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Sandra

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Charming 'Hummingbird' Cottage and Treehouse - Ocean & Mountain Views

23 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Central Coast California Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Den + Treehouse, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

The 'Hummingbird Sunset' Cottage (dubbed by our guests) is a Storybook Property above the Heart of Downtown Ventura. Detached Guest house with private bath, den and kitchenette on property with owner's main house. Treehouse is also a separate structure and sleeps one.

Private lush flower garden with full mountain views and a peek-a-boo of the ocean with the Channel Islands on clear days, deer grazing at Grant park at sunrise on the hill. Just steps to Historic Main street and it's trendy shops and restaurants, night clubs and galleries to fresh produce at Farmer's market on Saturday mornings. Take the beach cruisers down miles of boardwalk past Surfer's Point, the Fairgrounds, several campgrounds, the longest pier in California to the Harbor and beyond. Hiking, Surfing, and nightlife are all walking distance. Ojai and Santa Barbara are quick drives away. The rooms are very small but charming, the accommodations are for people who want to explore what the area has to offer. Fire Pit, Fountain, Barbecue, Porch Swing, it is romantic and subtle for the perfect get-away. So close to what you wanna see but feels like the perfect jungle Hide-Away.

Keywords: cottage, garden, view, ocean, mountain, bike, downtown, pet, dog, hike, surf, romantic, private, kitchen, laundry, family, lush

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sandra (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sandra

I am a business owner, a mom and a former art director in the film industry. I love Ventura and all it has to offer in the way of daytime adventure and nature, nightlife and art. Forbes magazine lists Ventura as one of the top four places to live in the U.S.! I agree. I have been surprised and pleased with the lovely guests we have had to enjoy the property and all Ventura has to offer..

Sandra purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Sandra chose Central Coast California

Just one hour North of Hollywood, one half hour South of Santa Barbara, and twenty minutes West of Ojai, we have the best of the ocean, the city and the mountains right here and a quick hop away. Pets are also welcome in the cottage. Securely fenced and ready to roam, the large garden and wild lower yard are, as recent guests described it, 'Dog Heaven'.

What makes this cottage unique

The treehouse is tiny and enchanting. Completely wired, WIFI friendly and heated, it is perfect for naps for adults or children to sleep in. Best view on the property of the green, untouched mountains to our North. Some guests have had to draw straws to determine who gets the treehouse!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the oasis you provided here for us. The little touches, the secluded forested feel, the sound of the birds and fountain at sunrise - all contributed to the complete vacation we were seeking. The nap I took in the treehouse one afternoon will stay with me until next time we visit. So tranquil! Thank you, Sandra. We are already looking forward to next Fall here in beautiful, friendly Ventura at the cottage.
Oct 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 23 traveler reviews

Charming 'Hummingbird' Cottage and Treehouse - Ocean & Mountain Views
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 27 reviews
Tulsa, OK
5

Cute and charming cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Hummingbird Cottage is a charming little place in a nice part of Ventura. The cottage is quite small, but the garden area is a nice size. It was just right for the two of us. The treehouse is tiny; really only suitable for a child-sized person. Sandra is very sweet, and provided us with coffee, croissants, and various snacks. She was available to help us when my son locked us out of the treehouse. Having to mail a check is a little awkward, and we don't know when or how we will get out security deposit returned. That aside, the stay was excellent, and we would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet, relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

My dog Max and I spent four lovely days at the Hummingbird Cottage resting and getting some much needed relaxation. I appreciated the hands off approach from the owner, but the availability when I had questions. The cottage was a perfect size and had all of the amenities I needed. I appreciated the fenced in yard for Max to run around without worry of escaping. Max enjoyed the company of Oliver (Sandra's dog) for an afternoon. The location is great as you can easily walk to downtown or the Vons grocery store. There are dog parks close by and lots of walking areas as well. The fresh goodies in the refrigerator when I arrived were a plus, along with the fresh tamales from the Saturday Market. All in all a great place and I will return! Thanks Sandra!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Terrific escape, thoughtful owner

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful trip to Ventura. The cottage was nicely appointed, with lots of thoughtful details. The lovely scent of all the flowers in the back garden is quite welcoming.

Lots of books and movies provided in case you're there on a rare SoCal cloudy day.

Terrific access to downtown Ventura restaurants, sights, and shops. Easy drive up to Ojai, Santa Barbara, or even Solvang.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, lovely, and restful~

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a weekend away, to have some quiet time, close to the ocean, but still 'city accessible'... the "Hummingbird Cottage" was the perfect location. Lovely decorations, gorgeous and peaceful gardens, and THE MOST COMFORTABLE bed I've slept on ever while on vacation!! We also enjoyed the eggs and bagels and cookies and etc...made a meal and more out of that...thanks so much Sandra for providing a great spot for our vacation! Denice & Peter

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California
5

Magical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate to stay at this amazing little gem at a time when I needed Peace during a very difficult time. The owner was kind and accommodating. The cottage is truly magical...When I say magical, I mean magical and uplifting. It's special. Great location to get to downtown' entertainer district quickly or just stay in and read a book, watch a good movie... Just be.

The cottage is decorated beautifully and represent the very unique nature of Ventura. I love every little detail about the place. Great diverse movie collection to please even the biggest movie buff. Beautiful book collection to ease your mind. The shower is awesome and there was even a fresh white bathrobe. I felt cared for just through the the thought and details in the cottage. This would be a great place for a couple with small kids or a single parent who wants to have a special memory with their kids. There is a treehouse that is straight out of a fairy book that a kid would never ever forget staying in. An adult can enjoy it too, take a nap, read a book. It's all part or the magic. Old antique toys and little tiny music boxes to delight the kid inside of all of us. I can't imagine being a little kid and "discovering" the tree house. What a memory to treasure.

Just behind the property, there are great trails and hiking. At the top of the hill is one of the prettiest views of Ventura ever. Makes me happy to know this sweet little property exists!! It's little, but it's special. Good place for calming your spirit.

It's near a busy part of town but there is a nice fountain that makes the world just disappear.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love your lovely response and we are so pleased you are pleased! We are always delighted to share a bit of peace and magic with our guests and do hope you come visit again soon. Warmly, Sandra, Darbee & Oliver (woof!)
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3

Good Value for Couples

  • 3 of 5

We just returned from a six night stay at Hummingbird Cottage. We were looking for a place in Ventura reasonably priced. It seemed to fit the criteria. The cottage is small but cozy, well kept and clean. It is walking distance to Main Street which is nice but on the same note - the traffic noise from the back side of the house can be loud at times - especially for light sleepers. Unfortunately the owner Sandra was not as readily available to us. She did explained she was busy and would be away for the weekend when we arrived. But we never received keys to cottage - we had to leave the door unlocked every day. We tend to travel light so we make sure to always book a place with Laundry Facilities. After several attempts to contact Sandra we were not able to arrange use of the Washer and Dryer (which are located in the main house). Regardless, we do think the cottage is a good choice for couples and people looking to be close to Main Street Ventura.

P.S. The Cookies and Strawberries were a hit with my daughter.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Maria and Mario. I am so sorry that you had less than a 5 star experience! I truly pride myself with providing a comfortable and unique experience. As noted, I was out of town for your two day stay but left the cottage unlocked with the keys and detailed instructions on the desk. These included the number to my property handyman who lives two doors down and the keys to the laundry room (which I did not articulate to you as usually the washer and drier are more often used for longer stays). Regardless, I apologize as I consider myself a good communicator and this must have been frustrating for you. Please accept my apologies and do hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you again soon. Warm regards, Sandra
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Map

Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
#101
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Surfer's Point
Car: not necessary

Accommodations are Small but relaxed and close to everything. Beautiful garden, Treehouse, Beautiful sunsets. Dog & Pet Friendly, private, 5 Minute Walking Distance to Downtown Shops, Restaurants, The Mission, Dance Clubs, Antique Shops, Live Music, Spas, The Ventura Improv, The Ventura Magestic Theater, Galleries, and Comedy Clubs. 10 Minute Walking Distance to the Beach, the Boardwalk, Surfers's Point, The Fairgrounds, Amtrak Train Station, and The Pier. Free Shuttle to the Harbor, The College, and The Aquatic Center. 20 minute drive to Ojai, 30 minute drive to Santa Barbara.

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Rates & Availability

Ventura Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
$950
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest over 2 $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Holiday Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Over two Guests - $15 per guest per night
$15 per Dog per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Central Coast California Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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