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Luxury Retreat Downtown-Walk to Shops & Beach

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Carpinteria Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our contemporary Asian-inspired unit offers all the comforts of home with an impeccable attention to detail and high quality amenities. The unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet access, onsite laundry, gas BBQ grill and relaxing patio area.

For our guest's convenience both bedroom and living area have flat panel TV's. Whether it be a romantic escape or an executive retreat, you will find our location to be a unique delight you won't want to leave.

We are located downtown in this peaceful and quaint coastal community. A variety of boutique and antique shopping, dining and miles of sandy beaches are all within walking distance, and there is a wonderful farmers market 1/2 block away on Thursdays.

A short drive away are polo fields, museums, zoological gardens, missions, Santa Ynez wine country, and so much more. There is a wealth of things to do and we want to share the community we love so much with you. Come, stay, enjoy and return often!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Leah Dabney
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2016
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About Leah Dabney

This property is owned and operated by a family local to Carpinteria. In 2006 we completely renovated, down to the framework, our property which was originally built in the 1940's as a 4-unit apartment building with attached retail space. One and two-bedroom guest suites have been offered since Summer of 2007.

Leah Dabney purchased this apartment in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Leah, Thank you for all of this...fabulous place. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and were able to hold a small celebration for our graduated daughter. Perfect! Thank you, Jenny Megers & Bill Guba
Jun 2009
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Luxury Retreat Downtown-Walk to Shops & Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Older Couple from Pasadena Falls in Love with Carp!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! It's an absolutely beautiful place, and within walking distance of numerous places to eat. Easy drive to others. The beach (long, clean beach with easy free parking––in late September anyway––just down Linden. We're even thinking of taking the train up someday; the little Amtrak station is just a few blocks away. Inside the rental, lovely kitchen, furniture, comfortable bed, really nice reading lights bedside, beautiful bathroom. I'd like to stay longer next time--and come here as often as possible. What a great little town. (I'm afraid I've gotten a little tired of Santa Barbara.) Parking lot just across the street, and a great coffeehouse on the other side of the parking lot! Oh, and stop by the library on your way home: terrific, staffed used bookstore with really fun bargains. (And Clementine's for dinner. Just saying.)

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in one of the two bedroom units for a week while our kids were in a camp nearby and it was a wonderful experience. It looked just like the photos, was super clean and was beautifully decorated. The location was private and quiet but less than a block away from restaurants, coffee shops and shopping and only a few blocks away from the beach. The unit worked fine for all of us when the kids joined us for the last few days, too. The owners were friendly and responsive.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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HIGHLY Recommend this one. Will definitely stay again.

  • 5 of 5

I was the victim of a Craigslist scam for a different property in the area where the person I was corresponding with was NOT the owner or authorized to rent the property. He was planning to take my money and run. VRBO protects you. Once we uncovered the scam, we had a last minute scramble to find a real place to stay. THANK GOODNESS the nice people at Watermark came through for us. They had this fantastic property available and were very helpful in accommodating our last minute, stressful and late night arrival.

The property is as pictured and is such a treat with all new and contemporary furnishings and decor compared to the older, rundown condos a couple blocks closer to the beach. This little town is so small, it's worth it to be 2-3 short blocks away from the ocean and have these newer, cleaner, fresher accommodations.

I will most certainly stay here again and highly recommend it to others. They have a few places both 1 and 2 bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver BC

Great time in Carpinteria

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I visited the central coast in October for his birthday. We stayed a few days in the Santa Ynez valley and then headed for the coast. We decided to stay in Carpinteria as it seemed like a quiet little town. To our pleasant surprise, we discovered upon arrival that the annual Avocado Festival was taking place a block from our condo. We thought it might be hectic and noisy, but the organizers did a great job of minimizing upset to the neighbourhood. We had great fun at the festival and one day took the Amtrak train into Santa Barbara, as the station was only 3 blocks from the condo. Condo seems brand new and well appointed. Only negative is a fridge that seemed to run constantly and air conditioning that we couldn't quite figure out. Other than that, we had a great time and would recommend this property to others looking for a nice weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Monica, CA

Carpinteria's Gem

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the apartment mid-June, just walking in to the grounds we were impressed, the complex is kept up so wonderfully. Upon entering the unit we were amazed how cute and well kept the unit was. It had a small living room with a couch and plasma. The kitchen was nice and modern with all the tools you'd need to cook. The bedroom was adorable and we loved the bathroom with its rainshower faucet. The location of the unit is amazing its in the center of town and you can walk to the beach, restaurants and bars. We had a wedding in Santa Barbara and it took us 15 minutes to get there. We fell in love with the apartment and the city of Carpinteria. Look forward to another weekend getaway. Only thing we'd have loved more was if the bed was a KING.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My husband and I loved ou...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay! What a stylish, well-kept, and relaxing place...and so close to the center of town! It was great to be able to walk to shops and restaurants. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Carpinteria Apartment Rental Rates

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Sep 6 2016 - May 26 2017
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Carpinteria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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