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The Hummingbird Cottage, Treehouse & Garden - Ocean & Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

The 'Hummingbird 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

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

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 Ventura

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ventura in Ventura County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellations will incur a 10% fee
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse 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 centre
  • 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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The Hummingbird Cottage, Treehouse & Garden - Ocean & Mountain Views
average rating of 4.65625 based on 36 reviews

Perfect location and the kindest hosts. The sweet little cottage and treehouse were just magical!

  • 5 of 5

Most unique and cozy vacation property we have ever stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you were pleased! We look forward to sharing Ventura with you again soon!
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Restful getaway.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great get away house. They have made this house very serene with a beautiful garden area with hummingbirds, birds, and butterflies. We were so relaxed in the quiet yard sitting at the table drinking our morning coffee. Walking distance to the beach and the mission. Sandra was lovely and I would have put 5 stars but the house is small and the bed is a double bed and quite high so it's not for everyone. I will go back as we learned to maneuver the bed🙂

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little cottage

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at Hummingbird Cottage. It definitely is small, but it is rather quirky and has lots of living in a dollhouse. I am a single woman that was visiting Ventura with my dog and it was just perfect for us! The cottage was well stocked with snacks and food when I arrived, even a can of dog food for my dog....lots of good books and DVDs. The double mattress was comfortable, the back yard was private and secure for the dog. I always felt safe. I was able to walk downtown and to the beach. My only complaint would be that I could not contact Sandra regarding the fact that the TV and WiFi did not work when I arrived. The next day, when Sandra got in touch, she remedied the problem. Overall, a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place to stay! So charming.

  • 5 of 5

Our host was amazing. She was super great with my children. It was a perfect place for us to come back and relax inbetween adventures.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gratefully relaxed!

  • 4 of 5

This is a very sweet and adorable , SMALL, cottage. If you are interested in a “tiny house” living experience- this is a great place! As far as convenience and location to downtown Ventura- it can’t be beat! We walked to town, eateries, and the beach daily. Plus, there is an amazing park just up the street. This cottage is dog friendly with safe and secure fencing, and enough outdoor space to roam around. Parking can be a little challenging and you are expected to park on the street. We Were a little disappointed that there was not a BBQ available as we were planning on making most of our meals. The kitchen is quite small so I would plan on most big meals out. However there is a 2 burner stovetop, microwave, and toaster oven present. We spent our evenings out enjoying the fire in a free standing fire pit with ample wood supply. It is quiet, private, and the bird watching and sounds are truly magical.

Thank you to our gracious host for cookies and fresh fruit on arrival.

Great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Very dog friendly and Sandra was so accommodating. We walked to just about everything as the location is fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, James! So pleased you are pleased and we hope to accommodate you again in lovely Ventura!
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Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ventura, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £47.06 + Tax
Pet Fee £11.77 + Tax
Additional Guest over 2 £11.77 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £117.66

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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