About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12)
Known to locals & historians as The Windy Gables. (Clark Gable is known to have lived here.)
We've just updated our enchanted property, steeped in both charm & comfort. This 2 story home right on the beach offers direct access to a wide, white stretch of sand and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
Hollywood Beach is a safe, quiet community of 'locals' & regular renters. There's plenty of room on the sand for family fun, long walks, romantic dinners or star-gazing after some of the best sunsets on the California coast. Our two-story summer house can be your writer's retreat or—with beds for up to 12, plus a few comfy couches—can be your family's favorite year-round get-away.
The warm living room and family room feature cozy fireplaces. The formal dining area & breakfast nook open right onto the deck for beach/ocean views at every meal. Our newly updated kitchen is located just off the family room for spectacular views (& an eye on the kids) while cooking. Hardwood & marble floors, cable TV & Wi-fi throughout. A master suite with ocean-facing balcony on the 2nd floor will let you sleep to the sound and fresh breeze off the Pacific Ocean.
Walking: Only a couple of blocks to Mrs. Olsen's for breakfast or lunch, shops in the Harbor Village, paddle boarding & kayaking, and a local Farmers' Market every Sunday. A short drive to charter boats & tours of the Channel Islands (known as 'the Galapagos of the California Coast').
Activities include kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, surfing, mountain biking & hiking on the islands, beach cruising our tiny town or along the beach paths, or just sitting by the hotel pool (up the coast a short distance) with a chilled drink in hand.
Once you're here, get great sushi, fish n' chips, pizza or BBQ within 1-2 miles; other restaurants, stores, and amenities of Oxnard & Victoria; shop the outlet malls of Camarillo; enjoy the movies, tacos & sports bars in communities nearby.
Less than an hour: The restaurants & shopping & beaches of Malibu, Santa Monica & Santa Barbara. You can be back in Los Angeles in an hour.
Keywords: charming house w/ original charm & character, cape cod style, semi-private, family getaway, retreat, cottage
Manager: Windy Gables beach house
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Manager: Windy Gables beach house
Our family has worked in the film industry for generations and our jobs require us to travel a lot. We've seen a lot of great sets in stunning locations around the world, but Hollywood Beach, for us, is our own little sanctuary. We love to bring our kids out for a mini-vacation or long weekend -- they play and explore while we just relax. We like cooking dinner as the sun goes down; the kids play on our wide, safe stretch of beach. We're usually sipping wine on the deck while the sun sets -- and it sure beats round trip flights to Hawaii for the very same views!
Why Manager: Windy Gables beach house chose Hollywood
We found this house when looking for a place 'near enough' to LA to enjoy often, but 'far enough' from our busy lives to allow our families to really enjoy 'getting away.' Hollywood Beach is the perfect spot. Imagine our surprise when we found that our great-grandmother's 'little get-away' from the Hollywood scene of the 1920's was this very same beach! (She was an actress & dancer when silent films were transitioning to sound.) Hollywood Beach was the vacation spot of the celebrities from that era. And, while it's now only 45 minutes to LA, Malibu or Santa Barbera, this tiny ocean community is still quiet and remote enough to seem like our own private beach.
What makes this House unique
The views! The quiet & solitude -- coupled with the many, many activities nearby. The charm of this still very-original property. The wide beach and safe streets. Sea lions in the harbor. Dolphins in the surf. Boat rides to Channel Islands. Sunsets &, did we mention, the views! You'll love it, too.
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Lovely beach house
This compact but well-decorated beach house is a delight. My daughter and her family and I appreciated the beach (despite the cold water) although it's not possible to really see the water from the lower level thanks to the sand berms that make up most of the Oxnard beaches. But the boys were able to rent wet suits and there were body boards on hand. Surfing lessons were nearby in Ventura and there were plenty of restaurants to choose from in Oxnard. Although the kitchen is more than complete for cooking. Too cool to BBQ in March. I'd highly recommend, but this would be far more enjoyable in warmer months. We had a reason to be in Oxnard at this time and the house provided the perfect place for the five of us. One thing to note: the bedroom with the two twins is TINY and the bathroom is even smaller yet. Would be fine for small kids, but not so much for teenagers. Also, for those of us of an older generation, there are no bedrooms on the main floor and the stairs are only partially equipped with a handrail. It's doable, but not as safe as it could be.
Absolutely fabulous! I spent a week with my children and grandchildren to celebrate my 60th birthday at the windy Gables Beachhouse. The home was warm, inviting, and the beach was absolutely beautiful with hardly anyone there. In fact most early mornings I would pass only a handful of people walking the beach. I specially like the fact that the deck was right on the sand I could watch my grandchildren play with beach toys provided. The only thing that needs replacing as a toaster and a CanOpener, other than that The kitchen had just what we needed. I hope to return in five years and celebrate my 65th!thanks for absolutely wonderful vacation!!
Charming, cozy, beautiful view. Easy access - easy to get here. Easy access to beach.
WE LOVED WINDY GABLES and would come again and would recommend to all. We loved the house and spent much time in the living room in front of the fire: loved sitting down to meals in the dining room and enjoyed the den and the outside deck. Note: the umbrella was attached when we got here so we closed it and left as is. Loved the master bedroom and everyone likes the other bedrooms. Thank you for opening your home to us.
Lovely, relaxing vacation!
We had a wonderful time at the Windy Gables. It was a great set up for a family with young children. Also, I appreciated what a great job the cleaning crew did. The house was spotless upon arrival! The owners were very responsive when I had questions, and were able to help me.
The main level of the house is very nice. Lots of living space! We loved the view from the master, we spent many evenings on the balcony and left the screen open at night so we could hear the waves. We loved our stay.
I would say the beach was a bit of a surprise for us - no shells but soft sand. We found a ton of rocks to take home! (But I wouldn't call it a rocky beach). The waves were insane when we visited (end of October). The swells were about 8-10 feet high, tons of surfing. But not great for kids! I don't believe it's always like that though.
The house was in a great location to walk to the Channel Islands harbor. We spent many mornings at HoneyCup Coffee Shop and although Sea Fresh was closed for renovations while we were there, we heard great things.
Overall, it was a wonderful stay and we would definitely go back! Our one and only 'complaint' was a high chair would have been nice to have :).
Charming, comfortable and right on the beach.
This was a well kept up beach house, nothing fancy but we enjoyed it. The owner was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. The large front deck was a great place for all of us to gather and enjoy the sun. The dinning room had a large table for 8 which fit our needs. I would recommend this home.
The house is roomy and clean with lots of sleeping options. I've made a pros and cons list.
right on the beach!
Nice living room, den, well stocked kitchen
Two nice bedrooms with comfortable beds
Two nice bathrooms
Well stocked kitchen
Hollywood Beach cafe is delicious and a block and a half away!
Lifeguards at beach
Lots and lots of towels!
half bath is in a closet, hard to get in
Third bedroom is small and one bed looks rather temporary
It's an old house and as these things go some doors don't close all the way etc.
The water is really rough here and you can't surf or boogie board
Not a lot of local places to get ice cream, dinner etc.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
SUMMER RENTALS are only offered WEEKLY and are scheduled MONDAY to MONDAY. MONTHLY AVAILABLE Contact us directly for rates on all Monthly Rentals. Thank you. Naturally, all rates are subject to change until a reservation deposit is paid for and your reservation is confirmed.