Prepare to embrace crisp, salty air and a leisurely beach-town way of life at this 3BD/2.5BA townhome on the desirable 'ocean side' of delightful Carpinteria. The updated, nearly 1,700 sq-ft unit hosts an open floor plan, wood floors, a FP, south-facing light, in-unit laundry, attached garage, and large private patio w garden. Views of the ocean, mountains, and estuary nature preserve are on display upstairs. Puerta Del Mar is a quiet development of 33 homes with a Mediterranean flair and well-maintained grounds incl. an in-ground spa. Abundant locally-owned breweries, boutiques, and restaurants are within biking/walking distance, as well as the 'World's Safest Beach' just blocks away. Only 5 min to Rincon surf, 10 min to SB, and 90 min to LA! Perfect as primary, vacation home, or rental.