Vintage California Beach Living at it’s Finest 

CARPINTERIA BEACH COTTAGES. Eight beautifully remodeled cottages, located 4 short blocks to the beach and a block and a half from main (Linden) street. Six cottages features one bedroom (plus a loft). There is one bathroom with a shower. An open floor plan gives the kitchen, dining and living room area a comfortable and roomy feeling.

Our two newest cottages feature three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a living room, dining room and a full kitchen.

All cottages are sprinkled with vintage elements (vintage lighting, Big Chill retro appliances, furnishings). Amenities include beach cruisers, boogie boards, beach chairs, towels, vintage games. Relax by sitting on the front porch swing or enjoy the community barbeque/picnic tables area.

Feel free to pick fruit off of the various fruit trees on the property (limes for those margarita’s of course).

Carpinteria is the perfect California town that still feels like a step back into the 1950’s. Shopping, groceries, restaurants are plentiful. Other beaches within 2 miles include Rincon – great for surfing along with Santa Claus Lane where you can rent surfboards, paddle boards and other beach items. For your added convenience, forget your car, and arrive by the Surfliner Amtrak train, just 200 yards from our Carpinteria vacation cottages.


“Large comfortable cottages, perfect for a family and a great value.” – Chris S., Los Angeles (Trip Advisor Review)


Carpinteria is a small oceanside city located in southeastern Santa Barbara County, California, east of Santa Barbara and northwest of Ventura.

This popular seaside town offers world class shopping and dining … as well as an abundance of nightlife. There are unique opportunities for athletes; surfing, bicycling, hiking and much more.

Carpinteria Beach is known for its gentle slope and calm waves in selected sandy areas but also good surfing swells in some of the more rocky areas. Seals and sea lions can be seen in the area December through May at the rookery in the nearby Carpinteria Bluffs, as well as an occasional gray whale. Tidepools contain starfish, sea anemones, crabs, snails, octopuses and sea urchins.

There is bird watching at Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, established in 1977 and administered by the Natural Reserve System of the University of California. The Waldholme Torrey Pine, largest known Torrey pine tree on earth, is located in downtown Carpinteria.

Carpinteria hosts an annual California Avocado Festival, with a history extending back to 1986. Over 80,000 persons attend the three-day festival which takes place during the first weekend of October on Linden Avenue. The festival offers avocado products and locally made goods.

The Carpinteria Amtrak Station is located on Linden Avenue by the beach. It is served by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego.