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Stylish Cottage Retreat by the Sea in Carpinteria

Kat Hirsch

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Kat Hirsch

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015
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Stylish Cottage Retreat by the Sea in Carpinteria

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Carpinteria Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-5)

This charming and stylish, beautifully refurbished cottage is 1.5 blocks from Carpinteria State Beach, 1 block from Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park and a few blocks to the heart of town. Included bikes, beach chairs, beach wagon, and cooler all make a fun-filled day at the beach effortless. When you return, rinse off the salt and sand in the warmth of the outdoor shower.

We were honored to have our cottages (#248884 & #336069) chosen to fill the "Little Gem" category of Carpinteria Beautiful's annual Home and Garden Tour in April 2012. They were also featured in Carpinteria Magazine's winter 2010 edition.

The cottage features bamboo hardwood floors, tasteful furnishings, central heat, ceiling fans in the bedrooms, and all the comforts of home. Beautiful, original paintings by local artists adorn the walls. There is a bedroom with a queen bed and another with a bunk bed with a twin on top and full bed on the bottom. A lovely patio in the yard with an outdoor dining table is the perfect spot for a sunset dinner. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. There is a fully upgraded kitchen with stone countertops and all new appliances, including a dishwasher, microwave and ice maker. You will also find a washer and dryer for your convenience. We offer a library of beach and summer themed DVD's and wireless internet at no additional charge. Games and books are in the cupboard for mellow days around the house.

The surrounding neighborhood is very peaceful and the neighbors are friendly. There are several antique shops and wonderful restaurants within walking distance, as well as nature trails and wonderful bird watching one short block away. Or, hop on the bikes and head to town! Thursday afternoons offer a fresh Farmers Market. The town of Santa Barbara is a short drive away and hosts a zoo, museums, shopping, golf, art events, botanical gardens, the Queen of the Missions, wine tasting and more! Stop in Summerland for great antiquing, then glamorous, celebrity-filled Montectio along the way.

Our cottage offers a charming place to stay while on your vacation. Make it your home-away-from-home!

SEE OUR SISTER COTTAGE AT VRBO #336069. GREAT FOR EXTENDED FAMILIES & FRIENDS, OR IF THE WEEK OF YOUR CHOICE IS FULL.

Keywords: Cottage, beach cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kat Hirsch (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

About Kat Hirsch

My husband and I bought 2 neglected, unloved cottages on one lot one 1/2 blocks from the beach. We expertly and extensively refurbished them throughout, upgrading EVERYTHING and making them very livable and lovely. They are now complete and we are ready to share them with people that will appreciate the fine quality of our charming cottages.

Kat Hirsch purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Kat Hirsch chose Carpinteria

Carpinteria is a charming town. The beach is amazing and there are many other local activities and good restaurants. We live in nearby Santa Barbara.

What makes this cottage unique

Beach walks, dinner on the patio, entertaining friends and family, bird watching at Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park which is 1 short block away, days at the beach with the kids, watching them swim out to the platforms with all of the other kids.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(QUOTE FROM EMAIL TO OWNER) Thank you for helping us to arrange this vacation. The house was beautiful. There were so many little touches that made our stay special.

I have recommended your services to three of my friends so far. Do you have any availability in your house again this summer?



Thanks again,

Amber
Jul 2009
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Stylish Cottage Retreat by the Sea in Carpinteria
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 40 reviews
5

Charming and Fantastic Value

  • 5 of 5

I pride myself on digging up the best values on VRBO that combine style, comfort, convenience, value and curb appeal. Holly House did not disappoint. The house is a short walk to the beach, as well as conveniently located to the charming, old-school beach town vibe of downtown Carpenteria. The layout makes it feel much much bigger than it actually is, and reminds you of the elegant beauty of efficient design and use of space. It had all the creature comforts we needed, from a well-stocked kitchen to Apple TV to reliable wifi for those of us who can't entirely get away from work. My wife and two young daughters absolutely loved it. Thanks Kat!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

One of our favorite spots

  • 5 of 5

We love Carpinteria and we love this cottage on Holly St. We return every year and it always feels just like a second home to us. It's equipped with almost anything you may need. The owners are great and are quick to respond if there are any issues. We highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bakersfield, CA
5

Best Carpinteria Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Carpinteria beach area three times. This was our best experience. 1. It is a separate unit not part of an apartment house where the permanent residents sometimes resent vacationers. 2. It is close to the beach but not too close so you don't have to deal with a continual parade of beach-goers who also take up any available parking space. We walked everywhere and enjoyed Linden Ave. the commercial center of old Carpinteria. 3. They have included equipment for use such as bicycles and boogie boards - had not seen this before. 4. Kathy wrote a comprehensive guide to the community, restaurants and local attractions. We particularly enjoyed her honest restaurant reviews. Our children have insisted that we return and we plan to do so.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Phoenix AZ
5

Family Time

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two kids, ages 21 & 19 stayed for a week at Holly House. We were long over due a family vacation and had decided to take our kids to the beach town that we lived in while my husband attended college in Santa Barbara, 28 years ago. It was more than we expected. The beach was so close and it was so nice to have the wagon to load everything into. We enjoyed BBQ at night and sitting outside on the patio. The house was perfect, we have already started to plan our trip for next year. As we were driving away we all said "That was the best vacation ever and the house was perfect."

Thank you Kathy for sharing you home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Solvang CA
5

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I was delighted with Holly House. I was in need of some R & R and this property and location gave me just what I asked for. The cottage was well appointed, perfect size. Close to beaches, town, shopping, restaurants etc. Riding the bikes to town was convenient. I absolutely loved Holly House. The owners are great and easy to work with. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Spring gift by the sea

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home away from home!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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tidepooling, bird watching, whale watching, sunset cruises, surfing

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Carpinteria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Sep 20 2014 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
High
May 22 2015 - Sep 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Payments can be made by check, Paypal, Venmo, or Pay It Now with credit card (credit card payments will be charged a 3% bank processing fee).

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Carpinteria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Full on bottom, twin on top
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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