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1 Block from the Beach!

Carpinteria, CA, USA
  • Condo
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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

Come delight in the hallmark of Central Coast Living! Seashell Beach Rentals is located one block from Carpinteria State Beach. Recognized as one of the safest and cleanest beaches in Southern California. Carpinteria has also been named one of the top 10 best swimming beaches in America.

The unit is a lovely two bedroom apartment that can sleep up to six. Located in a resort style 19 unit complex with central courtyard patio, & barbecue, heated pool (in the summer) and is centrally located near Carpinteria’s quaint downtown and pristine beaches. The complex is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views, open space and flat walks to the beach.

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

Our 2 bedroom apartments are artistically and individually decorated with your comfort in mind. 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! The kitchen is equipped with dinnerware, refrigerator/freezer, oven/stovetop, microwave, coffeemaker, and toaster oven so you have everything you need for meal preparation. Your rental includes, cable TV, a DVD player & free 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!

The SeaShell apartments is the perfect place for your “home away from home” to enjoy the summer with the entire family. The local beaches are kid friendly beaches and include a manned lifeguard station during the summer, safe ocean currents, and beach bathrooms.

We are located 5 minutes walking distance 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. We try to provide you with the comforts of home so you can go out and have fun!


Sarah Smith

Member Since 2007
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within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Feb 22, 2018
About Sarah Smith

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

Sarah Smith purchased this Condo in 1990

Why Sarah Smith chose Carpinteria

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!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Near The Ocean
          • Resort
            Courtyard property with heated pool, large dining patio with Barbecue, flowers & gardens
          • Village
            Walk to fine restaurants & family restaurants. tiny walk to beach, & sports activities, huge park, walk to Amtrac train


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                        1 parking space available
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Coin operated laundry machine on site.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Pillows, blankets and kitchen towels provided. Bed linens (bed sheets, pillow cases and bath towels have $35. laundry fee.).
                      • Living Room
                        Furnished with convertible Queen sleeper sofa.
                      • Heating
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                        Included with Linens (see 'Linens' Beach towels not included. Please bring yours!
                      • Washing Machine
                        Coin operated laundry machine on site.
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                table plus 5 to 6 chiars (plus extra folding ones in closet)
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool


                                                  • live theater
                                                  • arboretum
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • photography
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • 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

                                                              • rafting
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    18 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Great location with all of the amenities to make our stay memorable.

                                                                    Donald K.

                                                                    Sam, the site manager was great. Very pleasant and accessible. The property is within walking distance to much of Carpenteria. Reasonable rates and fully equipped unit to make yourself at home.

                                                                    We were not there for the beach but wanted a place to stay while having to

                                                                    Charles K.

                                                                    It was nice and quite for our needs since we were driving back and forth to Santa Barbara most days. We were glad to be so close to the washer dryer.

                                                                    Great location, tidy place

                                                                    Bryan K.

                                                                    Our family of five had a great spring break here. The on-site managers were great. The place was clean and has what you need. Most important, the beach is right there! Never got in the car after we arrived.

                                                                    Love the Seashell!

                                                                    Allie Montana

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Home away from home

                                                                    NorthEast SnowbirdsNew Hampshire

                                                                    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!!

                                                                    the owner is a pleasure...


                                                                    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.)


                                                                    Carpinteria, CA, USA

                                                                    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! The park 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.


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                                                                    18 Reviews
                                                                    Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                                    For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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