Wonderful Beach Cottage Steps from the Sand! Historic/Unique!
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Oxnard cottage description
Recently dubbed 'Mellow Malibu' Oxnard is the undiscovered jewel of Southern California Beaches. Beach lovers searching for an affordable, unique and charming vacation alternative to costly and bland hotels need look no further than Hollywood Beach Shack in Hollywood Beach, Oxnard. Built in 1920, added onto in the 70's and completely renovated in 2009, Hollywood Beach Shack is a rustic Zen jewel box simultaneously presenting a feeling of light and spaciousness in its eclectic, comfortably furnished interior. State-of-the-art amenities include a gourmet kitchen with Jenn-Air downdraft stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer, two bathrooms plus an outdoor shower. The original stone gas fireplace creates a cozy ambience and the perfect place to roast marshmallows! 3 charming, built in full-size sleeping bunks comfortably sleep 2 guests each. Add one king-size bed for 2 for a total sleeping capacity of 8. Fluffy pillows and blankets, as well as all linens and bath towels guarantee a fuss-free and relaxing experience. NOTE: We are defined as a 'housekeeping cottage' meaning guests leave the cottage the way they found it. The cleaning fee covers linen change, floor mopping, window cleaning etc. Guests are responsible for washing their own dishes/loading dishwasher, putting away kitchen tools/utensils/pots/pans/etc. All check-out procedures are outlined in the 'Hollywood Beach Shack User's Manual' located at the cottage. Any additional cleaning fees will be deducted from security deposit. (This is a rare occurance.) Bring sunscreen!
Hollywood Beach Shack occupies one of the best 'in-board' locations on Ocean Drive: coveted direct access to the beach directly across the street plus rare unobstructed views of the ocean from virtually every room. Shopping and dining opportunities, many within walking distance, are plentiful. For hearty, filling breakfast and lunch fare don't miss Mrs. Olson's Coffee Hut just down the block, recently crowned 'One of the Best 59 Breakfast Places in America' by Esquire Magazine. Brazilian, casual seafood and Korean are just some of the many eateries walking distance from your private cottage.
Hollywood Beach Shack offers the ideal destination for your family vacation, group gathering, yoga/healing retreat, romantic getaway, or private haven for writers, designers, and other creative types working on projects or simply communing with the muses to recharge their creative powers. Adventurers can rent everything from boats to Segways to bicycles right at the Channel Islands Harbor a few minutes' walk away.
Hollywood Beach is a close-knit community with only one way in and out. Limited public parking enhances the feeling of privacy and exclusivity. Beach denizens are almost exclusively locals and rental visitors. Once you discover the peaceful serenity of Hollywood Beach Shack and its amenities we know you'll want to return again and again.
Visit our website: hollywoodbeachshack.com
Keywords: cottage, shack, bungalow, charming, romantic, serene, semi-private beach, year-round, oxnard, ventura county, hollywood beach, hollywoodbeachshack, channel islands, channel islands harbor
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Kids will love sleeping in their private bunks each outfitted with lighting for reading and relaxing. *NOTE: the stairway to the second floor is defined as a 'ladder stairway' due to its steep pitch and requires adult supervision for its use....moreless
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
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- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
Hollywood Beach Shack is one of the coveted 'in-board' cottages with direct beach access and gorgeous ocean views. We are directly across the street from the sand. Kick off you shoes and be on the beach in 20 steps!...moreless
- Water View:
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- 20 Steps from the sand, Hollywood Beach Shack is located at Southern California's Hollywood Beach in Ventura County, Great weather year-round, Strolling distance to Channel Islands Harbor shops, restaurants, boat/bike/Segway rentals, Esquire Magazine '59 best Breakfasts in America' at Mrs. Olson's Coffee Hut, Farmer's Market every Sunday, Great thrift and antique shops in nearby Oxnard and Ventura, Watch dolphins frolic right on the beach, enjoy the peace and serenity of this semi-private beach enclave 1 hour north of Los Angeles...moreless
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Peaceful and happy stay
Peaceful and happy stay
The ideal place to disconnect from the stressful world. The house is perfectly equipped, in a very original decor, and offer the best conditions to chill-out around reading, aperitif, meals with your friends, not to mention the magical beach... I would recommend this place to everyone!
- Guest Greg (Vancouver)
- Date of stay 07/21/13
- Review Submitted 11/12/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Gregory! We love our historic and eclectic cottage and we're glad you did too! In addition to being peaceful, quiet, and safe, our location in Hollywood Beach is just steps from the sand. We offer an alternative to cookie cutter hotels/motels, and since we sleep up to 8 guests, we are a real value. We appreciate it so much when guests take the time to tell us what they liked about their stay, and we are constantly working to improve our guests' experience. Merci Beaucoup! Sincerely, Szu HollywoodBeachShack
Exactly As Advertised! Perfect Spot
Exactly As Advertised! Perfect Spot
We loved this place! The house has an excellent layout allowing for both privacy and social gathering spaces.The neighborhood seems very friendly, cool, and safe. No exaggeration about the beach being right across the street! It was fantastic to just open wide the doors and windows in the evenings for the cool breeze.The concierge/management service was top notch with immediate response and follow-through for a couple minor things we called them about. The decor is warm, creative and charming; everything was extremely comfortable. This is a nice change from the typical, no-character, or bad- taste-in-furnishings type of accommodations! Location of Oxnard itself is also extremely convenient to everything. We'd rent again if the situation presents itself. You've got a first class shack, Szu! Thanks for sharing your place.
- Guest PSM (Stillwater MN area)
- Date of stay 06/28/13
- Review Submitted 09/13/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
All I can say is "Thank you Szu!" The Beach Shack really is magical, the Hollywood Beach is a gem and Szu is the most gracious host. We hit the jackpot by staying here. Every square inch of this place is pure perfection and brimming with character,warmth and charm. To top it off, right across the street you have one of the best white sand beaches in California. We got a visit from a whale 50 yards off the shoreline and couldn't believe the amazing breakfast fare at Mrs. Olson's Coffee Hut a block away. Only an hour outside of LA, we'll be coming back the first chance we get.
- Guest Quintin S.
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 07/15/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Wow! Nothing makes us more happy than a satisfied guest! At Hollywood Beach Shack we do our best to insure a relaxing, fun, and unique travel experience! We infuse the cottage with personal touches that you won't find in a chain hotel, and we find that our guests appreciate that. Plus, our award-winning property management team guarantees that if you have any needs or issues during your stay, or just need a tip for the best seafood restaurant in town, your wish is just a phone call away. So treat yourself and your fellow travelers with a special travel experience that will not only save you money, but will offer all the comforts of home without any of the hassles. Merci beaucoup Quintin, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
The Perfect beach house!
The Perfect beach house!
We had a great time here! Literally across the street from the beach, we could hear the waves at night out our window. This place as lots of character and is super comfortable. Logistics were easy as well!
- Guest Kate (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 09/06/12
- Review Submitted 09/18/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: At Hollywood Beach Shack we strive to give all our guests the best beach experience ever! We pride ourselves on our customer service, value for money, and our creation of a comfortable, creative environment perfect for relaxing and getting away from the hectic pace of the everyday! We love our guests!
Quiet and comfortable, steps from the Pacific!Guest comment entered by owner
Quiet and comfortable, steps from the Pacific!
"Quiet and comfortable steps from the Pacific" Spent ten days here in early august, with my wife and our three teenagers, and my sister-in-law and her two teenagers. We fit perfectly, and gave the large upstairs bedroom and full bathroom entirely to the teens. We had great meals on the barbecue, and swam every day (I was up at dawn to begin each day with a quick dip). the Malibu beaches are barely 45 minutes to the south, and Santa Barbara an hour to the north. Within two days we were all completely relaxed. The house is indeed a rustic beach shack on the outside, but has every modern convenience inside. The beach is clean and there are no crowds. Oxnard has everything you need. Highly, highly recommended by all of us.
- Guest Jeff
- Date of stay 09/10/11
- Review Submitted 06/28/12
Such a cool place!Guest comment entered by owner
Such a cool place!
I stayed at the Hollywood Beach Shack in July, 2011. It was a perfect place for 4 women to retreat. We took full advantage of the beach that was litterally 20 steps away. We loved the "quirky" design of the house and all of the decor. For the price for a week and splitting the cost 4 ways, it was a total bargain. Do stop in at Mrs. Olsen's Cafe as they tell you to. You will not be disappointed.
- Guest jenny
- Date of stay 06/01/11
- Review Submitted 06/28/12
Best Beach Experience Ever!Guest comment entered by owner
Best Beach Experience Ever!
I want to thank Szu for her wonderful accommodations. I had a woderful time.
- Guest Bertha
- Date of stay 03/09/12
- Review Submitted 06/28/12
Great location!Guest comment entered by owner
We had an excellent week in Oxnard: relaxing/sunny/surfing, What else do you need with your family? We liked the house , especially the second floor for our Girls. The hospitality of Momentum (surfing Lessons) and the fabulous breakfast at Mrs.Olson. Thanks Szu !!! Family Hanssen from the Netherlands
- Guest Jos
- Date of stay 04/27/12
- Review Submitted 06/28/12
My family loved staying at the Hollywood Beach Shack. We were close to family in Oxnard and loved the beach access! It accommodated our family of 4 + cousins well and the kids loved the loft beds and upstairs area. So close to all the activities & restaurants at Channel Islands Harbor too Thank you!
- Guest Jamie S. (Hawaii)
- Date of stay 07/17/11
- Review Submitted 08/10/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
The Hollywood Beach Shack is an incredible place to spend your holiday. We have had a wonderful stay in this unique house. It is spacious, very nicely decorated and fully equipped to fulfill all your needs. We especially liked the outdoor shower and the location on the brink of the Pacific Ocean. The rental process, e-mail correspondence and money transaction with was very good, and we experienced no problems whatsoever. On the day of our departure, we were even allowed to stay a little longer to facilitate coordination with our flight back home. If we go to California again (and we hope to…), a stay in Hollywood Beach Shack is mandatory! Best regards, Magnus (7), Lukas (12), Niklas (16), Henriette and Morten (too old to be mentioned….). Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Guest morten
- Date of stay 10/20/10
- Review Submitted 12/04/10
Discounted off season rates: $350/night $1700/week + tax + $150 separate check written directly to cleaning com High Season Rates: $450/night $2200/weekly + tax + $150 check to cleaning company. $600 fully refundable reservation/security deposit High Season starts Memorial Day & ends Labor Day. Fall is one of the best times of the year at Hollywood Beach! Our average daily tempurature is 70 degrees year round! Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, add 20%
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Mom is a former TV/film set decorater and Dad is in the music business. We and our two young kids LOVE our cottage and all its modern amenities. We live one hour south in La Canada and come up to the house often. Our house has been featured in an Los Angeles Times Home article focusing on the creative/sensitive remodel we did respecting the charm of the cottage (of course we left the water wheel on the outside) while creating a zen oasis. New roof, new windows, new floors, feel like you're staying at a friend's newly remodeled home instead of some soulless commercial lodging establishment. We do!
Why the Owner Chose Oxnard:
We discovered Hollywood Beach through our guitar playing friend Doug Pettibone. Doug's toured with Jewel, Tracy Chapman, John Mayer, Lucinda Williams, and most recently Marianne Faithful but he grew up in Hollywood Beach and still calls it home today. The privacy, quiet, and low-key vibe appealed to us immediately as does the year-round climate. After our first walk down miles of near secluded beach (on Labor Day Weekend!) we were hooked.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our family loves the ease that a getaway to Hollywood Beach Shack allows. Everything you need for your vacation is here, including all sheets and bath towels (just bring your swimsuits and sunscreen and personal grooming products), gorgeous new kitchen with high end appliances, granite countertops and breakfast bar, 2 bathrooms and charming and rustic features like 3 original built-in sleeping bunks that accommodate 2 persons each. Our kids kick off their shoes at the front door and head for the beach right across the road, coming and going to get snacks & drinks, boogie boards, sand toys and shovels. Breakfast and lunch are usually prepared at home and dinner is breeze whether we decide to grill or go out to one of the many family-friendly eateries within walking distance. NOTE: We are defined as a 'housekeeping cottage', meaning guests leave the cottage the way they found it. The cleaning fee charged covers linen change/laundry, floor mopping, window cleaning/etc. It does not include routine kitchen clean up, dirty dishes, etc. Any additional cleaning fees will be deducted from your security deposit.
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Hollywood Beach Shack's charming exterior was retained; inside it's a zen jewel!
Dining Room, Breakfast Bar, Fireplace Room
Cozy, original hand laid rock, gas powered fireplace. Add'l heat of course
Cozy, romantic sleeping bedroom #2 with original sleeping bunk
Kitchen window facing beach. The decorator owner had fun with charming details
Sunlight fills the upstairs bedroom complemented by views of the beach
Bdrm #3 with full-size sleeping bunks. Hang out here and watch the surf!
Old doors lovingly re-purposed as art in spacious Master Bedroom #1!
Safe, uncrowded, and clean are hallmarks of Hollywood Beach!
Hollywood Beach is home to some of the best beach breaks in Southern California!
Awesome sunset from the sand dunes finishes off a fantastic day at the beach!
Shells, seaglass, and rock collecting on the beautiful Hollywood Beach shore!
King Size Bed & Sitting Room with Satellite TV & wi-fi
Gourmet Kitchen with Jenn-Air downdraft stove, new appliances and Breakfast Bar
Spacious gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, jenn-air downdraft stove
Alt view of bdrm #2 with globe collection. Travelers from all over love us!
Sunny upstairs bedroom #3 w/ 2 full-size sleeping bunks and views of the beach!
Ocean View from upstairs bedroom #3/sitting room; Views from downstairs too!
Folk Clothespin Art in the Laundry Room! HBS is filled with delightful details!
We retained the original door to the cottage w/ its charming seafaring details
You and your kids will love looking for tumbled sea glass along the sandy shore!
Average tempuratures at Hollywood Beach, Oxnard are 70 degrees!
Delightful images of sailing ships from a book bought at a local thrift store!
Walking along the beach...ah the simple pleasures at Hollywood Beach Shack!
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