About This Listing
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 .'
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 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 but most guests have found that they feel like the house is all theirs! **
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.
Guests are welcome anywhere on the main floor of the residence - including the living room with a 70" tv and a classy mix of modern and vintage furnishings, and large dining table to nosh at or set up your laptop while enjoying the calm oasis of of the backyard flora.
The large and well equipped modern 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!
*** 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, Oat nut bread, jam ( my fav apricot and Bonne Marie Raspberry) 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)
Guest are welcome to enjoy their meals ( or set up laptops) at any number of tables, the cozy table in the kitchen, the dining room or several al fresco spots in the yard.
On the back patio a large gas BBQ is available if you feel like getting your grill on!
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 just ask or read the house manual as the machines are crazy High Efficiency and require their own brand of fancy detergent which I have available! (smile)
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. *
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.
Great room in a nice neighborhood. Ann was wonderful. I was traveling between Riverside and San Luis Obispo for meetings and needed a place halfway between to stay for 2 nights. This was perfect. Room was very clean and comfortable.
Ann Christine was amazing. We contacted her late in the day to stay that evening and she initially told us she couldn't accommodate us. With some night persuasion, she took us in. Her home is lovely, very clean and my wife (who was quite nervous initially about AirBnB) was very please. Ann made her extremely comfortable and was very accommodating to our needs. She even has a mini bar! We would definitely love to stay with her again if we make it back to Ventura. Thanks Ann Christine!
Our stay at Ann's house was wonderful. My husband and I were in town to check out Ventura as a possible place to move, and we were warmly welcomed by Ann and had a great set-up for our mission. We fell in love with her house which is clean, comfortable and beautifully remodeled. I enjoyed sitting in the yard and using her fabulous kitchen to prepare breakfast. The neighborhood is within a few minutes of everything we needed to see. Ann is a generous, fun, smart host, and super interesting to boot. Couldn't have been better for our first AirBnB stay.
Ann was very kind and welcoming she takes the time to make sure your stay is comfortable. It was a pleasant stay my favorite part was the spa at night under the stars surround by her lush garden, her place is true to her listing and then some. I would recommend her home to other travelers. Good quality bedding and clean environment, thank you Ann!
Ann was a wonderfully gracious host and the rooms and house were extremely comfortable and just as described.
We really enjoyed our stay and I'd love to come back the next time I'm in Ventura.
Ann was a great host, she made me feel welcomed from day one. I was new to the area and her hints and tips led me to find my own apartment and furnish it on the cheap. Ann even invited me to eat with her one night, and the steaks were great.
Very clean room with all the ammenities you could need (refridge, snacks, tv w/ cable & netflicks), washer+dryer, independent side entry for unobtrusive entrtances and even a hot tub.
Thank you again for being a great host
This host has 8 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
More than the basics their deli offers good value for QUALITY sandwiches sides for your beach picnic - Walkable from the accomodations - GREAT RESOURCE! Friendly staff!E Thompson Blvd Ventura CA 93003
One of my off the beaten path favorites - not a bar but a place to sit sip FAB house bottled reds while interacting with the owners and locals alike! Bring your own lunch or snacks!Arundell Cir Ventura CA 93003
OTBP - hole in the wall pizza/restaurant that delivers great value!! Clean, well staffed, always a changing semi gourmet menu! Takeout avail. - free parking, short walk to fab Pierpont beach! GEM!E Harbor Blvd Ventura CA 93001
On of my off the beaten path recommendations - great FRESH sushi ,family owned operated, if you ask nicely you might be able to dine in one of the private rooms at the back - Takeout available.S Seaward Ave Ventura CA 93003
In a jelly of a jam - this friendly dry cleaner can probably help you out! Smile!E Main St Ventura CA 93003
Simply have to LOVE this place - the gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches are hearty, the view from the patio incredible, and budget friendly!!Spinnaker Dr Ventura CA 93001
My go to other than Andres; value view - grab a (email hidden) or wait for a patio table - $16 cold seafood platter appetizer bargain for 2 or 3 - Great Bloody Marys!! GREAT STAFF!!Spinnaker Drive Ventura CA 93001
Thin Crust New York Style - take out is best as seating is not on par with the quality of the Fantastic pizzas - even my mom from Wisconsin likes the pizza here - Enough Said - lolE Thompson Blvd Ventura CA 93001
Not recommended for dining or drinking. Overpriced Tourist Trap. Check my other info for better seafood and drinks ~East Harbor Boulevard Ventura CA 93001
Fast, efficient, professional - take most insurance; affordable on a cash pay basis. I have been a client as have friends, family and fellow travelers! A lot less $ trouble than the local ER.Ralston St Ventura CA 93003
OTBP - Seriously go here!!! Where else can you indulge in hand made choclolates by the piece - no they sell them that way. Puts Godiva to shame - they sell out at Christmas. GO HERE!!!!!E Main St Ventura CA 93001
Open in the middle of the night when you NEED a pharmacy. The pharmacy staff have been great in dealing with vacation emergencies . All the regular drug store stuff too! Short drive but . . .Telegraph Rd Ventura CA 93003
It is what it is - the décor dated to obscenity, but the barkeeps are nice and knowledgeable, the outside patio smoker friendly heck, the drinks are strong priced right!S Chestnut St Ventura CA 93001
Always crowded - best bet - a couple of seats at the oyster bar - look for the two that are often empty on the street side kinda hidden - Trout almandine Char broiled oysters - safe bet for seafood.South California Street Ventura CA 93001
OTBP - why wait at one of the crowded breakfast hot spots when $15 will get you a fine FRESH omelet +, Mimosa for 2; enjoyed in a private courtyard. Service a bit relaxed but Food is lovely.S California St Ventura CA 93001