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Pierpont Beach Location Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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About the property

Great beach getaway with lots of comforts. 2 min walk to the beach

(City of Ventura Permit#2157)


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. A queen size aerobed is available for use as well. All linens are 400 count and we have lots of down comforters, throws and blankets.

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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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


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.

PADDI (BUNNIE ) THOMAS-JIRKOVSKY purchased this house in 2007


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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Pierpont Beach Location Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

This cottage is absolutely magical. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

After a water leak in our home we were referred to The Starfish Cottage. Being last minute the owners were super accomodating and this place....omg this place is seriously like a magical fairy tale. You can feel the love the owners put into this place caring for it and decorating it. The backyard is breath-taking and we have been taking advantage of the beautiful fire pit in the evenings. Not to mention it's literally a stones throw from the beach we walk down in the morning with our coffee to watch the sun rise and walk down again at night to watch the orangey red dreamy sun sets. The cottage had everything you could possibly need and the beds are super comfortable! I will recommend this place to any quests coming to town. Thank you Bunni and Jeff. We are so grateful.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you stay with us! There is nothing worse than not being able to go home, be comfy and relax. Thank you for your wonderful review, but more importantly letting us know you felt right at home. We are so glad you got the chance to enjoy the garden in back in full bloom from the rain. Again, thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review and come back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

The Starfish Cottage was a perfect location for our stay in Ventura. We were warm and comfortable. The house had everything we needed and we appreciated the friendly and helpful support of the owners. We enjoyed the back yard patio on the sunny mornings. The location is within walking distance of coffee, groceries, pizza and frozen yogurt. The neighborhood is quiet. The ocean is a very short walk away with sunsets behind the Channel Islands. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the cottage and the Pierpont area. I love visitors from the east coast and especially when they love our west coast. Did you stay in the cottage? Our home was sooooooo clean and looked like we didn't even have guests! We feel so fortunate to be able to host guests like you and your family. Hope you enjoyed your drive up the California coast. Please come back and stay awhile. All the best - Bunnie
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Loved being so close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Really adorable little beach cottage. The house is decorated really nice but still very comfortable and cozy. The backyard is beautifully landscaped. We really enjoyed sitting around the fire in the evening watching our pup play in the grass. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend the starfish cottage to a friend.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the PERFECT beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The house is decorated nicely and the kitchen is well stocked. We had everything we needed and Paddi made sure we knew we could call at anytime for anything. The beds were extremely comfortable! The backyard is very private and a great place to hang and read, eat a meal or sit around the fire-pit at night. The grocery store, bike shop and great places to eat are within a few blocks, easy to walk to. We rode on wonderful bike trails and the Park at the Marina is beautiful. We hope to make it an annual vacation!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and we are even happier you enjoyed the backyard. I'm sure you noticed we had quite a few Monarch Butterflies lay eggs on the milkweed. The butterflies are transforming to chrysalis, so we are hoping to have a lot of Monarchs fluttering about. We really appreciate the way you tenderly cared for our cottage and love that you loved the new bed! We hope you come back sooner than later. Paddi
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A wonderful week.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the little house perfect for us and the dogs who had a beautiful fenced in back yard that was safe and secure.

It was spotless when we moved in and hopefully we can come again next

Year for 2 weeks.

Thanks to the owners who take such good care of the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

My family (5 adults) just spent the week of 4th of July at Bunnie's house ! The house is adorable, better than pictured, beautifully furnished and Bunnie has literally thought of everything! The house is sparkling clean, the beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. We got to sleep on the brand new King size bed in the master bedroom and it was awesome! The backyard has ample room to BBQ, hang out, read a book. We even brought our projection TV and had backyard movies every night while roasting marshmallows in the fire pit! It was awesome! The beach is a short walk down the street and it's so convenient not to have to load up your car with beach stuff. Also it's great to send folks back to the bathroom when on the beach all day! And there's a hot/cold outside shower so you can wash away all that pesky sand and not bring it into the house! The grocery store is just a short bike or car ride away. Bunnie was very easy to work with, she met us at the house to orient us when we arrived and was available at all times if we needed anything (though we didn't!). We will definitely stay here again! Thanks for an awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a wonderful vacation at The Starfish Cottage. Your kind words mean so much to us as your comfort level is what is most important to us. We love our grassy backyard as much as our guests do and what a great idea to have movies around the firepit! We are always open to any suggestion from our guests that will make all future guest stays even better (Hey ...where's that one fitted sheet?!?!) We hope to see you sooner than later to enjoy your one free night on your return visit. Bunnie
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Burbank, Santa Barbara, LAX
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Car: necessary

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, 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 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

Pierpont Bay House Rental Rates

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Summer Rates
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

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. In cases of death or illness rescheduling would be considered

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pierpont Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • We supply Dove and Dial liquid soap in both bathrooms, 4 rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom and towels. If you need to purchase extra please leave whatever you can for the next guests. Pay it forward!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Master - 1 king
    Aerobed Available - 1 queen , Queen Aerobed (2.5 feet from the floor and super comfy)
  • All beds have 400 count cotten sheets with down comforters, spreads and blankets. Extra blankets available for all beds. Extra pillows, reading pillows, reading lamps, phone plug outlets in every room. We have purchased only the finest mattressess for your sleeping comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 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
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We love having guests and providing them with all the comforts of home. If there is anything additional you might need please do not hesitate to contact us. For a small fee, we can stock your fridge with your favorite things, make a reservation in wine country, or set up a Channel Islands adventure. What's better than having someone who knows the ins and outs of the area getting it done for you.

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