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Oceanfront Gated Retreat On Faria Beach Between Ventura And Santa Barbara

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly Constructed Custom Home Located Directly On The Ocean At Faria Beach

This two bedroom, two bath home is as aesthetically pleasing as it is comfortable, with stunning views of the coastline through a wall of glass doors that open directly onto the deck where the ocean is at your feet. Twelve foot high curved ceilings, limestone floors and bathrooms create an open and airy feeling that lifts the spirits.

The state of the art kitchen is fully equipped with upscale appliances, including two dishwashers, two refrigerators, professional range and convection microwave. The enormous granite bar is perfect for socializing around the kitchen if you desire. The delightful banquette dining area with 180 degree views of the coastline provides seating for 8 or more.

The spacious master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and professionally designed lighting that provides a romantic ambiance. The deep oversized soaking tub in the master bathroom fills from the ceiling and invites you to light the candles and pamper yourself.

We are located in the gated section of Faria Beach with a private tennis court and children's playground a few feet away. PCH offers bike lanes for long rides along the coast. The charming town of Ventura is a few minutes away for shopping, dining and antiquing.

We have many regular guests who book us for the same weeks each year, so regrettably, availability is limited.

More Details

DeLayne Harthorn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About DeLayne Harthorn

This property was originally acquired by my grandmother, Winifred McFadden as a getaway from the summer heat of their orange ranch in Bardsdale, California. It has been enjoyed by five generations of our family. The original cottage was rebuilt in 2007 and it is my great pleasure to share our beautiful home at wonderful Faria Beach with our guests.

DeLayne Harthorn purchased this house in 1938

What makes this house unique

Relax with a book in a deck chair while watching the dolphins, pelicans, sea lions and shorebirds. Depending on the tides, take a walk on the beach to search for beach glass or explore the tide pools. The ocean is in charge, and conditions can vary dramatically from sandy to rocky and from calm to tempestuous! Enjoy surfing or kayaking at renowned Pitas Point directly in front of the house or Mondos Cove to the south. Unwind in the soaking tub, then watch the sun set behind the Channel Islands while preparing gourmet meals in the state of the art kitchen.


Ventura House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Gorgeous limestone bathroom adjacent to bedroom #2
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , Enormous, spa like.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed
  • Master bedroom is oversized with super comfortable king size bed. Bedroom 2 has extra comfortable queen size bed and pair of twin size bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
House is single story.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Gated Retreat On Faria Beach Between Ventura And Santa Barbara
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Most relaxing vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

No crowds, no dress-up. Just a beautiful home in an unbelievable location. You won't want to go anywhere else once you're here (may not apply to Type A personalities)

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests!!
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Absolutely loved this home! Everything we could ask for and more in a beach house rental!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped in the front doors we were beyond impressed by the beauty of this home. The ocean view was stunning and everything was wonderful about this home. We look forward to coming back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It would be our pleasure to have you come again!
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The perfect place to relax and enjoy the ocean in a stunning home that has everything one could wan.

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. We enjoyed the views and the peaceful sound of the waves. The moment you open the front door the views take your breath away. The house itself is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need - a gourmet kitchen, lovely bedrooms, very nice bathrooms and comfortable chairs to enjoy the ocean views.

The only problem was we had to leave. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as our guests and look forward to welcoming you back!
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, ridiculous views! What a fabulous place to stay for some unplugged downtime. Such easy drives to Ojai and Santa Barbara.

Totally recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure to have you as our guests!
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Lucky us!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, Randy, enjoyed SIX "go outs" during our 4 days and had a blast. An avid surfer from age 11, he knows every spot up and down our Central coast. Nostalgic to say the least. I know it made his 67th b'day very special.

This home is wonderful. I noticed every nuance, from floor to ceiling. Impressive space planning and storage. DeLayne had notes and instructions everywhere ... SO organized (which makes it easier as a renter to know the house rules). This place is a gem. I could feel that it was filled with love and family memories, which makes it all the better. I would recommend this home to anyone! But be respectful and kind to this place. We are coming back and want it to be there for us. xo

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Let me assure you what you see in the listing is exactly what you will get and then some. There was no expense spared on the interior design of this home. Limited space allowed for review, so a very condensed version.

The views are breathtaking. The sunsets are amazing .. even on cloudy days the sun seems to make a brief appearance just for the sunset. At low tide, a large expanse of beach is exposed. Do take a walk(s), do check out the tide pools. Water in Dec/Jan wasn't as cold as I thought it would be when just wading anyway. A few people on the water surfing, stand up paddle boards and kayaking.

Seagulls, Terns, Sandpipers California Brown Pelicans-by the 100's because of storm swells bringing warmer water/food supply. It was like watching a National Geographic special. A lone seal twice, and several dolphins on different days. Sometimes no more than 100 feet away. The Channel Islands are near by and another reason for so much marine life. Unfortunately I didn't see any whales even though this is migration season.

The kitchen is a cook’s dream! Plenty of pots pans, utensils etc. Lots of spices in the drawer but check other supplies for what you'll need first-then head to Von's Grocery. Master bedroom & bath-fantastic-great shower and water pressure. Huge closets lots of drawer space. Instant on hot water everywhere. Radiant Heat through floors! All lighting is recessed with most switches having a dimmer-awesome! Very comfy sitting area-my favorite spot was the chair facing the windows on rainy days, otherwise,sit on the deck for sure!

10 minutes to Ventura with lots of food choices, shops and Von's Grocery - head to Ventura Harbor for fresh fish. 20 minutes to Santa Barbara waterfront and downtown. About 30 to the airport depending on traffic.

Attached 2 car garage, rented a Saturn didn't have a lot of room in front or behind-check b/4 you rent large vehicle. The washer & dryer are in the garage and additional storage. Some parking a few houses away. You cannot park outside the house.

Attention to detail, cleanliness, appliances, EVERYTHING - all top notch. Lots of windows, very bright in every room. Lots of ventilation. Very safe area, it's a gated community, very friendly people - especially Candy and Bridget. DeLayne responds quickly and is very helpful with any and all questions. Can't wait to stay again. This truly is Paradise!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come again soon!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Faria Beach Mondos Cove
Car: necessary

Located behind the gates in beautiful Faria Beach, this custom home designed by a talented local architect, is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. View dolphins playing in the surf, pelicans, sea lions and seasonal whale migrations without leaving your chair on the deck. Explore tidepools, take long walks on the beach, surf, boogie board or play a game of tennis on the court across the street.


Rates & Availability

Ventura House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 25 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
MLK Holiday
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 2 2018 - Apr 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 24 2018 - Sep 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/turnover $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Travelers choosing to pay the damage deposit by credit card instead of the property damage protection insurance are subject to a $50 credit card fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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