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THE ORANGE DOOR BUNGALOW 8th from Sand. Smart Casual Beach Retreat Sleeps 6+ Dog

Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Studio, Private Enclosed Yard, 8th House from Pacific

Kick off your flip-flops, open the signature Orange Door, and be transported to a comfortable, relaxed retreat where it is summer all the time. The bright, cheeky, remodeled 50s bungalow is situated 8 houses from the Pacific in the very best neighborhood of Pierpont Beach, a quiet residential stretch of 21 lanes nestled between Pierpont Blvd and the ocean.

Stay a week or month to get adjusted to life at a slower pace! Our beach house is ideal for singles, couples and small families looking to immerse themselves in the local beach lifestyle and have some good old-fashioned fun. People are friendly and relaxed, because it's the lanes!

Contact owner Mary Kay Doubek at 3237426758 to inquire about specials for returning guests.

Area Highlights and Things to Do:

* Year-round Mediterranean Climate, hovering around 70-75 degrees

*101 Freeway close, yet quiet enough to hear the waves

*2 blocks from Marina Park with its recently updated and expanded playground and bathrooms, pirate ship with zip line, picnic tables, and walking path overlooking Ventura Harbor and Pierpont Beach

*Walking distance to restaurants, coffee houses, and groceries in Pierpont Village on Seaward Ave

*Easy access to Ventura's Downtown and Harbor districts by car or via the Ventura Trolley

*Short day trips to Santa Barbara, Ojai, Santa Ynez, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Reagan Library, and other Central Coast destinations

*Abundant opportunity for hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking, sailing, and fishing in scenic settings such as the Ventura Botanical Gardens, the Channel Islands, and the Coastal and River Trail Bike Paths

Highlights of the Orange Door Bungalow:

*New paint, floors, and décor throughout the house, coordinated to deliver a fresh beach vibe in happy shades of blue and green

*Remodeled spa bathroom (ensuite queen bedroom) completed May 2016

*High Quality Furnishings

*Abundant High Quality Bed and Bath Linens

*Flat Screen TV with cable, DVR, and HD in Living Room and Master Bedroom

*Fully-equipped and updated kitchen with door to outside (near gas grill)

*Great room-style kitchen and living room with dining table that seats six, plus pull-up breakfast bar for two

*Master bedroom with king bed, spacious closet, TV with cable, and patio door to the backyard

*Queen bedroom and attached bathroom with shower (remodel to be completed May 2016) and entry to backyard

*Children's bedroom with two twins beds

*Main bathroom with combination bath/shower

*Landscaped yard and saltillo-tiled patio, fully fenced and gated, with dining table and 6 chairs and umbrella, lounging chairs, and gas grill

*Unattached studio hideaway with two twin beds AVAILABLE THROUGH PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY

*Outdoor shower with hot water for hosing off after a day at the beach

*Washer and dryer in large laundry room with spacious counters for folding and staging coolers and groceries

*Tankless water heater for never-ending hot water

*Parking for 3 cars

*Garage with 3 bikes, boogie boards, cooler, beach chairs for guest use plus convenient extra storage space for guest bikes, surfboards, and other large supplies

Ventura Business License LIC-1-14-8672 Permit 2189

More Details

Mary Kay Doubek
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About Mary Kay Doubek

This photo was taken at one of several vistas along the trail in the Ventura Botanical Gardens. It represents one of several reasons we fell in love with Ventura: Year-round Beautiful Mediterranean Climate. One of Ventura's best-kept secrets is that it is even better after summer vacation.

We transplanted here six years ago from LA, which we loved, except for the density, traffic, and daily grind. Now we live just blocks from the vacation rental house and are delighted to share this special place with others.

Mary Kay Doubek purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Mary Kay Doubek chose Ventura

We purchased the beach house from a friend who cherished it. She had a sterling reputation for gracious hospitality. We were honored that she offered the house to us when she decided to follow her dream to work as a full-time writer.

What makes this bungalow unique

Our bungalow lets you experience classic SoCal small town beach living as it was 50 years ago. The Pierpont Lanes are relaxed, friendly, clean, safe, and quiet. Pierpont Beach is one of the very few in California where you are allowed to walk your dog, always on a leash. Many locals and visitors say our neighborhood is a throwback to simpler times, but in the very best way.

You can take a leisurely stroll along the sand while gazing at a majestic sunset, get a great meal on Seaward Avenue, and stop for Surfin' Yogurt on the way home. Shorts, tee shirts, and flip flops are the local uniform.

If you want to venture beyond Pierpont, but don't want to problem. You can hop the free trolley to the Harbor and Downtown (Wednesdays-Sundays, 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.*) for shopping and restaurants featuring the bountiful seasonal produce of Ventura County.

Our comfortable environment is perfectly suited for one to eight people, plus up to two dogs. Whether your objective is to build sandcastles with the kids, write the great American novel, or live like the locals while in Ventura on business, our beach bungalow half a block away from the beautiful Pacific, is just the ticket.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family, which included our daughter and her husband, came from New York City, and our son and his family from Ojai came together here at your beach house. The occasion was the first birthday since my Mom passed away. We shared a birthday, so I knew this would be an especially tough day. We had beautiful family pics taken on the beach in between rainfalls, and afterward a beautiful rainbow filled the sky. A memory I will always treasure. Your home was so comfortable and perfect for all of us. Thank you.
Oct 2015
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THE ORANGE DOOR BUNGALOW 8th from Sand. Smart Casual Beach Retreat Sleeps 6+ Dog
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The house is adorable and very cozy. The owner is very thoughtful and communicated well with us.

  • 5 of 5

The house contains everything you need . There were 5 of us all adults and we were very comfortable. The weather in winter is magical.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay with all of the amenities. Right next to the beach which is clean and a nice stretch of beach. Very dog friendly. 2 blocks from the park and locals are friendly!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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A bungalow near the beach

  • 5 of 5

Usually when I hear the word "bungalow" I think of stripped down, surf locations, but this bungalow is really a fully outfitted little home. It has a really comfortable kitchen and sitting area with truly comfy sofas. The other rooms are small but equally comfortable for sleeping with REALLY GOOD beds, linens, pillows and the like. Mary Kay was lovely and went out of her way to greet us, answer questions and welcome us after a long ride up with banana nut bread and early access to the bungalow. The neighborhood is quiet and truly the beach is at the end of Camden lane. The yard is spacious and set up for sitting outside, showering off the beach and simply enjoying. We were five adults and the house was perfect for us, but with children there are other fun features like a separate sleeping outbuilding in a very safe yard. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in several rentals in Ventura County. This one was one of the best. Very cozy, great location, well decorated. The owner was great and easy to work with. I will definitely recommend to family and stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great place for a family to stay in Ventura!

  • 5 of 5

The orange door bungalow is in a perfect place to enjoy Ventura. It's just a few steps from the beach and a short walk to stores. The house was very clean, decorated nicely, and though it's small was spacious enough for seven. We had a great stay and will stay here again when we come back to Ventura!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 4 of 5

this is a great get away place . from the time we got there there was this beachy feeling . the beach is a short walk and it is a great quiet beach. we felt like we had our own private beach. t he house was clean and updated with everything we needed I would recommend this to anyone who wants a great beach experience

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Social Tap
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Olivas Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrack-Ventura County Fairgrounds
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 Freeway (Ventura)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Social Tap
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

*Pierpont beach is well known by surfers far and wide. It is also uncrowded (due to limited parking) for swimming, fishing, and leisurely walks with the pooch. Stroll to the Mermaid in Marina Park with the kids and dog. You'll see other families, dogs, surfers, for sure. Occasional treats include pelicans, sea lions, and even dolphins!

*Extensive Bike Paths along the coastal and inland Ojai routes are a beautiful way to get some exercise and fresh air.

*Whale Watching and Boat Tours of Channel Islands are available nearby for seeing wildlife and nature. Check out Island Packers at nearby Harbor Village.

*Harbor Village features video arcade, merry-go-round, restaurants, shops. and special events on weekends.

*San Buenaventura Mission is a cherished piece of Ventura History in Downtown. Ventura County Museum is across from the mission. Make a day of it by visiting both and have a bite to eat in one of many Downtown restaurants.

*The BMX Track at Ventura Community Park is very popular with the kids.

*Check out the Mullin Automotive Museum in nearby Oxnard for a fine collection of vehicles, especially from the Art Deco era.


Rates & Availability

Pierpont Bay Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Pre-Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
After Labor Day 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Pierpont Bay Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , In backyard.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Inside Queen Bedroom. Also has door to back yard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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