Carpinteria Apt w/Patio- 10 Min Walk to the Beach!

City: Carpinteria, California Property ID: 340135

grand total: From $200 total Per Night

    Experience the cool, coastal vibes of Carpinteria when you stay at this charming 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental apartment that comfortably sleeps 6. Featuring a small private patio, countless modern amenities, and a prime location, just a 10-minute walk from Carpinteria State Beach, this home ensures a rejuvenating beach getaway for families, groups of friends, or 3 couples traveling together.

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Bedroom: Queen Bed | Living Room: 2 Sofa Beds

    Natural light pours into a large, open-concept living area with 2 plush, tan sofas, a large armchair and a 40-inch flat screen TV.

    The space opens out to a dining area with a rustic, ocean-blue square table with seating for 4. Steps away, a compact, fully equipped kitchen features classic wood countertops, mosaic tiles and a large dark wood shelf full of cookware and glasses.

    For rest and relaxation, head to a bright master bedroom with lots of windows and natural light. Sink into a queen-sized bed and enjoy lazy mornings snuggled under the blankets watching TV on a 32-inch flat screen.

    White wood-paneled walls and seafoam green trims bring a beachy feel to the bathroom, featuring a stand up shower and 2 stylish basin sinks.

    Need a breath of fresh air? Head outdoors to a small patio with a bistro-style table, gas grill and beautiful mountain views peeking over the neighboring trees.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    Carpinteria State Beach is just a 10-minute walk away, offering a mile of beach for surfing, swimming, fishing and picnicking.

    Hit the trails and soak up ocean views in Tar Pits Park or hike around Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and catch sight of harbor seals basking out in the water. Both parks are just a 5-minute drive away.

    In this laid-back community, you’ll also find yourself within walking distance of a whole host of local eateries. Go for classic surf ‘n’ turf at Sly’s, sample traditional Thai cuisine at Siam Elephant or opt for Tuscan specialities at Giannfranco's Trattoria - all within a 5 to 6 minute walk from home.


    Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!


    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, small patio with gas grill and bistro-style table, umbrellas, coolers, beach chairs, wagons, wetsuits, boogie boards, 2 cable TVs, wireless internet access, and much more
    - Fantastic location - 10-minute walk from Carpinteria State Beach, and minutes from Tar Pits Park, Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, and downtown’s restaurants, grocery stores, and cafes!
    - Nearest Commercial Airport: Santa Barbara Airport, 500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 (~20 miles away from the property)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - Pet friendly with $100 fee (maximum 2 pets allowed)
    - Events, parties and large gatherings are considered with prior homeowner approval (please contact Evolve for additional information)
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museums
    • Restaurants
    • Shopping
    • Swimming
    • Winery Tours

    Community Amenities

    • Recreation Center

    Inside Amenities

    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Hair Dryer
    • Smoke Detector
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • Beach View
    • Near Ocean
    • Ocean View

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Balcony
    • Beach Chairs
    • Beach Towels
    • Gas Grill
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Books
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Central Heating
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Internet Connection
    • Linens Provided
    • Towels Provided


    • Car Recommended
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (23)
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    Such a gem!!

    Reviewed by: Arielle L. on


    My boyfriend, my dad and I were in town for my cousins wedding and brought our two dogs with us. It was perfect!! It was a little warm but she has plenty of fans around the unit that really cool the place down. Pullout couch was very comfortable and our dogs loved chilling on the balcony! Such a great find in a cute town. The beach is only blocks away and there are tons of great restaurants in walking distance. If we are ever visiting the area we will definitely book again at the Castro House!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2019

    Reviewed by: Ronda on


    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in September 2019

    Best place to stay in Carp!

    Reviewed by: Taylor D. on


    Have been coming to Carp for 20+ years motorhoming at the beach. Decided totry vacation rentals instead of motorhoming a few years back and found theCastro House and have been vacationing in Carp at the Castro House eversince. Love this place!! Super bonus that they are dog friendly!!

    Reviewed by: Jennifer on


    Cute place located near downtown Carpenteria. We we there for a wedding and although wedding related events were in a variety of venues, we had easy access to all because of this central location. It's also near stores and restaurants.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2019

    Cute cottage

    Reviewed by: mary v. on


    Darling house. Quirky and fun. In a neighborhood and a walk to the beach which is fine!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Charming Spot Close to Everything!

    Reviewed by: Jessica M. on


    6 of us stayed in this lovely beach spot for 2 nights and it was absolutely perfect. Check-in and out instructions were easy to understand, the property was beautiful and clean (and super cozy). Most importantly, the location CANNOT be beat. 1 block from the main drag of Carpinteria and 5 min walk from the beach. Would def recommend this place to anyone!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2019

    Reviewed by: Angela on


    I’m surprised there aren’t more reviews on here considering how lovely of a stay it was! The host was very prompt and responsive and the location was amazing. The Airbnb is only a short 10 min walk away from the beach, which is a huge plus. The only downside to the place is that the sofa beds aren’t too comfy, so if you’re planning on having more than two people sleep over I would bring an air mattress. But besides that the space is very cute and is well stocked with all the amenities you might need! Would stay again.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in June 2019

    Reviewed by: Branden on


    Great 1 bedroom apartment with two pull out couches in a great part of town. Easy to walk to multiple restaurants and coffee shops. Kitchen is well stocked and easy to cook in. Street parking only, no laundry.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in June 2019

    Reviewed by: Ole on


    The Castro House is a piece of Carpenteria history. Unique building located 1 block from downtown, you cannot beat the location. Great restaurants, sunsets, amenities, it has it all.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in April 2019

    Reviewed by: Julia on


    This rental will not disappoint everything is in walking distance! Great place to take your family.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in February 2019

    Cute & convenient!

    Reviewed by: Amy on


    This historic home has a ton of character and worked well for my family’s several day stay. The kitchen had everything we needed & everything was clean. Very close to the freeway which was a plus since we were spending most of our time in Santa Barbara. I do recommend bringing extra toilet paper - there was only one roll so we did have to make a trip out for that.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2018


    Reviewed by: John C. on


    Loved staying here. 4 not 5 stars because it did get a little hot at times and check-out was at 10am which is on the early side. The space was great and everyone fit. The host was such a treat ? so fun and had some great recommendations in the area. Really beautiful spot in a great old house with a very convenient location in a beautiful area.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Reviewed by: Maria on


    Beautiful house in an amazing location!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2018

    Reviewed by: A Verified Guest on


    Beautiful house in an amazing location!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2018

    Reviewed by: A Verified Guest on


    Thanks for having us! We love the cute Castro house, and hope to return next summer:) they provide so many wonderful extras, boogie boards, wet suits, sand toys, chairs, umbrellas, wagons, towels, fans... just everything you could need for a beach trip. It really made our stay so convenient! The house has plenty of towels, and blankets and pillows. The house is so cute and quaint. We love Carpinteria and were so pleased with our stay:)
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in July 2018

    Enjoyed most aspects of the entire trip. The rental was as expected and we loved the location

    Reviewed by: Joshua W. on


    We arrived just after 3p which is check in time. We were greeted by a bustling little business at the base of the stairs to enter the property. The business owner was cordial and always said hello. Upon entering the property we felt excited to begin our stay. Brought up the bags, which was really a downfall with the stairs (we overpacked), and headed straight to the local grocery store. Wish we would?ve asked Jill who we had already made contact with about the closest store, (later found out Smart and Final was literally a 30-second walk away), but we trekked to Albertsons for a week?s worth of snacks and food. Although we planned on eating out at all the great restaurant spots, we also were excited to just spend time with each other (family time). Our oldest daughter attends UCSB so we were glad to be near her and visit for the week. We decided to head to the beach each day and all the gear you could ask for was available in the storage area downstairs. Boogey boards, wetsuits, chairs, coolers, umbrellas, towels, and a wagon to pull it with is all there. The beach was about a 10 minute walk. We drove it once or twice and with finding a place to park it ended up just about the same amount of time so we walked the remaining days. We made a morning walk to the beach also, grabbing a coffee and most importantly some smiles from our youngest two who joined my wife and I during our walks. Afterwards we ate breakfast at one of restaurants, or in, and explored the rest of the area. Although our trip was planned, we kind of went off our plan several days which made it so great and unplanned to some degree. Just went with the flow of things... The house was comfortable and had lots of charm. There was plenty of technology available, (cable, WiFi, BBQ, refrigerator, stove, coffee maker, etc) and we spent some time relaxing ?in? as well. Laundry is available a short walk away at the laundromat in town which was busy. All in all we enjoyed our trip and didn?t want to leave. Jill was there if we had questions or concerns. We even left some clothes and she promptly sent them to us via mail. We will be back as we enjoyed the location, house, and entire town of Carp. Check out was at 10a and fairly reasonable time. Gave us time for one last walk and time to carry our luggage back down to the car before one last breakfast and the drive back home. We will make this a yearly getaway spot for sure.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    old house with a lot of charm

    Reviewed by: joel b. on


    the old house was quaint with lots of character. The location was perfect, walking distance to everything in town. I hate to say but the sleeping was not good. the beds were extremely worn out and uncomfortable. the linens were worn and smelled. the apartment slept 6 but for some reason they charge for any person per night over 4 persons.. As with old houses there were quirks as with the hot water heater taking up to ten minutes to heat up. we were disappointed with the overall upkeep of the inside and out. we feel that we paid for a 4 star and got a 2 1/2. Any of the things wrong would be an easy fix. new mattress and linens. fresh paint would do wonders. I think the owner should keep up with the cleaning crew to make sure everything is nicer.. the deck was dirty and worn out which is the first thing you see..
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Comfort in Carp

    Reviewed by: Richard D. on


    My wife and I (age 65) recently spent three nights in the upstairs apartment at Castro House. Jill was very easy and fair to work with. The house is just one off the main road, but still quiet most of the time. Our apartment was quite roomy and comfortable . Both apartments have renovated kitchens. We expect to return.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2018

    Perfect Location

    Reviewed by: Cynthia on


    I love this apartment so much I've already booked it again. Traveling by myself I felt very safe. Beautiful sunrises. Really cozy bed. Loved having a glass of wine on the front deck. I walked everywhere - the beach, the bluffs, Linden Ave. The apartment is filled with charm. AND Jill, the owner, went above and beyond to make me feel right at home.

    Terrific lodging over Thanksgiving

    Reviewed by: Deb S. on


    Visiting our two grown sons in the area this was the perfect location. The house is really cute. We were 5 people staying and 7 people some times playing games and cooking and such and we'did not feel cramped. The kitchen is well stocked and Jill kept in regular touch asking if we needed anything. Great location. we'did not head to the beach but enjoyed walking downtown while in Carpinteria which seems so sweet.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017

    Cute, Comfortable, Convenient

    Reviewed by: Melodie S. on


    Great place to stay in Carpinteria! Jill, our Host, was very welcoming and accommodating. The rental is well-equipped and very conveniently located within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and the Beach. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again in a heartbeat!
    *This review was originally posted to HomeAway for a stay in October 2017

    Loved It!

    Reviewed by: Anonymous on


    Loved our stay here! This rental was charming and accomodating. There was nothing we could have wanted that was not there for us--including all the beach gear you could ask for! This is an old home, and it has all the charm and history as such. My daughter said it was her favorite rental ever!. We were also greeted with a goodie basket which was very welcome after all our traveling. Thanks,Jill!

    Reviewer location

    Greenville, WI

    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on

    August 3, 2017

    Charming apartment.

    Reviewed by: Deborah B. on


    We loved staying here. The apartment was charming and spacious. It is very close to dining and groceries which was great because I sent my husband to the store 3 times Saturday morning. The pull outs are comfortable. I would recommend the Castro House and if I am headed back to Carpinteria I would stay here again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June,2017