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Right at the Beach! Family Friendly, with Pool, & Central Patio. Walk to Town

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms apartments + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6), Pool, steps 2

PLEASE email us even if calendar says full. Calendar is not always accurate.

Well designed & comfortable, 2 bedroom apartment, sleeping up to 6, located in Resort style 19 unit complex with central courtyard patio & barbecue, heated pool (summer), 1/2 block to Carpinteria's beautiful beaches, 3 fabulous parks, walk everywhere!!! Some gorgeous mountain views, open space, lots of sky!~ flat walks to the beach, environmentally superior site, joyful, happy, family friendly or romantic vacation!

Seashell is the a good value for families looking for a "home away from home", plus: Quiet at night!

Plus: BEST BEACH FOR KIDS! Romantic couple walks too! Gentle waves & manned lifeguard stations in summer. Short walk to water!!!Bathroom on beach too! Nearby= Rincon beach for surfing.

Come experience one of California's best kept secrets! Seashell Beach Rentals is located half a block from Carpinteria City Beach. Recognized as one of the safest and cleanest beaches in Southern California, Carpinteria has also been named one of top 10 best swimming beaches in America.

You can walk everywhere in Carpinteria, seconds to the beach, parks, to restaurants, markets, shopping, Amtrac. Peaceful Haven for relaxing and sports! Our rental is family friendly!~

Our 2 bedroom apartments are artistically & individually decorated and comfortably appointed with care. It sleeps up to 6 guests. Kitchen is equipped with dinnerware, refrigerator/freezers, oven/stovetop, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster ovens and everything you would need for meal preparation. You can choose a balcony or patio. Your rental includes, cable TV, and DVD, & WiFi.

Enjoy lounging or swimming in our heated (summer) pool ! or perhaps enjoy a meal in the courtyard patio with barbecue. Wonderful restaurants nearby too!

You won't want to miss Carpinteria's spectacular sunsets!

Seashell Beach Rentals is just moments on foot away from the heart of Carpinteria, Linden Avenue, which offers a variety of charming shops, coffee houses, wonderful restaurants, grocery markets, and occasionally a small town theater. While surrounded by the beauty of the ocean, lush parks, protected wetlands and the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains, Seashell Beach Rentals is only a 11 mile drive to Downtown Santa Barbara.

Seashell Beach Rentals is family owned and operated. Your furnished rental includes the comforts of good design, with a Queen bed, 2 twin beds, queen sleeper sofa, dining table with 5-6 chairs, and all comforts of home!

We try to provide you with the comforts of home so you can go out and have fun!

* Please note we have 6 of the same floor plan/layout/size units available all with different furnishings but similar in style and quality. Some units are upstairs with balcony and some are down stairs with patio. Photos are representative of what a typical rental unit with look like. Unit substitutions possible.

Property address is 180 Holly Ave, Carpinteria, Ca. 93013

Keywords: Apartments just like local Condo, Beach,

Resort Style, Central Courtyard, with Large Patio and Pool, lovely landscaping. Most units have a private patio or balcony.

More Details

Adrea Caren
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Adrea Caren

Hi! I'm an Artist & painter who fell in love with the beauty of this area. I love the layout of ll the apartments. Everything is where it should be! Good architectural design! Fabulous indoor-outdoor property, with beauty ll around!

Adrea Caren purchased this condo in 1990

Why Adrea Caren chose Santa Barbara County

We love this location and property. It really is a little piece of paradise!

What makes this condo unique

Clean air and nature all around you! A small friendly town, where you can walk to everything! Lots of big blue sky and quiet. At night you see the stars sparkle. Beautiful sunsets too. A walk back in time to a place that feels removed from pollution, noise, and traffic. An indoor- outdoor environment that feels so good!


Carpinteria Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tub/shower combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • PLUS QUEEN SIZE SLEEPER SOFA IN LIVING ROOM Baby crib available by reservation (set up fee)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Located 1/2 block from Carpinteria State Beach, which has been recognized as one of the safest and cleanest beaches in California and one of top 20 best swimming beaches in America! The building is very quiet with no highway traffic noise! Great for family reunions and a wonderful opportunity for photographers, artists, writers, anyone wanting to explore nature and looking for tranquility. Perfect for those in the fast lane who are looking to unwind, relax and recharge! Pool is heated in summer.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Right at the Beach! Family Friendly, with Pool, & Central Patio. Walk to Town
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Love the Seashell!

  • 5 of 5

I will definitely book a Seasheel apt again - I loved it there!! The landscaping outside - the flowers, vines and trees - gave it an elegant and beautiful fairyland garden feel. We had songbirds and hummingbirds come right up next to the window along with gorgeous mountain and pool/garden views! The pool was always clean, as were the parking lot and paths. I appreciated the homey touches of lovely pillows and wicker furniture too. Also managers were fantastic - they were so nice and personable!! I felt like an honored guest and at the same time very much at home.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We have spent four months here each of the last 9 years so it has been more like home than home!! The owners have been so accommodating that we've actually stayed in the same unit each year at our request. They've gone out of their way to make us feel welcome. We absolutely love the area and 'Seashell Apt.' is a wonderful spot to enjoy the beach and the entire town. We highly recommend it to one and all!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the owner is a pleasure...

  • 5 of 5

What a great owner! Couldn't be nicer, more responsive to requests. Thanks so much, d (I'm adding people with disabilities as a recommendation because I was accommodated in a beautiful ground-floor apartment with no problem, and I have a disability.)

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5
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Great location ! Not sure how they got the pool to look so lovely in that photo ?? It's much smaller than it looks !

Very close to the beach and to the shops and restaurants.

The Apartment needed some up dates but it was nice for what we needed .

The property manager was great .

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Dolly. The photo of the pool was taken from unit #20, which has that view. It is an upstairs unit, versus your rental, which I think, was downstairs, corner. The pool is heated in summer, nice and warm, and most people love soaking & just haveing fun! For laps, the Carpinteria Community pool is just blocks away,with Aquatic fitness classes too. (They also have 2 tennis courts). Our pool is mainly for fun after a day at the beach! (We do not heat our pool in winter). Adults enjoy sunning on lounge chairs around the pool, relaxing within our garden-pool experience, seeing lots of blue sky, or lounging, while the kids play in the warm water, Regarding the furnishings, every Spring we rehab our furnishings to update for summer. But you get what you pay for, & our rates are usually the best around! Our units are nice sized, well designed, comfortable, & affordable. Everything you need should be there! We book a lot of families, so after a summer of sold out units, we do a Spring rehab, & buy new, whatever is needed. We keep in mind your rental costs, knowing that elegance can be expensive! Lots of families with kids visit us, Lots of hikers & beach-goers! Any time you feel something needs to be replaced, please let us know. We try to keep our furnishings user friendly, so you do not lose your security deposit or get extra charges for cleaning. Yes, our Management Team REALLY ! cares about your enjoyment at Seashell. We are owners who love being at Seashell too! After all, having a good time is what it is all about! So, we are happy you enjoyed your stay at Seashell!
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Albuquerque, NM

Family friendly and so much fun!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented 3 condos at the Seashell last summer and we had a blast! The condos are clean, close to the pool, and close to the laundry facilities. It is just a short walk to the beach and very close to many restaurants. The owners are friendly, helpful, and always around to answer a question or help you out in anyway they can! I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris, France


  • 5 of 5

Stopped there for a few days to relax after a long trip from France. Everything was wonderful from the warm welcome to the apt location steps from the beach. The apt is very comfortable, bright with all the amenities you may want! Made it very easy to get over jetlag!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Driving Range
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Highway 101
Car: not necessary

A short walk brings you to Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve and Nature Park, wetlands and a bird estuary that provides habitat for endangered animal and plant species. The Nature Park is perfect a living museum - great for children and nature lovers! has bridges and beautiful vistas, flat walk for all ages. Migrating birds from Alaska to Mexico land here. Pelicans, owls, starlings, doves, seagulls, abound. Also Kayak rentals, on beach, in summer. Swim to floating dock in summer.


Rates & Availability

Carpinteria Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 25 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Prime Summer
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summerr
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning & Linens $135
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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