We (elderly father, two adult daughters) came to Carpinteria for an extended-family gathering over the 4th of July weekend. This was a wonderful retreat for us to escape to. It was comfortable, quiet, well-furnished, and really convenient to the central shopping area. The only minor difficulty we had was backing out of the driveway, since it's hard to see oncoming traffic (it would be perfect for people coming by train). I would recommend it for anyone wanting a really nice place to stay with an easy walk to shops and restaurants.