About This Listing
Just about 20 steps to the sand! The 'Glad' House is 5 Bedrooms. 2.5 baths and sleeps 10 people comfortably. It's called the GLAD HOUSE because you are always glad to get there!
Freshly renovated and just a few steps to the beach, the Glad house has a bright and airy floor plan, balconies and roof deck with 360 degree views of ocean and mountains
So we don't waste your time :) before you read on.....the max in our house is 10, and we do not allow children ages 2-6 due to many climb-appeal balconies, roof deck and hot tub.
About the house! Just about 20 steps to the sand! The 'Glad' House is 5 Bedrooms. 2.5 baths and sleeps 10 people comfortably. It's called the GLAD HOUSE because you are always glad to get there!
The house is freshly renovated - with renovation just complete in May 2013. It is designed and set up for comfort, entertaining and complete relaxation. Everything you need from beach chairs, towels, cooking supplies, bar supplies are ready to go. You just need to bring your bathing suit and some groceries!
The house is decorated in a modern, yet cozy beach style. It's kind of surf-chalet-meets-yoga-sanctuary. The kitchen is gourmet, 'foodie approved' and fully equipped with high-end appliances, spices, wine fridge and espresso coffee bar. A sparkling white quartz counter top and white cabinets, make the kitchen bright with light and filled with good energy.
-fully-equipped kitchen: We mean FULLY
-5 bedrooms with GIGANTIC master bedroom with fireplace
-2 full baths, 1 half bath, plus outdoor surf shower (three showers inside, 1 shower outside and 2 bathtubs total)
-guest touch screen computer, mouse and keyboard
-cable tv with sports channels, Netflix, plus movie and CD library
-flat screen tvs in all rooms, with 2, 60 inch HD tvs in main rooms
-den with fireplace, sectional sofa, video games, movies and toys - HD TV
-living room with fireplace, sectional sofa and 60 inch smart tv HDTV
-ocean view balconies off front and back of house
-ocean view roof deck and lounge with bar sink
-gas barbeque grill connected to house no propane needed
-raised backyard ocean view deck with entertaining area
-7 person hot tub kept at 103 degrees
-concierge service for wine trips, site seeing - whatever u like!!
-modern, Zen decor with Fung Shui considerations
-park, sandwich shop, Italian cafe, small market, bakery, liquor within walking distance
-beach chairs and beach towels provided
-high thread count linens provided
-beautiful beach access
-2 beach parks in neighborhood with playgrounds, volleyball and bike and surrey cart rentals
-hotel at beach park with Sunday brunch
The beds include memory foam pads, nice linens and cozy duvets. Chairs that fold to extra beds are in every room for children or room mates who prefer not to share a bed. Tasteful decor with original surf or ocean themed art is featured throughout that we enjoyed collecting in our travels or have received as special gifts.
For babies, we offer a crib and booster seat.
During your stay, you can expect to find everything you could possibly want or need. On top of the fully-appointed kitchen, we have an amazing library of music, books, CDs, board games and children's toys for your enjoyment. Although the house is not beach front, you can enjoy an ocean view from the backyard, or roof deck, as the house is just across the street from the beach.
4 small or 3 large cars will fit comfortably in driveway. Garage and laundry is not available for guests, however nice launder mat is located at the end of the block.
Neighbors are very close by and they are super-lovely. Movie industry people, artists and professionals are all around and are very dear friends. So quiet is expected after 9pm and no loud music or voices, as we all love our peaceful enjoyment of the sound of the waves. Smoking is not allowed anywhere near the house and neither are pets, so you can enjoy a super-clean environment for the relaxing time you need!
No public transit is around, however we have a car / concierge service which is priced by trip. They can take you anywhere or can arrange amazing adventures for you such as wine tasting, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, golf, spas, shopping, site seeing -- whatever you like to do! We can arrange it. A menu of activities will be waiting for you in the house to give you a few ideas.
We are one hour or less from the following fun things to do and our concierge will arrange:
-3 championship golf courses within 5-10 minutes
-Designer outlet mall
-Deep Sea Fishing (ten minutes away)
-Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Sailing (ten mins away)
-Horse back riding
-Disneyland (2 hours away)
-Big Sur and Carmel - 4 hours
-Catalina, Queen Mary - 1.5 hours
-Much more, tell is what YOU like to do xxoo
Our house is unique because of the beautiful, peaceful, vibe that everyone reports who have stayed there. Total relaxation, peace and love fills our house. We feel it and know you will too!
Guests will have access to hot tub, bikes, all kitchen cooking items and spices, whole house. No garage or laundry access.
Closets and drawers are ready for you to store your things. There are community items there such as extra toothpaste, etc in case you forgot something.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with our guests on an as-needed or as requested basis. We can help arrange trips, or special events. We will also visit if anything needs attention.
We love our neighborhood! Our neighbors are very sweet and thoughtful people -- mostly professionals and part-time beach people. We are close to everything from wine tasting and great shopping to deep sea fishing and cycling!
It is a short bike ride to the farmer's market, the harbor or to the neighborhood sandwich shop. If you love seafood, we have many local places to enjoy it.
There is a huge park at the end of our neighborhood which features sand volleyball courts, large covered barbecue area, and beach access.
If you golf, there is a wonderful public championship course which stays 68 degrees most days of the year. Look up Olivas Golf Course Ventura.
There is no real public transit in the area, so we suggest you rent a car. We provide beach cruiser bikes for short trips to the store or the local hotel down the beach for brunch or drinks :)
Other Things to Note
Driveway fits 3 cars easily. There is extra parking on Mandalay Beach road.
If you like espresso - please pre-buy NESPRESSO capsules. Avail online (website hidden) or at Nespresso stores.
HOUSE BUILT WITH LOVE
We hope you will treat our house with love and respect, as it is our SANCTUARY.
Please be quiet and respect that it is NEVER ok to be loud. Our neighbors are close, so we will be called if it is noisy and we will come to the house. Quiet voices at ALL TIMES outside. If you are loud inside, please close the windows. Never play music loud.
We LOVE animals, but can't allow pets at this house (we actually have goats at our other house!). All floors, bedding and rugs are new. Our yard is pristine----plus we must consider our other guests allergies. So no, never, please don't even ask.
No smoking ANYWHERE--even outside our house because the smoke can enter through windows and make our house stink or bother our neighbors.
LOCK UP EVEN WHEN YOU ARE THERE
All doors and windows must be locked upon leaving the house--even for a short time, as it is the beach and opportunists can be anywhere. Keep the front door and gates locked when you are home, as well - it is just smart. We keep the back doors to the patio open and windows open when we are there - but close and lock all when you leave.
Do not sit on rails or climb anywhere off the deck.
Due to damages and climbing temptations, no kids from ages 2 - 6 years of age - this is firm. Babies and well-behaved and watched children ages 7 and up are very welcome. Our house is kid-friendly, but it is NOT baby or toddler-proofed. Children are NEVER allowed to handle the electronics and are not allowed on the balconies or roof deck - ever. Please never allow Sharpies or magic markers of any kind into the house or any dark colored juice. Please choose juice in light colors and never allow your child to be unattended. We offer a toys, high chair, playpen, booster seat all for you to use at your own risk. Toys are in den in black benches, other items in closet of Sunshine Room. I will be happy to assist you with any special needs that you may have for your children.
If you do not know how to cook, please do not try to learn in our kitchen -- we have high end pans and a white quartz counter top. There are great restaurants all around us :) So please enjoy them! If you know your way around a kitchen, then please cook and enjoy our beautiful kitchen! NEVER cut on our counter tops or place any hot pans on them either. There are cutting boards and hot pads everywhere. They were incredibly expensive. Please be careful with candles.
BE NICE TO NEIGHBORS
Never park in their driveways, put your trash in their cans or play loud music. Keep noise down at night, as this is their sanctuary too.
Trash goes out in driveway edge on Sunday nights. Please see how the neighbors do it.
The kitchen has two trash bins - one for recycles in the back, and one for trash in the front. Glass, clean paper, clean cardboard and plastics with 1 or 2 get recycled.
No parties ever please, unless it is pre-approved.
Small group showers, birthday parties, wedding dinners are welcome when discussed.
Kerri is an excellent host. This was my first experience with airbnb, and Kerri explained how it works. This was a very pleasant surprise because it is more personal and informative.
Kerri relayed information about the house and activities in the area. She even suggested an exceptional trip to wine country that I wanted to take my wife to as a surprise birthday gift.
Kerri met us on arrival and gave us a tour of the house and showed us everything we needed to know for our stay. She was very responsive to questions we had during our stay.
Thank you Kerri for making our stay at the "Glad House" an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Kerri met us at the house and gave us a tour. She was very friendly and helpful. The house was exactly what we needed: very comfortable, relaxing, spacious and close to the beach. This was a family vacation, only 6 of us, so the house was very roomy. Would go back in a heartbeat! The only thing missing was the sun! Obviously, not our hostess' fault.
Kerri was very communicative and helpful. We felt welcome and the house and surrounding area were described accurately. Our group was two families, 10 people, but we didn't feel on top of each other. The house is spacious and the kitchen and dining area were large enough to feed all of us easily. Kerri let us know about all kinds of activities and had bikes, boogie boards and more to make our beach experience great. A wonderful time was had by all - ages 7 to 47!
She met a us a couple hours early and made sure we were familiar with everything. Kerri is a great person to work with!
From the moment Kerri, emailed back from our first encounter, I felt right at home with her. She offered up suggestions for our particular situation in town, but always considered our thoughts on the matter. She was there at the house to great us and familiarize us with the surroundings and always answered our texts asap. She even went and set up twinkle lights for me. Location,location, location her home is quiet, relaxing and just beautifully appointed.Everything you need was there even things you didnt know you needed! This was our first experience with Airbnb and Kerri gets high marks from a family that travelled 3000 miles to get there.
Before we even arrived we felt we knew Kerri. She was so helpful with our trip planning, accommodations, suggestions and everything in between.
She arranged for scuba diving lessons, kayaking at a special time, suggested restaurant, farmer's markets, special events in Ventura. The list goes on and on. She we at the house to greet us, and even had some lunch ready for us upon arrival. So appreciated as we were really hungry. She explained the whole house, which is beautiful, and made us feel right at home. She even arranged for a special beach wheel chair needed by my son. The hot tube was fantastic, bed was so comfortable, view from the deck was amazing, the kitchen fully stocked. Her mother even gave our son a cake decoration lesson as he is an aspiring baker. We had plenty of space for us all to be apart and also together when we wanted. This house is only topped by the amazing experience we had with Kerri. You have now set a very high bar for anyone else, Kerri. Thanks so much. You are the best!
About the Host, Kerri
Welcome to the 'Glad House!" Our house is called the Glad House because you are always GLAD to get there. Our house was named that long before we bought it according to our neighbors. We kept the name because of the wonderful vibe it has -- so restful and calm. Many people say they have never slept better than in our house!
About us: we love the outdoors--surfing, hiking, biking, good food and wine. We travel for our work in the fashion industry, so our greatest luxury is to stay home and enjoy the beautiful place we have created. We love to entertain friends, listen to music and enjoy all that California has to offer.
We know a lot about the area, as we have hiked the local mountains, biked the local trails, enjoyed the local wine trips and know the best surf breaks. We have a concierge for the house, so we can arrange amazing activities for you during your stay. We have done this for years for our friends and family, so we know all of the good stuff! We enjoy entertaining and making sure our guests are blown away by all of the wonderful activities in our area that are only suggested after our own personal test.
Our approach to life is very zen and we believe you should appreciate every moment and every important person in your life. Take a moment to breathe, watch the sunset and take a bike ride. Leave your stress behind and enjoy the Glad House.
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