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Ruta Aras

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Charming Carpinteria Beach House

29 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Carpinteria House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Save $$$ PLEASE SEND MESSAGE BEFORE CLICKING REQUEST TO BOOK. If you pay by check there is no service fees! Walk to the 'World's Safest Beach' from this beautiful, furnished Beach Home and enjoy the white sands and mild ocean surf that put Carpinteria on the map as a great family resort town. With views of the ocean, the new Salt Water Marsh Reserve and the scenic Santa Ynez Mountains, the 'Beach House ' is the perfect location for long term or short term rentals.

This classic home has two bedrooms and two baths and is decorated with comfy charm a ala Pottery Barn. The spacious kitchen seats eight and has a real antique stove you can cook on plus an oven. Walk upstairs and enter the family room with cathedral ceilings and lots of bright sunshine with views all around. Both bedrooms have king size beds with roll away beds in the closet and the sofa in the living room opens up to a queen size bed. Large enclosed backyard with barbecue and sitting area is great for entertaining. Outdoor shower is convenient for rinsing off sand after a day at the beach.

You can walk to great shops and restaurants downtown or hop on a train, depot is four blocks away. Cute attached unit nicknamed 'The Sugar Shack' features granny style attic cottage with sleeping area for unexpected guests during peak season months.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ruta Aras (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Ruta Aras

Our family found this vacation spot by accident after spending fun summers in San Diego and wanting a place closer to home. A friend recommended Carpinteria. We tried it once and fell in love immediately. We spent a few seasons renting and finally decided we wanted to buy a place and make it our own.

Ruta Aras purchased this house in 2001

Why Ruta Aras chose Santa Barbara County

One of the nicest aspects about living in Carpinteria is that it is flat so walking is easy and biking is even better. There is also a cute little public trolley in town that takes you all around for 50 cents -- what a deal. I love the monthly Flea Market at the local Carpinteria Museum. My favorite purchases are antique jewelry and purses. They also have beautiful flowers and vintage housewares. The pizza at Giovanni's is the best anywhere and so is the local ice cream store on Linden. It's fun attending all the local activities hosted by the city. Small town charm is so hard to come by these days. And if you want a taste of the big city, then Santa Barbara is conveniently only 15 minutes north of Carp and wineries in the Santa Ynez family are an hour away. You have the peace and quiet of a small town but access to great museums, restaurants, theater and shops if you want it.

Our guests love surfing, swimming, kayaking, and fishing at the beach. Others prefer skateboarding at the park In Santa Barbara or renting tandem style bikes. Still others prefer rock climbing, hiking in the local mountains. Adventurous ones schedule boat trips for whale watching on the ocean or visiting the Channel Islands which leave from the Santa Barbara Harbor.

What makes this house unique

While at the Beach House the first thing you notice is that you are walking distance to the beach, the salt water marsh preserve and to downtown Linden Avenue. We take the big beach wagon in the garage and fill it up with chairs, cooler, umbrella, boogie boards and take off to the beach. Afterwards we return to take outdoor showers and enjoy the backyard for a barbecue but first cocktails on the upper balcony watching beautiful sunsets or taking in the gorgeous mountain views on the back side. Cooking on the antique stove in the big kitchen that seats eight is fun -- so is discovering treasures in the 'Sugar Shack' the original structure to the Beach House built by the settlers that came out to Carpinteria from the midwest. Sometimes we take the train to Santa Barbara, the depot is two blocks from our house.

Many out of state guests enjoy the fair weather the area has to offer during the off-season. When it's cold and snowy in Canada or elsewhere in the United States the gentle weather locally attracts tourist who enjoy off-season rates and no crowds.

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Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

Charming Carpinteria Beach House
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 30 reviews
5

A Must Do!

  • 5 of 5

The Beach House is fabulous! My sisters and I and our kids had a wonderful week at the Beach House. It is charming, comfortable and super cozy. The house is decorated and complete with all the touches of home -- pillows, blankets, soft sheets, towels, beach chairs, bikes and the kitchen has every item you will need to cook and entertain. We loved the spacious 2 levels, and the 2 balconies for the incredible sunsets and the late night stars and moon. The Sugar Shack is adorable and functions as an extra space for kids complete with an outdoor shower. We

loved the garden backyard with the large bbq, fire pit and table and chairs. The neighborhood is peaceful and a short walk to the beach or town which is quaint and low key. Biking to the beach was fun and swimming in Carp is great no matter what age you are. I even made it to the float! In town we enjoyed The Palms for dinner, Islands for a local beer and of course don't miss The Spot for a burger and fries. Ruta, was very accommodating and treated us like family. She's the best! Overall it was a 10 vacation and we can't wait to book another stay soon again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Fantastic find

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for families. I stayed here with several adults and a few teenagers. Ruta has everything you could possible need for a comfortable stay.

Super cute decorations, very comfortable beds. She even goes so far as ironing the pillow cases!

Several great outdoor areas to hang out in, two porches, one you can watch the sunset the other is great for an extra outdoor area while hanging in the kitchen. Backyard has a fire pit and lots of seating.

The sugar shack is a great bonus space, super cute!

Ruta provides bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs, towels and an amazing wagon to pull all your gear to the beach. A short walk to the nearest beach.

The weather was pretty hot while we there, the house was very comfortable temperature wise.

I was a little concerned by the fact that this house sits right by the train tracks, there was only one train that romped on the horn in the middle of the night, after that I barely noticed they were there.

I highly recommend Ruta's home. She was a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Love this town. Love this house.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I try to get to Carpinteria every summer. It is our favorite little beach town. Over the years, we have stayed here three times and we really like this house. The location is great (close to the beach but not right on it) and the house is comfortable and well appointed. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Summer end vacation

  • 5 of 5

A great overall experience! The location is perfect to restaurants, shops and the beach. The beach house is cozy, spacious and comfortable. A treat to be repeated!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Tujunga, Ca
5

Avocado Festival Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was our third or fourth stay at the Beach House and as always it was comfortable, relaxing and perfect for our family. We spent a week here in July and decided we wanted to come back and experience the Avocado Festival. We had a great time listening to music, eating fried avocado and we even tried an avocado brownie (interesting). The atmosphere was great with lots of families during the day. My husband and I went back on Saturday night and listened to a fun band called The Rincons. We love Carpinteria and Ruta's home makes it even more special. The house is well stocked with beach toys, chairs and towels. We look forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Los Angeles
5

A perfect, relaxed beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I spent 2 wonderful August weeks here with my daughter and 2 granddaughters...one 13 years old and the other 3. We all had a fabulous time in Ruta's " beach cottage", which is actually a very spacious, comfortable and well-equipped home.

We loved the bikes, the ease of getting everywhere, the proximity of the beach AND the community pool. The trains passing close by had their charm...I actually miss the sounds:))). We will return!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Sly's
Carpinteria City Beach
Padaro Beach Grill
Santa Claus Beach
The Spot
Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Farmers Market
Palms
Lucky Llama Coffee
Tomol Interpretive Play Area
SIAM Elephant Thai Restaurant
Corktree Cellars Wine Bar and Bistro
Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club
Rincon Brewery
Jack's Famous Bagels
Sushi Teri
Giannfranco's Trattoria L
Jelly Bowl
Carpinteria Valley
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Clementine's Steak House
Oaxaca Fresh Mexican Grill
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sly's Restaurant
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Amtrak Train Depot
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Ventura Frwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Spot
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Carpinteria Beach

Guests enjoy visiting many local wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley or in downtown Santa Barbara on the wine trails, or casually tasting wine in our local restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Carpinteria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rates
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Last Week of Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
Off-Season
Sep 10 2016 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,900
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,900
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $155 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

NO pets during summer weekly rentals. No smoking at any time.
HOLIDAY RATES: $2,200 weekly for a party of four at Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Easter, Spring Break; $2,500 for parties over four. $350 holiday nightly rate for a party of four; $400 holiday nightly rate for parties of five or more. UCSB graduation weekend: $350 a night for party of four; $400 for a party over four, same for October Avocado Festival.

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Amenities

Carpinteria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom upstairs with tub; one bathroom downstairs with walk in shower. We also have an outside shower great for summer use; rinsing sand off the beach visits.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Roll-Away Bed in each Bedroom, Queen Sleeper Sofa in living room, Day Bed with Trundle Bed in Attached Unit which is not available in off season due to limitations of structure (heat & insulation).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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