Stay in one of Ventura's most unique homes with a whole section of it designed especially for our guests. If you are up for a fun, one of a kind experience, then we are the place for you! Enjoy the photo tour... (Ventura STVR Permit #2195)
Our beautiful art filled guest studio is clean, cozy and very private because it is detached from the main house. It is perfect for 1-2 guests. You will have a private entrance and a key to the guest studio so you can feel free to come and go as you wish. We are in an excellent Mid-Town location. Within a short walk you can be at a tasty family owned restaurant (including 4 of Ventura's best for breakfast) and less than 2 miles on bike or in your car you can be walking the scenic beach area by the historic pier or enjoying lively downtown.
Amenities inside the guest studio include wireless internet, mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee maker, washer & dryer, iron & ironing board, fresh bedding, towels, robes, slippers. Outside you get your own little patio, shower and restroom with toiletries included. 2 fun beach cruisers are also available for you to borrow, makes for a great way to explore the area. Beach gear available includes towels, chairs, a cooler, umbrella, boogie boards and if one of our wetsuits fits you, your welcome to borrow that too. ;)
Interaction with Guests
We love meeting new people and we are usually here to greet you and show you around when you arrive. (If we will be away the day you arrive we will give you a code to get your key from the lockbox.) We respect your privacy during your stay but are also available should you need us for anything. Whenever possible we like to extend an invitation for you to join us for an evening around the firepit in the backyard (S'mores included). It's been a fun way to spend time with our guests and we are happy to give you suggestions on where to go depending on your interests. Our dog Daisy enjoys meeting new people too, but don't worry, she will only come over to the guest area at your invitation.
Our neighborhood is easy to find, just a few minutes from the freeway exit off Seaward Avenue between the beach and the hills and two central streets, Thompson and Main. We have friendly neighbors with a pleasant amount of activity; people walking their dogs, kids riding bikes to school and families pushing their babies along in strollers. Nights are generally quiet and calm.
Finding parking on the street right near the house is easy. If you don't want to use a car to get around you are welcome to borrow a bike. There are bus stops nearby and if you love walking you can be downtown or at the beach in about 30 minutes.
Other Things to Note
Rate includes the City of Ventura's required 10% Occupancy Tax which is paid to them on a monthly basis. (City of Ventura - Short Term Vacation Rental - Permit # 2195) In addition there is a 3% credit card processing fee applied by airbnb. Both of these fees are built into the rate. We do not charge extra for cleaning but there is a minimum 2 night stay.
Absolutely no smoking of any kind in or near the guest studio. Thank-you. Also, per city ordinances and out of respect for neighbors quiet time is 10 pm - 7 am.
Claudette and Chris are very sweet. Their magical guest suite is really fun and cheerful. I loved the outdoor shower! Chris showed me around town and introduced me to people in my field and showed me the local landmarks. I highly recommend this Air B N B!!
Staying at the Storybook Guesthouse was one of the best parts of my vacation. Claudette and Chris were amazingly helpful...driving me to and from the station and the center of town, giving me a tour of the area so that I was better able to orient myself and so much more. The guest house was impeccably clean and lacked absolutely nothing. The best part was getting to know my hosts and sharing time around the fire pit in their lovely garden and listening to Claudette and Chris play their guitars. I would wholeheartedly recommend this very special and magical place to you.
Colorful and relaxing vacation place! Quiet neighborhood, not far from ocean and downtown, taking shower outdoors under starry skies is really great! Claudette and Chris are fantastic hosts- very warm welcome with quick tour of the city and evening around fire were all unforgettable. Truly enjoyable stay!
I needed a last-minute place to stay, and Claudette and Chris made it wonderful. Everything was exactly like it was described, and they were both very friendly and helpful with what we needed.
I hope to go back sometime and stay with Claudette and Chris again to take them up on the offer of s'mores, boogie boards, and a drink by the fire. If you're considering Ventura, you should absolutely consider staying here.
Amazing is the best way to describe our stay with Claudette and Chris in their delightful Storybook Guest House. Claudette (who's delightful) met us and gave us the grand tour. Everywhere you look there's another exciting and eclectic piece of art. From the cowboy themed outhouse to the craftsmanship of the house design you'll keep discovering little delights. The guest house came equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay - Claudette and Chris provide all the amenities needed. I highly recommend this delightful home to anyone with a sense of adventure.
This is the first time I've used aribnb and what a great experience I had at storybrook house in Ventura, CA. The room was exactly like what I saw on line and Claudette and Chris were great hosts......I was visiting my daughter who lives with her boyfriends family and wanted my own place. Storybrook house was very clean,comfortable and accommodating. The outside shower was awesome and didn't even need to bring shampoo or soap as it was all provided....and in the little area where the microwave and coffee maker were...they had stocked with coffee, cream, sugar, oatmeal, granola bars and more....and they even had a little vase of fresh flowers on my dresser. I hope to be able to visit again with them next time . Thanks again for your hospitality.
We had a lovely time. The rental unit was perfectly located next to yummy places to eat and the biking trails were amazing and very beautiful. Easy to get around and a very safe neighborhood. My husband and I don't like camping but this was perfect for us. My husband wants an outdoor shower now, we both felt that was a really unique and nice experience. The bathroom was a unique experience as well, but had no problems even though the mornings were chilly. The room was toasty as Claudette left the heater on before we arrived which was very nice and we really enjoyed spending quality time as not having a TV forced us to talk to one another. We had everything we needed in the room as well and was very clean and organized! Thanks to the awesome hosts!
Ventura is our hometown, also known as the cowtown by the sea - Ventucky. We love the outdoors and greatly enjoy living in this area with its perfect combination of ocean and country. We also like to get out and explore beyond our home base from time to time, especially when we find cool, unique, off the beaten path places to stay. While at home we love being Airbnb hosts and meeting great people, sharing our home and telling them about the beauty of the area.