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Newest and best kept beach secret in Southern California

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Island views, privacy, and one of the most spacious beach rooms on the sand

The first thing you experience when entering the Cottage is the white sand, distant islands and the deep blue ocean stretching to infinity in all directions. Fifteen minutes later, sitting on the beach in an Adirondack chair, you notice there is almost no one on the beach, and the only noise is the surf and your kids having the time of their lives, “perfect”. Well almost perfect . . . perfect is Fiji, 10 hours and $10,000 away, but this will work!

“On the Sand” is a classic California beach house that has been professionally updated, mixing its original beach charm with modern comforts. The lighthouse mural was kept and the typical beach-area small bedrooms and bathrooms were given a surprisingly elegant feel, with distinctive beach styling and upscale bedding.

Your time at the Cottage will be spent on the beach and in the Great “beach” Room. The Great Room has doubled in size and today includes dining for ten, beach and fireplace lounging areas, a wet bar/luncheon kitchen, and a “to die for” view. The beach deck has two bars facing the ocean that will become your favorite dining and sunset cocktail spot.

If you care to venture away from your beach house, you have a marina at your back door with restaurants, sport fishing and boat rentals. Santa Barbara is less than an hour away and the wine country just a bit further. One final warning . . . your departure day will arrive quicker than you would like, so savor every minute doing everything or doing nothing!


David Banta

Your host

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David Banta
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hollywood Beach in Oxnard

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    2nd Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor Beach Shower - Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Trundle bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Newest and best kept beach secret in Southern California
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great Family Vacation site

  • 5 of 5

We boogie boarded, we fished off the shore, close enough to city to get supplies and go out to dinner. We LOVED IT.

We had 2 families meet with 4 children aged 9-13 and all had a wonderful California trip. Will definitively come again!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valley Center, California

Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage at the Beach was perfect for our family weekend get away. The house and beach were perfect. Every thing was very clean and neat. Comfortable and inviting. We will definitely think of staying here again if we are in the area for future family weekend getaways.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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My overall impression of your beach house itself was it was outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We were wowed by the home as soon as we walked in. The home was very clean, spacious, and the ocean/sunset view was fantastic!

The only issue would have been the construction crew working on the house next door on the week days. (Hammering and compressor work)

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guest feedback has helped us improve the “On the Sand experience” and we thank you for yours. Two guests suggested lighting improvements and we installed lighting; another preferred later check outs and we moved ours to 11:00 AM; mirrors were requested in the bedrooms and added. The construction noise you experienced is, unfortunately, out of our control. While the construction was supposed to be nearly complete by this time, unforeseen problems have caused delays. Fortunately, there has been a maximum of two workers on site the majority of the time and local regulations restrict working hours to week days. We continue to monitor the work as best we can.
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  • 5 of 5

This property is simply amazing!!! Great lay out and location. Celebrated my daughters college graduation with family. David was wonderful to work with. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yorba Linda

Beautiful location, cozy, clean and spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We went for girls weekend and couldn't ask for better place, we love the house and everything about it, will definitely be coming back.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, large common area, simple and pretty decor. Small bedrooms but no biggy. Nice deck.

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice time. It’s very comfy. I would bring book lights for reading as there are no bedside lamps but all else was well.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Santa Barbara

Farmers Market


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £235.32
Refundable Damage Deposit £392.2

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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