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8 Affordable Decorating Tips to Turn Your Rental into a Home Sweet Home

Decorating a new rental home doesn’t have to break the bank

Couple sitting on the floor of the kitchen and buying online with a tablet and moving home sweet homeAmerica’s top interior designers have affordable decorating tips to turn your rental into a home sweet home. Decorating your own space is exciting but it can be overwhelming when you’re trying to stay within your budget. Well, ditch that anxiety because it’s time to put all those hours scrolling Pinterest for dreamy rental décor inspiration to good use.

Top interior designers have 8 decorating tips that will make your space look less like a rental and more like your own, personal, ultimate sanctuary. Ready to check out the list? Here we go.

  • Create an Action Plan
    Experts agree that the most important thing you have to invest in when taking on this project is a measuring tape. That’s because space planning is the number one tool when it comes to interior design. First, take into account the sources of your natural light, then map out your plan of action.
  • Optimize Your Space
    Get imaginative about how to utilize each room of your rental. Top designers suggest renters invest in decorative elements like rugs and art to help define different zones. A few purposeful furniture positionings, dividers, or area rugs will help you utilize the most out of your space.
  • Find the Best Light
    Most interior designers will tell you that lighting is key. We’re not talking about natural light here. We’re referring to lamps and lighting fixtures. The most flattering light to use falls in the warmer temperature range, so don’t go too hot or too cold when it comes to your light fixtures. Switching out lighting is an easy fix to make a room feel a little less like a hospital waiting room and more like your favorite restaurant
  • Look for Function in the Fashionable
    A great design secret is to invest in shape-shifting pieces of furniture. Just look for pieces that do double work like a coffee table with storage, or one with a shelf for books and keepsakes. Also, when it comes to storage, think vertical. In your kitchen use wall racks or pegboards. Living rooms and bedrooms are the perfect spots for vertical bookshelves.
  • Accessorize

Throw pillows can be the key to completing any space and the easiest way to add that personal touch. Consider textures and pops of color when you buy these accessories. Plus, you can easily switch the covers to create a brand-new look at any time!

  • Follow (Some) Design Rules
    We tend to get a little self-centric when decorating but just remember, follow the golden rules of design. For instance, don’t let your eye level dictate the height of your artwork. Instead, do a little Google search for the universal standards when hanging art, shelves and light fixtures.
  • Size It Up
    Simplify your rental home by making sure the size of your furniture compliments the space of your rental. A larger statement piece can define a room and produce maximum impact.
  • Be Transparent
    When picking the furniture for your rental it may be worth searching for visual space-savers. Perhaps a glass top dining table or coffee table? Both can give a more open appearance while still being functional.

As the County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast is here to help you find the perfect rental property to decorate as you see fit. We represent premier long-term rentals in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Ventura and Camarillo. Please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and allow us to help you find your new home sweet home in West Ventura.

 

 

 

Animal Lovers Listen Up: This Weekend is the Inaugural RESCUECON in Oxnard

Bunny yoga? Check. Cat café? You bet! World-class speakers? We’ve got them too at the inaugural RESCUECON, a convention like no other. The event, designed to promote the welfare of all animals (wildlife and farm animals too!), create a culturally-enriching environment, and provide interactive opportunities for learning, making, connecting, and relaxing, takes place February 23 and 24th at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. There will be something for every animal lover including bunny yoga, cat cafes, speaker panels, and exhibitions. Keynote speakers include Kitten Lady (Hannah Shaw) and Ellie Laks, co-founder of the Gentle Barn. The goal of the event is to rally animal lovers in the region and, in turn, strengthen the local rescue landscape.

The main attraction is the free Adoption Fair with adoptable animals from Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS), the Bunny Brigade, Surfcat Rescue, C.A.R.L., and other rescue groups. The Fair will also feature community resources and nonprofits, a $10 spay and neuter clinic provided by Simi Valley Spay & Neuter Clinic, arts and crafts, and activities for families, such as the cat cafe presented by SurfCat Rescue and the Crazy Cat Lady Exhibition.

A percentage of ticket sales benefits Ventura County Animal Service, this year’s featured nonprofit partner.

RESCUECON
February 23 – 24, 2019 | 11AM – 5PM
CONVENTION: General Admission $25/day | $40/weekend
ADOPTION FAIR: Free
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030 | (805) 486-2424 | oxnardperformingarts.com | rescuecon.org

Tickets are available at the box office between 12-6pm, Monday thru Saturday, by calling (805) 486-2424 or by purchase online, oxnardperformingarts.com.

RESCUECON is just one of the many events we who are fortunate enough to call Ventura home get to enjoy. Thinking of moving or vacationing here? ReMax Gold Coast can help. We’re the premier full-service Property Management in the area and pride ourselves on representing the finest long term and vacation rentals in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Port Hueneme, Mandalay Shores, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches or Ventura and Camarillo. Please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and check out our list of exception properties.

Spring Break is Coming

Have you made your holiday plans yet?

American actor Robin Williams must have been thinking of West Ventura when he so aptly said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” Dates can vary but Spring Break spans from late February to mid-April, with March being the peak period. That means the time is NOW to plan an epic vacation this year.

As Ventura County’s premier full-service Property Management firm, ReMax Gold Coast is here to help. We’ve got some premier vacation homes for you to choose from this spring. How about this Beach Getaway at Silverstrand. Located just steps from the sand, this absolutely gorgeous five-bedroom, three bathroom, fully furnished home is the perfect place to spend your spring break with family or friends. located in Ventura County’s beautiful Silverstrand Beach Community. Silver Strand Beach is by far the most popular beach to visit in Oxnard. Located at the end of South Victoria Road, Silver Strand Beach offers beachgoers world class surf, fishing, kayaking, long walks on white sandy beaches, cool to moderate water temperatures, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Silver Strand Beach is a favorite among Oxnard Locals and beach savvy tourists. The Silver Strand beach area also has nearby restaurants, hotels, and local attractions at the Channel Islands Harbor.

Enjoy incredible, breathtaking sunset on the rooftop, have fun in the enclosed game room located on the rooftop with a TV, dartboard, Bar table, couch, and ping pong table. Don’t worry about packing your boogie board as the garage has beach umbrellas, beach chairs, beach wagon, boogie boards and a pair of his/her bicycles all for your enjoyment. There’s an outside shower to wash the sand away after a relaxing and fun day at the beach and plenty of provided beach towels to dry you off. Flat screen TV’s in every room as well as WIFI.

Or how about staying in this home we call Playa Paradise? Bring your dog along to stay in this gorgeous 4 bedroom plus 3 bathroom home outfitted with everything you need for the perfect spring getaway! Located in Hollywood Beach just a block from the sand, and close to the Channel Islands Harbor, there are endless activities to do, from kayaking, jet skiing, boating, fishing, surfing or swimming, and more. Enjoy beautiful views of the Channel Islands Harbor right from the balcony.

Hollywood Beach is located on the south end of a peninsula that separates Channel Islands Harbor from the ocean. There you’ll find a wide expanse of white, glittery sand about a mile long. Access to the beach is via many streets between West Channel Islands Boulevard and the harbor channel. Oxnard Beach Park is near-by for the kiddos.

Then there’s this home we refer to as Waterfront Wonderland. This beautiful four bedroom plus 3-bathroom stunner is located right on the water in the Channel Islands Harbor. Beautifully upgraded with modern style appliances and decorations, this home’s beautiful deck overlooks the harbor with plenty of outdoor patio furniture to enjoy the wonderful weather that Ventura County has to offer.

Sit down, relax and enjoy a glass of wine with your family as you watch the boats pass by. Or, hop on a jet ski, catch a glimpse of a whale, watch the sunset over the ocean. If you’re unplugging for a spring break adventure, the scenic Channel Islands Harbor is worth the trip.

Still want more? We’ve got amazing homes for rent in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand Beach, Port Hueneme, Mandalay Shores, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Ventura and Camarillo. Please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and check out our list of exceptional vacation rental properties! Then get ready to party!

DIY-Lovers Listen Up!

5 websites for all creative types, even renters

DIY graphic red circle on white.In many ways, being a renter can curb the potential of DIY-lovers. You can’t just tear down a wall or replace all your kitchen cabinets when the mood strikes. No painting walls unless you get your landlord to approve first. But we researched the internet and found some excellent websites perfect for renters with that DIY gene so you can make your rental home, and everything in it, as unique as you are.

  • Apartment Therapy
    Think of this website as a one-stop shop for all things DIY. Project ideas you can find on this site will help you resurrect a chair destroyed by your precious cat, make your IKEA furniture a little more useful, or use pipes for your curtain rods. You can even get tips on changing your dining set into something Instagram-worthy. Now we’re talking.
  • Design Sponge
    This blog has something for everyone to make, no matter what level DIYer you are. Included in each idea is the difficulty level, material list, cost, and technique. The site’s mission is to focus on the creative community, with the goal of making the art and design world personal. This blog was founded by Grace Bonney, called a “Martha Stewart for Millennials” by TheNew York Times and named a Top Home Influencer of 2017 by Forbes Magazine. That’s enough for us to trust her ideas!
  • Almost Makes Perfect
    If you consider yourself a minimalist, this website is for you. It’s filled with minimalist DIY ideas like making a homemade mixture to keep your sweet little kitty from utterly destroying all of your plants. Or perhaps you’d like to make some cool, unique coasters, wall pouches, or add pizzazz to some everyday objects, like your phone case, drinking glasses, or plant pots. Thanks to this site, you no longer have to be desperate for unique ideas.
  • Sugar and Cloth
    Check out this video to see what this website is all about. We like it because the site offers downloads, which means you can print designs to frame for yourself or use as patterns. Many of these ideas are pretty chic and will make your rental look like a walk-in Pinterest board. You can also find some simple recipes here, sometimes paired with projects, in case you’re also looking to cut your chef chops.
  • Garden Communities
    This blog does more than share DIY ideas, it also educates visitors. Want to learn how to prepare your rental for earthquakes? Or discover how not to fall for the common money mistakes millennials are prone to making when they rent their first place. A must-read for all renters!

DIY-lovers, whatever you do, don’t rely on your DIY skills to find your next rental. Let the experts help. As Ventura County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast represents amazing long term rentals in Hollywood Beach, Port Hueneme, Mandalay Shores, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Ventura and Camarillo. Not ready to move yet? How about checking out the area while staying in a vacation rental? We can help with that too. Please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and check out our list of exception properties!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in West Ventura

How about a Ventura Valentine’s Day harbor cruise aboard a majestic tall ship?

Poster for the Ventura Valentine's Day harbor cruise aboard either the Lady Washington or Hawaiian Chieftain.Why settle for the usual Valentine’s Day dinner when you can experience the Ventura Valentine’s Day harbor cruise aboard either the Lady Washington or Hawaiian Chieftain? These two beautiful replicas of gorgeous 19th-century tall ships are offering exclusive two-hour cruises catered to couples. Learn some sea shantys as the captain mans the helm and the crew hoists the mainsail. As a treat for the Valentine’s Day couples, the cook promises a special dessert served onboard.

Tickets cost $65 per person. Students, military members, and seniors pay just $59 per person. Receive a $10 discount ($5 per ticket) when you purchase two tickets at a time. Purchase your tickets online here. But you’d better hurry. Tickets are limited and they sell out pretty quickly!

If you miss the Ventura Valentine’s Day harbor cruise this year, don’t fret. You can still take a trip around the harbor aboard these beautiful tall ships while they’re in town. Both the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain take guests out on several two-hour tours: Adventure Sails, a leisurely sail around the harbor, and Battle Sails, with firing cannons and close-quarters maneuvers. Adventure Sails takes place on the weekends from February 16th to March 2nd. Battles Sails take place on February 16th and February 18th. We suggest you get your tickets now if you want to join either of these fantastic voyages.

Gondola Paradiso is the only company in Ventura County that invites couples to take a Venetian gondola cruise for Valentine's Day.Romance of Italy in Ventura
Looking for something more intimate this Valentine’s Day? Why not treat your loved one to a special 50-minute gondola ride? Gondola Paradiso is the only company in Ventura County that invites couples to take a Venetian gondola cruise. Enjoy your private gondola as it winds through the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard.  Under the guidance of a professional gondolier, you will glide along the romantic canals around Coral Island while enjoying the views. Gondola Paradiso is your getaway to romance, Italian-style. Visit their website now to reserve a gondola for Valentine’s Weekend.

Want more than Valentine’s Day ideas in West Ventura? Considering a move? Then contact West Ventura County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast. We represent premier long-term rentals in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Ventura and Camarillo, please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075.  We also represent some of the best vacation rentals in the area. If you’re planning to move or looking for the perfect vacation home, be sure to check out our list of exception properties. Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Rental Home

Have you heard about the Marie Kondo Method?

man looking for clothing in wardrobe isolated on white to illustrate the Have you tried Marie Kondo’s KonMari method of tidying up your rental home? Seems like everyone’s binging on the 34-year-old organization expert’s new Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. But are you putting her life changing methods to work? Watch this video of the organization guru for inspiration.

How To Clean Out Your Rental Home

For Kondo, cleaning isn’t just about disinfecting, dusting and organizing. It’s about getting rid of what no longer serves us, both in our homes and in our lives. And it’s also about making space for the new. That can be new furniture, a new interest, or a new opportunity.

The “KonMari” method is simple: Go through everything you own and ask yourself if it “sparks joy.” In other words, ask if it makes you happy. “If it does, keep it,” she writes. “If not, dispose of it.”

Disposing doesn’t necessarily mean throwing away. It also means donating if the item is in good shape. Consider giving things to local charities like the Salvation Army. They’ll even travel to you and pick up your donations.

The girl puts the bed linen in the closet. Phalaenopsis orchids stand on the shelf. This to illustrate tidying up your rental homeGoing Through Household Items

It may seem difficult to decide whether a tee shirt, piece of furniture or appliance “sparks joy.” How much joy can a blender bring? Kondo’s liberating concept makes it easy to determine what items they truly value.

While this philosophy is useful for people living in homes of all sizes, it’s especially relevant for renters like RE/MAX Gold Coast residents. Using Kondo’s method is a great way to learn to appreciate the things you have, and, as a result, be happier, and more satisfied. Plus, it’s a great way to get rid of stuff you don’t need any longer.

Tips For Organizing Your Rental Home

Kondo says the easiest way to start cleaning and organizing your home to focus on the items that will be easiest to get rid of. Leave mementos or gifts for another tie. Also, she says rather than going room by room, you should sort things by category. Pile everything in that category together so you can see what you have and go through your things one by one.

Vertical Clothes Folding

Folding clothes is also a large part of Kondo’s method. She recommends folding your clothes so that they stand up vertically. This will allow you to see every item at once, so you don’t have to dig through your drawer to find what you want.

Rather than trying to find the right spot for everything, Kondo suggests getting rid of as much stuff as possible. In other words, pursue simplicity. Her philosophy is to set aside a few days or a week for sorting and cleaning out your home and do it all at once. If you spread it out over several weeks or months, you’ll feel like you’re cleaning forever. She also tells people not to keep gifts out of guilt. Donate them. Another great Kondo idea is to recycle your papers and scan whatever you actually need (and backup your computer while you’re at it).

We’ve just scratched the surface on how the Konmari method of tidying up your rental home but I’m sure you can see how Kondo’s tips can help anyone. As West Ventura County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast, we’re here to help our renters make the most of their space. We represent premier long-term rentals in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Ventura and Camarillo, please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075.  We also represent some of the best vacation rentals in the area. If you’re planning to move or looking for the perfect vacation home, be sure to check out our list of exception properties!

How do Gen Zers, Millennials, and Gen Xers Differ on Homeownership

Economic sectors change with every new generation that comes of age

Graph that shows how Gen Zers, Millennials, and Gen Xers Differ on HomeownershipWhen it comes to Gen Zers, Millennials, and Gen Xers, all are facing big challenges in today’s real estate market. Those challenges are creating major generation shifts when it comes to preferences and purchasing power, especially when it comes to buying vs renting.

study on homeownership looked at the differences between Gen Zers, Millennials, and Gen Xers.  The study shows that today, Millennial and Gen Z renters who are thinking about buying a home say high prices and debt make homeownership an impossible dream.

Although Gen Zers are just starting to enter the real estate market, they are quickly becoming decision-making customers with a determined attitude. As many as 83% of Generation Z survey respondents stated that they’re planning to buy a home in the next five years.

The data also shows that 50% of Millennials and 50% of Gen Zers are renting today, while only 29% of Gen Xers rent. More than 80% of respondents from each generation said they plan on buying a home in the next five years. Millennials are the most ambitious, with 87% of them determined to become homeowners. The question is how many of them can actually afford to buy a home.

The more experienced Gen Xers said that saving for the down payment is the biggest obstacle towards buying a home, followed by their credit scores. Millennials share this view, having a hard time saving up mostly because of college debt, their number two impediment. Gen Zers, still very young, think that student debt is their number one problem, probably a result of witnessing the similar hardships Millennials have been going through. Not being able to save enough money has gotten Millennials stuck in the role of renters, which has pushed the rental rates to a historical high.

Millennials may be the largest category of homebuyers right now, but half of the Americans born between 1980 and 1995 still rent – just as many as their younger Gen Z peers. The study found that the number one obstacle for Gen Z taking the jump into homeownership is college debt. Meantime, Millennials who aspire to own their own place are burdened with the highest levels of student debt in history. They’ve been locked into the rental market far longer than previous generations and have the least positive outlook on ever owning their own home. By comparison, 21% of Gen Xers see credit scores as the biggest hurdle towards homeownership.

Gen Zers, Millennials, and Gen Xers don’t need to worry if they live in West Ventura. As the County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast is here to help them find the perfect rental property where they can stay for as long as they like. We represent premier long-term rentals in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Ventura and Camarillo. No matter what age group you’re in, please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075.

Happy National Plan for Vacation Day!

The US Travel Association Wants You to Commit to Your Holiday

Lady's face behind a map. Young woman in striped hat. Plan your route carefully. on National Plan Your Vacation Day Did you know that today is National Plan for Vacation Day? That means today is the day to do more than just daydreaming about relaxing on the beach. National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, is designed to help get Americans to commit to their time off for the rest of the year.

“National Plan for Vacation Day is an opportunity for Americans and for America. And who better than the travel industry to help plan the perfect vacation?” said Roger Dow, President, and CEO, U.S. Travel Association. “America offers something for everyone, whether you prefer a sunny day at the beach or a snowball fight in the mountains. We encourage every American to plan their time off to explore our great country.”

The most effective remedy for American workers who want to use more vacation days is better planning. Yet only 52% of households set aside time to plan the use of their vacation time each year.

Are you a planner?

Research shows that planners have a distinct advantage over non-planners: They use more of their time, take longer vacations, and are happier. 53% of planners took all of their vacation time vs. 43& of non-planners. Planners are also more likely than non-planners to use all or most of their time off to travel (33% to 18%).

More planners report they are “very” or “extremely” happy with their personal relationships (81% vs. 68%), health and well-being (56% vs. 43%), company (57% vs. 50%), and job (56% vs. 48%) compared to non-planners.

To help employees get their vacation days on the calendar, U.S. Travel Association created this useful vacation planning tool. By simply entering the number of days off earned, users can plot out their trips or vacations for the year, export to their work or personal calendar, and share with their family and co-workers.

We here at RE/MAX Gold Coast fully support National Plan for Vacation Day. As West Ventura County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast, we represent some of the best vacation rentals in the area. If you’re planning to vacation in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Ventura and Camarillo, please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075.

Scientific Facts That Will Make Renters Want to Start Smudging Right Now

Smudging offers more benefits than just clearing away negative energy

Man's hand with burning natural white sage incense also known as smudgingSmudging is an ancient art that is believed to have been practiced by Native Americans for centuries. It’s the name given to the ceremonial, daily act of cleansing and purification which uses a selection of herbs, often sage, which are bundled together with string to form a smudge stick before being ignited. The smoke that’s emitted from the herb bundle is believed to cleanse negative energy and purify living spaces, as well as people and even objects like tools, furniture, and home decor.

If you think smudging is just some kind of “woo woo” with no science to back it up, think again. Research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology entitled Medicinal Smokes in 2006 found that burning smudge sticks has the ability to cleanse the surrounding air of harmful bacteria.

The authors reported: “The most frequent medical indications for medicinal smoke are pulmonary (23.5%), neurological (21.8%) and dermatological (8.1%).  A very large list of pathogenic bacteria was shown to be absent in an open room after a remarkable 30 days following treatment, leading the authors to conclude, “We have demonstrated that by using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space.”

In fact, in high enough concentrations, smudging is a natural air purifier ridding the space of negative ions, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, odors, cigarette smoke, bacteria, viruses, dust, and other hazardous airborne particles.

Smudging your home, office, or even your body is kind of like taking an energetic shower, or perhaps even spending a day in the mountains, spending time breathing in the fresh air and scent of pine, which offers a direct positive effect on reducing stress levels.

As you can see, smudging your rental home offers a bevy of benefits. Those who live in West Ventura can find Smudge Sticks at the Channel Islands Farmer’s Market which takes place every Sunday morning.

As West Ventura County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast, we’re here to help our renters make the most of their space like smudging. We represent premier long-term rentals in Hollywood Beach, Silverstrand, Mandalay Shores, Port Hueneme, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Ventura and Camarillo, please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075.  We also represent some of the best vacation rentals in the area. If you’re planning to move or looking for the perfect vacation home, be sure to check out our list of exception properties!

A Dozen Reasons to Move to West Ventura, California

Get ready to start your new life in West Ventura

Channel islands sunset with palms. One very good reason to move to West Ventura, California.If you’re considering a move to West Ventura, prepare yourself for gorgeous weather, a breathtaking coastline, unbeatable community, and some of the best concerts in the country. Ventura provides all the best of Los Angeles (unbeatable headliners, celebrity spottings, local transportation, excellent universities) at a slower pace and with a tighter sense of community.

  • A piece of history
    Unlike most of the west coast, West Ventura has a rich history of the Chumash people, who date back 12,000 years. Learn more about this ancient tribe at Ventura’s County Museum of History and Art, Albinger Archaeological Museum, and The San Buenaventura Mission Museum.
  • The Weather
    What can we say except those of us lucky enough to call West Ventura home enjoy the perfect Mediterranean weather all year long.
  • Driving’s a Cinch! 
    Located conveniently off California’s historic US 101 freeway (arguably the most picturesque coastal freeway in the country), living in Ventura provides easy access to the best of California from San Diego to San Francisco.
  • Trains With a View
    Ventura is one of the lucky stops on Amtrak’s gorgeous coastal route. Take the Pacific Surfliner to San Luis Obispo or San Diego.
  • Trolleys 
    Since 2013, Ventura has operated a tiny trolley service from Downtown to Harbor Village, covering a charming 45-minute loop.
  • It’s Easy to Keep College-bound Kids Close to Home
    If keeping your kids close is a concern, Ventura is a perfect destination. There are five college campuses in the country, including Ventura College, Ventura College of Law, Southern California Institute of Law, Santa Barbara Business College, and the Brooks Institute of Photography.
  • Paradise for Music Lovers
    Living in Ventura means you don’t have to deal with LA traffic to enjoy a great show. The Majestic Ventura Theater – a registered 20th-century landmark – has seen the walks of top performers, including Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Tom Petty, Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. Not to mention, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Army of Freshman both call Ventura home. We’re also close to the world famous Santa Barbara Bowl.
  • Our Harbor
    The Ventura Harbor is quaint, beautiful, and full of ice cream and unique shops. Plus, there’s a bunch of fun events there!
  • Patagonia
    Patagonia’s headquarters are located in downtown Ventura. If it’s good enough for Patagonia, isn’t it good enough for you?
  • Fresh Produce
    The Midtown Ventura Farmers’ market brings the best of California’s agriculture to the palm of your hands (and reusable bags) on Wednesday afternoon. On Sunday’s, check out the popular Channel Islands Harbor Farmer’s Market.
  • Wine
    It wouldn’t be California without wine tasting rooms and we’ve got some of the best. Check out Four BrixGone WestLabyrinthOld Creek Ranch, and more for a refreshing white or warming red.
  • Craft Beer
    We’ve got craft beer too. Unwind with a local beer at Anacapa Brewing CoPoseidon Brewing Co, or Surf Brewery.

Sound like your kind of place? We thought so. If you’re ready to call Ventura home, or if you want to vacation here, we’re here to help you find the perfect home to rent. As Ventura County’s premier full-service Property Management, ReMax Gold Coast represents both long term rentals and vacation rentals in Hollywood Beach, Port Hueneme, Mandalay Shores, Oxnard Shores, Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay, Oxnard homes and condos, Ventura Keys, Pier Pont, Faria, Solimar & Rincon BeachPark beaches and Ventura and Camarillo. Please call us at +1 (805) 832-4075 and check out our list of exception properties!

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