Located north of Los Angeles, Ventura is known for its friendly atmosphere and beautiful, uncrowded beaches. Guests of Ventura vacation rentals hit the beach to surf, swim and sunbathe. Guests of nearby Oxnard vacation rentals discover a wonderful events calendar featuring the California Strawberry Festival and the annual Oxnard Independent Film Festival. The Channel Islands are located just 14 miles off the coast and provide Ventura rentals guests with hiking, whale watching, kayaking through sea caves and walks led by naturalists. A 13-mile coastal bikeway on Ventura's coast is perfect for walks, biking, inline skating and sightseeing. Oxnard rentals guests are also familiar with the region for it's superb dining, quaint shopping, and charming nightlife.