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Ocean View Beach Family Vacation Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Furnished 3 Bedroom 3 bath Home with Ocean Views. Perfect summer getaway.

This house is a classic Ventura 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 1750 sq ft. beach house. The house is located 50 feet from the sands of Pierpont Beach. It has expansive ocean views from many of the upstairs rooms and balconies. This is the perfect house to spend the week lounging at the beach with your friends and family. This home can accommodate up to 8 people. There are two bedrooms with queen beds upstairs. A third bedroom has 1 twin and 1 full bed. There is a fold out sofa double bed in the living room. Besides the ample porch space from where you can watch the sun go down over the ocean, there is also an inviting enclosed patio in the front yard where you can drink your morning coffee. In the back yard there is an enclosed yard with dining space for barbecues and dinners al fresco. We have a well stocked kitchen with all utensils needed to cook a family dinner. If you don't feel like cooking, there are several restaurants a short walk away. This would be safe place for young children to play outside in the enclosed yards. There is little to no automobile traffic on this lane which makes it safe for the older kids to get around. The beach starts within steps of the house.

This is a house ideal for family vacations, couples retreats, family reunions, reunion with friends, and a general getaway to take some time to breath in the sea air and listen to the ocean's roar. We are located 3 minutes from the 101, one hour from LAX, 30 minutes from Santa Barbara and 10 minutes from downtown Ventura. Within walking distance there are grocery stores and local beachside restaurants. There is a trolley which stops within 2-3 blocks of our house and which carries visitors to downtown Ventura and the Harbor. Channel Islands National Park can be accessed from Ventura Harbor (a short ride from our house). Our beach is a wide, beautiful sandy beach with a few sand drifts. There is surf fishing, surfing, swimming, and good beach walking and birding. While bonfires on the beach are frowned upon by the local government, we have a fire pit in our back yard which can double as a barbecue (we also provide a weber grill). It has it all for the perfect beach vacation.

Keyword: Beach vacation, family vacation, family reunion, couples retreat, Ventura Beach, Pierpont Beach, California Beach, Beach House

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Marcia Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Marcia Smith

I am a retired professional who has lived in Santa Barbara since 1996. Since retirement, I have been involved in improving and renting out our various properties. This is my second vacation home rental. We have had such nice experiences renting out our mountain home over the last 3 years (in Oakhurst, CA) that, when the Ventura home became available, we could see great potential. We liked the idea that the house was so close to our home that we could be close at hand for anything that might arise to help our guests. We also enjoy using the house and love vacationing on the beach in Ventura

Marcia Smith purchased this house in 2013

Why Marcia Smith chose Pierpont Bay

I had been looking for beach property in Ventura since discovering the Ventura lanes. The area is a sleepy old fashioned beach neighborhood with all the amenities needed to hunker down to a real beach vacation yet close to Ventura, LA, and my home in Santa Barbara. When I found this house in the summer of 2013 (I had been looking for 2-3 years), it was love at first site....close to the sand, well maintained, plus ocean views from several spots. I have enjoyed decorating and furnishing the house and look forward to further opportunities to add my own mark on the house. The house has been a long term rental from September 2013 to MAY 31 2014. We will be refreshing the house and will be offering the house again as a vacation rental starting June 2014.

What makes this house unique

Our house is unique to the Pierpont Lanes area in that, though it is a relatively large house, it also has a large fenced in back yard suitable for outside gatherings (complete with fire pit and gas barbecue). Also charming is the fenced front patio. We are close enough to the ocean to enjoy the sound of the waves and ocean breezes in addition to ocean and mountain views from most rooms. The inside is light and airy thanks to an open atrium (staircase) where light streams into the house from several skylights. The windows are set up to provide cross breezes from the ocean as well as more light. The kitchen is large and well configured and is a comfortable place to cook.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"You have a wonderful house and a great location! I will spread the word to my friends.

Take care and thanks again"
Aug 2013
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Pierpont Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Ocean view from the jacuzzi bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Ocean view from the toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , downstairs powder room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , . 1 queen a porch looking over the back yard
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , ocean view porch
  • Master bedroom with bath ensuite. Ocean view from the bath. Deck off the master bedroom Deck off Bedroom 2 has an ocean view
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Near the ferry for Channel Islands National Park


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Ocean View Beach Family Vacation Retreat
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time staying here!! We were able to cook a large Thanksgving dinner, watch the sunset on the beach every night, and have backyard barbecues! Location cannot be beat!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. I'm glad your family thanksgiving was fun and you found everything you needed to cook your Thanksgiving meal. Marcia
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Very nice neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Owner went out of her way to accommodate our last minute request, questions and schedule changes. No extra charges and excellent communication. GreAt home to spend a few days with your loved ones (including your little dog). Everyone will be happy staying in this home. Not many properties down here have such a nice backyard as this Home

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. I am glad you had a nice time Marcia
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We had a great time and the weather was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my family and the location great. The only complaint would be that the BBQ was very greasy and needed to be cleaned. We went to Wild Local Seafood and purchased some fresh delicious fish. I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your family enjoyed your time at the beach house...sorry about the grill...I'll followup with my cleaners...Marcia
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Awesome for our month long stay in Ventura!

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location! The house is only a few steps from the sand and that means you will sleep like a baby listening to the waves crash. Speaking of sleeping, all of the beds were very comfortable (even my sister who complains of a bad back wanted to know what type of bed she slept on!).

We loved the layout of the house and the awesome skylights which kept the house bright and cheery all of the time. The backyard was so nice and we spent a lot of time outside eating and enjoying the weather. It was even better at night with the pretty lights on.

The house sits at the end of a nice street and there is not much traffic, so it is nice and quiet. You can walk everywhere (grocery store, great local restaurants, Starbucks, In-n-Out).

I work from home so having great internet was important. We had no problems with the internet and we have two teenagers and a friend on it constantly! There is no cable, but the home had Roku with access to Netflix and other channels.

The few times I needed to contact the owner were easy and she was super responsive!

The kitchen was pretty well stocked with dishes, pots and pans and utensils. There is also a small desk built-in in kitchen (which was perfect-since I work from home). The countertop is a nice white corian and was super easy to keep clean.

The only two things that weren't awesome were the sectional was not comfortable to lay on and the bathrooms could use some updating. Not deal breakers and the home was priced very reasonably.

We really enjoyed our month and would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice stay at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to sandy dune beach. Was rocky and sandy. Some of us wore water shoes and others barefoot. Liked outdoor shower. Nice cute beach home. Living room couch we found a little uncomfortable. Nice useage of washer and dryer. Walking distance to coffee shop and eating establishments. Close proximity to downtown (easy drive). The kids made a small fort under the stairwell. Nice backyard. Partial ocean view from upstairs balcony. You could smell the ocean and hear the waves. Thanks so much Marsha for opening your home to us, would rent again. Perfect for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad the beach house worked out for you.
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Great location for a beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nice property, nice location, Beach is beautiful and only steps away. Great host and lots of things to do in the area!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are happy you had a nice stay! Marcia
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3.1 Miles
Ferry to Channel Island National Park
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
Amtrak Ventura Station
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Pierpont Beach
Car: not necessary

The property is located 4 lots from Pierpont

Beach in Ventura. Our lane is a preferred lane in the Pierpont beach area because it is relatively isolated from traffic. The beach itself is beautiful with dunes and surf and a great location for beach walking, sun bathing, fishing and surfing. Seaward avenue commercial area is close enough to walk and is an old fashion beach boardwalk with shops and cafes for locals and tourists alike. We love Dukes....a classic surfer bar/lunch spot. We are close to the ferries to the Channel Island National Park and whale watching tours and trips to world class kayaking and snorkeling.

Ventura is 60 miles from LAX and 40 miles from Santa Barbara Airport. There are shuttles available from each airport to Ventura.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
non refundable cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

I prefer echeck payment
Ventura short term vacation rental permit number 2179
No tax charged on rentals longer than 30 day
One small pet is sometimes allowed at the discretion of the owner but an additional $200 fee will be charged.
6-9 month off season rental rate is 4500/mo. A larger damage deposit is required for longer term rentals as are credit check and references. Please call owner 805 7295307.
Full refund of deposit if cancelled more than 30 days prior to visit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.