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Beach House on the Water Between Santa Barbara and Ventura

49 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


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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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nancy Caldwell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Nancy Caldwell

I'm a native Californian and have resided in Ventura County for over 29 years. During my 10 plus year affiliation with RE/MAX, I had the privilege of managing The Fred Evans Team where I dealt with all aspects of real estate including preparing listing information and presentations, writing, reviewing and countering purchase contracts, advertising, customer service, and much more. Being a part of the number one team in Ventura County, I gained a wealth of knowledge. It is my goal to share this knowledge with my clients. Understanding client 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.


based on 49 traveler reviews

Beach House on the Water Between Santa Barbara and Ventura
average rating of 4.8163266 based on 49 reviews

Spectacular and Perfect for Family Gathering!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home as a surprise for my wife so we could celebrate her birthday with our family and grandchildren. Next to her family the beach is her next joy in life. This home met all expectations and more. We have spent many vacations in Hawaii and the setting of this house is as special as a stay in Hawaii. You have spectacular views and with the doors open you can hear the waves breaking on the beach! You are steps from the beach which is very private. The bedrooms are large and the beds very comfortable and open to a large deck. The kitchen is stocked with all your needs and the bathrooms are extremely large. Nancy was very accommodating and the house is well decorated and very clean. Our children have decided this will need to be an annual event and we are all looking forward to another stay in this fabulous house and beach!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, We are thrilled our home helped build a beautiful birthday weekend and memory for your wife and family. Thanks so much for choosing our home for your vacation needs and please visit again soon! Nancy
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Incredible house on a beautiful beach.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a four day stay. We knew from the pictures that it was ideal and exactly what we were looking for. But staying there exceeded all of our expectations and left us not wanting to leave. The home and beach were absolutely perfect. There is no doubt in our minds that we will return and rent this home again. For the price and location it cant be beat.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and the house. Glad to hear you'll be back!
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Fabulous weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was a women's weekend get together and we couldn't have had a more wonderful time. Beautiful ocean views from the house and decks, fabulous meals cooked by wonderful friends, and walks on the beach. Comfortable space for 6 women to share. The beach is right at your front door, and you can walk for a couple of miles down the beach when it's not high tide, and walk through a tunnel under the freeway to La Conchita.The kitchen is stocked with everything you need, the furnishings and décor are nice. You can sleep with the sound of the ocean at night in the two downstairs bedrooms, or for those who prefer it quiet there is a master bedroom on the main floor that is large and very quiet. We took a trip to Rincon point just two miles North, and we loved this beach as it has unique tide pools and even more unique rock formations. Walk around the south side of the beach to watch the surfers and then continue walking north for a very long way to see tide pools and rocks. Time your trip to this beach at low tide. There are many other things to see and do in this area, but our time was short and we most wanted to enjoy the house and beachfront right where we were staying!

We love it here and plan to make it an annual visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like an amazing weekend! It is a great place to spend time with family and friends. Happy to hear that we'll be a part of your annual getaway! Until next year...
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Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat. PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our group's third stay at this wonderful beach house and it was the best. The house is spacious and laid out so well that we were very comfortable doing our own thing or joining others in a game or for sunbathing on the decks. Started most days out with a walk on the beach, then cooking or taking a trip into Ventura for shopping, sightseeing, lunch and dinner. We enjoyed the fireplace on the one cool day and loved watching the sunset and waves in the evenings. We walked over to The Shoals Restaurant at the Cliff House Inn for Sunday brunch (yum!). I slept comfortably on the roomy sofa bed in the living room and left the doors open so I could hear the soothing waves all night. What more could one ask for? We love that the linens are provided, and the kitchen is very well stocked with a variety of appliances, cookware, and other cooking items. Nancy is very responsive and truly takes the comfort of her guests seriously. Our group has stayed at other beachfront houses along the coast over the past 10 years, and this is our favorite by far. Can't wait until next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had another great stay! Thanks for choosing our home for your vacation needs :-) Until next year...
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Ocean front with gorgeous views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beach house. The home is right on the ocean so you can fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. I enjoyed the big bedrooms and the huge bathrooms. The kitchen was large and had everything we needed (although we never found the trash compactor bags so we lived with one the entire time!). There are steps to the beach that were hard to maneuver for my littlest child (7 years old). Nancy said they had been damaged during a recent storm so she warned me ahead of time, which was appreciated. The beach itself was very nice and it felt very private as we hardly saw anyone there. We have rented many houses on vrbo and this was the only house that asked us to take off all the bed linens and place all the towels in big bags. We were also told to wash all the dishes and put them away as well as empty all the trash cans and throw the trash away outside. It took me about an hour in the morning to do all the cleaning up of the house. This is unique amongst vrbo rentals, in my experience. But I would still rent this house again because of its location and the actual house is very nice, clean and roomy. Nancy is also nice to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our home. We're so glad you enjoyed the property! After reviewing your comments and discussing the suggestions with our housekeeper, we're going to make some revisions to the closing instructions to make the checkout process easier for our guests. Thanks again and hope you visit again soon.
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Fastastic Stay at Beautiful Beach House !!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property right on the beach! This private home is beautifully decorated with such a well-stocked kitchen.

My daughters and I spent 5 days here and loved every minute... Both girls are foodies, love to cook and were delighted with the wide

assortment of dishes, pots and pans and spices. The 3 levels of decks were inviting spaces with plenty of outdoor furniture for

relaxing in the sun, watching the waves, listening to the pounding of the surf and enjoying gorgeous sunsets.

Nancy, the owner, was very accommodating and easy to work with. She and her husband even brought fresh-caught blue fin tuna

one afternoon for us to grill.

I highly recommend this lovely beach front home for an amazing vacation experience...

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled you enjoyed our home and had a great visit with your daughters. It was a pleasure to meet you all! We hope you can visit again in the future.
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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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $200
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

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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