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...
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.
*We appreciate you staying with us for a longer period so if you stay for 4 weeks or longer we will waive the cleaning fee!!** The longer you stay the lower the rate:))
*Please note that beginning in June we will only be renting the studio on a monthly basis.
The property is being remodeled so please excuse our dust and possible construction. While we are cognizant of you being on vacation & try our best to do any construction while you are not on property, that is not always possible. However, we do need to complete this project that was supposed to be done many months ago:( If you have ever worked on a remodel you know that there are not exactly timelines that are met as the unexpected happens. Thank you.
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). I also will provide you with some breakfast items such as pancake mix, fruit, milk, juice, eggs, bagels to make your stay a great one! There are also some stools if you choose to dine in.
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.
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.
The basics-Shower, Toilet, & Sink area. Providing towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, hair dryer...and of course toilet paper:)
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.
Plenty of parking very close to house
There is no smoking on the balcony or anywhere in/out of the property.
There is a dresser & a nightstand with drawers where your items can be placed. Along with a closet & hangers for your clothes.
Washer/dryer-only available for our long stay guests
Extra shower & hand towels in dresser
Ice chest with ice packs to take to beach
**This listing is not pet friendly, sorry**
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 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:)
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.
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, ice chest 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!
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 inside & outside & 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. Also make sure you've noticed that the house and outside are being remodeled-feel free to ask questions as depending on when you are there it is ever changing. Our price reflects this inconvenience.
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.
While there is a cleaning fee included please leave the place in a respectable manner.
Just the basics-The Golden Rule.
Live, Love, Laugh! I love to travel and live like a local anywhere I go! With my 10 years of luxury hospitality experience I want to make your trip to Ventura everything you imagined! I understand that each guest has a unique set of reasons about why they want to explore Ventura and I want to help exceed your expectations.
That could be from a visit where you may be looking for peace or privacy or one seeking adventure at the beach, islands, restaurants, and exporing the California culture. Whatever your reason I will help to make it happen...just ask.
I was born & raised in California so I can give you a native's perspective on how to best enjoy our piece of paradise:)
I look forward to your visit to Ventura soon!