About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Great beach getaway with lots of comforts. 2 min walk to the beach
(City of Ventura Permit#2157)
NO EVENTS NO PARTIES ALLOWED.
The Starfish Cottage is the perfect place to relax for your next getaway. Located in the Pierpont neighborhood of Ventura which is just west of the 101 freeway between San Buenaventura State Park and The Marina. This ideal location offers the best of Ventura.
Bike trails will take you along ocean paths to Santa Barbara or east to Ojai. Restaurants are within walking distance from The Starfish. The Marina has the best bikini store along with well established eateries.
Head across the freeway to old downtown Ventura for a great shopping or dining experience. Check out the resell shops, wine bars, and just all the wonderful locally owned businesses.
The cottage kitchen has everything you need for cooking. Our large outdoor patio is comfortable and roomy. Our home is situated on the north side - or sunny side of the lanes- so you will get nice morning breezes and afternoon sun.
Step outside the front door for a less then a 2 minute walk to the beach. All Pierpont lanes end at the State Beach.
We have recently purchased a brand new king size bed for the master bedroom. The second bedroom has a set of super comfortable twin beds. There is a brand new queen sofa sleeper and a spare single aerobed (in case someone needs an extra bed). All linens are 6-400 count cotton sheets with down comforters, throws and blankets for your comfort.
An outdoor shower is available to wash sand off yourself and your suits before going inside. A small amount of sand can clog the pipes and drains.
The kitchen is completely stocked with dishes (indoor and out) for your needs. We have a toaster, crock pot, Vitamix, tea kettle, Mocca Master Coffee Pot, spices, condiments and anything in the fridge is free to use.
All beach items are stored in The Tuff Shed behind the east front gate. Bikes can be stored behind the locked gate. The Shed is full of beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and other beach items that you will not have to pack.
Please contact us anytime with any questions. We love to talk Ventura!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Bunnie Thomas
The Pierpont area has so much to offer at such a fabulous location. Biking, running, walking and just hanging at the beach seem too good to be true. You will find yourself wanting to come back year after year to this truly wonderful town. We have a personal connection to the area as our grandkids attend Pierpont School and get to skateboard, scooter or bike to school every day. Having family living just up the street adds to our pleasure of owning in Pierpont. We love opening our home to our guests so they can fall in love with the area just like we did. There is something magical about going out your front door and having sand under your feet in less than 2 minutes. Whether you are having coffee in the morning or wine while watching the sunset, your stress will just float away.
Bunnie Thomas purchased this House in 2007
Why Bunnie Thomas chose Pierpont Bay
We feel so fortunate to have found one of the original cottages from the 1950's. The history of the area fascinated us. The Keys area which is adjacent to Pierpont used to be a small airport until the 60's. Pierpont was actually all dunes in the 50's just like the ones you will see at the beach. Developers decided to flatten the dunes and build the small cottages, but Mother Nature didn't like that idea. To this day the winds rebuild the dunes which you will get to experience for yourself exploring the area. Walk or bike to the pier and check out Surfer's Point, Seaside Park (where the State Fair is in August) and the Amtrak station. Ventura's downtown area has restaurants, resale shops, wine bars, music and much more. There is a farmer's market downtown every Saturday and one at the mall on Wednesdays. The Ventura Mall has lots of shops including Macy's, Trader Joes, Bev Mo and much more. Over on the east side of the 101 off Telephone road is Barnes & Noble, Pier One, Kohl's and a strip of eateries. On the west side of the 101 is Target, BBB, Winco Grocery, local restaurants and a great wine bar. Just off Main close to downtown is Peet's Cafe for the best breakfast in Ventura. Check out our Ventura binder for more details.
What makes this House unique
Our property is modeled after what we have personally enjoyed when we rent vacation homes. The thought "I wish we thought of that or we should do that" has been incorportated into our vacation home. We have taken all the personal touches others have put in place for our comfort and brought them into our home. We hope you find "The Starfish Cottage" so special you don't want to leave. Please make sure you sign our guest book and add any suggestions, or criticisms so we can put your suggestions in place for your next visit.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cute little beach cottage in a quiet neighborhood
Starfish Cottage is a block from Pierpont Beach on a quiet street in Ventura. The interiors are charming and stylishly up-to-date even though the house itself is a funky, little beach cottage. The outside areas are generous and great for bbqing and hanging out. We enjoyed our stay!
Perfect Ventura Cottage for Dogs and Family
When we first walked in we were pleased to see how immaculate Starfish Cottage was! Bunnie answered all our questions and then some. We enjoyed our days with our dogs, daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. Took walks on the beach and Marina Point. We found places to eat close by within walking distance with the stroller. Great backyard for the dogs. The house had everything we needed for our trip. My husband and I will definitely return for a future vacation!
Cozy, comfortable, and beautiful -- a great homebase in Ventura
Our family of four stayed in the Starfish Cottage October 12-15, 2017 for a visit to Channel Islands National Park and to explore this quintessential SoCal beach community. We were completely charmed by the cottage, which has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a small but well-appointed kitchen, and spacious, welcoming living room. My older son decided to sleep on the fold-out bed in the living room, which was so easy to open and close, and very comfortable. The linens are all very high-quality, and every detail for a fun stay has been thought of, including beach towels, chairs, and toys in the garden shed; an amazing patio and back yard with gorgeous landscaping, large outdoor dining table, and fire pit; flat screen TVs in the living room and master BR, with a DVD player in the LR, and access to hundreds of satellite channels and Netflix. Oh -- and there is a very nice guitar available for strumming.
Bunnie is a wonderful host, and responded immediately to questions and requests for advice.
If you stay in Ventura -- which is a great town, with a vibrant and fun downtown, great shopping (especially thrifting), and a beautiful Spanish Mission -- you must somehow make time for a trip to one of the Channel Islands. This is America's 8th least-visited national park, so it won't be crowded, but you will come away amazed at the beauty and peace of these natural treasures. Contact Island Packers http://islandpackers.com/, the official contractor for the NPS who arranges the island trips and cruises -- they are located just a couple of miles from the Starfish Cottage at the Ventura Harbor.
Wonderful in every way!
My daughters, their 3 children and I had a really wonderful time! The beach house had everything we needed to be comfortable. The kids loved the back yard; lawn and patio. The landscaping is beautiful as is the decorating in the house. We ate dinners outside on the patio table. It was so nice to walk down to the beach and never have to get in our cars and drive. We had a lovely time!
What a great trip for you and your girls and we are even happier that you loved our little cottage. If there is anything that you think of that might have made your stay better or if you have any suggestions on how we can improve, please let us know. We hope you come back soon!
Gorgeous, very clean home
Three of us stayed in this beautiful home for two days. It was beautifully landscaped and decorated. And very clean. Would definitely stay again. Very responsive owners. They even came out and helped us with a small problem.
Hi Joan -
You and your siblings deserve guests of the year enduring that heat wave and a power outage. I need to give you a big discount when you come back! That was the hottest week-end ever in Ventura in over 100 years and the hottest summer. Thank you for your kind words and glad our cottage met your needs. Come in the winter when Indiana is covered in snow, but Ventura weather is so great. Have a great rest of the year.....Bunnie
Lovely house by the beach
Absolutely lovely little house. Three minute walk from the beach and much better equipped (kitchen-wise) than most vacation rentals. And Bunni is super nice and communicative. We will definitely go back next time we're in Ventura.
It's so nice when our guests tell us we have everything in the cottage to make their stay fabulous! Please come back soon and stay longer ...you guys were on the move even squeezing in a Channel Islands trip. Thank you so much for being such great guests and leaving the cottage spotless! Xo
Welcome to the Starfish Cottage in the area known as Pierpont. Located just off the 101 Freeway, Pierpont is centrally located to local attractions, Santa Barbara, central coast wineries and the charm of downtown Ventura.
The Pierpont neighborhood is a great spot to just relax. Our rental is less than a 2 min walk to the sand. Once your toes are climbing the dune and selecting your perfect sun filled spot, relaxation will wash over you!
The Starfish Cottage is equipped with Comcast cable and internet, a house phone for local 805 calls, a Bose system, games, books, spices and teas, liquid bath soaps, hand soaps, toilet paper, paper towels and other amenities to make your stay totally carefree.
Our kitchen has everything you need to cook a gourmet dinner including a spice drawer. There is a Von's Market and an Organic Lassen's Market close by. Check out our House Book to see all the markets, local dining options and available outdoor activities. Before your arrival we would be happy to suggest or arrange any activities for you and your party.
Our home can accomodate up to 6 overnight guests comfortably.
We have a Tuff Shed stocked with beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrellas, tables, umbrella, 2 boogie boards (the nice ones), beach games and beach blanket and rug. There is space to store bikes behind the locked gates.
Our pretty patio with fire pit and BBQ grill offer great starry nights to just hang outside day or night. Both are propane. We do not use wood burning firepits.
Upon booking we will send you the rental agreement, address and additional information.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We accept cashier's checks, personal checks (must clear) or direct deposits. All rates including pet fees, cleaning fees and taxes will be clear on rental agreement. Any questions please do not hesitate to call us. PLEASE NOTE: PER RENTAL AGREEMENT CANCELATIONS : Cancellations, in writing via USPS, FedEx or e-mail, more than 60 days prior to Check-in Date receive full refund of all monies paid. Cancellations thirty (30) days prior to sixty (60) days prior to Check-in Date forfeit deposit. Cancellations less than thirty (30) days prior to Check-in Date receive no refund of rent or tax, but we will return your security deposit and cleaning fee. If we can rent the property during your cancelation we will return your rental monies. We are open to re-scheduling our visit at no extra cost. In cases of death or illness rescheduling is considered.