About the property
- Townhome1150 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 30 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, maximum of 5 guests
Carpinteria is located minutes south of Santa Barbara with one of California's most popular family state beach parks. We are in Singing Springs Village which is Carpinteria's nicest complex. Singing Springs Village is located right behind the state park on Carpinteria Creek which adds to the beauty of the location. There are three ways to walk to the park/beach one of which is less 1/4 mile. The park is the location of the purported 'Worlds Safest Beach' where you can relax on the sand, surf, explore the tidal rocks and walk the wild area on the beach cliffs. The Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary is located just south of the park. All within short walking distance. Singing Springs Village has washer/dryer facilities, swimming pool, jacuzzi pool, sauna, table tennis and a pool table (in the club house).
You will find the amenities of home at our end unit townhouse location including a complete entertainment center with TV, fully equipped kitchen, bedding, bath towels, large private patio with gas BBQ and table and chairs.
The living area is downstairs with two bedrooms upstairs. Access to the unit is through a large open patio area located on the upper parking area (no stairs to climb for access). Additional sleeping is available for children upstairs. There is a 27" TV with DVD and VCR in the master bedroom.
The unit has been remodeled with loads of upgrades and contemporary electrical and plumbing. This town home should provide you a 1st CLASS stay.
See aerial photo and map of location for proximity to the beach.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 9, 2018
Why Diane Weber chose Carpinteria
We are available to those quests who wish to have an extended stay in the Santa Barbara area and enjoy the life style. Whether you are staying short term for work, vacation, in between homes or any other reason, you will enjoy your hassle free beach town life style.
What makes this Townhome unique
Quiet community within walking distance of shopping, dining and the beach.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Family Vacation
This was our 2nd year renting Lee & Diane's lovely Townhome. It is a fabulous base camp for a week at the Beach. The Unit is very comfortable and well-stocked with anything you could possibly need for your family. It is roomy and beautifully decorated. Everyone likes to take a 'Quick Dip' in the Pool and Spa after a day at the beach. The 'World's Safest Beach' is a short walk or a quick 5 minute drive. Dining and Shopping are very close by on Linden Ave. Visit the 'Farmers Market' on Thursday Afternoon and Barbecue on the Private Patio. The 'Singing Springs Village' is located in a Quiet neighborhood in one of the Best 'Beach Towns' in California. We can't wait to return for our 3rd season next year. Thanks Again. Bernard & Leslie
First, Diane was hesitant to return emails with adequate information about the property. Second, we made plans and sent in our money WEEKS in advance, just to be told ONE week before we were to arrive that it is no longer available. We now have to rush to find somewhere to stay, as well as wait for our check to be returned (which we had planned on that money for our trip...) We are not certain, but pretty sure someone else wanted to book for a longer period of time, because we were not given a reason as to why she canceled. Would never use this property.
We apologize profusely for the inconvenience the cancellation has cause for everyone. The last few months we have been in a legal argument the the HOA to allow us to rent less than 30 days to no avail. Thus we have had to cancel all future bookings of less than 30 days. We can only rent for 30 or more days on contract from now on. We did not give this booking to some one else and we feel very bad that we had to cancel with only 10 days before they were to have arrived. If you look at the website you will see the change. We attempted to return their payment the next day via direct deposit in their bank account(which is the same bank as ours)but the guest was uncomfortable doing that. We plan to return it one day with USPS.
We loved this place
We spent one week with our eleven your old son at this beautiful location. Everything is very close within walking distance, the wonderful beach, nice restaurants and shopping opportunities. We loved Carpinteria. After two days on the state beach with our motorhome, we decided to look for a nice apartment.
The Webers were very friendly and did rent the apartment on very short term notice (We gave them a call in the morning and they travelled the 80 miles from their home to hand over all the necessary items in the afternoon).
The kitchen was very well equipped and we did not miss a single thing we were looking for. Also the home entertainment did meet everything we expected (Cabel TV, stereo, DVD-player). Additionally Webers provided a lot of toys, our son loved. The area was very clean and well maintained. In most cases, we had the pool area for ourselves. With a couple and a small boy, we had more than enough space. The patio is also very nice and we spent a lot of time, just sitting in the sun.
Within our 3 weeks in Sothern California, this week was definitely the best. Thanks again to Diane and Lee.
Not what we had expected
We also experienced the barking dogs all night long. We had the next door neighbor, who owned the barking dogs, come over and threaten us because we were "too loud" when we walked on the stairs, and he could not sleep during the day! Not a friendly feeling to say the least. This is not necessarily the fault of the owner, but it does show that the management company does not enforce the rule of "no pets". We saw many dogs there.
We love dogs-but not barking all night long.
This dog barking problem has since been resolved. There has been no problem before or since February of 2008.
Nice place by beach
We found this a very nice place to stay. Every thing we needed to know was given to us. It was very organized and well thought out. They supplied so many things like bikes and beach toys.
The place was very clean and private. As private as you can get in an apartment complex. The only thing was the beach was a little far, about 3 blocks.
Pleasant but a few unpleasant surprises
We spent a pleasant week at this Carpenteria condo. The property is part of a complex built in the early 70's, but the grounds are well maintained and condo is comfortable, airy and bright. It is 10-15 minute walk to the beaches of Carpenteria and some good shoreline hiking, and a few blocks away from the center of the town which is small but cute. The area does not have the sophistication of Santa Barbara, but the down-to-earth "blue collar" feel is part of the charm, especially for families with kids.
- Although no pets are allowed in the condo the neighbors have dogs, including ones that bark and yap at inappropriate hours.
- The condo could use some maintenance, including a shower with a minor plumbing problem and shower doors that are in need of replacement, and a very sticky patio sliding door.
- The cleaning service, which costs double what it should for a moderate-sized condo, is no bargain for sure. When we arrived the beds were not made and the set of sheets for one bed had not been washed. Following check-out, we were charged an extra fee because we did not strip the beds and left some breakfast dishes in the sink. This is the first time in 20 years of renting that we have been charged extra, and on top of a high fee for sub-standard service. Factor these costs in before deciding on this rental.
We are pleased that the guest had a pleasant stay at our town home. As to their negative comments we provide the following information.
Cleaning service is not easy to find for a single unit and only on Saturday occasionally. Some guests do their own cleaning. Our cleaning fee is the lowest we can find and is disclosed up front. Before they rented, a letter was sent to them explaining that linens are provided. For cleanliness, all linens are kept in the linen closet. As a courtesy, linens are available for guests if needed. All of the sheets had been washed before their stay. The welcome letter also states that even though they were not performing the cleaning they must perform certain minimum tasks. Those tasks are: clean and return all eating utensils, pots, pans etc. to the cabinets as they were found, take all trash in the town home to the trash bin and bring all used linens downstairs and put them in a pile for the cleaning service. It takes several hours to clean and do the laundry. It was found that the dishwasher was full, the kitchen counter had dishes on top and in the sink, the trash had not been removed and the soiled laundry was not assembled. These items all take the cleaning service extra time, therefore a cost penalty for the guest.
As to the sticky sliding door. It was found to be off the track. Once it was reset, it now slides easily. The plumbing problem to which they referred is a lack of understanding of how a Mixte shower control works. The controls are new in both showers and we have added some information to our welcome letter to help future guests.
We agree that you should factor in the costs before you rent. We are very up front with what is required and the costs before anyone rents. We have a very nice refurbished town home with all the comforts of home but it is not a hotel where everything is done by someone else. As at home, you perform tasks everyday as you live there. Renting a town home gives you a lot more than renting a hotel room.
Shopping is within walking distance as are several restaurants. Park your car and forget it. There is a supermarket. Walk to the downtown area and explore the small shops. Have a bite to eat at one of the many little restaurants.
Enjoy walking and relaxing on the beach. Explore sea life in the tidal rocks. At the south end of the park you can walk along the cliffs of Carpinteria. The Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary is located below the cliffs. The Rincon surfing area is located just south of Carpinteria. For dinner there are family and more expensive restaurants including BBQ.
Santa Barbara is a few minutes away via US Highway 101, Amtrak or local transit. The Amtrak station is located adjacent to downtown with regularly scheduled trains to and from Santa Barbara. Local transit service is available at the Santa Barbara Amtrak station (very inexpensive).
You can visit the Santa Barbara Zoo and even have a picnic there.
Other Activities: Exploring the beach, Zoo, Aquarium, shopping, movies.
Additional information about rental rates
Our minimum stay is 30 nights for which the rent includes utilities (i.e. water, trash, cable TV and limited electric power). For the first 30 nights we charge a $200 cleaning and linens fee which is collected up front and is utilized at the end of 30 nights. For the next 30 nights the cleaning service is required and an additional $200 cleaning and linens fee must be paid, as for the subsequent 30 night periods. A refundable security (damage) deposit is collected up front and may be variable( e.g. for a month stay the deposit is $700). The security deposit is returned within 21 days after your stay.