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One Block from the Beach


Property Details

Updated: Oct 26, 2016
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...television in living room and bedroom...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.

Payment can be arranged to save you the fee.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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."

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37 Reviews

based on 37 traveler reviews


Carp Condo

  • 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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Visiting our new grand daughter!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Carpinteria was wonderful. The condo is in a perfect location so close to the beach and town. It was outfitted perfectly and was so comfortable after a long day. We will definitely stay here again. Emily was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Barbara at 22 Miles Nearest Barpub : Island Brewing Company at 0.25 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 0.25 Miles Nearest Motorway : 101 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Spot at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Carpinteria at 0.05 Miles Car: not necessary

. Carpinteria is a special place unlike any other..a quiet beach town without large hotels or resorts, yet close to larger cities...12 miles to Santa Barbara...17 miles to Ventura...22 miles to Ojai...84 miles to Los Angeles. You can leave your car in the covered carport and walk to town for shopping and restaurants...or walk to the Amtrak station and take the train to Santa Barbara for the zoo, the Mission, Stearns Wharf...or take a meditative walk through the Salt Marsh...or hike to see the seals on the bluff... or rent a bike and visit Rincon or Padaro Lane. If you decide to drive, have lunch in Ojai and rent a boat on Lake Cachuma or check out Solvang and the wineries.


Rental rates

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Sep 7 2016 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • condo


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 750 sq. ft.


  • 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


  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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