About This Listing
Self contained 'granny flat' apartment within our home. A calm &* very tastefully appointed space that's walking distance to the beach, Main St and Ventura's restaurants. Ask us about your small pet. Registered & licensed with the City of Ventura.
Recently registered & licensed with the City of Ventura, our home is extremely unique and well designed, we have a downstairs 'granny flat' or apartment that's separated from the main house by a barn door. Sensational, soft 100% wool carpets and updated marble fittings in the kitchen and bathroom. Your own entrance opens to the garden, with established fruit trees, grass and patio.
There is a full size BBQ and an outdoor Malm fireplace in a cozy sitting are underneath our sequoia. Bistro lights will help you see to top up your glass of wine.
We're walking distance to ALL of the main attractions. We will point you to all the best restaurants & there is a Redbox / Circle K within 1 minute's walk to rent a DVD for the 32" flatscreen.
We provide fruit, beer, snacks, coffee, tea, milk, orange juice & 1/2 a loaf of bread for your arrival. The kitchenette has a microwave, toaster / toaster oven & kettle - NB: it does not have a full oven.
We have tried to price the space under the standard indicated by AirBNB (including the City's 10% tax) in the hopes that we exceed your expectations. If something is not 5* for your expectations please let us know in advance - we can fix most anything.
NOTE: We're now registered with the City of Ventura, so have to collect a 10% occupancy tax, hence the fee hike. We are sorry about that - we explained how important you lovely AirBNB'ers are to the community and local businesses but their 'Give-a-Hoot-O-Meter' was out of batteries.
You have complete access to your own apartment, via the side pathway from the street. The apartment includes the bedroom (naturally) a full bathroom and kitchenette. Your own entrance is down a pathway to the side of the house, or through the main house entrance if you wish. There are tons of street parking spots, but if you're on a trip and have loads of stuff in the car, you can park securely behind a gate in our private driveway.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you like. We have a small family, and for the most part it's very quiet - nanny and our toddler are around during the day, and sometimes out in the garden but will leave you to your own devices. Daisy The Dog (see the pictures) may come sniffing around, but will leave you alone for the most part. Both Angus and Jenny can point you in the right direction for all Ventura has to offer.
Centrally located downtown, and close to Ventura's amazing restaurants, beaches, nightlife - we're in a very good spot to enjoy all of those things. The sea air is close, but not too 'wet'. We're protected from the winds that can blow along the coast, yet capture the morning and afternoon sun nicely.
Train (Surfliner) station is within walking distance. We're close to the 101 for easy access.
Other Things to Note
NB: The flat is attached to our house, so a certain amount of interaction is inevitable. Ventura's an awesome place to visit the central coast - loads of amazing food, bars, bands etc.
No smoking (of anything) inside the house, though the patio area is OK for medicinals. Please check with us before booking about your pets - they must be OK with our super mellow French Bulldog, Daisy. A cleaning deposit of $100 is required for all pets due to the wool carpets. We hope to refund it!
Your bedroom area - with a sensational mattress, and high quality linens. Plenty of relaxation and cable 32" flat screen.
Great location the apartment was beautifully decorated and the kitchen had everything we needed, Angus was a great host, we had a BBQ outside that we used to cook dinner. Daisy the French bulldog was amazing to hang out with definitely will stay here again!
It could not have been better! Our stay in Ventura was just great. The apartment is situated on a very nice and private lot. In the evening you can sit outside and enjoy the BBQ :-)
The apartment was very well equipped. Everything you need was available. The host: Angus and his wife Jenny, were at all times very friendly, helpful and so nice. And we loved the DOG :-) Daisy was so funny and lovely !!!!
We spent one week in Ventura and in the apartment. It was such a great time and we will be back for sure. Beautiful home, great hosts, perfect holiday! We would book again and again......
This is a wonderful place to stay in Ventura. We spent three nights here, and were made to feel very welcome.
The space is clean, airy, and comfortable. Angus had left us snacks, frozen yogurt, and beers. His attention to detail and thoughtfulness were apparent throughout our stay.
A total steal. Angus and his family were incredibly warm, welcoming and flexible. My brother and I had the very best time. The location was perfect to downtown Ventura and a day trip to Ojai, the apartment had very recent renovations, exceptional privacy, and everything you would need to feel comfortable for your travels. The bed was very comfortable and we would both definitely return and look forward to staying with Angus again! Also, for dog lovers, should you want to have some puppy cuddle time, Daisy the French bulldog is one of the sweetest, most magnificent companions we have met!
Our weekend was wonderful. Angus was there when we arrived and showed us around the place. He pointed out some "don't miss" spots on a map of Downtown Ventura. What a cozy home-away-from-home for us! It was lovely with a great place to sit under the trees right outside our door. Angus was easy to communicate with. The kitchen was well stocked with essentials and treats. And . . . Ditto on Daisy. She's adorable. Definitely recommend for your trip to Ventura.
About the Host, Angus
Jenny and I LOVE Ventura - and have travelled extensively around the US and rest of the world. Our small family includes Daisy, our french bulldog & our daughter, growing up fast. Jenny is a pediatrician & Angus runs an ice cream business.
Angus is originally from Bristol, England and Jenny is born and raised in So Cal. We look forward to meeting you and / or welcoming you to your home away from home with us.
A wonderful place to enjoy an evening cocktail and authentic Hawaiian PuPu's. It's also the only bar with evening sun on the patio.
A park with an interesting, if slightly sinister history - we walk our dog up there frequently.
Sensational view of the entire Ventura area - from Port Huaneme to Rincon
LOADS of amazing restaurants to suite every pallet and wallet
Wonderful deli, a haven of deliciousness!
A really fun way to have a picnic - we will supply you with all you need to shuck your own oysters and / or cook your own mussels.
This is our nearest main grocery store - not recommended, but nearest!
Jazz - wine - snacks - what else do you need?
Our nearest Trader Joes (but not the nearest grocery store)
This is the exit for Rincon surf break.