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The Charming 'Windy Gables' on Hollywood Beach: Dream Get-Away

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Manager: Windy Gables beach house
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

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 Oxnard

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.

Amenities

Hollywood Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom (shared) - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom (downstairs) - toilet , shower , (A door to the beach and lots of room to change)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Tiny, private sink, toilet & closet in the small bedroom.
  • 2.5 Baths Upstairs: — 1 large bathroom with full-size bathtub & shower — 1 (very) tiny private toilet/sink in the 3rd bedroom Downstairs: — 1 large bathroom with shower only and room to change
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2nd bedroom (upstairs) - 2 queen
    Master bedroom w/ balcony (upstairs) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    3rd bedroom (upstairs) - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) (upstairs & down) - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Plus, a chaise lounge and a couple of large, comfy sofas
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Incredible Beachfront Location!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Dec 27, 2014

This winter, the VRBO Bear & family decided to forgo hibernation in favor of the stunning Windy Gables and its incredible beachfront location. All of the family agrees: it was the best decision ever! Upon entering the property, we were welcomed with a note and a crate of locally grown strawberries left by the owners, Jay & Ceci. Their thoughtful gesture, coupled with the cozy, yet beautiful decor of the house, made my family feel right at home. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals, the rooms were spacious enough to sleep our group of 15, and the views of the California coast from the kitchen, living room, and dining room were absolutely breathtaking. Santa Barbara is less than an hour away, but Oxnard's beautiful weather (65°F and sunny in December!) and Hollywood Beach makes it hard to leave. It's hard to stick to planned activities when the beach is your back yard. The seemingly private beach allowed my family and I to enjoy a variety of simple, but fun, activities (wave watching, beach volleyball, etc) together. We dined at a local restaurant down the street, Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine, which we highly recommend to anyone who has an appetite for generous portions of traditional Brazilian food. Windy Gables is the ideal beach getaway for families. The VRBO Bear & family thanks Jay & Ceci for having us in their home, responding to all of our questions in a timely manner, and providing us with an opportunity to share a wonderful experience that will forever be cemented in our memories.

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

The Charming 'Windy Gables' on Hollywood Beach: Dream Get-Away
average rating of 4.642857 based on 28 reviews
4

Charming, cozy, beautiful view. Easy access - easy to get here. Easy access to beach.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

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 :).

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming, comfortable and right on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Charming house

  • 3 of 5

The house is roomy and clean with lots of sleeping options. I've made a pros and cons list.

Pros:

right on the beach!

Nice living room, den, well stocked kitchen

Two nice bedrooms with comfortable beds

Two nice bathrooms

Outdoor shower

Well stocked kitchen

Hollywood Beach cafe is delicious and a block and a half away!

Lifeguards at beach

Lots and lots of towels!

Cons:

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

Rave reviews all round for the great house and great owners. Super nice and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful Week at Windy Gables

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at Windy Gables. The property was very welcoming and relaxing. The ocean view and access amazing! The property owners were in contact to welcome us, check on the storm reports and offer assistance if needed, which we didn't as storms were not as bad as predicted. While we had a day or two of rain, it worked out great as there were no crowds. Folks we met on the beach were very friendly. We enjoyed the local maritime museum and we had great time on an Channel Islands Sportsfishing Whale Watch tour and Toppers pizza has yummy pies. I've already recommended the property to friends and look forward to returning for another vacation in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Mrs. Olsen's
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Topper's Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Fresh seafood market

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Rates & Availability

Hollywood Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Aug 27 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
$3,872
 
 
Week before Labor Day Weekend
Aug 28 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,213
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,460
Flat fee
 
 
Fall-Winter 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$598
$2,720
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$598
$3,872
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Linen Service $195
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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