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Summer Weeks 6/9-16, 8/11-18 & 8/25-31 Still Available

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This newly renovated beach house and separate cottage (optional to rent) is conveniently located in the seaside town of Carpinteria, one of California's best kept secrets. Carpinteria is home of the World's Safest Beach as well as being close enough to Santa Barbara to enjoy all it's culture and commerce but far enough away to maintain a sleepy beach town ambience. Downtown Carpinteria offers a variety of clothing boutiques, antique stores, salons, restaurants and surf shops. All these amenities line Linden Ave. within a 4-block span that is within walking distance of our beach cottage. This quaint home is located just off Linden Ave. on 8th St. and Yucca Lane right behind historic Linden House. This area offers over 25 restaurants with a diverse variety of California cuisine, all summarized in our Restaurant Guide complete with current menus and reviews. You never have to climb in your car to dine out as well as grocery shop. One of two area supermarkets is only a 2 minute walk away. Take advantage of the Thursday Farmer's Market that offers the coast's best fruits and vegetables. Also available at this afternoon market is a variety crafts, baked goods and beautiful plants and flowers. Of course, if you would rather dine in than out, our newly renovated house offers an ultra modern kitchen to prepare your meals as well as a wonderful covered patio to barbecue in and a newly landscaped backyard to lounge in. We also offer an outdoor shower with handheld sprayer to wash that sand off for those returning from the beach.

For those seeking surf and sand you are only 2 minutes away by car or 5 minutes away by foot to the beach. Ample parking is available as there are 3 public lots along the beach as well as plenty of street parking. Kayak and raft rentals are available at both Linden Ave. and Ashe Rd. locations. Public restrooms are available at those locations as well. A public pool is also available in central Carpinteria, right next to newly renovated tennis courts. For our golf enthusiasts there is a full service driving range located on the south end of Carpinteria Ave. Numerous public courses are available from Ventura all the way north of Santa Barbara. Most all courses are within a 40 min. drive of Carpinteria.

Biking enthusiast have access to the California Coastal Bike Route that runs through Carpinteria on its way to Santa Barbara on the north and Ventura on the south. Mountain bikers have access to numerous bike trails that course the hills throughout this coastal area. Hikers have a variety of trails to choose from that are up and down the coast. All these activities are outlined in our Recreational Guide available at the house. You can do as much or as little as you like in this comfortable home located conveniently to so many amenities of a great coastal beach town!

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Bill Barker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Bill Barker

I am a retired dentist that is married to my wife, Denise, for over 30 years. We have loved coming to Carpinteria for the span of our marriage and the upbringing of our 3 children. We recently purchased this beach house and renovated it and we are excited to share it with you to enjoy Carpinteria and associated areas as we have.

Bill Barker purchased this house in 2008

Why Bill Barker chose Carpinteria

I've been vacationing in Carpinteria since the early 1970's. I fell in love with this town as a teenager and I have been coming back ever since. My family and I vacationed every summer here in the 1980's and we purchased our first vacation property in the mid 1990's. Since then we travel to Carpinteria from the central valley of California as often as we can. We purchased this beach house in August of 2008 and spent a year renovating it. We think it is a fantastic property strategically located in Carpinteria like few other summer rental properties. You rarely have to get in your car because of its great location.

What makes this house unique

Shopping at the local Von's Supermarket or Rite-Aid Drug Store are a short walk from our beach house's front door. Access to local shopping at clothing boutiques, antique stores, salons and surf shops are all within 3 blocks of our location. Over 15 restaurants offering a variety of California cuisine can be reached on foot within minutes.


Carpinteria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Hide-a-Bed Couch in Living Room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sofa bed in living room sleeps two plus outdoor shower for beachgoers


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
carlsbad, CA

Very clean, functional, & close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

What a great little craftsman house & back house. Enjoyed it with the kids & their friends. We'll definitely be back! Thank u to the owners for paying attention to all the little details and creating a warm environment..

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I actually don't want to tell anyone about this gem of a place! The location in town is unbeatable. Walking distance to grocery store, coffee shops, restaurants, breweries and boutiques. Hop on one of the complimentary beach cruisers, if you want to go a little further. There is nothing the Barkers (hosts) have not thought of. There are beach chairs, boogie boards and sand toys if you have a little ones. The beach is about a 10 minute walk. A great little outdoor patio, yard and bbq make for a perfect quiet Carpinteria night. For our family with 2 little ones, it was perfect, but would work great for a few couples or girls weekend away as well. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Family Refuge

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we've rented this lovely house so we must love it. The place is immaculate and in the center of the quaint downtown just blocks from the beach. Park you car and beach cruiser it everywhere. Our 4 yr old rode her bike right from the house to the park or trails or beach. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Carpinteria Beach House for four days at the end of April and it was wonderful! Our annual girls trips have taken us all over the country and this place was by far the cleanest, most maintained, and well-stocked home we have stayed in. Bill was great with communication and renting from his was easy-peasy. I definitely recommend this house to anyone staying in the Santa Barbara area.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Barker Beach House. Perfect location in downtown; walking distance to the beach; and a clean, adorable and very well-appointed house! We really enjoyed walking right into the very close grocery & drug stores, coffee spots, restaurants, fun shops, etc! We also really enjoyed cruising all around town on the beach cruisers they provided. The enclosed backyard was great for playing games (they provided), dining and storing our boards. Bill and Denise seemed to think of everything that might be needed on a vacation. We will definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, CA

Family Favorite

  • 5 of 5

Each time we stay at the Barker Beach House in Carpinteria, we remember why we love it so much. Bill and Denise have thought of everything you could possibly want or need while away on vacation. Every amenity is top notch and well thought out creating a beautiful and cozy environment every time. The "in town" location is perfect for our family. We walk or bike everywhere we go and are never at a loss for things to do. From Tahoe to San Diego, the Barker Beach House is our favorite place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Palms Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Seal Rookery
Nearest Point of Interest
Vons Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park
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Carpinteria Amtrak Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Claus Lane


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

Beach Cottage is available to rent in conjunction only with Beach House Rental.
Rates: $190/night, $1.35K/week + 12% city bed tax + $75 cleaning service
For May 15th to Sept. 15th, Avocado Festival Week, Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter Holidays we only do weekly rentals Saturday to Saturday and High Season Rates are in effect.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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