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Mark Sapyta

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Best Deal in Carpinteria!

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Santa Barbara County Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom (King Size Bed) + Convertible and Full Size Bed, 1 Bath, sleeps (4)

This retreat is perfect for couples and small families who have the desire to get away from it all. Come to one of the last Beach Communities that still offers the small town feel. We are known as the 'Worlds safest Beach'. Just 12 miles South of Santa Barbara and 90 miles North of LA. A winning combination of location, quality and price!

Why stay in a hotel/motel, or the suburbs that look like any other, when you can bask in the laid back atmosphere of a Beach community, with the smell of the ocean, less than one block to the beach?

The Condo is located in the quiet section of Carpinteria, just steps away from the beach, Bird Sanctuary, Dining and downtown shops, including our own local farmers market. We remodeled in Sept 2010, so be one of the first to enjoy this unit. Leave your car and associated traffic/parking worries behind. We even offer off street reserved parking.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark Sapyta (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I stayed here for a week. We had a wonderful time in Carpinteria. The town is so relaxing with many great restaurants of all types and a mellow beach to enjoy at our leisure. The condo was a perfect match for us. It was clean and comfortable with all the comforts of home. The beach and the downtown area were both within walking distance of the condo. We would like to come back again next year.
Oct 2012
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based on 38 traveler reviews

Best Deal in Carpinteria!
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 39 reviews

Clean, practical and relaxed place just a block from the beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday staying two weeks at this place. The condo was practical and well equipped for four (including beach chairs and boogie boards for the kids) with a comfortable master bed. The location was perfect on a quiet street one block from the beach and everything in Carpinteria within walking distance. The kids loved playing at the beach, I found the morning walks along the shore south to the harbour seal colony just wonderful and my husband took the car to the tennis courts in Santa Barbara :) We really appreciated that the shoreline was accessible and without buildings for several kilometers. The little outdoor gym close to the beach was fun and we enjoyed trying a new restaurant most of the days, a favourite was the Thai Siam restaurant at 10 minutes walking distance. Carpinteria was also a good starting point for day trips to shopping and fantastic nature. The trip to the quiet Santa Cruz Island was astonishing: native foxes, beautiful views, hundreds of dolphins, occasional sea lions and migrating gray whales and - beyond all - a family of transient orcas, playing around the ship until the sun went down on the way back.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rocky Start.....Smooth Finish. Overall, Great.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. However, our first impression of the unit wasn't exactly what we were expecting. Apparently there was some confusion in the cleaning schedule and when we showed up, the place still needed to be cleaned. Phoned the owner and was immediately contacted to remedy the situation. Cleaning service came in and within a couple of hours the place was immaculate. The owner even worked with us to find a solution to the situation to ensure our satisfaction-- professional and timely. That's what you want.

The unit is smaller, but comfortable. The upstairs area fit our pack & play with room to spare. Could easily fit a family of 4 with 2 small children with the creative space-saving sleeping solutions. The best part about it is the location. Close to the water and downtown Carp. Nice quiet place with a super comfy bed. Would we stay again? Absolutely.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was the first time in 5 years that my crew missed a cleaning date. The guest called me immediately and we were able to jump on this quickly and resolve the issue. We take a lot of pride to make sure it is a good experience for our guest and I felt so bad that the first impression was not to their satisfaction. The condo is in a great location and it looks like it made up for the initial impression.
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed over Thanksgiving, and the place was everything promised. Clean, with great instructions. 2 minute walk to a beautiful, clean beach. Walked to a different restaurant for every meal, from The Spot (cheap) to Sly's (expensive). Morning coffee at the Lucky Llama was much closer than might appear on the map. Would stay again in a heartbeat.


  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. It is very easy to walk to everything that you want to do in Carpinteria. The "SPOT" is one of our favorite places to go for a quick lunch or dinner. Our doors are open if you come back to Carpinteria.
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Everything you Need!

  • 5 of 5

This place was great well kept clean and everything you need is on hand.

We literally only had to bring food .

So close to the beach.

We will defiantly be returning hopefully for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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So good we returned 3 times

  • 5 of 5

Mark's place fits our needs so well, we've been back 3 times. The condo is near the beach and walking distance to the downtown area and state beach camping area. The condo is well stocked with whatever you may need for your stay, a nice kitchen, and comfortable beds. For two persons, it's perfect and adequate for a small family. With one bathroom, any more than that may be an issue. Having a TV in the upstairs master bedroom is a nice touch. The place was very clean when we got there and was easy for us to settle in. Mark is attentive to any communication with his renters. Aside from the occasional train, the sound of the ocean waves makes the the area quite restful. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to stay in a great location close to shopping and the beach.

It is very clean with all the amenities and is perfect for a couple or a family of four.

Mark is very easy to get a hold of and always provided a quick response.

I highly recommend this for a couple or family looking for a peaceful vacation.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Padaro Beach Grill
"Nice place to eat outside on a Sunny Day. "
Carpinteria City Beach
"Just a short walk from the Condo to the Beach... Most days you will feel like you are on a ..."
Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary
"Very cool place to see the Seal's hanging out on the beach and enjoying some time in the sun..."
The Spot
"Best Burger in Town! Cash only..."
Salt Marsh Nature Park
"Nice walk and very quiet place to visit."
"One of my favorites! Only go if you are willing to grill your own food. They bring you you..."
Island Brewing Co
"This place just expanded and is a great place to have a beer and hang out with your friends...."
Jack's Famous Bagels
"One of our favorite Breakfast places. The food is good and they have fair prices. "
Lucky Llama Coffee
"Nice coffee house to hang out near one of the oldest trees in the area. Very popular local ..."
Worker Bee Cafe
"The food is good, but I feel their prices are a little on the high side."
SIAM Elephant Thai Restaurant
"If you like Thai, you have found the right place."
Nutbelly Pizzeria & Deli
"We always go here when we are in town. The selection of pizza, salads and beer is spot on. ..."
Beach Bowl
"Our kids favorite place to go for a frozen yogurt! Give it a try..."
Rudy's Carpinteria
"Best hard shell taco around! Good Mexican food and the price seems fair... You cannot go w..."
Farmers Market
"Every Thursday night on Linden. "
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Island Brewing Co
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Spot
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Beach (less than a block)
Car: recommended

Shopping is within walking distance as are several restaurants. Park your car and forget it. There are two supermarkets and a Blockbuster video. 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.


Rates & Availability

Carpinteria Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 8 2015 - May 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Beginning Summer Season
May 22 2016 - Jun 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

I would consider a 3 night minimum @$135 a night during the off season (plus tax and cleaning fee)
The City charges a 12% tax on stays less than 30 days.
There is a $85 Cleaning Fee.
My guests can make up to 3 payments for their stay. I require a $300 first payment when booking and all additional payments completed 29 days before your stay.
There is a 30 day notice for a full refund.

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Santa Barbara County Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King Size Bedroom with two Ottomans that pull out into beds. Sitting area with nice views of the mountains. Flat Screen TV and plenty of closet space.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
On site Washer and Dryer and a Outdoor Shower. Flat screen TVs in the Family and Bedroom with a wide variety of DVDs. Phone for local calls and wireless Internet available.

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