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Oceanfront Dream Cottage at Faria

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Original beach cottage with gourmet kitchen

Come stay and enjoy this classic Faria Beach cottage! Now you can experience a traditional beach house with convenient upgrades of a gourmet kitchen and bar and newly tiled bathrooms. Enjoy sky lights throughout the home and most importantly an expansive deck that looks out to the entertainment of the surf and sea life. Please note there are no direct stairs from the deck to the beach, but the beach access way is 20 feet from the home!

The living room is super cozy with white washed open beam ceilings, cast iron fireplace, and classic beach style furnishings. Open concept living with the living area connecting with the newly remodeled gourmet kitchen and laundry room. A breakfast bar, sitting area and informal dining room overlooking the ocean all make up the very comfortable family living space.

There are two bedrooms in the downstairs area; one with a queen bed and another with two twins. There is a large updated bathroom that has a soaking tub and a walk in shower. The master bedroom sits privately on the second floor along with an office area and recently remodeled master bath.

Dream Cottage sits on the point in the gated Faria Beach Colony. This family home is oceanfront with easy stair access to the beach only one house away. You are a stones throw away to kid friendly beaches, long walks and some of the best surfing in the area. Amazing tide pools are directly out front.

Faria Beach in Ventura is a marine sanctuary with exposed tide pools, sand beaches, and some of the best marine environments along the California coast. The area is perfect for surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, boogie boarding or just to enjoy long walks on the beach, hunting for shells, rocks and sea glass. While this beach is known for dolphins feeding and riding waves on a daily bases, whales can even be spotted during their migration. The sunrises and sunsets are exceptional and the Channel Islands are visible offshore. With just steps to the sand, you will be able to explore one of California’s most unique and beautiful beaches.

Faria Beach in Ventura is a gated community that also offers a beautifully maintained private tennis court and child's playground just 50 yards from the home. Beyond the gates is a coastal bike path that takes you to Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ventura and Ojai. Faria is right next to Solimar and Sea Cliff communities.

More Details

Property Manager
Chuck Menzel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Chuck Menzel

Coastline is a small, family run operation. Our family has lived in Ventura for over 30 years and are passionate about the beach, our hometown and the beautiful properties we manage. We are here to provide you care and quality one-on-one service for your vacation!

805.826.1900 •

Chuck Menzel purchased this house in 1980

Why Chuck Menzel chose Central Coast California

We love the sound and peacefulness of the ocean waves at this traditional beach cottage!

What makes this house unique

Behind gates where kids can play in the street or at the private kids playground. Enjoy the privacy of the community tennis courts and grass area.


Ventura House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • You are agreeing to our Coastline contract terms. If you have any questions contact us at 805-826-1900.
  • Two car maximum at the house; One in garage, one in outside parking area (must be forward of the bender board property line). Guest parking available.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Dream Cottage at Faria
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
Glendale, CA

Not a dream cottage

  • 1 of 5

The "dream cottage" is right on the beach, a fabulous location with a wonderful deck. Kitchen was fine. However, we experienced a number of problems which were not dealt with satisfactorily. When we arrived the manager was out of town and we had no guidance on the premises. House was not very clear and we hired a cleaning crew ourselves. The window screen and door screen had holes which allowed thousands of flies to come into the house. One night swarms came in and we spent a couple of hours cleaning up. The furniture is very worn, covered with blankets and linens also were very used and limited. I get the feeling that this property owner doesn't care about upkeep and providing a great rental experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greet all renters as well as check in with them during their stay (as we did with this guest multiple times). I am surprised the guest says no one was available as I personally met the renter (I don't know who Betsty B is) and never received any notice of any issues. We have the homes professionally cleaned and would have addressed any personal concerns immediately. I hope our readers looks at all the 5 star reviews for this property.
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

My family rented the house as a getaway for Thanksgiving week. We really enjoyed our stay there. The view of the water from the house is amazing and we really enjoyed the fact that the stove faces the window out to the ocean. It seemed like we had a show everyday in the windows, as we got an up close view of surfers gliding by on waves and dolphins and seals playing in the water. Just a really relaxing place to spend time. Chuck was great in showing us how everything in the house worked. Sound of the ocean was great. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway on the water

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great house great location

  • 5 of 5

you can hear the waves crashing into the rocks. the tide comes up to the edge of the property in the mornings.

chuck,the manager, was friendly and very helpful . i highly recomend this home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tempe, AZ

Family getaway with grandparents, two adult children, one 4 year old.

  • 5 of 5

Highly professional property management. Spacious house, fully equipped. Ocean virtually lapping off the deck. No direct access to beach, but very close passageway available. High tides deter visit to beach (mostly rocks), but low tides encourage searching for tidal critters. Sandy beach 200 yards east, again best access when tide is not at highest. Beautiful, professional kitchen, large dining table, comfortable sofas with good flat-screen TV. King bed upstairs with adjoing study. Two rooms downstairs, one with queen, the other with two twins (with accompanying nook for computer). Good wireless access. Nice side garden, with chaise. Two additional chaises, plus table and other chairs on deck. Overhaning roof for shade. Little to no highway noise, occasionaly train horn. Very secure, within a small gated community. Playground, though not for little kids (should be at least 4). Beautiful tennis court, large lawn for kicking ball around. No pool (but not necessary). Nearby surfing and paddle boarding, actually just off the deck. Very peaceful and relaxing. Groceries about 15 minutes away. Bike friendly. Close to Carpentaria, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Ojai, but absent the crowds. Side trips to Solvang in an hour. Wonderful dolphins and pelicans offshore. Not the newest or fanciest place at Faria but, on balance, it was the best for us, very comfortable and welcoming. Again, kudos to Chuck, for his attentiveness and professionalism.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sun valley,ca.


  • 5 of 5

I am retired and had a family reunion with my children at the cottage, everyone was thrilled with the choice I made. Chuck couldn't have been any better at his attention to detail and a welcoming walk through. Wonderful weather and a great and restful week AND on spring break, HOW'S THAT FOR GOOD?

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Birthday "Staycation"

  • 5 of 5

My husband turned 50 this month, so I wanted to do a special "getaway" without going too far. Even though we live only 20 minutes south of Faria, it was like we were in another world! This house was perfect for our family (4 adults and 2 teenage girls). It had EVERY amenity possible, including a "foot bath" to dip your feet in after a long walk on the beach! My husband brought his surf board and literally jumped in the water in front of the house! We saw lots of dolphins and a sea lions daily. Everything about this house is comfortable, from the beds to couches and especially the lounge chairs outside which provide the perfect place for an afternoon nap! The kitchen was a dream to cook in, looking out over the just doesn't get any better.

The manager, Chuck, lives nearby and stopped in to check on us to see if we needed anything. Very nice guy and quick to respond when making the reservation and answering any questions. We WILL be back, hopefully in September (for MY birthday) to enjoy another fantastic getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close Downtown Ventura, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Ojai


Rates & Availability

Ventura House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Security Insurance $69 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
4th of July rates are an additional $50.00 a night above nightly Summer rate.

Manager'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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