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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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!

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

Owner
Mary Kay Doubek
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 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 house 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 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 drive...no 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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Amenities

Pierpont Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Only 8 Houses From the Sand! THE ORANGE DOOR BUNGALOW is the perfect getaway!!
average rating of 4.96 based on 53 reviews
5

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melanie. Love having you come and visit us from Texas!
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5

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: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
Pierpont
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.

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Rates & Availability

Pierpont Bay 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
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
$8,000
 
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
$350
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,900
$6,800
 
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
$300
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,900
$5,550
 
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
$300
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,900
$5,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,750
$4,500
 
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%

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

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