A crisp, calm and comfortable space with private entrance and full bath in what is known as Mid Town Ventura. A lovely community of mid century homes nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the rolling hills of Avocado and Citrus trees.
Recently renovated with a nod towards clean lines and gracious living the Guest Suite accommodations feature a firm memory foam topped queen bed with Frette Italian linens, pillows to choose from, a 42” flat screen TV with NetFlix, WiFi and personal mini fridge stocked with water and a few extras.
* The suite is perfect for 2, but if you are traveling with a 3rd or 4th member a separate bedroom with clean and comfy REAL full size bed (not a pull out or futon) is available in an adjoining room; shared bath with your suite. ( yes extra towels provided! - smile). I call it 'the extra room - it does have a private entrance as well as a 42" TV with basic cable.*
Private entrance with a keypad lock for easy in and out access without the hassle of a key!
A semi private courtyard with outdoor furnishings avails itself as a place to enjoy a bite to eat or simply relax.
Safe street parking and potential garage parking so as to secure surf boards, kayaks etc.
Over the years I have enjoyed many fine hotels and I try and offer a similar experience to my guests. Everything you need, from fluffy white towels to Qtips, is provided.
Of note two mature indoor/outdoor cats are about in the shared main living areas never in the guest areas; interaction is at your discretion. I own a boutique home care firm and you I don't believe you will ever sense the kitties presence unless you choose to meet them.
**Please note you are renting a guest suite with private entrance - not an entire house**
Within less than half a mile, a nice walk should you choose, you will find a large grocery store (Vons w/ Starbucks) a great donut shop, a Subway, and the plethora of dining and shopping options that abound at the Pacific View Mall. Trader Joes specialty grocery sits adjacent to the mall.
Community Memorial Hospital is short walk away or a quick 2 minute drive should you have need or business there.
Within a 5 minute drive you can find yourself enjoying the ‘sand and surf’ at the local ‘Pierpont/ Seaward beach’ , San Buenaventura State Beach or Ventura Marina Beach/Park – which is known for its unique pirate theme children’s beach! ** Beach chairs, Towels and coolers are all available during your stay! **
Old town Main Street Ventura boasts of a cavalcade of antique/vintage shops and riches of live music venues avail themselves on the weekends. You will also find a first rate movie theater and lots of dining options! Main street can be found 5 minutes by car, (free parking in the well maintained city structure) or a rather inexpensive $10 cab ride (each way) if you choose to imbibe!
Of all things Ventura personifies the ‘beach town/beach lifestyle’ the dress is casual, the people friendly and hopefully the accommodations ‘just right’!
Please let me know if I can answer any questions or be of assistance.
The shared Chef's kitchen is at your disposal ~ sometimes for that late night meal after a long day of traveling or in the morning before your day of sightseeing or event begins.
The basics for cooking are on hand, butter, oils, salts and spices. (yes mayo and catsup and mustard too!) There are plates and pots and pans and gadgets galore!
A professionally maintained 'softtub' hot tub is adjacent to the suites patio and is available for guest use. While secluded the hot tub is not completely private - skinny dipping is at your own discretion!
Laundry facilities are available for guests staying more than two nights or on a case by case basis.
Interaction with Guests
Your privacy and comfort are tantamount, yet I enjoy socializing when I am en residence if it suits you; in my absence my housekeeper will make sure your needs are tended to.
Online here at AirBNB I offer some insights into my favorite places in Ventura - just in case I'm not around to greet you personally - I provide maps and brochures and some fun local travel guides including the "Ghosts of the California Missions". ( do a bit of research on Richard Senate, Ventura for one of his fun tours.
If you are here for an event like a bike or running event please let me know if I can help with logistics - my sister is an ironwoman and I am great at 'support staff'.
Mid Town provides a unique opportunity to sample all Ventura offers. 2-5 minutes to a bevy of beaches, yet not a lot of sand in your shoes; Quiet Calm but the nightlife of Main Street and environs beckon! Dining options galore, farmers markets Wed, Sat & Sunday should you be temped to 'eat like a local' .
Around the corner from the house you will discover a fantastic park, dog friendly and with a great children's playground.
A stroll ( or run) through this neighborhood provides not only great exercise but a fun glimpse into the 'small town beach lifestyle' that Venturians enjoy.
Some guests arrive by bicycle, others by train (often I can meet you at the station) most by car,the location is extremely freeway friendly. There are local buses and a free trolley that shuttles between the historical downtown area and the beaches.
Other Things to Note
!!!! PLEASE send a personal email note when you request a reservation - I appreciate the dialog and also appreciate prompt response to my emails. - Good, Clear Communication is very important to me - thanks for understanding! !!!!
Floors are all hardwood or tile for an allergen free environment.
* Depending on schedules early arrival and late departure may be available and are handled on a case by case basis. *
*** BREAKFAST ~ For your enjoyment in the Chef's kitchen you will find a coffee maker & Starbucks coffee, assorted teas (and my fab vintage tea cup collection) yogurt, cottage cheese, juices, eggs, fresh organic bread, jam, peanut butter and fresh fruit. For the most part breakfast is DIY ( make your own). But if I am around and our schedules mesh I love to make pancakes!! ( ok and bacon too)
No cigarette smoking please. Medicinal smoking allowed outside on patio. Small Dogs under 20 lbs may be acceptable if arrangements made in advance. Please do not invite additional guests and/or entertain at the residence without prior permission.
OH very important 'house rule'! ENJOY YOUR STAY!' Smiles A.C.
This was our second stay with Ann Christine and we loved it! She and her home are so inviting, from the rose-lined walkway to our studio door, the stocked mini-fridge and goodie basket and the incredibly comfortable bed, to the gourmet kitchen that we were invited to use as well as the laundry facilities. We really like the neighborhood (which Ann lovingly refers to as "Mayberry") and the fact that it is convenient to everything central. Can't wait to return!
It was a great night spent in a beautiful room and house. Great dialogue between host and us even lol. Overall a great stay!
Our second visit to Ann Christine's place was a real treat. A one-day getaway to a familiar place was just what we needed! Clean, accomodating, perfect. If you get the chance, book with Ann Christine.
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Perfect rooms and all confort in this house ! everything that you need is already there.
Ann is very kindness and happy.
Very glad to spend only one night there during our trip. thanks
Ann was very friendly and made us feel right at home.Greeted us with a bottle of wine. We all three sat and had a glass of wine and felt very comfortable with Ann.
The room was very comfortable, bed great, we slept very well. The kitchen was fully stocked for breakfast and you could even have bacon, eggs and sausage if you wanted (we did not.) We enjoyed our fresh fruit, toast, jam and yogurt. The fridge in our room was stocked with beer, water and wine, all for the taking, and a basket of goodies to snack on, way more that we expected.
Ann was extremely kind and helpful - an absolute wonderful host! I stayed at her place for my half marathon in Ventura and she was really supportive - in terms of my needs and preparing for the race, and making sure I have a comfortable and relaxing time while I was there. She was with me at the starting line, and was there when I finished. I really appreciated her for doing that, because she didn't have to, but she did! And I thought that was so kind of her.
Not only is she an amazing host, her place is also equally amazing! It's clean, it's beautiful, conveniently located, and has all the basic essentials! The bed and linens were very high quality. Plus, the private entry and personal bathroom was a nice bonus. And I thought the whole snack jar thing was super thoughtful and adorable! Everything was absolutely beyond expectations. I would absolutely recommend her house to anyone who is looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay in Ventura!
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