About this listing
Stay in one of Ventura's most unique homes with an area designed for adventurous guests who are up for a fun, one of a kind indoor/outdoor experience! "City glamping" as some call it. Please preview the photos to see if we are the place for you.
(STVR Permit #2195)
Our beautiful art filled guest area is clean, cozy and very private because it is detached from our home. The bedroom suite measures about 9x19 feet so it is not real large but is perfect for 1-2 guests. You will have a separate entrance and a key to both the gate and room so you can feel free to come and go as you wish. The shower and toilet are just a short distance from the studio door in the outside area that is exclusive to guest use. All windows of our home that face the guest area are blocked out to ensure your privacy and ours as well.
We are in an excellent Mid-Town location between Main and Thompson near Santa Cruz St. 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 a TV/DVD with Roku for streaming Netflix, a-mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee maker, washer & dryer, iron & ironing board, fresh bedding, towels, robes, slippers. (Space heater in cooler months).
OUTSIDE you get your own patio, shower and modern plumbed outhouse. 2 beach cruisers are also available for you to borrow, makes for a great way to explore the area. Beach gear includes towels, chairs, a cooler, umbrella and boogie boards.
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. We are happy to give you suggestions on where to go depending on your interests. Whenever possible we like to extend an invitation for you to join us for an evening around the firepit in our backyard (S'mores included). It's been a fun way to spend time with our guests but this is your vacation so there is no pressure for you to take us up on this offer.
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.
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.