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Channel Island Shores
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

This condo/timeshare is an excellent place to get away. Location is convenient to the Mandalay Beach and the Channel Island Harbor and Ventura Harbor. Very relaxing atmosphere with lots of shops not very far away. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, facility was very clean. Would highly recommend staying at this establishment and plan on coming back again in the future. I believe all the condos had a private outdoor jacuzzi.

Room Tip: Our family of 4 was in 1319 and it was perfect, King bed and pull out couch. Other family was in 523...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Jmores01, General Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Hi Kouris,
Thank you for reviewing Channel Island Shores. We're thrilled you found our location convenient to a few of the other places in the surrounding area. We're glad you had a wonderful time relaxing and we appreciate your recommendation. We hope to see you again soon!


Kind regards,

Jennifer

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

CIS is a great time share just steps to the lovely Mandalay Beach just north of the Embassy Suites Hotel. Quiet walks on the beach in the a.m. and lovely sunsets in the evening. Where could you ever go on the beach for the cheap price you pay that includes: jacuzzi, washer/dryer, BBQ, and comfortable furniture. The ONLY thing you have to be careful of is bruising your shin on the (footboard) at the end of the bed. We just always put our suitcase there as a reminder to walk around the end of the bed.

Room Tip: there are a few rooms that are upstairs only, but all the other units are 2-3 story units. All bedro...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Jmores01, General Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2014

Hi scsun,
Thank you for your post. We're so glad you enjoyed walking on the beach in the morning and watching the sunsets in the evening. We're pleased our accommodations came in handy as well. We hope to welcome you back again soon!


Kind Regards,

Jennifer

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Minor detail but there was only one television upstairs and the internet access was spotty despite recent updates at the resort. The staff is excellent - especially maintenance and housekeeping.
We go every year at this time and look forward to it immensely. It's beautiful.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Jmores01, General Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2014

Hi Seana M,

Thank you for your review. We're so glad we have the opportunity to welcome you back to our property year after year. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and look forward to welcoming you back again next year!

Kind Regards,

Jennifer

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

My fiance and I own a timeshare at Channel Island Shores and we use it at least once a year. We are very happy with the overall experience! There have been some small issues in the past such as Wi-fi Internet access being spotty and this most recent time one of the office helpers seemed to have lost record of our reservation, so that really frustrated us.

Other than that, the timeshare facilities, location, and upkeep are pretty high scoring.

Facilities: For the actual staying quarters, all kitchen and bathroom essentials are included (minus toothbrush and food-bring your own). From cookware to dishsoap/dishwasher soap, to handsoap to shampoo/conditioner in the shower, hair dryer, you most likely will have what you need for the duration of the stay. Need to wash laundry? There is a clothes washer and dryer provided as well (but no laundry detergent). All furniture is in good shape and is comfy. The main TV is still the old fashioned style (not flat screen), but who cares? You should be doing stuff outdoors anyway ;P

I love that there are 1.25 bathrooms! (one with bath/shower/toilet/sink and the other just with toilet/sink)

In the master bedroom (connected to full bathroom) there is a flat screen TV which is nice. Usually plenty of drawer space as well. Some of the rooms even come with a window nook area (my favorite). The secondary bedroom or sometimes just a den area is not accompanied by a TV unfortunately (but again, not important).

In addition, a jacuzzi is almost always provided and this provides very nice relaxation. A BBQ is also available.

Location: Located one block from the beach... you can hear the waves from your window! Perfect non-tourist trap location! It is also right down the street from the Marina where a lot of recreational activities can be found like kayaking, boating, etc. Food places galore and so much to do!

Upkeep: Since the resort has become more "eco-friendly" housekeeping is now limited, but if you place the towel basket outside, they will always tend to it without having to interfere with your "home for the week/weekend". I like this less intrusive style!

Extras: The main office has a list of on-site events and ideas of what to do around the area. They also provide reading materials, movies, games, beach chairs/boogie boards and free coffee, hot chocolate, and popcorn. If you really wanted to stay there and not venture out, you probably could and be perfectly content!

The last time we went (in Nov 2013), it seemed the internet issue was resolved, so hopefully no more issues with that (especially for those who bring work with them). Overall, really really awesome resort/timeshare. I would recommend it to people of all ages/families/etc.

Room Tip: No swimming pool or fitness center.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jmores01, General Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2014

Hi Felicia D.,
Thank you for reviewing Channel Island Shores. We're thrilled to learn of you and your fiancé's recent trip to our property. It's so wonderful to know that you continue to enjoy your visits. We appreciate your detailed review, as we're sure many of our future guests will enjoy as well. We appreciate your constant recommendations and look forward to your return!


Kind regards,

Jennifer

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at the Channel Island Shores resort in Oxnard, Ca. We were looking for an easy, comfortable scenic get away not too far from home because we were only going from Fri.-Mon., and we found it at this resort. You literally walk out to the parking area behind the resort walk across the street & you're at the beach. It was so beautiful! The inside of the resort was very charming w/it's modern light oak furniture/beige cozy couches and beachy designs. We had two levels. Downstairs was a comfortable rm w/flatscreen HD TV (Beautiful pic), off the living rm was a wonderful kitchen where we did all our cooking (Cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner although, we were close to restaurants if we wanted to go), they had everything we needed for cooking. Off the kitchen was a jacuzzi in the backyard that we almost spent all our time in. Upstairs there were 2 bedrooms. Our master-bedrm was gorgeous w/ Big mirrored closets a huge dark oak dresser w/nightstands & lamps and another wonderful flat scrn HD TV and the bed and pillows were so comfortable, we wanted to take them home. My son's rm was a good size too overlooking the downstairs. He loved his loft. We all looked at eachother several times during our trip & said, we could easily live here in this cozy beachfront home. Oh, I forgot to mention the cutest part, they decorate the towels and toiletries by turning them into animals like,(The washcloths were crabs, the towels were topped w/bows as was the tissues and the toilet paper ended in a bouquet of flowers. How adorable was that! We just loved our stay and couldn't have been happier. My husband & son even did a lot of bike riding with all the nice bike paths in & around the building & along the beach. We walked around fisherman's wharf & went to the Farmers Market on Sun. They have it every Sun. We had a fabulous time! Thanks Channel Islands! Your front desk girl and Maintenance man were so welcoming & friendly in taking care of our needs & keeping our jacuzzi clean. We hope to come back during the Spring or Summer.

Room Tip: Get the one w/the two floors. It was very roomy and comfortable! The rooms on the south side were qu...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Jmores01, General Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Hi mcdonaldmichelle68,
Thanks for posting on TripAdvisor! We're so proud to know your recent experience at our resort was wonderful. It sounds like you had an amazing time with your family bike riding and walking along the beach. We love knowing we've provided our guests with a memorable vacation and we hope we've done so in your case. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!


Kind Regards,

Jennifer

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Amazing! Loved the beach. Great place to kayak and surrey (bike).

The room had its own awesome hot tub on the back patio.

Tina was really helpful and made us a little Thanksgiving basket. She also taught me how to make a towel monkey.

Will be back!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Jmores01, General Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Hi Lizzzzz4,
We're thrilled we could host you for an amazing Thanksgiving break this year. We're glad you enjoyed the hot tub on the back patio and your Thanksgiving basket. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Kind Regards,

Jennifer

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Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Great place. Had my kiddos and felt like home away from home. Very close to the beach but still close to grocery.a out an hour and a half (depending on traffic) from downtown L.A. Staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Jmores01, General Manager at Channel Island Shores, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Hi kkfun,
We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your recent getaway. We are glad our staff was friendly and you found our location convenient. We hope to welcome you back again soon!


Kind Regards,
Jennifer Brown

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Address: 1311 Mandalay Beach Rd, Oxnard, CA 93035-1965
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Location: United States > California > Oxnard
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Oxnard
Price Range: $181 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Channel Island Shores 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Channel Island Shores is located half a block from the beach and with views of the Channel Islands, this charming resort with a beach house feel is within steps of white, sandy beaches and refreshing ocean surf. Please note that air conditioning is not offered at this property. Please note there is a USD 15.00 daily resort fee due at booking which includes internet, parking, and phone calls. Please note the resort does not provide extra beds/cots or cribs, however guests may bring a crib. Weekly housekeeping is available; we do not have daily housekeeping. Please contact the resort prior to 6pm if arriving after hours and you will be provided with a lockbox code and parking instructions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the resort. We look forward to hosting you! Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID and credit card to book and check-in. ... more   less 
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