My family spent a week here and can't wait to go back! It is a true beach cottage, we figure it was built in the 40's, maybe earlier. The cottage was well equipped and even provided bicycles, BBQ, beach chairs, surfboard, sand toys and boogie board. However, for us it was about the location - right on the sand at a truly beautiful beach. Carpenteria is a great little town, reminiscent of days gone by. You'll be close to town - we walked to town for the Avacado Festival and for dinner one night. We spent every day on the beach, walking, exploring the salt marsh, swimming (water was a little cold but it was October), kayaking, shell collecting and relaxing. I hope to be back next year with my family!