Mandalay Shores Resort may be the world's smallest time share facility, but it has to be one of the nicest. We've stayed here several times in the past 10 years. The ocean is just a half block away. The only noise we ever heard were sea gulls!
The units are cute and sleep six. The loft units don't have a private second bedroom, but our daughter loves the loft--up the stairs from the main floor.
One thing we like espeically, is that all the units have garages. Salt spray and blowing sand can do a lot of damage to vehicles.
We rarely eat out because the kitchens are great. Whiel the stove is small, we've actually cooked Thanksgiving turkeys here.
In the past couple years, we've noticed a lot of changes. New, queen size beds, better sheets and blankets, non-stick skillets, new flooring. I think the place is slowly being upgraded.
We like to go in summer--late summer when the days are perfect and the crowds are gone. We've also stayed there in the winter for Thanksgiving and after Christmas. It's just an hour's drive for us. Any time of year the sunsets are spectacular--we've got a treasure trove of great sunset pictures.
We don't use the pool much. We did when our daughter was younger. It's small, but adequate. The hot tub is great for sore muscles and rarely crowded.
The management is wonderful--friendly, helpful, and available. If you check in late, your keys are available in a lock box. They make a real effort to tell you about all the things going on in Oxnard and Ventura. But, frankly, we just enjoy quiet walks on the beach and the solitude and restfullness of the place.
If you're looking for peaceful, quiet beach time without all the hype and crowds, you'll like this place. We do.
- Also Known As:
- Mandalay Shores Hotel Oxnard