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Tranquil Garden Cottage - Ventura, CA

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Max. occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
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If it's time to take a break from the daily grind, this bright and very charming home is perfect for a small family vacation or a quiet getaway for two. Sunny and colorful, this cozy cottage features a classic kitchen with a vintage Wedgewood stove to help you prepare quick breakfasts or elaborate home-cooked dinners. Dine together at the nearby table with seating for six, or bust out a few of the provided board games and puzzles for family game nights. And the adjacent living area includes a plush sofa and chair, a 60-inch smart TV, and a 'take a book/leave a book' library for when you just need to enjoy some quiet time. Rest comfortably on a Sleep Number mattress in one bedroom after an exciting day of adventure.

Outside, this home features a lush, enclosed yard, a table and chairs for alfresco dining, and a gas grill. Recently upgraded, reliable WiFi provides at-home convenience and entertainment - also suitable for work-from-home needs.

Tranquil Garden Cottage is located in midtown Ventura with easy access to freeways. Walk over to the Pacific View mall where you'll find several well-known stores, restaurants, and even a Trader Joe's. A half-mile away, check out Rincon Brewery for great food and beer, pick up breakfast from Café Ficelle by the mall, and if you're craving some excellent Mexican fare, don't miss La Parrilla Yucatan Mexican Food, less than a mile from your door. If you want to walk on the sand or play in the surf, this home is less than three miles from Ventura Beach. And for hiking trails and other outdoor fun, check out Grant Park located above the city, the Ventura Botanical Gardens, and Arroyo Verde Park, all within three miles of this home.

WHAT’S NEARBY

AttractionDistance from home
Camino Real Park1.5 Miles
Arroyo Verde Park1.6 Miles
Marina Park2.9 Miles
Golf N Stuff3.1 Miles
Mission Basilica San Buenaventura3.4 Miles
Spanish Hills Country Club11.5 Miles
Ventura County Fairgrounds And Event Center3.7 Miles

THINGS TO KNOW

City/town permit number: 2243

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Kitchen & dining

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Beach access

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Enclosed yard

57 reviews

Jacqueline S. Oct 2022
Clean and convenient drives to beach, hiking, shopping. About 45 minutes from Santa Barbara.
Candice R. May 2022
I loved the back yard to just sit and enjoy dinner and wine!!
Barbara A. Mar 2022
I enjoyed this house recently on a fun girls’ get away with my sister. We were very happy with our stay at Tranquil Garden. The home is very comfortable, extremely clean, and on a very safe, quiet street. There are two large bedrooms with a shared bath that was very recently updated and a nice family room/dining room. While we didn’t cook much, the home had a very well stocked kitchen with plenty of pans, cooking utensils, dishes and glassware. There is also a laundry room that we used as well. There is also a very beautiful private garden and backyard patio dining area too which we enjoyed. It was perfect for morning coffee or a nice glass of wine in the evening. This house is very close to many nearby attractions in Ventura as well as a other areas in Southern California that we enjoyed. The owners also left a lot of ideas and helpful hints in a large notebook which we found to be very helpful.

As an aside, this was a rescheduled trip due to Covid restrictions last year. Vacasa was extremely helpful in working with us to reschedule.

The area is just lovely. There is so much to see and do. We just scratched the surface. This was a lovely, comfortable way to enjoy it. We would love to go back.
MALORIE M. Mar 2022
very old school house , felt very at home! home owner was very cool and understandable ! the beds r awesome u can adjust them too ur own setting you’d like , but i ended up waking up a little late so wasn’t able to check out right at 10am and she didn’t give me a hard time about it ! and i appreciate that HATE being rushed
Riah Mae S. Mar 2022
This is our sexond time around and it is always pleasant and great stay
edwin d. Oct 2021
very quiet area. no problems
Theron C. Aug 2021
My family had a great time staying at Tranquil Garden Cottage. The cottage is well equipped, clean, and comfortable. We loved that it was in a quiet neighborhood but still close to a Trader Joe's, Target, the Rincon Brewery. Definitely recommend the place if you are planning a trip to Ventura.
Samantha . Oct 2020
Good overall, just as pictured. Should have a car to get places, not within walking distance of things. Dont like that there is neighbors in the condo next door but overall had no hassles
. Oct 2020
Good overall, just as pictured. Should have a car to get places, not within walking distance of things. Dont like that there is neighbors in the condo next door but overall had no hassles
William . Jul 2020
Clean, well equipped and comfortable. A/C was a plus during the hot spell.
. Jul 2020
Clean, well equipped and comfortable. A/C was a plus during the hot spell.
Cathy . Feb 2020
The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Rental is close to ocean, downtown restaurants and shopping. The weather was sunny and warm. All very positive.
. Feb 2020
The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Rental is close to ocean, downtown restaurants and shopping. The weather was sunny and warm. All very positive.
. Jan 2020
The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Clean, and comfortable.
Suzanne . Dec 2019
I was looking for a place close to Aegis Living of Ventura where my Mother is a resident. I could not have wished for a more perfect place. Just over 1 mile away. A quiet street and comfortable duplex. Quick walk to a French bakery for great coffee and croissant or fresh baked English muffin to start the day.. I plan to stay every time I visit.
Marla . Dec 2019
We were visiting family about 10 min away from this vacation rental and we felt so fortunate to find this casual duplex so close. The location is great; close to coffee and shopping as well. The owners live nearby and helped us gain access upon arrival and then invited us to let them know if we needed anything during our stay. They came over again to check on us as we were loading up the car four days later to see if all had gone well. We found the casually furnished duplex to be clean and quite comfortable. We actually did not spend a lot of time here during the day but it was a convenient location for us to begin and end our days with morning coffee and a glass of wine in the evenings. The house provided a coffee pot, filters and whole coffee beans but the coffee grinder did not work. We bought a simple one at the nearby Target and we were back in business. We did not cook here but the kitchen was equipped well enough for us to have been able to do so. The small backyard was set up with a BBQ that we did not have time to use but we did enjoy a bit of outdoor sun from the patio table. We hope to be able to rent this home again for future visits to Ventura. Thank you.
. Dec 2019
We were visiting family about 10 min away from this vacation rental and we felt so fortunate to find this casual duplex so close. The location is great; close to coffee and shopping as well. The owners live nearby and helped us gain access upon arrival and then invited us to let them know if we needed anything during our stay. They came over again to check on us as we were loading up the car four days later to see if all had gone well. We found the casually furnished duplex to be clean and quite comfortable. We actually did not spend a lot of time here during the day but it was a convenient location for us to begin and end our days with morning coffee and a glass of wine in the evenings. The house provided a coffee pot, filters and whole coffee beans but the coffee grinder did not work. We bought a simple one at the nearby Target and we were back in business. We did not cook here but the kitchen was equipped well enough for us to have been able to do so. The small backyard was set up with a BBQ that we did not have time to use but we did enjoy a bit of outdoor sun from the patio table. We hope to be able to rent this home again for future visits to Ventura. Thank you.
. Dec 2019
I was looking for a place close to Aegis Living of Ventura where my Mother is a resident. I could not have wished for a more perfect place. Just over 1 mile away. A quiet street and comfortable duplex. Quick walk to a French bakery for great coffee and croissant or fresh baked English muffin to start the day.. I plan to stay every time I visit.
Libby . Oct 2019
Our family of four had a wonderful stay in Ventura! The charming house had everything we needed.
. Oct 2019
Our family of four had a wonderful stay in Ventura! The charming house had everything we needed.
Katherine . Sep 2019
We spent three weeks at this lovely 'Tranquil Cottage' while exploring Ventura. We were there to look at homes for sale and determine with absolute certainty that we wanted to make Ventura our new home. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay nor could we have wished for a better location and neighborhood...close to Trader Joe's and a wonderful French bakery, minutes from downtown and midtown restaurants and ten minutes away from the Saturday Farmer's Market. The cottage kitchen had an incredible stock of cooking pots, pans, utensils, bowls, etc...the best we have even encountered in a Homeaway rental. The garden was an added bonus. We sat outside and watched hummingbirds enjoy nectar from the bottle brush and other bird/insect friendly plants. When we needed assistance, the management company was quick to respond. All in all, a thoroughly terrific stay. We would recommend 3772 Sheldon to anyone wanting a comfortable 'base camp' so they might enjoy Ventura and Ojai. We will be back!!!
. Sep 2019
Overall, a very good experience. The place is in good condition, beds comfortable, and kitchen relatively stocked well ( needs a larger skillet and pot for making pasta). Location perfect. Would have been nice to have some dish-soap and a clean sponge and a few issues with cleanliness. Thought the garage was part of the deal since show in the picture but it is locked off and not useable. Turnkey was amazing- great communication and professional. Will always look to use their properties.
. Sep 2019
We spent three weeks at this lovely `Tranquil Cottage` while exploring Ventura. We were there to look at homes for sale and determine with absolute certainty that we wanted to make Ventura our new home. We couldn`t have asked for a better place to stay nor could we have wished for a better location and neighborhood...close to Trader Joe`s and a wonderful French bakery, minutes from downtown and midtown restaurants and ten minutes away from the Saturday Farmer`s Market. The cottage kitchen had an incredible stock of cooking pots, pans, utensils, bowls, etc...the best we have even encountered in a Homeaway rental. The garden was an added bonus. We sat outside and watched hummingbirds enjoy nectar from the bottle brush and other bird/insect friendly plants. When we needed assistance, the management company was quick to respond. All in all, a thoroughly terrific stay. We would recommend 3772 Sheldon to anyone wanting a comfortable `base camp` so they might enjoy Ventura and Ojai. We will be back!!!
Mark . Apr 2019
At first I was reluctant to book this unit, due to the reports of slow wifi, but the management company assured me the issue had been fixed, so I booked it as it is in the right location for me and the price seemed fair. The internet worked fine as did the rest of the place. The unit is large enough and the kitchen well stocked enough that I was able to host my friends for dinner and is really close to everything including my fav grocery, TJs. The yard was full of flowers and the Meyer lemons were yummy. It was very clean and comfortable. If it were summer I know I would love having the air conditioning. I would stay again and I would recommend the unit to others.
. Apr 2019
At first I was reluctant to book this unit, due to the reports of slow wifi, but the management company assured me the issue had been fixed, so I booked it as it is in the right location for me and the price seemed fair. The internet worked fine as did the rest of the place. The unit is large enough and the kitchen well stocked enough that I was able to host my friends for dinner and is really close to everything including my fav grocery, TJs. The yard was full of flowers and the Meyer lemons were yummy. It was very clean and comfortable. If it were summer I know I would love having the air conditioning. I would stay again and I would recommend the unit to others.
Mark . Mar 2019
This is my third year renting the Tranquil Garden Cottage. The cottage is immaculately clean every time and has the best stocked kitchen of any VR I have ever stayed in. I cook at home a lot so I appreciate the full set of pots and pans, adequate dishes, cups and glasses and plenty of containers for left overs. The electric kettle was a new addition this year and all the appliances work well. The beds, couch and dining chairs are all very comfortable. The heating and cooling was perfect. I was shocked to see a one star review when I went to reserve my spot this time; it so misrepresents this wonderful home I am so grateful to have. The wifi has been upgraded, so my little annoyances about that were nonexistent this year and the yard is more beautiful every year as it gets more established. I look forward to my annual visit to see family and friends in Ventura even more now that I don't have to worry about having a great place to stay.
. Mar 2019
This is my third year renting the Tranquil Garden Cottage. The cottage is immaculately clean every time and has the best stocked kitchen of any VR I have ever stayed in. I cook at home a lot so I appreciate the full set of pots and pans, adequate dishes, cups and glasses and plenty of containers for left overs. The electric kettle was a new addition this year and all the appliances work well. The beds, couch and dining chairs are all very comfortable. The heating and cooling was perfect. I was shocked to see a one star review when I went to reserve my spot this time; it so misrepresents this wonderful home I am so grateful to have. The wifi has been upgraded, so my little annoyances about that were nonexistent this year and the yard is more beautiful every year as it gets more established. I look forward to my annual visit to see family and friends in Ventura even more now that I don’t have to worry about having a great place to stay.
Christine . Nov 2018
This sweet cottage completely lived up to its description! It was the perfect size for my husband, mother, and me. It is a cozy, comfortable space with all the amenities we needed to enjoy a lovely stay. The home is centrally located in the beautiful city of Ventura in a quiet neighborhood. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a comfortable home away from home!
. Nov 2018
This sweet cottage completely lived up to its description! It was the perfect size for my husband, mother, and me. It is a cozy, comfortable space with all the amenities we needed to enjoy a lovely stay. The home is centrally located in the beautiful city of Ventura in a quiet neighborhood. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a comfortable home away from home!
. Apr 2018
Overall VERY good. I would definitely stay there again. WiFi connection not so great. Didn`t bother me because I`m not `addicted` to the internet, but my sister was quite frustrated. Had an issue with the shower (couldn`t get water) but turned out it was an `operator error` (faucet was a push/pull - no instructions given - so was an easy fix - we felt stupid). We called the TurnKey number; someone was there right at 9:00 the next morning and all was well.
Julie . Nov 2017
The house is nice and we appreciated the air and heat system, it worked great. The location is to far from town and beach to ride bikes safely for a family, which was a disappointment. The lock did not work when we arrived. My phone call was answered quickly and I was told that the code emailed to me was wrong and I was given another which did not work either. Someone was sent to the home and it was fixed within an hour, which was great. The code is very long (hassle) so don't expect to remember it. The home was as pictured and mostly clean but could use a few new items like a shower curtain (moldy) and towels , which are very 'fuzzy' - weird (stuffed animal like), and some ice trays would be helpful. The neighborhood was quiet, but the little doxen 2 houses away (running around loose) bit my son (don't pet him) and I don't recommend the mexican place on the corner (none of us liked it). All in all it was fine but I think we will look for a place closer to town next time.
. Nov 2017
The house is nice and we appreciated the air and heat system, it worked great. The location is to far from town and beach to ride bikes safely for a family, which was a disappointment. The lock did not work when we arrived. My phone call was answered quickly and I was told that the code emailed to me was wrong and I was given another which did not work either. Someone was sent to the home and it was fixed within an hour, which was great. The code is very long (hassle) so don`t expect to remember it. The home was as pictured and mostly clean but could use a few new items like a shower curtain (moldy) and towels , which are very `fuzzy` - weird (stuffed animal like), and some ice trays would be helpful. The neighborhood was quiet, but the little doxen 2 houses away (running around loose) bit my son (don`t pet him) and I don`t recommend the mexican place on the corner (none of us liked it). All in all it was fine but I think we will look for a place closer to town next time.
. Oct 2017
We very much enjoyed our stay in this very clean and well maintained Duplex, excellent location in a very quiet area, it had a fully fitted kitchen with everything you need and it was close to the shopping Mall/supermarkets and beach all 5-10 minute drive. Outside we had the use of a well laid out garden with a patio and furniture. the owners had in place a detailed folder and tablet with all information about the home and area, both owners and Turnkey provided good customer service, we arrived early and had not been notified of early entry so we were unable to work the lock, contacted Turnkey who gave us a new code and informed us the lock would not be activated until entry time(need to keep this in mind)but staff member was very helpful. We would recommend this property to friends and relatives but if you have young children you may prefer to stay within walking distance to the beach. Social Tap restaurant near the beach does good happy hour food and drinks at very good prices, Santa Barbara Zoo well worth a visit and Ronald Reagans Library, food at the harbour more costly. If going for the first time if you visit Vons or Ralphs supermarket ask for a shopping discount card you can save a lot of money on your groceries! Ventura is a lovely centrally located place to stay we have family in Ventura and never tire of visiting. Enjoy your stay.
Jody . Sep 2017
This cottage was exceptionally clean and has a lovely garden. The furnishing and decor are pretty utilitarian and basic but we were more than comfortable. Very convenient location and Trader Joes only a few blocks away.
Melinda . Sep 2017
While visiting our daughter, her family and our newest granddaughter for 3 weeks we found the perfect vacation rental and location. It was centrally located to restaurants, grocery shopping, and everywhere else we needed to be. The home was perfectly sized for us, well equipped and immaculately clean. The owner was very accommodating as well, including purchasing a new washer/dryer during our stay.
. Sep 2017
This cottage was exceptionally clean and has a lovely garden. The furnishing and decor are pretty utilitarian and basic but we were more than comfortable. Very convenient location and Trader Joes only a few blocks away.
. Sep 2017
While visiting our daughter, her family and our newest granddaughter for 3 weeks we found the perfect vacation rental and location. It was centrally located to restaurants, grocery shopping, and everywhere else we needed to be. The home was perfectly sized for us, well equipped and immaculately clean. The owner was very accommodating as well, including purchasing a new washer/dryer during our stay.
Aunti Sia . Apr 2017
We had such a wonderful time in the little house that we actually ended up staying much longer! It is very comfortable, including beds; I loved many of the furnished pots and pans, the stove, the teakettle, appliances, laundry, even the Homer cup, and so much more. While I haven't cooked with gas lately, it was so fun doing so and I used the stove and oven plenty while there. Is walk-able area, and Target and Trader Joe's, (more) just blocks away. Very, very comfortable for us. It was also comfortable warmth, which is lacking in some other places we have stayed.
. Apr 2017
We had such a wonderful time in the little house that we actually ended up staying much longer! It is very comfortable, including beds; I loved many of the furnished pots and pans, the stove, the teakettle, appliances, laundry, even the Homer cup, and so much more. While I haven`t cooked with gas lately, it was so fun doing so and I used the stove and oven plenty while there. Is walk-able area, and Target and Trader Joe`s, (more) just blocks away. Very, very comfortable for us. It was also comfortable warmth, which is lacking in some other places we have stayed.
Lisa . Jan 2017
Stayed here while visiting family in the area. I immediately felt at home! The house is clean and central heating made it warm immediately. The duplex is two bedrooms but felt roomy and well laid out. The bed was very comfortable. Nice shower. I loved the look of the antique stove in the kitchen (although, I didn't cook anything). The location was good, especially if you have a car. Its a quick walk to the mall near by and a 10 minute drive to the beach or downtown Ventura. I really enjoyed my stay and the interaction with the hosts! I would recommend and would definitely stay again.
. Jan 2017
Stayed here while visiting family in the area. I immediately felt at home! The house is clean and central heating made it warm immediately. The duplex is two bedrooms but felt roomy and well laid out. The bed was very comfortable. Nice shower. I loved the look of the antique stove in the kitchen (although, I didn`t cook anything). The location was good, especially if you have a car. Its a quick walk to the mall near by and a 10 minute drive to the beach or downtown Ventura. I really enjoyed my stay and the interaction with the hosts! I would recommend and would definitely stay again.
Anonymous . Dec 2016
This was a nice little place that was great for a short weekend trip. Was clean and well appointed and communication with the owner was great. Neighbors didn't bother us and neighborhood was quiet. This is not a walkable location so a car is a must. Quick drive to downtown and most anywhere you may want to go. Sleep number bed is a nice touch.
. Dec 2016
This was a nice little place that was great for a short weekend trip. Was clean and well appointed and communication with the owner was great. Neighbors didn`t bother us and neighborhood was quiet. This is not a walkable location so a car is a must. Quick drive to downtown and most anywhere you may want to go. Sleep number bed is a nice touch.
Annemiek . Nov 2016
We recently stayed in this cozy and well-appointed home that is move-in ready for a great vacation. It is sparkling clean and in a quiet neighborhood yet close to shops and restaurants. It was cold out (November) but the heater got the house up to a comfortable temperature in minutes. Highly recommend!
. Nov 2016
We recently stayed in this cozy and well-appointed home that is move-in ready for a great vacation. It is sparkling clean and in a quiet neighborhood yet close to shops and restaurants. It was cold out (November) but the heater got the house up to a comfortable temperature in minutes. Highly recommend!
Martha . Oct 2016
Great home away from home. Would use it again. Thank you
. Oct 2016
Great home away from home. Would use it again. Thank you
Todd . Jun 2016
Clean and comfortable. Kitchen well provisioned. Very friendly owners. Good location a few miles from downtown Ventura
. Jun 2016
Clean and comfortable. Kitchen well provisioned. Very friendly owners. Good location a few miles from downtown Ventura
Anonymous . Apr 2016
I needed a place to stay after selling my home and before I could move into my new place. I stayed at this place for a couple of days and I really enjoyed it. The place is very clean, all hardwood flood, heating and air-conditioning. The bathroom has been completely remodeled. The kitchen has everything that is needed to prepare a lovely meal. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. The Pacific View Mall and Trader Joe´s are within walking distance. There is also plenty to do and see in downtown Ventura. Restaurants, shops, the Movie Theater and the beach are all downtown. I would definitely stay here again and I highly recommend this place.
Lura . Apr 2016
Our Ventura, California visit was made even better by the rental of this charming, clean and quiet duplex. The two bedroom was a pleasing place that has nice décor, wood floors, a pretty bathroom, room darkening bedroom shades and a charming vintage kitchen. The vintage stove worked perfectly and was fun to cook on. The kitchen had everything we needed; I was even able to make waffles and my kids squeezed fresh orange juice one morning. The place is small, but roomy enough that we didn't feel like we were tripping over each other. The neighborhood was safe and I felt comfortable letting my middle schoolers explore on their own a bit and they never once got bored. The Mall is within walking distance, they swam at the Y and found the flea/new/vege/fruit Market in the college parking lot (they came and got me to go to as well). Plus the home is close to everything we wanted to see. The beach and historic downtown are only minutes away with the Ventura Museum and California Mission plus amazing thrift stores. We were lucky enough to get to be part of the third Friday of the month Gourmet Food Truck event in the mall parking lot complete with bands, so fun for the kids and me too! We had dinner at the harbor one evening watching the boats, sea birds and a most beautiful sunset. The home had a computer station complete with a wireless keyboard and mouse which I appreciated, as well as a library where I left my completed book as I picked out another interesting one. I am anxious to come here again!
Weston . Apr 2016
We loved this place so much we didn't want to leave! We chose this duplex for the vintage stove and having our favorite grocery (Trader Joe's) within walking distance. This home is older, but with the exception of the period kitchen it felt brand new. Everything worked beautifully, it was extremely clean and it looked to have been just remodeled.The duplex was very quiet and we couldn't hear any noise coming from the other side due to a garage in between the two units. We love to cook while on vacation so we were relieved to see a fully stocked kitchen with very nice green non- stick ceramic pans to use on the great stove. We also used the orange juicer and coffee grinder daily. There were also plenty of glass containers for our leftovers every night. The beds were both very comfortable, and it was fun to try out the sleep number bed. The shades in the living room are great for privacy since they give you the option to pull-up from the bottom. We like to take long get-away weekends and decided to try Ventura. It turned out to feel more like a smallish town with protection from the urban-sprawl by agricultural fields and rivers, a welcome respite from where we live. It was too early for sun bathing on the beach but we loved what they call the Promenade for riding our bikes along the water and there are dedicated bike lanes on many of the roadways as well. The Saturday Farmer's Market had beautiful organic veges and sweet strawberries. After dinner one night we went to the top floor of Watermark downtown, for some drinks and dancing. We also found a really neat place called The Tavern. Tavern was filled with Ventura's youth and definitely seemed the hip place to be. We really liked the place despite being a bit out of the age group. We really enjoyed our stay on Sheldon drive and are looking forward to watching another sunset from our dining room in Ventura next year.
. Apr 2016
I needed a place to stay after selling my home and before I could move into my new place. I stayed at this place for a couple of days and I really enjoyed it. The place is very clean, all hardwood flood, heating and air-conditioning. The bathroom has been completely remodeled. The kitchen has everything that is needed to prepare a lovely meal. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. The Pacific View Mall and Trader Joe´s are within walking distance. There is also plenty to do and see in downtown Ventura. Restaurants, shops, the Movie Theater and the beach are all downtown. I would definitely stay here again and I highly recommend this place.
. Apr 2016
We loved this place so much we didn`t want to leave! We chose this duplex for the vintage stove and having our favorite grocery (Trader Joe`s) within walking distance. This home is older, but with the exception of the period kitchen it felt brand new. Everything worked beautifully, it was extremely clean and it looked to have been just remodeled.The duplex was very quiet and we couldn`t hear any noise coming from the other side due to a garage in between the two units. We love to cook while on vacation so we were relieved to see a fully stocked kitchen with very nice green non- stick ceramic pans to use on the great stove. We also used the orange juicer and coffee grinder daily. There were also plenty of glass containers for our leftovers every night. The beds were both very comfortable, and it was fun to try out the sleep number bed. The shades in the living room are great for privacy since they give you the option to pull-up from the bottom. We like to take long get-away weekends and decided to try Ventura. It turned out to feel more like a smallish town with protection from the urban-sprawl by agricultural fields and rivers, a welcome respite from where we live. It was too early for sun bathing on the beach but we loved what they call the Promenade for riding our bikes along the water and there are dedicated bike lanes on many of the roadways as well. The Saturday Farmer`s Market had beautiful organic veges and sweet strawberries. After dinner one night we went to the top floor of Watermark downtown, for some drinks and dancing. We also found a really neat place called The Tavern. Tavern was filled with Ventura`s youth and definitely seemed the hip place to be. We really liked the place despite being a bit out of the age group. We really enjoyed our stay on Sheldon drive and are looking forward to watching another sunset from our dining room in Ventura next year.
. Apr 2016
Our Ventura, California visit was made even better by the rental of this charming, clean and quiet duplex. The two bedroom was a pleasing place that has nice décor, wood floors, a pretty bathroom, room darkening bedroom shades and a charming vintage kitchen. The vintage stove worked perfectly and was fun to cook on. The kitchen had everything we needed; I was even able to make waffles and my kids squeezed fresh orange juice one morning. The place is small, but roomy enough that we didn`t feel like we were tripping over each other. The neighborhood was safe and I felt comfortable letting my middle schoolers explore on their own a bit and they never once got bored. The Mall is within walking distance, they swam at the Y and found the flea/new/vege/fruit Market in the college parking lot (they came and got me to go to as well). Plus the home is close to everything we wanted to see. The beach and historic downtown are only minutes away with the Ventura Museum and California Mission plus amazing thrift stores. We were lucky enough to get to be part of the third Friday of the month Gourmet Food Truck event in the mall parking lot complete with bands, so fun for the kids and me too! We had dinner at the harbor one evening watching the boats, sea birds and a most beautiful sunset. The home had a computer station complete with a wireless keyboard and mouse which I appreciated, as well as a library where I left my completed book as I picked out another interesting one. I am anxious to come here again!