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Make Ventura your next getaway—choose from 30 great vacation rentals

When you book a stay at any one of our Ventura vacation rentals, you'll be able to experience a unique Southern California getaway. Formerly called San Buenaventura (roughly translating into “Saint of Good Fortune”), this SoCal city is a beachfront beauty. Pack your sunglasses and plan your next adventure to California.

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Ventura vacation rentals for every getaway

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Tranquil Garden Cottage
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Tranquil Garden Cottage - Ventura, CA

$201 avg / night
Retro Hideaway 836
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Retro Hideaway 836 - Ventura, CA

$203 avg / night
Relaxing Beach Retreat
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 8

Relaxing Beach Retreat - Ventura, CA

$448 avg / night
Peace on the Pacific
4 Bedroom | 4 Bath | Sleeps 8

Peace on the Pacific - Ventura, CA

$1,322 avg / night
Pierpont Gem
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Pierpont Gem - Ventura, CA

$300 avg / night

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Recent Ventura vacation rental reviews

Our stay at Sunday Days was wonderful! We loved the location. It's walkable to all the best restaurants and venues on Main Street, and just a 15 minute walk (or 5 minute bike ride) to the pier beach, surfers point, and the beautiful bike/running path that runs along all the beaches. The house was comfortable and quiet, with comfortable beds, a well stocked kitchen and beautiful sunlight throughout the day. Check in was super easy with a keypad code. The hot tub in the backyard was so nice to have after a day at the beach plus new washer dryer, refrigerator and nice cooking equipment was great too, we love to cook so it's a plus when the kitchen is well stocked. We loved the neighborhood and felt like we were part of the town in this comfy, historical, pretty house. We would absolutely book again. Ventura is a dream!
Liz D. | Feb 2023
This is an amazing house. The views from each of the rooms are great and the house is decorated beautifully. Honestly, if I owned this place I would keep it all to myself!
Kiley B. | Jan 2023
We were very pleased with our little getaway. The home was perfect size for our family (4 adults, a 5 year old and the dog) and so much closer to the beach than we imagined. It was literally a few steps away. It was private and had a lovely patio area. I was amazed as to how well equipped it was in the kitchen. We also enjoyed the local eateries that were just a short walk down the road. We got hit with a storm and stayed inside one day playing games and then ending with making homemade chili. It was very comfortable and cozy for those kind of days. We would come back again on another beach getaway to be with family!
Sandra A. | Jan 2023
Ventura vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 10 of our Ventura homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 39 of our Ventura vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Ventura vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Ventura team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Ventura, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Explore our Ventura, CA, vacation rentals

Keep close to the action with a Ventura vacation rental. This favorite travel spot is full of hip downtown shopping, exhilarating surfing, and a lively arts scene. More affordable than its luxurious cousin Santa Barbara, our Ventura vacation rentals are perfect for families and young adventurers. Known for its music scene, this town has a rich past and still-beating heart of live performances. The landmark Majestic Ventura Theater once welcomed The Doors and Ray Charles. Spectators have admired Smokey Robinson and the Grateful Dead at the seaside Ventura County Fairgrounds. If you're feeling inspired, satisfy your inner artist with a visit to Parsons Guitars.

Cultural attractions are abundant here. Get a taste of social history at the Old Mission San Buenaventura or Olivas Adobe. Catch the latest independent releases during the Ventura Film Festival. Getting around downtown Ventura when you want to shop, eat, and explore is easy. Take the free Harbor Trolley for the 45-minute loop through the business district's healthy mix of vintage thrift stores and high-end boutiques. Get your fill of the region's unique cuisine among local Mexican, East Asian, Hawaiian, and New American eateries.

Where is Ventura, CA?

Easily reachable from US 101 and many California state routes, Ventura is located right on the Pacific Ocean, just 66 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 33 miles south of Santa Barbara. Its closest neighbor is Oxnard, and within a 50-mile radius from Ventura, towns like Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, Ojai, and Thousand Oaks offer quiet spots to explore urban attractions or the great outdoors.



Outdoor adventures in Ventura 

The trolley will take you to Harbor Village at the shore. From there, you can head for Surfer's Point and watch experts ride the waves, or even sign up for your own lessons. Go on a charter sailboat expedition on the Pacific, or simply work on your tan while cooling off at the breakers. Many beaches here welcome dogs, so reserve a pet-friendly Ventura vacation rental and bring your four-legged friends!

With a Mediterranean climate, Ventura weather is as desirable as it gets for those who love warm, dry days and cool nights. On land, you'll be able to enjoy the Golden State sun while cycling on the Omer Rains Bike Trail. Take a ferry to Channel Islands National Park, then explore the magnificent hiking trails, take a snorkeling expedition, or kayak around the five islands' 175 miles of pristine coastline.

In nearby Oxnard, there are even more beaches (with fewer visitors) to lounge on as well as helicopter and whale watching excursions. If the rev of an engine thrills you, take in an afternoon at the Ventura Raceway!

Day trips from Ventura

While a jaunt to Los Angeles would certainly be fun, you'll find fewer crowds, romantic trips, and family-friendly fun in the smaller towns surrounding from our Ventura vacation rentals.

Just under 30 miles away are olive orchards in Ojai where you can sample exquisite oils, then spend the day hiking among cottonwoods and poppies in Rose Valley Falls in Los Padres National Forest.

For a taste of Hollywood without all the bustle, head 45 miles inland to Santa Clarita, a popular filming site for hundreds of television programs and movie sequences. The nearby community of Newhall retains its frontier-style appeal for Western movies - complete with a bison paddock. Each September, Newhall hosts an all-inclusive powwow. 

Extend your Native American cultural tour at the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks. Then, take advantage of the fair weather with a family walk through Gardens of the World. Cali loves its famous residents and popular heritage, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley offers eclectic exhibitions of Americana and political history.

For a California home base that's close to all the action but just a bit off the beaten track, book one of our Ventura vacation rentals for your family and friends.