the inevitable tar from our feet after a beach walk, and an easy walk into town for shops and groceries. We are all familiar and love Carp and the surrounding area and loved basing out of this adorable cottage. We four women even managed to do fine with just one bathroom! We shared hours of conversation, tears and laughter. We hired a masseuse to come in and give us massages - Marla was fantastic. Thanks for the tip, Kat. We are enjoying our memories of a very special time in your lovely cottage. Oh, and the train stop is just a few blocks away.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

6 stars?

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful. A sweet, comfy cottage and peaceful paradise two blocks from the gently rolling Pacific Ocean and wide sandy beach. South France is jealous. Tres jaloux.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
21.7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Carpinteria Beach

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Payments can be made by check, Paypal or Venmo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.