Quiet neighborhood retreat minutes from the ocean, biking and hiking trails, Amgen, Cal Lutheran University, the Reagan library, Malibu, and a quick drive to Santa Barbara. Only one mile from the 101 freeway, close to Camarillo and Oxnard. Here on business? Closing escrow? Visiting a student? Comfort of home awaits.
We have stayed in B&B's all over Europe, and loved it. Such a great way to meet new people, and get to know the community. This room has a full size bed that comfortably suits a single person. In addition, a small writing desk will accommodate your laptop or iPad, and wifi is available. We have just added a beverage/snack station as well, with a kettle and tea/coffee and snacks. Although the house has air conditioning, there is a ceiling fan in the room if you choose to use it.
If you want a personal TV, there is one you can use to access Netflix.
Hardwood floors, large closet with shelves, and window with lots of natural light. In the evening, guests are welcome to use the 42" flatscreen TV in the open country kitchen/family room.
Because we live with two quiet dogs and cats, we can provide an air cleaner for those with allergies, or a sensitivity to dust, or animal hair. If you are very sensitive, you might be more comfortable in a controlled, hotel environment.
We try to offer low rates and ask for early notice of cancellation for a full refund. Happy travels!
Here is why you will enjoy staying here. You have access to:
Updated modern home
Refreshments in the room
Cozy robe to use
Quiet safe neighborhood
Easy freeway access
Beach and harbor 20 minutes away
Microwave and refrigerator storage
Washer/dryer is available
Hair dryer, and personal sundries
Free on street parking
Patio with table and chairs
Large shady back yard
Quick and easy access to Universal Studios, Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Channel Islands, Catalina Island and Santa Barbara
Interaction with Guests
We look forward to greeting guests and making sure they are comfortable. If you are staying less than a week, we provide a continental breakfast. We eat a plant-based diet, so you will need to let us know if you require cream, butter or milk for your breakfast. We usually have almond or soy milk, and vegan margarine. We ask that you NOT bring meat or fish that needs cooking into the kitchen. If you want to heat up something in the microwave, you are welcome to do that.
We can direct you to local restaurants, retail and grocery stores close by, movie theaters (even bargain ones) and interesting places tourists usually don't see. We have coupons for restaurants, hiking books, and directions to local attractions. We like to maintain a quiet friendly atmosphere meeting your needs.
The best way to see SoCal is by car. There are taxis you can get, and buses in Thousand Oaks. The closest bus stop is a few blocks walk. If you don't have a car, there is an Enterprise rental car service in Thousand Oaks.
Other Things to Note
Hopefully you won't mind being greeted by our furry friends, as they are quiet most of the time otherwise.
We ask for quiet from our guests after 10pm. If you are a night owl, who needs to prowl the house, our home may not a good fit for you.
The neighborhood is quiet, and there is a great park within two blocks of the house, where we walk the dogs, and just get exercise. Going the other direction, there is access to two restaurants, drug store, and Trader Joe's within a mile. Another couple of miles is a library, a bike shop, and Italian food.
The best way to see any of SoCal is by car. If you don't have one, there is an Enterprise rental car service in Thousand Oaks.
If you want a comfortable place to stay, especially if it is for more than just an overnight, you will be much happier here than at any of the local motels. We aim to under promise and over deliver, and welcome any suggestions from our guests to ensure that happens.
We have provided your own kettle with coffee or tea, and snacks in the room, so you are comfortable. Continental Breakfast of bagels, breads, or muffins with an assortment of spreads along with coffee or tea is available from 6:30 to 8:30am for guests staying less than a week.. We usually have fruit or juice as well.
For longer stay guests (a week or more), we discount the room and although we do not provide the Continental breakfast, we do have room for your food needs in the refrigerator and a kitchen cupboard. Please do not bring in meat or fish to cook; if you have something to heat up in the microwave you are welcome to do that.
Our house is drug free; please keep it that way. You may enjoy your beer or wine if you choose.
We ask for quiet from our guests after 10pm.
I enjoyed my stay at Kaaren's home. The room was prepared in a very pleasant way for my stay, including toiletries, munchies, tea/coffee, lots of hangars. Nice quiet room in a lovely house, in a lovely neighborhood.
Wonderful home, nice area, quiet, private bathroom, coffee, bagels, close to the interstate, good internet, and nice chats. What more could you want?
I loved coming back and it feels more and more like home away from home. Always clean and tidy and warm and welcoming. I truly recommend staying at Kaaren's place when available :) I also finally made use of the tea in the room which is lovely in addition to the tea for breakfast w/ muesli!
It is my fourth time staying with Kaaren, and she just returned back from a tour in Scotland bringing back a set of great new ideas for BnB comfort. She upgraded with bath robe, personal tea/coffee maker and so forth. Truly appreciate her care for guests and the morning conversations that make me feel home away from home!
Kaaren was welcoming and accessible. She gave me clear info about how everything worked. The room was comfortable and clean and the house is in a nice neighborhood of tract homes. A very enjoyable stay!
Sorry it is so late me getting back to you to thank you for your kind review. Have been in Scotland experiencing more AirBNB accomodations, and came home with some great ideas of how to add value to guest experiences in my home. Best wishes, and Happy Thanksgiving.
Looking forward to breakfast and a lovely chat while otherwise on business is a true treat, bringing normalcy and home to business travel. I truly enjoyed staying and will be back, as it worked out I already stayed three times and this does speak for itself.
Coming back to Kaaren's home should speak for itself! She makes me feel welcome and at home and the place is as described and certainly not shabby :). I enjoy staying and will come back to this lovely pied a terre.
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My favorite travel destination is Glasgow, Scotland, but I have lived in Germany, so truly enjoy going back to visit friends there.
I am tidy wherever I stay, as it makes it easier for me not to misplace things. If I had unlimited funds, I would definitely go back to Europe to see my daughter who lives in Marseille, and I would love to make it to Ireland.
My next trip is to Scotland with my sister, and I can hardly wait.
I am excited to be an AirBnB host, and have also visited others who are hosts around the country. If I could I would rent space in Glasgow for a month, and just enjoy, but I would miss my furry kids too much.