Orlando: Ventura: Vacation Rental
- 2 BDR
- 2 BA
- Sleeps 5
The ocean laps at the rocks in front of this beachy 2BR, 2BA home on Solimar Sands, a secluded spot just 30 minutes from Santa Barbara. Here your family can live the active life; whether they surf, swim, or play on the tennis and basketball courts.. The ocean laps at the rocks in front of this beachy 2BR, 2BA home on Solimar Sands, a secluded spot just 30 minutes from Santa Barbara. Here your family can live the active life; whether they surf, swim, or play on the tennis and basketball courts. The oceanside porch is a magical spot to watch the sunset and look for dolphin fins rising in the waves.
INSIDE THE HOUSE
Parking is easy here; there are several spots across the street from your beach house. Head into the yard through the gate - here you’ll find surfboards and beach toys, ready for a seaside adventure.
When you enter the house, to the left is the open concept gathering area. Throughout there’s a beach house feel, with weatherworn wooden floors and beams overhead. The color scheme is gray and light blue, like a cloudy day on the ocean.
The kitchen is very spacious and bright, large white cabinets line the walls and the double-sided breakfast bar seats 4. You’ll love the gas range, and sophisticated matching white appliances including an oven, microwave and dishwasher. Best of all, there’s a beautiful view of the ocean from the kitchen sink.
The dining room has seating for 6, and the L-shaped couch with an ottoman in the living room seats 5. For entertainment you’ll have a 40” flat-screen TV and plenty of board games. Feel free to light the wood-burning fireplace (a starter log will be provided).
Here, your backyard is the ocean. If it’s breezy, there’s an enclosed patio with a long table that will block the wind (but not your view of the ocean). The deck has 2 lounge chairs and a table for 4. A stone walkway with a few stairs is all that separates you from the beach.
Back inside, the bedrooms are down the hall - the kids’ room has 2 twin-size beds, a shared nightstand, a glass sliding door closet and plenty of puzzles, games, and children’s books. The guest bath next door has a stone tiled shower.
In the spacious master bedroom there is a loveseat, a California king-size bed, and a dresser with a 40” flat-screen TV. The furniture matches the driftwood feel of the floors. The en-suite master bathroom has a shower with a bench, and a convenient extra makeup vanity.
Though this home is off the beaten path, there’s plenty to do here. You can walk to tennis and basketball courts, as well as a small playground from your beach house.
Solimar Sands is only a 10-minute drive from downtown Ventura, which has theatres, shopping, and plenty of restaurants. Try Anacapa Brewing Company for local beers, or Lure Fish House for fresh-caught oysters.
A 30-minute drive in the opposite direction brings you to Santa Barbara, where the zoo and the wharf make for a perfect family-friendly day trip. Try signing up for a class at Pike Surf School to jumpstart your wave-catching prowess - lessons are offered at both Santa Barbara and Ventura.