About the property
- House3300 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3,300 Sq. Ft. 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom-30 Seconds To The Sand. Mountain/dunes View
SECONDS TO THE SAND! SPACIOUS LUXURIOUS BEACH HOME is GORGEOUS! Read our perfect 5 Star reviews! Our Mandalay Shores Beach house is located in the beautiful community of Mandalay Beach. Ours is a unique and peaceful ocean community. The large sandy beach is 350 steps out of the front door, where you can surf, boogie board & enjoy long walks on the beach-it's NEVER crowded so it is like you have your own private beach YEAR-ROUND! This house is great for families with children of all ages. There is plenty to do for everyone & lots of space to spread out. The private backyard, leads right out to the private walkway/entrance to the beach, which is also lit at night for a safe & romantic nighttime walk to the ocean. In both the lower patio and upper decks, there are chaise lounges for sunning and tables for all your outdoor meals.
Just one block from the house, you can walk to the large community park with a wonderful Pirate themed Park for the kids. This huge play center is sure to keep the kids busy and is right by Neptune Park, which is 2 blocks the other direction & is a great little park right on the sandy beach. There are swings, slide, basketball court and volleyball nets too! Walk to a variety of nearby restaurants. There are miles of bicycle paths for fun family friendly bicycle rides. Don't forget the Harbor Island Marina which is also within walking distance which offers day trips to the Channel Islands, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Duffy Boat Rentals, Fishing Excursions, and so much more! Great shopping is near by too! There are so many great new shopping centers with movie theaters, and a variety of restaurants walking and driving distance from the house. If shopping is your thing, then the popular Camarillo outlets with Designer discounts, or the ever popular antique and thrift shops on Main Street in downtown Ventura, will keep you busy all day long!
Our beach has a reputation for being a very peaceful beach side community with incredible beachfront mansions. 'The Amalfi' is on the unique street which ends right at the sand and provides 'extra' parking if you decide to drive up to sand instead of using your 'private beach walkway access, from the house. Our house offers a 2 minute ocean access without the high rental prices of the ocean front super mansions in the area. The beach and dunes are usually totally empty making it feel like your own private beach.
HUGE REMODELED House: 4 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 4 Bathrooms, 3 fireplaces!
Sleeps 8-13 people!
Ours is a 3,300 square foot, 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 3 Fireplace stunning beach house which is @ 350 steps to the sand! We also have Mountain & Sand dune views too! Relax at the end of the day to the sounds of the crashing ocean waves. Wake up to gorgeous skies and the peaceful lull of the ocean's crashing sounds! There is always an amazing breeze throughout the entire house, all year round!
Below are some amenities that are included in your stay at The Amalfi:
THREE KING beds and ONE QUEEN bed and more!
FOUR SMART flat screen TV's
500 Thread count linens
High speed internet & Internet ready
A flat screen TV's access to Netflix, etc.
FREE Unlimited National Phone!
Surf & Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, an Umbrella, Sand toys
AND....an adult can drive our GOLF CART around the house area.
There are four sets of French doors and over 12 windows on the property, bringing in tons of fresh sunlight! The entire house and property has been remodeled and upgraded with the most fabulous amenities and furnishings. The house is equipped with 4 large flat screen televisions with surround sound, direct TV/Blu-ray/Netflix & WiFi throughout the house. We even provide you with a DVD library of movies for the entire family and ages!
This beautifully appointed beach house even has 'themed rooms!' No expense has been spared for quality and your comfort, here at The Amalfi!
SITTING ROOM: In the 'Moroccan room', step inside to an oasis of paradise and relax all of your cares away! The exotic silks & colors are reminiscent of a bygone time & truly whisk you away to a leisurely & playful vacation. There are comfortable chairs to sit & talk. Daydream away in the multitude of silk cushions or simply read the book that you have finally waited to enjoy beach side or while you warm yourself by the roaring fire of your own fireplace!
LIVING ROOM & TV ROOM: This family room has a sofa & 2 chairs AND a comfortable backed padded bench, next to a leather sectional TV viewing area, which provides plenty of seating to enjoy each others company, turn on the 50 inch flat screen television or just relax watching the latest Netflix or cable programming shows. A wall of windows and a set of beautiful French doors, let in the ocean breezes & sounds of the crashing waves. The dining room table that seats 4-6, lends itself perfectly to big family meals or hours of card games.
KITCHEN: The kitchen is located right next to the living & dining room. Equipped with beautiful new custom cabinetry, granite countertops & new appliances. The kitchen is fully stocked for all your cooking wants & needs. The openness and charm of the gourmet kitchen, with its own fireplace, lends itself perfectly to ample seating for 8-10 people right in the 'eat-in' kitchen. The large open kitchen has plenty of work space for multiple chefs in the family. Enjoy preparing meals together & since the kitchen is open to the dining & living areas you won't miss any of the action while cooking.
LAUNDRY ROOM: A separate laundry room houses a Maytag washer and dryer with detergent, to keep all your beach towels fresh for the next days fun!
BATHROOMS #1 & 2: Off of the gourmet kitchen, you will find a half-bathroom with a beautiful hard to find Quartz sink counter top & comfortable reading table.
UPSTAIRS 4 BEDROOMS: As you make your way upstairs, to rest or sleep, you will find four rooms of relaxation. BEDROOM # 1: The "Sea Room," will sweep you away to a little private retreat with blue tones & art of sea life. This room boasts two comfortable twin beds w/ new comfort mattresses (or can be converted to a King) & a new 40 inch flat screen television! It is what vacationing right by the beach is all about, when you can wake up & step out of bed to be welcomed by the fresh, beautiful breezes of the ocean air right at the feet of your bed.
BEDROOM #2: Next to the "Sea Room," is the pretty "Mermaid Room." Light, bright yellows & soft pink tones, will remind you of the sand, the beach & immediately put you, as the vacationer, in a low-stress momentum. It is here in the "Mermaid Room," that you will not want to get out of the CA KING sized bed, but rather daydream of never leaving your vacation or room! You can relax watching your very own 34' flat screen televsion!
BATHROOMS #3 & #4: The upstairs has two gorgeous bathrooms with showers encased with floor to ceiling travertine stone and trim, which creates an ambiance of a natural, calming beach home retreat. The high quality and luxurious quartz, travertine and granite stone are fashioned in every bathroom, the kitchen, upstairs hallway & entertainers bar area, here at The Amalfi. So, you are sure to feel pampered & living in quality while on vacation. Nothing has been compromised!
MASTER BEDROOM EN SUITE #3: As you make your way into the HUGE "Master Suite," called the "Atlantis Suite," you will immediately remark about how spacious & comfortable the room is & LOVE that you have your own fireplace to relax by or to keep you warm on chilly nights after your day at the beach, shopping for antiques off at main street in downtown Ventura or just because it feels so nice after being by the water all day. The En-Suite Master bathroom is simply amazing! It took THREE SLABS of floor to ceiling honed travertine, to cover the shower with custom mosaic flooring & a honed travertine slab for the bathtub area. The bathroom is light, bright & accented with a custom stained glass window. There are double vanities, a large bathtub, separate shower & private toilet room.
This room has two big windows that open up to a beautiful view of the peaceful area & can sleep up to 4. This master also has a new luxurious CALIFORNIA KING SIZED bed/mattress, a huge flat screen & a great sitting area including a futon sofa which turns into a double sized bed, accompanied by some occasional chairs. This bedroom can easily hold a family of four-six, who prefer to keep their small children close by. Sleeps 4-6
BEDROOM #4, "Neptune's Grotto": Off of the Master bedroom is additional sleeping for 4-5 children or people. A window brings in light & the fresh ocean air. It has a QUEEN BED, a twin bunk bed set & TWO roll-a-ways! We also, provide a crib for your use for infants as additional sleeping accommodations.
The home has new furnishings, linens, mattresses, towels and dishes!
If you have to bring your work with you...there is a desk & printer for your laptop on the premises, so you can get down to business.
LOCATION: Conveniently located near Ventura, Santa Barbara, Malibu & Ojai, just off the 101 freeway. We are 55 miles north of LA, about 35 minutes south of Santa Barbara, just 10 min. from downtown Ventura & 10 minutes from all the great shopping in Oxnard. Visit Oxnard or Ventura for a wide selection of dining-you won't be disappointed with the great variety of restaurants.
SURF & SAND: Ventura County is known to have many of the coasts finest surf spots. This home has one of these surf breaks right out front. Oxnard Beach break & just a few minutes down the beach is Hollywood beach break. Both well known as great surf spots by the locals. With miles of beach, you can enjoy long walks or runs on the beach, look for shells or enjoy the ocean wild life too. If you are looking for the perfect vacation-then stay with us at our spacious, luxurious & remodeled beach house.
Heather and Armen Moloian
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- english, french, spanish, Armenian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Heather and Armen Moloian
My name is Heather and my husband and I own this beautiful beach house. I am a part-time College Professor, but my passion for design, aesthetics and travel fuels my creative passion for inspiring others to live in the moment and to create a fabulous future. We live in Ventura County and we take pride in "The Amalfi" property. No expense has been spared to create an oasis for your vacation retreat and experience. As owners we will greet you and personally deliver your keys and garage door opener to you. We have been property owners and managers for over 28 years, so we bring to you our experience and the utmost attention to every detail of your visit with us at "The Amalfi."
Heather and Armen Moloian purchased this House in 2013
Why Heather and Armen Moloian chose Oxnard Shores
This new remodeled luxurious beach home is one of a kind in this area. At "The Amalfi," you will receive amazing value: The exact same luxury of the ocean front Mansions (18 houses from the sand) at a fraction of the cost and you do not have to compromise or give anything up for a luxury vacation. You are one block from the beach, gorgeous park, outdoor morning yoga classes, beautiful bike and walk-ways and a safe, desirable beach neighborhood. If you like yoga, you can participate in a 9:30 a.m. exercise program either by the ocean at the park or on the sand. What a fabulous experience! Additionally, Heather has a catering, event/wedding planning and design background and is networked in the Tri-beach city area (Mandalay Shores, Hollywood Beach & Silverstrand) to create an event at any destination in the world for you. Heather is also known as The Blue Ribbon Baker and Chef and in 2010 won the America's next Food TV Star, where her TV pilot was filmed. Her culinary team is top notch and always leaves her clients with a memorable experience and memory. You will see this same attention to detail at "The Amalfi" beach house. From the moment that you arrive at our new beach house, you will feel special and notice the attention to detail. We call it "Blue Ribbon service!" We will provide you with personal concierge service for ideas on what to do and where to go during your stay. We bought this house because the area is so relaxing, beautiful and the hottest place to vacation for Los Angeles resident who want space, but within an hour of the ocean, mountains, city, town and country and city life. What a hidden gem this house and area are for you!
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with 'The Amalfi' because it is actually a spacious home, not a small beach house. The openness and flow of the house, and the spacious kitchen with TWO islands, lends itself to a truly relaxing and refreshing vacation experience. The house you will stay in is a very short walk (one block) to the ocean and in one of the most desirable areas in Ventura and in the beach communities. Mandalay Shores (also known as Oxnard Beach or Oxnard Dunes) is beautiful! In addition, you will get complimentary use of our golf cart, so that you can be on the sand in seconds. Feel the ocean breezes and experience the relaxing beach life as you cruise down the street. The beach is so quiet and spacious, you literally feel that most everyday of the year, that you are on your OWN private beach. You are close to Malibu, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, the mountains, ocean, and desert. Our home is also larger than many of the beach homes from neighboring communities like Hollywood or Silverstrand Beach. So, there is no down side; only tremendous value and opportunity for a fabulous and memorable vacation experience by renting our beach house. The residents and vacationers of Mandalay Shores are quiet, respectful and appreciative of their lifestyle and further, you will receive gourmet chocolate in each bedroom, along with other 'high-end' amenities for your appreciation and comfort. There is nothing extra that you need to bring for your vacation! We supply high quality Egyptian cotton towels, hair dryers, DVD's, a fully stocked supply of kitchen equipment and dish towels. Your vacation stay is 'move in ready!' Our goal, is for 'The Amalfi' to be your preferred choice of a beach house vacation.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Obtain and Review 7 page Contract and Quiet Agreement Before Reserving
Visually, this is a nice property.
However, renter be ware. Obtain and review the 7 page contract and quiet agreement before reserving. Only after payment did the manager disclose the 7 page contract/quiet agreement. The rental only covers up to 10 guests with an extra fee for every additional night OR day guest. The contract requires guests to wash and dry towels ON TOP OF the costly cleaning fee. It called for unwarrantede personal information including: name, age, email, and cell phone # of Every guest; a color copy of my and my husband’s drivers licenses; a copy of vehicle insurance of anyone driving the golf cart. It also includes a signed agreement to keep noise below 45 decibels (just above a library quiet and just below a quiet conversation). By the time we received the rental agreement it was too late for us to find an alternate location.
Privacy is in short supply as the master bedroom/nursery arrangement requires walking within 2 feet of the master bed to get to the 4th bedroom and bunk bed. The 2 upstairs baths must be shared among the 4 bedrooms. Beyond the 4 queen beds and bunk bed, other beds are a lumpy futon and two twin rollaways with no good space for using them. Once we arrived and saw the accommodations in person, three of our adult relatives found other places to crash.
The claim that Amalfi is accessible is false and a disservice to those who are searching for accessible rentals. A flat front doorway entrance does not constitute accessibility. All bedrooms are up a steep stair to the 2nd floor. None of the bathrooms is accessible. There is so much furniture downstairs that a wheel chair cannot be used except in the entry way.
The burned out light over the steep stairway, posed a safety issue. During the cold snap while at the Amalfi, the furnace didn’t work until we robbed batteries from another appliance while waiting for a response. This was not corrected during our stay.
Lastly, there is a public fight with local residents over the use of this residence as a vacation rental.
While it was a nice property, these accumulated issues, large and small, cast a dark cloud over our otherwise congenial family gathering.
Gorgeous house in a wonderful neighborhood
My friends and I enjoyed the beach house for a three-day writers retreat weekend. We had everything we needed, from peace and quiet to cozy fireplaces to little corners of the house to get some writing done. And we enjoyed the neighborhood, which was beautiful and relaxing with great access to the beach and the bike path.
The house was fully stocked and very comfortable. We appreciated all the extras, like the smoker grill (which makes superb hamburgers!), the roomy master bath shower and tub, the coffee, the strawberries and flowers that the host left for us, and everything in between. This was the perfect getaway and we can't wait to come back. We didn't get around to using the golf cart, but the beach cruiser bikes were tons of fun!
Thanks to Joy and Heather for a wonderful weekend.
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at our beach house. We are glad that you found our home gorgeous, spacious and full of many amenities, which provided you with an exceptional experience. We can’t wait to have you as returning guests this year! At that time, you will surely need to make time for some golf cart fun. Best regards, Heather
Great Large family get-a-way with room for everyone!
We rented Heather's beautiful beach house for the Holiday's as we were longing to all be under one roof to celebrate together. She went above and beyond for us including a Christmas tree, holiday extras, even candy canes for the children! The location was perfect, ample parking, quiet beach, yet adorned spectacular sunsets and cool breeze walks. The park nearby was a huge hit for the kids, and they all loved the golf cart rides with Nana & Papa! This house is outfitted with everything you could want, including boogie boards, bikes, chairs, and towels. Easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, and the Marinas are real fun, and had seals to watch. We especially appreciated the comfy beds, and all had wonderful sleeps! It's with pleasure I give this a 5 STAR rating!
Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. I am so pleased that your family was able to create the perfect family holiday together at The Amalfi beach house. I am also happy that you discovered the comfy beds, enough to sleep your large group and were able to enjoy the seal lions and seals. Our private like beach is home to these wonderful animals year round. We look forward to seeing you all next year! Best regards, Heather (Owner)
Every Amenity imaginable. Incredible Hospitality
My wife and I have been vacationing the past 10 years in and around Oxnard. This will be our vacation home forever. The home is big and gorgeous and has a garage filled with bikes, surfboards ,beach chairs, umbrellas and more . All you need are swimsuits and suntan lotion. My favorite 2 things without question were the huge second floor balcony where we ate dinner every night and the warm water outdoor shower next to the garage that I used the entire week. I could go on about the Traeger BBQ that I just ordered for myself (and you will too) and the golf cart that makes everyday easy but what stands out the most was Heather. Her hospitality and desire for everything to be perfect , down to the greatest strawberries you've ever tasted, meant everything to us. We cannot wait until next year. Steve and Leslie
Dear Steve and Leslie:
It brings us great satisfaction to hear that The Amalfi will be your family vacation home forever! I am also pleased that you enjoyed all of the amenities of the home and property, like the convenient golf cart and the Traeger electric smoker barbecue, that you have now purchased! It is always my desire to exceed expectations. I look forward to seeing you next year (with even more amenities) :). Best regards, Heather (Owner)
Quality Time Family Vacation
This beautiful beach house has everything: plenty of room, great floor plan and extra pleasing amenities, such as, "everything" you will need in the kitchen, including a coffee maker and an expresso machine, a very nice patio area with a smoker for outdoor cooking and a fire gas pit for evening conversations .My large family(8 adults 5 grandchildren) had a great time with plenty of space for everyone. We also enjoyed the "extra's" stored in the garage; 5 or 6 bikes, surf boards, skimmers, and a golf cart. My grand kids enjoyed being driven to the beach. An additional nice feature was a outside shower (for after- the- beach sand removal) with hot running water.Heather and Joy were very amicable to us ...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Carlos
Awesome amazing vacation.
Dear EXO E:
Thank you so very much for the review! I am glad that you were able to enjoy all of the amenities. Sincerely, Heather (Owner)
Our home is situated in a superb location steps to the beach and a short bike ride to Channel Islands harbor with cruises, restaurants, water sports and other attractions. We are 1.5 minutes from the grocery store, also a 5 minute car ride away from the Ventura Harbor, which boasts many water-front restaurants, shops, galleries and the famous Ventura Comedy Club. If you want to visit other cities during your stay, Santa Barbara is only 30 minutes north, and Malibu is 30 minutes south. We're about 45-60 miles up the coast from Los Angeles. Attractions in the Oxnard area include the stunning Channel Islands National Park. Experience some traditional fun at Ventura County Fairgrounds and Mandalay Beach Park. Step back in time at the Ventura County Maritime Museum or wander along the Ventura Pier for waterfront fun, dining and a casual atmosphere. Local airports include LAX, Burbank, and Oxnard. There are a multitude of choices and options for you by staying at our luxurious beach house! Entertainment, restaurants, bakeries, coffee houses, bike, kayak, boat and paddle rentals are minutes away. This beach rental is a jewel and offers everything to keep you happy. Remember........location, location, location! The Oxnard Dunes or Oxnard Beach, also known as Mandalay Shores is the jewel of the central coast of California. It is an AA rated beach and has one of the widest areas of clean sand on the west coast. It is within a mile of Hollywood Beach, was a favorite of Hollywood stars of the past and that is how it got its name. The area is just north of the harbor inlet and is a favorite place of sailing enthusiasts. Channel Islands Harbor, which is across the street, has many exciting events going on year round from the Christmas boat parade, to the Whale Festival, the Ventura County Fairgrounds and many, many more exciting events. The annual Oxnard Strawberry Festival in May is very nearby and a free shuttle has a pick up across the street. The community consists of only a few streets between the Harbor and ocean. It is a very relaxed and friendly community. There are public golf courses nearby as well as miniature golf. There is a public dock to launch boats very near by. There are also several play grounds within a 1 minute drive.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
**Any reservations that are 30 nights and longer, MUST be booked over the phone. Any reservations for 30 nights or longer may be subject to a price change**Summer and holiday monthly stays may be a higher rate. Please contact the owner for exact over 1 month or over 30 day rental costs. Additionally, EACH guest (over 8 people) whether they are an adult, child or baby, will be assessed a $25.00 per person, per night fee to the rental rates, INCLUDING day guests, just visiting for an hour, year-round.
Refundable damage deposit for 6 night or monthly stays: $1,000.00 Refundable damage deposit for 2 night-5 night stays: $600. Cleaning & Linens: $300.00 A 50% deposit is req. to reserve your dates @ time of booking; unless made within 31 days prior. Balance of the total fees are due 31 days prior to your check-in date. 50% refund is given on cancellations prior to 60 days before check-in.