One of my grown sons, his two children and I stayed in unit 7 in La Cabana. This is a studio apartment. It is as pictured on the website except for slightly different furniture in the living room. The kitchen is exactly as pictured and quite generous in size. There is a good sized bathroom and dressing area. Although we might have preferred a larger unit, this was available on short notice and was adequate for the four of us. The owners were enjoying a stay at La Cabana while we were there. They are friendly and helpful.
There are some benefits specific to the unit we occupied: It is close enough to the club house that we could access the wi-fi. It is close to the pool from which you can also access wi-fi while the kids swim. It is close to the barbeque which resides in a patio right outside the unit and beside the pool. There are picnic tables where we ate most meals. We have nearby family who visited and we used the patio as an extension of the unit. I don't know if the occupancy was low, but we had the entire patio to ourselves most of the time.
It was very quiet in the mornings and evenings with only the sound of kids enjoying the pool in the afternoon. When we stayed here and in another property years ago, it was very noisy even on non-holiday weeks. Maybe we were just lucky in that respect.
Our aim was to recreate "vacations past". This involved eating at "The Spot", "The Palms" and "Tony's Pizza". Also important was putting coins on the train tracks and coming back later to find the pennies flattened by Amtrack. Who knew this would be such a memorable vacation feature? The beach was great, as always. If I half-close my eyes I can still see outlines of of the past in various buildings and beach houses. Things have changed, but Carpinteria is still a great place for a family vacation.
The unit was clean, well maintained, very easy walking distance to beach and everything else. I would recommend this property to a friend or relative.
Just a small note about a previous review where someone complained about the lack of light: The inside of our unit was adequately lit, but not what you would call "light filled" by the morning sun, or whatever the real estate adds talk about. To me this was a relief from the bright outside light and seemed cool and refreshing. Also the grandchildren slept in a bit in the morning - always good!