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[3% CashBack] Best VRBO Vacation Rentals In Carpinteria, California - Updated 2020

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This charming seaside city is located near Santa Barbara and is perfect for a holiday destination with its restaurants, beach, bike trails and friendly locals. The beach, known as the World’s Safest Beach, is also a good place for surfing while the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve is a great spot to indulge in some bird watching. Among the many outdoor attractions in and around this city are tide pools with sea urchins and anemones and a rookery with sea lions and seals. In the evenings, take a walk down Linden Avenue with its chic vibe and stores down a palm-lined street. Carpinteria is also home to plenty of historic and quirky homes that are worth a look. The Avocado Festival, held here every October, is a major draw for tourists. Here is a list of the best VRBO vacation rentals in Carpinteria, California.

1. Beautiful house close to the beach (from USD 350)

This lovely house is just a block away from the beach. With a subtle beach theme running through the décor used across the house, it features two bedrooms and can sleep up to six people. Restaurants and stores are all a short walk from this property which comes with a washer/dryer on the premises. The den can be closed off to make an extra bedroom and there is a private fenced-in yard with a barbecue. An added bonus is the outside shower with hot water.

Perfect Location ~ The Best Carpinteria Beach House ~ Newly Updated
26 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was well appointed
Amazing modern kitchen with all appliances
Kitchen was well stocked if you need to cook meals
you might want I never drove my car
you could need Super comfy beds and couches
Cleanliness:
The home was clean nicely decorated with clean linens towels and sheets
Host:
She was so helpful and so relaxed and really made us feel welcome in her home
she let us adjust our check in/
close by and clean Owner is very accommodating when messaged her
out times referred us to a few places and gave clear instructions
local eateries and shops Lisa identified and took care of minor issues right before our check in and communicated immediately with us to keep us in the loop
Location:
I really enjoyed my birthday stay in this quiet and cute city of Carpinteria
The location could not have been better easy walking distance to everything
Everything is within walking distance and we only got in our car once to drive to Santa Barbara
Really enjoyed our stay in Carpinteria close to all the shops and restaurants and right by the beach
My family of five loved this house and it was a perfec end-of-summer getaway
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2. Secluded cottage in a peaceful neighborhood (from USD 175)

Surrounded by a verdant garden, this cozy cottage sits tucked away from the main house in a quiet locality. Situated just minutes away from the downtown area as well as the freeway, this cottage comes with one bedroom and a bathroom. There is a hot tub on offer as well as internet access. The comfortable living room is a good place to settle in and watch some television. There is also a seating nook out on the patio where you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the mornings. The well-equipped kitchen comes with a dining area.

Secluded Coastal Cottage
71 reviews
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The pros were:furnishings were comfortable
The cons were:french press coffee makergardeners working each morning
We enjoyed our 4 night stay at the cottage
queen size bed was nice evenings were quiet
: Google kept directing me to the main road and not up the private drive Look for the "private road" sign and go up that
Cleanliness:
Everything as advertised 4 day
The guesthouse is warm and inviting and the property is beautiful
The cottage is sweet clean and provides an ideal escape from life
Host:
Lovely cottage so nice to return to
Very nice and well presented 1bd studio set well back from the main road
5 stars Great place - clean quiet super nice hosts Christine and Jim and a great value $$ also
great communication with the owner would definitely stay here again
This was a quiet clean and beautiful respite for us during a busy weekend
Location:
stay Great location - close to Carpinteria but not too close
Adorable spot not too far from the bluffs and a short trip to downtown
It's about a 5-10 min drive from down-town Carp and 15-20 from central Santa Barbara
We really enjoyed being a five minute drive from a quiet beach and trails Only a short drive into SBA for great meals and sights Probably best for people who plan on having access to a car Would...
(incl sunday)near cottageand no dvd player as listed on amenities other than that we had a good time
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3. Spacious unit with patio and outdoor Jacuzzi

A cheery porch and elegant interiors with hardwood floors make you feel instantly at home here. The chic living room has a wood-burning fireplace that you can use to stay warm on chilly evenings while you settle into the plush couches. The master bedroom also features a television and a fireplace. Whip up gourmet meals in the well-equipped kitchen featuring amenities such as a dishwasher, and enjoy dining at the table that can seat four. The sprawling private deck welcomes you to relax with its elegant furniture, Jacuzzi, and gas grill. This house is just steps from restaurants and shops while the beach is 10 minutes away.

Carpinteria Apt w/Hot Tub-10 Min Walk to Beach!
11 reviews
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It's very comfortable for four/five people
The property is next to a gas station but you wouldn't notice it with a large hedgerow virtually making it unoticeable Great hot tub and secluded deck and A+ kitchen appliances for preparing mea...
A newer super clean kitchen and very tasteful bath though the space felt a bit tight Fabulous outdoor deck where we spent a lot of our time
clean and convenient to town Loved that they had beach chairs and boogie boards for our use
one day Bedrooms are attached so ideal for a family that doesn't need much privacy
Host:
Jill is a super host
The host was very nice to us and very flexible when we had some requests too
The owner was very friendly and helpful
We even had a very cool welcoming basket
Our host was just lovely available and helpful when needed yet
Location:
It really is walking distance to everything in Carpinteria that you need-
We were within comfortable walking distance to the downtown
The property was excellently maintained both inside and out and located on a quiet jacaranda tree-lined Street
Nothing bad to say about the place at all
The only drawback is that it is right next to a gas station that is busy very early in the morning and very loud
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4. Large beach house in a quiet locality (from USD 150)

This spacious house is located in a peaceful neighborhood just a five-minute walk from the beach. Situated right behind historic Linden House, this unit has three comfortable bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen. You can make use of the bikes and the beach gear that has been thoughtfully provided. The outdoor shower is convenient for washing off all the sand after a fun day at the beach while the covered patio is a good spot to relax. The public pool, tennis courts, biking and hiking trails, are all within easy reach of this lovely house.

July 4th to 11th and Aug. 8th to Sept. 4th Still Available to Rent
40 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It was immaculate and well organized
It was equipped with everything you would need and the location was great
We enjoyed the home very much during our stay
Not right on the beach
There is a great supply of beach chairs and sand toys
Cleanliness:
It was very clean and nice
Host:
He was actually at the house when we first arrived and he made sure that all our questions were answered and that we had everything we needed
the owner really cares about the quality of his property and the comfort of his guests
We really appreciated not having to bring our own linens
We picnicked at the beach shopped and relaxed
We enjoyed the beautifully landscaped back yard where we barbecued played lawn games and roasted marshmallows over the fire pit
Location:
It's convenient location is within walking distance to everything including the beach restaurants
but not a super far walk either
The location in town is unbeatable Walking distance to grocery store
The beach is about a 10 minute walk
It is well located near amenities and not far from the beach
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5. Luxurious unit in a quaint coastal community (from USD 175)

This comfortably furnished unit with one bedroom and a bath, makes you feel at home. Enjoy facilities such as wireless internet access, a lovely patio, a gas barbecue grill, and laundry facilities at this property. Situated within walking distance of the beach as well as restaurants and shops, this unit is perfect for two people. Parking is available near the unit, making it a great choice for a weekend stay or a long holiday.

Luxury Retreat Downtown-Walk to Shops & Beach
48 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
We stayed with our 18 month old daughter and it was really nice to have the little courtyard right outside our door and an outdoor shower for rinsing off as well as
The building was clean organized and had the basic necessities you would want for cooking
Everything we needed was in the condo
one of the four is up 13 of them
The apartment was top notch
Cleanliness:
Very Clean Spacious for a one bedroom unit
Host:
The owner was very nice to work with
She answered her phone promptly every time I called and satisfactorily answered all my questions
We stayed in unit A that was nice and quiet until the guy in the office next door came to work on Monday morning and talked very loud and woke me up
Communication and questions were answered promptly and we were accommodated with a late check out after a flight delay
Better luck to us on our next vacation
Location:
Just tucked away for a quiet retreat
Right around the corner from the main street
a couple blocks from many restaurants and shops
Just a 10 minute walk from the beach
Our grandkids enjoyed Carpenteria beach and we enjoyed walking to the restaurants and to get coffee in the mornings
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6. Newly renovated unit close to the beach (from USD 145)

Located on Linden Avenue, this condo unit on the first floor is a one-bedroom apartment suitable for a couple or a small family. The newly renovated apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen, featuring the latest appliances. Free wireless internet access is provided and the queen bed together with the sofa bed is ideal for a maximum of four people. This unit is conveniently located right on top of a Laundromat and a bakery. Carpinteria beach is just a short walk away and there are plenty of restaurants and shops around.

Newly Remodeled 1 Bedroom Apartment Within Walking Distance To The Beach
43 reviews
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Pro: Nice remodeled apartment with lots of room close to everything Con: Parking space small but
The bed was one of the most comfortable we've slep on in a rental with a high density foam mattress
All of the rooms in the apartment were VERY spacious and all the amenities were there tons of towels boogie boards
the beach was about a half mile down the road
The location is great and the owner has stocked the place with everything visitors might need to be comfortable - from beach umbrellas to plastic wrap
Cleanliness:
All previous reviews are accurate
The inside was very nicely stocked with everything you would need Its clearly updated decor is clean and well kept Perfect location
Host:
She is very responsive even with our last minute booking
The owner is lovely and so accomodating
show that the owner cares about your stay
The owner thought of every convenience and made our stay pleasant
The host was very informative and responsive Looking forward to staying again
Location:
A perfectly outfitted apartment in a super convenient downtown location
Able to walk to beach shops
right on Linden around all restaurant and shops and
just a few blocks up from the beach
and I loved the location
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7. Stylish house with all modern amenities (from USD 100)

Located just a block from the downtown area, this property is a short walk from the beach. The open plan of the living room and the kitchen give the space an airy feel enhanced by the abundant natural light gushing in through the many windows. The hardwood floors and the granite countertops in the kitchen add a touch of elegance to the space. The Zen patio invites you to curl up with a good book or catch a few winks on a balmy afternoon. Covered as well as street parking are available at this unit.

Classic California Beach Town Getaway
42 reviews
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was great to have it all provided
iron/ironing board were all provided Lots of closet space
It was very roomy and a great size for 4 adults
Very nice place and Grace is easy to work with
very nice private patio and private parking
Cleanliness:
It was clean and well stocked
and we were left with only 1/4 roll of paper towels -
Host:
Appreciated the availability of owner as well
and she responded the next morning just saying that she would contact maintenance and let them know
so we purchased those as well
the accommodations lovely secure peaceful and well appointed
- so we contacted the owner who had her mom come by with a few extra rolls
Location:
It's not a bad walk
It is within walking distance to the beach restaurants and shopping
We loved that it's less than a five-minute walk to the beach and the main street where there are restaurants and ice cream
should you choose to "unpack" Carp is a bagless community
so it was not a big deal
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8. Gorgeous getaway with a private patio (from USD 200)

Accessible through a private entrance, this house has a front porch veranda for barbecues and dining outdoors. The living room has sliding glass windows that open out onto the patio. A fireplace is provided to keep you warm as you snuggle on the plush couch. The kitchen, living room, and dining room all seamlessly flow together in the open-plan layout. Bikes and beach gear are provided to ensure you are able to make the most of your stay here. Just a short walk from the downtown area and the beach, there is also a local brewery within easy reach.

Stunning Carpinteria Beach House walk to the sand
18 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
With four people we had plenty of room
The garage has everything you need for the beach
Well stocked kitchen and plenty of towels and linens FYI
The kitchen looking out into the living room with the dining room table right next to it was where we spent most of our indoor time Parking in the driveway and right in front of the house was easy...
The interior decor is light and calming and will make you want to come back to enjoy it again
Cleanliness:
Everything was in walking distance for us
It was extremely relaxing open and airy and in the perfect location
Host:
The garage had bikes (cruisers w helmets) boogie boards beach chairs and more to offer The second toilet was nice to have
Beautiful accommodations Excellent location
We drove 12 hours for this vacation and didn't receive any info until day of the trip
I emailed called and texted and finally got a response 4 hours before arrival that "key is under mat"
We were VERY HAPPY with this rental
Location:
The location of this property is perfect literally a three minute walk to the beach downtown Carpinteria
Really great house and location Just two blocks from beach and two blocks off of main drag of Linden
tips to house and Carpinteria which I found strange
The house itself is quite beautiful
a couple blocks from the beach
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9. Cozy house with cheery décor (from USD 250)

This comfortably furnished house with three bedrooms is located on Linden Avenue, about two blocks from everything you need. There is a front porch with a small grassy area enclosed by a quaint picket fence. You can store your vacation and beach gear securely in the space thoughtfully provided for it. One of the bedrooms features bunk beds, making it a fun place for young children. There is also a new play area just two blocks from the house. The unit is equipped with a washer/dryer and pets are welcome here.

Gorgeous House Walk to the Beach
18 reviews
House 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The rental home was everything that we expected it to be
all that one needed to be at home was provided
The kitchen and dining area were comfortable
The bedrooms are cozy and well-furnished
The bedrooms were very private with the splt wing floor plan
Cleanliness:
The house was spacious relaxing and clean for an older home
We loved our week of "home" here and look forward to returning
The unit is spacious clean and comfortable and the location is fantastic
the towels were quite old as were the pans which were pretty badly scratched
Host:
The owner Kathy is great to work with
It was all I could hope for and more
The indoor washer / dryer was convenient with kids and not having to take dirty clothes home
This cottage is lovely reasonable and so close to the beach and downtown
clean beach house located near beach & easy walk to downtown Owner was very accommodating with our needs
Location:
2 blocks from the beach 2 to 3 blocks from all the shops and restaurants
We enjoyed beautiful walks on the lovely beach and the many restaurants and shops
The beach park and downtown are a 5 min
Carpinteria is charming and we loved having sunshine and 60+ degree weather in December
It's just a short easy walk from the beach
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10. Sprawling beach home with lovely views (from USD 239)

Featuring two bedrooms and bathrooms, this charming beach house offers views of the marsh reserve, the ocean, and the mountains in the distance. Restaurants and shops are an easy walk away as is the World’s Safest Beach. The spacious kitchen with its antique stovetop is a delight while the dining area can seat eight people at a time. The balcony porch is a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee. There is a fireplace to keep you warm when the evenings get cold.

Charming Carpinteria Beach House 2 BD Winter/ 3 BD Summer, Great Winter Getaway
84 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is on one level and the living room and bedrooms are on the second level
It has all the amenities and was very comfortable
so we could take everything to the beach plus our 18 month old grandson
The only thing we would have liked were some hand towels in the bathroom
The kitchen could use a little organizing and cleaning The carpets upstairs were dirty as well plus the downstairs bathroom had carpet
Cleanliness:
The main dishes were clean
The house does have a few issues
Host:
The host is awesome and very accommodating
and I only mention this because I brought my older dog with us and
charming close to the beach and very very comfortable
It is so well furnished with everything
Love the location to town and the fact that you can use bikes to tool around as well as a great beach wagon to haul chairs
Location:
It is conveniently located blocks from the beach and very near to restaurants and shops
In Carpinteria for a wedding stayed at The Beach House because of its location
The house is great block from the beach close to restaurants
Loved the location of this house Walk to the beach walk through the salt marsh for morning bird watching 12 miles to Santa Barbara
This house was in a great location just a very short talk to the beach
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Make an informed decision

With a great many options available, you are sure to find something that meets your requirements. From the luxurious and high end to the more modest options, there’s something at every price point. Take a look at some of the best VRBO vacation rentals in Carpinteria, California.

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