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Downtown Charmer! Steps from Downtown, Close to Beach, Recently Remodeled

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Carpinteria Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath Apartment, sleeps 4-5

Beautiful, recently updated 1 Bedroom/1 Bath apartment that is part of a larger home, with a private staircase entrance. This lovely retreat is peaceful and relaxed, with wood floors, lots of light and comfortable touches throughout.

Queen bedroom with ample space and lighting, queen comfortable sleeper bed in sofa. Luxury linens and towels provided. If there is a 5th guest (best suited for a child), we will provide a cot with bedding.

The kitchen is well-stocked for all of your food preparation needs. There is a large microwave, large toaster oven, and a full-size fridge. It features a convenient drawer-style dishwasher. Also for cooking there is an outdoor grill, a hot plate and plug-in griddle for pancakes and the like. The kitchen has ample counter space and a deep sink, and overhead there is a skylight.

The bathroom has ornate tilework, a glass bowl sink and fun decorative touches. The stacked washer/dryer is available for your use.

Relax on the balcony, and enjoy the view of downtown Carpinteria, complete with many palm trees.

Parking is available for one car behind the apartment, and there is plenty of street parking for any other vehicles.

Since this apartment is attached to our home, this is NOT the right space for guests looking to come and party. The parking space is located right below one of our bedrooms. Check in the first night is no later than 11:00 pm. During any subsequent nights, if you think you will arrive back at the apartment after 12:30 am, we ask that you park on the street (very safe), not in the assigned spot, to preserve the sleep for our family members. Thank you!

RECOMMENDATIONS from past guests~

'I have LOVED visiting Carpinteria over the years, and it's is a real treat to stay in this cozy and well-cared for beach unit. The attention to detail, privacy, views, and comfort are just some of the highlights of our stay. I will recommend this clean and bright 'happy place' to anyone looking to visit Carpinteria.'

JM from Valencia, CA

'Matt and Toby were wonderful hosts! Their 'downtown charmer' was perfect for my mini vacation. I enjoyed being close to town with easy access to restaurants and shops! Also their place was within walking distance to the beach. The rental is very comfortable and has nice amenities such as a small kitchen, great balcony, and a separate bedroom from the living area. I slept so well there! I hope you enjoy your time there as much as I have!'

Anna, Chicago, IL

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Toby Theule
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016

About Toby Theule

Hello! We are Matt and Toby, and we are so excited for you to come and stay!

Toby Theule purchased this apartment in 2000

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed at this lovely Carpinteria apartment many times. It is comfortable, homey, and peaceful. The decor is beautiful, and I appreciate the small touches, like the glass bowl sink and the crown molding. The whole place has so much light! The ocean breeze comes in through the balcony door, and it is wonderful. The kitchen has ample space for preparing meals. The queen bed is very comfortable. The owners, Matt and Toby, are so great to work with. We will certainly be back!
Jun 2014
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Downtown Charmer! Steps from Downtown, Close to Beach, Recently Remodeled
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Very nice well kept; love Carp!

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is attached to the owner's home. As such we felt the need to try to be quiet and had less "sound" privacy. But the apartment itself is very nice. Everything seems brand new and very clean.

Note there is no cooktop/oven, although there is a large toaster oven and microwave.(Kids wanted to make pancakes - had to "settle" for toaster waffles!)

We were concerned that being on 8th street would feel far from beach but it is still an easy walk. We love this town!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable Carp

  • 5 of 5

This was a very clean, newly renovated, quality spot for a single or couple looking for an affordable spot in walking distance to the beach in Carp. Really nice 3+ block walk down Linden to the beach. Downtown Carp is a gem; quiet, clean and really friendly. Hey only a block or so to the train... ride up to Carp for the weekend. Great Escape.

We'll be back!!! Thanks for the great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place, great people

  • 5 of 5

What a nice place near the beach and the main part of town. The owners were a great help in getting settled in and gave us great advice re local places and things to do and see. We plan on coming back next year and will try staying here if the dates work out.

Our kids and grand kids had a blast

See you next summer or maybe before

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for a relaxing anniversary weekend. Clean, spacious and very peaceful. I can't stop thinking about it and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Kick Off Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Your place has been a blessing to our family! It was a perfect way to celebrate end of school for our elementary aged kids and kick off summer break. We created amazing memories as a family and the kids have made us promise to come back again! Beautiful, well appointed, guest home with all the necessary items you would need for a short or extended getaway! Central to the quaint downtown shops, eateries, and of course walking distance to the beach! This was our first visit to Carpinteria and our kids had a blast and loved seeing all that the town had to offer. Location was perfect for our walks and scooter rides through town and down to the beach. We are already planning when we can return. Thank you for opening up your home and the special touches during our stay that made it all the more special! See you again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Arrowhead, CA

Beautiful & CLEAN beach apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great winter beach retreat over the New Years holiday. The apartment is clean and beautifully decorated. I was able to pack light since there is washer/dryer in the unit. I loved that!! The kitchen doesn't have a conventional stove top, but the owners have done a good job providing supplemental equipment so you can still cook anything you need. (I like to cook so I planned ahead and brought my crock pot).

The apartment is located within walking distance to grocery, coffee, restaurants and shops. We walked to the beach for sunsets and it was magical.

The apartment is attached to the owner's home, so the close quarters allowed us to hear each other's footsteps and such, but it is not a deal breaker. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you Matt and Toby, your place is a little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Carpinteria Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Carpinteria Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Carpinteria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Beautiful, well-lit bathroom with many decorative touches. Gorgeous tilework; shower/tub combo.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large bedroom with plenty of light and comfortable queen bed. Luxurious linens, large full-length mirror, storage space in closet and also dressers.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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