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Beach House on the Water Between Santa Barbara and Ventura

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Beach House, 3 Bedrooms + 1 Convertible bed, 2 Full Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

This beautiful, newly remodeled beach house is located directly on the water on a private drive in the secluded beach side community of Mussel Shoals, which is located between Santa Barbara and Ventura, California. The property has direct private access to the beachfront and the ocean. The views of the Pacific Ocean and California Coast are stunning!

Please check the calendar for availability before submitting a request for dates. We only take reservations up to one year in advance.

During the SUMMER SEASON from JUNE through LABOR DAY, we offer weekly rentals from Friday to Friday only. As a courtesy, we now offer returning Summer Guests the first right of refusal for the same week's rental for the following year. Bookings are limited to adults age 28 or older.

(At this time we do not accept rentals for weddings or special events, including filming of any kind.)

Accommodations Include:

• Bedroom 1 – 1 King

• Bedroom 2 – 1 King

• Bedroom 3 – 2 Twin/Single

• Living Room – 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa

• Remodeled Kitchen With Granite Counter Top And Stainless Steel Appliances

• Remodeled Bathrooms With Granite Counter Tops, Dual Sinks, Showers, And A Soaking Tub

• Exterior Shower That Is Adjacent To The Downstairs Bathroom

• Interior Fireplace And Exterior Fire Pit

• Exterior Gas Grill

• Garage Parking For 1 Compact Car + Private Exterior Parking For Up To 4 Cars

• Complete Laundry Facilities

• All Linens, Bath And Beach Towels Are Provided During Your Stay

• Laundry Service Is Provided For Bedding, Bath And Beach Towels

This ideal luxury beach destination is where your vacation dreams become a reality!

More Details

Nancy Caldwell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Nancy Caldwell

I'm a native Californian and have resided in Ventura County since the 1980s and have been a RE/MAX affiliate since 2002. During my affiliation with RE/MAX, I had the privilege of managing one of the top teams for 10+ years gaining a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of real estate while also acquiring my broker’s license. Understanding my clients needs is my main concern. Purchasing or selling a home is a life-changing decision and I want each of my clients to feel nothing but confident and ecstatic with their decision. I'd be honored if you put your trust in me and allowed me to help you sell your current home or purchase your dream home!

What makes this house unique

This beautiful beach house has been our family vacation home for many years. We recently remodeled the kitchen and both bathrooms, and updated most of the furnishing. The views and access to the beach can't be beat. In fact, we are fortunate enough to have one of the largest beach fronts in the entire Ventura County Costal Area.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Beach House on the Water Between Santa Barbara and Ventura
average rating of 4.785714 based on 56 reviews

Great house!

  • 4 of 5

Despite less then perfect weather we had a great stay and managed to enjoy the beautiful setting this house provided. Very helpful and patient caretakers made a special trip to help us with the fireplace. My only suggestions for improvement is that this otherwise very well equipped home also comes with toilet paper and garbage bags provided as well. (come on we aren't camping at $600+ a night!) and dishes should be allowed to be left in the dishwasher clean upon checking out. It is an unfair burden to get every dish clean AND put away.

We will keep this one in mind the next time we visit Santa Barbara!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you found the setting beautiful and were happy to help with the fireplace. We are upfront about what's provided at the house and how we ask the property to be left which is in the contract that is read and accepted prior to renting. We apologize if there was any misunderstanding. However we'd like to respond to each suggestion. Regarding the toilet paper, we do supply a full starter roll of toilet paper in each bathroom and a full roll of paper towels in the kitchen. Some of our guests stay up to three weeks hence why we don't supply paper products. Being a house and not a hotel, there is no daily service to check the paper products. We do supply trash bags; an empty trash bag in the trash compactor and another under the kitchen sink which should have been ample for your stay. Lastly the dishes - we only have a five hour turnaround and it takes our cleaning crew the entire time to prepare the property properly. In order for our guests to have as much time at the property as possible, we do ask a few things are done prior to leaving which is outlined in the contract. We have visited other VRBO properties ourselves and were expected to leave the dishes clean and put them away as well. We hope that helps explain our policies. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review and do hope you'll be back.
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Beautiful location, nice home

  • 4 of 5

Just got home from our stay and would go back in a minute. We had six women doing a 60 mile bike ride for my 60th birthday. Conveniently located near the bike bath, this was a great location for us. We saw dolphin from our deck four of the five days. After completing our ride we had a few days of R & R before we headed back to the cold. Very relaxing venue...

I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The only thing that's missing is a 5 star rating ;-)
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A beachfront treasure

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our Christmas stay at this beach house. Like the other reviewers, we found the property clean and inviting. There were lots of thoughtful touches through the house. Very beautiful setting right on the beach. We had our Christmas Eve dinner at the Shoals Restaurant which we walked to. Having a restaurant so close was an added bonus. Nancy was very quick to answer our questions before we arrived.

We would definitely recommend and we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. I can't imagine a better setting for the holidays! And yes it's wonderful having The Shoals so close by. Thanks for choosing our home for your vacation needs and hope you'll visit again soon!
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do justice to the house and locations. It was a great place to stay with stunning views and literally on the beach. The entire home was clean and well organized and the owners was responsive and accommodating. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you liked the house. Come visit again soon!
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Sausalito, Ca

WoW! This house is PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for a girl's getaway or actually any kind o getaway. I grew up in LA and now live in San Francisco, I am always in search of a great place to meet up with friends. I have rented several houses on the beach in Malibu. None of them hold a candle to this home. My friend described it as a Fabulous well built luxury home that happens to be on the beach. Most beach houses are kind of funky. Not this one! The location is perfect. There was no one on the beach. We took walks in the morning. We went for a hike in Ojai (20 min. away) and had breakfast but we really wanted to spend as much time at the house. The kitchen is well equipped, it has everything could ever need. The fire pit was the BEST! We made S'mores and chatted by the fire all night. The owner Nancy was very responsive. I can't say enough. I am definitely booking again for next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow to your review! We're so happy you liked the house and will be back! Happy holidays!
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Simply amazing.

  • 4 of 5

This property made a great vacation. The view, the decor, the atmosphere, it all worked together so well. I'd love to return every year. I gave 4 stars only because of the amount of work we were required to do. It completely stressed me out the last day instead of leaving on a wonderful high from the vacation. Next time I'd inquire on how much extra it would be to leave the home as is when we leave. Overall wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you liked the property and felt it was overall wonderful. We were disappointed with the 4 star review. We are upfront about the closing instructions prior to renting the property and state it's not a hotel. After having visited other VRBO homes ourselves we don't feel ours are excessive.
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Farmers Market
Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club
Carpinteria Pacific Harbor Seal Rookery
Rincon Beach Park
Shoals Restaurant at The Cliff House Inn
Ventura Pier
Cafe Fiore Restaurant
Nature's Grill and Juice Bar
Natural Cafe
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Farmers Market Tuesday, State St
Pane e Vino
Santa Cruz Island
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Metres
Ventura Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
CA 101
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
The Shoals Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Directly in front of house
Car: necessary

After years of planning and construction, the new coastal bike path is now open with access just a few yards away! Bring your bikes and enjoy the beautiful California Coast!


Rates & Availability

Ventura House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 8.0%

Bookings are limited to adults age 28 or older. Check-in is at 5 PM. Check-out is at 12 PM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ventura House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1818 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has dual sinks with tub and shower combination. Second bath has dual sinks with shower and outdoor access with outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen Sleeper Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Master Bedroom Suite is upstairs away from beach with Private Bathroom. 2nd and 3rd Bedrooms are down stairs on the ocean side, each with a private entrance to the lower deck. Both Bedrooms share the 2nd Bathroom. There is an additional queen sleeper sofa bed in living room. Master Bathroom has tub and shower, double sinks and toilet. 2nd Bathroom has double sinks and shower, with additional outdoor shower and beach access. Linens, bath and beach towels are provided.

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