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Only 8 Houses From the Sand! THE ORANGE DOOR BUNGALOW is the perfect getaway!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 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.


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!

Area Highlights and Things to Do:

* Year-round Mediterranean Climate usually 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 by car or trolley

*Easy and 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 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, lounge chairs, and gas grill

*Unattached studio hideaway with two twin beds

*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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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 house in 2014

Why Mary Kay Doubek chose Pierpont Bay

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 house 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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Pierpont Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Only 8 Houses From the Sand! THE ORANGE DOOR BUNGALOW is the perfect getaway!!
average rating of 4.962264 based on 56 reviews

Fabulous Ventura!

  • 5 of 5

Inviting beautiful beach cottage with plenty of room for our party of 8. Beach was a 2 min walk down a quiet street. Mary Kay was a very attentive host. She made sure we had everything we needed. We took advantage of the 2 bikes that were included in the rental. So many things to do in spectacular Ventura including biking, kayaking the Channel Islands, seeing the theme parks, & of course just relaxing. The backyard was a perfect setting for hanging out and enjoying a home cooked meal. We had such a wonderful time and created so many precious memories. Thank you Orange Door for being the perfect setting for our get together by the ocean!

Margaret (June 2018)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret for your lovely review. I’m glad The Orange Door Bungalow suited your combined families so well. Ventura is a brilliant choice as a meeting place for two families, each living in hot climates like Fresno and Phoenix, as was the case with you and your brother. Hope you make it a regular tradition!
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Sweet beach bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Family of five, thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a perfect house for a family get-away. Comfy and well-equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was such a treat to visit. Great location, comfortable beds. Nicely furnished and decorated. We used the kitchen every day and never lacked a pan or dish. Fantastic host who was easy to communicate with. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jennifer, for the very nice review. We rely a lot on positive reviews and I am so glad you were comfortable with your family. We get a lot of California families like yours, looking for an easy getaway for a week in the summer. Please come again!
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Absolute delight

  • 5 of 5

2nd time renting this property. Homeowner very easy to work with. Great backyard to visit with friends and family in the evenings. Close to restaurants, grocery store, coffee/tea, doughnuts in the morning, harbor.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melanie. Love having you come and visit us from Texas!
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Charming beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for March and April at 1362 Camden Lane. We would loved to have spent the entire winter there, but this is a popular destination. The landlords are helpful and friendly. We never had any issues they didn't deal with immediately. They responded to all or our requests. We love winters in Ventura and this is a perfect place to call home.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway Place

  • 5 of 5

The Orange Door Bungalow was just perfect for a "Galifornia Getaway" for my daughter, two granddaughters, and me. The inside was just as welcoming as the outside and very comfortable. The lovely backyard was a welcome surprise. We loved our daily beach walks - so convenient - as well as visiting local sites. We're just looking for an excuse to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail, I love the multi-generational gals getaway you planned for your daughter, two granddaughters, and yourself. It's a great way to share quality time at our small, family-friendly home in this classic SoCal beach town. Maybe you should make it an annual tradition!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Foreign Transaction Fee will apply to rentals where the guest uses a credit card for payment. Guest will be assessed a pass-through of any foreign transaction fees applied by vrbo to process the credit card transaction.

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.

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