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One Block from the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

One Bedroom PLUS Loft

Enjoy our tastefully furnished, comfortable end unit in a quiet, 20-unit townhouse-style complex on Elm Avenue just 1 block from the beach. You can leave your car in the covered carport and walk to town for shopping and restaurants. New 42-inch SMART LED TV with cable and Netflix...wireless internet...fully equipped kitchen...4 ceiling fans...plenty of sheets and towels ...beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrella and beach mats in storage locker. King-size bed in bedroom...queen-size sleeper sofa in loft. Complex has a laundry room. No pets or smoking.

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Emily Gallo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Emily Gallo

My husband and I live in Chico where he is a professor of Economics and I am the author of three novels: "Venice Beach," "The Columbarium," and "Kate & Ruby."

Emily Gallo purchased this condo in 2012

Why Emily Gallo chose Santa Barbara County

With retirement looming, we wanted to be able to spend some of the year in a beach town and searched the California coast. When we found Carpinteria three years ago, we knew we had found the perfect place. We wanted a quiet complex at the beach and easy walking distance to town. We have friends and family in southern California and we wanted to be able to take the train to visit them and to take advantage of all the region has to offer without having to drive.

What makes this condo unique

After two years of looking for a place to buy, we fell in love with this condo. It is the only unit in the building that has a full bedroom as well as a loft bedroom. Since we stay here several weeks a year ourselves, the condo is a home, not just a rental property. We want our guests to feel the same way.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)


Perfect Place, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this well laid out and well provisioned condo while visiting our daughter and her family (whose home is California small). The location is great, within walking distance of nearly everything you need including beach, restaurants and shopping. We didn't bother renting a car as the only times we needed to go further afield, we were with them. We had been concerned about the RR tracks being close, but the train was only heard during civilized hours, and only a couple of times a day at that. The King bed was very comfortable, the landlady was very available and helpful when needed, and the deposit was returned in full and promptly. In short, we definitely plan to make this condo our regular stop when visiting the kids! So please don't rent when we need it.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Me, my husband, and our 3 year old daughter had a wonderful vacation at Emily's condo. The location is perfect. We walked to the beach headed to the park daily. The king bed is very comfortable and spacious and was plenty of room for the 3 of us. There is also a pull out bed in the loft next to the bedroom if you need more room. It is a very short drive to Santa Barbara. Carpinteria is a perfect place to relax. There are great restaurants and was not very crowded when we visited in October. I highly recommend her place!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better!!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed my stay at the Sand Piper. Close to the beach and lots of good restaurants. I would certainly stay again. Everything just as advertised!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern condo with amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place from the moment I arrived. Literally a block from the beach and the main park. We walked everywhere including lunches and dinners in town. We spent the last night in as a family cooking and watching movies. Super comfy. Every amenity available ( great shower, wifi, fully stocked kitchen, Netflix, cable, comfy couches , electric ceiling fans ). You will not be disappointed the location is wonderful! Plus the loft creates a second room area for kids. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely worth it!

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as described. It's the perfect location and Emily was easy to communicate with. Everything is within walking distance. The beach is quiet. The only thing I would add if your not familiar with Santa Barbara county they went green. Emily provides you with bags because when you go shopping you will need to bring your own bags. My family and I would definitely stay here again. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice vacation spot!

  • 4 of 5

Carpinteria is an excellent place for vacation. Emily's condo is very conveniently located, it's only a short promenade to beach or town. Traffic is very light in the area and it's really pleasant to walk within Carpinteria. Condo is well maintained. We also liked a lot, that she has provided multiple boogie boards and beach chairs, that are available for visitors. I also like a lot that entry door had code instead of key to unlock. This feature is very convenient, we never had to think about who has the key... I was tempted to give Emily five stars, but decided rate her condo as "Good". The main bed is very comfy but I thought that sofa bead was a bit uncomfortable to sleep on. I would definitely recommend this Condo to my friends for a visit in Carpinteria.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 7 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

12% Tax to city of Carpinteria is for stays of less than 30 days.

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Carpinteria Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath is at the top of the stairs on the same floor as the bedroom and the loft
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size
  • One bedroom plus loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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