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Magnificent handcrafted home ocean view

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
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Ventura House Rental Photos and Description

4BR /2 1/2Baths House sleeps 7 (also comfortable futon available for extras)

$3500 a month

Includes all utilities, 4BR, (one large bedroom can be partitioned) 2 1/2 bathrooms.with hand cut tiles throughout, has a large sunken tub and a garden in bathroom. Magnificent handcrafted home (2800 square feet) done in all wood (14 different kinds of wood), Brazilian walnut wood balconies surround upper level of house. Drop dead gorgeous house, if I do say so myself with great views. An artist collaborated with us on all details. Home is on a quiet cul-de-sac. 500 feet above sea level, great views of ocean, approximately 4 minute drive to beach. So it is like beach living but above the fog and you do not have to fight the sand. Beautiful waterfall along side of the house,. Weather here is ideal. Shopping, great restaurants and all water sports close by. Close to Santa Barbara & Ojai. 60 miles from LAX.

Need to see to believe, truly a one of a kind home. Also Reasonable temporary Membership is close by Racket Club with Full service health club, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, Tennis, & Racket courts. . swimming pools, Jacuzzi, Tennis, & Racket courts. Discount for tenants House has an 'Organic' feel to it. Oh for those who care or might care, we went Solar and are very proud of it.

Close enough to all activities in Los Angeles with out the Los Angeles hassles. Both Santa Barbara and Ojai are within 30 min drive with access to art community there.

Would like a long term rental. Price is fixed.

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More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Frank Peterson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2016
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About Frank Peterson

Owner built with artist collaboration. Owner was a submariner thus use of space is interesting..Wife is nurse/NP who is originaly from Boston (one of seven kids...maybe why everthing turns into a bed).

Why Frank Peterson chose Central Coast California

This property is so serene and charming with it's water features that can be heard from every part of the house! Windows and views for days! Peaceful California Dreamin' filled with amazing succulents and treasures throughout the gardens!

What makes this house unique

This house has been handcrafted for years. Over 9 variations of hand carved woods throughout the house. Feels like you are in a luxury yacht!


based on 7 traveler reviews

Magnificent handcrafted home ocean view
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Kansas City, MO

Great home with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

I've rented four homes over the past three years for my group and this home was the most authentic and glorious. The home was clean, although the homeowners live there full time (except when renting it out) so there are more 'things' lying around than most other homes we've stayed at. The location is perfect up on the hill overlooking the ocean and beaches. There are parks just a short walk (if you don't mind the hill) to play with kids or you're only a short drive <5 min from the beaches, shopping and food. One aspect that is lacking is there is no wireless internet access (although we used the neighbors WiFi from the balcony;-). I would reccomend the home to anyone that is looking for a wonderful home to relax and enjoy the beauty of the sceney and/or the home.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
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  • 5 of 5

This unbelievably beautiful, amazing hexagon dream was the perfect place for a couples' gathering. The pictures posted do not do this house justice! I fell in love with the green, minimalist, bohemian vive. The house was clean and tidy, and the beds and linens were cozy and comfy. The hosts, Frank and Lucy, were lovely, and we enjoyed their company, as well as their exclusive formal tour of their magnificent ocean view property. If you are tossing around different options to rent in the Ventura area, if available, look no further, you have found a bit of heaven on Earth. You will not regret it!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Corona, CA USA

Nice Ocean View, Suboptimal Accomodations

  • 2 of 5

This home has many custom features that are attractive: lovely kitchen floor, lovely woodwork and glass. The owners, who live on the property, actually on the other side of a sliding door, are quite friendly and accommodating. It is a great house for 4th of July fireworks viewing. There were no comfortable chairs for TV watching - we brought in folding chairs from outside. There are no comfortable chairs in the living room, only a futon. There are two bathrooms downstairs that are only separated by a curtain. One side of the "joint" bathroom has an open, uncloseable window that lets in damp, musty air and the occasional insect. The other side of the bathroom has extremely poor lighting over the sinks. Although the ceiling beams in the lower level are impressively large, they are low enough that the entire level feels like a cave. The kitchen was equipped with a sufficient quantity of assorted flatware and dishes, however the majority of the pots and pans were in deplorable condition. We found used bars of soap, lack of trash cans in the lower level, hodge-podge towels. Although this property has many unique features and the owners are nice people, we could only recommend this property with reservations.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wounderful stay at this home!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wounderful and beautiful home. My family stayed there for about two months, when our home was being fixed from water damage. The veiw is amazing! One day we were sitting at the table looking at the view and a whale breached out in the ocean. Amazing! The owners were very nice. We throughly enjoyed having them close by when ever we had a question. We consider these owners our friends now, it was such a wounderful exspirance! I greatly reconmend staying here!!!!!

~Cheri Garlinger

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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What a great experience

  • 5 of 5

Attended a family wedding and the mother and family of the groom booked this lovely home with a gorgeous view of the ocean from every vantage point including the bedrooms. We definitely had a houseful, but Frank and Lucy were so wonderful in making sure we were comfortable and cozy. This house is truly an artists dream. Frank and Lucy have painstakingly made a destination home. Every nook and cranny has the finest details of woodworking, glasswork and artistic vision of making a wonderful home away from home. You can see with every step of brick and every piece of wood placed that love and care went into this beautiful home. We felt the price was more than reasonable, considering we had so many people we needed to accommodate. Everyone had a place to sleep and it made for a great gathering of family with closeness at the interior meeting place and always the kitchen! I highly recommend this lovely vacation destination. Easy access to all that Ventura and the beaches and downtown shopping have to offer. In this new tech savvy world, all the young adults had great wifi access so nobody missed a beat. We did not have time to watch TV. It almost seemed inappropriate because there was such beauty in the house and the view to spoil it with a blaring television.

We will definitely stay here again. We loved the owners. Thanks for making a special event even more special. All who came to visit were jealous they got stuck in a hotel :)

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Louisville, CO

Our Month in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I rented this architecturally fascinating home for a full month in March 2010. We had 4 adults, 1 teenager (all women, on a dressage training adventure) staying full time at the house, with other visitors coming and going. The owners were onsite in a garage apartment most of the time and were able to address any issues we had immediately. When you see the home, you'll understand the painstaking love and craftmanship that went into building it. Much of the wood has been reclaimed from the fire that destroyed the original house. The marble and stone floor was designed by a family member, as were the stained glass windows and dragons that adorn the gutters. The kitchen is impeccable - and I'm a professional chef, so that is some praise. While I brought my own knives and food processor, everything else we needed was readily available. The bedrooms were on the lower level, and reflect the owner's prior submarine experience - maximum usage of square footage, practical and beautiful. Every room has a view. The views were breathtaking, the beds comfortable. The house was built for entertaining. It's a very short drive into town, which sports a good choice of restaurants, an incredible Farmer's Market 2 days a week, and other local shopping and activities.

A few notes - as stated in another review, with the owners living in the home full time, there is more "stuff" around than usually found in a rental; also, the laundry room, for us, was not usable - we used the pay laundry in Ventura. There is no wireless internet. I'd call this more of a 3 bedroom house, with a fourth bedroom if you are comfortable using a curtain as a wall (there are separate door entries for 4 rooms, but one room is split into 2 with a curtain.) Same with the 2 bathrooms. Owners were incredibly helpful - arranging guest memberships at their tennis club and gym, providing maps, lists of restaurants, and other information. I asked about a cleaning service, and was able to arrange weekly cleaning at a very reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
LAX ,Santa Barbara, or Burbank
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Ventura has several bars
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Channel Islands has' Island Packers' excursions
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Olivas Adobe in Ventura, and Santa Barbara
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrac and Metrolink to LA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 101 and CA 1 Highway 33 oward Ojai
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ventura has many restaaurants
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mamouth is a major ski resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ventura State Beach. Carpenteria & Santa Barbara
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Channel Islands: tour, view, museum,and whale watching, surfing, surf contests, para sailing, sailing, kayaking.

Fresh fish off of fishing boats at harbor, Comedy Improv club, bike trail and mountain bikeing also hiking trails. Lots of Mexican, South American food, festivals and music.Theater with local and outside performers. Man music groups and performances


Rates & Availability

Ventura House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

House also has a private entry apartment. can be booked with the main house Please inquiry about rate!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Ventura House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet & sink in the entryway
    Bathroom master - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Extra Large with curtain between two ends (see picture).
  • Master Bathroom - Extra Large with curtain between two ends (see picture). One end 2 sinks, toilet, custom shower with sit bath. Geenhouse On Bedroom floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Can curtain off (2 doors)- trundle (2 twin or one King)
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Optional second twin
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Perfect for corporate housing, insurance, seniors, children and families

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