Top 10 Beachfront Rentals In Carpinteria, California

carpinteria beachfront rentals

Peaceful, laid-back, and slow-paced, Carpinteria is every bit the quintessential Southern California beach town. You can try and ride out some waves here or go looking for seals and sea lions. During the low tide, come and explore the tide pools and see sea stars, octopuses, snails, and other marine life in their habitats. Check out the surrounding state parks and nature reserves in the area, or dine in any of Carpinteria’s best restaurants. The best way to experience this beach town is to stay in a nice rental by the coast. Continue reading to find out the top beachfront rentals in Carpinteria, California.

1. Contemporary-style farmhouse on the beach (from USD 1634)

If you’re after a more luxurious beach escapade in Carpinteria, check out this four-bedroom, three-bathroom rental in Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley. A modern and coastal take on the farmhouse, this large property can accommodate up to 10 people. There’s a spacious deck, where you unwind with a glass of wine and ocean vistas.

If one outdoor space isn’t enough, the primary suite on the second floor has a private balcony too, from where you can take in the beach views. There’s also an open plan kitchen, a living room with a two-sided fireplace, and a dining area, perfect for socializing and cooking simultaneously. It even has a private office, if you need some space to work. Don’t forget to take a tour of the private vineyard when you here.

Beachfront Bliss - On the Sand in Carpinteria
16 reviews
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
the home itself was very clean and the property management team was responsive and accessible
walking distance to cute downtown
great beach and location (walking distance to town)
superb beachfront location with sand out of the family room sliding door
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2. Carpinteria Dreamin' (from USD 364)

Wake up to the sound of waves gently lapping the shore in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo. Here, the beach is quite literally your backyard. Ideal for a group of four people, this beachfront condo has big picture windows that allow the natural light to stream in and for you to enjoy views of the ocean from the inside.

There’s an open-concept kitchen, a fireplace that’s great for cooler nights, and two outdoor grills. If you want to eat out, two local hotspots, The Spot and Little Dom’s, are a short walk away.

Carpinteria Dreamin' - Beachfront Condominium on Carpinteria Beach
15 reviews
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
beautifully decorated chef's kitchen and spotless
this was a wonderful rental it was clean neat and inviting
the place was so clean and very well stocked with everything we could possibly need during our stay
fantastic location home was well stocked clean and really comfortable
everyone in the town is so friendly and helpful
the location on carpinteria beach couldn't be beat it was fantastic
what a great place on the sand with no better direct beach access
we would definitely consider renting the place again
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3. Cape Cod-style house for seven (from USD 440)

If you’re thinking of staying in Carpinteria for at least a month or more, consider this beautiful, Cape Cod-style house. Located in a quiet neighborhood, a short distance away from the beach, this house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, perfect for medium-sized groups and small families.

There’s a gourmet kitchen where you can unleash your inner chef, plenty of outdoor space where you can relax and play with your kids, and beach cruiser bicycles to explore the town. Stake out a beach chair, tent and umbrella — there are plenty — or simply take a stroll along the water’s edge. Boogie boards and surfboards are also available for active guests.

Amazing Ocean and Mountain Views, Walk to Beach
24 reviews  
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view of the mountains from the family room or the yard was simply stunning
the king bed in the master bedroom was firm and easy to fall asleep in
tons of room for backyard fun too
the dogs loved to run in the yard there is loads of room
clean light and spacious with huge deck and lawn
the owners are always friendly and responsive
the homeowners are very easy to work with friendly and full of helpful information
greg and madeline are attentive to your needs treat you like family
a truly exceptional house within walking distance of the beach
easy walking access to everything in carpinteria
the neighborhood is a delight and the beach is only a five minute walk away
carpinteria is such a great location and this home is perfect
the location is perfect the house is wonderful and the backyard is an oasis
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4. Spacious vacation home with private patios (from USD 786)

Bringing your family or all of your best friends to Carpinteria? This beach home is perfect for you. It sleeps ten people in its four bedrooms outfitted with comfy beds, and plenty of natural light pour in through the windows.

It also has three bathrooms, a large family room with a wood-burning fireplace where everyone can gather around and hang out, private patios with outdoor seating right on the sand, as well as a front yard, where you can relax and watch the sun set or rise.

Right on the Sand, 4 Bedroom Beach House!
45 reviews  
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds soft sheets and a kitchen with everything we needed
it is extremely clean
the house was clean and well cared for with many sweet artsy personal touches
the owners are friendly
it is in the perfect location
the house was perfect and the location unbeatable
there is a pride of ownership evident in every corner of this house
the home cozy and beautifully kept and the location can’t be beat
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5. Two-bedroom condo overlooking Carpinteria beach (from USD 350)

This modern condo puts you in the perfect spot if you want to spend the rest of your vacation by Carpinteria beach — it’s located right across the street. A part of a quiet complex, this beach condo has two bedrooms, newly tiled bathroom floors, and plenty of natural light. There’s an outdoor pool that’s open all year round if you want to take a quick dip, and a beautiful kitchen that’s fully functional.

Chic 2 Bedroom Condo by the Sea, a few steps away from white sand beach
63 reviews Premier Host  
condo 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also well furnished comfortable couch etc
being right across the street from the beach and having a heated pool made it even more perfect
the apartment itself was very clean and well stocked
a perfect condo simple clean with everything we needed
the condo was really clean and well stocked with everything we needed
the beach is nice & clean & the surrounding is in a safe area
all residents were friendly and welcoming
a great pool right up the street from the gorgeous sandy beach quiet with friendly and welcoming neighbors
the beds were very comfortable (my biggest pet peeve) and the owners were very responsive and accessible
wonderful vacation location is convenient to everything
fantastic location by the beach easy walk to shopping and restaurants
easy walk to cute downtown carpinteria and a real grocery store
we appreciated the apartment's location near the pool
this was a very relaxing location
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6. Modern condo steps away from the beach (from USD 206)

Located within a short walking distance to the beach, this two-bedroom, one-bath condo can accommodates up to six people and belongs to a nice condominium complex. The unit features a small kitchen area, a bright living space, and a patio perfectly set up for al fresco meals and drinks.

Meanwhile, the condo complex has two outdoor heated pools for you to use, plus a hot tub. Beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are available, as are two bikes you can borrow during your stay.

Beautifully Decorated Condo Steps to Beach
121 reviews Premier Host  
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the condo had all the amenities we needed to have a comfortable stay
pools and hot tub were a bonus and nice to have in the evening
wonderful kitchen is great with all spices pots pans utensils etc
it was sparkling clean and newly redone
the condo had everything was clean and tastefully decorated
linda & rick are awesome hosts
rick & linda were warm responsive and wonderful hosts
the owners went the extra mile to make sure our experience was wonderful
comfortable beds and a gracious host
the hosts were amazing it was so nice to have a welcome basket when we arrived
the location was even better than i thought within walking distance to everything
the condo was perfectly located and so many things are within walking distance
location location location this beautiful condo is just yards from carpinteria's gorgeous beach
the perfect property for location relaxation and it has everything you could possibly need
the property is cute clean with a perfect location one block from the beach
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7. Gorgeous condo with a patio (from USD 227)

Newly and completely remodeled, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo, a few meters away from the beach, is much larger than it seems. Perfect for at least four people, it’s got a queen-size sofa sleeper in the living room and a queen-size bed in the bedroom.

Watch your favorite shows on the flat-screen plasma TV, sit out in the patio with a good book and a cold drink, or head out to the beach to swim, kayak, or go boogie-boarding. Beach paraphernalia like towels and chairs are available.

Beautiful Condo Steps to the Beach! Ocean View!!!! First Floor Unit 1
82 reviews  
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the patio was great —that’s where we ate breakfast and dinner every day
condo was clean and well-appointed
the apartment was clean and decorated tastefully
it feels safe clean and mindful of our current covid world
location was great condo very clean and nice
very clean and an excellent location
friendly people all about
the property manager was very helpful
laurie is a great host we will definitely be back for another weekend getaway
the location was perfect
great location perfect for a quick beach weekend getaway
location location location an adorable condo just steps from the most beautiful beach
the unit was even better than the pictures and the location can’t be beat
peace and quiet at night
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8. Family-friendly condo with an outdoor deck (from USD 286)

Highly recommended for senior travelers and groups of six, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom beach condo has all the essentials you may need for a comfortable stay. It has a fully equipped and bright kitchen, an outdoor deck where you can enjoy views of the ocean and the surrounding mountains, a spacious living area with a smart TV and leather sofa, and all the linens and towels you might need during your stay.

On Beach Road ! Beautiful Condo ! Steps to Beach ! Ocean Views !
34 reviews  
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the condo is comfortable and has all of the amenities we needed
the condo was clean and well kept with comfy chairs and couch and 3 tvs
absolutely no wash cloths all table tops needed to be wiped clean of sticky stuff on them
comfortable clean nicely appointed condo
this condo is so clean and organized and spacious
we found the condo clean well-stocked and comfortable - all of our expectations exceeded
owners of this condo are very nice and easy to work with
great location across from the beach and walking distance to the quaint downtown area
nice walkable location in a quiet beach town
it is nice that you can walk to town
wonderful location and unit; we will return for a longer stay next time
fabulous location right across from the beach the condo was well stocked with everything we would need
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9. Beach bungalow with a front deck (from USD 472)

This cozy beach bungalow is available for week-long stays, and offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, sleeping up to eight people. It has a utility room, a large living space and a spacious kitchen, and double-pane windows you can leave open if you want the sound of the waves to lull you to sleep.

There are also a plethora of card and board games to keep you occupied. Our favorite spot, however, is the front deck, where you can eat, drink, and lounge in the sunshine.

Directly on the Beach! Next avail is Oct 29-Nov 5, 2021 We rent by the week
Carpinteria, CA, US
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

10. Fully furnished condo for four (from USD 186)

After watching the sun set on the beach, retreat to this one-bedroom, two-bathroom condo located within a complex. It can sleep up to four people and features a bedroom with a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom, a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, smart TVs, and an all-new kitchen with dishwasher. There are beach chairs, and umbrellas available for guests’ use.

Steps from watching Sunsets in the Sand
64 reviews Premier Host
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the unit was fine - loft bedroom comfortable bed ceiling fans kept the temperature comfortable
everything is clean and nice
quaint clean and quiet
clean tidy property in a quiet neighborhood
clean and tidy condo with all that was needed for a comfortable stay
the place was clean and the downstairs bathroom is convenient
the host was quick to respond and the entry was very easy
the condo was perfect and the owner super nice and very easy to get a hold of
perfect location for a weekend getaway
great place close to the beach and close to restaurants and grocery store
the condo was cute cozy and so close to the beach
nicely upgraded unit close to the beach
this unit is in a great location i was able to walk into town and to the beach
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Soak up the sun and salt in Carpinteria

Carpinteria is a great option if you want to veer away from the typical beach towns and coastal cities that dot the Southern California coastline. Here, you can unplug, enjoy the ocean views, and explore attractions like Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria Valley Museum, and the nearby Wine Country.

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