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2 guests

studio

1 bed

1 bath


2 guests

studio

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Stay in our cozy 2nd floor cottage with ocean views & breezes right out to Anacapa Island. This perfect location is the best way to see all of Ventura. A seven minute walk to the beach is just what you need each day & that is just the beginning...


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $35
Security Deposit: $95
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $115 / night

Description

The space

The cottage is a separate self-contained upstairs apartment with a full kitchen, bathroom, Queen bed and couch. This is not anyone's residence; the apartment is set up for YOU our guest! In this upstairs cottage you can relax and drink your morning coffee or sip wine at sunset while looking out at the ocean. There is a private area to sit outside with a table. This cottage offers a cozy spot to relax in or be active and stroll to the beach. All within walking distance you can enjoy the Pacific Ocean, grab some fish tacos on the pier, and shop away in downtown Ventura. You can stop into a local brewery or winery or even shuck oysters right down by the beach just a seven minute walk away if that is your fancy.

*The cleaning fee is waived as a thank you for staying with us long term (30 days or longer)

Early Check In/Late Checkout
If we can make it happen we will do our best. Please inquire for times and price options.

Kitchen
Includes all items of a full kitchen; stove, oven, microwave, toaster, fridge, dishes, pans. All items necessary for cooking, including oil, salt & pepper. Also a coffee pot (including coffee, cream, sugar, tea).

Living Area-Includes a Queen bed with quality linens & pillows. A TV with Directv and the platform swivels so you can also watch while on your couch or from the bed/kitchen side.

To get to know Ventura I've placed local papers, maps, and travel brochures at your fingertips. You can also give me an idea of what you would like to do and I'm happy to give suggestions in advance:)
There is also a heater, ceiling fan, and full length mirror.

Check out my Guidebook for some great local recommendations.

Restroom
The basics-Shower, Toilet, & Sink area. Providing towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, hair dryer...and of course toilet paper:)

Outside Space
The property is gated & safe and you need a code to enter. The cottage is above the garage with its own separate entrance (guests & property owners use the same main entrance). Your private outside space has chairs & a table to enjoy the weather. Please note the city quiet hours from 10pm-8am. The main house & neighbors are affected by loud talking while outside. Thank you for being cognizant.

Parking
Plenty of parking on the street very close to house. We recommend not leaving any valuables inside.

Wager/Dryer
This is an added benefit of staying with us long term. However, being that we are in a drought please stick to 1 load per week. The location is underneath the stairs. Please also be considerate of the hours you are using the facility as well as it is shared so make sure to not leave clothes inside for too long unattended.

Mail/Packages
Please do not have mail forwarded to our address. Also we ask that packages be delivered to the post office or a local PO Box location. We cannot become responsible for your received items.

There is no smoking on the balcony or anywhere in/out of the property.

Storage
There is a dresser & a nightstand with drawers where your items can be placed. Along with a closet & hangers for your clothes.

Additional Items
Washer/dryer-only available for our long stay guests
Wifi
Extra Blanket
Beach Towels
Extra shower & hand towels at the foot of bed inside bench

Upon Request:
Boogie Boards
Bikes/lock

**This listing is not pet friendly, sorry**

Guest access

This cottage is setup with everything that you will need to make your stay feel like your home away from home.
You may also use the laundry facilities (long stay only) so when you get home you only have the memories of Ventura and not your dirty laundry!

Interaction with guests

The main house is also on the property. My Mother and Stepfather live there. You will both use the same front entrance. However, there is a separate and private entrance upstairs to the cottage. Upon booking you will receive the security code to gain access and directions to the apartment key.

On this note, while the studio is your private space, the property is shared. The entrance to the studio and the house are only about 10 feet away. Therefore, any noise while outside can be heard in the main house. And while we love to share our space with you we are not on vacation:) So if your stay includes a lot of comings & goings at all hours of the night this may not be the best fit. Trust me when I say we want you to enjoy Ventura, we are just asking for each of our guests to be respectful of the shared space:)

The neighborhood

My favorite part of the property is the smell of the ocean and waking up and looking out at Mother Nature and knowing that life is short and that we need to make each day count! Ventura has so many options for the very active and for those that just want to relax.

The property is located up on a hill; which is why you have such great views. Amtrak runs behind the property & the freeway runs parallel in front down the hill. If you are very sensitive to noise this may affect you; however for most it does not and just take in the fresh ocean air & the location.

My dog Phoebe does hang out in the main house often and you may come in contact with her in the shared space. She is a black lab and is very friendly:) She is typically inside yet may be outside. We are happy to introduce her to you so you are not caught off guard by her greeting you when you enter the property.

Getting around

Ventura is conveniently located near the Santa Barbara & Los Angeles Airport. You can also take the Amtrak and the stop is a mile away. If you are driving up the beautiful coast it is right off the 101 freeway & parking is available on the street. There's a local free trolley which stops at the nearby Pier and goes to various areas of interest between the Ventura Harbor and Historic Downtown to many shops and restaurants. There is also a welcome center in downtown that can provide you with highlights of Ventura, whale watching tours, wineries, missions, there is so much to do! Downtown is walkable or you can bike~it's about 1.5 miles from the cottage. Or you can Uber (use my code on back of wifi card for $20 credit) or we may be able to drop you off too, just ask.

Other things to note

We have beach towels, bikes, boogy boards, so you can enjoy your day at the beach! Don't forget your sunscreen! Even though I have been in hospitality for many years this is my first time in this type of venture. So I am trying my best to provide to you a local yet luxury experience. I would appreciate you letting me know what else I should add or fix before you post it in a review. I truly do want your experience to be unforgettable!


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, here on business, or just need some R&R have fun and enjoy what we love about Ventura!

A couple items to note on how to be a great guest:

Please respect our non-smoking policy which includes anywhere in the studio, on the balcony, and anywhere inside the property. Please refrain from any sort of open flames such as candles

We do not allow any outside guests other than the max 2 that we are aware of. If you plan to do a lot of coming/going at all hours of the night this is not the right fit for you as the space is too close to the bedrooms in the main house.

Please respect the shared space of the property. Each guest is important to us; however take into consideration that we live here all year along and come and go for work and play.

Follow the city's QUIET TIME ordinance which forbids parties and loud social events between 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM per SBMC. This includes speaking loudly on your balcony as the home is only about 10 feet away.

As there is no cleaning fee included (for long stay guests) therefore please leave the place in a respectable manner-all dirty linen in the hamper in bathroom, dishes washed and put away, and trash removed, thank you!

Just the basics-The Golden Rule.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
7 nights minimum stay

55 Reviews


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Diane User Profile
March 2017
The studio was just as described and very comfortable. Sabrina and her family were so welcoming and extremely responsive — any questions I had were answered immediately. I really appreciate how available they were, and how professional. Thanks for a wonderful stay, Sabrina!

Ben User Profile
February 2017
Loved staying at this place. My gf and I called it our little "beach bungalow." Sabrina was great with communication when needed and allowed our privacy. Quiet area with soft road noise and an occasional train. The wind chimes were calming and would lull us to sleep. Great to wake up to the ocean, nice view. Fully furnished kitchen and bathroom, everything you would need and more. If you are visiting Ventura, I highly recommend. If I had to point out a negative, I'd say that the outside gate, though secure, can be a little tricky sometimes when trying to open after putting in the pin code. Overall, amazing value, huge space, and great location. Highly recommended for travelers or people new to AirBnb.

Douglas User Profile
December 2016
We never met Sabrina but the communication was excellent was the arrival process simple. The flat is close to the ocean and very light, getting the sun all day which in December was brilliant. The view of the ocean from the little balcony was beautiful and the bed was very comfortable. Sabrina warns of the noise and she is correct to do so. You can hear the road day and night, it is a busy freeway so the noise is constant and in the background but even with the windows closed, you will hear it. Also the trains pass right behind you, which in the day is fun. In the night, however, when a freight train passes and the whole apartment rumbles and shakes, it can be somewhat disconcerting. I would imagine this noise is true of all of Ventura, the freeway driving right through the town, but be prepared for it. You can hear it all the way to the beach. The tacos are amazing on the pier, as advertised. We don't really like fish but were brave and I loved the spicy Ahi Taco I tried. The provided body boards were fun and we rented wet-suits from Seaward Surf and Sport for only $15 for the day. It was cold, we were not, he fit us with lovely winter gear so the shop is very recommended. Seaward too is well worth a visit. We had a nice time; the pier at sunset, watching the surfers, walking on the boardwalk; breakfast on the balcony. Just only if there was not that freeway right there, but that is Ventura, and that part of the Californian coast in general. So with the ups you get the downs; was our experience.

Mathew User Profile
November 2016
I stayed at the studio for 4 weeks and it was exactly what I needed. Has a full kitchen with ALL equipment and utensils, full bathroom, comfortable bed and linen, and evertyhing else listed in the description. There is another studio on the 1st floor but this studio is located above the garage so you don't have to as much worry about your steps being loud. At the moment, their daughter stayed in the other studio and I never saw her. I had very limited contact with the house owners. When I did, they were the nicest ever and always asking how everything is going. Lastly, the view is just like pictured. There is a small balcony on the stairs with a chair and side table. I would highly recommend this property to any friends and family and will be in contact with them again if I'm back in the area!

Marius User Profile
September 2016
Sabrina and Fred were perfect hosts and we had a wonderful stay in Ventura. The studio had everything we needed (wifi, oven, TV, ...), has a lovely ocean view and Sabrina was very accomodating. We wouldn't hesitate a second to come back here...

Michael User Profile
August 2016
We had the perfect month long stay. Sabrina and her parents have set the bar high for our upcoming ABB adventures. The location was amazing, easy walk or bike ride to the ocean or Main St. The Kitchen was perfect and well stocked. The Studio itself gets wonderful natural light, so rarely even had to turn on a light. The 2 bicycles that Fred had tuned up for us were the perfect way to explore this beautiful town, we used them nearly every day. We were also walking distance to the train station, which was handy for getting down to LA. Overall, loved it. Mike and Setareh
Sabrina User ProfileSabrina is a superhost.
Response from Sabrina:
We are so glad to be able to meet one of the Original Airbnb Hosts and so happy we did a great job hosting! Hope to see you again soon:)
August 2016

Cynthia User Profile
July 2016
I loved every minute of my time at Sabrina's property. She and her family are so warm and made me feel very welcome. The place is cutely decorated with a very beachy feel, is clean and has views of the pacific . It is very convenient to downtown, the beach and 101. Sabrina was so helpful and checked on me the entire time I was staying, which was over a month. Anytime I needed anything, she was immediately on it. I left feeling like part of the family. Great value, perfect location, incredible host.
Sabrina User ProfileSabrina is a superhost.
Response from Sabrina:
Cynthia we can't wait to have you back in Ventura! Thank you so much for your sweet review and you can tell from mine that we feel the same way about you...welcome to the familia:)
July 2016

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Sabrina User ProfileSabrina is a superhost.

Live, Love, Laugh! I love to travel and live like a local anywhere I go! With my over 10 years of luxury hospitality experience I want to make your trip everything you imagined! I understand that each guest has a unique set of reasons about why they want to explore SoCal and I want to help exceed your expectations.
That could be from a visit where you may be looking for R & R or one seeking adventure at the beach, islands, restaurants, and exploring the California culture. Whatever your reason I will help to make it happen...just ask.
I am also a Realtor & born and raised here so I am very knowledgeable about the area. And if you have decided to transition and move to beautiful California (Congrats!) I can help. What is great is that you've found an awesome place to stay in the meantime & I can help sell and buy your new home here:)
I will give you a native's perspective on how to best enjoy our piece of paradise. I look forward to your stay!

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